Stories of the week: August 3 - 9

Stories of the week: August 3 - 9

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: August 3 - 9

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.

Visit our websites every Saturday for the main news stories over the last seven days in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham. Click on the links to read the full story.


MP speaks of 'frightening' experience after Twitter 'trolling' storm

Having her picture on the front of a magazine next to a headline asking people if they could rape her was like 'being pinned to a dart board', Slough's MP has said.

Fiona Mactaggart spoke of the frightening experience, which happened in November 1980, in the wake of the Twitter 'trolling' storm.

Headteacher pays tribute to stabbing victim

The headteacher at stabbing victim Seán Noctor's old school has said that the school is devastated by his death.

Seán, 24, who was fatally stabbed while walking home to Dedworth in the early hours on July 28, attended St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Langley Road.

Dorney Lake restored after more than a year's wait

Work to restore Dorney Lake and reopen it fully to the public has finished - a year after the 2012 Olympic Games were held on the site.

The venue in Marsh Lane was closed to the public to prepare for the arrival of more than 400,000 spectators last summer.

Furze Platt crash victim dies in hospital

A man in his 20s has died after the silver Skoda Octavia car he was driving crashed into a lamppost yesterday morning.

It happened at 6.45am as the car was travelling towards the centre of Maidenhead on Furze Platt Road - it crashed off the road near the junction with Cranbrook Drive.

Chapel Arches redevelopment given green light

The Royal Borough last night approved plans for the ambitious Chapel Arches development project which will transform the town centre.

The £100m scheme will see the Colonnade, La Roche gym and part of the Hines Meadow car park demolished to make way for new shops, restaurants and flats.

Plans for state-of-the-art cycling centre revealed

A state-of-the-art cycling centre for the Royal Borough could be built in the Windsor area.

The council's sports development team has revealed plans for a purpose-built facility for training and racing, which could cost up to £1million.

Cab drivers say council colours make taxis look like 'dustbin cars'

Hackney carriage taxi drivers are now required to brand their vehicles in Royal Borough colours under new council guidelines.

Drivers must use a white vehicle, with a purple boot and bonnet, and place a borough logo on the side when they change their transportation.

Radical plans to transform Twyford Station put forward

Radical plans to transform Twyford Train Station have been suggested by the railway adviser to Wokingham Borough Council (WBC).

Trains expert Cllr David Sleight wants to dramatically improve car parking and access to the station.

Mum describes 'ball of fire' after car torched by arsonists

A mum-of-two has described seeing an 'orange ball of fire' outside her window after her car was torched metres from her family home in Dedworth.

Jenna Wheeler was in bed with husband Michael, 30, on Wednesday when the Fiat Punto went up in flames in Hanover Way.

Fire crew frees women trapped in sex swing

Firefighters had to be called out last night after two women became locked in a room while stuck in a sex swing.

A crew from Slough were called to a house in the Windsor area at about 1am after the women, who were in their 20s, ran into difficulties, with firefighters having to break in and free them.

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