Stories of the week: August 24-31

Stories of the week: August 24-31

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: August 24-31

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.


Emotional goodbye as hundreds attend Seán Noctor's funeral

Heartbroken friends and family of stabbing victim Seán Noctor said an emotional goodbye at St Edward's Roman Catholic Church yesterday.

At least 500 people filled the pews and aisle chairs in the church in Alma Road, Windsor, and many had to stand in the foyer area at the back.

Operation Yewtree: Rolf Harris to be charged with indecent assault

TV entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child.

The Crown Prosecution Service authorised police to charge the Bray resident following an investigation as part of Operation Yewtree.

Safety concerns raised over giant potholes at new housing estate

A housing association has reassured residents that homes in a new estate are safe after the latest in a series of giant potholes appeared on Tuesday.

Housing Solutions said it will soon be carrying out permanent repairs to fix problems at the Sounding Arch Way development in Maidenhead, which opened in September.

Wexham Park and Heatherwood voted worst for hospital meals

Patients at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals are the least satisfied with hospital meals according to a national survey.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) asked patients to rate meals served at 156 English hospitals and only 3.8 out of 10 thought meals at two hospitals were 'good'

Changes paying dividends at Burnham Park Hall

Changes to meet villagers’ demands is on the agenda for councillors trying to turn the fortunes of Burnham Park Hall.

During a successful public forum in July, members of Burnham Parish Council took villagers' suggestions on how the venue could be improved.

Trial date set for three men charged with Kamran Maman murder

A trial date has been set for three men charged with the murder of Kamran Maman.

Leon Baptiste, 23, of Hull Close, Cippenham, Tyrone Lake, 26, of Newchurch Road, Britwell, and Aiden Wall, 25, of Gordon Road, Camberley, will appear at Reading Crown Court on November 11.

Warning after boy, 9, picks up used needle at park

A nine-year-old boy had a lucky escape after picking up a used needle while playing innocently in a Maidenhead park.

Jack Scrivens was enjoying a family trip to Boyn Grove Park on Monday when he made the shocking discovery while playing in an overgrown wooded area of the park

Sheeplands faces enforcement notice for second time

Fresh action has been taken against Hare Hatch Sheeplands near Twyford after Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) accused it of new breaches of planning rules.

The garden centre and farm shop was due to argue its case for 16 separate planning breaches at a planning inquiry in October.

Taplow Shopping Park development edging closer on Bishop Centre site

Construction of the new Taplow Shopping Park on the site of the former Bishop Centre in Bath Road could be just weeks away.

Developer Land Securities has one final planning condition to satisfy relating to drainage on the site, before it gets the go-ahead from South Bucks District Council to start building.

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