Stories of the week: September 7 - 13

Stories of the week: September 7 - 13

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: September 7 - 13

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.


Concerns over human faeces and rubbish left in lay-by ditches

Human faeces left in ditches in Poyle Road has spurred a residents group into action once more.

The Colnbrook Community Association has raised concerns over truckers parking overnight in lay-bys along the road, and litter and faeces being left in the ditches.

Pensioner Malcolm Simpson jailed for seven years for arsons

A 68-year-old man found guilty of starting three deliberate fires in his own street in Maidenhead was jailed for seven years today.

Malcolm Simpson appeared at Reading Crown Court for sentencing, having been convicted on June 3 of three counts of arson.

In pictures: Mystery surrounds trees dressed in knitwear

Autumn is on its way and some trees in Ockwells Park in Maidenhead are already wrapped up for the colder months ahead.

Walkers along a nature trail in the park, in Ockwells Road, have been left bemused by a number of branches which have been decked out in knitted garments.

Dog mess 'flagged up' to shame irresponsible pet owners

Selfish dog owners who let their animals foul public greens had their feckless behaviour 'flagged up' on Tuesday.

Royal Borough community wardens joined forces with Eton councillor George Fussey to plant special flags alongside dog mess that owners had failed to clear up on the Brocas.

Parking charges to be introduced at Dorney Lake

Parking charges are to be introduced at Dorney Lake in a bid to curb the amount of visitors going to the venue.

From November, drivers will have to pay £2.50 to park up at the facility which was used to stage events at last year's Olympic Games.

Campaign to boost Twyford economy returns

The Twyford Advertiser is once again throwing its weight behind a campaign to boost the local economy as Spend it in Twyford returns bigger and better than ever.

We are teaming up with the Twyford Village Partnership (TVP), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and RG10 Magazine to encourage the public to support the village's independent shops and services.

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