Stories of the week: September 14-20

Stories of the week: September 14-20

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: September 14-20

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.


'Meeting Brad Pitt topped off my special day'

A former Maidenhead school pupil's dream day was topped off as she bumped into Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt at her wedding reception.

Abi Lingwood who used to attend Newland Girls' School in Farm Road met the actor at the five star Stoke Park hotel in Stoke Poges on Friday.

Using Skype to interview overseas could be answer to hospital staff crisis

Overseas recruitment - including interviewing candidates on Skype - is being considered as a potential solution to the lack of doctors in A&E at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

The hospital is undertaking serious changes in a bid to tackle problems highlighted in a damning report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in July.

Future of late club openings in Windsor questioned following murder

The fatal stabbing of Seán Noctor in Windsor has led the former mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead to call for a complete rethink over the town’s night-time economy.

Cllr Colin Rayner will use Tuesday’s council meeting to question whether the authority should continue to grant licenses to clubs and bars that serve alcohol after 2pm.

Detectors to be fitted at schools over radiation threat

Radiation detectors are being installed at 18 schools across Maidenhead and Windsor.

It is part of a five-year nationwide project spearheaded by Public Health England to gauge whether children are being exposed to radon, a natural gas which can escape from the ground and is more likely to build up in new energy-efficient buildings.

Heated four-hour debate ends in deferral of Oldfield School move plans

A heated and emotional debate over whether to approve plans to move Oldfield Primary School to a new site ended in stalemate last night.

More than 100 people packed into the Desborough Suite at Maidenhead Town Hall to hear councillors discuss the merits of the proposal, which would see a 420-place school built on greenbelt land in Bray Road.


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