Stories of the week: September 21-28

Stories of the week: September 21-28

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Stories of the week: September 21-28

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.



Warning over new blue drug which makes users 'highly aggressive'

A warning was issued about a new drug being used in Windsor and Maidenhead which has left one person hospitalised.

The small blue pill is also known to make users feel energised before becoming highly aggressive.

 

Langley karate queen's magnificent seven honour

A martial arts instructor from Slough has become one of just seven people in the world to be awarded with a top honour for karate.

Tomiko Mitsuoka, 64, from Langley, has been training since the age of 18 and teaches karate twice a week at Farnham Common Village Hall.She was awarded the honour of eighth Dan by the World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF) at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.

 Threatened youth centre saved by last minute charity deal

A youth centre threatened with closure was saved at the eleventh hour by a deal to turn it into a charity.Twyford Youth Centre, in Loddon Road, will continue operating after the centre's sub committee agreed in principle a new deal with Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) at a meeting on Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Bhangra beats draw crowds at Slough Extravaganza

Bhangra beats and bright colours drew in the crowds at Slough Extravaganza.

Visitors were delighted by a flash dance to a performance of Pumbeeri by Birmingham-based singer Foji Gill.

 

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.

More than 100 people packed into the Desborough Suite at Maidenhead Town Hall to hear councillors discuss the merits of the proposal.

 Dog owner guilty after his pet bites tradesman's hand

A window cleaner was found guilty of being in control of a dog which attacked a tradesman's hand outside Tesco causing him long-term damage.

Paul Eliades, of Rydings, Windsor, appeared for trial at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Sweeping changes to waste and recycling service scheduled for February

A massive overhaul of waste and recycling services will be rolled out across the district next year.

South Bucks District Council (SBDC) will deliver around 40,000 wheelie bins to homes in January and February ahead of the change on February 24.

A night out with the Street Angels in Windsor

Wrapped up warm in their blue coats with a mug of hot coffee, the Windsor Street Angels prepare for another night on the town.

The group of five volunteers will be patrolling the streets until at least 3.30am, keeping a watchful eye over the night-time revellers.

 

Firefighters stage first strike in more than a decade

The strike action followed a ballot of Fire Brigades Union members last month over 'unworkable' changes to working conditions.

Firefighters walked out of stations across the region for their first strike in more than a decade today.

 

Fighting talk as council leaders clash over contract blunder

A war of words broke out this week after the leader of the Royal Borough criticised Slough Borough Council (SBC) over a contract blunder which left a £2.7m gap in its budget.

Conservative Cllr David Burbage, leader of the Windsor and Maidenhead council, spoke out against SBC's mistake.

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