Stories of the week: October 26-November 1

Stories of the week: October 26-November 1


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Stories of the week: October 26-November 1

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.

Man sentenced for painting abuse on mosque

A man who painted graffiti onto a wall of Maidenhead Mosque was sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court yesterday.

Gary Nuth, 23, of Blackamoor Lane, admitted to four charges on October 9 at Reading Magistrates Court.

Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2013

Inspirational individuals, volunteer groups and charities were celebrated at the annual Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2013.

The event, held at the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel in Ditton Road on Friday, October 25, commemorated the unsung heroes of Slough and the surrounding areas in six different categories.

In pictures: Maidenhead's first zombie walk

Maidenhead can often seem a little dead on a weekend afternoon but never before has it been inhabited by the undead.

Scores of zombies took to the High Street on Saturday for the town's first zombie walk - a type of Halloween flash mob where people dress-up and turn out in force to surprise the public. Watch our video here


Over 500 violent offences in Windsor town centre in seven months

More than 500 violent offences took place in Windsor town centre during a seven-month period last year, police figures have revealed.

The vast majority were committed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings between 9pm and 4am.

Tories call for Labour resignations claiming 'financial mismanagement'

Tory calls for key members of Slough Borough Council to resign have been branded a 'lazy attempt to score political points' by the council's Labour leader.

Conservative councillors have called an extraordinary council meeting for Thursday.

They have put forward a motion which states they have lost confidence in the council's leadership because of recent examples of 'financial mismanagement', and want those responsible to step down.


'False widow' spider found in Maidenhead house

A shocked housewife may have made the first sighting of a false widow spider in Maidenhead following an unpleasant discovery on Monday.

Toni Barker, of Evenlode, came face-to-face with an arachnid of a similar size and bearing the distinctive markings of the notorious spider, which has made national headlines in recent weeks with its nasty bite.



Community groups prosper as Bishop Centre development begins

Developers have transferred £505,000 to community groups as work starts to create a retail park at the Bishop Centre in Taplow.

 A 55,000 sq ft Tesco store will be the centrepiece of a major build that will also see 10 other retailers set up shop on the Bath Road land including Nike and TK Maxx.


In pictures: Twyford fireworks

Musical fireworks danced in the night sky on Saturday to the sounds of some of the world's most famous film soundtracks.

The annual display, organised by The Twyford and District Round Table, celebrated the best known work of movie composer John Williams.

Clean-up after storm with more windy weather predicted

A clean-up operation has been taking place across Slough, Windsor and South Bucks this week after the St Jude Storm swept through the area on Monday.

Hundreds of trees were brought down by the high winds, leaving commuters facing delays.



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