Stories of the week: December 14-20

Stories of the week: December 14-20

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: December 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.

Long lost sisters reunited after 57 years

After nearly 60 years apart two sisters were finally able to hug each other last week.

Yvonne Laurie 'nearly died' of shock when former Westlife singer Brian McFadden turned up on her doorstep in Hawthorne Crescent, Slough, with her long-lost sibling Elaine Payne.

Review into events leading to 11-month-old's murder to be made public

An independent review into events leading to the death of Callum Wilson will be made public early next year.

The 11-month-old's mother Emma Wilson, from Windsor, was convicted of his murder on Friday at the Old Bailey.

Magnet Leisure Centre could move to new location due to 'wear and tear'

A popular leisure centre which attracts more than 750,000 visitors a year could be demolished and moved to a new location in Maidenhead.

The Royal Borough has said it will cost up to £7million to maintain the Magnet Leisure Centre and has compared it to the Forth Road  Bridge.

Three men cleared of Kamran Maman murder

Three men suspected of beating a man to death in Chalvey have been found not guilty of murder.

The trial of Leon Baptiste, Aiden Wall, and Tyrone Lake began at Reading Crown Court last month.

Family's Christmas ruined after suspected drink-driver crashes into flat

A distraught family say Christmas has been ruined after a suspected drink-driver ploughed into their block of flats, forcing them to leave their home.

Father-of-two David Stevens was in his family's first floor flat in Cheviot Drive with his sleeping baby daughter when he heard what he thought was a 'massive explosion' just before 1.40am on Sunday.

UPDATE: Homes evacuated during major gas leak

A major gas leak has seen 20 homes in Cippenham evacuated.

A 400 meter cordon was put in place around Wood Close after police were alerted to the leak at about 10.40pm last night.

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Update: Man dies following M4 crash

Update: Man dies following M4 crash

The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.