Stories of the Week: February 22-28

Stories of the Week: February 22-28


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Stories of the Week: February 22-28

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.

BREAKING: Man, 21, guilty of murdering Seán Noctor in Windsor

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering Seán Noctor in Windsor last year.

A jury at the Old Bailey today convicted Jordan Doyle, of Kimberley Close, Luton, of killing the 24-year-old, from Dedworth, on July 28.



Update: Legoland cancel event after threats

Legoland in Windsor has cancelled the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) family fun day due to take place on Sunday, March 9

The decision came after discussions with police following a number of threatening phone calls, emails and social media posts to the resort, which is in Winkfield Road.

Groups including the EDL planned to demonstrate on the day.

The man behind the Sport Relief challenges: An interview with Greg Whyte

He is the driving force behind David Walliams' swim of the English Channel and River Thames, Eddie Izzard's 43 marathons in 50 days and Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole's climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. He is Greg Whyte, and when he isn't pushing his body to sadistic extremes or inspiring students at Liverpool John Moores University he resides in Marlow Bottom just across the street from Sir Steve Redgrave.

3,786 reports of domestic abuse in Slough last year

Support for victims of domestic violence is being boosted in Slough as new figures show there were more than 3,700 incidents reported in the town last year.

Between January and December 2013 there were 3,786 reports of domestic abuse made - the second highest figure in the Thames Valley for the period.


Deputy Mayor John Lenton resigns after shock defeat

Shocked Deputy Mayor Cllr John Lenton has resigned in protest after being defeated in his bid to become the borough's first citizen.

Cllr Lenton, 74, (Con, Horton and Wraysbury) is the first deputy mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead in five years not to be voted in as mayor at the end of his term.

Burnham charity 'betrayed' by thief

A sneak thief from Burnham who 'betrayed' colleagues by stealing more than £8,000 of charity funds has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Devious Corinne Martin siphoned the cash working at Home Start Slough & Burnham (HSSB).

Lengthy diversions as Sonning Bridge remains closed

Commuters are still facing lengthy diversions as Sonning Bridge remains closed.

The B478 Playhatch Road, which runs over the bridge, has 'severe structural damage' on the Oxfordshire side and is closed in both directions.


Rosie's Rainbow Fund's desperate plea for donations

A desperate plea for donations has been launched by Maidenhead based bereavement charity Rosie's Rainbow Fund (RRF).

RRF, which celebrated its 10th birthday in November, has three months to boost its finances or face giving its eight contracted members of staff their notice.

In pictures: Woofs and Wellies

Charitable canines and their owners embraced the sunshine on Saturday to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of Thames Hospice.

The third annual Woofs and Wellies event saw more than 115 dogs and 200 walkers enjoy a 7km stroll which started at Bishopsgate in Englefield Green and led walkers around Windsor Great Park.


BCA nears completion of £26m transformation

The final piece of the jigsaw is set to fit into place as a £26m project to transform and diversify the Berkshire College of Agriculture in Burchetts Green is nearing completion.


Accused IRA bomber to avoid prosecution after 'catastrophic failures'

A judge has ruled an abuse of process in the lcase of an Irishman charged with the 1982 Hyde Park bombing which killed four Household Cavalry soldiers.

John Downey, 62, of County Donegal, Ireland, was charged by the Crown Prosecution Service in May with the bombing in Hyde Park on July 20, 1982.

Sports Podcast: Slough, Sochi and silverware

On this week's podcast the team take a look back at a bonanza of weekend sporting action.

Graeme, Dan and Michael discuss Slough Town's red-hot form and push for the playoffs as well as a bit of good news at last for Maidenhead United.

Feature: Oasis versus Blur at Jeff Lloyd's The Vinyl Frontier

Jeff Lloyd plays host to The Vinyl Frontier once a month at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. The popular evenings involve playing a vinyl record from start to finish, with anecdotes, trivia and videos threaded in between. Reporter Luke Matthews went along to Definitely Maybe by Oasis vs Parklife by Blur to see what it is all about.



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