Stories of the Week: March 1-7

Stories of the Week: March 1-7

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Stories of the Week: March 1-7

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.



Diabetic banned from pub for injecting insulin in public view

A diabetic has been barred from a pub in Marlow for injecting insulin in view of other customers.

Well End resident Neil Simpson, who has Type 1 diabetes, was watching football with friends at O'Donoghues in Spittal Street on Wednesday, February 26.

 


Seán Noctor murderer jailed for at least 21 years

A 21-year-old man who murdered Seán Noctor in Windsor last year has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the attack, and will serve a minimum sentence of 21 years.

Jordan Doyle, of Kimberley Close, Luton, was jailed at the Old Bailey.

 



Slough Foodbank backs End Hunger Fast campaign

A new campaign hoping to raise awareness of the thousands of people relying on foodbanks is being backed by Slough's foodshare scheme.

Demand for food parcels is also rocketing in Windsor.

 


 
VIDEO: Pancake Race 2014

There was no batter way to spend Shrove Tuesday than taking part in the Maidenhead and the Windsor & Eton pancake races.

BCA overcame reigning champions La Roche in Maidenhead while Café Rouge beat Waitrose Wenches in the Windsor final.

Advertiser reporters Luke Matthews and Paul Miles won the fancy dress competition in Maidenhead while Horse Show Hoofers (Horse Power) were best dressed in Windsor.

Watch our video of the pancake races.

See photos from Maidenhead here and Windsor here.

 

 


Community hub site chosen in Twyford

A site has been chosen for a new multi-purpose community centre in Twyford - and the search is now on for the cash to payroll the project.

Plans for a 'hub', which would offer up-to-date library services and be home to community groups, have been discussed for the past three years.


Child rapist jailed for 'atrocious offences'

A rapist has been sentenced to life in prison after attacking a boy in Slough.

Mohammed Qabri Anis Younas, also known as Mohammed Qabri Anis, of Granville Avenue, pleaded guilty on January 3 to two charges of rape.

The assaults took place on the boy, who was under 13, in January and November last year.


Taplow horse riders target safer roads

A band of horse riders from Taplow have formed a new group to campaign for safer conditions for them and their steeds. The Taplow Equestrian Community Group was launched by Susie Pritchard of Buffins.


Navy officer to race across Sahara in memory of brother

Raising awareness of mental illness is the aim of a former Windor schoolboy set to run 150 miles across the Sahara Desert in memory of his brother.

Nicholas Chubb, of Buckland Crescent, Dedworth, will be taking part in the week-long Marathon des Sables from April 6.


Don't make yourself a victim of car crooks

Drivers have been told to break bad habits that make them targets for smash-and-grab thieves who have snatched everything from 50p to £10,000 from parked cars.

Theft from cars is one of the biggest problems in the Royal Borough and January saw 41 smashed into during one week.


SportsTALK podcast: Away days and soggy pitches

On this week's SportsTALK podcast - Dan, Graeme and Michael look back at the weekend's sporting action from across the area and deliver not one, but two exclusive interviews.

First up is a look back on Maidenhead United's trip to The Camrose where they held steady to notch another point for their battle to survive in the Skrill South.


Council agrees to fill 'missing link' in Thames Path

Ramblers have secured a crucial victory in a long battle to get a 'missing link' section of the Thames Path filled - but the fight may not be over yet.

The Royal Borough has agreed to press ahead with creating a riverside path over a 30m stretch next to Bridge Gardens, by Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, which is currently private land.


Cookham Secret Supper Club proving a hit

An American dining craze offering punters a dinner party with a difference is cooking up a storm in the village.

The popularity of supper clubs exploded in the UK in 2009 and quickly became part of the dining landscape.


 

 









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