Stories of the Week: March 8-14

Stories of the Week: March 8-14


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Stories of the Week: March 8-14

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.

Social media menace for domestic abuse victims

Social media has added new problems for domestic abuse victims, according to a support charity's head of operations. New figures show there were more than 3,700 reports of domestic abuse in Slough last year, with only Milton Keynes having more incidents in the Thames Valley region.

Boulters Lock death trial begins

A drunk man was unlawfully killed when he was restrained by three men for 40 minutes outside a bar in Boulters Lock, a court heard.

Jake Corney, Gary Eastley and Dawid Lamkowski are standing trial at Guildford Crown Court accused of the manslaughter of Marcin Pastuszczak on November 7, 2012.

Burnham villagers bemoan noise and traffic from Dropmore depot

Fuming neighbours have hit out about the noise and traffic from a controversial new waste depot.They say a new South Bucks District Council (SBDC) recycling centre in Dropmore Road that opened on February 24 has caused them to lose sleep and the heavy goods vehicles that use it are dangerous.

Opposition to proposed new Twyford homes

Proposals to build 14 new homes on a stretch of land behind Hurst Road in Twyford have been met with opposition from residents.

An exhibition to show the plans for the two, three, four and five bedroom properties on the 1.5 acre site will be on display at Loddon Hall in Loddon Hall Road, Twyford on Wednesday.

SportsTALK podcast: Derby day

On this week's SportsTALK the team focus on a rugby rivalry as Maidenhead took on Marlow at Riverwoods.

Though not the most captivating of occasions, Graeme was there to grab interviews with Maidenhead's man at the helm, Allan Greene, and new Marlow boss Richard Kinsey. Battles for promotion and relegation heated up in leagues across the area on Saturday, and Dan made the short trip across the Advertiser car park to take on Maidenhead United's match against Bath City.

Parents consider 'human rights action' over Khalsa school places

Parents whose children have been allocated a place at Khalsa Secondary Academy next year despite having 'no faith' are looking into whether they have a human rights case. A newsletter issued by Stoke Poges Parish Council on Monday states Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) has written to several parents with children of 'no particular faith' informing them their child has been allocated a place at the Sikh free school, in Hollybush Hill.

Residents fight 'missing link' footpath decision

A warning that the battle is only just beginning has been issued by residents opposing proposals to create a 30m footpath by Bridge Gardens in Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead. The Royal Borough is looking to press ahead with building a riverside path along private land to fill a 'missing link' in the Thames Path.

Family fundraising in memory of popular 12-year-old 

Sport loving friends of a popular 12-year-old killed by meningitis have found a new focus - raising money to fight the disease.

Kaspar Reinula died suddenly on Tuesday, December 3 after attending Dedworth Middle School in Smiths Lane as usual.

He had contracted bacterial meningitis; an illness that can kill within hours.

First World War soldier finally gets gravestone

A heroic soldier who fought in the First World War has been given the gravestone he deserves thanks to the efforts of a dedicated researcher.

Nearly a century since his death, Littlewick Green villager Philip Langman now has a permanent memorial in the cemetery at St Peter's Church, in Knowl Hill Common.

No charges to be brought over Philmore Mills death

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today decided that there is insufficient evidence to charge anyone in relation to the death of Philmore Mills.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Mills at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, on December 27 2011 was completed and a file was sent to the CPS in January 2013.


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