Stories of the Week: March 22-28

Stories of the Week: March 22-28

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Stories of the Week: March 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.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in Maidenhead house

The body of woman has been found at a Maidenhead house by police who are treating the death as unexplained.

Officers were called to a property in Mulberry Walk and discovered the body of a 41-year-old woman.


Open verdict at Boris Berezovsky inquest

An open verdict was recorded at an inquest into the death of 'depressed' exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.The 67-year-old, also known as Platon Elenin, was found lying in the ensuite bathroom of his mansion in Titness Park, Mill Lane, Ascot, on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 3.15pm.


Emergency heart surgery survivor's family backing research campaign

A family who endured a 'horrific' experience when their newborn daughter underwent emergency heart treatment are now backing a new campaign to help fund lifesaving research. Cordelia Griffin was born with transposition of the great arteries (TGA), a congenital heart condition where the major arteries leaving the heart are the wrong way round.


Skindles purchased by Berkeley Homes

Skindles and the former St Regis paper mill in Taplow have a new owner.

Developer Berkeley Homes announced its purchase of the Mill Lane ‘opportunity site’ on Thursday.


SportsTALK podcast: Setbacks for Windsor RFC and Maidenhead United FC

On this week's show the team take a look back at the best and worst rugby, football and hockey action from across the area this weekend.

Up first on the agenda is rugby and Windsor's battle for promotion in the South West division 1 East.

Graeme caught up with head coach Paul Britton after the game for an exclusive interview.


Crossrail project set to be extended to Reading

The £15bn Crossrail project is expected to be extended from its proposed western terminus in Maidenhead to Reading.

The news was discussed at a Maidenhead Town Forum meeting last night, where the Royal Borough's planning infrastructure and regeneration manager Gail Kenyon said she had been informed of the plans.


Bar manager cleared of manslaughter speaks about 'life-ruining' ordeal

A bar manager has spoken of his relief after he was cleared by a jury at Guildford Crown Court of killing another man.

Gary Eastley - along with fellow defendants Jake Corney and David Lamkowski - walked away from court as innocent men after being found not guilty of the manslaughter of Marcin Pastuszczak at Boulters Terrace Bar and Riverside Brasserie in Maidenhead on November 7, 2012.


Homeowner counting the cost after car drives into front room

A shocked homeowner has been left counting the cost of damage to his home after a car ploughed into his front room. The 72-year-old, who did not want to be named, was in his back garden at 9.15am on Monday when a blue Peugeot 206 hurtled into the side of his house.


Queen to unveil new statue in Windsor

Royal watchers are in for a treat on Monday as the Queen is joined by her husband and grandson to unveil a new statue of the famous WIndsor Grey horses. The bronze statue will stand on the Kings Road/Osborne Road roundabout - adjoining the Long Walk and at the heart of the main entrance route into the town.


Mum of daughter fighting cancer praises hospice service

A mum from Holyport whose brave daughter is fighting terminal cancer has praised the work of Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service (ADCHS).

The charity, which aims to build Berkshire's first children's hospice in Woodlands Park, also funds Alexander's Nurses. They are specialist carers who provide respite for families in their own homes. As families plan how to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, the nurses are busy offering invaluable help to the parents of children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

 





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