Stories of the Week: March 29-April 4

Stories of the Week: March 29-April 4


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Stories of the Week: March 29-April 4

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.

Body of man found in Britwell park

The body of a man was found in a Britwell park on Tuesday in what is being described by police as an 'unexplained death'.

Officers were called to the Monksfield Way Recreation Ground at 6.43am following reports a man's body had been found.

In pictures: Queen unveils Windsor's bronze horses

A pair of beautiful horses will guard the main entrance to Windsor forever after being unveiled by the Queen in front of the Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Cambridge on Monday.

The bronze horses are sculpted in the likeness of Daniel and Storm, two Windsor Greys who draw the Queen's carriages.

Crossrail move to Twyford welcomed

Crossrail is coming to Twyford.

The decision was announced on Wednesday, March 26 and has been welcomed by politicians and estate agents. The new high frequency, high capacity railway service for London and the South-east, will run from Reading to Shenfield and Abbey Wood via central London.

Repeat sex offender sentenced to 40 months for Maidenhead attack

A serial sex offender has been sentenced to 40 months behind bars after attempting to sexually assault a woman in Shoppenhangers Road in Maidenhead.

Martin Cain, of Pemberton Road, Slough, tried to kidnap and sexually assault a woman as she walked home just after midnight on Saturday, June 1 last year.

LYNCH HILL: Campaigners oppose greenbelt development

Hundreds of residents have joined the fight to block the building of a new secondary school in Burnham's greenbelt.

Greater choice for parents and more than 1,000 extra school places are among the benefits of the proposed Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Burnham according to its executive headteacher.

SportsTALK podcast: Joy for the Magpies but heartache for Maidenhead Hockey Club

On this week’s show we'll discuss the best and the worst from the past seven days for our football, rugby and hockey teams.  

We’ll see how Maidenhead United claimed a morale-boosting win over Whitehawk at York Road and discuss where that leaves their Conference South survival hopes. Dan caught up with a jubilant Magpies manager Johnson Hippolyte at the final whistle.

Maidenhead named cheating capital of Britain

Maidenhead is the cheating capital of Great Britain, according to research carried out by a website which helps people have affairs.

Illicit Encounter’s UK Infidelity Index has found that 2 per cent of Maidonians are having an affair, rendering it the most unfaithful town  in the country.

Determined fundraiser helping disabled girl achieve swimming dream

A young girl from Slough who suffers from a rare syndrome will hopefully see her dreams of swimming in the sea come true thanks to a determined fundraiser.

Caitlin Steadman, of Sycamore Walk in George Green, is physically and mentally disabled but harbours a love for water and for swimming in particular.

Fat Duck to shut for six month Australian stint

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has announced that the Fat Duck will shut temporarily in December to relocate Down Under.

The entire team at the three Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray will move to Melbourne to open up in the city's Crown Resort casino from February 2015.

Windsor baby death 'could have been prevented'

The murder of a baby boy by his mother could have been prevented if health professionals had intervened, a review has revealed.

Emma Wilson, 25, of Paddock Close, Windsor, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years, at the Old Bailey in January.


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