Stories of the Week: April 5-11

Stories of the Week: April 5-11


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Stories of the Week: April 5-11

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.

In pictures: Duke of Edinburgh visits Windsor sea cadets

The Duke of Edinburgh paid a special visit to Windsor's historic sea cadets as the unit held an open day at its training ship, Windsor Castle.

The T.S. Windsor Castle is the oldest unit in the Sea Cadet Corps and has been based at its current location in Stovell Road since 1986.

Concepts for Skindles and Taplow paper mill site revealed

Some of the first concept images from the new owners of the Mill Lane opportunity site in Taplow have been revealed.

Berkeley Homes showed proposals for the 43-acre site last week at exhibitions in Taplow Village Centre and Maidenhead Rowing Club.

Clampdown continues on 'sheds with beds'

A landmark initiative to curb rogue landlords is 'delivering results', according to a senior Slough Borough councillor.

It's been one year since the 'bed in sheds' scheme was launched in the town and a crackdown on outbuildings being used as accommodation began.

Truce called in battle over Hare Hatch Sheeplands

A truce has been called in the battle of Hare Hatch Sheeplands after its owner and Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) agreed to sit back at the negotiating table.

Talks are back on to find an amicable solution after garden centre owner Rob Scott agreed to withdraw a planning appeal that would have seen both parties slug it out in front of a Government-appointed inspector at a public hearing.

Runners prepare for London Marathon 2014 challenge

This Sunday, thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of the capital for the Virgin London Marathon.

They will include entrants from across east Berkshire determined to complete the 26.2 mile route.

VIDEO: Rabbits run riot for Bunny Fun Run

Hundreds of people wearing rabbit ears and fluffy tails joined in for Maidenhead’s third annual Bunny Fun Run at Oaken Grove Park on Sunday.

Half of the funding will go to the Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club, which organised the event, and the other half will be donated to the charity of the bunny’s choice.

SportsTALK: The great escape?

Michael, Graeme and Dan look back on a busy weekend of action with relegation battles grabbing the headlines.

The great escape is on for Maidenhead United after they pulled off a shock comeback and moved out of the relegation zone. 

Retailer hails inaugural cash mob as a success

The owner of an independent antiques store says she was thrilled to receive a surprise visit from the town's newly-formed 'Cash Mob'.

About thirty shoppers, each armed with £10, all arrived at Thames Antiques and Vintage on Saturday morning on a mission to boost Maidenhead's economy.

VIDEO: Historic Irish state visit begins in Windsor

Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina arrived in Windsor on Tuesday to begin their state visit to the UK.

They were greeted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and taken by horse-drawn carriage to Windsor Castle.

First Indian Cultural Road Show comes to Slough

An explosion of colour and excitement hit Slough High Street on Saturday as the first Indian Cultural Road Show came to town.

The event was another feather in the cap of the voluntary organisation Slough Mitra Mandal, which has made its mark since its creation in 2010 with the three Sarvajanik Ganesh Festivals runs at the Hindu temple.


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