Stories of the week: April 12-18

Stories of the week: April 12-18

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Stories of the week: April 12-18

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.


What a tribute - donations flood in after charity runner's death

More than £70,000 has been donated to the chosen charity of an IT expert who died after collapsing at the finish line of the London Marathon.

Robert Berry, who worked at the headquarters of Three in Maidenhead, was given emergency treatment before being transferred to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


Windsor Chinese restaurant fined over rat droppings

A Chinese restaurant in Windsor where rat droppings were found has been fined £4,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations.

Nell Gwyn Chinese Restaurant, in Church Street, was visited by Royal Borough food hygiene officers on March 7, 2013, after rat droppings were found on basement steps where food containers were stored.


Man from Slough acquitted of drugs charges in Dubai

A man from Slough will not face the death penalty after he was acquitted of charges of possessing and selling drugs in Dubai.

Hasnain Ali, 32, who grew up in Cippenham, is now free to return home after he was arrested in May 2013 whilst on holiday.


Advertiser photographer nominated for national award

An Advertiser snapper has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which could see him crowned as photographer of the year.

Ian Longthorne, 44, could be named as Weekly Photographer of the Year at the Regional Press Awards, run by the Society of Editors, on May 16.


Thanks for nothing - say angry traders

Angry High Street traders have accused South Bucks District Council (SBDC) of once again failing to support small businesses.

The Burnham Business Association has told its members they could be entitled to a £1,000 Government rates discount to support small businesses - announced in December by Chancellor George Osborne.


Windsor mum Emma Wilson has baby murder jail sentence extended

A mum from Windsor who was jailed earlier this year for murdering her 11-month-old son had her sentence increased today.

Emma Wilson, 26, of Paddock Close, was convicted in December of killing baby Callum in March 2011.


Robbery victim has finger sliced off

A robbery victim lost his finger after attempting to confront his attacker.

A 54-year-old man was walking on the footpath between Furnival Avenue and Faraday Road, Slough, on Tuesday at about 11.15am when he was approached from behind.


Safety fears over Furze Platt level crossing trespassing

The level crossing at Furze Platt has been named by rail bosses as the No.1 location in the Thames Valley for people putting their lives at risk by ignoring basic safety.

The crossing in Harrow Lane is top of the list for 'pedestrian trespass' which includes crossing the tracks when the barriers are down or walking along the tracks.


Call for faster Wokingham to London train service

A study has found that a better train service from Wokingham to London could bring £183m to the borough.

Currently it takes one hour and 10 minutes to travel from Wokingham to Waterloo, compared to 29 minutes from nearby Twyford into Paddington.


More than 100 households vow to boycott new Tesco

More than 130 households are planning to boycott Tesco Express when it opens in Furze Platt, according to a survey carried out by opponents to the store.

Furze Platt Action Group (FPAG) distributed the questionnaire in light of the new store which is being built in what was once The Golden Harp pub building in Furze Platt Road.

 


 


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