Stories of the week: April 19-25

Stories of the week: April 19-25


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Stories of the week: April 19-25

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.

Van victim blasts 'gutless coward' driver

A motorcyclist left hospitalised after a freak accident with a van has branded the driver who fled the scene a 'gutless coward'.

Nick Worth, 46, was left with a broken nose and glass in his eyes when a piece of wood hanging out from the back of a passing van smashed into his visor.

Friends and family shocked by sudden death of Jaye, 30

The sudden death of Windsor Rugby Club veteran Jaye Bowden has left his friends and family devastated.

Jaye, 30, a talented painter and decorator, collapsed while out jogging. He is believed to have been a victim of 'sudden arrhythmic death syndrome'.

'Contaminated soil' removed from controversial free school

A controversial free school has come under fire from Stoke Poges villagers once again following work to remove 'contaminated soil' from the site.

Diggers were spotted at the Khalsa Secondary Academy over the Easter holidays, tearing up turf at the site at Pioneer House in Hollybush Hill.

Call to give permanent permission for Burnham market

A call has been made by Burnham Business Association for the popular High Street market to become a permanent weekly fixture.

Chairman Paul Sherriff has also urged South Bucks District Council (SBDC) to partner with businesses and work with them to help the high street prosper.

More cars stuck in Lands End Ford

Drivers have once again found themselves in trouble after ignoring deep water signs at Lands End Ford in Whistley Mill Lane.

On Wednesday, a silver Alfa Romeo was washed about 50 yards downstream after getting in to trouble in the ford.

M4 crash driver died after falling asleep at the wheel

A St John Ambulance volunteer who died after his car veered off the M4 near Maidenhead had fallen asleep at the wheel, an inquest heard on Thursday.

Just after 2.30am on Wednesday, November 6 last year 26-year-old George Bairstow was driving home after helping out at a fireworks display in Lewes, East Sussex when his vehicle came off the road between junctions 8/9 and 10. 

Bank worker standing trial over alleged £2m fraud 'conspiracy'

A bank worker from Maidenhead has been charged in connection with a scam to defraud Lloyds Banking Group out of £2m.

Neil Bautista, 23, of Northumbria Road, along with two other men has denied his involvement in the conspiracy.

Royal family attend Easter service at Windsor Castle

Members of the Royal Family braved the damp conditions at Windsor Castle to attend the Matins Service at St George's Chapel on Sunday morning.

The arrival of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Galilee Porch coincided with the rain and the pair hastily made their way inside to avoid the showers.

SportsTALK: Hope for Maidenhead United

In a special edition of SportsTALK, Dan and Graeme focus on an encouraging win for Maidenhead Unitedwhich gave them hope of escaping the relegation trap door.

The team had an extended chat with Magpies boss Johnson 'Drax' Hippolyte after his side's 1-0 victory over Ebbsfleet United yesterday to get his reaction to the game and his views on what Maidenhead need to do in their final games to beat the drop.

£1.6m leisure centre for Furze Platt gets the green light

A brand new £1.6 million leisure centre will be built at Furze Platt Senior School, after the Royal Borough agreed to add the project to this year’s capital programme.

The community leisure facility in Furze Platt Road will include a floodlit all-weather pitch, multi-use play area, cricket wicket, sports field drainage, car parking and a small cafe.






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