Stories of the week: April 26-May 2

Stories of the week: April 26-May 2

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Stories of the week: April 26-May 2

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.


UPDATE: Moneyrow Green crash like 'something out of an action film'

A scene described as like 'something out of an action film' was reported by a Holyport resident after a car crashed into three stationary vehicles outside his house in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It later emerged three teenagers were hospitalised after the crash.


Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals trust placed in special measures

An inspection rating of inadequate has led to Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust being placed in special measures.

The trust was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February, which found unsafe staffing levels, with a shortage of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.


Friends and family say goodbye to former rugby player Jaye Bowden

The life of a talented young man who grew up to be a powerful rugby player and boxer was celebrated this week - as friends and family packed Windsor's All Saints Church to say goodbye.

Jaye Bowden, 30, died after collapsing while jogging in Burnham on April 10.


Go-ahead for new church building

The go-ahead has been given for a new £400,000 church building to cope with increasing demand from the community.

The Rev Jamie Taylor, vicar of St Andrew's Church, said it is 'playing catch up' with other parishes in the area to have a building that caters for their needs.


Plans revealed for £3.5m Burnham Grammar School extension

Plans have been revealed for new £3.5m teaching block at Burnham Grammar School.

The school in Hogfair Lane said the project is designed to provide more space for its growing student population.


CROSSRAIL: A closer look at the ongoing project

Advertiser & Express staff were in London on Thursday for a closer look at the ongoing Crossrail project.

Reporter Michael Owens and photographer Nick Parford first visited the Royal Oak Site in London where the service's trains will enter tunnels underneath the city.


VIDEO: Nigel Farage comes to Britwell

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Britwell on Tuesday morning.

The UKIP branch in Slough is fielding 34 candidates in the local elections on May 22, compared to 14 in 2011.

Watch a video of the visit.


In pictures: Vaisakhi celebrations in Slough

The birth of Sikhism was celebrated on Sunday with a sea of orange in the streets of Slough.

Thousands of people lined the pavements for the annual Vaisakhi festivities as men, women and children celebrated 315 years since the faith began in 1699.


David Beckham & Victoria pitchside at youth footy tournament

Football legend David Beckham and his Spice Girl wife Victoria watched their son Cruz play in a football tournament featuring teams from Langleyand Windsor.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was seen by parents of players from Langley Hornets and Windsor Youth FC as he cheered on his nine-year-old son from the sidelines.


VIDEO: Maidenhead United's great escape at Bishops Stortford

Maidenhead United avoided the relegation trapdoor in a dramatic final day of the season at Bishops Stortford on Saturday.

The Magpies' passionate away supporters donned fancy dress as Maidenhead went in front only to concede a last minute equaliser to put their Conference South future in doubt.



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