Stories of the Week: May 31-June 6

Stories of the Week: May 31-June 6

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Stories of the Week: May 31-June 6

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.

 


 

Operation Bullfinch: Maidenhead 'sexual predator' sentenced to three years and six months

A man from Suffolk Road, Maidenhead, has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in Oxford.

Bilal Ahmed, 27, was found guilty after a trial at Oxford Crown Court.


Councillor says traffic in Windsor could lead to 'summer of hell'

 A 'summer of hell' was how one councillor described the prospect of traffic in Windsor over the next few months.

Speaking at a meeting of the Windsor Town Forum, Cllr John Fido said he believed the forum should call a special meeting to talk about traffic issues in the town.


Khalsa Aid helping rebuild home and lives in Bosnia

A former salesman who founded a Slough-based charity busy helping those affected by flooding in Bosnia says he is 'very proud' of its roots.

Ravinder 'Ravi' Singh Sidhu, CEO of Khalsa Aid, moved to Chalvey from India in 1981, and set up the organisation's offices in Whitby Road in 1999.


Multi-million pound school extension officially opened by Theresa May

A multi-million pound school extension has been officially opened by Twyford MP Theresa May.

The £3.5m building at The Colleton School has almost doubled the size of the school.

 


Crime fall means safer streets in Burnham

The public can walk 'without fear' in Burnham after a crackdown that has seen anti-social crime drop by nearly two-thirds in a year, according to police.

Officers launched a concerted campaign to address the problem after constant complaints about intimidation and nuisance crime.

 


Lidl Maidenhead opening date confirmed

An opening date has been confirmed for the new Lidl store in Stafferton Way in Maidenhead.

The German budget chain will open its newest shop on Thursday, June 19 at 8am.

 


POLL: Do you approve of the Bisham roundabout plans?

Drivers have taken to the web to express opposition to provisional plans aiming to ease congestion on the Bisham roundabout.

The Highways Agency (HA) revealed its draft designs last month, which it has been working on in conjunction with Royal Borough.


Newsroom pundits: Our World Cup predictions

The World Cup is just a week away and the excitement is building across the country as 32 nations prepare to descend on Brazil for the start of the tournament.

The team in the Advertiser and Express newsroom can't wait so we've decided to share our vast footballing wisdom and give our predictions for the tournament.


FEATURE: What should you wear to Royal Ascot 2014?

Britain's most popular horseracing event makes its welcome return from Tuesday, June 17 until Saturday, June 21.

As always, dressing stylishly for the races is essential, with a strict dress code in place once more. So what should you wear at Ascot this year?


Tom Kerridge applies to open second Marlow venture

Chef Tom Kerridge hopes to open a second venture in Marlow town centre.

The two-Michelin star chef, who owns the Hand & Flowers in West Street, has submitted an application to Wycombe District Council to extend and refurbish what is currently Chinese restaurant and pub The Coach and Horses.

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