Stories of the week: July 19-25

Stories of the week: July 19-25

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Stories of the week: July 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.


Hundreds gather to pay tribute to 13-year-old boy who drowned in the River Thames

Hundreds gathered at the gates of Great Marlow School today to pay tribute to a 13-year-old pupil who drowned in the River Thames.

The body of Kyrece Marshall-Francis, was found at 8pm on Tuesday  by a specialist search and rescue team on the stretch of river between Bourne End and Marlow.


Headteacher pays tribute to Eton College pupil who died on holiday

The headteacher of Eton College has paid tribute to a popular and talented pupil who has died on holiday in France.

Felix Byam-Shaw, 14, was taken ill while on holiday on Ile de Re, France and died on Friday in hospital.


Greenpeace campaigners march through Slough in Lego protest

Lego people marched through the streets of Slough on Tuesday to make their point about a controversial piece of branding.

Arriving by train, heads were turned as six members of Greenpeace decked out in Lego outfits marched to the offices of the popular toy in Bath Road.


Major roadworks set to grip Twyford

A warning has been issued that people could avoid Twyford 'like the plague' if a summer of roadworks causes traffic misery.

Work by Scottish and Southern Energy (SEE) will start on Monday to replace a high voltage electric cable which runs under the centre of the village.


Bishop Centre woes for Burnham residents

A fed-up neighbour of the new Bishop Centre in Taplow has complained about the impact the development is having on her life.

Late-night noise, street lights shining into homes and parking have all been cited as problems as building work continues on the project to turn the site into a retail park.


Owners picking up the pieces after devastating Datchet warehouse blaze

Business owners are picking up the pieces after a warehouse blaze that could be seen from across East Berkshire and sparked a warning to Heathrow Airport.

A column of thick smoke spiralled into the sky early on Tuesday night after the fire started at an industrial workshop at Riding Court Farm in Datchet.


Watch: YouTube montage about Matt's Fund as it reaches £100,000 landmark

A campaign to send a young father to America for a potentially life-saving cancer treatment has reached £100,000.

Fundraising for Matt's Fund is now just £50,000 off its target. Matt Rackley, who is from Cox Green and lives in Cookham, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012.


Dozens of dead fish found in York Stream

The Environment Agency has stepped in to rescue ‘distressed’ fish from York Stream in Maidenhead.

Yesterday the agency were informed that fish in the river were ‘dead and distressed’, and a fishery officer attended the site immediately.


Tributes paid to talented TV producer killed in bike crash

Friendsof a talented sports television producer killed in a motorbike crash have been paying tribute to a man described as 'one of the good guys'.

Mark Lowson, from Maidenhead, died at about 8.20pm on Sunday, July 13 in Aldershot when riding his Yamaha bike.


Car crashes into pub following Dedworth Road collision

Two cars were involved in a collision on Dedworth Road this morning which resulted in one vehicle crashing into a pub.

Firefighters were called to the Greene Oak Pub in Oakley Green at about 10:30am after they received a call about the collision.








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Update: Man dies following M4 crash

The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.