Stories of the week: July 26-August 1

Stories of the week: July 26-August 1

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Stories of the week: July 26-August 1

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.


Pensioner dies after being hit by a car in St Mark's Hospital car park

A 79-year-old man died after being hit by a car in the St Mark's Hospital car park in Maidenhead.

Police were called shortly after 9.30am after reports that an unattended silver Vauxhall Zafira hit a pedestrian in the hospital’s car park.


David Cameron and Theresa May visit Slough after immigration raid

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Slough on Tuesday to talk with immigration officers following a raid in the town.

Mr Cameron tweeted he had joined Home Secretary Theresa May to meet with officers after several suspected migrants were detained in a raid.


Martha Collison: Great British Bake Off 'made me grow up quickly'

A 17-year-old schoolgirl has become the youngest person ever to take part in television's Great British Bake Off.

Martha Collison is a pupil at Charters School, Charters Road, Sunningdale. She has been juggling filming the show with taking her AS level exams.


Major step forward in battle against problem parking

A major step forward in the battle against problem parking in the Twyford area has been taken.

It was agreed at a Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) meeting that a borough-wide consultation on decriminalising parking would take place 'as soon as possible'.


'Oldest gay in the village' commended by David Cameron

A colourful former Burnham resident has been congratulated by the Prime Minister for his years of campaigning for gay rights.

George Montague has been an iconic fixture at Pride events, taking to the streets in his mobility scooter with his banner reading 'I'm the oldest gay in the village'.


Matt Rackley confirmed as candidate for treatment which could save his life

A dad with a brain tumour has been confirmed as a candidate for 'proton therapy' which could save his life - but money is needed to help pay for his aftercare.

A hospital in Oklahoma this week told Matt Rackley,  a 24-year-old electrician, that he is suitable for the operation.


Bus service planned to avoid 'draconian' charges for Slough motorists

A new £5.6m bus service could be one of the solutions needed to avoid  the 'draconian' prospect of charging motorists to use Slough's roads.

That is the message from Slough Borough Council (SBC) head of transport, Savio De Cruz.


In pictures: Maidenhead Festival 2014

Blue skies and pirates ensured the two-day Maidenhead Festival went with a yo-ho-ho for thousands of visitors on Saturday and Sunday.

 The non-profit and free family weekend attracted thousands of people of all ages and included a funfair, puppet shows, a festival beach and two music stages. 


Image released in search for cyclist who followed and spat at driver

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a public order offence and common assault in Slough.

It took place at about 4.50pm on Sunday, July 20 when a 22-year-old woman was driving north along Stoke Poges Lane.


Maidenhead Half Marathon: Personal trainer blog on running in hot weather

Personal Trainer Eddie Johnson is offering helpful weekly advice in the run up to the Pharmalink 2014 Maidenhead Half Marathon on Sunday, September 7.

The 40-year-old hopes to help beginner and inexperienced runners with the basics of fitness, nutrition and maintenance to get them ready for the race.


POLL: What do you think of Cameron and May's new immigration policies?

This week, Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May visited Slough as they announced tougher new immigration policies.

The pair met with immigration officers and attended a morning raid in the town as part of the announcement of a new crackdown on immigration abuses.

 



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