Stories of the Week: August 16-22

Stories of the Week: August 16-22


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Stories of the Week: August 16-22

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.

Massive 'thank you' as Matt's Fund hits £150,000 target

A massive 'thank you' has been sent out to generous fundraisers after their 'overwhelming' support helped the family of Matt Rackley reach their £150,000 target to pay for life-saving treatment for him.

The 24-year-old lives in Maidenhead with his partner Hollie and their one-year-old son Freddie.

Slough Town fans give red card protest to remind councillors of pledge

Fans of Slough Town FC gave a red card protest at a league game to remind councillors about their pledge to bring the club back to the borough.

Supporters gave the protest at the club's home fixture against Banbury United on Saturday and sang 'All we want is a football ground in Slough'.

Gang members jailed for part in burka-clad robberies

Gang members involved in robberies at Windsor's Robert Gatward Jewellers and Selfridges in London have been sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.

The raid at the jewellers in King Edward Court happened at 5.30pm on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Business as usual for Twyford despite roadworks

Businesses are breathing a sigh of relief as village centre roadworks appear to have caused little disruption to trade.

The work, which began last month, is to replace a high voltage electric cable which runs from next to the snooker club in Wargrave Road, up Church Street and Waltham Road to Winchcombe Road.

Free parking plan for St Peter's school parents

Free parking will be offered to parents of St Peter's CE Primary School pupils in an attempt to make Minniecroft Road in Burnham safer.

South Bucks District Council (SBDC) will begin a trial in the autumn term that will give parents passes for Summer Road car park at specified times on weekday mornings and afternoons.

Man in late-twenties found dead in Marlow

The body of a man in his late-twenties has been recovered from a house inMarlow

Police and paramedics were called to the property in Ridgeway Close at 5.35am in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

He was declared dead at the scene.

House in Britwell completely destroyed by fire in suspected arson attack

A house fire in Britwell is being investigated for arson after a property under construction was completely destroyed.

Firefighters from Slough and Langley fire stations were called to the property in Long Furlong Drive at 2.40am today and were there until 5.30am, using four sets of breathing apparatus.

Hundreds pay tribute to 'shining star' Kyrece Marshall-Francis

Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to a Marlow schoolboy described as a 'shining star' who drowned in the River Thames.

The streets of Marlow ground to a halt on Saturday morning as a procession of family and friends made its way through the town centre to say goodbye to Kyrece Marshall-Francis.

In pictures: GCSE results 2014

Our photographers were out across WindsorSlough & Maidenhead taking pictures of pupils celebrating their GCSE results yesterday.

Visit the link to see a photo gallery from schools across the area or look back at our live blog here.

POLL: Should Royal Borough councillor Peter Lawless quit?

Last week we reported on how Cllr Peter Lawless (Con, Eton Wick) was sentenced at Slough Magistrates' Court on August 8 after failing to declare a borough council allowance of nearly £20,000 over a three year-period.

Should he quit as a council representative?



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