Stories of the week: October 20-26

Stories of the week: October 20-26


Sonia Kapur

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Stories of the week: October 20-26

Starting today, the Advertiser and Express websites will be bringing you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire.

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.

1. Council staff jobs ultimatum: Accept changes or be forced to

A shock ultimatum was given to Royal Borough staff - sign new contracts or face dismissal. Angry demonstrators gathered as councillors agreed at a meeting of the employment panel to impose new contracts on all staff. 

2. Hannah Macleod's Olympic medal stolen from London club

An Olympic bronze medal belonging to Maidenhead's London 2012 hockey player Hannah Macleod went missing after a team celebration in London. A 31-year-old man was arrested the following day.


3. Delays due to major A4 roadworks will have 'woeful impact' on trade

A warning was issued that commuters in Maidenhead and South Bucks could be crippled by roadworks that will clog a key route into town during the crucial Christmas shopping period and beyond.


4. Ascot hit-and-run: Family pay tribute to 'loving, caring' victim

A heartfelt tribute was paid by the family of a man who died a week after he was hit by a car in Ascot. Simon Large died at St George’s Hospital in London and a murder inquiry was launched by police.


5. Police blunder leads to man being issued with 1999 parking ticket

Bungling police apologised after wrongly accusing a taxi driver of failing to pay a parking fine dating back 13 years. Mohammed Matlub Khan was sent a collection order to pay £30 for a fixed penalty notice police insisted was issued in May 1999.


6. Police treating death at Langley petrol station as unexplained

A man died after being found slumped on the floor of a petrol station in Langley. Police were called to the BP garage in Parlaunt Road by a member of staff who found the man on the shop floor.


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