Stories of the week: October 27 - November 2

Stories of the week: October 27 - November 2

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Steve Scott

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Stories of the week: October 27 - November 2

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.


1. WATCH: Car flips and smashes into garden wall in dramatic crash

A 20-year-old man accused of drink-driving was charged and released on bail after flipping his car and smashing it into the brick wall of a front garden in Marlow. He was driving a blue Peugeot 206 when it flipped 360 degrees and landed in the front garden of a house in Dean Street. A neighbour's CCTV caught it all on film.

 

2. Candidates vying for town crier role compete in cry-off

A 'cry-off' saw four potential criers read prepared speeches in a contest to be the Royal Borough's first town crier in a century. They were put through their paces on the steps between the Windsor Royal and King Edward Court shopping centres.

 

3. Hurricane Sandy: Inspector describes glass falling from skyscrapers

Inspector Pete Dalton, responsible for the Windsor and Ascot area, was in New York when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of America this week. Speaking to the Express, Inspector Dalton described the scene in the reeling city.

 

4. Costa Coffee bid divides opinion of retailers and villagers

A bid to bring a chain coffee store to Burnham High Street divided opinion among traders and villagers. High Street catering retailers Mulberry Bites, Woodstock Cafe and Burnham Delights Cafe joined forces in an effort to block Costa Coffee turning the vacant former Lloyds Pharmacy into a cafe.

5. Peter Andre causes 'insania' at signing in Slough's Tesco

'Insania' was caused by hundreds of fans who queued in the aisles of Slough's Tesco to see music and TV star Peter Andre. With the release of his new album 'Angels and Demons' and a new tour kicking off in December, the 'Mysterious Girl' singer met fans at the Wellington Street store.

 

6. New Charvil school gets green light but consultations continue

Councillors gave the green light for a new school to open in Charvil but villagers can still have their say on where it will be built. Wokingham Borough Council's cabinet agreed to push ahead with a strategy which would see 150 primary school places provided for the 2013/2014 year by new sites at four 'hotspot' locations.

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