Stories of the week: November 10-16

Stories of the week: November 10-16


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Stories of the week: November 10-16

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. Groom arrested at ceremony for suspected sham wedding

A wedding in Slough was interrupted by the UK Border Agency who arrested the groom on suspicion of taking part in a 'sham marriage'. Officers attended the ceremony at The Centre, in Farnham Road, and arrested a 40-year-old man from Pakistan for being in the country illegally, having overstayed his visa.


2. Poppy collection box stolen by girls from Windsor hotel

An angry war hero says girls who stole a Poppy Appeal collection box from a Windsor hotel just hours after Remembrance Sunday have 'disrespected' British troops and our nation. CCTV footage shows three girls talking to a night shift manager at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel before one slips the charity tin into her handbag.


3. Cyclist calls for 20mph speed limit on residential roads

The head of the Maidenhead Cyclists Action Group called for 20mph speed limits to be introduced on all residential roads across the Royal Borough. David Layzell, chairman of the group, believes such an enforcement would not only make the roads safer for cyclists but also encourage more people to get on their bike.


4. Boulters Lock business owner speaks about murder investigation

The owner of Boulters Terrace Bar and Riverside Brasserie spoke of his 'shock' at discovering police were investigating an unexplained death outside the business. Police launched a murder investigation after Marcin Pastusczak died in hospital following a 'disturbance' by Maidenhead riverside.


5. Windsor Castle fire: Share your memories on 20-year anniversary

Anyone who was in Windsor 20 years ago next Tuesday will remember it as if it was yesterday. The Windsor Castle fire appeared on television screens all over the world. Veteran Express journalist Francis Batt and firefighter Mick Rowley recall the unforgettable day.


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