Stories of the week: November 17-23

Stories of the week: November 17-23

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Nicola Hine

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Stories of the week: November 17-23

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. UPDATE: Fat Duck chefs killed in car accident named

Two Fat Duck chefs who were killed in a fatal traffic accident were named as Jorge Ivan Arango Herrera and Carl Magnus Lindgren. The tragedy happened in Hong Kong when the two members of Heston Blumenthal's culinary team were in a taxi which was rammed by a bus.

 

2. UPDATE: Family in fear after petrol bomb attack

A family of five from Wexham were left fearing for their lives after a petrol bomb attack. Police say the arson attack on a home in The Frithe could have ended in tragedy.

 

3. Dad pays tribute to former Desborough pupil Adam Blissett

Adam Blissett's father said his family are still in shock after the 18-year-old died at university, days after visiting his Maidenhead home to celebrate Bonfire Night. The former Desborough School pupil died on Wednesday. His body was discovered in his halls of residence at Bath Spa University.

 

4. Grandfather thought baby was dead after car ploughed into home

A grandfather says he thought his three-week old grandson and wife were dead after a Range Rover ploughed into his house. German-born Lothir Frerich was in the living room at his home in London Road, Sunninghill, when a 4x4 careered through a bedroom.

 

5. OCD sufferer Jack Groves ended his own life, inquest heard

A promising tennis coach took his own life after suffering from years of depression caused by an obsessive compulsive disorder, an inquest heard. Jack Groves died instantly after running in front of a high speed train at Maidenhead station in June.

 

6. UPDATE: Police searching Thames name missing pensioner

A major search of the River Thames between Sonning and Henley was conducted following the disappearance of a 91-year-old pensioner. Franciscus Van De Gender, known as Franz,  91, was reported missing from his home in Woodley.

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