Stories of the week: November 24-30

Stories of the week: November 24-30

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Steve Scott

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Stories of the week: November 24-30

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. In pictures: November flooding in Berkshire

Strong winds and heavy rain caused floods to hit the area. Scroll through our gallery of flooding photos from across east Berkshire, including some sent in by readers and others by Advertiser and Express photographers and reporters.

 

 

2. Police appeal after girl, 17, raped in Slough park

A teenage girl was raped during a 'nasty attack' in Slough. Police launched an appeal for witnesses following the assault in Salt Hill Park on Sunday morning. A man was later charged with kidnap and two counts of rape.

 

 

3. Jimmy Savile abuse probe: Investigators speak to Berkshire man

A man in his 80s from Berkshire was interviewed by officers working on Operation Yewtree - the post Jimmy Savile investigation. The man attended a south London police station by appointment on Thursday.

 

 

4. The Queen welcomes Amir of Kuwait in Windsor

A royal spectacle with all its traditional pomp and glory took place in Windsor when the Queen hosted a state visit by the Amir of Kuwait. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met guest His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for a ceremonial welcome at the Royal Dais in Datchet Road.

 

5. Mayor blames herself for being fat as Slough council tackles obesity

The mayor of Slough has said she is to blame for her weight - not fast-food takeaways. Cllr Chrissy Small was speaking at a Slough Borough Council meeting where the council agreed to consider ways to prevent hot food takeaway shops opening near schools.

 

 

6. Leveson Inquiry: 'Phone hacking has no place in our journalism'

The Leveson report was published on Thursday and Baylis Media Ltd’s editor Martin Trepte shared his views about the dangers of state regulation of the press. He is due to meet Home Secretary Theresa May and Windsor MP Adam Afriyie to voice concerns about statutory control of the press.

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