Stories of the week: December 1-7

Stories of the week: December 1-7

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Steve Scott

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Stories of the week: December 1-7

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. Parents pay tribute to son, 22, killed after A404 hit-and-run

The parents of a 22-year-old who was killed after he was found with serious injuries in Cox Green paid tribute to their 'loving son'. Marc Williams was found by a passer-by at 2.30am on Saturday morning lying in the southbound entry slip road of the A404 near Maidenhead. Police believe he may have been the victim of a hit-and-run.

 

2. Future of garden centre in doubt after 15 enforcement notices

The future of a busy garden centre in Twyford could be in doubt after it was served with enforcement notices for 15 separate breaches of planning permission. Hare Hatch Sheeplands bosses have been given 18 months to get their house in order by Wokingham Borough Council.

 

3. Gold and watches stolen from Ascot jewellers in smash-and-grab

A jeweller in Ascot who was knocked unconscious in his shop two years ago was targeted by raiders again. Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the latest incident which happened at Tony Jehu's jewellers shop Ascot Goldsmiths in Course Road.

 

4. Vicar's son had previously tried to kill kimself, inquest heard

A teenager took his own life by dousing himself in flammable substances and setting fire to himself, an inquest heard. Peter Baker, 18, died on July 7, 2012, at a garage fire at his parents' home in Upton Road, Slough, after the fire brigade broke down the door.

 

5. Petition launched to save Slough Young People's Centre from closure

A co-founder of the Slough Young People's Centre (SYPC) has started an online petition to save the service. The petition has 348 supporters. Hazel Goldman, who co-founded the SYPC in 1997, believes the closure of the centre is not what young people in Slough want.

 

6. Dentist struck off for putting own interests before patients'

A dentist was struck off the Dentists Register for putting his own interests before those of his patients. Michael Boniface, of the Cippenham Dental Centre, in Weekes Drive, was summoned to a professional conduct committee by the General Dental Council but did not attend.

 

7. Royal Borough congratulates Kate and William

Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Colin Rayner paid his best wishes to the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting their first child.

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