Stories of the week: January 5-11

Stories of the week: January 5-11


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Stories of the week: January 5-11

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. 'Superhospital' vision for east Berks presented at public meeting

The third public meeting to introduce the idea of building an east Berks 'superhospital' on land near Maidenhead was held. About 40 people attended the Holiday Inn to hear Dr Phillip Lee MP speak about his vision for the £500million Royal Thames Valley Hospital, which could be sited on land at junction 8/9.


2. Rail improvements could lead to further ticket price rises

Rail passengers may have to face further increases in ticket prices after Network Rail announced a £9bn project to improve the Great Western main line. The investment, the biggest since the Victorian era, includes a programme of electrification, signalling upgrades and providing new, longer trains between 2014 and 2019.


3. Windsor coach collision victim, 90, has leg removed

An elderly man had an operation to remove a leg after he was hit by a coach in Windsor. The 90-year-old man who was visiting the town was described by police as in 'serious condition'.


4. No ethnic group in the majority in Slough

The latest analysis of 2011 census data shows Slough is among the first local authorities outside London where no ethnic group is in the majority. The research shows the towns of Slough and Luton and the city of Leicester are now 'plural'.




5. Brave Amelia Saunders, four, dies from brain tumour

A courageous little girl with an inoperable brain tumour died with her parents at her bedside. Amelia Saunders, four, from Lower Earley, was diagnosed with the condition in February 2011. She was flown to America for medical trials but they failed to help.



6. Parents fundraising for Rett cure after Coleen Rooney's sister tragedy

The parents of a girl with Rett syndrome vowed to redouble their efforts to help scientists find a cure after the condition claimed the life of another youngster. Mum-of-two Eylem Selby, whose daughter Erin, eight, suffers from Rett, spoke after the death of Coleen Rooney's sister Rosie.


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