Stories of the week: June 25-July 1

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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.


Theresa May officially announces Conservative party candidacy

Maidenhead MP Theresa May has thrown her hat into the ring to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

In a speech on Thursday morning the Home Secretary stated that she feels the party and the country needs 'strong, proven, leadership' to reassure the country.


Nine-year jail sentence for kidnapper who tried to drag young woman into park

A nine-year prison sentence has been handed to a man who tried to drag a young woman into Cippenham Park to sexually assault her.

Neeraj Sharma, of Stowe Road, Slough, appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, June 24 to be sentenced.


Trial of man, 19, from Slough accused of attempted murder and rape begins

The trial of a 19-year-old man from Slough charged with attempted murder, rape and GBH with intent began at Reading Crown Court on Monday.

The jury was told by Michael Roques, prosecuting, that Damian Kazimerczak, of Salt Hill Way, attacked a woman in the early hours of Monday, December 28.


'Courageous' rape victim helps bring Slough paedophile to justice

The courage of a rape victim to come forward and expose her attacker’s crimes has helped bring a Slough paedophile to justice.

Charles Webster, 76, from Rochfords Gardens, was sentenced on Monday to 12 years behind bars for rape and indecent assault.


Man arrested following bomb scare in Burnham 

Police have arrested a man following a bomb scare in Burnham on Saturday evening.

A cordon was set-up in the village after the discovery of chemicals at a house in the Fairway.


Britwell man banned from having pets after he allowed dogs to fight in garden

A lifetime ban on owning animals and a 20-week prison sentence have been served to a man for allowing his dogs to fight.

Beau Tuvey, of Goodwin Road, was sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 22.


Man wearing fluorescent clothing exposes himself in Holyport Road

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man wearing fluorescent clothing exposed himself on the Holyport Road on Monday.

 At about 5.45pm, a woman was driving home and saw the man standing at the side of the road exposing himself.


Anger as parking charges at Wexham Park and Heatherwood increase

A ‘ridiculous' hike in hospital car parking charges has seen the cost double for some visitors.

Minimum car parking charges at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, and Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, were increased on Friday, June 24.


Maidenhead Foodshare moves to new home

Volunteers at Maidenhead Foodshare are hoping to make it a ‘more positive experience’ for users after relocating to a bigger site just down the road.

It was announced in April that the foodbank in King Street would be moving to a bigger rent free site, provided by Housing Solutions.


Willis' fairytale Wimbledon run brought to an end by seven-time champion Federer

Slough’s Marcus Willis has bowed out of Wimbledon with his head held high after a straight sets defeat to the seven-time champion Roger Federer.

The British qualifier's remarkable run to the second round at the All England Club has been one of the fairytale stories of this year’s tournament.

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Update: Man dies following M4 crash

The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.