Stories of the week: 21-27

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.

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Shocked councillor calls on police to tackle vandalism in Oaken Grove Park

A shocked councillor has called on police to ‘step up to the mark’ to tackle vandalism in Oaken Grove Park.

Cllr Simon Werner says CCTV should be installed in the park after a cafe was vandalised by a group of youths with ‘metal implements’ on Saturday evening.


Who's who in Simon Dudley's Royal Borough cabinet

At Tuesday's annual general meeting of the Royal Borough council new leader Simon Dudley revealed the team he has appointed to key cabinet positions.

Our reporting team takes a look at who has been chosen, their responsibilities and relevant experience.


Charity 'incredibly frustrated' as new mayor blocks meeting

A charity for young ice skaters with special needs says it has become caught up in a ‘political wrangle’ after a meeting to provide it with a temporary home was blocked.

Special People On Ice (SPICE) faces eviction from its current home at Absolutely Ice as the council starts a £7.9m refurbishment of the Montem Lane centre.


Commuter fined for slapping security guard at Slough Railway Station

A commuter has been fined £400 after slapping a security guard during the evening rush hour at Slough Railway Station.

Rajveer Sandhu, of St Paul’s Avenue, was found guilty of one count of assault by beating and not guilty of one count of racially or religiously aggravated common assault.


Organisers forced to defend half marathon as runners label it 'diabolical'

Organisers behind the Royal Windsor Half Marathon River Trail Run have been forced to defend the event after angry participants labelled it ‘diabolical’.

On Sunday about 2,000 runners turned out for the event which is now in its fourth year.   


Twyford road closure leaves businesses concerned

The closure of one of the main routes through Twyford is making life tough for businesses and charities, it was claimed this week.

The A3032 Old Bath Road, which links Twyford and Charvil, was closed to through traffic on Monday for repairs on the mill bridge next to the Wagon and Horses pub.


Pensioner left with broken hip after tripping on Burnham High Street pothole

A pensioner fell and broke her hip after tripping over a pothole in Burnham High Street.

Doreen Fox had travelled from Bournemouth to visit her sister Carol Manning and her husband, John, who live in Burnham Lane.


Artist impressions of £49m development at Wexham Park Hospital go on show

‘Enormous’ changes to the accident and emergency (A&E) department at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough were unveiled on Wednesday.

The £49m plans were outlined at a consultation event at the hospital in Wexham Street.


Monkey Island Hotel submits plans for major refurbishment

A well-known hotel could soon go through a major refurbishment after submitting plans to the Royal Borough.

Monkey Island Hotel, which is currently closed, has submitted plans to demolish the existing outbuildings and renovate the existing Pavilion and Temple buildings.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Let's Rock the Moor 2016

Thousands of revellers refused to let the rain dampen their spirits as Let’s Rock the Moor returned to Cookham on Saturday.

The Eighties music festival took place in Marsh Meadow with the likes of Belinda Carlisle, Sinitta, Aswad and Jason Donovan all performing.

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