Stories of the week: May 28-June 3

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Maidenhead Golf Club agrees deal which will see land converted into housing

More than 1,300 new homes look set to be built on Maidenhead golf course following a multi-million pound deal between the club’s board and the council.

A document seen by the Advertiser reveals the club will receive £12m to give up the lease within seven years.

Eyewitnesses feared 'someone must have died' after Royal Windsor Way car fires

This is the terrifying moment two cars burst into a ball of flames after a crash on Royal Windsor Way.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a ‘screeching of tyres’ and a ‘loud bang’ as a Volkswagen Golf and Seat collided on the road just before 6.15pm on Sunday.

CCTV released after woman is punched and knocked unconscious in Windsor

CCTV images have been released after a woman was punched and knocked unconscious outside a pizza takeaway in Windsor.

Police believe the man pictured may be able to help with the investigation after a 36-year-old woman was punched in the face outside Papa John’s.

Leader fears town will revert to 'sleazy Slough' amid rumours he will be removed

The leader of Slough Borough Council has vowed to fight for a ‘credible group of people’ to be part of the cabinet, if he is removed as leader on Monday.

An extraordinary full council meeting is due to take place where councillors are set to discuss a motion which is calling for the removal of Cllr Rob Anderson as leader.

Legoland has 'no plans' to introduce ride which council spent £95,435 trying to block

Legoland says it has no plans to build a controversial haunted house ride, despite winning a planning appeal which cost the Royal Borough more than £95,000.

A Freedom of Information request showed the inquiry, which took place at Royal Windsor Racecourse in October, has so far cost the borough £95,435.

Let's Rock the Moor clean-up allowed travellers onto Cookham Moor

Travellers who moved on to a Cookham field were able to do so because of work to clear Marsh Meadow after Let’s Rock the Moor.

The annual 80s festival saw thousands of people descend on the village on Saturday, May 21, for acts like the Human League and Jason Donovan.

Backlash over decision to cut bus service between Windsor and Maidenhead

The decision to cut a vital bus service connecting Windsor and Maidenhead has been met with a backlash.

From Sunday, June 12, the number six service run by Courtney Buses will stop, following a cut in funding from the Royal Borough.

Lengthy sentences for gang who carried out high value burglaries across Berkshire

A gang who stole cars, laptops and jewellery worth thousands of pounds in a spate of burglaries across Berkshire and Bucks will spend a total of 20 years behind bars.

The group of four men mainly targeted unoccupied homes in Maidenhead, Windsor, Marlow, Flackwell Heath, Slough and Bracknell during a three-month crime spree.

Datchet bridge officially renamed in memory of man who lost his life in Jubilee River

A footbridge in Datchet has been officially renamed after a young man from Langley who drowned in the Jubilee River.

Family and friends of 20-year-old Michael Scaife gathered for a ceremony on Friday which saw the footbridge at The Myrke in Datchet renamed Michael’s Bridge.

Grand plans for Windsor Link Railway scheme revealed

It’s been billed as ‘the biggest planning application in the history of Windsor’.

And if you take a quick glance at the latest drawings for the Windsor Link Railway (WLR) released this week, it’s easy to see why. The project, a brainchild of the former Royal Borough councillor George Bathurst, pledges to revolutionise train travel in Windsor.


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