The midweek round-up: The most read Advertiser stories of the week so far

Each Wednesday, we bring you a midweek round-up of the five most read stories on the Advertiser site.


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5.) Thunderstorm weather warning issued for Berkshire

Normal summer service is set to resumed today after the Met Office issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain.

After yesterday's hottest day of the year, heavy thunderstorms are expected to develop across the country this afternoon and evening.

4.) 'Don't Pokémon and drive' warning from Thames Valley Police

It's the mobile app that is taking the world by storm — but Pokémon Go users have been urged to use some obvious common sense when playing the game.

Millions have signed up to play since Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game where users hunt pocket monsters with names like Pikachu and Charmander using the GPS on their phone, officially launched in the UK on Thursday.

3.) Theresa May officially opens new shops in Maidenhead

Even at the height of the leadership battle Theresa May took time to open two shops last weekend.

A charity shop in the High Street celebrated its fifth birthday and a new premises, which was unveiled by the MP before the leadership race came to its surprise end.

2.) Maidenhead United FC winger Barratt on trial at Bristol Rovers

Maidenhead winger Sam Barratt has been on trial with League 1 side Bristol Rovers this week and could be set to play in their friendly against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke has been running the rule over Barratt, who’s impressed supporters despite making only a handful of appearances for the Magpies over the past two seasons.

1.) Long-serving staff retire from Newlands Girls' School

Golf trips and grandchildren are among the various retirement plans for five staff members leaving Newlands Girls' School this week.

Assistant headteacher Sue Kidd is the longest-serving of the retiring staff, having joined the school in Farm Road in January 1979 as a PGCE student.


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