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

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5.) Ex-Marlow FC football coach jailed for 15 years

A 'robbery spree' has ended the footballing career of a former Marlow FC coach after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Nathan Ashton, who has also played for Wycombe Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Millwall, pleaded guilty to a host of charges, including robbery, conspiracy to rob and possession of an imitation firearm.


4.) Picture special: Maidenhead Festival 2016

The success of this year’s Maidenhead Festival has proved the town’s critics wrong.

That’s according to festival chairman Lisa Hunter who says the smiling faces of people young and old throughout the two-day event made the months of planning worthwhile.


3.) Mystery surrounds Holyport 'damp patch'

A mysterious ‘damp patch’ on Holyport Green has the parish council baffled.

The circular area, which has been fenced off by Bray Parish Council, appears to keep flooding, however nobody knows why.


2.) Maidenhead Post Office closing date confirmed

Maidenhead Post Office's High Street branch is to close at the end of the summer.

The Crown branch will shut its doors on Wednesday, September 14 – barely eight months after its future was put up for consultation.


1.) Remember When: Keeping cool at Maidenhead outdoor pool

Scorching temperatures were being recorded in the town 30 years ago in 1986.

So many people wanted to cool down in Maidenhead’s open air pool in Cookham Road, staff had to organise sessions and clear out the pool at intervals.

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