Stories of the week: May 14-20

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire.


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Man who died after fall from roof thought to be dad behind ShakeAway in Windsor

Tributes have been paid to the man behind the ShakeAway milkshake bar in Windsor who is believed to have died after falling from a rooftop bar in London.

City of London Police confirmed a man had been pronounced dead after falling from the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Pepys Street on Thursday.

Slough man jailed for child sex offences

A 50-year-old man from Slough has been jailed for more than two years for a string of child sex offences.

Gerard Moran, of Alexander Road, Slough, was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday.

Man took his own life after fearing he was being chased, inquest hears

Paranoid fears that he was being chased by jihadists led a man to take his own life by walking into a path of a train, an inquest has ruled.

Rolf Allen, 50, was killed in the early hours of Thursday, November 26, after he walked onto the railway tracks behind his home in St Chad's Road, Cox Green.

Stolen BMW ram-raids Dedworth corner shop

A stolen car was used in an ‘ambitious’ ram-raid at a Dedworth convenience shop on Sunday.

The car reversed into London Food and Wine, a Best One shop in Longmead, at about 11.20pm.

Council leader accused of 'bringing the authority into disrepute'

The leader of Slough Borough Council (SBC) has been accused of ‘bringing the authority into disrepute’.

A motion which calls for the removal of Cllr Robert Anderson as council leader was published on Thursday in the agenda for an extraordinary council meeting.

New leader says he wants Royal Borough 'for everyone, not just millionaires'

It has been a busy first week as leader of the Royal Borough for Cllr Simon Dudley who says he wants to build a borough ‘for everyone, not just millionaires’.

Housing, saving money and forming better relationships between staff and councillors have all been set as priorities by Cllr Dudley.

Highways and transport cabinet member steps down

Cllr Colin Rayner has stepped down from his role as lead member for highways and transport.

Cllr Rayner said he has ‘let down the people of Maidenhead’ after problems with the Nicholsons car park system and the overspend on the Stafferton Way link road.

In pictures: The Queen's 90th birthday party on The Long Walk

Families and friends packed on to the Long Walk in Windsor on Sunday afternoon to watch the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations on big screens.

About 5,000 people, who won tickets for the party through a ballot, enjoyed the last of the weekend sunshine.

Council 'horrified' by footage showing cars driving on pavements to avoid traffic

A dashboard video camera has caught two drivers in Slough finding their own ways to avoid traffic jams in the town.

The first clip shows a driver using the pedestrian pavement on the opposite side of the road to avoid tailbacks on London Road on Thursday, May 12.

Warning that 'hazardous' caterpillars could be making their way to Slough

People in Slough are being asked to look out for caterpillars which pose a health hazard.

The oak processionary moth (OPM), which, according to the Forestry Commission ‘are a hazard to tree, human and animal health’, live and feed off oak trees.


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