Stories of the week: April 23-29


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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.

Slough man who stashed 6kg of heroin in his bathroom handed prison sentence

A hefty prison sentence has been handed down to a 25-year-old Slough man who stashed 6kg of heroin in his bathroom.

Anxelo Shahu, of Bridlington Spur, will serve 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to supply almost £2million worth of class A drugs.

Police appeal for witnesses after Windsor stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Windsor on Sunday morning.

According to Thames Valley Police, the 39-year-old had been ‘involved in an altercation’ with a group of people in Paddock Close at about 7am.

Council backtracks on plans to introduce Sunday parking charges in Maidenhead

Councillors backtracked on a decision to introduce Sunday parking charges in Maidenhead after a petition was presented to the Royal Borough.

The plan to introduce charges was branded ‘illogical’ and with a ‘heavy heart’ Cllr Rayner proposed a motion to defer their introduction until at least 2017/18.

Fraudster stole from children's sports clubs to bankroll 'lifestyle he could not afford'

The victims of a fraudster who stole thousands of pounds from two children’s sports clubs have called on him to make an apology.

Grant Farrell, 52, pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud and one count of theft, including stealing from Windsor Swimming Club and Slough Junior Athletics Club.

Petition to keep Hare Hatch Sheeplands open rejected by council

The petition supporting Hare Hatch Sheepland’s bid to remain open has been rejected by the council – despite reaching more than 10,000 signatures.

It was dismissed by Wokingham Borough Council on the grounds it does not accept petitions relating to planning decisions.

Mother and four-year-old son treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

A mother and her four-year-old son needed hospital treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to a home off the Crescent in Maidenhead at about 2pm after the carbon monoxide alarm had started sounding.

Praise from headteacher after Bisham School comes out of special measures

A headteacher has praised the work of staff and parents who lifted her school out of special measures and has vowed to fight to keep raising standards there.

Hayley Broad, head of school at Bisham Primary, was speaking after it was confirmed last week the school had been taken out of special measures.

SportsTALK: Scandal at Slough

A match fixing scandal which has rocked Slough Rugby Club is the focus of this week's SportsTALK.

Graeme, Dan and David discuss the news that the Greenies have been docked 25 points following a 'phantom game' with Chipping Norton which was never played.

In pictures: Arsenal Charity Team takes on Stand Out For Autism XI

Actors, former professional players and even a reporter were among the footballers who lined up to take part in a charity match at the home of Maidenhead United.

A crowd of about 800 crammed into York Road for the match between an Arsenal FC Legends side and a team representing Stand Out For Autism.


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