Stories of the week: July 9-15

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

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New Prime Minister Theresa May said her Government would not be driven by the interests of the 'privileged few' as she made her first speech in the role on Wednesday evening.

The Maidenhead MP addressed the nation in front of 10 Downing Street shortly after 6pm after being asked by the Queen to form a new Government at Buckingham Palace.

Rapist jailed for life for brutal cemetery attack

A cemetery worker who raped a woman while she was mourning her dead son at Slough Cemetery has been jailed for life.

Christopher Rode, of Granville Avenue, Slough, appeared for sentencing at Reading Crown Court on Monday morning.

Police appeal for help following serious sexual assault in Slough town centre

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Slough on Friday night.

At about 11.30pm, a woman in her 50s was approached by a man close to the Primark entrance of the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre in Slough High Street.

Trial date set for man accused of Marlow Bottom murder

The trial of a man accused of murdering 81-year-old Albertina Choules in Marlow Bottom is scheduled to begin at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, January 3.

Tautvydas Narbutas, 23, of Chiltern Avenue, High Wycombe, faces a charge of murder and two attempted section 18 GBH offences.

Royal Borough confirms multi-million pound deal with Maidenhead Golf Club

More than 1,500 new homes look set to be built on Maidenhead golf course after a multi-million pound deal was signed by Maidenhead Golf Club and the Royal Borough.

The contract, which will see the council buy back Maidenhead Golf Club’s lease, will include the redevelopment of the 130 acre site.

Delight as three-year-old with leukaemia goes into remission

Parents and friends of a three-year-old who has been fighting cancer have expressed their delight that he is in remission.

George Ferriman, from Furze Platt, has spent the last five months battling acute myeloid leukaemia.

Royal Borough launches development partner search for Maidenhead town centre sites

The search for a development partner to work with the Royal Borough on the regeneration of Maidenhead town centre was launched at a special event in London on Thursday.

The council hosted a launch briefing for potential partners to showcase opportunities to develop sites in York Road, West Street, Reform Road and Saint Cloud Way.

Bryony Hollands' father backs petition calling for tougher sentences for criminal drivers

‘Sign it and share it’ is the plea from the father of Bryony Hollands, who is backing a petition calling for stronger sentences for criminal drivers.

Mark Hollands joined the charity Brake at the launch of its campaign Roads to Justice in London on Monday.

Warning after 'near fatal' adder bite in Ascot Heath leaves woman in hospital

A snake bite which left a woman in hospital for five days ‘could have killed her’.

Caroline Farago, 54, was bitten by an adder when walking in Ascot Heath at about 1.15pm on Wednesday, July 6.

Smitten passenger searches for Windsor man who caught her eye in the sky

A chance encounter on a long-haul flight to England has left a businesswoman searching for a mystery man from Windsor.

Love was in the air for Denyse Drummond-Dunn, a global marketing consultant from Switzerland, when she flew back from Miami International Airport to Heathrow on Thursday, June 23.

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