Stories of the week: August 20-26

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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Men armed with sword and sledgehammer rob Slough bank

Two men carrying a sword and a sledgehammer robbed a bank in Slough on Tuesday.

At about 2.50pm, the two masked men entered Natwest bank in Buckingham Avenue.

Man taken to hospital with multiple injuries following kidnap and assault

A man was treated in hospital for several injuries following an assault and kidnap in Slough on Saturday.

Officers received a call at 7.40pm about the incident in Concorde Road.

Witnesses wanted after ‘nasty attack’ at Ascot Racecourse

Witnesses of an assault at Ascot Racecourse are being asked to come forward.

At about 9.30pm on Saturday, August 6, a 30-year-old man was assaulted by two men outside of the ticket office, close to the exit of the racecourse.

Praise heaped on Maidenhead's Olympic heroes

Praise has been heaped upon Maidenhead athletes following Team GB's record-breaking success at the Rio Olympics, and the town's sports clubs hope to capitalise on it.

A range of medal winners are based in the area, including Kate Richardson-Walsh, who captained the women’s hockey team to gold in the Olympic final.

Expulsion threat to councillors over leaks

Threats of expulsion from the Royal Borough’s Conservative Party group have been made against councillors caught leaking details of internal business.

The promise to deal harshly with dissent among the ranks was made by the leader of the council, Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Maidenhead Riverside), following revelations about the ‘sacking’ of Cllr Philip Love from the cabinet last month.

Picture special: GCSE results day

Photographers Matthew Phillips and Ian Longthorne were out capturing the celebrations as thousands of students received their GCSE results across East Berkshire on Thursday.

This photo gallery of celebrations from the day features students from schools in Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor.

Datchet man jailed for selling illegal erectile dysfunction medicine

A man who sold more than 450,000 doses of unlicensed erective dysfunction medication has been handed 10 months in prison.

Atilla Fodor, of Arthur Road, Datchet, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday.

VIDEO FEATURE: Exclusive tour of The Curve

After years of planning the multi-functional The Curve is due to be opened next week. Express reporter Hannah Crouch was given an exclusive sneak peak of the facility ahead of its grand opening.

POLL: Should a satellite grammar school be built in Maidenhead?

With the Royal Borough saying it will continue to explore the possibility of building a satellite grammar school in Maidenhead, the Advertiser asked the public whether not they backed the idea. Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts too.

Rogue cow causes havoc on A404

The antics of a rogue cow left traffic unable to moo-ve on the A404 on Monday night.

In udderly unbelievable scenes, police hoofed it over to the dual carriage way, near Bisham, shortly after 9pm to try and catch the cow.

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