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Stories of the week: November 5-11

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

Carl Walker: Family pays tribute to a 'beautiful person'

A popular 26-year-old who died after being hit by a car in the early hours of Sunday has been described as a ‘beautiful person’ and ‘a ray of sunshine over Maidenhead’.

Friends, family and colleagues have paid tribute to Carl Walker, who was killed in an accident with an Audi A3 on the A404 near Burchetts Green.


Woman's body found in Bray cemetery

The body of a woman has been found at Bray Parish Cemetery.

Police were called to the cemetery in Windsor Road at 8.51am on Monday after a member of the public discovered the body of a woman.


Bowling alley robber who attacked employee with crowbar jailed for 10 years

A robber who attacked a bowling alley employee with a crowbar in Maidenhead has been jailed for 10 years.

John Paul Buckley, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, after he admitted raiding the Tenpin bowling alley in Holmanleaze on June 12.


Speeding driver tells court: "It felt like the angel of death was chasing me"

A man who was involved in a three-car pile up which killed an Old Windsor driver has said he was driving at twice the speed limit because he thought the ‘angel of death’ was chasing him.

Audi TT driver Amar Ali Waqar, 23, from Queens Road, Slough, is accused of causing death by dangerous driving after allegedly racing Arslan Shoukat in their cars in Bath Road, Slough, on December 7 at 2.30pm.


Maidenhead police officer who 'abused his position of trust' is sacked

A police officer based in Maidenhead who 'abused his position of trust' by using confidential records for personal reasons has been sacked.

PC Matthew Stocker, was dismissed without notice for gross misconduct following a one-day hearing at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington on October 28.


Youths attack man with ‘for sale’ sign and injure woman on Halloween

A group of youths who attacked a man with a ‘for sale’ sign and injured a woman on Halloween are wanted by police.

At about 8pm on Monday, October 31, about 12 youngsters were throwing eggs at people in Horton Road, Datchet.


Cox Green campaigners hold rush-hour protest against school's plans

Campaigners, councilors and their dogs spent early Monday morning protesting against Claires Court Schools’ expansion proposals in Cannon Lane.

More than 50 people attended the peaceful protest organised by Cox Green Says No.


Controlled explosion carried out at Desborough College

A controlled explosion was carried out at Desborough College on Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to the school, in Shoppenhangers Road, at 12.04pm following reports a chemical, 2,4-DNP, needed disposing of.


School budget cuts predicted by teaching unions

Schools across the town remained tight-lipped about figures released by teaching unions claiming they faced significant budget cuts in the next four years.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) published figures on Friday estimating schools in the Royal Borough stand to lose out by a total of more than £3.5 million from their budgets between now and 2020.


POLL: Should Dedworth’s new park be named Parky McParkface?

A Royal Borough councillor has said there is more chance of him winning the Windsor Triathlon than Dedworth’s newest park being named Parky McParkface.

Work is currently underway to transform a boggy football pitch into an eight acre modern park on land at the back of Broom Farm Estate and last week Cllr Ed Wilson launched a competition to name it.

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