Stories of the week: January 12-18

Stories of the week: January 12-18

Stories of the week: January 12-18

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.

1. Snow: Maidenhead town centre in pictures

With snow falling across the area, Advertiser and Express photographer Ian Longthorne was out and about in Maidenhead town centre on Friday morning. Scroll through the gallery of snow photos.


2. Maidenhead named a hotspot for buy-to-let property 

A national newspaper named M aidenhead as one of the top buy-to-let hotspots in the country as property investors enter the increasingly lucrative market. It was named second on a Daily Telegraph list of the best places in the UK to invest, placing it above larger towns and cities including Cambridge, Bristol and central Ma nchester.




3. Council approves new £2.5million M arlow Rowing Club

The former Marlow Rowing Club building will have a new £2.5million facility after it was destroyed in a fire in August 2011. Royal Borough councillors approved the plans at a meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall. A new building will replace the former boathouse and sculling shed with a purpose built clubhouse, including a bar, gym and five boat bays.


4. Dorney Lake to remain off limits to the public until February

Dorne y Lake will remain off limits to the publi c until at least the end of January due to reinstatement work taking 'longer than expected'. Villagers have launched a Facebook campaign, Reopen Dorney Lake, calling for the Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue to open its doors again to walkers.


5. Brawl between football teams ends with broken jaws

A  reserve team football match ended in a fight which left four players in hospi tal with two requiring operations for broken jaws. The game between Slough Town Reserves and Easington Sports Reserves descended int o an on-field brawl after a Slough Town player allegedly attacked the Easington goalkeeper after receiving a red card.


6. Helicopter crash at Vauxhall causes train delays

A helicopter crash in London caused major delays on the trains from Windsor to London. So uth West Trains said the route was experiencing major disruption because of the closure of Vauxhall Station, near the location of the crash.

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