09:03AM, Friday 08 March 2013
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.
Fire ripped through a home in Datchet on Wednesday morning and claimed the life of Donald Starkey, believed to be in his 80s. He was a father to four sons and neighbours said he was an quiet man. Read the full tribute.
After a lengthy trial a father was found guilty of manslaughter after the death of his baby Jordan who was just five-weeks-old. Simon Hathaway was jailed for nearly seven years. His wife Anne walked free.
It's been a war of words on social media this week. First Bray Parish Council objected plans for new free school Holyport College in Holyport. Their decision led to the administrator of the school's Twitter account criticising the parish of poor democracy. A final decision about the school will be made by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
There's a plan for 27 new homes next to Sandford Farm near Woodley and Charvil. The head of development for Wokingham Borough Council will now make the decision.
Slough Borough Council have the cash to boost trade in the town centre in order to counter the decline of the high street. A new Town Team could be formed to develop a plan. We asked the public this week what they wanted to see in their town.
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The leader of the Royal Borough has been thrust into the national spotlight after calling for police to act on ‘aggressive begging and intimidation in Windsor’ ahead of May’s royal wedding.