09:00AM, Saturday 16 March 2013
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More than 44 retail units are gathering dust in Windsor and Eton town centres with the normally resilient upper Peascod Street suffering most. Figures released show 10-11 per cent of the 440 shop spaces are empty, up from nine per cent in March last year.
Shoppers can look forward to a new-look town centre when work to repave a 125m stretch of Maidenhead High Street gets underway. Starting on April 22 the pavement between Queen Street junction and Costa Coffee will be completely repaved in the first phase of a planned £400,000 upgrade funded by the Royal Borough.
Archaeologists unearthed four Neolithic houses at a quarry in Horton thought to make up one of the oldest settlements ever found in England. The 5,700-year-old foundations to homes were discovered at Kingsmead Quarry by excavators Wessex Archaeology.
The Royal Borough apologised after a computer error led to some residents being sent incorrect council tax bills. The error was spotted by residents who pay their council tax by direct debit, with 'a number of' bills featuring the wrong total for the amount owed.
The sports presenter and commentator Tony Gubba died following a short illness, his family confirmed. Mr Gubba, who lived in Sonning, spent much of his career at the BBC but recently found a new audience waxing lyrical for the ITV series Dancing on Ice.
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The Royal Borough will ask Government to raise its status in the three-tier coronavirus alert system from Medium to High next week.