Stories of the week: June 15 - 21

Stories of the week: June 15 - 21

Stories of the week: June 15 - 21

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.

VIDEO: Highlights from Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot 2013

Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth were among thousands of racegoers who attended Royal Ascot for Ladies’ Day on Thursday.

The Gold Cup meet is one of the most hotly anticipated events in the racing calendar. The Queen is dressed in purple and has attended without her husband.

Sun journalist Jamie Pyatt charged with paying officials for stories

Windsor-based journalist Jamie Pyatt from The Sun has been charged with paying public officials for information.

He is accused of conspiring with public officials unknown to commit misconduct in a public office.

New Windsor 6.32km walkway to celebrate The Queen's reign

A long walk could be created through Windsor and Eton to celebrate when the Queen becomes the world's longest reigning monarch.

The walk could be 6.32m long, linking together more than 60 places of interests. The cultural and heritage highlights will include parks, features and views.

Disabled rights group issues complaint over Crossrail access

A disability rights group has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about posters promoting planned changes at stations in Taplow, Iver and Langley.

The charity has criticised posters displayed at stations which say the new Crossrail service will be 'convenient and accessible'.

Supermarket giant Tesco to fight council decisions

Tesco has launched an appeal against the planning rejections standing in the way of it opening an Express store in the Golden Harp in Maidenhead.

The supermarket has had 10 applications to make material changes to the pub in Furze Platt Road turned down by the Royal Borough this year.

Rival petitions over controversial free school plans

Campaigners on either side of the controversy over plans to house a free school in Stoke Poges are rallying the troops.

Khalsa Secondary Academy is set to open in September at Pioneer House for one academic year using Permitted Development Rights.

Fire wrecks flats in 10-storey tower block

Terrified inhabitants of a 10-storey sheltered accommodation block in Chalvey were warned to stay inside on Monday night as fire swept through a flat in the building.

The blaze started in the bedroom of a second floor flat at Ashbourne House in Burlington Avenue.

UPDATE: Man charged with Drift Road 'arson'

A 35-year-old man has been charged with starting a fire at a bungalow in Drift Road on Monday.

Gustavo Gallardo, of Smithers Hill Lane, Horsham, West Sussex was remanded in custody and was due to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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