Stories of the week: September 1-7

Stories of the week: September 1-7

Stories of the week: September 1-7

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.

Mum urges cyclists to wear helmets after son's horror fall

A mum whose teenage son was thrown from his bike in Old Windsor and suffered multiple injuries has thanked the friends who helped him - and urged cyclists to remember their helmets.

Lucas Rymes, 14, was riding on a BMX track when he fell, knocking himself unconscious for two or three minutes.


 VIDEO: Wacky racers return for the Gravity Grand Prix 2013

Racing grand pianos and bubble-blowing buggies were the order of the day at the Gravity Grand Prix held in Cookham Dean yesterday.

Now in its seventh year, participants competed to make the fastest, most elaborate and creative downhill racing kart.


Mystery over pictures of naked women regularly dropped in alleyway

Mysterious photos of naked and scantily-clad women have caused a stir after they began to make regular appearances around an alleyway in Boyn Hill in Maidenhead.

The soft-core images have been appearing on the footpath running between Westborough Court and Boyn Hill Road for the last two or three months.


Khalsa Secondary Academy opens for first day of term

Students flocked to Khalsa Secondary Academy in Stoke Poges for the start of its first term.

Run by the Slough Sikh Education Trust (SSET), the school will be based in Pioneer House in Hollybush Hill for one academic year.

VIDEO: Archaeologists excavating at Kingsmead Quarry

Important archaeological finds continue to be made at Kingsmead Quarry in Horton.

Wessex Archaeology have been excavating at the site in Stanwell Road since 2003.

The team clear the archaeology prior to the gravel coming out of the ground, operating about a year ahead of the quarry operation.

Campaigners baffled after speed sign put in facing wrong direction

Road Safety campaigners have been left baffled after a sign to tackle speeding was set up to warn motorists travelling away from their road.

Residents of Fairfield Road in Burnham petitioned for improved safety after a series of accidents in the street, which they said was due to speeding cars driving down Dropmore Road.



 Traffic delays following house fire in Windsor Road

Traffic delays were caused in Maidenhead after a shed fire spread to the roof of a house.

Five fire crews were called to the blaze in Windsor Road, near The Binghams and Braywick roundabout, at 10.26am.

The roof of the house was 80 per cent damaged by fire but the family escaped unharmed and firefighters rescued their pet cat and salvaged most of their belongings.

Rocker 'Fil with an F' talks about his time on X-Factor

If you watched The X-Factor at the weekend you will no doubt recognise this long-haired rocker from Maidenhead.

Fil Henley, or 'Fil with an F' as he quickly became known, was seen auditioning twice for the judges on the ITV talent show on Saturday and Sunday.


Anger over Legoland traffic experiment

A two day experiment aimed at easing the notorious Legoland traffic jams left weekend drivers bewildered and furious.

Father-of-two Curt Hopkins, 45, of Hermitage Lane, Windsor says the experiment which saw the double traffic lights turned off at the notorious double junction of Clewer Hill Road, Imperial Road and St Leonards Road merely caused chaos.

He said: "All it achieved was to bring a farcical end to a summer of traffic woe.

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