09:03AM, Saturday 28 September 2013
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A warning was issued about a new drug being used in Windsor and Maidenhead which has left one person hospitalised.
The small blue pill is also known to make users feel energised before becoming highly aggressive.
A martial arts instructor from Slough has become one of just seven people in the world to be awarded with a top honour for karate.
Tomiko Mitsuoka, 64, from Langley, has been training since the age of 18 and teaches karate twice a week at Farnham Common Village Hall.She was awarded the honour of eighth Dan by the World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF) at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
A youth centre threatened with closure was saved at the eleventh hour by a deal to turn it into a charity.Twyford Youth Centre, in Loddon Road, will continue operating after the centre's sub committee agreed in principle a new deal with Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) at a meeting on Tuesday night.
Bhangra beats and bright colours drew in the crowds at Slough Extravaganza.
Visitors were delighted by a flash dance to a performance of Pumbeeri by Birmingham-based singer Foji Gill.
A heated and emotional debate over whether to approve plans to move Oldfield Primary School to a new site ended in stalemate.
More than 100 people packed into the Desborough Suite at Maidenhead Town Hall to hear councillors discuss the merits of the proposal.
A window cleaner was found guilty of being in control of a dog which attacked a tradesman's hand outside Tesco causing him long-term damage.
Paul Eliades, of Rydings, Windsor, appeared for trial at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
A massive overhaul of waste and recycling services will be rolled out across the district next year.
South Bucks District Council (SBDC) will deliver around 40,000 wheelie bins to homes in January and February ahead of the change on February 24.
Wrapped up warm in their blue coats with a mug of hot coffee, the Windsor Street Angels prepare for another night on the town.
The group of five volunteers will be patrolling the streets until at least 3.30am, keeping a watchful eye over the night-time revellers.
The strike action followed a ballot of Fire Brigades Union members last month over 'unworkable' changes to working conditions.
Firefighters walked out of stations across the region for their first strike in more than a decade today.
A war of words broke out this week after the leader of the Royal Borough criticised Slough Borough Council (SBC) over a contract blunder which left a £2.7m gap in its budget.
Conservative Cllr David Burbage, leader of the Windsor and Maidenhead council, spoke out against SBC's mistake.
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Two men suffered stab wounds - with one in a serious condition in hospital - after an incident of grievous bodily harm in Maidenhead early this morning (Saturday).
A new era is on the horizon for Maidenhead as the state-of-the-art Braywick Leisure Centre opens this weekend, but the move will see the town wave goodbye to a key part of its history after 45 years.