Stories of the week: Nov 30-Dec 6

Stories of the week: Nov 30-Dec 6

Stories of the week: Nov 30-Dec 6

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.

New campus and private hospital plans unveiled by Claires Court

Major changes to Claires Court which involve a new campus and the construction of a private hospital at its Junior Boys site in Maidenhead Thicket have been announced.

The independent school is proposing the sale of its sites in College Avenue and Ray Mill Road East to fund a multi-million pound project which will see all of its pupils educated at a new campus off Cannon Lane.

It is also looking to sell part of the land to the east of the school site to create a new hospital which will offer treatment for both NHS and private patients.


VIDEO: Police investigator talks about evidence that convicted murderer

A judge has told a cold-blooded killer he is likely to die behind bars as punishment for the 1981 murder of a teenage girl.

Colin Campbell, 66, will serve a life sentence after being found guilty by a majority verdict of murdering teenager Claire Woolterton in 1981.

Her naked mutilated body was found in Barry Avenue, Windsor, on August 28.


Not enough land to meet spiralling school places demand

The chief executive of Slough Borough Council (SBC) has said the town doesn't have the space to build up to eight new schools it needs to cope with booming population numbers.


Golf course layout changed after park users hit by balls

Rogue golf balls saw Hurst Golf Course close its gates for four days following safety concerns.Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) commissioned a risk assessment which highlighted 'significant' safety worries.

The WBC owned course, located within Dinton Pastures Country Park in Davis Street, was closed from November 25 to November 28.

In pictures: Household Cavalry homecoming parade

A homecoming parade saw 200 soldiers from the Household Cavalry march through Windsor town centre on Wednesday to mark their final return from Afghanistan.

The Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne, attended the event and saluted them as they marched past the Guildhall.

Murder Trial: Defendant says he was attacked with wheel brace

A defendant accused of organising the ambush of a Chalvey man following a petrol station row says he was attacked himself.

Aiden Wall, of Gordon Road, Camberley, is on trial at Reading Crown Court alongside Leon Baptiste and Tyrone Lake. They are all accused of the murder of Kamran Maman.

In pictures: Santa dash raises cash for hospice charity

Fun runners pulled on Father Christmas outfits on Sunday to help raise valuable cash for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

The charity's first Santa Dash saw about 180 people of all ages tackle a 5km route around Home Park in Windsor, generating more than £5,000 for the charity.


Oldfield parents hand over 800 signature petition supporting move

Members of a group lobbying to move Oldfield Primary School to Bray Road marched from the school's current site to the town hall, where they presented their 800-person petition to councillors. The Oldfield Action Group is made up of parents and residents who support the proposed £9 million move.


Footpath near train station closed due to 'leaves on the path'

A train company has shut a commuter cut-through in Ascot because of 'leaves on the path'.

A footpath linking Ascot Train Station to Ascot High Street was closed by South West Trains three weeks ago in mid-November due to leaves on the path causing a slip hazard. Gates at the entrance of the footpath have been shut to prevent people from accessing the path, which also leads to Ascot Racecourse and Heatherwood Hospital. Signs have also been put up.


'Super sale' as community project closes down

A community project is shutting up shop and everything must go in a 'super sale'.

Founder and manager Margaret Ringer has decided to call time on the Burnham Oasis Project after 13 years.

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