Stories of the week: Dec 7-13

Stories of the week: Dec 7-13

Stories of the week: Dec 7-13

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: Oldfield School move plans unanimously agreed

A debate which has been raging since 2011 finally came to an end as plans to move Oldfield Primary School to Bray Road were approved.

Watch our video here.

Brave victim reveals her 'pity' for sex attacker

The brave victim of a sexual assault has spoken of her 'pity' for the man jailed for attacking her in her own home. Daniela Vinci, of Slough, waived her legal right to anonimity to speak out about the crime, after facing up to Joseph Mwaura, 20, in court to give the evidence that brought him to justice.


Shock death of Dedworth Middle School pupil from bacterial meningitis

Shocked pupils and staff are coming to terms with the sudden death of a pupil from Dedworth Middle School.

A letter to parents sent out by headteacher Stuart Muir on Wednesday, December 4 revealed that Kaspar Reinula died suddenly the evening before.


Council has 'no option' but offer greenbelt land to housebuilders

A senior councillor has said the Royal Borough has no option but to offer up areas of protected greenbelt land to housebuilders. The council has released a list of 23 greenbelt locations as potential development sites which would go towards meeting its Government-set target of providing 12,627 households before 2030.


VIDEO: Food tasting at Wexham Park Hospital

Would you voluntarily eat hospital food?

Visitors and staff had the chance to try some of the meals that patients are served up at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough at a food tasting session last week.

Tasters were then able to give their feedback on the dishes that were on offer.


£100m Thames crossing needed to ease bridge traffic

A senior figure at Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) has said the only way to avoid queues of cars waiting to cross Sonning Bridge would be to build a new £100m Thames crossing. Motorists have faced long waits during peak times since the bridge was reopened after a three-week closure for repairs last month.


Furze Platt teacher detained in Mandela's prison shares stories with pupils

The death of Nelson Mandela has inspired a maths teacher unjustly imprisoned at the same time and place as the leader to share his experience with hundreds of pupils. Jerome Langenhoven was detained as a young teacher for singing the national anthem.

Slough High Street goes digital

A new initiative to help shoppers find coupons for stores in Slough town centre on their smartphone has been launched. The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Balvinder Bains, Shelly Ford, town centre manager, and a mascot from smartphone app company MoLo Rewards, launched the Digital High Street scheme.


VIDEO: Turkey carving at Copas Farm

Most people will be tucking into a delicious turkey on December 25.

But many will be worried about carving it. Copas Turkeys in Cookham have been offering a series of masterclasses to take the stress out of Christmas Day.

Tom Copas junior shows you how to carve your bird here.


VIDEO: Travel author begins filming for Italian adventure

A travel author who dreams of being the next Michael Palin has embarked on his very own Italian job.

Luke Darracott has turned his writing hand to presenting for a pilot episode of a new series called Italy by Vespa, under the guidance of Spanish director Roque Madrid.


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