Stories of the Week: February 1-7

Stories of the Week: February 1-7

Stories of the Week: February 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.


LIVE BLOG: EDL march and counter protests in Slough

Protestors including the English Defence League descended on Slough last saturday.

The Express team were in the town to report on the protests.

See pictures from the protest and a video.



Tributes paid to 'wonderful mum' who died of Sudden Death Syndrome

Tributes have been paid to a popular 45-year-old mother-of-two from Maidenheadafter her sudden death from a hidden heart condition.

Emma Louise Ross, from Boyn Valley Road, was a victim of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - often known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome - which can strike without warning. She died following a bout of unexplained blackouts that had seen her taken to Wexham Park Hospital twice in a week.


Sports Podcast: Debate on Maidenhead United, Maidenhead RFC & Windsor FC

Our experts - Sports editor Graeme Copas and sports reporter Dan Darlington -  delve into the weekend's biggest sports stories for the weekly podcast.

Topping the agenda for the second ever Sports Podcast is debate over the future of manager Johnson Hippolyte at Maidenhead United after he admitted his position could be on the line if United get relegated.


Call for play equipment for all at £500,000 play area

Development of a brand new £500,000 play area has come under fire by parents of disabled children.

The adventure playground at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Hurst, is branded as 'inclusive' but has no equipment accessible for children in wheelchairs.


Noodle Nation waiter launches Crazy Chef game

A hard wok-ing waiter is hoping to hit it big with a side-scrolling game involving an angry Chinese chef fighting off gangsters who didn't pay for their food.

Lifelong Maidenhead resident Mohammad Iqbal has created Crazy Chef Chinatown, a new app which has just been released for iPhones and iPads. It follows 'Crazy Chef', a master in the art of 'kung foo'd'.

Former headteacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

A former headteacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sexual offences against pupils. Roland Peter Wright, of Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, was found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault against five boys aged between eight and 13.

The 83-year-old committed the offences at Caldicott Boys' Preparatory School, in Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, between 1959 and 1970. Wright was headteacher at Caldicott, the former school of deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, between 1968 and 1993.


Hero who saved hundreds attends documentary screening

A screening of the documentary charting the role of a hero who saved hundreds of children from the Nazi death camps was attended by the man himself.

Sir Nicholas Winton was guest of honour at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Altwood Road on Saturday where the documentary film Nicky's Family was shown.


Investigation into the death of Habib 'Paps' Ullah referred to the CPS

An investigation into the death of Habib 'Paps' Ullah has been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide whether it will charge police involved in the case.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has finished its investigation into the death of the 39-year-old Slough resident, who died following a drugs search by police in High Wycombe, in 2008.


Stafferton Way link road plans submitted

Proposals to create a link road between Stafferton Way and Oldfield Road in Maidenhead have moved a step closer after formal plans were submitted.

More than half of Royal Borough adults labelled overweight

More than half of adults in the Royal Borough have been labelled overweight or obese in a shock new report - but still have trimmer waistlines than the national average.

Public Health England said on Tuesday that 55.9 per cent of adults in Maidenhead and Windsor fall into this category.

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