Stories of the week: May 3-9

Stories of the week: May 3-9

Stories of the week: May 3-9

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.


Media flocks to first day of Rolf Harris trial

Australian and British journalists packed Southwark Crown Court's press and public gallery for the opening day of TV celebrity Rolf Harris' trial.

Harris, who lives in Bray, is charged with 12 charges of indecent assault, on four girls aged between seven or eight and 19, between 1968 and 1986. He denies all charges.

Burglar makes cups of tea after being found in cupboard

A burglar who was discovered hiding in a cupboard made cups of tea for the relatives of the owner of the house he burgled in Clewer.

The burglary happened at 9pm on Wednesday at a property in Kipling Court as relatives returned from shopping for an elderly relative who lived at the house.

Parish council 'delighted' at Khalsa decision

A parish council has said it is ‘delighted' at a decision to reject an application to create a permanent school site in Stoke Poges.

Councillors at a South Bucks District Council planning meeting decided to refuse an application to change the use of Pioneer House, in Hollybush hill, into a school site.

Wokingham Borough Council leaks details of up to 18,000 voters

Wokingham Borough Council has admitted that 18,000 names and addresses from its electoral register may have been leaked and used by companies for marketing. 

The council says the names 'may have been disclosed in error to third parties for marketing purposes'. It has written to those who could have been affected.

Depot traffic is our 'worst nightmare'

A backlash against waste lorries has continued with householders saying they have turned a Burnham road already blighted with problems into their 'worst nightmare'.

Road safety campaigners in Fairfield Road say the new South Bucks District Council (SBDC) recycling depot in Dropmore Road has increased the number of large vehicles thundering down their street.

Kaiser Chiefs film at Carters Steam Fair in Maidenhead

Chart-toppers The Kaiser Chiefs have been in Maidenhead shooting the video for their next single.

They have been filming with Carters Steam Fair in Pinkneys Green for Meanwhile Up In Heaven, which is taken from their No.1 album Education Education Education & War and will be released on June 30.

VIDEO: Fiona Devine on six months of hospice campaign

Six months has passed since the Alexander Devine charity launched its ambitious campaign to raise £5m to build Berkshire's first children's hospice. 

Advertiser and Express reporter Lucy Golding visited the charity's offices in Slough to talk to founder Fiona Devine about how the mission is going so far.

Police appeal for information after two die in crash

Police are appealing for information after two people died in a crash on Sunday afternoon.

A red Honda motorbike and a green 3-series BMW crashed on the A412 Uxbridge Road near the junction of Wexham Park Lane at about 1pm.

SportsTALK: The only way is up

In this week's podcast special Michael and Graeme look back all the play-off drama as Slough Town secured promotion.

In a dramatic turnaround, The Rebels snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Kettering Town to advance into the Southern League Premier Division.

VIDEO: Crossrail: A new link to London

The multi-billion pound Crossrail railway project is well on the way to completion and transforming transport for commuters into the capital.

Reporter Michael Owens and photographer Nick Parford visited Royal Oak and Paddington in West London to see how construction is progressing.




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