Stories of the Week: May 10-16

Stories of the Week: May 10-16

Stories of the Week: May 10-16

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.

Worker dies following incident at Maidenhead construction site

A construction worker from Wiltshire has died at a Maidenhead building site.

South Central Ambulance Service has confirmed a 'man in his 20s' died after an industrial incident at the construction site in West Street.



VIDEO: Thousands visit first day of Royal Windsor Horse Show


Huge crowds turned out to watch an action-filled programme on 'Windsor Wednesday' of Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Joanna Peck, marketing director for Royal Windsor Horse Show, estimated they had between 8,000-10,000 people on the first day.

Residents left confused over plans for M4 'smart motorway'

A perceived lack of information about plans to make a section of the M4 a smart motorway has left some residents in Slough confused and scared about the future of their homes.


Village society chairman retires after 29 years

A long-serving chairman of The Hurst Horticultural and Cottage Garden Society has retired.

Terry Bunyard, who was chairman for 29 of the 35 years he was involved with the group, was presented with a scarecrow and vouchers for his service.

'Unlawful' animal sanctuary faces closure

The Animal Sanctuary UK in Dorney has been ordered to cease operations and remove its buildings or face legal action.

The order comes after South Bucks District Council refused a retrospective planning application for 36 structures on its site on Orchard Herbs Farm in Lake End Road.

Video & Pictures: Heaven Sent Ball raises £25,000 for Devine hospice appeal

The annual Heaven Sent Ball was held on Saturday and raised £25,000 for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

TV personality and auctioneer Thomas Plant hosted the event, which included a performance by Carol Decker from T'Pau.

Rolf Harris Trial: Alleged victim branded him a 'dirty old man'

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris was branded a 'dirty old man' by a woman who claims he indecently assaulted her 36 years ago, a court heard.

Harris, 84, allegedly molested the schoolgirl twice when she was 13 in 1978, the start of a 16-year campaign of grooming, jurors heard at Southwark Crown Court.

Interpreters cost police more than £130,000 in each of the last three years

Hiring interpreters has cost the area's police more than £130,000 in each of the last three financial years, while the prosecution service is increasing its spending on translation services. The latest figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that in the 2013-14 financial year Thames Valley Police spent £135,151.28 on interpreters in the Royal Borough.

Woman taken to hospital after faulty traffic light collision

A woman has been taken to hospital after two cars were involved in a collision at the Tuns Lane junction.

Firefighters from Slough fire station were called to the junction of Tuns Lane and Bath Road at 7.30am on Wednesday after a set of traffic lights were stuck on red.

Heathrow third runway plan gets mixed reactions

Heathrow has unveiled its final plan for a third runway - to mixed reactions.

Heathrow Airport Ltd chief executive Colin Matthews revealed on Tuesday that a final route for the proposed £15.6 billion 3km runway is now prepared - between Sipson and Colnbrook. 

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