Stories of the week: May 24-30

Stories of the week: May 24-30

Stories of the week: May 24-30

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.



Tributes paid to Owen Fulton who died after falling from car park

A man who died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Maidenhead was a ‘loyal and lovely person’ says his former boss.

Amir Kabal, owner of On Time Cars in Queen Street has said that Owen Fulton who worked as a taxi driver at the firm since it opened eight years ago was ‘like part of the family.’

Neglected puppies rescued in council raids

Neglected puppies found starving and covered in their own filth in Slough have been rescued.

Slough Borough Council (SBC) led two raids on Wednesday, May 21, on puppy farms following complaints from residents.

Row breaks out over Queen pub u-turn by Royal Borough

An unprecedented 'about turn' by the Royal Borough over plans to redevelop the Queen pub site in Dedworth Road has erupted into a public row with the man behind the scheme.

Sundeep Saxena designed the plan to build 12 flats and a small business on the Queen site for SLJ Property Developments Ltd. 

In pictures: Sonning Scarecrow Trail

Famous faces and well-known scenes transformed a village for its two day Scarecrow Trail. The trail sees villagers put up their hand-made effigies outside homes and around Sonning.

The biennial event raises money for village amenities and attracts thousands of visitors. There were 58 different scarecrow displays around the village.

Taplow says no to 'waste of money' double-yellow lines

Plans to paint double-yellow lines in Institute Road have been branded 'a waste of money' by Taplow Parish Council.

Bucks County Council is set to make the length of the road a no waiting area to stop congestion during rush hours.

Highways Agency releases plans for A404

The Highways Agency has released plans of work due to be carried out on the A404 in an attempt to ease traffic congestion.

The new scheme will widen the A404 northbound and Marlow Road approaches to the Bisham roundabout to increase capacity and improve traffic flows, at an estimated cost of £1.8m.


Young dad with brain tumour 'over the moon' about fundraising support

Kind-hearted Advertiser readers thrown their support behind a campaign to raise £150,000 for pioneering treatment that could save the life of a brain tumour dad. The family of Matt Rackley say he is thrilled with the response from the community after news of the drive to fund cutting-edge proton therapy in America, a procedure not available on the NHS, was featured on last week's front page.

Body of a man pulled from Datchet river

The body of a man was pulled from a river in Datchet on Sunday evening.

Police and firefighters from Langley were called to The Myrke at 5.39pm after receiving reports of a man in the water.


Volunteers needed for new community projects

A new volunteer programme to help the elderly in Slough is looking for fresh faced helpers who want to do good in the community.

The Britwell Good Neighbourhood project, which is part of the Royal Voluntary Service, is looking for volunteers aged 18 and upwards.

Kaiser Chiefs release music video filmed in Maidenhead 

The Kaiser Chiefs have today released the video for their new single, Meanwhile Up In Heaven, which was filmed at Carters Steam Fair inMaidenhead.

The band were spotted at the fair at Pinkneys Green on Thursday, May 8.

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