Stories of the Week: August 9-15

Stories of the Week: August 9-15

Stories of the Week: August 9-15

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.

Benefit cheat councillor did 'disservice' to the community

A benefit cheat councillor was told he had done a 'disservice' to the community as he was sentenced by magistrates.

Cllr Peter Lawless was sentenced at Slough Magistrates’ Court last Friday after admitting illegally claiming extra housing benefit payments and failing to declare a borough council allowance of nearly £20,000 over a three-year period.

Woman dies after being struck by train

Commuters faced delays on Thursday morning after a person was hit by a train at Slough train station.

At about 7.30am,  First Great Western tweeted: "Due to a person being hit by a train at Slough all lines are currently blocked. 

Cliff Richard issues statement over police search of his Berkshire apartment

Sir Cliff Richard has issued a statement following the news that police had been searching his apartment in Sunningdale.

The statement was issued through an agency on behalf of Sir Cliff, who is currently abroad.

Success as Channel swimmers make it to France

A pair of swimmers raising money for community causes have successfully swum to France.

Hannah Young and Stuart Bowman, who do not know each other, both separately completed the gruelling 21 miles on Tuesday, August 5.

Merged Burnham and Taplow Health Centres will bring 'enormous benefits'

Bosses at Taplow and Burnham Health Centres say their merger will boast 'enormous' benefits for new patients after a final push from campaigners to block it.

Patients of the Taplow surgery in Minton Rise have fought against its closure since plans were announced in June.

In pictures: A-levels results day

Students across East Berkshire and South Bucks have been receiving their A-levels results and we've been on hand to capture the joy and relief from pupils.

Our photographers have been in attendance at a number of schools across Maidenhead, Slough and Langley.

Legoland's haunted house proposal refused planning permission

A haunted house attraction planned by Legoland Windsor has been stopped.

In a surprise move on Thursday night, councillors on the Royal Borough's Windsor urban development control panel ignored their officers' advice and refused permission to let it go ahead.

Street named after first Sikh to live in Maidenhead

The family of the first Sikh to live in Maidenhead are overjoyed after it was announced that a street will be given their family name.

Sant Kharak Singh Bhamra, who passed away in 2004, moved to Maidenhead in the 1960s and was later joined by his wife Gian Kaur and four children.

In pictures: Retro Festival 2014

Dressed to impress with liberal use of curlers and hair gel, thousands of visitors enjoyed the return of the Retro Festival.

White Waltham Airfield was taken over by dozens of period attractions across the weekend from Friday to Sunday celebrating the best of the last century.

POLL: What do you think of Tom Kerridge's plan for new restaurant The Coach?

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has revealed details of his plans for his new culinary haunt in Marlow.

The celebrity chef is proposing to provide a takeaway breakfast hot dog, live sport and a no-booking policy when The Coach opens in November.





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