Stories of the week: December 8-14

Stories of the week: December 8-14

Stories of the week: December 8-14

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.

1. Police release images to help identify bodies dating back to 1970s

A force-wide operation was launched to identify the bodies of eight people who died in the Thames Valley area dating back to the 1970s. Operation Nightingale is looking into a series of cold cases, including four in Sonning, Dorney, Langley and Slough, that remain unresolved with the victims' identities still unknown.



2. Driver, 41, released by police after horses killed in crash

A suspected drink-driver is due to answer bail after hitting a group of horse riders near Ascot. The 41-year-old was arrested after his black Audi smashed into three horse riders in Winkfield. One horse was killed in the crash and two others had to put down.



3. Decision on Kings Triangle plans for Maidenhead deferred until 2013

A decision on the £152million Kings Triangle development for Maidenhead will not be made until 2013 after council planners opted to defer it. The town's development control panel chose to delay the process to give developer ING Red UK (Maidenhead) a final chance to work on a number of flaws identified in the plans.


4. Slough's top cop: 'There is no EDL march'

'There is no planned EDL activity in Slough.' This was the clear message from Slough's top cop after rumours abounded about a planned protest by the English Defence League (EDL) in the town. The supposed plan was leaked on whistle-blower website EDL News, which says it 'exposes' EDL activity.


5. Abusive neighbour sentenced for harassing gay couple

An abusive neighbour was handed a two-year restraining order after using social media sites to harass a gay couple living above him. Stewart Harding, of Dedworth, admitted causing harassment by sending internet messages at Newbury Magistrates' Court.


6. Slough and Maidenhead will have 4G before 2013

Digital communications company EE announced that 4G will be switched on in Slough and Maidenhead before the end of December. The move will enable a faster internet connection speed for the network's customers in the borough, being five times faster than 3G.



7. Fat Duck chefs remembered in BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals

BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals was in memory of the two Fat Duck chefs who were killed in Hong Kong last month. The Fat Duck in Bray was featured on the BBC TV programme as three chefs went head-to-head to be crowned this year's winner.

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