Stories of the week: December 29 - January 4

Stories of the week: December 29 - January 4

Stories of the week: December 29 - January 4

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. New Year's Day house party ended in stabbing and assault

Two men were assaulted in Slough after two attacks on New Year's Day. A 51-year-old was stabbed during a party in Beaumont Road and four hours later a 27-year-old was assaulted in Cornwall Avenue. Police believe the attacks are linked.



2. Dumped on New Year's Eve: Cold puppies trapped inside box

Five puppies heartlessly dumped outside a cats and dogs home may have been bred as Christmas presents but failed to sell. The 12-week-old English Bull Terrier cross puppies were found outside Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s centre in Old Windsor on New Year's Eve. They were trapped inside a small plastic box, scared and cold.



3. Fans welcome at Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson's funeral

Fans of the great Gerry Anderson were invited to attend his funeral next week. Gerry, who died on Boxing Day aged 83, created legendary television puppet shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray from studios on the Slough Trading Estate.


4. New Year Honours: We speak to local people on 2013 list

The 2013 New Year Honours list included a host of community stalwarts as well as high-achieving Olympians and Paralympians from across the area - including Katherine Grainger and Sophie Christiansen. We spoke to them about being included on the Queen's list.


5. Couple start 2013 by facing eviction with four babies under two

A miracle mum who gave birth to two sets of twins in 12 months says she is 'terrified' about the year ahead. After having her dream family, Carla Sodhi and husband Jagjavan, from Horton, are facing life in a B&B with their four young children. They were served a section 21 eviction notice in November.


6. Dustin Hoffman film Quartet starring Hedsor House out in cinemas

Audiences across the world have been enchanted by Berkshire's Highclere Castle since it rose to fame as the home of TV series Downton Abbey. Now Taplow's Hedsor House looks set to enjoy similar screen glory as Beecham House; the setting of new British film Quartet.


7. Snow-covered Long Walk shot voted favourite photo of 2012

This snowy scene on the Long Walk to Windsor Castle was chosen as the favourite photo of 2012. Advertiser and Express readers voted for the winning picture, taken after a heavy downpour of snow in February.

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