The midweek round-up: The five most read Advertiser stories so far this week

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5.) In pictures: Burnham Donkey Derby 2016

Dozens of donkeys dashed round Burnham Park on Saturday as the Burnham Donkey Derby and Spring Fair celebrated its 25th year.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches, attracted thousands as villagers revelled in the summer sunshine.

4.) Maidenhead United FC sign a new Marks-man for the new season

Maidenhead United have signed striker Sean Marks from Braintree Town.

The 30-year-old, who has played more than 300 games for the Iron over an eight year spell, has linked up with former boss Alan Devonshire but admits the decision was made with ‘a heavy heart and a host of memories’.

3.) In pictures: Maidenhead Fire Station hosts open day

Placing Maidenhead Fire Station at the ‘heart of the community’ was the key message at an open day held on Bank Holiday Monday.

Hundreds of people flocked to the town’s fire station, in Bridge Road, and got an up-close look of some of the daily challenges faced by firefighters.

2.) In pictures: New play area opened at Riverside Children's Centre

It is hoped a newly refurbished play area will help bring youngsters at a Maidenhead children’s centre ‘back to nature’.

The Royal Borough-run Riverside Children’s Centre, in West Dean, officially opened its new outside play area on Bank Holiday Monday.

1.) Lengthy sentences for gang who carried out burglaries across Berkshire

A gang who stole cars, laptops and jewellery worth thousands of pounds in a spate of burglaries across Berkshire and Bucks will spend a total of 20 years behind bars.

The group of four men mainly targeted unoccupied homes in Maidenhead, Windsor, Marlow, Flackwell Heath, Slough and Bracknell during a three-month crime spree.


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