Stories of the week: June 4-10

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Stories of the week: June 4-10

CCTV images released after robbers armed with crowbars raid supermarket

CCTV images have been released after masked men armed with crowbars robbed a Sainsbury's Local in Wootton Way on Monday.

The group stormed the shop at about 11pm and jumped over the till and opened the shutters of the cigarette counter before putting cigarettes into a large bag.

Unexplained death of woman in York Road not being treated as suspicious

Paramedics and police were called to York Road on Tuesday following the 'unexplained death' of a woman.

At about 5.30pm on Tuesday there were four ambulances parked on the corner of Park Street and York Road near the Anchor pub.

Councillors walk out of meeting as Slough Borough Council leader resigns

A number of councillors walked out of a meeting on Tuesday as key changes were made at the top of Slough Borough Council.

At the extraordinary full council meeting, Cllr Rob Anderson resigned from his position as leader before a motion calling for his removal could be discussed.

Crown court date set for men charged with child sex offences

Four men will appear at Aylesbury Crown Court next month in relation to multiple child sex offence charges.

The men, from Maidenhead, Flackwell Heath and Wooburn Green were charged in April as part of Operation Royce along with four other men from outside the area.

'Fault' traps customers in petrol station for 40 minutes as it fills with artificial smoke

Bewildered customers got more then they bargained for when they stopped at a Dedworth Road petrol station on Sunday afternoon.

A ‘technical fault’ caused the shop’s electronic doors at the Shell petrol station to close automatically – trapping staff and customers inside for about 40 minutes

Advice issued by police after spike in house burglaries in Maidenhead

A house crime warning has been issued in Maidenhead after a big increase in burglaries in the first week of June.

The number of house burglaries more than doubled over the past week when compared with the whole of May.

Flash floods hit Windsor and Slough

Residents of Winvale and Vale Grove in Slough were forced to leave their homes on Tuesday night as torrential rain caused sewage infested water to seep in.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said ‘smelly’ water containing sewage began to flood four sheltered accommodation cottages.

More delays expected this weekend for A4 roadworks

Drivers are being advised to avoid the Berkeley Homes construction works on the A4 this weekend as works continue on the new road layout.

Traffic light controls in both directions have recently caused backlogs of traffic on both sides of Maidenhead Bridge.

Affordable houses and 'chickengate' applications refused at planning meeting

Affordable homes in Cookham and ‘chickengate’ applications were both refused at Maidenhead Development Control Panel on Wednesday night.

More than 60 members of the public squeezed into the town hall to hear the application which would see seven affordable houses built near Whyteladyes Lane.

Memories shared at Canadian Red Cross hospital nurses reunion

Memories of high jinks, strict matrons and a great sense of pride were fondly shared at the Canadian Red Cross Hospital nurses reunion on Saturday.

More than 40 nurses who trained and lived together came to St Peter’s Church Hall and reconnected with old friends.


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