Stories of the week: June 11-17

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.

Will Taylor

Will Taylor

Stories of the week: June 11-17

Man convicted of Slough Cemetery & Crematorium rape

A 30-year-old man has been convicted of raping a woman at Slough Cemetery & Crematorium after pleading guilty at Reading Crown Court on Monday.

Christopher Rode, of Granville Avenue, Slough, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a woman 16 years or over and one count of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Armed robberies carried out at two betting shops in Slough

Two betting shops were raided by an armed robber carrying an imitation handgun within minutes of each other in Slough on Tuesday.

Coral bookmakers in Farnham Road was targeted at 8.32pm before Ladbrokes, in the same road, was hit at 8.38pm.

Two year jail term handed to man who 'ransacked' family home

A man who acted as part of a gang which smashed their way into a home and stole young children’s birthday presents has been jailed.

Nathan Cruikshank, 24, of Broomfield Gate, Slough, was sentenced to two years in prison for burglary and drug offences.

Protester allowed to camp at town hall as rough sleepers receive accommodation

Five homeless people have moved into a half-way house supported by the Brett Foundation.

Sue Brett, who runs the charity and the Maidenhead Foodshare, has been working with the Royal Borough to better support rough sleepers.

Permanent plans for Station Road traffic system released

The northbound one-way traffic flow through Station Road bridge in Burnham looks set to be installed permanently under plans released by the Transport for Slough.

Slough Borough Council is due to decide how best to improve the Station Road and Burnham Lane area for commuters ahead of the implementation of Crossrail.

Tributes paid to husband and wife who died within days of each other

Tributes have been paid to a husband and wife fundraising team after they died within days of each other.

Don and Jill Cawthorne, from Cookham Dean, where they had lived since the early 1970s, were well known in the village and in Maidenhead for their charity work.

Reopening of rail link between Bourne End and High Wycombe discussed

The opening of a railway line connecting Maidenhead with High Wycombe has been under discussion – more than 40 years after it was closed.

Proposals to reopen the link were raised at a meeting of Wycombe District Council’s cabinet on Monday, June 6.

Communities gather together to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

Street parties and celebrations were held across East Berkshire as the Queen celebrated her official 90th birthday this weekend.

This picture special rounds up some of the events which took place to mark the occasion.

In pictures: Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle

Wet weather meant the annual Order of the Garter Service at Windsor today did not have its traditional procession.

The service, attended by senior royals, usually features a colourful procession of carriages through the grounds of Windsor Castle.

New roundabout fountain in Windsor 'looks like a toilet brush'

A fountain that has been described as looking like a ‘toilet brush’ has split opinion in the town.

Hoardings were removed from the feature in the middle of a roundabout in Clarence Road on Thursday to allow soft landscape works to be carried out, giving a first look at the installation.


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