The midweek round-up: The most read Advertiser stories of the week so far

Each Wednesday, we bring you a midweek round-up of the five most read stories on the Advertiser site.

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5.) Application submitted to build 28 homes on Poundfield

An application to build 28 homes on Poundfield has been submitted by Berkeley Homes.

The Royal Borough received the plans for the controversial site from the developer on July 28.

4.) Spanish football giants training at Bisham Abbey

International stars from La Liga side Valencia enjoyed a training session at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre this morning.

The squad flew into Luton from Finland on Sunday as part of the team's pre-season preparations, and are staying at Marlow's Crowne Plaza hotel, according to the club's official website.

3.) POLL: Should the new Crossrail trains have toilets?

The first of a new fleet of Crossrail trains took to the test track last week — but a few of our readers feel the service is missing one important feature.

Once launched, the new trains will be able to hold up to 1,500 passengers and will be equipped with air conditioning, walk-through carriages and real-time travel information. They will not, however, have toilets.

2.) Donations flood in after Maidenhead Foodshare burglary

Generous members of the community have stepped up to help Maidenhead Foodshare after it was hit by a burglary on Thursday night.

The break-in prompted an urgent appeal for donations after about £1,000-worth of food was stolen from the foodbank's base in New Market in King Street.

1.) First Crossrail train put to the test

The first of a fleet of 66 trains which will operate  as part of the Crossrail project has been unveiled as it took to a test track in Derby.

The ‘Class 345’ train was put under scrutiny at the Bombardier Transportation test track on Friday, with it due to enter service in May 2017 between Liverpool Street and Shenfield in Essex.

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