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Stories of the week: October 15-21

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

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Woman, 23, dies following crash on Uxbridge Road in Iver

A 23-year-old woman has died following a three-vehicle crash in Iver on Wednesday.

The accident took place at about 7.50pm on the A412 Uxbridge Road, close to the Crooked Billet roundabout, and police are now appealing for witnesses.


'Town centre needs 6,500 extra parking spaces'

Proposals for a comprehensive parking strategy in the Royal Borough have been unveiled, following a warning that it was ‘extremely urgent’ for a plan to be put in place.

A report outlining a framework for parking matters in the borough was released by the council on Wednesday, ahead of it being presented to cabinet on Thursday.


Borough's adult services staff to be transferred to private company

Hundreds of Royal Borough staff who deliver the council's adult services are set to be transferred to a private company next year.

Optalis, which is owned by neighbouring Wokingham Borough Council, delivers adult services to that council and is set take on 301 Royal Borough staff in April next year.


Skating groups vent frustration over temporary ice rink delays

Frustrated skating groups have demanded answers over the opening of a temporary ice arena.

A special meeting was called on Wednesday by Slough Borough Council (SBC) after ice skating groups had become agitated over the lack of information regarding the opening of the temporary rink.


Mum-to-be says 'cold-hearted' ticket inspector asked for proof she was pregnant

A pregnant mum has branded a rail company 'cold-hearted' after she claimed a ticket inspector asked her for proof she was expecting.

Claire Hillard, who is seven months pregnant, took a seat in first class on Monday after rail delays at Maidenhead Station caused a crowd of people to rush for the train.


Woman arrested after raid on suspected brothel in Maidenhead

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested following a raid on a suspected brothel in the centre of Maidenhead.

Police raided a flat in Regents Court, in King Street, this morning and arrested the woman on suspicion of managing a brothel.


Six sheep put down after 'truly awful' dog attack

*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Vets were faced with a horrific sight after a ‘savage’ dog attack meant six sheep had to be put down.


Maidenhead Target Shooting Club left searching for new home

An historic club is desperately searching for a new home after the council said it has three months to leave its current site.

Maidenhead Target Shooting Club, based in Braywick Park, was told by the Royal Borough on Tuesday its lease will end in January.


Legoland unveils long-term plans to boost quieter months

More indoor rides and accommodation could be introduced at Legoland to create a more even spread of visitors throughout the season.

The theme park in Windsor’s Winkfield Road held a two-day public exhibition at its hotel last week.


Home flooding victim says council has 'to do something now'

A victim of the September flooding will be forced to move out of her home for Christmas while damage can be repaired – and has warned the council it needs to act.

Following the heavy rain, Roseann Carter, who lives in Cox Green Road, has spent the last month living with six dehumidifiers in four rooms, with just one room to sleep in and a kitchen.

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