Stories of the week: April 25-May 1

Stories of the week: April 25-May 1

Stories of the week: April 25-May 1

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

Visit our websites every Saturday for the main news stories over the last seven days in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham. Click on the links to read the full story.


Prison sentences for men involved in robbery and assault in Desborough Park

A gang of Maidenhead muggers have been sentenced for their involvement in a violent robbery and assault of a man in Desborough Park.

Two men, Danny Little and Michael Keeley, and two boys, aged 17 and 16 were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday.


Maidenhead man stuck in Nepal where his family's home has been destroyed

An appeal has been launched to raise cash for a Maidenhead man in Nepal whose family lost their home in the earthquake.

Ashok Gaywali was visiting his family near Kathmandu when the earthquake struck on Saturday. More than 5,000 are believed to have died.


Collision in town centre after car turns 'into opposing traffic' on dual carriageway

Part of Braywick Road in Maidenhead was blocked for about an hour following a collision between a Blue Volkswagon Polo and a Black Vauxhall Astra.

Police were called to the incident at about 11.29am, which blocked part of the road northbound into the centre of town near the junction with Shoppenhangers Road.


Hare Hatch Sheeplands staff told they face job losses

Hare Hatch Sheeplands is making plans to cutback on staff as the garden centre begins work to comply with WBC enforcement action.

Owner, Rob Scott, addressed employees on Tuesday to inform them that the reductions would have to be made as they shut down parts of the centre.


Trio of burglars who stole copper from Maidenhead house receive lengthy sentences

Three men who stole copper from a house in Maidenhead have been sentenced to a total of more than 11 years in prison.

Shannon Perry, 29, of St Patricks Close, Shane Perry, 31, of Ladybank, Bracknell, and Colin Wilton, 27, of Launton Road, Bicester, were charged for a burglary.


Man injured after mini dumper truck overturns in Slough

Firefighters were called to assist a man who was injured after a mini dumper truck overturned in Slough this afternoon.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) received a call at about 2.45pm about the incident in Oldway Lane, Cippenham.


The Queen presents new colours to the Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle

The Queen presented New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle on Thursday.

Her Majesty was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the ceremony in the Quadrangle at the castle.


In pictures: Thousands of Sikhs take part in Vaisakhi festivities in Slough

A sea of orange descended upon the streets of Slough on Sunday as the birth of Sikhism was celebrated.

The annual Vaisakhi festivities saw thousands of Sikhs take to the streets in their traditional orange attire as they enjoyed a parade through the town.


Vet saves Labradoodle after sewing needle gets stuck in pet's liver

A vet has described the mystery of how a sewing needle ended up lodged in a family dog’s liver as the most unusual case of his career.

Emma Wilding and her husband Gareth took their ailing Labradoodle, Buddy, to Hall Place Veterinary Centre in Lee Farm, on Saturday, April 11.


POLL: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Last week, councillors in Slough approved a motion calling for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the right to vote.

A motion was put forward by Labour councillors at a meeting on Tuesday, April 21, stating youngsters are ‘knowledgeable and passionate’ enough about their community and capable of engaging in the democratic system.

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