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"26.04.2017 14:52:54" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police close off alleyway between Malvern Road and Gardner Road An alleyway between Malvern Road and Gardner Road in Maidenhead has been closed off by police. Thames Valley Police officers are stationed by the path and a forensic investigation van is parked in Malvern Road. Police have been contacted for more UPDATE: Police believe there may be 'evidence relevant to a current investigation hidden/buried in the alleyway'.
"26.04.2017 13:58:18" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council makes £73k from parking enforcement on just two roads The council made more than £73k from parking enforcement from just two roads in the last financial year. Figures published by the council under a Freedom of Information revealed the most expensive road in Maidenhead and Windsor. Park Street in Windsor and The Royal Borough made a lot of money out of just two roads in the last financial year.
"26.04.2017 10:47:19" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk UKIP MEP announces intention to stand for election in Maidenhead UKIP MEP Gerard Batten has announced he intends to fight Theresa May's Maidenhead seat at the General Election. Batten, who is the UKIP spokesman on Brexit, said in a statement he expects to be formally adopted as the candidate for the party tomorrow. He "I believe that Mrs May intends to betray Brexit – and I am looking forward to explaining exactly how during the campaign."
"26.04.2017 08:04:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Holyport War Memorial Hall could be torn down and replaced A village venue used to host events and parish council meetings could be torn down and rebuilt under new plans. Attendees of the Holyport War Memorial Hall's annual general meeting, held on Thursday, heard issues with the Moneyrow Green building's roof "It is getting to the point where if the village does not come together and start moving then there will be a point where there won't be a village hall."
"25.04.2017 20:20:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police issue burglary prevention advice for spring and summer Home security advice has been issued to residents in Windsor and Maidenhead as the weather improves. Thames Valley Police is warning burglaries can increase during the spring and summer months, with thieves taking advantage of open doors and windows. The Thames Valley Police is warning burglaries can increase during the spring and summer months, with thieves taking advantage of open doors and windows.
"25.04.2017 16:44:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters and police called after burst water main spills onto road A leak from a water pipe left caused a flood in Stamford Road earlier today (Tuesday). A crew from Maidenhead Fire Station was called to the scene at midday to assess the scene and block off flooded areas. Firefighters, who were there for two hours,
"25.04.2017 14:19:14" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk REVIEW: Gabriel at the Theatre Royal Windsor Gabriel is at the Theatre Royal Windsor until Saturday, April 29 Find out what our reviewer thought of thriller Gabriel, set in Nazi-occupied Guernsey and starring Paul McGann and Belinda Lang.
"25.04.2017 11:07:14" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Musings from the editor's chair: Time to stop steamrollering the critics and start listening There's a lot said about the effects of absolute power. But one of the most worrying aspects of an unassailable majority is it creates the delusion of infallibility – and the consequences of that are serious, not just for local democracy but for the "The council has become an echo chamber of validation where contrary opinions are either easy to dismiss or discouraged from ever being voiced."
"25.04.2017 08:00:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Donations collected for fight against Bourne End and Wooburn homes A campaign group fighting plans for hundreds of new homes in Bourne End and Wooburn collected donations on Saturday to fund future legal battles. The Keep Bourne End Green group has been fighting against Wycombe District Council's proposals to build 750 If the council adopts the 750 home proposal as part of its local plan, Keep Bourne End Green plans to launch a legal challenge.
"24.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pictures & Video: Maidenhead District Scouts celebrate St George's Day Hundreds of beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers celebrated St George's Day on Sunday with a day of games at Braywick Nature Centre before renewing their promises. Maidenhead District Scouts kicked off celebrations by marching from Howarth Road to the Hundreds of beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers celebrated St George's Day on Sunday with a day of games at Braywick Nature Centre before renewing their promises.
"24.04.2017 16:19:55" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk PICTURE SPECIAL: Maidenhead United 1-2 Ebbsfleet United Maidenhead United didn't get the result they needed to win the National League South title at York Road on Saturday. A sell-out 3,337 crowd packed in to the ground to watch the Magpies' clash with second-placed Ebbsfleet United, knowing just a point would Maidenhead United didn't get the result they needed, but more than 3,000 fans made it a memorable day at York Road on Saturday.
Check out our bumper photo gallery from the game.
"24.04.2017 13:28:31" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: Site unsuitable for building new hospice Regarding plans to site a new Thames Hospice near Bray Lake, I would like to state clearly we are all very appreciative of the hospice's work but they are looking to move to a site which is unsuitable on a number of grounds. In addition to building on More from our letters page and concerns about the proposed new Thames Hospice near Bray Lake. Do you think the site is appropriate?
"24.04.2017 10:25:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Revised plans submitted for Hindu community centre near Boulter's Lock A fresh planning application to build a Hindu community centre near Boulters Lock has been sent to the council. It is a revised submission by the Hindu Society of Maidenhead, with the previous application having been withdrawn in December because of The current plan for the centre, which would be built on land adjacent to the car park in Lower Cookham Road, includes six new parking spaces and the building would be situated further from the rest of the car park.
"23.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Headline acts announced for Maidenhead Festival The headline acts have been announced for this year's Maidenhead Festival. The two-day event, which is free for everyone to attend, takes place on July 22-23 in Kidwells Park, next to the Bath Road. Saturday's concert, which is followed by a fireworks
"23.04.2017 14:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Temporary reprieve for under-threat Wargrave Fire Station Wargrave Fire Station was given a temporary reprieve on Tuesday as the Fire Brigades Union called on the Berkshire fire service to lobby central government to end its 'ideological driven austerity'. The station was at risk of closure as the authority
"22.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Scrutiny panel takes no further action over Forest Bridge School decision A panel voted to take no further action after a report about the future of Forest Bridge School was 'called-in' to an overview and scrutiny panel. On Thursday, March 23, the Royal Borough's cabinet agreed a Heads of Terms arrangement which would allow
"22.04.2017 17:54:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United's title challenge to go down to the wire after they lose to Ebbsfleet United Maidenhead United 1, Ebbsfleet United 2 Maidenhead United's title challenge will go down to the wire, and their final match of the season at relegated Margate on Saturday, after Ebbsfleet United came from behind to inflict a first home defeat of the The title race will go down to the last game of the season.
"22.04.2017 14:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan consultation on hold until after election The next Borough Local Plan consultation is 'on hold' due to pre-election restrictions. The Royal Borough confirmed that the regulation 19 consultation, all neighbourhood plans at consultation stage, and a planned consultation on an expansion to the
"22.04.2017 13:19:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Man found in River Thames pronounced dead in hospital A man was found in the river near Bourne End Marina last night (Friday) and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Thames Valley Police were called to the scene at about 11.50pm following reports of a man in the River Thames. Paramedics and A man pulled from the River Thames has been pronounced dead in hospital.
"22.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Officers had 'available opportunity' to tell councillor CCTV cameras had been switched off, report finds An investigation report into why Royal Borough councillors were not informed eight CCTV cameras were no longer in operation has been published today. The report found council officers failed to inform Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental
"21.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council may back out of pool cars contract A contract for 13 pool cars for Royal Borough staff could be cancelled early as they are not being used enough. The council agreed a three-year lease for a fleet of petrol-powered Minis in January 2016 at a cost of £60,000 per year. But each car is only
"21.04.2017 15:11:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Theresa May visits Maidenhead GSK factory on campaign trail With election campaigning now in swing, Prime Minister Theresa May visited GlaxoSmithKline's Maidenhead factory today (Friday) to speak to staff and reporters. Praising her constituency in her opening speech, the Maidenhead MP said: "I am only Prime "I am only Prime Minister because I am an MP, and I am only an MP because people here in Maidenhead put their trust in me too. I never forget that fact."
"21.04.2017 14:25:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United tickets sell out as Theresa May sends message of support Advance tickets for Maidenhead United's showdown clash with Ebbsfleet United have now sold out. No tickets for Saturday's clash at York Road will be available for sale on the day, and anyone arriving without a valid ticket will be refused entry. The No tickets for Saturday's clash at York Road will be available for sale on the day, and anyone arriving without a valid ticket will be refused entry.
"21.04.2017 13:30:39" Slough Express & Windsor Express The Queen's 91st birthday has been marked with a traditional miniature 21-gun salute on the Long Walk today. Happy birthday!
"21.04.2017 11:14:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Community group has offer accepted for Craufurd Arms pub Pub-lovers have celebrated after winning the bidding for a popular Maidenhead watering hole followings months of fundraising and investment. The Craufurd Arms, in Gringer Hill, looks set to be purchased from the Wellington Pub Company by the Craufurd Arms “It is there for everyone, for generations to come.”
"21.04.2017 08:06:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Grandmother's dance medals posthumously awarded after more than 70 years The accolades of a dancing grandmother have been posthumously awarded more than 70 years later. Joan Bourne, nee Butler, lived in Maidenhead for 30 years and was a well known figure at Maidenhead Town and Desborough bowls clubs. After she died on January
"20.04.2017 20:20:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk London Marathon: Meet the runners People from across the area are limbering up to take part in the 37th London Marathon on Sunday. It's the first time many have faced the 26.2-mile endurance challenge. Here are some of their stories. Good luck to everyone running in this year's London Marathon!
"20.04.2017 17:20:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk M4 carriageway to close overnight for 10 nights for resurfacing works An M4 carriageway will be closed overnight from junctions 8/9 to 10 for resurfacing near Shurlock Row later this month. Work to the westbound carriageway is set to take place on Thursday, April 27 and is expected to take 10 nights to complete (Monday to One to watch out for from next week.
"20.04.2017 14:14:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk POLL: Was Theresa May right to call an early General Election? With MPs voting in favour of a snap election in June yesterday, the Advertiser's Stephen Delahunty took to the streets to see how much support there was for the decision in the Prime Minister's back yard. Surprised but supportive was the general reaction We spoke to shoppers in Maidenhead town centre about whether it was the right decision. Let us know your thoughts.
"20.04.2017 11:18:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk York Road set for 'biggest crowd in living memory' when Maidenhead United take on Ebbsfleet One of the biggest York Road crowds in living memory is set to watch Maidenhead United's title defining clash with Ebbsfleet United on Saturday. Chairman Peter Griffin said ticket sales had been going really well and warned fans not to assume they'll be York Road will be rocking on Saturday as Maidenhead United look to secure the National League South title.
"20.04.2017 08:14:47" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidonians to get 'first dibs' on new houses Born and bred Maidonians are set to have 'first dibs' in a multi-million pound scheme which will see more than 1,000 new homes created in the town centre, the council has said.
"19.04.2017 19:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lowbrook Academy rejects latest Royal Borough expansion offer Thirty children will miss out on a place at Lowbrook Academy this September after the school rejected the Royal Borough's latest offer to help it expand. Last month, the school in The Fairway, Cox Green, told parents it would only be able to take 30 “It remains the school's ambition to become a two-form entry school. However, to do so, we must not compromise the existing education of our pupils by taking on a substantial loan.”
"19.04.2017 15:56:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after Sonning Bridge crash leaves two in hospital A 24-year-old man from Maidenhead has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a crash on Sonning Bridge which left two people in hospital. A Volkswagen Golf and a Volkswagen Polo collided near the Great House Hotel in Thames Street last night,
"19.04.2017 14:08:21" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 16-year-old suffers serious head injuries after being punched and kicked in Burnham A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he was punched and kicked by another boy in Burnham on Thursday. The grievous bodily harm incident took place at 6.30pm in a park in St Peter's Close. The victim was involved in an altercation with a boy Can you help police?
"19.04.2017 11:46:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cousin appeals to missing Maidenhead man to get in touch The cousin of a missing pensioner from Maidenhead has pleaded with him to get in touch. Michael Asher has been missing since last month and is believed to be in Dorset after he bought a train ticket to Poole and boarded a train in Maidenhead at lunchtime "Michael please get in touch, I'm just so worried about you and want to know where you are."
"19.04.2017 08:32:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Summerleaze signs 'promotion agreement' for 40-acre site earmarked for housing A company which specialises in promoting sites so that they gain planning permission has announced its 'promotion agreement' with a Maidenhead mineral extraction business over potential homes in Spencer's Meadow. The site, in Maidenhead Road, is in the "We believe that the land at Spencer's Meadow is one of the most suitable areas for residential development contained in the RBWM draft plan, and that IM Land will promote the area to achieve a development complementary to the character of the area in a
"18.04.2017 19:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Norden Farm hosts Give it a Go sessions Circus skills, dancing, magic and stop motion film making were all on offer at the Norden Farm Give it a Go day. On Good Friday, about 700 children made their way to the arts centre in Altwood Road to try their hand at something new. There were 41
"18.04.2017 14:19:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk More than 85 per cent of Royal Borough pupils get into first choice schools More than 85 per cent of pupils in the Royal Borough have been offered a place at their family's first choice primary, infant or junior school. The borough said 97 per cent of families have been offered one of their preferences for September on National
"18.04.2017 11:07:34" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Joint-venture development partner announced for key town centre sites Housing developer Countryside has been selected by the Royal Borough to become its joint-venture partner for key town centre sites. The developer will deliver a multi-million pound regeneration of Maidenhead town centre and will focus on the redevelopment The developer will deliver a multi-million pound regeneration of Maidenhead town centre and will focus on the redevelopment of York Road, West Street, Reform Road and St Cloud Way.
"18.04.2017 10:09:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LIVE: Theresa May announces snap General Election Theresa May has called a snap General Election for Thursday, June 8. The Prime Minister made the announcement in a surprise statement outside Downing Street this morning. She said the nation needs strong and stable leadership following the outcome of the Updates to follow.
"18.04.2017 08:02:44" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Football round-up: Maidenhead United have one hand on title after comfortable win at Truro City Truro City 0, Maidenhead United 3 Maidenhead United have one hand on the National League South title this evening after Sean Marks first half double helped the Magpies to a 3-0 win at relegation threatened Truro City. The victory, which maintains the The Magpies will be crowned champions if they pick up just a point against Ebbsfleet at York Road on Saturday.
"16.04.2017 15:38:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk St Piran's pupil has head shaved for Fight for George campaign A St Piran's School pupil has raised thousands for the Fight for George campaign after being touched by the community response to it. Mackenzie Foxcroft, 11, has battled with his own health problems, which is why when he heard about the campaign for
"16.04.2017 08:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Residents' association seeking compensation following Thames Water sewage spill fine A community is seeking compensation following a series of sewage spills. Little Marlow Residents' Association has written to Thames Water seeking redress after the firm was slapped with a record fine for unleashing more than a billion litres of sewage
"15.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead planning panel set for reshuffle after councillors are removed A reshuffle of councillors sitting on a committee that can approve or refuse planning applications is underway. The Royal Borough's Maidenhead Development Management Panel, which makes decisions about planning applications in the town and can refuse or
"15.04.2017 12:12:11" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Plans submitted for temporary police station in Marlow A temporary police station could be set-up near Marlow Football Club. Thames Valley Police has submitted plans to Wycombe District Council (WDC) seeking permission to place two temporary buildings at the site in Oak Tree Road. According to the proposal,
"15.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bray residents get update on Maidenhead Waterways project Assurances that the Waterways project will make Maidenhead a go-to destination have been made at a meeting in Bray. Residents had the chance to ask questions about the progress of the Maidenhead Waterways project at Bray Parish Council Electors Meeting on
"14.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Search starts for Advertiser Top Pet 2017 The Advertiser has launched the 2017 search for the area's favourite pet. The aim is to celebrate our nation's love of animals by finding the top dog, perfect puss, gorgeous guinea pig or fabulous fish in Maidenhead and the surrounding area. The There are no classes or entry criteria apart from the requirement for all entries to be domestic pets – no matter how weird or wonderful.
"14.04.2017 14:38:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Runners meet Theresa May at annual Maidenhead Easter 10 Runners who kicked off the Easter weekend with a 10 mile run round Maidenhead Office Park this morning (Friday) were surprised to see the Prime Minster there. Theresa May took a break from her busy schedule and donned a fluorescent bib to marshal the
"14.04.2017 11:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk SportsTALK: Champions! SportsTALK is in a celebratory mood this week after Maidenhead RFC and Marlow RFC secured their respective titles this weekend. Maidenhead are on their way up to the National League 3 South West after a 38-17 victory at Reading Abbey secured top spot for SportsTALK is in a celebratory mood this week after Maidenhead RFC and Marlow RFC secured their respective titles at the weekend.
"14.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillors hit back at Advertiser report on meeting attendance Councillors were quick to respond with criticism to a feature on their attendance published in last week's Advertiser. The article found 19 out of 56 councillors missed a quarter or more of their council meetings from April 2016-April 2017. The
"13.04.2017 20:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough opens Thrift Wood Farm parkland to public An extra 86 acres of parkland has opened just in time for the Easter break, the Royal Borough announced today. The extension to Ockwells Park, in Ockwells Road, includes new walkways and woods with routes than can take up to an hour to hike over. A total “It is positively blooming at this time of year with wildflowers and blossoming trees that can be enjoyed by everyone and would make a perfect day trip during the Easter break."
"13.04.2017 17:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Musings from the editor's chair: Scrutiny provokes town hall tantrum You can't help but wonder sometimes just what bubble our political masters at the town hall exist in. Take, for example, the reaction to last week's feature on councillors' attendance records. It presented each elected member's attendance at meetings "Despite having it pointed out ad nauseum that all the data came from the council website, Cllr Hill went on to attack the work ethic of my reporters, tweeting one at about 6am and taking him to task when he didn't reply within 24 minutes."
"13.04.2017 14:33:53" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Recycling centre user's fly-tipping fear over new rules New rules for recycling centres could lead to an increase in fly-tipping, according to a user who was turned away last weekend. Leslie Phillips, a sales and marketing worker, of Camden Road, Maidenhead, issued his warning after he was refused access to “I can't believe that people are driving specifically to dump it at Maidenhead, and if they are getting turned away from Maidenhead they will dump it at the side of the road.”
"13.04.2017 11:32:52" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Alexander Devine Children's Hospice nearing completion Construction of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice is almost complete, 18 months after ground was broken on the site. The £6.8m building in Woodlands Park will be the first children's hospice in Berkshire and will include a hydrotherapy pool, a The Alexander Devine Children's Hospice is nearing completion.
"13.04.2017 08:28:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Oldest gay in the village' finally receives apology for gross indecency conviction A former Burnham villager has expressed his delight after receiving an apology from the Government for his conviction for gross indecency nearly 50 years ago. George Montague, 93, was in his mid-40s when he was originally convicted, which he claims was “It made my day. I wasn't guilty of anything, only being able to love another man.”
"12.04.2017 19:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Buses to replace trains to Paddington on London Marathon morning Runners in this year's London Marathon have been thrown a hurdle courtesy of Great Western Railway and Network Rail. Buses will replace trains between Reading and London for electrification works on the morning of the event, due to be held on Sunday,
"12.04.2017 16:00:35" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Coroner rules death of 83-year-old Beatrice Stafford was an accident The death of a missing elderly woman whose body was discovered on land near the Gullet footpath in Maidenhead last year was an accident, an inquest heard today.
"12.04.2017 14:33:24" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead's Stand Out For Autism wins £46k in lottery funding Community support has helped an autism charity secure nearly £50,000 in funding from The People's Project. Stand Out For Autism (SOFA) appeared on ITV on Monday, March 20 as one of five good causes which could win a share of the cash in a public vote. The Congratulations Stand Out For Autism!
"12.04.2017 11:27:54" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Gin in the Park event coming to Maidenhead this summer Gin-lovers in search of a chance to enjoy their favourite drink in the outdoors this summer will find a new Maidenhead event to be just the tonic. Set in the Thames-side Guards Club Park, in Oldacres, on Gin in the Park will be a free event for all the Will you be going to this?
"12.04.2017 08:27:10" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters urge caution after being called to out-of-control bonfire An out-of-control bonfire damaged a shed and a house yesterday afternoon. Firefighters from Maidenhead were sent to a home in Brunel Road at about 12.30pm after the blaze spread to a fence. One crew took about 45 minutes to bring it under control. No one
"12.04.2017 08:03:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Get Advertiser news alerts on WhatsApp The Advertiser is making it even easier for you to stay up-to-date with the latest breaking news and major news story from across East Berkshire and South Bucks.By signing up to our new WhatsApp serv Get breaking and major news updates sent directly to your smartphone with our new WhatsApp alerts service.
"11.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan: 'Not ready for population surge' As the council works on the final draft of its borough-wide local plan, the Advertiser is running a series of articles raising issues that need to be addressed before the plan becomes 'set in stone'. The articles have been developed with the independent The last of our series of local plan features looks at whether or not the town will be able to supply the infrastructure to cope with a population surge. Let us know your thoughts.
"11.04.2017 16:31:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Think before you drink' message from brother after inquest into death of 26-year-old Carl Walker The twin brother of a 26-year-old man who died after being hit by a car on the A404 has urged people to 'think before you drink'. The inquest into the death of Carl Walker from Castle Hill, Maidenhead, was held at Reading Coroner's Court today. Mr Walker “It's very clear to me that it was a pure accident. I would advise people when you're out to look after each other and to think before you drink."
"11.04.2017 14:23:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United fan thanks club for 'huge support' after completing 109-mile charity trek Family, friends and even Yorkie the Magpie joined a Maidenhead United fan as he took the final steps of a 109-mile charity walk on Saturday. Following the club's 5-1 victory at Bath City the previous week, supporter Tristan Browning hiked from the West Well done Tristan!
"11.04.2017 11:12:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Proof of Royal Borough residency to be required at Stafferton Way recycling site Users of the Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre will need to provide proof of residency when they dispose of waste there, the council has announced. The move is an attempt to reduce the amount of rubbish brought to the site from outside the Royal Do you think the changes are a good idea?
"11.04.2017 08:08:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough announces extra investment in bus services An extra £150,000 could be spent per year on Royal Borough bus services if councillors approve the funding this month. The rise would bring the total yearly spend to £840,000. Some of the money would be used to bridge a gap between the end of a number of
"10.04.2017 19:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Musings from the editor's chair: Don't shoot the messenger – sometimes they shoot back As I write this in my bunker at 'Tiser Towers I can hear the distant thud of social media artillery as borough councillors take to Twitter to engage in that age-old political tactic of 'shooting the messenger'. Don't like it that the paper is shining a "Don't address the criticism. Just discredit the article and question the integrity of those who've written it. That's much easier."
"10.04.2017 15:35:16" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Missing Maidenhead man Michael Asher believed to have travelled to Dorset A missing pensioner from Maidenhead is believed to have travelled to Dorset. According to an update posted by Dorset Police, which has taken over the investigation from Thames Valley Police, Michael Asher was seen boarding a train to Poole at about “We know Michael has been upset recently and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. It is very out of character for him to go missing like this."
"10.04.2017 12:30:28" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Hurley yacht explosion leaves man in hospital An explosion on a yacht in Hurley yesterday (Sunday) left a man needing hospital treatment. Emergency services were called at about 2.50pm to Hurley Lock, in Mill Lane, following the blast on board the 20ft vessel. Firefighters from Maidenhead and A 66-year-old man was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment
"10.04.2017 10:22:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police officers called to crash in Linden Avenue Motorists are being advised to avoid the area following a crash in Linden Avenue in Maidenhead this morning. The TVP Maidenhead twitter account tweeted a picture of three damaged cars near the junction with Courthouse Road at 10.23am. A police spokesman Updates to follow.
"10.04.2017 08:17:06" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Maidenhead RFC secure South West 1 East title An emotional Russell Bolton praised the club's players and backroom staff for their season's commitment after Maidenhead's 38-19 victory at Reading Abbey secured them the South West 1 East title. Read the full match report here and check out the photo Congratulations Maidenhead rfc!
"09.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog Review: The Ferry in Cookham Anyone local to Cookham knows and loves The Ferry. The Ferry in Cookham gets a review in the latest Feeding time Blog.
"09.04.2017 11:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Launch event held for first Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards A fantastic opportunity' for businesses to showcase themselves has been officially launched at an event in Maidenhead. The first Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards will celebrate the best in businesses in the area. It has been organised by the
"09.04.2017 11:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wargrave Fire Station at risk as public consultation results are announced Wargrave Fire Station could be in the firing line after the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) announced results of its public consultation on plans to save £1.4m today (Friday). The savings, which are being made due to Government funding
"08.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillors defend feasibility study into Bourne End to High Wycombe railway link Cabinet members at Wycombe District Council (WDC) dismissed concerns from councillors about the cost of a £100,000 consultation into the feasibility of a Bourne End to High Wycombe railway link. Last month cabinet approved a high level feasibility report
"08.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Braywick Heath Nurseries celebrates 20th anniversary The first customer of Braywick Heath Nurseries returned to the site on Friday, March 31, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Former mayor Ady Sheldon opened the nurseries in Braywick Park on Monday, March 24, 1997 and purchased weed killer. An anniversary Congratulations!
"08.04.2017 14:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Former Navy signalman and scout troop found passes away The founder of Lent Rise Scout troop and a former Navy signalman described as a 'true pioneer' by his son has passed away, aged 93. Arthur Grout, of Bailey Crescent, Burnham, grew up in Taplow and was an 'avid' young scout, where he learned Morse code and
"08.04.2017 11:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Devonshire says this Maidenhead United squad is the best he's worked with Alan Devonshire has said there's no pressure on the 'best squad he's ever worked with' and is hopeful they'll just go out and play in their final few matches. Maidenhead are on the brink of achieving something very special in the National League South and
"08.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Parish council votes to object to plans for new 28-bed hospice at Bray Lake Claims that a hospice's move to Bray would increase traffic have been refuted by the charity's chief executive. Consultation is currently open on a plan for a new Thames Hospice site at Bray Lake which would combine both Paul Bevan House in Ascot and Pine
"07.04.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Construction to begin on £49m emergency unit at Wexham Park Hospital Construction work is due to start today (Friday) on a new £49m emergency unit and assessment centre at Wexham Park Hospital. The four-storey building will have an emergency department with children's and minor injuries units, and 36 major injury rooms.
"07.04.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Runner given all-clear for Sahara marathon A 29-year-old woman running 'the toughest race on earth' to raise money and awareness for a cardiac charity has been cleared to race before the event begins today (Friday). Charlotte Geen, from Pinkneys Road, has entered the Marathon des Sables 2017 Good luck Charlotte!
"07.04.2017 14:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough councillors explain meeting attendance records Nineteen councillors on the Royal Borough missed a quarter or more of their council meetings in the last year. We looked at the attendance records of the 56 serving councillors. There is currently one vacant seat ahead of a by-election next month. The Nineteen councillors on the Royal Borough missed a quarter or more of their council meetings in the last year.
"07.04.2017 10:49:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk UPDATE: Two lanes reopen westbound after collision between junctions 6 and 8/9 Two lanes have reopened westbound between junctions 6 and 8/9 of the M4 following a collision this morning.The Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Twitter account said at 11.22am that two vehicles ha Updates to follow.
"07.04.2017 08:05:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough gives Lowbrook Academy new offer to expand Future plans at an over-subscribed primary school are in doubt after a shortfall in funding has left it unable to expand. Lowbrook Academy in Cox Green told parents on Wednesday, March 29 the school would only be able to take 30 pupils next year, instead
"06.04.2017 20:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Taxi drivers to get penalty points for taking customers off-meter The results of a consultation about giving taxi drivers penalty points for parking illegally were discussed at a Royal Borough licensing panel meeting on Tuesday. The council received more than 150 responses from taxi drivers in the borough. One, from Good idea?
"06.04.2017 17:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 45 term-time holiday fines dished out by Royal Borough between September and December The Royal Borough dished out 45 fines to parents for taking their children out of school for holidays during the first term of this school year. A total of 51 fines have been issued from September to December, and 45 of these were due to holidays. In Do you think parents should be fined for taking their children out of school for holidays during term time?
"06.04.2017 14:27:28" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillor says he will 'break banks' to give residents good bus service 'If I have to break banks, I will break banks' was the message from the Royal Borough's bus champion, who has assured residents there will be no loss in service after existing routes are scrapped by Courtney Buses. Last month the Advertiser reported Courtney Buses has now confirmed it has reached an agreement with the Royal Borough for a temporary extension to services 8, 16 and 16A until the tendering process is completed.
"06.04.2017 11:25:55" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Foodbank appeal: Easter causes extra pressure for families Stocks at Maidenhead foodbank are very low at the minute due to the Easter holidays. The foodbank, which provides support to 200 people every week, relies on the public to donate food for families in need. Katie Hierons, who works at the foodbank based in Maidenhead foodbank stocks are running very low for the Easter holidays. Find out what you can donate to help out.
"06.04.2017 08:16:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Sir Nicholas Winton memorial garden set to open this summer The Sir Nicholas Winton memorial garden is on track to open this summer. Construction for the garden in Oaken Grove Park began in November and the design includes a bridge, an ornamental pond and fountain, and wild flowers. The garden's design reflects "The project remains on track for a grand opening in the summer when we look forward to welcoming people to enjoy this new space, dedicated to one of Maidenhead's proudest residents."
"05.04.2017 15:11:18" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Fire fighters on the scene at town centre blaze A fire has broken out between Ladbrokes in Queen Street and Grove Road car park. Police are currently on the scene and the fire crew have just arrived on the scene. Updates to follow. https://twitter.com/StephenD_BM/status/849635220127141888 24 calls were made to the emergency services over a fire in Maidenhead town centre.
"05.04.2017 14:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough launches parking consultations for Maidenhead and Windsor A series of parking consultations have been launched by the council, with most asking for residents' views on adding new double yellow lines in Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot, and other areas. Proposals under consideration include adding double yellow lines
"05.04.2017 11:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: Time to unite in getting the best deal for all In 1975 two thirds of referendum voters chose to remain in the Common Market, surveys suggest a similar result might have occurred in 2016 given the same choice. Instead a majority, however narrow, voted to leave the European Union and it might have More Brexit debate from our Viewpoints pages. Let us know your thoughts.
"05.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan: Maidonians of the future will need more than just flats to live in As the council works on the final draft of its borough-wide local plan, the Advertiser is running a series of articles raising issues that need to be addressed before the plan becomes 'set in stone'. We have developed the articles with the independent "Maidenhead needs quality, not just quantity, when it comes to delivering homes."
"04.04.2017 17:22:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New image released of missing Michael Asher from Maidenhead A new image has been released of missing Michael Asher from Maidenhead. Police initially launched an appeal to find the 79-year-old yesterday, saying he had last been seen on Thursday on the A4 Bath Road walking towards the Thicket roundabout. However it It has now been confirmed Mr Asher was seen at about 10am on Friday morning, getting off the number 5 bus at the bus stop in Grenfell Place.
"04.04.2017 16:09:24" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Tarpey picks up player of the month award and no readmission at Maidenhead United matches DAVE Tarpey celebrated winning the National League player of the month for March on Friday, 24 hours before netting a hat-trick in Maidenhead's 5-1 win at Bath City. The striker's exceptional scoring form continued at pace throughout March and saw him You won't be able to pop out of York Road at half-time any more.
"04.04.2017 12:49:05" Slough Express & Windsor Express “This was a frightening experience for the victim who has understandably been left shaken by the incident."
"04.04.2017 11:39:46" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk What's on: Ideas to make the most of the Easter holidays Plenty of activities are on offer over the Easter Holidays for youngsters including Norden Farm's Jump In! festival, Easter crafts in Royal Borough libraries and holiday clubs. Here are a few suggestions: MAIDENHEAD: -Bollywood dancing, circus skills, Looking to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays? Here are a few suggestions.
"03.04.2017 19:40:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: Looking back on Dev's first games In a special edition of Remember when... Advertiser sports reporter Dan Darlington looks back two decades to Alan Devonshire's first spell at Maidenhead United FC. It has been 20 years since Alan Devonshire became sole manager of Maidenhead United in his first spell in charge.
"03.04.2017 19:08:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police at the scene following Tenpin Maidenhead incident Police officers can be seen at Tenpin Maidenhead tonight following an incident earlier today. There are unconfirmed reports a person was stabbed at the centre in Holmanleaze. Both Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance have been contacted for There are unconfirmed reports that someone has been stabbed. Updates to follow.
"03.04.2017 16:16:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough adult services transfer to private company Optalis Adult services run by the Royal Borough transferred to a private company today (Monday), with one councillor suggesting it could be 'the model for the future'. Adult social care centres operated within the council will now be run by Optalis, which was
"03.04.2017 13:19:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police 'increasingly concerned' for welfare of missing 79-year-old from Maidenhead Police are becoming 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of a missing 79-year-old man from Maidenhead. Michael Asher was last seen on Thursday on the A4 Bath Road walking towards the Thicket roundabout. He is described as white, 6ft, thin and bald. He Can you help find Michael?
"03.04.2017 12:03:44" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police issue warning about pointing lasers at planes after Maidenhead incident Police have issued a warning about flashing lasers at aeroplanes following an incident involving a Virgin Atlantic flight on its descent to Heathrow Airport. A Thames Valley Police neighbourhood community alert, which was sent on Wednesday, said the “We take these reports extremely seriously – particularly at this time.”
"03.04.2017 08:54:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters tackle car blaze after suspected arson attack Firefighters dealt with a suspected arson attack last night after being called to car fire in Corfe Place in Maidenhead. The incident, near St Mark's Hospital, happened at about 10.30pm last night. The car, a Renault Megane, was already engulfed in flames
"03.04.2017 08:11:34" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Landowner defends 'harmless development' planned for Kennel Lane The owner of a Cookham Dean farm has spoken of his determination to convert stables and equestrian storage buildings into houses by Kennel Lane. Peter Richards, 70, who lives at Hardings Farm in Hills Lane, and owns the land with the buildings on, hoped The owner of a Cookham Dean farm has spoken of his determination to convert stables and equestrian storage buildings into houses by Kennel Lane.
"02.04.2017 14:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog review: The Oxford Blue, Windsor After an 18-month restoration, The Oxford Blue, which has served as a public house since 1829, has been elevated almost overnight to a culinary icon in the unassuming back roads surrounding Windsor Great Park. After only a month of trade The Oxford Blue Find out what food blogger Lara thinks of the new-look Oxford Blue in Windsor.
"02.04.2017 08:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maersk expands its office space in Maidenhead International transport and logistics company Maersk Line has invested again in Maidenhead by leasing the final area of office space in the Point, it was announced this week. The Danish business will rent the first floor of the nine-storey Market Street
"01.04.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pay rise approved for Royal Borough managing director Alison Alexander was made permanent managing director and head of paid service at a full council meeting last night (Thursday).Councillors in Windsor Guildhall were quick to dismiss concerns about p
"01.04.2017 15:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Braywick Action Group meets to discuss local plan A group of residents united to oppose some of the developments proposed in Maidenhead yesterday evening at SportsAble in Braywick Road. About 180 people are thought to have attended the Braywick Action Group event, which included a question and answer
"01.04.2017 07:50:22" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Long Walk mooted as 'ready-made' third runway alternative for Heathrow A radical proposal to turn Windsor's Long Walk into a 'ready-made' third runway for Heathrow could save millions, it has been claimed. The mooted idea would see current third runway plans scrapped completely and the famous 2.65-mile strip leading away
"31.03.2017 20:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United set for best ever finish but Devonshire only has eyes for the title Maidenhead United are set to achieve their highest ever league finish after claiming a 2-0 win at Bishop's Stortford on Saturday afternoon. United will finish no lower than fifth this season, but boss Alan Devonshire said the squad was simply focused on
"31.03.2017 17:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Schools raise cash for Comic Relief Schools got into the fundraising spirit with a number of Red Nose day related activities last week. At Cox Green School, in Highfield Lane, the student council decided to make use of the great weather and the students' excellent baking skills to challenge
"31.03.2017 14:33:38" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cookham man's bottle digging hobby uncovers Maidenhead's brewery past A 'history hunter' from Cookham has collected more than 700 bottles which give an insight into Maidenhead's brewing past. Stuart Badock has been bottle digging since 1994 and his collection features examples from old breweries in the areas of Maidenhead, This man has a lot of bottle(s)...
"31.03.2017 11:14:47" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk £300k spent on delayed A4 cycle path labelled a 'scandalous waste of public money' A freedom of Information request has revealed Bucks County Council (BCC) has so far spent just over £300,000 on the delayed A4 Bath Road cycle path – leading a resident to brand it a 'scandalous waste of public money'. Sally Bryant and her husband Owen
"31.03.2017 08:16:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thames Valley Police crime commissioner outlines new crime plan A new crime plan was launched by the Thames Valley's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Anthony Stansfeld on Monday. The new document sets out the priorities for policing from April until March 2021 across the Thames Valley. The new plan addresses The new plan addresses increased reporting of domestic and sexual abuse as well as hidden or newly emerging crimes such as female genital mutilation, hate crime, honour based violence and cyber crime.
"30.03.2017 20:30:11" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lowbrook Academy tells parents it will only offer 30 places next year An over-subscribed primary school has told parents it will not be able to expand next year due to a shortfall in funding. Parents have been informed Lowbrook Academy will only be able to offer 30 places next year, instead of 60. A statement on its website Borough leader Simon Dudley has since said he remains 'keen to expand' the school.
"30.03.2017 18:12:47" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk PICTURES: Aerial shots give unique view of Maidenhead Waterways Striking drone footage has revealed just how far the Maidenhead Waterways restoration works have come. Work first began on the project back in 2015 and a number of the sections have now been completed. Richard Davenport, chairman of the trustees of the These great drone shots show the progress being made on the Maidenhead Waterways project.
"30.03.2017 14:22:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Legoland reveals plan for the next 10 years, including holiday village and Haunted House ride Legoland Windsor's plans for the next 10 years went on show this week at the theme park ahead of the submission of a planning application. The changes will cost the park, in Winkfield Road, a total of £95million and include building new accommodation and Big changes are planned at Legoland.
"30.03.2017 11:22:20" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Managing director says there is no conflict of interest over Chapel Arches flat The managing director of the Royal Borough says there is no conflict of interest after she bought a Shanly Homes apartment in a key Maidenhead regeneration area – even though the company is on the shortlist to be the borough's new joint venture partner. Alison Alexander confirmed to the Advertiser she has purchased a flat in Shanly's Picturehouse development in Chapel Arches and is now living there.
"30.03.2017 08:09:46" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Marathon trio raise £7,000 for Fight For George charity A marathon challenge along the Jurassic Coast has raised £7,000 for the Fight for George charity. Louise Ferriman, mother to George Ferriman who battled cancer last year, town manager Steph James and their friend Miriam Eger ran more than 100 miles this Well done Louise, Steph and Miriam!
"29.03.2017 20:21:10" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Did Lady Penelope and Parker break Marlow Bridge restrictions in TV advert? Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to spot that a scene in a new bank advert flagrantly flouted the town's bridge restrictions. A Halifax TV spot, featuring Thunderbirds characters Parker and Lady Penelope, shows the aristocrat's driver using the town's high One rule for us and another for Lady Penelope, it seems...
"29.03.2017 17:17:32" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk VIDEO: Superintendent explains Windsor's new anti-terror security barriers A video has been released offering more information on barriers that were installed near Windsor Castle this week in the wake of the terror attack in Westminster. Released by Thames Valley Police, the video sees Supt Jim Weems, the silver commander for The barriers were used for the first time today.
"29.03.2017 16:12:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk PICTURES: Take a look at the revamped Smokey Joe's Revellers are rejoicing after a key venue in the town's nightlife scene re-opened. Smokey Joe's, now referred to as just 'Smokeys' in its branding, in Nicholsons Lane, has undergone a refurbishment and been shut since the end of last year. It now appears After three months of refurbishments, Smokey's has a very different look.
"29.03.2017 13:07:22" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Prime Minister raises Maidenhead's remain vote in Article 50 debate with SNP Maidenhead's vote to remain part of the European Union became an unlikely part of a debate on Scottish independence in the House of Commons this afternoon. Prime Minister Theresa May referenced her constituency's vote to remain in the EU as she came to The Maidenhead constituency's vote to remain just became a part of a Scottish independence debate...
"29.03.2017 11:44:09" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk POLL: Will Brexit be a success? Today is the the day. Just over nine months since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Article 50 will be officially triggered today to begin the formal process of Brexit. It follows months of debate about when, how, and if, Britain's divorce from Article 50 has been triggered, but will we make a success of Brexit?
Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts as the formal process of our divorce from the EU begins.
"29.03.2017 08:43:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Red Kite Ride cash to go toward Marlow Sports Club development Cash from a charity cycle event will be used to fund a sports project in Marlow. Entry for this year's Red Kite Ride has now opened and proceeds are to go towards the redevelopment of Marlow Sports Club, in Pound Lane. Due to be held in September, “We value having our base at Marlow Sports Club and felt that this year charity should start at home, particularly as by securing the future of the Marlow Sports Club we guarantee there will continue to be friendly, inclusive cycling for all, in Marlow.”
"28.03.2017 20:40:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan: 'Meeting housing targets at any price is to plan for failure' As the council works on the final draft of its borough-wide local plan the Advertiser is running a series of articles highlighting concerns that need to be addressed before it becomes 'set in stone'. We have teamed up with the independent group which The latest in our Borough Local Plan features looks at housing targets and concerns over green space in Maidenhead.
"28.03.2017 16:35:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rick Stein bringing pop-up cinema experience to Cliveden World class food and film will be combined this summer when celebrity chef Rick Stein hosts a pop-up cinema at Cliveden. The Pop-Up Picture Company — the team behind Tom Kerridge's pop-up cinema experience which came to Marlow in December — is set to Did you enjoy Tom Kerridge's pop-up cinema in Marlow?
How about doing the same thing at Cliveden with a menu curated by Rick Stein?
"28.03.2017 15:50:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead takeaway Sizzler's applies to stay open until 5am at weekends A popular chicken and kebab restaurant has applied for permission to serve food later. Sizzler's in Queen Street applied for planning permission on Tuesday, March 7. The takeaway has proposed to stay open from 11am-3am Monday to Thursday and 11am-5am on The Queen Street takeaway currently closes at 11pm.
"28.03.2017 12:46:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Plans submitted for Thames Hospice move from Windsor to Bray A bigger and better home for Thames Hospice is one step closer to becoming a reality with the submission of a planning application. The new hospice, south of Bray Lake, would replace both Paul Bevan House in Ascot and Pine Lodge in Windsor with a purpose A 28-bed hospice could be built near Bray Lake under the plans.
"28.03.2017 09:39:18" Photos from Maidenhead Advertiser's post UPDATE: Barriers have now been installed near Windsor Castle as security is stepped up for the Guard Change following the Westminster attack.
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"28.03.2017 08:29:30" Slough Express & Windsor Express “We would urge people to be extra careful and aware of who is about them when they are using their phones outside.”
"27.03.2017 19:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: More buses are needed to improve town centre I read with dismay about the further reduction of some bus routes in Maidenhead. Of course, if these routes are not making enough profit, it makes no sense for Courtney Buses to continue with them, and clearly that's because they are under-used. It More from our letters page. Would you like to see a more frequent bus service into Maidenhead town centre?
"27.03.2017 17:25:58" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rail delays at Maidenhead after passenger 'disturbance' on train Rail services at Maidenhead are delayed this evening after reports passengers were involved in 'a disturbance' on a train. According to Great Western Railway's Journey Check service, the incident forced a line to close but it will be reopened shortly.
"27.03.2017 16:15:31" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Specialist barriers to be put up at Windsor Castle in wake of Westminster terror attack Specialist barriers are to be put up around Windsor Castle as security is stepped up after the terror attack at Westminster on Wednesday. The barriers will be in place from this evening, ahead of the Guard Change which is set to take place on Wednesday. “While there is no intelligence to indicate a specific threat to Windsor, recent events in Westminster clearly highlight the need for extra security measures to be introduced."
"27.03.2017 13:40:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk CLEARED: Vehicle fire causes long delays near Handy Cross roundabout UPDATE 4.04pm: The incident has now been cleared. A vehicle fire near the Handy Cross roundabout is causing long delays on the A404. Police and the fire service are in attendance at the incident, which took place on the northbound carriageway. The hard
"27.03.2017 11:30:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United fan to embark on charity walk for Macmillan When the full-time whistle blows at the end of Maidenhead United's clash with Bath City on Saturday, one supporter will already be starting his journey to the club's next match. Tristan Browning, 45, plans to walk a 109-mile route from Bath's Twerton Park Good luck Tristan!
"27.03.2017 10:14:20" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Missing girl from Marlow found safe and well A missing teenage girl from Marlow has been found safe and well. Leah Fox, 16, was reported missing at the weekend. Thames Valley Police has thanked the media and public for sharing the appeal. Good news.
"26.03.2017 12:22:58" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police appeal for information after 16-year-old goes missing from Marlow Police are appealing for information to help find a teenage girl who has gone missing from Marlow. Leah Fox, 16, was last seen in Bobmore Lane on Friday (Mar24). She is described as white, slim, about 5ft 1ins tall, with long light brown hair and blue Call 101 if you have information that could help find Leah.
"26.03.2017 10:47:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Star names back National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society campaign A Strictly Come Dancing judge, a Great British Bake Off winner and two celebrity chefs have backed a new initiative by a Maidenhead-based charity. Craig Revel Horwood, who has featured on Strictly since 2004, and Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge are
"25.03.2017 11:20:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council sets aside funds aimed at providing affordable housing in the Royal Borough More than £100,000 is to be spent exploring alternative means of guaranteeing affordable housing for the Royal Borough. On Tuesday the council's Cabinet Regeneration Sub Committee approved the release of £103,375 to investigate the feasibility of creating
"24.03.2017 18:54:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Prime Minister Theresa May spotted in Maidenhead McDonald's The Prime Minister was spotted in McDonald's in Maidenhead this afternoon. Theresa May was pictured in the fast-food chain in High Street. The visit caused a social media storm with some customers wondering why she was there. Grace Lucas tweeted: “Why Well, you can't run a country on an empty stomach...
"24.03.2017 18:00:00" Photos from Maidenhead Advertiser's post Councillors had the time of their lives as they launched new gym equipment at Desborough Park on Monday.
More photos: http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/maidenhead/112883/councillors-get-physical-on-new-desborough-park-gym-equipment.html
"24.03.2017 16:57:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Prime Minister Theresa May's Red Nose Day velvet shoes to be auctioned for Comic Relief Prime Minister Theresa May donned a pair of velvet heels for Red Nose Day today to help raise extra cash for Comic Relief. The shoes were created especially for the Maidenhead MP, whose love of fancy footwear is well-known, and they are set to be The kitten heels were specially created for the PM and all proceeds will go towards the Red Nose Day fundraising effort.
"24.03.2017 13:38:49" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillors approve lease for Forest Bridge School to move to Braywick Park Councillors approved a loan of £65,000 to secure the future of a Maidenhead pub and a lease agreement for Forest Bridge School to relocate to Braywick Park at cabinet last night (Thursday). A lease will be signed today (Friday) which will see Forest Cabinet also approved a loan to the Craufurd Arms Society Ltd of £65,000 which will see the group secure the Crauford Arms pub
"24.03.2017 08:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead-based autism charity bidding for £50,000 funding prize A charity that provides support to people affected by autism is urging residents and local businesses to vote for it as it bids to win nearly £50,000 in funding from The People's Project. Stand Out For Autism (SOFA) already runs an autism-friendly
"23.03.2017 17:27:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Restaurant Coppa Club applies for licence in new Shanly Picturehouse development A potential new restaurant in Shanly's Picturehouse development has applied for a license from the Royal Borough. Coppa Club Limited, which has three restaurants in London and one in Sonning, applied for the license on Friday, March 17. The restaurant is Would you want to see Coppa Club come to Maidenhead?
"23.03.2017 12:08:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk PICTURE SPECIAL: School children send in drawings of their mums ahead of Mother's Day It's Mother's Day on Sunday and to mark the occasion the Advertiser asked school children to draw pictures of their mums and send them in to us to put on display in the paper and online. Check out the slideshow above to see the dozens of photos that have Do you feature in a drawing? See the article for a list of schools which took part
"23.03.2017 11:11:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police appeal to find woman who hurled racist abuse following car crash Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abusive following a car crash in Taplow. At about 7.45pm on Tuesday, March 14, a two-vehicle collision took place at the junction of Huntercombe Lane North and Bath Road. Nobody
"23.03.2017 09:55:48" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Theresa May on Westminster attack: 'We will not give in to terror' Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the UK 'not to give in to terror' following yesterday's attack in Westminster. The Metropolitan Police confirmed last night (Wednesday) that four people were killed, including a police officer. The force said an “We will all move forward together. Never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”
"22.03.2017 21:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Good' rating for Burnham Grammar School after latest Ofsted inspection Burnham Grammar School has maintained its Ofsted rating after receiving another 'Good' report during last month's inspection. There was praise for the practices and hard work of staff and students at the Hogfair Lane school where the report noted it was
"22.03.2017 18:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cabinet set to discuss proposed relocation of Forest Bridge School The proposed relocation of Forest Bridge School to Braywick Park is set to be discussed at a Royal Borough cabinet meeting tomorrow. The free school for children with autism is currently based in the former Oldfield School building in Chiltern Road. The The free school for children with autism is currently based in the former Oldfield School building in Chiltern Road.
"22.03.2017 17:55:18" Slough Express & Windsor Express "Parliament must not be cowered by this incident."
"22.03.2017 15:30:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United hit Oxford City for six Maidenhead United 6 (3), Oxford City 1 (0) The Magpies were back to their best on Tuesday evening with a crushing victory over Oxford City at York Road. Building on the improved performance on Saturday in the 3-0 success over Welling United, the Magpies Just seven games left...
"22.03.2017 12:19:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Unprecedented' £20m fine for Thames Water over sewage spills An 'unprecedented' fine of close to £20m has been slapped on Thames Water for a series of waste spills which unleashed more than a billion litres of sewage. His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan handed the judgment down at Aylesbury Crown Court today. The The fines include £8m for failings at Little Marlow treatment works which led to huge quantities of sewage spilling into the Thames.
"22.03.2017 12:04:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rail services between Reading and London Paddington set to be disrupted on Sunday Rail services are set to be disrupted between Reading and London Paddington this Sunday as electrification works are completed. Passengers are being advised to check before they travel and start their journeys after 1pm if possible, and passengers with Check before you travel.
"22.03.2017 09:07:19" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wooburn Green First World War heroes to be honoured by Commonwealth War Graves Commission The families of two First World War heroes are being sought as preparations are made to honour their sacrifices. Sapper Charles Alexander John East and Private Frederick William Godfrey both died in the UK following service in the conflict and are buried “Whether our men and women who served during both World Wars died on the battlefields far from home, or back on British soil, they must all be remembered."
"21.03.2017 20:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Hollywood superstar George Clooney pays visit to Sonning care home A Sonning-based Hollywood star made the birthday wishes of one lucky 87-year-old care home resident come true on Sunday. Pat Adams, a resident at Sunrise of Sonning in Old Bath Road, received a very special surprise when her idol George Clooney paid her a What a lovely gesture from George!
"21.03.2017 17:18:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Air ambulance called after person falls and suffers 'serious leg injury' An air ambulance landed in playing fields at Newlands Girls' School this afternoon after paramedics were called to an incident in Roseleigh Close. According to a spokesman for the South Central Ambulance Service, a person has suffered a 'serious leg An air ambulance landed at Newlands Girls' School this afternoon, but it was for an incident at nearby Roseleigh Close rather than at the school.
"21.03.2017 16:42:18" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk UPDATE: Lanes reopen after 'multi-vehicle' crash on M4 eastbound at Maidenhead All lanes have reopened on the M4 eastbound between junction 10 and junction 8/9 following a 'multi-vehicle' crash earlier this afternoon. At about 4.30pm, Highways England said all lanes on the carriageway were blocked and Thames Valley Police was UPDATE: Lanes have now reopened.
"21.03.2017 15:12:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Desborough College principal proposes move to Maidenhead golf course with Newlands Girls' School Single-sex education schools could relocate to land at Maidenhead Golf Club, according to the principal of Desborough College. In a letter to the Royal Borough, Paul Frazer proposed that his school in Shoppenhangers Road move to the land with Newlands What do you think of this idea?
"21.03.2017 12:28:10" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Oakley Court Hotel nominated for dog-friendly award A national award is in sight for Oakley Court Hotel. The hotel in Windsor Road has been named as a finalist in the VisitEngland Awards of Excellence. It was announced on Thursday, March 9, it had been shortlisted as one of three nominees in the Dog Are there any other dog-friendly businesses in the area that deserve recognition?
"21.03.2017 09:04:29" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Inquest date into death of Maidenhead pensioner Beatrice Stafford set An inquest into the death of Beatrice Stafford will take place on Wednesday, April 12. The 83-year-old from Grafton Close, Maidenhead, was found dead on land near Brownfield Gardens, near the Gullet footpath, in November last year. Her death was not
"20.03.2017 21:30:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: 'I can keep up with the boys' Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. A nine-year-old girl's fight to play football features in this week's Remember When.
"20.03.2017 18:46:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Carl Walker: Inquest to be held into death of 26-year-old next month Carl died after being hit by a car on the A404 in November.
"20.03.2017 15:46:21" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thousands sign Cookham mum's petition to save Aussie soap Neighbours A petition urging Channel 5 to keep Neighbours on UK airwaves that looks set to smash its 10,000 signatures goal today was started by a 'shocked' Cookham mum.Kate Winrow-Davies, 36, who l A Cookham mum's petition to keep Aussie soap Neighbours on UK airwaves is close to 10,000 signatures.
"20.03.2017 13:16:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Because it's not a cycle path, it's a pavement In last week's Advertiser, Chris Locke kindly asked cyclists to explain why they don't use the cycle path running along the Windsor to Maidenhead road. The answer is very simple: it's not a cycle path, it's a pavement. Too narrow to accommodate… More from our letters page. Would you like to see a better cycle route between Windsor and Maidenhead?
"20.03.2017 12:22:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk CCTV images released after homophobic assault on couple on train CCTV images have been released of men police would like to speak to in connection with a homophobic attack on a couple as they took a train home from a Valentine's Day meal. Phillip Poole, of West Road, Maidenhead, was returning home by train from a meal UPDATE: Two teenagers have come forward but police still want to speak to the two people in these CCTV images.
"20.03.2017 10:02:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan: Lack of parking strategy is 'a recipe for gridlock' The second in our series of articles highlighting concerns over the council's borough-wide local plans focuses on the lack of a realistic parking strategy to address the shortfall in public and private capacity in new developments. Written in partnership Are you concerned about the parking situation in the town as more homes are built?
"19.03.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: Matar paneer I've always wanted to enjoy paneer but have found the paneer dishes at restaurants to be… not so great. It's an unusual cheese, sort of like cottage cheese in flavour – which is to say incredibly mild – but it's dense and closer to tofu or halloumi
"18.03.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council working 'as hard as it can' to reinstate Changing the Guard at weekends in Windsor A promise that the Royal Borough is working 'as hard as it can' to reinstate Changing the Guard at weekends in Windsor was made on Monday. In January, the ceremony was changed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to take place on fixed days rather than "My view is, do terrorists only work weekends?”
"18.03.2017 16:10:36" www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thames Water facing record fine over sewage spills Thames Water is expected to be slapped with a record fine over a series of waste spills which unleashed more than a billion litres of sewage. Water company faces huge fine over sewage spill
"18.03.2017 09:25:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk What's on: Nine things to do this weekend (March 17-19) Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.
"18.03.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Community group bidding for Craufurd Arms could receive £65,000 loan from Royal Borough A bid to buy a beloved pub and bring it into community ownership could be boosted if councillors approve a loan of £65,000. Customers of the Craufurd Arms, in Gringer Hill, have tried to raise money to buy the for-sale watering hole since last year amid
"17.03.2017 18:00:31" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Sister of Bryony Hollands begins half-marathon challenge in her memory The sister of a 19-year-old music student killed by a drink-driver has started a year-long running challenge in her memory. The Hollands family, from Cox Green, was devastated when youngest daughter Bryony died in Nottingham in August 2015. Now Keren The sister of a 19-year-old music student killed by a drink-driver has started a year-long running challenge in her memory.
"17.03.2017 15:00:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Winners announced at inaugural INSPIRE Conference and Awards The achievements of businesswomen in Maidenhead were honoured at the inaugural INSPIRE Conference and Awards. The event, organised by Maidenhead Business Girls, was held on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8. More than 80 people gathered at
"17.03.2017 13:15:48" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Holyport College registers interest in introducing 'partial selection' A 'heavily-oversubscribed' school has written to the Royal Borough to confirm its interest in introducing partial selection, subject to changes in national legislation. Holyport College, in Ascot Road, said today it would 'ensure that the academic needs It said it would fulfil the school's aim 'of meeting the needs, academic and otherwise, of all children in the local and boarding communities'.
"17.03.2017 12:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Top dogs steal the show at Crufts Dog breeders from across he area have chalked up another successful year at prestigious canine show Crufts. The Advertiser team reports.
"17.03.2017 09:24:06" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Life contemplated at multi-faith dialogue event at Maidenhead Mosque A record turnout of more than 90 people visited Maidenhead Mosque in Holmanleaze on Tuesday to contemplate life as part of an multi-religion discussion. Visitors to the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum Inter-faith Dialogue considered the topic 'What
"17.03.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough Local Plan: Raising roof on fears over tower blocks For the next five weeks, the Advertiser, in partnership with the independent group behind the Maidenhead and Cox Green Neighbourhood Plan, will be running a series of articles highlighting concerns over the council's borough-wide local plan, the next In the first of a series of features on the Borough Local Plan, we look at concerns over high-rise flats.
"16.03.2017 21:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough managing director 'can't earn more than Prime Minister' The salary of the borough's managing director should not be higher than the Prime Minister's, the council leader told a meeting of the Employment Panel on Tuesday. Alison Alexander currently receives a £125,000 salary, a £15,000 allowance, and up to Councillors recommended the salary band to be £120,000 to £145,000.
"16.03.2017 18:00:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Investment promised for Braywick Park after trees are controversially felled An £85,000 investment has been promised to revitalise part of Braywick Park after trees were controversially cut down on Friday. Trees in the Braywick Nature Centre garden were removed as part of the redevelopment of free school Braywick Court, run by the
"16.03.2017 15:06:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough councillors approve BCA care village plan Plans to build a care village on the greenbelt grounds of the Berkshire College of Agriculture were approved by councillors last night (Wednesday), despite concerns about potential harm to the historic site. It means 108 independent and assisted-living It means 108 independent and assisted-living units and a 50-bed care home can be built at the Burchetts Green Road further education institution.
"16.03.2017 12:04:06" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Dominic Grieve slams plans not to guarantee MPs a vote on outcome of Brexit negotiations Former attorney general Dominic Grieve accused fellow MPs of 'living in wonderland' after the government voted not to guarantee MPs a vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. The Beaconsfield MP, whose constituency includes Burnham, was one of a “A lot of people voted to remain and a vote would allow the concerns of those voters to be taken into account.”
"16.03.2017 09:03:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Independent firms issue warning about business rates hikes Hikes in business rates could squeeze independent firms off our high streets, it has been warned. Last week's budget went some way to assuage fears about the impact of increases to bills, but some companies are still worried about what the future may “To me, this is a very serious political situation which is not doing any good for the town."
"15.03.2017 21:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thomas Hardy masterpiece uncovered at All Saints Church in Windsor For the first time in nearly 100 years a carved altarpiece designed by the novelist Thomas Hardy has been uncovered. The writer, whose novels included Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, trained as an architect and ... An altarpiece designed by Thomas Hardy has been uncovered in Windsor for the first time in nearly 100 years.
"15.03.2017 18:00:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Drivers flouting Marlow Bridge weight limits 'every two minutes' Drivers are still flouting restrictions on Marlow Bridge, despite a police crackdown. According to the early results of a Thames Valley Police (TVP) traffic survey, an overweight vehicle attempted to use the grade I-listed crossing every two minutes. In “It appears people think the weight restriction doesn't apply to them.”
"15.03.2017 15:00:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk BCA care village plans to be discussed at planning meeting tonight Plans for a care village in BCA are set to be discussed at a Maidenhead Development Management Panel planning meeting tonight. The planning application would see a 50-bedroom care home, a village care and wellbeing centre, 26 assisted living units, and 82 The plans have been recommended for refusal.
"15.03.2017 11:41:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk M4 reopens after 'fear for welfare' incident on bridge Traffic had to be stopped in both directions on the M4 between Junction 8/9 at Maidenhead and Junction 7 in Slough this morning. Thames Valley Police said officers were called at 11am to the M4 bridge in Lake End Road following reports of a 'fear or UPDATE: The M4 has now reopened.
"15.03.2017 09:05:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cookham Parish Council opens review into Alfred Major Recreation Ground A wide-ranging assessment about which improvements and alterations should be made to the Alfred Major Recreation Ground will go ahead this year. Cookham Parish Council has begun its strategic review into the green space, in High Road, Cookham Rise, and Would you like to see any changes in the Alfred Major Recreation Ground?
"14.03.2017 22:13:35" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: 200 protest rail barrier removal Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. A protest in Cookham, Princess Anne at Wamdsad (now SportsAble) and a burning gas cylinder all feature in the latest Remember When.
"14.03.2017 18:41:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk UPDATE: Royal Borough issues statement on bus services out to tender The Royal Borough has issued a statement this afternoon confirming which bus services in the borough are out to tender. On Sunday, The Advertiser reported that key bus routes including services 8, 16 and 16A would be axed by Courtney Buses on Sunday, The 305, 8, 16/16A, 4/4A and 238/239 services are all affected.
"14.03.2017 15:27:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Marlow zumba instructor features in This Girl Can campaign A fitness instructor from Marlow has been chosen as one of the faces of a drive to get more women involved in sport. Anisha Gangotra has been appearing on billboards, adverts and posters as part of the This Girl Can campaign by Sport England. The
"14.03.2017 12:22:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk £100,000 allocated for study on reopening of Bourne End to High Wycombe railway link The re-opening of the Bourne End to High Wycombe railway line is back on the agenda after councillors backed a £100,000 study to consider the scheme. Last night (Monday), Wycombe District Council's cabinet approved a high level economic feasibility report Would you like to see the railway link between Bourne End and High Wycombe restored?
"14.03.2017 09:18:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Confessions of a Rabbi book offers behind-the-scene look at life of Maidenhead's Dr Jonathan Romain Moral dilemmas, emotional traumas, sexual fantasies and multiple murders are just some of the topics covered in a new tell-all book by Maidenhead rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain. Confessions of a Rabbi, which is released today (Monday), offers readers a beh... In the first chapter, Dr Romain shares his experience of being propositioned by a grieving wife and a woman who chose to read her au pair's diary only to find out she had slept with her husband and all of her three sons.
"13.03.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Reuben's Fight fundraising tops £80,000 with latest event A fundraising run saw more than £500 raised for a little boy fighting cancer on Saturday. Shirley Oliver and her three-year-old grandson Jack raced around the sports track at Braywick Park to raise money for their friend Reuben. Proceeds will b... "The support from the local community is incredible and we are incredibly touched by the efforts and responses of children from schools all over the borough."
"13.03.2017 16:34:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police appeal following hit and run in Marlow Police are appealing for information following a hit and run in Marlow. According to Thames Valley Police, a grey Saab 9-3 hit a blue Mercedes at the corner of Henley Road and Highfield Park at about 5.20pm on Thursday, March 2. Both cars were forced... Can you help police?
"13.03.2017 16:14:21" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Assurances made that axed bus routes will be put out to tender and replaced Assurances have been made that bus routes will be put out to tender and replaced before they are axed by Courtney Buses. Yesterday, The Advertiser reported that key bus routes including services 8, 16 and 16A would be axed by the company after Saturd... “We're regenerating Maidenhead Town Centre and we need to meet residents' demands, there has to be a quality service."
"13.03.2017 12:14:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cash raised for Great Ormond Street at party for baby born with leukaemia A fundraising party was held for Great Ormond Street Hospital on Saturday. David and Leah Morgan, from Holyport, held the party to celebrate their daughter Maggie-Mae's six-month birthday. Last week, The Advertiser reported Maggie-Mae's journey after... Last week, The Advertiser reported Maggie-Mae's journey after she was born with a rare form of leukaemia and received treatment at the London hospital.
"13.03.2017 09:02:55" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Campaign group hits out at tree felling plan for new school The removal of trees for the proposed new Braywick Court School has been branded 'dishonest' by a campaign group. On Monday, a post on the Save Braywick Park blog said plans to pull down trees as part of the redevelopment of Braywick Cour...
"12.03.2017 15:00:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Key bus routes to be axed Key bus routes are set to be axed by Courtney Buses next month. Services 8 and 16/16A will be withdrawn after Saturday, April 29 due to increasing losses. The company said passenger numbers on service 8, which runs from Boutlers Lock to Maidenhead To... Key 'loss-making' bus routes will be axed at the end of next month
"11.03.2017 16:49:24" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Theresa May gives talk to Newlands pupils A talk about the journey to becoming Prime Minister was given by Theresa May MP to sixth form pupils at Newlands Girls' School on Thursday, March 2. As part of the Speakers for Schools programme, which provides state schools with leading figure...
"11.03.2017 15:53:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillors urge Wargrave residents to complete fire station consultation Councillors are urging residents to have their say about the future of Wargrave Fire Station before a public consultation closes. Cllr John Halsall and the mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr Bob Pitts, both Conservative councillors for Remenham, Wargra...
"10.03.2017 17:48:29" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Body of missing Maidenhead ex-pat found in Spain A 63-year-old ex pat from Maidenhead has been found dead in Spain. On Wednesday, The Advertiser reported Ian Thompson had been missing from his home in Estepona, Spain, since Friday morning and the family had launched an appeal to help find him. A Fa... The body of a former Maidenhead man missing in Spain has been found.
"10.03.2017 14:30:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Desborough head reassures parents after school separates from academy trust The headteacher of Desborough College has reassured parents after it was reported today (Friday) the school had separated from its academy trust. The Education Fellowship Trust, which runs 12 schools across the country, will transfer them to new spon... Headteacher Paul Frazer said the split 'opens up some very exciting opportunities for us'
"10.03.2017 13:23:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Good' Ofsted rating for All Saints Junior School A new headteacher at a primary school has 'reinvigorated' staff, according to Ofsted inspectors. All Saints Church of England Junior School, in Westborough Road, Maidenhead, was judged to be 'good' at its latest inspection. Th...
"09.03.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cookham fishing shop ram-raided and rods stolen in early hours A fishing supplies shop owner has appealed for anyone with information to come forward after the store was ram-raided and more than £1,500 of goods were taken. Michael Hutt, 78, who owns Maidenhead Bait and Tackle, said his daughter rang him to... A fishing supplies shop owner has appealed for anyone with information to come forward after the store was ram-raided and more than £1,500 of goods were taken.
"09.03.2017 16:04:18" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pioneering women of the Air Transport Auxiliary celebrated at Maidenhead Heritage Centre Maidenhead Heritage Centre has been celebrating International Women's Day by offering female visitors a taste of what it was like to be one of the pioneering women of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). While Women's Day was yesterday (Wed... The museum, in Park Street, is offering women visitors a free 15-minute flight in its popular Spitfire simulator until Saturday.
"09.03.2017 12:49:48" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Mystery goat tied to post in Maidenhead High Street Is this your goat?
"09.03.2017 12:10:21" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Fundraising party to be held for baby born with rare form of leukaemia A brave family are fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital after their baby was born with a rare form of leukaemia. When Maggie-Mae Morgan was born on Thursday, October 13, in Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, her parents David and Leah, who li... “Her six-month party is just a mum's way of showing gratitude for being able to look into her baby's eyes and enjoy her beautiful smile, all thanks to this amazing hospital and her amazing strength."
"09.03.2017 08:40:52" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Interfaith campaigners aim to lobby Prime Minister over child refugees There is a 'real will' to find homes for child refugees in the UK, campaigners have said, despite a Parliamentary defeat on the issue. On Tuesday, MPs knocked back an attempt to revive a scheme to provide shelter for unaccompanied youngst... “There seems to be a real will to help these children and I don't think the defeat of the [Dubs] amendment is the end of that at all."
"08.03.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival moves to the Magnet The venue for the Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival has changed to the Magnet Leisure Centre, in Holmanleaze. The Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead CAMRA branch has revealed the event, which was previously based at Desborough College, will take place b... Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival has a new home.
"08.03.2017 16:41:41" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Appeal to find missing ex-pat originally from Maidenhead A Facebook group has been set up to help find a missing ex-pat who was last seen on Friday morning. Ian Thompson, orginally from Maidenhead, was last seen on Friday, March 3, near Estepona, Spain. His son Robert Thompson, who lives in England, said h...
"08.03.2017 15:54:24" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Third runway protesters chant and sing at Heathrow expansion consultation Third runway protesters took the chance to have their say on Heathrow's expansion proposals with a staged demonstration on Tuesday night. More than 20 protesters, made up of Royal Borough residents and anti-Heathrow expansion campaign groups gathered...
"08.03.2017 12:47:17" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Burst water main causing disruption in Cox Green A burst water main in Cox Green Road is causing disruption to houses and schools in the area. Cox Green School and Lowbrook Academy have been forced to close for the day. In a statement on its website, Cox Green School said it has been told it will t... Updates to follow.
"08.03.2017 12:09:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bourne End PhD student nominated to present 'dark galaxies' work to Parliament A light is being shone on the universe's 'dark galaxies', thanks to the efforts of a researcher from Bourne End. Olivia Keenan, an ex-pupil of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, has been shortlisted for the opportunity to present her work in Parli...
"08.03.2017 08:47:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Heritage centre exhibition looks at great flood of 1947 A new exhibition at Maidenhead Heritage Centre will give residents the chance to learn about the great flood of March 1947. This Monday will mark the 70th anniversary of a devastating flood, which affected 5,000 residents and left 1,500 houses isolat... Monday marks the 70th anniversary of 'one of the biggest disasters' to ever hit Maidenhead.
"07.03.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Olympic rower Katherine Grainger made a Dame by the Queen Former Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger has been made a Dame by the Queen. Grainger, who lives in Maidenhead and scooped gold in the women's double sculls at London 2012 and silver in Rio last year, was given the gong in a ceremony at... Congratulations Dame Katherine!
"07.03.2017 18:11:49" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters rescue primary school pupil from tree
"07.03.2017 15:57:11" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Report: Maidenhead United back on top after hard-earned win at Chelmsford City Chelmsford City 0, Maidenhead United 1 Dave Tarpey hammered home a penalty in first half stoppage time to take Maidenhead United back to the top of the league after victory at Chelmsford City. The result was good enough to take the Magpies back above... Maidenhead United are back on top of the league!
"07.03.2017 11:48:32" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Teenage boy assaulted by two men at youth football game A 15-year-old boy who was playing in a youth football game at Burnham FC was assaulted by two men on Sunday afternoon. The victim was playing for Lambourn FC's under 16 side against Burnham's youth team at The Gore, in Wymers Wood Road, when an alter... The victim suffered bruising to his chest and injuries to his face and leg.
"07.03.2017 11:18:57" Slough Express & Windsor Express A fundraising page has also been set up for the Slough Town FC goalkeeper as he recovers from the operation Sending our best wishes to Mark.
"07.03.2017 09:15:29" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Eco-friendly Cookham Dean house wins village design award A newly-built house by the Thames has been chosen as the winner of the Cookham Society's Annual Design Award for 2017. The Niche, which was completed in June 2016, received a glowing assessment from the Society, which seeks to protect, preserve... "The Niche follows closely the guidelines established in the Cookham Village Design Statement for new development in its area and is an excellent example of a new house which makes a positive impact on its environment."
"06.03.2017 21:12:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Legoland planning dispute set to cost Royal Borough more than £250,000 A planning dispute between the Royal Borough and Legoland Windsor has now cost the taxpayer more than £250,000. The council confirmed today (Monday) it will pay the resort £170,000 to cover its legal fees following a planning inquiry over... The council confirmed today it will pay the resort £170,000 to cover its legal fees following a planning inquiry over the building of a proposed haunted house ride.
"06.03.2017 18:12:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: 'Fashion just like it was in the 30s' Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. For more than four decades 'Digger' Blackstone had been dressing Maidonians but 40 years ago the High Street bespoke tailor announced he was shutting up shop.
"06.03.2017 15:12:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Windsor Castle offering free admission to visitors with disabilities this weekend Windsor Castle will offer free admission to visitors with disabilities this weekend as part of the Disabled Access Day campaign. The nationwide event celebrates venues with special access facilities and encourages people with disabilities to visit so... Windsor Castle will offer free admission to visitors with disabilities this weekend as part of the Disabled Access Day campaign.
"06.03.2017 12:12:19" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Theresa May: Maidenhead businesses have role to play in building strong post-Brexit economy Prime Minister Theresa May has called on Maidenhead businesses to play their part in building a new strong post-Brexit economy. Speaking at the Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce gala dinner on Saturday night, Mrs May urged businesses to dev... "This is an important moment for us as we look ahead to leaving the European Union and forging a new future for this country, a future in which everyone should be involved."
"06.03.2017 09:05:16" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Chapel Arches development shortlisted for top industry prize A major development in the centre of Maidenhead has been shortlisted for a top industry prize. The Chapel Arches scheme by house builder Shanly has been given the nod by judges at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards. The 242 home...
"05.03.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Achievements celebrated at annual SportsAble awards dinner SportsAble celebrated the remarkable sporting achievements of both its members and volunteers at its annual awards dinner on Saturday. The disability sports club welcomed special guests including Paralympians Sophie Christiansen and Jeanette Chipping...
"05.03.2017 15:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Prime Minister unveils new glass floor panel at Thames Valley Adventure Playground A special visit kicked off the celebrations for the Thames Valley Adventure Playground's 35th year in action. On Friday the Prime Minister popped in to the charity in Bath Road, Taplow, for the official unveiling of its new glass floor panel. T...
"05.03.2017 12:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wife pays tribute to former Woodlands Park Royal British Legion chairman A wife has paid tribute to her husband, a prominent member of the British Legion, who passed away suddenly. Malcolm Bristow, 84, died at home in Woodlands Park on Wednesday, February 15. His wife Valerie said he had an undiagnosed blood clot that tra...
"04.03.2017 21:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk The name to watch – Joe makes a splendid Joseph Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Windsor Theatre Royal from Tuesday, March 7- Saturday, March 11 We spoke to X Factor winner Joe McElderry about his role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Theatre Royal Windsor.
"04.03.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Amber Hill has her sights set on medals at Tokyo 2020 Having missed out on a medal at 2016's Rio Olympics, skeet shooter and former Claires Court School student Amber Hill has got Tokyo 2020 in her sights. The 19-year-old from Windsor was just 18 at her first Olympics when she missed out on a skee...
"04.03.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Devonshire says ref's decision cost Maidenhead United a deserved victory Reflecting on Saturday's hard-earned 1-1 draw at Hungerord Devonshire believes his side were denied a deserved win by a poor refereeing decision. United were leading thanks to Harry Pritchard's fine third minute strike into the top corner and h...
"04.03.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Heathrow 2.0' makes commitments for airport's sustainable growth An assurance that Heathrow will stick to commitments made in the airport's new plan for sustainable growth has been made. Heathrow 2.0 was launched on Tuesday and aims to make the airport carbon neutral and halve the number of flights leaving a...
"03.03.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Waltham St Lawrence Primary School celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted rating A primary school has become the first in the Royal Borough to be rated 'outstanding' since Ofsted changed its inspection framework in September 2015. Waltham St Lawrence Primary School had previously received a 'good' rating b...
"03.03.2017 18:00:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police report spate of 'angry Scottish man' prank calls in Thames Valley A rise of prank calls using pre-recorded generated responses has been reported in the Thames Valley. The recordings give people the impression they are speaking to a real person. Not all calls are the same but one of the main scenarios has been ...
"03.03.2017 14:28:31" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'No conflict of interest' in Royal Borough leader's new housing role The appointment of the Royal Borough leader to a government agency which funds the building of new houses is not a conflict of interests, he insists. Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Bray) was made a director at the Homes and Communities Agency for a three-ye... “There is no conflict here, we need to pull together to create an environment where people who want to own a home have that opportunity.”
"03.03.2017 10:49:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk CCTV images released after homophobic assault on couple on train CCTV images have been released of men police would like to speak to in connection with a homophobic attack on a couple as they took a train home from a Valentine's Day meal. Phillip Poole, of West Road, Maidenhead, was returning home by train from a ... Do you know these men?
"03.03.2017 09:02:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Desborough College cake sale raises cash for Reuben's Fight A sweet tooth has given some extra bite to a campaign to help a three-year-old fighting a rare form of cancer. Pupils at Desborough College, in Shoppenhangers Road, raised more than £800 with a cake sale on Thursday, February 23. Proceeds will ... Well done to everyone involved!
"02.03.2017 20:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bus service from Maidenhead and Slough to Luton Airport to be launched Holidaymakers will be able to travel directly to Luton Airport with the introduction of a new bus service. The Luton Flyer, run by Courtney Buses, which starts on April 1 will stop at Maidenhead and Slough twice a day. Designed to reach the airport f... Would you consider using the service?
"02.03.2017 17:16:09" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rail disruption between Ealing Broadway and London Paddington Commuters heading home this evening are set to face disruption between Ealing Broadway and London Paddington. Some train services have been cancelled due to urgent track repairs which mean fewer trains able to run on all lines to and from the station... Just in time for the commute...
"02.03.2017 15:18:36" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Salary of Royal Borough managing director to rise to £140,000 The highest paid employee of the Royal Borough is in line for a further pay rise. An updated Pay Policy Statement approved by full council on Tuesday, Friday, February 21, recommended an increase in the salary of managing director Alison Alexander to... The move would also see the pay ratio between the borough's lowest paid employee widen from 9.2 to 9.46.
"02.03.2017 12:04:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police appeal over arson attack on car in Pinkneys Green An appeal for information has been launched by Thames Valley Police after an arson incident involving a car in Pinkneys Green. A silver Volkswagen Polo (partial registration AY10) was set ablaze in the car park for Maidenhead Thicket in Pinkneys... Can you help police?
"02.03.2017 09:43:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters free person from M4 car crash Fire crews from Slough and Maidenhead cut a person free from a car on the M4 this morning (Thursday). The vehicle had crashed into the central reservation westbound on the motorway between junctions 7 and 8/9. Firefighters were called out at 7.57am.
"02.03.2017 09:02:41" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pet owner appeals to yobs who shot cat with air rifle to own up A 'deliberate act of cruelty' left a cat with an air rifle pellet lodged in its head, leading its owner to appeal for those responsible to come forward. Sarah Sheikh, 41, says Dave, a nine-year-old tabby, could lose an eye following the o... “Stop targeting animals, be a good citizen and let someone know what you've done."
"01.03.2017 21:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Time-lapse video offers unique view of Maidenhead's regeneration A new video shot around Maidenhead town centre has offered a fresh view of its regeneration. Matthew Wilkinson, of Wilkinson Estates, has previously shared aerial photos he has taken to highlight the progress of the Maidenhead Waterways project and h... This time-lapse video offers a different view of the regeneration of the town centre.
"01.03.2017 18:15:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Barbershop offering free haircuts to jobseekers A barbershop in Maidenhead High Street is offering free haircuts for jobseekers. Business partners Matthew Martin and Ryan Wood from Avanti got in touch with the job centre in Park Street to ask it to refer anyone who has a job interview and would li... A lovely gesture!
"01.03.2017 15:21:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police to hold clampdown week over new laws for using phones while driving As new laws come into place today against drivers caught using handheld devices behind the wheel, Thames Valley Police will take part in a national week of enforcement action as part of the clampdown. Under new legislation, those caught using devices... What do you think of the change in the law?
"01.03.2017 12:20:49" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Accountants and giant rugby ball seal Maidenhead Pancake Race victories A team of accountants battered their opposition in the annual Maidenhead Pancake Race on Tuesday. The event saw 16 teams don fancy dress including headscarves and aprons and compete in a relay race in King Street. Teams from the Wilson Partners, in F... Click the link to check out our photo gallery from the event.
"01.03.2017 09:06:58" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Campaigners hit out at 'hurried, awkward and less than open' local plan consultation Greenbelt campaigners have slammed the 'hurried, awkward and less than open' consultation by the Royal Borough on its latest local plan. The amount of greenbelt land given over for development has been a particular source of anger for man... Greenbelt campaigners in Bray were far from impressed by the borough's local plan consultation.
"28.02.2017 16:57:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Man exposes and touches himself on train from Twyford to Maidenhead A CCTV image has been released after a man exposed and touched himself inappropriately on a train from Twyford to Maidenhead. At approximately 10.20am on Sunday, January 14, the victim was sat down on the train and a man approached her and sat opposi... Police believe the man in the CCTV image might have vital information about the incident.
"28.02.2017 15:15:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Gravity Grand Prix air ambulance donations top £100,000 Hurtling through the Berkshire countryside, powered by nothing but nature, they were unlikely to break any speed records. But the organisers of an annual race event are celebrating after a bumper year helped them cross the £100,000 mark for tot... Nearly £15,000 was handed to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance following last year's event.
"28.02.2017 11:52:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wife pays tribute to 'best friend' who died after being hit by car in Braywick Cemetery The wife of a Windsor grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Braywick Cemetery had said she lost 'my husband and my best friend'. Paul Mills, who was working for Royal Borough contractor ISS, died after being hit by a blue Hyundai I30 ... UPDATE: The family of a 47-year-old grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Braywick Cemetery has released a tribute.
"28.02.2017 10:09:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Inquest opened into death of man who was hit by car in Braywick Cemetery The identity of a man who died after being hit by a car in Braywick Cemetery has been released by the Berkshire Coroner.
"28.02.2017 09:05:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead Sea Cadets looking for new members in 75th year Youngsters seeking adventure on the water are encouraged to join Maidenhead Sea Cadets. Racing sailing dinghies, power boating down rivers, canoeing and rowing are just some of the challenges on offer at the unit, which celebrates its 75th birthday t...
"27.02.2017 21:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Charvil's only pre-school set to close Charvil's only pre-school is set to close after 54 years, leaving five people out of a job and 11 children without a learning space. Charvil Pre-school, at Jubilee Hall, in Park View Drive North, has been open since 1964 but was given a year's ... It has been open since 1964.
"27.02.2017 18:15:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'We don't want to be part of Slough' warn Burnham parish councillors as local plan is discussed 'We're not Slough' was the message from Burnham Parish Council as councillors met with representatives from Slough Borough Council to discuss the Local Plan for Slough on Monday. Paul Stipson and Pippa Hopkins from Slough council's planning dep...
"27.02.2017 15:12:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: Town on red alert over flooding risk Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. Remember When looks back at a flooding threat which had Maidenhead on red alert in 1977.
"27.02.2017 12:09:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Unsynchronised lights cause traffic hold-ups I have been amazed by the build-up of traffic caused by the traffic lights from the Shoppenhangers Road junction, past the station to Queen Street and Grenfell Road. If you examine the movement of traffic through the traffic lights you will witness t... More from our Viewpoint section and correspondent who is driven around the bend by the traffic lights in the town centre. Do you find them frustrating?
"27.02.2017 09:04:49" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Commuter driven 'insane' by Stafferton Way car park signs Misleading signs at the multi-storey car park in Stafferton Way are driving one commuter 'insane'. Tom Maskell, from Marlow, complained that the sign outside the car park doesn't account for the number of spaces that have been sold ... “It is not good for the environment or my sanity to drive up eight levels for no good reason."
"26.02.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Mysterious note and death of man in Thames remain unexplained following inquest A note with a man's name and address and the word 'gone' was found near Eton Excelsior Rowing Club after his body was discovered in the river, an inquest heard yesterday (Wednesday). Barry Stewart, from Church Road in Ascot, was fou...
"26.02.2017 09:44:30" www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Chickens killed in Shurlock Row farm fire A large number of chickens were killed in a fire in Shurlock Row last night. Maidenhead Fire Station sent one of six pumps sent to the chicken shed fire at Baldersarre Farm in The Straight Mile at about 8pm. It is not known what caused the fire in th... Six pumps were used to tackle the blaze.
"26.02.2017 09:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead painter features on Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year A talented painter said she was 'absolutely delighted' to take part in Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year. Inge du Plessis, who lives in North Town, Maidenhead, filmed the episode in May, which sees artists given four hours to pr...
"25.02.2017 18:00:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough agrees rise in council tax bills Council tax bills will rise by almost four per cent after the Royal Borough agreed new spending plans. Full council met in Maidenhead Town Hall last night (Tuesday) to discuss the budget for the next financial year, The decision means a Band D proper...
"25.02.2017 15:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Parish council blasts Ponyfield planning appeal A property developer's appeal against a controversial planning application has been criticised by Cookham parish councillors. Plans by Oakford Homes, in Hedsor, to build four houses on the Ponyfield site, in Poundfield, Cookham, were thrown out...
"25.02.2017 12:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Devonshire: Maidenhead United can achieve the Holy Grail of promotion In the aftermath of Tuesday's breathless 2-1 win over Eastbourne, manager Alan Devonshire admitted the Magpies can achieve the Holy Grail of promotion if they continue to show the same spirit and togetherness. United came from behind to beat Bo...
"25.02.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Ladders installed in drains to help amorous toads More than 100 'toad ladders' have been installed in drains to help migrating amphibians reach their breeding grounds safely. Toads emerge to make the perilous journey to their breeding grounds in the spring, and a key crossing is Ray Mill...
"24.02.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk High Court rules in favour of council in Hare Hatch Sheeplands planning dispute Businesses 'illegally' based at Hare Hatch Sheeplands have been given 10 weeks to leave after a High Court injunction upheld planning control on Tuesday. Wokingham Borough Council has been trying to stop the illegal use of land at the sit...
"24.02.2017 15:57:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Five-year-old girl would probably have been saved if she was shocked at 'earliest opportunity', coroner concludes Swift action to defibrillate a five-year-old from Ruscombe would probably have saved her life, a coroner concluded today. Peter Bedford concluded Lilly May Page-Bowden, of Pennfields Drive, would have survived had she been shocked with a defibrillato... "What I do believe is that had Lilly-May been given a shock at the earliest opportunity, it would probably have saved her life."
"24.02.2017 15:11:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Blankets for the homeless to be given to Phil Collins tribute act A batch of blankets for the homeless will be given to a Phil Collins tribute act when he comes to Maidenhead on Saturday. The Knit and Natter group, which meets at Maidenhead Library, in St Ives Road, on Wednesdays, will be handing over the warmers w... The Knit and Natter group, which meets at Maidenhead Library, in St Ives Road, on Wednesdays, will be handing over the warmers when Dave Whitehouse brings his show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.
"24.02.2017 12:13:52" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Mother takes on back-to-back marathon challenge for Fight For George charity A mammoth marathon challenge is being taken on by a Furze Platt mother whose brave boy battled cancer last year.
"24.02.2017 09:07:11" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Nun praises fire crews who came to rescue after convent crash A nun has praised crews at a threatened fire station after they rescued an 86-year-old who flipped her car in the grounds of a convent. Firefighters had to be called to St John's Convent, in Linden Hill Lane, Hare Hatch, on Sunday afternoon, af... “It was very, very traumatic and we were very shaken by it, but the professionalism of everyone involved was really admirable.”
"23.02.2017 20:00:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New partner steps in to run Maidenhead homeless shelter A new partner has been found to help run the town's homeless shelter. The Royal Borough announced yesterday (Wednesday) it will be working with Look Ahead, a support and housing provider, to run the John West House homeless shelter. Earlier thi... Earlier this month the Advertiser reported the Brett Foundation would no longer be involved with the shelter after it was unable to agree the terms of leasing the facility in Howarth Road.
"23.02.2017 15:48:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Let's Rock the Moor organisers hand out £37,000 to good causes A presentation ceremony for money raised at Cookham's major annual musical event, Let's Rock the Moor, saw a record amount of money given to charitable causes. The ceremony, which as held at the White Oak, in The Pound on Thursday, distri... “One hundred per cent of any profit made at the concert goes to charity and it makes all the hard work and effort worthwhile when we are able to make a significant contribution to good causes.”
"23.02.2017 12:30:38" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Couple's warning after falling victim to international email scam A retired couple from Maidenhead were left tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket after falling victim to an international email scam. The nightmare began in September 2015 when the husband and wife from Cox Green, whose names have been changed to... “We just want other people to be aware, all it would have taken was a phone call to prevent the entire thing from happening."
"23.02.2017 10:13:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Storm Doris: Trees down in Maidenhead and Burnham Storm Doris is causing some disruption in Maidenhead and Burnham as strong winds hit the area. A fallen tree has blocked Green Lane in Burnham. Police are at the scene and drivers are being urged to seek alternative routes. A tree is also down in Gre... We've had a couple of reports of trees down in Maidenhead and Burnham as Storm Doris hits. Updates to follow.
"23.02.2017 09:11:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Dying wife's heartfelt video message to husband inspires fundraising drive A loving wife left her husband a heartfelt video message which she recorded just days before she died of cancer. On Valentine's Day Lee Ball was shown a video filmed by his wife Amanda, who died on Thursday, February 10 after being diagnosed wi... Lee Ball was shown a moving video message from his wife Amanda on Valentine's Day, just a few days after she died of cancer.
"22.02.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Public urged to be vigilant after reports of hunting offences Walkers and riders spending time in the countryside have been urged to be vigilant following reports of hunting offences at the weekend. According to a Thames Valley Police neighbourhood alert, a witness who was out riding spotted a dog run across a ... A witness, who was out riding, saw dogs chasing a fox in White Waltham at the weekend.
"22.02.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Tickets for Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park to go on sale on Friday Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown will be appearing in Marlow for the latest project by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Top chefs Raymond Blanc, Atul Kochhar and Angela Hartnett have also been announced for the Pub in the Park event. Due to be... Bake Off star Candice Brown, chefs Raymond Blanc and Angela Hartnett and music acts including Tom Odell and 10CC are also set to feature at the event in Marlow.
"22.02.2017 14:49:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Convicted brothel keeper told to pay more than £100k or face jail A confiscation order of more than £100,000 has been handed to a man convicted of running two brothels in Maidenhead. Michael Emmanuel Adekoya, of Kilmington Close, Bracknell, has been told to pay £116,270 within three months following a h... Adekoya was involved in the keeping and management of a brothel in Cookham Road and, when it was closed down, another brothel in King Street between November 2009 and May 2013.
"22.02.2017 12:33:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council gives green light for Hindu Community Centre A decision to give the green light to plans for a Hindu community centre in Maidenhead Riverside was greeted with applause last night (Tuesday). Campaigners both for and against the plans, for land adjacent to the car park in Lower Cookham Road, had ... The decision means that, subject to planning permission being granted, HSM will be given a 125-year lease, for which it will pay £73,000.
"22.02.2017 09:39:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Match report: Cox at the double as Maidenhead United fight back to beat Eastbourne Borough Maidenhead United 2, Eastbourne Borough 1 Jordan Cox ripped off his shirt and flung it high in the air after scoring a brace in the Magpies 2-1 win over Eastbourne Borough last night. Cox, brought on by manager Alan Devonshire moments after Borough h... Maidenhead United are now two points clear at the top of the National League South with a game in hand.
"21.02.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Heston Blumenthal's The Hinds Head to close for three weeks for makeover Heston Blumenthal's The Hinds Head will be closing next month for a three-week refurbishment and redesign. The makeover at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray High Street will see the ground floor remodelled to create a larger dining area a...
"21.02.2017 15:01:36" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wycombe District Council to be quizzed on failed parking system A failed parking system for Wycombe District has cost almost £1.3m, it has been claimed. A question submitted by Cllr Khalil Ahmed (Lab, Disraeli) to be asked at Thursday's full council meeting will accuse the council of not doing sufficient du...
"21.02.2017 11:04:17" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk M4 delays as activists make blockade to protest third runway at Heathrow Airport Protestors blockading the main access route to Heathrow Airport has caused tailbacks on the M4. It has been organised by the group Rising Up! and three activists have chained themselves to a vehicle in the inbound tunnel to terminals two and three. I...
"21.02.2017 09:10:37" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Call to tackle illegal parking on Burnham High Street Illegal parking in the High Street is becoming a danger to the public, especially for wheelchair-bound and elderly residents, it has been claimed. The chairman of Burnham Access Group, Jo Saunders, has spoken out after one of the group's member...
"20.02.2017 21:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Businessman who saved friend urges others to learn vital CPR techniques A businessman who saved his friend's life on the golf course is encouraging more people to learn CPR. In July 2014, Ross Wilson, 68, of River Gardens, Bray acted fast when friend Bill Fisher, 66, had a cardiac arrest on a golf course in Chaldon... “Seeing Bill and his family again has really brought home the reality of saving a life in these circumstances. Having the first aid skills to save a life really is something extraordinary.”
"20.02.2017 18:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Musings from the editor's chair: When a black hole isn't a black hole When is a black hole not a black hole? When you get the council tax payer to plug it, apparently. That was the response from the council to last week's front page highlighting the growing costs of social care for our ageing population. There is... Council good – Advertiser bad?
"20.02.2017 15:25:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Exhibition looks at Marlow and Buckinghamshire's role in First World War Bombs and beer were two of the main themes at an event to examine the effect of the First World War on Marlow and Buckinghamshire. The exhibition, held on Saturday at the Royal British Legion Club, in Station Approach, gave visitors the chance to lea...
"20.02.2017 12:24:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Man is robbed while suffering from asthma attack in Burnham Police are appealing for witnesses after a man who was having an asthma attack had his phone and wallet stolen last week. The victim, a man in his 50s, was walking past Burnham railway station, in Burnham Lane, between 11am and 11.30am on Wednesday w...
"20.02.2017 12:17:47" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police to crack down on Marlow Bridge rule breakers Drivers have been threatened spot fines if they break weight restrictions on Marlow Bridge. Thames valley Police has sent out the warning as it tries to prevent a repeat of the crossing's two-month closure last year. From Wednesday, March 1, of... Range Rovers, Ford Transit vans, Mercedes Sprinter vans, Volvo XC90s and Audi Q7s all fall foul of the restrictions.
"20.02.2017 09:58:51" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thugs injure couple in unprovoked homophobic train attack The couple were attacked on their way home from a Valentine's Day meal.
"19.02.2017 18:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cookham postmaster retires after 31 years of service A postmaster has paid tribute to his customers as he prepares for retirement after 31 years of serving the villages. Dharm Jangra, 71, said he had spent 'the best part of my life' in Cookham, working at the Post Office in Lower Road. He a...
"19.02.2017 15:00:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: Keralan chickpeas I was lucky enough to get a personal tutorial for this Kadala curry from a friend of mine who hails from the south Indian region of Kerala. My friend makes hers with soaked and pressure cooked chick peas, but I just used tinned. If you find a go...
"19.02.2017 12:00:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wokingham Borough council tax bills to go up by 4.94 per cent Wokingham Borough Council tax bills are set to be raised by 4.94 per cent,as the council aims to cut £6.7 million from its budget this year. The budget will be debated at a meeting at the Civic Offices in Shute End, Wokingham, at 8pm on Thursda...
"18.02.2017 18:00:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Annual curry fundraiser held for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service Curry and charity combined as part of the campaign to build Berkshire's first-ever children's hospice. More than 80 people were at the Scrummy Mummy Curry Night at Chutney Jacks, in Bridge Street, Maidenhead, on Thursday, February 9, whic...
"18.02.2017 12:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Hemel's Brennan makes Ebbsfleet United title favourites over Maidenhead United Having watched his Hemel Hempstead Town side put a dent in Maidenhead United's promotion hopes at the weekend, Dean Brennan this week said Ebbsfleet United – the division's new leaders – were his favourites for the title. Two ...
"17.02.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Mother with MS hits out at 'humiliating' benefits assessment A mother suffering from a degenerative condition has blasted the government after a 'humiliating' benefits assessment took away the car she has relied on for more than a decade. Celia Johnson, of Spring Gardens, Bourne End, has multiple s... “I couldn't believe that someone couldn't use a modicum of common sense and see that people like me have got long-term conditions that aren't going to get better.”
"17.02.2017 15:35:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Tributes paid to grandfather and racing champion David Good Tributes have been paid to a grandfather, businessman and former amateur motor racing champion. David Good, who became the British Hill Climb Champion (BHCC) in 1961 despite having been born with just one arm, died on January 29 aged 83. Brought up i...
"17.02.2017 12:35:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Braywick Nature Centre to remain open during nearby construction works A nature reserve will not be closing while works are completed on the school nearby. Braywick Nature Centre, in Hibbert Road, will remain open, though some of its services will be delivered differently during the construction, a Royal Borough spokesm...
"17.02.2017 09:35:53" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead man who was Ghana's first ambassador to the Soviet Union celebrates 100th birthday A hundredth birthday party has been held for a Maidenhead man who was Ghana's first ambassador to the Soviet Union. Family and friends threw a surprise party for John Banks Elliott at the Oakley Court Hotel, in Windsor Road, on Sunday. They gre... During his time in the Soviet capital he met leading political figures including Nikita Khrushchev as well as the first man in space Yuri Gagarin.
"16.02.2017 17:13:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Buckinghamshire County Council approves council tax rise Families in Buckinghamshire are set to see their council tax bill rise by almost five per cent. Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) voted this morning to approve spending plans for the next financial year increasing core council tax by 1.99 per cent...
"16.02.2017 16:36:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Sir Nicholas Winton would be 'horrified' at plans to scrap child refugee scheme, says Labour peer A refugee rights campaigner has said he is 'bitterly disappointed' by the government's decision to stop providing sanctuary for lone child refugees. Lord Dubs, who came to the UK shortly before the Second World War as part of the Ki...
"16.02.2017 15:30:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pub ordered to pay out after 'unauthorised broadcasts' of Premier League football
"16.02.2017 13:22:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Vote for your Business Girl Community Business of the Year Pick your favourite from three finalists.
"16.02.2017 10:43:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police investigate explosion at Flackwell Heath cash point Police are investigating after an explosion damaged a cash point in Flackwell Heath. Thames Valley Police was called to a suspected robbery in Common Road at about 3.30am today (Thursday). Investigators believe gas may have caused the blast and are t...
"16.02.2017 10:25:24" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police issue witness appeal after worker dies in collision at Braywick Cemetery Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man from Windsor died after being hit by a car in Braywick Cemetery on Tuesday. A blue Hyundai I30 was travelling on a road within the grounds of the cemetery when it was in a collision with a work...
"16.02.2017 09:19:37" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Oakley Green man 'lucky to be alive' after ice block smashes through roof A business owner from Oakley Green has been left feeling lucky to be alive after a block of ice fell from the sky and smashed a hole into the roof of his house. Wahram Manoukian, 69, left his home at 7am on Friday morning to use the gym at Oakley Cou... From a plane? The Civil Aviation Authority says possibly not...
"15.02.2017 17:42:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Man pleads guilty to drug offences after £350,000-worth of cocaine is found in car A Luton man arrested in Maidenhead has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. Gheorghe Nicu, 24, of Moulton Rise, appeared at Slough Magistrates' Court on Monday. On Friday, his Vauxhall Corsa was stopped on Suffol...
"15.02.2017 15:34:11" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Little appetite' for historic Brocket building to be turned into flats A consultation has revealed there is little appetite from residents to carve up a historic listed building in Maidenhead and turn it into housing. The public had the chance to have their say on the future of The Brocket, in Boyn Hill Avenue, on Satur... What would you like to see The Brocket become?
"15.02.2017 12:18:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Hotel plans for Golden Ball pub A hotel could be added on to the back of a country pub under plans submitted to the Royal Borough. Permission is being sought by the Epic Pub Company to build an extra 12 rooms at the rear of the Golden Ball Pub, in Golden Ball Lane, Maidenhead. The ...
"15.02.2017 09:25:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Man dies after being hit by car in Braywick Cemetery A man from Windsor has died from his injuries after being involved in a collision with a car in Braywick Cemetery yesterday. The 47-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene and later died in hospital. Twitter user Mark Stewart, who said he was... A 47-year-old man from Windsor sadly died after being hit by a car in Braywick Cemetery yesterday.
"15.02.2017 08:58:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk A404 in Maidenhead blocked following accident Motorists are facing long delays this morning following an accident on the A404. It is believed the crash was on the northbound carriageway, near the junction for Hurley. Highways England said both the northbound and southbound routes were heavily co... Avoid the A404 if you can this morning.
"14.02.2017 16:20:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk BREAKING: Emergency services called to Braywick Cemetery Emergency services have been called to a incident in Braywick Cemetery. The cemetery has been closed off by police but Braywick Road is open to traffic. The ambulance service is at the scene. Thames Valley Police tweeted an hour ago to say it was at ... UPDATE: Braywick Cemetery is closed off by police.
"14.02.2017 15:30:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Fresh idea to tackle adult care crisis launched in Wargrave An innovative response to the adult social care crisis was launched at the Piggott School in Wargrave on Friday. Give and Take Care, a community interest company funded by £1m of government money, seeks to promote an initiative where young peop... The scheme sees young people care for the elderly and then 'bank' the hours they put in to be used when they need care later in life. Do you think this idea could work?
"14.02.2017 12:18:14" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Arrests made and £120,000 seized after Maidenhead drugs raid About £120,000 in cash was seized and five people were arrested in connection with drug offences in Maidenhead on Friday. Police seized the cash after a raid on a house in Suffolk Road and arrested a 23-year-old man, a 43-year-old man and ...
"14.02.2017 09:08:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Relief as Jennery Lane toilets finally reopen Public toilets in Jennery Lane, near Burnham High Street, have finally reopened following a lengthy refurbishment. The completed work includes a new roof, external cladding, and a complete internal refit that was funded with a donation of £20,0... “Although it's been a long wait, we hope that all will agree that the new facilities are a big improvement, and anything but bog-standard.”
"13.02.2017 21:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Odney Club conference centre could be opened to wider public A corporate facility reserved for John Lewis staff could be opened to the wider public if plans are approved by the council. The Sir Bernard Miller Conference Centre, at the Odney Club in Odney Lane, was granted planning permission in 2005 with a con... The facility is usually reserved for John Lewis staff.
"13.02.2017 18:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Berkshire housing associations in merger talks Discussions have started over plans to merge two housing associations into a new larger organisation with responsibility for more than 13,000 homes and an £80m turnover. The two Berkshire-based housing associations, Housing Solutions and Brackn... Housing Solutions and Bracknell Forest Homes have confirmed the early stage talks.
"13.02.2017 15:15:34" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Hundreds of youngsters take part in annual dance festival Hundreds of youngsters were throwing shapes and busting moves at an annual dance festival. Almost 850 pupils from Maidenhead and Ascot were at the Magnet Leisure Centre, in Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, on Wednesday and Thursday for the event. Organised b... Almost 850 pupils from Maidenhead and Ascot were at the Magnet Leisure Centre on Wednesday and Thursday for the event.
"13.02.2017 12:09:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: PM is doing what the nation has voted for In response to Mr Hill's letter last week can I say I find it a refreshing change our current Prime Minister is acting in accordance with a majority vote from the electorate. We live in a democracy and therefore should accept the results of dem... More from our Viewpoint page and a response to criticism of Theresa May over Brexit and Donald Trump in last week's letters. Let us know your thoughts.
"13.02.2017 09:06:58" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Jamie Delgado takes time out from coaching Sir Andy Murray to give advice to future tennis stars Jamie Delgado took time out from coaching the world's number one tennis player to pass on his advice to youngsters looking to forge a career in the sport. The 39-year-old, who is a member of Sir Andy Murray's coaching staff, visited the B...
"12.02.2017 16:49:21" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Contractor to be fined after Monday morning A308 traffic chaos A fine will be issued after traffic chaos was caused by contractors working outside of agreed hours on Monday morning. As part of the Royal Borough Permit Scheme, launched last November, contractors will be fined for the use of two-way traffic lights...
"12.02.2017 13:39:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Furze Platt magician bids for Young Magician of the Year glory Card tricks combined with comedy are all part of the act for a Furze Platt Senior School pupil in his bid to join The Magic Circle. Patrick Ashe's love of magic began five years ago when his cousin showed him a card trick and he has never looke...
"11.02.2017 15:26:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough leader responds to new government housing policy There is no desire to 'scythe through the greenbelt' but tough decisions need to be taken on housing policy, the Royal Borough leader has said. Reacting to the Government's white paper on the subject, released on Tuesday, Cllr Simon...
"11.02.2017 09:46:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk What's on: Nine things to do this weekend (February 10-12) Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area. Yoga, balloons, having your photo taken with a dog in a kissing booth... Plenty to keep you busy
"10.02.2017 17:09:29" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead man jailed for encouraging support for Islamic State A 23-year-old man from Maidenhead has been sentenced to four years in prison for encouraging support for the so-called Islamic State. Mohammed Sufyian Choudry, of Laggan Road, was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London today (Friday). The court heard ... "The description of you during the trial as the next generation of radical Islamists was justified"
"10.02.2017 14:09:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Budding artists show off their work at Elizabeth House Budding artists have the chance to show off their work to the public as part of a link-up between Holy Trinity CE Primary School and Elizabeth House. Pupils from each year group at the School Lane school, have been working on art featuring different ...
"10.02.2017 12:13:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillors approve new Royal Borough budget at cabinet meeting Questions were put to councillors from children at Cox Green School yesterday evening (Thursday), before the panel approved the Royal Borough's new budget. The budget proposes a 0.95 per cent increase in the core council tax, and an adult socia...
"10.02.2017 10:05:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Parish councillor hits out at plans to upgrade moorings at Willows Riverside Park A parish councillor has likened an application to upgrade the moorings in Willows Riverside Park to 'death by a thousand cuts'. The Haulfryn Group, owner of the park, wants to build a 'bespoke drainage system' and replace its ...
"09.02.2017 21:10:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead's Commonwealth War Graves Commission enters its 100th year The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking its centenary this year. It was set up during the First World War by a British Red Cross commander who saw the need to record the resting place of fallen soldiers. Will Taylor reports.
"09.02.2017 18:10:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council looking at ways to fill £13m black hole in care budget A council tax rise of nearly four per cent will not be enough to plug a £13m black hole in the funding for older and physically disabled people in the Royal Borough, according to council figures. While the borough says it can meet the needs of ...
"09.02.2017 15:14:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Investigation to be launched into Royal Borough CCTV saga An independent investigation is set to be launched into why councillors were not informed that eight of the Royal Borough's CCTV cameras were no longer in operation. Last month, Cllr Simon Werner (Lib Dem, Pinkneys Green) told the Advertiser it...
"09.02.2017 12:11:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New Nicholsons Car Park moves a step closer after office block deal Plans to created a new and enlarged Nicholsons Centre car park have been boosted after The Royal Borough took full ownership of a neighbouring office block. Central House, a 37,980 sq ft block which sits on top of the shopping centre, has been empty ... "Now we own Central House and have a development manager we can move forward with our plans to create a larger, more modern car park at the Nicholsons Centre to ensure our residents and visitors will have easier access to our rejuvenated town centre."
"09.02.2017 09:08:06" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Donations flood in for three-year-old fighting cancer Support has been pouring in for the campaign to help a three-year-old fighting a rare form of cancer. The fund, dubbed Reuben's Fight, was set up to aid Reuben Virdee, from Furze Platt, who is recovering from this third round of chemotherapy to... More than £50,000 has already been collected.
"08.02.2017 20:00:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Have your say on future of historic Brocket building The public will get to have their say on the future of a listed building owned by the Royal Borough. The Brocket, in Boyn Hill Avenue, a former pupil referral unit, will be open for viewing from 11am till 3pm on Saturday. Councillors and council offi... Take a look around one of Maidenhead's most striking buildings.
"08.02.2017 15:50:48" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Jungle Mania to be closed for 'foreseeable future' following fire A soft play area for children in Bourne End has suffered smoke damage following a fire this morning. Jungle Mania, in Wessex Road, will be shut for the 'foreseeable future' according to its owner Chris Coleman. One crew each from Slough, ...
"08.02.2017 14:21:17" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Shurlock Road travellers voluntarily leave unauthorised site A group of travellers who were occupying an unauthorised site in Shurlock Road have left the land voluntarily. The site has been subject to a lengthy legal process but on Wednesday, January 18, a cabinet priorisation sub committee agreed to serv... It has taken seven years and £160,000 in legal costs.
"08.02.2017 13:01:46" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rolf Harris found not guilty of sex assault charges Former Bray-based entertainer Rolf Harris has today been found not guilty of three charges at his latest sex assault trial. The jury returned its verdicts after almost a week of deliberations and a three-week trial at Southwark Crown Court. However, ... Updates to follow.
"08.02.2017 12:25:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thames Valley Police officers issued with guards to stop suspects spitting at them Face guards have been issued to Thames Valley Police officers to stop suspects spitting at them during arrests. Since the start of this month, all front line officers are being issued with the spit guards to put on suspects after 306 officers in the ... “Everyone should be able to go to work without the possibility of being assaulted, including being spat at."
"08.02.2017 09:18:37" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Broken down train blocking line between Maidenhead and Marlow No trains will run between Maidenhead and Marlow until later this morning due to a broken down train blocking the line. It is estimated the line will be blocked until about 10.45am. Click here for more updates.
"07.02.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bucks County Council plans rise in council tax bills Council tax rises of about five per cent are due to be given the go-ahead in Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire County Council's cabinet met yesterday morning (Monday), where it agreed to support a 1.99 per cent increase to its standard council t...
"07.02.2017 15:49:54" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Open day gives insight into daily life at Maidenhead Mosque "In reality every day is an open day," declared the secretary of Maidenhead Mosque as he welcomed visitors to the second annual Visit My Mosque day on Sunday. The open day was part of a national #VisitMyMosque initiative organised by the Mu... "It's reassuring at times like this to see the support of the wider community."
"07.02.2017 12:45:44" windsorexpress.co.uk Cannabis farm discovered in grounds of Legoland Windsor Police have arrested two men after a secret cannabis farm was uncovered on land owned by Legoland. The resort's workers discovered an abandoned cottage filled with cannabis while they were carrying out routine checks yesterday (Monday). The cot...
"07.02.2017 12:09:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police still working to identify human remains found near A404 slip road A post mortem carried out by Thames Valley Police on human remains found by the roadside of the A404 slip road on Friday has proved inconclusive. At around 1.40pm on Friday during a routine patrol, a police officer discovered human remains at the roa... "We are reviewing our missing people database as well as liaising with the local community, other police forces and partners to establish who the person is."
"07.02.2017 09:16:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wexham Park Hospital to bring catering in-house following makeover Frozen meals for patients at Wexham Park Hospital could soon be a thing of the past as it looks to bring its catering in-house. The main restaurant, used by staff and visitors at the Slough hospital, closed on Wednesday for refurbishment until Februa... "This is a model that has worked very well at Frimley Park Hospital, where we receive excellent feedback from patients and visitors."
"06.02.2017 16:18:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Charities 'pitch' for share of £80,000 A 'pitch to the panel' event saw more than £80,000 handed out to seven charities to help them provide practical solutions to isolation and loneliness in the community. The event, at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead on M...
"06.02.2017 12:23:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: 'I used to respect Mrs May, but no longer' During the last week my anger and disgust at the words and actions of our Prime Minister and local MP Theresa May has risen to new levels. It was not always such; despite having very different politics I did have a high degree of respect for Mrs May.... More from our letters page. Do you agree with Gareth Jones' criticisms of the Prime Minister over the Brexit bill and her stance on Donald Trump?
"06.02.2017 09:19:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Sapphire Jubilee: How we reported the Queen's accession to the throne Today marks the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. But how did the Advertiser report the news in 1952, and how significant is the latest milestone? Deputy editor Nicola Hine reports. As we mark the Sapphire Jubilee of the Queen's accession to the throne, we look back at how the Advertiser reported it in 1952.
"05.02.2017 18:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Public consultation held at under-threat Wargrave Fire Station Cost-cutting measures which could see Wargrave Fire Station close have been met with a mixed response at a public consultation. Central government cuts mean Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service needs to make savings of £2.4m by April 20...
"05.02.2017 15:00:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Plans for flats in Ruscombe rejected by council Plans for 31 apartments in Ruscombe were refused by Wokingham Borough Council at a planning meeting last night (Wednesday). Developer McCarthy and Stone had submitted an application to build homes for people aged over 55 in land in London Road. It wa...
"05.02.2017 12:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Parish council to make public statement ahead of planning inquiry A public statement to raise awareness over proposed developments in Lower Road is set to be issued by Cookham Parish Council. An application from developer Oakford Homes to build four houses on land next to Cookham Nursery would have been refused by ...
"05.02.2017 09:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Preparations underway for major school dance event Hundreds of young people are preparing to take part in a major dance event in Maidenhead. More than 800 pupils from 26 primary schools in the Royal Borough are expected to perform in the Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership's annual Dance Fe...
"04.02.2017 22:26:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk A404 slip road closed near Handy Cross roundabout after human remains are found The A404 slip road near the Handy Cross roundabout will remain closed tonight after human remains were found at the roadside. A police officer made the… The road is likely to remain closed until Monday.
"04.02.2017 21:00:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Veteran councillor 'refuses to be shut up' after being sacked from panel Greenbelt champion Cllr Leo Walters has spoken out after he was sacked from a Royal Borough panel, saying it was 'unfair' and 'no way to treat a councillor'. Voices were raised and tensions ran high during the planning and hou...
"04.02.2017 18:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Residents urged to have say in Heathrow expansion consultation A call for residents to turn out and respond to a consultation on Heathrow's proposed third runway has been issued by two neighbouring councils with opposing positions on the issue. Yesterday (Thursday) the Government published its draft Nation...
"04.02.2017 18:00:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk £250,000 fundraising drive to help brave little boy fighting cancer A £250,000 fundraising drive has been launched by the family of a brave little boy fighting a rare form of cancer to pay for overseas treatment. Reuben Virdee, three, from Furze Platt, is currently receiving his third round of chemotherapy at J... Visit https://www.gofundme.com/xtkdkh4y-reubens-fight to donate.
"04.02.2017 15:00:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: Chicken satay pizza Purists look away now! Avert your eyes and block your ears because I'm about to plunder and pimp the sacred, doughy idol you call pizza. I'll admit that I'm not a fan of fusion food but I will bend the rules now and then when it fee...
"04.02.2017 12:00:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lock admits Maidenhead United went through motions at Gosport but expects better against Poole Maidenhead United went through the motions for periods of Saturday's 2-0 win at Gosport, but Sam Lock expects they'll bounce back with a better display at home to Poole Town on Saturday. It's a measure of the Magpies success this se...
"04.02.2017 09:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Pupils hope to cook up success with recipe book A group of youngsters hope they've found a recipe for business success with a new cookery book. Pupils at Desborough College, in Shoppenhangers Road, have been working on the project as part of the school's participation in the Young Ente...
"03.02.2017 19:12:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thames Water facing 'very substantial' fine over sewage spills Thames Water is facing the prospect of a 'very substantial' fine after a series of waste spills spewed millions of litres of sewage into rivers. Addressing the firm at Aylesbury Crown Court today (Friday), his Honour Judge Francis Sherida... Shareholders have been warned that they should not attempt to pass the burden of paying it on to customers in the form of higher bills.
"03.02.2017 16:25:37" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Gang who were tackled by public after failed Windsor jewellers robbery are jailed A judge has praised the courageous actions of the Windsor community for helping to bring a gang of blundering criminals who tried to ransack a jewellers in the town to justice. The gang of four men were handed more than 30 years behind bars between t...
"03.02.2017 15:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Resident hits out after asbestos is left in ditch for months Concerns have been raised about the Royal Borough's streetcare team after a dangerous substance has been left in a ditch for almost six months. Asbestos was found dumped in a drainage ditch in Gays Lane, Holyport in August and has been reported...
"03.02.2017 12:25:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cyclist finds 'no evidence' of bike rack repairs after complaint A complaint made by a keen cyclist more than a year ago about the state of the bike racks at Maidenhead Station has still not been dealt with. Jason Crabtree, 41, from the Altwood area, cycles to the station every day. In January 2016 he complained t... “I pay a lot of money for a season ticket. It would just be nice to get a response. There's no evidence anything has been done over the last year.”
"03.02.2017 09:20:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Beech Lodge pupils visit new school site A visit to the site of their new school enabled children to get inspiration for building designs on Thursday. Work has started on the new building for Beech Lodge School and children watched diggers make the foundations on the land at Stubbings. Beec... “It has taken a while but now we can really look forward to creating a lovely calm environment where our children can work and play."
"02.02.2017 16:31:45" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Brett Foundation 'pulls back' from running homeless shelter after failing to agree lease
"02.02.2017 15:56:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Search to find man who caused line closure by walking along train tracks British Transport Police are searching for a man who held up 38 trains and caused a total of 693 minutes of delays by walking along the tracks at Maidenhead station. At about 10.30pm on Wednesday, January 4, a man jumped from the platform at Mai... A helicopter was sent to find the man who walked along the tracks towards Taplow
"02.02.2017 14:18:49" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Teacher who pulled pupil's hair and stood on another's foot is banned A former maths teacher at Bourne End Academy has been banned from teaching indefinitely after she was found to have pulled the hair of one pupil and deliberately stood on another's foot. Helen Rossenberg, 59, was also found to have told one pup...
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"02.02.2017 11:14:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Council's managing director apologises after revealing eight CCTV cameras are inactive The managing director of the Royal Borough has apologised to councillors after staff failed to inform them that eight CCTV cameras were no longer in operation. Alison Alexander offered her apology to Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental ...
"02.02.2017 09:20:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Social media storm after petting zoo owner is filmed taking animals to slaughterhouse The owner of a mobile petting zoo has responded after a video emerged of him taking animals to a slaughterhouse. Pete Holmes, of Basil and Crew Mobile Farm, was caught on camera by protestors taking a lamb and two pigs to the facility in Farnborough ... What do you think?
"01.02.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Norden Farm raising cash for comfier seating Getting bums on seats is one of the perennial problems for any arts venue, particularly the smaller and independent variety. But for Maidenhead's Norden Farm Centre for the Arts the issue has becoming rather different – keeping them ... The seating has been hitting a bum note with some visitors.
"01.02.2017 17:37:46" Slough Express & Windsor Express The Duchess became the Royal Patron for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor, taking over the role from the Queen The Duchess was joined by Amanda Holden, Jaqueline Wilson and David James Gandy for the event.
"01.02.2017 14:55:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead Mosque set to host open day this weekend Hundreds are expected to attend an open day at Maidenhead Mosque on Sunday. The Holmanleaze-based mosque will be one of more than 100 taking part across the country in the Visit My Mosque initiative. Zia Mahiudin, trustee at Maidenhead Mosque said: &... “With the current political climate in the media, people become more aware of the situation, people want to know more. Events like this help break down barriers and bring people together.”
"01.02.2017 09:11:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: Come on Maidenhead, let's save this last pub Having lived in the Furze Platt area of Maidenhead all my life, for the past 60-odd years I have had the choice of the use of three public houses – The Farmer's Boy (formerly the Harrow Inn), The Golden Harp and the Craufurd Arms. Two of these ... More from our letters page and a call to arms to save the Craufurd Arms and keep a pub in north Maidenhead.
"31.01.2017 21:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Marlow Sports Club confident of approval for new club house The brains behind multi-million pound plans to redevelop sports facilities in Marlow are confident of approval following a warm public response. Marlow Sports Club, in Pound Lane, is seeking permission for a new club house, with better facilities for... Marlow Sports Club, in Pound Lane, is seeking permission for a new club house, with better facilities for sportswomen, as well as for non-athletes.
"31.01.2017 17:16:38" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lottery winner yet to claim £1m prize for ticket bought in Wycombe district Time is running out for a lottery winner to step forward and claim a EuroMillions prize worth £1m. The winning ticket was bought in the Wycombe District Council area, which includes Marlow, Bourne End, Wooburn Green and Flackwell Heath, on Augu... Check your pockets....
"31.01.2017 14:33:09" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Burnham man charged with manslaughter in connection with George Inn pub incident A 62-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with an incident at a Burnham pub. Police were called to The George Inn in Burnham High Street just after midnight on August 13 to a report of a man being assaulted inside t...
"31.01.2017 12:05:38" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Weather warning: Windsor and Maidenhead could be hit by 'very strong winds' on Friday However, The Met Office said there is 'considerable uncertainty' about weather developments going into Friday.
"31.01.2017 09:07:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Protesters march in Ascot to oppose NHS cuts Cheers from roadside cafes were heard as protesters marched through Ascot High Street on Saturday to oppose ongoing cuts to the NHS. Starting off at Ascot Racecourse, about 30 marchers holding banners and chanting 'save our NHS' made their way to Hea... "The NHS is in crisis. If we don't really rally together we are going to lose the NHS.”
"30.01.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk The Coach, The Beehive and The Crown named among country's top gastropubs Pubs in East Berkshire and South Bucks put in a strong showing in a list of the best gastropubs in the country — with three named in the top ten. The annual Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards, organised by trade publication The Morning ... Are there any other gastropubs you would like to see on the list?
"30.01.2017 17:55:00" Did you go along to the brilliant Chinese New Year celebrations in Maidenhead High Street at the weekend?
You can see loads of photos from the event here:
"30.01.2017 14:53:28" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk High Court rules against Royal Borough's Heathrow third runway challenge Campaigners have failed in a legal challenge against proposals to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The leader of the Royal Borough, Cllr Simon Dudley, said he is 'disappointed for residents' but 'respects' the decisio... Cllr Simon Dudley,said he is 'disappointed for residents' but 'respects' the decision after the High Court ruled against the challenge today.
"30.01.2017 11:18:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thieves cause 'significant damage' during charity shop break-in Heartless thieves caused 'significant damage' when they broke into a Maidenhead charity shop over the weekend. The would-be burglars broke into the Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East shop in Shifford Crescent at some point on Saturday ... Who would do this?
"30.01.2017 10:51:34" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thousands in Windsor and Maidenhead sign petition against Donald Trump state visit to UK A petition to prevent US President Donald Trump from making a state visit to the United Kingdom has nearly 4,000 signatures from Windsor and Maidenhead. The petition, which was created by Graham Guest over the weekend, has more than one million signa... Do you think the US President should be allowed to make a state visit to the UK?
"29.01.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Resident hits out at 'floating home' blocking river views A concerned resident fears her view of the Thames may become a 'brown wall' after a 'floating home' appeared without planning permission. Tais Oliveira, who lives in the moorings at Willows Riverside Park, returned from her ho...
"29.01.2017 12:00:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rank Group pledges commitment to Maidenhead by shifting offices to TOR development A gambling company has pledged its commitment to Maidenhead by agreeing a deal to move into offices in the heart of the town centre. Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has signed up for 40,000 square feet of offices at the TOR ...
"29.01.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lowbrook students get a taste of life in the Roman Empire A Roman soldier paid a special visit to pupils at Lowbrook Academy on Monday. As part of its 'place and time' topic, year five has been learning about why the Romans invaded and what life was like in the empire. Children at the school, in The Fairway...
"28.01.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: Sublime steak and cheese sub It's not everyday you can make someone emotional with a sandwich. On the weekend I had some left over steak and offered to make steak sandwiches for the boys. So far, so what right? Everyone has their own take or secret to make the best steak s...
"28.01.2017 14:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Devonshire knows Gosport Borough could be banana skin to Maidenhead United's promotion hopes Alan Devonshire knows that Gosport Borough are more than capable of being a banana skin to the Magpies' automatic promotion hopes on Saturday. On paper it may look like a banker for the Magpies, whose lead at the top of National League South wa...
"28.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk A look back at the 45-year history of the Waterside Inn The restaurant was opened by the Roux brothers Albert and Michel in 1972 after visiting the site, which was then a pub by the Thames in Bray. In 1974, the first Michelin Guide to Britain was published since the pre-war suspension, and The Waterside I...
"28.01.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk First lots go under the hammer at Maidenhead's new auction house A new auction house held its first sale in Maidenhead on Saturday. More than 400 lots were auctioned off at Dawson's Auctioneers, based in King Grove. More than 100 people attended the auction and viewings were held on Thursday and Friday. Aubrey Daw...
"27.01.2017 21:30:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Jobs safe as new team takes charge at Nicholsons Centre Jobs look set to stay safe following a change of management at the Nicholsons Centre. Asset management firm Ellandi has been chosen to replace previous firm Vixcroft. Ruth Duffield, an asset manager with the London-based company, said staff currently...
"27.01.2017 18:30:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Palmieri's restaurant and cafe celebrates 10th anniversary It's served everyone from school kids, to builders, van drivers and even a millionaire footballer. And now Palmieri's, in Furze Platt Road, is celebrating a full decade feeding the hungry mouths of Maidenhead. The popular eatery, which dishes u... From humble beginnings to serving up meatballs for Mario Balotelli - Official. Palmieri's is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
"27.01.2017 15:33:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough leader accuses opposition councillor of using 'alternative facts' in CCTV row The council leader has accused an opposition councillor of using 'alternative facts' about the borough's plans to review the operation of 30 CCTV cameras in the area. Cllr Simon Werner (Lib Dems, Pinkneys Green) told the Advertiser ... Most will associate it with Donald Trump, but the phrase 'alternative facts' has been used to criticise a Royal Borough opposition councillor.
"27.01.2017 12:14:29" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Alexander Devine charity celebrates 10th anniversary with new campaign A milestone year is set to be marked by the Alexander Devine charity this year, and to celebrate the children's hospice charity is launching its 'ten4ten' campaign. The charity, which is currently building the first children's... We also have a new gallery of pictures from the children's hospice build in Woodlands Park as it continues to edge closer to completion.
"27.01.2017 09:14:58" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Emergency services called to crash near A404 exit in Shoppenhangers Road Emergency services have been called out after a crash on the roundabout at the A404 exit in Shoppenhangers Road in Maidenhead. According to reports on social media, the police, ambulance service and two fire engines are in attendance and the exi... Updates to follow.
"27.01.2017 09:01:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk POLL: Does CCTV make you feel safer? Controversial proposals to axe CCTV cameras in certain key areas in Windsor and Maidenhead were revealed by the Royal Borough this week. A total of 30 camera sites are at risk of being scrapped, leading to concerns from some councillors about a rise ... A total of 30 camera sites are at risk of being scrapped in the Royal Borough.
"26.01.2017 21:12:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cost of removing Shurlock Row travellers set to top £250,000 The cost of removing travellers from an unauthorised site looks set to leave the Royal Borough with a final bill of more than £270,000. The group, which moved onto the site in Shurlock Road, near Shurlock Row, in 2009, has now been given a fina... The group, which moved onto the site in Shurlock Road, near Shurlock Row, in 2009, has now been given a final chance to leave voluntarily before direct legal action is taken to force them off the land.
"26.01.2017 18:12:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Councillor calls for mental health attitudes to change as he praises new policies Attitudes to mental health need to be reformed in the same way attitudes to sexism and racism were, according to a Royal Borough councillor. Cllr MJ Saunders (Con, Cookham) was speaking after the Prime Minister's announcement in the New Year of... “Over the last 30 years it has become unacceptable and everyone understands it is unacceptable for people to hold inappropriate attitudes around sexism and racism. My belief is that mental health needs to move rapidly in the same direction.”
"26.01.2017 15:12:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Veteran councillor removed from planning panel A veteran Royal Borough councillor and champion of the greenbelt has been removed as a member of the planning and housing overview and scrutiny panel by the council leader. The Advertiser understands Cllr Leo Walters (Con, Bray) was removed from the ... The Advertiser understands Cllr Leo Walters was removed from the panel after he sent an email to panel members highlighting the fact 86 per cent of total land proposed to be allocated for housing and new development in the draft local plan would be in the
"26.01.2017 12:10:38" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk CCTV cameras in key areas could be axed Concerns have been raised by councillors about the threat if CCTV cameras in key sites are axed. A total of 30 camera sites are at risk of being scrapped as the council says they are used 'infrequently' or have become 'unviable&rsqu... Find out which CCTV cameras in the Royal Borough could be facing the axe.
"26.01.2017 09:03:17" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk £10m parking plan could see 1,300 town centre spaces added More than 1,300 extra spaces could be added in Maidenhead to relieve parking pressures during the regeneration. A paper set to be discussed at cabinet tonight (Thursday) outlines parking provision for the Royal Borough and future parking demands. A s... Do you think there will be enough parking in Maidenhead during the regeneration?
"25.01.2017 21:21:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTERS: Don't kill town centre by moving the Magnet out I really feel the RBWM is shooting itself in the foot by considering moving the much-loved leisure centre to Braywick. As a regular user of the centre I have canvassed opinion on the move from the town centre and have had very little opposition... More opposition to proposals to move the Magnet to Braywick Park in our Viewpoint section. Tricia Weeks fears the centre of Maidenhead will become a 'ghost town' if the move goes ahead. Let us know your thoughts.
"25.01.2017 18:20:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Chinese New Year celebrations set to take place in Maidenhead this weekend Music and dancing will take over the high street on Saturday as Chinese New Year comes to Maidenhead. The celebrations will include lantern making and a traditional lion dance led by the World Eagle Claw Kung-Fu School from Portlock Road. They will w... “We've been planning this for a year with a number of new surprise additions that will make this year the biggest and best ever.”
"25.01.2017 15:19:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Father-of-two and ex-sound engineer died after bleed on the brain, inquest hears A wife and mother says she has been left with an 'enormous hole' in her life after her husband died from a brain injury. David Hutchins, known as Dave, a sound engineer who had worked with the likes of Genesis, the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top, died at ...
"25.01.2017 12:14:50" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough records sharp drop in number of rough sleepers The number of rough sleepers recorded in the Royal Borough dropped sharply in 2016, according to an annual count. Figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show there were eight rough sleepers counted in the borough in t... A single-night street count by the borough in the autumn found eight rough sleepers, compared to an estimate of 35 in 2015.
"25.01.2017 09:05:51" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Absolute miracle' daughter wasn't killed by passing train, says mum A mother has said it is an 'absolute miracle' her daughter wasn't killed after being pulled into the path of a freight train. Jane Holmes, of Church Lane, Ruscombe, was speaking after the findings of an investigation into the incide... Jane Holmes' 15-year-old daughter's wheelchair was caught in a freight train's slipstream and dragged towards the edge of the platform at Twyford Station.
"24.01.2017 21:34:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Opinion: No shame in jumping on the exciting York Road bandwagon These are exciting times to be a Maidenhead United fan. I have followed the fortunes of the Magpies for about 40 years and cannot recall anything like the current fervour. Sure, they have had the odd decent cup run, even reaching the FA Cup early rou... It's an exciting time to be a Maidenhead United fan, writes Gavin Ames.
"24.01.2017 18:34:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Watch: Household Cavalry take on mannequin challenge during jungle training A mannequin challenge with a difference was attempted by soldiers from Windsor's Household Cavalry in the depths of the jungle. Worlds away from their lives at Combermere Barracks in St Leonards Road, soldiers from the regiment are currently in... Watch The Household Cavalry take on a mannequin challenge with a difference in the depths of the jungle.
"24.01.2017 15:34:04" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Shepherd family Christmas lights display raises record £9,000 for charity A charity which helps families dealing with cancer during pregnancy has received a late Christ-mas present of more than £9,000 thanks to a festive lights display. The Shepherd family deck their home in Hill Farm Road, Marlow Bottom, with thousa... "It's all down to the generosity of people, as well as the sheer number who turn up.”
"24.01.2017 12:28:12" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough schools ranked in new secondary school league tables Schools in Windsor and Maidenhead ranked above the national average in all marked categories for GCSE results in new league tables released by the Government last week. New assessment criteria has been put into place this year for GCSE pupils, rankin...
"24.01.2017 09:26:05" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Big relief' for neighbours as house plagued by anti-social behaviour is closed A court order to close a house plagued by anti-social behaviour to tenants and visitors has come as a 'big relief for the local community'. On Friday, Thames Valley Police successfully applied at Reading Magistrates' Court for a three-month clos... "The closure of this property is an excellent result and has come as a big relief for the local community, who have suffered from anti-social behaviour caused by its residents and visitors."
"23.01.2017 21:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Carer's anger after housing association takes away swimming pool A 28-year old carer has been left fuming after Housing Solutions took away her 18ft swimming pool. Cindy Saunders from Thomas Court said the housing association was wrong to take it away as it was not rubbish. She said: “The swimming pool has b... "The swimming pool has been up in the communal garden for at least four years and everyone uses it.”
"23.01.2017 16:50:44" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk The Landing developers buy up Greyhound and Volition sites The former sites of the Greyhound pub and Volition bar have been sold to developers looking to transform the centre of Maidenhead as part of The Landing project. The Royal Borough announced today that, In the past month, agreements have been signed t... The Landing has moved a step closer to becoming a reality.
"23.01.2017 15:56:16" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Freezing fog weather warning issued for tonight and tomorrow morning A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as freezing fog continues to cause disruption in the South-east. The yellow warning affects Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Wokingham and Bucks and will be in place from 5pm this evening until ... Take care on the roads.
"23.01.2017 15:19:44" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk X Factor contestant Nate Simpson shortlisted to represent UK at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Nate Simpson is hoping to put his X Factor disappointment behind him by representing the UK at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 23-year-old Slough-born singer has been shortlisted alongside five other hopefuls for the talent contest which is tak... Former Desborough College student Nate Simpson is hoping to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.
"23.01.2017 12:08:40" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Berkshire doctors hit back at Theresa May over NHS crisis Doctors in Berkshire have hit back after Theresa May suggested they were to blame for the latest NHS crisis. In an open letter, the Prime Minister and her government colleagues have been called on to take responsibility for the current problems, rath... “GPs are already under a lot of pressure and we probably couldn't work much harder than we're already doing – her comments didn't really hit a chord with us.”
"23.01.2017 09:04:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk 'Dip a day' open water swimmer raises thousands for homeless charity A brave challenge by a swimmer to tackle the icy waters of the Jubilee River has raised enough cash to bring hundreds of homeless people in from the cold. Ella Foote, began her 'dip a day' challenge on Thursday, December 1, which involved... Ella Foote took a dip in the Jubilee River every day for the whole of December for her challenge.
"22.01.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Badge to raise funds in memory of Paul Daniels A new badge inspired by Paul Daniels will raise money for research into brain tumours. The late magician, who lived in Wargrave, died due to the disease in March last year. Now his widow, Debbie McGee, has joined with Brain Tumour Research to promote...
"22.01.2017 15:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: Orange and almond cake I'm a bit late to the party on this one. Kiwi chef Peter Gordon's boiled orange and almond cake has been floating around the interwebs for some time now. I only found out about it from my visit to Rex Bakery last year where I tasted it an...
"22.01.2017 12:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Nominations open for first Business Girls Network INSPIRE Conference and Awards Fill out the form below to make your nomination for the Business Girl Community Business of the Year, sponsored by the Maidenhead Advertiser. Send us your nomination for the Business Girl Community Business of the Year, sponsored by the Maidenhead Advertiser.
"21.01.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Drink and drug driving arrests up in Royal Borough over festive season The number of drink and drug-driving arrests in December increased in 2016 in Windsor and Maidenhead, compared to 2015. The figures which have been released by Thames Valley Police reveal that arrests in the borough jumped by 37 per cent, with 33 peo...
"21.01.2017 15:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New Bucks council system could 'save £57m over five years' Plans to save more than £50m of council tax payers' money by changing the county's councils system will be presented to the government after being waved through by councillors. The proposals, debated by Wycombe District Council (WDC...
"21.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk No 'concrete offers' received for Maidenhead United forward Tarpey Magpies chairman Peter Griffin has insisted that while there's been interest in Dave Tarpey, no concrete offers have come in for the player. Despite mounting speculation among fans and the press that the striker will leave the club this month, ...
"21.01.2017 11:50:52" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Theresa May opens eco-garden at Highfield Preparatory School Theresa May spoke to pupils at Highfield School Prime Minister visits school to open eco garden
"21.01.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Last chance to see Bray Studios props on display at Maidenhead Heritage Centre Just over a week remains to see the Maidenhead at the Movies exhibition at the heritage centre, which includes props from Bray Studios. During the exhibition, curator Nick Forder set out to find people who used to work at the studios in Water Oakley,... Just a week remains to see the Maidenhead at the Movies exhibition at the heritage centre, which includes props from Bray Studios.
"20.01.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Borough consider penalty point system to punish overcharging taxi drivers Taxi drivers could be given penalty points by the Royal Borough if they overcharge customers for journeys when their meter is turned off. The council's licensing panel discussed the proposed new rules at a meeting on Monday after it said it had...
"20.01.2017 17:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough raised concerns about social mobility at Marlow grammar school A newly-released letter has revealed the Royal Borough raised concerns about social mobility during discussions about a satellite grammar school in Maidenhead. The letter from the Royal Borough to Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (SWBGS), i... A newly-released letter from the Royal Borough to Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (SWBGS), in Marlow, saw the council seek assurances for pupils from low income backgrounds as part of proposals for the two to collaborate on the school.
"20.01.2017 15:31:32" Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal to find missing Tia Goldsmith from Hurst. We are pleased to say she has been found safe.
"20.01.2017 13:35:39" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Concerns raised about almost 10,000 homes planned for Maidenhead 'Unsustainable and inappropriate' sites have been chosen for the thousands of homes outlined in the latest draft of the Borough Local Plan, it has been claimed. The latest round of consultation on the new draft of the Borough Local Plan h... About 7,000 replies were received in response to the council's latest local plan consultation – less than a quarter of what was expected.
"20.01.2017 10:47:06" Sue Brett explains why you should think twice about passing by next time you see someone living on the streets.
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"20.01.2017 09:09:09" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk St Mark's Hospital Primary Care Centre in Maidenhead receives 'requires improvement' rating The storage of emergency medicines at St Mark's Hospital Primary Care Centre must be reviewed to ensure they can be available quickly, a regulator has said. A rating of 'requires improvement' was given to the centre in St Mark&rsquo... In the 'well-led' and 'safe' categories, the centre was rated 'requires improvement' by the CQC.
"19.01.2017 21:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Safety recommendations made after teenage girl's wheelchair is struck by freight train in Twyford Safety advice is set to be improved after a teenage girl's wheelchair was struck by a freight train at Twyford Station. According to a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), the teenager injured her foot after being caught in the wa... The teenager injured her foot after 'glancing contacts' with the train.
"19.01.2017 17:29:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Lorry driver caught shaving while driving on M4 as part of police crackdown A lorry driver was caught shaving while heading along the M4 as part of a police crackdown on drivers who are distracted behind the wheel. Operation Tramline, a joint scheme between the Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary, saw a tota... Drivers were spotted reading books and eating cereal, while dozens more were caught on their mobile phones.
"19.01.2017 14:24:48" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bad weather delayed Alps climber's rescue, inquest hears A 67-year-old experienced climber from Maidenhead died on the Matterhorn from hypothermia after rescuers were unable to get to him due to adverse weather, an inquest heard.
"19.01.2017 11:00:55" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police appeal to find missing 14-year-old girl from Hurst An appeal has been launched to find a missing teenage girl from Hurst who has not been seen since Sunday night. Tia Goldsmith, 14, was last seen at 10.10pm on Sunday in the village. Tia has brown hair, is 5ft 2ins, is of medium build, and has ha... Can you help find Tia?
"19.01.2017 09:00:44" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk The Waterside Inn: Behind the scenes at one of the world's top restaurants Pick up a copy of this week's Advertiser for a special voucher offering a three-course lunch at the three Michelin-starred restaurant for £45. On sale now.
"18.01.2017 18:04:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk High Court set to rule whether Heathrow legal challenge can continue The Royal Borough is set to learn this week whether its legal challenge against the Government decision to give Heathrow Airport permission to build a third runway can go ahead. Representatives from the borough, Greenpeace UK and three other councils... "If it is not struck out, it will continue in its process towards judicial review."
"18.01.2017 15:46:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Maidenhead United 4-2 Slough Town Maidenhead booked their place in the final of the Berks and Bucks Cup at the expense of rivals Slough Town last night. The contest dubbed the 'SL Classico' before kick-off didn't disappoint, with six goals and a sending off making f... The SL Clásico did not disappoint.
"18.01.2017 12:45:14" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Farmers Boy pub set to close this weekend Last orders will be called at the Farmers Boy in Maidenhead for the final time on Sunday. The pub, in Harrow Lane, had been the subject of an unsuccessful attempt to turn it into an asset of community value (ACV). After a challenge by owners Greene K... Another Maidenhead pub is set to close...
"18.01.2017 09:41:35" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: Homeless shelter officially opened in Maidenhead A homeless shelter to help vulnerable people was officially opened by the mayor, councillors and the Brett Foundation's Sue Brett yesterday. The John West House, in Howarth Road, is named after a homeless man who died last year and will be ... The John West House will be available to homeless and vulnerable people in need of help who live in the Royal Borough.
"18.01.2017 09:20:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police issue advice after series of overnight garage break-ins Crime prevention advice has been issued by Thames Valley Police after a series of overnight garage break-ins across Windsor and Maidenhead this month. Since Monday, January 9 there have been a total of 19 break-ins across the area, with valuable item... There have been 19 garage break-ins across Windsor and Maidenhead in just over a week.
"17.01.2017 20:45:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New information released about family caravan stolen on Christmas Eve Fresh information has been released about the theft of a 4x4 and a caravan which left a family homeless over Christmas. The caravan and car were stolen from Darling Lane Stables, in Darlings Lane in Pinkneys Green, at about 1.25am on Christmas Eve (S... The incident left a family homeless over Christmas.
"17.01.2017 17:22:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead United and Slough Town set to pick strong squads for Berks & Bucks Cup clash After a week of frustration which saw the postponement of Slough's games against Cinderford and Biggleswade attention for the Rebels switches to tonight's Berks & Bucks Senior Cup clash at Maidenhead United with a place in the final a... The fixture has been dubbed 'SL Clásico'.
"17.01.2017 16:05:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Inquest opened into death of woman found near Boulters Lock A woman whose body was retrieved from the water on Saturday has been identified as Maidenhead resident Cheryl Manning.
"17.01.2017 12:55:54" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Prince Edward officially opens new Maidenhead Synagogue extension Prince Edward was in Maidenhead this morning to officially open a significant extension to Maidenhead Synagogue. The Queen's youngest son paid a visit to the synagogue, in Ray Park Road, to open new facilities which have been built to accommodat... It is now believed to be the largest non-metropolitan synagogue in the country.
"17.01.2017 09:07:03" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Campaigners confident of raising cash to buy Craufurd Arms freehold The campaign continues to turn a pub into an asset of community value (ACV). The Craufurd Arms Society Ltd was set up last year by residents and regulars to take the Craufurd Arms pub, in Gringer Hill into community ownership. The group has so far re...
"16.01.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: Misery of damp in pre-fab homes Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. In 1987, a group of angry tenants from the 1940s pre-fabricated homes in Choseley Road went to the town hall to complain to the council's housing manager over their appalling living conditions.
"16.01.2017 16:43:35" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTER: NHS under pressure but is indispensable asset With the debate over the parlous state of the NHS going nationwide, may I share my recent experience when hospitalised at Wexham Park over the period 19-27 December. After referral by a concerned nurse practitioner at the urgent care desk of St Marks... "I am convinced the NHS is under enormous pressure in certain parts of the country but in my view and experience, it remains an indispensable national asset which remains free at the point of delivery."
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"16.01.2017 13:25:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal Borough council tax bills to go up by nearly four per cent The council plans to raise its core council tax by 0.95 per cent, along with a three per cent increase for the adult social care levy.
"16.01.2017 09:24:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Firefighters form guard of honour at funeral of community volunteer Marian Bunker About 150 people attended a church service on Friday for a much-loved community volunteer from Burnham who died at home over Christmas after a battle with cancer. Marian Bunker, who moved to the village in 1977, was hugely popular in the community, h... “She was a kind of person that would do anything for anybody. She always wanted to help, even if she was not feeling well.”
"15.01.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Royal British Legion criticised for 'eye sore' empty club An 'eye sore' former Royal British Legion (RBL) club is giving the charity a bad name, it has been claimed. The site, in Sawyers Crescent, Woodlands Park, has been left to 'decay' since being closed by the organisation in 2006... “The RBL has complained about donations being down, but they're sitting on a gold mine here and with the Royal Borough looking to build houses they could develop it.”
"15.01.2017 15:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wargrave Fire Station needs 'support' says parish council chairman Retained firefighters at Wargrave's fire station need support, according to the parish council chairman, who expressed worries that Wokingham crews may take too long to arrive. Cllr Dick Bush's remarks came after a crew from Wokingham put...
"15.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Volunteer drive launched by family charity A family charity has started the New Year with a fresh appeal for volunteers to help it carry on providing services in Maidenhead. Re:Charge R&R runs weekly drop-in sessions for parents and children in need at several locations around the town, b... Re:Charge R&R runs weekly drop-in sessions for parents and children in need at several locations around the town, but has been left with a difficult beginning to 2017 with the departure of several helpers.
"14.01.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Feeding Time Blog: The Botanist in Marlow Don't get me wrong. I love pubs. Even more specifically, I love British pubs and the social comforts they bring to the British lifestyle. But I do miss the excitement of going to a proper restaurant. In Australia dining out is more restaurant-o... The Botanist Marlow gets a review in the latest Feeding Time Blog, and Lara was impressed...
"14.01.2017 15:37:18" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Burglars steal charity boxes from Maidenhead cafe Charity boxes have been stolen overnight from a gourmet Italian cafe in Maidenhead. Palmieri's, in Furze Platt Road, was broken into at about 3am this morning (Saturday) after the bottom window of its door was smashed. Stolen were two fundraisi... Charity boxes were stolen from Palmieri's in an early hours break-in.
"14.01.2017 15:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Gamble paid off for St Albans City says Maidenhead United assistant Lock Trailing 2-0 with 20 minutes to play St Albans City made one last throw of the dice and their gamble paid off in spectacular style. United looked to have the game under lock and key after Sam Barratt netted in either half but Saints manager Ian Allin...
"14.01.2017 14:36:09" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Body of woman recovered from River Thames at Boulter's Lock The body of a woman in her 50s has been recovered from the River Thames at Boulter's Lock in Lower Cookham Road. Police officers were called to the scene at 10.15am today (Saturday) following reports that a body had been found there. A woman wa... A woman in her 50s has been pronounced dead after being recovered from the Thames at Boulters Lock.
"14.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New measures to reduce night flight noise at Heathrow announced New measures to reduce the noise from night flights at Heathrow Airport have been announced by the Government. They aim to help encourage the use of quieter aircraft to limit the number of people affected by noise at night, while 'maintaining b...
"14.01.2017 09:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Wycombe District Council to bring back pay and display for car parks Parking payments in Wycombe District are set for an overhaul next month. From Saturday, February 25, all car parks operated by Wycombe District Council (WDC), except for the Swan and Easton Street car parks in High Wycombe, will change to a pay and d...
"13.01.2017 18:10:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk No specific need for housing in Cookham, argues parish councillor There is no specific need for housing in Cookham, a parish councillor has claimed, as representatives of the village put the finishing touches to their response to the Royal Borough's Local Plan on Tuesday. The statement was discussed by counci... During a discussion about the wider housing need in the borough, Cllr Christine-Ann Jannetta said: “Generically we need more housing, but not specifically in Cookham.”
"13.01.2017 16:21:13" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead man found guilty of encouraging support for Islamic State A 23-year-old Maidenhead man has been found guilty of encouraging support for a proscribed organisation. Mohammed Sufiyan Choudry, of Laggan Road, was convicted at the Old Bailey in London today. Choudry was one of four men who had attended meetings ... In Choudry's speech, which was recorded by an undercover officer, he made reference to a 'wave' that must be either joined or drowned under.
"13.01.2017 15:10:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Marlow grammar school blasted by ex-shadow education secretary A grammar school considered by the Royal Borough to help bring selective education to Maidenhead has been blasted by a former shadow education secretary for its social mobility record. Research carried out by Labour MP Lucy Powell, who held the shado... “The record of SWBGS when it comes to social mobility should ring alarm bells for anyone calling for the expansion of selective education into Maidenhead."
"13.01.2017 12:04:42" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk St Joseph's priest calls for return of stolen religious items 'Please bring them back' is the plea from a priest after religious items were stolen from his church in Maidenhead. Father John Lee, of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Cookham Road, is urging anyone with information about the t... "Just bring them back, please."
"13.01.2017 09:00:25" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Nine-year-old raises £3k for charity that helped her after loss of grandfather A nine-year-old girl has raised nearly £3,000 for a bereavement charity that helped her smile again after her beloved grandfather died. Poppy Campion's grandpa Graham was 81 when he died from complications as a result of bowel failure ear... Following her grandfather's death, Poppy struggled with her grief, but received support from SeeSaw, a charity that provides bereavement support for children and young people.
"12.01.2017 22:41:26" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Match report: Reading 0-1 QPR Dogged defending from a determined QPR saw Reading FC forced to a 1-0 defeat at the Madejski Stadium. On a freezing cold January evening, the Biscuitmen were simply unable to break through a back line that refused to yield to anything they could chuc...
"12.01.2017 20:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maidenhead set for big changes in 2017 as developments take shape This year is set to be a big one for the regeneration of Maidenhead as some of its key development projects are completed or take significant steps forward. Grace Witherden reports. Updates on Chapel Arches, The Landing, Berkshire House and more.
"12.01.2017 16:48:20" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk New emergency homeless centre to open in Maidenhead next week A new 'emergency accommodation' centre for rough sleepers will open on Tuesday, the Royal Borough has announced, after investing £200,000 in a homeless relief project. John West House, named after a homeless man who died last year, ...
"12.01.2017 14:24:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Schools warn parents about frostbite and pneumonia during cold snap Symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia have been included on advice for the cold snap sent to parents. The email, which has the subject heading, 'Advice from the Borough with the cold weather forecast', has been sent to families at several... Emails have been sent to parents advising them to watch out for 'pale, grey or blistered skin on the fingers, ears, nose, and toes' which could indicate frostbite.
"12.01.2017 11:30:08" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Met Office issues ice warning for Friday morning Take care on the roads tomorrow morning. The Met Office is warning ice will form overnight.
"12.01.2017 09:00:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Maliks restaurant founder offers £10,000 reward for information about Cookham arson A £10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction has been offered by the founder of popular restaurant Maliks following an arson attack last month. Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for information about the fire at the award... Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for information about the fire at the award-winning restaurant in Cookham High Street, which it is treating as 'arson with intent to endanger life'.
"11.01.2017 17:05:56" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Witness appeal after robber pulls passenger from car and assaults him in Maidenhead Police are appealing for witnesses after a victim was pulled from the passenger seat of a car by a robber in Maidenhead. The male victim was in a vehicle near the corner of Ray Mill Road West and Florence Avenue at about 5.25pm on Monday when the att... We are awaiting more details about this incident from police.
"11.01.2017 15:12:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Strong objections to Church Road apartment plans Plans to demolish two houses in Church Road and replace them with 16 two-bedroom apartments have been met with strong objections from neighbours. The plans, submitted to the Royal Borough by Mr T Iqbal, would see Zaman House and Awan House, between B... One neighbour said they were 'horrified' when they found out about the plans.
"11.01.2017 12:08:36" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Work starts to widen A308 near Bray Work has started underneath the M4 bridge on the A308 to widen the road, which will ease traffic congestion. Are you glad this is happening?
"11.01.2017 09:07:23" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk LETTER: Leisure centre must stay in the town centre Next week the consultation on the Draft Borough Local Plan closes. I welcome the proposal to provide more than 14,000 new houses. The consultation allows us to comment on 48 housing development sites. One is called St Cloud Way, which includes ... More from our viewpoint page. This correspondent believes the Magnet Leisure Centre should remain where it is instead of being located to Braywick Park. Do you think it should stay?
"10.01.2017 16:05:41" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Danesfield School named among the best in the country Pupils, parents and teachers are celebrating after a Marlow school was named among the best in the country. The latest round of government education figures for 2016 have shown that Danesfield School was among the top one per cent of primary schools ... The latest round of government education figures for 2016 have shown that Danesfield School was among the top one per cent of primary schools in England and Wales during the year.
"10.01.2017 12:59:27" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Snow weather warning issued for Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough A weather warning for snow has been issued for much of the South-east for Thursday. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Wokingham, warning that rain moving eastwards across the south of the country may turn... Brace yourselves...
"10.01.2017 11:21:41" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bar Sport Maidenhead set to relaunch as 'members' cocktail bar' A countdown to the re-opening of Bar Sport Maidenhead has been launched on a new-look website. It says the King Street bar will open in 46 days from today (February 25), as a 'members' cocktail bar', with live music from DJs and a limo service. A mes... Apparently it will be 'Berkshire's only London club experience'.
"10.01.2017 09:02:15" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Remember When: Keeping calm and driving on Welcome to Remember When, which takes a weekly look back through our archives, spanning nearly 150 years, to bring you snapshots from Maidenhead's past. In 1987, a quick-thinking lorry driver avoided a serious chemical spill in Maidenhead by driving straight to the fire station as his cab filled with acid fumes.
"09.01.2017 20:40:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Just hours left to save our free press Louis Baylis, the man who shaped the modern Advertiser, must be spinning in his grave. When the then editor and proprietor of the Advertiser transferred ownership of the paper to a charitable trust in 1962 to preserve its independence his concern was... We'd rather our profits continued to go to our community rather than into the pockets of lawyers and chancers.
"09.01.2017 17:37:43" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Police reappeal for information about 'targeted' arson attack on Cookham curry house Police have reappealed for information about a suspected arson attack at a popular curry restaurant in Cookham. Emergency services were called to a fire at Maliks at about 1.45am on Tuesday, December 6. Thames Valley Police is treating the incident a... “We still believe this was a fire targeted at this business and we now believe more than one offender was present at the scene and started the fire."
"09.01.2017 15:21:57" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Thieves steal iPads in daylight raid on High Street shop
"09.01.2017 12:28:31" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk In pictures: £30,000 expected to be raised after 32nd Swimarathon Swimmers of all ages and abilities dived in to the 32nd annual Lions Club of Maidenhead Swimarathon. About 200 miles was covered by nearly 800 swimmers at the Magnet Leisure Centre on Saturday. This year's event saw 98 teams, including 16 school... Well done to everyone who took part in the 32nd annual Swimarathon at the Magnet Leisure Centre!
"09.01.2017 09:25:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Holyport College makes Tatler list of best state secondary schools A Tatler guide to the best state secondary schools includes Holyport College. The guide, published online on Wednesday, lists the school in Ascot Road among 20 others. It says: “This isn't just a state school, this is an Eton-sponsored st... Society magazine Tatler has called Holyport College one of the best state secondary schools in the country. What do you think of their assessment?
"08.01.2017 18:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Gold medallist Heath says MBE in New Year's Honours list capped an 'amazing year' Olympic gold medallist Liam Heath said the MBE he was awarded in the New Year's Honours list capped an 'amazing year'. The Maidenhead resident enjoyed incredible success in Rio, winning Team GB's 25th gold of the Games in a sp...
"08.01.2017 14:19:43" Timeline Photos Prime Minister Theresa May cheered on competitors at Maidenhead Swimarathon yesterday...wearing slightly less fancy footwear than usual.
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"08.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Cookham Parish Council elects new chairman The new chairman of Cookham Parish Council was chosen on Tuesday evening. Cllr Andrew Nye was appointed after no candidate stood against him. The election was triggered after Cllr Fiona Hewer resigned from the role in November. She will continue as a...
"07.01.2017 18:26:59" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Arson suspected after fire in block of flats Firefighters from Maidenhead Fire Station were called to the flats in Cookham Road at about 2pm today (Saturday).
"07.01.2017 18:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Try something new in 2017: Clubs and societies you can join in the Royal Borough If you want to try something different, learn a new skill or meet new people in 2017 there are plenty of clubs and societies in the area that might fit the bill. GRACE WITHERDEN reports.
"07.01.2017 12:00:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Bolton champions long game approach ahead of Maidenhead's derby against Windsor Maidenhead want to win the division, that's for sure, and they want to beat Windsor on Saturday, that's a definite, but according to Russell Bolton, they don't want to sacrifice long-term aims for short-term gains. Maids top the Sou...
"06.01.2017 20:00:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Roy and Joy celebrate platinum wedding anniversary Together they've seen decades of enormous change and achievement, including men walking on the moon and the start of a new millennium. But as the rest of the country was settling into 2017, a couple from Taplow celebrated a milestone of their o... Congratulations Roy and Joy!
"06.01.2017 15:24:01" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Tarpey says move away from Maidenhead United must be right for him and family Maidenhead's prolific frontman Dave Tarpey says he wouldn't rule out a move away from the club in the coming weeks, but insisted it has to be right for him, the club and his family. Tarpey has scored a phenomenal 28 goals for the Magpies this t... “Obviously if the right thing came up for me – and it was right for the club and my family – then I wouldn't rule it out."
"06.01.2017 12:10:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Watch: Coldstream Guard praised for 'wonderful gesture' Social media has hailed a Coldstream Guard who gave a young boy who attended Windsor Castle wearing full uniform a birthday to remember. Having stood to attention to salute the passing procession of guards, the four-year-old is then beckoned ov... A lovely gesture from The Coldstream Guards to give a four-year-old boy who attended Windsor Castle wearing a full uniform a birthday to remember.
"06.01.2017 09:08:02" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Rail fare hikes a 'kick in the teeth' Commuters returning to work after Christmas have been given an unwanted late present by rail operators in the form of price increases. Branded a 'kick in the teeth' by union bosses when they were announced last year, the new fares came in... Do you think the latest increase is fair?
"05.01.2017 15:12:07" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Christmas footfall figures up for Maidenhead town centre More people visited the town centre in the run up to Christmas last year than in 2015, latest figures show. Despite a national trend of more people doing their Christmas shopping online, footfall in Maidenhead High Street for November to December 201... “2016 has seen a lot happen to the town and there will be much more to come as the regeneration plans continue."
"05.01.2017 12:11:30" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Don't let politicians kill off your local papers You have just five days left to help us save our free press. This isn't spin. This isn't an exaggeration. Not since state licensing of newspapers was abolished 300 years ago have papers – and freedom of speech itself – faced a... Not since state licensing of newspapers was abolished 300 years ago have papers – and freedom of speech itself – faced a bigger threat. A threat in the form of a new law that could bankrupt local papers like the Advertiser and rob all newspapers of their
"05.01.2017 09:09:16" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Father of Bryony Hollands completes challenge in her memory The father of a 19-year-old killed by a drink-driver has raised more than £3,240 for a music therapy charity. Mark Hollands set out to complete a Parkrun challenge in less than 20 minutes, as his daughter Bryony, who died in August 2015, would ... Mark Hollands set out to complete a Parkrun challenge in less than 20 minutes, as his daughter Bryony, who died in August 2015, would never reach the age of 20.
"04.01.2017 21:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Charity car wash to remember popular firefighter A popular firefighter will be remembered at a charity car wash. The event, in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity, will be held at Maidenhead Fire Station, in Bridge Road, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday. Money raised will be donated to commemorate the... Money raised will be donated to commemorate the life of former firefighter Nicholas Jell, who died in August aged 58.
"04.01.2017 18:15:00" maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk Devonshire: Maidenhead United won't stand in way of a move for Dave Tarpey Alan Devonshire has said the club won't stand in Dave Tarpey's way should the striker be offered the chance to play professional football. The striker, who has netted a phenomenal 28 goals for the Magpies this term – and 66 in three...