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Councillors approve plans for £90m redevelopment of Heatherwood Hospital

Heatherwood Hospital will undergo a £90 million transformation after councillors approved its redevelopment at a meeting last night (Tuesday).

A packed out public gallery watched on at The Royal Berkshire Hotel as members of the Borough-wide Development Management Panel discussed the

today 11:41
Hospital trust chief executive announces retirement

The chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has declared he has ‘unfinished business’ despite announcing his decision to retire in February next year after 29 years in charge.

Sir Andrew Morris has worked in the NHS for 43 years and is one of the longest standing

yesterday 16:59
'No justification' for planned rise in rail fares

Commuters say there is ‘no justification’ for an increase in rail fares which is planned for next year.

Regulated tickets will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, with standard returns and season tickets due to be affected.

The price hike is based on annual Retail Price

yesterday 11:29
Three charged in connection with Kidwells Park assault

Three people have been charged in connection with an assault on two men in Kidwells Park.

Callum Johnstone, 18, of West Crescent, Windsor was charged on Sunday with inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon

yesterday 09:17
Brick Big Ben falls silent at Legoland Windsor

As Big Ben bonged the last of its regular chimes today (Monday), Legoland Windsor is taking the opportunity to silence its own Elizabeth Tower.

The theme park’s 3m version will cease to ring out – but visitors will not have to wait long as it will be back bonging in just four

2017-08-21 17:41
Free town Wi-Fi proves a hit as 20,000 users sign-up

Free town Wi-Fi in the Royal Borough has proved to be a hit with more than 20,000 people signing up to the service so far.

The service began in June and provides free and unlimited browsing in Windsor and Maidenhead town centres.

Set up by IntechnologyWifi, the biggest user

2017-08-21 11:05
Teenager stabbed in the chest during attack in Windsor

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest and ‘repeatedly punched’ during an attack in Windsor.

Between 11pm and 11.15pm on Thursday, August 10, the victim was chased by a group of three males close to the Shell petrol station near the Clarence Road

2017-08-17 11:23
Plans for £90m redevelopment of Heatherwood Hospital recommended for refusal

Planning officers at the Royal Borough have recommended that an application to redevelop Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is refused ahead of next week’s planning meeting.

The report published today describes the £90m plans as inappropriate and harmful to the greenbelt.

It

2017-08-15 19:47
‘Limited service’ at Waterloo station after train partially derails

Train passengers have been advised not to travel into London Waterloo station after a train struck a stationary barrier and became partially derailed.

South West Trains said ‘a very limited service’ is now running to and from the station, which is expected to continue for the

2017-08-15 16:29
Football fans design their own boots at Dedworth Library

Football fanatics designed their own boots in a colouring competition at Dedworth Library.

The contest ran from July 1 and was named after former Chelsea and England footballer Peter Osgood, who used to live in the area.

After sifting through more than 20 entries, Cllr Hashim Bhatti

2017-08-15 14:17
Homelessness feature: 'I don't choose to live life this way'

Spending his days on the streets of Windsor and sleeping in shop doorways isn’t a lifestyle that Martin Allen chose.

For 17 years, the 46-year-old had been employed in Oxford, holding down jobs in a warehouse and in the security industry.

But in 2015, the work dried up and with

2017-08-13 17:11
School pupil designs dog fouling campaign poster for Eton Wick

A message to dog owners will be displayed at Eton Wick Library following a competition.

The Eton Wick Village Association tasked children from Eton Wick First School to design a poster encouraging people to pick up their dog’s poo.

The association was set up last year and

2017-08-13 14:59
'Unforgettable teacher' passes away aged 91

A former teacher who taught at schools around the Royal Borough has died aged 91.

John William Batt-Rawden lived for the past few years at a nursing home in Oxfordshire.

His funeral was held in the county on Thursday, August 3, after his death on July 22.

Mr Batt-Rawden was

2017-08-12 12:35
SMILE sessions keep Royal Borough residents exercising into their nineties

Every week older people gather in community centres around the borough for some gentle exercise and a chance to meet new people.

SMILE (So Much Improvement with a Little Exercise) is a programme run by the Royal Borough for those over 50 – with some participants in their

2017-08-11 17:53
Knives surrendered to police as part of campaign to tackle knife crime

Knives have been handed in at police stations across the Thames Valley as part of an initiative aimed at tackling knife crime.

The force said between April 1 and March 31, knife crime increased by 32 per cent and possession offences rose by 27 per cent, in comparison to the same period

2017-08-11 16:47
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Berkshire CCC eye-up double after Trophy final victory over Lincolnshire CCC

Although being played at a neutral venue, performance coach Tom Lambert believes Berkshire will be at an

advantage when they play Lincolnshire in the Unicorns Championship final in a game scheduled for four days, starting on Sunday at 11am.

The venue is Banbury CC, a ground well

today 18:17
The midweek round-up: The most read Express stories of the week so far

5.) Free town Wi-Fi proves a hit as 20,000 users sign-up

Free town Wi-Fi in the Royal Borough has proved to be a hit with more than 20,000 people signing up to the service so far.

The service began in June and provides free and unlimited browsing in Windsor and Maidenhead town

today 14:59
Maidenhead Bait and Tackle set to shut in Cookham Rise

A fishing shop owner has thanked villagers for their friendliness as he retires from his 22-year-old business.

Michael Hutt, 79, will formally close Maidenhead Bait and Tackle, in Lower Road, Cookham Rise, on Saturday.

However, the store will be available for customers to buy goods

today 11:41
Lock says Maidenhead United should have put Ebbsfleet United to the sword before half-time

Sam Lock has said Ebbsfleet United could have had few complaints if they’d come in more than the one goal down following a dominant first half display from the Magpies.

The Magpies led at the break thanks to Harry Pritchard’s curling cross but, despite creating several gilt edged

today 11:41
Maidenhead United season ticket holders can watch Holyport for a £1

MAIDENHEAD United season ticket holders are being offered the chance to watch Holyport home games this season for just £1.

The combined initiative between the two clubs is aimed at promoting grassroots football, as well as attendances at Summerleaze Village, where both Holyport – and

today 10:35
Debbie McGee 'can't stop smiling' about Strictly Come Dancing appearance

TV personality and presenter Debbie McGee will follow in the footsteps of her late husband Paul Daniels by becoming the 13th celebrity contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 58-year-old Wargrave resident said: “There are no words to describe how I feel about

today 09:29
Political awakening within the Red Shed

The Red Shed is the third part of campaigning comic Mark Thomas’s theatrical trilogy.

Following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed, Mark returns to where it all began, the Red Shed in Wakefield.

The labour club, home to Mark’s first public performances, is a home

yesterday 16:59
John Culshaw: In conversation with the stars

Comedy lovers will need to hurry to snap up tickets for the latest show by one of Britain’s best impressionists.

Surprisingly, it will be the first time Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw has ever performed at Norden Farm, and seats are selling quickly.

Audiences can expect an

yesterday 16:59
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today 18:17 Berkshire CCC eye-up double after Trophy final victory over Lincolnshire CCC
today 14:59 The midweek round-up: The most read Express stories of the week so far
today 11:41 Maidenhead Bait and Tackle set to shut in Cookham Rise
today 11:41 Lock says Maidenhead United should have put Ebbsfleet United to the sword before half-time
today 11:41 Councillors approve plans for £90m redevelopment of Heatherwood Hospital
today 10:35 Maidenhead United season ticket holders can watch Holyport for a £1
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yesterday 11:29 'No justification' for planned rise in rail fares
yesterday 10:23 Berkshire CCC name squad for Unicorns Trophy final against Lincolnshire CCC
yesterday 09:17 Three charged in connection with Kidwells Park assault
2017-08-21 17:41 Boyne Hill Cricket Club hosts charity match
2017-08-21 17:41 Brick Big Ben falls silent at Legoland Windsor
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2017-08-21 14:23 In pictures: Maidenhead United 1-1 Ebbsfleet United
2017-08-21 13:17 Jonnie Peacock among Paralympians at Superhero Series at Dorney Lake
2017-08-21 12:11 Big Fish Column: Poor weather makes August a month to remember for all the right reasons
2017-08-21 11:05 Opposition councilor calls on council to be more transparent over Borough Local Plan consultation process
2017-08-21 11:05 The week in pictures: August 12-18
2017-08-21 11:05 Free town Wi-Fi proves a hit as 20,000 users sign-up
2017-08-20 10:53 Bird has GB aspirations after switch from Maidenhead to Marlow Rowing Club
2017-08-19 21:41 Lee Togwell scores winner for 10-man Slough Town
2017-08-19 20:35 Maidenhead United fail to finish chances as Ebbsfleet United fight back for draw
2017-08-19 11:45 Devonshire keen to ensure Maidenhead United's players don't get carried away with success
2017-08-19 10:39 Slough Town bury Gosport Boro after joint managers ring the changes
2017-08-18 17:03 The Crown at Burchetts Green named best pub restaurant in UK
2017-08-18 15:57 Plenty for Shone to digest after Flackwell Heath fight back for win over Highmoor
2017-08-18 15:57 Councillor found to have breached code of conduct says he was 'punished for telling the truth'
2017-08-18 14:51 What's on: 10 things to do this weekend (August 18-20)
2017-08-18 13:45 Sixth place at World Championships is 'bittersweet' for improving Lake
2017-08-18 10:27 Tarpey only thinking about Maidenhead United after netting four at AFC Fylde
2017-08-17 23:25 Windsor's opening day defeat was a Tuff one to take says Woodham
2017-08-17 20:51 Rayer ready to star for England at EuroHockey Championships
2017-08-17 18:05 In pictures: A-level results day 2017
2017-08-17 16:53 Jessup's 158 is basis for White Waltham's big win over rivals Braywood
2017-08-17 15:47 Wycombe Wanderers sign striker Mackail-Smith on a one-year deal
2017-08-17 11:23 Comley says Maidenhead United are simply focused on getting wins on the board
2017-08-17 11:23 LIVE: A-level results day 2017
2017-08-17 11:23 Teenager stabbed in the chest during attack in Windsor
2017-08-16 19:59 Slough Town bounce back with win over Gosport Borough
2017-08-16 16:41 Everything you need to know about Clearing ahead of A-level results day
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