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Windsor firefighters to take councillors for ride amid speed bump controversy

TWO Royal Borough officers are going for a ride with Windsor’s firefighters to experience for themselves what it is like to manoeuvre a fire engine full of water over an endless line of road humps.

The Royal Borough’s lead member for highways, Cllr Phill Bicknell, has become

yesterday 17:01
Annual sleep out to raise funds for Windsor Homeless Project

For the third year a sleep out will raise vital funds for the Windsor Homeless Project (WHP).

The charity has about 60 volunteers and opens for two hours a day, four times a week.

Last year it helped to house 16 people, get 10 clean of heroin and one into employment.

The Big

yesterday 15:47
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council leader Simon Dudley in 'split loyalty' fury

ROYAL Borough leader Cllr Simon Dudley has been made a director of a Government agency that supports house building – while facing a growing furore at home over his own council’s plan to allow development on green belt sites.

Cllr Dudley was confirmed this week as a director of

yesterday 11:25
Maidenhead toad patrol hop to amphibian's aid

CONCERNED residents in Maidenhead are fighting to help save a colony of migrating common toads with a special solution.

Toad Patrol, launched by the Friends of Deerswood group, hope their scheme will prevent the toads from falling through drain covers by placing specially

2017-02-25 19:49
Datchet care home pioneers interactive game for people with dementia

A care home in Datchet is pioneering a new piece of interactive equipment which aims to keep people living with dementia mentally stimulated.

The Tovertafel game, also known as the Magic Table, projects light animations of moving images including floating butterflies and fish onto a

2017-02-25 17:33
Wild about Wildlife children's marquee to join line up at Royal Windsor Summer Show

A chance for children to get engaged with gardening will be part of this year’s Royal Windsor Summer Show for the first time.

A children’s marquee with the theme Wild about Wildlife will be at the event, organised by Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society (RWRHS) and now

2017-02-25 15:21
Stories of the week: February 18-24

Thugs injure couple in unprovoked homophobic train attack

An ice skating coach and personal trainer who lost two teeth in a homophobic attack on his way home from a Valentine’s Day meal has said he can’t understand what provoked the assault.

Phillip Poole, of West Road,

2017-02-25 12:03
Royal Borough councillors agree tax increase

Council tax in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will rise by close to four per cent after new spending proposals were agreed on earlier this week.

At a council meeting on Tuesday evening, the Royal Borough’s yearly budget was presented to the council by cabinet member

2017-02-25 10:59
King's Court First School could lose nursery as numbers dwindle

Councillors agreed to put forward a proposal to change the age range of a school in Old Windsor last night (Thursday).

The governing body of King’s Court First School in Ashbrook Road has asked the borough to consider the future of the school’s nursery class due to a falling

2017-02-24 17:19
Victory for Maidenhead Hindu society over Boulters building dispute

A RELIGIOUS group have won a battle to have their own community centre in Maidenhead - following years of opposition from residents.

Maidenhead Hindu Society has long had its eye on the plot of land next to Boulter’s Lock car park in Lower Cookham Road that has gone unused, but

2017-02-24 16:15
Thousands of emergency calls to Thames Valley Police are abandoned every year

Thousands of emergency phone calls to Thames Valley Police are being abandoned every single year, according to new figures.

A call is registered as abandoned if it rings for 10 seconds or longer, and the caller then terminates the call.

The numbers obtained from a freedom

2017-02-24 11:51
Duke of York pub could become Co-op shop after plans are put forward

The potential closure of a Windsor pub has been met with concerns that the town’s sense of community is being destroyed.

The Duke of York pub, in St Leonards Road, could be turned into a Co-op shop after planning consultants Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners submitted an application

2017-02-24 11:49
Old Windsor's dog and cat rescue team call join call for tougher sentences for animals cruelty

A campaign to introduce tougher sentences for animal abuse has the support of the team at Old Windsor's dog and cat rescue centre.

Kaye Mughal, manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's Old Windsor centre in Priest Hill, said: "It isn’t acceptable that our courts are unable

2017-02-23 19:19
Joanna Simpson Foundation welcomes Prime Minister's promise to reform domestic violence laws

A promise by the Prime Minister to transform the way domestic violence and abuse is tackled has been welcomed by the Joanna Simpson Foundation (JSF).

The charity was set up in 2014 by the family and friends of Joanna Simpson, who was killed by her estranged husband Robert Brown.

Its

2017-02-23 19:15
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 property will have to fork out

2017-02-23 12:35
Maidenhead brothel owner must pay £100,000 or spend a year in jail

A man convicted of running a brothel in Maidenhead has now been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in a confiscation order.

Michael Emmanuel Adekoya, 36, of Kilmington Close had the order made against him following a hearing at Reading Crown Court, which concluded on February

2017-02-23 11:33
Daily News
Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June

today 22:31
Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to bring forward “very coherent”, “credible” and “solid” policies that will help revive Labour’s fortunes following its humiliating Copeland by-election defeat.

The Labour leader appeared to reject suggestions his

today 22:31
Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall

Top jockey Barry Geraghty has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a collapsed lung and six broken ribs in a fall at Kempton Park on Saturday.

The rider was taken to hospital for further examination following a spill from the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs in the

today 22:31
England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to “kill the game”.

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a

today 22:31
Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is “fit and raring to go” at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and

today 22:31
Leicester v Liverpool talking points

Leicester play their first match since the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri as they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

The Foxes, in action four days on from the man who oversaw last season’s remarkable surge to the title being dismissed, have slipped to 18th in the

yesterday 21:25
Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says

Business rates are a “ticking time bomb” for small companies and the Government should offer emergency transitional relief for firms facing “cliff edge” increases, Labour has said.

Following pressure from business groups, the media and some Tory MPs, Communities

yesterday 19:13
Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments

A key Theresa May aide has hit back after being criticised for saying certain disability benefits should go to the “really disabled” rather than anxiety sufferers, revealing he struggled with the condition as a child.

George Freeman faced Labour calls to apologise and criticism

yesterday 19:13
Latest news from Windsor
today 22:31 Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied
today 22:31 Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes
today 22:31 Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall
today 22:31 England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics
today 22:31 Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles
yesterday 21:25 Leicester v Liverpool talking points
yesterday 19:13 Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says
yesterday 19:13 Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments
yesterday 19:13 Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious
yesterday 19:13 Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton
yesterday 18:07 Suspect named after truck hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
yesterday 18:07 Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20
yesterday 18:07 England survive scare to down battling Italy and keep Six Nations bid on course
yesterday 18:07 Marc Albrighton ‘angry and upset’ at reports he was involved in Ranieri’s exit
yesterday 17:01 No 10 policy unit chief criticised after defending disability benefit changes
yesterday 17:01 Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery
yesterday 17:01 Wind, ice and snow for parts of UK as Storm Ewan hits Ireland
yesterday 17:01 Gavin Henson kicks relegation-battling Bristol to shock win over Bath
yesterday 17:01 Sam Warburton: Wales now left playing for pride after Scotland defeat
yesterday 17:01 Henderson: Having Sexton and Jackson in ranks is fantastic for Ireland
yesterday 17:01 Windsor firefighters to take councillors for ride amid speed bump controversy
yesterday 15:51 Jeremy Corbyn: Labour needed more than ever but we must stay united
yesterday 15:51 Woman tells of ‘carnage’ after five pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 15:51 Harry Kane nets another hat-trick as rampant Spurs put Stoke to the sword
yesterday 15:47 Annual sleep out to raise funds for Windsor Homeless Project
yesterday 14:45 Man in critical condition after car crashes into pedestrians
yesterday 14:45 Ali Price confident Scotland can end long wait for Twickenham win over England
yesterday 14:45 Martin O’Neill rules out making Leicester return
yesterday 14:45 Red Bull unveil car they hope will end Mercedes domination
yesterday 13:39 Three critically hurt after pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 13:39 Rescuers broaden search for 18-year-old amid Arbroath Cliffs fall fears
yesterday 13:39 Adam Lallana an integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad
yesterday 13:39 Sir Mo Farah: I’m a clean athlete
yesterday 13:39 Ronald Koeman challenges Everton to make late run for Champions League
yesterday 12:33 Deputy Tom Watson urges supporters to back Labour’s under-fire Jeremy Corbyn
yesterday 12:33 Amber Rudd: No sudden drop in immigration post-Brexit
yesterday 12:33 Five in hospital after car collides with pedestrians in London
yesterday 12:33 Andy Carroll in line to make return from injury in coming week
yesterday 11:25 ‘Dinner with the Donald’: Nigel Farage meets with Trump and senior advisers
yesterday 11:25 Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council leader Simon Dudley in 'split loyalty' fury
yesterday 10:19 Donald Trump: I won’t attend White House correspondents’ dinner
yesterday 10:19 Smoking ‘should be banned in NHS buildings and grounds’
yesterday 10:17 Four straight wins from Baker sets up Cippenham Vets 2nds for promotion
yesterday 09:13 Lord Heseltine to back efforts to give Parliament say on Brexit deal
yesterday 09:13 Jeremy Corbyn rallies Labour after poll setback in Copeland
yesterday 09:13 Tests show nerve agent effect on Kim’s ‘assassinated’ half-brother
yesterday 09:13 Sir Clive Woodward: Owen Farrell can emulate Jonny Wilkinson
yesterday 08:07 Gavin McDonnell misses out on joining twin Jamie as a world champion
yesterday 08:07 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sees off Nick Kyrgios to reach Marseille final
yesterday 08:07 Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar in spotlight again after leaked report
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today 22:59 Brave mum suffering facial paralysis reveals how she 'lost her smile' just weeks after giving birth
today 22:59 Brave mum suffering facial paralysis reveals how she 'lost her smile' just weeks after giving birth
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today 22:59 Uncle gives chilling statement to murder detectives days after killing five family members
today 22:53 Part premiere, part Trump protest, Londoners gather for Oscar movie
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today 22:35 PM's aide under fire for saying disability benefits should go to 'really disabled people'
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today 22:27 Alex Hales hoping to get all clear after broken hand to resume powerhouse partnership with Jason Roy
today 22:27 Jose Mourinho won't rest after matching Clough and Ferguson's record - he already wants to go one better
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today 22:27 13 football fans arrested after violent clashes during Wolves vs Birmingham derby clash at Molineux
today 22:27 13 football fans arrested after violent clashes during Wolves vs Birmingham derby clash at Molineux
today 22:27 Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid: Morata goal seals comeback as Bale makes goalscoring return - 6 things we learned
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today 22:27 Titanic director James Cameron hopes 'wonderful' Bill Paxton won't be forgotten amid 'gaudy din' of Oscars night
today 22:27 Titanic director James Cameron hopes 'wonderful' Bill Paxton won't be forgotten amid 'gaudy din' of Oscars night
today 22:27 Grieving families in financial difficulty could face further heartache under Government plans to slash "lifeline" payments
today 22:27 Grieving families in financial difficulty could face further heartache under Government plans to slash "lifeline" payments
today 22:27 Tight Fit hunk Steve Grant shows his abs are as toned as ever 35 years after chart glory
today 22:27 Tight Fit hunk Steve Grant shows his abs are as toned as ever 35 years after chart glory
today 22:27 Royal Navy so strapped for cash they have to cancel open day to protect fleet from Russian subs
today 22:27 Royal Navy so strapped for cash they have to cancel open day to protect fleet from Russian subs
today 22:27 Man won't stop parking his £250,000 Lamborghini in parking space reserved for the mayor
today 22:27 Man won't stop parking his £250,000 Lamborghini in parking space reserved for the mayor
today 22:27 Jockey George Baker in intensive care following horrific accident during race on ice in Switzerland
today 22:27 Jockey George Baker in intensive care following horrific accident during race on ice in Switzerland
today 22:27 Watch Jose Mourinho's press conference in full as Manchester United boss reflects on EFL Cup win
today 22:27 Watch Jose Mourinho's press conference in full as Manchester United boss reflects on EFL Cup win
today 22:27 Woman left with six-inch pipe in stomach for 20 YEARS after weight loss surgery wins five-figure payout
today 22:27 Woman left with six-inch pipe in stomach for 20 YEARS after weight loss surgery wins five-figure payout
today 22:27 Storm chasers honour Twister star Bill Paxton by writing his initials across Tornado Alley using GPS markers
today 22:27 Storm chasers honour Twister star Bill Paxton by writing his initials across Tornado Alley using GPS markers
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today 22:27 Al-Qaeda number two Ahmad Hasan 'killed in drone strike' in Syria
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