Windsor Express

Lions Club of Windsor hosts annual Spring Lunch Party

There was plenty of food, drink and entertainment on offer at an annual community lunch.

About 130 guests were served a three-course meal at the annual Spring Lunch Party organised by the Lions Club of Windsor yesterday (Sunday).

The event, held at SportsAble in Braywick Road, ...

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In pictures: Maidenhead United 2-1 Whitehawk

Joy and relief washed over those inside York Road when Ryan Upward’ header from a salmon-like leap found the top corner of Tom Stewart’s net in the 88th minute.

Click here for a match report from the game and check out the photo gallery above. 

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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 no suggestion the care budget ...

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In pictures: Maidenhead RFC 34-17 Newbury RFC

Maidenhead rose to the occasion to produce their most complete and professional performance of the season to overcome promotion rivals Newbury at Braywick.

Click here for a match report and check out the photo gallery above.

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Inspiring story sees Nicki Joel win #MyMaidenhead competition

Maidenhead United fan Nicki Joel was presented with a signed shirt by Magpies’ players Sean Marks and Carl Pentney on Saturday after winning the club’s #MyMaidenhead social media competition.

Nicki’s entry stood out from the crowd because the rush of adrenaline she has felt ...

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Murder mystery spoof takes Pratt back to his youth

Ding Dong Murder Me on High tells the tale of an investigation by Inspector Pratt, in his younger days as a Sergeant.

The detective, made famous by Peter Gordon's Inspector Pratt stage series, attempts to discover why the daughter of Sir Walton Gates was nearly 'sleighed' to death on a ...

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Observational motor-mouth

The self-proclaimed Lie-in King returns with his latest offering, One for the Road.

However disheveled he may be, the Foster’s Comedy Award nominee is still regarded as one of the top observational comics on the circuit.

Seann is a natural motor-mouth and possesses a keen mind ...

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No frills stand-up: What's not to like?

Comedian Justin Moorhouse is bringing his no frills stand up comedy to Maidenhead with his People and Feelings Tour.

The Mancunian comic is known for having a big-hearted stage presence and down to earth and relatable routines.

Justin has been having a think about people and feelings ...

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Sumptuous tale of vengeance in Renaissance Italy

Park Opera presents a sumptuous production of Verdi’s dramatic story, Rigoletto.

The tale is of the unhappy jester, who swears revenge when his innocent daughter is cruelly seduced.

When the Duke of Mantua seduces and then abandons Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda, the ...

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Best of Celtic music and dance

Top Celtic music and dance act The Outside Track are to take to the theatre stage at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts this month.

As well as being accomplished singers, the gang-of-five, who are united by their love of Irish folk music, play a wide variety of instruments on stage including ...

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Creativity and music merge in stellar Henley Festival line-up

A stellar line-up has been unveiled for the Henley Festival, with Jess Glynne, The Pet Shop Boys and All Saints set to feature between Wednesday, July 5 and Sunday, July 9.

Music, comedy and food will fuse for the five-day entertainment event, which takes place on the banks of the River ...

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Big Fish Column: Steadily rising temperature brings barbel back on the feed

By Ian Welch

As predicted, increasing temperatures and stable weather conditions brought a marked improvement in local sport last week with both the rivers and the stillwaters shifting up a gear.

On the rivers, a reasonable pace of and steadily rising water temperature brought a few ...

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Poll: Should the maximum sentence for animal abuse be raised to five years?

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has today launched a campaign calling for harsher punishments for those who cause suffering to animals.

The maximum sentence for the most extreme cases of animal cruelty in England and Wales is six months in prison, which the home says is the lowest across ...

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Windsor pupils get an insight into Japanese culture thanks to grant

Learning the Japanese language and about the country’s culture has been added to the curriculum for some Windsor pupils.

The Queen Anne First School secured funding from The Japan Foundation at the beginning of this year.

On Thursday, February 9, children got to grips with the ...

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Eton Wick resident who chronicled history of WI dies aged 99

A woman who spent 90 years helping to serve the village of Eton Wick has died at the age of 99.

Joan Ballhatchet, of Tilstone Avenue, spent her schooldays at Windsor’s Princess Margaret Rose School and went on to become a Sunday school teacher at St John the Baptist Church in the ...

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Football round-up: Flood's deflected strike gives Slough Town victory over promotion rivals Merthyr Town

Slough Town 1, Merthyr Town 0

Chris Flood’s deflected second half strike settled a game of few chances at Arbour Park.

Flood reacted well when the ball arrived at his feet on the hour mark and guided the ball beyond Davies with the help of a big deflection.

The win moves ...

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Match report: Upward's late header seals precious three points for Maidenhead United against Whitehawk

Maidenhead United 2, Whitehawk 1

Joy and relief washed over those inside York Road when Ryan Upward’ header from a salmon-like leap found the top corner of Tom Stewart’s net in the 88th minute.

It gave the Magpies a precious late lead in their match against Whitehawk and ...

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Rugby round-up: First half blitz from Maidenhead RFC sets up victory over promotion rivals Newbury RFC

Maidenhead RFC 34 (28), Newbury RFC 17 (7)

Maidenhead rose to the occasion to produce their most complete and professional performance of the season to overcome promotion rivals Newbury at Braywick.

Three first-half touchdowns, added to by one early in the second period, ensured them ...

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Slough Town content to be in chasing pack and keen to cement play-off place

Cementing a place in the play-offs is the next challenge for Slough Town after they overcame a spirited Cambridge City side on Saturday.

The Rebels won a seven-goal thriller 4-3 but the result was more convincing than the scoreline suggests with the visitors ahead by two goals for the ...

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Flackwell Heath's title hopes on the line in make or break week

Flackwell Heath have moved into the make or break week of their season as they face title rivals Bracknell Town and Thame United away from home in the space of a few days.

The Heathens kept their promotion hopes with a hard-earned 1-0 win at Highworth Town on Saturday with Adam Dickens’ ...

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Bolton: Crucial Maidenhead RFC stick to script to beat title rivals Newbury

Maidenhead must stick to the plan and not repeat the mistakes they made against Witney if they are to overcome promotion rivals Newbury Blues this afternoon (Saturday) according to Russell Bolton.

The head coach was satisfied with his team’s 47-26 success over Witney last weekend, ...

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