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England beat Olympic champions Argentina to secure World Cup semi-final place

Credit: England Hockey


Marlow’s Barry Middleton scored as England booked their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over Olympic champions Argentina on Wednesday.

Middleton levelled things up in the first half, with his 119th international ...

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Royal Borough vows to 'lead by example' in fight against single-use plastic

The Royal Borough will be joining the war against plastic after opposition councillors agreed to stamp down on single-use plastic items.

At a full council meeting yesterday (Tuesday) at Windsor Guildhall, a motion proposed by Cllr David Coppinger (Con, Bray) outlined the Royal ...

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Eton Excelsior's flying Finn takes gold at British Rowing Indoor Championships

For the second consecutive year, Finn Arikkala took gold in his category at the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) on Saturday.

The Eton Excelsior rower’s achievement follows a recent new Welsh indoor record set in Cardiff on November 24 and gold medal wins at the South of ...

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Young Magpies bow out of FA Youth Cup after defeat to Nottingham Forest Academy

Photo credit: Mick Vogel


The Magpies Under 18s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday evening despite pushing the Academy side of two-time former European Cup winners Nottingham Forest all the way.

In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 454 spectators, which included ...

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In pictures: Lions Club members pack up Christmas care packages

‘Heartwarming generosity’ was displayed by the people of Windsor and Maidenhead, who donated about £10,000 worth of food for the Lions Club of Maidenhead’s annual Christmas collection.

About £10,000 worth of food for people in need was packed up into 366 care ...

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Thieves target older people's PIN numbers in Maidenhead and Windsor

Thieves are targeting older people in supermarkets across Maidenhead, Windsor, Sunningdale and Ascot by watching for their PIN numbers.

Usually working in pairs, they watch their victims – usually older people – type in their PINs while paying at the checkout.

They then ...

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Have-a-go-heroes honoured for foiling attempted jewellery heist in Windsor

Have-a-go-heroes who helped foil an attempted jewellery heist in Windsor have been recognised at the National Police Chief’s Council’s Public Bravery Awards.

A gang of four armed men on mopeds targeted Robert Gatward Jewellers, in Windsor Yards, in a daring daylight raid on September ...

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Inconsistent weather brings inconsistent fishing while cooling rivers bring just one species, chub

Inconsistent weather always brings inconsistent fishing and last week was no exception with the variable conditions doing very little to deliver results bankside.


River chub

Heavy rainfall gave all the local rivers a bit of a boost last week but unless you were fishing ...

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Men's Matters hosts Christmas lunch prepared by Langley College students

A Christmas lunch for members of male support group Men’s Matters was served up by catering students at Langley College’s Zest Restaurant on Thursday.

More than 70 people attended the event at Station Road including 50 Men’s Matters members from the Windsor, Maidenhead ...

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Maidenhead United Youth prepare to take on Nottingham Forest Academy in FA Youth Cup third round

Maidenhead United’s Youth team will make their first ever appearance in the last 64 of the FA Youth Cup tomorrow night (December 11), when they take on Nottingham Forest’s u18s.

The Forest side are the Academy team to the Championship promotion chasers.

The Magpies have netted a ...

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Kilgour's loan spell at Maidenhead United extended until January 5

Central defender Alfie Kilgour has extended his loan spell from Bristol Rovers until January 5.

The 20-year-old has impressed on loan, making five starts for the Magpies since his arrival from the League 1 side.

His performances have helped the Magpies look more resilient of late and ...

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Comley sent off as Maidenhead United lose at home to Hartlepool United

Maidenhead United 0, Hartlepool United 1

Maidenhead United failed to register a shot on target as Josh Hawkes first half goal got Hartlepool United back to winning ways at York Road this afternoon.

The forward swept home the game’s only goal from the edge of the area in the 16th ...

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Woodham: Windsor FC players believe they can get to Wembley and win the FA Vase

Windsor learned lessons from defeat to Ascot United last week to beat Erith Town in the FA Vase with an error-free display on Saturday.

The Royalists, who’ve now lost just one of their last eight encounters, won the tie with goals from Robert Lazarczuk and Dan Roberts, and stood up ...

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Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Initiative receives grant from Louis Baylis Trust

A scheme aiming to bring the communities of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead closer together has been given a grant by the Louis Baylis Trust.

For two years, SWAMI (Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Initiative) has held summer exhibitions in all three towns which gives charities and community ...

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Slough Town gave supporters a chance to dream of FA Cup glory against Gillingham FC

For 96 pulsating minutes on Sunday, Slough Town’s players gave the club’s staff and supporters a chance to dream. To dream of a trip to Anfield, to Wembley or Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup.

It didn’t happen for them, as Darren Oldaker’s wonder strike ...

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Youth football: Boyne Hill B&G u11s Jets set benchmark for rest of their season

Boyne Hill B&G FC u11s Jets set the benchmark for their season with a disciplined 1-1 draw at Explorers. Stan Smith’s long range effort drew them level.

Tom Leonard scored a blistering free-kick in a 2-1 defeat for the u12s Blades against Chalfont Saints.

Saints had lost ...

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Windsor and Maidenhead 'safer' following police drugs operation

A month long Thames Valley Police (TVP) operation has seen 21 people arrested for drug offences.

‘Operation Lemondrop’, which started in November and forms part of its Stronghold campaign, focused on drug exploitation and has resulted in officers from TVP’s Windsor and ...

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Holyport FC go fourth after conquering Thame Rangers 

Holyport won for the eighth time in nine matches on Tuesday, sweeping aside a Thame Rangers side who were previously undefeated in the league.

The result lifts Port up to fourth in the table and afterwards, manager Derek Sweetman, admitted his players were enjoying their football and ...

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Major sports facilities at Eton College given green light despite greenbelt worries

A state-of-the-art sports centre and an aquatics centre at Eton College have been given the green light by councillors.

The leading independent boarding school has been given planning approval to replace its ‘dilapidated and overgrown’ outdoor pool with a new aquatics centre featuring ...

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Windsor Yards manager 'disappointed' following Next closure

The manager of Windsor Yards said he is ‘disappointed’ that Next decided to close its store at the shopping centre.

The branch shut last week despite the centre ‘engaging with a range of options’ in a bid to persuade the retailer to stay.

Robert Gramson, Windsor Yards ...

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Students have their say in Pioneer Educational Trust school parliament

A parliament for pupils at the Pioneer Educational Trust’s schools in Slough and Windsor has been launched.

The head boys and girls in Foxborough Primary School, Trevelyan Middle School and Upton Court Grammar School lead different ‘Houses’ in the Pioneer Parliament, with Upton Court ...

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