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Oscar and Olivia top Royal Borough baby name charts for 2017

The most popular names for babies in the Royal Borough last year were Oscar and Olivia.

A total of 853 boys and 804 girls were born in the area in 2017, for a total of 1,657 babies, Office for National Statistics data shows.

George, Henry and William were all tied for the second most ...

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Under-13s win gold for Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC at South of England Road Relays

Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) were prominent in the South of England Road Relays at Crystal Palace on Sunday with six of their teams reaching the top 10 in their age groups.

Prime position went to the under-15 girls who won gold.

Charlotte Dewar led off for WSEH returning ...

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Battersea dog finds loving home after 287 days in kennels

A dog who has been in at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre for 287 days is now living her best life enjoying pub lunches and outings to country parks.

Hope, an eight-year-old mongrel, was found as a stray by a member of the public from Surrey back in November last year.

Since then ...

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Construction firm sets Guinness World Record in domino challenge

A construction firm set a Guinness World Record at Windsor Racecourse.

Staff from Willmott Dixon toppled 4958 construction blocks which had been set up like dominoes at the venue in Maidenhead Road.

We did it. We now hold an official #guinnessworldrecord for the most blocks toppled ...

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Tyrrell Hatton Junior Masters won by Will Tate

Tyrrell Hatton with tournament winner Will Tate


Will Tate won the Tyrell Hatton Junior Masters held at Harleyford Golf Club, beating 75 other aspiring golfers to the trophy

The Bearwood Lakes golfer shot a gross 71 (net 69) to beat Ben Loveard, from Woburn, who shot ...

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Bristol Manor Farm await winners of FA Cup replay between Slough Town and Sholing FC

Slough Town have a tricky FA Cup replay against Sholing FC to overcome tomorrow night (Tuesday), but, should they do it, the Rebels will host Bristol Manor Farm in the third qualifying round of the competition.

The Rebels were far from their best as they allowed Sholing to fight-back from ...

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Maidenhead United Youth overwhelm Abbey Rangers with seven second-half goals

Maidenhead United Youth 7, Abbey Rangers Youth 0

Maidenhead United Youth overwhelmed Abbey Rangers Youth with a ruthless second half performance at York Road on Thursday.

In their first home match of the campaign, the Magpies were unable to break the deadlock in the first half ...

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Plenty to carp on about as Autumn continues its relentless advance 

Autumn continues its relentless advance and with the slight cooling and a little rainfall there were positive signs of an improvement in sport around most local venues last week.


Loddon chub

Chub, rather than barbel, continue to dominate the local river reports and the ...

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Legoland seeks 'model maker' who will get paid to build Lego all day 

Fancy making Lego for a living?

Legoland is hiring for a full time model maker who will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining thousands of Lego models across the Windsor resort, which is home to more than 90 million bricks.

The candidate will also be responsible ...

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Depleted Maidenhead United fall to fourth away defeat of the season

Nana Owusu tests the Barrow keeper. Photo by Mick Vogel


Barrow AFC 2, Maidenhead United 0

A goal in either half saw a Magpies side depleted by suspension and injury fall to their fourth away defeat of the season.

Alan Devonshire was forced into one change, with ...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Slough Town frustrated as Sholing FC fightback to force FA Cup replay

Slough Town 2, Sholing FC 2

Slough Town's name remains in the hat for the next round of the FA Cup, but they’ll have to play much better than this if they’re to match last season’s run to the second round proper.

The home side were sloppy in possession and too often ...

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Pam Simms and Alan Jones win Windsor Great Park Bowls Club championship titles

Windsor Great Park Bowls Club’s Pam Simms is presented with the women’s championship Trophy by chairman Ron Ford.


Windsor Great Park held their finals day with Pam Simms and Alan Jones both winning two titles including the HEADLINING singles ...

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GB luge athlete Elsa Desmond on slippery slope to world championships

Maidenhead athlete Elsa Desmond says she has been given a ‘huge opportunity’ after being selected to represent Team GB at the Luge World Cup.

Desmond, from Cookham, will compete on the World Cup circuit at tracks across Europe and North America in the build-up to January's Luge World ...

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Attempted child abductions in Slough 'did not take place' say police

Police have announced that three attempted child abductions in Slough, which were believed to be linked, 'did not take place'.

On Thursday police arrested a 45-year-old man from Windsor in connection with three separate attempted child abductions.

In a statement released today ...

2018-09-23 21:29 open_in_new
Pets corner: Ziggy at Battersea Old Windsor

Ziggy is an affectionate dog, who has struggled a bit with kennel life.

The six-year-old Staffie is looking for owners who have owned a dog with separation anxiety, as he can find being on his own very stressful.

Ziggy would be good for anyone looking for an affectionate, active dog. ...

2018-09-23 18:20 open_in_new
Fun at Wrayfest 2018

The success of an inaugural event in Wraysbury billed as a family day in the park meant people ‘left smiling’.

‘Wrayfest’ was held on Saturday, September 15 between 1-7pm and proved popular before it had even started with tickets selling out three weeks prior to the ...

2018-09-23 12:02 open_in_new
Teams needed to join Windsor Lions Swimathon

More teams are needed for the annual Windsor Lions Swimathon.

This year’s Big Splash will take place on Sunday, October 14 at Windsor Leisure Centre.

More than 40 teams have already entered but there is capacity for at least 60 teams.

Mike Sells, event organiser, said: ...

2018-09-23 12:02 open_in_new
Slough Town frustrated as Sholing FC fightback to force FA Cup replay

George Wells, pictured in last season's play off win over Kettering, was named Slough's man of the match.

Slough Town 2, Sholing FC 2

Slough Town's name remains in the hat for the next round of the FA Cup, but they’ll have to play much better than this if they’re ...

2018-09-22 21:20 open_in_new
Rugby: Bonus-point victory for Maidenhead RFC at league new boys Drybrook RFC

Maidenhead No.8 Dave Cole scored two tries in the 29-7 victory at Drybrook.


Drybrook RFC 7 (7), Maidenhead RFC 29 (17)

Maidenhead are up to third in the South West Premier table following a hard fought bonus-point victory at Drybrook, their first away win of the ...

2018-09-22 20:17 open_in_new
Autumn sculpture trail to launch at The Savill Garden

An autumn sculpture trail is launching at The Savill Garden next week.

The event will feature sculptures created by members of the Surrey Sculpture Society which will be carefully positioned throughout the gardens.

It opens on Tuesday and runs until Monday, November 5.

John ...

2018-09-22 18:11 open_in_new
Widow of peacemaker killed by single punch in Windsor said her families pain is like a 'life sentence'

The widow of a man who was killed by a single punch while out with friends in Windsor said it feels like her family have been given a 'life sentence'.

Mohammed Rasheed, known as Ishan, was killed after enjoying a night out with friends at the Boom Boom Bar in Goswell Hill while acting as a ...

2018-09-22 12:56 open_in_new