Windsor Express

Maidenhead United and Slough Town await FA Cup first round opponents

Maidenhead United will be ball number 69 in tonight’s (Monday) FA Cup first round draw, after Ryan Upward's last minute goal secured a 2-1 win over Havant & Waterlooville to put their name in the hat.

This is the ninth time the Magpies have reached the first round proper of the ...

2017-10-18 08:25 open_in_new
Windsor Lions host 21st annual Swimathon fundraiser

A charity swimming event raised money for worthy causes yesterday (Sunday), with more than 50 teams signing up.

The Windsor Lions’ Swimathon saw teams of eight swim the length of the Windsor Leisure Centre’s pool for 55 minutes.

It is the 21st time the annual event has ...

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England players visit LVS Ascot as school hosts football festival

Nearly 400 girls from across the country descended on LVS Ascot for a football tournament.

The ISA (Independent Schools Association) Football Festival took place at the school in London Road on Tuesday, October 10.

Special guests on the day were England players Jade Moore and Jo ...

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Youth football: FC Holyport round-up (October 14-15)

FC Holyport Under 10s vs Ascot United

Cup game. Holyport went into the game with real confidence on the back of great performances this season starting very quickly and dominating the ball. Some fantastic passing from Lillie and Albert put Blue through to score a really good team ...

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In pictures: Maidenhead United 2-1 Havant & Waterlooville

It’s onward and upward for Maidenhead United in the FA Cup after a precision volley from midfielder Ryan Upward in stoppage-time snatched a seemingly unlikely victory against Havant & Waterlooville.

Saturday's victory saw Maidenhead United through to the first round of the ...

2017-10-18 08:25 open_in_new
WATCH: Hatton wins Italian Open to secure back-to-back European Tour title successes

TYRRELL Hatton said winning back-to-back European Tour titles was ‘unbelievable’ after sinking a birdie on the final hole to win the Italian Open on Sunday.

Last weekend’s Alfred Dunhill Links championship winner carded six birdies in his final round – with five of ...

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Maidenhead United to face former FA Cup winners Coventry City in first round

Maidenhead have been drawn away to League Two side Coventry City in the FA Cup first round.

The Sky Blues won the competition in 1987, when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2.

Slough Town meanwhile will be hosted by Lincolnshire-based National League North team Gainsborough ...

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Chalvey to remain in Slough constituency under latest boundary review

The leader of Slough council has said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that Chalvey has remained in the Slough constituency under the latest boundary review.

In September 2016, the Boundary Commission for England suggested the Slough ward could move into the Windsor ...

2017-10-18 08:25 open_in_new
FA Cup: Upward's late goal earns Maidenhead United dramatic victory over Havant & Waterlooville

Maidenhead United 2, Havant & Waterlooville 1

It’s onward and upward for Maidenhead United in the FA Cup after a precision volley from midfielder Ryan Upward in stoppage-time snatched a seemingly unlikely victory against Havant & Waterlooville.

In an entertaining match during which ...

2017-10-15 07:23 open_in_new
Paralympians join swimmers at second annual SportsAble gala

Paralympians were at the poolside to watch the second annual Para Swimming Galas organised by a team of SportsAble volunteers.  

John Jenkins, a 1984 Paralympian and president of SportsAble, and Maidenhead’s Jeanette Chippington, a gold medallist at the 2016 Paralympics, cheered ...

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Alexander Devine charity families treated to trip to Legoland

Families were given VIP treatment during a day out at Legoland.

Each year the theme park invites families supported by the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service for a day of fun-filled activities.

A cast of entertainers from the resort greeted the families on Sunday, ...

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Review: Blackadder at South Hill Park

It can’t be easy recreating an iconic comedy classic such as Blackadder as audiences will always have the original locked into their psyche and expectations will be high.

Having grown up with the series, I took my seat with similar baggage, but that was soon stowed once the cast ...

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Affordable housing is a 'key focus' for new Royal Borough housing company boss

Providing affordable housing in the borough has been described as a ‘major challenge’ by the new managing director of the Royal Borough’s property company.

Barbara Richardson joined the council as managing director of RBWM Property Company Ltd on Monday, October 2 and ...

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Thames Hospice video explains need for Bray Lake move

Hospice care week has provided a chance for Thames Hospice to reiterate why it needs to expand to a new site in Bray.

The charity, which is currently based in Windsor, has been given planning permission to move to Bray Lake.

The new 28-bed purpose built facility in Windsor Road was ...

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What's on: 11 things to do this weekend (October 13-15)

FRIDAY:

PALEY STREET: A masterclass in chocolate will raise money for the Alexander Devine Hospice.

Mark Tilling was UK Chocolate Master from 2006-2010 and represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris.

He will lead a session at The Royal Oak pub in Paley ...

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Windsor murder investigation: Potential witnesses come forward

A number of potential witnesses have come forward following a CCTV appeal as part of a murder investigation in Windsor.

Police released an image of a group of people on Wednesday as part of an investigation into an assault on Mohammed Rasheed which took place between 1.50am and 2.10am ...

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Reader offer: New year celebrations by the romantic Rhine

Welcome in 2018 by the Rhine in riverside Remagen with a five course dinner, music, dancing and a complimentary evening bar on New Year's Eve. Uncover Remagen's history on a guided walk with our hotelier, sail along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climb through the Ahr Valley by train ...

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RENT: Bohemian struggle with love and identity

One of the most enduring musicals of the 20th century is due to hit the stage once again in Maidenhead.

Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Theatre Company will bring their latest production of the Broadway smash RENT to the Desborough Theatre.

And although it’s more than 20 years ...

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Remember, Remember: It's all about the plot in this intriguing new drama

There will be gunpowder, treason and plotting on stage but not quite as you know it.

Everyone remembers the traditional Guy Fawkes tale.

The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the state opening of England’s Parliament on November 5, 1605 only for the would-be ...

2017-10-13 13:09 open_in_new
Leveret: Fresh sounds of folk from award-winning trio

Folk aficionados Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron’s take traditional English folk and give it a fresh sound with Stroud and Derby based trio Leveret.

Their material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but they stress that there is nothing academic or historical ...

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Million Dollar Quartet: Presley, Perkins, Cash, Lewis and...Martin Kemp

It was the night when hound dogs, suspicious minds and great balls of fire met to make jailhouse rock and Folsom Prison blues.

The famous jam session of the Million Dollar Quartet, made up of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, will be recreated more than 60 years ...

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