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Berkshire CCC eye-up double after Trophy final victory over Lincolnshire CCC

Although being played at a neutral venue, performance coach Tom Lambert believes Berkshire will be at an

advantage when they play Lincolnshire in the Unicorns Championship final in a game scheduled for four days, starting on Sunday at 11am.

The venue is Banbury CC, a ground well ...

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The midweek round-up: The most read Express stories of the week so far

5.) Free town Wi-Fi proves a hit as 20,000 users sign-up

Free town Wi-Fi in the Royal Borough has proved to be a hit with more than 20,000 people signing up to the service so far.

The service began in June and provides free and unlimited browsing in Windsor and Maidenhead town ...

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Lock says Maidenhead United should have put Ebbsfleet United to the sword before half-time

Sam Lock has said Ebbsfleet United could have had few complaints if they’d come in more than the one goal down following a dominant first half display from the Magpies.

The Magpies led at the break thanks to Harry Pritchard’s curling cross but, despite creating several gilt edged ...

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Maidenhead Bait and Tackle set to shut in Cookham Rise

A fishing shop owner has thanked villagers for their friendliness as he retires from his 22-year-old business.

Michael Hutt, 79, will formally close Maidenhead Bait and Tackle, in Lower Road, Cookham Rise, on Saturday.

However, the store will be available for customers to buy goods ...

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Councillors approve plans for £90m redevelopment of Heatherwood Hospital

Heatherwood Hospital will undergo a £90 million transformation after councillors approved its redevelopment at a meeting last night (Tuesday).

A packed out public gallery watched on at The Royal Berkshire Hotel as members of the Borough-wide Development Management Panel discussed the ...

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Maidenhead United season ticket holders can watch Holyport for a £1

MAIDENHEAD United season ticket holders are being offered the chance to watch Holyport home games this season for just £1.

The combined initiative between the two clubs is aimed at promoting grassroots football, as well as attendances at Summerleaze Village, where both Holyport – and ...

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Debbie McGee 'can't stop smiling' about Strictly Come Dancing appearance

TV personality and presenter Debbie McGee will follow in the footsteps of her late husband Paul Daniels by becoming the 13th celebrity contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 58-year-old Wargrave resident said: “There are no words to describe how I feel about ...

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Political awakening within the Red Shed

The Red Shed is the third part of campaigning comic Mark Thomas’s theatrical trilogy.

Following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed, Mark returns to where it all began, the Red Shed in Wakefield.

The labour club, home to Mark’s first public performances, is a home ...

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Raymond Blanc and Bake Off winner Candice Brown to headline Ascot Racecourse food and wine festival

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc and Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown are set to headline Ascot Racecourse's Festival of Food & Wine racing weekend next month.

The four-day festival, which takes place from Thursday, September 7-Sunday, September 10, will see the ...

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John Culshaw: In conversation with the stars

Comedy lovers will need to hurry to snap up tickets for the latest show by one of Britain’s best impressionists.

Surprisingly, it will be the first time Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw has ever performed at Norden Farm, and seats are selling quickly.

Audiences can expect an ...

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Hospital trust chief executive announces retirement

The chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has declared he has ‘unfinished business’ despite announcing his decision to retire in February next year after 29 years in charge.

Sir Andrew Morris has worked in the NHS for 43 years and is one of the longest standing ...

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Vintage Ayckbourn adultery yarn shockingly up to date

“I think I’ll be needing a glass of wine tonight.”

In an industry as carefully stage-managed as theatre, it’s a refreshing moment of candour from ex-EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks.

The former soap star, who was an on-and-off star of the show as ...

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Survivalist Ray Mears goes live

Survivalist, bushcraft expert and TV personality Ray Mears will face one of his toughest challenges ever this autumn – navigating a nationwide tour of the UK's theatres.

Focusing on the magic and enjoyment of the world’s wildest places, Mears will give audiences a live ...

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REVIEW: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at South Hill Park

South Hill Park’s summer production is as magical as the novel it’s based on.

The Pevensie children are well-defined with confident performances and there are notable appearances from Caroline Loveys as the scene stealing White Witch and Chris Lyne, channelling a bit of Russell ...

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SportsTALK: Fleet avoid defeat

Maidenhead United boss Alan Devonshire felt his side deserved the three points after they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw against Ebbsfleet United at the weekend.

We hear from Dev and goalscorer Harry Pritchard after the game, and also look at whether criticism of the Magpies' pitch is ...

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The Fragrance Shop set to open in Nicholsons Centre

A popular perfume shop is set to open in the Nicholsons Centre soon.

The Fragrance Shop, which sells perfurmes, aftershave, beauty products and specialised gift sets will be opening in town ‘shortly’.

The store has three part-time vacancies which are being advertised on ...

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'No justification' for planned rise in rail fares

Commuters say there is ‘no justification’ for an increase in rail fares which is planned for next year.

Regulated tickets will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, with standard returns and season tickets due to be affected.

The price hike is based on annual Retail Price ...

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Berkshire CCC name squad for Unicorns Trophy final against Lincolnshire CCC

Henley all-rounder Euan Woods and Finchampstead's hard-hitting batsman Dan Lincoln have both returned to the Berkshire side for the Unicorns Trophy final match against Lincolnshire at the Wormsley ground, near High Wycombe, tomorrow (Wednesday), starting at 11am.

The same two counties will ...

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Three charged in connection with Kidwells Park assault

Three people have been charged in connection with an assault on two men in Kidwells Park.

Callum Johnstone, 18, of West Crescent, Windsor was charged on Sunday with inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon ...

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Boyne Hill Cricket Club hosts charity match

A former cricket chairman was remembered at a charity match on Saturday. 

Boyne Hill Cricket Club in Highway Road hosted a Twenty20 match between a club chairman and cricket chairman’s team. 

The charity match has taken place in the past and Sioban Morgan, who ...

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Brick Big Ben falls silent at Legoland Windsor

As Big Ben bonged the last of its regular chimes today (Monday), Legoland Windsor is taking the opportunity to silence its own Elizabeth Tower.

The theme park’s 3m version will cease to ring out – but visitors will not have to wait long as it will be back bonging in just four ...

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