Windsor Express

Beaumont craves podium finish at Euros after year of contrasting emotions

Maidenhead's Jack Beaumont (left) and Peter Lambert (right) will compete in the Great Britain men's quad at the European Championships which start on Friday in  Racice, Czech Republic.

 

Jack Beaumont is impatient for success, understanding more than most that fortune can swiftly ...

yesterday 18:17 open_in_new
Changing the Guard scaled back in Windsor after Manchester attack

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Changing the Guard ceremony at Windsor Castle has been scaled back after heightened security concerns following Monday’s Manchester terror attack.

Buckingham Palace has already cancelled its ceremony to allow the redeployment of ...

yesterday 16:05 open_in_new
Additional police officers deployed in Thames Valley after terror threat is raised to critical

Additional armed and unarmed police have been deployed at 'key locations' around the Thames Valley after the national terror threat was raised to critical in the wake on the Manchester concert attack.

The new threat level, which was confirmed by Prime Minister Theresa May last night, means ...

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Police search for two missing teenage girls

Police are searching for two teenage girls from Slough and Ascot who went missing yesterday afternoon (Monday).

Natasha Gill, aged 14 from Ascot was last seen in Cox Green, Maidenhead, close to the Wessex Way shops at about 2.30pm.

Police described her as black, slim, 5ft 4ins tall ...

2017-05-23 19:59 open_in_new
Unbeaten Berkshire CCC are through to national knockout quarter-finals

SOLID: Euan Woods top scored for Berkshire against Hertfordshire with 70 runs.

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BERKSHIRE CCC

Berkshire will meet Suffolk in the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Trophy after winning all four of their Group 1 games, cementing top spot with a comfortable 131-run victory over ...

2017-05-23 15:33 open_in_new
Heavens open but it's the wrong type of rain for anglers

It is typical of my weather forecasting skills, or rather lack of them, that no sooner do I write about the drought conditions facing our rivers than we endure a three-day deluge!

At the height of the downpour local areas experienced their heaviest rainfall for several years with some 3cm ...

2017-05-22 20:51 open_in_new
Alfie Moore: Investigating a perfect murder

Learn everything you need to know about planning the perfect murder at Alfie Moore’s latest stand-up act.

The comedian will take his audience on an interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation, discussing everything from choosing a murder weapon to ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
Bill Bailey: Music, philosophy, larking about...

Politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness make up the main themes of musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Well-known for his time as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Bailey will entertain audiences with tales from his time on the road as a touring comedian.

With 20 years ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
The Sound of Murder: A ‘gripping plot’ makes for an enjoyable show

Scarlet's production of William Fairchild’s The Sound of Murder tells the tale of Charles Norbury, a successful children’s book writer who dislikes children.

An unlovable man, he has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel.

His wife, starved of love and ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
Richings Players prepare for double header

There will be two very different plays on stage at the next production by the Richings Players.

The award-winning amateur dramatics group will be treating audiences to a double header of a pair of one act shows, with theatre fans fuelled by interval fish and chips.

The first ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
Belshazzar’s Feast: Double the wit with musicians Paul and Paul

English folk duo Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz and top it off with wry humour for a unique live experience.

Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) first met in the mid 1990s and discovered they ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
The Zoots: Singer heads back to his Maidenhead roots

They’ve played all over the world, but the Zoots, fronted by ex-Desborough boy Jamie Goddard, are due to make their return. Originally a drummer with his brother Martyn’s band, he eventually struck out on his own as a guitarist and singer aged 22.

He took some time out while ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
Art Themen: Unorthodox sax from ex-surgeon

Award-winning jazz saxophonist Art Themen returns to Norden Farm this month.

Themen fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax.

The saxophonist, who is acclaimed for his originality and individual style, began one of his ...

2017-05-22 17:33 open_in_new
Cash stolen during armed robbery at Windsor newsagents

Cash was stolen from a newsagents in Windsor following an armed robbery on Thursday.

Police reported that at 12.45pm, two masked robbers, believed to be male, entered the Best One newsagents in Longmead holding ‘bladed objects’.

The pair demanded money from three members ...

2017-05-22 14:15 open_in_new
Police identify man following sexual assault CCTV appeal

Police have tracked down a man they wanted to speak to in connection with a sexual assault which took place earlier this month.

The assault happened at 10am on a train between Windsor and Slough on Thursday, May 11.

Police issued CCTV images of a man they wished to speak to as part ...

2017-05-22 14:15 open_in_new
Late goals earn Cookham Dean dramatic 4-1 victory over Reading YMCA in Senior Cup final

Cookham Dean celebrate winning the Thames Valley Premier League Senior Cup.

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Three goals in the last 10 minutes ensured Cookham Dean beat Reading YMCA 4-1 in a dramatic Thames Valley Premier League Senior Cup final at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

The Dean, who produced a ...

2017-05-22 14:15 open_in_new
PICTURE SPECIAL: Let's Rock the Moor 2017

Grim weather forecasts did nothing to deter a legion of festival-goers from descending on Cookham for 80s music festival Let’s Rock the Moor on Saturday.

A packed line-up saw OMD, Howard Jones and Sister Sledge play to revellers who had snapped up all of the 10,000 tickets ...

2017-05-22 12:03 open_in_new
Runners and pooches slog their way through Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge

Model David Gandy swapped the runway for a mud-soaked obstacle course on Saturday as he took part in an annual Battersea Dogs & Cats Home event in Windsor Great Park.

The 37-year-old Battersea ambassador completed the Muddy Dog Challenge with his dog Dora, who was adopted from the ...

2017-05-22 12:03 open_in_new
Windsor Racecourse hosts thousands of cyclists on 185-mile challenge

More than 2,000 cyclists turned Windsor Racecourse into an overnight base camp at the weekend as they took part in a 185-mile bike ride.

The Dulux Trade London Revolution saw cyclists set off from London’s Lee Valley Athletics on Saturday, May 13, before pedalling across the capital ...

2017-05-21 17:21 open_in_new
The week in pictures: May 13-19

Each week we present a round-up of photos taken by our staff photographers for the Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express and Windsor Express.

Check them out in the slideshow above.

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2017-05-21 12:57 open_in_new
Youth players get visit from celebrating Maidenhead United squad

League champions Maidenhead United made a surprise stop on their victory parade to help young footballers mark the end of their own season.

After being presented with the National League South trophy in Maidenhead town centre last Saturday, the squad headed up to Wessex Primary School, St ...

2017-05-20 20:27 open_in_new