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Foxley joins Maidenhead RFC to 'refresh' his rugby

Maidenhead RFC have further added to their backline options with the signing fullback/winger Olly Foxley from National 2 high-flyers Redingensians RFC.

Foxley, who began his rugby at Pangbourne College, before playing at Nottingham Trent and later Reading RFC, has been at Redingensians for ...

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Japanese film crew film school's Royal Wedding celebrations

A Japanese film crew visited a Windsor school to record their Royal Wedding celebrations.

Cameras from NHK, the Japanese equivalent of the BBC, went to Alexander First School to film them at their Royal Wedding-themed tea party on Tuesday (May15).

The children, from nursery to Year ...

yesterday 17:56 open_in_new
Maidenhead RFC Colts' national triumph dedicated to Tony Brooks

Maidenhead RFC Colts .45, Tynedale RFC Colts 21

Maidenhead RFC Colts capped an extraordinary season on Saturday by comprehensively winning the National Under-18s Cup after scoring seven tries to beat Tynedale RFC Colts in the final at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.

Maids dominated ...

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T.H. White's classic gets exciting new twist

T.H. White’s classic, The Once and Future King, is set to receive an exciting twist in this brand new and unique production.

Universal themes like respect, fairness and kindness will be explored by a cast made up of actors with learning disabilities from the Boyn Grove Resource ...

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Maidenhead United welcome Wycombe Wanderers to York Road in pre-season

Maidenhead United will host Wycombe Wanderers in late July, with the club putting the final touches to its pre-season programme.

The Magpies have announced a series of matches against non-league clubs, but their contest against the Chairboys at York Road on Friday, July 27 (7.45pm KO) is ...

yesterday 10:35 open_in_new
SPONSORED: Make your rental feel like home

An increasing number of young people (46 per cent of 25- 34-year-olds) now rent their home, whilst saving for that all important first foot on the property ladder. Renting certainly has its merits, including greater choice of location, but restrictions often limit what you can do to make the ...

2018-05-21 18:44 open_in_new
Official Royal Wedding photographs released

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their wedding day.

The images were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle following the carriage procession.

Mr Lubomirski said: "It has been an incredible honour and privilege to document ...

2018-05-21 17:41 open_in_new
Stand-up with Chinese degree

Two of the UK’s rising comedy stars are set to bring their best material to Maidenhead.

Jack Barry is probably the only stand-up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese. He started his comedy career as a student at the University of Leeds, in a group called The Tealights.

They ...

2018-05-21 15:35 open_in_new
Gillmore and Roberts: Two musicians and a full sound

With Katriona playing the fiddle and mandolin and Jamie on guitar, Gilmore & Roberts’ trademark harmonies are said to create a powerful wall of sound.

Music running through their respective genes, contemporary acoustic folk duo, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts met while ...

2018-05-21 15:35 open_in_new
Datchet teenager jailed for attack in Staines

A man from Datchet has been jailed after assaulting someone who was waiting for a taxi in Staines.

Bradley McLauchlan’s unprovoked attack in Clarence Street left the victim with a black eye, broken jaw and broken cheek bone.

The 19-year-old, of Penn Road, pleaded guilty to ...

2018-05-21 14:32 open_in_new
Big Fish Column: Taplow angler Dick West tempts 8lb 4oz tench as part of six fish catch

Summer proper finally arrived last week and local sport was definitely boosted by rising water temperatures on all waters great and small.

Best of the tench

Starting on the larger waters and tench fishing continued to improve last week with another fish topping 8lb reported ...

2018-05-21 14:32 open_in_new
Carrick to make BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am debut alongside fellow Premier League greats

Michael Carrick: Getty Images

 

Having played his final game for Manchester United, Michael Carrick will partner four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy in the Celebrity Pro-Am on the eve of the BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth on Wednesday.

Carrick, who is set to join ...

2018-05-21 12:26 open_in_new
Pets Corner: Bow at Battersea Dog and Cats Home

Bow is a sensitive girl who is looking for experienced owners that have owned German shepherd breeds before.

She is 17 months old and can take a little while to come out of her shell but once she has built a relationship her cheeky, playful side emerges.

Bow can be worried by new ...

2018-05-20 17:29 open_in_new
Rector from Windsor set to take over as Vicar of Bray

St Michael’s Church will soon welcome a new reverend to the fold.

Following Reverend Richard Cowles retirement in September, the vacant post was advertised late last year and Reverend Ainsley Swift was deemed to be the best man for the job.

Rev Swift is moving to Bray from his ...

2018-05-20 14:20 open_in_new
Windsor at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to making new signings, says Woodham

He says that Windsor FC are bottom of the food chain when it comes to signing new players, but manager Mick Woodham is looking forward to the challenge of getting deals done.

He feels two to four new players are needed to bridge the gap to the top five. The Royalists finished more than 20 ...

2018-05-20 10:08 open_in_new
In pictures: The Royal Wedding

Photos by Ian Longthorne and Emma Sheppard 

A hushed silence fell over the grounds of Windsor Castle as the service began which would see Prince Harry marry US actress Meghan Markle.

Members of the public had cheered on as global celebrities including actor Idris Elba and former ...

2018-05-19 20:29 open_in_new
Prince Philip Trust Fund: Borough's 'best-kept secret' launches new website

The ‘best-kept secret’ in the borough is set to make a difference to even more residents’ lives after it launched its new website.

The Prince Philip Trust Fund, which has been supporting people and projects in the area for more than 40 years, will up its visibility and ...

2018-05-19 18:23 open_in_new
Infrastructure in place for Slough Town to push on in National League South, says Underwood

Jon Underwood doesn’t believe wholesale changes are necessary for Slough Town to compete in the National League South, and the Rebels’ management team want to give the players that got the club promoted the chance to prove themselves at the level above.

Speaking while on ...

2018-05-19 17:20 open_in_new
More than 1,000 people attend Pinkneys Arms beer festival

More than 1,000 people enjoyed a traditional beer festival that forms a key part of the Pinkneys Green social calendar over the weekend.

A variety of drinks provided by local brewers were at hand at the Pinkneys Arms, which has run its beer festival there for about 25 years.

James ...

2018-05-19 15:14 open_in_new
Maidenhead United set to clash with 'Class of 92' side in National League next season

Maidenhead United will face Chesterfield, Salford City, and Harrogate for the first time in their history next season, after the National League incumbents for next season were finalised.

The Spirerites have been relegated from the Football League along with Dave Tarpey’s club ...

2018-05-19 13:08 open_in_new
Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards: New Best Company to Work For award launches

A new category at the Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards is aiming to find out why employees love working for their companies.

Workers and clients have been asked to think about what makes their organisation special before entering the Best Company To Work For Award.

Thames ...

2018-05-19 12:05 open_in_new