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Royal Borough property prices are 15 times the average salary, report finds

An average worker in the Royal Borough needs a 253 per cent pay rise just to afford a mortgage, according to a new study.

The average home now costs about £584,712 – 15 times the mean average salary in the area, according to the National Housing Federation, which represents ...

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Councillors call for anti-social behaviour evidence as community warden plan is discussed

Councillors called for evidence that anti-social behaviour in the Royal Borough is rising while discussing plans for the introduction of more community wardens.

The council looks set to recruit six new wardens and a team leader to tackle issues including drug taking, urinating in public ...

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Golden finish for Maidenhead Rowing Club on Dorney Lake

Maidenhead Rowing Club won three gold medals, and achieved numerous other fine results, at the Oarsport Junior Sculling Head, held at Dorney Lake last week. The event, for juniors in quads and eights, attracted a record entry of nearly 570 crews, with some travelling from as far a field as Italy ...

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SPONSORED: Spring Family Raceday - A Day for the Entire Family to Enjoy

Ascot’s first family raceday of 2018 is free for under 18s and offers a thrilling combination of

top class racing and superb family entertainment with a countryside theme – what better way

to spend a Sunday together?


Headlining this year's ...

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Windsor FC offers free entry to fans for Windsor Homeless Project fundraiser

Football fans can watch Windsor take on rivals Bracknell Town for free next month as part of a fundraising campaign for the Windsor Homeless Project.

The offer is open to supporters of all ages, with the club instead opting to put out collection boxes for the charity.

The Hellenic ...

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Relegation-threatened Reading sack manager Jaap Stam

Reading manager Jaap Stam has been sacked with the club hovering just three points above the relegation zone.

The Dutchman led the Royals to last season’s Championship play-off final but leaves the Madejski Stadium following a run of one win in 19 league games.

Majority ...

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Hidden Harm campaign focuses on dangers for children online

“You don’t have to do anything anyone online tells you, whether you know them or not.”

Twelve-year-old Ellie (not her real name) built up a friendship via social media with someone claiming to be a 15-year-old boy.

The person she was speaking to was, in fact, a man ...

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Pritchard's kung-fu goal celebration could net Maidenhead United prestige friendly and £20,000

Fans of Maidenhead United have been asked to help the club win £20,000, as well as a prestige friendly match, by voting for Harry Pritchard’s kung-fu style kicks as the non-league celebration of the season.

Pritchard began his Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon routine after ...

2018-03-20 17:50 open_in_new
SportsTALK: Barrow boost survival hopes with York Road win

A second-half goal from Barrow's Luke James proved the difference as Maidenhead United went down 1-0 at York Road.

The SportsTALK team go over the game's main talking points for those who didn't brave the bitterly cold terraces on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Flackwell Heath continued their ...

2018-03-20 13:38 open_in_new
Kensington Palace announces Royal Wedding cake maker

The owner of a small East London bakery has been chosen to make the Royal Wedding cake.

Claire Ptak, originally from California, will rustle up a lemon elderflower cake covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day.

The ...

2018-03-20 13:38 open_in_new
Big Fish Column: Kennet shines on last day of the season for Maidenhead's Greg Adams

A brief window of reasonable conditions did allow anglers out for a final foray on the rivers to find a few fish, with chub and perch the key species prepared to have a go in what were far from ideal conditions.



Kennet glory days

The River Kennet is often a tricky ...

2018-03-20 11:32 open_in_new
Pressures faced by Frimley Health staff revealed in national survey

Stress, violence and intimidation are just some of the pressures faced by staff at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, a national survey has revealed.

The annual survey carried out by the NHS in England found that 75 pre cent of staff were working extra hours, either paid or unpaid, and ...

2018-03-19 19:47 open_in_new
New multi-million pound police call system delayed

A new £30 million contact management platform being developed Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary has been delayed until late Spring.

The project has also gone £3 million over its original budget of £30.6 million.

The system being developed in ...

2018-03-19 19:47 open_in_new
Council aims to increase community warden numbers to tackle anti-social behaviour

A new team of community wardens could be recruited to tackle anti-social behaviour in town centres across the Royal Borough.

The council wants to employ seven new wardens and give them powers which include handing out fixed penalty notices and confiscating alcohol on the ...

2018-03-19 19:47 open_in_new
Maidenhead United's Barratt called up for England C friendly against Wales C

Maidenhead United midfielder Sam Barratt has been drafted into the England C squad for tomorrow night’s friendly against Wales C at Barry Town FC (7.45pm kick-off).

The midfielder has made 24 appearances for the Magpies in their debut National League season, and made his England C debut ...

2018-03-19 18:44 open_in_new
Sponsorship opportunities available for Maidenhead at the Movies

Film requests and sponsorship opportunities are being welcomed by organisers of Maidenhead at the Movies.

The event, which puts viewers in front of a screen in Kidwells Park during summer, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

It will be held from Friday, August 17 – ...

2018-03-19 18:44 open_in_new
Hollywood actress treats police to tea and biscuits following crash in Windsor

Hollywood actress Anna Friel treated two police officers to tea and biscuits while they attended a crash near her home in Windsor.

The officers were called to the scene near Kings Road after reports of a car spinning off the road.

This is why we pay our taxes. These guys were ...

2018-03-19 15:35 open_in_new
Desborough College shuts due to 'treacherous' pavements

Desborough College is shut today due to ‘extremely treacherous’ pavements leading to the Shoppenhangers Road school following the weekend’s snowfall.

The principal, Paul Frazer, also tweeted: “According to the forecast the temperatures will not rise until ...

2018-03-19 12:26 open_in_new
Body found in undergrowth in Sunningdale believed to be missing man

The body on an elderly man has been found in Sunningdale.

Search teams made the discovery in undergrowth off Armitage Court at around 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday).

Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of Rizkallah Moussah.

His next ...

2018-03-18 22:47 open_in_new
Remember When: Charity sales, charity runs and a visit from Mr Clever

1978: Youngsters from Cranbourne Primary at Winkfield were joined by teachers and parents when they took to the road for a brisk after school two mile run around the local country lanes. It was all part of school headmaster, Roger Morley-Jones, to encourage the chidren and adults to keep fit. He ...

2018-03-18 18:35 open_in_new
Body found in undergrowth in Sunningdale believed to be missing man

The body on an elderly man has been found in Sunningdale.

Search teams made the discovery in undergrowth off Armitage Court at around 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday).

Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of Rizkallah Moussah.

His next ...

2018-03-18 16:29 open_in_new