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We answer Slough readers Tier 2 questions

SLOUGH Observer readers asked us questions they want answered about Tier 2 and what it means for them – here’s everything you need to know.

Yesterday (October 22), the government placed Slough in ‘high’ alert level as infections are rising at an

2020-10-23 16:32
Cygnet almost dies after attack by group of boys in Windsor

A cygnet almost died on Wednesday after a group of boys threw a large fender over him which got wrapped around his body. 

Volunteers from rescue charity Swan Support were called to scene at about 12.45pm in Windsor after the large fender began to fill up with water, which weighed the

2020-10-23 15:29
Musical lifeline for Jessica, 6 as she battles illness

A six-year-old girl with an illness that is destroying her nervous system will be among those featuring in a BBC Lifeline Appeal on Sunday.

Jessica Newell from High Wycombe has Leigh's Syndrome, a life-limiting neurological disorder that affects her mental and movement abilities.

2020-10-23 14:26
Windsor's Old Court Arts Centre's life saving £83,000 grant

Windsor's threatened Old Court Arts Centre has received an £83,000 Government grant to help it surviving the crippling financial effects of pandemic restrictions.

It comes from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

Lockdown and subsequent restrictions

2020-10-23 13:23
Councillors divided over Windsor Muslim Association move

Councillors squabbled this week over a planning application that sought to house a new place of worship for the Windsor Muslim Association (WMA).

A proposal to partly change the use of a property at Ruddles Pool, in Maidenhead Road, into a worship space, was rejected on

2020-10-23 12:20
Furious Windsor army wife's daft 'fly tipping' fine cancelled

A furious army wife accused of 'fly tipping' because she had put her wheelbarrow outside while working in her garden has had the penalty revoked.

Harriet Simkins lives on Windsor's Broom Farm army estate with her husband who is in the Household Cavalry and their two children.

2020-10-23 07:05
Royal Borough to stay in tier 1 for now but area remains 'on cusp of tier 2'

Council leader Andrew Johnson has confirmed the Royal Borough will remain in tier 1 for now, but has warned the area is 'on the cusp of tier 2'

Last week, Cllr Johnson announced the council 'will be asking Government to consider moving us to the high tier (tier 2) next week', with

2020-10-22 20:35
Windsor & Maidenhead ‘on the cusp’ of entering Tier 2

THE Royal Borough has narrowly avoided being put in tier two lockdown – but it is still “on the cusp” of tighter restrictions, council and government chiefs have warned.

The leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Johnson, said he asked

2020-10-22 20:35
Royal Borough COVID-19 cases rise by more than 200 in a week

More than 200 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Royal Borough over the last week.

According to Government data, in the seven days from Wednesday, October 14 to Tuesday, October 20, 206 new positive tests were recorded, an increase of 33 on the previous week.

No deaths

2020-10-22 19:32
Planning permission granted for new Aldi store in Windsor

A new Aldi supermarket will occupy a Windsor garden centre after the discount retail firm had an application approved for a new store this week.

Eight councillors voted in favour of the new branch in Dedworth Road at the Royal Borough Development Management Panel yesterday (Wednesday)

2020-10-22 16:23
Slough enters Tier 2 as Covid-19 cases rise at an 'alarming rate'

SLOUGH will go into tier two starting from tomorrow 'given the alarming rapid rise in Covid cases' the borough's MP announces.

Tan Dhesi, Slough MP, announced the borough will go into ‘high’ alert on Friday (October 23) following meetings with health minister Nadine

2020-10-22 15:20
Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead: Latest Covid-19 case numbers and deaths

Last week, a total of 229 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Slough.

This is an increase of 99 from the previous week.

The total number of cases diagnosed in the town rose to 1,522 on October 21, up from 1,217 on October 10.

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2020-10-22 14:17
Windsor crime: The latest breakdown by offence and location

In total, 169 crimes were reported in Windsor in August - the most recent available figures.

This is the highest number since January, when 185 crimes were reported.

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Police fine hundreds of Covid-19 rule breakers including four people who didn't

2020-10-22 13:14
Second case of Coronavirus at Slough's Arbour Vale School

A second case of Covid-19 has been identified at Slough's Arbour Vale School in Farnham Road.

Principal Neil Sykes confirmed that a second case had been identified this week - a week after the first one.

He said that the school had taken prompt action in both cases, aided

2020-10-21 19:23
Police will take enforcement action against people flouting tier 1 rules

Thames Valley Police has warned enforcement action will be taken against people ‘deliberately flouting’ the tier 1 coronavirus rules.

TVP Chief Superintendent, Rob France, said that in light of rising coronavirus cases nationally ‘it is only right that Thames Valley Police continues

2020-10-21 16:14
Councillors to vote on new Aldi in Windsor at planning meeting

Councillors are due to vote on whether to approve the development of eight new apartments in Maidenhead and a new Aldi in Windsor at a planning meeting tonight (Wednesday).

The Royal Borough Development Management Panel will meet at 6.15pm.

Planning officers have advised councillors

2020-10-21 15:11
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Rob Baxter gives green light to Exeter celebrations after completing the double

Exeter boss Rob Baxter declared that the celebrations can really begin after a 19-13 victory over Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership final completed the double.

A week after Racing 92 were edged in Bristol to secure a first Champions Cup, the Chiefs became the fourth English club to sweep

today 22:02
Scotland game was business as usual for Finn Russell

Finn Russell made a point of playing his normal game as he made his long-awaited Scotland return.

The Racing 92 fly-half came on for his first international appearance of the year 53 minutes into Scotland’s 48-7 friendly win over Georgia at BT Murrayfield on Friday.

Russell had

today 22:02
Lions not suffocated by standing at pinnacle of world game – Ben Calveley

Managing director Ben Calveley maintains the British and Irish Lions have not been “suffocated” by their standing within the global game.

On Wednesday, a one-off match against Japan at Murrayfield was announced to take place on June 26, 2021 ahead of the squad heading out to

today 22:02
Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets

The Welsh Government will review how the ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items during Wales’ firebreak lockdown is working, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

Mr Drakeford announced that ministers would be “reviewing how the weekend has gone” with

yesterday 20:59
Zinedine Zidane savours Clasico triumph as Ronald Koeman rues VAR penalty call

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reflected on a “perfect” victory after his side won El Clasico 3-1 at the Nou Camp – leaving Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman fuming again at VAR.

Both sides were out to respond on the back of shock defeats last weekend, which was

yesterday 20:59
Exeter are double winners after edging out battling Wasps at Twickenham

Exeter joined the ranks of English double winners after digging deep to end Wasps’ courageous resistance in treacherous conditions at Twickenham.

A week after edging Racing 92 to claim their first European title, the Chiefs emerged 19-13 winners from the Gallagher Premiership final

yesterday 20:59
Great deeds, memorable goals and big announcements – Saturday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 24.

VVV-Venlo had a day to forget.

87. We hebben een record te pakken… #VVVAJA | 0-13

yesterday 20:59
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: VAR should have been used to give ‘clear penalty’

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could not believe that video assistant referee Stuart Attwell ignored what he felt was a “clear penalty” in the goalless draw at Manchester United.

The top-four rivals went toe-to-toe in driving rain at an empty Old Trafford, where Blues goalkeeper

yesterday 20:59
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today 22:02 Rob Baxter gives green light to Exeter celebrations after completing the double
today 22:02 Scotland game was business as usual for Finn Russell
today 22:02 Lions not suffocated by standing at pinnacle of world game – Ben Calveley
yesterday 20:59 Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets
yesterday 20:59 Zinedine Zidane savours Clasico triumph as Ronald Koeman rues VAR penalty call
yesterday 20:59 Exeter are double winners after edging out battling Wasps at Twickenham
yesterday 20:59 Great deeds, memorable goals and big announcements – Saturday’s sporting social
yesterday 20:59 Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: VAR should have been used to give ‘clear penalty’
yesterday 19:56 Ireland camp ‘gutted’ as Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw during Italy victory
yesterday 19:56 Leeds match £25,000 pledged by players to Marcus Rashford’s campaign
yesterday 19:56 Debutant Edinson Cavani comes close but United and Chelsea draw a blank
yesterday 18:53 Cray Valley battle back to knock Maidenhead United out of FA Cup
yesterday 18:53 Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London
yesterday 18:53 Mr Bojangles songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker dies aged 78
yesterday 18:53 Murder suspect in hospital after woman’s body found at beauty spot
yesterday 18:53 Scott Parker determined to turn things around at Fulham
yesterday 18:53 Tim Wellens sprints to stage five win in Vuelta as Primoz Roglic remains in red
yesterday 18:53 Lucky number 13 for Ajax at VVV-Venlo as Real Madrid celebrate El Clasico win
yesterday 17:50 Jairo Riedewald and Wilfried Zaha give Crystal Palace victory at 10-man Fulham
yesterday 17:50 Phil Foden goal rescues a point for Manchester City at West Ham
yesterday 17:50 Real Madrid brush aside Barcelona and return to the top of LaLiga
yesterday 17:50 Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to Portuguese pole position
yesterday 17:50 Ireland hammer Italy to keep Six Nations title hopes intact
yesterday 16:47 Lewis Hamilton on Portuguese pole in quest to become most victorious F1 driver
yesterday 16:47 Marcelo Bielsa hails ‘homogeneous’ Leeds squad after impressive victory at Villa
yesterday 16:47 Tyson Fury announces London fight for December with opponent revealed ‘soon’
yesterday 15:44 Petition challenges ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items in Wales
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yesterday 15:44 Tao Geoghegan Hart wins penultimate stage to boost Giro d’Italia hopes
yesterday 15:44 Pep Guardiola puts Man City’s struggles down to injuries and hectic schedule
yesterday 14:41 Paula Radcliffe gives her top tips on keeping your running habit
yesterday 14:41 Fighting over disputed region goes on despite US mediation
yesterday 14:41 Guinea’s president wins third term, says electoral commission
yesterday 14:41 Phil Foden earns Man City point after Michail Antonio’s spectacular opener
yesterday 13:38 Activists condemn ‘toxic’ Trump in protest against trade deal with US
yesterday 13:38 Activists condemn ‘toxic’ Trump in protest against trade deal with US
yesterday 13:38 Milk snake brings all the boys to the car
yesterday 13:38 Organiser hit with £10,000 fine after 50-person party breaches Covid rules
yesterday 13:38 Valtteri Bottas continues to dominate Portuguese Grand Prix practice
yesterday 13:38 Video emerges of Barbarians on night out that led to England game being axed
yesterday 13:38 Upsets and unpredictability give Sean Dyche grounds for optimism
yesterday 13:38 Leeds support Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign with £25,000 donation
yesterday 12:35 Tories accused over free school meals remarks as Rashford praises local response
yesterday 12:35 Murder investigation after woman’s body found in woodland
yesterday 12:35 US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000
yesterday 12:35 Fran Kirby to miss England’s friendly with Germany due to ankle injury
yesterday 12:35 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes Thomas Partey will make big impact at Arsenal
yesterday 11:32 Victory and redemption for Marlow Men's 1sts against Newbury & Thatcham
yesterday 11:32 Marcus Rashford: I could not be more proud to call myself British
yesterday 11:32 Polish president tests positive for coronavirus
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yesterday 21:38 A tougher Tier 4 'could be imposed' in a bid to tackle second wave of Covid-19
yesterday 21:23 Liam Gordon reacts to 0-0 draw with Dundee United
yesterday 21:23 Michelle Mone pledges to donate designer wedding dress and shoes to charity
yesterday 21:23 Sick pranksters spark hanging body scare as cops race to Scots bridge
yesterday 21:23 Vulnerable Scot left bloodied and bruised after thug batters him for £20 just yards from home
yesterday 21:23 Scottish Government announce 11 new coronavirus deaths and 1,433 cases overnight
yesterday 21:23 Coronavirus: Reviewed ordered into Wales's non-essential item ban 'to make sure common sense is applied'
yesterday 21:02 Ten arrested as police break up ‘Stop The New Normal’ anti-lockdown protest
yesterday 21:02 Father died in bath after he was ‘beaten up in argument over sandwich wrap’
yesterday 21:02 South China Sea war fears: US to send ships into disputed sea in tense warning to Beijing
yesterday 21:02 Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picks biggest positive from Chelsea draw
yesterday 21:02 Strictly Come Dancing: Claudia Winkleman issues apology to JJ Chalmers ‘Sorry we did that'
yesterday 21:02 Camilla heartbreak: Family's crippling worries about Prince Charles taking throne
yesterday 21:02 JJ Chalmers health: Strictly star says overcoming his injuries is 'more about the mind'
yesterday 21:02 James Jordan in brutal swipe at Strictly 2020 star Maisie Smith 'Help with her tan please'
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yesterday 21:02 Sturgeon’s ‘party political broadcasts’ shamed as SNP FM ordered to ‘RESIGN’
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yesterday 21:02 Boris Johnson handed Brexit trade deal warning - do not sign us back up
yesterday 20:20 Coronavirus: Arrests as police officers injured at anti-lockdown protests in central London
yesterday 19:59 Experts warn new driving law could ‘put lives at risk’ and ‘threaten road safety'
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yesterday 19:59 Melania Trump: Ex-boyfriend's stunning confession about First Lady unveiled
yesterday 19:59 Labour attacked for 'weird anti-capitalist' stunt as Wales bans sale of candles and socks
yesterday 19:59 Nadia Sawalha speaks out in confession with husband Mark: 'So effing sick of it all'
yesterday 19:59 Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Nicola Adams’ secret edge ‘exposed’ ahead of BBC debut 
yesterday 19:59 Caroline Quentin health: The Strictly star recalls her coeliac disease diagnosis
yesterday 19:59 Brexit deal could be reached if THREE key stumbling blocks are overcome this weekend
yesterday 19:59 Brexit breakthrough as trade talks could enter crucial new phase next week
yesterday 19:59 Anti-lockdown protests descend into chaos as people refuse to wear masks - 10 arrested
yesterday 19:59 Tess Daly's appearance leaves Strictly fans in turmoil moments into show ‘Hasn't improved!
yesterday 19:59 UK cold weather forecast: Deep Atlantic depression to hit Britain with 65mph winds
yesterday 19:59 Strictly Come Dancing pro claims Anton Du Beke will never win: ‘Same thing, another year'
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yesterday 19:32 North Point Shopping Centre ban for children wearing school uniform
yesterday 19:32 North Point Shopping Centre ban for children wearing school uniform
yesterday 19:17 Boris Johnson failed to reply to 'personal' letter sent by Marcus Rashford asking for help feeding hungry children
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yesterday 18:56 Girl, 12, kills herself after ‘relentless’ online bullying during lockdown
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