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Windsor Great Park provides meals for the elderly and vulnerable

Freshly prepared meals were delivered to 900 elderly and vulnerable people in Windsor Great Park on Thursday.

Cumberland Lodge in the Great Park teamed up with the Crown Estate the serve the community as the country remains in lockdown.

The educational charity wanted to know how it ...

yesterday 17:44 open_in_new
Maidenhead United flashback: Tarps goes viral as Magpies hit Dartford for five

This week’s trawl through the Maidenhead Advertiser throws up a pre Christmas cracker at York Road in 2016.

The Magpies were anticipating a tough test of their title/promotion hopes against an inform Datford side who didn’t concede many goals and weren't that far behind them in ...

yesterday 14:35 open_in_new
Davies hopes idleness brought on by government lockdown doesn't lead to a rise in problem gambling

Slough Town midfielder Scott Davies is hoping idleness, brought on by having to stay indoors because of the coronavirus, doesn’t lead to a rise in gambling addiction.

The Government’s stay home, save lives, advice is designed to keep people safe and healthy through the worst ...

yesterday 13:32 open_in_new
Positive news round-up: Free eggs for hospital staff

For the next few weeks, while the pandemic continues, we will be producing a weekly ‘positive news’ section. We are interested in stories about community spirit and people pulling together in these troubling times.

If you have any good news, please email us at ...

yesterday 12:29 open_in_new
Lorry crash closes section of M4 motorway

A collision involving two lorries closed the M4 motorway in both directions between junction 5 for Langley and junction 6 for Slough-Windsor last night.

The incident left one lorry driver needing to be rescued from his vehicle.

A crew from Langley, two crews from Slough, a heavy ...

yesterday 11:26 open_in_new
Parrott to take on new role with Maidenhead RFC and has 'strong ideas to drive club forward'

With a heavy heart, Maidenhead RFC skipper Myke Parrott has announced this week he will be stepping down as a player from next season.

He admits the decision has been a tough one, but his body just won’t allow him to continue taking the punishment on a week-to-week basis ...

yesterday 08:17 open_in_new
Visitors to Windsor Great Park asked to follow coronavirus rules

The Crown Estate (TCE) has asked that the public only visit Windsor Great Park if they can do so safely.

It is requested that people visit only by foot or bicycle, and also maintain appropriate social distancing of two metres of six feet at all times.

TCE has already closed its car ...

2020-04-03 20:38 open_in_new
Thames Valley Police gives update on response to Covid-19 legislation

The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police (TVP) has given an update on the force’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video message Chief Constable (CC) John Campbell described how TVP have approached policing the new legislation which demands people must stay at home and ...

2020-04-03 20:38 open_in_new
High flying Newlands Girls School gymnastics squads qualify for national finals

Newlands Girls’ School has celebrated the successful qualification of a range of age group squads to the national gymnastics finals.

Impressive performances across almost all of its age groups has taken teams through to the national finals which are this year being held in Stoke on ...

2020-04-03 19:35 open_in_new
Cookham Running Club boys' team retain North West London Cross Country Championship title

Before all sports events across the country were cancelled due to coronavirus, Cookham Running Club’s boys’ team retained its North West London Cross Country League title for the third year running.

The team tied for top honours with London Heathside AC, with both clubs finishing well ...

2020-04-03 18:32 open_in_new
Police will 'police by consent' using new enforcement powers

Thames Valley Police has said that it will take a four-phase approach to Government rules to stay indoors – but plans to ‘police by consent’ in most cases.

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Government has given police officers enforcing power for new public ...

2020-04-03 17:29 open_in_new
Air ambulance calls for protective equipment donations

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is calling on businesses to donate stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by their frontline crews.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in demand for these items, which include masks and gloves.

Now, the air ambulance’s teams ...

2020-04-03 17:29 open_in_new
Unsettling time for all as Slough Town FC play waiting game

For the first time in 11 years as a manager Neil Baker doesn’t know what to do to try and keep his football club ahead of the curve.

The coronavirus has thrown everything up in the air and, while football isn’t at the top of his priority list at the moment, it’s still ...

2020-04-03 15:23 open_in_new
Windsor RFC hold virtual rugby socials to keep in contact with members

Windsor RFC held their first virtual rugby social this week in a bid to reach out to members and alleviate some of the boredom brought on by the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

Some 20 members took part in the Zoom call on Saturday afternoon, when the Royals should have been in action on the ...

2020-04-03 14:20 open_in_new
Windsor Foodshare appeal for essential items

Windsor Foodshare is calling on the public to donate one essential item each shopping trip to help the charity continue its work supporting those in need.

The habit of stockpiling during the COVID-19 crisis has led to the charity struggling to get hold of vital goods including UHT milk, ...

2020-04-03 11:11 open_in_new
Slough man jailed for involvement in county line drug dealing

A 21-year-old man involved in county line drug dealing has been sent to prison after being arrested in Windsor.

Reece Hussain, 21, of Wexham Road, Slough, was reported to be acting suspiciously in Spinners Walk, Windsor by members of the public at about 4.15pm on Friday, January ...

2020-04-02 21:32 open_in_new
Beaumont believes postponement of Tokyo Olympics could be a blessing in disguise

Jack Beaumont (front) with Harry Leask

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Maidenhead's Jack Beaumont is hopeful that last week’s announcement that the Tokyo Olympics had been postponed can be a blessing in disguise, as he and his Great Britain teammates look to put themselves in a position to challenge for a ...

2020-04-02 21:32 open_in_new
Family pays tribute to father who died in Ascot crash

Tributes have been paid to a father who died in a fatal collision in Ascot.

Jean-Marcel Santos died on Wednesday, March 25, on the A329, London Road, Sunninghill near to Tittenhurst Park when a blue Suzuki motorbike collided with a tree.

The 38-year-old died at the ...

2020-04-02 20:29 open_in_new
SPONSORED: Have you considered the benefits of retirement living?

Have you considered the benefits of retirement living?

 The concept of living in a retirement village is relatively new to the UK. However, some people believe the phrase ‘retirement living’ is simply another way of saying ‘old people’s home’. They see it ...

2020-04-02 20:29 open_in_new
Slough Town midfielder's #PicForAPoundForTheNHS campaign for frontline health staff

Slough Town midfielder Scott Davies and his partner have so far raised more than £1,000 for the NHS from their #PicForAPoundForTheNHS online campaign.

They’ve been encouraging friends, teammates and others to post a picture on social media that has meaning for them in return ...

2020-04-02 20:29 open_in_new
Louis Baylis Trust announces £10,000 fund to help good causes during coronavirus pandemic

The Louis Baylis Trust has today launched a £10,000 emergency fund to support charities and organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

The trust, which owns the Advertiser, has made money available for grants of up to £1,000 for local good causes who are working to support ...

2020-04-02 20:29 open_in_new