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Royal Borough residents evacuated near Surrey heathland fire

The Royal Borough says it is working with the emergency services after a number of its residents were evacuated following a large heathland fire in Surrey. 

The blaze at Chobam Common, near Sunningdale, started yesterday (Friday), spreading to about 150 acres at its peak, with the ...

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MAC members take on Round Reading Ultra Marathon in area's first post-COVID event

Maidenhead Athletic Club (MAC) members took part in the Round Reading Ultra Marathon on Saturday last week, the first post COVID-19 race to be staged in the area.

Three members, Linda Szulc, Marika Karavan and Greg Marsh, proudly represented the club wearing their MAC vests. Due to social ...

yesterday 15:41 open_in_new
Mobbs-Smith keen to see some progress along RFU's roadmap for return of competitive rugby

It’s been several months since Maidenhead RFC returned to socially distant training in small bubbles at Braywick Park, and you sense that head coach David Mobbs-Smith, his players and coaching staff are itching to move onto something new.

They all know the league season is still a ...

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Underwood says FA Cup will take on extra significance for cash-strapped clubs this season

Jon Underwood says the FA Cup will take on added significance for non-league clubs this season, as they seek to claw back money that's been lost to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Rebels’ joint boss is hopeful a good cup run could go some way to recouping some of the revenue the club has ...

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Chilterns League round-up: Hurley can't hold Penn in five-wicket defeat

Tom Maskell

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Hurley 1sts lost by five wickets to a youthful Penn & Tylers Green side in the Chilterns League Championship on Saturday.

Hurley were invited to bat on a wicket resembling a billiard table, and very quickly found themselves three wickets down, a start from ...

2020-08-07 21:44 open_in_new
Fire crews battle field fire near Dorney

Four fire crews battled a blaze which took hold in a field near Dorney this afternoon (Friday).

Two teams from Slough were joined by crews from Maidenhead and Langley after grass had caught fire just off Boveney Road.

A specialist off-road vehicle was used to assist, with ...

2020-08-07 20:41 open_in_new
Home Counties Cricket round-up: Datchet live to rue dropped catches in 146-run defeat to Henley

DATCHET CC

Dropped catches lose matches, and Datchet lived to rue a series of them in Saturday’s crushing 146-run defeat to Henley.

Captain Bobby Sher was expecting a tough afternoon against last season’s champions at the Wally Gage Memorial Ground, but he believed his ...

2020-08-07 17:32 open_in_new
Appeal after man stabbed at Ascot house party

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed at a house party in Ascot. 

The incident happened at around 1am today (Friday) at a property in Cavendish Meads, where a man in his twenties was assaulted by a number of men. 

During the assault he was ...

2020-08-07 15:26 open_in_new
Megan and Neil to lap York Road 150 times for Magpies 150 Challenge

Megan Robson and Neil Maskell are preparing to lap York Road 150 times to raise money for the Magpies 150 Challenge.

Academy therapist Megan and fixtures secretary Neil, will roughly cover 48kilometres, or 29.8miles, when they lap the historic ground later this month.

Together ...

2020-08-07 14:23 open_in_new
Council release COVID-19 Outbreak Control Plan

The Royal Borough’s cabinet has approved a COVID-19 control plan to help prepare residents for ‘a very difficult winter’.

During a virtual cabinet meeting on Thursday, Cllr Stuart Carroll (Con, Boyn Hill), cabinet member for health, presented the Royal Borough Outbreak ...

2020-08-07 14:23 open_in_new
Rookie driver King storms into early lead in Porsche Carrera Cup

Harry King. Credit Porsche UK

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Holyport’s Harry King last week promised to ‘rattle a few cages’, and this weekend he was as good as his word as the teenager claimed an early lead in the Porsche Carrera Cup.

King made a near perfect start in his first ever ...

2020-08-07 12:17 open_in_new
Maidenhead RFC head coach can't see league season starting until new year

If he were forced to place a bet on it, Maidenhead RFC’s head coach David Mobbs-Smith says he can’t see his side returning to league action until the new year at the earliest.

Maidenhead, and every other grassroots community club across the UK, are still currently locked ...

2020-08-07 09:08 open_in_new
Slough Town sign attacking midfielder McKnight from Eastleigh

Slough Town have announced the signing of 23-year-old attacking midfielder Jack McKnight.

McKnight has signed for the club after spending the past 18 months at National League side Eastleigh.

He first impressed the Rebels’ management team when playing for Basingstoke Town at ...

2020-08-06 23:41 open_in_new
Dhillon praises maturity shown by Stoke Green's young side in three-wicket win over North Maidenhead

Stoke Green’s young side showed excellent maturity to deal with the pressure of chasing victory on Saturday, as they held their nerve to beat hosts North Maids by three-wickets.

With their batsmen Eshwar Dutta (45) and Gagan Singh (42) seemingly in fine form, the visitors appeared to ...

2020-08-06 21:35 open_in_new
Steer to leave Maidenhead United after five memorable seasons

After five successful seasons with the club defender Rene Steer has announced he is leaving Maidenhead United.

The left-back was one of the first players to link up with Alan Devonshire after he took over from Johnson Hippolyte in the summer of 2015.

He then played a key role in ...

2020-08-06 20:32 open_in_new
Berkshire defeat Middlesex by 44 runs in 50/50 match

Berkshire defeated a Middlesex side by 44 runs in a 50/50 match played at Old Merchant Taylors School on Sunday.

Both counties included players who also play for the other with Berkshire head coach Tom Lambert also involved in both camps.

Put into bat, Berkshire posted an ...

2020-08-06 20:32 open_in_new
Hammerton helps Boyne Hill to six-wicket win over Beaconsfield

Simon Carter

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James Hammerton’s undefeated 82not out helped Boyne Hill to a six wicket win over Beaconsfield on Saturday, moving them top of the TVL Division 1 table in the process.

Hammerton held the Boyne Hill innings together as they chased down Beaconsfield’s total of ...

2020-08-06 19:29 open_in_new
Double donations for Thames Valley Adventure Playground from two charitable trusts

A £2,000 donation from the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust has been match-funded by The Prince Philip Trust Fund to get a local charity ‘back on the road to recovery’.

The £4,000 combined total gifted to Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) is more than 50 per ...

2020-08-06 19:29 open_in_new
Thames Valley Cricket: Cookham Dean's poor start continues as they lose by six-wickets to Slough 2nds

Scott Harris

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COOKHAM DEAN CC

Cookham Dean continue to struggle on their return to the Thames Valley League after losing to Slough 2nds by six wickets on Saturday.

They managed 187-6 from their 40 overs, with Mohammed Ilyas (74) and Fergus Nutt (56) the pick of their ...

2020-08-06 18:26 open_in_new
Gin and Rum on the Farm to take place in 'bubbles'

The organiser of the family-friendly music festival Fi.Fest is holding an inaugural open-air gin and rum event later this month.

Gin and Rum on the Farm will take place at Stroud Farm, Fifield, on Saturday August 15, the same venue as Fi.Fest, which was due to be held on July 11 and was ...

2020-08-06 17:23 open_in_new
BREAKING: Four people injured following building collapse in Windsor

Update 13:21:

Reporter Amy Horsfield is at the scene.

Springfield Road resident Jamie Rose said he heard ‘crashing which sounded like scaffolding collapsing’ at 8:30am pic.twitter.com/nN9cHgpVCw

Update 13:02:

One person has been taken to hospital in ...

2020-08-06 15:17 open_in_new