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Bowls round-up: Desborough BC beat Cippenham BC by 10 shots in entralling contest at Green Lane

Desborough’s Eric Sharp


Desborough BC

Desborough beat Cippenham 128-118 in an enthralling contest at Green Lane last week, despite the two sides sharing the rinks. 

Michael White’s crew won by five shots but their efforts were eclipsed by Eric ...

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Irish accordion maestro bring new live show on tour

The Irish accordion maestro brings a new live show on tour.

Sharon Shannon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth.

This was a groundbreaking album mixing Irish music with African and blues. The album was inspired by a visit ...

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Informing Business (August 22): No-Deal possibility discussed at Chamber of Commerce meeting

Business leaders in Berkshire met with the Government’s minister for business, energy and industrial strategy to discuss preparations for the UK’s impending exit from the European Union.

MP Kwasi Kwarteng visited members of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on ...

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Baker believes confidence will come flooding back for Slough Town after hard-earned draw with Maidstone United

It hasn’t been an ideal start to the season for a number of reasons but joint manager Neil Baker believes the confidence will come flooding back to his players off the back of their last two results.

The Rebels are still without a win to their name in National League South but, ...

yesterday 12:23 open_in_new
Full Frontal Comedy at Watermans Arms in Eton

Tuesday, September 3

Full Frontal Comedy

Watermans Arms, Eton

Edinburgh Fringe stalwart and veteran comedian Arthur Smith is headlining the opening show of Full Frontal Comedy, a new monthly stand-up comedy night starting in September at The Watermans Arms, in Brocas ...

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Royal Berkshire Fire Authority gifts new fire engines to Windsor Fire Station

Two new-style fire engines were gifted to Windsor Fire Station by the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority at a ceremony in the Windsor Royal Shopping centre on Friday, August 16.

The new engines feature larger hose reels, improved mobile lighting and battery-powered rescue equipment primarily ...

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The Rocky Horror Show at Wycombe Swan

Monday, September 9 to Saturday, September 14 The Rocky Horror Show Wycombe Swan

There are many rock’n’roll musicals on stage and screen now, but none of them are quite  like this.

Richard O’Brien’s legendary musical is on tour once more, bringing ...

yesterday 11:20 open_in_new
Home Counties Cricket round-up: Slough CC cast adrift after stinging one-wicket defeat to Tring Park CC

Slough’s Saif Zaib



Slough CC are starting to get cast adrift in their battle for Home Counties Division 1 survival after losing by one-wicket to Tring Park on Saturday in a match that went down to the very last ball. 

The result was clouded in ...

yesterday 10:17 open_in_new
Interim boss Brooks-Smith full of praise for players after Windsor FC's first league win

Andy Ingram was on target in the 5-1 win over Holmer Green


Windsor FC interim boss Luke Brooks-Smith praised two-goal hero Jay O’Connell after the side got their first win of the season in a 5-1 rout of Holmer Green FC, writes George Roberts.

Andy Ingram, Ben Smyth and ...

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Wallaby rescued from park in Datchet

A wallaby that was seen hopping around a playground on Wednesday was caught in an operation by police and wildlife experts.

The animal, native to Australia, was discovered by a member of the public in the playground in Horton Road, Datchet, during the afternoon.

Wendy Hermon, rescue ...

2019-08-22 20:32 open_in_new
In pictures: Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor pupils receive GCSE results

Students across the Royal Borough and Slough received their GCSE results today.

There were plenty of celebrations as teenagers held their results proudly aloft.

Here's our gallery of pupils picking up their results from our photographers Ian Longthorne and Nick Parford.

Each ...

2019-08-22 19:29 open_in_new
Former England flanker Haskell signs for Bellator MMA 

Former Windsor and Maidenhead rugby colt James Haskell has been signed up to compete in the Bellator MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) heavyweight division.

The ex-England flanker is expected to make his professional MMA debut for the promotion in 2020.

Haskell, 34, announced his ...

2019-08-22 15:17 open_in_new
Drama worthy of Shakespeare as Romeo grabs draw for Marlow FC with injury-time overhead kick

Devontae Romeo


There was drama worthy of Shakespeare on Tuesday night as Devontae Romeo secured a point for Marlow against Staines with an overhead kick in the third minute of injury time, writes Will Taylor.

Romeo’s moment of magic ensured Mark Bartley’s men left ...

2019-08-22 15:17 open_in_new
Sweetman praises Holyport's 'never say die' spirit after fightback against Chalvey Sports

Holyport manager Derek Sweetman praised his side's character after they battled back to earn a 3-3 draw at Chalvey Sports on Tuesday.

It was another entertaining affair for Port as they replied from 2-0 and 3-2 down to earn a point and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Alan ...

2019-08-22 15:17 open_in_new
Chilterns League: Braywood beat Holmer Green by 52 runs to close gap on their rivals

Asam Raza



Braywood moved to within striking distance of third placed Holmer Green, after beating their rivals by 52 runs in the Berkshire, Mid Bucks and Chilterns League Championship on Saturday.

Electing to bat, Braywood managed 201-8 from their 45 overs, ...

2019-08-22 13:11 open_in_new
Minor Counties Cricket: Berkshire retain Western Division title but see winning run ended by draw against Cornwall 

Chris Peploe


Berkshire have retained the Western Division title despite seeing their run of 12 successive wins - including two in national finals - come to an end this week when they were held to a draw by Cornwall at St Austell.

With title rivals Oxfordshire and Dorset also ...

2019-08-22 11:05 open_in_new
LIVE: GCSE Results Day 2019

Hundreds of students across East Berkshire and South Bucks are collecting their GCSE results today.

We are reporting live throughout the morning with the latest reaction, stories, photos and pass rates from schools across the area.


Overall 85 per cent of ...

2019-08-22 11:05 open_in_new
Devonshire looking to nurse injury-hit Maidenhead United squad through hectic schedule

Maidenhead United boss Alan Devonshire admitted he might have to play two very different sides against Yeovil Town and Bromley this weekend, as he nurses his injury-hit squad through their hectic schedule.

Back-to-back wins over Torquay United and Chorley have seen the Magpies rise to ...

2019-08-22 10:02 open_in_new
Gerrards Cross win pivotal coin toss in eight-wicket win over Boyne Hill 

Ollie Clayson


A rain-sodden wicket meant the flip of a coin was always going to be pivotal ahead of Boyne Hill’s clash with Gerrards Cross. And skipper Ollie Clayson was left ruing his luck as the visitors won the coin toss and sent his side into bat in testing ...

2019-08-21 21:26 open_in_new
Wargrave reach the TVL Division 1 summit after four-wicket win over Hayes

Neal Robinson


Ashera Mahavidanalage scored an unbeaten half-century as Wargrave moved top of the TVL Division 1 table with Saturday’s four-wicket win over Hayes.

The visitors put Hayes into bat on winning the toss before promptly bowling them out for 151 in 39.3 ...

2019-08-21 20:23 open_in_new
Maidenhead RFC's Henderson named 'Most Valuable Player' as England u18s Boys lift European Touch Junior Rugby title in France

Josh Henderson with coach Jon Weston-Stanley


Maidenhead RFC’s Josh Henderson was named England Boys’ ‘most valuable player’ after helping his country to the European Touch Junior Rugby Championship title.

The Maidenhead colt and Mohawks touch player was influential ...

2019-08-21 19:20 open_in_new