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Brexit Party comes top in Royal Borough European election results

The Brexit Party has come top in Thursday's European elections, followed narrowly by the Liberal Democrats.

Nigel Farage's party took 13,289 votes while pro-Remain Lib Dems received 12,769.

It proved to be a dismal night for the two main parties as the Conservatives took just 5,496 ...

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Duke's fund hands over more than £45,000 to Royal Borough groups

More than 25,000 residents in the borough will benefit from the latest round of grants from the Prince Philip Trust Fund.

The royal charity, chaired by Prince Edward, granted funds to 37 successful applications from a range of organisations including schools and charities.

In total, ...

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Escape room opens at Windsor Leisure Centre

Mystery meets royalty in a brand new escape room that has recently opened in Windsor Leisure Centre.

Escape in 60 is a “labour of love” created by Kathryn Browne and her brother-in-law Mike Setterfield after the pair’s obsession with escape rooms inspired them to design ...

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Maidenhead Royals get one over on defending champions

The Maidenhead Royals laid down an early season marker with an 16-4 victory over the defending champions, Windsor Knights last week. The Knights won both fixtures last year on the way to the title, so this early season clash was another key test if the Royals want to go one better than last ...

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Julian Cup gets underway in fine fashion

This year’s edition of the Julian Cup got underway on Tuesday night, with impressive showings across the four matches on offer, with the pick of the action coming in the high run scoring clash between North Maidenhead and Marlow.

North Maids won the toss and put themselves into bat, ...

2019-05-25 14:41 open_in_new
Care home residents recapture 1950s life in community event

Mountbatten Grange care home in Helston Lane flashed back to the 1950s in a special rock ‘n’ roll themed event.

On Monday residents from across the community jived along to Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets, widely considered the world’s first rock ...

2019-05-25 13:38 open_in_new
Cippenham Table Tennis Club holds Junior 4-star Open Championship

Felix Thomis

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Cippenham Table Tennis Club held its fifth Junior 4-Star Open Championships last weekend and, once again, it was a great success with many of the top juniors and cadets from the south of England and Wales competing for top ranking points.

The two-day tournament ...

2019-05-25 11:32 open_in_new
Care UK's Ride 800 raises more than £21,000 for charity

Cyclists on an 800 mile journey experienced the hospitality of three care homes last week.

Care UK pledged to raise thousands of pounds for the Care Workers Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland through the initiative ‘Ride 800’.

The challenge was ...

2019-05-25 11:32 open_in_new
Marlow CC suffer middle order collapse in loss

Captain Imran Nawaz made 43.

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Marlow CC’s middle and lower order were put to the sword by Amersham CC in their six wicket defeat last Saturday.

Marlow were looking for their second win of the season and started brightly with captain Imran Nawaz (21) and Phil Lines (7) ...

2019-05-25 10:30 open_in_new
Hurley CC hurt by weakened lineup against Risborough

A weakened Hurley side limped to 133-run defeat to Monks Risborough in the Chilterns Cricket League after their opening order fell apart at the hands of their

opponents’ ruthless bowling.

Veteran left arm spinner Phil Ridgeway opened the

attack, bowling down the slope from ...

2019-05-24 21:54 open_in_new
Stoke Green CC began Julian Cup defence with defeat

Stoke Green captain Sukh Dhillon in last years final.

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Stoke Green began their defence of the Julian Cup in the worst possible way as they were beaten by Boyne Hill for the second time in a matter of days in Tuesday night’s fixture.

Hill won the toss and elected to bat, ...

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Waltham St Lawrence CC cruise to 10-wicket victory

There was no chance of the Saturday rain dampening Waltham St Lawrence’s spirits as they cruised to a 10 wicket victory over Shinfield in Division 1 of the Berkshire Cricket League to pick up their first win of the season.

Sree Venkata proved to be the man of the hour, putting in an ...

2019-05-24 19:48 open_in_new
Witness appeal after man assaulted outside Windsor nightclub

A man was struck on the head and suffered fractures to his eye socket after he was assaulted outside a nightclub in Windsor.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 19).

At around 2.50am, the victim, a ...

2019-05-24 18:45 open_in_new
Applications for a Louis Baylis grant to close on June 9

Time is running out to apply for the latest round of grants from The Louis Baylis Charitable Trust.

At two points in the year the trust distributes between £250,000 and £300,000 to local good causes and some national charities.

The last round of donations was made in ...

2019-05-24 17:42 open_in_new
Theresa May attends Alexander Devine fundraising ball

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service raised almost £60,000 at its annual Heaven Sent Ball on Friday.

More than 170 friends and supporters of the hospice gathered in The Chapel at The Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor for a glamorous evening of fundraising.

Among the ...

2019-05-24 17:42 open_in_new
Eagles Netball fly high in Wycombe

Maidenhead-based Eagles netball team won the ENG under 14s Netball Southern Championship in High Wycombe on Saturday to guarantee their place in the National finals in July.

The Eagles have been soaring in recent weeks, with impressive performances across all age groups at various events ...

2019-05-24 14:33 open_in_new
Papplewick School students learn about sustainability at Olympic Park

Year 7 students from Papplewick School spent a day at the Olympic Park to learn first-hand about sustainable and eco-friendly development.

The day consisted of a visit to the Energy Centre Information Room and a tour of the Olympic Site and East village.

The boys were considering the ...

2019-05-24 12:27 open_in_new
Red-hot White Waltham CC put Bagshot to the sword

Dan Molloy.

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White Waltham’s red-hot batting gave them the edge in their 118-run victory away from home against Bagshot 2nds with two players reaching centuries.

Being put into bat White Waltham seemed to have an answer to everything the Bagshot bowlers threw at them, with ...

2019-05-24 11:24 open_in_new
Urgent appeal for donations at Windsor foodbank as demand doubles

Windsor Foodshare, that relies on donations from residents, has issued an urgent appeal for more supplies as demand has increased in the last few months.

The foodshare has collection points at Waitrose in Windsor town centre and Tesco in Dedworth that are located beside the tills so ...

2019-05-24 11:24 open_in_new
Alan Devonshire pleased with Maidenhead United's early business

Alan Devonshire with new signing Freddie Grant.

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Maidenhead United will be looking to close the week with more signings as manager Alan Devonshire targets a few more positions ahead of the new season.

The Magpies have not stood still since the National League season came to a ...

2019-05-23 21:45 open_in_new
In pictures: Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards launch at lunch event

The Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards have officially kicked off after a launch lunch in Cookham.

A group of about 50 business figures from across the borough were present at the event at The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Moor Hall on Friday.

The launch saw Nicola ...

2019-05-23 20:42 open_in_new