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MOTORISTS are facing delays across West Berkshire from a series of road works schemes.
HUNDREDS of dads went back to school as they joined their children in the classroom to celebrate Father's Day.
AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a fraudster attempted to withdraw thousands of pounds from an elderly woman's account using a fake bank card.
AMBITIOUS plans to build a super hospital in green belt land just off the M4 have been touted as the right model for the region's long-term healthcare future.
FIREFIGHTERS rushed to what was believed to be a house fire in Slough last night which turned out to be a small blaze in a bin.
A FORMER council housing officer has been jailed after being caught illegally subletting a council property.
'EXCEPTIONAL' neighbourhood police officers have won awards for their work in making the community a safer place.
POLICE swooped to save a family of swans after reports of callous thugs using the birds as target practice for air pistols or catapults.
PRIMARY school pupils handed a petition to the Prime Minister urging him to make 2013 the beginning of the end of world hunger during a special visit to Number 10.
A MOTHER and daughter who caused neighbours months of misery by playing loud music and shouting have been slapped with a fine.
A SKY News presenter has thrown his name in the hat for an inaugural baking contest.
HEATHROW bosses favour building a third runway to the south west of the current airport, according to reports in the national press.
SOUTH Bucks has the sixteenth highest number of traveller properties in the country, according to new statistics.
TRIATHLETES are gearing up to swim, cycle and sprint their way to glory at the Windsor Triathlon today (Sunday).
AN ANTI-KIDNAP police officer, African children's charity director and social investment guru are among some of the region's people recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours list.
FUNDRAISERS will walk in memory of their loved ones at Thames Hospicecare's Walk to Remember tomorrow (Saturday).
A BUMPER crowd of more than 5,000 villagers is expected to turn up for a dazzling day of events at the second Party In The Park.
A POLICE helicopter was sent out to search for two balaclava-clad men after a mobile phone robbery today.
A MAN accused of sexual assault will enter his plea at Reading Crown Court on August 16.
A CONTROVERSIAL convenience store will be an independent shop in no way affiliated to Tesco, according to the agent behind the application.
A 50-YEAR-OLD disabled man has received an apology for an 'unacceptable failure in standards' after he woke up in a hospital bed soaked in a cocktail of other people's urine.
A RAPIDLY changing education system has been cited as the reason for three head teachers resigning in the space of a year - with another leaving after penning a compromise agreement to settle a dispute.
FUNERALS in the Royal Borough and cremations in Slough are among the most expensive in the region, according to figures obtained by a trade union.
A CAMPAIGNING tenant has spoken out in defence of councillors after the council issued a strongly-worded letter following an alleged disagreement at a meeting.
THAMES Water has hit back at claims that it is ripping off the nation after admitting it paid no corporation tax in a year when it got a £5m credit from the Government and made a £550m profit.
THE front end of a car caught fire while the motorist was queuing at traffic lights in Slough town centre.
A TALENTED teen has drawn praise from an MP after his play reached the final of a national competition.
IMAGES of suspected stolen jewellery have been released by the police in an attempt to find the owners.
WORKERS in Slough are the only ones in the South East better off than they were five years ago.
CINEMA goers were left shocked and stunned after the food area was trashed following a fight that left a staff member with a broken nose.
SLOUGH Cinema was trashed last night after a fight left a member of staff with a broken nose.
FREE gigs and concerts have been announced across the region as part of a musical celebration for 2013.
A LAST-DITCH attempt to 'rejuvenate' a parish council and prove it can once again serve the community has been submitted to the borough council.
THE owner of a colourful caravan dumped in Langley is being urged to contact the council.
THE Royal Borough has announced the roads that will be closed this weekend for two events expected to attract thousands of spectators.
CASH was stolen from a handbag in a daylight burglary.
A MAN has been charged with possessing a weapon after two large groups clashed outside a nightclub.
A SIGNIFICANT rise in patients being admitted to A&E via ambulance has plunged the department in crisis - with one in five patients not being seen within the benchmark four hours.
APPRENTICESHIPS are booming as more companies and youngsters turn to the scheme that allows new recruits to earn while they learn.
A PLANNING application to demolish Gurney House care home has been submitted.
FIVE councillors who were elected to provide a voice for the community did not complete a single piece of casework for residents during the last year, The Observer can reveal.
A GRANDFATHER who died after a collision with a car was struck when he was walking on the pavement, police have confirmed.
ONLY one councillor has claimed travel expenses in Slough last year, new figures show.
NEARLY one in ten households in the Royal Borough are living in fuel poverty, new figures show.
A FORMER Premier League star will be the special guest at an awards ceremony for hard-working young footballers.
CAMPAIGNERS are threatening to take legal action against the government in the fight to stop controversial plans to open a free school.
A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was thrown to the ground after a robber snatched a gold necklace from around her neck in broad daylight.
AN OUTSPOKEN parish councillor has urged his council to pass a vote of no confidence in its borough councillors.
TWO more arrests have been made in the Kamran Maman murder investigation, taking the total number to 21
WITNESSES have spoken of the horror of hearing the screams of a worker who plunged to his death from a 130ft-tall cherry picker.
THREE of Slough's four grammar schools will have more new starters from outside than inside the borough in September - with one selecting six times as many students from outside the town.
POLICE are hunting a robber who grabbed a woman by the throat and stole her handbag.
A FORMER councillor and wealthy property developer has spoken out after clearing his name following accusations he assaulted a tenant.
A MOTORCYCLIST injured in a crash on the M4 on Monday remains in hospital in a serious, but stable condition with head injuries.
YOUNGSTERS got into the shiver-me-timbers spirit during a Treasure Island Workshop.
WORK to repair a bridge and reopen a canal for navigation will drag on for a week longer than expected.
A FATHER has hit out at the police after it took four days for the body of his son to be found off the M4 motorway.
ALL lanes on the M25 have been reopened after a man died when a cherry picker toppled over.
THE country's first motorway pub has been given the go ahead to open at services on the M40.
GAMES Makers from last year's sporting summer are being invited to a reunion. Lin Jenkins was one of thousands at Dorney Lake last summer who volunteered to help run events at London 2012.
A MAN has died after a crane crashed on to the M25 this morning.
ROAD safety works at a busy roundabout that has 'brought a village to its knees' could be scrapped after passionate pleas from cross party councillors.
ANOTHER man has been arrested in the Kamran Maman murder investigation, taking the total number of arrests to 19.
A PARALYMPIC gold medallist has been honoured by the trust behind the hospital she was born at with a new modular ward dedicated to her.
AN ABANDONED cat and her four kittens were found dumped in a fly tip on Monday.
A 34-YEAR-OLD man arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment has been rebailed until June 28.
KIDS ditched the bus and walked to school as part of a national initiative.
A CULTURE of pumping public funds into employing expensive temporary staff has been blamed for a hospital trust being plunged into a financial crisis.
FIVE men tried to distract an elderly woman in an attempt to steal from her home by offering to work on her pavement.
A PETITION containing more than 4,000 signatures calling for the Government to step in and stop daily human rights abuse in the conflict-torn region of Kashmir has been handed to an MP.
AN ENTREPRENEURIAL author has had her book published on Amazon and Kindle using a self-publishing website.
A HEAVYWEIGHT boxing champion's family have made a heartfelt plea to callous thieves who stole their late father's precious championship belt.
THERE are serious delays on the M4 in both directions this morning after a major accident.
AN ISLAMIC education and community centre is set to open in an empty office to provide help for deprived residents living in one of the town's most underprivileged areas.
THE cause of a blaze which threatened to destroy a shed in Slough is being investigated.
A PROPOSAL to build a pedestrian crossing at a dangerous spot on a busy road is being drawn up days after a nine-year-old was knocked down.
EXHIBITIONS showcasing how World War One transformed a town will be on display next year after a funding boost to help communities mark the centenary of the war.
A SEA of pink swept over Royal Windsor Racecourse when women across the region united to fight breast cancer.
FABULOUS fundraisers set out their stalls to help out a hospice.
LITERACY was the winner at an award ceremony for learners and volunteers.
KIDS were batty with excitement after pupils unveiled their school's new table tennis table.
A SECOND man has been charged with the murder of Kamran Maman.