The Observer has rounded up some of the most important stories from the last week.

Here are a few of the most significant stories readers should be aware of.

1. Classroom ban for teacher who was 'over familiar' with young girls

Slough Observer:

A Slough teacher has been banned from classrooms after he was warned about his ‘over-familiarity’ with primary school girls.

Andrew Watson resigned from the Marish Academy Trust, comprised of Marish and Willow Primary Schools, in December 2019 after concerns had been raised about his interactions with female pupils.

A teacher misconduct panel heard how Watson, aged 29, was twice warned about his 'overfamiliarity' towards young girls in March and May 2019.

Read the full story here.


2. Aldi reveals new Slough store is set to open next year

Slough Observer:

A SUPERMARKET chain is set to open a new branch in Slough next year.

Aldi has confirmed it will be welcoming customers to its site on Farnham Road next spring.

It is currently recruiting for a range of vacancies, which are listed on the Aldi website.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: "Aldi are currently recruiting for a range of positions for a new store which is due to open on Farnham Road in Spring next year."

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3. Man rushed to hospital after gang attack him for watch

Slough Observer:

A MAN in his 20s was rushed to hospital after being attacked during a robbery in Windsor.

Two robberies took place on Saturday, June 18, where a man in his 20s was attacked by three men and had his watch stolen.

Thames Valley Police believe the incidents are linked.

The first robbery happened at around 3.15am in James Street.

The victim suffered facial injuries that required hospital treatment but he has since been discharged.

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4. Boy, 16, dies after entering river in 'extremely traumatic' incident

Slough Observer:

A teenage boy has tragically died in an ‘extremely traumatic and upsetting incident’ after entering the river in Taplow. 

The 16-year-old was unable to be saved despite a ‘courageous’ and ‘brave’ effort from a member of the public who entered Jubilee River shortly after the teenager got into trouble after 5.30 pm on Friday, June 24.  

Police were called to Amerden Lane, Taplow, at 5.30 pm on June 24 by members of the public who reported a child entering the water. 

Read the full story here.


5. Council approves bus partnership to plan out 'London style' service in Slough

Slough Observer:

SENIOR Slough councillors have approved setting up a new partnership with private bus operators with the aim to bring a ‘London style’ service.

As part of the government’s National Bus Strategy, the council has set up an enhanced partnership with private bus companies that operate in the town to discuss and formulate plans to improve the service.

This could include adding new routes and improving bus journey time reliability as well as cheaper ticket offers, introducing a multi-operator ticketing scheme, and better bus passenger information.

Read the full story here.