Stories of the week: October 29-November 4

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.

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Boy arrested in connection with Legoland sexual assaults

A boy has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of two girls at Legoland Windsor.

The offence happened at Castaway Camp in Pirate Shores between about 12.15pm and 12.30pm on Thursday, August 11.


Man suffers ‘serious injuries’ following assault outside Slough pub

A man is in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after being punched in the face outside a pub in Slough.

At about 1.30am on Sunday, a 28-year-old man became involved in an altercation with two other men outside The Lemon Tree in Wexham Road.


Dogging crackdown: Police fine man, 60, found naked in Thicket

Police have reassured the public they are tackling dogging at Maidenhead Thicket after PCSOs found a 60-year-old man naked from the waist down.

According to a statement from Thames Valley Police, the man, from High Wycombe, was given a £90 fixed-penalty notice for a public order offence after being discovered on a routine patrol.


'Misadventure' verdict at Premier Inn death inquest

A construction worker who was fatally wounded at the site of the Premier Inn in Maidenhead died due to misadventure, an inquest jury has ruled.

Benjamin Wylie, a pumps man, was 24 when he died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the West Street site.


Wife appeals for help over husband's M4 motorcycle death

The family of a motorcyclist who died after crashing into the central reservation of the M4 last month are continuing to appeal for witnesses as nobody has come forward with information.

Richard Burton, 56, was driving westbound on the outside lane at Junction 6 in Slough on Thursday, October 20, at about 6.50pm.


Report warns of 'growing ethnic divide' in Slough

A new report has warned of a growing ethnic divide in Slough and shows a dramatic drop in the town’s white population.

The study by professors Ted Cantle and Eric Kaufmann, of Birkbeck, University of London, published on Wednesday, says white populations in urban areas are feeling increasingly isolated as their population decreases.


Church 'devastated' as thieves strike twice

A church’s dream of building a memorial garden for fallen soldiers has suffered a setback after thieves stripped lead from its roof, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Vandals targeted Windsor’s Holy Trinity Garrison Church, in St Leonards Road, between 6pm on Sunday, October 23, and 9am the following day, and then targeted it again a week later.


Hundreds of cards for birthday girl Sophie thanks to social media campaign

Heartfelt thanks have been expressed by a mum whose internet appeal for birthday cards for her daughter’s 21st saw hundreds drop through the letterbox.

Liz Bull made the plea on social media so that her daughter Sophie, who was diagnosed with the chronic illness ME aged 13, could celebrate the landmark birthday in an extra special way.


Pictures and video: Maidenhead Zombie Walk 2016

A horde of undead flesh-eating monsters shuffled their way through the town centre on Saturday evening.

More than 200 zombies, with their clothes ripped and blood dripping from their rotting faces, departed from The Bell pub in Queen Street before limping and groaning their way to the town hall through the Nicholsons Centre.


What's on: Bonfire Night events where you are

Everything from Roman candles to rockets, to Catherine wheels and sparklers will be out in full force this Bonfire Night. If you still haven’t decided where you’re going to watch them yet, here are some ideas for where to go for an evening of sparkling fun.

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