News Roundup

Community-minded residents chosen to bear Magna Carta replica down the Thames next month as part of 800th anniversary celebrations

20/05/2015 08:12:32

HONOURED community-minded residents who will be bearing a replica of the Magna Carta in next month’s river relay were guests at Windsor’s Guildhall on Tuesday.

A reception attended by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Charles Elly had been organised for the 23 Royal Borough and Runnymede resid…

Plans unveiled for four-day celebration in Windsor to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday next year

20/05/2015 08:12:11

PLANS were unveiled today for a major celebration in Windsor to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday next year.

More than 550 horses and 1,200 participants will stage a birthday party to remember in Hom…

Clewer East councillor set to be named borough's new mayor

20/05/2015 08:11:52

THE new first citizen of the Royal Borough has been announced.

Cllr Dee Quick – who represents Clewer East – will take on the position of mayor later this month with Cllr Sayonara Luxton from Sunn…

Wet weather fails to dampen the enthusiasm at day two of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

20/05/2015 08:11:25

THE wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of the spectators at the second day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show yesterday.

Visitors were treated …

Royal Borough's children's service department 'requires improvement' says watchdog

20/05/2015 08:10:59

THE council department charged with looking after vulnerable young people has been told it must improve by Ofsted.

The Royal Borough’s children’s …

Man jailed for stealing thousands from elderly and vulnerable across five counties

20/05/2015 08:10:38

Jesse Webb, of The Paddocks in Lyne Road, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his ‘shameful crimes’ after targeting people in their 80s and 90s,…

Taxi firm Uber applies for licence to operate in Windsor - potentially only its sixth operation in the UK

Council to plough £1.4m into ensuring vital River Thames Scheme becomes a reality to protect hundreds of residents from flooding

Council given £1m grant to help vulnerable families

Royal Borough smashes EU recycling targets by five years

Royal Borough ready for changes made by The Care Act which are imposed from tomorrow

South Korean violinst wins prestigious Windsor Festival International String Competition

Independent candidate enters race for Windsor parliamentary seat and launches £14k crowdfunding campaign to bankroll bid

Greenreedem scheme extended with residents able to earn more points by learning about 'greener' transport

UKIP hopeful for Windsor parliamentary seat pulls out - replaced by lifetime Slough resident

More than £113k paid out to council staff suspended on misconduct allegations


Confused contractor blamed for 'Ascott' road sign gaffe

20/05/2015 08:14:56

THE Royal Borough might be a little red-faced after this sign was spotted by an eagle-eyed reader last week.

Andrew Ford, from Ascot, was travelli…

Maidenhead and Ascot youngsters to put on their dancing shoes for annual festival

20/05/2015 08:14:56

HUNDREDS of youngsters will be putting on their dancing shoes to take part in an annual festival.

More than 25 primary schools are set to take part…

Parma ham, wine and lobsters stolen from Winkfield restaurant

20/05/2015 08:14:56

Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary at The Don Beni restaurant in Winkfield Row on Sunday night.

Offenders broke into a rear outbuil…

Royal Borough residents swim more than those in neighbouring authorities

Attempted raid on Sunninghill store

Sunninghill wheelbarrow race pushing for contestants this New Year

Sunningdale school's winter production of Summer Holiday is a scorcher

Ascot Nursing Home to close following concerns care was 'not safe'

Armed robbery leaves villagers "frightened and shocked"

South Ascot residents 'trapped' by flood water.

Sports Extra

PGA Championship prize fund increased as Rory McIlroy prepares to defend Wentworth crown

20/05/2015 08:19:01

The prize fund was €4.75 million when Rory McIlroy secured victory last year, but it will increase by €250,000 when the World No.1 returns to Wentworth’s famed West Course to defend his title from May 21–24.

George O’Grady, Europen Tour chief executive, said: “It is a sure sign of the tournament’…

Berkshire Under 20s aim for glory in Twickenham final against Yorkshire

20/05/2015 08:19:00

Barnes is one of five Redingensians players in the Berkshire squad which is once again coached by his club’s Director of Rugby, Mike Tewkesbury.


Love golf? Win tickets to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

20/05/2015 08:19:00

Pick up a copy of any Berkshire Media Group title - Reading Chronicle, Bracknell News, Slough Observer, Royal Borough Observer - for details of how t…

Dive in to Lions Club's annual swimming challenge

20/05/2015 08:19:00

AN ANNUAL fundraising swimming spectacular has a new name, a new date in the diary, and now just needs teams to sign up and dive in.

The Lions Club…

Ryder Cup legends set to head Sunningdale field for Senior Open

20/05/2015 08:19:00

Senior golf’s final Major Championship of the year will be played over the historic Old Course for the first time since 2009.

Many of the legends o…

Defending champion Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose confirm places in BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

20/05/2015 08:19:00

World number one and defending champion Rory McIlroy will tee up along with fellow multi-time Ryder Cup winner, Justin Rose, who says it will be a pr…

Crowthorne RFC make short work of Farnham Royal to keep championship hopes alive

20/05/2015 08:19:00

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Berkshire Ladies stage memorable comeback to beat Desborough Men

German golf great Bernhard Langer looks forward to Senior Open at Sunningdale

Shortlist named for Berkshire Inspiration and Participation Awards

Going out

Bank Holiday festival of guitars returns

20/05/2015 09:14:48

FEATURING some of the top guitar players around, Guitar Fest is back at South Hill Park.

Over the bank holiday weeken…

Children's book makes a splash at Norden Farm

Six week season of Windsor Repertory Theatre

That'll Be The Day to rock 'n' roll at Camberley Theatre

Staying in

Whiteway's Watching: Bluestone 42

20/05/2015 08:01:01

WORKPLACE situational comedies are all broadly the same – same gags, different place.

Bluestone 42 is no different. T…

Whiteway's Watching: The Big Fish-Off

Whiteway's Watching: The Casual Vacancy

Whiteway's Watching: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse


Songs on all kinds of love from Danny

20/05/2015 10:21:50

DANNY & The Champions Of The World are proud to announce the release of their fifth studio album, What Kind Of Love…

Led Zeppelin tribute

Curtain Up: The Deranged Marriage

Up close and personal with Texas


The Reluctant Runner: I did it!

20/05/2015 10:19:55

HOW do I start describing how it felt to run this year’s Virgin London Marathon? I start with the finish.

And the fi…

The Happy Horticulturist with Bernadette Varilone (1)

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The Reluctant Runner: Cake

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