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Aug 2019

Summer holiday club teaches families to prepare healthy meals

Summer holiday club teaches families to prepare healthy meals

Families on a budget have been learning to make nutritious and quick meals at a school holiday food club. The Good Grub Club is an initiative created to combat holiday hunger and supports families by hosting interactive workshops over the summer holidays. While parents go off and learn how to cook under chef lecturer Mark Goldstein and his staff, children play under the supervision of volunteers. ...

Aug 2019

BBC Countryfile Live moves to Windsor Great Park

BBC Countryfile Live moves to Windsor Great Park

BBC Countryfile Live is moving its four day show to Windsor Great Park in August 2020 after four years at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Tim Etchells, event director at SME London that produces BBC Countryfile Live under licence from BBC Studios, said: “After four great years at Blenheim Palace, where we welcomed over 400,000 visitors, we felt the time was right to move to a new venue where we ...

Aug 2019

RunFestRun to bring annual event to Windsor Great Park in 2020

RunFestRun to bring annual event to Windsor Great Park in 2020

RunFestRun is moving its annual three-day running event to Windsor Great Park in 2020. Vassos Alexander, co-host of RunFestRun, said: “We’re so excited to announce plans for Windsor, it’s the next stop on our running tour. “The first event at Bowood was beyond everyone’s wildest dreams, three shiny happy days with everyone going home with a great big grin on their face."   Team Captains Colin ...

Aug 2019

Ockwells Park fun day raises money for mum with breast cancer

Ockwells Park fun day raises money for mum with breast cancer

A family fun day in aid of a young mum with breast cancer took place in Ockwells Park on Sunday. The fundraiser in Ockwells Road was run by Angela Sherwood, who arranges days such as these for people experiencing difficulty under ‘Angela’s Appeals’. This was the second fun day organised for Chantelle Scarvaci, 30, mum to one-year-old daughter Serena, after an event in Oaken Grove earlier ...

Aug 2019

Maidenhead United granted academy licence ahead of inaugural National League Academy season

Maidenhead United granted academy licence ahead of inaugural National League Academy season

Maidenhead United are one of 22 clubs to have been granted an academy licence for the inaugural National League Football Academy season. The academy season kicks off on Wednesday, September 11 and will be split into two regional divisions of 12 teams in the north and south. Teams in the south and north divisions will also participate in an additional cup competition later in the ...

Aug 2019

Windsor Half Marathon training blog: week 1 – not getting Croc'd

Windsor Half Marathon training blog: week 1 – not getting Croc'd

About six months ago, I made the deeply regrettable decision of volunteering to run the Windsor Half Marathon. I was to receive no money, no new running gear, and probably no sense of achievement or satisfaction. Yes, I was to get free entry into the race, but should anyone really have to pay to have 13.1 miles of suffering inflicted upon them? In fact, all I really got out of ...

Aug 2019

Maidenhead Camera Club celebrates 130th birthday at exhibition launch party

In pictures: Maidenhead Camera Club celebrates 130th birthday at exhibition launch party

Maidenhead Camera Club officially launched its 130th anniversary exhibition over the weekend. On Saturday, the club celebrated its birthday with a launch party at the Nicholsons Centre. More than 70 people were at the ceremony and got the chance to see more than 100 photos taken by current members for the exhibition. One item on display is an 1891 article from the Advertiser ...

Aug 2019

In pictures: Towering tree puppet stars at Slough Horticultural Show

In pictures: Towering tree puppet stars at Slough Horticultural Show

An 18ft tall tree puppet towered over visitors at the Slough Horticultural Show. Arbor the tree trudged around Lascelles Park on Saturday with the assistance of performers from the Smoking Apples theatre company.   The puppet, sponsored by HOME Slough, posed for selfies and encouraged visitors to plant and nurture their own seeds. Each person was given a sapling to take ...

Aug 2019

CCTV appeal launched following six burglaries in Windsor

CCTV appeal launched following six burglaries in Windsor

A CCTV appeal has been launched following six burglaries in Windsor, which police believe may be linked.  Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of three men who may have vital information regarding the burglaries where cash and jewellery were stolen. Burglaries were reported in Mill Lane, Vale Road, Smiths Lane, Wolf Lane, Clewer Hill Road and Bell View between ...

Aug 2019

Claires Court applications recommended for refusal

Claires Court applications recommended for refusal

Plans for Claires Court to move its senior girls and boys campuses to land in Cox Green have been recommended for refusal. A package of five planning applications, which include outline plans for new houses and sports facilities, have been opposed by residents who formed the Cox Green Says No campaign. They have criticised the plans - which are for land by the ...

Aug 2019

Hidrej scores first international goal as Great Britain u19s claim bronze in World Youth Goalball championships

Hidrej scores first international goal as Great Britain u19s claim bronze in World Youth Goalball championships

Windsor’s Nansi Hidrej scored her first international goal as Great Britain’s u19s team took bronze in the Goalball World Youth Championships in Australia. The team played the hosts, and reigning champions, in their first match, beating them 3-1 with a hat-trick from Antonia Bunyan. They continued their perfect start with a 5-3 win over South Korea before ...

Aug 2019

Maidenhead United Women suffer harsh opening day defeat to Buckland Athletic Women

Maidenhead United Women suffer harsh opening day defeat to Buckland Athletic Women

Maidenhead United Women 0, Buckland Athletic Women 4 Maidenhead Women FC suffered a rather harsh 4-0 defeat at the hands of a clinical Buckland Athletic side at York Road on the opening day of the 2019/20 FA Women's National League Division 1 South West season. The impressive visitors certainly deserved their two goal half time advantage. Sarah Thompson ...

Aug 2019

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Site pic of Harehatch Sheeplands Twyford. Picture by Emma Sheppard

Aug 2019

WSEH AC crowned Southern Premier Champions after winning final match in Battersea

WSEH AC crowned Southern Premier Champions after winning final match in Battersea

Taylor Campbell (pictured recently) won the men’s hammer event -- WSEH AC’s Southern League season finished on a high as they won their final meet at Battersea to be crowned Southern Premier Champions. The meet was also marked by a new league record for Amy Holder, who improved on the old mark by more than a metre to throw 55.40m in the discus. WSEH ...

Aug 2019

In pictures: Hurley Regatta sees racing bathtubs take to the Thames

In pictures: Hurley Regatta sees racing bathtubs take to the Thames

Racing bathtubs and damsels in distress were on show over the weekend. The 47th annual Hurley Regatta took place on Saturday, seeing about 350 people take to the shores of the Thames near Hurley lock to watch all kinds of wacky water races take place. Some of the more unconventional races included the bath race, where crafts consisted of two ...

Aug 2019

Teenage boy kicked and punched on train between Sunningdale and Ascot

Teenage boy kicked and punched on train between Sunningdale and Ascot

A teenage boy was kicked and punched on a train travelling between Sunningdale and Ascot railway stations on Wednesday, July 31. British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident which took place between 12.30pm and 12.50pm. The victim boarded a train at Egham station. During the journey he was approached by three ...

Aug 2019

Slough Scorpionz take on England legends after winning national Bet Regret Cup

Slough Scorpionz take on England legends after winning national Bet Regret Cup

Slough Scorpionz won the inaugural Bet Regret Cup earlier this month at the Powerleagues centre in Shoreditch, London. It’s their second small-sided national tournament win of the year, having already won the FA People’s Cup. Former England players Sol Campbell, David James, Shaun Wright Phillips, Paul Konchesky and Jolean Lescott were ...

Aug 2019

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Sue Houlston and Peter Turner. A tea and coffee short tennis session to say goodbye to two members of the 'Half Century' group. Picture by Emma Sheppard

Aug 2019

Wraysbury drain cleaned up by volunteers

Wraysbury drain cleaned up by volunteers

Volunteers worked together in a bid to restore Wraysbury drain to ‘its original beauty and purpose’ on Sunday, August 4. The drain is a 2.5-mile stretch running from Horton Brook, near Wraysbury Railway Station, to Hythe End, where it joins the Thames. The group of 40 helpers was organised by the Drain Restoration Action Group, formed ...

Aug 2019

Sponsored skydive raises £7,500 for charity, Action Duchenne

Sponsored skydive raises £7,500 for charity, Action Duchenne

A sponsored skydive which raised £7,500 is the latest fundraiser organised by the parents of a little boy who has a muscle wasting disease. Bertie Stunt is five-years-old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which is caused by a gene mutation that over time causes the muscles to ‘weaken and waste away’. It was his dad Ki, close ...

Aug 2019

Couple sell-up shop in Dedworth Road after 35 years

Couple sell-up shop in Dedworth Road after 35 years 

A couple who have run a convenience store for 35 years are selling up shop to enjoy a well earned retirement. Before opening Besto Purewal in Dedworth Road Avtar Singh, 70, and Gurdarshan Kaur Purewal, 72, worked in the Ladybird Factory in Slough. Even on public holidays they have opened the shop from 6am-8pm, seven days a week. The ...

Aug 2019

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Remember When, Maidenhead Advertiser

Aug 2019

VOTE: Best charity finalists announced for Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards

VOTE: Best charity finalists announced for Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards

The final shortlist for the best charity award at the Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards has been announced today. For the past two weeks, members of the public have been voting on the Advertiser website for their favourite good cause from a longlist of more than 30 charities operating in the Maidenhead and Windsor area. The ...

Aug 2019

In pictures: Lions spotted throughout Royal Borough

In pictures: Lions spotted throughout Royal Borough

Lions have been spotted across key roads and businesses throughout the Royal Borough. But there is no need to be alarmed – the colourful big cats are artistic displays put out to raise money for charities and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, as part of the Lions of Windsor and Maidenhead 2019 trail. ...

Aug 2019

Egos and resentment abound in baby naming comedy

Egos and resentment abound in baby naming comedy

Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas joins the cast of an internationally acclaimed comedy on tour this autumn. It is adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and play Le Prènom by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière. Joe Thomas joins James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer ...

Aug 2019

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

On 29th September two local music groups will be joining forces at the Reading University Great Hall to bring you a dazzling ‘Classical Spectacular’! Earley-based Trinity Concert Band and Reading-based Tamesis Chamber Choir will perform together for the first time in what promises to be a memorable evening brimming with ...

Aug 2019

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Tim Barker. Windsor CC vs MCC Home Park, Windsor.

Aug 2019

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Hannah Lebrecht from The Enchanted Players Theatre Company makes giant bubbles. Family Fun Day in Ockwells Park, Maidenhead.

Aug 2019

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LtoR Sophia Dye, five and Trudie Dye watch Mary Poppins Returns. Maidenhead at the Movies, Kidwells Park, Maidenhead.

Aug 2019

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Maidenhead United Women vs Buckland Athletic Maidenhead United, York Road, Maidenhead.