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12 year old dies in river

A 12-year-old boy has died after jumping into a river.

Police were called to reports that a boy had got into trouble in the Jubilee River in Wood Lane, Cippenham in Slough, at about 8pm yesterday. A full search was launched, but his body was discovered just after midnight, Thames Valley Police said.

Detective Sergeant Lucy Deane said:

"Our thoughts go out to the family of this young boy, who has become the victim of what appears to be a tragic accident. The incident is being thoroughly investigated, but we do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

"I also would like to emphasise that although it might be tempting to jump in the river when the weather is warm, there are often hidden dangers under the water and so we would advise against doing so."


Two hurt in aggravated burglary

A woman was sprayed with pepper spray and a man was stabbed after burglars forced their way into their home, according to police.

At about 10.40pm yesterday, the occupants of an address in Faraday Close, Slough, Berkshire, answered the door and two or three offenders forced their way in.

The two victims who were attacked during the raid, which is being treated by police as an aggravated burglary, were taken to the Wexham Park Hospital in Slough for treatment.

Detective Inspector Nicola Denard, of Thames Valley Police, said: "I would like to reassure the public that incidents such as these are very rare."

One of 'most exciting days since factory opened'

We were absolutely delighted to host Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Mars Chocolate UK.

We have been manufacturing chocolate in Slough for over 80 years and it was a real privilege to have the opportunity to share our UK manufacturing heritage with our guests and introduce some of our fantastic associates.

We have over 1,000 associates working on the site and everyone was thrilled to be part of the visit.

It has been one of the most exciting days at Mars Chocolate UK since we first opened the factory in 1932.

– Fiona Dawson, president of Mars Chocolate UK

Queen visits Berkshire chocolate factory

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh showed incredible restraint while visiting a chocolate factory in Berkshire today.

The royal couple were given a tour of the Mars headquarters in Slough, and were shown the technology behind some of our favourite chocolate bars.

The Duke was then shown a bin full of chocolates due to be melted down because they weren't up to standard.



MP donates thousands to Comic Relief after tweet

Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart has donated £14,268 to Comic Relief after thousands of people retweeted her post on social networking site Twitter.

The Labour politician told her followers on Friday that she would donate £1.00 to the Red Nose Day appeal for every retweet the post received by 9pm.

"You have to stick by your word if you take a risk like that," she told ITV London.

Read: More on Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart's donation to Comic Relief.

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