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Woman formally identified

A woman whose body was found at a property in Maidenhead on 21st March 2014, has been formally identified as Alison Taylor, aged 41.

Officers were called to a property in Mulberry Walk, Maidenhead where they discovered the body.

A post-mortem examination was carried out but proved inconclusive, so toxicology tests have been requested by the pathologist.

Thames Valley Police is continuing to treat the death as unexplained at this stage of the investigation.

Tributes to woman found dead in Berkshire

A woman found dead at the home where she cared for her disabled husband has been described as a "wonderful mother and grandmother."

Neighbours and friends said Alison Taylor - who had four grown-up children - was part of a big 'loving family'.

Alison Taylor was found dead at her home in Maidenhead Credit: INS

Her body was discovered at her home in Mulberry Walk in Maidenhead. She was just 41. Thames Valley Police say her death is unexplained. Officers remain at the scene.

Alison Taylor was found dead at her home in Maidenhead Credit: INS


Post-morten results were "inconclusive"

A post-mortem exam has been carried out after a woman’s body was found at a property in Berkshire.

Officers were called to Mulberry Walk, Maidenhead on Friday where they discovered the body of a 41-year-old woman.

The post-mortem exam was inconclusive, so the pathologist has ordered toxicology tests.

Formal identification of the woman is yet to take place.

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder is still being questioned.


Crew member treated at the scene

Fire-damaged house in Maidenhead where a fireman was injured
Credit: ITV Meridian

A firefighter was injured when attending a house fire in Woodlands Park, Maidenhead, this morning. He was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor burns before he was sent to hospital for a precautionary check-up.

Shortly before 3.30am, a resident reported flames coming from the house next door. Four fire appliances attended, with an aerial ladder platform from Reading and the multi-role command and control vehicle from Dee Road, Reading. Firefighters carried out a search of the property.

The house was under renovation and no-one was inside. The fire caused severe damage to the house, with 100 per cent of the first floor and 80 per cent of the roof destroyed and a partial roof collapse. The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom and a fire investigation will be carried out.

Theresa May says passport checks may follow Scottish independence

Her view is at odds with the Scottish Government's aim of keeping passport-free travel across the UK and Ireland.

She warned that the SNP administration's pledge to pursue "healthy population growth", outlined in the White Paper on independence, will "undermine" Tory policies south of the border.

The MP for Maidenhead said: "If the people of Scotland vote to leave the UK there would be profound changes for migration policy," she said in a speech at the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.

"An international border would be created where one does not currently exist. This would have implications for people travelling to visit family, go on holiday or do business, and for our economies more generally.

Buried deep in Alex Salmond's White Paper is the admission that, just like the last Labour Government, a separate Scotland would pursue a looser immigration policy.

– Theresa May MP

Signal failure causes Thames Valley disruption

Rail services in the Thames Valley were badly disrupted again tonight because of another signal failure caused by flooding at Maidenhead. Dozens of services have been cancelled or delayed.

First Great Western say the issue which started at around 5pm has now just been resolved but delays will continue for the rest of the evening. Around half of all trains were cancelled or delayed during the rush hour.

It comes as Network Rail warn passengers delays could continue for two months because of rising water levels.

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