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Pedestrian dies after cemetery car collision

The fatal collision took place on Tuesday 14th February

A pedestrian who was involved with a collision with a car in a cemetery in Maidenhead has died in hospital.

The 47-year-old man from Windsor was in the grounds of Braywick Cemetery, when he was in a collision with a blue Hyundai i30 car. The vehicle was travelling on a road within the cemetery grounds,

The accident happened shortly after 3.15pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017. The pedestrian was taken to the Wexham Park Hospital for medical attention, but he later died.

The man's next of kin have been told about his death. The driver of the car, a woman in her nineties, was not injured. Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the man who tragically died following this collision.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to please call 101, quoting URN 873 of 14 February 2017.”

– Sgt James Atkinson, Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Unit

Woman jailed for fraud offences across Berkshire

A woman has been jailed for more than five years for fraud offences across Berkshire.

Tanya Rowe used forged references and payslips to secure a tenancy on a property. She then bought furniture from a shop in Maidenhead and paid for the items with cheques which bounced.

Tanya Rowe used forged references and payslips to secure a tenancy on a property Credit: Thames Valley Police

“Tanya Rowe appeared to live a very extravagant lifestyle, it was a lifestyle that she couldn’t sustain. he claimed that she was a designer for Heston Blumenthal, which wasn’t true and, more unforgivably, she also told people that she was dying of cancer, which also wasn’t true. She is a devious woman who has affected so many people’s lives.”

– Thames Valley Police officer Det Con Abi Enright, of Windsor Police station

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Memorial to the man who rescued 700 children from the Nazis

Work is underway on a memorial garden in honour of one of Berkshire's most heroic former residents.

The late Sir Nicholas Winton rescued almost 700 children from Nazi-occupied Prague in the former Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War.

The garden at Oaken Grove Park in Maidenhead is due to open to the public next Spring. Our reporter Kate Bunkall, met Nick Winton at the site and asked him about his father's legacy.

Pedestrian dies after collision near Maidenhead

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road accident on the A404 near Burchetts Green, Maidenhead.

A 26- year-old man collided with a black Audi A3 which had been travelling on the northbound carriageway around 2am. The pedestrian died at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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Grainger 'still has hopes for Rio Olympics'

Britain's most successful rower, Katherine Grainger, says she hasn't given up hope of going to the Olympics in Rio, despite a decision to withdraw her boat from the competition.

The Maidenhead athlete won gold medal at London 2012 at the fourth attempt.

She came out of retirement two years ago in a bid to defend her title at the age of 40.

Penny Silvester reports.

New 7 day GP service in Berkshire wins Government praise

It's one of the most controversial issues facing the health service today. Plans to create a seven day NHS have caused strikes among junior doctors and debate in Parliament.

But now the Home Secretary has visited a GP hub in the Thames Valley which she claims leads the way. So far 8-thousand patients have attended evening and weekend appointments there. Here's Mary Stanley

Ceremony marks the start of work on Berkshire's first children's hospice

A ceremony in Maidenhead today marked the start of building work on the Alexander Devine Children's Service Hospice.

When it's built, terminally ill children in Berkshire will be able to receive residential hospice care in their own county, for the first time.

Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, were at the site in Maidenhead as building work got underway.

Building work begins on the first children's hospice in Berkshire

Building work begins on new children's hospice. Credit: ITV Meridian

Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, are breaking ground to mark the start of building work on the first hospice for children in Berkshire.

Construction is now underway at Woodlands Park Avenue in Maidenhead.

Up until now, young people and their families in the area have had to rely on services in other counties.

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