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This is an overview of what is going on in your area this week. “WE still don’t know where we are with Ellie, it’s so complex.” That’s the message from the father of the 17-year-old motorcyclist who was left in a coma after a horror crash in Reading last month.
Binfield teenager Ellie-May Weaver has been in intensive care at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital since the incident on Kings Road on the afternoon of December 14. She was placed into an induced coma after suffering terrible injuries when a tipper truck reportedly reversed into her as she was riding her motorbike. Now out of the coma, the teenager is said to have a brain injury and bone fractures and has lost the use of her right arm
: Bracknell cafe and community club awarded 5* food hygeine rating Also in the paper:
- A disabled man is told off by the police for calling 999 to report anti-social behaviour in his neighbourhood.
- The historic landscapes that are at risk of being lost forever.
- Berkshire criminals thrown behind bars in 2021.
- The thieves that have been stealing from their workplaces in Princess Square get caught red handed.
- There is a shocking scale of fly-tipping in Bracknell and Wokingham. There has been a total of 2,284 incidents recorded in 2020/21.
And much more.
Wokingham News A FORMER Olympic show jumping coach raped and sexually abused a teenage girl over a seven-year period, a court has heard.
John Sillett, who trained riders for the 2016 Rio Olympics, faces five counts of rape, five of assault by penetration and two of sexual assault. Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, told Winchester Crown Court that the alleged assaults against the same girl started when the alleged victim was aged between 12 and 13. Also in the paper:
- Urgent warning after a pet dies after drinking contaminated water in the Bulmershe area of Woodley.
- Bracknell could be set to expand even further as plans for more than 3,300 homes have been revealed.
- The Golden farmer pub in Bracknell has dedicated its fundraising efforts throughout 2021 to helping a local hospice charity
Ascot News “IT’S soul destroying when you finish a route, go back the next day and there’s more litter on it again.
Sometimes within hours.” How often have you dropped a can, left the wrapper you dropped or just turned a blind eye to some plastic in the park? Well next time, spare a thought for people like Fiona Barker, who has devoted her time to picking up other people’s rubbish. The Sunningdale resident is the founder of Sunningdale Litter Pickers, a Facebook group set up to help communication between those who go above and beyond for their community.
Speaking about her work, Fiona said: “I’ve picked up litter with another lady on my road for a number of years and we would always go for coffee afterwards, so it was more of a social event. Also in the paper:
- Ploggers declare war on litter: Fiona Barker is the founder of Sunningdale Litter Pickers, a Facebook group set up to help communication between those who go above and beyond for their community.
- Racegoers get amorous at Ascot as new poll reveals cheeky side to event according to a survay by Freebets.com.
- A popular walking route in Wentworth has been closed causing upset among local walkers.
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