Slough and Windsor stories you may have missed last week

1. Poundland announces Slough store closure

Slough Observer:

A local budget shop has closed its doors for the last time as it packs up and leaves Slough high street.

Poundland officially closed it’s Slough branch on Monday, February 20, vacating the unit at 192 High Street.

This comes after multiple stores have left Slough in the last few months, with the redevelopment and partial closure of Queensmere Observeratory Shopping Centre taking a hit to footfall.

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2. Lorry hits Maidenhead Gringer Hill railway bridge

Slough Observer:

A lorry “smashed” into a bridge in Maidenhead after failing to abide by the height restrictions.

At around 10am this morning (February 22) a large lorry got stuck under a railway bridge on Gringer Hill.

Cllr Gurch Singh of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was at the scene until 10:25, helping the driver and redirecting traffic. 

To read the full article click here.

3. Slough ‘murder’ trial: Defendants were ‘defending themselves’

Slough Observer:

Two men on trial for the alleged murder of a 24-year-old in Slough were allegedly ‘defending themselves’, a jury heard.

Riaz Miah, 21, of no fixed above, and Hassan Al-Kubanji, 21, of Peabody Avenue, London, are currently on trial charged with the death of Mohammed Rafaqit Kayani.

The 24-year-old died from a fatal stab wound to the chest during an incident in Keel Drive on August 30, 2022.

To read the full article click here.

4. Princess of Wales shares her family plans for Pancake Day in Slough

Slough Observer:

The Princess of Wales has revealed her family plans for Pancake Day as she took a tour around a nursing home in Slough earlier today. 

Kate Middleton visited Oxford House Nursing Home in Stoke Road meeting staff and sharing some laughs with residents as she flipped her very own pancake.

During the visit, Kate chatted to residents including Sheila, who asked her how the children are doing on Shrove Tuesday.

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5. Serious errors in Slough Council’s 2018/19 accounts unprecedented

Slough Observer: Observatory House, Slough

A damning report has concluded serious errors found in Slough Borough Council’s poor record keeping that led to its financial crisis are unprecedented.

External auditors Grant Thornton, who were appointed to examine the cash-strapped council, has released its updated report into the authority’s now-infamous 2018/19 accounts which it previously refused to sign off.

According to the report, auditors had to contend with inadequate record keeping, inadequate audit trails, poor working papers, missing information, material erroneous accounting of transactions, and serious errors found in previous years.

To read the full article click here.

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