Thames Valley Police is releasing this CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to following an assault with injury in Ascot.

At around 8.54pm on Wednesday 15 April, the victim, a man in his fifties, was working at the till of Wavey Line Food Stores on Rise Road when the offender hit him in the head with a bottle, causing injury.
The victim did not require hospital treatment.

CCTV shows 2 men forcing the front door.  They then fill a laundry bag with alcohol and cigarettes.  The police attended immediately as the alarm sounded.  The men hearing the sirens, immediately abandon the bags.  One made off towards Lynwood Crescent, over a fence and onto the railway line.  If anyone has any CCTV / video doorbell footage that might be of interest to the police, can they please make contact with us quoting ref. No:  43200143888

Investigating officer, PC Bethany Foster, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has information that could assist with this investigation to get in touch.

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Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot,  was treated to fly by on the morning of V E Day ! A perfect view!


Visit:   For further information, please contact the Registrar, Sarah Tysoe, on 01344-621488 or

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While staying at home has been difficult for all of us, losing a sense of routine can be particularly challenging for young people.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re here to remind you of some of the support available to parents who are helping children deal with the uncertainty of our current situation.

The Mental Health Foundation has some useful tips for talking to children about coronavirus:

Their top tips:
1. Acknowledge that it’s OK to be concerned
2. Find the balance in consuming news
3. Let them know the facts and offer safety
4. Talk about vulnerability and responsibility

The charity Mind also have advice for looking after the wellbeing of older children:


Click on this link to see the Opera Piccolina  You Tube VE Day Tribute


To commemorate and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day some of the girls from Opera Piccolina have come together from their various homes around the country to bring you a mini-performance to mark this special occasion.

Join Jayne, Tara and Sandra for our "Sentimental Lockdown"

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Brants Bridge update from East Berks CCG JULY 2020

East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has this week announced that the Brants Bridge minor illness and injury service in Bracknell will continue to be suspended for another three months.

In April, East Berkshire CCG made the decision to temporarily suspend the minor illness and injury services at the walk-in centre. This decision was made in response to COVID-19, the changes in service demand and the most effective use of available clinical resource across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) at that time. These challenges still very much exist.

During this time the focus has been to keep patients, families, carers and staff safe and supported. The continuation of the suspension of walk-in same day services in East Berkshire for another three months is in line with this. It maintains the maximum safety of patients and staff as we continue to manage the pandemic. It makes sure that anyone urgently requiring treatment gets the care they need in the best possible way.

You can read the full update on the CCG's website. 


 THE local Samaritans’ branch would like publicly to thank local Rotarians for their generous £650 donation.  Its volunteers continue to ensure the local branch plays its part in the Government-recognised contribution that the Samaritans’ charity is making by offering emotional support during the corona virus pandemic.

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