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An autism school has been left "devastated" after two members of staff were killed in a motorway crash involving a minibus and lorry. Tragedy struck on the M4 on Thursday afternoon as a group from Prior's Court in Berkshire returned to the specialist school after taking three young adults with…
A judge in the specialist Court of Protection has ruled, without analysing evidence at a hearing, that a woman in a permanent vegetative state should be allowed to die. Mr Justice Williams decided that medics can withdraw feeding by artificial means after privately analysing written submissions from lawyers representing a…
A qualified nurse has had a one-year-old boy taken from her care after a social worker raised concern about the way she let him sit in a Bob The Builder toy car, which was "inappropriate" for his age. The social worker told a family court judge how she had concerns…
A little boy who slipped into a coma after being given a "potentially life-threatening" dose of a drug used in the treatment of epilepsy must live with a foster carer, a family court judge has ruled. Judge Kambiz Moradifar has also decided that three other children in the family must…
A double-decker bus offering refuge to rough sleepers in Windsor has been impounded ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, a charity has said. Thames Valley Police said the The Ark Project's 10-bed bus was seized from the town centre on Thursday due to an issue with the driver's…
A homeless charity offering refuge to rough sleepers on a double-decker bus has been seen driving through Windsor ahead of Saturday's Royal Wedding. The Ark Project, which until recently was based solely in Reading, operates out of a bus which includes 10 beds and a kitchen to prepare warm food.…
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has dropped plans to issue rough sleepers with fines if they refuse to engage with services, a campaigner has claimed. A petition of more than 280,000 signatures was handed to council leader Simon Dudley on Thursday asking the council to drop plans to…
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead could fine rough sleepers up to £100 for begging or leaving their bedding in public places. The council came under fierce criticism last month when council leader Simon Dudley said the number of rough sleepers would put Windsor in a "sadly unfavourable light"…
A council leader who suggested rough sleepers in Windsor be moved on ahead of the royal wedding has survived a vote of no confidence. Conservative Simon Dudley said beggars could present the town in a "sadly unfavourable light" when Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle in May. He drew…
A third Conservative councillor from the local authority caught up in a row over rough sleepers and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has quit the party group in protest. Windsor and Maidenhead Council leader Simon Dudley prompted outrage when he suggested beggars should be cleared from…
The Prime Minister has said she disagrees with a Tory council leader who called on police to clear rough sleepers from Windsor before the royal wedding. Simon Dudley said beggars could present the town in a "sadly unfavourable light" when Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle in May. He…
A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference with his playing ability, and spoke about how having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affected…
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