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Thursday 27 December 2012

Protest Vigil : Stop Deaths in Public Custody

Police investigating Police • One year wait for one family & 4.1/2 years wait for another family

On a dark and cold winter evening protesters campaigning for justice for the two men killed in Thames Valley Police's custody held a peaceful vigil outside Slough police station in a town blighted for many years by police brutality, false and malicious arrests and police cover-ups.

Saturday 22 December 2012

Penn Road Flooded : Gardens Flooded but Homes saved

Down-stream drains blocked by Thames Water negligence

On Saturday morning, 22 December, at about 11:00, the bottom end of Manor Park's Penn Road began to flood as the stream overflowed. Anxious residents contacted Slough Borough Council, who were closed for the weekend, and Thames Water's call centre without success.

Sunday 16 December 2012
First with the News

Philmore Mills : Joint Candle-lit Vigil, 27 December

First Anniversary of Philmore's Death in Police Custody

One year after the sudden death of hospital patient Philmore Mills, his grieving family still await the result of a incredibly slow moving Independent Police Complaints Commission ('IPCC') investigation.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Council ignores defective Baylis Park lamp for 2 years

Council bosses boast of excellence but essential services fail to leave warm and cosy council offices

During the past two years, Slough Borough Council's fat cats have enjoyed excellent high salaries and more perks than 95% of Slough families could ever dream about, whilst seeming reluctant to fix the non-working light in nearby Baylis Park, permanently off for 2 years.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Freemasons Spread Christmas Cheer

Supporting a deserving local charity

Freemasons helped Santa last Tuesday when they gave presents to needy local children.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Council puts Pensioners & Disabled in the Dark

No council elections due so repairs can wait until 2014 ?

Out delivering Christmas cards on the evening of 9 December, local resident Paul Janik noticed external lights at three blocks of maisonettes were off.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Slough Council's Chief Finance Officer resigns

Mystery deepens with 2 days surprise notice. No council Good wishes to departing director Julie Evans

Monday 25 June 2012

Cilic ready for Wimbledon after successful warming-up

After spending a week at Boodles Marin Clici is raring to go.

Marin Cilic believes he is ready to start his charge towards the Wimbledon trophy after a successful week honing his grass-court game at The Boodles in the countryside outside Slough.

Thursday 21 June 2012

Murray and Djokovic serve up quality clash at The Boodles

Tennis Aces warm-up for this year's Wimbledon

World No.1 Novak Djokovic and British hero Andy Murray thrilled a capacity crowd at The Boodles today, both showing the sort of blistering grass-court tennis that they will be hoping to produce at Wimbledon next week.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Tennis star Andy Murray is in South Bucks this week

Fans flock to see their tennis hero

Leading an all-star line-up and opening on Wednesday what should prove to a fabulous day's tennis at a tournament in Stoke Park - on the outskirts of Slough - when he takes on talented Serbian World Number Eight, Janko Tipsarevic.

Sunday 17 June 2012

Philmore Mills killing : Third Vigil

Family still waits • police enquiry into police dawdles along

A third vigil was held today by the family, friends and supporters of 57 year old hospital patient Philmore Mills who died after police forced him on to the ward floor at Wexham Park Hospital in the middle of the night.

Sunday 10 June 2012

St Bernard's girls excel in Mozart's Don Giovanni

Former pupils, sisters Sophie and Mary Bevan, delight audiences

Two former Slough school girls have been wowing opera audiences in picturesque rural Buckinghamshire.

Friday 8 June 2012

Mobile Phone Users Targeted by Dodgy PPI Scam

Slough residents complain about junk text messages
advertising highly suspicious PPI reclaim service

Local residents have received annoying text messages urging them to go to www.ppinow.org and get help claiming compensation from High Street banks.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Council Forgot to Collect New Rent for 8 Years

8 Years after imposing a massive 25.5% rent increase SBC demands the money

Shop keepers at Britwell's Wentworth Avenue shopping parade were astonished to receive letters last week from Slough Council's "Customer & Transactional Services A.R. & Social Care Charges Manager" announcing Slough Council increased their rents in 2004 but accidentally forgot to ask for the extra money.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Secretive Castleview Development Meeting Leaked

Angry residents claim inadequate publicity for public meeting

Residents living near to Upton Court Park, especially in the vicinity of Castleview, are complaining that inadequate publicity will prevent all concerned individuals finding-out what is going-on at the Castleview field.

Monday 12 March 2012

Candidates & Election Agents Briefing

Slough Council prepares for this year's local elections

A meeting for local election candidates and their agents will take place on Thursday 15 March at 5.30pm, in room 'Mercury 1' on the ground floor of Slough Council's corporate offices, St Martin's Place, 51 Bath Road, on the corner of Montem Lane.

Monday 12 March 2012

New Home Buying Schemes : Social Tenants & First Timers

Council Tenants deposit reduced to just 5%

A scheme that will enable an estimated 100,000 prospective and existing homeowners to buy a home with much smaller deposits than currently required.

Thursday 8 March 2012

Jubilant Labour Defeat By-election Challenge

Despite hopes of an anti-Labour victory, Pervez Choudhry fails

Four candidates contested the Baylis by-election called to fill the vacancy occasioned by Slough Borough Council officials dismissing the existing councillor Azhar Quershi

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Last Minute Attempt to Halt Baylis By-election

Ex-councillor's Solicitors Demand Reinstatement & Election Cancellation

Solicitors acting for former councillor Azhar Quershi have served notice on Slough Borough Council disputing ex-Cllr Quershi's dismal for non-attendance, demanding his immediate reinstatement and insisting the by-election, currently underway to select a replacement councillor, is stopped.

Friday 2 March 2012

MP Joins Crowd of Over 60 At Philmore Mills Vigil

Fiona MacTaggart Demands Answers and Justice for Bereaved Family

This Friday evening, shortly before 7 p.m., family, friends and supporters started to assemble outside heavily fortified Slough Police Station to hold their second peaceful vigil in memory of 57 year old Philmore Mills who died in police custody whilst forced face-down on the floor of ward 9 at Wexham Park Hospital.

Sunday 26 February 2012

Slough Borough Council ignoring rat-infested filth

Council's Proud to be Slough claims exposed as 'rubbish'

Every day for 8 months, shoppers visiting Slough's premier shopping centre walked past a rat infested side road filled with filthy smelling rubbish and fly-tipping.

Thursday 23 February 2012
First with the news

Philmore Mills : Family & Friends plan second vigil

Friday, 2 March outside Slough Police Station, starts 19:00

The grieving family of Langley man, 57 year old Philmore Mills, who died in police custody at Wexham Park Hospital at about 2:30 am on the morning of 27 December 2011, are holding a second candle-lit vigil to commemorate his sudden, unexpected and unexplained death.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Residents Complain About Council's Modern Art

SBC's “Proud to be Slough” artwork fails to impress the public

In the middle of Wexham Road, between Broadmark Road and the canal bridge, is a traffic island spouting three black plastic tubes.

Sunday, 12 February 2012
Best picture coverage

Moslems Celebrate their Prophet's Birthday

Estimated 3,000-4,000 locals in mile long procession

On this dull, cold and misty morning, worshippers from both of Slough's large mosques, 78 Diamond Road and 83 Stoke Poges Lane, started to assemble at the southern end of Stoke Poges Lane at its junction with Bath Road, the A4.

Friday, 3 February 2012
Exclusive coverage and photographs

Philmore Mills' Funeral

Over 600 mourners pack tightly into St Mary's Church

Today the Slough Times witnessed the final departure of a much loved and respected Slough man Philmore Leonard Mills of Tamar Way, Langley. Philmore Mills had a wife and 4 daughters.

Friday, 27 January 2012
First with the news

Vigil for Philmore Mills killed in Hospital

Sick patient killed on the floor of ward 9 while in police custody

This evening in the bitter cold, a dead man's family and supporters assembled outside the main entrance to Wexham Park Hospital. They came to hold a candle-lit vigil in memory of Philmore Mills, the Slough man who died in unexplained and tragic circumstances at the hospital on 27 December 2011.