WE have rounded up some of Bracknell's most shocking, exciting and important stories from the past week.

Here are a few of the most significant stories readers should be aware of:

Sports Direct plans in Princess Square leaves shoppers 'disappointed'

Bracknell News:

On Monday, February 15, it was revealed that Sports Direct will be taking over the Sainsbury's retail unit in Princess Square.

But residents seem far from excited about the stores replacing the shopping centre's only supermarket.

You can find out which stores are taking place here.

Families joy as pet dog Lola is found

Bracknell News:

A dog which had been missing for more than a week returned home safe and sound.

Hundreds of people stepped in to help find Lola, sharing posters online and putting them up around Crowthorne and Sandhurst.

You can read more about it here.

Crowthorne clerk bullied by councillor 'upset' by outburst

Bracknell News:

A councillor launched an angry outburst against a colleague at a meeting held specifically to condemn him bullying said colleague.

Melanie Saville, Crowthorne Parish Council (CPC) clerk, appeared to be wiping away tears near the close of the meeting after being accused of lying by councillor Richard Price, who was found to have bullied clerk Ms Saville on several occasions in 2020.

The clerk said she was “very, very upset” following the outburst and the councillor was slammed for his “totally inappropriate behaviour” by his colleagues.

Read more about it here 

Map shows how third Covid lockdown has impacted Bracknell Forest

Bracknell News:

The impact the third lockdown has had on the borough is shown in stark maps which show how the picture changed in the space of a month.

Maps comparing the current situation with that from four weeks ago shows how the Covid infection rate has fallen across Bracknell Forest.

You can see the difference lockdown has made on the borough here 

Call for Longshot Lane tip booking system to be scrapped

Bracknell News:

Residents are calling for Longshot Lane recycling centre’s booking system to be scrapped as controversial bin collection changes are set to come into force.

A petition has been set up in response to a change in Bracknell Forest’s waste schedule, which will see non-recycling bins emptied every three weeks from Monday, March 1, instead of every fortnight in order to support the rollout of weekly food waste collections.

You can read the full story on this here.