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:

Family plea for 'beautiful send off' to woman who 'took own life' after dad's death

Bracknell News:

A heartbroken family says there is no support for people in foster care after a young girl took her own life following her dad's death.

Sammy Joe Williams from Bracknell was 22-years-old when she died and a fundraiser has been set up in her name to give her a "beautiful send off".

Read about the fundraiser here 

'An absolute shambles': Families 'badly let down' after using synthetic ice rink

Bracknell News: Image by Wokingham Borough Council from Friday's launch event

Dozens of families have demanded refunds after visiting a 'disappointing' synthetic ice rink.

Those who went along to the ice rink in Cantley Park, Wokingham on Friday, November 12, said the ice was not 'slippy enough' and there were 'no refreshments on offer'.

Thousands sign petition against Pinewood Centre development
Bracknell News: The Pinewood Centre in Old Wokingham Road, Crowthorne. Credit: Google Maps

Thousands of people have signed a petition against the redevelopment of the ‘much loved’ Pinewood Centre in Crowthorne.

The Pinewood Centre is a community facility located off Old Wokingham Road and is home to a number of different athletics and gym clubs, a miniature railway, a remote control car speedway, and the Pinewood Starr boxing gym.

Read about it here 

UK Terror: Thames Valley Police respond to threat level update

Thames Valley residents can expect public protection they ‘won’t see’ after the UK terror level was raised.

The threat level is now at ‘severe’ following the terrorist incident in Liverpool on Sunday, November 14, in which a suicide bomber named as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen died attempting to attack a Women’s Hospital.

Read more here