Here are the five Bracknell stories you may have missed last week.

1. Alabama Rot: Second Berkshire dog dies weeks after last case

Bracknell News:

A second dog has died from Alabama Rot just six weeks after the last reported case.

Sabina Richardson lost her six-year-old Hungarian Vizsla, Marnie after sores on the dog's body rapidly developed and kidney failure onset began.

To read the full article click here.

2. Eastbourne crash: Families of Berkshire men killed pay tribute

Bracknell News:

The families of three Berkshire men killed in a collision in Eastbourne have paid tribute to their lost loved ones.

Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Davies from Wokingham, 32-year-old Jonny Day from Bracknell and 36-year-old Jon ‘Tommy’ Miller from Bracknell Forest died after their vehicle was involved in a collision in Decoy Drive on Monday, 13 February.

Their families have now issued the following tributes to their lives.

To read the full article click here.


3. Wentworth Estate live-in nanny sacked over lobster injury

Bracknell News:

A male live-in nanny, sacked by his millionaire employer after he tore a ligament in his wrist while preparing a lobster supper for her son's dinner, has been denied compensation.

Brian Handford was hired to look after Yulia Shkop's eight-year-old son in October 2020 and moved into their £5milllion mansion on the famous Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water, an exclusive community home to Russian oligarchs, singers and business owners. 

But the relationship between employer and employee broke down five months later when the self-described "manny" injured his hand after he was asked to cook a box of lobsters for the little boy's dinner. 

To read the full article click here.

4. Plan for hundreds of homes between Bracknell and Wokingham

Bracknell News: The sitr south of Amen Corner which could have 302 homes built on it. Credit: Google Earth

A plan for hundreds of homes that would bridge the gap between Bracknell and Wokingham off the main road has been put forward.

Persimmon Homes has applied to build 302  homes at Amen Corner, on land between London Road and the A329(M). The plan appears to be nearly five years old.

Documents for the proposed development were first submitted in March 2018, but numerous adaptations meant that it is still pending.

To read the full article click here.

5. Readers react to the arrival of two new eateries at The Lexicon

Bracknell News:

Two new restaurants are set to join the ranks of restaurants at The Lexicon and readers have said that they are 'so excited'.

Following the announcement that Chopstix and GDK will appear in early 2023, readers were quick to share their thoughts on the new arrivals.

Chopstix is a popular Asian restaurant/takeaway that has Berkshire outlets in both Slough and Reading. Some have said that they are ‘so excited’ after frequenting the eatery on Slough High Street.

To read the full article click here.