Here are the top five stories from this week (June 1 - June 8).

1. Inside James Corden’s £8 million Henley property set for demolition

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High Wycombe’s James Corden has been granted permission to demolish a 1960s-style mansion in Henley after investing in a round-the-clock security system following ‘70 break-ins’ last year.

Corden, who recently moved back to the UK after nearly a decade of hosting The Late Late Show across the pond in the US, was given the green light to knock down Templecombe House, a C-shaped property in the Art Deco style, by Wokingham Borough Council last year.

The TV host and co-creator of Gavin and Stacey bought the house in December 2020, presumably with refurbishment plans in mind, and it has lain empty ever since.

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2. Bracknell's best and worst secondary schools revealed

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The top secondary school in Bracknell Forest for pupil progression is Ranelegh School, according to a new report.

The report titled School Attainment Report is compiled by Non-Stop Kids and Online Marketing Surgery.

It ranks secondary schools across various areas of Berkshire based on their average progress 8 score, a figure used to measure student improvement from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4.

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3. LOOK INSIDE: Luxury spa set to open in Bracknell

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A brand-new luxury spa is set to open its doors in Bracknell Leisure Centre this week.

The spa is part of the £2.1 million refurbishment project at the Bagshot Road leisure centre, which also includes a new play area, a wellness studio, two refurbished squash courts and a cycle studio.  

This is a collaboration between Bracknell Forest Council and Everyone Active. Originally planned at £1.6 million, the project received an additional £500,000 investment from Everyone Active.

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4. Mill Park Cafe dubbed Bracknell's 'hidden gem' with free parking

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A cafe with free parking has been called "a hidden gem" by visitors.

Mill Park Cafe, which is a short drive from Bracknell town centre, has received a number of good reviews despite not being among the county's most popular or well-known.

On Tripadvisor, the cafe has received an average rating of 4.5 stars and has been recognised as a great spot for the lovely scenery and pond views.

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5. Jameston: Man, 27, arrested as police investigate 'unexplained death'

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Investigations into an ‘unexplained death’ are underway after police were called to the scene in Bracknell earlier today (4/6).

Thames Valley Police rushed to the scene of the sudden death in Jameston at around 7:41am after being alerted by South Central Ambulance Service.

A 27-year-old man from Woking has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 26-year-old woman from Bagshot, Surrey.

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