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Monday 30 March 2015 3:16 AM

London Olympics & Paralympics 2012 News

London 2012 Olympics

A golden summer of sporting success was commemorated at Boveney Lock.

A pedestal, which houses the controls to the lock, was transformed by the Environment Agency (EA) with gold paint to mark Team GB's rowing success at Dorney Lake during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A plaque was also placed on the pedestal to mark the work done by the EA, which helped to keep the Thames open to boats during the Games.

16:50 Mon 30 Jul 2012
police small A German man has been charged today on suspicion of ticket touting near Eton Dorney Lake. George Doran, of Scharnikau in Hanover, was charged after being arrested yesterday afternoon in Maidenhead Road, Windsor, for selling
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19:16 Sat 28 Mar 2015
Assistant manager Dereck Brown Assistant manager Dereck Brown admitted the management team were beginning to sound like a broken record after United's 2-1 defeat to Gosport Borough at York Road on Saturday. The home side missed a golden chance
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18:02 Sat 28 Mar 2015
rugby Leighton Buzzard 44, Maidenhead 3 Maidenhead were unable to follow up their victory over Grove last week when they conceded 32 points in the second half to lose comfortably away to Leighton Buzzard. Maids won
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15:00 Fri 27 Mar 2015
Mike Gatting Hurley Cricket Club groundsman Jeff Dawson is urging the local community to come down and help them get ready for the new season. The 14th annual NatWest CricketForce will take place between March 27-29, with
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08:00 Thu 12 Feb 2015
Abbie Bird Maidenhead Rowing Club's team of 12 juniors, six women and three senior/ veteran men returned from Sunday's inaugural British Rowing Indoor Championships with an impressive haul of five medals. Mixing it with the GB rowing
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17:00 Fri 13 Mar 2015
Morgan Lake credit Mark Shearman Morgan Lake admits it was a trip filled with mixed emotions as she came within a whisker of a world junior pentathlon record at the European Indoor Championships in Prague. The 17-year-old heptathlete has demonstrated
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14:10 Tue 10 Feb 2015
Kate Walsh Maidenhead resident Kate Richardson-Walsh has returned to the Great Britain squad for the first time since last year's Commonwealth Games. Richardson-Walsh, who captained Team GB to hockey bronze at London 2012, seemed on the verge
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