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Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger has been awarded a CBE for services to rowing.

The 37-year-old, who lives in Maidenhead and trains at Marlow Rowing Club, was among a number of Olympic sporting stars to have been included in this year's New Year Honours list.

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen has also been awarded an OBE for services to equestrianism.

11:42 Mon 17 Dec 2012
Team GB rower Katherine Grainger came 11th in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photo courtesy of BBC. Katherine Grainger missed out on the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award last night but said her achievements in 2012 have been a dream come true. The Team GB rower was one of 12 shortlisted nominees but came 11th after picking up 28,626 of the 1,626,718 votes cast.
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11:48 Thu 13 Dec 2012
Helen Olympic medal winning hockey player Helen Richardson has coached pupils at the Dolphin School in Hurst. Helen, who won a bronze medal with the GB women's hockey team at London 2012, put pupils through their
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16:22 Tue 04 Dec 2012
Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs A golden chance for people to claim Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs. The Royal Borough will launch an eBay auction on Thursday with the sale of more than 300 items from the
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13:54 Fri 16 Nov 2012
Thousands turned out for the Torch Relay in Slough The overall cost to Slough of the Olympic and Paralympic Games could be 'horrifying'. A Slough Borough Council scrutiny meeting last night discussed how preparations for the games worked in practice and looked at the potential legacy for the town.
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14:14 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Jubilee River A £150,000 rowing and canoeing centre and an annual road race could bring a lasting Olympic legacy to Slough. The London 2012 canoeing events at Dorney Lake brought the Games to Slough's doorstep and
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16:05 Mon 05 Nov 2012
Zac Purchase Olympic rower Zac Purchase raised £600 for Marlow Rowing Club by auctioning himself off to take part in the club's long distance sculls race on Saturday last week. The silver medallist was a last minute
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10:25 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Maidenhead's Olympic hockey player, Hannah Macleod's bronze medal from London 2012 went missing last night after a team celebration in London. The 28-year-old announced the theft on Twitter last night. She said: "Had my Olympic
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12:19 Sun 21 Oct 2012
Olympic Torch London 2012's legacy for Windsor and Maidenhead is the subject of a report due before the cabinet on Wednesday. The 45-page document covers the work carried out in the run up to the Olympic and
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10:31 Fri 28 Sep 2012
Watkins Olympic gold medal winning rower Anna Watkins will be honoured with a civic reception at Wokingham Borough Council on Wednesday. Watkins, 29, won gold in the women's double sculls at London 2012 with team-mate Katherine
16:29 Tue 18 Sep 2012
Angry Mill Lane residents A mini-roundabout removed at the insistance of Olympic officials must be restored at once 'before someone is killed'. That is the grim warning from Carol Meakin, who lives in Mill Lane, Windsor. She is at
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12:44 Fri 14 Dec 2012
Slough Community Transport An Olympic themed mini-bus was launched on Tuesday by Slough Community Transport in order to serve members of the community. The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Chrissy Small was present to unveil the new gold coloured
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16:43 Tue 11 Dec 2012
l A paralympic gold medallist met some 'electric' young swimmers at Windsor's Leisure Centre on Saturday. Graham Edmunds is a lifelong competitive swimmer who was left disabled after a motorbile accident and won Paralympic gold at
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09:51 Tue 27 Nov 2012
Katherine Grainger (left) Katherine Grainger is one of the 12 shortlisted nominees for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The 37-year-old rower captured the hearts of the nation when she finally won Olympic gold during
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18:02 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Winning picture A dramatic shot of canoeists powering through the water at Dorney Lake ahead of the Olympic Games has been chosen as the winner of a photography competition. Former rowing coach Patrick White, of Kingswood Court
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09:53 Tue 06 Nov 2012
olympic Horse-friendly surface materials from an Olympic venue could be used to create a new outdoor arena at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) if plans are given the green light by the council. A controversial application for the new equine facility, which would be primarily used for teaching, is recommended for approval at a Maidenhead development control panel meeting on Thursday.
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17:01 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Police have arrested a 31-year-old man this afternoon after two bronze medals were stolen last night in London. The suspect is being held at a west London police station. Hockey Olympian Hannah Macleod, 28, from
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11:24 Mon 22 Oct 2012
Sophie The triple gold medal winning equestrian star Sophie Christiansen says she is riding the crest of a wave since her triumph at London 2012. Sophie, 24, who lives in Boyn Hill Road in Maidenhead said
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11:59 Wed 17 Oct 2012
MP Dominic Grieve unveiled the golden pedestal at Boveney Lock to mark the London 2012 Games 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.
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13:51 Fri 21 Sep 2012
Asa The most incredible, unforgettable experience of my life. That is how 23-year-old Asa Marshal described the experience of taking part in the Paralympic opening ceremony. Asa, of Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, uses a wheelchair or
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10:41 Mon 13 Aug 2012
Croskell A flag-waving family from Twyford found a novel way to celebrate Great British success at the Olympics. Andrew Croskell and his young family spent the Games 'growing for gold' after planting three huge sunflowers to
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19:30 Fri 31 Oct 2014
Rebels' joint boss Neil Baker The ugly side of the beautiful game reared its head on Saturday when Slough's match at Banbury was abandoned after the referee was struck on the head by a water bottle thrown by a Banbury
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07:00 Fri 31 Oct 2014
Tom Stileman (right) celebrates with Mike Virgo Head coach Allan Greene praised his team's young guns following the 43-17 victory over Buckingham and says he has given them a licence to 'cause havoc' at leaders Chippenham on Saturday. Maidenhead ran in seven
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18:30 Wed 15 Oct 2014
Tom Hampton Former Marlow CC allrounder Tom Hampton said he has been given a 'fantastic opportunity' after being awarded a two-year contract with Gloucestershire CCC. The 24-year-old, who previously made a first class appearance for Middlesex against
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09:27 Tue 23 Sep 2014
Katherine Grainger Olympic champion rower Katherine Grainger today announced her intention to return to the sport. The former Team GB rower, who lives in Maidenhead and is an honorary member of Marlow Rowing Club, won the gold
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10:00 Fri 10 Oct 2014
s Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC's (WSEH) u17s women's team won silver at the National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park in Birmingham. The team, who had secured bronze in the Southern Championships two weeks
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15:38 Thu 30 Oct 2014
Ali Cawthorpe Maidenhead men's 1sts continued their undefeated run with a solid 2-0 victory over newly promoted Oxford 2nds. In a scrappy affair, neither side managed to take a command of the game until significant pressure by
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