The 10 most read Windsor Express stories of 2014

The 10 most read Windsor Express stories of 2014

The 10 most read Windsor Express stories of 2014

The flooding crisis which hit Berkshire in the first two months of this year dominates our list of the most read Windsor Express stories of 2014.

A surprise knighthood, Royal Ascot and a World Cup music video also feature in our round-up of the 10 most read stories on the Windsor Express website this year.

Check out the full list and links to the original stories below.



1. Flood warnings increased to severe in Windsor area (February 9)

Severe flood warnings came in to force as river levels continue to rise in the Windsor area in February.

The Environment Agency issued its most serious warning, signifying severe flooding and the risk of loss of life.

2. LIVE BLOG: Floods hit Berkshire and Buckinghamshire (February 10)

Rising water levels left homes and businesses under threat and caused travel disruption throughout the area.

This blog was updated throughout the flooding with the latest news on the floods and information on public transport and the roads, along with stories about the community spirit shown during the crisis.

3. Legoland is blasted for 'Muslim' day (February 14)

A theme park came under attack after announcing it was hiring out the park to a Muslim foundation.

Legoland received abuse on its Facebook and Twitter pages for its decision to hire the park out to the Muslim Research and Development Fund (MRDF) on Sunday, March 9.

4.) Floods: Homes flooded in Wraysbury (January 9)

Villagers in their pyjamas came out of their homes at midnight to collect sandbags as houses flooded across Wraysbury in the early hours of this morning.

Councillor Colin Rayner, the local farmer who represents the village on the Royal Borough, said that he believed some homes in Ferry Lane, Ouseley Road, the Embankment and Friary Island had flooded, as well as in other village roads.

5. Surprise knighthood for retiring Windsor Castle governor (July 24)

The man who has run Windsor Castle for the last five years got a big surprise when he attended a 'routine' meeting with the Queen.

Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen, 72, emerged from the meeting as Air Marshal SIR Ian Macfadyen.

6. Headteacher pays tribute to Eton College pupil who died on holiday (July 23)

The headteacher of Eton College paid tribute to a popular and talented pupil who died on holiday in France.

Felix Byam-Shaw, 14, was taken ill while on holiday on Ile de Re, France and died in hospital.

7. Queen unveils Windsor Grey horses statue on roundabout (March 31)

A beautiful pair of Windor Grey horses unveiled by the Queen will proudly welcome visitors driving in and out of Windsor from now on.

The bronze horses were created by sculptor Robert Rattray in the image of Daniel and Storm, two horses who draw the Queen's carriages.

8. Former EastEnders star in World Cup song filmed in Windsor and Datchet (May 23)

A rousing music video pledging support to the England football team ahead of the World Cup was filmed in Windsor and Datchet and stars a former EastEnders actor.

Bring Back The Roar is a song written and performed by unsigned band Sound Champion which formed on St George's Day to support the national team's bid to win the tournament in Brazil.

 9. In pictures: Royal Ascot 2014 (June 17)

Royal Ascot 2014 officially got underway following the arrival of the Queen and other members of the royal family at Ascot Racecourse.

The five-day event had a record £5.3million in prize money up for grabs from 30 races including Ascot's oldest, the Gold Cup.


10. Use it or lose it plea from Windsor's Theatre Royal

Use it, or face losing it, is the call made by the Theatre Royal this week following a drop in ticket sales.

The venue in Thames Street, owned by leading theatre producer Bill Kenwright, is encouraging people to come and see what it has to offer after experiencing a decline in audience numbers over the past year.

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