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A devastated business owner who was hit hard by Storm Eunice calls on local dog lovers to help rebuild his business after it destroys everything he has. Liam McArthur is the owner of LM-K9 and works with dogs that have severe behavioral issues, and is often used as a last resort for aggressive animals.
Mr. McArthur is a fully qualified dog trainer and behaviorist and started his business with the goal of helping as many people as possible build better bonds and relationships with their dogs.
The marquee that served as a safe space for the dogs and their owners to train in all weathers is now just a setting, with the equipment once inside scattered in the surrounding fields.
READ ALSO: RSPCA saves cockerpoo dumped in Finchampstead
Also in the log:
- Crowthorne’s neighbors have aimed at a plan to build over 200 houses on the outskirts of Bracknell.
- Royal Mail has announced the closure of a post office in Harmanswater.
- The Sandhurst couple are about to celebrate their Platinum wedding anniversary.
- Homeowners on Holly Spring Lane have narrowly escaped after a ‘huge’ oak tree was uprooted and fell during Storm Eunice.
- A son bent on ‘revenge’ stabbed his mother four times and slashed his brother with a knife in a ‘totally unprovoked’ attack last year.
- Store unit to be filled in the Lexicon.
- Advisors issue a warning to scammers
- Residents are invited to have their say on a revised plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Bracknell.
- A Reading man accused of stalking a missing Bracknell woman has claimed his innocence in a second court appearance.
- The RSPCA is looking for witnesses after a small puppy was dumped in a forest.
- The number of coronavirus cases in Bracknell Forest rose by 229 over the weekend, official figures show.
- Home Bargains reveal opening date in Bracknell.
- The number of homes that have been built in Bracknell over the past three years has been revealed – with more homes built than needed.
And much more
A YOUNG woman from Ascot looks forward to a brighter future after being buoyed up by her devastating cancer diagnosis. Athena Jamaranian, 19, who has been diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of brain tumour, is getting back into the water this summer with a sailing trip from Largs in the west of Scotland with other youngsters who faced similar battles.
She will join 600 young people living through and beyond their cancer diagnosis, following her first sail in 2019 with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Athena says sailing with the charity creates “a sense of relief” as it gives her the opportunity to meet and talk to people who have gone through the same challenges.
She said: “Having met people who understand what you’ve been through, you can talk about things you haven’t been able to do with other people. They know exactly how you feel.
READ MORE: Platinum anniversary celebrations for Sandhurst couple
Also in the log:
- Ascot Racecourse has appointed a new non-executive director to ‘shape the future of sports broadcasting’
- Race fans can get paid to review three of the biggest race meetings on the sports calendar.
And much more
THE owner of a fish & chip shop destroyed by a car accident says the collision could have been fatal if it had happened on any other day.
A car slammed into the window of Station Fish Bar on February 12, destroying the glass and damaging the interior. Owner Cindy Zhang said the accident could have been much worse, but the building is now at risk of collapse.
“It’s a big headache now. The car pulled out of the pub car park across the road and crashed into our store,” she said. “It was a Sunday so we were closed, but they entered the pillar so if we had been open the customers would have died, and all the staff.”
Also in the log:
- Get cars out of town: More bollards, a lower speed limit, fewer cars – these are some of the options being discussed after a fourth car crashed into a store in downtown Wokingham in as many months.
- Organizers are seeking permission for the Thames Swimming Festival scheduled for July.
- Donut time opens in Wokingham.
- Huge sums of money have been allocated and projects in and around Wokingham have been given the green light at a crucial meeting.
- Fallen trees, toppled walls and delayed trains as Eunice sweeps through Berkshire.
- Opening of a walk-in vaccination center in Wokingham.
- A dedicated lawn bowls president received a trophy in recognition of his service to disability sport.
And much more.
READ MORE: Owner of Wokingham’s Station Fish Bar speaks out after crash
You’ll also find a four-page puzzle supplement in every article this week to keep your brain active.
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