Slough care home receives award
A care home in Wexham, Slough has received a 2011 National Housing for Older People Award, which may be good news for those paying for long term care in the area.
The Pines won a bronze medal at a ceremony attended by BBC News anchorman Nicholas Owen and more than 350 guests, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.
Organised by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel, the awards are designed to recognise outstanding retirement housing estates.
"We and the residents are so proud that The Pines won this award and got to be a part of such an important event," estate manager Janet Mitchell told the newspaper.
Meanwhile, the Paisley Daily Express reports that proposals to turn an empty mansion in the town into a care home have been turned down by council bosses.
Developers hoped to add a two-story extension to Speirsfield House after buying the building from Renfrewshire Council in 2007, but the bid was rejected as the council thought the redeveloped property would be too big.