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Aylesbury Vale Community Chest comes to an end after giving £5m of grants over ten years

The ten years of the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest fund have now come to and end. Over the last decade this project, run by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, has provided just under 800 grants to voluntary and community groups across Aylesbury Vale, totalling close to £5 million.
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(From right to left) Laurel Allen Lead Speech and Language Therapist Pace, Gareth Gates and Ali Mountfield Pace

Aylesbury's PACE centre highly commended at Shine a Light Awards 2017

The Pace Centre in Aylesbury has been highly commended in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) category at an awards ceremony in London for its continued commitment to developing its pupils’ communication skills.

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TVP are appealing for witnesses

Three hospitalised after three car collision on A418 - Did you see anything?

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a three way collision occured on the Aylesbury Road.
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Photographer Tim Andrew is crowdfunding a Brill Windmill photography book

Professional photographer Tim Andrew has just launched a crowdfunding project to fund a fabulous hardback photo book about the 17th century windmill in his home village Brill. This Buckinghamshire historic landmark recently underwent a major restoration, which Tim photographed extensively.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Thames Valley Police have announced their plan to tackle crime

Thames Valley Police outline 'Police and Crime Plan' to get tough on crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Anthony Stansfeld, has launched his new Police and Crime Plan for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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Joe Myers (grey jumper) from Aylesbury, in rehearsals for The City as part of the Seven on Seven festival in Tring

Aylesbury theatre student takes part in a series of ‘challenging’ plays during drama festival

An Aylesbury student has said that performing seven different plays on seven days for a drama festival was ‘challenging’ but that ‘it went well.’

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Pet cat Albert has been found 25 miles away from the family home in Thame - in Maidenhead, Berkshire

Oh Albert! Thame family’s pet cat found in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and he may have got there by boat

A Thame family say they are ‘amazed’ that their beloved pet kitten has been found safe and well 25 miles away from home after almost three weeks missing.

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Funding for new hub to support Bucks businesses

Plans for a new hub which aims to support the growth of businesses in Bucks have received a boost after a business group pledged £1.3 million towards it.

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Neil Waterman, second left, with qualified ringing teachers Ruth Monks,  Rose Nightingale and Richard Booth.

Bell ringer wins award for learning the ropes

A bell ringer from Marsworth has won an award for his outstanding progress in learning the traditional pastime.

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Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May

Elections aren't far away... don't forget to register to vote!

Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May. Seventeen county councillors will be elected in the Aylesbury Vale area, with Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) administering the elections.

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Pupils join project to save endangered trees

Pupils join project to save endangered trees

The first of 50 black poplar trees have been planted in Aylesbury during a project with children from Bierton Primary School.

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Pair of African hunting dogs. Copyright ZSL, only for use with article about the dogs in spring 2017. PNL-170321-152759004

African hunting dogs get their paws on a brand new enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo

A five-strong group of endangered African hunting dogs will set paw in their brand new home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for the first time this spring.

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Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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The Mother of Parliaments: Annual Division of Revenue by Adam Dant, 2017. Copyright Adam Dant

Aylesbury Vale MP John Bercow featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Aylesbury Vale MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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Bedgrove Junior School - pupils make a nose out of silver coins in aid of Red Nose Day

PICTURE SPECIAL: Coins and red clothes add up to lots of fundraising fun!

Pupils at Bedgrove Junior School raised funds for Red Nose Day on Friday by making a nose out of coins.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Naomi recalls the events leading up to her horror crash

"I felt like I was in a horror movie" Naomi Arghiros recalls horror crash

A pedestrian who was  run over by a car on a notorious crossing in Buckingham has spoken of the moment she was injured.

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Motorcyclist dies after crash on A422 near Buckingham

A motorcyclist has died after a crash on the A422 just outside Buckingham on Saturday afternoon.

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Pensioner dies following Aylesbury crash

A pensioner has died in hospital following an accident on the A41 in Aylesbury earlier this month.

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