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AVDC vote in favour of submitting a two-tier unitary bid

Aylesbury Vale District Councillors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of submitting the district council’s two unitary proposal to the Secretary of State for communities and local government, Sajid Javid.
Politics
HS2

HS2: Government climb down on compulsory land purchases

The Government has backed down and confirmed that HS2 Ltd is not allowed to buy land through compulsory purchase to develop projects unrelated to the construction of the rail line.

Transport
Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Roger Burman - New head teacher of Aylesbury Vale Academy

‘We’re a school on the march’: Aylesbury Vale Academy principal reacts to Ofsted report which grades it as inadequate

Aylesbury Vale Academy principal Roger Burman says he is pleased with the progress he has made at the school despite inspectors grading it as inadequate in a report published today (Monday).

Education
This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Residents swift actions praised after Thame dishwasher fire

Firefighters have praised the swift actions of residents after a blaze which started in a kitchen in Thame.

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Turweston Aerodrome

Pilot dies after plane Crash at Aston Rowant

The pilot of a light aircraft has died in a plane crash on the Buckinghamshire and Oxford border.

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Images released by Network Rail show people using level crossings while not being alert of any potential dangers

Network Rail closes two level crossings after tragic death and two near-misses

Shocking photographs of people walking across level crossings in Aylesbury seeming oblivious to potential dangers have been posted as Network Rail revealed it was going to close two crossings.

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Max James

'Max, if you are reading this, you are not in any trouble': Police launch appeal for missing Aylesbury teenager

A 14-year-old boy from Aylesbury who went missing last week is being urged to contact police.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Product warning

Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Mike Tustin, a chartered forester with John Clegg & Co

FARMING MATTERS: Trees as a farm crop

Farmers are being encouraged to think of forestry as a means of diversification.

Opinion 2
Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Sign up for the Resolution Run

Call to Aylesbury joggers to get running and support The Stroke Association

It’s a quick way to feel good and make a difference so don’t miss the chance to do the 5k Resolution Run.

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