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Pervert thrown off bus after touching up woman

A pervert was thrown off a bus on its way into Aylesbury after sexually assaulting a woman.

Asda store at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Asda’s bid to increase floorspace backed by planning officers

Planning officers are backing Asda’s proposal to increase the sales area of its Aylesbury store by 25% despite opposition from rival chain Morrisons and Stoke Mandeville Parish Council.

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Pebble Brook School, Aylesbury hold their first ever prom - pictured are students and staff

Students party the night away at school’s first ever prom

A school for children with special educational needs held its first ever prom for students as part of its end of term celebrations.

Police chief Sara Thornton

Police praised for ‘outstanding’ handling of massive budget cuts

Thames Valley Police is doing an ‘outstanding’ job planning for huge cuts in its budget, according to a policing watchdog.

Philippa Batting, managing director of Buckinghamshire Business First

Firms fund study to save £25m tax

Firms across Bucks have pulled together to pay for a report which could help save taxpayers £25million and mean more money is spent on business-friendly initiatives.

Aston Clinton based artist Felicity Thirtle has been painting wildlife scenes for charity

College Lake is a great tutor for artist who paints wildlife scenes

An artist was so struck with the beauty of a nature reserve that she decided to paint a scene of the conservation site each week for a whole month.

Sharron Sims, centre, has her head shaved in front of crowds in Market Square, Aylesbury, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

It was a close shave! Sharron goes bald in aid of cancer charity video

A chef who decided just two weeks ago she would publicly shave her head in aid of a cancer charity said being bald will make her kitchen work a lot cooler.

Chairman Zahir Mohammed with Buckinghamshire County Council's first minute book from 1889

It’s always been about the roads!

It seems some things never change.

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The recruiting office in Temple Square, Aylesbury, between April and August 1914. Below, the same view now, which is Temple Square Dental Surgery

War photo project benefits from £3,800 lottery grant

The Vale’s wartime heritage will be preserved thanks to a lottery grant as part of a photo project to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

RABI fundraisers after their 10k run: Brill farmer Alan Read, Charles Behrens from Pearces animal health and farm supplies in Thame, and NFU Aylesbury branch secretary Virginia Stollery

Support for those in need

Farmers and London don’t seem like an obvious mix, but a considerable countryside contingent travelled to the city for a charity run to raise money for farming families in distress.

Morrisons trolleys

No more scrambling around for loose change as Morrisons ditches trolley locks

Morrisons has removed all trolley locks at its Station Way store in Aylesbury in response to customer feedback.

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Pub-goer hospitalised by lout at The White Hart

A pub-goer suffered a fractured jaw after he was punched to the ground by a drunken lout at The White Hart pub in Aylesbury.

Mike Griffin

Tribute to former council chairman who moved statue

Tributes have been paid to former Aylesbury Vale District Council chairman and alderman Mike Griffin, who was instrumnetal in moving the John Hampden statue to its current location in Market Square.

Protest against Israeli actions in Palestine, Market Square, Aylesbury

Pro-Palestine demonstrators pack into Market Square as Israeli action is compared to the Holocaust

More than 300 protesters packed into Market Square this afternoon for a rally against Israeli military offensives in Palestine.

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The Venerable Anthony Turney

Tribute to gay archdeacon who stood guard outside Buckingham Palace and went on to become leader of the arts in San Francisco

The long-lost sister of an Archdeacon who grew up in Aylesbury has spoken of her brother as a ‘wonderful man’ following his death.

John Bercow opens the natural burial ground in Meadle

Burial ground offers alternative funeral

A new eco-friendly burial ground has been officially opened by Vale MP John Bercow.

Cambridge Street/ New Street, Aylesbury, 1947

Archive: Pub is now a pizza takeaway

Pictured in 1947 is the Cambridge Street junction with New Street in Aylesbury.

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Professor Stephen Spiro

The Rennie Grove conference returns...

Rennie Grove Hospice will be holding its annual one-day conference on October 22 at the Green Park Training and Conference Centre in Aston Clinton.

Baby hedgehog being fed

Notes from St Tiggywinkles: No hedging – birth can be a prickly problem

I must give the hedgehog world credit for letting us know that their baby season is imminent.

Soundabout music practitioner Felicity Corbyn, left, and student Neo Burgess

Music charity for disabled children offers first degree

A musical education charity that works with profoundly disabled children is the first in the country to host a post graduate degree course.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Leaders of tomorrow made by cricket club spirit

It is easy it forget that so much of our economy operates within community bodies that are not businesses, and that the outgoing Michael Gove seemed to have formed the view that our youngsters only learn when at school, the truth is that so much growth and development of our young people takes place elsewhere.

Roger Hawes

Editor’s Comment: Time to bring home the Ducks

So that’s that then. The Germans are back with vengeance promising to dominate world football for decades to come.

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Albert James Rutland, recruited to war by Lord Kitchener's stirring words.

War’s toll on Bucks revealed in new exhibition

When Buckinghamshire farmworker Albert Rutland said goodbye to his family, he had the words of Lord Kitchener’s wartime recruitment drive ringing in his ears.

The Aylesburian

The Aylesburian: New town centre recycling bins are a waste of time

As reported in the national press recently, the NHS and some local councils are spending taxpayers’ money on leaflets warning about the hot weather and how to keep safe in the sun.

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Above, a view of College Lake and, below, our new columnist Jo Neville

Stepping Out: Kids will love getting close to nature at College Lake

The summer holidays are nearly here and luckily for us, the Vale has lots to keep children entertained.

The shoe boxes will be numbered one to one-hundred

One hundred free pairs of shoes up for grabs at Friars Square

One hundred lucky ladies could win a free pair of shoes in a massive free giveaway at Friars Square today (Saturday) from 10am-4pm.

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Warning after calls from ‘fake’ police officer Charlie Mitchell

Police have issued a warning after reports that somebody pretending to be a police officer has called up people and asked for their bank details.

Buckingham Street, looking towards Heron House

Planning round-up (including extension plan for former job centre at Heron House refused)

Proposals submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council and the decisions made by the authority include:

The simulator gives you the chance to fly a virtual Chipmunk aircraft

New centre offers chance to fly over Bucks in high-tech flight simulator

A new museum which includes First World War artifacts, a Mayfly replica aircraft and a Chipmunk flight simulator has been officially opened.

David Lidington MP pictured at the Tring Road / Oakfield Road traffic lights

Lidington seeks ‘concrete evidence’ over Tring Road traffic fiasco

Aylesbury MP David Lidington is urging frustrated motorists to give him ‘concrete evidence’ on the need for changes in Tring Road following a ‘second wave’ of complaints over traffic problems.

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View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury

Court round-up (including motorist’s dodgy driving licence)

Cases coming before Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court include:

The six new Buckinghamshire aldermen with high sheriff Joseph Barclay, lord lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, chairman Zahir Mohammed, leader Martin Tett and chief executive Chris Williams

New aldermen welcomed

Bucks six new honorary aldermen, who between them have more than 100 years of service to the county, have been officially welcomed to their new roles.

Chris Smith (left) and Sammy Graham from European Astrotech, with Pete and Ros Bangs (right), tenants of The White Swan, Whitchurch before the launch

Beer launched into space (it now tastes a bit muddy)

A pint of beer has been launched into space - however there are no photos of the historic occasion as a ‘magnetic anomaly’ caused the onboard camera to malfunction.

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Jeremy Thurairajah and Cameron Machin, pupils at St Louis Catholic School in Aylesbury who have never missed a day at school

Meet the superhuman pupils who haven’t had day off sick during the whole of primary school (that’s SEVEN years!)

A primary school is saying goodbye to two pupils who have never had a day off sick in seven years.

Jeremy Thurairajah and Cameron Machin, pupils at St Louis Catholic School in Aylesbury who have never missed a day at school

Police called to reports of an escaped cow heading for the A41

As bleary-eyed motorists made their way into work early this morning, little did they know that there was an escaped cow heading in their direction.

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People power wins out over HS2 campaign groups’ right to speak

Petitioners will now have the right to speak out against the HS2 Hybrid Bill, after the government’s solicitors argued that they should not be heard.

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Pam Hewitt and her husband David Gray from Aston Abbotts have lobbied the government and the ombudsman after a dangerous man was allowed to come to this country and terrorise her and her daughter

Home Office apology for 
allowing maniac into UK

A couple have won a six-figure pay out from the government after a foreign madman who tried to kill them was wrongly allowed into the country.

Walkers at the start of this year's Florence Nightingale Hospice Gemstone Midnight Walk, which began outside Aylesbury College

Pretty in pink for anniversary walk

More than 600 women, and for the first time 25 men, looked pretty in pink as they took part in the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC), fifth Gemstone Midnight Walk.

Tricia Murray, right, of managing director at Bucks Recycling

Bright future for firm after planning consent

A recycling company which has been waiting years for its premises to get planning approval is now looking to expand after its future was finally secured.

The Meadowcroft, Devereux Place roundabout, Aylesbury. Local residents are concerned about the dangers here. Spokesperson, Wilma Cordell is on the right

UPDATED: Mum starts campaign to make roundabout safer after cars written off

A mum is at her wits end after having three cars written off in nine years at a dangerous roundabout.

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Towersey Festival 2013

New book will reveal the inside story of folk festival

A new book detailing the history of the Towersey Festival is being published.

Femi Santiago

Postponed festival in Saunderton may now be held in September

The first summer festival to be held by The Clare Foundation, planned for Sunday, has been postponed due to a sudden death in the family of the event organisers.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Classical approach for autumn season

Culture vultures are well catered for in the Waterside’s autumn programme. Ballet, opera and Shakespeare are amongst the shows on offer.

The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment group

Roaming the manor for free

As the school summer holidays draw near children will be keen to get outdoors and enjoy all the wonderful things the Vale has to offer

Jack Blundell

Brothers jailed for more than twenty burglaries

Two brothers have been jailed for a combined total of nine years for 24 burglaries, including offences in Aylesbury and Thame.

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Taxi driver arrested in licensing operation

A taxi driver was arrested following a series of taxi licensing checks in Aylesbury town centre yesterday.

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The Repeat Offenders (picture is a still from the video for their latest single, which was recorded in Paul Weller's studio) PNL-140714-134416001

Town’s Modfathers on the road with big name gigs

A Mod-inspired band which includes two former Aylesbury school boys have been tipped as potential future chart toppers.

Nikki Thomas, with her sons Tod (left), Ronnie and Codey

Three-year-old boy injured after football explodes

A terrified boy was left with friction burns and bruises on his legs after a new football exploded on his lap while he was in his mother’s car.

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Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Things are hotting up after worst of the wet

As we move into climatologically the warmest period of the year in the UK, let’s take a look at how the first half of 2014 has fared compared to average.

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  • Aylesbury 5-day weather forecast

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    Tuesday 22 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 25°c

    Low 12°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 11 mph

    Wednesday 23 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 27°c

    Low 13°c

    Wind

    From North east

    Speed 13 mph

    Thursday 24 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 26°c

    Low 13°c

    Wind

    From North east

    Speed 11 mph

    Friday 25 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 26°c

    Low 13°c

    Wind

    From North east

    Speed 11 mph

    Saturday 26 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 25°c

    Low 14°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 9 mph