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Finn Mills at Wembley

FA Cup final dream comes true for Aylesbury teen who tragically lost both parents

A young Manchester United fan from Aylesbury who tragically lost both his parents had his dreams come true when he saw the Red Devils lift the FA Cup at Wembley.

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The Tour de Vale bike ride

Tickets going fast for this year’s Tour de Vale bike ride

More than 1,000 people have registered for this year’s Tour de Vale bike ride.

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Terrifying arson at elderly woman’s home attempt ‘to endanger life’

Police are treating a ‘terrifying’ arson at an elderly woman’s Buckingham home as an attempt ‘to endanger life’.

Paddy, a one-year-old Cairn Terrier dog, was reportedly stolen from the owners home in Berryfields

He’s back! Paddy reunited with his family after search

A stolen terrier who sparked a huge internet campaign has finally been reunited with his family.

Garden party at Buckingham Lodge

PICTURE SPECIAL: Care home opens garden with party

Residents and staff at an Aylesbury care home officially opened their garden with a special community event on Saturday.

Cross section showing how the cycleway could look PNL-160523-152507001

UPDATED: £1m cycleway will link Waddesdon Manor to Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Berryfields

A £1m cycleway linking Waddesdon Manor to Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station could be built by next summer.


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Cuts set to strike our children’s centres

Cuts to how family support services are delivered around the county are set to bite – with children’s centres looking a likely target.

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Phones haven't been working

It’s Friday 13th for telephone users as 01296 lines go down

An eerie computer fault on Friday the 13th left residents with crossed lines and a telephone exchange in ‘chaos’.

Police tape

Spate of bomb threats nationwide as schools and shopping centre evacuated

Several schools up and down the country - including one in Bedfordshire - and a major UK shopping centre have been evacuated today due to a spate of hoax bomb threats.


Plan ahead: Here’s where you can expect roadworks in Buckinghamshire

Here’s where Bucks County Council is carrying out road improvement work this week...

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Buckingham Road

A motorcylist has died after a crash on the Buckingham Road.

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Police warn motorists ahead of mobile phone crackdown

Thames Valley Police has launched a crackdown on motorists who use mobile phones while driving.


An e-fit of a man police want to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary in Longwick

E-fit released after elderly woman victim of distraction burglary

Police have released an e-fit of a man they believe was involved in a distraction burglary in Longwick.

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Adult learners can try courses for free

Fancy trying something new?

Ana Ramos Martins

Aspiring model Ana, 12, makes waves on pageant debut

An aspiring model who loves being in front of the camera is making waves in three national competitions.

Former Bucks County Council chief executive Chris Williams

Letters: Former county council boss Chris Williams welcomes unitary debate - and why Bedgrove councillor Mark Winn is backing Brexit

In this week’s round-up of the Herald letters page, former Bucks County Council chief executive Chris Williams has welcomed a study into going unitary.

David Lidington MP

Lidington: Heavy handed HS2 is challenging the democratic process

As you may know, the HS2 Bill is about to be looked at by the House of Lords Select Committee, chaired by a former Law Lord.


Bucks County Council

Quiz the politicians during debate on Bucks’ future

Residents are being invited to tweet in their questions for a debate on how Bucks will look in 2021.

Queen Victoria outside County Hall, Aylesbury, on May 14, 1890

Archive: When Queen Victoria visited Aylesbury

Queen Victoria is pictured in a horse drawn carriage during her visit to Aylesbury’s Market Square on May 14, 1890.

A woman has claimed she spotted an exotic hornet that dissolves flesh and kills with a single bite. Photo: SWNS

Fears over deadly insect invasion

A woman told of her terror yesterday after finding a deadly Asian Hornet in her home.


two thirds (66 per cent) of Britons say that television is their favourite topic of conversation

Telly addict nation - Brits spend nearly a decade watching TV over their lifetime

It’s no secret that we Brits love our television but new research has revealed just how much and it turns out we spend almost 10 years each in front of the gogglebox.

Dogs die in hot cars - Shutterstock

Hot weather advice for pet owners as temperatures soar

With temperatures rising as summer sets in, the RSPCA is issuing advice to pet owners to ensure their animals are comfortable and happy in the heat.

A naked woman depicted on the mural

Call to save nude Tudor murals on old brothel site

There are calls to protect Tudor murals of naked women above the vacant Jilly Sanders shop as renovation work takes place.

Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, 1924

Archive: Window shopping in Buckingham Street

This picture shows Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, in 1924.

Charolais bull.  Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: New stock bull for the cows

I don’t see much of my husband, so when he invited me to join him on a trip to Farthinghoe in Northamptonshire I jumped at the chance.


A hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms could be used in the treatment of depression, according to new research.

Magic mushrooms could help in fight against depression

A hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms could be used in the treatment of depression, according to new research.

Only 28 per cent of those questioned said they used e-cigarettes to help stop smoking

Teens vaping for flavours and tricks, not to quit cigarettes

The teenage lure of vaping is mainly down to the flavours and the tricks you can do with the smoke, according to a study.

iTunes scam warning

Fraudsters tricking public out of thousands in iTunes scam

Members of the public have been conned out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters posing as government officials.


Nick Clegg will be speaking at the debate

Mail columnist Peter Hitchens to join Nick Clegg in John Bercow’s Buckingham EU debate

Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens and Tory MEP Dan Hannan will speak in support of Brexit at the EU debate in Buckingham.

View of Nelson Terrace from St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, 1950

Back in Time: Historic view from St Mary’s belltower

Up until the 1950s St Mary’s Church dominated the skyline of Aylesbury and could easily be seen from miles around.

Brazilian dancers at the 2015 Sport Awards

Nominate your unsung hero in Bucks and MK sporting Oscars

The unsung heroes of sport in Bucks may not make it to the Rio Olympics but they could still be in line for glittering silverware this year.

Lin Hazell and Ann Meek

Award-winning author’s real-life story of fostering

Award-winning children’s author Ann Meek became a foster mum for the first time this year – and says the experience has been ‘brilliant’.

The man was pickpocketed near the Old Gaol in Buckingham

Crowd funding campaign after thief steals from 96-year-old blind man

A 96-year-old man who was pick pocketed outside the Old Gaol has received £200 to fill the void thanks to a Facebook appeal.

Smashburger is opening its first UK store in Milton Keynes

UK’s first Smashburger outlet to open in nearby Milton Keynes next week

US burger chain Smashburger will make its long-awaited UK debut next week when it opens in nearby Milton Keynes.

Cheers for the memories: Keith Templeman

Tributes to much-loved Buckingham pub landlord who died suddenly in France – just hours after teaching kids anthem for his beloved West Ham

Tributes have been paid to the much-loved landlord of The Mitre as Buckingham comes to terms with his sudden death.

Bags of manure stolen from Hoofprints at Gawcott - pictured is 25 year old pony Dancer with yard manager Kim Newton and the honesty box on the gate by where they leave the manure

‘Ridiculous’ thieves steal 20 bags of horse manure from Vale riding school

The owner of a riding school has blasted ‘ridiculous’ thieves who climbed a fence to steal 20 sacks of horse manure.

Aylesbury Library could soon become more learning-disabled friendly

Inquiry into learning disabilities hears evidence of ‘unhelpful’ transport providers – while changes at Aylesbury Library could spearhead service improvements

A council inquiry has made wide ranging recommendations to improve services for adults with learning disabilities in Bucks.

Cllr Zahir Mohammed

Education wins in Bucks but work still to do

Overall education in Bucks is improving, but the gap between rich and poor students is still below the national average a report has found.

Silly socks at Whitchurch Combined School

Silly socks help reduce pollution

Pupils at have taken to donning silly socks during their Walk To School Week at Whitchurch.

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Grendon Underwood school's Muddy Boots nursery gets a new play house, donated by K & Z Sheds PNL-160517-113154009

Muddy Boots welcome in fun new play house

A summertime of make-believe games and playing house awaits youngsters from this nursery school, which has just taken delivery of some brand new and very exciting equipment.

Wendover Twinning Assocation and guests at the Twinning Stones.

French visitors join 40th anniversary celebrations

There were celebrations in Wendover on reaching 40 years of the twinning partnership with Liffré, in Brittany.

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Force launches new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender information website

Thames Valley Police has worked with the community to launch a brand new information website for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.


Princes Risborough Golf Club 24-hour challenge

144 tee offs for golfers on charity challenge

A 24-hour golf challenge which saw six amateur players complete 26 miles, 144 holes and eight rounds of 18 holes has raised more than £2,000 for local charity The Rural Community Defibrillator Group.

Great Watermead Bake-off winner Margie Vogel receives her trophy

Bake-off winner will be back to defend Watermead title

The first Great Watermead Bake Off winner, Margie Vogel, has been presented with her trophy.

Prestwood 10k and children's races - Cleo Cartledge, reception age winner, receives her medal from Hannah Asquith.

Medals for all ages at races

There were winners of all ages receiving medals at the Prestwood 10k run which saw 194 runners start the run from the Sprinters Leisure Centre.

Janet Blake

Councillors approve review of costs at AVDC

The latest phase in a council’s bid to become more commercial took a step forward the organisation’s development was given the go-ahead by councillors.

Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said he was thrilled to be returning to Bucks

Eyes of millions on Bucks as hit TV show confirms landmark visit

The 1,000th edition of Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to be recorded in Bucks next month.

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Live near McDonalds? Your house price could be de-valued by 24%

New research has looked at just how much brands in your locality affect your house valuation with some interesting results.


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Potholes repaired and white lines painted as Weedon Road goes back to its best

Perilous potholes in Weedon Road, Aylesbury have been repaired and fresh white lines have been painted.


AVDC offices

Redundancies likely as district council looks to cut costs

Aylesbury Vale District Council has warned redundancies are likely as it looks to save millions of pounds.

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  • 6°C to 15°C Sunny spells
  • Aylesbury 5-day weather forecast


    Tuesday 24 May

    Sunny spells


    High 15°c

    Low 6°c


    From North east

    Speed 18 mph

    Wednesday 25 May



    High 11°c

    Low 7°c


    From North

    Speed 10 mph

    Thursday 26 May



    High 16°c

    Low 7°c


    From West

    Speed 6 mph

    Friday 27 May

    Sunny spells


    High 18°c

    Low 8°c


    From North east

    Speed 7 mph

    Saturday 28 May

    Light showers


    High 17°c

    Low 9°c


    From North east

    Speed 11 mph