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The Friarage, Aylesbury, late 1950s

Back in Time: Wall is all that remains of ancient monastery

Looking towards Rickford’s Hill from Bourbon Street in the late 1950s, the first building facing us on the left is The Friarage.

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The Whittington Walk to help raise cash for hospice

The 52-mile Waterside Whitting Walk is now just weeks away.

Batman Arkham Knight is a triumph

A Knight in shining armour

Hi, I’m Batman. At least that’s how I feel like introducing myself after spending the last few days playing the brilliant new Batman Arkham Knight.


Astonbury Summer Music Festival 2014

Astonbury Summer Music Festival moves to new site just along the road

Summer is the time for music festivals and in August we have a two night festival to look forward to that’s so successful it’s moved to a larger site.

Sheep shearing

FARMING MATTERS: Shearing the sheep flock

Sheep shearing has been well under way now for some weeks, but with fleeces worth only about £1, shearing is carried out primarily for welfare reasons.


Roald Dahl Festival

Aylesbury’s big weekend is here!

If you’re after brilliant – and free – entertainment for all the family this weekend then there’s no need to look very far.

Raffles the cat

Raffles is a winner! Stray cat left close to death after fox bite is now ready to find new home

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A feral cat who got into a state after a fox attack is now tame, healthy and ready to find a new home.

Will Cass

Labour parliamentary candidate stands by Tunisia comments

Labour’s 2015 parliamentary candidate for Aylesbury has stood by comments made in the aftermath of the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in Tunisia.


The Exchange Street car park in Aylesbury

Last ditch attempt to stop car park price hike

A politician has launched a last-gasp bid to stop car parking fees increasing in Aylesbury town centre.



Letters: Council leader hits back at criticism of university building

Correspondence on the appearance of Aylesbury’s university campus are the subject of two letters this week.

The inspiring moment that paralysed champion cyclist Martyn Ashton got back in the saddle with the help of an adapted bike and his friends. Photo: GMBN / SWNS.com'

VIDEO: Former world champion cyclist paralysed in a crash at Silverstone gets back on his bike video

A former world champion cyclist paralysed in a crash at Silverstone has returned to the saddle for a jaw-dropping downhill bike ride.

The inspiring moment that paralysed champion cyclist Martyn Ashton got back in the saddle with the help of an adapted bike and his friends. Photo: GMBN / SWNS.com'

Teachers delight pupils by recording wacky Uptown Funk video in secret!

Pupils at Pebblebrook School got the surprise of the lives this week – their teachers letting loose in a wacky dance video.

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Mobile phone giant EE has been fined �1million

Mobile phone company EE fined £1million for failures

Mobile phone firm EE has been fined £1million for “serious failures” in handling customer complaints.


View - Aylesbury Mosque

Ever wondered about Ramadan? Mosque puts on free meal for curious non-Muslims

Muslims across the Vale are fasting for Ramadan, and the faithful at Aylesbury’s Mosque want to tell you more about it.


Aylesbury social worker Emanuela Popovici and husband Liviu receive their naturalisation certificates from the Duke of Gloucester

Citizenship ceremony for 19 immigrants who will ‘enrich community life in Bucks’

Nineteen immigrants – including an Aylesbury-based social worker from Romania – officially became British citizens during a ceremony attended by the Duke of Gloucester.

Chiltern Railways

Railway services affected on Chiltern Railways line into London.

Major engineering works are set to be in place on the Chiltern Railways line between Birmingham to London Marylebone on Sunday.

Maisie Chapman from Buckingham wth Rolo the dog who survived eating a glove!

Puppy who helped little girl speak for the first time almost dies after swallowing huge glove

A treasured pet puppy who helped a little girl speak for the first time almost came a cropper, after swallowing a huge glove while out on his walk.

The plant in Grearmoor is taking shape, as this picture taken on July 2, 2015, shows

Council boss promises to ‘keep an eye’ on incinerator issues

A council chief from north Bucks has praised the progress of a £200m incinerator which is due to open in less than a year – but promised to ‘keep a close eye’ on residents’ concerns.


Crown Court news

Dad spared jail over crash which killed his friend after widow’s plea for leniency

A dad-of-three was spared jail this morning over the crash which killed his friend – after his widow asked the judge for leniency.

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Sainsbury's product recall

Sainsbury’s recalling own brand kebabs over ‘potential health risk’

The Food Standards Agency have an alert out that Sainsbury’s is recalling its ‘by Sainsbury’s British Lamb Shish Kebabs’ because of a packaging error.

View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury

Court round-up: Man illegally sold tissues on train

A man who illegally sold tissues on a train appears in this week’s round-up from Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.


The baby was born on the hard shoulder of the M1

Baby anguish for motorway mum who gave birth on the hard shoulder of the M1

A baby born on the hard shoulder of the M1 has been taken from her mum by social services.

The Exchange Street car park in Aylesbury

Date set for big rise in car park charges

Big rises in car parking charges in Aylesbury will come into effect from September 1, the district council has announced.


Working parents will be entitled to unpaid parental leave this summer following new rules, it has been estimated. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Will you be taking unpaid leave to spend time with your children this summer?

Millions of working parents will be entitled to unpaid parental leave this summer following new rules, it has been estimated.


Police are asking for witnesses

Do you know pair who sped away from whiplash crash?

A pair who fled the scene of a crash which left another man with whiplash are being hunted by police.

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Burglars stole wedding rings, jewellery and beer from home on busy Aylesbury road

Two wedding rings have been stolen from a home by burglars who also made off with jewellery and six bottles of beer.

A number of cancer survivors will be taking part

Relay teams ready to take on cancer

Hundreds of people are taking on cancer as they walk through the night to raise cash.

Wimbledon Centre Court

Weather Watch: Weather plays a big part at sports events

Coinciding nicely with the current fine weather, the start of July sees a plethora of sporting events across the UK and the weather could well play a role in many.

Aylesbury On Sea - held in Kingsbury, Aylesbury

Splash about by the sea as beach comes to town

Well we do like to be beside the seaside, even if we do live in land locked Aylesbury.

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David Martin with Gillian Sinclair of FCC

Politicians happy with waste plant

County councillors have praised the progress of a £200m incinerator which 
is due to open in less than 
a year.

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Students from Bucks UTC project manage a Scalextric event in conjunction with 3D Print World - pictured with some of the students are 3D Print worlds Sarah Dyckhoff and David Dilworth

All set for fast-paced 3D racing

Schoolchildren are gearing up to take part in a Scalextric race of epic proportions – with cars they designed and 3D printed themselves.

Now is the time to seek sponsorship for the Ride & Stride event

Ride and Stride - it’s time to start planning sponsored walk

Now is the time to start recruiting walking companions - be they family, friends, schoolfriends, dogs or horses - and to start planning a route and ask for sponsors if you want to take part in the annual Ride & Stride.

Aylesbury Woodlands map

Councils compared to FIFA over Aylesbury Woodlands development

An action group chairman has accused local councils of playing by ‘FIFA’s rules’ by promoting a major development it will also be ‘judge and jury’ on.


Aylesbury Woodlands map

OLD BAILEY TRIAL: Alleged victim accused of lying after market trader refused to accept cannabis as a payment

A market trader accused of raping an 11-year-old girl says the alleged victim is lying about him because he refused to accept cannabis from her as payment.

Oscar is the newest addition to the sea lion family at Whipsnade Zoo

Video: Cute animal alert! Tiny sea lion pup is first newborn at zoo for eight years video

A tiny California sea lion pup has staff and visitors at a zoo swooning since its recent arrival.

Haddenham Beer Festival

Tune in for a fabulous Haddenham Beer Festival

Sharpen your taste buds, dust off your dancing shoes and remind all your friends and neighbours that Summerfest 2015 is on Saturday (July 4).

Red kite produced by Frederic Chevarin at Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station

Red Kite sculpture is finishing touch to £350,000 rail station revamp

Chiltern Railways is putting the finishing touches to £350,000 of improvements to Haddenham & Thame Parkway station by introducing a sculpture of a red kite produced by local artist Frederic Chevarin.


Unknown Asda man safely located

A man last seen in Asda who police were ‘concerned for’ has been safely located.

Scene of the fatal accident

Does pick-up driver hold vital information about fatal accident?

Police believe a pick-up driver could have vital information about a crash last month which killed a cyclist.

Headteacher of William Harding Combined School Dominic Hughes. The school has recently submitted a planning application for a new building and extra parking spaces. The area of which is between the two buildings seen to the right and behind Mr Hughes

Building work planned at expanding school

An Aylesbury primary school is expanding its facilities in order to be able to take on extra pupils.

The pond by St Mary's Church in Wendover

Pensioner found dead in pond named

A pensioner who was found dead in a pond last week has been named.

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UPDATED: Bucks Railway Centre features on final Clarkson-era Top Gear episode

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton featured on last night’s Top Gear, which is predicted to be the most-watched episode in the TV show’s history.

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Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured is the flypast

From stunning air shows to a dancing councillor, Armed Forces Day 2015 in pictures video

The sun shone down on Armed Forces Day at the weekend so that families were able to enjoy to the full a day filled with entertainment.


Police launch campaign to combat identity crime

A campaign to encourage people to protect their personal information has been launched by Thames Valley Police today.


Princes Risborough Festival

Princes Risborough Town Festival Week starts with parade

The popular fancy dress parade led by Chiltern Hills Brass Band will kick off this year’s annual Princes Risborough Town Festival on Saturday.

A scene from last year's Aylesbury on Sea event

Summer Sunday at the seaside – in the town centre

Everyone enjoys spending a sunny Sunday in the height of the summer relaxing on the beach.

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Vet Louise Scott was part of a team of volunteers who went to Malawi to raise awareness of rabies

Vet helped vaccinate 35,000 dogs against rabies

A vet who took part in a successful world record attempt during a charity trip to Malawi says it is the best thing she has ever done.

RoberBarrable with the THM Racing car

Company races to support fete

A motorsport company is lending its support to the Aylebsury Grammar School (AGS) fete on Saturday, June 27.

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David Sibthorp, chairman of Winslow Rotary, presents iPads to Florrie's team leader Angie Pestka, left and FNHC executive director Sue Jenkins, right

iPad donation for hospice children’s team

Winslow Rotary Club has donated four iPads to Florrie’s Children’s Team.

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Boys win contest with speeches in Japanese

Two Aylesbury Grammar School boys, Oliver Binns and Theodore Nze, who qualified for the finals of the Japanese Speech Contest open to all secondary schools in the UK, have both won their Key Stage category sections of the competition and were presented with Cups awarded for the best speech together with a notebook computer and several other prizes.

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  • 10°C to 21°C Sunny spells
  • Aylesbury 5-day weather forecast


    Sunday 5 Jul

    Sunny spells


    High 21°c

    Low 10°c


    From South west

    Speed 7 mph

    Monday 6 Jul

    Sunny spells


    High 21°c

    Low 13°c


    From South west

    Speed 12 mph

    Tuesday 7 Jul

    Light showers


    High 21°c

    Low 11°c


    From South west

    Speed 14 mph

    Wednesday 8 Jul



    High 19°c

    Low 10°c


    From West

    Speed 16 mph

    Thursday 9 Jul

    Sunny spells


    High 22°c

    Low 11°c


    From West

    Speed 10 mph