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Furious residents hit back at ‘shambolic’ council meeting as anger over legal bill mounts

A district councillor has called for an investigation into the running of Aston Clinton Parish Council after the authority was accused of being ‘shambolic’ in a heated meeting last night.

Wendover Society chairman Mike Beard, second from the left, puts his case to HS2 boss Sir David Higgins, far right, at St Mary's Church, Wendover

Boss sees impact of HS2 with his own eyes video

HS2 boss Sir David Higgins today saw with his own eyes the areas which will directly suffer thanks to the proposed £50bn high speed rail line.

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People are sleeping rough in the doorway of an abandoned office building in George Street, Aylesbury

Stories of despair – and hope – from inside town centre homeless camp

A homeless camp in the middle of Aylesbury town centre is a moving sign of poverty and despair not usually associated with leafy Bucks.

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Thieves snatch expensive watch and huge TV in home raid

Thieves smashed their way into a home and stole a host of expensive electrical products as well as an expensive timepiece.

View - The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury

Millions secured for Royal Bucks regeneration

The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital has come back from closure and financial ruin to secure millions in expansion funding under new bosses.

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Lord Lloyd Webber with Amy Benton

Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber enjoys post-show drink at town pub

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber popped into an Aylesbury pub for a quick drink after enjoying his own show at the Waterside Theatre.

Paedophile Richard Tattam

Jailed: Paedophile who abused girls as young as nine

A paedophile who abused two young girls has been jailed for four years after a judge accused him of destroying the innocence of his victims.

Asda store at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Asda store expansion gets green light – but councillors demand action on parking

Supermarket giant Asda has won its bid to increase the floorspace at its Aylesbury store by 25% despite opposition from rival supermarket Morrisons and a parish council.

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Pensioner charged with playing field sex attacks on two young girls

A pensioner has been charged with sexually assaulting young girls on playing fields in Aylesbury.

AVDC Chairman Michael Rand raises the  Green Flag awarded to Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury

Town parks retain quality status

Vale Park and Bedgrove Park have retained their Green Flag status after impressing judges who assessed how well maintained, safe and sustainable they are.

Housing development between Bedgrove, top, and Weston Turville,  bottom

Housing development approved unanimously as council admits: ‘There’s more to come’

A housing development sandwiched between Bedgrove and Weston Turville has been approved after a unanimous vote from councillors.

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The object on the right is all that remains of the hairdryer. The object on the left is the remains of a fan

Flat fire sparked by hairdryer which fell off radiator

A hairdryer which was left plugged in while its owner went shopping sparked a fire which severely damaged a ground-floor flat.

The poignant poster left by Victoria Summers outside the Kingdom Hall in Ashbourne End, Aylesbury, and below, her with her young daughter

Former Jehovah’s Witness leaves memorial to family who ‘shunned’ her

A former Jehovah’s Witness who says she was shunned by her family after leaving the religion has spoken of the loss she feels.

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Alfred Rose Park

Park yob problem is ‘going to get worse’

Antisocial behaviour in a town park is on the rise after council chiefs put a stop to locking the gates at night.

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Weather Watch: Colourful science at the end of every rainbow

A more benign consequence of the lively thundery showers recently has been the opportunity to see some spectacular cloud formations, as well as colourful rainbow displays.

Manure heap.

Farmer pledges to stop spreading muck after Tring is overcome by stench

The farmer responsible for Tring’s unpleasant summertime pong has agreed to stop turning-in farmyard manure until the weather is cooler.

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Dr Tom Davis in action during a speech to health experts at a conference in Washington

GP goes stateside to give talk to leading health experts

An Aylesbury GP has given a talk to an audience of health experts in the United States about how Bucks patients are reaping the benefits of the innovative use of technology.

Chef Nick Edgar

Top chef acknowledges the help of college in his career

The head chef of an internationally renowed restaurant has reached the final of a national cookery competition.

Chef Nick Edgar

Students hone ‘crowd management’ skills at Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth games is benefitting from the experince of Buckinghamshire New University students - who are overseeing aspects of security at the event.

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‘Big step’ for town centre revamp proposals

Plans to revitalise Aylesbury town centre have taken a ‘big step forward’ – with building work due to start in spring 2015.

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Laura Watson, who works at Sivatech Business Solutions in Aylesbury, during her charity skydive

Father and daughter pair plummet from the sky as charity funds rise

Fundraising clearly runs in the family for a father and daughter who skydived from 13,000 ft in aid of charity.

A police officer helps clear the road on the A41 roundabout in Tring

Rush hour queues as lorry sheds load

Commuters were held up this morning after a lorry shed its load on a roundabout.

Emma Whittaker suffers from the rare condition Fanconi Anaemia which can cause bone marrow failure

‘Celebrity pants campaign could be poorly Emma’s last hope’

A playful campaign encouraging celebrities to wear their pants on their head could help save the life of a desperately ill little girl.

Above: Broughton Farming Partnership site. Below: SPM site.

UPDATED: Developers having ‘feeding frenzy’ as plans for 135 homes between Bedgrove and Weston Turville are backed by planning officers

Housing developers are having a ‘feeding frenzy’ in Weston Turville, according to a former district council cabinet member.

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Staff tied up in armed robbery

Two newsagent staff were threatened with a weapon and tied up during an armed robbery this morning.

What's causing Tring's stink?

UPDATED: Phew, what’s that pong? Well, it might be human waste

A neighbour to a field covered in slurry that is causing Tring’s eye-watering pong claims the muck is human waste.

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Muggers strike in broad daylight

Two muggers were left empty-handed after trying to steal from another man in broad daylight.

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Bill Mead

Tributes paid to grammar school’s ‘oldest boy’

Aylesbury Grammar School’s oldest former pupil has died at the age of 98.

Missing girl Jessica Peters

Appeal for help to find missing teenager

Police have launched an appeal to find a 16-year-old girl who has been missing over the weekend.

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Hunt for men who fled crash scene

Police are hunting two men who fled a crash scene after the motorbike they were riding veered into the wrong lane.

Muslims across Aylesbury are celebrating Eid today

Aylesbury Muslims celebrate historic united Eid

Muslims across Aylesbury are celebrating the end of Ramadan, in an Eid celebration which is united for the first time in living memory.

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Huge dragonfly which terrified a family in Weston Turville

‘Giant Jurassic monster dragonfly terrified my family’

This whopper of a dragonfly which sounded like a ‘mini helicopter’ gave a family the fright of their lives.

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Pete’s a true aerial adventurer – despite being scared of heights!

A stunt pilot who is scared of heights became the first in Europe to launch a pyrotechnic aerial formation firm.

RAF Museum, London

Stepping Out: RAF Museum offers spiffing good time for all the family

Only 45 minutes away in North London is the RAF Museum at Hendon.

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Fight at Communist Party meeting in Aylesbury Market Square, 1948

Archive: Violence at communist rally

In June 1948 the Aylesbury branch of the Communist Party came under attack in Market Square, Aylesbury.

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Time to get muddy

Hospice’s filthy fundraiser

If you like getting down and dirty and don’t mind a bit of muck you might like to challenge yourself to the Mucky Mudder.

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Susan Hampshire opens St Tiggywinkles

Notes from St Tiggywinkles: Recalling the say my new hideaway ran red

Here I am, putting up a new shed in the garden.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Worshipping at altar of $1m-an-hour business guru

I spent last week worshipping at the altar of Anthony Robbins who delivered his Business Mastery event to an adoring high energy crowd of 600 entrepreneurs, each paying £5,000 for the privilege of five days with the man himself plus a few global experts in financial optics, real-time marketing and leadership.

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Police are investigating the incident

Driver’s hand slammed in car door during road rage attack

A motorist needed hospital treatment after being attacked in an apparent case of road rage.

Ugly: Great Western Street

News Talk: Sorry street needs bulldozer treatment

In her guest column this week, Councillor Lesley Clarke talks of the need to preserve Aylesbury’s rich heritage – and to learn the lessons of the past when planners were far to eager to wield the wrecking ball on our historic buildings.

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Overgrowing grass verges are a thorny issue in most of the Vale  but in Stewkley, below, the scene is much different

Where the grass is greener (and shorter)

Wild verges growing up to knee height may be a big problem in most of the Vale – but a group of young people are ensuring there’s no pain in the grass for residents living in one small corner of the district.

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There's plenty to get up to this summer

School’s out for a fabulous summer!

The schools have broken up for the summer holidays and six blissful weeks lie in front of children and students eager to enjoy the (hopefully) sunny days of July and August!

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BCC Cllr Lesley Clarke

Guest column: ‘There’s a great deal to protect in Aylesbury’

An hour may destroy what an age was building: an old saying but a wise warning for the way we treat our environment - and a good adage for developers planning the way our communities grow.

Heather Jan's husband Geoff with their children when they were smaller

Farming Matters: Unique life of a farm child

A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the things in life that are unique to those of us who chose to marry a farmer.

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Planning applications

Planning round-up (including town centre redevelopment proposal)

Your weekly round-up of what is being planned and where – plus the district council’s latest decisions...

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Man charged over alleged burglary spree

A man has been charged following a string of alleged burglaries across the south of England, including in Aylesbury and Thame.

The telly is here: BBC Ones Flog It! was filming at Tring Market Auctions today. Town mayor Stephen Hearn, who is also head of the auction house, helped sell items that were picked up by people taking part in the show

The national telly is back in Tring – and here’s our video about it! video

BBC One’s Flog It! was filming at Tring Market Auctions today – and here’s our video about it.

Archive image of a child playing on the nest swing which has since been destroyed by arsonists

Louts leave taxpayers out of pocket after playground arson

Vandals who torched a playground’s swing have left taxpayers footing the cost for its repair.

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YES4Winslow campaigners

Overwhelming ‘Yes’ in Winslow referendum

Residents of Winslow have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the area’s neighbourhood plan, with the highest ‘Yes’ vote of any neighbourhood plan in the country.

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  • Aylesbury 5-day weather forecast

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