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Another counterfeit cabbie is prosecuted after police sting

Another undercover police operation has resulted in the prosecution of an illegitimate taxi driver from Aylesbury.

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Wendover's centenarian Dolly Saville, second from left, with daughter Anne, left, granddaughter Kim, centre, great granddaughter Phillipa, right, and great, great granddaughter Darcey Mae, far right

Cheers for the memories: Family pays tribute to world’s oldest and most ‘unforgettable’ barmaid

The family of Dolly Saville, the world’s oldest barmaid who died last week aged 100, have paid tribute to the ‘unforgettable’ character.

Police appeal

UPDATED: Motorcyclist dies in hospital following crash

A motorcyclist who came off his bike and was then runover has died in hospital after suffering serious head injuries.

Sheila, Jae and Oscar will climb Kilimanjaro in August

Taking granny up Kilimanjaro is child’s play for Oscar and his mum

A teenager is set to take on the highest free standing mountain in the world – with his mum and granny in tow.

Pupils from The Grange School work on their design

Picture special: Schoolchildren solve river crossing puzzle

Schoolchildren’s problem-solving skills were put to the test during an annual technology tournament.


Join the discussion about cyber-crime

Businesses and residents are invited to help the fight cyber crime, by taking part in an online discussion with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

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UPDATED: Pensioner dies in motorway crash

A man in his seventies has died after a crash on the M40 yesterday afternoon between Thame (junction eight) and Bicester (junction nine).

Library times could be cut

Library opening times could be cut to save money

A consultation has begun on plans to cut opening hours at libraries across Bucks.

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iPad and camera stolen in burglary

An iPad air, cash and Canon SLR camera have been stolen from a home in Thame.

Bucks County Museum

Museum receives £130,000 funding from Arts Council

Bucks County Museum has received more than £132,000 in funding from the Arts Council.

Lynda Bellingham

Waterside promenade to be named after Lynda Bellingham

The promenade at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury is to be named after TV star Lynda Bellingham who passed away last year.


The Vauxhall Zafira mini car from Falcon Taxis on fire at the Crows Nest roundabout. Photo by Nigel Perren.

Dramatic photos of mini cab on fire

Here are the dramatic photographs of the taxi which caught fire in rush hour traffic on Friday (February 27).


The Investigation into the Association of Jimmy Savile with Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Victim detailed sex abuse on torn out Bible page

The report into Jimmy Savile’s activities at Stoke Mandeville Hospital detailed the abuse his victims suffered at the hands of the prolific sexual predator.

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Police appeal

Power tools stolen from building site

Power tools have been stolen from a building site in Aylesbury.

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Police launch manhunt after woman raped

A 28-year-old woman was raped by a man wearing a hooded top in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Woman in 50s dies at scene after scooter and car crash on A41

A woman in her 50s has died on the A41 following a crash between a car and scooter at the weekend.

Moroccan 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Trekkers wanted to scale the heights

Adventurers keen to learn about a fundraising trek to Morocco can attend a special open evening on March 10.

St Mary's Church, Fleet Marston

The remote little church that’s a big thorn in the side of housing development

A really rather beautiful church, situated on a mound in a circular churchyard, stands alone in the middle of a farmer’s field.


An important year for care

The start of a new era of social care?

April 1st 2015 is the starting point for a new era in social care in England and Wales.

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Heather Cowley

Employee or worker – what’s the difference?

The question of whether an individual is an employee, a worker or self-employed is not straightforward to answer and is considered by employment tribunals on a regular basis.

Otters at Tiggys

Notes from St Tiggywinkles: Otters with expensive tastes fed Waitrose fish

I remember that exciting day just over a year ago when we took on the wonder that was three baby otters orphaned by the floods.

Roger Hawes

Editor’s Comment: Join me on the road to a new way of thinking

Let’s be honest Aylesbury’s road system is not the best and even a short journey across town can often turn into a frustrating drawn out crawl.


Duchess of Kent visits Stoke Mandeville Stadium, 1978

Archive: Say cheese! Duchess caught on camera

The Duchess of Kent visited Stoke Mandeville Stadium in 1978 for a visit to the Aylesbury Red Cross Opportunity Playgroup.

Catherine Stoker

Education Eye: Bursaries can help your child when money is tight

In follow up to last week’s thoughts on scholarships, I thought it might be useful to address bursaries.

Pictured are Margaret and Brian Roberts, Jenny Bloom, Mark winn and Tom Hunter-Watts

Demand for ‘dangerous’ zebra crossing to be replaced with lights

A petition calling for a notorious zebra crossing to be changed has so far gained more than 200 signatures.


Tring Fire Brigade on their horse drawn carriage in the 1800s and the Home Farm fire of 1895

Heritage: Remembering town’s horse drawn firemen

In the 1890s the Tring Fire Brigade was still using the horse drawn fire engine said to have been bought by the vicar and church wardens in 1750.

Walton Street, Aylesbury, 1963

Back in Time: Memories of the Chocolate Box and Poodle Parlour

Pictured here is a row of buildings in Walton Street in about 1963.

Mark Ormerod, director of Leap

“It terrifies me that most of you don’t do enough exercise!”

I should be thrilled, shouldn’t I, that our county is now topping the national tables for sports participation? It’s a great achievement – but frankly, there’s still an opportunity to be doing more.

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Letters round-up: Parking numbers don’t add up

The controversial rise in car parking charges continues to dominate our letters page.


Alex Pratt

Business Eye: What makes a great leader?

I’m often asked what makes a great leader or a superb manager.

Alex Moss with his wife Maryann

Farming Matters: New man at the cattle market

A new fieldsman and assistant auctioneer is coming to Thame Market, and his intention is to expand the area the market serves.

The Cake House's new range of same-sex wedding cakes

Gay wedding cakes range launched

A bespoke cake maker has launched a “gay-friendly” range of wedding cakes after she was shocked to see reports in the media of cake makers turning away same-sex couples.

Lisa Angus and Louise Scott with Ellie

Vets to vaccinate dogs against rabies

Two colleagues from a veterinary practice are travelling to Africa to vaccinate dogs against rabies and hopefully prevent the infection spreading to children.

Pensioner June Gumm surveys the overgrown River Thame as it disappears under the A41 towards Bicester

Environmental officials cannot afford to dredge the River Thame

A river and its banks which once won awards for its appearance has been left to overgrow because the Environment Agency can’t afford to maintain it.


Sally Turner at her antiques shop in Wendover

Antiques dealer shuts shop after 27 years amid HS2 fears

A lifetime of loving antiques began for Sally Turner when she was just seven years old.

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Bucks and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day at Aylesbury Rugby Club at Weston Turville, 2013

Appeal to business sponsors for county’s Armed Forces Day

Organisers of Bucks and Milton Keynes’ Armed Forces Day are calling on businesses to sponsor activities on the day, which itself is entirely funded by donations.

View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury

Court round-up: Vandal attacked cars’ wing mirrors

A vandal who damaged the wing mirrors of five cars is featured in this week’s court list.

Mark Sturgeon

Grammar schools call for better funding

An alliance of grammar schools is fighting formore funding to relieve pressure on their teachers.

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Speaker's wife Sally Bercow has broken her leg, following a horrific ski accident

EXCLUSIVE: There’s nothing stopping Sally Bercow! MP’s wife will not let horror ski accident stop her supporting him at election time

MP’s wife Sally Bercow has vowed to put her new wheelchair-bound status to a positive use by testing out the disabled access in Buckingham.


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MP David Lidington reacts to Savile report findings

Aylesbury MP David Lidington has given his reaction to today’s report on Jimmy Savile’s abuse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.


Mike Mackenzie

Former pal says Savile was an arch-manipulator with a ‘very calculating mind’

A former friend of Jimmy Savile says the DJ was a highly intelligent manipulator whose persona could change instantly depending on who he was with.

Adrian Williams from Thame suffered Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) PNL-150226-103149001

Man who dropped to eight-and-a-half stone due to irritable bowel syndrome finally finds relief after 30 years

A man who found it difficult to leave his home due to terrible bowel pains has spoken of his relief after finding a cure to his problems after more than 30 years.

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Pam St Clement at The Book House, Thame

Fans turn out to have a butchers at soap star Pam

EastEnders star Pam St Clement visited Thame on Saturday to sign copies of her new autobiography.

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Trust apologises to Savile victims

Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust has apologised to the victims of Jimmy Savile after a report into his abuse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital was released this morning.


Acupuncturist Rhiannon Griffiths practicing at The White House in Thame

Pin down this stress buster

An acupuncturist is campaigning to increase understanding of the benefits of the alternative therapy.

Jimmy Savile abuse investigation report

Savile report slams Stoke Mandeville Hospital management for failing to protect patients and staff

An independent report into paedophile Jimmy Savile’s abuse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital has found that managers failed in their duty of care towards patients and staff.

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UPDATED: Councillors vote to examine case for Vale break-away from Bucks

District councillors last night voted to look into whether the Vale should break away from Buckinghamshire County Council and provide all services by itself.


Emma Webley, 24, from Aylesbury

Curvy Emma is a star in a bra!

A 24-year-old woman from Aylesbury could become the new face and body of a top underwear brand after winning through to the final stages of the Star in a Bra contest.


Winslow Police Office may still be saved

Lifeline for under-threat police office?

A police office facing closure has been handed a lifeline by town councillors who have offered to cover the rent for the next five years.

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Northern Road was the scene of one of the fires

UPDATED: Man arrested after arson spree

A man has been arrested after three arsons across Aylesbury during the night over the course of two hours.

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