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Beer Moos scoops CAMRA award

Beer-lovers’ magazine picks up alco-gong

A magazine for beer-lovers across north Bucks has picked up a presitiogus award.

A petition has been launched to build a motocross track in Aylesbury

‘Motocross track could stamp out anti-social problem’

A youth offending service volunteer has launched a petition to build a motocross track in Aylesbury after witnessing a ‘near miss’.

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Oak Green sports day, June 1972

Archive: Photo finish at sports day

Determination, effort and sheer pluck.

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Letters round-up: Thanks to Old Boys’ tradition, we don’t have a choice this election

A reader living in the Buckingham constituency has hit out at not being allowed to vote for any of the main parties.

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Dr Michele Challenger

Experienced tutor aims to reduce teacher drop-out rate

A maths tutor who was involved in rewriting the transition between O Level and GCSE mathematics is now turning her hand to mentoring teachers as well as students.

Sunday roast with beef and Yorkshire puddings

Farming Matters: This is the week for beef

Great British Beef Week is organised by Ladies in Beef each year to coincide with St George’s Day and lasts from April 23 through to May 3.

Bus stop reinstated at Jansel Square, Aylesbury. From the left, Val Mott, MD Motts Holidays, Phil Gomm and Carly Raikes, Motts Group Co-ordinator

Motts’ coach pick-up point reinstated after complaints

A coach pick-up point scrapped after a supermarket and flats were built on a housing estate has been reinstated after residents complained.

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The poor swan shot by a 'coward with an air gun'

“Ban the air guns used by cowards to shoot defenceless animals”

In spite of all the warnings from animal care groups the abomination of the air gun still blights all those little hideaways where no one is watching.

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Crime

Stop your car being stolen

Thames Valley Police have issued a series of helpful tips to help stop your car from being stolen.

Kingsbury in the 1870s facing towards the Angel and, inset, the wrought iron sign bracket

Back in Time: Eyesore inn’s demolition was a relief for locals

Another visit to Kingsbury this week as we take a look at one of Aylesbury’s long lost inns.

Bucks County Council officer Gurbaksh Badhan

“Why we check for hidden treasures in unwanted rubbish”

What do the following items have in common: A telescope used by the Germans in World War II, a false leg, garden furniture and vacuum cleaners?

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Scene of fatal car crash - on the A413 between Wendover and Great Missenden, near to the entrance of Woodlands Park

Another delay in A413 fatal crash inquest

The inquest into the deaths of two men who died on the A413 has been pushed back once again because a report into why police left the scene of an earlier crash is still not ready.

Aylesbury Society's Roger King and Ken Evans at the High Street canal bridge where the mural will be painted

Blue Leanie and bottle of beer? Canalside mural to feature town’s most iconic images

A vibrant 50 foot mural featuring images such as John Hampden, a Dayla bottle of beer and a Motts bus will soon be seen by canalside strollers.

The Bucks Herald joins forces with Twitter to see what matters to you during the election campaign

The Bucks Herald and our parent company Johnston Press have joined forces with Twitter to get to the heart of the issues which matter in the approaching general election.

Pansies were stolen from the garden

Plant pot thief strikes again on town estate

A plant pot thief is on the loose in Aylesbury.

WI baton to celebrate 100 years of the WI - Baton arrives in Winslow

PICTURE SPECIAL: Street party marks WI baton relay handover

A nationwide baton tour to celebrate the Women’s Institutes’s centenary arrived in Winslow with a great St George’s Day fanfare.

Buckinghamshire WI AGM and baton to celebrate 100 years of the WI

WI relay comes to county for memorable week of activities

The Buckinghamshire branch of the Women’s Institute marked 100 years of the organisation with a big shindig at the Waterside Theatre.

The aftermath of the fatal crash on Hedges Farm

How did pilot send SOS text during fatal plunge?

The family of a pilot killed in a plane crash are employing an independent mobile phone expert to determine how he was able to send a text in the seconds before impact.

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Dave Fowler

Buckingham constituency election: UKIP’s Dave Fowler

UKIP is the only national party to campaign against HS2 – they have done this from the start and will continue to do so.

John Bercow

Buckingham constituency election: Speaker John Bercow

For 18 years I have had the honour to represent the Buckingham constituency in Parliament.

A still from a video issued by Hertfordshire Police warning people of the dangers posed by phone scams

How an elderly man helped police catch fraudster

An elderly man has helped police stop a fraudster in his tracks.

Laurence Olivier at Miss Crendon competition, May 1953

Archive: Laurence Olivier judges village beauties

Laurence Olivier was the special guest at a beauty contest in May 1953.

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Arla wins accolades from shops it supplies

Arla Foods, which has a huge dairy in Aston Clinton, has won the praise of the supermarkets it supplies.

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Harvey Lewis, nine, with some of the animal food he got from friends after asking for donations instead of birthday presents

All selfless Harvey wants for his ninth birthday is ... pet food

A kind-hearted young animal lover asked his friends to donate food and toys to his local rescue centre instead of buying him birthday gifts.

A Spitfire flies over a previous Armed Forces Day at Aylesbury Rugby Club

£40,000 still needed for Armed Forces Day

Organisers of this year’s Bucks and Milton Keynes’ Armed Forces Day have just three months to raise the other half of the £80,000 sponsorship needed to put on the event.

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Trevina Smith (front in red) with villagers outside the post office

Village post office saved before petition hand-in

An under-threat post office has been saved from shutting its doors – before the 1,600-strong petition was handed in.

The van which overturned on the A418 between Wing and Aylesbury on Friday afternoon

‘Someone has got to die before they do something’: Residents call for action after van overturns on busy road

Campaigners lobbying for safety measures on an accident blackspot claim authorities will take no action until there is a death.

Aylesbury area commander Olly Wright

Burglary rate at historic low

The numbers of burglaries of homes in Aylesbury Vale is at historically low levels, according to crime statistics by Thames Valley Police.

Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Sun’s rays are as intense now as during mid-August

The ultimate source of energy and life on our planet is solar radiation.

Demolition starts on Aylesbury's old Police Station

Old police station demolition: ‘Nothing will go to waste’

Don’t expect to see a wrecking ball tearing through huge chunks of the condemned buildings lining Exchange Street in Aylesbury – they’re being demolished bit by bit to recycle as much as possible.

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Rave stopped by police after tip off

An illegal rave was thwarted by police and a ‘wanted’ youth arrested after neighbourhood officers received an anonymous tip off.

Bucks County Council Civic Service at St Mary's Church, Princes Risborough

County’s unsung heroes praised at church service

The unsung heroes of Bucks were given a warm tribute by the councy council’s chairman at a special civic church service.

Aldi sign

Forty new jobs at Aldi’s Aylesbury stores

A supermarket is creating 40 new jobs which will be shared between its existing and planned stores in Aylesbury.

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The wild boar piglets were born on April 8 PNL-150421-144302001

This mum’s got her hands full with eight newborns!

Eight wild boar piglets at Whipsnade Zoo have been giving their mum the run around just one week after they were born.

The potential site for 200 new homes in Lower Road as marked out in red on an Ordnance Survey map

Plans for 200 homes on Aylesbury/ Stoke Mandeville border

Hundreds of households have been leafleted ahead of plans to build 200 new homes on farmland near Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Still from Avenue Q message about Florence Nightingale Hospice fun run

Avenue Q star: ‘You’d have to be a muppet to miss fun run!’

Smash hit musical Avenue Q is helping to publicise a Florence Nightingale Hospice fundraiser.

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Dad suffered four weeks of pain after medics misdiagnosed his snapped Achilles tendon as a sprained ankle

A dad hobbled around in agony for four weeks after his snapped Achilles tendon was misdiagnosed as a sprained ankle.

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Giant wine bottle sculptures a reminder of Rothschild legacy

Eye-catching sculptures at Waddesdon Manor have been unveiled by Lord Rothschild.

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Trevina Smith (at the front in red) pictured with other villagers against the closure of Steeple Claydon post office

Villagers rally to petition against proposed plan to move post office

More than 1,000 residents have signed a petition to save a village post office.

Aylesbury Shopping Park, Cambridge Close, Aylesbury

Poundland’s second Aylesbury store closed after just eight months

Budget chain Poundland has closed one of its Aylesbury stores just eight months after opening.

The Yes4Winslow group in High Street

Victory for Winslow as developer drops town plan appeal

Gladman Developments has withdrawn its legal challenge against the making of Winslow’s neighbourhood plan.

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Vandals have damaged a postbox painted gold to celebrate Pamela Relph winning Paralympic gold in 2012

‘Toerag’ vandals deface Paralympian’s golden postbox

The family of a Paralympic champion have hit out at the ‘toerags’ who defaced a postbox which was painted gold in her honour.

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Dexter Hyatt

Premature Dexter free of oxygen just eight months after being born at 23 weeks

A baby boy who was born four months early is defying the doctors by smashing his milestones months earlier than predicted.

The rubbish found abandoned off Madeley Road, Aylesbury

Man fined over flytipped rubbish

A man has been fined after waste he was paid to get rid off responsibly was instead found dumped in a residential road.

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Bee swarm specialist Brian Bush, at his Haddenham home

“Bee hotline won’t be buzzing as much this year”

An avid beekeeper who owns 15 of his own hives says he got more than 300 calls to the ‘bee hotline’ last year, but he’s not expecting the same demand this summer.

Roger Hawes

“It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve as editor”

After three-and-a-half years at the helm, this will be my final editorial comment as editor of your newspaper.

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105-year-old voter Jessie Steward, of Cheddington

Archive: Jessie, aged 105, casts her vote for Thatcher

With a smile and a wave for our camera, Jessie Steward set off to vote in Cheddington in May 1979’s general election – on the same day she celebrated her 105th birthday.

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Alex Pratt

“Loony policies were actually quite sensible”

A wise successful man once told me that the best ideas are often found in the most unlikely of places.

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Tom Kerridge

Farming Matters: Give British food the vote

With the General Election creeping ever closer Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge has teamed up with the NFU to ensure food and farming is part of the national debate.

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