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Massive haul for thieves during burglary spree

Thieves stole cars, laptops and phones during a two-day burglary spree across Aylesbury.

Boss of Wilsons Fish & Chips in Tring Shaban Azam was allegedly attacked with a vinegar bottle

Chip shop vinegar bottle attack suspect bailed for second time

A 31-year-old man from Enfield accused of attacking a chip shop manager with a vinegar bottle has been bailed by police for a second time.

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Taxi taken off road during checks

A taxi has been taken off the road during an operation on private hire vehicles in Aylesbury town centre after it was found to have no valid tax.

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Further arrest as part of child sex exploitation investigation

A 42-year-old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl aged between 13-15 as part of Operation Articulate.

The launch of Going for Gold at Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, September 2014

Apprenticeship plan sparkles as the real winner at launch event

A new project which aims to train apprentices up to a ‘gold standard’ ready for the workplace officially launched with the support of MP David Lidington.

Jo Kelly, pictured below, is aiming to quit smoking for good

Can council worker Jo quit smoking for good?

A council worker will join around 2,000 other Bucks smokers this month trying to kick the habit during Stoptober.

Police are looking to recruit more officers from ethnic minorities

Police drive for more ethnic officers

Thames Valley Police has launched a pilot scheme to encourage more recruits from black and ethnic minority backgrounds to join the force.

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HS2 college will create 2,000 apprentices

The controversial HS2 rail project has reached another milestone after the government announced where its National College for High Speed Rail will be based.

This photo by Patrick by Patrick Mcloughlin, 54, has made it to the finals of Moto Foto

Biker’s photo makes it to final of UK contest to capture scenes involving motorcycles

An amateur photographer is in the running to secure a podium finish in a national contest that could soon see one of his pictures make motorcycle history.

Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Why do planes take off and land into the wind?

Many industries, businesses and services are weather-sensitive to some extent.

Aylesbury Town Council leader Mike Smith

Community centre bid is rejected

Hopes for a community centre shake-up have been dashed after Aylesbury Vale District council rejected a town council plan.

From left: Joe Neves, Jorge Neves, Daniel Fausto and Rosa Neves outside their Portugalia cafe in Cambridge Street, Aylesbury

A taste of Portugal is taking town by storm

A Portuguese family who always harboured a dream to open their own cafe and deli in Aylesbury have pooled their life savings to make the leap.

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Mike Notman, Managing Director Ringway Jacobs (left) with apprentices Sarah Reid; Shannon Higgins; Luke Nicholls; Kalam Bovingdon; Aaron Widdows; and Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Transport PNL-140930-164407001

‘You’re hired,’ TfB tells apprentices

Transport for Bucks (TfB) has taken on five new apprentices who began their careers this week.

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Man can’t remember how his jaw was fractured

Police believe a man who can’t remember how he came to have a fractured jaw may have been attacked on his way home after a night out.

Singer-songwriter John Otway celebrates in his Sinclair C5 as the first motorist to use the new Western Link Road in Aylesbury

Rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest failure drives Sinclair C5 down new link road video

Self-proclaimed rock failure John Otway turned heads this morning as he blazed the trail for motorists along the new Western Link Road in Aylesbury.

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Jonny and Adella pose for a selfie outside of Edinburgh Castle

Widow and six others to take on 10k race in memory of former Gazette reporter

The widow of former Gazette reporter Jonathan Saunders will run a 10K race in his memory with her sister and four others on Sunday.

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Brave actress Lynda Bellingham tells her fans she has just weeks to live

TV star Lynda Bellingham, who went to Aylesbury High School, has shared the sad news with her fans that her cancer is now terminal.

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Buckingham University is holding its first ever open day

First ever open day at university will debate merits of prostitution

Students thinking of taking up higher education can see what is on offer at the University of Buckingham at its first ever open day on Saturday.

Ian Bonner, left, with Giles Orford of music equipment manufacturer Focusrite and fellow winner Roy Bates, right. Photo by Dave Marriott

Industry gong is music to the ears

A trainee live audio technician has scooped an award from a music equipment firm for the quality of his work.

Corporal David Barnsdale

Football for a fallen hero: remembrance match for soldier, 24

The fourth memorial football tournament in honour of a soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan will be held on Sunday.

The Western Link Road in Aylesbury, which connects the housing estates of Buckingham Park on the left, and Berryfields on the right

£11m Western Link Road opens to the public tomorrow

The Western Link Road which connects Aylesbury’s two newest housing estates will open to motorists tomorrow after more than a year in construction.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP’s Nigel Farage supports villagers in housing row

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has added his voice to objections over plans for 91 new homes in Aston Clinton.

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Dave Lee Travis

Dave Lee Travis indecent assault sentence to be reviewed

The three month suspended prison sentence given to former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is to be reviewed by the General Attorney’s office after complaints it was ‘unduly lenient’.

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Stoke Mandeville Hospital nurses, 1956

Archive: Proud moment for nurses

No wonder they’re smiling!

A Domino's is opening in Bedgrove, creating 35 jobs

Plan for new Domino’s Pizza takeaway

Proposals for a Domino’s Pizza takeaway in Bedgrove have been submitted to the district council.

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Road repair work gets underway

Repair works to roads riddled with potholes begins tonight in Aylesbury town centre.

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Henry George

‘I thought university was an impossible dream – but look at me now’

This week disabled student Henry George, 20, starts his second year at university. Here, in his own words, he tells how he is determined not to let his painful and debilitating skin condition stop him from his achieving his dreams...

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Giuditta Onda

Archive: Miss Aylesbury 1980

Giuditta Onda, a catering supervisor at RAF Halton, is a real feast for the eyes as she is crowned Miss Aylesbury in 1980.

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Editor’s Comment: Is too much education bad for the soul?

Education, education, education. Those were the famous words used during the 1997 General Election that swept New Labour to power.

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Could the future of farming machines be driverless?

Farming Matters: Driverless tractors

Farmers have been practising Precision Farming for several years now.

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Catherine Stoker

Education Eye: Making the most of school open days

Choosing the right school can be a confusing process.

Matthew Applegate

Guest column: The silent majority support more housing

That Britain needs new homes is something that all mainstream political parties seem to agree on nowadays and it’s great that this applies to affordable housing as well.

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Colin Davenport with Trudi Ognjenovic

‘It’s not worth thinking what might have happened’: Colin’s thanks to eagle-eyed trainee optician

A classic car enthusiast is back behind the wheel again after a trainee optician saved his life following an eye exam.

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Back in Time: Rare image that tells so much about town

This is a view that is rarely seen in old postcards of Aylesbury.

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A feast of delicious treats in store at food festival

Lovers of good food and drink are in for a treat this weekend.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: You heard it here first - change is on the way

Last Thursday in Scotland, after hundreds of years of tradition, we witnessed a momentous vote by a huge proportion of a fully engaged electorate.

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Letters round-up: This place used to be so pleasant...

Anger over development in Bierton leads our letters page this week.

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Plan showing site of new toucan crossing in Bicester Road, Aylesbury

Work to begin on £150,000 toucan crossing

Work to install a toucan pedestrian crossing in Bicester Road, Aylesbury, starts on Monday following a safety campaign by residents.

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Workmen are fitting out the new Gourmet Burger Kitchen in The Exchange, Aylesbury

Burger chain announces opening date

Restaurant Gourmet Burger Kitchen will open its doors to hungry customers in Aylesbury on October 10.

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Roger and Elaine Bolton, who are opening family-friendly restaurant The Works in the old First Choice shop in Aylesbury's Market Square

Restaurant pair plan to live the ice cream dream

A couple who are converting a Grade II building into family-friendly restaurant jetted out to Italy to taste the artisan ice cream they will produce on site.

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MK Dons players celebrate after Dele Alli scores during their 6-1 win over Crewe

MK Dons to hold big Aylesbury day

Football fans have the chance to watch Manchester United’s conquerers MK Dons for a discounted rate at the club’s Aylesbury Big Day.

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Police at Dryden Close in Aylesbury as part of their investigation back in March following the shooting

Attempted murder verdict after man gunned down in street

Two men have been found guilty of attempted murder after a man was gunned down in the street.

Mr Reardon is said to have dumped approximately 12 of the bags shown above

Shop manager ordered to pay £1,032 after dumping rubbish

A shop manager who illegally dumped 12 bin bags of rubbish on the pavement is now paying the price after being caught flytipping.

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Murderer Ian McLoughlin

Safety changes to prison’s day release scheme ‘require urgent attention’

Safety changes made at a prison after an inmate on day release murdered a pensioner are ‘unsustainable’ and ‘require urgent attention’.

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

Pensioner ‘heartbroken’ at stretch of river ‘choked up’ by weeds

A pensioner says she has been left ‘heartbroken’ over a stretch of the River Thame which has been choked up by weeds measuring up to 6ft high.

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View of County Hall, Aylesbury

Council asks: ‘Where should we make £12m cuts?’

A new survey gives people the chance to say where £12m in cuts should be made at Bucks County Council.

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Aylesbury Magistrates Court sign

Court round-up: Man who damaged taxi window caught with cocaine

A man who criminally damaged a taxi window and was found with a wrap of cocaine is featured in this week’s round-up from Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.

Pupils from Turnfurlong Junior School pictured with members of the Bath Philharmonia. Below Aylesbury soldier Capt Lionel Crouch.

‘Outstanding’ music pupils perform their own tribute to Aylesbury soldier

Primary school pupils performed music in memory of an Aylesbury soldier who died during the First World War.

From left, Sarah Westcott, Cavelle Lynch and Andre Arundel at Maximus in Aylesbury

Work providers seek the maximum results

New figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that MAXIMUS has helped 264 people in Aylesbury into long-term employment.

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