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FARMING MATTERS: Ideas for diversifying

Farmers have been encouraged for years to diversify in order to make ends meet. For a long time the ideas were pretty standard - opening up your home to B&B guests, DIY liveries for horse owners, creating a space for a few touring caravans, opening a farm shop or converting buildings into units.

Protect your dog

Top tips to protect your dog from being stolen

The thought of losing a pet is heartbreaking for any owner.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle Dieselgate claims

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to spend up to $15 billion (£11.3bn) to settle consumer lawsuits in the US after it admitted cheating on emissions tests.

Brexit impact on house values

Brexit will have a dramatic effect on the value of your house, say experts

Annual house price growth will rapidly slow down across major cities in the UK as the EU referendum impacts on the property market, a report has predicted.

Laura Jopson

Milton Keynes woman secures landmark victory for flat tenants in parking dispute

A woman from Milton Keynes, with help from her Aylesbury solicitor, has succeeded in overturning a punitive fine imposed by a private parking firm, in a case which is bound to have implications for tenants of leasehold flats.

Jake Fielden

Jake’s dream den springs up his back garden

A seven-year-old boy from Aylesbury had the surprise of his life when he got home from school one day.

Warning over fake letterbox scam

Fraudsters using fake letterboxes for identity theft scams

Identity scammers are using fake mailboxes to “harvest” householders’ mail and then using the stolen details to gain credit.

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What was the Battle of the Somme? video

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest actions in history. The Somme offensive has become synonymous with the futility of war.

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Nicole Hardy as a child with her granddad Bernard Weatherley

Walk in tribute to my granddad

The streets around Aylesbury have been seeing lots of activity as participants prepare for the Midnight Walk on Saturday, July 9.

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Chance to dance at flame-lighting event

Organisers of a flame-lighting ceremony in Stoke Mandeville ahead of this year’s Paralympic Games are searching for performers to take part.

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Pupils enjoy an energetic day at school

A week of sports and fitness activities took place at Bierton Combined School as part of National School Sports Week.

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Roald Dahl Festival this weekend with half-price workshop

The Roald Dahl Festival on July 2 is just a few days away.

Wig Wednesday staff at Amersham School

Wigs and bald teachers bring on hair-raising fundraiser at school

Staff and pupils at Amersham School have been fundraising during Wig Wednesday and The Big Buzz to raise funds for CLIC Sargent, the charity supporting children and young people with cancer.

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Council’s vow to continue to fight crematorium plans

Watermead Parish Council say they will continue fighting the building of a crematorium in the village.

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Extra community work in wake of Brexit vote

Community work in light of the Brexit vote has been ramped up for what Bucks County Councillor Raj Khan describes as ‘fearful times’ ahead.

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Hundreds turn out for best-ever Tour de Vale

Just under 2,000 people took part in this year’s Tour de 
Vale – a record number of 
participants.

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Great steps for one small girl in aid of children’s charity

A five-uear-old girl from Aylesbury managed to walk almost 27,000 steps - around nine miles - in a fundraiser to help disadvantaged children.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson rules himself out of the Tory party leadership contest

Boris Johnson today sensationally ruled himself out of the race to become the next Prime Minister.

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Pervert gets 20 years jail for sex offences against Aylesbury children

A man has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for 18 sexual offences against children in Aylesbury and other locations across the south.

The Prince of India at Wendover wins The Bucks Heralds Curry House of the Year award 2016 - pictured is manager Sanawarul Haque

Village restaurant is top curry house 2016

The results are in! Wendover’s Prince of India restaurant is officially your Curry House of the Year 2016.

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Attempted murder arrest after van carrying gas cylinders caught fire

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Mercedes van carrying gas cylinders caught fire.

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IKEA Malm drawers won’t be recalled despite deaths

One of IKEA’s most popular cabinets will not be recalled in the UK and Ireland despite being involved in the deaths of three toddlers in the USA.

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An accident at the traffic lights on the A413 Buckingham Road roundabout near Watermead

UPDATED: Traffic lights working again after crash

The traffic lights on the A413 Buckingham Road at Watermead are working again after an accident this morning (Wednesday).

M&S have recalled thousands of fishcakes from their food stores

M&S issue allergy alert and recall popular product

Marks and Spencer has been forced to take thousands of one of their food hall products off their shelves because of a potential health risk.

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Aylesbury sisters set to throw open doors of new bridal shop

Two sisters from Aylesbury are opening their dream bridal shop in Wendover this weekend.

How will Brexit impact on your summer holidays?

How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

Since Britain voted to leave the EU last week, questions have been asked as to what the decision actually means for us.

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Meningitis B vaccine available again at Boots

Relief as chemists get renewed stock of life-saving meningitis vaccine

A leading UK health charity has welcomed news that a vaccine against the potentially deadly meningitis is again available on the high street.

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‘My fight to speak out over HS2’

A Lib Dem councillor is mounting a challenge after being told he is not allowed to speak at the House of Lords select committee hearings into HS2.

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UPDATED: Van fire shuts A41 Aston Clinton Bypass

There was heavy rush-hour traffic due to the closure of the A41 Aston Clinton Bypass after a van carrying gas cylinders caught fire.

UK airport immigration

Businesses warned about new law agreed before Brexit

As hysteria continues over Brexit, a leading law firm has warned businesses about hefty penalties they will face for employing illegal migrants when new legislation begins next month.

England's Jamie Vardy celebrates

Are you the Jamie Vardy of your workplace?

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy a new study has revealed.

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Woman witnesses exposure while gardening

Police are investigating after an exposure in Bishopstone.

The invincible pint glass?

‘Invincible’ pint glass won’t spill beer

Cack-handed drinkers prone to spilling their pints need fear no more as lager scientists have developed an ‘un-tippable’ glass.

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Mind your manners

Belching Brits and their terrible table manners

Shameless Brits openly belch, talk with their mouths full and pick food from their teeth during meal times, according to a new survey.

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Calls for tougher controls on cat population

Calls for tougher control of cat population

A survey conducted by a cat rescue charity has asked whether there are too many cats in Britain - and found that 92 per cent of respondents want tougher rules to control of cat numbers.

County council leader Martin Tett

BREXIT: County council leader: “Good news but we need a period of calm”

County chief Martin Tett is celebrating this morning after Britain’s Brexit vote.

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David Lidington MP

BREXIT: MP Lidington: “Obviously I’m hugely disappointed”

Aylesbury MP and Minister for Europe David Lidington is currently in Luxembourg having crisis talks with leaders of the 27 EU nations.

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New website celebrates history before Friars

A brand new website which celebrates the early history of music in Aylesbury has been launched.

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FARMING MATTERS: Taking a road trip to Wales

All the time I have known my husband he has been a beef farmer, but his childhood was very different as his father was a dairy farmer and life revolved around the twice daily milking of the cows in the parlour. This had to be done whatever the weather, whatever the day, and however the farmer and herdsman were feeling.

Smoking mums

Mothers managing to kick smoking habit

More than one in 10 pregnant women admit to being smokers at the time of giving birth, new government statistics show.

Dog attacks are on the rise

Dog attack figures on the rise

Nearly a quarter of a million dogs show aggression towards people every week, according to a new study.

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Hooch the American Bulldog is lucky to be alive after swallowing a corn on the cob

From stones to skewers - the life-threatening things pets swallow

It’s no secret that our pets - dogs in particular - like to eat things they shouldn’t but a new study has revealed the weird and wonderful selection of things they like to get their teeth into - everything from rocks to kebab skewers.

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BREXIT: AVDC leader Neil Blake: “Britain will recover from Brexit uncertainty”

District council leader Neil Blake says that while he voted Remain, he is confident that Britain will come back from Brexit uncertainty.

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Petition calling for a second EU referendum so popular the website keeps crashing

A petition calling for a second EU referendum is proving so popular the website keeps crashing.

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POLL: Which EU issue was the most important to how you voted yesterday?

What were the main issues that swayed you to either vote to stay in the EU or vote leave?

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BREXIT: Independent group spokesman Phil Gomm: “Most exciting time of my life”

The district and county council’s independent group spokesman says that Brexit is great news.

David Cameron and Boris Johnson

What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit

As the nation starts to take in the dramatic events overnight and this morning, we look at happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit.

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POLL: Who will take over from David Cameron as the nation’s PM?

Who will take over from David Cameron as the nation’s PM?

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BREXIT: AVDC Labour leader Robin Stuchbury: “Cause for concern, but we must all work together”

District council Labour leader Robin Stuchbury says that everyone must work together to find a new way after Brexit.

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Britain has voted leave, but how did we vote at a local level?

Brexit: How we and our neighbours voted

Britain has voted to leave the EU but how did we and our neighbours vote for the momumental decision?

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