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Perfume stolen in burglary

Thieves have stolen perfume after breaking into a home during the daytime.

Bill and Mollie Read celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury

Love match as tennis couple make it to 70th anniversary

A married couple who first met on the tennis court are marking their 70th wedding anniversary together.

Baby Henry Thompson-Rohe was born prematurely at 26 weeks, weighing just 1lb 12oz PNL-141021-125922001

Premature baby Henry is now back home after being stranded in hospital 90 miles away

A baby who survived two major operations and three meningitis scares is back in his home town after being stranded for two weeks in a hospital 90 miles away.

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Dave Lee Travis

Attorney General rules Dave Lee Travis sentence not unduly lenient

The three month suspended sentence handed out to former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis for an ‘unpleasant sexual assault’ will not be reviewed by the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General has ruled.

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Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Hurricane Gonzalo has brought unsettled weather

Last week I discussed how October marked the start of the winter road maintenance season and that every day between now and the end of April, weather forecasts will be sent to councils and highways authorities up and down the country, who then decide when and whether road salting is required to mitigate against the winter hazards of ice, frost and snow.

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Wedding rings stolen in ‘linked’ jewellery burglaries

Jewellery has been stolen from two homes in Aylesbury in what police believe are linked burglaries.

Bucks Business Group spokesman Guy Lachlan

‘No change is not an option’ when it comes to saving cash video

Businesses in Bucks warn that squeezed councils need to act quickly when considering merging into a unitary organisation if they are serious about saving cash in the future.

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A recycling centre (stock image)

Householders going green and recycling

Eco friendly householders across Buckinghamshire are recycling more than half their waste.


Phil Yerby

UKIP in row over ‘unpaid headquarters rent’

The owner of UKIP’s former town HQ claims that the party left the property after a string of late rent payments.


Protestors from Hands off Tring's Green Belt unhappy about plans for housing and travellers site - pictured at the site just off Icknield Way

‘No to your gypsies; yes to lots of homes’

More than 20 people were turned away from a meeting when they turned up to speak out against plans to build five gypsy pitches and up to 200 homes.


The White Lion in St Leonards could be turned into a house  despite protest

Campaign to save rural pub ramps up a gear after sale to community falls through

Villagers have mounted a campaign to save a pub that they say is a ‘hub for the community’ after it was shut under plans to make it a house.

Martin Tett

Martin Tett ‘We are facing some really tough decisions’

Councils need to work together better to avoid catastrophic cuts, according to Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett.


Jonathan Gilpin - wants to buy the old police station in Aylesbury and turn into a high end nightspot

Leader lobbied on police station

Campaigners who want to stop the partial demolition of Aylesbury’s Old Police Station met with council leader Martin Tett to state their case.

Laurene Hope performed the role of Edith Piaf

‘Waterside Theatre errors cost us ticket sales’

A theatre company is demanding compensation from Waterside bosses after alleged failings which it says hit its show’s ticket sales.


Lynda Bellingham

Lynda’s childhood friend pays tribute to a ‘genuinely warm and vibrant person’

A childhood friend of Lynda Bellingham has spoken of her heartbreak after the brave actress lost her battle with cancer at the weekend.

Risborough Road crash involving a black Nissan (pictured) and a silver Ford Fiesta

Head-on collision closes road during rush hour

Commuters are queuing on the Risborough Road this evening following a head-on crash involving two cars.

Michael Shrimpton on the USS Enterprise in 2006

Ex-judge: ‘Secret service framed me over child porn’

A former judge claims secret service agents planted child porn on his computer memory stick in a plot to discredit him.

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Car thieves target Vauxhall Corsas

Vauxhall drivers are being warned to be extra vigilant after a number of Corsas were stolen.


It’s war! Poundworld says it will ‘tempt’ shoppers away from rival Poundland

Bargain retail firm Poundworld will open its doors to its first store in Aylesbury on Thursday, October 30 – and its trading director is confident it can get one over on fierce rival Poundland.


Marcus McIntosh and below Nicholas Talburt

Long jail terms for thugs who gunned down man in street

Two thugs have been sentenced to a total of 41 years in prison after a man was gunned down in Aylesbury earlier this year.

Attendees at the Aylesbury Vale and Chilterns food day at the House of Commons

A taste of the Vale comes to the Commons

MPs from Bucks welcomed some of the best food and drink from across the county at the Chilterns and Aylesbury Vale food day, held in the House of Commons.

There has been a spate of burglaries across Dacorum

UPDATED: Audi and BMW stolen from driveway of home

An Audi and a BMW have been stolen from the driveway of a village home.

Iain Duncan Smith took the plunge for Swanbourne Endeavour

Iain Duncan Smith walks the plank

The Work and Pensions Secretary plunged into ponds, walked the plank and leapt through bales of burning straw for a charity event.

Lynda Bellingham

Actress Lynda Bellingham passes away in her husband’s arms video

Brave actress Lynda Bellingham lost her battle with bowel cancer last night at the age of 66.

The Lodge at College Farm, Long Crendon - pictured is Claire Morris who runs the facility

Farming Matters: Checking out The Lodge

More than 100 people turned up to an open afternoon at College Farm, Long Crendon on a glorious autumn day at the weekend.

Harvest festival donations from Bierton Church of England Combined School

Fundraising for guide dog charity goes down a real treat

An opticians held a fundraising day to mark Guide Dogs Week.

House martins

Bird’s migration like scene from Hitchcock

Like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s terrifying film, all of a sudden, I was surrounded by thousands of ‘Birds’.

The Aylesburian

Aylesburian: UKIP threat could rattle vote-hungry established parties

Last week’s by-elections in Lancashire and Clacton have caused quite a stir in national politics. This time it doesn’t look like a protest vote, and, hopefully, it will make the established parties rethink their policies which may benefit us locally. With the National, District and Town Council elections next May, voters could cause a seismic shift in the way our councils are governed. In Aylesbury town and the Vale, the old order could be swept from power, or UKIP, if it makes gains, could hold the balance of power.


Harvest festival donations from Bierton Church of England Combined School

Kids get collecting to bring harvest home

Children from Bierton Church of England Combined School celebrated harvest with a special festival of songs, poems and sketches, with many informing the audience how many miles a lot of our food travels.

Students will get a helping hand at shopping event

Help for hard-up students at shops

Cash-strapped students are getting a helping hand from the Friars Square shopping centre at a special lock-in event.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: No change is ‘not an option’ for councils

The tight Scottish referendum vote, the rise of UKIP and the falling memberships in traditional parties in contrast to the sharp surges at UKIP and the SNP could suggest a lurch towards nationalism.

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AVDC chairman Michael Rand

Council chairman urges residents to wear their poppies with pride

The Chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council is appealing to people to join him in wearing their poppies with pride this autumn.

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There has been a spate of burglaries across Dacorum

Be vigilant! Police put on extra patrols across Dacorum after spate of burglaries

Show of force as residents warned to be vigilant following burglaries across the borough.

Pupils from Pebble Brook School take part in a table tennis marathon for the Stand up to Cancer charity

School holds charity sports marathon

A school has been holding a table tennis marathon this morning as part of Stand up to Cancer.

Wingrave Road, Tring - where the attempted theft occured in the early hours of the morning last week

Nicked: 37-year-old man to appear in court in connection with attempted theft from a vehicle

A man has been charged in connection with an attempted theft from a vehicle in the early hours of the morning overnight last week.

Jonathan Gilpin - wants to buy the old police station in Aylesbury and turn into a high end nightspot

Campaigners target Tett in bid to save Old Police Station

Campaigners who want to stop the partial demoloition of Aylesbury’s Old Police Station met with council leader Martin Tett this week.


Joe Swanson, who ran a half marathon for the Little Princess Trust, with daughter Rees, 12


A burly builder shed four and a half stone after embarking on a strict training regime for a half marathon in aid of charity.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Superhero Fun Run held at Watermead

Pow! Superhero Fun Run saves the day!

Was it a bird, was it a plane? No! It was the hundreds of people who gathered on Sunday for the Superhero Fun Run.

Channel 4's Come Dine With Me Couples is recruiting

Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me calling all foodie couples

Do you and your loved one think you can cook up a recipe for success? Then you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 cash if you impress your dinner guests on TV!

Fern Britton thinks you should sign up to the Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Sign up to new year cycle challenge now for discount – Fern Britton will be there

Rennie Grove Hospice Care has opened registration for its 2015 Chilterns Cycle Challenge with a special discounted Early Bird offer for those who sign up before Sunday, November 30.

Cllr Michael Beall

Two AVDC councillors resign with immediate effect

Labour councillor Michael Beall and Lib Dem councillor Stuart Jarvis have stepped down with immediate effect.


Hot weather ahead? Carol Kirkwood during the forecast that caught Bill Turnbull's attention. Below, Mr Turnbull starts the walkers off during the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

‘Are your isobars tightly packed?’ Rennie Grove patron causes a stir with flirtatious question to weatherlady video

A patron of Rennie Grove Hospice Care has caused a stir by commenting on a weatherlady’s ‘isobars’ during a morning TV show that he presents.


Connor Walkow and his parents Rachel and Craig

Baby defeats odds and celebrates 1st birthday

A baby who doctors said would not survive has beaten the odds to enjoy first birthday celebrations with his family.

Connor Walkow and his parents Rachel and Craig

Gruelling charity challenge was a birthday to remember

A cancer survivor spent his 43rd birthday on a gruelling cycle up the highest road in Portugal – but all in aid of a good cause.

Wendover Woods in autumn

The wild woman of Wendover Woods: have you seen mystery hermit? video

Sightings of a mystery woman living rough in the woods have sparked fears for her safety as the winter closes in.


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Man arrested after minibus carrying children seen driving erratically

A man has been arrested after a minibus carrying passengers including children was seen driving erratically.

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Celebrate children’s centres in Bucks

Parents, carers and grandparents are being encouraged to drop into their local children’s centre in Bucks between October 27 and November 7 to find out more about the services on offer.

Kevin Pietersen

Herald column makes it into cricket star Pietersen’s controversial new book

An extract from a Bucks Herald column has been featured in one of the most controversial and talked about sports books of the year.


Cyclist injured after being knocked off his bike

A cyclist was rushed to hospital with facial injuries after being knocked off his push bike.


An Audi A4 estate, the same model as the car stolen from a driveway in Tring

Thieves steal Audi from driveway in broad daylight

A grey Audi A4 estate has been stolen from a driveway, sparking a police appeal for witnesses.

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