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Bierton crematorium plan

Crematorium gets the green light subject to traffic work

Planning bosses have given proposals for a crematorium in Bierton the green light – provided changes are made to ease traffic concerns.

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Wendover, and below, Walton Court and Stoke Mandeville.
Black line - HS2 track.
Orange: Within 120 metres.
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Yellow: 240-300 metres

How much HS2 compensation are you entitled to?

New compensation proposals for homeowners living near HS2 are being consulted on by the government.

Guests at Champneys

Spa that attracts A-list celebrities criticised in damning new TV documentary video

A luxury resort that has played host to the likes of Tony and Cherie Blair will come under fire in a TV documentary tomorrow.

Relay For Life

Relay For Life expected to break £80,000 target

The final amount raised from Relay For Life is expected to break the target of £80,000 as money is still coming in and the books will not be closed until the end of the month.

Martin Tett: Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council

UPDATED: New roads will (eventually) create mini-bypass around east Aylesbury

Funding for two link roads in Aylesbury has been announced as part of a £44.2 million investment in Bucks by the government.

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Andy Harvey with Tor the orphaned foal

Traumatised orphaned foal needs surrogate mum to survive video

A traumatised orphaned foal needs a surrogate mother after struggling to feed from a bottle.

HS2 artist's impression

Up to 30 HS2 bosses to be paid more than Prime Minister

Bosses overseeing the HS2 project would have to be paid more than the Prime Minister, according to its chairman.

Joe Brinkley

Police chopper scrambled to hunt for ‘distressed’ missing man

A police helicopter was scrambled to help search for a missing man last night.

Tring Carnival 2011. Picture by John Shorthouse

The carnival is coming to town – and thousands of people will be there...

The Tring Carnival is now just three days away – and thousands of people are expected to go to it.

Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: What wind speed is capable of ripping flesh from bones?

On a typical blustery British day, when the wind is buffeting the trees and turning your umbrella inside out, if you were to guestimate the strength of the wind it’s very common to overestimate.

A CCTV image of a man police want to speak to after a 16-year-old girl was indecently assaulted on a train

Hunt for pervert after teenager indecently assaulted on train

Detectives have released CCTV images of a suspected sex pest following an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was touched up on a train.

A performance of the play Chelsea's Choice launches the start of a campaign to raise Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) across Bucks

Hard-hitting child sexual exploitation campaign launched video

A hard-hitting play has officially launched a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation in Buckinghamshire.

MP John Bercow

Bercow hits out at ‘woefully substandard’ crematorium plans

Plans for a crematorium in Bierton have been slammed by House of Commons’ speaker John Bercow.

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Artist's impression of Calvert City

Medieval-style new city proposed in Vale

A ‘medieval’ style city with a population of up to 100,000 should be built in the Vale, according to a firm of renowned architects.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council offices, The Gateway, Aylesbury

Council looking for leisure staff to help at holiday events

Staff are needed to work at leisure events across the Vale.

Crowds at Chilfest this weekend - courtesy of www.adamhollier.co.uk

‘There will be no more Chilfest’ video

There will be no more Chilfest, according to the man who organised the three-day music festival this year.

Sir Bob Geldof performing at Chilfest - photo courtesy of www.adamhollier.co.uk

‘Up for everything’: Sir Bob’s verdict on Chilfest crowd video

Thousands of people poured into a field on the outskirts of Tring for the town’s second annual Chilfest music festival – and Sir Bob Geldof was very impressed.

Roadworks sign

Roadworks coming near you

Various roadworks are taking place across the Vale this week.

Students in the gym at Aylesbury College

Boxing, badminton and dance could be on the cards at college thanks to £80k investment

An £80,000 lottery grant will mean college students could get to try their hand at several new sports activities.

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East West Rail could boost economy by ‘double original estimates’

Economic benefit of East West Rail could boost annual GDP by £73 million, ‘double previous estimates’, according to independent experts.

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Farmer Clive Pullin who has a robotic milking parlour at his farm in Shalstone

FARMING MATTERS: Looking into the future with Heather Jan Brunt

My late father-in-law was brought up on a dairy farm and hand milked cows when he was just a schoolboy.

Haddenham

Plans on display for 350 new homes, cricket pitch and burial ground

Proposals for 350 homes and community facilities inbetween Willis Road and Aston Road in Haddenham go on public display next week.

Thames Valley Police

Road rage driver smashes up BMW with road sign

A van driver used a road sign to smash up a silver BMW during a fit of road rage.

Thames Valley Police

Have you been offered knock-off bikes?

Police want to speak to anyone who has been offered bikes for sale in a suspicious manner after thieves stole two bicycles worth thousands of pounds from a home.

Welcome to Aylesbury...London

Troubled city estate seeks to ditch Aylesbury name (plus a few other Vale namesakes from around the world)

Residents of London’s notorious Aylesbury Estate which has been dogged by crime, flooding and rats are desperate to change its name.

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Muddy puddles along the path between Tring Road and Broughton Avenue, known as Coffee Lane

Archive: Walking down Coffee Lane

At one time one of the only links between Tring Road and Broughton Avenue in Aylesbury was this path.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Partnership bidding for slice of £2bn fund

You can be forgiven for not yet knowing what the Local Enterprise Partnership for Bucks is all about.

Planning round-up

Planning round-up (including bridge repairs and new homes)

Check whether there’s any development planned near where you live...

Rev Gareth Lane, second from right, with wife Jenny, right, and their four children. Clockwise from left: Abby, 13, Josh, 14, Bethany, six, and Elly, 10

Vicar without a church claims worship needs to get up to date

A vicar who does not preach in a physical church says the unconventional arrangement is working just fine on Aylesbury’s newest housing estate.

Launch night of the Friars exhibition

Last chance to see Friars exhibition

Today (Sunday) is the last chance to see the Friars exhibition at Bucks County Museum, where there will be special tours by the club’s supremo David Stopps.

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Roger Hawes

Editor’s Comments: Aylesbury bowled over by new leisure plan

At long last. After years of waiting and anticipation a significant plan to bring ten pin bowling back to Aylesbury has been announced.

The Roald Dahl Festival in Aylesbury is terrific fun

The big weekend! Don’t miss brilliant line-up of events in and around Aylesbury

There’s no need to stray far from Aylesbury this weekend, with a terrific line up of big summer events to entertain the entire family.

Pop legend Tony Hadley

Gold! Tony Hadley supporting Relay for Life

Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley is lending his support to Aylesbury Relay for Life taking place at Aylesbury Rugby Club this weekend.

David Lidington MP

David Lidington column: Bullet holes are reminder of Europe’s recent conflicts

One of the highlights of this year’s Weston Turville fete was the exhibition about the village during the First World War.

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Chris Smith (left) and Sammy Graham from European Astrotech, with Pete and Ros Bangs (right), tenants of The White Swan, Whitchurch

Pint of beer set for lift-off into space

A pint of beer is venturing where no other pint has gone before - into space.

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Notes from St Tiggywinkles: Get involved and look after bald dinosaurs!

So far 2014 is turning out to be a year of plenty on the wildlife front.

Catherine Stoker

Education Eye: Tips to help your child settle into senior school

Here are 10 things to do this summer, so your child is ready to hit the ground running when they move up to senior school.

The new dual recycling bins which have appeared in Aylesbury town centre

Eco friendly recycling bins pop up in the town centre

Bins that have a special recycling compartment appeared in Aylesbury town centre this week.

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Police smashed the door of a flat at the Serpentine, Oxford Road, Aylesbury during a drugs raid

Teenagers bailed after morning drugs raid

Three teenagers were bailed after police raided a property and found controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

David Lidington presents Jask to Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron thrilled to receive inventor’s boardgame

A boardgame created by an Aylesbury inventor has been presented to Prime Minister David Cameron – who said he looked forward to playing it with his children.

Firefighters want to remind residents about shed safety

Shed safety in question after blaze damaged two homes

Firefighters are launching a safety campaign after a shed blaze damaged two homes and threatened another pair.

Paedophile Richard Tattam from North Marston

Paedophile avoids sentencing after social services delay

A paedophile who admitted sexually abusing two young girls has avoided being sentenced for his crimes because of a delay with Thames Valley social services.

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From left: Sue Collins, Shitijj Kapur, Chris Wiscarson and Aanya Kapur

Employment boost for pupils at new school

A work experience programme to get teenagers with special needs into employment will be launched in a £9.5 million building.

A section of the East West Rail line

New rail link could result in the closure of several rights of way

The new East West Rail line being built between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes could result in the closure of several rights of way across the track.

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Burglars from other towns are targetting homes in the Vale

Burglars from other towns are travelling into Aylesbury to commit their crimes police claimed this week.

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Forum members have called for clarity after householder had had their blue bins left unemptied and rejected

Call for clarity after householders have blue bins rejected

Calls for clarity on what should be put in blue recycling bins echoed around a community forum.

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The Exchange Street roundabout

Grot spot initiative to target Aylesbury roundabouts

Plans are in place to tidy up a raft of disheveled roundabouts as part of a ‘grot spot’ initiative.

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Police

Police focussing efforts on violent crime

Thames Valley Police is focusing its efforts on reducing violent crime in Aylesbury Vale.

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