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Police step up patrols after boy, 9, sexually assaulted in Aylesbury

A nine-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in Aylesbury by a pervert who then drove off in a car.

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Thai restaurant plan for former antiques shop in Wendover

The former Sally Turner Antiques shop in Wendover could be turned into a Thai restaurant, subject to planning approval.

Drink drive limits around Europe differ from those in England and Wales

Decision not to lower drink-drive limit “astonishing” say alcohol safety experts

Following the Department for Transport’s announcement that they have no immediate plans to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to the same as Scotland’s, alcohol safety experts have responded to the news as “astonishing” and stated that the Department for Transport is ignoring the facts.

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Cheddington WI - Secretary Lorraine Firmin and President Irene Johnston  are helping raise awareness of climate change

Cheddington WI give their hearts for climate change!

Cheddington Women’s Institute are Sharing the Love with villagers tomorrow (Saturday) by inviting them to join them at the Millennium Oak on the Village Green where they will be hanging Green Hearts to raise awareness about climate change.

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Burglar jailed after Crimewatch appeal

A serial burglar who targeted the elderly has been jailed following an appeal on television show Crimewatch.

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Figures reveal men in Bucks seeking help for child porn addiction

Nineteen men from Bucks have contacted a charity helpline in a 12 month period to get help with their attraction to sexual images of children.

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Learn cookery techniques at Waddesdon Manor

Cookery enthusiasts have the chance to join the skilled team of chefs and bakers at Waddesdon Manor for a series of cookery school demonstrations in the manor restaurant.

12 year old Jamie Franceschini who will be representing Great Britain at the World Cup Stacking Championships in Germany

With amazing video: Aylesbury’s speedy cup stacker Jamie, 12, earns British call-up for world champs

A schoolboy from Aylesbury says he is targeting a medal as he prepares to represent Great Britain at the World Cup Stacking Championships.

Darren Lyon, headteacher of Sir Thomas Fremantle School at the new site

Finally! Green light for £10m Sir Thomas Fremantle School

The long wait is over for the Sir Thomas Fremantle after the green light was given for work to start on its very own building and sports hall.

Gravitational wave astronomy, observing ripples in space-time, could be used to study before seen cataclysmic events, such as this artists rendition of a binary-star merger. Photo: NASA.

UK university helps make one of the biggest space discoveries of all time

Scientists at Sheffield University have helped to make one of the biggest space discoveries of all time which looks set to herald a new type of astronomy and unlock wonders of the universe.

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Gravitational wave astronomy, observing ripples in space-time, could be used to study before seen cataclysmic events, such as this artists rendition of a binary-star merger. Photo: NASA.

Trauma sufferers will ‘thrive not just survive’

Trauma survivors will be taught to ‘thrive not just survive’ thanks to an innovative new venture.

Gravitational wave astronomy, observing ripples in space-time, could be used to study before seen cataclysmic events, such as this artists rendition of a binary-star merger. Photo: NASA.

Sculptor’s grand plans for public work of art to remember ‘chameleon’ David Bowie

Plans for a ‘multifaceted work of art’ to remember David Bowie and Aylesbury’s musical legacy are underway.

Queen Elizabeth II greets wellwishers in  Aylesbury town centre, Friday May 10, 2002.

Free entertainment for Aylesbury parties celebrating Queen’s birthday

If you are planning to hold a street party or community event to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday, Aylesbury Town Council can help you.

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“Aylesbury Vale District Council is teaching other authorities how to thrive”

We’re delighted to be welcoming nearly 200 delegates from councils across the country to our Gateway offices tomorrow for a conference about transforming public services.

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Letters round-up: East-West rail, bird mess, Southcourt, Valentines, ADOS and attack on rights

There’s plenty of issues raised in this week’s round-up from the Herald letters pages...

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Aylesbury Magistrates Court to shut down

Aylesbury Magistrates Court is to close.

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Food of love on discount as oysters sell for 25p at supermarket

A supermarket chain is selling oysters - a known romantic stimulant - at the same price of a cod fish finger in the run up to Valentine’s day.

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Bucks leader warns government’s £9m cash boost won’t prevent services being cut as Labour blasts ‘Tory buy-off’

The leader of Bucks County Council has warned a £9m cash boost from the government is not enough to avoid drastic cutbacks to services.

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Court round-up: Thief stole £44 worth of Lynx deodrant from Fairford Leys Co-op

A woman who stole £44 worth of Lynx deodrant appears in this week’s round-up from Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.

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“A moral victory” Malcolm stands down from hunger strike protest

Hunger striker Malcolm Potts has stood down from his protest outside Aylesbury Police Station.

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Hampden Fields map, released February 2016 (OS data licence number: AL100012293.  Copyright: SLR Consulting Ltd)

“Opposition to Hampden Fields is futile – and we need the infrastructure”

Plans for 3,000 new homes near Aylesbury could provide essential infrastructure and opposing them is ‘futile’.

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Survey asks lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents for their experiences in Bucks

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents are being asked to complete a survey about their experiences.

Aylesbury United's Delphian League winning team from 1954. Geoff Halward is pictured back row, second from left

Tributes to double-winning Aylesbury United football captain who played with Stanley Matthews

A former captain of Aylesbury United Football Club who played alongside Sir Stanley Matthews has died.

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Morrisons and Asda were worst performers over Christmas

Asda and Morrisons were the worst performers over Christmas and New Year as store closures and the success of Aldi and Lidl ate into their market share.

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‘We want a thorough understanding of local issues’: HS2 recruiting ‘go to’ people for communities

A team of ‘dedicated community engagement specialists’ is to be recruited by HS2 Ltd to ‘understand and respond to the views of people’ living along its route.

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Neil set to take over as council’s interim executive

Senior Bucks County Council officer Neil Gibson is set to become interim Chief Executive.

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‘Life or death’ counselling service in Bucks is cut

A youth counselling service which provides a ‘life or death’ support system for vulnerable young people is due to have its funding cut.

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Fantasy is exhibition focus at Obsidian Gallery in Stoke Mandeville

A spectacular display of beautiful and stunningly executed myth and folklore inspired drawings form an art exhibition that opens on Friday (February 12).

Aylesbury Methodist Church in Buckingham Street is hosting an HS2 information event

HS2 hosting information event

HS2 Ltd are holding a community information event at Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre in Buckingham Street between 2pm and 8pm on Tuesday February 23.

Mix 96 pancake race winners Noodle Nation with the station's breakfast presenters Darren Scott and Katy Brown.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Mix 96 pancake race

Noodle Nation had a reason to celebrate this morning (Tuesday) after winning the Mix 96 pancake race for the fourth year in a row.

The annual Rotary technology competition, held at Aylesbury College - The Cottesloe School teams work on getting their design perfect

PICTURE SPECIAL: Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds technology tournament

Pupils from four schools across Aylesbury Vale have taken part in a technology tournament.

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Man jailed for rape of woman in Buckingham which left victim with bite marks all over her body

A sex fiend has been jailed for seven years after the horrific rape of a woman in Buckingham which left her with bruising and bite marks all over her body.

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Three supermarkets recall cheese due to presence of Listeria bacteria

Three retailers in a week have recalled a Camembert product due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

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Hampden Fields map, released February 2016 (OS data licence number: AL100012293.  Copyright: SLR Consulting Ltd)

Plans for 3,000 homes and Southern Link Road submitted to council

Revised proposals for 3,000 new homes on the fringes of Aylesbury have been submitted to the district council – twelve months after the original plans were thrown out by a government inspector.

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Marillion set for return to Aylesbury Friars

Aylesbury’s very own rock heroes Marillion will play their first date in the town for three years when they return to Friars at the Waterside Theatre in November.

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Tree falls down outside Aylesbury home during stormy weather

A tree fell down outside the back door of a house in Aylesbury yesterday afternoon (Monday).

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Waste is processed at the energy from waste plant

Controversial £275m energy plant starts processing waste

Bucks’ controversial £275m energy from waste plant has finally started generating power after years of opposition to the project.

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Crowbar wielding robbers attempt to break into Winslow Co-Op

Police are hunting for three people who attempted to break into the Co-Op store in Winslow High Street last night (Sunday).

Crash on Upper Icknield Way, near Aston Clinton, February 8 2016. Photo by Anthony Davison-Hoult

Road closed after lorry overturns near Aston Clinton

A busy main road is expected to be closed for several hours after a lorry overturned this morning.

Buzzword students Katia Pazik, Felicity McCourt, Subul Lodi and Beatrice Law

Audio magazine created by students to help children

Three Aylesbury High School year 13 students have developed an audio magazine to help children with special needs.

Bird mess on a car caused by pigeons in the tree which can be seen in the reflection

Pigeon mess from tree on Aylesbury street is ‘breaching human rights’

Pigeons living in a tree along an Aylesbury street are causing ‘continuous distress’ to residents and breaching their ‘human rights’ with their ‘excessive’ amount of mess.

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Dancer Jasmine Swain from Winslow who is appearing in Gangsta Granny Live On Stage! at Milton Keynes Theatre

Dancer will shine on stage in Gangsta show

A young dancer will appear in a solo spot in the stage production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny Live On Stage! Jasmine Swain, 19, sent an audition video and head shots to The Birmingham Stage Company, who are producing the show, and heard just before Christmas that she had the part.

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How you could save £250 from your next council tax bill...

The latest addition to the Aylesbury Vale District Council website, Aylesbury Vale My Account, has now reached over 10,000 users in the three months since its launch.

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Haddenham Hoofers. Picture: Haddenham.net

Colourful dancers celebrate with invitation to join the team

The colourful and talented Haddenham Hoofers have celebrated their 25th anniversary and are inviting more people to join them in dancing.

Recycling inspires artists for exhibition

Students from John Colet School, Wendover, welcomed visitors to a public art exhibition at Queens Park Centre in Aylesbury.

Fund helps with refurb

A communal lounge at The Masonic Housing Association (MHA) sheltered home at Prebendal Close, Aylesbury, is much more comfortable following refurbishment of furniture.

Beauty and the Beast at Stowe

Charming musical of Belle at Stowe

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is one of the most beautiful and best loved of their animated films.

Grasps Bucks autism support group celebrates its 300th member - co founders Clare Samways, front left, and Shoshana Willetts, front right.

GRASP reaches out to 300th member

A volunteer run, autism family support group is celebrating welcoming its 300th member after just a couple of years since it started.

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Support group for people facing macular degeneration

A support group is being launched in Aylesbury to help people affected by macular degeneration.

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Cider maker recalls perry due to glass fragments

A cider maker has recalled batches of perry as they may contain small fragments of glass at the bottom of the bottle.

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