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David Lidington MP visits Cyfor. From the left, Michelle Bowman, senior forensic investigator, Adrian Wood, head of investigations and David Lidington

Lab tackles cycber criminals (and infamous Jeremy Clarkson video)

A digital forensics firm with a branch in Aylesbury is at the heart of bringing cyber criminals to justice.

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Labour Party rally in Friars Square, Aylesbury, 1970

Archive: Heckles at open air Labour Party meeting in Friars Square

An open air meeting was held in Friars Square by Aylesbury Labour Party ahead of the election in 1970.

April 1948

Archive: Regiment granted freedom of town

In April 1948 the Bucks and Oxford Light Infantry was granted freedom of entry to the borough of Aylesbury.

Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children's Services

“Can you make a difference to a vulnerable child’s life?”

It’s a sobering fact that more than 50 per cent of children in care in Buckinghamshire have to be placed with families outside this county.


Notes from St Tiggywinkles: Water feature was a real stick in the mud!

On building the Hospital back in 1991 I just had to design water features serving important facilities for the birds and amphibians that passed through as patients.

Clocks go back this weekend

Don’t get caught out this weekend! Remember clocks Spring forward

Don’t get caught out this weekend – it’s time to change the clocks again for the arrival of British Summer Time (BST).


Clocks go forward at 1am on Sunday

Don’t get caught out tomorrow morning, as the clocks go forward for British Summer Time (BST).

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Letters round-up: “Cinema incident was not racist, just human nature”

Last week’s letter criticising cinema-goers for being prejudiced is an over reaction, according to our correspondents.

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Butcher Simon Parminter - who is retiring - pictured at his shop in Haddenham

Farewell to retiring butcher who was one of first boys to study cookery at Mandeville School

Standing six feet, seven inches tall, with a rotund figure and a very friendly smiling face, Simon Parminter is the perfect image of a traditional butcher.

December 1931

Back in Time: Jury out on amateur dramatics

On Wednesday December 9, 1931 there was a performance of two musical plays , Trial by Jury and The Pirates of Penzance at Aylesbury Town Hall.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph star Chris Kayson can’t wait for Waterside home town show

A multi-talented theatre star, who learns the roles of every cast member is looking forward to performing in his home town.

Farmer Jonty Stalker driving his vintage post-war grey Massey Ferguson

Farming Matters: Searching for old tractors

A few weeks ago I wrote about a competition currently running to find the oldest working tractor.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Budget

During the Chancellor’s tongue in cheek Budget speech last Wednesday I was in the Mix 96 Studio offering live commentary on what it meant for us here in Bucks.

Barbara Shaw's Claydon House

Self taught textile artist is new artist-in-residence for Claydon House

A self-taught textile artist who creates ‘paintings’ by hand stitching pieces of fabric together is this year’s artist in residence at Claydon House.

Some of the cast of the Bravo 22 Theatre Company's production of Contact at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Inspirational forces theatre project opens at the Waterside

A ground-breaking theatre project which helps armed forces veterans has opened at The Waterside Theatre.

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New chief constable confirmed

The new chief constable has been confirmed at Thames Valley Police.

BCC Cllr Lin Hazell

‘No quick fixes’ says children’s services boss as critical report is published

‘There are no quick fixes’ says the head of Bucks children’s services following a government report published yesterday (Thursday).

The ASM Stadium, Thame

Aylesbury United announce groundshare with Thame for the next two seasons

Aylesbury United have this morning signed an agreement with Thame Football Partnership to play their home fixtures for the next two seasons at the ASM Stadium.


Kenneth Constable pictured with the medals he received at the end of the Second World War

Daughter pays tribute to her dad - a much-loved war hero

A war hero who lied about his age so that he could fight the Nazis died after falling off a chair and injuring his hip, an inquest has heard.

Wheelpower Inter Spinal Unit Games, April 2014. Stoke Mandeville Stadium. PNL-150326-173446001

Webb Ellis Cup to visit Stoke Mandeville in rugby tour

The most sought-after prize in world rugby will visit Stoke Mandeville Stadium during the trophy tour this summer.

The Little Italy coffee cup rose to 1,005ft above the Earth on a weather balloon, before it burst and began freefalling at speeds of 150mph

This cup of coffee is out of this world!

An espresso coffee bar firm sent one of its cups into outer space as a quirky way of celebrating its 10th year in business.


Some of the cast of the Bravo 22 Theatre Company's production of Contact at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Make Contact with this moving military show

The cast of a ground-breaking theatre production which shares stories of life in the forces are preparing for their first performance in front of an audience tonight.

Sharon Soanes and her dog Floyd who was attacked by a Staffordshire bull cross in Aylesbury

Owner calls for a change to the law after her dog is attacked

A woman whose pet was viciously attacked by another dog is calling for a change in the law to help dog owners.

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Keith Taylor (near back, white shirt), at the House of Commons with celebrities who attended the briefing. Front from left: Lesley Nicol, Peter Egan (both actors in Downton Abbey), David Mills (conservationist and partner of Dame Judi Dench) and Dame Judi Dench.

Dame Judi Dench and Downton Abbey stars support father’s campaign to stop illegal dog meat trade in Vietnam

A father-of-two who runs a consultancy business has lobbied MPs on an issue close to his heart thanks to the support of Dame Judi Dench and stars from a popular TV costume drama.

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iMac, TV and Xbox among items stolen in burglaries

Electronic items including an iMac and televisions have been stolen in two burglaries which police believe are linked.

Sussex Police

Six of every seven burglaries unsolved

Police have failed to comment after it was revealed that more than 85 per cent of burglaries go unsolved.


Nash Park travellers site. Murder inquiry

Murder charge over death of Adam Fanelli at Nash traveller site

A 33-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Adam Fanelli on a traveller site in Nash.

View, Magistrates Court sign, in Aylesbury

Court round-up: Teenager attacked Aylesbury prison officers

A teenager who assaulted two prison officers appears in this week’s round-up from Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.

Upholsterers of Richard III's throne at Chilton. From left, Tony Coleman,Jane Margan, Paul Margan and Nelio Mendes

Making a throne fit for Richard III’s burial

A firm which produced the leather work for the reception desk at Coca-Cola’s head office is now playing its part in an eagerly-anticipated television spectacle.

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Mohammed Ali Ahmed, who tragically died in a car crash near Wing

Tributes to seven-year-old boy ‘with infectious smile’ who died in bypass crash

The headteacher of a seven-year-old boy from Aylesbury who tragically died in a crash near Wing has paid tribute to the ‘very happy little boy with an infectious smile’.

The Johnston family from Wilstone, near Tring, join other competition winners to meet TV's Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall at Whipsnade Zoo

A really wild day out for the Johnstons

A lucky family from Tring 
enjoyed a grrrr-eat time at Whipsnade Zoo, rubbing shoulders with one of the biggest names in kids’ TV.

Vi Ann Burton

Hospital launches investigation after missing pensioner with dementia found dead

Stoke Mandeville Hospital has launched an investigation after missing elderly dementia patient Violet Burton was found dead.

Spicy Bites, Aylesbury opening. Left, Mohammed Ajmal, right, Mohammed Akmal and middle Aylesbury Mayor Tuffail Hussain with family and friends cutting the ribbon

New kebab shop and ice cream parlour opens opposite Vale Park

A new fast food cafe serving kebabs and ice creams has opened opposite Vale Park.


Susan James, who worked at Chilterns MS Centre

No action to be taken over death of charity worker found six hours after 999 call as inquest records suicide verdict

Police will face no action over the death of charity worker Susan James who was found hanged nearly six hours after she made a 999 call, an inquest heard today.

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Weather Watch: The sun didn’t shine for the eclipse

There was a sense of disappointment on Friday morning as cloudy skies prevented a clear view of the solar eclipse for our area.

Nash Park travellers site. Murder inquiry

Murder arrests over death of dad Adam Fanelli at traveller site

Another two men have been arrested in connection with the death of Adam Fanelli in Nash.

David Lidington

Aylesbury MP David Lidington rejects motion ‘giving legal protection to child abuse whistleblowers’

Civil servants who speak out over historic child abuse will not be given legal protection after MPs including David Lidington rejected a change in the law.


Sanah Hussain

Police ‘extremely concerned’ about missing teenager Sanah Hussain

Police say they are ‘extremely concerned’ for the welfare of a 17-year-old girl who has been missing from her home since Monday night.

Woods was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court

Ten year ban for sex pest who keeps pleasuring himself in pubs

A sex pest has been banned from every pub in the country for ten years.


Computer-generated visuals of HS2

‘It totally vindicates everything we have said’: Lords report slamming HS2 hailed by scheme’s opponents

Campaigners against HS2 have hailed a highly critical House of Lords report which claims the government has not made a convincing case for the £50bn scheme.


Vi Ann Burton

Body found in search for missing OAP

A body found by police officers this morning is believed to be that of missing pensioner Violet Burton.

Conceptual image of HS2

Top HS2 chiefs on more than PM

There are 18 members of staff working for HS2 that earn more than David Cameron.

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Graham Buck was murdered as he came to the aid of a neighbour in Nettleden Road, Little Gaddesden, on July 17, 2013

‘My husband could still be alive today’ – widow of man murdered by convict on day release slams prison protocols

The widow of a man murdered by a convict on day release says her husband could still be alive had prison protocols been more robust.

Peter Preston

Brain injury charity looking for new chairman

A local brain injury charity is on the look-out for a new chairman of trustees.

Stock image of roadside litter

Litter louts costing taxpayers £350,000

Litter louts are costing taxpayers £350,000 a year which could be better spent on frontline services, according to the district council.


Vale Park

Manhunt launched after 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Vale Park

Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in Vale Park on Saturday night.

Joseph Corbould

Knife-wielding robber jailed for ‘callous’ raid on bookies

A robber who threatened staff at a bookmakers with a knife has been jailed for two and a half years.

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Thief damages train station ticket machine

A ticket machine at a train station has been damaged after a thief attempted to break into it.

Singer songwriter Hattie Briggs, 21, with her music producer Peter Waterman

Bucks’ very own music producer Pete Waterman - no, not that one!

A 26-year-old music producer with the same name as the famous Pop Idol judge has scouted out an up and coming singer/songwriter who’s been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent.

An e-fit of a man police want to speak to in connection with an attempted dognapping in Wendover

E-fit of man with teardrop tattoo on his face released in connection with dognapping

Police have released an e-fit of a man with a distinctive tattoo on his face who they want to speak to after a woman was hurt in an attempted dognapping earlier this month.

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