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Bullet hole graffiti in a Bucks County Council sign post and below bullet holes in a road sign in Ickford

Bullet hunter investigates road sign vandalism in Bucks

Matt Seiber, 59, travels around the country documenting the number of road signs riddled with bullet holes which are caused by what he describes as ‘dangerous individuals’.

Beverley Glock

Azerbaijani adventure for cook school mum

A mum who quit her high-flying job to set up a cookery school has travelled to Azerbaijan to train food teachers over there.

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Court time-wasters targeted by police

Defendants who waste taxpayers money by failing to turn up to court have been targeted in a police operation.

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By-election dates confirmed following resignation of district councillors

By-elections for the vacant seats in the Gatehouse and Southcourt wards in Aylesbury will be held on December 11, it has been confirmed today.

Poster for the World War One propaganda talk at Bucks County Museum

Talk on wartime posters and propaganda coming to museum

A talk on World War One posters and propaganda is being held at the Bucks County Museum on Saturday November 8.

Bubble Wizard

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble with scary entertainment

There’s plenty of free half term fun on offer to keep the kids entertained while they are out of school this week - and at this spooky time of year, some of it is linkedto Halloween.

Winslow's Sir Thomas Fremantle School headteacher Darren Lyon attended the free school reception at Lancaster House in London with Prime Minister David Cameron

Free school head at London bash

A school headmaster was one of more than 200 teachers invited to a London reception to celebrate the success of free schools across the country.

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Andrew Davies has been given a two-year ASBO by magistrates

ASBO for man who constantly lies on the ground and pretends he is injured

A man has been slapped with an ASBO prohibiting him from deliberately lying on the ground and pretending to have an injury as a way of attracting attention.

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Conceptual image of HS2

Watchdog slams government over HS2’s over-inflated benefits

The National Audit Office has criticised the Department for Transport for using over-inflated figures and out-dated reasoning to justify HS2.

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Picture of the Attic Cafe from www.homeandcolonial.co.uk

Jon is on top with new Cafe in the Attic

A married couple have triumphed over strong competition to win the bid to take over a High Street cafe after its unexpected closure earlier this month.

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Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Those fluffy things in the sky are crucial for our climate

At any given time, over 50% of the Earth’s surface is overlain with cloud.

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Man charged over car thefts

A man has been charged with theft after a series of motor vehicle offences.

From left, Jim Harrison, Freddy James, Neil Cox

Band lands itself record deal

The debut single of a fledgling band will be released next summer.

Craig Back (left) and Mark Derriman (right)

Duo jailed for burglary spree

Burglars who raided supermarkets in pursuit of cigarettes have been sentenced to a combined total of 42 months in prison.

MK Dons players at Aylesbury Grammar School ahead of the Aylesbury Big Day

Kids get a super result as footballers come to school

More than 60 schoolchildren have taken part in a football roadshow with MK Dons players at Aylesbury Grammar School.

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Sadie the cat got stuck in the chimney

What a CAT-astrophe! Family pet falls down the chimney and has to be rescued by firemen

A family are counting the cost after their pet cat had to be dug out of their dining room wall after falling down the chimney.

Robert Taft pictured while working for Aylesbury Town Council

Gravedigger accused of burying asbestos in Aylesbury Cemetery to stand trial

A former gravedigger accused of illegally burying hazardous asbestos waste at Aylesbury’s Tring Road Cemetery has pleaded not guilty.

Artist Rita Neligan Medcalf with her painting Crete Cafe Alley

It’s a family affair at sisters’ art exhibition

Five sisters are currently displaying a wide variety of their art in a free show open to all visitors.

Isla with the prototype of her HexCollect game

Could Isla’s game be a big hit with judges?

A little girl’s bright idea for a board game could become a reality.

Isla with the prototype of her HexCollect game

Real-life Willy Wonka invents levitating cocktails – and now he’s working on floating roast dinners video

An inventor who is rivalling Willy Wonka has created a machine which can levitate cocktails– with work now beginning on a floating roast dinner.

Homelessness affects people from all walks of life

Plans in place to help homeless

As the clocks go back and the winter nights draw in, a homeless charity is putting plans in place to help those who will spend the coldest months on the streets.

A sketch of the proposed Kingsbrook development

Have your say on plans for up to 500 new homes near Bierton

An exhibition giving people the chance to share their views on proposals to build up to 500 new homes is being held next month.

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Lewis Hoare

UPDATED: Escaped murderer who killed man mistaken for a paedophile hands himself in

A prisoner serving life for murdering a man falsely accused of being a paedophile has handed himself in after absconding from jail with a fellow inmate.

Aylesbury prison

Prison staff injured after breaking up fight between inmates

Two prison officers were injured after trying to break up an altercation which occurred at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution.

Lip reading tutor Judy Perry

Tutor thanks Herald after lip reading session success

A tutor has thanked the Bucks Herald after Aylesbury’s first ever interactive lip reading workshop was a big success.

The report says millions could be saved by Bucks going unitary

The Great Politician Cull: What scrapping district councils could mean for local councillors, senior managers and you

Up to 200 politicians could lose their jobs if Bucks’ four district councils are scrapped in favour of one single county-wide authority.

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Shining light near you

Work on making streetlights more energy efficient continues across the Vale this week.

HS2 artist's impression

Poll shows 55% of voters oppose HS2 (only Lib Dems seem to like it)

A new opinion poll shows support amongst voters for HS2 is at just 24%, with 55% against the controversial £50bn train line which would cut through Bucks.

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The car parts dumped roadside in Steeple Claydon

Fly-tipper ‘needed space to carry his mates’

A man who dumped car parts at the side of the road to make room for his friends has been ordered to pay more than £1,600.

Mystery woman in Wendover woods

Public reach out to the wild woman in the woods

Concerned members of the public have offered to leave food parcels and clothing out to help a woman living rough in the woods.

Aylesbury NFU branch secretary Mark Wheeler

A new face to help the farmers of the Vale

Farmer’s son Mark Wheeler is looking forward to his new role serving the farmers of the Vale.

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Aylesbury NFU branch secretary Mark Wheeler

Farming Matters: Varied talents of new man

I am pleased to report that I have finally met the new NFU Aylesbury branch secretary Mark Wheeler.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: It’s still a scary world

The local economic news in Bucks looks pretty good by most all global comparisons.

Catherine Stoker

Education Eye: Benefits of mixed sex schools

When talking about co-education, it’s tricky not to just state the blindingly obvious – as part of growing up, youngsters must learn to thrive among colleagues and friends of both sexes.

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1976

Archive: Kids have a lucky escape

These children playing in Jansel Square, Bedgrove had a lucky escape in June 1976.

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Vicky Mulholland with husband John and their baby daughter Holly

Mum speaks up to highlight taboo topic of bowel disease

A mum-of-one who suffers from ulcerative colitis is organising a charity fundraiser spread the word about the condition.

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Roger Hawes

The Big Debate: Scrapping councils to save money

This week we feature a number of opinions on whether Bucks should go unitary...

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Market Square, Aylesbury, 1908

Back in Time: Pretty scene in the square after snow

This beautiful view of Aylesbury’s Market Square was taken on Sunday 26th April 1908.

Peter Preston

“Brain injury survivors are not alone – we’re here to help”

Most people think that suffering a serious illness will never happen to them or that being struck down in the prime of life is a problem they are never going to have to face – and for most people that is true.

A tomb at St Nicholas Church at Nether Winchendon is opened, thanks to a Lottery grant - the event was watched by pupils of Dinton and Cuddington C of E School

Three centuries of secrets uncovered in tombs project video

The stone lids of three crumbling tombs have been lifted for the first time in 300 years thanks to a £14,900 National Lottery grant.

Rare breeds farm dream a reality after 38 years

A journey lasting almost 40 years has finally come to fruition with the opening of the Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre.

David Humpston, right, with Peter Jones

Teenage entrepreneur shortlisted for £3,000 business prize

A former Aylesbury Grammar School student has been shortlisted alongside just six other young people for a business award in which he could win £3,000.

Sassy girl group M.O have been making waves on the music circuit. From left: Frankee Connolly, Nadine Samuels and Annie Ashcroft

Our Nadine walks the red carpet at MOBO awards

An R&B singer who grew up in Aylesbury rubbed shoulders with other stars on the red carpet at the MOBO awards on Wednesday night.

Sassy girl group M.O have been making waves on the music circuit. From left: Frankee Connolly, Nadine Samuels and Annie Ashcroft

Woman who starved pet Labrador banned from keeping animals

A ‘lovely sweet natured dog’ was cruelly starved by his owner a court heard this week.

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Miracle On 34th Street

Christmas comes early to the Waterside with Miracle on 34th Street

A stage show based on one of the most popular and best loved festive films of all time comes to the Waterside on Monday, November 3.

Van fire in Longcroft Road Wendover (picture sent in by an onlooker)

Lorry bursts into flames on country road

The driver of a lorry had to run for his life after it burst into flames.

Nurse Shelly Wade administers the flu jab to Councillor Patricia Birchley at Wendover Health Centre

Flu jabs offered at pharmacies for first time

Pharmacies are joining doctors surgeries in offering free flu jabs to those at risk for the first time this winter.

Peter Robinson, who was a founding trustee of the Princes Centre in Princes Risborough

Peter Robinson obituary: ‘He was a remarkable man’

A town is mourning the loss of a much-loved community stalwart and former RAF Squadron Leader who was named in the Queen’s honours list earlier this year.

Sisters bring great events to life

Two sisters with backgrounds in major event planning and television have started their own events management business.

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