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Fears HS2 mitigation and compensation could be squeezed in cost cutting drive

There are fears HS2 compensation and mitigation could be squeezed after cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Haywood began looking at ways to cut its £55bn cost.

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Official opening of Art of Islam exhibition in Aylesbury PNL-160305-153431001

Kuwati ambassador opens major Islamic exhibition in Aylesbury

The Kuwaiti Ambassador, Khaled al Duwaisan, formally launched the Art of Islam festival at Aylesbury’s County Museum in front of 150 guests.


Child car seats urgently recalled amid safety fears

Parents have been advised to stop using certain Mamas & Papas car seats following tests which showed that they may not protect children during a crash.

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Every step counts for Liz on Lap Of Honour fundraiser

A former nurse is to raise funds by walking one step for every person with dementia in the UK.

1st Aylesbury Guides  Lauren Bye, Rebecca Lee & Marisa Walker with their Baden-Powell Challenge Awards

1st Aylesbury Guides presented with highest awards

Three members of the 1st Aylesbury Guides, Lauren Bye, Rebecca Lee and Marisa Walker, all aged 14, were presented with the Baden-Powell Challenge Award during an English themed evening held on Monday, April 25.

Recruits of Douglas Intake grauate on parade at RAF Halton.

Ombudsman reviews parade at graduation ceremony

The Service Complaints Ombudsman, Nichola Williams, visited RAF Halton to act as reviewing officer for the graduation parade of 567 Douglas Intake.

Artist Margaret Mee wth daughter Isabel

Toddler puts art into new perspective

Artist Margaret Mee unveils works in digital and mixed media during an exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery in Wendover until May 31.

Peter Costello, Heart of Bucks CEO, presents a cheque to Nicole Palmer, from the Alzheimers Society.

£7k to boost Alzeimer’s Society befriending scheme

More than £7,000 has been donated to the Alzheimer’s Society for its Buckinghamshire Befriending Scheme.

Wareham, Dorset

Brits unfamiliar with UK scenery

Despite being home to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, people in the UK are unaware of some of the most stunning locations throughout the rest of the country.


A legendary Legend... Zelda

Nintendo announce release date for next gen console

Gaming giant Nintendo have confirmed that their next generation games console - codenamed Nintendo NX - will be released in March next year.

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Most people will be struck down with the norovirus five times in their lifetime (Photo: Getty Images) NNL-160428-112854001

Four million people struck by norovirus every year

Four million people in Britain come down with the norovirus “winter vomiting bug” each year – at a cost of more than £700m to society, not to mention the considerable personal discomfort.

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The Barber Shop, Buckingham, new premises in Market Hill. Mick Gibson, proprietor.

Buckingham turns over a new loaf

Buckingham is turning over a new loaf with the opening of a much sought-after bakery in the town centre – but will it be a cut above the competition?

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Countdown to Race for Life at Waddesdon

The countdown is on to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Waddesdon Manor.

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Bucks goes to the polls in PCC election

It’s almost time to go to the polls and vote for who you would like to be Bucks’ next police and crime commissioner.


Edinburgh is the most popular destination for UK holidays

Revealed: The UK’s hottest tourist destinations

Edinburgh has been voted the UK’s top tourist spot for 2016.


Joann Pollock complaining that drivers have no idea how to act when passing horses on the road. Lucy Corroon (7) on Halle; Lauren Hamilton on Merlin; Sophie Corroon (10) on Coco. NNL-160428-110627001

Horse road safety campaign gathers momentum

A campaign to make drivers more aware of issues around the safety of horses and riders on the roads is gathering momentum, as petrol pump advertising for the British Horse Society’s Dead Slow campaign is rolled out across major supermarkets.


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The 20 modern worries for parents

Having perfect Instagram pictures and well-travelled children are among the top 20 modern-day pressures facing parents, new research reveals.


Vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Sir Anthony Seldon. Copyright: Tom Pilston

University comes top in student satisfaction ranks

The University of Buckingham has topped student satisfaction and staff-student ratio rankings ahead of all other universities in the country - including Oxford and Cambridge.

New lambs let out to graze for the summer.  Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: Capturing the birth of a lamb on film

For some years my family and I have made short videos for YouTube about life on a typical English family farm. I do the filming, my son does the editing, and the stars are of course the animals, the machinery and the guys who work on the farm.

Appeal after dad’s asbestos death

A devastated family is appealing to former workers from William Press & Sons Ltd in the Aylesbury area to help them find out where their father was exposed to deadly asbestos.

Scientists have come up with a lost sock formula

VIDEO: Scientists unravel the mystery of why socks go missing video

Scientists have unravelled the mystery of why socks go missing -- and developed a formula to predict the chances of socks straying.

'Betting shops make you fat' says health official

Betting shops make you fat, says health official

A prominent health official has said that it is not fast food that is the biggest cause of obesity - but BETTING SHOPS.

Roaming abroad is cheaper as of today

Sun, sea and cheaper roaming charges from Saturday

If you’re heading to the continent for a short break this bank holiday weekend - good news! From Saturday 30 April EU regulations mean it will cost you less to use your smartphone outside the UK.


Walker, Sid Hall is 100 years old, pictured with some of his friends from the Buckingham and District Walking Club and Winslow Ramblers and seated, left, Marian Hodges and middle, Jennifer McCallan, his daughters.

‘He’s got a lot of get up and go’: Rambler turns 100

A 100 year old who regularly rambles around Buckingham has had a week of celebrations with four separate parties.


Plan ahead: Here’s where you’ll find roadworks in Bucks

Next week, as part of the Capital Maintenance Programme, Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work at the following locations:

Will Welch

Chef fighting for his life after fall in Peru

The former chef of The White Hart in Buckingham is fighting for his life after falling from a roof in Peru.

They've cute, but stay safe. Pic from ActionFraud

Pet fraud warning over fake puppies and kittens for sale

A national fraud agency is warning animal lovers after a spate of fake pets for sale online.


Travis Perkins has been fined �2m after the death of a customer

Travis Perkins fined £2 million after death of customer

A leading builders’ retailer has been fined £2 million following the death of a customer in an “accident waiting to happen”.


Call to microchip cats just like dogs

Call to microchip cats

A call is being made for cats to be microchipped - just like dogs.

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MP JOHN BERCOW COLUMN: “I am not campaigning on the EU but I want a strong debate”

Both in Westminster, and across the country, the word of the moment is undoubtedly ‘Europe’. 
As readers will now know, a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday 23rd June and campaigning for both sides is well underway.



Rise in reported rape and domestic abuse incidents in Aylesbury Vale

Reported crimes in Aylesbury Vale have risen in some areas according to Thames Valley Police’s latest crime figures.

David Bowie memorial event held under the Arches in Aylesburys market square - pictured is David Stopps- Friars founder PNL-160116-211332009

Bowie statue moves step closer

The campaign for a work of art memorial sculpture to David Bowie continued this week with a presentation to the district council and a 
potential new site.

Nevaeh Perry-Bartlett with baby Kealan

Hospital kicked mum and tot ‘into the rain’

A pregnant woman and her toddler son were left stranded at a hospital without coats or shoes and told to find their own way home.


The trial took place at Aylesbury Crown Court

Aylesbury pervert jailed after sex assault on child

A pervert from Aylesbury who sexually assaulted a young girl has been jailed as police commended the victim for her bravery.

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File photo dated 24/04/2005 of a River Cam punt passing Cambridge University's Kings college chapel and Clare college. Oxford and Cambridge came under renewed attack today for failing to recruit more working-class students. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 15 2007. Labour's favourite think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), said the two ancient universities were unlikely to reach their targets for widening access until 2016. See PA story EDUCATION Oxbridge. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire B40806171192266079A

Inmates study criminology at Vale prison

Prisoners are studying with Cambridge University criminology students as part of a ground-breaking project.

View from the roof of Fairfax House, with thanks to the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. Looking across to the Bucks County Council (BCC) tower PNL-140314-172523001

Two thirds of councillors snub training in spotting child abuse signs

In the week that seven more men were charged with sexual offences against a young girl in Bucks, it has been revealed that a number of councillors failed to attend a top-level training session on spotting signs of abuse.


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PCC CANDIDATE PROFILE: Labour’s Laetisia Carter

Public service is the name of the game for Labour candidate Laetisia Carter.

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UKIP candidate, and father-of-three Lea Trainer belives the role of the PCC is to be the voice of the people.

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Jail for man who stabbed paramedic who was trying to help him

A man who stabbed the ambulance crew member that was trying to help him has been jailed.

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‘Brad Pitt filming at RAF Halton’

The Bucks Herald were tipped off by an anonymous source this week that Hollywood legend Brad Pitt has been filming for a new movie on the RAF Halton base.

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‘Significant’ player in Bucks drug dealing scene is snared by police

A ‘significant’ dealer in the Buckinghamshire drugs scene has been jailed for five years after a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Remember the names, from left, Bevan Hill, Joe Fuller, Nathan McPartlan, Will Griffiths

Everyone’s talking about the White Elephant in the room

Following in the animal prints of the Arctic Monkeys and Foals are White Elephant - the best young band in Bucks.

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Help needed to fund coding tool

A village-based tech brand has developed ‘the ultimate coding gadget’ in an attempt to bring coding to the masses and are now fundraising to take it to market.


The Scouts in Aylesbury's Market Square during the parade. Picture by Maurice Cousins.

Activities and parade on St George’s Day

There was fun for all the family in Aylesbury on Saturday as the town celebrated St George’s Day.

Haddenham Bell Ringers ringing a quarter peal to mark HM The Queen's 90th birthday. Image courtesy of haddenham.net.

WITH VIDEO: Happy birthday Your Majesty - Bellringers mark the big day

Haddenham Bellringers rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday April 21.

The stolen war medals

Police say war medals stolen in Devon could have been sold in Aylesbury

Police are trying to trace a number of war medals that have been stolen from a Devon home and may have been sold in Aylesbury.

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Why the BHS collapse is a wake-up call for Marks & Spencer

Hundreds of stores the length and breadth of the country and a high-profile presence on our high streets for decades, yet fighting a worrying decline in sales and stalked by the sense that it has been too slow to recognise the true scale of the internet revolution.


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Teenage girl ‘grabbed around throat’ during sexual assault at village park say police

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted in a park next to Creslow Way in Stone on Monday afternoon, police have reported.

Prime Minister David Cameron with Daniel and Stephanie Hares, owners of Buckmoorend Farm Shop in Butlers Cross

Farm shop welcomes its most famous customer yet

A farm shop in Butlers Cross which opened last month has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron for the first time.

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