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The entrance to Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Porn addicted gynaecologist who downloaded sick child images ‘may never work again’

A gynaecologist faces professional ruin after he admitted possessing child abuse images.


The Waddesdon Relief Road website set up by Arnold White Estates

Businesses give backing to relief road

Businesses have thrown their weight behind a campaign for a Waddesdon relief road.


Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech in the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London

Queen confirms that HS2 will press on in opening of Parliament speech

The Queen’s speech today confirmed that the newly elected Tory government will push ahead with HS2.

Toby Fairclough

Families urged to talk about drugs following teenager’s death

Parents have been urged to talk to their children about drugs following the tragic death of Vale teenager Toby Fairclough.

Aisling Surguy and her children at a parent and child bay

Comment: “Parent and child parking bays? It’s a matter of respect...”

Our story this week on the mum calling for parking permits to control parent and baby parking bays has already provoked lots of debate online.

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Left to right, Barry Fry, George Best, Andy King, Peter Anderson, Alan West and former Luton Town manager Harry Haslam

Former Hatters midfielder Andy King dies

Former Luton Town player Andy King has died of a heart attack today, aged 58.

The trial is being held at the Old Bailey

Old Bailey trial: ‘Buckingham accused gave girl his number years after alleged assaults’

A Buckingham man charged with the sexual assault of an underage girl appeared at the Old Bailey again this week.

Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Summer really is just round the corner

This weekend marks the meteorological end of spring and there are plenty of signs we’re moving into summer, even if the weather might not be living up to expectations at the moment.

Diagram showing proposed marina at Slapton

Councillors elect to visit site of planned 180-berth marina

Councillors have opted to visit the site of a proposed marina before making a decision on the plans.

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View - Arla megadairy

UPDATED: Bid to relax noise controls around Arla mega dairy site is rejected

Planning chiefs have thrown out an appeal to relax noise control measures around the Arla mega dairy site after developers claimed they are hampering economic growth.


Bedgrove Infant school nursery children take part in sports day races

Picture Special: Kids show their sporty side

Pupils from Bedgrove Infant’s nursery classes showed their sporty side by taking part in the school’s sports day.

Before and after: View from New Road, Weston Turville, just after the Holiday Inn

Plans for 64 homes given green light

Plans for homes near to the Holiday Inn in Weston Turville have been given the go-ahead, subject to technical details being ironed out.

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The trial is being held at the Old Bailey

Bucks social services met with girl after she told teacher about sex with older man, Old Bailey hears

Jurors in the trial of 11 men charged with sex offences against two children have been told one of the girls confided in a teacher that she was having sex with an older man.

Aisling Surguy and her children - Melody four and Isla and Zander (twins), both one - Aisling has started a petition calling for permits for baby car parking spaces - pictured outside Mothercare in Vale Park Drive

UPDATED: Mum calls for permit-system to stop drivers abusing parent and child parking spaces

A furious mum has started a petition calling for parent and child parking bays to be controlled by permits.



Man charged after illegal rave

An Aylesbury man has been charged by police after an illegal rave in Lincolnshire at the weekend.


Two people arrested after kebab shop attack

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault at a kebab shop in Aylesbury.


Man in court after taking pictures of seven-year-old girl in Tesco

An alert shopper in a supermarket caught a man taking photographs of a seven-year-old girl on his mobile phone.



Teen suffers ‘puncture wounds’ during kebab shop attack

A teenager was rushed to hospital after being assaulted by a gang of men in a kebab shop during what police described as a ‘targeted’ attack.

Toby Fairclough

Tribute to ‘brilliant’ teenager who died after ‘digesting substance’

Police have warned about the dangers of illegal drugs following the death of a 17-year-old boy who believed he was taking MDMA.


May 1952

Archive: Crowds for school athletics

Crowds watched as youngsters took part in the Queen’s Park School cross-country in March 1952.

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Lesley Evans with her mare Broughton Morwena

Horse wins award at international show

A horse bred in Aylesbury has won an award at a renowned international horse show.

MP David Lidington with Chiltern Society head of marketing Vicky Blane and secretary David Abbis at Lacey Green Windmill

Windmill open day brings visitors in

More than 200 people, including Aylesbury MP David Lidington, flocked to Lacey Green’s famous windmill and helped the Chiltern Society celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Kandeez Dance students celebrate their success

Principal’s pride after 88 dancers waltz off with top marks

Kandeez Dance is celebrating after all its candidates waltzed off with Honours in their recent examinations.

Princes Risborough North signal box. PNL-150514-161619001

Students protect railway’s history

College students have joined forces with railway enthusiasts to restore one of the largest surviving signal boxes.

John Cooper, from Aylesbury, cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Cycle marathon to help orphanages in India

An Aylesbury man is pedalling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for a charity that helps orphanages in India.

RAF Halton personnel Sergeant Gaz Elliott, who is travelling to Everest base camp, with Squadron Leader Ali Sandeman, and Beau.

Mountain challenge to help train rescue dogs and handlers

A sergeant from RAF Halton has travelled to Everest’s base camp for a mountain challenge to help train rescue dogs and their handlers.

Druid Oak in Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire.

Ancient Druid Oak features in new book on historic trees around the world

An ancient oak in the county features in a new book about ancient trees.

1st Aylesbury Guides Hannah Skinner, Emily Francis and Hannah Walker with their Baden Powell Challenge Awards.

Guides presented with the highest honour

Three members of the 1st Aylesbury (Lady Smyth’s Own) Guide Unit have been presented with the Baden Powell Challenge Award, the highest achievement in the organisation. Pictured from left are Hannah Skinner, Emily Francis and Hannah Walker, all 15, at their presentation on Sunday, May 10. The awards have been made following 18 months of work and the challenge is individual to each guide.

Wear purple and help raise money for Cancer Research UK PNL-150514-161403003

Wear purple and raise money for Cancer Research

Pick out some purple and help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Aylesbury Utd FC Walking Football. Gerry Goss, club captain. PNL-151105-215133009

Walking football? “It’s great – if only I could get a small oxygen tank on my back”

It doesn’t matter how quick the game is. Players want to win.

Bucks UTC students and staff on their cycle ride

Students’ ‘London to Brighton’ ride for disability charity

A team of students beat staff and employer partners of Bucks University Technical College (UTC) in a charity relay cycle ride.

The Lodge at College Farm, Long Crendon - pictured is Claire Morris who runs the facility

FARMING MATTERS: Award nomination for farming links to education

A farmer from the Vale has been shortlisted for an education award.

Air Marshal Sir Colin Terry unveiling a memorial plaque in memory of the crew of a Wellington bomber that crashed in North Marston on January 4, 1945. PNL-150514-140532001

Village honours WWII New Zealand airmen

North Marston has honoured the lives of six airmen who died when their Wellington bomber crashed near the village during a navigation exercise in the Second World War.

Pupils at St Joseph's Catholic Infants held a mufti day to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake fund PNL-150514-171821001

Schools work together for earthquake fund

Two schools in Aylesbury joined together to raise more than £750 to help those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Visitors enjoying the annual Young Farmers Club rally and country show

Half term fun down on the farm

There’s a great chance to round off half term with a family trip to the annual rally and Country Show of Buckinghamshire Young Farmers.

Rotary Interactors from the Princes Risborough School won the national award for Best Interact Charity Project of the year. PNL-150514-152549003

Interactors’ project wins award

The national president of Rotary visited young people to present them with a trophy for the Best Interact Charity Project of the year.

Archive shot of Railex 2011

Thousands expected at model railway exhibition

Thousands of people are expected to visit a model railway exhibition in Aylesbury this weekend.

Martin Tett speaking at the annual council meeting

Are we not Bucks?! Council’s plea to government for more devolved powers

Now that Bucks County Council has joined forces with Oxfordshire and Northants, chiefs are seeking to take on more power from central government.

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Rachel Pitman was crowned Miss Buckinghamshire 2015

Student aims to make a difference after winning Miss Buckinghamshire

A marketing student who says she struggled with a lack of confidence during her teenage years said she was amazed after winning this year’s Miss Buckinghamshire title.

Julie Needle

Julie’s crowned Bucks’ biggest fundraiser

A woman who has raised more than £34,000 for Macmillan since her sister died from breast cancer is celebrating after being crowned a top fundraiser.

Burglary stock photo

Thieves steal mountain and quad bikes after ransacking garage

Thieves have stolen mountain and quad bikes as well as a host of electrical items after ransacking a garage.

Still from the government's drink-driving advert

Comment: “If fear of ruining their lives doesn’t put off drink-drivers, then what will?”

Remember that advert where a guy goes up to a bar and asks for another pint, and the barman then impersonates all the people who would be affected by him getting a drink-driving conviction?

Chaotic scene at Aylesbury Shopping Park where only one ticket machine was working

Letters round-up: ‘Absolute fiasco’ in Argos car park

A reader’s picture showing an enormous queue for parking tickets at Aylesbury Shopping Park features in this week’s letters round-up.


Jaffa the cat was stabbed with a bamboo cane, and RSPCA inspectors want to find out exactly what happened

Did cruel thugs impale kitty with bamboo cane? Owner’s horror as he discovers pet stuck halfway through the cat flap

A horrified cat owner discovered that beloved pet had been impaled by a bamboo cane when it tried to force its way through the cat flap with the stick still inside.


Neil Murray

Black Sabbath star tops bill at school’s music festival

Rock legend Neil Murray, bass guitarist with Whitesnake and Black Sabbath, will be the special guest at a school’s music festival.

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Laptop, cash, watches and clock stolen as thieves ransack home

Thieves have stolen a host of items including a watch with a personal engraving after ransacking a house.

A plane and patch team at work

Extra £3million being ploughed into repairing minor roads

An extra £3 million from county council reserves is being ploughed into resurfacing work on minor roads.


The Buckinghamshire Tornado caused havoc across the county on May 21, 1950. NNL-150521-154211001

Fire service marks 65th anniversary of Buckinghamshire Tornado

Cars, animals and trees were lifted into the area and dropped miles away during a tornado which left a trail of destruction through the region 65 years ago today, Thursday.

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One union cancels bank holiday strike action

One trade union has called off its proposed strike action which was set to take place this weekend, while talks are ongoing with another union.

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  • Aylesbury 5-day weather forecast


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    Friday 29 May

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    Sunday 31 May

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    Monday 1 Jun

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