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Picture special: How brilliant was that polar bear in Aylesbury’s Santa Parade?!

A scarily realistic polar bear was one of many wonderful sights during Aylesbury’s annual Santa’s parade on Sunday.

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Man shot in leg during firearms incident

A man was shot in the leg at a house in Aylesbury yesterday morning (Sunday) during what police are treating as a firearms incident.

The King's Head pub in Aylesbury

King’s Head offers chance to go around Britain in a pint of beer

New ‘beer flights’ are being launched at The King’s Head pub in Aylesbury giving you the chance to sample different flavours from around the country in just one drink.

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Luton pair charged after burglary spree across Aylesbury

Two men have been charged after seven burglaries and four attempted break-ins across Aylesbury last year.

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‘Trailblazing’ rent scheme approved by council chiefs

A ground-breaking pilot scheme to help people suffering a short-term housing crisis has been backed by County Council chiefs.

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Emergency services attending crash at Tring Hill

Police and the ambulance services are attending a crash at Tring Hill in Aston Clinton.

Cllr Allison Harrison, centre, at the Mayor's Carol Service. Picture by Maurice Cousins

Join together with Aylesbury Town Mayor to celebrate start of Christmas

At the start of the festive season there is a chance for everyone in the area to gather together at the annual Mayor’s Carol Service.

Shoppers are snubbing the high street and buying online

Bargain hunters snub high street ahead of Cyber Monday

Britain’s bargain hunters have been snubbing the high street this weekend and will splash their cash online instead, a new survey has found.


Christmas is a time for giving, but many families find it difficult getting through the festive period without an argument Image - Shutterstock

Top five Christmas disputes between parents revealed

A child’s different new haircut and the introduction of a new partner are two of the most contentious issues when it comes to causing disputes between parents in the run-up to Christmas.


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Take that back please - Take That DVD recalled

Take That’s latest DVD release - Take That Live 2015 - has been removed from sale after complaints from fans that the video contained a glitch.


Tom Cackett, NFU county adviser for Berks, Bucks and Oxon

FARMING MATTERS: HS2 deals low blow to farms

Glorious Hartwell House was the setting for the AGM of Aylesbury NFU, and the meal cooked by head chef Daniel Richardson and his team was, as always, superb.

Washing machine habits revealed

Women more hygienic than men when it comes to underwear

More than a quarter of British men wear their underpants more than once before washing them, new research has revealed.


Early humans are thought to have spread across the world due to disputes, credit - Shutterstock

Humans have always hated each other - that’s why we’re so successful

Human beings spread rapidly across the world because they were falling out with each other, an academic has suggested.


GPs must tell the DVLA if a patient continues to drive when they are not medically fit, the General Medical Council (GMC) has said.

GPs should report medically unfit drivers to DVLA, says GMC

The General Medical Council has insisted that GPs report patients who are medically unfit to drive to the DVLA.

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Back in Time: Cambridge Street is the backdrop for car advert

This photograph is from an advertising card of Lester & Sons carriage works and coach builders.

The Arla megadairy in Aston Clinton

UPDATED: Worker dies at Arla megadairy

Arla has expressed its sadness after a worker died at its dairy in Aston Clinton.

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Tango as you’ve never seen it before

The Last Tango, reviewed by Hannah Richardson.

A yellow weather warning is in place for Monday

WEATHER WARNING: Strong winds forecast throughout the weekend

The Met Office is warning of a blustery weekend ahead across the UK.


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Woman in court over death of Kings Langley teacher in Aston Clinton road collision

A woman has appeared in court charged with causing the death by careless driving of Mairead Boucherat on Tring Hill.

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Brewery which runs King’s Head in Aylesbury fears HS2 could make them go out of business

The brothers behind the award-winning Chiltern Brewery fear HS2 could cause them to go out of business, MPs have heard.


Black Friday at the Friars Square shopping centre in Aylesbury

Black Friday fizzles in Aylesbury town centre

Scenes of eager shoppers wrestling for flat screen TVs and mobile phones have not been repeated by Aylesbury shoppers this year.

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Monster sprouts are coming to a supermarket near you

Monster-sized sprouts are about to fill supermarket shelves near you.


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Unleaded to drop below £1 per litre as Asda slash prices

Asda has announced that it will be knocking 4 pence per litre off fuel for three days this weekend meaning unleaded prices drop below the £1 mark to 99.7 pence per litre.


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Top 5 tips for Black Friday success video

Gone are the days when you had to queue outside shops on Boxing Day and fight your way through the crowds to get the best of the year’s bargains.

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John Bercow: My thoughts with Paris attacks survivors and victims

Nobody will be oblivious to the appalling terror attacks in Paris earlier this month.

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This is where your fee for the Friars Square grotto goes

This is the sweet little boy who has inspired Friars Square Shopping Centre’s Christmas grotto fundraising campaign.

Christmas Kingdom at Mead Open Farm

A kingdom for Christmas at Mead Open Farm near Leighton Buzzard

Santa and his elves arrive at Mead Open Farm’s Christmas Kingdom tomorrow (Saturday) to stay in their marvellous sparkly Christmas village.

Christmas Kingdom at Mead Open Farm

Lord Rothschild’s Waddesdon home wins top architecture award

Lord Rothschild’s innovative Waddesdon home has been crowned House Of The Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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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

Where should council transport money be spent?

Money the council spends on transporting people around the county is going under the microscope.

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Aylesbury Magistrates Court

Court round-up: Woman stalker head-butted door

A woman who pleaded guilty to stalking features in our round-up from Aylesbury Magistrates Court.

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Letters round-up: ‘Renting out bouncy castles won’t close the budget gap’

County leader Martin Tett’s letter regarding his council’s spending freeze is featured in this week’s round-up from our letters page.

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Firm complains over council’s web plans

A private firm which supplies broadband to rural villages is claims that the district council is unfairly taking business away from them.


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Dog walker beaten up in quiet village after ‘gesturing for car to slow down’

A dog walker has been attacked by two men after a row with them about how fast they were driving along a village road.

Police are appealing for information

Carlos is the champion, Rocky-style after 13 years of trying

Try, try, try again – that’s what Carlos Barradas did and now he is a champion bodybuilder.

Parent Louise Atkins is concerned for Tring School pupils crossing Station Road, Tring

‘They’re putting children’s lives at risk’: Call for two new zebra crossings

Parents and school bosses are calling for new crossing points on two busy roads – but council bosses have warned other projects must come first.


Gung Ho! is coming to Milton Keynes

Biggest inflatable slide in Europe coming to nearby Milton Keynes in 2016

The Gung-Ho 5k, an inflatable obstacle race which includes Europe’s largest inflatable slide, will be in nearby Milton Keynes as part of a tour of eight major cities in the UK next year.


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Brave Lucy is making her family ‘so proud’

Meet big-hearted Lucy Collins, who wants your pennies as part of her charity efforts.

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Boy critical after being hit by train at Mandeville crossing

A boy is in a critical condition after being hit by a train at the Mandeville crossing.

A bird's eye view of the potential Tring Heights development that could be built on the former Francis House Preparatory School site in Tring

Homes planned for former school site – despite governors denying land would be sold for development

Plans have been unveiled for a development of 40 new homes on the site of a former private school which controversially closed down last year.


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King Crimson to return to Friars

King Crimson are coming back to the Waterside, this newspaper can exclusively reveal.


Get Your Santa On - a still from the music video by AutoLegs, which was filmed at World's End Garden Centre

World’s End grotto the backdrop for Christmas music video

It’s almost that time when the Christmas songs you either love or loathe feel like they are being played non-stop.

An advert featuring the Lord's Prayer has been banned in cinemas

Lord’s Prayer cinema advert ban agency defends policy as ‘correct and fair’

An advertising agency at the centre of a row over the banning from cinema screens of an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer will not reverse the decision.


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Pensioner charged over historic sexual offences against children

A pensioner has been charged in connection with allegations of sexual offences against children in the Aylesbury area during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Was ‘ignorance or incompetence’ to blame for freeze?

Claims that ‘ignorance or incompetence’ must be to blame for Bucks County Council’s freeze on spending rang loud and clear in the council chamber this week.

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Stores gear up for Black Friday frenzy in Friars Square

A number of stores at Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury will be opening their doors early on Friday 27 November for Black Friday.

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‘Significant’ number of tumble dryers could pose fire risk

Some owners of Indesit, Hotpoint and Creda tumble dryers have been warned their applicances may be a fire risk.


The bridge at Cheddington

‘We don’t want a railway bridge disaster’

Concerns were raised over the state of a failing bridge in Cheddington as one driver lost the bumper of her car while driving over it.


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Hunt to find man who absconded from prison ‘in a vehicle’

Police are searching for a man who they believe absconded from an open prison in a vehicle.

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UPDATED: Police confirmed first suspected UK case of bleach “miracle cure” for autism

Thames Valley Police has confirmed it received a complaint about a parent using a potentially lethal “miracle cure” for autism on their child.

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St Mary's Church in Thame - one of the locations that poppy tins were stolen from

Hunt for thieves who stole series of Poppy Appeal collection tins across Thame

Police are hunting for thieves who stole a series of charity collection tins from across Thame.

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