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David Lidington MP

Pressure mounting on Aylesbury MP David Lidington to vote against HS2

Senior Vale Tories are putting pressure on MP David Lidington to set aside his ministerial role and vote ‘no’ to HS2.


Market Square

Cheapskate drivers ruining historic Market Square cobbles

Aylesbury’s historic Market Square is being ruined by arrogant drivers who are illegally parking their cars on the cobbles.

Young employees helped with the report

Proposed ‘ready to work passport’ will help young people find employment

A ‘ready to work passport’ which is completed at school has been suggested to help young people find employment.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

New and expectant mums benefit from maternity ward’s face lift

Women giving birth are benefiting from a revamped maternity ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital thanks to a government grant.

More pay and display machines may be appearing

Drivers face extra parking charges

Drivers could face yet more parking charges under plans being considered by Bucks County Council.


Hobbles will hit the cobbles again

The date for this year’s Hobble on the Cobbles has been set, and the headline act is due to be announced soon.

David Lidington MP

People’s Poll: Should Aylesbury MP David Lidington vote against HS2 in the Commons? (plus results from WWI funfair vote)

This week we ask whether Aylesbury MP David Lidington should resign as Europe Minister to enable him to vote against HS2 in the Commons.

Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Why ‘April showers’ proverb should read ‘June’ or ‘July’

A popular weather saying at this time of year is ‘April showers’, but where does this originate and what’s special about April?

Artist's impression of plans for a proposed new crematorium on land in Watermead

Rival proposal for crematorium in Aylesbury

Plans to build a crematorium in Watermead have been unveiled just weeks after a rival plan was put forward down the road in Bierton.


Ray Coates

Ray’s got a date with destiny for new single

A singer who was told he may never speak again will release a charity single on the anniversary of the day he had cancer surgery.

Ray Coates

Man ordered to pay £2,000 over kitchen refit flytipping

A man has been billed more than £2,000 after a kitchen unit was dumped in the countryside, blocking access to a farmer’s field.

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King Do Chinese takeaway in Cambridge Street

Poor hygiene rating for Chinese takeaway

A Chinese takeaway in Aylesbury has been awarded a poor hygiene rating and told it must make improvements.


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Girl trapped after car and bus crash

A child was taken to hospital after being trapped following a crash involving a car and a bus.

View - Aylesbury Service Station

UPDATED: Robbers armed with knife and ‘gun’ hold up petrol station

Two armed men robbed a ‘large amount of money’ from Aylesbury Service Station on Monday morning.

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UPDATED: Tring Road turmoil for rush-hour motorists (with no workmen in sight!)

Motorists were left frustrated and angry this morning after a hold up on Tring Road which added an hour to many people’s journey times.


View, Friars Square carpark, Aylesbury

Friars Square customers charged extra for parking after computer bug

Hundreds of shoppers using Friars Square carpark were charged too much money following a serious computer glitch.

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Alfred Rose Park, Dunsham Lane

Park gates on which man was impaled will remain unlocked despite yob fears

Chiefs have defended their decision to keep gates to a park open overnight despite fears it will become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour.


Tim Walker and his wife Maz with children from the town

Vale families now in South African township helping children with AIDS

On Christmas Day 2004 the Walker family were sat around the table at home, tucking into their turkey with all the trimmings.

Planning applications

Planning applications round-up (including gym proposal in Cloisters)

Find out who is planning what in your area...

Aylesbury chimney sweep Harry pipe, 1958

Archive: Soot-smeared Harry Pipe

Well-known Aylesbury chimney sweep Harry Pipe smiles for the camera in 1958, his face covered in soot.


Dolly Saville at her 100th birthday party

Britain’s oldest barmaid celebrates 100th birthday in style and vows: ‘I’ll still be serving pints at 101’

Britain’s oldest barmaid vowed to still be serving pints this time next year as Prime Minister David Cameron and racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart helped her celebrate her 100th birthday.

Firefighters attend Kingsbury fire (credit: Dom Baker)

Firefighters called to Kingsbury

Emergency crews were called to Aylesbury town centre after a tumble dryer caught fire in the flat above the Alta Moda salon in Kingsbury.

Bucks County Museum director Richard de Peyer

New museum chief wants to bring collections out from the cold

The new director of Bucks County Museum wants to bring hundreds of exhibits which are currently hidden away in Halton back into the public eye.

The Aylesburian

The Aylesburian: It’s uncultured to demolish town’s historic buildings

Much has been made of recent announcements by AVDC that Aylesbury is to become the ‘cultural centre’ for Bucks.


Editors Comment - Roger Hawes - The Bucks Herald

Editor’s Comment: Bucks Herald will continue to question – even if we do receive a kicking from the spin doctors

The Bucks Herald quite regularly takes a kicking over stories it runs both in print and online, usually coming from councils, police and company press officers more concerned over reputations than the facts.


St John Ambulance parade in Aylesbury town centre, 1957

Archive: Brigade’s parade in town

Members of the Bucks St John Ambulance Brigade were in Aylesbury town centre on May 31, 1957.

The group with the new vegetable patch

Schoolkids plant seeds to learn

Pupils, teachers and parents pulled on their wellies to help prepare a vegetable patch for their school.

The council is encouraging more buskers to Aylesbury. Pictured here is Utestus Neil, already a regular fixture in the town centre

Council banging the drum for more buskers (and donkeys) in Aylesbury

Buskers of all varieties are needed to help make Aylesbury a fun day out according to council chiefs.


Happy birthday Dolly!

Happy 100th birthday party to honour country’s oldest barmaid

A 100th birthday party is being held today for Dolly Saville, the oldest barmaid in Britain.

High Street, Bierton

Back in Time: Master blacksmith had shop in village

A village scene from about 100 years this week as we visit High Street in Bierton.

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Letters round-up (including Aqua Vale parasite and UKIP defector’s letter to Tory HQ)

Letters to the editor in this week’s Bucks Herald newspaper includes:


Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Awards can raise morale

I must admit that one aspect of leading a team that is not my strength is taking the right moments to celebrate any achievements and to lock in the feeling of a job well done.

Environmental experts in Aylesbury this week

Fish electrocuted in bid to drive them upstream

Environmental experts have used electric currents to drive fish upstream from Aylesbury town centre’s canal basin.

Flytipped rubbish

Farming Matters: Day some trashy man gave me the V sign

Flytipping doesn’t only affect farmers. People with no thought for others tip rubbish all over the place, on community open spaces, roadsides and in ditches.


Stitched up hedgehog

Notes from Tiggywinkles: It’s a stitch-up!

Tiggy’s is world renowned for its work with hedgehogs.

Top row, left to right: Jenna Spellane, Anne Teckman, Thomas Discombe, Emily Scott
Bottom: Joseph Watt

Vox Pop: What’s your favourite type of Easter egg?

Hayley O’Keeffe asks people in Aylesbury what their favourite Easter egg is...


Catherine Stoker

Education Eye: Easter eggs could boost your child’s brainpower

It seems Easter is nearly upon us and the supermarket shelves are stacked with chocolate bunnies and eggs galore.

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Hundreds of Bucks children miss out on first choice primary school

Nearly 1,000 children in Bucks have missed out on their first choice of primary school.

Aylesbury Police Station

Watchdog called in after woman found collapsed outside police station hours after being released on bail

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to look into an incident in which a woman was found collapsed outside Aylesbury Police Station just hours after being released on bail.

Sir Jackie Stewart

Racing legend to be reunited with grand prix winning car

Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart will be reunited with his 1969 British Grand Prix winning car to celebrate Silverstone’s 50th birthday.

The Coral bookmakers in Meadowcroft

UPDATED: Bookies raided and customers threatened by man armed with baseball bat

A thief brandished a baseball bat and threatened customers and staff before making off with cash in a bookies raid.

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Off licences caught selling alcohol to youngsters

Four Vale off-licences have been caught serving alcohol to under-18s as part of an operation by police.


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Police reassure public after woman sexually assaulted

A 42-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Monday morning.

Jazzercisers take part in a flash mob in Market Square, Aylesbury, to raise awareness for Cancer Research

Flash mob surprises shoppers with a lunchtime boogie

An enthusiastic flash mob surprised shoppers in the town centre this lunchtime with an impromptu dance routine to raise awareness of the upcoming Race for Life event.

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Job Centre

Unemployment at six year low

The number of people claiming job seekers’ allowance in Aylesbury Vale has dropped by more than a quarter over the past year.

Wear your funkiest footwear to raise money for Rennie Grove this summer

Put your best foot forward to support hospice’s wacky fundraising drive

A hospice which provides 24 hour for people with life-limiting illnesses is encouraging people to step up and join in with their latest fundraising initiative.

Some of the prom dresses for sale at the new wedding shop in Aylesbury town centre

New wedding dress shop is good news for bargain hunting brides

Brides-to-be who are searching for their perfect gown at a bargain price will be pleased to hear about a new discount wedding dress shop in Aylesbury’s town centre.

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Apprentice Mike Dearing at his desk at care home charity the Fremantle Trust in Belgrave Road

Care home hires bright teen as first office apprentice via college traineeship team

A teenager has been taken on as a full-time apprentice at a care home charity after shining on a traineeship scheme.

Last year's Kop Hill Climb event in Princes Risborough which raised �55,000 for local charities

Two charities benefit from a slice of Kop Hill Climb fundraising total

A classic car rally that was hailed ‘better than Goodwood’ by the public has divvied out some of last year’s funds to charity.

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