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Man dies after car hits tree on country road

A man has died after a car he was in hit a tree in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday).

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Revealed: The top UK companies for work-life balance

A recruitment firm has been named the best company in the UK for work-life balance.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

Reporter Heather Jan Brunt indulging in a chocolate fondue at a previous Bucks County Show.

FARMING MATTERS: Our columnist is looking forward to enjoying lots of food at Bucks County Show

I will be off to Weedon Park on Thursday (September 1)for my annual visit to Bucks County Show and I can’t wait because this year there is to be a pie competition and I have to say I am particularly partial to pastry.

What type of parent are you?

What type of teacher-parent are you?

Are you a drill sergeant, a worshipper, a skipper or a teammate? Experts have identified four types of parent when it comes to teaching their children how to DRIVE.

How classy are you?

QUIZ: Are you classy or not?

Minding your manners, avoiding emotional Facebook rants and knowing what cutlery to use are the modern day signs of class, according to new research.

Call for tougher IVF regulation

Call for tougher IVF regulation

Fertility experts are calling for tougher regulations around IVF treatment because the solutions used to grow embryos can influence the birthweight and health of babies.

Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

Airport travel

BA and easyJet passengers could pay £25 charge for flight delay complaints

It could cost airline passengers £25 for making a complaint, following the introduction of new aviation rules.

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research

VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air video

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

National Farmers Union president Meurig Raymond speaking to our columnist Heather Jan Brunt last year

FARMING MATTERS: Guaranteed support for farmers following Brexit

The guarantee by the Treasury that farming will continue to be financially supported by the British government up to 2020 in the wake of Brexit has given much needed clarity to farmers, and this is welcomed by the National Farmers Union (NFU).The news should mean that farmers can count on receiving financial aid for, amongst other things, agri-environmental schemes already in place, to take them through to their conclusion.

Motorists change their car more often than their mobile phone

Motorists change their car more often than their mobile phone

Motorists now change their car more often than they switch their mattress or even their mobile phone, suggests new research.

Dead end jobs are bad for your health says a new report

Dead-end jobs are bad for your health

Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health.

TV show looking for separated families

TV company’s search for Modern Family

A TV company is on the hunt for separated families and parents across the UK, to take part in a new Channel 5 series.

Optimus Prime in prime position to wow the crowds at Friars Square

Superheroes swoop in to leave shoppers stunned

Children (and plenty of mums and dad too) couldn’t believe their eyes as superheroes took time out from fighting crime to fly by and meet Friars Square shoppers.

Oakman Inns makes #EatForItaly pledge

Popular restaurant chain’s brilliant gesture in wake of Italian earthquake

A popular pub-restaurant chain has pledged to donate the full net price of every pizza or pasta dish they sell for three days to raise money towards the Italian relief effort in the wake of the Amatrice earthquake.

Top pet names

Revealed: Most popular pet names

The most popular pet name in the UK is Charlie, according to new research into the names we choose for our animals by Pets at Home.

Soapbox built with support of Risboro Garage

Dragon Slayers are ready for the Kop Hill

Risboro Garage are supporting the Risborough Rangers Football Team by helping them to build a soapbox for the Kop Hill Climb in September.

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Mini tournament helps miracle trust fund

Dozens of youngsters from Aylesbury and the Vale took part in a mini football tournament at Ashmead Combined School on Saturday, August 20, to raise money for the Shay Kenny Miracle Trust. Shay, aged 5, suffers from a rare condition called periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), as well as cerebal palsy and epilepsy. Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts, deputy town mayor, formally kicked off the tournament, which featured juniors from four Aylesbury United teams, as well as juniors from Bedgrove, Wendover and Widmer End.

Buckingham woman Robyn Barnett wants more people to post a sweaty selfie for Brain Tumour Research

Post a sweaty selfie to remember Nicki Waterman and join the fight against cancer

A woman who lost a family friend to a brain tumour is calling for people to post sweaty selfies of themselves on social media to raise awareness and join the fight.

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Success for Bucks UTC as BTEC pass rate soars to 100%

Students at Bucks UTC had something to celebrate this week – 100 percent of students who took construction, computing and environment passed their extended BTEC diploma. And one particular high flyer was singled out for praise by proud staff.

David Stopps of Friars in Aylesbury town centre. PNL-160606-164808009

Chance to quiz Friars boss David Stopps on music town vision

Members of the public will have their first chance to speak to David Stopps, from Friars Management Ltd, about his plans for the future of Aylesbury’s music scene. Mr Stopps will be at the White Swan on Saturday August 28 from 9pm.

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Tonsil cancer patient takes on Thames challenge

A man recovering from tonsil cancer says having five brothers and four sisters has helped him fight the disease.

Everyone Active

Free sports and exercise on National Fitness Day

A free open day is being hosted by Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre and Swan Pool and Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active, on Wednesday, September 7 as part of National Fitness Day.

Royal Latin School GCSE results day

GCSE results day round-up

Hundreds of teenagers from across the area picked up their GCSE results today (Thursday).

Aylesbury Vale Academy - GCSE Results

GCSE results day round-up

Schools across Aylesbury Vale are celebrating after students achieved another very good set of GCSE results today (Thursday).

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Have you seen missing Whiteleaf Centre attendee Jaimee who is believed to have gone to Paris?

A woman who left Aylesbury’s Whiteleaf Centre and boarded a train to Paris is the subject of missing person’s appeal.

Lord Williams's School's GCSE results

Celebrations at Lord Williams’s School for best ever GCSE results

Lord Williams’s School in Thame achieved its best ever set of GCSE results today (Thursday).

It's that time of year again as the GCSE results are released

LIVE: GCSE results Aylesbury Vale and Thame

Follow our live updates from across Aylesbury Vale and Thame on GCSE results day.

Staff at The Snug in Aylesbury

Cosy new bar is The Snug place to be

Cocktail aficionados and pizza lovers rejoice – Aylesbury’s newest bar on the block is raising a glass to that winning combination.

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VIDEO: Why some potholes are filled in but others next to them are left

Bucks County Council has released a video explaining why some potholes are filled in but others close by remain gaping tyre traps.

CCTV footage shows the gang on the tracks

Train ‘jumps in the air’ after gang place large wooden planks across tracks

A gang who placed wooden planks across a railway line and watched a train smash into them are being hunted by police.

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Coca-Cola bottle ‘most iconic packaging’

The Cola-Cola glass bottle has been voted as the most iconic packaging on the UK’s shelves.

Endangered Asian elephants will roam the Woburn Estate

VIDEO: Endangered Asian elephants roam Duke’s private estate video

Woburn Safari Park is holding a new fundraising fortnight for charity Tusk with activities that include a rare twilight walk into the Duke of Bedford’s private estate with engendered Asian elephants.

Carl Brackley with Sienna

Back on the road with baby after horror motorbike crash

A man who was paralysed from the chest down in a motorbike accident is on the road again, with his first child – proof that nothing can stop him from living a full life.

25 things the internet has changed forever

The World Wide Web is 25 today: Here’s 25 things the internet changed forever

The internet is 25 years old today and we take a look at 25 things the world wide web changed forever.

Product recall

B&Q recalls power tool over spitting metal safety fears

DIY retailer B&Q has issued a recall notice after testS showed a power tool could fail, spitting metal shards at its user.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward

Met Police officer from Aylesbury dismissed for misconduct after sharing indecent photos of 15-year-old

An officer from Aylesbury has been dismissed from the Met Police after being convicted of offences relating to indecent photographs.

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Car insurance costs soar nearly 20 per cent in 12 months

UK motorists have been hit by a near-20 per cent rise in insurance costs in the last year, new figures show.

Fever and Boutique, Kingsbury, Aylesbury

Man arrested after fight at Aylesbury nightclub

A man has been arrested after a fight at the Fever & Boutique nightclub in Kingsbury.

Live in the Park, Vale Park, Aylesbury. Compere, Dez Kay

Bank Holiday weekend of free music, fun and entertainment in Vale Park, Aylesbury

Families can look forward to a Bank Holiday weekend filled with free live music, kids’ entertainment and plenty of patriotism.

Pokemon GO cheats face life ban

Life ban for Pokemon GO cheats

Pokemon GO players who are found to be cheating will have a permanent ban slapped on them, it has been announced.

New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

The choice of leaf-based beverages on offer has mushroomed in recent years, from builder’s tea or nothing, to every flavour from peppermint to rhubarb & ginger.

BHS final closing date pushed back

BHS final closing date delayed ‘because stockrooms are full’

The final closing date for many BHS stores has been postponed because stockrooms are still full of clothes and homewares.

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Mum’s pride at golden girl Olympian Charlotte Dujardin

Wearing specially-made Charlotte T-shirts and nervously huddled around the kitchen table, the Dujardins collectively held their breath – but their golden girl did it again.

The late 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor

FARMING MATTERS: The death of the Duke of Westminster

The landed and titled aristocracy of our country is very much a feature of our nation’s history, and like many people I have very mixed feelings about it.

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Reunion at last with ‘the woman who saved my life’

A man who was paralysed from the chest down in a horrific motorbike accident got to meet and say thank you to the woman who saved his life 20 years ago.

The David Bowie statue gets approval from AVDC - pictured at The Arches, the site it will be erected are Cllr Steve Bowles, Cllr Angela Macpherson, Diana Fawcett - town centre manager and David Stopps of Friars PNL-161108-143451009

Aylesbury’s David Bowie statue is go!

A permanent David Bowie sculpture under the Market Square arches has been given the green light by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Free NHS treatments are available to protect kids teeth

Parents putting teeth of millions of children ‘at risk’

Six out of ten parents don’t know about a free NHS treatment that protects against decay, a survey has revealed.

Trampoline warning

Trendy trampolines cause child injuries

Bryony Page may have wowed crowds by becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on a trampoline.

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