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Vicky Mulholland with husband John and their baby daughter Holly

Mum speaks up to highlight taboo topic of bowel disease

A mum-of-one who suffers from ulcerative colitis is organising a charity fundraiser spread the word about the condition.

Roger Hawes

The Big Debate: Scrapping councils to save money

This week we feature a number of opinions on whether Bucks should go unitary...

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Market Square, Aylesbury, 1908

Back in Time: Pretty scene in the square after snow

This beautiful view of Aylesbury’s Market Square was taken on Sunday 26th April 1908.

Peter Preston

“Brain injury survivors are not alone – we’re here to help”

Most people think that suffering a serious illness will never happen to them or that being struck down in the prime of life is a problem they are never going to have to face – and for most people that is true.

A tomb at St Nicholas Church at Nether Winchendon is opened, thanks to a Lottery grant - the event was watched by pupils of Dinton and Cuddington C of E School

Three centuries of secrets uncovered in tombs project video

The stone lids of three crumbling tombs have been lifted for the first time in 300 years thanks to a £14,900 National Lottery grant.

Rare breeds farm dream a reality after 38 years

A journey lasting almost 40 years has finally come to fruition with the opening of the Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre.

David Humpston, right, with Peter Jones

Teenager entrepreneur shortlisted for £3,000 business prize

A former Aylesbury Grammar School student has been shortlisted alongside just six other young people for a business award in which he could win £3,000.

Sassy girl group M.O have been making waves on the music circuit. From left: Frankee Connolly, Nadine Samuels and Annie Ashcroft

Our Nadine walks the red carpet at MOBO awards

An R&B singer who grew up in Aylesbury rubbed shoulders with other stars on the red carpet at the MOBO awards on Wednesday night.

Sassy girl group M.O have been making waves on the music circuit. From left: Frankee Connolly, Nadine Samuels and Annie Ashcroft

Woman who starved pet Labrador banned from keeping animals

A ‘lovely sweet natured dog’ was cruelly starved by his owner a court heard this week.

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Miracle On 34th Street

Christmas comes early to the Waterside with Miracle on 34th Street

A stage show based on one of the most popular and best loved festive films of all time comes to the Waterside on Monday, November 3.

Van fire in Longcroft Road Wendover (picture sent in by an onlooker)

Lorry bursts into flames on country road

The driver of a lorry had to run for his life after it burst into flames.

Nurse Shelly Wade administers the flu jab to Councillor Patricia Birchley at Wendover Health Centre

Flu jabs offered at pharmacies for first time

Pharmacies are joining doctors surgeries in offering free flu jabs to those at risk for the first time this winter.

Peter Robinson, who was a founding trustee of the Princes Centre in Princes Risborough

Peter Robinson obituary: ‘He was a remarkable man’

A town is mourning the loss of a much-loved community stalwart and former RAF Squadron Leader who was named in the Queen’s honours list earlier this year.

Sisters bring great events to life

Two sisters with backgrounds in major event planning and television have started their own events management business.

Duncan and Michael Lee

Drumming up extra business

Brothers Duncan and Michael Lee have joined forces to launch a state of the art music academy for all ages.

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Paul and Jan Thomas outside of The Rising Sun in Ickford

Results announced in Vale pub of the year awards

The results of this year’s Aylesbury Vale village pub of the year have been announced.

Aylesbury Magistrates' Court

Court round-up: Man threatened Kingsbury doorman during racially aggravated incident

A man who threatened a Kingsbury doorman appears in this week’s round-up from the courts.

Pinewood Studios

New sitcom to be filmed in Bucks

Tickets are available for a new comedy show being filmed in Bucks.

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Student lock-in at Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury

Student lock-in proves a success

Plans are already being made to hold a student lock-in in Friars Square Shopping Centre in 2015, after this year’s inaugural event proved a success.

MASK course students clear up the Hartwell cemetery in Stone

Teens help in cemetery clean up in memory of fallen soldiers

A team of teenagers came together to clean up neglected grave stones in a project to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Families enjoy spooky Halloween fun in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor

Get on the half term Halloween fun trail at Waddesdon and the county museum

Half term and Halloween arrive next week and that means plenty of opportunites for spooky fun in and around the Vale. This week and next the fun on offer will be detailed in these pages, so make sure to put your copy of the Herald in a safe place so that you don’t forget what’s going on, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

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Perfume stolen in burglary

Thieves have stolen perfume after breaking into a home during the daytime.

Bill and Mollie Read celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury

Love match as tennis couple make it to 70th anniversary

A married couple who first met on the tennis court are marking their 70th wedding anniversary together.

Baby Henry Thompson-Rohe was born prematurely at 26 weeks, weighing just 1lb 12oz PNL-141021-125922001

Premature baby Henry is now back home after being stranded in hospital 90 miles away

A baby who survived two major operations and three meningitis scares is back in his home town after being stranded for two weeks in a hospital 90 miles away.

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Dave Lee Travis

Attorney General rules Dave Lee Travis sentence not unduly lenient

The three month suspended sentence handed out to former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis for an ‘unpleasant sexual assault’ will not be reviewed by the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General has ruled.

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Latest weather news with MetDesk in Wendover

Weather Watch: Hurricane Gonzalo has brought unsettled weather

Last week I discussed how October marked the start of the winter road maintenance season and that every day between now and the end of April, weather forecasts will be sent to councils and highways authorities up and down the country, who then decide when and whether road salting is required to mitigate against the winter hazards of ice, frost and snow.

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Wedding rings stolen in ‘linked’ jewellery burglaries

Jewellery has been stolen from two homes in Aylesbury in what police believe are linked burglaries.

Bucks Business Group spokesman Guy Lachlan

‘No change is not an option’ when it comes to saving cash video

Businesses in Bucks warn that squeezed councils need to act quickly when considering merging into a unitary organisation if they are serious about saving cash in the future.

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A recycling centre (stock image)

Householders going green and recycling

Eco friendly householders across Buckinghamshire are recycling more than half their waste.

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Phil Yerby

UKIP in row over ‘unpaid headquarters rent’

The owner of UKIP’s former town HQ claims that the party left the property after a string of late rent payments.

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Protestors from Hands off Tring's Green Belt unhappy about plans for housing and travellers site - pictured at the site just off Icknield Way

‘No to your gypsies; yes to lots of homes’

More than 20 people were turned away from a meeting when they turned up to speak out against plans to build five gypsy pitches and up to 200 homes.

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The White Lion in St Leonards could be turned into a house  despite protest

Campaign to save rural pub ramps up a gear after sale to community falls through

Villagers have mounted a campaign to save a pub that they say is a ‘hub for the community’ after it was shut under plans to make it a house.

Martin Tett

Martin Tett ‘We are facing some really tough decisions’

Councils need to work together better to avoid catastrophic cuts, according to Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett.

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Jonathan Gilpin - wants to buy the old police station in Aylesbury and turn into a high end nightspot

Leader lobbied on police station

Campaigners who want to stop the partial demolition of Aylesbury’s Old Police Station met with council leader Martin Tett to state their case.

Laurene Hope performed the role of Edith Piaf

‘Waterside Theatre errors cost us ticket sales’

A theatre company is demanding compensation from Waterside bosses after alleged failings which it says hit its show’s ticket sales.

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Lynda Bellingham

Lynda’s childhood friend pays tribute to a ‘genuinely warm and vibrant person’

A childhood friend of Lynda Bellingham has spoken of her heartbreak after the brave actress lost her battle with cancer at the weekend.

Risborough Road crash involving a black Nissan (pictured) and a silver Ford Fiesta

Head-on collision closes road during rush hour

Commuters are queuing on the Risborough Road this evening following a head-on crash involving two cars.

Michael Shrimpton on the USS Enterprise in 2006

Ex-judge: ‘Secret service framed me over child porn’

A former judge claims secret service agents planted child porn on his computer memory stick in a plot to discredit him.

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Car thieves target Vauxhall Corsas

Vauxhall drivers are being warned to be extra vigilant after a number of Corsas were stolen.

Poundworld

It’s war! Poundworld says it will ‘tempt’ shoppers away from rival Poundland

Bargain retail firm Poundworld will open its doors to its first store in Aylesbury on Thursday, October 30 – and its trading director is confident it can get one over on fierce rival Poundland.

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Marcus McIntosh and below Nicholas Talburt

Long jail terms for thugs who gunned down man in street

Two thugs have been sentenced to a total of 41 years in prison after a man was gunned down in Aylesbury earlier this year.

Attendees at the Aylesbury Vale and Chilterns food day at the House of Commons

A taste of the Vale comes to the Commons

MPs from Bucks welcomed some of the best food and drink from across the county at the Chilterns and Aylesbury Vale food day, held in the House of Commons.

There has been a spate of burglaries across Dacorum

UPDATED: Audi and BMW stolen from driveway of home

An Audi and a BMW have been stolen from the driveway of a village home.

Iain Duncan Smith took the plunge for Swanbourne Endeavour

Iain Duncan Smith walks the plank

The Work and Pensions Secretary plunged into ponds, walked the plank and leapt through bales of burning straw for a charity event.

Lynda Bellingham

Actress Lynda Bellingham passes away in her husband’s arms video

Brave actress Lynda Bellingham lost her battle with bowel cancer last night at the age of 66.

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

Farming Matters: Checking out The Lodge

More than 100 people turned up to an open afternoon at College Farm, Long Crendon on a glorious autumn day at the weekend.

Harvest festival donations from Bierton Church of England Combined School

Fundraising for guide dog charity goes down a real treat

An opticians held a fundraising day to mark Guide Dogs Week.

House martins

Bird’s migration like scene from Hitchcock

Like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s terrifying film, all of a sudden, I was surrounded by thousands of ‘Birds’.

The Aylesburian

Aylesburian: UKIP threat could rattle vote-hungry established parties

Last week’s by-elections in Lancashire and Clacton have caused quite a stir in national politics. This time it doesn’t look like a protest vote, and, hopefully, it will make the established parties rethink their policies which may benefit us locally. With the National, District and Town Council elections next May, voters could cause a seismic shift in the way our councils are governed. In Aylesbury town and the Vale, the old order could be swept from power, or UKIP, if it makes gains, could hold the balance of power.

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