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Tories plot to unseat John Bercow, while other parties rally

Karl McCartney, the Conservative MP for Lincoln, has written to every single MP in the House of Commons in a bid to unseat John Bercow after he took on Donald Trump last week.

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What does Government’s planning white paper mean for Aylesbury Vale?

The much-discussed housing white paper was released by the Government last week, but what does it mean in real terms for developments accross Aylesbury Vale?

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Brenda Jennings

‘One of life’s dependables’: Tribute to former county councillor Brenda Jennings

Tributes have been paid to a long-serving county councillor who was described by her colleagues as ‘one of life’s dependables.’

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Developer looking for land in North Bucks to build supportive housing for disabled people

Developer looking for land in North Bucks to build supportive housing for disabled people

A developer that wants to build supportive housing for vulnerable people is looking for land in North Bucks.

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Aylesbury MP David Lidington is interviewed by the BBC's Andrew Marr

David Lidington grilled on BBC and ITV political shows

Aylesbury MP David Lidington did the political TV rounds yesterday morning, although he didn’t always look totally at ease as he was probed by two heavyweight political presenters.

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Tony Franklin has started a petition amassing over 100,000 signatures against FOBT

Tony praises Westminister support for new gambling legislation

The all-party parliamentary group published a damning report on the dangers of fixed odds betting terminals last week. The report has been submitted to The report has been submitted to Tracey Couch, Under Secretary DCMS as evidence for the government review due in April.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

House of Commons Speaker and MP for Buckingham John Bercow ‘strongly opposed’ to Donald Trump speaking in Parliament

Donald Trump will be blocked from addressing Parliament on his state visit to the UK, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said.

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Rough sleeping is on the increase in Aylesbury Vale

The number of people sleeping rough has increased across Aylesbury Vale, official stats show

More than 4,000 people a night have been sleeping rough on England's streets, a 16% increase on last year.

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Tony Franklin's petition has gained 100,000 signatures

Aylesbury dad who lost £1m on high stakes gambling machines, collects 100,000 signatures to ban them from high street

A dad who lost about £1 million and is estranged from his son after a 30-year gambling addiction is warning others about the dangers of fixed odds betting terminals.
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Bucks and MK fire service

Bucks and MK Fire budget under-spend to be ploughed into apprenticeships.. could you join the fire service?

Bucks and MK Fire and Rescue  Service has under spent this year and this could spell good news for anyone wanting to do a fire fighting apprenticeship.
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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Do you have what it takes... to be a County Councillor?

January 25 marks 100 days countdown to local elections - would you be interested in standing?

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The Novakovic family

Dispute between council and family over tiny flat

The Novakovic family face further delays in finding accommodation after being offered what they say is unsuitable accommodation by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

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District Council Leaders

Neil Blake: "Two new unitaries would allow each area to pursue their own goals to the benefit of their residents and businesses."

The district council leader Neil Blake has penned an open letter on the upcoming unitary decision

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David Carroll, Buckinghamshire County Council

BCC launches inquiry into healthier ways for parents, children and carers to make the school journey

An inquiry into the use of cars to get children to and from school is to be launched later this month by Buckinghamshire County Council.

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AVDC leader Neil Blake addresses misconceptions about garden town status

Neil Blake addresses 'misconceptions' about Garden Town Status

Neil Blake has penned an open letter to Aylesbury, where he addresses several misconceptions about Aylesbury's new garden town status.

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Neil Blake, Council leader

UPDATED:Districts' two new unitary bid gets approval with North/South split

Aylesbury Vale District Councillors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of submitting the district council’s two unitary proposal to the Secretary of State for communities and local government, Sajid Javid.
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HS2: Government climb down on compulsory land purchases

HS2: Government climb down on compulsory land purchases

The Government has backed down and confirmed that HS2 Ltd is not allowed to buy land through compulsory purchase to develop projects unrelated to the construction of the rail line.
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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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