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Aylesbury MP steps in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time

MP for Aylesbury David Lidington took the place of Theresa May taking Prime Ministers’ Questions today.

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Tributes paid to Bucks County Council cabinet member Martin Phillips

Tributes have been paid following the death of Buckinghamshire County Councillor Martin Phillips.

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MP John Bercow defends his taxpayer spend on clothing

Commons speaker John Bercow has defended criticism of his spending on ceremonial gowns.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - AVDC leader Neil Blake: “He has his work cut out”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Lib Dem Steven Lambert: “It won’t be easy to deal with him on the world stage”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: UKIP’s Phil Yerby: “What an amazing victory”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: UKIP’s Phil Yerby: “What an amazing victory”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett has revealed plans for a single unitary authority in the county

PRESIDENT TRUMP: County leader Martin Tett: “I have no idea how his term will play out”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Former mayor of Aylesbury Niknam Hussain: “There are so many unknowns”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Former mayor of Aylesbury Niknam Hussain: “There are so many unknowns”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Labour councillor Robin Stuchbury “It was a campaign of division”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Labour councillor Robin Stuchbury “It was a campaign of division”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Win hampers with council prize draw

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s online customer account service, My Account, hits its one-year mark this month since going live last November.

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Failed education bill means council must now foot the bill

Buckinghamshire County Council Leader Martin Tett has criticised the Government for pulling the plug on its proposed Education bill, as councils now face a £600million gap in funding to help struggling schools.

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Survey of 800 county firms says Brexit is a non-factor

Brexit will have little impact on most Buckinghamshire businesses, according to a new report which surveyed 800 county firms.

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Baroness Scott outside Parliament with the business case for Buckinghamshire Council

Baroness Scott backs plans for single unitary authority in Bucks - much to the delight of Bucks County Council

A member of the House of Lords who led the creation of a successful single unitary council in Wiltshire has given her backing to similar plans for Buckinghamshire.

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