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THE LONG READ: “Haddenham is now defenceless until the Aylesbury Vale Local Plan is Approved.”

After a huge influx of planning applications in Haddenham, residents are worried about the potential strain on current infrastructure with no clear plan on how the large village will cope with a new influx of people and cars.

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AVDC have delivered 1,528affordablehomes between 2012/13 and 2016/17

AVDC have delivered 1,528 affordable homes between 2012/13 and 2016/17

Aylesbury is bucking he national trend in building affordable housing, after a report reveals the government is spending four times as much funding private housing.

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The AVDC Gateway building

AVDC will invest £100m in commercial venture

Aylesbury Vale District Council has pledged to spend £100 million on a new commercial investment scheme.

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John Bercow has rebuked the Conservatives for their very worrying decision not to vote in Commons debates instigated by opposition parties.

John Bercow tells Tories it will be ‘very worrying’ if they ignore Commons votes

John Bercow has rebuked the Conservatives for their “very worrying” decision not to vote in Commons debates instigated by opposition parties.
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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Any Questions? came from Aylesbury High School on Friday night

Lively political debate in Aylesbury as Any Questions? comes to the High School

There was some lively political discussion in Aylesbury on Friday evening as one of BBC radio’s longest-running programmes came to the Vale.

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Aston Clinton Parish Council is desperate for local residents to have their say in the neighbourhood plan.

Have your say on Local plan, Aston Clinton residents urged

Aston Clinton Parish Council is desperate for local residents to have their say in the neighbourhood plan.

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Aylesbury Local Tom Francis and friends take on mammoth charity drive

Aylesbury Local Tom Francis and friends take on mammoth charity drive

Four young accountants to launch the inaugural Lada Rally organised to raise awareness and funds for the work of refugee charity The Worldwide Tribe and to deliver much-needed vehicles to organisations working in migrant camps.

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Councillor Susan Morgan

Call for Alfred Rose Park gates to be locked at night after antisocial behaviour

A councillor has called on AVDC to either deal with antisocial behaviour at an Aylesbury park or hand back control to the town council.

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Ballot box

Aylesbury by-election results: Riverside and Southcourt wards

The votes were counted last night in the Riverside district and Southcourt district and town council by-elections.

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Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby

Tickets available now for Any Questions? at Aylesbury High School

Tickets are available now for Aylesbury High School’s hosting of BBC Radio Four’s long-running political panel programme Any Questions?

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STOCK IMAGE: election count at AVDC

Get ready to vote! It's by-election week in Riverside and Southcourt

Residents of Southcourt and Riverside (Quarrendon and Berryfields) will go to the polls this Thursday in by-elections to choose two new district councillors and also a town councillor for Southcourt.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby

Aylesbury to host BBC’s longest-running political discussion show

The BBC’s longest-running political panel show Any Questions? is to be broadcast from Aylesbury High School on September 8.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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County Hall offices in Aylesbury

A chance to shape the debate on how Buckinghamshire should grow

YOUR questions are needed to form part of Bucks County Council's annual debate.

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Nick Lewis has stepped down from his role as councillor for the Riverside ward on AVDC

By-election for August after two councillors resign for 'personal reasons'

Southcourt and Riverside wards will go to the polls in August after local councillors stepped down.
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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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A resident uses the new system - which is predicted by the council to save 35,000 every year

Council's money saving waste scheme in contention for national award

A county council scheme which saves money on postage and waste paper is in line for a national award.

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