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AVDC vote in favour of submitting a two-tier unitary bid

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

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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County Hall, home of Buckinghamshire County Council

Lin Hazell: "There is still much more to do" but "steady progress" being made by Children's services, says Ofsted report

The County Council is making ‘steady progress’ to improve children’s social care services in Buckinghamshire and is ‘strengthening practice’, according to Ofsted in their monitoring visit letter published today

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Cllr Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation in Buckinghamshire

Cllr Mark Shaw pens open letter to address "misconceptions" about Transport for Buckinghamshire's work

In an open letter to the public, Cllr Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation in Buckinghamshire talks gritting and road investment

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New development commences in Exchange Street car park

New development commences in Exchange Street car park

The construction work for Aylesbury Vale District Council’s new development in the Exchange Street car park  will commence next Monday, 9 January, with  AVDC’s chosen development partner for the scheme, Durkan Ltd.

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AVDC Council Leader Neil Blake

Council Leader's message on new garden town status: "Lets make sure people who grow up here can afford to live here"

AVDC Council Leader Neil Blake sent out a strong message with Aylesbury being granted garden town status, saying the new status will ensure people who have grown up here will be able to afford to live in the area.
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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Aylesbury Ukip Councillor Andy Hetherington steps down after 19 months of service

Aylesbury Ukip Councillor Andy Hetherington steps down after 19 months of service

The UKIP councillor for the Elmhurst Ward, Andy Hetherington, has resigned from his post after 19 months of service, as he has moved away from the area.

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Cllr Margaret Aston

Margaret to take on cabinet role after sad death of Martin Phillips

Margaret Aston has been appointed as Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health following the death of previous holder Martin Phillips.

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Helen Backus

Helen Backus thanks Bucks Herald readers after Public Servant award win

A council officer who was crowned The Guardian's Public Servant of the Year has thanked Bucks Herald readers for their support.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council were responsible for the prosecution

Dilapidated property caused 'life threatening safety harm' on New Street, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) secured a criminal prosecution on Monday following a breach of Housing regulations at a shared property in New Street, Aylesbury.
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Ministry of Defence to close RAF Halton base

RAF Halton is to be fully closed by 2022, under revised plans announced by the Ministry of Defence.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council have published revised bin timetables

AVDC publish revised bin collection dates for Aylesbury

Please check festive collection dates at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

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

Bucks County Council responds to districts’ unitary bid

Bucks Council Council leader Martin Tett has welcomed a rival unitary bid by the four Bucks district councils, but warned that the proposals were not ‘firm or detailed’.

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

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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