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Top ballet comes to Aylesbury

Ballet fans are in for a treat with plenty to entertain them at the Waterside during the new season.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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Claire Foy

Aylesbury educated Claire Foy wins Golden Globe

She won the Golden Globe Award  for best actress in a television drama, and thanked the monarch she portrays as she took the stage to accept.

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Stocklake Urban Road has had a 5.3m facelift

Stocklake Urban Road receives £5.3m facelift

Cabinet Member Mark Shaw, and his Deputy, Paul Irwin were busy putting the finishing touches to Aylesbury’s new Stocklake Urban road, which has been under construction since Spring.

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Sculpture of Alice and the Cheshire Cat by Robert James

Mirror into world of Alice

Alice in Wonderland, fairy tales and winter-inspired work is the subject of an art exhibition running through to the end of the month.

Arts
Town Farm Art Show at Cheddington

Art presents for Christmas

A high quality art and craft show this weekend will provide plenty of opportunity to find the perfect Christmas gifts.

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Some of the displays to be seen in Tring

Plenty of artwork is on display in Tring

Eight different artists will be displaying their work at a four day extravaganza coming to the College Lake Nature Reserve near Tring.

Arts
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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Experimental fun from Structured Disasters this weekend

Up-and-coming promoters

Music
Kandeez dancers brought home 23 trophies from the National Finals

Kandeez find it a breeze as young dancers do town proud at national finals

Dancers from Aylesbury’s Kandeez Dance school did the town proud when they brought home a brilliant 23 trophies from the ISTD DFR National Grand Finals Competition at the Guildford Spectrum last week.

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English Youth Ballet.

Chance to take part in ballet

Young ballet dancers who want to perform on stage at a real theatre alongside professional principal dancers are invited to attend an audition with the English Youth Ballet.

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Raising awareness of mental health one blog post at a time

Raising awareness of mental health one blog post at a time

A woman is determined to raise awareness and change minds about mental health with her new blog.

Health
More women are opting for trainers over heels

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

Lifestyle
The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since Aylesbury Vale author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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Summer Full Moon on the Big House, a stained glass panel by Tamsin Abbott

Art inspired by summer sun

Summer Collection is a fantastic range of diverse art and craft by a wide selection of British artists and makers themed around summer.

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Ticket holders climbed aboard the first train to Risborough. PNL-160508-170050001

Preview service for restored rail line to Princes Risborough starts this weekend

Supporters of the restoration of a railway line to Princes Risborough were finally able to make use of their ‘first train’ ticket – 20 years after buying them.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A survey says you should stop visiting Ibiza when you're 40

Taking selfies at 34 and visiting Ibiza at 40? You’re too old!

People should stop taking selfies at 34 and throw away their replica football shirts at 42.

Lifestyle
Move Me, dance event

Chance for dancing in the street

Two free dance events will see an explosion of energy on the streets as professional performers invite the public to enjoy expressing themselves.

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