Council agrees budget, council tax to rise

Council tax in Buckinghamshire will rise by 5.99%, an increase of £1.40 a week for Band D homes.
Both AVDC and Bucks County Council have commented on the plans

Government to review local government ethics, have your say

Political intimidation, abuse of power, conflict of interest - all under the microscope as part of the government’s new consultation on the ethics of local government.

Susanne Klatten was a student at the university in the 1980s

Germany’s richest woman donates £1.8m to the University of Buckingham

A former University of Buckingham student, and Germany’s richest woman, has pledged £1.8m to fund an Innovation and Enterprise Centre in the town, which will bring with it extra students and jobs.

Cllr Stuchbury will put a motion to AVDC on February 22

Buckingham councillor wants empty homes to be put to better use

Should Bucks be making better use of its empty properties?

The Magistrates fined the offender a total of 688

£700 fine for Steeple Claydon fly-tipper who dumped six sacks of rubbish

A man from Steeple Claydon has pleaded guilty to dumping six sacks of waste on a country road, because he couldn't stand the smell of the rubbish in his car.

The council's shakeup of children's services will now progress after a motion to call-in the decision was defeated.

BREAKING: Children's services shakeup to go ahead after call in motion defeat

The council's shakeup of children's services will now progress after a motion to call-in the decision was defeated.
Cllr Julia Wassell, bottom, is one of the councillors who have called in the decision

Here's how to watch today's debate on the future of children's services

Four councillors challenged Bucks County Council's decision to redesign children's services, triggering another round of debate.
Louisa Foster and her daughter, Poppy

Granborough family fights for mum who died of cervical cancer

“No women should have to go through the pain Louisa did."
Ricky O'Grady has been jailed for 24 years

Buckinghamshire man jailed for rape of young girls

A man from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, after pleading guilty of multiple sexual offences against girls as young as seven.

Mark Bacon

Paedophile from Bucks pleads guilty and is jailed for six years

A man from Bucks has been sentenced to a total of six years’ imprisonment, for sexual activity with a child.

Aylesbury Vale District Council closes Limecart and Incgen company

Aylesbury Vale District Council closes Limecart and Incgen company

Vale Commerce Ltd has been put into a 'dormant' state after the business failed to meet 'initial targets' and struggled against private sector competition.
Mr Peter Farquhar died in 2015

UPDATE: Three men arrested in connection to Maids Moreton deaths released

The three men arrested over the deaths of two people in Maids Moreton earlier this week have now been released.
Pupils at Winslow C of E pose with Buckingham Bishop Dr Alan Wilson

Bishop of Buckingham helps Winslow students spread their message

Winslow C of E Combined School are using bookmarks, designed by pupils, to share their latest message: ‘Let your light shine’.

Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council must review children's services shake-up, after challenge from councillors

The decision to create a new Early Help service in Bucks has been ‘called-in’, suspending plans to close the county's children’s centres.

Police would like to speak to this man

Do you know this man? Police appeal after attempted burglary in Aylesbury

Thames Valley Police are seeking more information following an attempted burglary in which a man pretended to be checking the victim's gas and electric meters.

Chairman Phillip Green said: This is a very sad day for Carillion."

UPDATED: Aylesbury MP David Lidington speaks out after HS2 contractor Carillion collapses

Thousands of jobs, and the future of HS2, now at risk after bailout talks with the government break down.
Prebendal Avenue

Police hunt for answers after attempted burglary in Southcourt

Police are investigating a break-in in the Southcourt area.

Cllr Mark Shaw commented on the plans

Twyford and Winslow residents to have their say on new railway line

Do you support plans for an east to west railway link? Do you think villages in Bucks will benefit from the investment? If you live in Twyford or Winslow, now’s the chance to have your say.
How the noise barriers might look

Noise barriers to be installed to quieten the M40 in Bucks

Work to reduce traffic noise from the M40 is underway, and residents across Buckinghamshire should soon be hearing the effects.

Bucks County Council

35 children's centres to close as council votes through children's services shake-up

Council leaders have voted to revamp children's services in Buckinghamshire, and close 35 children's centres across the county.
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