Christmas News
Bucks County Council present appeal amasses hundreds of gifts for the less fortunate

Bucks County Council present appeal amasses hundreds of gifts for the less fortunate

County Council employees and councillors have joined forces with local residents and community groups to support disadvantaged families who will have little or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Is this the best snowman in Bucks? Send us your pics!

Is this the best snowman in Bucks? Send us your pics!

With the Vale transforming into a wintry wonderland this weekend, a few frosty friends started to appear in front gardens across the county.

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What are the Santa float times and dates for Aylesbury?

What are the Santa float times and dates for Aylesbury?

It’s the most wonderful time of year and it’s not complete without the annual Santa float.

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Panto round up: “Behind every successful panto is a director with passion”

Panto round up: “Behind every successful panto is a director with passion”

A vital ingredient for every successful panto is a Director with a passion for the art form and an eye for all things funny.

religion and belief
Aylesbury Christmas Fayre comes to town this Sunday

Aylesbury Christmas Fayre comes to town this Sunday

Tis the season to soak up the sights and enjoy the delicious scents and festive ambience of Aylesbury at Christmas time.

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Santa comes down Hurst’s chimney for needy children in Mix 96’s Christmas toy appeal

Santa comes down Hurst’s chimney for needy children in Mix 96’s Christmas toy appeal

Hurst’s estate agents was one of several drop off points for presents for needy children.

Community
VIDEO: Watch the Christmas light switch on from Market Square

VIDEO: Watch the Christmas light switch on from Market Square

WATCH: Aylesbury Town comes to life for Christmas

Community
Shocking scale of Christmas crime in Thames Valley revealed

Shocking scale of Christmas crime in Thames Valley revealed

Tis the season to be jolly – but an investigation has revealed the crimes that make Christmas anything but merry for many families.

crime, law and justice
VIDEO: Mind-boggling numbers behind Amazon’s Christmas gift wrapping

VIDEO: Mind-boggling numbers behind Amazon’s Christmas gift wrapping

Amazon, which has huge warehouses in nearby Milton Keynes and Hemel Hempstead, has recruited an army of 500 present wrappers – who will get through 300 MILES of gift wrap this Christmas.

consumer goods
UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Cadbury truck rolls into Aylesbury with an urban twist on the Christmas choir

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Cadbury truck rolls into Aylesbury with an urban twist on the Christmas choir

One of the Cadbury Christmas trucks has been entertaining the crowds after rolling into Aylesbury’s Market Square this morning (Monday).

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Top festive tips for cooking your turkey safely this Christmas

According to FSS, washing poultry is unnecessary as proper cooking kills harmful bacteria like campylobacter, and rinsing the raw meat will

Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket mince pies are the best?

Working for a newspaper isn't all court reports and clickbait - sometimes we get our hands dirty too.In our role as consumer champions we got

Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket makes the best Christmas pudding?

From ultra boozy delights to alcohol free examples, here's how we thought the major supermarkets* measured up.Supermarket Christmas puddingsLidl

Santa should cut down on sherry and mince pies, according to nation's leading GP

Santa may also suffer from alcoholism and work stress, the head of the Royal College of GPs said.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman