Aylesbury has had no shortage of hard-hitting news over the years...

From Donald Trump to The Great Train Robbery and Keith Richards 8 times Aylesbury Vale was centre of the universe

Aylesbury Vale has had no shortage of hard-hitting national news over the years...

In this special segment we take a look at the times that the world stood still and watched what was going on right here where we live...

The Great Train Robbers stole 2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on the West Coast Main Line in the early hours of 8 August 1963 near Mentmore. One man was seriously injured in the heist.

5. Great Train Robbers on trial...

The Great Train Robbers stole 2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on the West Coast Main Line in the early hours of 8 August 1963 near Mentmore. One man was seriously injured in the heist.
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The Great Train Robbery trial began at Aylesbury Assizes, on 20 January 1964. 'But the existing court was too small for the large event. Aylesbury Rural District Council were specially converted to accommodate proceedings.

6. Court too small for Great Train Robbery trial...

The Great Train Robbery trial began at Aylesbury Assizes, on 20 January 1964. 'But the existing court was too small for the large event. Aylesbury Rural District Council were specially converted to accommodate proceedings.
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In January 1977  Keith Richards, guitarist in The Rolling Stones was on trial, charged with drugs possession after a car crash. Police had found 130milligrams of cocaine in a tube attached to a silver chain under a car seat.

7. Rolling Stone Keith Richards in the dock...

In January 1977 Keith Richards, guitarist in The Rolling Stones was on trial, charged with drugs possession after a car crash. Police had found 130milligrams of cocaine in a tube attached to a silver chain under a car seat.
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Crowds gathered to watch as the rock star ascended the court steps every morning, supported throughout by bandmate Mick Jagger. Richards was fined 750 and a further 250 in court fees but he did not receive any jail time.

8. Keith supported at Aylesbury trial by Mick Jagger...

Crowds gathered to watch as the rock star ascended the court steps every morning, supported throughout by bandmate Mick Jagger. Richards was fined 750 and a further 250 in court fees but he did not receive any jail time.
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