Happy New Year from The Bucks Herald!

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

The Bucks Herald would like to wish all its readers and advertisers a very happy New Year.

Of course, predicting what will make the headlines in 2015 is an impossible task, but there are a number of things to look out for in the new year, including:

> Building work starting on the Friars Square entrance and the Waterside scheme, while the University Campus Aylesbury Vale will transform the area next to the canal basin. The town could well look very different by 2016.

> Trials of the men accused of the sexual exploitation of two young girls in Aylesbury and the man charged with stabbing shop worker Rushaan Asok.

> The general election in May, when David Lidington and John Bercow will look to regain their parliamentary seats, while UKIP will be hoping for a repeat of their strong electoral showing in 2014.

> The continued push for a unitary council structure, with tensions between Aylesbury Vale District Council and Bucks County Council – which have very different ideas about how this should be accomplished – likely to worsen.

> Publication of the reports into Jimmy Savile’s abuse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s investigation into the actions of police officers in the run-up to the fatal crash on the A413 which killed two people.

> The battle continuing against HS2, with the House of Commons Select Committee hearing how it will impact on Aylesbury Vale.

> Ofsted revisiting the county council’s failing children’s service department and giving its verdict on whether enough improvements have been made.