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Cricket academy opening in Thame to develop game for young players

A new cricket academy will be opening in Thame this spring which aims to develop the game for young players in the area.

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Thame auction saleroom

Lady Diana’s bicycle fetches £9k at auction in Thame

A Raleigh Traveller bicycle ridden by Lady Diana Spencer fetched £9,200 at an auction in Thame.

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Thame Concert Band donations

Thame Concert Band boost two good causes in town

Donations to two good causes in Thame have been made following funds raised over the festive season.

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Thame Town Awards

Nominate your heroes for the 10th Thame Town Awards

The search is on for local heroes as nominations are needed for the 10th Thame Town Awards

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‘We will get back to being recognised as a Good school’: Head’s vow after Ofsted issue latest report on The Grange

The head of the Grange School in Aylesbury has vowed that it will get back to being recognised as ‘Good’ after it received another ‘Requires Improvement’ rating from Ofsted.

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Opening of the newly refurbished library at Bierton School

Bierton School opens new-look library thanks to funding from charitable trust named after former district councillor

Bierton School’s library has been given a makeover thanks to money donated by the Mike & Claire Griffin Charitable Trust.

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Thame Chamber Choir

Thame Chamber Choir prepare to make a joyful noise

Thame Chamber Choir will be making a noise - a joyful one though.

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Resul Atalay with sons Josh and Jason.

Thame’s popular kebab van owner Resul bids to retain top title at awards

Well-known and popular kebab van owner Resul Atalay is bidding to retain an award he won last year - and wants one lucky customer to celebrate with him.

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Pupils from Ashmead School in Aylesbury have been named as UK coding champions

Champion Aylesbury pupils have cracked the code!

Pupils from Ashmead Primary School in Aylesbury are celebrating after being named as UK Coding Champions by Discovery Education.

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EDITOR’S COLUMN: The government needs to act now on growing social care crisis

This week The Bucks Herald explored the issue of adult social care - and the problems faced by Bucks County Council to provide services for an increasing aging population.
When I started on local newspapers a decade ago we would think nothing of challenging councils on seemingly needless or cruel cuts to services. 
We frequently highlighted where money was being wasted, and where not enough money was being spent - it was an important part of our job. 
That was no matter what the political persuasion of the council or councillor involved, and local newspapers pride themselves on their political neutrality. 
But times have changed for our councils - and after rounds and rounds of government imposed cuts, which last year resulted in a complete slash of the government grant for Bucks County Council - it is clear that all services are being stripped back to the bone. This is bad news for local people - especially our most vulnerable and it is the government’s fault.

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BAFTA for Aston Clinton man who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

BAFTA for Aston Clinton man who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

Aston Clinton’s David Malinowski and his team picked up the prize for makeup and hair for their work on Darkest Hour at this year’s BAFTA awards, staged on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Ali Jawad and Sophie Christiansen will be Paralympian Flame Lighters at this year's ceremony

Ali Jawad and Sophie Christiansen will be Paralympian Flame Lighters at this year's ceremony

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and the Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony’s organising committee are excited to announce Ali Jawad and Sophie Christiansen CBE as official torchbearers in this year’s event, ‘Spirit of Endeavour’.

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery which occurred in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

Man steals parking attendant's ticket machine after being fined

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery which occurred in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.
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NSPCC warning after extent of child sex crimes in the Thames Valley revealed

NSPCC warning after extent of child sex crimes in the Thames Valley revealed

Six sexual offences against children and young people were recorded every day across the Thames Valley.

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Did it get stuck in the catalytic converter?! Firefighters rescue moggy from engine compartment of car in Aylesbury

Firefighters took part in an unusual rescue in Aylesbury this morning (Monday) after a cat got stuck in the engine compartment of a car.

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Aylesbury teenager arrested in connection with public order incidents in Amersham

A 15-year-old boy from Aylesbury has been arrested in connection with a series of public order offences in Amersham.

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A man has been jailed for five years for child sex offences, following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

5 years in Prison for child sex offences who had "relationship" with 14 year old

A man has been jailed for five years for child sex offences, following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

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The A4146 Stoke Hammond bypass

UPDATED: Petition calls on Bucks County Council to fix ‘crumbling’ Stoke Hammond bypass

A petition has been launched calling on Bucks County Council to ‘fix’ the Stoke Hammond bypass and ‘bring it up to a decent standard.’

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IN COURT: Who’s been sentenced from Aylesbury Vale and beyond

The following people from Aylesbury Vale and beyond have recently been sentenced at magistrates courts in the county.

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