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FARMING MATTERS: Farmers flock to hear NFU speaker

The woman many expect to be the next president of the National Farmers Union spoke to farmers at the AGM of the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire branch of the NFU at The Oxfordshire Golf Club near Thame.

Opinion
Father Christmas visits a young patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospital's children's ward - Alfie

PICTURE SPECIAL: Santa spreads festive cheer at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Father Christmas visited Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Thursday December 14 to spread some festive cheer to youngsters on the wards.

Health
Pupils from Turnfurlong Infant School perform carols at Friars Square in aid of Child Bereavement UK

PICTURE SPECIAL: Aylesbury schoolchildren entertain town centre shoppers by singing carols

Pupils from schools across Aylesbury sung Christmas carols at Friars Square Shopping Centre on Thursday December 14.

Education
Police want vigilance from van owners, after a speight of thefts

Big spike in van tool thefts in Aylesbury, police warn

Thames Valley Police is advising local van owners to be vigilant after a recent increase in tool theft from vans across Aylesbury.

Crime
IN FULL: Hurdles to cross for Luton’s planned expansion of airport

IN FULL: Hurdles to cross for Luton’s planned expansion of airport

Bold plans to more than double Luton Airport’s capacity could be the linchpin to Luton’s prosperity – but not without overcoming significant hurdles.

News
Photo of Gez Chiariello taken when he was police commander in Aylesbury Vale (2014)

Former Aylesbury police chief Gez Chiariello sacked for ‘despicable behaviour’

Former Aylesbury police commander Gez Chiariello has been sacked with immediate effect for ‘despicable, deplorable and shameful behaviour’.

News
Mila Fenton O'Creevy (grey T-shirt) pictured during her trip to Tanzania

Bierton student thanks trust that funded volunteering trip

A student from Bierton has thanked a charitable trust set up in memory of a former Aylesbury Vale District Council chairman for their donation towards the cost of her trip to Tanzania.

Education
Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

This newspaper, published by Johnston Press, today announces that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Buckingham Street is cordoned off

Car crashes into pedestrians on Buckingham Street

Two men were struck by a car in Aylesbury last night.

Crime
Alana Mercer

Chearsley student raising funds to build playground for children in Uganda

A student from Chearsley is raising funds ahead of a trip to Uganda next year where she will help build a playground for children.

News
Lois Cordelia sculptor of Green Man made with straws at The Akeman

Thousands of plastic straws used to create sculpture marking 10th birthday of popular Tring pub

The Akeman, Oakman and The Green Man – a decade of happy memories provides a small gift for planet.

News

VIDEO: Police and forensics on the scene as Buckingham Street in Aylesbury is cordoned off

Police and forensic officers are in Aylesbury town centre this morning after a section of Buckingham Street was cordoned off.

News
Amy Enticknap and Gaye Poole, founders of Human Theatre Company.

Impact of alcohol tackled on stage in Thame in play commissioned by NHS

The impact of alcohol on family life will be tackled on the stage in Thame, in a production commissioned by the NHS.

News
Thame Chamber Choir

Christmas concerts with Thame Chamber Choir in candlelit church

Santa Claus is Comin’ - and for Thame Chamber Choir he’s almost here.

News
New venue for Thame Speakers Club and an invite for guests

New venue for Thame Speakers Club and an invite for guests

Thame Speakers Club will have a new meeting place next year.

News
TRACY KISS COLUMN: Looking for something different to give this Christmas? Then look no further than Aylesbury!

TRACY KISS COLUMN: Looking for something different to give this Christmas? Then look no further than Aylesbury!

With Christmas fast approaching it can be difficult to find quirky, unusual and entertaining gift ideas aside from the traditional socks and perfume combo that we all seem to default to when we can’t think of anything else to buy! One thing that I really enjoy are Red Letter days and experiences and what better way to beat the Christmas shopping traffic than to go hurtling around a split level 300-metre state-of-the-art indoor race track at Rogue Racing in Gatehouse, Aylesbury.

News
Julie Ann Godson

High society scandals feature in latest books by Oxfordshire historian

The scandalous behaviour of high society people in Oxfordshire feature in a new book by a county historian.

News
Callum Rookes, Thame Concert Band Musical Director, receives a cheque from Chris Fram, Chair of the Music in the Park organising committee.

Music in the Park funds warm up carol singers and boost concert band

Grants to two organisations in Thame have been made from Music in the Park funds.

News
Haddenham's Christmas tree festival was held at St Mary's Church in the village

PICTURE SPECIAL: ‘Inspirational’ displays at Christmas tree festival in Haddenham

Haddenham’s fifth Christmas Tree Festival was held in St Mary’s Church over the weekend of December 8 to 10, and proved as popular as ever.

News
Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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