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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.

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It's a Knockout in Buckingham, for the Alec's Angels charity. MC Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin. PNL-170513-231303009

Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 - and how he lent his support to a Buckingham charity this spring

Charismatic TV star Keith Chegwin - who supported a Buckingham charity by hosting a charity event in the spring has died aged 60.

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Apples waiting to be pressed

FARMING MATTERS: Apples harvest an additional income

After rejuvenating an ancient orchard, livestock and arable farmers Richard and Sue Belgrove developed an important sideline to their business.

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Waddesdon Imaginarium by students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picture by Chris Lacey, copyright National Trust, Waddesdon Manor PNL-170512-113232004

Editor’s column: How nice to get out and about at great Aylesbury Vale events

This week the Bucks Herald team have been out and about - and it’s been lovely to attend some of the great events happening in the Vale. 
On Friday night reporter Neil attended the Bucks and MK Sports Awards at the Waterside Theatre, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford.

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Virginia Stollery

FARMING MATTERS: Giving back to the farming community

After a long and successful career in the farming industry, former Aylesbury NFU branch secretary Virginia Stollery wanted to give something back to the farming community.

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FARMING MATTERS: Prize winning honey created on the farm

Earlier this year some honey bees came to live on our farm.

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FARMING MATTERS: Ensuring the health of newborn calves

Livestock farmers are always looking for ways to ensure the health of their herd. A recent workshop focused on top tips for healthier calves, highlighting the significant impact scours and pneumonia have on calf rearing operations, and offering timely advice on how to make young stock more resilient to these costly diseases.

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President of the NFU Meurig Raymond

FARMING MATTERS: New domestic policy can help farmers

A new domestic agricultural policy should ensure British farming continues to deliver for the economy, environment and public well being, says NFU president Meurig Raymond.

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FARMING MATTERS: Agriculture tops list of further education

FARMING MATTERS: Agriculture tops list of further education

Farming is proving to be an attractive option for youngsters looking to further their education.

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Waddesdon Manor Spooky Sprint for Parkinsons. Runners before the start of the Family Fun Run. PNL-171021-214415009

Editor’s column: A weekend of great events - and a Halloween conundrum

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending some very cool events here in Aylesbury. 
The first was a very packed Diwali celebration in the town centre - which - despite being held inside due to fears of bad weather was a feast of great food, great community spirit and some nice stalls too. The insence sticks are making my home smell absolutely lovely so thanks so much! A shout out to Poonam from Holy Cow Home who made it all happen - what a lovely event.

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FARMING MATTERS: Calls for government to support arable farmers

A mixed harvest demonstrates the need for government to drive arable productivity and efficiency through a new domestic agricultural policy.

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Farmer Isobel Bowden

FARMING MATTERS: Dog owners urged to put pets on a lead around livestock

Many dog owners will be out walking their dogs this month appreciating the beautiful autumn colours.

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FARMING MATTERS: Farm sale attracts visitors from afar

FARMING MATTERS: Farm sale attracts visitors from afar

I’ve been to a lot of farm sales over the years, and they are always interesting things to see.

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US rock star Tom Petty has died, his manager announced this morning.

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The sad death of Tom Petty - and why we should prove the doubters wrong and get campaigning!

It’s been a funny old week - I was out of the office for much of last week - so a lot of my job in the early part of this one seems to have been playing catch up - I’m sorry if you’ve emailed me and I didn’t reply.

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FARMING MATTERS: Concern for cattle as water supply is gone

Cattle drink a lot of water. Dairy cows in particular drink a considerable quantity, but even beef cattle can consume five gallons a day.

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Hands Free Hectare run by Harpers Adams University and Precision Decisions

FARMING MATTERS: Looking into the future with robots

Technology is a massive part of all our lives, with many jobs already done by robots,and farming is no different.

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Copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS:Real soldiers give impressive display in main ring

Well, Bucks County Show is over for another year and the thing I was looking forward to the most didn’t let me down.

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Copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: The wheat harvest is in with fair results

I wrote a few weeks ago about the barley harvest, and now we have brought in the wheat.

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Bucks County Show. Picture by Heather Jan Brunt

Reporting on county show has changed

Tomorrow (Thursday) is Bucks County Show day and it’s the 150th show, so one of the exhibits at the Weedon Park showground will be a fascinating look at Farming Through The Ages which should provide an intriguing insight into how food production has changed over the years.

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Watching the barley coming in

FARMING MATTERS: Watching the barley harvest coming in

Well, the barley harvest is finally in thank goodness. I am writing this some time before you will read it, so hopefully by the time this is in print the wheat harvest may well be in too.

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