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Bucks County Council decries lack of funding as it agrees its first ever budget with no Government support

Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council budget to include no help towards services from the Government in the form of the Revenue Support Grant.

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Both AVDC and Bucks County Council have commented on the plans

Government to review local government ethics, have your say

Political intimidation, abuse of power, conflict of interest - all under the microscope as part of the government’s new consultation on the ethics of local government.

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Cllr Stuchbury will put a motion to AVDC on February 22

Buckingham councillor wants empty homes to be put to better use

Should Bucks be making better use of its empty properties?

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Edward Sims

Aylesbury councillor steps down as he prepares to move away from area

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Conservative councillor for the Central & Walton Ward in Aylesbury Edward Sims has resigned from his post.

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The day offered a fascinating insight into the interiors of a light aircraft, learningabout radio communications and map reading.

Children inspired by Mark's round the world adventures at RAF Halton STEM event

Local School Children took part in RAF Halton's STEM Event, gaining a fascinating insight into aeronautics.

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Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Warren James, Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group, has presented Honours and Awards to RAF Halton personnel in a ceremony in Halton House surrounded by recipients family and colleagues.

Air Vice Marshall Warren presents awards at Halton

Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Warren James, Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group, has presented Honours and Awards to RAF Halton personnel in a ceremony in Halton House surrounded by recipients family and colleagues.

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A10 Week 41'MCBH'DP'Gala Opening Night of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - AVDC Chairman Cllr Janet Blake arrives on the red carpet

Janet Blake’s involvement with Bucks politics - from AV Broadband and Limecart to a council chamber ‘joke’ that went wrong...

Cllr Blake has been no stranger to controversy throughout her involvement with Buckinghamshire politics:

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared interest in developer before voting on applications says council chief executive

Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared her personal interest in the Rectory Homes developer before voting on planning applications in its favour the council’s chief executive has said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake voted on Aston Clinton and Long Crendon planning applications - even though she had invested in developer

A leading Aylesbury Vale District Councillor voted to approve two major planning applications by a developer she has a financial investment in, a Bucks Herald investigation has revealed.

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council must review children's services shake-up, after challenge from councillors

The decision to create a new Early Help service in Bucks has been ‘called-in’, suspending plans to close the county's children’s centres.

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Fancy exploring RAF Halton? Here's your chance..

Fancy exploring RAF Halton? Here's your chance..

This weekend sees a rare opportunity to explore the barracks and parade grounds of RAF Halton and the stunning grounds of Halton House.

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Bucks County Council

35 children's centres to close as council votes through children's services shake-up

Council leaders have voted to revamp children's services in Buckinghamshire, and close 35 children's centres across the county.
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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Martin Tett, leader of Bucks County Council

Leader of council reflects on 2017 and a 'difficult time for the public sector'

The leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, has issued his new year's message, in which he discusses HS2, financial challenges, and plans for a unitary council.

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Cllr Warren Whyte discussed the Early Help proposal with protesters earlier this year

50% of residents agree with proposed children's services changes

Half of all residents who responded to a consultation on the future of children’s services agreed with proposed changes, according to Bucks County Council.

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Council Tax in Bucks set to rise by nearly 5%

Buckinghamshire County Council have published their planned budget for the next four years, and are looking to the public for feedback.

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The AVDC Gateway building

Review into Aylesbury Vale Broadband ordered following 'conflict of interest' criticisms

The leader of the council has been accused of creating a ‘conflict of interests’ over the authority’s Aylesbury Vale Broadband (AVB) venture.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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