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District Council Leader Neil Blake on Unitary: "It's not a done deal - there's still time to make a difference"

District Council Leader Neil Blake has his say on the Unitary debate...

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Council wait on Secretary of State's Watermead Crematorium decision

It's not over yet! Council wait on Secretary of State's Watermead Crematorium decision

In one of the longest running sagas in Aylesbury Planning Aylesbury History, AVDC are waiting to see if the Secretary of State will call in the decision.

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Support for Theresa May’s missile strike in Syria from Aylesbury MP David Lidington

Support for Theresa May’s missile strike in Syria from Aylesbury MP David Lidington

An elected government should have the the power to order military action, Aylesbury’s MP said in the wake of missile attacks in Syria.

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District chiefs turn down county invite over Unitary

District chiefs turn down county invite over Unitary

District council chiefs refused an invitation offered by the leader of the county council to meet and find “common ground” in unitary council discussions, it has emerged.

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WATCH: Video footage shows shocking conditions for chickens inside exposed Aylesbury Vale farm which supplies Nando’s, Lidl and Asda

Shocking video footage taken by animals rights campaigners shows the terrible conditions of chickens living at an Aylesbury Vale farm which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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Library image of a ballot box

Candidates announced for Quainton by-election

The four candidates for the Quainton by-election on Thursday May 3 have been announced.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Surrounded by family and colleagues, 12 Station personnel were presented with Honours and Awards in a ceremony at Halton House.

Awards ceremony at RAF Halton

Surrounded by family and colleagues, 12 Station personnel were presented with Honours and Awards in a ceremony at Halton House.

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The Gateway, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Vale District Council say they want to understand ‘rationale’ and ‘evidence’ behind the Secretary of State’s unitary recommendation

Aylesbury Vale District Council has said it will make a representation to the Secretary of State in response to his recent recommendation as to the future make-up of local government in Buckinghamshire.

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If you live in these areas, please don't forget to vote!

Central and Walton Town Council elections tomorrow, don't forget to use your vote!

There are nine candidates in total across Central & Walton District Ward and Aylesbury Central Town Council Ward.
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PICTURED: Zombie blades, axes and bayonets among a host of knives surrendered in Thames Valley Police operation

Thames Valley Police has revealed pictures of some of the knives surrended as part of its Operation Sceptre.

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Asif Mohammed, aged 30, of Discovery Street, Aylesbury

9 years in Jail for drug dealer who ran over two soldiers in December

Asif Mohammed, aged 30, of Discovery Street, Aylesbury, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court today (8/3) after he pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at the same court.
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Buckingham MP John Bercow - pictuted here at the Winslow Beer Festival - rejects the claims

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow rejects bullying claims

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has been named in a report accusing MPs of bullying, harassing and intimidating staff.

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District and Town Council are looking for a new central ward Councillor following the resignation of Edward Sims.

Candidates revealed for District and Town Council by-elections

The candidates for the District and Town Council by-elections on Thursday 22 March have been announced.

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Leader of the council Martin Tett (Left) and opposition leader Steven Lambert addressed councillors

Council agrees budget, council tax to rise

Council tax in Buckinghamshire will rise by 5.99%, an increase of £1.40 a week for Band D homes.
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Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council (BCC) budget to include  no help towards services from the Government in the form of Revenue Support Grant

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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