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Bucks County Council leader quizzed over how unitary authority will be funded

The leader of Bucks County Council confirmed today (Monday) that £5.5 million has been set aside to fund the potential formation of a “super council” in the county.

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Adstock Tommy unveiling at the War Memorial. Pipers. PNL-180906-221226009

Adstock remembers: Relatives and villagers remember First World War fallen at poignant ceremony

The village of Adstock enjoyed a fantastic turnout last Saturday for the unveiling of a ‘Tommy’ silhouette as part of their celebrations marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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A woman from Aylesbury has been named as one of four exceptional preachers who have been shortlisted for a national preaching competition Sermon of the Year hosted by London School of Theology (LST) and Preach magazine

Lydia Lee has been nominated for "Sermon of the Year"

A woman from Aylesbury has been named as one of four exceptional preachers who have been shortlisted for a national preaching competition Sermon of the Year hosted by London School of Theology (LST) and Preach magazine

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AylesburyreceivedGardenTownstatus from the government last year

Curious about our Garden Town status? Check out their new website..

A new website has launched giving people the chance to have their say, as Aylesbury evolves into a Garden Town.

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South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom

INTERVIEW: MP Andrea Leadsom quizzed on Brexit, bullying and Bercow during visit to Buckingham

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom spoke about bullies, Brexit and Bercow at an event at the University of Buckingham on Thursday May 31.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council offices

COMMENT: Aylesbury Vale District Council must explain after vanity project using our money

This week this newspaper asks why on earth taxpayers’ money was spent on a project which hadn’t been properly researched?

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Audit committee chair responds after council criticised in Aylesbury Vale Broadband report

Audit committee chair responds after council criticised in Aylesbury Vale Broadband report

The leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council’s audit committee has responded to an independent report into the failed investment Aylesbury Vale Broadband.

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The Aylesbury Vale District Council offices

Aylesbury Vale District Council criticised over failed rural broadband scheme

Aylesbury Vale District Council released an independent draft report yesterday (Tuesday) into the failures of it’s own company Aylesbury Vale Broadband - which promised customers coverage which it failed to deliver before being sold on.

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LISTEN: Leave MP Andrea Leadsom makes turnout numbers gaffe whilst denouncing the prospect of a second Brexit referendum at Buckingham event

In an interview on Thursday afternoon, the Leader of the House and prominent Brexiter Andrea Leadsom claimed that the country should not have a second referendum because the turnout was the biggest ever.

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Neil Blake

Aylesbury Vale District Council leader Neil Blake narrowly sees off leadership challenge

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Conservative leader Neil Blake narrowly saw off a challenge from Warren Whyte earlier this week, senior sources at the council have disclosed to this newspaper.

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There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.

Shocking rise in Children being home schooled

There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.
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Our local MP David Lidington has hardened his stance on the unitary debate, throwing his weight behind the county councils proposal for a single unitary authority, one council to administer the whole of Buckinghamshire.

David Lidington takes hard line on unitary

Our local MP David Lidington has hardened his stance on the unitary debate, throwing his weight behind the county council’s proposal for a single unitary authority, one council to administer the whole of Buckinghamshire.

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Councillor Janet Blake

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s most complained about councillor revealed

Councillors’ behaviour was a hot topic of debate for the district this week - as it was revealed that cabinet member and leader’s wife Janet Blake was the most complained about councillor of the year.

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A county chief has snubbed rumours that there is a 40 million funding black hole in the councils budget.

"There is no £40 million black hole", says council leader

A county chief has snubbed rumours that there is a £40 million funding ‘black hole’ in the council’s budget.

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Martin Tett, leader of Bucks County Council

Have your say on the future of Bucks

The ‘super council’ debate has dominated headlines for almost two years – and now there are just days left for you to have your say on how the future of Bucks is shaped.

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Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet member for Childrens Services

Amazing turnaround for Children's Home

A Buckinghamshire children’s home previously judged ‘inadequate’ has been rated ‘good’ following a successful turnaround by Buckinghamshire County Council.

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Last year Wycombe District Council was forced to spend 41,000 on removing 210 tonnes of rubbish from a building site in Wycombe, off Marlow Road, after a group of travellers set up camp in the area.

Unathorised traveller camp numbers tripled last year, figures reveal

The number of unauthorised traveller camps moving into Bucks has tripled in a year, shocking figures reveal.
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John Bercow

John Bercow denies ‘bullying’ former private secretary

The Buckingham MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow is facing calls to stand down after being accused of “bullying behaviour” by his former private secretary.

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By-election result: Lib Dems take Quainton from Conservatives

The Liberal Democrats took the Quainton ward seat from the Conservatives last night (Thursday) as Scott Raven won a by-election.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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