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  • Learning about the thin line between thrill and kill

    PERSUADING teenagers that they are not immortal can sometimes be a challenging task for a driving instructor. read more

  • Buy today, don’t delay, agents advise after Labour win

    "The period of uncertainty has been removed hopefully we can get back to normal and enjoy a good spring and summer market," declared Mark Hayward, Bucks chairman of the National Association of Estate Agents, as Tony Blair posed with his family on the steps of No 10. read more

  • Hostel up for sale

    A Privately-run hostel for the homeless opposite Wycombe railway station is up for sale. read more

  • 05-1222 P16

    Bucks Free Press snapper Anita Ross-Marshall took this picture at the charter fair in Princes Risborough on Saturday, May 7. If you would like a copy of this picture, please use the picture order form on page 14 and quote reference number 05-1222 P16. read more

  • Ferret and chips on increase

    Welcome to the May edition of Ask the Vet. This column aims to give people the chance to write in and ask for answers to questions that they may feel will be of benefit to other readers or to share comments or interesting cases with our readers. read more

  • VE Day

    Sheila Webb, Chesham. read more

  • Ode to Peace

    Betty Winch, Marlow. read more

  • Memories

    Marion Hayers, aged 76, Ash Close, Walters Ash. read more

  • Going that extra mile

    TELEVISION presenter Nick Knowles is urging everybody across south Bucks to take part in Macmillan Cancer Relief's Miles Challenge. read more

  • Winning fans train with the Wanderers

    TWO football fanatics were put through their paces by Wycombe Wanderers after they won a competition to train with the club for a day. read more

  • Generations join together to mark VE Day anniversary

    Young and old came together across Buckinghamshire to commemorate the 60-year anniversary of VE Day. read more

  • When ‘rights’ seem to be wrong

    You'll like this one, dear sane reader. A young lady friend took some children into a pub in Marlow for lunch. read more

  • Close to dangers

    I AM writing in response to PD Somerville's criticism of my On The Road column in which I pointed out that driving near home can be dangerous because motorists can switch off when in familiar territory. read more

  • Free to travel

    I AM a disabled person (I suffer from mental illness), and I could not cope in London without my Freedom Pass, for free travel. read more

  • Toilets close

    IT is astonishing how a district council so intent on renewing the Beaconsfield old town roads and pavements, and on aquiring new offices, can have the blind nerve to close all the public toilets in Beaconsfield new town (on cost grounds) at great emotional cost to golden oldies in wheelchairs such as myself. read more

  • Better places

    WORKING in West Wycombe I saw that the polling station was at the village hall and not the school. read more

  • Lords helped

    AFTER every General Election there are complaints that our electoral system is unfair, and then there are calls for some form of proportional representation. read more

  • Letting Tory in

    MAY I thank all the people of the Booker, Cressex and Sands division of the county council elections who took the time to come out and vote on May 5. read more

  • Morris dancers

    ALTHOUGH I cannot tell you the names of the Morris Dancers pictured in the May 7 Free Press, I would suggest it may be the Whitchurch group, from Bucks. read more

  • Macmillan aid

    MY name is Miles the Mouse and I'm the event mascot for the Macmillan Miles Challenge, supported by npower. read more

  • MP's thanks

    MAY I, through your letters page, thank everyone who voted for me in the election last week and in particular my magnificent team of supporters who helped me canvass every area in Chesham and Amersham. read more

  • The volunteers

    I WOULD like to thank everyone in Bucks who volunteered during the fourth month ofthe Year of the Volunteer 2005. read more

  • Thanks to all

    I AM sure you would have already received a report about the Marlow 5 running event on Sunday, May 8 but I think the volunteers who gave up their time to stage the event are worth a mention in the way of a big "Thank You". read more

  • Council caller

    I WAS, on the morning of May 3, afforded a revealing glimpse of the attitude of the officers (and perhaps of the members) of Wycombe District Council to the old persons living in their fiefdom, and of the degree of competence of those officers. read more

  • Looking ahead

    NOW that all the general and local election brouhaha is subsiding maybe our town/district/county councils in Bucks can settle down and do some perceptive, visionary thinking about the future. read more

  • Always read

    I ALWAYS ensure that the Mann on Friday column in the Free Press is always read, even if I have little time to read anything else. read more

  • Mann's moans

    BY all means allow the Free Press columnist Charles Mann to remain in post, but let us have a little more thanks, praise and general good cheer. read more

  • THIS WEEK’S Talking Point: Scrutiny of police Anti-speed measures

    AROUND the country many safety camera partnerships are using local media and the web to publicise where the speed enforcement checks are to be, for example and read more

  • THIS WEEK’S Talking Point: Scrutiny of police Anti-speed measures

    YOUR paper seems to have missed the most serious cause for complaint about speed cameras, even though it was right there in your photo last week. read more

  • For New Labour, read New Dialect

    IN the end, it was the voices that decided the general election. Michael Howard lost because of his weird pronunciation. His quaint way must have put loads of electors off, because no one modern speaks like what he does. read more

  • Redgrave rows again

    SIR Steve Redgrave stepped onto a competitive boat last week for the first time since he won his record-breaking fifth Olympic gold medal. read more

  • Vision for future tackles concerns

    The Chiltern Community Partnership has launched its 2020 Vision to address key issues on the district's future. read more

  • Devoted Bob honoured at first People’s Award

    DEVOTED community volunteer Bob Fish has landed the top prize at Chesham's first People's Award for donating seven half-days a week to charity. read more

  • Widower takes leap for charity

    A RETIRED widower from Marlow is preparing to do a parachute jump at the age of 64 to raise money for the charity that helped her husband through cancer. read more

  • Sports gala being held

    BUDDING David Beckhams and wannabe Jonny Wilkinsons who hail from Cookham are busy limbering up for one of the summer's most prestigious sporting events. read more

  • Era ends as veteran ex-mayor loses seat

    OUSTED Lib Dem county councillor Maurice Oram, described the Tory onslaught in Marlow as a "very difficult obstacle to overcome" after Conservatives took both seats at the county elections. read more

  • Evening of song

    AN informal evening of song, opera and operetta is taking place at All Saints Church, The Causeway, Marlow, on Thursday, May 19, at 8pm. Admission is free. read more

  • Illustrated talk

    MARLOW Archaeological Society is presenting an illustrated talk on Wednesday, May 18, at the Church Hall, the Causeway, Marlow, at 8pm. read more

  • Schoolgirl joins fight against Waitrose plans

    A NINE-year-old girl has joined those fighting plans for a new Waitrose store in Marlow. read more

  • Noise level ‘unbearable’ after trees get the chop

    A FLACKWELL Heath man whose house overlooks the M40 says work being carried out by the Highways Agency has turned his life into a living nightmare. read more

  • High Wycombe roadworks latest...

    FROM this week Desborough Road will be closed to through traffic for a month. Works carried out include a sewer connection. read more

  • Feast of Eden set to transform area

    THE new Eden development is on land which forms a triangle between Abbey Way, Oxford Road, Bridge Street, Lilys Walk and Desborough Road. read more

  • Wycombe

    EDEN is just part of more than £500million worth of investment that will be coming into High Wycombe over the next few years, transforming the town and enlarging and unifying the town centre. read more

  • Eden is name of town’s new shopping paradise

    HIGH Wycombe's most closely guarded secret the name of the town's long-awaited £185million shopping and leisure centre was revealed last week. read more

  • Scores of workers face chop

    MORE than 200 jobs could be axed in the area after two companies announced redundancies and another told its staff that their offices could relocate. read more

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