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  • Chiefs call off ‘ghetto’ house plan

    A CHEAPER homes plan that could have created a Marlow "ghetto" has been thrown out early despite claims that the decision has done little to address the gap in affordable housing. read more


    ANNUAL GARDENS OPEN DAY was held on Sunday afternoon and about £4,500 was raised for the Thames Hospicecare. read more


    COLLECTIONS for unwanted clothing and household items, from the door, are common place, so much so that you may not question them. Help the Aged, Oxfam and some hospices are frequent distributors of collection bags and their pedigree is beyond reproach. However, be aware that not all of these local collections are conducted by or for charities. read more


    ART OF AFRICA has a summer exhibition called "Cape to Kenya". It's at Fillingdon Farm in Piddington this weekend. You can visit between 10am and 5pm. The farm is on the A40 as you head up the hill towards Studley Green. This exhibition will feature a vibrant collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, wood, glass, fabrics and jewellery. If previous exhibitions are anything to go by then this is well worth the visit. read more


    TOMORROW St Wulstan's Church is holding its annual fair on Totteridge Common. From 11am until 2pm there will be a barbecue, tombola, cake stall, books, toys and many more stalls. There will also be lots of children's activities to keep them busy. read more


    A MEMORIAL PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of Eric Silvey, for many years captain of the tower and steeple keeper at All Saints Church, is planned for the church tower after the 170-year-old church clock has been restored. read more


    CHRISTIAN AID COLLECTION in the village amounted to over £1,180 which was more than last year. Thank you to all who collected and all who donated. read more


    ATTENDANCE AT THIS YEAR'S AGM of the Residents Association was far smaller than last when the Parish Plan was presented. read more


    RADNAGE BRITISH LEGION are holding another of their popular vintage evenings on Wednesday at their headquarters and will be exhibiting motorcycles and other vintage vehicles and engines as before. read more


    CHERRY PIE FAIR IS TOMORROW and starts with the parade leaving the shops in Orchard Road at 11am. read more


    GILES GATE COFFEE MORNING in aid of Arthritis Research will he held tomorrow from 10.15am. Donations of cakes and biscuits will be welcome, also items for the bring and buy stall. read more


    SUNDAY IS FATHERS DAY so take Dad for a ride on the Princes Risborough & Chinnor Railway. All Fathers will travel FREE when accompanied by a fare paying passenger. Call the talking timetable on 01844 353535 or visit the web site read more


    BIG WEEKEND last week for the football club. On Saturday they held their annual fundraiser which this year was an 80s disco. Hughenden has never been visited by so many celebrities before - Madonna, Adam Ant, Delboy and a special appearance by a Rubik's cube among others. Well done to all those who entered into the spirit of the occasion. Most importantly £1,700 was raised.Sunday saw the AGM and annual awards morning. Matt Bloomfield of Wycombe Wanderers was their special guest presenting the team medals and individual trophies. A big thank you was given to Brian Pickworth who has now retired after 12 years with the club in various roles. Rob White is the new Honorary Vice President and he was congratulated on his efforts and commitment over many years. Club secretary Linda Wright won the award for outstanding contribution during the season. read more


    COFFEE SHOP will be open in the village hall annexe between 10am and midday tomorrow with the usual bring and buy and a raffle for a charity. read more


    SUMMER CONCERT of Choruses and Arias takes place at Princes Risborough Manor House gardens tonight at 8pm. The gardens will be open to explore from 7.30pm. The proceeds will be shared between the Princes Risborough Pop-in Centre and support for Royal Academy of Music students' summer course in Italy. Entry is £10 so get tickets from 01844 345367. read more


    SUMMER FAIR takes place at Manor Farm Pre School in Rose Avenue tomorrow from midday until 3pm. There will be fun for all. read more


    DISCOVER THE WORLD of wildlife on your doorstep. Explore hands-on and live displays. Meet a bat and join in a bug hunt. Find out how to attract wildlife to your garden. Discover what lives in your pond. Children can try their hand at making bat-masks and Red Kite finger puppets. There are many local groups taking part at Aylesbury Museum tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and no need to book. read more


    LOTS OF EVENTS taking place tomorrow all around. Details have appeared in this column. Now all they need is lots of visitors. read more


    TEA AT THREE is a theme for today and if you are supporting the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home with such an event phone Joanna on 01442 890222 as she would love to hear from you. read more


    HATHA YOGA CLASSES will be running throughout the summer, Amanda Green runs evening classes in High Wycombe and morning classes in Marlow and in Old Beaconsfield. read more


    FOOTBALL CLUB are looking for additional team management and players (especially strikers) for next season. The teams meet at the recreation ground for training in the evenings. Pop along and ask for Russell Thomas or give me a ring. read more


    SUMMER MINI-MARKET will open at 10.30am tomorrow in the Memorial Hall with lots of stalls. There will be home-made cakes, bric-a-brac and books. In addition you will find smoked salmon, crafts, plants, a raffle and refreshments, all until 12.30pm. Admittance is free. read more


    DOG LOVERS will be homing in on Pinewood Studios tomorrow. The world-famous film studio is hosting the RSPCA'S Summer Fair and Dog Show. One of the main attractions will be the local heat of the RSPCA Dog of the Year show, which is open to all rescued dogs. read more


    THIS YEAR'S FETE was enjoyed by a good crowd entertained by a variety of activities in the event ring, ranging from a procession of vintage cars, including a gleaming pink Cadillac., breathtaking displays by Thame Duellists and football displays by Haddenham Youth Football Club. Music was provided by Thame Concert band whilst children enjoyed a range of attractions including a bouncy castle and pony rides. Just about every organisation in the village had stalls. Teas were served in the marquee bought with last year's proceeds (it is now available for hire). Our thanks are due to Tim Armitt and his committee for organising the day. read more


    FAMOUS PIE SUPPER will be on Saturday, July 9 starting at 7pm with songs and readings by members and friends of Cryers Hill Methodist church. Please book the date and plan to come. read more


    VISIT ROALD DAHL'S garden at Gipsy House for a family fun afternoon tomorrow from 2pm to 5pm. read more


    PLEASE CONTACT Jean on 01494 881140 if you would like to join the trip to the Litmore Shaw estate at Ibstone on Sunday. The estate manager will be conducting the walk where there are wonderful views and much wildlife to be appreciated. The start time is expected to be 2pm and should last a couple of hours. read more


    COFFEE MORNING tomorrow in the day centre is from 10am to midday. There's all the usual stalls including cakes, plus children's activities. read more


    CONGRATULATIONS to Hilary Ann Warner on her MBE for services to the community in Chalfont St Giles. Hilary has worked tirelessly for the good of the village for over 60 years. read more


    FINGERS CROSSED AGAIN, please, for fine weather tomorrow as Downley Day takes place on the common from 2pm. I look forward to meeting lots of you on my Bucks Free Press table, do come along and introduce yourself. read more


    SCHOOLS OF CHESHAM CARNIVAL is tomorrow. The procession will start at midday from Asheridge Road, go along Bellingdon Road, Townsend Road then through the town to Lowndes Park for a great afternoon of fun and laughter for all the family. "Books" is the carnival theme. read more


    CONGRATULATIONS to Hilary Ann Warner on her MBE for services to the community in Chalfont St Giles. Hilary has worked tirelessly for the good of the village for over 60 years. read more


    HOW TO GROW GREAT HUMANS for the future. I have attended a number of AGM's recently where lots of young people are involved. I have been positively amazed and stunned at the array of skills these young people show in the challenges they have been set. read more


    SUNDAY SEES A CHANGE in the arrangements for services at St Birinus and St John's Church. From now on both the traditional and the worship together services will be held at the Booker site. The times remain the same, 9am and 10.45am respectively. read more


    TEA AT THREE will be hosted by Liz Lewin this afternoon in aid of the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and all are welcome. Just phone 01844 274961 for full details. read more


    WOOBURN GREEN is the place to be tomorrow afternoon when The Meadows have their annual Summer Fete. Children will be the star attractions in the arena with dancing and gymnastics displays. Lively music will entertain and keep your toes tapping while you wander around the stalls, enjoy a burger or a cuppa and then try your hand at the many competitions and games. You won't be able to miss the attraction because the fete fills the green and the colourful fairground carousel is a regular eye-catcher. From 1pm until 5pm you should be with everyone on Wooburn Green to enjoy a great afternoon. read more


    BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS enters its 20th anniversary year tomorrow when the doors will open on two weeks of artistic delights. Run by the Visual Images group it is an alliance of over 400 artists and craftspeople. The open studios cover a wide range of crafts including original furniture such as that produced by Darren Tyson. There's also glass and ceramics along with watercolours by Hazel Henry. Categories also include photography and sculpture. Many of these studios are close by although this is a countywide event. You can find out more by picking up a booklet from the library or council offices. read more

  • Blues wage war on the agents

    WANDERERS have declared war on football agents and say they won't pay them a penny. read more

  • Who are Ya asks Blues chief

    STEVE Hayes wants to know who is watching Wanderers and fans buying tickets for the Chelsea game on July 13 are being asked a series of questions. read more

  • Donald tees it up with Tiger

    LUKE Donald began his bid for his first major title yesterday alongside the best golfer on the planet. read more

  • Arson appeal pays off for police

    POLICE investigating the Harlow arson attack that claimed the life of Kerry Youngs and left her partner Kevin Chapple seriously injured have received an "encouraging" response to a fresh appeal on the BBC Crimewatch programme. read more

  • Teenager takes four wickets in four balls

    TEENAGER Terry Morton took four wickets in four balls for Flackwell Heath last Sunday. read more

  • Comet lands in Harlow

    ELECTRICAL store giant Comet has opened a store on the Harlow Retail Park, Edinburgh Way. read more

  • Water Gardens scoop more awards

    THE award-winning Water Gardens development in Harlow which at the end of last year was honoured in the British Council of Shopping Centre's Gold Standard Town Centre Environment Awards has scooped two more awards. read more

  • Baker is new chief of police

    THE Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, Roger Baker, has been appointed as the new Chief Constable of Essex Police. read more

  • Solicitors raise charity cash

    HARLOW solicitors Attwater and Liell and Whiskers have helped to raise nearly £3,500 for charity through the national Will Aid campaign. read more

  • Disabled enjoy sporting day out

    HUNDREDS of disabled children from special schools in Essex and east Hertfordshire were at Harlow Sportcentre and the Outdoor Pursuits Centre on Monday for a Sports Experience Day organised by the President's Sporting Club. read more

  • Former homeless visit orphans

    NINE former homeless youngsters from Harlow have returned from helping orphans in Romania. read more

  • New charity will bring joy to teens

    TEENAGERS and young adults with disabilities have received a boost following the opening of a new charity. read more

  • Lack of skills a huge threat

    ESSEX'S population is growing, but a lack of basic skills is threatening the county's future prosperity, according to a report published by Essex Community Foundation. read more

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