INDEPENDENT candidate Seb Berry won a seat on Chiltern District Council at the Tories’ expense – but there was a huge shock in Chesham where two Lib Dems were voted out.
THE Conservatives have stormed to an emphatic victory in the South Bucks District Council elections – increasing their headcount to 38 out of 40 councillors.
LESLEY Clarke has today announced she is to stand down as leader of Wycombe District Council.
AMERSHAM writing duo Lorraine Bateman and Paul Cole have examined the affects of war atrocities in their debut novel titled At Midnight in a Flaming Town.
ONE of the men convicted for his part in the knife murder of Jourdan Griffiths has won the chance for an early parole after top judges cut the length of his minimum sentence.
GARY Waddock will be telling his men to play the game rather than the occasion against Southend on Saturday.
FANS are being asked to stay off the pitch if Wanderers win promotion tomorrow.
WANDERERS’ hopes of an immediate summer cash injection from the sale of Matt Phillips to Blackpool have been dashed by Blues owner Steve Hayes this week.
I AM well known for the countless mishaps that have befallen me over the years. Basil Fawlty and Frank Spencer have nothing on me for outrageous calamitous stupidity.
IHAVE recently discovered Twitter, having previously been under the impression that it was as inconsequential and unedifying as the implications of the name might suggest. Tiny little unseen birds making a pleasant but uninformative noise in your immediate vicinity.
RE: Wycombe district councillor Roger Colomb’s recent letter (‘green belt policy is in line with manifesto’) in response to a reader’s concerns over the proposals for a stadium at Wycombe Air Park.
I WONDER if I was the only candidate in yesterday’s local elections who is firmly against any kind of new stadium at Booker – but who could be FOR the idea of a community stadium IF it were genuinely people and eco-friendly, and also, crucially – if it were located ON the existing national rail grid, e.g. just along the Chiltern line (up or down) from High Wycombe?
OPEN Letter to the Prime Minister re proposals for the High Speed 2 rail network.
I SUSPECT that the turn-out for last night’s local elections was ridiculously low as usual, with masses of people spurning the chance to add their voice to democracy. If I’m right, this will be doubly disappointing given that last night was also the referendum for the Alternative Vote system.
THE Wycombe Arts Festival continues this week with a varied programme.
DUE to the road layout, the cul-de-sac where I live has always been a quiet backwater in spite of its proximity to Wycombe town centre. That all came to an abrupt halt on the afternoon of the royal wedding, when our close played host to several hundred party-goers who certainly knew how to have a good time!
Community news and events for Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Wooburn Green and Loudwater.
FOR over a century now, grammar schools have enjoyed an elite, aloof, privileged status in Bucks.
MILLIONS of pensioners are struggling to make ends meet, and are suffering real hardship. And yet many are entitled to Pension Credit they never claim.
THE failure of the first marriages of the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of York suggests dysfunction.
Having run Marlow Bottom Pre-school Playgroup for over 20 years, Sue Shaw is leaving Marlow Bottom and heading off to Wales!
I HAD great pleasure in visiting nine of the 11 official street parties in Wycombe District last Friday, April 29 in celebration of the royal wedding.
WHILE no school ever wants to have to deal with a case where a teacher has sex with a pupil, Princes Risborough School deserves credit for its handling of this unfortunate situation.
LEON Holden takes charge of Wasps for the final time tomorrow before departing for Japan.
WELCOME to the Bucks Free Press live coverage of the local elections 2011.
EVERYTHING about Garsington Opera screams opulence from the beautifully presented brochure to the delightful setting of Wormsley Estate and the choice of three well prepared operas.
Community news and events for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans.
WANDERERS owner Steve Hayes hopes victory and promotion in front of a packed Adams Park on Saturday will create a closer link between the fans and the players.
THE widowed husband of a pensioner who died after being hit by a car said he wished the 20-year-old driver had been given a jail sentence for taking his wife’s life.
THE following applications were submitted to south Buckinghamshire councils yesterday.
GLORY on the hockey field continues to come Buckinghamshire’s way after the U14 Girl’s team were crowned South County Champions.
PUPILS at Princes Risborough Primary School can now finally enjoy a hot meal at lunch time after years of planning.
McCORKELL, Gerard (Gerry) In loving memory of our dear brother, who died peacefully on Monday after a brave battle. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten, Light will always shine in our hearts, until we meet again, Love Anne, Irene and all your brothers and sisters x x x
GRIFFITHS, Dorothy Foster Died peacefully at the Sue Ryder Hospice at Nettlebed on Tuesday 26th April 2011. Much loved wife, mother and grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. Funeral to be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hughenden at 2.30pm on Thursday 12th May. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Sue Ryder Care, The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home or Action Aid as preferred c/o Arnold Funeral Service, 891 London Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9TB.
CRAGGS, Derek Passed away peacefully 28th April 2011, aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Margaret and father to Pauline and Sue. A father in law, grandad and great grandad Dearly loved and sadly missed. Funeral service will take place at the Chilterns Crematorium in the Milton Chapel on Tuesday 17th May at 1.45pm. Family flowers only. Donations to the MS Society or Cancer Research UK maybe sent c/o Arnold Funeral Service 891 London Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 9TB Tel; 01494 472572
LAWSON, Violet Edith Passed away peacefully on 20th April 2011 at Wycombe Hospital aged 90 years. Dearly loved mother of Wendy and Tony and mother in law to Jenny and Ed. Beloved grandma of Nicky, Elly, Ally and husband John. She will be sadly missed by sister Mary, brother Ray, sisters in law Pat and Mollie and all the family in the U.S.A. Funeral will take place at the Amersham Crematorium in The Hampden Chapel at 12.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2011. Flowers or donations to The British Red Cross c/o David Silvey and Son, Westbourne Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2PZ
McCORKELL, GERARD On 2nd May 2011, Peacefully at Sue Ryder Home, aged 53 years. Much loved husband of Shirley and father figure to Shawn and Emma. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Flowers or donations to Sue Ryder Care c/o Arnold Funeral Service, 891 London Road, High Wycombe HP10 9TB. Funeral service at Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe, on Monday 9th May at 11am
BUSBY, Sandra On 30th April 2011. Much loved and greatly missed by Robert, Terry and family. Funeral service to be held at The Chilterns Crematorium, Hampden Chapel on Monday 16th May 2011 at 11.00am. No flowers please, but donations if desired to Sue Ryder Care, c/o Arnold Funeral Service 891 London Road, High Wycombe, HP10 9TB
McCORKELL, Gerard Uncle Gerard, in our hearts and thoughts forever. Gone but not forgotten. Love always Garry, Karen, Glenn, Ciara, Ella and Robert x x x