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  • Shocks in Chiltern but Tories stand firm

    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. read more

  • Tories storm to victory in SBDC election

    THE Conservatives have stormed to an emphatic victory in the South Bucks District Council elections – increasing their headcount to 38 out of 40 councillors. read more

  • Lesley Clarke to stand down as leader despite election win

    LESLEY Clarke has today announced she is to stand down as leader of Wycombe District Council. read more

  • Writing duo's celebration at new novel

    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. read more

  • Early parole chance for Jourdan killer

    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. read more

  • Waddock: Don't play the occasion

    GARY Waddock will be telling his men to play the game rather than the occasion against Southend on Saturday. read more

  • Stay off the pitch

    FANS are being asked to stay off the pitch if Wanderers win promotion tomorrow. read more

  • No windfall for Phillips due

    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. read more

  • My common-sense train is yet to arrive at the platform

    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. read more

  • I was a twit not to believe in Twitter

    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. read more

  • A very demanding test

    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. read more

  • Put stadium by rail line

    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? read more

  • Abandon HS2 now Prime Minister

    OPEN Letter to the Prime Minister re proposals for the High Speed 2 rail network. read more

  • Make voters have to pass entrance exams

    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. read more

  • Plan your week ahead with what's on

    THE Wycombe Arts Festival continues this week with a varied programme. read more

  • This street party didn’t go down as well

    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! read more

  • Community news and events Bucks Free Press: Bourne End's Forum Players are preparing for their production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Community news and events for Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Wooburn Green and Loudwater. read more

  • Grammar schools must help all our children

    FOR over a century now, grammar schools have enjoyed an elite, aloof, privileged status in Bucks. read more

  • Pensioners miss out on their benefits

    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. read more

  • Here is one marriage which should succeed

    THE failure of the first marriages of the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of York suggests dysfunction. read more

  • Marlow Bottom column May 6, 2011

    Having run Marlow Bottom Pre-school Playgroup for over 20 years, Sue Shaw is leaving Marlow Bottom and heading off to Wales! read more

  • Festive spirit was a joy to see at Royal wedding street parties

    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. read more

  • School gives lesson on how to behave

    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. read more

  • Holden expecting tough test in final match

    LEON Holden takes charge of Wasps for the final time tomorrow before departing for Japan. read more

  • Election 2011: Live

    WELCOME to the Bucks Free Press live coverage of the local elections 2011. read more

  • The opulence of the opera in Chilterns estate

    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. read more

  • Community news and events Bucks Free Press: Harpist Paula Tait

    Community news and events for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans. read more

  • Owner hopes to create closer links

    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. read more

  • Widower hoped speeding driver would go to jail

    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. read more

  • Planning applications for May 5

    THE following applications were submitted to south Buckinghamshire councils yesterday. read more

  • County's hockey players celebrate championship crown

    GLORY on the hockey field continues to come Buckinghamshire’s way after the U14 Girl’s team were crowned South County Champions. read more

  • Hot meals at last for primary school

    PUPILS at Princes Risborough Primary School can now finally enjoy a hot meal at lunch time after years of planning. read more

  • Gerard McCorkell

    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 read more

  • dorothy griffiths

    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. read more

  • Derek Graggs

    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 read more

  • Violet Lawson

    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 read more

  • Gerard McCorkell

    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 read more

  • sandra busby

    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 read more

  • Gerard McCorkell

    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 read more

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