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Pictures: carnival fever erupts in High Wycombe as thousands take part in community festival

Bucks Free Press:

6:19pm Monday 27th July 2015

Carnival fever erupted in High Wycombe on Saturday as thousands of people gathered on The Rye for a sensational summer spectacular.

Teens rescued after being stranded in mountains during expedition

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1:18pm Monday 27th July 2015

Mountain rescuers have praised a group of teenage girls after they became lost in appalling weather conditions.

Men who helped run steroid business are jailed after death of Wycombe man

Bucks Free Press:

12:23pm Monday 27th July 2015

Two bodybuilders who helped run a steroid dealing business from a gym where a High Wycombe weightlifter took a fatal dose of a fat-burning drug, have been jailed.

Chesham man found not guilty after child sex abuse trial

Bucks Free Press: Chesham man found not guilty after child sex abuse trial

10:33am Monday 27th July 2015

Sajid Ali, 34, from Chesham, was one of 10 men from Buckinghamshire charged following a lengthy police investigation.

Teenager injured in High Wycombe 'machete' attack

Bucks Free Press:

5:37pm Friday 24th July 2015

At about 8.30pm yesterday, the 19-year-old male victim was assaulted in, Micklefield, with what was believed to be a machete.

Bucks rambler died after falling down 50ft cliff , inquest hears

Bucks Free Press: Bucks rambler died after falling down 50ft cliff , inquest hears

10:19am Thursday 23rd July 2015

A 68-year-old rambler from Great Missenden died during a walking holiday after slipping on a muddy coastal path and plunging 50ft down a cliff, an inquest has heard.

Firefighters warn people not to overload plug sockets after Wycombe fire

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters warn people not to overload plug sockets after Wycombe fire

9:35am Thursday 23rd July 2015

Firefighters are urging people to check that they are not overloading plug sockets and adaptors after a fire in High Wycombe this week.

Father-of-four hanged himself at family home while wife cooked dinner, inquest hears

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5:47pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

The 53-year-old was discovered in the roof of his Princes Risborough home by his wife, minutes after she began cooking their evening meal.

Crime warning: police tell residents to 'secure' homes after rise in burglaries because of open windows and doors

Bucks Free Press:

1:28pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Police are warning residents to keep their homes safe with half of recent crimes reported in High Wycombe happening because doors and windows are being left open or unlocked.

Group of men fracture teenager's skull in late night attack

Bucks Free Press:

12:58pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A teenager’s skull was fractured after a group of men repeatedly punched and kicked him in a late night attack on Friday.

Arson investigation after van fire

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Firefighters tackled a van fire after a suspected arson attack in Prestwood during the early hours of this morning.

Man sentenced after helping smuggle millions of cigarettes into the UK inside fruit and vegetable boxes

Bucks Free Press:

9:09am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A High Wycombe man who was part of a criminal gang that smuggled more than 14 million cigarettes into the UK inside boxes of fruit and vegetables has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Two pensioners assaulted in 'unprovoked' road rage attack

Bucks Free Press:

8:03am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A skip lorry driver is alleged to have kicked and assaulted the driver and passenger of a car after a minor collision between the two vehicles on the London Road.

Road closed after lamppost hit by lorry

Bucks Free Press:

3:04pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Police closed a road in Chesham this afternoon after a lorry knocked over a lamppost.

Pictures: hundreds of people enjoy Wild West-themed fair and craft market

Bucks Free Press:

1:08pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A Wild West-themed fair and craft market at Missenden Abbey saw almost 900 people join in the fun.

Boy charged with arson, handling stolen goods and witness intimidation

Bucks Free Press: Phone smashed during attempted robbery in Marlow

12:11pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

The 16-year-old from Beaconsfield, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Saturday following incidents in the town.

Primary school celebrates improved Ofsted rating

Bucks Free Press:

10:14am Thursday 16th July 2015

A primary school in High Wycombe is celebrating after improving their Ofsted results.

UPDATED: stab attack sends shockwaves through Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

9:54am Thursday 16th July 2015

A 24-year-old man has suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed multiple times in a terrifying attack this morning.

Entrepreneurs pitch business ideas inside High Wycombe’s “Dragons' Den”

Bucks Free Press:

9:02am Thursday 16th July 2015

Residents hoping to become successful entrepreneurs pitched business ideas inside High Wycombe’s “Dragons' Den” this week.

Supermarket chooses to raise money for Wycombe charity

Bucks Free Press:

5:12pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Supermarket staff in High Wycombe has announced that they will raise money for a charity in memory of a teenager who died from a rare tumour in 2007.

Judge gives jilted Wycombe man dating advice after threatening ex-girlfriend

Bucks Free Press: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:36pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A judge offered a jilted High Wycombe man some dating advice after sparing him jail for bombarding his ex-girlfriend with hundreds of abusive text messages and threatening to kill her cat.

Cyclist seriously injured after M40 lorry crash

Bucks Free Press:

9:17am Wednesday 15th July 2015

A cyclist suffered serious head injuries after a collision with a lorry on the M40 in the early hours of the morning.

Two men arrested after masked robber raids bookmakers’ shop

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Two men have been arrested after a masked intruder stole cash from a bookmakers’ shop.

Burglar steals three designer watches from house

Bucks Free Press:

12:36pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Three designer watches were stolen from a house in Wooburn Green last week.

New community centre is opened in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

11:46am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A new community centre in High Wycombe opened its doors to residents for the first time this week after a £78,000 helping hand from Wycombe District Council and Action for Children.

Entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at 'Dragons' Den' event

Bucks Free Press:

11:42am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Residents hoping to become successful entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas inside High Wycombe’s “Dragons' Den” next week.

Schoolchildren jump for joy at mini-Olympics

Bucks Free Press:

9:50am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Schoolchildren jumped for joy at the Buckinghamshire mini-Olympics this weekend as 1,500 pupils from across the county competed in 13 different sports.

Angry parents criticise Ofsted report which could see playgroup shut

Bucks Free Press:

5:50pm Monday 13th July 2015

Angry parents have slammed Ofsted after a village playgroup which has been running for 36 years had funding removed after an "Inadequate" inspection.

Main road closed after car crash

Bucks Free Press:

5:25pm Monday 13th July 2015

A main road between the A404 and Bisham Roundabout has been closed following a car crash.

More dog acts wanted for big summer event

Bucks Free Press:

4:36pm Monday 13th July 2015

Following the success of the winning dog act on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, the organisers behind the annual Beaconsfield Country Fayre hope to prove that their town is full of talent.

Pictures: hundreds take part in James Fifield Memorial Cup

Bucks Free Press:

11:18am Monday 13th July 2015

The family of teenager James Fifield who died after a quadbike crash in Greece have commemorated the one year anniversary of his death with a “global celebration” and a special football tournament.

Man jailed for 'torturing' 7-year-old boy

Bucks Free Press:

6:00pm Friday 10th July 2015

A man who “tortured” a 7-year-old boy over five months in an act of “unimaginable cruelty” has been jailed for 11 years.

Court appearance delayed for four charged in connection with Wycombe car vandalism spree

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Friday 10th July 2015

Four men who have been charged in connection with the vandalism of 247 cars in High Wycombe earlier this year will appear in court later this month.

Opposition councillors plan protest sleep-out against fining homeless people £100

Bucks Free Press:

7:10am Friday 10th July 2015

Protesting councillors are planning to sleep outside the offices of Wycombe District Council in a bid to fight a proposal of adopting powers to potentially fine homeless people £100.

Tracey Ullman's mother died after cigarette led to bed fire in Holtspur, inquest hears

Bucks Free Press:

6:22pm Thursday 9th July 2015

The mother of celebrity Tracey Ullman died after her mattress caught fire from a “carelessly discarded cigarette”, an inquest heard this week.

School pupils beat teams from around the world in maths challenge

Bucks Free Press:

10:12am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Pupils from Butlers Court School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire have beaten teams from eleven different countries around the world to win the 2015 Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools World Final.

Mayor of Beaconsfield visits counterpart in Beaconsfield, Quebec

Bucks Free Press:

10:10am Wednesday 8th July 2015

The Mayor of Beaconsfield met with the mayor of Beaconsfield City in Canada last week as part of the nations Canada day celebrations, writes Jasmine Rapson.

Public invited to speak to doctors at the NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group's AGM

Bucks Free Press:

4:28pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its public Annual General Meeting next week – and this year a key focus of the event will be the subject of diabetes.

Tributes pour in for ‘The British Schindler’ who saved 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps

Bucks Free Press:

3:03pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Tributes have poured in for the late holocaust hero dubbed ‘The British Schindler’, who led a former Bucks Free Press journalist to safety in WW2, writes Jasmine Rapson.

Wycombe festival could move from Frogmoor to the High Street

Bucks Free Press:

9:15am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A community festival held in Frogmoor could be moved to the High Street from next year.

Men found guilty of producing and supplying class C steroids after death of High Wycombe bodybuilder

Bucks Free Press:

8:49am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Bodybuilder Sean Cleathero, 28, died in October 2012 after taking industrial chemical “fat-burner” which is not meant for human consumption.

‘Exceptional’ headmaster to step down after 15 years

Bucks Free Press:

3:59pm Monday 6th July 2015

An “exceptional” south Buckinghamshire headmaster is to step down next summer after being appointed the role of Chief Master at one of the leading independent boy’s schools in the country, writes Jasmine Rapson.

Daredevil fundraisers reach for the sky in charity bid

Bucks Free Press:

3:46pm Monday 6th July 2015

Brave fundraisers reached for the sky last month and took part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for a Bucks hospice.

Bucks school to improve sports facilities in memory of young teacher

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Monday 6th July 2015

A school is raising money to re-vamp their cricket pavilion in memory of a much-loved teacher who died tragically last year, writes Jasmine Rapson.

Letters from Westminster - Dominic Grieve on the importance of Armed Forces Day

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

This week Conservative MP for Beaconsfield, Dominic Grieve, writes to Bucks Free Press readers...

Letters from Westminster - John Bercow enjoying being 'back in the swing of things'

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Monday 6th July 2015

Parliament is settling down again, after its return following the general election. As is always the case, along with the familiar names, there are plenty of new ones to learn.

Man completes endurance test of his life to mark the birthday of late mother

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Monday 6th July 2015

A man took on the endurance test of his life as a poignant way to mark the birthday of his late mother.

Pictures: pirates rule the waves during Dragon Boat challenge

Bucks Free Press:

10:17am Monday 6th July 2015

In support of Kids in Sport, Wycombe Women’s Aid and other Rotary charities in the town, more than 20 teams – most in fancy dress – took to the water to see if they would sink or swim in the heat of the battle.

Teenager assaulted at Wycombe skate park

Bucks Free Press:

7:34pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Police described it as a “frightening experience” for the teenager who suffered injuries to his head and elbow.

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer after chisel attack

Bucks Free Press:

7:15pm Saturday 4th July 2015

High Wycombe man also arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and assault and remains in police custody.

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