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Prized police horse to leave the force after a decade

Bucks Free Press:

3:40pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A prized thoroughbred which has been an "absolute servant" for Thames Valley Police after about a decade working on demonstrations, football matches and marshalling town centre events is set to retire.

Community volunteers lay down the tracks for a better town

Bucks Free Press:

11:08am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Inspired residents will lay down the tracks for a better Beaconsfield this week by seeking the views of commuters outside the railway station.

Reserve housing site campaigners vow to get best deal for residents

Bucks Free Press:

11:30am Sunday 25th January 2015

A campaign group, which has been fighting a proposed development of about 175 homes on former greenbelt land separating two villages, is vowing to do everything it can to get the best for the community.

Grieving mother launches safety campaign at notorious Wycombe junction where her teenage son died

Bucks Free Press:

12:27pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Paula Nathan has started a petition to improve the layout of Chestnut Avenue and Bassetsbury Lane near the Rye Lido after 18-year-old Lloyd Mitchell was tragically killed when he crashed his dirt bike into the side of a car in September.

Parking problems 'forcing people out of town' say residents at political forum

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Monday 26th January 2015

PARKING problems resurfaced once again when residents quizzed leading Marlow politicians last week - with one resident suggesting people are leaving the town as a result.

Residents' victory over developers on sewage flood-prone land

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Residents who have campaigned against further development in Beaconsfield Old Town claimed success this week when plans to build two houses in Lakes Lane were rejected.

Campaigners question £35,000 cost of reserve site workshops

Bucks Free Press:

2:10pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Angry campaigners have criticised the running of a series of workshops, setup to discuss the future of five areas of land earmarked for development, after it was revealed it would cost the taxpayer about £35,000.

Friends turn pillow cases and t-shirts into dresses and shorts for children living in poverty

Bucks Free Press:

10:14am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Since 2010 a group from St Paul’s Church have visited the Hilton Slum in Nakuru, Kenya, every year with visitors taking clothes and shoes for the children.

Developers defend controversial town office plans

Bucks Free Press:

9:21am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Developers behind the controversial plans to build 10,000 square feet of office space and four new cottages in Beaconsfield Old Town say it is “the most sustainable option for the town”.

Knife-wielding burglar jailed following attack in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

2:10pm Monday 19th January 2015

A violent burglar who punched a man to the ground and threatened him with a knife in an attempted robbery in High Wycombe has been jailed for more than six years.

Lizard owner speaks of 'lucky escape' after vivarium fire

Bucks Free Press:

3:40pm Sunday 18th January 2015

The owner of a lizard admitted it had a “lucky escape” when it was saved by firefighters after the vivarium the creature was homed in set on fire this week.

Continued sewer problems in town angers residents

Bucks Free Press:

5:20pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Sewage was flowing through Beaconsfield again this week, with one resident who has lived in the town all her life saying it is the worst she has ever seen it with dirty water flowing outside her house for seven days.

Workshops organised to discuss plans for released reserve sites

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Monday 19th January 2015

Campaigners will be able to discuss in more detail the controversial development of five areas of land in the district, after a series of public workshops were organised.

Long wait for village youth club is finally over

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A long awaited village youth club was officially opened in Flackwell Heath on Monday evening.

Parking restrictions looked at for gridlocked and dangerous village roads

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Sunday 18th January 2015

Following complaints from residents, drivers and pedestrians more than 25 roads are being looked at, with suggested parking restrictions currently being consulted on.

Bedsit blaze badly damages West Wycombe Road property

Bucks Free Press:

2:31pm Saturday 17th January 2015

A fire badly damaged a bedsit in a three-storey property West Wycombe Road in the early hours of this morning, while two men suffered from the effects of breathing in smoke.

Church group to take cases of clothes to children living in Kenyan slum

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Underprivileged children in Kenya will once again be supported by a church group from Wooburn Green this summer as volunteers travel to help the youngsters.

Man arrested over Stokenchurch bank robbery

Bucks Free Press:

11:20am Saturday 17th January 2015

Detectives who are hunting people involved in a bank robbery in Stokenchurch two years ago arrested a 43-year-old this week.

Wycombe man charged under Terrorism Act to return to Old Bailey in April

Bucks Free Press:

5:30pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A man from High Wycombe who was charged under the Terrorism Act in December appeared in court last week and will be recalled to the Old Bailey in April.

Parcel thief escapes despite chase from delivery driver

Bucks Free Press:

2:20pm Thursday 15th January 2015

After being informed of the theft by a resident the 25-year-old driver chased after the man.

Hidden camera caught fly-tipper dumping waste in woodland

Bucks Free Press:

5:50pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Although in a secluded part of Spring Lane, Flackwell Heath, he was caught red-handed by the hidden lens and has now been forced to pay £1,300 in fines.

Long serving firefighter leaves in a blaze of glory after 40 years service

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

A long serving on-call firefighter is leaving in a blaze of glory after more than 40 years in the job.

Former High Wycombe factory owner 'will be missed by many'

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Saturday 17th January 2015

One of the pillars of High Wycombe’s furniture making community and history “will be missed by many”, a former chair maker has said after residents in the town learned of the former factory owner’s death.

Politicians congratulate longstanding councillor for MBE

Bucks Free Press:

11:20am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Following the announcement of his honour, Cllr Walters said he was proud and honoured to receive recognition for his work within the community.

Staff and regulars celebrate restaurant success with a drink

Bucks Free Press:

10:40am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Staff and regulars at a pub in Beaconsfield have been celebrating after the owners of the popular watering hole were named as one of the best companies to work for in the UK.

Firefighters rescue schoolgirl from lift

Bucks Free Press:

4:50pm Monday 12th January 2015

A schoolgirl had to be helped by firefighters after she was shut in a lift in Beaconsfield.

Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze

Bucks Free Press:

4:18pm Monday 12th January 2015

Two fire engines raced to tackle a kitchen blaze in Marlow this afternoon.

Lizard rescued from house fire

Bucks Free Press:

1:40pm Monday 12th January 2015

A lizard was saved by firefighters yesterday after neighbours alerted authorities when the vivarium the creature was homed in set on fire.

Police tell residents to remain vigilant after Wycombe burglary

Bucks Free Press:

10:07am Monday 12th January 2015

A burglar forced their way through the front door of a house in High Wycombe at the weekend – in full view of anyone walking past.

Protesters say development plans could damage GP surgery

Bucks Free Press:

2:40pm Saturday 10th January 2015

Angry residents have come out in force to protest against a proposed development in Beaconsfield Old Town which they say would seriously damage a nearby medical centre.

Double New Year's Eve celebration ruined by suspected car vandals

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

A joint 60th wedding anniversary and New Year’s Eve party was disrupted in the early hours of the morning last week when one guest realised a number of cars had been vandalised outside the residential property in Beaconsfield.

Family Christmas spoiled after blockage leads to dirty water and food waste in bathroom

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

A family in Downley had their festive celebrations spoiled as they had to deal with a cocktail of dirty water and food waste in their bathroom after a troublesome blocked pipe continued to hamper their lives, they said.

Man ran into burning building to save others after New Year's Eve party

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A brave musician from south Bucks ran back through a burning building to help carry an elderly man down the stairs after his New Year’s Eve party in Germany turned to disaster.

Charity searching for lost camera which pictured celebration event

Bucks Free Press: Alexander Jansons

4:20pm Thursday 8th January 2015

The end of year celebration fundraiser for a research foundation which was formed last year following the sudden death of a teenager, ended on a sad note when a camera used to picture all the people at the event went missing.

Chartered engineer from Beaconsfield awarded a CBE

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

A chartered engineer from Beaconsfield was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to construction and engineering.

Missing teenager has been found, police confirm

Bucks Free Press:

1:10pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Police have confirmed a teenage girl who was reported missing days before Christmas has been found despite initial confusion surrounding her whereabouts.

RGS crash update: woman hospitalised after three-car collision

Bucks Free Press:

12:30pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Amersham Road was closed while paramedics helped a woman with back injuries, it has now been confirmed.

Council stalwart ‘could not be prouder’ to receive MBE

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Thursday 8th January 2015

Beaconsfield Town Council leader Alan Walters first moved to the area in 1993, but has never looked back in his aim to help people.

Council sign deal with taxi firm to transport elderly residents

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Gerrards Cross Parish Council has enlisted the help of a village taxi company to help transport residents over the age of 60 get to medical appointments.

Village pantomime group to put on a show for residents

Bucks Free Press:

5:22pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

CHRISTMAS may be behind you but the pantomime season is not over yet as youngsters from Bourne End take to the stage to put on a show for residents.

Missing teenager now believed to be safe, police say

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Police believe a teenage girl who was reported missing days before Christmas is safe – but need her to contact them.

New village youth club to open next week

Bucks Free Press:

12:48pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Excitement is mounting in Flackwell Heath as the first youth club for years is set to open in the village next week.

Christmas spirit remains high after students deliver special presents

Bucks Free Press:

1:10pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Christmas decorations may have been taken down from Beaconsfield school grounds before students returned to class this week, but the festive spirit will still be high in three care homes across the county after generous donations from youngsters.

South Bucks village is the top commuter destination

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Three prestigious locations in south Bucks have topped the list for most sought after homes for London commuters.

Teenager with links to Wycombe and Chesham still missing after two weeks

Bucks Free Press:

2:18pm Monday 5th January 2015

Danielle McKenna, 14, from Hemel Hempstead, went missing just days before Christmas on Monday, December 22.

Video: ‘do a dog a favour this new year’

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Monday 5th January 2015

A dog rescue centre based in Bucks wants to remind pet owners a dog is not just for Christmas as they ask readers to make their new year’s resolution to give a dog a new home.

Wycombe's James Corden to be given an OBE

Bucks Free Press:

11:18am Wednesday 31st December 2014

High Wycombe born actor and television presenter James Corden will be awarded with an OBE by the Queen for his services to drama, it was announced today.

Manager praised for quick reactions after sheltered housing fire

Bucks Free Press:

10:46am Wednesday 31st December 2014

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Alfred Court in Furlong Road, Bourne End, after it was started when an oven grill was accidentally turned up instead of off, Bucks Fire and Rescue said.

I love my local: The Old Queens Head in Penn

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

This week’s I love my local heads to Penn, High Wycombe.

Update: M40 cleared after people carrier crash

Bucks Free Press:

1:07pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

All lanes are re-opened after a people carrier crashed on the M40 near Loudwater.

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