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Tributes paid to 'intelligent, exuberant and charming' former mayor

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Friends and colleagues of a former mayor of Thame have paid tribute to the “intelligent, exuberant and charming” man this week after he sadly lost his battle with cancer.

Villager condemns recent crime wave but says area is now more attractive to criminals

Bucks Free Press:

2:50pm Friday 27th February 2015

A village which has been targeted by thieves on a number of occasions over the last couple of weeks is becoming more attractive to criminals, a community figure has said.

Music festival to return to village this summer

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A primary school will take centre stage when a festival rocks up in Flackwell Heath for the third time in June.

Residents association says new faces could put village on the right path

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

New faces could make the difference for a community group who are in search of volunteers to help guide villagers down the right path.

Secret history of former MoD site in Beaconsfield to be revealed in public talk

Bucks Free Press: Hundreds turn out for Wilton Park meeting

11:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

The “secret history” of a former MoD in Beaconsfield will be examined during a public talk in April.

New recycling and waste scheme in South Bucks has been a success, say councillors

Bucks Free Press:

9:50am Thursday 26th February 2015

A waste and recycling service which was rolled out across South Bucks a year ago has been a success, councillors say, with food waste collections alone producing enough energy to power all the households in the district for two days.

Pictures and video: 100 balloons released in memory of Lloyd Mitchell

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

One hundred balloons were released during a celebration of life event for a teenager who tragically died in a motorbike accident last year.

Secondary school places to be revealed on Monday

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Anxious schoolchildren will find out if they will be educated in their preferred secondary school next week.

South Bucks council leader to step down after eight years

Bucks Free Press:

1:07pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A new era will begin at South Bucks District Council after the election in May with the current leader announcing he will not be seeking re-election.

Council to create plan for homes, jobs and business for the next 20 years

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Wednesday 25th February 2015

New homes, additional jobs and retail developments are high on the list of priorities for South Bucks District Council as they look to seek the views of residents ahead of publishing a blueprint for the future of the area.

Defibrillator installed at village police station

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Village police officers will be patrolling on the beat of a heart for years to come after a new defibrillator was installed on the side of the station.

South Bucks father to face fear of heights when skydiving for charity

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A father from South Buckinghamshire has been inspired to face his fear of heights by doing a charity skydive after reading of a fundraising effort to help find out more about a fatal genetic condition.

Pictures: screwdriver-wielding attempted robbers target village Tesco store

Bucks Free Press:

12:57pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Two men attempted to steal money from a new Tesco Express store in Bourne End at the weekend, using screwdrivers to try and open tills inside.

Man charged over suspected double arson attack

Bucks Free Press:

12:05pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A 29-year-old man is due to appear at Crown Court this week after being charged over a suspected double arson attack in High Wycombe.

Hit-and-run victim’s mother thanks two strangers who helped injured son at roadside

Bucks Free Press:

12:30pm Friday 20th February 2015

The mother of a pedestrian who was seriously injured after a hit-and-run crash in High Wycombe has praised two strangers who helped look after her son on the roadside while he waited for medical attention.

Hit-and-run victim speaks about moment he was left for dead

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Friday 20th February 2015

Detectives are still hunting a hit and run driver who left a pedestrian for dead after mowing him down as he crossed the road in High Wycombe – with the victim now speaking out about the moment he feared for his life.

Victim of hit-and-run begins recovery after fears he may lose his leg

Bucks Free Press:

5:30pm Thursday 19th February 2015

The 30-year-old victim of a hit-and-run crash in High Wycombe last week has spoken of the moment he feared for his life.

Former businessman with rich history in Wycombe has died

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

A businessman whose family have a rich history in High Wycombe has sadly passed away at the age of 92, with close relatives describing him as a “nurturing and caring” man.

Feature: reluctant school artist brightens up Wycombe streets his way

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Pastels and watercolours will not wash when your idol is Banksy, and over the last two years a masked south Bucks street artist has proved successful in brightening up roads across Europe his way.

Friends and family to hold celebration event in memory of Lloyd Mitchell

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

Friends and family will celebrate the life of a teenager who died in a motorbike accident as they unveil a bench in his memory this weekend – 24 hours after what would have been his 19th birthday.

Petition to improve school crossing safety after child injured in car crash

Bucks Free Press:

12:40pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Changes need to be made outside a primary school in Beaconsfield after a four-year-old boy was in a collision with a car, campaigners have said.

Excited pupils speak to Arctic explorer

Bucks Free Press:

3:10pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Reception pupils in Gerrards Cross have been talking to an Arctic and Antarctic explorer this week to learn more about his epic adventures.

Pictures: children help feed hungry goats during half-term break

Bucks Free Press:

12:40pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Youngsters pitched in at Odds Farm Park this week as they were able to help bottle feed goats during the half-term break.

Police release CCTV images of a car following hit and run in Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

5:47pm Monday 16th February 2015

CCTV images have been released after a 30-year-old man was left with “life-changing” injuries after a hit and run in High Wycombe last week.

School building towards bright future after name change, headteacher says

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

The future appears to be bright for a “scrutinised” secondary school in Bourne End who rebranded in the summer following a bad Ofsted inspection, with the headteacher claiming the fresh coat of paint was not just glossing over the problems.

Pedestrian left with 'life-changing' injuries after hit and run last night

Bucks Free Press:

2:24pm Friday 13th February 2015

A pedestrian was left with “life-changing” injuries after a hit a run in High Wycombe last night.

Sewer problems need to be examined before development is allowed, former mayor says

Bucks Free Press:

1:20pm Saturday 14th February 2015

A former mayor of Beaconsfield says the current blight of sewer problems in the town must be explored by developers before plans for a controversial office block are given the green light.

Surgery patients fear for safety of wheelchair users if new one-way plans go ahead

Bucks Free Press:

8:20am Saturday 14th February 2015

The safety of wheelchair users could be at risk by the proposed new one-way system next to a doctor’s surgery if a new development is to go ahead, a patient of more than three decades believes.

13 men bailed after series of arrests in Wycombe under the Sexual Offences Act

Bucks Free Press:

11:11am Friday 13th February 2015

Thirteen men who were arrested this week on suspicion of child sexual offences have now been bailed pending further investigations.

Resident claims town is 'dying before our eyes' during controversial development meeting

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Sunday 15th February 2015

Developers were quizzed over plans to construct a large office building and four homes in Beaconsfield Old Town, during a meeting last week - with one resident claiming the town is dying before his eyes.

Do you see it? Man pictures love heart in clouds ahead of Valentine's Day

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

Love was in the air in south Bucks this week with an eagle-eyed photographer suggesting it was written in the stars that Valentine’s Day had arrived early for a small village.

Facebook campaign helps reunite missing dog with owner

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Saturday 14th February 2015

Supportive strangers helped trace a High Wycombe family’s injured dog - which had been missing for almost a week - with more than 2,000 people sharing information about the search on a social media website.

Councillors hope Micklefield horror crash will 'never be repeated'

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

Micklefield councillors are hoping changes can be made so a horrific car crash last week – which saw a vehicle carrying a woman and two children plummet 20 feet after crashing through a wall – will “never be repeated”.

Woman catapulted across the room after car crashes into her front lounge

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

A homeowner was lucky to escape with her life after a car crashed into her lounge “catapulting” her off a sofa and across the room.

'Rapunzel' lets her hair down for charity

Bucks Free Press:

4:40pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A six-year-old, who always wanted to be like Rapunzel as she was growing up, has raised more than £1,000 for charity after having about 14 inches of her hair cut off.

Three more arrested in Wycombe on suspicion of child sexual offences

Bucks Free Press:

1:11pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Three men have been arrested in High Wycombe on suspicion of child sexual offences today, in an operation which has now seen 13 people arrested.

Updated: woman injured after car crashes into house

Bucks Free Press:

2:44pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A woman in her 40s had to be cut free from her car after it struck a house in High Wycombe this morning.

Drug dealer jailed after being caught in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

1:10pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A drug dealer who planned to sell heroin and cocaine in High Wycombe has been “taken off the streets” after he was jailed for more than two years.

Campaigners use large sign to spread word of development meeting

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

Campaigners appear keen to rally the troops in Bourne End with an advertising board pleading for residents to speak up about development.

Hoax caller jailed after claiming bomb would detonate during opening ceremony of London 2012

Bucks Free Press:

3:20pm Friday 6th February 2015

Barrister Michael Shrimpton, from Wendover, was labelled an “intelligence nuisance” after phoning to warn officials of an “attack” on the Capital, and he suggested information could not be passed onto the secret services because of a German infiltration.

Worried drivers want road to be gritted after horror crash in Micklefield

Bucks Free Press:

5:30pm Friday 6th February 2015

Earlier this week a red Citroen fell about 20ft into a garden after it skidded on ice and crashed through a wall in Hunters Hill, Micklefield, at about 7.30am on Tuesday.

Commuter hits back at dangerous parking claim

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Sunday 8th February 2015

A commuter has hit back at residents who have said parking in side streets in Beaconsfield has led to a fear for pedestrians’ safety.

Closed supermarket will not be turned into a gym

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

A supermarket which has been vacant for about 18 months will not be converted into a Fitness First gym, despite rumours amongst residents and business owners.

Family announcement: Baby Jack Oliver Ripley

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Sunday 8th February 2015

A baby boy was welcomed into the world on New Year’s Day after a “traumatic and emotional” birth, his parents have said.

Dog mauled man's face, ankles and hands after dragging him to the ground

Bucks Free Press:

12:30pm Thursday 5th February 2015

The man, who is in his fifties, had to receive treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital after being badly scratched by the animal, which had been wandering the streets in Downley without its owner.

Young girl who wanted to be like Rapunzel to have haircut for charity

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Thursday 5th February 2015

A young girl, who has only had her hair cut once before because she wanted to look like Rapunzel, will have 14 inches of her locks chopped off for charity this weekend.

Pictures: school children open 'minibeast' hotel

Bucks Free Press:

3:30pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

A wasp, butterfly and ladybird landed in a primary school playing field to open a new ‘minibeast’ hotel in Holtspur on Friday.

Two men charged after seven-vehicle arson attack

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Two men from High Wycombe have been charged on suspicion of arson more than a year after seven cars and a building were damaged by fire.

Village would accept 129 home development if 'reserve site is untouched'

Bucks Free Press: Slate Meadow

12:50pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A village residents association hopes an “urban sprawl” will be avoided by choosing to show their support for a planned development of more than 100 homes on a brownfield site, only if a wanted area of green land is left untouched.

Has it started snowing near you?

Bucks Free Press:

11:50pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Heavy snow has been pictured falling in parts of High Wycombe tonight.

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