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Men jump from balcony to flee burglars in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

1:50pm Friday 19th December 2014

Burglary victims had to jump from their balcony to escape two men who had forced their way into a London Road property yesterday.

High Wycombe man charged under Terrorism Act

Bucks Free Press:

12:36pm Friday 19th December 2014

The 24-year-old named as Mohammed Saboor, lives in Burnham Close in Castlefield, High Wycombe, and was arrested on Wednesday this week.

Former Marlow Mayor hailed as town 'legend' after he passed away this week

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Friday 19th December 2014

Ivor Coleman, who died on Monday aged 72, represented the town council for about 25 years and was said to be honoured to be Mayor of the place he was born and lived for his whole life.

Carol singers to entertain villagers in Wooburn Green

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

Villagers will have the opportunity to take a break from the Christmas rush this weekend and relax with a chorus of carol singers.

Loss of village bank a 'crying shame'

Bucks Free Press:

3:20pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE closure of a bank in Bourne End is just another example of important assets leaving villages, a well known community figure has said.

Man arrested on suspicion of trafficking is bailed

Bucks Free Press:

11:36am Thursday 18th December 2014

A man from High Wycombe who was arrested on suspicion of trafficking for the purpose of child sexual exploitation has been released on bail.

Slimming champion from Bourne End lost 10 stone

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

AFTER losing more than 10 stone in weight, a woman from Bourne End has been voted as one of a national slimming clubs female of the year.

Children pick up Father Christmas' trail for an early present

Bucks Free Press:

10:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

CHILDREN are invited to pick up Father Christmas’ trail and hunt for presents around the gardens of Cliveden this weekend.

More parking and footpaths on wishlist for future of town

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Residents from the town have joined together to form the Vision for Beaconsfield (V4B) Steering Group with the aim of creating a new town plan ahead of the election in May.

Man arrested on suspicion of trafficking for the purpose of child sexual exploitation

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Thames Valley Police arrested the 29-year-old at an address in the town at about 9am today and he is currently in police custody.

Increased police patrols following series of burglaries

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Burglars have targeted places in Gerrards Cross and Stoke Poges during Friday afternoons in recent weeks and officers have now asked for residents to report any suspicious behaviour.

Christmas party in memory of teenager who died last year

Bucks Free Press:

12:52pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

The Alexander Jansons Foundation was set up in 2013 following the death of the 18-year-old who lived in Penn.

Update: four men arrested on suspicion of arson are released on bail

Bucks Free Press:

4:01pm Friday 12th December 2014

A teenager and two men who were arrested after 12 vehicles were set alight in a suspected arson attack have been bailed without charge.

More than £6 million put towards released reserve sites

Bucks Free Press: Slate Meadow

12:10pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Buckinghamshire County Council has earmarked more than £6 million to react to the infrastructure needs of the five recently released reserve sites.

Hearing loss feature: former Crimewatch presenter says 'do not suffer in silence'

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

From the police force, to live television and giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, presenter Jacqui Hames knows how to cope with pressure, but she says her world was turned upside down when she suddenly lost her hearing.

Council proposes plan to deal with development concerns

Bucks Free Press:

2:40pm Friday 12th December 2014

A neighbourhood plan could be created in the parish of Bourne End and Wooburn in a few months time after a public consultation was opened on the proposal.

Coffee shop plans to extend village branch

Bucks Free Press:

5:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

A coffee shop in Flackwell Heath has submitted plans to Wycombe District Council to extend their premises.

Students enjoy starring role at Royal Albert Hall

Bucks Free Press:

3:50pm Friday 12th December 2014

ALMOST 20 children were given the chance of a lifetime last month as they were able to take to the stage and sing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hayes: Wimbledon defeat a 'kick up the backside'

Bucks Free Press:

2:30pm Friday 12th December 2014

CAPTAIN Paul Hayes will not be leading Wanderers back on to the pitch in an FA Cup contest again this season but he hopes the loss will be a “kick up the backside” as they concentrate on their league form.

Teenager and two men arrested following suspected arson attacks

Bucks Free Press:

12:38pm Friday 12th December 2014

The men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested following the early morning fires and a 17-year-old boy was also taken into police custody, all under suspicion of arson.

Mother's car and Christmas presents destroyed in suspected Castlefield arson attack

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

A spate of suspected arson attacks in Castlefield yesterday damaged 12 vehicles, with one victim speaking of her devastation as the attack destroyed her car and family's Christmas presents.

Woman cut free from car after two-vehicle crash

Bucks Free Press: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

12:19pm Friday 12th December 2014

A woman has been cut out of her vehicle this morning after a crash near Beaconsfield.

Gallery: Beaconsfield Festival of Lights 2014

Bucks Free Press:

There were things for everyone to do throughout the evening, which started with a parade of school children carrying Christmas lanterns through the town.

Town crier opens church doors for Christmas event

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Friday 12th December 2014

A CHURCH opened their doors last week to welcome the Christmas spirit early this year.

Golfers embrace Christmas spirit with festive hat display

Bucks Free Press:

10:47am Friday 12th December 2014

The group did their utmost to spread the Christmas cheer at a Ladies Par three Fun Day Event at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre in Loudwater this week and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Students release balloons to spread word of anti-bullying

Bucks Free Press:

5:20pm Thursday 11th December 2014

TWO hundred balloons were released by students last week in a bid to raise awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week.

Update: suspected arson attacks in Castlefield damaged 12 vehicles

Bucks Free Press:

4:21pm Thursday 11th December 2014

TWELVE vehicles across High Wycombe were damaged by fire this morning in what the authorities now say they believe was a series of suspected arson attacks.

Update: fridge fumes force firefighters to evacuate offices

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

11:47am Thursday 11th December 2014

A number of offices in Prestwood have had to be evacuated by firefighters this morning.

South Bucks market town the most expensive in England

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

Research recently completed by Lloyd’s Bank showed Beaconsfield was one of the most affluent market towns across England.

Volunteers open the book on history of town

Bucks Free Press:

4:41pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A group of volunteers will soon begin flicking through the history books in a bid to preserve the memories and records of Beaconsfield from years past.

Tragic teenager died after crashing off-road dirt bike into car, inquest hears

Bucks Free Press:

12:20pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Lloyd Mitchell died on Wednesday, September 10, after he failed to stop at the give way lines of a crossroads near the Rye and drove into the side of a Toyota Rav4, evidence showed.

Broken streetlights cause for growing 'concern' following kidnap attempt

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Monday 8th December 2014

Broken streetlights in Booker and Cressex is cause for growing “concern” following a kidnapping attempt in the area.

Cup hopes ended after narrow loss

Bucks Free Press:

4:10pm Sunday 7th December 2014

Wycombe Wanderers 0, AFC Wimbledon 1

New lights to shine at Beaconsfield Christmas festival

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

The highlight of the town’s Christmas calendar is expected to be better than ever this year after councillors agreed to update the lights.

Gerrards Cross looks set to miss out on being the next garden city

Bucks Free Press: Council Leader Martin tett

4:26pm Friday 5th December 2014

It was announced earlier this week that Bicester could be next to receive 13,000 homes and this is despite national media reports earlier this year suggesting Gerrards Cross was in line to see an influx of development.

Parish councillor who was booted out of office over a previous criminal conviction apologises

Bucks Free Press:

5:30pm Friday 5th December 2014

Alex Slater was removed from Hazlemere Parish Council last month after they learned the Liberal Democrat had broken election rules by standing as a councillor following a conviction in 2006.

Secondary school told it 'requires improvement' just months after becoming an academy

Bucks Free Press:

4:40pm Friday 5th December 2014

Following a visit to The Beaconsfield School in Wattleton Road, both the behaviour and achievement of students appear to be falling behind, while the quality of teaching was also said to need improving.

Child wins national award after completing swimming challenge

Bucks Free Press:

4:50pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

THE nephew of a man whose life was saved by air ambulance crews following a motorbike accident, has been crowned an ‘Outstanding Young Person’.

Pupils create new shopping bag designs for refurbished supermarket

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Thursday 4th December 2014

Pupils left their mark on a newly refurbished supermarket last week as it was announced 30 new jobs have been created following the changes.

School Christmas Fair raises more than £20,000

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A CHRISTMAS Fair has helped raise more than £20,000 to improve the working environment of a school in Beaconsfield.

Cycle campaigners want to extend town network to schools

Bucks Free Press:

3:40pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who have been instrumental in getting a new £500,000 cycle network implemented in Beaconsfield now want to provide better links for the schools in the town.

School children to have their say on future of town

Bucks Free Press:

1:53pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

THE views of school children could shape the future of Beaconsfield as residents look to deliver a blueprint for the town.

Police search for missing teenager

Bucks Free Press:

3:02pm Monday 1st December 2014

Officers are concerned for the safety of a teenage musician who has been missing since yesterday evening.

Update: attempted kidnapping in High Wycombe was a 'random' attack

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12:29pm Monday 1st December 2014

The attempted kidnapping of a 46-year-old woman in High Wycombe on Saturday evening was a “random” attack, police have now said.

Pictures: hundreds gather for Christmas light switch-on

Bucks Free Press:

5:40pm Sunday 30th November 2014

Hundreds of residents turned out to see the Christmas light switch-on in Wooburn Green last night.

Man suffers serious facial injuries after attack

Bucks Free Press: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

5:00pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A man has been hospitalised with serious facial injuries after being pushed to the ground and repeatedly kicked until he was left unconscious outside a pub in Chesham this morning.

Attempted kidnapping in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Police step-up fight against organised crime

3:31pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A woman survived an attempted kidnapping in High Wycombe last night after fighting free as a man grabbed her from behind, police have confirmed.

Shops and businesses join forces for charity fun night

Bucks Free Press: Bourne End welcomes new WI

11:10am Sunday 30th November 2014

Shops and businesses in Bourne End have joined forces with the Community Association and the Rotary Club of Cookham Bridge to hold a charity fun night next week.

Flooding pictures prove development risk, campaigner says

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Monday 1st December 2014

Pictures of flooding around Bourne End and Wooburn Green have proved the risk of developing Slate Meadow, a campaigner believes.

MP donates historic books to Beaconsfield schools

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Saturday 29th November 2014

A Beaconsfield Twinning Association book about the Free French was presented by MP Dominic Grieve to two schools in the town last week.


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