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Talented students 'delighted' after dance success

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A talented group of more than 60 students from Beaconsfield High School were dancing with delight last week after scooping nine awards, including the top prize, at a regional performing arts competition.

Health expert teaches Beaconsfield High School students about the NHS

Bucks Free Press:

11:30am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Keen medical students in Beaconsfield discovered more about Buckinghamshire’s NHS during a talk from a healthcare expert last month.

Pictures: youngsters start Easter holiday fun at new playground

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

A park rejuvenation project in Holtspur is edging nearer to completion, with children now enjoying the newly implemented fitness area as they start their Easter holiday break from school.

Pictures: lots of laughter at village Easter craft morning

Bucks Free Press:

1:40pm Monday 30th March 2015

There were plenty of smiles and lots of laughter as a group of young children kicked-off their Easter holiday with a fun filled arts and craft morning in a south Bucks village at the weekend.

Residents urged to have their say on plans to move Holtspur Post Office

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Monday 30th March 2015

The change is not yet signed, sealed and delivered, with a six-week consultation now open for people in Beaconsfield to discuss where the future of the business lies.

Police slam 'vicious attack' after teenager jailed for biting off opponent's ear in a fight

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Monday 30th March 2015

Detectives have described a fight which left a 17-year-old permanently disfigured as a “vicious” assault and said the attackers five and half years’ jail sentence highlights the severity of the crime.

Man jailed after failed knifepoint raid on Marlow bank

Bucks Free Press:

7:56pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A 20-year-old man has been jailed after a failed knifepoint raid on a bank in Marlow last month.

Man airlifted to hospital after being trapped under car

Bucks Free Press:

12:35pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Although the exact circumstances of the incident could not be confirmed by the authorities, it is understood the man became trapped shortly after 4pm, yesterday.

Residents to discuss future of village during annual meeting

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Monday 30th March 2015

The Flackwell Heath Residents Association will be holding their annual general meeting today, with more committee members still required.

Family commemorate death of Loudwater soldier 100 years on

Bucks Free Press:

11:20am Monday 30th March 2015

A village church welcomed three generations of a former soldier’s family this week as they commemorated the life of their relative, the first man from the area to die during the First World War.

Family announcement: couple celebrate birth of baby Maxwell

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A couple are learning something new about their son Maxwell every day, and say he has received so much love and kindness since his birth.

Friends pay tribute to former drama club president

Bucks Free Press:

5:20pm Sunday 29th March 2015

An actor from Iver Heath passed away last week with friends from a village drama club praising his energy and work in the community.

Injured woman cut free from car after High Wycombe crash

Bucks Free Press:

10:03am Saturday 28th March 2015

An injured woman had to be cut free from her car after a two-vehicle crash in High Wycombe yesterday.

TV star Tracey Ullman tells of sadness at loss of mother in Holtspur flat fire tragedy

Bucks Free Press:

5:26pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A statement on behalf of Tracey Ullman has this afternoon been released on her behalf as firefighters issued a warning over the cause of the blaze.

Fatal flat fire: blaze started by discarded cigarette

Bucks Free Press:

4:50pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Firefighters rushed to the scene in Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, at 11.20pm on Monday but were unable to save the female occupant of the flat.

Asian gold, watches, handbags, perfume and electrical items stolen from Wycombe house

Bucks Free Press:

11:01am Thursday 26th March 2015

It is believed that burglars put an implement through the letterbox to open the front door while the occupants were out between 9.30am and 10.30am last Thursday (March 19).

Free English and maths workshop in Beaconsfield this Easter

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Thursday 26th March 2015

Free English and maths workshops will be available for one day during the Easter holidays in Beaconsfield.

Donations help keep village lifeboat charity afloat

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

Kind donations from residents helped keep a village lifeboat charity afloat last year as they announced more than £20,000 had been raised in 2014.

Children win medals as star of The People's Strictly visits town

Bucks Free Press:

2:30pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

One of the stars of The People’s Strictly handed out awards to a large group of excited young dancers in Beaconsfield at the weekend.

David Walliams presents 'pub Oscar' to Beaconsfield restaurant

Bucks Free Press:

1:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

David Walliams presented a hat-trick of “pub Oscar” awards to the owners of a restaurant in Beaconsfield last week.

Fatal flat fire: housing association supporting neighbours after woman's body found in blaze

Bucks Free Press:

11:50am Wednesday 25th March 2015

The death of a woman in a flat fire this week has been described as a tragedy by the housing association which owns the property.

Village wants bigger, better and brighter Christmas lights for 2015

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Villagers are aiming to make the 2015 Gerrards Cross Christmas light show bigger, better and brighter than ever this year as they say residents and businesses “deserve better”.

Gallery: The Pink Ladies and minions turn out for the Beaconsfield Fun Run 2015

Bucks Free Press:

5:16pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Hundreds of children from The Beaconsfield School and Alfriston School joined forces to take part in the 5k race through the Old Town on Friday afternoon.

Video: hundreds of children take part in Beaconsfield Fun Run

Bucks Free Press:

6:10pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Hundreds of children wearing fancy-dress costumes took part in a 5k fun run through Beaconsfield Old Town on Friday.

Concerned residents urged to speak at annual town meeting

Bucks Free Press:

3:10pm Monday 23rd March 2015

If you live in Beaconsfield and have something you want to speak to your town councillor about get in touch now.

Video: The Hairy Bikers filmed learning Morris dancing in Beaconsfield pub

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Television duo the Hairy Bikers popped in for a quick drink and a dance at a South Bucks pub last week as they filmed an episode of their latest programme.

Wycombe Abbey School students win Coca-Cola enterprise competition

Bucks Free Press:

2:40pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Sparkling students from Wycombe Abbey School are celebrating after being named the best UK enterprise team by a fizzy drink manufacturer.

Pictures: students practice ahead of national performance competition

Bucks Free Press:

10:50am Monday 23rd March 2015

Performers from a girl’s school in Beaconsfield have been rehearsing non-stop as they prepare to take to the stage for a national competition today (Monday).

Mayor to follow in the footsteps of Churchill by speaking from platform next to famous red lion

Bucks Free Press:

5:10pm Friday 20th March 2015

Following in the footsteps of two former prime ministers, the Mayor of High Wycombe will become only the third person to address the town from a platform holding the famous red lion statue in the High Street, this weekend.

Pictures and video: headteacher gunged by pupils

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Friday 20th March 2015

A headteacher was gunged by three of his students last week as a school in Flackwell Heath celebrated raising more than £1,500 for Comic Relief.

Supermarket announces plans to open in Bourne End next year

Bucks Free Press:

1:30pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A supermarket giant says it still plans to open a new store in a south Buckinghamshire village next year - quashing rumours that they had pulled out of a deal to open a shop alongside a new apartment building.

Volunteers kick-start their campaign to be the best village in Bucks

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Volunteers in Gerrards Cross will be tidying roads, cleaning signs, cutting back overgrown hedges and clearing pavements as part of a bid to be named the best kept village in Buckinghamshire.

Pictures: firefighters wash cars for charity

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Firefighters raised almost £1,000 with a charity car wash on Saturday, while they were also able to give out fire safety advice to dozens of nearby residents.

Indian restaurant owner fined after discovery of cockroach infestation

Bucks Free Press:

5:50pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A cockroach infestation at an Indian restaurant has led to the former owner being fined thousands of pounds.

Primary school pupils inspired by London 2012 torch

Bucks Free Press:

4:10pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Pupils at a village primary school have had a lot to get excited about in recent weeks with a special guest bringing one of the London 2012 Olympic torches into class for them to look at.

Changes made to controversial development plans for Beaconsfield Old Town

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Amendments have been made to a controversial planning application to build 10,000 square foot of offices in Beaconsfield Old Town, with a chartered surveyor from the area now refuting claims that the town is ‘dying’.

Councillor ousted from liaison group as villagers 'get their revenge' for Tesco decision

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Campaigners say “democracy has bitten back” after a councillor was ousted from a development liaison group four years after he controversially voted twice to allow a supermarket to open its doors in their village.

Behind the scenes: safety comes first at baby photography business

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

The newborn baby photography business is booming with some Buckinghamshire-based companies taking up the opportunity to capture the first few days of a young child’s life – but safety must come first.

Jailing of ex-councillor sends a strong message to fraudsters, detectives say

Bucks Free Press:

3:11pm Monday 16th March 2015

The jailing of a fraudulent former Wycombe District Councillor sends a strong message to other criminals, detectives have said.

Tributes paid to man who helped make Bekonscot Model Village a success

Bucks Free Press:

10:40am Monday 16th March 2015

A pillar of the community passed away last week, with family, friends and former colleagues paying tribute to him saying he left a long-lasting mark on his hometown of Beaconsfield.

Family pleads for the return of sentimental fishing equipment stolen in van theft

Bucks Free Press:

6:03pm Saturday 14th March 2015

A family who have struggled with personal tragedy over the last year are pleading for help after some of their prized possessions were stolen this week.

School pays tribute to former student Sir Terry Pratchett

Bucks Free Press:

1:23pm Friday 13th March 2015

A High Wycombe grammar school has paid tribute to “inspirational” former student Sir Terry Pratchett and announced plans to honour his life by raising money to fund research into Alzheimer’s disease.

Anger from Christian parents after child is allocated place at Sikh secondary school

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Friday 13th March 2015

Mother says her 11-year-old daughter was looking forward to going to secondary school but while her friends have mostly been allocated a place in Beaconsfield she was offered the Khalsa Secondary Academy by Bucks County Council.

Builders start work on apartments and supermarket in Bourne End

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Saturday 14th March 2015

Builders have started work on a new block of apartments and a supermarket which were once likened to a cheap block on the Costa del Sol.

Residents left 'worried' and 'shocked' as police investigate alleged assault

Bucks Free Press:

5:54pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Officers were called to Wellesbourne Gardens, near Kingshill Road, at about 12.30pm and have since said a female was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Teenagers wow the crowds with their drama, music and dance performance

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Dance, music and drama were the order of the day for a group of students from Bourne End Academy who wowed judges and a large audience as they scooped four prizes at a recent event.

South Bucks music competition winner to be headline act at French festival

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

International recognition is on offer for talented singers from South Bucks this year as it was announced the winner of an annual music competition will be headlining a French festival.

Campaigners 'win the battle' after government u-turn on faith school

Bucks Free Press:

4:50pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Campaigners say they have won the battle but the war is still to be fought after the government made a u-turn on its decision to allow a faith school to stay in a south Bucks village.

Diamond couple to celebrate 60 years of marriage

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Sunday 8th March 2015

A couple are going to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary this week with memories of their 1955 ceremony still fresh in their minds.

Future fashion stars take their work down the catwalk in preparation for London Fashion Week

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Friday 6th March 2015

Future fashion stars have displayed their clothing creations at a pop-up store in Beaconsfield ahead of their big visit to London Fashion Week.

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