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History girls beat 120 other pupils to top prize

Bucks Free Press:

5:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

A GROUP of five girls recently proved their history knowledge by taking on and conquering 120 other students in a county competition.

Bundle of new teddies for ill children

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

YOUNG children who are battling illnesses which leaves them hospitalised have received a bundle of new cuddly teddies thanks to generous fundraisers.

Supermarket to re-open after refurbishment

Bucks Free Press: Downley residents complain about Sainsbury's noise

4:33pm Friday 21st November 2014

A SUPERMARKET in Beaconsfield will be closed until Wednesday, November 26, while it undergoes a refurbishment.

Beaconsfield cycle campaigners receive two national awards

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

VOLUNTEERS and councillors behind the new £500,000 cycle network in Beaconsfield have been recognised nationally for their hard work and have now received two awards.

Man jailed after car theft and 'terrifying' kidnap

Bucks Free Press: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

3:31pm Friday 21st November 2014

A THIEF, who smashed his way into a car on a petrol station forecourt and drove off, kidnapping the occupant’s 16-year-old son in the process, was jailed today.

Councillor appears in court over benefit fraud charge

Bucks Free Press:

1:36pm Friday 21st November 2014

A DISTRICT councillor has appeared in court today charged with benefit fraud.

Cllr disqualified from office over criminal conviction rule

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

A COUNCILLOR has been disqualified from his parish office over a point of law which relates to previous criminal convictions.

Lightning strike killed dog walker

Bucks Free Press: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

4:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A DOG walker died instantly after being struck by lightning on a golf course last month, an inquest heard this week.

Unlicensed guns need to be surrendered to police

Bucks Free Press: Police looking for residents to go undercover

6:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

UNLICENSED guns and ammunition should be “surrendered” over the next two weeks police have said, as they begin a force-wide amnesty.

Burglars target six homes in Wycombe spree

Bucks Free Press: Vote for your favourite local bobby

6:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

HOMEOWNERS have been reassured by police officers after a series of burglaries in High Wycombe yesterday.

Pub raises £500 for swimming charity

Bucks Free Press:

3:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A PUB has helped raise £500 for a swimming club which aims to give children and adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to improve in the water.

Students trace footsteps of war heroes

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

TEENAGE students have followed in the footsteps of Flackwell Heath’s fallen to mark the centenary year of the start of the First World War.

Scout hut transformed into WWI trench

Bucks Free Press:

12:28pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A SCOUT hut has been transformed into a First World War trench this month, with young children learning what life was like in the war.

Councillors stand by controversial development plan

Bucks Free Press: Residents campaign against development threat in Bourne End

4:24pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

LEADING councillors have stood by the controversial decision to release five areas of land for development after they rejected a set of proposals put forward by a review committee.

Beaconsfield Twinning Association welcomes representatives from French commune, Langres

Bucks Free Press:

2:50pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

The Beaconsfield Twinning Association welcomed 18 people from the French commune Langres and showed them the highlights of the town.

Gerrards Cross children given a taste of Spain during charity week

Bucks Free Press:

2:25pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

The mammoth week of fundraising at Thorpe House School included a special Spanish day which involved pupils learning how to dance, make churros and even create their own virgin-Sangria.

Reporter surgery: meet your Bourne End and Wooburns reporter next week

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

EVER wanted to speak to the Bucks Free Press about an issue in your area or a story you would like to see us investigate?

Hazardous steps at nature reserve to be replaced after councillors grant more than £1,000 to project

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Monday 10th November 2014

Beaconsfield Town Councillors were warned by Independent leader Ken Brown, who is a member of the committee which oversees the Holtspur Bank Nature Reserve, that they would be responsible if there were to be an accident.

Councillor defends her decision to approve release of reserve sites for development

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Sunday 9th November 2014

Wycombe District Council cabinet member for community Julia Adey, voted – along with all other cabinet members - to give developers the green light to build on the reserve sites.

The legacy of mum of four leads to new centre of excellence

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Sunday 9th November 2014

THE legacy of the daughter of a former Mayor of Beaconsfield has helped launch a new Brain Tumour Research centre of excellence.

I love my local: Bricklayers Arms in Downley

Bucks Free Press:

3:37pm Friday 7th November 2014

THIS week’s I love my local heads to Downley, High Wycombe

Family Announcement: Baby Sienna Scott

Bucks Free Press:

3:30pm Sunday 9th November 2014

PARENTS of a new baby are still celebrating their little arrival, three weeks after the birth.

Constant vigil at 'Lloyd's corner' after teenage motorbike tragedy

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Sunday 9th November 2014

A VIGIL has been maintained every day in the road where a teenage motorcyclist was killed two months ago, with his mother saying the support from his friends has helped the family immensely.

Stars out for red carpet charity event

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Saturday 8th November 2014

TWO ‘famous’ people will be attending a charity evening to help boost the fundraising efforts of a foundation which was setup following the death of a teenager, organisers say.

Racehorse owner turns his hand to boxing in memory of friend

Bucks Free Press:

11:20am Sunday 9th November 2014

A RACEHORSE owner will turn his hand to boxing next week as he bids to raise money for a cancer charity, in memory of a well known horse trainer.

Model village celebrates visit of millionth light railway passenger

Bucks Free Press:

4:40pm Saturday 8th November 2014

A MODEL village is celebrating being light years ahead of the rest after they welcomed their millionth passenger on their railway.

Speculation over controversial new Tesco store opening

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL supermarket in Bourne End could soon be opened after further additions were made to the front of the store.

Parish council to look again at becoming a town

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

ATTEMPTS to give a town status to a South Bucks village may be renewed next year with a parish council now seeking the views of residents.

Businesses give future improvement plans the green light

Bucks Free Press:

5:00pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

A GROUP of business have voted to take hold of their future by agreeing to start a Business Improvement District which could help generate more than £750,000.

Cyclist taken to hospital after Marlow car collision

Bucks Free Press: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

6:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car yesterday morning.

Gallery: hundreds brave the rain for Marlow Half Marathon 2014

Bucks Free Press:

4:10pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

HUNDREDS of runners braved the weather in Marlow today to join in race organisers celebrations at the 25th official half marathon in the town.

Three injured after car overturns in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

12:04pm Saturday 1st November 2014

THREE people had to be taken to hospital after a car overturned in High Wycombe last night.

Couple who have fostered about 30 children celebrate royal award

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

A COUPLE from South Bucks who have fostered almost 30 children have been praised after they each received an MBE from the Queen, earlier this year.

Music video slams plans to develop former greenbelt land

Bucks Free Press:

1:30pm Saturday 1st November 2014

A MUSIC video has been posted online in a bid to highlight the need to stop developers building on land separating Bourne End and Wooburn Green.

Village to ring church bell in memory of every fallen war hero

Bucks Free Press:

12:40pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

THE fallen World War One heroes of a South Bucks village will each be remembered by the community after it was arranged for the church bells to be tolled on the centenary anniversary of their deaths.

Residents to help devise a new town plan

Bucks Free Press:

3:00pm Saturday 1st November 2014

RESIDENTS may soon be able to shape the future of a South Bucks town after it was agreed a more up-to-date plan was needed for the area.

Successful Legion club celebrates hat-trick of awards

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Sunday 2nd November 2014

A HAT-TRICK of awards was celebrated by Marlow's Royal British Legion club last week as members pour their efforts in fundraising for this year's Poppy Appeal.

Prime Minister intervenes over Marlow teenager's death

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Marlow teenager James Fifield was tragically killed while travelling on a quad bike in Zante, Greece, on Saturday, July 5, after a drunk driver hit him from behind, an inquest heard this month.

Father leads tributes to son lost in Hughenden car collision

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Julian Randall from Woodley, Reading, passed away earlier this week following the collision.

Teenage pedestrian death: investigation launched into police response

Bucks Free Press:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE death of a teenager has sparked an investigation into the way police responded to reports he was walking in a busy main road before he was killed.

Teenager killed in Hughenden collision is named locally

Bucks Free Press:

5:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEENAGE pedestrian who died following a car collision in Hughenden on Monday has been named locally.

Pensioner jailed for scout camp abuse

Bucks Free Press:

10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who abused his position as a Bucks scout warden to "prey on young boys" in the 1980s has been jailed.

Flowers left at roadside following death of teenage pedestrian

Bucks Free Press:

6:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been left at the roadside where a teenage pedestrian died following a collision with a car earlier this week.

Young brothers become chess masters

Bucks Free Press:

3:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BROTHERS from a school in Gerrards Cross took their enjoyment for chess to the next level when they competed in the Bucks Chess Grand Prix.

Enid Blyton books to be transformed onto the big screen

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SERIES of novels written by children’s author Enid Blyton, while she lived in Beaconsfield, will soon be shown on the big screen.

Pupils given a treat for Halloween work

Bucks Free Press:

10:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SCHOOL children were given an early Halloween treat last week as their scarily good work was rewarded.

Golfers wear it pink for charity

Bucks Free Press:

4:50pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

GOLFERS brightened up a cloudy day in Loudwater last week, as members took to the course wearing pink clothes.

Update: Road clear again after overturned car is recovered

Bucks Free Press: Pizzas stolen in High Wycombe robbery

9:45am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAR has overturned between Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow this morning.

Plans to open bridleway on former Bourne End railway line welcomed

Bucks Free Press:

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PLANS for a new public bridleway on the former railway line linking Bourne End to High Wycombe have been welcomed by the deputy leader of Bucks County Council.

'I was happier when I was 30 stone than with excess skin'

Bucks Free Press:

5:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MAN who lost 17 stone following a gastric bypass says he has been left depressed after begging doctors to remove the excess skin he was left with.

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