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Ready for Reading?

Bucks Free Press:

2:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

With just mere weeks to go before Reading Festival kicks off, we look at the bands performing at the event.

Review: Back to its best at The Tree Hotel in Cadmore End

Bucks Free Press:

10:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Tree Hotel at Cadmore End has really upped their game with a new talented head chef.

Bucks band to give Yanks a run for their money

Bucks Free Press:

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLUEGRASS band from south Buckinghamshire hopes to make inroads in to America, as they prepare to launch their third album.

Just the ticket: What's on this week

Bucks Free Press: Hughenden Manor

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

PLAN your week ahead with our what's on guide in Bucks.

Jean-Christophe talks about his love for Bucks ahead of Eden appearance

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

JEAN-Christophe Novelli set up his own cookery academy, not just because he wants to teach people how to cook more healthily, but also because he loves meeting people. And he will be at Eden's Food Fair next month to meet and greet and show off his culinary skills.

Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

Bucks Free Press: A performance of Annie Get Your Gun

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

1. THERE is the last chance to see Annie Get Your Gun tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30 and 7.30pm at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

The Voice star to perform on The Rye this weekend

Bucks Free Press: Nomakhosi on the left

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIS weekend, an act from BBC1's The Voice will be performing for an audience on The Rye.

Hazlemere man releases second novel about his dislike of holidays

Bucks Free Press: Jeff Rozelaar

4:40pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A HAZLEMERE author is celebrating the release of his second novel- a comic tale of an accommodating husband with an aversion to far-off away days. Jeff Rozelaar decided to self publish this time after getting a book deal with The History Press for the first- Bacon and Bagels.

Channel 5 children's show comes to Bucks

Bucks Free Press:

1:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SOME children presume the channel 5 children's TV presenters live in the television. So they will get a surprise at the end of this month when Jen Pringle and Derek Moran will be on stage in Aylesbury.

Food review: Charming Italian food at Caldesi in Campagna, Bray

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

If you fancy an evening out enjoying the finest foods, and being waited on by a team of charming staff, take a trip to Italy on your doorstep.

Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

Bucks Free Press:

2:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

SEE Freetime's pick of the top five things to do this weekend.

Just the ticket: What's on this week

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Friday 18th July 2014

PLAN your week ahead with our comprehensive what's on guide to the area.

Short film makers call for more extras

Bucks Free Press:

2:14pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

EXTRAS are needed to star in short film in Beaconsfield. 

Review: Celebrate at The Elgiva, Chesham

Bucks Free Press:

1:55pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

WHAT better way of spending a Saturday evening than enjoying the Stage Plus School of Performing Arts present their latest dancing production.

Special Beethoven weekend held to remember First World War

Bucks Free Press:

5:17pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SPECIAL Beethoven weekend of music and poetry was held by Garsington Opera to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

This is Our World at The Wycombe Swan

Bucks Free Press:

2:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

CHARITY was the keyword when The Sabatini School of Dance and Performance celebrated their 25th year- during which time they have raised more than £90,000 for charity.

Cabinet confirms Wycombe Museum to remain in Priory Avenue

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Museum

12:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WYCOMBE Museum will remain at its historic site in Priory Avenue.

Rain stays away from Penn Street Beer Festival

Bucks Free Press:

9:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THOUSANDS sampled the various beers and ales at the Penn Street Beer Festival at the weekend.

Review: Rebecca Ferguson and The Overtones at Henley Festival

Bucks Free Press:

3:04pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE Overtones at Henley Festival had people in the audience dancing and clapping to their upbeat, fun music.

Romance sparks songwriting career

Bucks Free Press:

1:52pm Monday 14th July 2014

WHOEVER said romance is dead hasn't reckoned with Rich McKee - who could be in line for a change of musical career as a songwriter after releasing his first single.

New theatre planned for High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of young, creative arts professionals are stripping back a warehouse in High Wycombe to create a new theatre for the town.

Food review: Bella Vita in Princes Risborough

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

HAVING been the patch reporter for Princes Risborough for many years, I had driven past Bella Vita in Bell Street many times but never had the chance to venture inside.

Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

Bucks Free Press:

2:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

SEE Freetime's pick of the top five things to do this weekend.

Just the ticket: What's on this week

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

YOUR leisure guide- what's on in the week ahead in south Bucks.

McGann brother talks about new role alongside Corrie star

Bucks Free Press:

10:30am Friday 11th July 2014

LIVING the good life in Hampshire when he is home with his wife, Joe McGann is back on the road touring with April in Paris- a two man play starring alongside Shobna Gulati.

Restored rose garden comes out in bloom at Cliveden

Bucks Free Press:

11:17am Thursday 10th July 2014

WHEN looking at the newly restored rose garden at Cliveden the idea is the colours go from sunrise to sunset.

Organisers gear up for Penn Festival

Bucks Free Press:

3:08pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THERE is just over one week left until Penn Festival starts.

Victorian life on show at Hughenden Manor this weekend

Bucks Free Press: Hughenden Manor. Picture by Stephen P

3:03pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

HUGHENDEN Manor is holding a Victorian weekend on Saturday and Sunday. 

Confidence coach pens tips for mums stuck in a career rut

Bucks Free Press:

8:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONFIDENCE coach who has helped hundreds of mums find work they love, has published a free e-book offering tips for getting out of a career rut. Career and confidence coach, Fiona Clark, founder of Inspired Mums, was inspired to publish for mums stuck in a career rut - Eight steps to finding work you love- because of her experience with mums who stay in careers they find deeply dissatisfying.

Deaf mum writes about her experience of bringing up a child with disabilities

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

FOLLOWING the popularity and success of her personal blog, The Mostyn-Thomas Journal, Melissa Mostyn from Wendover has launched her first e-book, My Daughter and I.

The City Is Ours: 'We haven't had a bad show yet'

Bucks Free Press:

2:30pm Saturday 5th July 2014

THE City is Ours is hoping to turn their hobby into a job.

Food review: The Potters Arms in Winchmore Hill

Bucks Free Press:

10:40am Saturday 5th July 2014

THE Potters Arms in Winchmore Hill is just what a village pub should be- welcoming and community minded with a good selection of drinks and a diverse menu.

Servicemen appear in Hughenden parkland

Bucks Free Press:

1:42pm Friday 4th July 2014

FIVE servicemen have appeared in parkland at Hughenden Manor this week, made out of wood from the estate.

Top five things to do this weekend

Bucks Free Press:

12:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

SEE Freetime's pick of the top five things to do this weekend.

Commitments star enjoys performing more than ever

Bucks Free Press:

11:30am Friday 4th July 2014

TWENTY years after The Stars from The Commitments formed, Kenneth McCluskey said he is enjoying the music from the famous 1991 film more than ever. The nine piece band are touring the country and are coming to the Wycombe Swan this month.

Reading Festival: Tickets sold out!

Bucks Free Press:

4:53pm Monday 30th June 2014

Thousands of revellers will descend on this year’s Reading Festival with news that tickets to the three day event have now sold out.

Wooburn Green lady making a statement with hats

Bucks Free Press: Wooburn Green lady making a statement with hats

2:20pm Sunday 29th June 2014

AS Royal Ascot took place last week, there was, as always, talk about what people were wearing. The gorgeous dresses and fancy hats sometimes become more of a talking point than the horse racing.

Restaurant review: Cote Brasserie in Marlow

Bucks Free Press: Restaurant review: Cote Brasserie in Marlow

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

FOR all but the fine dining connoisseur, French restaurants have the unfortunate tendency to conjur up disturbing imagery of florid, illegible menus and arrogant moustached waiters twirling beneath sparkling chandeliers.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star coming to Aylesbury in show with Jason Donovan

Bucks Free Press: Emma Williams as Annie

2:30pm Saturday 28th June 2014

AT the age of 17 Emma Williams starred in her first film alongside Steve Coogan. Following filming she returned to school to complete her A-Levels. Now 14 years later she has cemented her career as an actress and is currently starring opposite Jason Donovan and Norman Pace in Annie Get Your Gun, which is coming to Aylesbury next week.

Cancer survivor pens single

Bucks Free Press: Cancer survivor pens single

11:20am Saturday 28th June 2014

A CANCER survivor has released a single exploring how he coped during his diagnosis and gruelling treatment.

Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

Bucks Free Press: Top five things to do this weekend in south Bucks

2:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

1. TO celebrate National Armed Forces Day, join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden for some free family talks to learn about Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War. The talks take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 and 3pm. Then on Sunday at 12 and 2pm become an Oompa Loompa and design a new plane from biscuits and sweeties to celebrate National Armed Forces Day. Then learn about Roald Dahl’s wordplay to give your plane a flushbunkling name. £3 per participant plus museum entry.

Just the ticket: What's on this week

Bucks Free Press: 1001 Nights

11:30am Friday 27th June 2014

YOUR leisure guide to the week ahead.

Norden Farm wins TripAdvisor certificate

Bucks Free Press: Norden Farm wins TripAdvisor certificate

2:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AN arts centre has received an excellence certificate as rated by members of the public on a popular website.

Cast announced for Aylesbury panto

Bucks Free Press: Suzanne Shaw

5:06pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE cast for this year’s pantomime Cinderella in Aylesbury has been announced.

Review: The Merchant of Venice at Stubbings House

Bucks Free Press: David Bukht as Shylock and Charley Murdoch as Jessica

12:04pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE beautiful surroundings of Stubbings House were the perfect setting for the Garden Players' production of The Merchant of Venice.

Author aims to help men clueless about cuisine

Bucks Free Press: Author aims to help men clueless about cuisine

2:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A FOOD blogger and author from Marlow is celebrating the success of his recipe book with a difference, which was described by one reviewer as ‘a cook book written by Top Gear’.

Review: Expert food and relaxing atmosphere at Whittlebury Hall Hotel

Bucks Free Press: Whittlebury Hall

12:30pm Saturday 21st June 2014

TRUFFLED duck egg, 35 day aged beef and an amuse-bouche served in a tea cup- dinner at Murrays at Whittlebury Hall is a unique and special affair.

Jersey Boys singer hails from High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Thomas Goodridge. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg

12:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A HIGH Wycombe man who went to Jackie Palmer Stage School is enjoying performing in the West End show of Jersey Boys.

Opera singer revels in second season at Garsington

Bucks Free Press: Jessica is the tall girl at the back in Vert-Vert. Photo by Mike Hoban

2:50pm Friday 20th June 2014

HAVING six brothers has helped Jessica Costelloe get to where she is today. The mezzo-soprano is enjoying her second season at Garsington Opera and she talked to Freetime about where it all began.

Just the ticket: What's on this week

Bucks Free Press: Seann Walsh at The Tringe. Photo by Adam Hollier.

1:20pm Friday 20th June 2014

PLAN your week ahead with our leisure guide to south Bucks.

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