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Man jailed for nine years after being found guilty of rape

Bucks Free Press: Martin Lyon

12:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of three counts of rape in Amersham.

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

11:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

KEY health issues will be scrutinised by County Hall as hospital care in Buckinghamshire is said to be “ahead of the game”.

Defra issues health warnings over "high" air pollution

Bucks Free Press: Defra issues health warning over "high" air pollution

10:06am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HEALTH warnings have been issued by the government as air quality plummets - with south Buckinghamshire among the worst hit areas.

Firefighters branch out to tackle medical emergencies

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters branch out to tackle medical emergencies

4:20pm Monday 31st March 2014

IF you though that tackling blazes and cutting survivors from car crashes were the traditional life-saving duties performed by firefighters, think again - nearly a quarter of the incidents attended by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service in March have been medical emergencies.

Schools closed as teachers strike

Bucks Free Press: Archive image of teachers striking last year

10:32am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MANY schools are shut or are partially closed today after members of a teaching union took industrial action over working conditions.

Inquest: Paedophile ex-teacher stood in front of train days before sentencing

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Coroner's Court

4:46pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A FORMER teacher stood in front of an oncoming train to end his life two days before he was due to be sentenced for sexually abusing children, an inquest heard.

Planning applications: Loudwater hotel wants to extend

Bucks Free Press: Premier Inn

9:27am Tuesday 25th March 2014

PREMIER Inn has submitted a planning application to extend its hotel in Loudwater by 28 rooms.

Children enjoy new biking challenge

Bucks Free Press: Children enjoy new biking challenge

3:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A POPULAR mountain biking course has been a great success in getting younger children more into the sport.

Creative music tutor takes national award

Bucks Free Press: Chris Bunce, in one of the College's mixing studios

5:10pm Monday 17th March 2014

A MUSIC tutor at Amersham & Wycombe College has earned his own fanfare after being celebrated with a national award to mark his creative approach to teaching and ability to inspire students.

Amersham pupils continue book celebrations

Bucks Free Press: Amersham pupils continue book celebrations

12:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

LITERARY celebrations have continued in Amersham as school pupils dressed up as some of their favourite book characters.

Open evening at Amersham & Wycombe College next week

Bucks Free Press: Open days at Amersham and Wycombe College

1:02pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

AN open evening at Amersham and Wycombe college is aiming to help people find out how they can best achieve their ambitions in a range of subjects including photography, graphic design, TV production, make up, music, dance and animation.

Aggers entertains in Amersham

Bucks Free Press: Mark Gloyens (Scannappeal Trustee), Jackie Weedon (Lancaster Jaguar), Jonathan Agnew and Jon Greenland (Scannappeal Trustee)

12:48pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

COMMENTARY legend Jonathan Agnew- aka Aggers- gave an entertaining talk in Amersham in aid of Scannappeal.

Partner pays tribute to pedestrian killed in Amersham collision

Bucks Free Press: Partner pays tribute to pedestrian killed in Amersham collision

11:20am Tuesday 4th March 2014

THE partner of Danielle Beresford-Cole - the pedestrian who died in a collision with a car in Amersham - has paid tribute to his “soul-mate”

Tribute to pedestrian after Amersham road tragedy

Bucks Free Press: Danielle Beresford-Cole

5:47pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A TRIBUTE has been released by the family of Danielle Beresford-Cole, the pedestrian who died in a car collision in Amersham last month.

Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times"

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP Steve Baker secured the debate.

12:30pm Saturday 1st March 2014

SCHOOLS should be able to set their own term times which would help drive down the price of family holidays, Wycombe MP Steve Baker said.

Committee to debate potential sites for new Wycombe cemetery

Bucks Free Press: Committee to debate potential sites for new Wycombe cemetery

5:04pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

POTENTIAL sites for an additional cemetery in High Wycombe are expected to be put forward by councillors at a meeting next week.

Thieves add to misery of flood victims

Bucks Free Press: Danny Whiting, from the production team, and Mel Bastin

8:30am Sunday 23rd February 2014

THERE was further misery for flood victims this week as thieves struck- a business had £1,200 worth of goods stolen during a clean up and in Marlow fraudsters took and sold sandbags to residents.

New service guide to launch at Amersham health fair

Bucks Free Press: The new Amersham guide

8:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

HOT on the heels of a successful guide to services for Chesham, an Amersham version is being launched at a Health Fair next month.

School transport consultation launched by county council

Bucks Free Press: The biggest increase was at Buckinghamshire County Council

PUBLIC consultations on proposals to reduce the amount of money spent on home-to-school transport have been launched by a council.

Council tax to rise as county council unveils budget

Bucks Free Press: The biggest increase was at Buckinghamshire County Council

2:38pm Thursday 13th February 2014

COUNTY Hall has announced it will increase council tax for the first time in four years.

Female pedestrian dies after collision with car

Bucks Free Press: PPolice controlled my either the Conservatives or the Labour Party

9:14am Wednesday 12th February 2014

A FEMALE pedestrian died in Amersham after she was in collision with a car.

Sexual abuse ex-teacher dies after being struck by train

Bucks Free Press: Police appeal for witnesses after man was racially abused

2:25pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A FORMER teacher due to be sentenced for sexual offences against children tomorrow has died after being struck by a train.

Man dies after being hit by a train in Amersham

Bucks Free Press: British Transport Police are seeking burglars who ransacked a railway signal box

10:53am Wednesday 5th February 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by a train last night in Amersham.

Police apologise to family after scathing IPCC report

Bucks Free Press: Shaun Elliott

11:16am Thursday 30th January 2014

POLICE have apologised to Shaun Elliott’s family and vowed to improve its missing persons procedures following a scathing report into the way the search was conducted.

Inquest: 'Missing man could have been found had police raised risk level sooner'

Bucks Free Press: Shaun Elliott

9:56am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A VULNERABLE missing man who died from drug-related pneumonia may have been saved had police raised his risk level earlier, a jury has ruled.

Little Mix star urges south Bucks to 'Move' for Sport Relief

Bucks Free Press: A photo posted on Twitter by Leigh-Anne Pinnock in Liberia.

10:05am Friday 24th January 2014

LITTLE Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock is urging south Buckinghamshire residents to help change lives by getting involved in Sport Relief.

Missing man found

Bucks Free Press: Driver failed to stop after collision on M40

11:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A MAN who went missing from Amersham has been found safe and well.

Amersham man missing since yesterday morning

Bucks Free Press: Brian McParland

3:45pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A MAN from Amersham has been missing since yesterday morning – prompting a police appeal for help.

Small business event for Chiltern District firms

Bucks Free Press: Chiltern District Council website down for maintenance tomorrow

8:30am Tuesday 21st January 2014

ENTREPRENEURS and business owners in Chiltern District are invited to a Small Business event, themed 'Innovation in Hard Times' on Monday.

Amersham woman looking for your votes to win Miss England

Bucks Free Press: Amersham woman looking for your votes to win Miss England

10:20am Sunday 19th January 2014

HOLLY Finlay is looking for your votes in her bid to be crowned one of the most beautiful women in the country.

New town for Bucks under 'secret' Tory plan?

Bucks Free Press: Witney MP David Cameron

10:33am Tuesday 14th January 2014

THE Conservatives have been accused of covering up a secret report which recommends potentially building a new town in Buckinghamshire.

Man rescued from third floor flat fire

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

4:40pm Thursday 9th January 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man from a third-storey flat in Amersham this morning after a fire broke out in an adjacent flat.

Terminally ill woman sent court threat for £14 after payment confusion

Bucks Free Press: Terminally ill woman sent court threat for £14 after payment confusion

8:00am Sunday 5th January 2014

A TERMINALLY ill woman was sent a court summons for non-payment of £14 in council tax on Christmas Eve - having previously been told she didn't owe anything.

Grants up for grabs this year for Chiltern District community groups

Bucks Free Press: The Little Chalfont Good Companions Older People's Group Christmas celebration

2:40pm Saturday 4th January 2014

COMMUNITY groups in the Chiltern district are being reminded they can apply for funding to help them continue to provide vital services to the area.

Chiltern District Council website down for maintenance tomorrow

Bucks Free Press: Chiltern District Council website down for maintenance tomorrow

3:10pm Friday 3rd January 2014

THE Chiltern District Council website will be unavailable throughout the day tomorrow.

Pepper Nurses are a "Godsend"

Bucks Free Press: VIP grotto visit for ill Downley girl

FOR the families of seriously ill children every Christmas is special - which is why parents call the Pepper Foundation’s work a “Godsend”.

Window cleaners pledge to donate Christmas tips

Bucks Free Press: Window cleaners pledge to donate Christmas tips

2:59pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A FATHER and son window cleaning duo are putting other people’s generosity to good use by donating all of their Christmas tips to charity.

Amersham cyclists involved in car collision

Bucks Free Press: Police appeal for witnesses after man was racially abused

1:01pm Thursday 14th November 2013

A TEAM of cyclists say they were lucky not to be more seriously hurt after a collision with a car.

Driver jailed after high speed car chase

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

9:50am Tuesday 12th November 2013

A 22-YEAR-OLD salesman from Amersham who was chased by police for four miles before later failing a breath test has been sent to prison.

Leader questions savings of council merger

Bucks Free Press: In: Richard Scott

7:00am Tuesday 12th November 2013

SHARING more services with neighbouring councils is probably going to be the route forward to save Wycombe taxpayers' cash, rather than a full merger, the district's leader says.

Campaign launches to stop fracking in Bucks

Bucks Free Press: If fracking was to go ahead, drills like these would be seen in the borough.

2:30pm Monday 11th November 2013

A CAMPAIGN has begun to stop controversial shale gas drilling - or fracking - coming to Buckinghamshire.

Thames Water price rise rejected by Ofwat

Bucks Free Press: Thames Water logo

10:22am Friday 8th November 2013

THAMES Water’s request to increase its customers' bills by eight percent has been rejected by water regulator Ofwat.

My First Term supplement out now!

Bucks Free Press: Ash Hill Primary School

5:02pm Thursday 7th November 2013

THE Bucks Free Press My First Term supplement is out now!

Aaron remembered in tribute football match

Bucks Free Press: The teams line up for the Aaron West memorial game

2:29pm Thursday 7th November 2013

FRIENDS and family gathered at a tribute football match in memory of a popular Amersham teenager on Sunday.

Injured man freed from car after crash

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

4:09pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

A MAN had to be cut out of his car after a crash in Amersham last night.

Pilot scheme to establish new mountain bike club

Bucks Free Press: Pilot scheme to establish new mountain bike club

1:10pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

A PILOT mountain bike project for young people is being launched next week, with the aim of setting up a permanent club in a South Bucks wood.

Planning applications for November 4

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe in the running to be named 'Britain’s Crappest Town'

9:57am Wednesday 6th November 2013

THE following planning applications were validated by south Buckinghamshire district councils on Monday.

New Thames Valley terrorism tsar: We can't be complacent

Bucks Free Press: Assad Sarwar is accused of plotting to bomb transatlantic aircraft.

11:25am Monday 4th November 2013

A PLOT originating in High Wycombe to blow up seven transatlantic passenger jets was a wake up call for the area, Thames Valley's new terrorism tsar says.

Police launch campaign to tackle burglary

Bucks Free Press: Officers on patrol in High Wycombe bus station on Tuesday

7:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013

POLICE have launched an operation to crack down on burglary this winter.

Planning applications for October 28

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe in the running to be named 'Britain’s Crappest Town'

9:03am Wednesday 30th October 2013

THE following planning applications were validated by south Buckinghamshire district councils on Monday.



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