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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.

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.

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.

Inquest: Man died following hip operation

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Coroner's Court

9:10am Sunday 23rd March 2014

AN elderly man died following an operation to repair his fractured hip after a fall in his home.

Woman treated after cooker fire in Little Chalfont

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

12:42pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A WOMAN was treated by firefighters after a cooker fire at a flat in Little Chalfont last night.

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.

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.

Pensioner died while on holiday in Tenerife

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Coroner's Court

3:52pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A 67-YEAR-old woman died after she fell during a holiday in Tenerife, an inquest heard.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Solicitors firm spreads wings with new recruit who refused to abandon his dream

Bucks Free Press: Solicitors firm spreads wings with new recruit who refused to abandon his dream

6:00am Monday 23rd December 2013

A FIRM of solicitors in Chalfont St Peter is spreading its wings to become a multi-disciplinary legal practice – a change driven by a new recruit who was once told by a careers advisor he would never make it in the profession because of his background.

Inquest: Chesham plumber died from electrocution

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Coroner's Court

11:48am Thursday 5th December 2013

A PLUMBER died after being electrocuted as he carried out work at his boss’ home, an inquest heard.

Man jumped from Dartford Crossing after police investigation, inquest hears

Bucks Free Press: The Dartford Crossing.

1:28pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

A FATHER-OF-THREE who jumped from the highest point of the Dartford crossing was paranoid the police were watching him after being investigated over a robbery, an inquest heard.

Burglars leave 'stolen' power tools in garden

Bucks Free Press: 081051p4MalowRegattaPoliceAntiDrinking(arm).JPG

4:15pm Monday 18th November 2013

BUILDING materials and power tools were removed from a Chalfont St Peter house – but burglars left them in the garden.

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!

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.

Watchdog rejects Thames Water's price hike

Bucks Free Press: Wessex Water scheme at Kingston St Mary

2:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A WATCHDOG is set to block a price hike in water bills, saying it is unjustified.

Dog on dog attack in Chalfont St Peter

Bucks Free Press: Gold Hill Common, where the attack took place

11:57am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A PUPPY was badly injured after being attacked by three other dogs in Chalfont St Peter.

'Join in A&E campaign today by sending your photos'

Bucks Free Press: Hand Back Our Hospital

6:20am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

RESIDENTS who want Wycombe's A&E to return are being asked to take photos of their hands today as part of a campaign.

Three people rescued after getting stranded in floodwater

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters have issued a warning for drivers to avoid driving through floods (file pic)

3:31pm Sunday 20th October 2013

FIREFIGHTERS have rescused three people stranded in floodwater in Little Chalfont.

Man exposes himself to female dog-walker

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

1:50pm Friday 18th October 2013

A MAN exposed himself to a woman walking her dogs in Chalfont St Peter on Monday.

29% rise for Wycombe's top councillors branded 'terrible'

4:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013

WYCOMBE'S top councillors have been accused of sending a terrible message to hard up taxpayers by increasing their allowances by 29 per cent.

Teachers strike today leaves 72 schools affected

Bucks Free Press: Have your say: How will tomorrow's school strike affect you?

9:30am Thursday 17th October 2013

SEVENTY-TWO schools across the county are affected by the teachers strike today.

Teachers strike: 30 schools announce closures

Bucks Free Press: Teachers on strike earlier in the week

11:15am Tuesday 15th October 2013

THIRTY schools across Bucks have announced they will at least partially close on Thursday due to the teachers strike.

Care home plans approved

Bucks Free Press: An artist's impression of how the new care home will look

4:52pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

BUILDING work can now start on a new 64-bed care home in Chalfont St Peter after planning permission was granted.

Lorry wedged under bridge causes rush hour traffic chaos

Bucks Free Press: Lorry wedged under bridge causes rush hour traffic chaos

12:47pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

A LORRY which got wedged underneath a bridge in Little Chalfont caused traffic chaos for commuters this morning.

Taxpayers shortchanged, claims campaigner, as council tax set to rise

Bucks Free Press: Gary Hall

7:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013

TAXPAYERS, who have been asked if they are willing to stomach a five per cent council tax rise, are being short changed, a councillor claims.

NHS chief: We're failing with our message

Bucks Free Press: anne eden

4:27pm Monday 14th October 2013

THE top NHS boss in Bucks has admitted that her organisation is "clearly failing" to get key messages across as resentment over the loss of Wycombe's A and E continues.

A&E nurse job advertised for Wycombe Hospital

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

6:30pm Monday 14th October 2013

AN ADVERT has been posted for an A and E nurse at Wycombe Hospital - even though there has been no A and E at the site since 2005.

Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

9:42am Friday 11th October 2013

NHS staff from Wycombe were among the winners at an annual Buckinghamshire awards night

More cash ploughed into Bucks Big Society Bank

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013

ANOTHER £105,000 has been ploughed into a bank offering interest-free loans to community groups.

Four appear before court over 'gym drug' death

Bucks Free Press: Majestic – the Lady of Justice on top of the Old Bailey was made by Morris Singer

12:14pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

FOUR people charged in connection with the death of High Wycombe man Sean Cleathero appeared before court yesterday.

Get glowing for guide dogs

Bucks Free Press: Get glowing for guide dogs

3:40pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

WORKERS could be glowing neon in their offices if they support guide dogs this month.

Super council move gathers pace

Bucks Free Press: BETTER FOR GERMANS: Retirement is better funded that in Britain

1:40pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

MOVES to scrap the current council system in Bucks and replace it with a single body to save millions of pounds are gathering pace.

'Fracking nearly as bad for Bucks as High Speed 2'

Bucks Free Press: Solar enthusiast John Laker warned smaller bins would be needed

7:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

FRACKING in Buckinghamshire would be nearly as bad for the area as High Speed 2, a three times Parliamentary candidate believes.

Epilepsy Society's Margaret to retire after 30 years

Bucks Free Press: Margaret Thorn

9:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013

WHEN Margaret Thorn first started work as an agency nurse at the Epilepsy Society she thought she would only be there for a few weeks.

Cash plea from NHS chiefs to avoid more A&E winter woes

Bucks Free Press: Norovirus back with a vengeance - ops cancelled

5:20pm Monday 30th September 2013

HEALTH bosses will be appealing to "the world and his wife" in a desperate plea for extra cash to stave off another A and E crisis this winter.

Cash crisis could make Keogh changes difficult, says NHS boss

Bucks Free Press: Sir Bruce Keogh says the NHS should adopt the business models of PC World or Dixons, where people expect more but pay less

9:20am Monday 30th September 2013

LACK of cash could make vital changes required by a scathing national report on high death rates difficult, a NHS finance boss says.

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