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Author: Holding new book is like new born baby

Bucks Free Press: Author: Holding new book is like new born baby

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN AUTHOR from Chesham says holding a copy of her first ever published book was like holding her new born baby, with the debutant writer’s first novel surging into Amazon’s top ten.

Marathon man completed his 34th London Marathon last week

Bucks Free Press: Marathon man completed his 34th London Marathon last week

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 67-year-old man from Chesham ran his 34th consecutive London Marathon last weekend to keep his title as one of just 14 "ever-present" runners.

Cycling the county ready for role as High Sheriff

Bucks Free Press: Sir Stuart Hampson on the left and Joe Barclay on the right

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE new High Sheriff for the coming year is a keen cyclist, and in preparation for his role cycled to all 216 civil parishes in the county.

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.

Chesham arrests in £12m VAT fraud investigation

Bucks Free Press: Police have arrested two men following the death of a 25-year-old woman

5:20pm Saturday 29th March 2014

A MAN and woman from Chesham have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspect £12m VAT fraud.

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.

Ex-pro to help youngsters to get in to football

Bucks Free Press: Jean Black

2:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

A FORMER professional footballer is launching a project in High Wycombe to help youngsters get into the sport and into employment.

Man charged following aggravated burglary

Bucks Free Press: Man attacked after he opened his front door

4:20pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A CHESHAM man has been charged in relation to an aggravated burglary, where a woman was allegedly threatened.

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.

Inquest: Boy, 6, sustained “unsurvivable injuries” in crash

Bucks Free Press: Family pays tribute to 'beautiful boy' who died in Chesham crash

2:03pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A BOY sustained “unsurvivable head injuries” after his mother lost control of their car which crashed into a tree, an inquest was told.

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.

Driver charged after crashing car into house

Bucks Free Press: Car crashes into front of house

10:33am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A MAN was injured after a car collided with the front of a house in Chesham last night.

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.

Pensioner pickets council about bins

Bucks Free Press: Helen Spencer

11:10am Friday 17th January 2014

A FED-UP pensioner staged a one-woman protest at a council office over the poor standard of her bin collections.

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.

Chesham couple to receive pay out after hospital mistakes at son's birth

Bucks Free Press: Lisa, Findley and Stuart Mainds

10:59am Thursday 9th January 2014

THE mother of a boy who suffered brain damage at birth due to a string of hospital mistakes wants to raise awareness to try and stop it happening again.

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”.

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.

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!

Fireworks thrown from moving car

Bucks Free Press: Pizzas stolen in High Wycombe robbery

3:20pm Thursday 7th November 2013

FIREWORKS were thrown at pedestrians from a moving car in two separate incidents in Chesham.

New business hub opens in Chesham

Bucks Free Press: Members of the CoreChesham group celebrate the opening of the new hub

2:49pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

A HUB for entrepreneurs and volunteers in Chesham has opened in the town centre.

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.

'Wig-a-thon' held in memory of friend

Bucks Free Press: 'Wig-a-thon' held in memory of friend

2:56pm Monday 4th November 2013

COLOURFUL wigs brightened up Chesham as a group of more than 50 friends went on a charity walk in memory of a flamboyant friend.

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.

Gorilla on loose in Chesham for Fairtrade status

Bucks Free Press: Gorilla on loose in Chesham for Fairtrade status

10:20am Friday 1st November 2013

A GORILLA on the loose in Chesham did not need to be tranquilised after the hairy beast turned out to be the town’s mayor in an ape suit.

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.

'Save endangered pub' says council

Bucks Free Press: The Nash Arms in Chesham

10:24am Tuesday 29th October 2013

PLANS to demolish a popular Chesham pub came in for a scathing attack last night by councillors who vowed to help protect it.

Pupils' Spanish trip saved after passports stolen from school

Bucks Free Press: The group at the airport

2:50pm Friday 25th October 2013

BURGLARS stole a safe which contained the passports of 53 pupils- just two days before they were due to fly out to Spain.

Skatepark plans to be unveiled

Bucks Free Press: Lowndes Park in Chesham

9:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

THE new-look skatepark for Chesham will be shown off for the first time at a Town Hall presentation next week.

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.

'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.

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.

Fears over pub future after sudden closure

Bucks Free Press: The Nash Arms in Chesham

5:13pm Thursday 17th October 2013

PLANS to turn a thriving pub into housing have reared their head again after it unexpectedly shut yesterday.

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.

Chesham paedophile jailed for three and a half years

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

4:09pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

A PAEDOPHILE who encouraged girls as young as 13 to perform sex acts via web cameras has been sent to prison.

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.

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.

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