Bucks Free Press: Cookham
• Your reporter is Peter Grant: 01494 755 081, peter.grant@london.newsquest.co.uk

Department store wows customers at charity fashion show

Bucks Free Press:

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

LUCKY John Lewis customers were treated to a glitzy evening of high-end fashion for charity last week at the partnership’s country estate in Cookham.

Fun and frolics on the water for successful regatta

Bucks Free Press:

4:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

WATER way to have a good time, as over 300 people took part in a series of events on and off the Thames for the annual Cookham Regatta on Saturday.

Masked men threatened staff and doused chip shop in petrol

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

9:56am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MASKED men ordered customers out of a fish and chip shop before they threatened staff and doused the takeaway in petrol last night.

Last night of proms comes to Cookham

Bucks Free Press: The fireworks

4:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

LAST night of the proms comes to Cookham next month in an evening of music with a spectacular fireworks finale to raise funds towards a church extension.

Village remembers war heroes at public reading event

Bucks Free Press:

9:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

COOKHAM residents came together at the village’s War Memorial on Monday afternoon to hear stories about the local men who lost their lives in WW1.

'Lights Out' for First World War centenary

Bucks Free Press: Picture from stock

12:33pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to turn off the lights and leave a candle burning to mark the outbreak of the First World War.

School to auction rare signed F1 memorabilia

Bucks Free Press: School to auction rare signed F1 memorabilia

10:20am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A SCHOOL in Cookham are in pole position to secure much needed funds to improve facilities with a silent auction featuring rare Formula One memorabilia.

Thriving card club looks to bridge the gap to new members

Bucks Free Press: Dealer's choice: Picture cards missing from Sunday's deal

3:12pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A THRIVING bridge club has put out a call to card fans to get involved as it looks to expand its membership base.

BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

Bucks Free Press: BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TABLET and smartphone users rejoice – the Bucks Free Press has today launched its new mobile-friendly website.

Charity open gardens to treat post-Chelsea blues

Bucks Free Press: Charity open gardens to treat post-Chelsea blues

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE CHELSEA flower show might be over for another year, but a blooming summer of garden gawping is only just beginning.

Eighties icons in town this weekend for festival

Bucks Free Press: Eighties icons in town this weekend for festival

1:12pm Thursday 15th May 2014

SPANDEX, big hair and shoulder pads will take over Cookham this weekend as a popular 80s music festival returns.

Gallery gears up for WWI Spencer exhibit

Bucks Free Press: Gallery gears up for WW1 Spencer exhibit

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

STAFF have been working tirelessly to get a new exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War ready for display at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham this week.

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.

Runner calls for kit donations to Ethiopia

Bucks Free Press: Runner calls for kit donations to Ethiopia

10:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

A RUNNER from Cookham is calling on sports companies in the area to donate running kits to impoverished Ethiopian athletes dreaming of Olympic success.

Under threat charity launches urgent appeal

Bucks Free Press: Arlia, right, with mum Debbie and sister Emily.

3:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

ACTRESSES Lucy Benjamin and Joanne Froggatt are appealing to businesses and the public to dip into their pockets to prevent a charity from folding.

Army piles sandbags up to save Cookham High Street

Bucks Free Press: Army piles sandbags high to save Cookham High Street. Pics by Anita Ross-Marshall

7:12pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

ARMY troops rallied into Cookham today to help protect the village from the ever-rising floodwaters.

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.

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.

Fire chief urges children to stay clear of floodwater

Bucks Free Press: The Compleat Agnler Hotel, Marlow

12:51pm Saturday 11th January 2014

A FIRE chief is urging residents to stay clear of flooded areas after children were seen playing in floodwater in Marlow this morning.

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”.

Return of retro music festival announced

Bucks Free Press: Return of retro music festival announced

10:00am Tuesday 10th December 2013

ORGANISERS of a popular retro music festival have confirmed the event will return next year for another outing, with eighties icon Kim Wilde topping the bill.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scam warning over bank card fraudsters

Bucks Free Press: Mother’s bank card taken at cashpoint

8:50am Tuesday 24th September 2013

A WARNING has been issued by police over a bank card courier scam.

A and E probe decision expected this week

Bucks Free Press: WY50812-P 02 Stoke Mandeville Hospital (SL).JPG

4:40pm Monday 23rd September 2013

A DECISION on whether a probe is launched into A and E at Stoke Mandeville - as called for by over 15,000 people - is expected to be announced next Thursday.

39,000 fines for drivers caught using mobile phones

Bucks Free Press: MOBILE DANGER: A car driver using a phone

11:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

NEARLY 40,000 motorists in the Thames Valley region have been fined for using their mobile phones while driving since 2010.

100 traders urge Government to lower business rates

Bucks Free Press: Chamber vice-president Annie Mulady and Mekong co-owner Tish McDonald.

7:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013

ONE hundred business bosses are calling for the Government to urgently reassess business rates which they say are strangling traders in Marlow town centre.

Wacky racers cruise through Cookham

Bucks Free Press: Wacky racers cruise through Cookham

3:29pm Monday 2nd September 2013

LIBERACE played the piano as he raced a red bus carrying Simon Cowell and the royal family through Cookham yesterday.

Fracking firms could bid for Bucks

Bucks Free Press: Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas arrested during Balcombe anti-fracking protests

6:30am Tuesday 27th August 2013

PARTS of south Bucks may be offered to firms bidding for fracking licenses next year, the Free Press can reveal.

Wycombe Labour: We predicted health 'shambles'

Bucks Free Press: Linda Derrick

2:00pm Sunday 4th August 2013

WYCOMBE Labour has accused the county council and the Government of not heeding its warnings after a national report exposed major failings in Bucks' hospitals.

Wizard and lion in Cookham

Bucks Free Press: Wizard and lion in Cookham

1:00pm Sunday 14th July 2013

A CLICK of the ruby red slippers was it all took for children to be transported to the magical world of Oz.

Gay B&B row goes to UK's highest court

Bucks Free Press: Michael Black and John Morgan, from Cambridgeshire, were allegedly targeted on Twitter by BNP leader Nick Griffin (Family handout/PA)

5:26pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

A Christian B&B landlady who was ordered to compensate a gay couple after refusing them a double bed is to fight her case in the highest court in the land.

Slice of £100billion expected to come to Bucks

Bucks Free Press: Savers are more likely to place their cash in the fledgling online peer-to-peer lending industry when it comes under stronger regulation

9:00am Tuesday 9th July 2013

A SLICE of the £100bn infrastructure spending being made by the Government should be coming to Bucks, Cabinet Minister Dominic Grieve believes.

Quiz the doctors who will spend £305million

Bucks Free Press: Dr Gamell

11:02am Monday 1st July 2013

DOCTORS who have taken charge of a £305million budget for health services want the public to quiz them over their new role.

Queen's honour astonishes entrepeneur

Bucks Free Press: Queen's honour astonishes entrepeneur

10:30am Saturday 22nd June 2013

AN ENTREPENEUR who has helped spearhead programmes to get young people interested in business was astonished to learn he had been honoured by the Queen.

Voice of the X-Factor aids girl who was told she'd never walk

Bucks Free Press: Pink tribute act Zoe Alexander complained about her treatment on The X Factor

1:00pm Sunday 26th May 2013

THE voice of the X-Factor and a celebrity chef have helped a young girl with a rare condition as her mum tries to find the £75,000 needed to treat her.

Your nominations wanted for armed forces heroes

Bucks Free Press: Red Arrows display over Scarborough to mark Armed Forces Day

6:40am Friday 24th May 2013

HEROES from Britain's armed forces are to celebrated next month at a special event - and organisers are appealing to you to nominate veterans for a new award.

Beaconsfield MP: gay marriage bill 'badly conceived'

Bucks Free Press: Dominic Grieve is examining the testimony given by Sue Akers to the Leveson inquiry last month

5:48pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

THE Government's highly contentious same-sex marriage bill, which was passed by MPs this week, has been 'badly conceived', the Attorney General says.

Rise of UKIP continues in Bucks but Tories retain county council control

Bucks Free Press: Rise of UKIP continues in Bucks but Tories retain county council control

2:36pm Friday 3rd May 2013

THE national rise of the UK Independence Party continued today in Bucks - but the Conservatives still stormed back to power.

BFP video pitch opportunity for BCC election candidates

Bucks Free Press: Voters make their mark in elections

4:59pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

CALLING all Buckinghamshire County Council election candidates!

Snow to fall tonight

Bucks Free Press: A forest scene in County Durham after more heavy snow hit the region

1:34pm Friday 22nd March 2013

SNOW is going to fall tonight and possibly tomorrow around High Wycombe, a forecaster is warning this afternoon.

Piggy bank raided for £25m road repairs

Bucks Free Press: Workers filling a pothole in Marlow today

3:08pm Thursday 21st March 2013

SCORES of south Bucks’ most battered and pothole ridden roads are set to benefit from a £25m cash injection as council chiefs raid the piggy bank.

Home Secretary brushes off leadership speculation

Bucks Free Press: Mrs May, right, speaking with Paralympic rowing gold medallist Naomi Riches, left., at Marlow Rowing Club on Friday. Mrs May brushed off the leadership speculation when asked by the BFP at the event

11:49am Monday 18th March 2013

THE HOME Secretary has brushed off speculation linking her to the Conservative party leadership, telling the Free Press she has a job to get on with.

VIDEO: Home Secretary and Sir Steve Redgrave celebrate rowing club's lottery win

Bucks Free Press: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

6:49pm Friday 15th March 2013

  THE HOME Secretary and arguably Britain's greatest every Olympian were on hand as Marlow Rowing Club celebrated receiving a £1million grant today. Theresa May, also the Maidenhead MP, and Sir Steve Redgrave, the five times Olympic gold medallist, this afternoon spoke of their delight and you can watch our videos here.

Your CommunityYourBucks

Essential Links


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree