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• Your Hazlemere reporter is Simon Farr: 01494 755086, sfarr@london.newsquest.co.uk
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Police operation targets rogue traders

Bucks Free Press: Police operation targets rogue traders

8:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN operation to tackle rogue traders working in the Wycombe district was carried out by police and Trading Standards last week.

Pupils cook up a feast for dignitaries

Bucks Free Press: Pupils cook up a feast for dignitaries

4:29pm Monday 14th April 2014

MORE THAN £2,500 was raised at a gala dinner for dignitaries, where pupils did the cooking.

Police: 'Crime in Wycombe at its lowest level for 15 years'

Bucks Free Press: Crime in Wycombe at its lowest level for 15 years

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

CRIME in Wycombe is at its lowest level since the current system of recording statistics began in 1999.

Wycombe Local Plan consultation deadline extended

Bucks Free Press: Council unveils housing and business options under Local Plan

4:12pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COUNCIL has extended the deadline for responses to its public consultation over mooted plans to build thousands of homes in the Wycombe District.

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”.

Brownie leader has hair chopped off

Bucks Free Press: Lynsey with the Brownie group

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A BROWNIE leader had 40cm chopped off her locks to donate to a children's charity, which supplies wigs.

£50k boost provides more for scouts

Bucks Free Press: £50k boost provides more for scouts

5:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A SCOUT group celebrated the £50,000 renovation of its HQ with a party.

Hazlemere bank to close in the summer

Bucks Free Press: Hazlemere bank to close in the summer

2:52pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A BANK in Hazlemere will close in the summer to the disappointment of the village’s elderly residents.

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.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to child sex offences

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

3:15pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A FORMER teacher at Holmer Green Senior School has today pleaded guilty to committing sexual offences against a child he groomed online.

Week left to have your say on Wycombe Local Plan

Bucks Free Press: Council urged to protect the Gomm Valley by residents

5:20pm Sunday 30th March 2014

RESIDENTS have less than a week left to help shape where thousands of houses and businesses will be built in the district.

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.

Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

11:08am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SCHOOL was transformed into The House of Commons as Steve Baker MP acted as Speaker during a political debate between pupils.

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.

Housing plan sparks congestion worries

Bucks Free Press: Plea to avoid city centre 'sends wrong message'

4:30pm Monday 24th March 2014

A RESIDENTS society is concerned about the potential congestion on Cock Lane and Hammersley Lane, if housing went ahead in the area.

Planning applications for March 19

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

10:28am Friday 21st March 2014

The following planning applications were validated by south Buckinghamshire district councils on Wednesday.

Pupils set up Facebook campaign following Ofsted report

Bucks Free Press: Mike Jones

12:14pm Thursday 20th March 2014

PUPILS worried about some of their teachers getting sacked, following a disappointing Ofsted report, have set up a Facebook page calling for a fightback.

Residents deliver fliers to homes to 'save' pavilion

Bucks Free Press: Residents deliver notice to everyone in local area to help 'save' pavilion

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A GROUP who are fighting against a parish council to keep on the running a pavilion have stepped-up their fight by having 3,500 fliers delivered to local houses.

Two charged in connection to Hazlemere burglaries

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

10:57am Wednesday 12th March 2014

TWO people have been charged with burglaries in Hazlemere.

Planning applications for March 10

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

11:09am Wednesday 12th March 2014

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

Poetry celebrated at Holmer Green school

Bucks Free Press: Coral Rumble with pupils

12:23pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

FIREFIGHTERS, an RAF officer and PCSOs read to pupils at a village school last week.

Council denies claims it has 'broken promises' on affordable housing

Bucks Free Press: Cllr John Gibbs

9:40am Thursday 6th March 2014

A COUNCIL has denied claims it has broken a promise to invest in affordable housing following the sale of council homes to Red Kite.

Sites put forward for extra Wycombe cemetery

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

3:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

POTENTIAL sites for an additional cemetery for High Wycombe were put forward by councillors last night.

WDC freezes council tax for fourth consecutive year

Bucks Free Press: The planning application was received by Wycombe District Council- its offices are shown in the picture

3:40pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A COUNCIL has frozen council tax for a fourth consecutive year.

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.

The Ramsay Reader now available online

Bucks Free Press: The Ramsay Reader now available online

10:49am Friday 21st February 2014

READ all about the latest news from Sir William Ramsay School through the eyes of the pupils.

Planning applications for February 18

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

9:39am Thursday 20th February 2014

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

Ofsted finds Holmer Green school requires improvement

Bucks Free Press: Ofsted finds Holmer Green school requires improvement

11:34am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A SCHOOL in Holmer Green has gone from good to requires improvement in its latest Ofsted report, after becoming an academy.

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.

Sports group: 'Council is holding a gun to our head over lease'

Bucks Free Press: Sports group claims council is 'holding a gun to its head' over lease

12:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A SPORTS group says a council is "holding a gun to its head" over a new lease at the Hazlemere Pavilion - a claim denied by a council.

Council unveils housing and business options under Local Plan

Bucks Free Press: Council unveils housing and business options under Local Plan

8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked to help a council decide where thousands of new homes and businesses should be built around the district.

Jewellery and electrical goods stolen from Hazlemere home

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

6:11pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

JEWELLERY and electrical items were stolen from a house in Hazlemere.

Telephone scam targets elderly and vulnerable in Wycombe area

Bucks Free Press: HOTLINE: Sussex police has been flooded with phonecalls from neighbours reporting suspicious lifestyles

5:09pm Friday 24th January 2014

A TELEPHONE scam targeting the elderly and vulnerable has struck the Wycombe area repeatedly since the start of 2014 – prompting a warning from police.

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.

Police still searching for £250k church fraudster

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

5:10pm Monday 20th January 2014

A FORMER church pastor who defrauded £250,000 is still on the loose after failing to turn up for his court sentencing, police confirmed today.

WDC claims 'admin error' to blame for poor Which? food safety survey rating

Bucks Free Press: The planning application was received by Wycombe District Council- its offices are shown in the picture

11:35am Monday 20th January 2014

A COUNCIL claims an administrative error is the reason for it being ranked the fifth worst performing authority in monitoring food hygiene standards.

Church pastor convicted of £250k fraud flees court sentencing

Bucks Free Press: Pizzas stolen in High Wycombe robbery

10:06am Friday 17th January 2014

A CHURCH pastor from Hazlemere who defrauded almost £250,000 from worshippers, family members and friends, was yesterday on the run after failing to turn up to court for sentencing.

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.

New police chief for Wycombe revealed

Bucks Free Press: New police chief for Wycombe revealed

4:09pm Thursday 9th January 2014

WYCOMBE’S new police commander has been unveiled this week.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Holmer Green

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

3:13pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

A TEENAGE girl was sexually assaulted in Holmer Green on Monday.

Woman robbed by man wielding metal pole

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

1:20pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

A WOMAN was threatened by a man wielding a metal pole before having her phone stolen in an attack in Hazlemere this week.

Top cop to leave Wycombe after HQ promotion

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe's top cop calls for debate on what is 'anti-social behaviour'

7:00am Friday 27th December 2013

TOP policeman Superintendent Gilbert Houalla - who has been described as the district’s best ever commander - is leaving Wycombe after receiving a promotion within Thames Valley Police.

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: Depressed man took his own life with shotgun

Bucks Free Press: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

6:21pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

A DEPRESSED man shot himself in the head with a shotgun in the garage of his Hazlemere home, an inquest heard.

Distraction burglars posing as neighbourhood watch members target elderly couple

Bucks Free Press: Pizzas stolen in High Wycombe robbery

11:11am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

DISTRACTION burglars posing as neighbourhood watch members stole cash and jewellery from the home of an elderly couple in Hazlemere.

BMW stolen from driveway

Bucks Free Press: Pizzas stolen in High Wycombe robbery

3:10pm Friday 22nd November 2013

A BLUE BMW 5 Series was stolen from a driveway in Widmer End this week.

Transport chiefs: 'We are ready for winter'

Bucks Free Press: Transport chiefs: 'We are ready for winter'

10:28am Wednesday 20th November 2013

TRANSPORT chiefs say they are ready for whatever winter has to throw at them – as a Bucks weatherman casts doubt over reports of ‘snowmageddon’.

Young entrepreneur enjoys fruits of lemonade labour

Bucks Free Press: Alex Carvey and Paul Ross

12:20pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

YOUNG entrepreneur Alex Carvey is seeing the fruits of his hard work pay off - after spending hours personally squeezing lemons to make his own brand of still lemonade.



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