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Downley man races two marathons in a week for Wycombe charity

Bucks Free Press: Downley man races two marathons in a week for Wycombe charity

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN from Downley rose over £3000 after racing the Paris and London Marathon in the same week.

Open evening at Minor Injuries & Illness Unit

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

6:20am Friday 18th April 2014

AN open evening is being held at Wycombe Hospital so residents can find out more about the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit.

New management for council's leisure centres

Bucks Free Press: Nexus manages Wycombe Sports Centre at Handy Cross

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

WYCOMBE District Council’s three leisure centres will come under new management this summer.

Schools take part in cheerleading contest

Bucks Free Press: Schools take part in cheerleading contest

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHEERS and stunts were on show at schools’ cheerleading contest.

Fire rips through High Wycombe home

Bucks Free Press: Eight escape fire at Wycombe home

5:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BLAZE ripped through a house in High Wycombe earlier today.

Phones, clothes and wallet stolen as thieves target vehicles at school

Bucks Free Press: Phones, clothes and wallet stolen as thieves target vehicles at school

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PHONES, a wallet and clothes were among the items stolen as thieves broke into six vehicles at a High Wycombe school.

Police chiefs to appear at public meeting

Bucks Free Press: Thames Valley deputy police and crime commissioner David Carroll

12:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and Wycombe’s Deputy Police Commander will answer residents’ questions at a public meeting.

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.

Wycombe man to cycle to Switzerland for charity

Bucks Free Press: The flag of Switzerland

3:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN who lost both his parents to cancer will take part in a gruelling 560 mile bike ride to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Victim needs stitches in his eyeball after town centre assault

Bucks Free Press: Phone smashed during attempted robbery in Marlow

9:56am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN had to have stitches in his eyeball following an assault in High Wycombe town centre, police said.

Public meeting to discuss potential development of Wycombe field

Bucks Free Press: Brian Pearce

5:12pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE potential development of the Buckmaster Playing Fields will be discussed during a public meeting in Cressex tomorrow night.

Park rejuvenation project is underway

Bucks Free Press: New park equipment in Loudwater

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A REJUVINATION of Chepping Wycombe parks has begun, as the council aim to improve parks across the area in time for the summer.

Gym staff's 12-hour spinathon challenge

Bucks Free Press: Gym staff's 12-hour spinathon challenge

1:34pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GYM staff will be jumping on their bikes on Saturday for a 12-hour spinathon to raise money for a hospice charity.

Reunion party for nursery celebrating 25 year anniversary

Bucks Free Press: Reunion party for nursery celebrating 25 year anniversary

4:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A REUNION is being held for children that attended Busy Bees Nursery – which celebrates its 25th anniversary next week.

Rotarians support charity's allotment project

Bucks Free Press: Rotarians support charity's allotment project

2:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GREEN-fingered Rotarians picked up their spades and started digging to support a charity’s allotment project.

Elderly man dies after M40 crash

Bucks Free Press: Police step-up fight against organised crime

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN elderly man died yesterday after suffering a medical episode at the wheel of his car before crashing into the central reservation on the M40.

Tributes paid to "fantastic mother" who died in collision

Bucks Free Press: Marta Johnston

9:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

TRIBUTES have poured in for a "fantastic mother" from High Wycombe who died following a car collision, aged 27, on Tuesday.

Smoke machine leads to fire panic

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

3:11pm Sunday 13th April 2014

ALARM was raised last night after a smoke machine was mistaken for a fire.

Students hitch-hiking across Europe for charity

Bucks Free Press: Keshia Saunders, Luke Cooper and Silke Cannon-Young

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TRIO of students are hoping to hitch-hike their way across the continent in a bid to raise money for charity.

New park equipment to be opened next week

Bucks Free Press: Boundary Park in Loudwater

3:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

NEW park facilities in Loudwater will be opened to the public on Monday.

Man jailed for five years for cocaine crime

Bucks Free Press: Zishan Haroon

3:02pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN from High Wycombe has been jailed for more than five years for possessing and intending to supply cocaine.

Police chief said he 'recognises disproportionality' in stop and search stats

Bucks Free Press: Ed McLean

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A TOP policeman said he recognises a disproportionate number of Asian and African Caribbean men have been stopped and searched in Wycombe.

Man exposes himself in High Wycombe street

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

5:11pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A MAN exposed himself to two people in a vehicle in High Wycombe, police said.

Runners to take on London Marathon

Bucks Free Press: Runners to take on London Marathon

1:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

HANDY Cross Runners will be flying the flag for High Wycombe on Sunday as they compete in the London Marathon.

Week delay before The Antelope is ready to reopen

Bucks Free Press: Historic Wycombe pub to reopen

12:22pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Antelope is now expected to relaunch next week after the pub “required a little bit more work” before it could be reopened to the public.

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.

Club expected to set out 'RBL disaffiliation' position next week

Bucks Free Press: Monty Seymour at the relaunch of the club in 2009

5:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE committee of an ex-serviceman’s club is expected to set out its position on plans to disaffiliate from the Royal British Legion next week.

Illegal cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol seized after raids

Bucks Free Press: Trading Standards Officer Lawrence Eldridge with seized items

4:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

ILLEGAL cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol have been seized after a number of raids in High Wycombe and the South Bucks Districts.

Police chief reissues appeal for donations of sports kit

Bucks Free Press: Colin Seaton

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WYCOMBE’S deputy police commander has reissued his appeal for donations of sports equipment to be shipped out to the Caribbean.

Parish council chairman urges villagers to 'work with Morrisons'

Bucks Free Press: Residents: 'We don't want Morrisons in Downley'

3:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

VILLAGERS have been urged to “work with the enemy” after a council chairman conceded that stopping Morrisons from moving into Downley was unlikely.

Children can become "Eggsplorers" in Easter fun

Bucks Free Press: The clubs Easter mascot, Chip the Bear

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN Easter Egg trail at Wycombe Heights Golf Club will give children the opportunity to become ‘Eggsplorers’.

Free wood up for grabs at Wycombe rubbish dump

Bucks Free Press: Free wood up for grabs at Wycombe rubbish dump

1:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

FREE wood is up for grabs from a waste recycling centre in High Wycombe from the start of next week.

Easter eggs up for grabs in Lions' charity raffle

Bucks Free Press: Easter egg

10:39am Wednesday 9th April 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for the High Wycombe Lions Club’s annual Easter Egg Raffle to raise money for the Wycombe Talking Newspaper.

Woman in her 20s dies in car collision

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

9:36am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 27-YEAR-old High Wycombe woman has died in a collision in Oxfordshire.

School's lager advert complaint upheld

Bucks Free Press: Adverts on the bus-stops in Marlow Hill this month

5:11pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A SCHOOL has had a complaint about alcohol advertising on a series of bus shelters used by its pupils upheld by the Advertising Standards Agency.

Teenager assaulted as he left mosque

Bucks Free Press: Teenager assaulted as he left mosque

4:40pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A 15-YEAR-old boy was punched on the side of the head as he left a mosque in High Wycombe, police said.

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”.

Politicians grilled at school's 'Question Time' event

Bucks Free Press: Politicians grilled at school's 'Question Time' event

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

LEADING politicians and commentators were grilled during a Question Time-styled event at John Hampden Grammar School.

RAF chaplain awarded MBE

Bucks Free Press: Dr (Wing Commander) Giles Legood

10:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN RAF High Wycombe chaplain who helped repatriate more than 50 British and Afghan military personnel and civilians has been awarded an MBE.

Chocolaty fun at Eden this weekend

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe shopping centre wins top design award

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

EDEN will be transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory this weekend.

81-year-old woman has money taken in distraction burglary

Bucks Free Press: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

AN 81-year-old woman was burgled after a man distracted her by claiming he was owed money after doing work on her guttering.

Man charged after crime spree

Bucks Free Press: Police step-up fight against organised crime

10:59am Monday 7th April 2014

A MAN who is alleged to have committed more than ten theft offences in one day in and around the High Wycombe area, has been charged.

Record numbers flock to Wycombe's winter homeless shelter

Bucks Free Press: Countess Howe opened The Ground Floor with WHC Chairman Sheena Dykes in November.

4:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

A RECORD number of people used the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter this year, a homeless charity has announced.

Wycombe grammar school's history documented in book

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe grammar school's history documented in new book

1:54pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE history of John Hampden Grammar School has been documented in a new book which has been put together by current pupils.

Supporters sought for vibrant Wycombe Community Festival

Bucks Free Press: Supporters sought for vibrant Wycombe festival

11:10am Monday 7th April 2014

A COMMUNITY Festival is coming to Wycombe’s Rye once more this summer, and organisers are already looking for performers and businesses who are willing to get involved.

Lions raise £1574 during shop collection

Bucks Free Press: Pub campaign group criticises store takeover

5:11pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE High Wycombe Lions club raised £1574 for charity during a collection at the Tesco store in Loudwater on June 27 and 28.

Blaze wrecked business units

Bucks Free Press: Fire fighters tackle blaze

12:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

TWENTY-FIVE firefighters tackled a blaze that tore through three building units and two cars in Downley on Wednesday night, in what police believe could be an arson attack.

Crowds gather for grand opening of giant town centre memorial arch

Bucks Free Press: Mayor Trevor Snaith on top of the giant arch (pictures from opening to follow)

1:59pm Saturday 5th April 2014

DIGNITARIES, charities, students and community groups converged in High Wycombe today to celebrate the opening of a giant memorial arch to raise money for charity.

Eden shop re-opened after fire scare

Bucks Free Press: Fire at first floor flat

5:02pm Friday 4th April 2014

BHS in the Eden Centre has re-opened after closing for five hours due to a fire scare.



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