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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.

Police to investigate actions following double fatal collision

Bucks Free Press: Police to investigate actions following double fatal collision

12:08pm Friday 28th March 2014

POLICE have announced they will be conducting an investigation into their own actions after a double fatal collision on the A413 near Great Missenden, earlier this month.

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.

Police refer A413 collision prior to double fatal to the IPCC

Bucks Free Press: The scene of last week's collision on the A413

5:16pm Friday 21st March 2014

POLICE have referred its handling of a collision on the A413 an hour before two men died in a second crash to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Time running out to have your say in school transport consultation

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Mike Appleyard

3:40pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

TIME is running out for parents and carers to have their say on proposals that will see cuts made to home-to-school transport funding.

Food review: The Cross Keys in Great Missenden

Bucks Free Press: The Cross Keys

10:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

WHEN I was a little girl on holiday in the Isles of Scilly with my family I became obsessed with crab sandwiches. Since then I've sometimes wondered why- as the crab I have tried can be of varying quality.

Two people dead after car crash this morning

Bucks Free Press: PPolice controlled my either the Conservatives or the Labour Party

2:05pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

TWO men have died following a car collision in Great Missenden this morning.

On-call firefighters sought by Bucks Fire & Rescue

Bucks Free Press: Great Missenden Fire Station

5:50pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

AN open evening is being held tomorrow at Great Missenden to encourage people to consider becoming on-call firefighters.

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.

Gunpoint raiders sentenced to jail after Prestwood burglary

Bucks Free Press: Ronald Moore

12:08pm Thursday 27th February 2014

TWO men who forced their way into a Prestwood home, threatened the occupants at gunpoint and stole £3,000 of jewellery in what police called a “terrifying incident”were jailed this week.

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.

Wear a cap to help battle children's cancer

Bucks Free Press: Wear a cap to help battle children's cancer

9:20am Friday 7th February 2014

A CHARITY is calling for school pupils and adults a like to break out their headwear next week in a bid to help children suffering from cancer.

Chocolate factory gates open to start book anniversary celebrations

Bucks Free Press: A young fan dressed as an Oompa Loompa who found a golden ticket

2:55pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

CELEBRATIONS of the 50th anniversary of one of Roald Dahl's book started in style with the opening of Willy Wonka's gates.

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.

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”.

Magical trip to Disney for young cancer sufferers

Bucks Free Press: Magical trip to Disney for young cancer sufferers

9:10am Wednesday 25th December 2013

TWELVE children suffering from various types of cancer were whisked away to a magical trip to Disneyland Paris, courtesy of a Prestwood charity dedicated to easing the suffering of seriously ill children.

Russian visitors for Great Missenden Library

Bucks Free Press: The Russian delegation visits Great Missenden Llibrary

7:30am Wednesday 11th December 2013

LIBRARIANS from across Russia visited Great Missenden to see a working community library in action.

Gift donations sought to help send sick children on holiday

Bucks Free Press: Young cancer sufferer gets Disneyland treat

3:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

DONATIONS of gifts are being sought for a fundraising event that will help to send children suffering from serious illnesses such as cancer on much-needed holidays.

Gifts sought for childrens cancer charity Christmas tombola

Bucks Free Press: Thomas James Ball

3:38pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

GIFTS are being sought for a fundraising Christmas tombola that will help send children suffering from serious illness on much needed holidays.

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’.

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.

Wycombe green belt needed for up to 7,700 new homes

Bucks Free Press: Study: Green Belt land may be 'only option' for jobs

11:11am Monday 11th November 2013

GREEN belt land is under threat as planners earmark it for thousands of new homes - possibly as many as 7,700 - across the Wycombe district.

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.

Missenden chef to compete in national finals tomorrow

Bucks Free Press: Bartosz Kowalczyk

4:22pm Friday 8th November 2013

A CHEF from Missenden Abbey has reached the finals of a national competition.

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.

Family search for birds after storm takes roof off aviary

Bucks Free Press: The aviary with the roof off

10:08am Wednesday 30th October 2013

A YOUNG family are desperately searching for more than 30 birds which flew away when the storm lifted the roof off their aviary in Prestwood.

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.

Gold medallist is Marlow's Christmas star

Bucks Free Press: Gold medallist is Marlow's Christmas star

10:20am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

MARLOW'S traditional festive season opener will be fronted by gold medallist Naomi Riches.

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.

Fairtrade not priority, Wycombe businesses are, says ex-council chief

Bucks Free Press: Flowers for Fairtrade at Town Hall

4:50pm Friday 18th October 2013

MOVES to make High Wycombe a Fairtrade town have been approved – but the district's ex-leader says the council has got its priorities wrong and should be putting Wycombe businesses first.

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.

Frustration at delay to parking scheme introduction

Bucks Free Press: Frustration at delay to parking scheme introduction

10:58am Tuesday 15th October 2013

FED-UP residents have called on a council to hurry up and introduce residents only parking schemes after the plans were unanimously approved six months ago.

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.

MP: Put patients in charge of NHS

Bucks Free Press: GPs are concerned that care for vulnerable older patients will suffer as their workloads build

10:30am Saturday 12th October 2013

WYCOMBE'S MP is pushing for plans which could see doctors surgeries opening for longer hours to help workers.

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.

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