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Council close to appointing operator for athletics complex

Bucks Free Press: Construction on the site back in February

10:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNCIL is close to appointing an operator to take on the running of the new £2m athletics facility in Little Marlow.

Youngsters put their point across

Bucks Free Press: Youngsters put their point across

2:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE than 100 youngsters went to a parish council event last week, where they were encouraged to express their views.

Arriva announces changes to Wycombe services

Bucks Free Press: A BUS service is set to change — because of a lack of passengers. From October 27, the Arriva 537, which currently runs hourly between Bolton and Moorside Road, Edgworth, will run every half hour between Bolton and terminate at Bromley Cross.  The chang

11:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ARRIVA has announced changes to some of its services in and around High Wycombe to “improve reliability”.

Talk on the history of entertainment in Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Mike Dewey, who wrote the new book

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TALK on the history of entertainment in High Wycombe will be held in the town next month.

Scouts hand out Easter eggs to care home residents

Bucks Free Press: Scouts hand out Easter eggs to care home residents

4:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SCOUTS helped to spread a little Easter joy to care home residents as they handed out chocolate eggs and fruit donated by a Downley shop.

Homeless charity appeals for clothing donations

Bucks Free Press: Scheme helps house homeless people in St Albans

11:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOMELESS charity is appealing for donations of clothes and food ahead of a handout session in High Wycombe.

Last chance to have your say on local plan

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

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TODAY is the last chance for residents and business across the district to have their say on the local plan.

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.

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.

Chairman criticised by councillor for "offensive" behaviour

Bucks Free Press: Linda Derrick

6:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PARISH councillor has criticised a residents association chairman about his behaviour at a public meeting, which she said was "offensive."

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.

New councillor for Hughenden Valley

Bucks Free Press: Hughenden Parish Council office in Great Kingshill

3:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

HUGHENDEN Parish Council has welcomed a new councillor to its midst.

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.

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.

Water company questioned by MP following sewage fiasco

Bucks Free Press: David Lidington on the left talking to one of the Hughenden Valley residents

5:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN MP has questioned the role of Thames Water following the sewage crisis in Hughenden Valley.

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.

Council pursues recovering money taken by clerk

Bucks Free Press: Hughenden Parish Council office in Great Kingshill

4:31pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CIVIL proceedings by a parish council to reclaim money taken from its accounts by a former clerk will continue.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Care home volunteer wins award

Bucks Free Press: Care home volunteer wins award

10:43am Monday 7th April 2014

A VOLUNTEER at a Downley care home has been honoured for her dedication and service.

Specsavers' co-founder becomes patron for hearing charity

Bucks Free Press: Dame Mary with Hearing Dogs

5:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

THE co-founder of Specsavers has been announced as a patron of a Saunderton charity.

Bucks Best launched in brewery

Bucks Free Press: Max, Olivia, Les and Tom

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A NEW beer called Bucks Best was launched last week, with sales of the brew helping the St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

Hotel to be turned into large family home

Bucks Free Press: The Chiltern

9:58am Friday 4th April 2014

A HOTEL will be turned into a large family home, after planning permission has been granted.

Campaign group: 'Build houses in the west of the district'

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

12:18pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE west of the Wycombe District should bear the brunt of some development as the east “has reached saturation point”, a campaign group has said.

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.

The Downley Donkey pub closes for the final time

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

12:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE Downley Donkey pub closed its doors for the final time on Sunday night, to the disappointment of villagers and its landlord.

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.

Wycombe resident scoops record Hospice Lottery rollover

Bucks Free Press: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

2:20pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A LUCKY High Wycombe resident has won The Hospice Lottery – which had previously rolled over for 46 weeks to build the highest prize in its history.

Residents: 'We don't want Morrisons in Downley'

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

12:38pm Thursday 27th March 2014

MORRISONS has been emphatically told it is not welcome in Downley as residents rally to save The Downley Donkey pub.

Police chief appeals for donations after being made charity patron

Bucks Free Press: Teenagers arrested on suspicion of sexual offences against children

3:25pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A POLICE chief is appealing for donations of sports equipment and kit after he was made patron of a charity in the Caribbean.

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.

Youngsters called to take part in village survey

Bucks Free Press: Linda Derrick

5:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to take part in an event in the Hughenden Parish to make sure their voices are heard.

MP celebrates school's green credentials

Bucks Free Press: Cheryl Gillan at the school in Little Kingshill

3:50pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE MP for Chesham and Amersham visited a school last week to congratulate it on its very green credentials.

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.

Wycombe men arrested after £1.2m drug seizure on M74

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

4:02pm Monday 24th March 2014

TWO men from High Wycombe have been arrested after drugs worth more than £1.2m were seized from a car on a motorway in Scotland.

Downley pub set to be converted in to Morrisons store

Bucks Free Press: Downley pub set to be converted in Morrisons store

4:42pm Monday 24th March 2014

A PUB in Downley is set to be converted into a Morrisons convenience store – which a resident believes would a “massive blow to the village.”

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.

Students run a mile for Sport Relief

Bucks Free Press: Students run a mile for Sport Relief

3:40pm Friday 21st March 2014

STUDENTS at Buckinghamshire New University dressed up in everything from Morphsuits to gorilla outfits to run a mile in aid of Sport Relief, raising £100.

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.

Luxury cat hotel to be launched in Bucks village

Bucks Free Press: Emma Seddon

3:09pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FELINE guests at a new five star luxury hotel in a Bucks village will be treated to wrought iron designer beds and dinner served on bone china.

Entries open for Rotary club's Dragon Boat Challenge

Bucks Free Press: Dragon Boat Challenge a roaring success

12:06pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

DRAGON boats will be furiously paddled along Eton Dorney Lake during the Rotary Club of High Wycombe’s second annual race day.

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.

Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

1:41pm Friday 14th March 2014

A FURIOUS High Wycombe mother has blasted the county council after her son was allocated a place at a school in Burnham.



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