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The Pauline Quirke Academy Amersham was absolutely delighted to be celebrating their fourth birthday last week! With enormous support from the parents, the Principal and teachers of the academy decided to arrange a Birthday party to mark this special milestone. Some of the students have grown up with PQA and have been members since the academy first launched and so it was a great opportunity to reward them with a delicious Birthday cake and treats.
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WHEN Caroline Kinsey founded her PR company 14 years ago, working from the garage of her Beaconsfield home, little did she know that by 2013 it would be winning major industry accolades and emerging as one of the most dynamic players in the field.
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One Can Trust foodbank celebrates its 1st Birthday with a grant from Buckinghamshire Community Foundation.
4:51pm Thursday 14th June 2012
4:50pm Thursday 14th June 2012
On the 3rd of June two local fighters Sam Ward and Tom ward went to the London Excel centre to compete in one of the largest martial art combat shows in Europe, The Ward Brothers both fought in K1 bouts which is a modified version of Thai Boxing, Sam Ward (7,0,2) fought Damo Weedon (6,3,0) from the phoenix academy, And it wasn’t long into the 1st round before Weedon realised he was in trouble, Wards strong Thai clinch and sharp knee’s connected with Weedon’s face and mid section bringing Weedon to the canvas several times throughout the bout, Ward used crisp combo’s and quick movement to outsmart his opponent ,After Ward connected with countless knee’s Weedon was dropped and after climbing the ropes to get to his feet the fight was over before it finished ,And after Weedon was dropped again in the 3rd round and given another 8 count by the ref it was clear Ward could sense Weedon was crumbling under the pressure and knew the fight was his to win, Ward was clearly the better of the fighters and showed it in style and at the end of the 3rd round Sam’s hand was raised and was declared the winner by unanimous decision, Sam is now back at training and he is training harder than ever in preparation for his ISKA British K1 title fight that is set for the 21st July. Sam’s younger brother Tom (6,2,1) competed in his first 5 round fight challenging Dean Alexander (10,2,1) for the Amateur English K1 Title, Alexander started out strong catching Ward with strong knee’s in the clinch, But by the start of the 2st round Ward seemed to of settled in to the fight and started to come back with quick punch’s and solid low kicks, Ward attempted a spinning side kick but Alexander’s defence was to tight to get through, By the 3rd round Ward has figured his opponent out and put his moves to use stopping his opponent in his tracks with strong push kicks to the body that put Alexander on the ropes Ward then attacked with several knee’s and low kicks that put Alexander on the canvas several times during their bout, In rounds 4 and 5 Wards low kicks and leg sweeps took their toll on Alexander taking him of his feet each time, But Alexander didn’t give up with his quick hand combo’s keeping him in the fight, both fighters put on a great performance, Both Ward and Alexander worthy of the title of English Champion But only one could walk away with the Belt, And by another unanimous decision the younger brother Tom had his hand raised and was awarded the English K1 Champion Belt, Both brothers are looking for sponsors and with Sam 2x pro English Champion and Tom the new Amateur English Champion these brothers are a going places and taking your name with them would be good for anyone !! Sam would like to say thanks to his sponsors, CDS pro, SDW Builders of Chesham, DSM fabrications and BM construction.
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10:25am Thursday 29th December 2011
The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has received a coveted international accreditation of excellence for its care of adults and children with spinal cord injury.
5:27pm Wednesday 28th December 2011
Whether it’s accidentally burning yourself getting the turkey out of the oven or tripping over some loose wrapping paper, people who need medical treatment over the festive period are being urged to Choose well.
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12:36pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Gerrards Cross resident, Mark Davey, will be exchanging the warmth and comfort of his bed for a chilly cardboard box on Friday 2nd December when he joins dozens of others at The Trinity Big SleepOut at the Hillingdon Athletics Stadium in Uxbridge in support of homeless people.
12:34pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011
The Hazlemere Players are in rehearsal for their bi-annual Pantomime, to be performed at the Hazlemere Community Centre on the 14th, 20th & 21st January 2012.This time the Panto is "Georgie Porgie" by Paul Reake. Performances are at 7.30pm each evening, with matinees at 2.30pm on the 2 Saturdays. For tickets, phone our Box Office on 07933838713.
12:30pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011
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Four local men carried out an epic journey riding on mountain bikes from St. Ives, Cornwall, back home to the Crown, Chalfont St. Giles. They battled steep hills, local traffic and even a Jack Russell and in doing so they raised over £4000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Drawing breath & Chinese whispers - Joe Graham & Jayne Wilton Winners of the 2010 One Church Street Open Drawing Submission in Out of Line
4:27pm Tuesday 18th October 2011
Entrants to this prestigious, nationwide open submission were encouraged to interpret drawing as broadly as possible and Joe Graham’s and Jayne Wilton's work particularly impressed the judges in taking both the concept and physicality of drawing into exciting and unexpected territory.
4:26pm Tuesday 18th October 2011
Local people have just seven days left to vote for Chiltern Citizens Advice bureau in the National Westminster Bank Community Force Competition. The top three projects in the area, as voted by the public will win £6,000 and the voting closes on Sunday 23rd October.
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12:07pm Wednesday 12th October 2011
I am looking into the life of my late brother in law,s mother ,he was illegitimate , given away by his mother Sarah Elizabeth Statham nee Smart in 1918 .She was born in 1894 High Street Gt Missenden died 1942 Bembridge New road , I have some moving letters , and on behalf of her Granddaughters would like to find more on her life.
12:06pm Wednesday 12th October 2011
Saturday 26th November FARNHAM COMMON JUNIOR SCHOOL CHRISTMAS MARKET at Farnham Common Junior School, Sherbourne Walk, Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire. SL2 3TZ, from 1.30 – 4.30pm. We have crafts, decorations, homemade cakes and jam, Christmas wreaths, childrens’ face painting, nail painting, books, and other gifts for family and friends. Entry £2.00 on the door (incl. mulled wine).
Deputy Mayor for Chesham gives rave review for local resident, Paul Dix's One Man Show at The Elgiva Theatre
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11:23am Wednesday 28th September 2011
On Wednesday 28 September at 7.30pm the High Wycombe Society is holding a meeting in Bucks New University's Gateway Theatre to debate the future of High Wycombe Town Centre. A presentation by WDC's Director of Planning, Jerry Unsworth, and Team Leader John Callaghan will be followed by questions and discussion. The key issue is whether to support the Council's proposals to get rid of Abbey Way and eventually open up our historic River Wye, but singling Arch Way is another issue which could help in re-invigorating Frogmoor (it needs it!). Our meeting is open to all and entry is free. Do come!
11:22am Wednesday 28th September 2011
When I visited Art in a Box at One Church Street Gallery, shortly after it opened, I allowed three quarters of an hour to view the show. An hour and a half later I was still there, enthralled and giggling. And I was not alone.
4:56pm Wednesday 21st September 2011
Fern Britton opens the McIntyre Unit at Wycombe Hospital Fern Britton will officially re-name the recently refurbished endoscopy unit at Wycombe Hospital on Tuesday 20 September, in honour of leading consultant Dr Alistair McIntyre who sadly past away recently.
4:56pm Wednesday 21st September 2011
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