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Parents' fury over school bus place 'fiasco'

Bucks Free Press: BCC criticised by Ombudsman for failing to provide education to boy

2:56pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

ANGRY parents whose children start secondary school this week say they still have no idea how they will get there after a ‘fiasco’ with school bus places.

Best ever GCSE scores for Highcrest despite tough year

Bucks Free Press:

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS and staff at Highcrest Academy are celebrating after it was announced the school achieved its best GCSE results since it was opened, despite a tough year.

Help is at hand for GCSE pupils as they take next step

Bucks Free Press:

1:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ADVICE is on hand for pupils opening their exam results this morning – whatever the outcome - as they consider their next step after changes to government rules on education.

Pic gallery: Marlow schools buck trend with record results

Bucks Free Press:

11:09am Thursday 14th August 2014

RECORDS tumbled at schools in Marlow this morning as students celebrated their best ever scores and bucked a national trend for falling grades.

Only way is up for thriving sixth form with new study centre on the way

Bucks Free Press:

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A ‘FIRST class’ centre for sixth formers to study in from next summer will help boost the ever improving A Level provision at a Marlow school, according to its deputy head.

New study into impact of Wycombe A&E closure agreed

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

11:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEW study into urgent healthcare in High Wycombe will go ahead after a unanimous call to drill deeper into the effect of hospital changes on residents.

Schools and chefs prepare for roll-out of free school meals

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Tuesday 8th July 2014

INFANT pupils can look forward to a free school meal from September, with all schools in Bucks putting plans in place to get ready for the change.

Under threat charity launches rainbow day

Bucks Free Press: Arlia, right, with mum Debbie and sister Emily.

2:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN under threat charity is urging people to wear brightly coloured clothes on May 16 to help boost its coffers and help ill children in need.

5 WestWon Guys Grow A Mo For Charity This ‘Movember’

Bucks Free Press: 5 WestWon Guys Grow A Mo For Charity This ‘Movember’

11:11am Friday 14th February 2014

Staff at Beaconsfield-based leasing company WestWon Limited have literally put their money where their mouths are this month by sprouting ‘tashes’ in order to raise £500 for Movember 2013.

The Pauline Quirke Academy Amersham Celebrates Fourth Birthday

Bucks Free Press: The Pauline Quirke Academy Amersham Celebrates Fourth Birthday

11:08am Friday 14th February 2014

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.

Council defends grammar schools in wake of Ofsted chief's criticism

Bucks Free Press: Sir Michael Wilshaw

1:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

A LEADING voice in education has criticised the grammar school system, operated in Bucks, saying it does not do enough to help the disadvantaged in society.

Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

Bucks Free Press: Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

3:18pm Saturday 9th November 2013

FREE health checks will be on offer at libraries over the coming weeks to reduce people’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Council group to probe urgent care at Bucks hospitals

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

3:10pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE first meeting of a county council working group set up to probe the issue of urgent care in Bucks hospitals got off to a positive start, a councillor said this week.

School to host PTA advice workshops

Bucks Free Press: School to host PTA advice workshops

2:10pm Saturday 12th October 2013

A WORKSHOP for parents and teachers to learn more about improving children’s education will be hosted by a Bourne End school next week.

Campaigners continue fight as Sikh school opens its doors

Bucks Free Press: Campaigners continue fight as Sikh school opens its doors

9:56am Thursday 5th September 2013

CAMPAIGNERS against a Sikh academy in Stoke Poges have vowed to keep up their fight against its long-term future in the village as the school opens its doors to pupils this week.

Labour praises Tory council for low use of zero hours contracts

Bucks Free Press: Labour's Ian Bates

9:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013

LESS than 15 per cent of Wycombe's council staff are employed on controversial zero hours contracts, which critics say abuse their rights.

GCSE success as Beaconsfield schools buck national trend

Bucks Free Press: GCSE success as Beaconsfield schools buck national trend

1:31pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

PUPILS at schools in Beaconsfield defied national trends to register improved GCSE results this year.

University gears up for busy Clearing period

Bucks Free Press: The Bucks New University team are taking calls from today

10:17am Thursday 15th August 2013

AS NERVOUS students across Bucks open their A-Level results this morning, Buckinghamshire New University is gearing up for a busy period as Clearing begins.

Inquest: Elderly woman's death not due to failures in medical care

Bucks Free Press: Inquest: Elderly woman's death not due to failures in medical care

3:40pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

THE DEATH of an elderly woman was not caused by failures in her care home or the out-of-hours GP service, an inquest found today.

Inquest: Mother discovered son who took his own life

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Coroner's Court

1:32pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A PAINTER and decorator from Prestwood was found hanging from a tree in his neighbour’s garden, an inquest heard today.

Sikh school confident of finalising controversial move

Bucks Free Press: The Pioneer UK site in Stoke Pgoes

10:14am Thursday 18th July 2013

THE GROUP behind a controversial plan to turn a Stoke Poges office building into a Sikh academy are confident the final piece of the jigsaw will fall into place soon.

Celebrations as school gets 'outstanding' rating from church inspectors

Bucks Free Press: Photo taken from Google Maps

7:30am Friday 15th March 2013

A SCHOOL has followed up its ‘good’ Ofsted report with an ‘outstanding’ rating from Church of England inspectors.

Beaconsfield PR firm riding high with top industry accolades

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield PR firm riding high with top industry accolades

2:00pm Friday 25th January 2013

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.

Poshpud cakes set to take baking world by storm

Bucks Free Press: Poshpud cakes set to take baking world by storm

5:25pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

TWO sisters in Beaconsfield are aiming to take the baking world by storm with their bespoke brand of finely crafted cakes – Poshpud.

Marlow firm breaks £300m mark

Bucks Free Press: Softcat's employees celebrate

8:10am Sunday 5th August 2012

A MARLOW IT firm has been celebrating this week as it was announced its revenue has topped the £300 million mark.

Goodnight Walk shows the best of British

Bucks Free Press: Goodnight Walk shows the best of British

4:57pm Monday 23rd July 2012

MORE than 150 walkers took to the streets of Beaconsfield on Saturday as part of a patriotically themed walk to raise money for a charity providing vital care to the seriously ill.

One Can Trust foodbank celebrates its 1st Birthday with a grant from Buckinghamshire Community Foundation.

Bucks Free Press: One Can Trust foodbank celebrates its 1st Birthday with a grant from Buckinghamshire Community Foundation.

4:51pm Thursday 14th June 2012

A Wycombe charity celebrated its 1st birthday on the 10th of June with a tea party attended by over 50 supporters and volunteers.

2 brothers both champions

Bucks Free Press: 2 brothers both champions

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.

Jubilee Garden opens at Laburnum Road

Bucks Free Press: Jubilee Garden opens at Laburnum Road

4:50pm Thursday 14th June 2012

On Friday 1st June, Red Kite Community Housing unveiled the brand new garden at our sheltered scheme in Laburnum Road.

Planning applications for May 22 and 23

Bucks Free Press: New hotel for Wycombe among planning applications for June 26

9:34am Friday 25th May 2012

The following applications were validated by south Buckinghamshire councils on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Help us to reduce the risk of passing on norovirus

11:04am Monday 23rd January 2012

As is normal at this time of year, norovirus is circulating within the community and some of our inpatient wards are affected, especially at Wycombe Hospital.

Black Dog Band

2:44pm Thursday 5th January 2012

27th January 2012 The Black Dog Band are holding a Folk Concert at St Mary's Church Princes Risborough on Friday 27th January at 7.30pm. Doug Kennedy will also make a musical contribution.

Re-accreditation achievement for National Spinal Injuries Centre

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.

Choose well over Christmas

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.

Freemasons fete carers

Bucks Free Press: Freemasons fete carers

5:26pm Wednesday 28th December 2011

FROM: Tim Arnold, Bucks Freemasons. 29.11.11. 07956 265072. For immediate release. With pic.

Trinity Big SleepOut aims to Support Homeless People

Bucks Free Press: Trinity Big SleepOut aims to Support Homeless People

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.

It's Panto Time Again!

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.

Blessed John Henry Newman Parish Christmas Bazaar

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Saturday 26th November Noon-3pm Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Lane, Booker Get a bargain with bric-a-brack, book and gift stalls.

Epic Mountain Bike for an Epic Cause

12:29pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011

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

Bucks Free Press: Drawing breath & Chinese whispers Joe Graham & Jayne Wilton Winners of the 2010 One Church Street Open Drawing Submission in Out of Line – an exhibition of their work

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.

Chiltern CAB based in Chesham needs your vote!

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.

macmillan cancer care fund raising

4:25pm Tuesday 18th October 2011

staff at bonmarche high wycombe in the eden centre would like to thank customers for all their support in raising 2oo pounds from their raffle towards macmillian cancer care .

The Scarlet Women

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.

Farnham Common Junior School Christmas Market

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

Bucks Free Press: Deputy Mayor for Chesham gives rave review for local resident, Paul Dix's One Man Show at The Elgiva Theatre

10:00am Friday 7th October 2011

Cllr Colette Littley Deputy Mayor for Chesham, gives great review of local man Paul Dix's One Man Show at The Elgiva Theatre, the debut performance in his UK tour.


4:29pm Thursday 29th September 2011

The trophies shone and so did the sun at the Club's recent annual closed championships.

The Future of High Wycombe Town Centre

Bucks Free Press: The Future of High Wycombe Town Centre

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!

Open the box – it’s full of surprises! Art in a Box at One Church Street Gallery

Bucks Free Press: Open the box – it’s full of surprises!  Art in a Box at One Church Street Gallery

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.

Fern Britton opens the McIntyre Unit at Wycombe Hospital

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.

Free Chesham TeachMeet

Bucks Free Press: Free Chesham TeachMeet

4:56pm Wednesday 21st September 2011

TeachMeet Buckinghamshire Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused.

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