• Duke of Kent does the honours at Amersham Hospital

    February 23, 2001 10:01: HOSPITAL staff were lining the corridors to welcome The Duke of Kent as he opened the redeveloped Amersham Hospital. The Duke was taken on a tour to see the new facilities, which include a day hospital and new out-patients, X-ray

  • Worst floods in living memory and more rain expected

    February 23, 2001 9:28: THE worst floods in living memory have turned roads into rivers and left massive lakes forming across South Bucks. Haddenham Valley, Bradenham Valley and the Hambleden Valley are all suffering from serious flooding. Thames Water

  • Hatters Lane re-launched

    February 23, 2001 12:17: TEACHERS at Hatters Lane School in High Wycombe will all have to reapply for their jobs when the school reopens under a new name Highcrest Community School in September. But they will get higher pay, more training and spend less

  • Building starts on new Holiday Inn

    February 23, 2001 10:15: THE trucks are set to roll in next week to start work on Marlow's controversial new Holiday Inn hotel. The 168-room complex is running a month-and-a-half behind schedule after sodden weather conditions prevented workers digging

  • Police issue warning on car crime

    February 23, 2001 10:11: A SPATE of car crimes has hit the Cookhams and owners of Volkswagens and Peugeots have been warned to be extra vigilant. Police say that the thieves have been using a particular method which makes Peugeot 406s and Volkswagen Passats

  • Traffic fears if toll plan goes ahead

    February 23, 2001 10:10: TOWNS in the Chiltern district could become choked with traffic and parked cars if a cash toll for inner London-bound motorists is introduced. At a meeting of Chiltern District Council's Environmental Services Committee on Tuesday

  • Residents want councils to clear uo floods

    February 23, 2001 10:06: DISGUSTED residents have accused council bosses of passing the buck after pleading for their help to combat serious flooding. Some homes along The Vale, Chesham, are surrounded by up to a foot of water and many residents, including

  • Glory days are back again for Wanderers

    February 23, 2001 9:51: IT was the talk of the town. Colleagues at the office spoke about nothing else. Friends rang each other up. If FA Cup excitement in Wycombe reached fever pitch before Tuesday's tie, it has now exploded off the scale. Community

  • Closure of High Street tobacconist shop

    February 23, 2001 9:39: ALAN Coster has closed the doors of his High Street tobacconist shop, ending 117 years of service to Marlow. Mr Coster announced his retirement last month and has been winding down the shop ever since. Mr Coster and his staff have

  • Farmers market to kick off in town

    February 23, 2001 10:06: FARMERS have finally been given their own market in Marlow after years of campaigning. The Marlow Chamber of Trade and Commerce has been the driving force behind the market, set to kick off on The Causeway at the beginning of

  • Police block return of charter fair

    February 23, 2001 9:43: FAIRGROUND boss Tom Smith has vowed to blockade Chesham town centre after police objected to plans to bring the Charter Fair back to the High Street. Mr Smith, of T Smith & Son, wants to return the 800-year-old fair to the

  • End of an era as FA decides to quit centre

    February 23, 2001 9:33: THE likes of Beckham, Owen, and Seaman will no longer be seen at Bisham Abbey after the Football Association announced its decision to quit the training centre. The England squad, which has prepared for nine World Cups and ten

  • Sssh: Silence is golden

    February 23, 2001 12:14: A SCHOOLGIRL kept her mouth shut for 12 hours to raise money for this year's Comic Relief. Tessa Cooper, nine, from Whielden Lane, Winchmore Hill, carried out her sponsored silence last Thursday. Much to the surprise of her family

  • Two schools to become one on the juniors' site

    February 23, 2001 12:01: THE amalgamation of two schools in Princes Risborough is a step closer to going ahead. Buckinghamshire county councillor Mike Appleyard, cabinet member for schools, has given notice of the plan to combine Berryfield Infant School

  • Football coming back to town

    February 23, 2001 9:24: A BUSINESSMAN swept up in the excitement of Wycombe Wanderers' FA Cup run has pledged £3,000 of his own money to help beam live pictures of their quarter-final at Leicester City back to the ticketless thousands in Bucks. Book shop

  • Colin Baker on the downs and downs of air travel

    February 23, 2001 10:33: HAVING this week completed an aerial circumnavigation of the globe that started a fortnight ago when I flew to New Zealand via Los Angeles, I have for the first time experienced the deep joy of the very long plane journey. In

  • Valley hit by worst floods for years

    February 23, 2001 10:13: THE worst floods in almost 70 years have swept through the Hambleden Valley damaging roads, drains and swamping properties. Pensioners who have lived in the valley all their lives say they cannot remember a time when the water

  • Oranges are the only fruit

    February 23, 2001 10:09: CHARITY minded Rosie Hellawell has eaten 60 oranges in one day to raise money for children in the third world. Rosie, who goes to Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow, munched her way through the fruit last Friday, but

  • MP Cheryl blasts Labour in TV debate

    February 23, 2001 10:08: CONSERVATIVE MP Cheryl Gillan condemned anti-English remarks made by a Plaid Cymru councillor when she appeared on BBC Television's flagship political programme, Question Time. Mrs Gillan, who was on a panel with Labour MEP Glenys