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  • All's square for Vicky

    IT'S all kicking off in Albert Square (again). The square has it's camps the Mitchells, the Slaters, the Jacksons, the Trumans and the Fowlers. The latter is about to add another one to its fold as Pauline finds 16-year-old Vicky Fowler (or is it Watts

  • Plodding drama doesn't fit the bill

    UNTIL recently I only had time to take in high-octane, slick-produced US dramas such as ER, West Wing and CSI a quick TV fix. Forty-five minutes, maybe 50 at a push is all I can manage in front of the box. I think this is because I watch so much football

  • Pupils go football crazy at Adams Park

    PUPILS at Wycombe High School transformed into avid football fans when they were invited to a Wycombe Wanderers match. The Blues' invitation to the home tie against Oldham on Saturday encouraged girls who might not normally attend a match to go along

  • Rugby: Industrious Marlow earn deserved point

    MARLOW secured only their third point of the season with a spirited 7-7 draw at Truro on Saturday. After a poor first start to the season, the Riverwoods Men have started the New Year rejuvenated, being unlucky to lose their first game of 2003 against

  • Rugby: Third time lucky for Wycombe game

    Wycombe will be hoping for third time lucky as they look to finally play their match away to Swindon on Saturday after two postponements. Bad weather has twice forced the cancellation of the Southern Counties North match but Wycombe want the match to

  • New clubhouse for football fans

    THE future of a Beaconsfield football team has been given a big boost with the opening of a new clubhouse. The clubhouse and changing rooms of Beaconsfield SYCOB FC were opened by the mayor of Beaconsfield last weekend. Ken Barrett, secretary of the club

  • RGS and Dr Challoner's named among best schools in country

    THE Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham are today named among the top schools in the country for GCSE results. The countrywide results, published today by the Department for Education and Skills, also showed

  • Prestwood sports centre nearly ready

    THE new £1.1million sports centre in Prestwood is nearing completion and could be open before Easter. Prestwood Sports and Leisure Association says the centre in Honor End Lane will feature a large gym, a community room, a refreshments area, an all-weather

  • New York Gang Lands

    By Mary Mullett, of Gibson Road, High Wycombe 1830, Stark and staring, Came the cry of religion, Blood red their enemies, The white cold snow precision, Like pistols at dawn, Invited them in. God's child is hardened To the brutality of life, But lives

  • My Grandma

    By Hannah Lemon, a Year 4 pupil at St Mary and All Saints School, Beaconsfield Her hair was beautiful, brown and curly Which Grandpa used to spray Her clothes were always smart and neat Every single day She wasn't very small Yet she wasn't that tall I

  • Tesco plan may go back to drawing board

    SUPERMARKET giant Tesco could go back to the drawing board on one of Buckinghamshire's most controversial developments. The company, which was granted permission for a 35,000 sq metre store in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, has until June to start significant

  • Robbers terrify staff in travel agent raid

    TRAVEL agent Lunn Poly has been robbed of a large amount of cash. Three men burst into the shop in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, last Friday and forced terrified staff to the back of the shop before searching it looking for money. The officer investigating

  • Road spillage causes long tail-backs

    MOTORISTS were stuck in two-mile long tailbacks this morning after a vehicle spilled its load near Beaconsfield. The southbound carriageway of the A355 between Farnham Common and the M40 Beaconsfield junction was closed after the road spillage, causing

  • Edwin shows off his prize garden

    THOUSANDS of tourists flock to the Redwood National Park in northern California each year, where they admire the ancient redwood trees, some of which tower 100m (328ft) above the ground. Most visitors are quite content to return home with a postcard or

  • Dan's People creates the sound of the sixties.

    DAN'S People are playing this Friday at The Green Dragon, Blind Lane, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, where, for an admission fee of nought you'll get the best part of two-hours worth of tunes originally recorded by the likes of The Who, The Small Faces

  • Are you being fair to your feet?

    MOST of us take our feet for granted, don't we? It's only when things start to go wrong that we notice them at all! But if we stop to think how much they have to put up with every day, let alone all the extra insults we may throw at them through sport

  • Neil Bellamy at The Three Horseshoes, Hazlemere.

    Neil Bellamy, 20, enjoys a pint at The Three Horseshoes in Amersham Road, Hazlemere What is your favourite drink? Lager Budweiser, Carlsburg, Smirnoff Ice. What is the atmosphere here on a busy night? There is always a friendly atmosphere. What first

  • Can baby come too?

    HAVING a baby in tow needn't stop mums and dads from enjoying a meal out. Restaurants, cafs, hotels and pubs with dining areas are falling over themselves to make sure all the family are welcome. Most places now have high chairs, an increasing number

  • Faggots anyone?

    THE name's wrong for a start. Faggots... Not appealing. I was surprised to find recently, during one of those lulls in the office routine when strange subjects get mentioned, that lots of my colleagues had never tasted faggots. So as it's National Faggot

  • Quiz night planned by supporters club

    WYCOMBE Wanderers Independent Supporters Club are holding a quiz night in the Vere Suite at Adams Park on Wednesday, January 29. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. There should be a maximum of six people in a team with each person paying £2. January

  • Lewis Cook signed up for 18 months

    WANDERERS starlet Lewis Cook has signed an 18-month deal to stay at Adams Park. The 19-year-old youth team graduate, who has made six starts this season after breaking into the first team, put pen to paper on his first professional contract this week.

  • Comedy

    Listings from Friday 24th January Mark Thomas Multi Story Theatre Co Wed, 5 Feb --- Robert Newman From Caliban to the Taliban Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Sat, Feb 1, 8pm --- The Allotment Comedy Club The Walnut Tree Hedsor Road Bourne End Today, Doors

  • Exhibitions

    Listings from Friday 24th January Amersham Museum 49 High Street Amersham Wed, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays, 2pm-4pm --- Food for Thought Slough Museum 01753 526422 Until Feb 22, Wed-Sat, 11.30am-4pm --- If you're not a player, what are you? Exhibition

  • Sales including jumbles

    Listings from Friday 24th January Blue Peter Bring & Buy Sale Salvation Army Frogmoor Sat, Feb 1, 10am-2pm --- Book Sale Hazlemere Library Sat, Feb 1, 9.30am-4pm --- Children's Nearly New Sale Maidenhead & Marlow NCT Great Marlow School Bobmore

  • Walks

    Listings from Friday 24th January Ramblers' Association Wycombe Group 01494 817658 January 23, 2003 14:30

  • Value added on Clio lane

    IF you calculate value for money by dividing horsepower into the price of a car, the Clio Renaultsport 172 Cup is a bargain. One hundred and seventy two horsepower for £12,995 is amazing performance per pound. The three-door special edition hatchback,

  • Commuter train hit by car

    A TRAIN packed with commuters including schoolchildren was hit by a reversing car as it passed through a level crossing. The driver of the car escaped uninjured after he reversed into the side of a moving train at Bourne End Marina's level crossing on

  • Two local schools listed among best in the country

    THE Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham are today named among the top schools in the country for GCSE results. The countrywide results, published today by the Department for Education and Skills, also showed

  • True story wins history prize for great-granddaughter

    A WOMAN'S story of how her great-grandfather made the news won her a prize in a national competition. Audrey Jones, 71, of Coates Lane, High Wycombe, won a digital camera as a runner-up in the "a small piece of history" competition, organised by The History

  • Mum and Dad

    By Samantha Drofiak, aged 9, of Hazlemere Roses are red Violets are blue Yes it's true I love you Sugar is sweet Lemons are sour I think of you nearly every hour January 23, 2003 10:00

  • In the Park

    By Hannah Marie Casey, aged six, of Downley In the park people like to play In the park people like to stay People shout People run People laugh in the sun I like to slide I like to hide I like to have a ride in the park January 23, 2003 10:00

  • Great-grandpa's true story wins history prize

    A WOMAN'S story of how her great-grandfather made the news won her a prize in a national competition. Audrey Jones, 71, of Coates Lane, High Wycombe, won a digital camera as a runner-up in the "a small piece of history" competition, organised by The History

  • I'm no bench-warmer says Currie

    SUPERSUB Darren Currie is out to show he's more than a one-minute wonder. The flamboyant Blues star hasn't started a match this year but on Saturday he reminded boss Lawrie Sanchez what he is capable of when he came on as a substitute and took just 60

  • Environment Agency brought in over stink

    FAMILIES living near a refuse landfill site who say they have been polluted with smells for more than a year may soon be savouring the sweet smell of success. The Environment Agency has stepped into the row between Onyx environmental company, which runs

  • Robbers terrify staff in travel agent raid

    TRAVEL agent Lunn Poly has been robbed of a large amount of cash. Three men burst into the shop in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, last Friday and forced terrified staff to the back of the shop before searching it looking for money. The officer investigating

  • A tribute to Spike Jones

    Spike Jones passed away on Wednesday, January 8. He was a local guitarist who played in various bands since the 60s, most notably Shucks, The Blues Shakers and The Boogie Band. He was also a songwriter and many of his friends remember him as an all round

  • The sweet punk sound of Candyheads

    CANDYHEADS is a name that is soon going to be on everyone's lips and CD players. But before everyone else gets to know about it they will be performing at the White Horse, High Wycombe, on Friday, January 31. To describe the Candyheads sound, simply is

  • Could the next Girls Aloud be from High Wycombe?

    EACH year Independent A&R Records creates two new vocal acts on behalf of the major record and radio industry. They are looking to sign four individual female vocal artistes to form a new pop/rock vocal group. Applicants should be 16 to 25 years,

  • Pocket and prawn pasta

    (serves 4) 350g spaghettini or angel hair pasta 250g cooked king prawns 4 tbspn Sacla' Rocket Pesto 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped grated zest and juice of one lemon 150g wild rocket leaves, roughly chopped salt and ground black pepper

  • ODEON, GERRARDS CROSS

    Cinema times for the week commencing January 24 24-Hr Booking and film information line 0870 50 50 007 More than movies: Birthday parties, private screenings, corporate lets and lots more call Mary on 01753 883 024 Chicago (12A)* Fri-Thu: 1.15pm, 3.45pm

  • Steve Brown's column: I love taking penalties

    WE were disappointed to drop two points against Oldham having come from behind to take a 2-1 lead. Having battled back into the game, it was unforgiveable to chuck the lead away 40 seconds later. We should know better than that and I'm telling you, it

  • Classical Music

    Listings from Friday 24th January A40 Concert Orchestra Wycombe Town Hall Sat, Feb 1, 7.30pm --- Classical Guitar Recital by the Aragon Guitar Quartet West Wycombe School Hill Road West Wycombe Sat, Feb 1, 7.30pm --- Concert of Organ Master pieces Played

  • One off films at local theatres and art centres

    Listings from Friday 24th January Gosford Park (15) Windsor Arts Centre 01753 859336 Today, 8pm --- My Kingdom (18) Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Tues, Jan 28, 7.30pm --- My Big Fat Greek Wedding Watersmeet Theatre High Street Rickmansworth Herts Wed

  • Shows and Events

    Listings from Friday 24th January Aylesbury Development Education Centre Open Day The Annexe 8a Rickfords Hill Aylesbury Wed, Jan 29, Midday-5pm --- Burns Night Supper A Touch of Tartan In aid of Scannappeal Wycombe Heights Golf Club 01494 727752 Today

  • Talks

    Listings from Friday 24th January A Town's Tale by James Rattue Reggie Groves Centre, Paul's Row High Wycombe 01494 421895 Tonight, 7.45pm --- Amersham Gardening Association Common Gardening Questions by Dr Anna Dourado Amersham Gardening Association

  • Theatre

    Listings from Friday 24th January Alice in Pantoland Haddenham Players Haddenham Community Junior School 01844 292464 Today & tomorrow, various times --- Bad Blood Theatre Royal Windsor Tues, Jan 28 Sat, Feb 8 --- Building Blocks The Mill at Sonning

  • Gigs

    This week's lilstings Friday, January 24 Country GNEISS Country rock The Stag, Farnham Common Dance DJ Nic Fingersin Time nightclub, High Wycombe Over 30s Dance Party Thame United FC, Windmill Road, Thame Stimulation Under 18s dance The Hexagon, Reading