• The rich get rich and the poor get poorer

    WE recently attended the UNISON National Conference for Retired Members (R.M.) and were urged to join with working members in explaining to local communities the true facts behind the proposed industrial action: hence this letter. Public sector workers

  • Bucks owes a debt to Sir Jimmy Savile

    THE citizens of Bucks have a special reason to mourn the passing of Jimmy Savile, who died at the weekend. Most people in Britain had a soft spot for the eccentric and big-hearted celebrity who did so much for television and radio. But here in Bucks

  • Great Marlow live up to their name

    GREAT Marlow School left a host of respected rowing schools in their wake as they returned from the Upper Thames Fours & Pairs Head with four golds last Sunday. The school that inspired five-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave surged to victory

  • Father's quest for answers on son's plane crash goes on

    THE father of a young pilot who died in a mid-air crash was due to meet the Attorney General Dominic Grieve today to ask if he can reopen the case into the death of his son. Alan Beagley has spoken of his pain and frustration of three years

  • Nags Head landlord bids farewell this weekend

    THE landlord of one of Wycombe’s legendary live music venues is moving on to pastures new after a farewell blow-out this weekend. Tom Alderton - who has recently changed his name from Tom Hart - will mark his last shift as landlord of the pub on Saturday

  • Man jailed after rampage with meat cleaver and nunchucks

    A SPORT masseuse who gate-crashed a house party and threatened revellers with nunchucks and a meat cleaver was today jailed for two years. The court heard Josh Moy smashed down the front door and burst into the house whilst the party was in

  • A look at what's on this week

    Saturday, November 5 Beechwood Artists Autumn Exhibition, 10-5pm. Until Nov 6. Amersham Common Village Hall, White Lion Road. A proportion of the sales commission will be donated to the Iain Rennie Hospice At Home charity. Refreshments will be available

  • I'm not clever enough to travel by bus

    HAVING been a long distance commuter for the past nine years, the article in last week’s BFP headed ‘Bus passengers are far brighter than car drivers’ caught my attention. It argued that we are smarter because we use the journey time to read

  • Put your dogs on a short lead

    WHILE I have no issues with dogs after owning one for many years, I do take issue with their owners. Taking their dogs for walkies twice a day, there are certain gardens in our once very happy close that suffer every time the dogs go by. The ruling

  • This week's gig guide

    Gigs for Freetime, Friday 4th - Thursday 10th November 2011 Fri 4th # Rock & Metal Jam with Manhole @ The Nag’s Head Bar, London Road, Wycombe; 9-11.30pm 01494-521544 # Teaser (Rock covers) @ The Rose & Crown, Desborough Road

  • Will our woods remain in council hands or not?

    I READ with interest your article last week on the transfer of council-owned land to Red Kite Housing Association, with the heading – “Has WDC revealed all open spaces?” – being of particular significance. Steve Tucker, Wycombe District

  • Young: You don't miss something you've never had

    ANY club would feel the impact of Shaun Edwards leaving their coaching set-up, but Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says it will be business as usual. He said: “You don’t miss something you’ve never had. I’ve never had Shaun or [Simon] Shaw. They’re

  • Winter Fuel Payment appeal to warm Bucks' needy

    PEOPLE in Bucks who can afford to give up their Winter Fuel Payment are being asked to donate it to a fund which will get the extra cash to those most in need of warmth as the cold weather takes hold. The Buckinghamshire Community Foundation

  • Shooting: Names of men on CCTV unknown

    THE names of two people seen in CCTV footage connected to the shooting of a teenager are still needed by police – despite a television appeal last night. This afternoon officers revealed they have had a good response providing background details

  • Radio 1’s 'Comedy Dave' coming to GX

    BEACONSFIELD: Some 75 public servants attended a meeting to discuss the effects of alcohol abuse in the community. They were brought together by Alcoholics Anonymous on October 20, which was aiming to spread the word about the services it offers

  • Johnson dropped to avoid headaches

    LEON Johnson was rested against Sheffield Wednesday to avoid a defensive headache. Another booking for the centre half would have led to him being suspended for tomorrow's trip to Notts County, and with James Tunnicliffe having an operation to cure

  • Fireworks: Your guide

    FIREWORKS will be exploding across the skies of south Bucks over the coming days. Here is a round-up of the organised events taking place across the area. If you have any events you would like to add to this list, please email details

  • Reaching for the Sky after national award

    A BUCKS athlete and Hazlemere pupil has been named a Sports Student of the Year by Sky. Shaquille Jack, a pupil at Sir William Ramsay School, has been awarded the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year Award 2011 for the South East. Sky Sports

  • Young woman injured after moped crash

    THE driver and passengers of a silver car are being sought as witnesses by police after a young woman moped rider was injured. The 22 year-old skidded on the wet surface in Silver Hill, Chalfont St Giles, near the junction with Sussex Close yesterday

  • Lewis: More common sense needed from ref

    STUART Lewis said referee Chris Sarginson needed to show more common sense in his handling of Jordan Ibe's goal celebration. The official booked Ibe when he ran to the side of the pitch to hug his mum after scoring his first Wanderers goal and Lewis

  • Edwards exit is Wasps' loss

    SHAUN Edwards has been linked with any number of high profile jobs since returning from the World Cup, where he helped guide Wales to the semi-finals. England could be his next port of call, but there is no doubt Wasps will be the poorer without

  • Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow star comes to Wycombe

    DANIEL Sloss has “really lucked out.” He loves his job, never gets nervous and gets support from the likes of Rob Brydon and Paul O'Grady. The 21-year-old has just started a nationwide tour. The Scottish comedian never expected to be doing stand-up

  • BFP Little Stars supplement delayed

    THIS year's Little Stars photo supplement in the Bucks Free Press has had to be put back by three weeks. It had been due to appear in today’s edition, but will now be published in our November 25 newspaper instead. We apologise for the delay. But

  • UPDATED: Wycombe furniture factory hit by blaze

    This story was updated at 10.31am. AN independent High Wycombe furniture factory was hit by a “severe” blaze last night – but the owner declared it was still open for business. A new £500,000 thermal imaging camera helped firefighters

  • Can Wasps blunt the best front row in Europe?

    WASPS’ scrum has ‘improved out of sight’, but whether it’s good enough to blunt arguably the best front row in Europe will be revealed at Adams Park on Sunday. Northampton Saints have all their big hitters back from the World Cup and come to Wycombe

  • Shooting: Pictures released on man with gun

    THESE previously unreleased CCTV images are taken from near the scene where Khalil Hogan was shot on the evening of March 8. The pictures have been made public by Thames Valley Police after the unsolved case of the Wycombe schoolboy

  • "I don't know what more my players have to do"

    GARY Waddock says he doesn't know what more his players need to do to transfer positive performances into results. The Blues boss has been more than happy with the displays his team have put in during their last two matches - both of which

  • I need a minor miracle to reach 2012 Games

    IAN Rose looks set to miss out his last big hurrah after picking up the worst injury of his career during training last month. Rose, 39 and a veteran of five Paralympic Games, came out of retirement last year to make it six at London 2012. But a snapped

  • Roads to shut for Marlow Half Marathon

    ROADS around Marlow town centre will close on Sunday as the Marlow Half Marathon takes place. The starter's pistol will fire at 9.30am for the 22nd installment of the event - notorious for being “one of the toughest” in England. It sets

  • Chance to join Wanderers in Kenya

    A ONCE in a lifetime chance to join Wycombe Wanderers Community Trust helping deprived children in Kenya has been launched this week. The club have signed up to the project and are now looking for Blues fans to get involved. A team of at least 20