• Legal challenge launched against housing policy

    UNHAPPY councillors are taking legal action against another authority over what it says is a "flawed" planning policy. Members of Chalfont St Peter Parish Council say they are to challenge a new planning scheme introduced by Chiltern District Council

  • New group to give social care users stronger voice

    A NEW organisation aims to give residents requiring adult social care a stronger voice and a greater choice of services. Changes to the system by the Department of Health mean there is now more flexibility and personal choice about receiving social care

  • Attack on Borlase’s pupils was a parking mad letter

    AS a parent with children at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (who walk to school) I am both dismayed and irritated by Derek Done’s comments (Re: ‘Stop these pupils from parking in our roads’) about parking in Harwood Road, Marlow. Mr Done seems

  • Conviction quashed after no-show by prosecutor

    A COACH driver hailed the ‘luck of the Irish’ after a judge quashed his speeding conviction due to a no-show by prosecutors. A clerical error by the Crown Prosecution Service meant Noel Cooney faced no opposition at an appeal hearing.

  • Plant snowdrops for loved ones lost

    FOR the 12th year the Snowdrop Walk will take place at West Wycombe Park to raise money for the Child Bereavement Charity. The grounds, which are closed until April 1, are opened for the annual charity walk from 12-4pm on February 12 with the

  • Government was right to use its EU veto

    I AM puzzled by letters that have appeared in this paper over the last couple of weeks from readers who feel the Government’s use of a veto at the recent EU summit will damage relations with other member states. I presume they are referring to the

  • Euro MP: High Speed 2 'short-sighted and costly'

    A EUROPEAN MP has labelled High Speed 2 a 'short-sighted and costly scheme'. The Green Party's Keith Taylor, one of Buckinghamshire's representatives in Brussels, said the damage to the environment is unjustified for a 'rich man's railway'.

  • Bucks rower sets record for Atlantic crossing

    A ROWER from Speen has broken a world record to become the youngest person ever to cross the Atlantic raising over £250,000 for Spinal Research. Former Chesham Grammar School pupil, Greg Symondson, 22, from Speen and the Atlantic4, rowed their

  • Record breaking teenager hopes to complete climbing challenge

    AN 18-YEAR-old from Penn has nearly fulfilled her ambition to climb the Seven Summits with just Everest left to face and has already broken a world record. Leanna Shuttleworth became the youngest British female to summit the highest mountains in three

  • National Hunt: Wycombe defend two English titles

    BY their own admission Wycombe Hockey Club are minnows on the national stage. They aren’t a National League club and they don’t have the resources of a Cannock or a Beeston or a Reading. But this time last year their U16s girls and U18s boys left reputations

  • Owners urged to keep horses secure after crash

    FIREFIGHTERS are urging horse-owners to check their fields and paddocks are secure after a collision on the Marlow bypass. A horse was killed on Monday morning after straying on to the A404. It was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit

  • Eight county councillors to be cut

    EIGHT councillors will be cut from Buckinghamshire County Council at the next election if newly released plans are approved by Parliament. There will be 49 Buckinghamshire County Councillors after the 2013 elections if the recommendations are accepted

  • Man assaulted outside nightclub

    A 24-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted outside Winkers nightclub in Chalfont St Peter during the early hours of Sunday morning. The victim sustained a fractured jaw after being punched in the face in the car park of the club at around 3am, requiring hospital

  • Holy Cross Convent could re-open as a school

    A NEW school in Chalfont St Peter is in the pipeline - and it could be welcoming its first pupils as early as next year. A formal planning application for a Free School - one which is funded by the government rather than a local authority - is set

  • Cheetah Coming Up Fast

    To continue last week's theme of how exhausting chess can be, I'm still recovering from the weekend's instalment of the national league (4NCL). This is my ninth season of participating at the highest level that the UK has to offer. Not necessarily always