• The Olympic Legacy: Great Britain is even greater

    Every decade has a defining moment and as far as I am concerned it will take a lot to surpass the London Olympics in the 2010's. The doubting Thomas's, of which at one time even I was perhaps one, were swept aside and for 17 days our nation became

  • 90-year-old Guide hut to be demolished

    DEMOLITION work is set to start next month on a 90-year-old Guide hut in Beaconsfield - as part of a £260,000 rebuilding project. Girlguiding Beaconsfield says the dilapidated hut in Malthouse Square can get so cold in the winter that it becomes

  • Olympic ceremony performer: I wish I could do it all again

    A PERFORMER in the Olympic closing ceremony said she got such a buzz she just wanted to do it all over again once it ended. Sarah Chakaveh, 21, was part of the final event at London 2012, which was watched by many millions across the world

  • Food review: The White Lion in Little Chalfont

    NIGEL Spurr has a tough job on his hands. He has taken over The White Lion in Little Chalfont and wants to make it somewhere people go for the food, and not just for a drink. Rebecca Cain went along to try his menu. Arriving at The White Lion

  • Halls' retirement solution is tailor made

    INJURY has forced former Wanderers midfielder John Halls to retire from football – leading to him reinventing himself as a fashion blogger. The 30-year-old featured just eight times for Blues after joining from Aldershot last summer as he struggled

  • Mum praises 'lovely' fundraising gesture

    THE mother of Amersham teenager Aaron West has hailed a "lovely gesture" from the town's Mayor with a fundraising photoshoot for the sports academy set up in her son's name. Dax West has been raising money to help run a goalkeeping academy set

  • Cycle shop sales up after Olympic success

    A BICYCLE shop is already reaping the benefits of Team GB's incredible cycling success, its manager says. Sales are up at Saddle Safari in Crown Lane, Marlow, as is general interest, following the enormous medal haul at the Olympic velodrome.

  • Swish garden party comes to The Crazy Bear

    THE Crazy Bear in Stadhampton is holding its annual garden party on August 26 from 2pm to midnight. There will be an afternoon of diverse entertainment, fabulous food and fun. Boy George will be doing the DJ set. Performances from Mike and

  • Why are we waiting

    DIRECTOR of Rugby Dai Young admits he does not know what the hold-up is with the Wasps takeover and says he doesn’t know whether it will be done in time for the start of the season on September 1. He says the uncertainty has

  • Incinerator and waste contract plans to be re-examined

    CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new incinerator in north Bucks will come under the spotlight again when it is re-examined by a council scrutiny committee. Recently, Buckinghamshire County Council decided to award a 30-year contract for the future treatment

  • Planning applications for August 10

    PLANS to create eleven new flats in Marlow town centre have been submitted to a council. Wycombe District Council is considering the scheme for Riverpark House on Pound Lane, which was formerly part of Marlow Brewery (see related links for full

  • Preston hopeful about landing Beavon

    PRESTON boss Graham Westley says he is still in talks with Wanderers about signing striker Stuart Beavon. The North End manager described Blues' star man as "a big asset who will make a difference" and is hopeful of concluding a deal to take him

  • Strutton set for Dons debut

    CHARLIE Strutton could make his first professional appearance tonight after the former Chalfont St Peter man signed a new contract with AFC Wimbledon. He is set to be included in the Dons' squad to face Stevenage in the Capital One Cup after manager

  • Munich Olympics medal winner 'gobsmacked' by cyclists

    AN OLYMPIC cycling medallist from Marlow says he has been 'gobsmacked' by Team GB's success on two wheels. It has been raining medals for the cyclists, with golds for Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton. Willie

  • Valuations at The Reggie Goves Centre tomorrow

    AUCTIONEERS Lockdales will be holding a specialist valuation day on August 15 at The Reggie Goves Centre, St Pauls Row, High Wycombe between 11am-3pm. They will be valuing the following: coins, stamps, banknotes, clocks, watches, silver, gold,

  • Litter louts will destroy the flowers

    WHAT a wonderful idea from Mike Chadwick regarding leaving some areas of our currently mown parks unmown, to encourage wild flowers to bloom and seed (Letters, Bucks Free Press, 26/7). There is however a major problem in that litter louts will