• Hospitals save £1m by cutting sickness absence

    REDUCING sickness absence amongst Bucks hospital staff helped save nearly £1 million last year, say health chiefs. With the cost of sickness absence at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [BHT] previously totalling £10m this represented a ten

  • Sat Nav blamed for bumpy ambulance ride

    A RETIRED headteacher says Sat Nav devices are sending ambulance drivers down a narrow lane which is "avoided like the plague" by villagers. Andrew MacTavish displaced his hip while giving a talk at a primary school in Lane End last month and needed

  • "It's like a big family"

    HAVING moved from one supporter-owned club to another, Richard Logan says the fans' takeover of Wycombe Wanderers can only be a good thing. The biggest news to have affected Blues for many years came during the summer as the club's Supporters'

  • Monks Risborough train death man named

    A MAN who died after being hit by a train near Monks Risborough on the weekend has been named as Craig Preston. The 38-year-old, of Oakridge Road, High Wycombe, suffered multiple injuries after being struck by the train, travelling from Aylesbury

  • Princes Charles' Aston Martin to be shown in Windsor

    WITH the gracious permission of HRH The Prince of Wales, his 1969 Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII will take to the stage from September 7 to 9 at the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance from 9.30am-5pm at Windsor Castle. Given to the Prince by

  • Kids can learn from the Doc

    GARY Doherty is the perfect role model for Blues' younger defenders to learn from, believes Matt Bloomfield. The 32-year-old raised the average age of the back four that started against Watford significantly, as Wanderers fielded two teenagers.

  • Man charged with attempted sex attack

    A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with attempted sexual assault after an incident in woodland in High Wycombe. Stuart Piggott, of Micklefield Road, was charged with the offence by Thames Valley Police last night. Officers say he appeared at Wycombe

  • Supermarkets still want to move into village

    TWO supermarket chains say they still want to open stores in Bourne End. Residents are wondering why Tesco and Sainsbury’s have not already moved into the village – as plans for both stores were approved more than a year ago. Both

  • Phone mast plans approved after appeal

    A PHONE mast is to be put up in Chalfont St Peter following a successful appeal. Plans for a 13.8m telecommunications mast were rejected by Chiltern District Council last year, with the authority citing its disruption to the "visual amenity and

  • Celebrating scout group looking for old members

    A SCOUT group celebrating its 50th anniversary next month is looking for as many former members as possible to join in its grand reunion. So far 200 current and former members of the 3rd Chesham (St. Mary’s) group have agreed to join in the celebrations

  • Council leader says sorry to resident over conduct at meeting

    AN ANGRY resident, upset at how she was treated at public council meetings, has received an apology from Wycombe's council chief. Alex Collingwood, Conservative, Leader of Wycombe District Council has written to Dr Linda Derrick to say sorry after

  • McCoy ruled out for three months

    MARVIN McCoy will miss the first three months of the season after fracturing his fibula on Saturday. The right-back also suffered ankle ligament damage during what looked an innocuous incident during the Capital One Cup defeat to Watford. The

  • Bucks New Uni gives advice on A-Level clearing

    By Xin Fan MANY pupils opening envelopes containing A-level results on Thursday morning will like what they see - but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t. Course vacancy lists will be published on the Universities and Colleges Admissions

  • Leese wants Chesham to go one better

    CHESHAM boss Andy Leese has set his players the target of finishing higher than they did last season - saying they're among the contenders for promotion. Leese is setting high standards for his men, wanting them to have something to show for their

  • Great Missenden hosts record scooter turn out

    ANYONE passing through Great Missenden on Sunday morning may have spotted the rare sight of 63 classic scooters all parked up alongside each other. The weekend marked a record turn out for the increasingly growing clan of enthusiasts, who are The

  • The grass bank is now indeed an eyesore

    YES, yes, yes. How very much I agree with Michael Clifford’s comments. Many wild flowers are getting rarer and the grass bank in question is indeed now an eyesore. Money saved by the council having to frequently maintain it, could be used for better