• Police search for missing teenager

    Police are concerned for the safety of a teenage musician who has been missing since yesterday evening. Robbie Owens, 16, from Shelley Road, Marlow, was last seen when he visited a friend in Flackwell Heath last night. It is thought he may

  • Mawson: I want to stay

    Alfie Mawson said he wants to stay with Wanderers until the end of the season. The central defender's loan period from Brentford expires on January 3 and the fact the Bees have banned him from playing in the FA Cup hints they want him to go and

  • Fish ‘n’ chips give charity’s funds a healthy boost

    ALTHOUGH it has been a while since the event, there will be many who may be eager to know what was the outcome of their being filched of all their change, just as soon as they had paid for their fish and chips the other Friday night. The Wear it

  • When the dream turns into a nightmare

    I would like to challenge the use of the word ‘dream’ to signify something wildly beyond the speaker’s hope or expectation. It was ‘his dream job’ or it was a ‘dream holiday’ or ‘wedding’ or ‘house’. You name it. I would really like to know what percentage

  • Time to deliver maternity unit

    I gave birth to my second son James William on Monday, October 6 at 17.50pm at home. I wanted to write in about the need of a maternity unit at Wycome, there was no way I could have made it to Stoke Mandeville. I would like to thank my mum

  • True cost of town’s light

    Recently the Free Press has been reporting that Marlow Town Council has depleted funds and cannot fully fund the town’s Christmas lights. However, the council has the ability to raise money through its share of the council tax. This precept is

  • Ever-changing world climate

    Colin Baker, in his article in the Bucks Free Press (Nov. 21) makes the analogy between the believers in a flat earth some 800 years ago with scientifically educated readers like myself who are climate change sceptics. We are not climate change

  • Wanderers back on the road to restoring pride

    IT'S not been an easy ride for supporters of Wycombe Wanderers in recent seasons. Just three short years ago they looked to be a club on the up after celebrating winning promotion to League One in front of large, happy crowds. Since then they

  • Science is ignoring crisis

    WILL Pooley, the British nurse in Sierra Leone who has openly criticised as “woefully slow” the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, appears to have exposed an uncomfortable truth. Ebola was first identified in Africa

  • Confused over sports facility

    I MUST confess to being confused, once again, by comments made on behalf of the Hazlemere Sports Association. Firstly, let me explain I am not connected to the parish council in any way but continue to feel that they are being misrepresented unfairly

  • Strong case for new council

    IT seems that at long last the Buckinghamshire area is engaging in sensible debate over our joint future local governance, and the issue of merging our five councils going forward now has some further credence following the study by BBF which presented

  • A choice over homes plans

    I REFER to councillor Neil Marshall’s slightly misleading comment in BFP of Nov. 21 regarding the release of all the reserved sites – “...we really don’t have a choice”. I have a letter dated Oct. 28, 2014 from the Department for Communities and Local

  • Population growth concern

    ALL that grows is not green Well done Cllr Trevor Snaith for valiantly defending our green spaces! (BFP Nov 14). Great that some of us can see the bigger picture. Unfortunately, the five Green Field sites have now been re-released for development (

  • Christmas market to come to Hazlemere this weekend

    A Hazlemere Christmas market will be held by two animal welfare charities this weekend. South Bucks RSPCA and Cats Protection will be hosting the market at Hazlemere Community Centre, in Rose Avenue, on Saturday. The event will run from 11am

  • Wasps duo help England end Autumn Series on a high

    Wasps’ duo Matt Mullan and James Haskell both featured as England beat Australia at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday to end their autumn internationals series on a high. Prop Mullan was introduced after 55 minutes, replacing Joe Marler, whilst Haskell

  • Santa comes to town for Chesham's Christmas light switch-on

    Santa and his reindeer dropped into town as Chesham celebrated its Christmas light switch-on. Hundreds of people gathered in The Broadway in the town centre on Friday evening for the big event. Stars of the Elgiva Theatre's pantomime Jack and

  • Late heartbreak denies Wasps first win at Leicester since 2008

    Wasps came within five minutes of recording their first victory at Leicester Tigers since 2008 but a lack of discipline proved costly as Dai Young’s men lost 18-16 at Welford Road. A penalty from Leicester’s Owen Williams – which came just a minute

  • Marlow into Bucks Cup final after Wycombe win

    Marlow RFC advanced to the final of the Bucks Cup after seeing off bitter rivals High Wycombe. The Riversiders booked their place in the final of the competition with a 26-19 victory at Kingsmead on Saturday. It's the second time Marlow have

  • SYCOB down Ducks to take derby honours

    BEACONSFIELD SYCOB secured their best result of the season as they thrashed Bucks rivals Aylesbury United 4-0 on Saturday. Aaron Couch bagged a brace and Ashley Kelynack and substitute Omari Patrick were also on target against an Aylesbury team

  • Effiong returns to haunt Chesham

    A FAMILIAR face ended Chesham United's long unbeaten run as he returned to haunt his old club. Inih Effiong only left the Generals a fortnight ago and in his first game back at The Meadow he opened the scoring for his new club Dunstable Town.

  • Two people injured in Chalfont St Giles car crash

    A man and woman were injured in a crash between two cars in Chalfont St Giles this morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of the crash, on Bottrells Lane, at 7.54am. Firefighters from Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross released the injured

  • Family announcement: baby Kadence Layla Madden

    A newborn girl appears to be following in the footsteps of her relatives after being born under water. The daughter of Kristina and Phillip, Kadence Layla Madden is actually the first of the couple’s children to be born in a birthing pool, but

  • Flooding pictures prove development risk, campaigner says

    Pictures of flooding around Bourne End and Wooburn Green have proved the risk of developing Slate Meadow, a campaigner believes. Following heavy rain in recent weeks, reader Keith Randall submitted a picture of the standing water to the Bucks Free