Bucks Free Press:


Dear reader,

'We’re there with you – so please be there with us'

Bucks Free Press has this week launched a new online subscription service and free newspaper delivery offer.

As the country faces unprecedented challenges, your award-winning newspaper is keen to deliver unrivalled content for all.

Our new scheme will see online readers have access to premium content in return for a small subscription charge which will help fund essential, trusted journalism in a sustainable way.

And for people keen to continue getting their weekly print edition throughout lockdown, we are launching a great initiative to deliver your copy to your door.

Simply call 0800 953 0227 for more details.

Click here to read more.

Here, I will continue to bring you a rundown of everything you can expect to find in your newspaper.

As always, we are #ThereWithYou

What’s in today’s Bucks Free Press?

Covid-19 latest:

This week’s Bucks Free Press sadly features the tragic deaths of two High Wycombe men.

The first is a taxi driver who passed away after a battle with coronavirus – he became the sixth UK minicab driver to die and there have now been calls to improve PPE on offer to taxi drivers.

The second heart-breaking story focuses on a warning not to ignore deadly symptoms.

Zara Khan speaks about the death of her father who succumbed to a heart attack after ignoring chest pains because he feared catching Covid-19 at A&E.

We’ve also got news of Bucks Healthcare Trust’s £107 million debt being written off, a car of partygoers being stopped and a feature on what the new Bucks Council has been doing to make a difference during the pandemic.

Positive news near you:

For all the horror stories and devastation, amazing community efforts amid terrible events are shining through.

This week, our pages are full of details of selfless donations and acts of kindness.

We have a feature on nurses flying to Mexico to help patients, police being praised for taking shopping to a vulnerable resident, and details of a mobile testing unit which could be on its way to Bucks.


We’re backing Bucks and the NHS every week.

Pick up a paper for a free ‘Clap for NHS and postal workers’ poster which you can cut-out and display in your window.

Make sure to show support and send your pictures to andrew.colley@newsquest.co.uk

There’s also a guest column from Labour councillor Khalil Ahmed and a list of essential community contact numbers.

General news:

Headlines this week include:

  • Dangerous potholes
  • Teen robbery near Hazlemere pub
  • Historic building could become a bar
  • Man jailed for possession of drugs
  • A pub’s controversial bid to extend hours
  • Crime updates on exposure incident and jail for one thief
  • HS2 anger
  • Budgens’ car park plans
  • Look inside TV home of ‘Millionaire’ cheat
  • And much, much more!

Freetime, TV, Puzzles & Horoscopes:

As well as bringing you your usual award-winning newspaper, we want to give you an entertainment package too.

There’s details on Westlife star Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy joining forces to form Boyzlife ahead of a UK tour which is set to stop off in High Wycombe.

And we catch up with the cast of Hairspray as they look to wow audiences in Aylesbury.

Our Puzzler supplement is proving really popular, with dozens of brainteasers to keep you going.

Our TV guide will hopefully make life easier – no longer do you need to pick up your BFP, puzzles book and TV supplement (we’ve got the lot in one!). Highlights this week include celebrity chat and laughter with Graham Norton.

Plus, Russell Grant is back with your horoscopes.


We’ve got an array of treats from the archive this week.

Features include a look at the history of Rayners Estate and a blast from the past with memories from Penn through 1940-1960.

There’s also an article on Marlow’s religious history (Marlow edition) and the various links between Bucks and the rest of the world (Amersham, Chesham and Little Chalfont edition).


We’re getting more correspondence every week as people send in their views from their front rooms.

Topics being debated this week includes litter problems, council allowances, helpful newsletters, community kindness, lack of PPE, dog poo blighting our green spaces and calls for rewards for our healthcare staff.

There’s also a Letter from Westminster penned by Chesham and Amersham MP Dame Cheryl Gillan.

You can send your letters to bfpletters@newsquest.co.uk


There might not be as much action as normal, but this week’s back page includes important information you’ll want to read.

Covering Wycombe Wanderers, we have information about an open letter to EFL fans about plans for the future. Plus, there’s details on why one of the Chairboys’ victories has been taken out of the record books.

What next?

We want to hear from you! My team is working hard to keep you informed and entertained, but what else do you want from your Bucks Free Press newspaper?

Get in touch by emailing andrew.colley@newsquest.co.uk or call 01494 755089.

And don’t forget your elderly neighbours – where possible, please get them a copy of the BFP for their weekly shop.

For many people, certainly those without the internet, Friday’s title will be an essential guide to everything going on around them.

For new readers, the Bucks Free Press costs just £1.10 and is available at all good local newsagents, supermarkets and convenience stores.

From myself and everyone at Bucks Free Press, we wish you and your family well. Keep safe!

Andrew Colley, Bucks Free Press editor