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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?

General news:

Headlines this week include:

  • Roadwork permits to avoid travel chaos
  • Justice for sex victim as attacker jailed
  • Former politician pleads not guilty to fraud
  • Hunt for attacker after woman hurt on the Rye
  • Brunel engine shed overhaul agreed
  • New restaurant plans for Eden Shopping Centre
  • One man’s bid to get Boris Johnson’s attention
  • New plans for Adams Park
  • Big changes to Buckinghamshire recycling
  • Fresh plans for an old nightclub
  • Care home slammed by watchdog inspectors
  • And much, much more awaits!

Covid-19 latest:

This week’s headlines are dominated by the deadly news coming from inside Buckinghamshire’s care homes.

As Local Democracy Reporter Ollie Sirrell reveals, 47 deaths have now been recorded in newly released figures.

In other Covid-19 news, police have revealed there are concerns online sex abuse is on the rise, with more victims being targeted now they are home from school.

There’s also been an update on Buckinghamshire’s waste centres which could be set to reopen.

Positive news near you:

Yes, coronavirus has brought scary times for us all, but at the Bucks Free Press we’re trying to keep things positive.

We do have to deliver bad and essential news, but we want to use our pages to try and be uplifting and entertaining too.

Amongst our ‘good news’ coronavirus stories this week are:

  • A special message to BFP readers from Captain Tom Moore
  • Gift to nurses from the Caribbean People’s Foundation in Bucks
  • Launch of successful scheme to help the vulnerable
  • Feature on businesses doing their bit to make vital PPE
  • Advice on social distancing as Ramadan gets underway


We’re backing Bucks and the NHS every week.

Pick up a paper for a free ‘Clap for NHS and retail 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 Del Fasoranti, who runs the Tutor Doctor Buckinghamshire, and a list of essential community contact numbers.

Freetime, TV, Puzzles & Horoscopes:

Let us entertain you!

On top of your weekly news digest, we’re pretty proud to deliver a bumper lifestyle package too.

In Freetime, we look ahead to Sheridan Smith reprising her role as Cilla in the 10th anniversary tour to Aylesbury in October.

And, spoiler alert, one of the best headline’s in this week’s title goes to the feature on an Adele tribute act coming to Wycombe Swan – or, as our writers put it: ‘Say ‘Hello’ to Someone Like Adele’. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks!

Or maybe it does… We have more than 50 brainteasers in our weekly Puzzler supplement too. There’s also four special pages just for kids.

Our popular 7-day 8-page TV guide is also back – no longer do you need to pick up your BFP, puzzles book and TV supplement (we’ve got the lot in one!).

Plus, horoscopes celeb Russell Grant writes in our pages to deliver your latest star signs.


It really is a small world.

This week, our team has taken to looking at the unusual link Buckinghamshire has to the wider world – from Sir William Penn to another Bucks County in Pennsylvania… there’s even another Wycombe!

You may not be able to celebrate in the same way, but we also look back at some historic May Fair pictures from the 1970s – see if you can spot any familiar faces.

Plus, we’ve got features on the forgotten pubs of Marlow (Marlow Free Press edition) and a special look at ‘VE Day and Amersham’s historic migration stories’ (Amersham, Chesham & Little Chalfont edition).


Which topics got south Bucks topics talking this week? Quite a lot as it turns out!

Leading the letters pages this week are voices on coronavirus.

We’ve got letters paying tribute to kind volunteers, parents doubling-up as teachers and a message directly from South Bucks Hospice.

There’s also opinions on missed bin collections and memories of a football game.

Plus, there’s an open letter from pub landlord Al Murray and the charity Lymphoma Action.

This week’s Letter from Westminster has been penned by Buckingham MP Greg Smith.

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


Wycombe Wanderers’ news this week is dominated by a series of contingency plans being revealed by the EFL.

The potential of promotion from League One and Two potentially being decided through an eight-team mini tournament is being looked at seriously.

Whilst club captain and Chairboys’ legend Matt Bloomfield has joined a PFA panel to discuss player rights moving forward.

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.

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

Andrew Colley, Bucks Free Press editor