Following from our exclusive interview with the Marlow Post Office last week, we now move our attention onto another newsagent that is helping their community fight against coronavirus.

This is part of a new feature here at the Bucks Free Press, where we talk to newsagents as the demand from customers for essentials - including newspapers like this one - have increased due to many supermarkets offering limited items.

And this week, it is the turn of Rickis News on Wycombe End in Beaconsfield.

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The newsagent has been essential to those nearby as they have helped the elderly and vulnerable during this health crisis.

And Vijay Patel, who works at the shop, praised the customers who have been nothing but loyal to Rickis.

He exclusively told the BFP: “Customers have been very positive and we have actually been doing better than what some of the supermarkets have been doing in terms of supplies.

“This is because we have even gone out our way and picked up stuff from the cash and carries – and that was whatever we could get hold of.

“Our deliveries stopped from our main drivers so we have had to do some of it but the customers have been nothing but positive.

“And I’m hoping that they will stay with us in the future and have hopefully see more.

“There are lot of pensioners around here who can’t go out and some don’t have any relations here at all.

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“The message from us is to keep supporting us and we’ll keep supporting you.”

The shopkeeper also revealed how some customers are even asking those who work at Rickis to deliver items who don’t live that local too.

He added: “I had a phone call from a customer saying that they’re parents are in the Isle of Wight and could you deliver her stuff like a newspaper and Dairy Milk!

“It’s stuff like that we really like doing too and we were happy to help, and it was really and they really appreciate.”

“It was really overwhelming and all we want to do is help the people in our community and beyond.”

For more information, call Rickis on 01494 673506.