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Dear reader,

We might be in lockdown, but it is still Friday – and that means it is time to celebrate (and pick up the latest copy of Bucks Free Press, of course).

With many people isolating at home, I’m writing to you to explain all the great things on offer in your weekly newspaper.

As we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you during this pandemic, we hope you will continue to support local journalism by buying a paper on your weekly shop, or daily walk.

And please don’t forget the elderly relatives or neighbours who may not be able to get out but rely on the service we provide to find out essential advice and information – plus everything that’s going on in their community.

As always, we are #ThereWithYou

What is in today’s Bucks Free Press?

Souvenir posters:

We’re showing our support for two very different sets of heroes this week – frontline NHS workers and our Wycombe Wanderers stars.

Firstly, we’ve got a double-page souvenir wall poster cheering on the Blues ahead of the biggest game in their history – today’s League One play-off semi-final against Fleetwood.

Get your copy to show support for Gareth Ainsworth’s men.

On top of that, we have another ‘clap for the NHS’ window display ahead of the health service’s anniversary on Sunday.

General news:

Headlines this week include:

  • Horror on our roads
  • 11-Plus exams to be pushed back
  • 128 authorised traveller pitches
  • Rallying group help vandalised school
  • Dispersal order to tackle bad behaviour
  • Man injured in street stabbing
  • Car giant plans Wycombe HQ exit
  • Council legal fight over beer can
  • Aldi eyes more stores in Bucks
  • Man’s finger amputated after dog attack
  • Officers ‘took selfies with dead bodies’
  • Teen admits causing crash death
  • Double tragedy in separate road smashes
  • Star’s HS2 battle goes on
  • Student aims for Jamaica bobsleigh glory
  • Man ‘dumped rubbish in lane’
  • Mum’s anguish at council blunders
  • River tragedy as two dead
  • Widow died after skiing crash
  • And much, much more!

Covid-19 latest:

Headlines this week include:

  • Plea to support struggling charities
  • MP joins heroic volunteers
  • Rotary club’s reserves exhausted
  • Laptop support for schoolchildren
  • Council promises not to cut services
  • 500 food parcels donated
  • Finally back open for business
  • Free hospital parking extended
  • Our list of essential contact number
  • Plus, guest column from Dr Emma Fitzgerald

Freetime, TV, Puzzles & Horoscopes:

Starting in Freetime, we take a look at a show which is set to grace the stage in 2021 with funnyman Jason Manford returning with a new stand-up tour.

We also have more than 50 brainteasers in our 8-page Puzzler supplement.

Our popular 7-day 8-page TV guide is also out – 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.


The Chairboys theme continues here as we look back at famous pictures from bygone years as generations of supporters cheer on their local team tonight.

We also have a feature on the local heroes of Dunkirk and look back at some iconic street scenes which have changed over the years in Then and Now.

On top of this, there’s also a look at Marlow’s historic ‘Market House’ (Marlow edition) and the history of the church which moved to the other end of town (Amersham, Chesham and Little Chalfont edition).


It’s another busy week on the Bucks Free Press letters’ pages.

Topics include:

  • ‘Give us a town council’
  • Councillors are not listening
  • Protection for the local economy
  • Fly-tipping is a disgrace
  • Let’s all tackle litter together
  • Kitten crisis is lockdown
  • Free advice line to help families
  • Rebuilding our economy
  • And Letter from Westminster is penned by Chesham and Amersham MP Dame Cheryl Gillan


The big one is finally here!

Wycombe Wanderers return to action against Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town.

In 2014, the club were just minutes away from potentially going out of business – now they are three matches away from achieving the unthinkable and getting promoted to the Championship.

Pick up your Bucks Free Press for exclusives with some of the key players, with thoughts from manager Gareth Ainsworth and club captain Matt Bloomfield.

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