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Easter weekend Church services

With Easter around the corner it is a busy time of year for Bucks churches. Here we bring you a round-up of Easter services near you

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum help toddler in Great Missenden charity car wash

Roald Dahl's granddaughter and her husband turned up to a firefighters' fundraiser for three-year-old Esme Davison-Hoult

Taboo busting project in Prestwood gets positive response

Sessions about end of life issues are 'not morbid and depressing' as community groups finishes workshop run

Fern supports charity on late father’s birthday

Fern Britton was one of hundreds of people who saddled up to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Runners warm up for Sport Relief in Prestwood

More than one million people are expected to take part and raise money for the national charity

Armed burglars jailed after breaking into Bucks home and stealing thousands

Criminals used gun and knife to threaten household and loot jewellery on Valentine's Day

Two men charged with aggravated burglary following incident in Bucks village

The men have been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Prestwood on Friday (Feb 14) evening.

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Man sentenced after claiming more than £15,500 in benefits fradulently

Peter Donald Gutteridge, of Prestwood, has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service and been ordered to pay £4,460 after he was caught fradulently claiming housing and council tax benefits

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Four treated after Prestwood house fire

Fire guts bedroom as firefighters assist residents with breathing apparatus

Two new residents at the Chiltern Open Air Museum

Hefty heifer delight as museum welcomes new residents

Chiltern Open Air Museum needs your help in naming the calves


Prestwood mother inspires after family traumas

'Soul mates' beat drug addiction and their child's serious illness to help charity

Prestwood florist helps charity show jump

High Wycombe Riding Club raise £1000 for charity in event with more than 200 horses and riders

Laying of wreaths in silent prayer

Round-up of all Remembrance Day services in Bucks

Mort's Musings: Communities can apply for up to £2.5k free cash

Affinity Water provides help for local  groups and charities in innovative community engagement programme

Twenty eight schools affected by Bucks teachers' strike

Eleven schools closed and 17 partially closed as two teachers' unions strike over dispute with the Government

Prestwood teen gets football chance of a lifetime

Robbie Hayman will take part in first round of trials for Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract that could see him sign up for Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers or Leyton Orient

Chesham Grammar School

More GCSE As than ever before for Chesham Grammar

Chesham Grammar School has improved on its previous record year for GCSE results after pupils gained more A* and A grades than ever before.

Bucks sports club disappointed with unfulfilled Olympic promise

Bucks sports clubs are putting pressure on HM Revenue and Customs to reconsider planned changes to tax rules they argue do not match up with the Government’s Olympic promise to support them.

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Prestwood reserve under new care

Conservation group Chiltern Society has taken over Prestwood Local Nature Reserve from Wycombe District Council.

Dance troupe land 02 Arena gig

Young dancers who made the final of a national competition got to perform at the 02 Arena.

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Midnight charity walk remembers brave youngster

Friends and family of a fundraiser and cancer victim took part in a charity midnight walk.

A double century ton - in 20 overs


Dream walk for Thomas’ sake

FORMER classmates of cancer victim Thomas Ball are to take part in a six-mile midnight walk in his memory.

Can you help as a collector for Rennie Grove Hospice Care?

A hospice charity is seeking volunteers to help with street collections.

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Pride of Bucks: Charity nominates volunteers for raises funds for crucial hospital equipment

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VOLUNTEERS who raise money for specialist equipment used by thousands of people have been nominated for the community champion award.


Lowest ever league score for Ley Hill

LEY Hill’s lowest league score ever was made all the more painful by the fact that five of their wickets were taken by a player who is usually behind the stumps as wicketkeeper and had not turned his arm for two years.

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Pigs hog limelight in interactive show

AN ORGANIC farm had its very own ‘pig in the city’ after taking part in a groundbreaking charity broadcast last week.

Chalfont St Giles

Council elections - who is standing in your area

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A round-up of candidates for next Thursday's elections.

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Bench named after teen cancer victim

A MEMORY bench to mark 10 years since the death of a teenage cancer sufferer has been installed in the village where he played as a child.

Honouring St George

The annual St George’s Day parade for the Chiltern North district took place on Sunday in Lowndes Park, Chesham.


The name Prestwood is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Priest-wood'. There is evidence of settlement in Prestwood from the Middle Ages, when the village was mainly covered in oak, beech and ash trees. Hatches Farm is one of the buildings that dates from the medieval period.

Videos & Photos

Plans for new crematorium in Aylesbury

New crematorium on the cards as plans submitted

Committee members visit Ercol's Wycombe factory to meet young employees. Chairman Edward Tadros with the committee

Closer relationships and 'passports' to prepare young people for work

Photo-gallery: The true meaning of Easter

In This Week's Paper


Mort Smith
Community Editor
Jack Abell
Reporter (Gerrards Cross, Denham and Iver)
Camilla Goodman
Reporter (Chesham and surrounding villages)
Laura Mowat
Reporter (Amersham, Little Chalfont)
Suzy Talbot
Deputy Editor
Lorcan Lovett
Reporter (Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Great Missenden and Prestwood)
Jo-Anne Rowney
Reporter (Beaconsfield, Stoke Poges, Seer Green and Jordans, Hedgerley, Fulmer and Farnham Common)
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