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Using horticulture therapy to combat mental health

Community, outdoors and exercise is paying dividends supporting mental health patients at Lindengate

What to do this Easter holiday

We come to the rescue of stressed parents everywhere with this great what's on guide for the school Easter holidays

Services in your area this Easter

Churches in Bucks are gearing up for a busy schedule of Easter services. Here is a round up of what is planned in your area

Buckinghamshire pupils have highest absence rate in country

Take a look at our table to find out where your child's school ranks in terms of absences

Solar eclipse picture shows the event taking place in Buckinghamshire

Reader Peter Baker sent us this photograph

Local village society folds after 44 years of service

Prestwood Society will close as members struggle to replace falling membership

Where road works are taking place next week

Where to avoid as Transport for Bucks carries out works

Talented teenagers offered places at top performing arts colleges

Sargent and Plester School of Dance pupils Eleanor Shaw, 15, from Chesham and Kia Pantazis, 17, from Prestwood have been accepted into a number of prestigious performing arts colleges.

Police warn legal high linked to four deaths is being used in Bucks

Police have warned people not to use a legal high after it became aware of cases in Prestwood

amersham fire station

Man burnt and gas cylinder fears as fire erupts in Prestwood garage

Firefighters treated man for burns and smoke inhalation while extinguishing blaze threatening to gut building

Two men arrested after police found drugs and stolen goods

The charges relate to a theft from a car in Prestwood last year and a burglary in High Wycombe in January

Dad delivers own baby daughter in surprise home birth

A father delivered his own baby daughter before midwives reached the scene in an unexpected home birth.

Chiltern District Councillors attendance records

Chiltern District Councillors attendance at expected meetings from May 13 last year to January 14 this month taken on Thursday, January 22

Community group faces closure after nearly 45 years

Society which campaigns on behalf of Prestwood has failed to attract leader

Neighbours rush to help panic-stricken mum as baby has fit

  • NHS

A mother has praised her quick-thinking neighbours after they saved her baby who was having a fit.

Vandals attack Prestwood Youth Club

Thugs cause 'large amount of damage' at the scout hut and youth club

Five-year-old girl battling leukaemia meets Disney's Frozen characters in birthday wish

Sophie Richardson from Ballinger, and her family joined other children with cancer on a charity trip to Disneyland Paris

Amersham concert raised funds for a pensioners' party

The Find Your True Voice music school held a concert on Saturday November 29 in Amersham Common Village Hall, White Lion Road.

Pixie Lott leaves Buckinghamshire Children in Need hero 'speechless'

  • BBC

Alex Webb, 20, who took on BBC One Show Rickshaw Challenge 'can't wait to tell friends' of pop star's visit

Prestwood rider leads the One Show Rickshaw into town

  • BBC

The One Show Rickshaw will ride through Buckinghamshire tonight, with a villager from Prestwood leading the way

Your guide to Remembrance Day services in Buckinghamshire

Remembrance services are likely to be particularly poignant this year as the nation continues to mark a century since the outbreak of the First World War.

Buckinghamshire diners warned to check hygiene ratings of restaurants

The Food Standards Agency say people should check a restaurant’s food hygiene rating, which is determined by local authority food safety officers.

Guide to the best Bonfire Night firework displays in Buckinghamshire

Which sparkling event will you visit? Check out our guide for the biggest bangs in your area

Daughter of a walker who died following a cliff fall pays tribute

Tracey Rathaus spoke to the Examiner about her popular and active mother, Maureen Absalom

Tributes paid to popular rambler who died after a cliff fall in Dorset

Maureen Absalom, who was a member of the Amersham Ramblers Group, died following a fall from a cliff in Dorset on a walking holiday.

Road works for the upcoming week

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) continues its rolling programme of road and pavement work this week

Jewellery burglar jailed for 32 months

Damian Antoine, 34, broke into Prestwood home during the day time and stole cash and jewellery

Plans for major housing development had 'more holes than block of Swiss cheese'

Proposals to build 76 flats and houses in green belt land in Prestwood were rejected by Chiltern District Council

Councillors set to decide on major housing development

Plans to build 76 flats and houses on green belt land have sparked protest in Prestwood

Dog walker launches bid to save woodland from development

Woman petitions Buckinghamshire County Council to save footpath after company proposes housing development


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.

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RAF students dig for charity

South Bucks scouts enjoy day of activities

St George's Day parade showed that scouting is 'alive and kicking'


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