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GCSEs: The Misbourne

Teenage mathematicians, a budding actress and young academics hit top GCSE results at The Misbourne this morning

Chesham Grammar School has record breaking year for GCSEs

Chesham Grammar School, in White Hill, had a record breaking year after 99.5 per cent of its pupils got at least five A* to Cs, including English and maths.

Look: Hundreds embrace the holiday spirit at summer camp

Hundreds of young members from different churches enjoy a summer camp in Great Missenden

Major housing development proposed for Prestwood

Plans for 76 flats and houses on green belt land including 30 affordable houses and play area

Bucks businesswoman up for Inspiring Woman award

A businesswoman who rebuilt her life after someone close to her struggled with addictions has been tipped to win a national award.

Schools on strike in Bucks today

Some Chiltern and South Bucks schools striking today

The mystery deepens - another tree is suffering from blackened leaves which have been partially eaten

Another reader has reported that ash trees close to her garden have been attacked by a mystery bug which chews holes in their leaves

Parents announce plans for new Chilterns secondary school

A group of parents has announced details of a plan to open a new secondary school in September 2016

Scrutiny over Bucks roads multi-million pound contract

Bucks County Council review road and pavement maintenance after county-wide disenchantment

Hundreds gather for Prestwood's Big Lunch

Families and friends gathered on a village common to celebrate a big event  

Top health tips from Bucks pharmacy for World Cup travellers

Prestwood Pharmacy trade boosted by travellers to Brazil and warns of the country's nasty diseases


Headteachers speak out about new bus scheme

The heads of two grammar schools think that a new bus service, due to be rolled out in September, is not feasible

Amazing Afghan effort for WI ends at 2,500 parcels

Six years of sending cake, sweets, toothbrushes and dog biscuits to Iraq and Afghanistan

Parking concerns over new Sainsbury's

People are concerned a new Sainsbury’s set to open in weeks will pose a parking problem for a village hall

Leisure centre apologies after pool's chemicals make children sick

Greenwich Leisure Limited apologies to school pupils and staff after swimming lessons turn into hospital trip

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

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.

Scales of Justice Statue

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

Fire fighter

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


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

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Chesham Asian ladies march for children in Gaza

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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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