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Bucks has one of highest proportion of physical abuse referrals against vulnerable adults

Of referrals in 2013/14 in Buckinghamshire, 39.3 per cent involved physical abuse, one of the highest proportions in England, reports Claire Miller

Watch: Time to be bold before more savings missed, businesses say

Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Business Group Guy Lachlan and Buckinghamshire Business First managing director Philippa Batting
Buckinghamshire Business First held a conference today following the release of its report looking at the possibility of Bucks having a unitary authority.

Plans to improve 'inadequate' children's services to be discussed next week

Angela Macpherson Bucks County Council cabinet member for children's services
Bucks County Council's cabinet will meet on Monday to look at the improvement plan for children's services

Cameo for Potter in new Star Wars film? Rumours abound as Daniel Radcliffe seen at Pinewood

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Daniel Radcliffe popped in to Pinewood Studios where Star Wars VII is filming, though he denies he has a cameo role

Amersham Ramblers Group walker dies after cliff fall

A rambler from Bucks has died after falling 50ft down a cliff and into the sea in Dorset. 

Council News

Mother campaigns for footpath to improve safety near schools

Bucks County Council recommends funding goes to 'higher priority' projects after Chalfont St Peter petition raises concerns

Breaking: High Court challenge after decision to allow Khalsa free school to stay

Stoke Poges Parish Council has begun legal proceedings in High Court challenging the decision by Eric Pickles to overrule an inspector's decision regarding the Khalsa Secondary School

Children's services report is underway as a 'top priority'

Bucks County Council held a cabinet meeting on Monday October 20 where the children's services improvement report was discussed by members

Teenagers sentenced for sexual offences

The convictions relate to incidents involving seven female victims who lived in Chesham and High Wycombe between 2009 and 2012.

More than a thousand on-duty police officers were assaulted in the past five years

Figures revealing how many officers were assaulted in the Thames Valley every year for the past five years have been released

Eight men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

The men will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court today (Sep 4).

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Protesters against Khalsa Free School threaten to vote for UKIP

Villagers have threatened to vote UKIP after the government overruled a planning inspector and allowed a Sikh school to remain.

Roundup of Bucks Prom photos

Were you there? All the photos from the Proms sent in by our readers and our photographers

Look: Chalfont Valley E-ACT Academy show off their 'Olympians'

A sports day had an Olympic theme with events including hurdles, long jump and sprints.

Search begins to find best business in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Business First awards celebrate 'can-do' spirit which makes county ‘entrepreneurial heart of Britain’

Switching to one authority could save Buckinghamshire £58m, says report

Buckinghamshire Business First has commissioned a report that says the county could save £58m if it became a unitary authority. But what do you think? Vote in our poll below.

Buckinghamshire house prices at a new high

The average house price is now £285,649 in Buckinghamshire
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MP Cheryl Gillan brands lack of HS2 compensation package progress 'shameful'

Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan has said the lack of compensation packages for HS2 is 'shameful' four years into the project

HS2 campaigners, a youth worker and business recognised at mayor awards

The annual Amersham Mayoral Awards were held last week, celebrating the pillars of the community.
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Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Morning news headlines: Spinal paralysis breakthrough, Kate back on Royal duties, designer passes away, Gonzalo disruption expected

Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery
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Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo: Falling trees and traffic chaos expected as 100mph gales due to batter Britain


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