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Pensioner killed in car crash named

A pensioner who was killed in a car crash in Little Missenden has been named

Decision on the future of a controversial free school expected today

Secretary of State Eric Pickles is due to make a decision on whether Khalsa Secondary School can stay in Stoke Poges today with an announcement expected tomorrow

Campaign group's report claims 11+ exam is not fairer

A campaign group has released a report showing how the new 11+ exam has not helped children from more disadvantaged homes in Bucks get grammar school places

Escaped prisoner could be man who hid in back of woman's car

Escaped prisoner Michael Rothery
Police have said they are seeing if there is a link between an escaped prisoner and a man who fled when discovered he was in the back of a woman's car

Have you seen a village's missing scarecrow?

Lil the scarecrow has gone missing
Seer Green Green Gardeners are appealing for help after its scarecrow Lil was taken

Council News

Bucks County Council is considering recruiting social workers from abroad

The council is looking at various solutions after Ofsted labelled the children's services as inadequate in August

Khalsa School 'delighted' with free school result

Slough Sikh Education Trust, who run the Khalsa Secondary School, has said it is delighted with the Secretary of State's decision to allow the school to remain in Stoke Poges

Organisers of Bollywood event grateful for cash boost from council

Chesham4Fairtrade received £450 from Chiltern District Council which will help support its From Chesham to Bollywood event 

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).

Watch: Top cop speaks about child sexual exploitation warrants

Acting Superintendent Olly Wright
Acting Superintendent Olly Wright speaks about the 120 officers who executed warrants at 13 properties from 7am on Tuesday (Sep 2).

News in Pictures

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.

Look: Chiltern Hills Academy Year 11 Prom

Check out our photo-gallery of the sparkling prom at Chartridge Lodge

Campaign group says 98 per cent of families affected by HS2 won't get paid out

Homeowners blighted by HS2 in some areas of Buckinghamshire  are unlikely to get any compensation according to national campaign group HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA).

Family store triumphs in best business awards

Business still booming for award-winning DIY store after 60 years in Chalfont St Giles

Apple unveil iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch - and buyers are already queuing in London

Apple have unveiled two new phone handsets, their first wearable technology, and a revolutionary payment system
Cheryl Gillan

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.

Could 24-year-old Olive (an amazing 113 in feline years) be the world's oldest cat?

Owner John Burgess believes his pet could be about to claim the remarkable title after death of previous holder, Poppy from Bournemouth

Scotland votes no: historic referendum sees independence rejected

Better Together supporters celebrate at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow as Scotland rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in Glasgow
Scotland votes to save the Union, despite Yes campaign winning a majority in Glasgow

Videos & Photos

Could 24-year-old Olive (an amazing 113 in feline years) be the world's oldest cat?

Look: Bargain hunters take part in Chalfont St Peter jumble trail

Film shot in Chesham set for Oscar success


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