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Child sex exploitation investigators charge man with perverting the course of justice

The Aylesbury man was arrested on Thursday morning by police investigating child exploitation incidents in Buckinghamshire

Ten percent decrease in Thames Valley drink-driving arrests this Christmas

Police say there have been 10 percent fewer arrests during the current Christmas clampdown on drink driving offences so far

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

Gerrards Cross teenager to star in BBC Christmas Lectures

Student from Dr Challoner's High School is due to star in the annual Christmas Lectures, presented by the Royal Institution and televised as part of the BBC’s Christmas content.

Last chance for struggling families to use Chesham Toy Bank - which closes today

Chesham Toy Bank opened its shop in 93 High Street in Chesham on Monday (Dec 15) so that families struggling financially could go in and pick some gifts for their children and get them wrapped for free.

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Pinewood Studios gets go ahead to start work on expansion

Council gives green light for development to begin

Buckinghamshire district councils urge unitary authority caution

District council leaders believe that a decision should wait until after next year's election

Christmas bin collection dates in Chiltern

Waste and recycling collections in Chiltern will temporarily change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
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Man arrested after cannabis plants discovered in Chesham home

Thames Valley Police discovered the cannabis plants in a home in Chesham yesterday (Dec 2)

Police shut down Denham drug factory

Thames Valley Police took to Twitter to celebrate shutting down the drug factory in Denham

Arrests in Buckinghamshire under European Arrest Warrant up by 70 per cent in four years

Data from the National Crime Agency shows that in the 2013-14 financial year the force made 59 arrests under the EU legislation.
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How did your local school fare at KS2 results?

Want to know how your school did in the KS2 results? It's as simple as typing in the postcode.

Eighty percent of Buckinghamshire pupils achieve at least Level 4 in Key Stage 2

Four-fifths of pupils in Buckinghamshire reached the expected level in reading and writing by the end of primary school.

Buckinghamshire teachers offered advice after terrorist threat level raised

A letter was sent by Bucks County Council following the terrorist threat level being raised encouraging teachers to report any concerns

Cheryl Gillan MP: Smalls businesses are the backbone of our economy

Once again the small shops in the Chesham and Amersham constituency have been promoting the excellent service they give as part of the Small Business Saturday event.

Amanda gets top national Motor Industry award

An Aylesbury car dealership employee has become one of the first in the country to gain a national award recognising her talents.

Man contacts police after witness appeal for sexual assault on train

Police will interview 57-year-old man next week after women sexually assaulted on train between Amersham and Aylesbury
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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.
Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

Morning news headlines: Cameron Russia warning, 100 attempts to sneak into UK, Uni offers at record high

The Prime Minister David Cameron visited the O2 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire, to chat with staff as part of his PM Direct, where members of the public can quiz him about any issues or topics they desire. Photo by James Maloney
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Prime Minister backs Bucks-based charity radio station with Christmas message

'Miracle' dad able to spend Christmas at home thanks to organ donors

Watch: Bucks RAF corporal plans to be number one this Christmas

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