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Unemployment falls in Buckinghamshire

The amount of people claiming jobs seekers' allowance dropped for the 11th month in a row

Does living in Manor Gardens make your house worth more than one in Catmint Close?

Claire Miller find out in our exclusive report

How punctual are our trains?

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Patrick Scott reveals which lines are the best for punctuality

Father of child who died from cancer has raised £130,000 for charity

Alex Sharp, who was a pupil at Little Chalfont Primary School, died of neuroblastoma cancer in January 2013.

Fines on cards as town becomes 'guinea pig' for dog fouling crackdown

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Beaconsfield is part of a pilot scheme aimed at reducing dog mess in towns, with new signs, and enforcement officers

Council News

Chesham council tax raised by more than two per cent

Councillors say they ‘bitterly regret’ having to increase council tax in a bid to protect services.  

Buckinghamshire County Council chairman says he is 'disgusted' by Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris

Zahir Mohammed has condemned the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Muslim extremism saying it is not true to Islam.

Non-alcoholic cocktails created for new year health drive

David Hurst, who owns Chesham-based company Cocktailmaker, has joined forces with Bucks County Council in order to help promote its Dry January initiative, which encourages people to steer clear of alcohol throughout January.

Fuel worth £1,100 stolen from trading estate

Two thefts have taken place in Iver after people siphoned off fuel from cars

Man arrested after cannabis plants discovered in Chesham home

Cannabis plants
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

News in Pictures


Empty grammar school places highlighted by anti-11 plus campaigners

There are nearly 100 empty year seven grammar school places according to figures released by a pressure group.

The Beaconsfield School to lodge formal challenge against Ofsted criticism

A secondary school is challenging an Ofsted report which criticised behaviour, achievement and teaching standards.

Number of good or outstanding schools in Buckinghamshire is falling

More than a quarter of children in Bucks attend secondary schools deemed ‘inadequate’ or ‘require improvement’, Ofsted has said.

Government challenged over HS2 interest rate 'double standard'

The CLA has challenged the Government over double standards on interest rates for Buckinghamshire businesses affected by HS2.

Bucks petrol among the 'most expensive' in UK

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Price comparison website uses Buckingham to gauge that motorists in the country pay premium rates for fuel

Developer is happy to meet with London End objectors

A developer has said it is happy to meet anyone who has concerns over a town centre scheme it is working on.
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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.
The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron

Prince Charles and David Cameron flying to Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to King Abdullah

The decision to lower flags on public buildings in London has drawn criticism from some politicians

Broadcasters threaten to 'empty chair' party leaders who refuse to take part in live televised election debates

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown during one of the live leaders debates before the 2010 general election
Plans announced for TV election debates ahead of May's general election

Videos & Photos

William Roache to lead the tributes at the National Television Awards

Look: Honouring the role that Chiltern Railways plays in the Bucks landscape

Look: MPs see first hand the impact of HS2 on Buckinghamshire


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Jack Abell
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Camilla Goodman
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Laura Mowat
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Lorcan Lovett
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Jo-Anne Rowney
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