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NHS strike over pay as union says people do not realise workers have resorted to foodbanks

NHS staff held a four hour strike this morning in a dispute over pay, including Stoke Mandeville staff

Heads say it is too early to analyse new 11+ test and warn they can’t stop people tutoring children

Students sit exams
Three headmasters were questioned about their new examination, which tries to make the test as tutor proof as possible.

Women born in Chiltern not only are 'least medicated' - they also have highest life expectancy

Women born in Chiltern have the highest life expectancy of anybody in England and Wales.

Six High Wycombe burglaries are linked, police say

Police appeal for witnesses after six burglaries in Wycombe are linked

Amnesty for those who hand over illegal firearms

Police are offering amnesty to those who hand over their illegal weapons at stations across Bucks.

Council News

Church's revamp aims to serve community 'in best way possible'

St George’s Church, in White Lion Road, Little Chalfont, has applied for planning permission from Chiltern District Council to extend its building and modernise its hall.

Buckinghamshire is one of the top 10 healthiest areas in England

Bucks County Council comes eighth out of a possible 150 according to an analysis of NHS data for a number of public health measures.

Dedicated group to look at future of Bucks libraries

Yesterday (Tuesday November 18) the select committee agreed to set up a working group to explore more deeply evidence and data to help look at the future of the county's libraries

Chesham man who stole car with teen inside jailed

A drunk who kidnapped a teenager when he stole a car from a petrol station has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Six High Wycombe burglaries are linked, police say

Police appeal for witnesses after six burglaries in Wycombe are linked

Amnesty for those who hand over illegal firearms

Police are offering amnesty to those who hand over their illegal weapons at stations across Bucks.

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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

Children from Buckinghamshire's biggest towns half as likely to pass 11+ test

Children from High Wycombe or Aylesbury are half as likely to pass their 11+ exams when compared with the rest of Buckinghamshire

Grammar schools face grilling after claims 11+ test is unfair

Buckinghamshire Grammar School Heads group will appear before county council committee next week

Price of a pint in Buckinghamshire may drop as landlords toast change in law

Stuart Thurston, landlord of Cross Keys in Great Missenden, says change may mean drop in price of pints plus more choice

In demand, independent hairdressers expands and relocates to better premises

No 67 in Old Amersham will have their launch evening on Thursday, November 20

Inflation on the increase - despite fall in petrol and airfares

Inflation grew slightly in October, with price rises for video games and a slowing of the fall in petrol and air fares..
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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.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (left) with Mark Reckless

Morning news headlines: UKIP gain second MP; Labour shadow minister resigns; £3bn bill for Westminster

The latest news from around the world

Morning news headlines: UKIP aim for new election game; patient drug promise; Charles will speak out

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The latest news from around the globe

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Alexander, Ethan and Tristan Hoekema, 12, are raising funds for the World Challenge

Watch: Triplets appeal for help as they raise funds for World Challenge

Two youths look at bullet holes and forensic evidence inside a synagogue after an attack in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Liverpool rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg among four people killed in Jerusalem terror

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