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Buckinghamshire firefighters to strike during fireworks lead up to Bonfire Night

Firefighters will go on strike during the lead up to major firework displays and Bonfire Night in a row over pensions.

Enid Blyton magical books written in Bucks to be taken to the big screen

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Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are set to be adapted for film for the first time. The author penned the stories in Beaconsfield

Zombie mobs, sinister clowns and random rabbits - some of the fancy dress related police incidents in Thames Valley

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As we gear up for Halloween we take a look at some of the weird and wonderful cases of fancy dress related police incidents in the Thames Valley Police area, Patrick Scott reports

Reserve's 'dangerous' steps to be replaced

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Beaconsfield Town Council agreed to pay £1100 for the project last night

Road safety losing out on cash due to Savile and Harris

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Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett told people gathered for a meeting that cash had to be ploughed into safeguarding after cases such as Savile and Harris

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Swimmer: "Cold swimming pool makes it difficult to take the plunge"

There are concerns that a swimming pool in Amersham is too cold

Chalfont St Peter Parish Council loses Holy Cross appeal

High Court rejects appeal for school swap

Daycare centre that was set to close this week will stay open until next year

The Douglas McMinn Centre, in East Street, Chesham, was due to close on Friday (Oct 31)

CCTV released following burglary of a shop

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of a man it would like to speak to in connection with a burglary of a shop

Two men convicted of burglary offences in Bucks

Craig Back, 36 and Mark Derriman, 35 pleaded guilty to a string of burglary offences, some of which took place in Bucks

Enid Blyton magical books written in Bucks to be taken to the big screen

Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are set to be adapted for film for the first time. The author penned the stories in Beaconsfield

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Plans for an online school could change the way children are educated but is there really a future without classrooms?

There are many parents who feel the frustration of the school system from time to time with some opting for home schooling. But what about those who do not feel they can teach their child themselves? JO-ANNE ROWNEY speaks to Tom Scott from Wey Ecademy, an online free school, about why he feels that is the answer

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

Businessman: They are rioting in Hong Kong, it's worth just asking about changing council structures

Buckinghamshire Business First's Alex Pratt says while people are rioting in Hong Kong for democracy it is at least worth asking the question about whether we should be an unitary authority

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.
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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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Watch: Robbie Williams reveals name of newborn son in video filmed in hospital

Singer and wife Ayda welcomed a baby boy earlier this week

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies aged 45 after battle with alcohol

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Michael Payne struggled with drink addiction for years after his daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting

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Watch: Robbie Williams reveals name of newborn son in video filmed in hospital

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Look: Children brave reptile show

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