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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

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

M40 reopens after lanes closed due to 'welfare incident'

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Motorway now reopened after police dealt with an incident near the Beaconsfield junction

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Campaign launched to recruit more foster carers in Bucks

A campaign to recruit more foster carers in Bucks will launch next week.

Final request to keep a Chesham daycare centre open

The daycare facility at the Douglas McMinn Centre, in East Street, Chesham, will close next Friday (Oct 31)

Road safety losing out on cash due to Jimmy Savile and Rolf 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

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

Teenagers sentenced for sexual offences

The convictions relate to incidents involving seven female victims who lived in Chesham and High Wycombe between 2009 and 2012.

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

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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.
A small protest was held outside the newsagent after word of the refusal spread online

Shop refuses to sell cigarettes to serving soldiers because they wearing uniform

Worker apologises saying he believed he was legally required to refuse people in combat uniform

Morning news headlines: EU seeking £1.7bn more from UK, David Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola

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