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Campaign group's report claims 11+ exam is not fairer

A campaign group has released a report showing how the new 11+ exam has not helped children from more disadvantaged homes in Bucks get grammar school places

Escaped prisoner could be man who hid in back of woman's car

Escaped prisoner Michael Rothery
Police have said they are seeing if there is a link between an escaped prisoner and a man who fled when discovered he was in the back of a woman's car

Have you seen a village's missing scarecrow?

Lil the scarecrow has gone missing
Seer Green Green Gardeners are appealing for help after its scarecrow Lil was taken

Man missing since beginning of September has been found

Duncan McLaclachlan had been missing from Aylesbury since September 3.

Rowney's Ramblings: Charitable Bucks, Tour of Britain, Roald Dahl and funerals for friends

Kim Osborne, from the Roald Dahl Museum sent this in. The team seized the change to share the news its Dahl's Birthday
Reporter Jo-Anne Rowney reflects on the past two weeks, the generosity of Bucks, the excitement surrounding cycling, Dahl Day and saying goodbye to two contacts and much-loved Beaconsfield stalwarts

Council News

Work to begin on High Street's footpaths after complaints

Chesham's High Street is set to have repairs carried out within three weeks after the mayor raised people's complaints and concerns over the state of footpaths

Gerrards Cross Library celebrates its success

Volunteers the key for community library

Cycling extravaganza in Chesham for Tour of Britain

Chesham is holding an event today to celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to the town

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

Eight men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

The men will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court today (Sep 4).

Watch: Top cop speaks about child sexual exploitation warrants

Acting Superintendent Olly Wright
Acting Superintendent Olly Wright speaks about the 120 officers who executed warrants at 13 properties from 7am on Tuesday (Sep 2).

News in Pictures

Roundup of Bucks Prom photos

Were you there? All the photos from the Proms sent in by our readers and our photographers

Look: Chalfont Valley E-ACT Academy show off their 'Olympians'

A sports day had an Olympic theme with events including hurdles, long jump and sprints.

Look: Chiltern Hills Academy Year 11 Prom

Check out our photo-gallery of the sparkling prom at Chartridge Lodge

Family store triumphs in best business awards

Business still booming for award-winning DIY store after 60 years in Chalfont St Giles

Apple unveil iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch - and buyers are already queuing in London

Apple have unveiled two new phone handsets, their first wearable technology, and a revolutionary payment system

Beaconsfield Sainsbury's applies for new licence

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People have raised concerns over the store applying for a new licence, asking whether it means the Beaconsfield store could open for 24 hours
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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.
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

Brave Stephen Sutton raised nearly £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Stephen Sutton
The charity will spend the 19-year-old's legacy by developing specialist units in seven cities

Videos & Photos

Hollywood stars queue up for role in new Star Wars blockbuster

Look: Hundreds tackle charity's Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Look: Denham marks First World War centenary

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