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Social worker academy could address staff shortage worries

The Social Work Academy is a scheme by the county council and Bucks New University to tackle the shortage of social workers in the county and nationally

Robbers threaten Holtspur service station staff with hammer

Thugs escape in van that was later found burnt out at Holtspur cemetery

Broken down train at High Wycombe causes delays

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Chiltern Railays has put on replacement buses for stranded commuters

Operation Bullfinch: "It took too long to bring the offenders to justice," says chief constable

Thames Valley Police chief constable Sara Thorton has apologised, and addressed the shortcomings in the Force dealing with the Child Sexual Exploitation cases

Holtspur petrol station cordoned off for police investigation

The Esso garage has been closed, and cordoned off with two vehicles inside the barrier

Council News

Khalsa: District says it will continue to support campaigners but does not confirm next step

The deputy leader of South Bucks District Council has said he welcomes the Secretary of State's u-turn but did not say if action will be taken

Chesham Leisure Centre closes both swimming pools 'until further notice'

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Chesham Leisure Centre in White Hill, Chesham has closed both swimming pools until further notice.

Social worker academy could address staff shortage worries

The Social Work Academy is a scheme by the county council and Bucks New University to tackle the shortage of social workers in the county and nationally

Robbers forced staff to empty petrol station tills

Two men forced petrol station staff empty tills before escaping with cash.

Retired consultant jailed for rape and sexual offences carried out at Bucks hospital

An 80-year-old has been sent to prison for 18 years for rape and sexual offences carried out while he worked as a doctor in a Bucks hospital

Drug dealer jailed for concealing cocaine and heroin

Police say they have taken another "dealer off the streets" as 22-year-old goes to jail

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Schoolgirls find out what a Mayor really does

Amersham Mayor Liz Walsh visits Heatherton House School  and girls quiz her on civic duties

Gerrards Cross named brainiest post code in the UK

Study names Gerrards Cross, Amersham and Beaconsfield as cleverest areas in the country

Amersham and Wycombe College students make final of nationwide CIPS Challenge

The four students are studying enterprise and entrepreneurship with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy – established by star of Dragons’ Den Peter Jones

Nearly 100,000 people on zero-hour contracts in South East

Survey also shows people on zero-hours more likely to be women, in full-time education or working part-time.

Unemployment up among Buckinghamshire's work force

The number of people unemployed in Bucks rose for the first time in a year last month.

Former Bucks care home Howard House to be converted into convent

The building in Gerrards Cross, was once a care home but was sold off by the trust that ran it in a controversial move in July 2013.
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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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Stepbrother charged with murder of 16-year-old Becky Watts

Nathan Matthews, 28, in police custody while girlfriend Shauna Hoare has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice

Hillsborough inquests hear top policeman planned to blame 'drunken, ticketless' Liverpool fans

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Former South Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent Terry Wain is said to have told a meeting that officers would gather evidence to show Liverpool fans had caused the disaster

Videos & Photos

School's mufti day raises more than £4k for muscular dystrophy charity

Bucks pupils compete in annual technology tournament

TV presenter visits school to mark 200th Waterloo anniversary

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