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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

Habib Ullah inquest: High Wycombe police officers face misconduct hearing after misadventure verdict

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Jury in Beaconsfield gives 'death by misadventure' verdict, but Thames Valley Police said there will be further action against officers involved

Man hit over head with hammer in High Wycombe brawl

Police called after 'altercation' involving up to five people where one man was treated at hospital for head injuries

Ivan Kulyk: University pays tribute to "dedicated" student

The student who was found dead on Saturday has been described as “dedicated and hard-working.”

Council News

Delight as well-used pothole-riddled path resurfaced

The Backs in Chesham, a well-used footpath that runs from Waterside to Chesham Underground Station, has finally been resurfaced following the campaigning of two councillors who had been contacted by many users who had fallen or tripped due to its uneven surface.

Free school's admission policy "breaches rules"

An investigation has ruled Khalsa Secondary School asked parents “unreasonable, unclear, not objective and not fair” questions

Chiltern District Council sets 1.9% council tax increase

The council has agreed to the rise in its council tax precept, which the authority hopes will place it in a strong position for the challenges of the year ahead.

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

News in Pictures

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.

Footballer Adam Johnson on bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16

Sunderland and England player has been suspended by the club after being questioned by police on Monday

Celebrity Big Brother receives nearly three thousands complaints but Ofcom not investigating

Channel 5 show will not be investigated even though it had 2,736 complaints including 715 about Perez Hilton's behaviour

Videos & Photos

Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Boys find way to enrich their lives

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