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Bucks budget report is harder to understand than Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan - yes it's that difficult

What do Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the Wikipedia entry explaining mathematical integrals have in common? They're both easier to understand than Buckinghamshire Council's budget report, Patrick Scott reports

Businessman: They are rioting in Hong Kong, its 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

Chesham man who stole car with teen inside pleads guilty

Ben Parker, 22, of Milton Road, Chesham, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court for a preliminary hearing yesterday (Tue).

Burglar prevention tips as clocks go back on Sunday

The evenings are getting darker and the clocks are due to go back on Sunday, October 26. The cover of darkness provides opportunities for burglars - here's some tips from the community team

District join campaigners in challenge against Khalsa free school

South Bucks District Council has decided to challenge the decision of the Secretary of State to overrule an inspector decision and allow Khalsa Secondary School to stay in Stoke Poges

Council News

Community projects set to receive thousands of pounds

Bucks County Council will hold a community funding meeting tonight and see which projects are due a boost

Bucks budget report is harder to understand than Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan - yes it's that difficult

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What do Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the Wikipedia entry explaining mathematical integrals have in common? They're both easier to understand than Buckinghamshire Council's budget report, Patrick Scott reports

#BuckleUp: Council leader supports our campaign

Leader of Bucks County Council supports our campaign urging everyone to wear a seatbelt.

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

Eight men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

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

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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

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.

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.
Concerns have been raised by dementia patient groups

Morning news headlines: Dementia fears; high cost of foreign criminals; Clegg targets teacher workload

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South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

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