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Buckinghamshire defendants least likely to plead guilty

While less than a fifth of rape cases led to a conviction in 2013. Claire Miller takes a look at the figures from our FOI to the Ministry of Justice

Development would be 'devastating' for ancient and protected woodland

Neighbours say plans to build four homes in an area of protected woodland should be rejected, calling the damage already done ‘devastating’ and ‘a scandal’. The application is due to be heard today.

Mayor takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

See Beaconsfield Mayor Steve Jones get a dousing for the Alexander Jansons Foundation

Hero police officer helped save the life of teenager who jumped from bridge over A40

PC Dewayne Hamilton after he helped save the life of a girl who jumped from a bridge over the A40
A member of the public and a police officer helped to rescue the girl from falling onto the A40

Police appeal after van set on fire

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a suspected arson in Castlefield, High Wycombe.

Council News

Town council objects to waste transfer station over fears it could pollute water supply

Councillors want to ensure there will be no pollution to the nearby aquifer if a waste transfer station is built between Amersham and Chalfont St Giles

Council opens public consultation over Winkers Nightclub dilemma

Council and independent examiner clash over whether Chalfont St Peter nightclub is a community facility

Archive: What did the A355 look like in the 1920s and 30s?

A355 Beaconsfield in the 1920s
Take a look at the county archive photos showing how Bucks County Council met the increasing pressure on the roads 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

Eight men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

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

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

Get your entries in for Buckinghamshire business awards

Businesses have until Friday September 26 to get their entries in for the Buckinghamshire Business Champion award.

More jobs as Poundland opens in Aylesbury

Poundland is opening a new store in Bucks creating 20 new jobs

Campaign group says 98 per cent of families affected by HS2 won't get paid out

Homeowners blighted by HS2 in some areas of Buckinghamshire  are unlikely to get any compensation according to national campaign group HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA).
Cheryl Gillan

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.
Days numbered - car tax disc

Tax disc changes: How you will be affected and what you need to do

From the start of October, the paper tax disc will be no more. Here's our quick guide to how this change will change how you tax your vehicle

Missing Alice Gross: Latest updates as murder inquiry launched after police discover a body

Alice Gross
Police Commander Graham McNulty said his officers are now investigating a "dreadful crime"

Videos & Photos

Mayor takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

Look: Crowds flock to Gerrards Cross Jumble Sale

Watch: How to choose the perfect wine for a first date


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