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Will Gompertz

Baffled by modern art? Top expert explains all

Why is Tracey Emin’s unmade bed a work of art, when yours is not?

Raising money for the Buckingham AED project

Demonstration raises awareness of defibrillator campaign

The Buckingham AED Project raised £424.38 in donations from its demonstrations of an automated external defibrillator (AED) outside Waitrose, Buckingham, last Saturday.

Buckingham Parish Church organ

Top organist plays for church fund

One of the top organ recitalists in England is coming to perform at Buckingham Parish Church next month.

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Fuel spill on petrol station forecourt

Firefighters were called as a precaution after a fuel spill on a petrol station forecourt yesterday, Monday.

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Dinner dance in teacher’s memory

A charity dinner dance is being held at the Royal Latin School on Friday, April 25, in aid of Bowel Cancer UK.

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Did life on Earth originate in space?

Did life on Earth originate from outer space?

Register teams for charity quiz night

Teams of four to six are invited to enter a quiz night run by the Aylesbury Vale Fibromyalgia Group at Akeley Village Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 26.

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Join in the big Book Swap

Swap a book you’ve loved reading for another you fancy on Saturday, April 26.

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Have your say on Vale plan, again

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has launched a consultation on the content and scope of its new Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP), which will be the district’s planning document for growth up to 2031.

Des Burns, from Bicester, will run the London Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140704-154711001

Keen runners to hit the streets in London Marathon

Today, Sunday, keen runners from the Advertiser and Review region will be lacing up their trainers to take part in the London Marathon.

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Failed drains could lead to further delays for drivers

Crumbling drains under the A421 Buckingham bypass could lead to even further delays for motorists as more repair works are carried out.

Ben Ogden

Families attend Nepal plane crash inquest

An inquest into a plane crash in Nepal which killed a former Royal Latin School student has delivered a verdict of accidental death on all seven British tourists who died.

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Have a heart, help put defibrillators in town

If you see a group of people urgently trying to revive a man who has collapsed in the street tomorrow, Saturday, don’t worry.

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Trade ‘not affected’ by car parking charges

Out of town trading is more of a threat to local businesses than a rise in car parking charges.

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Police appeal after violent disorder

Police are appealing for information following an incident of violent disorder last month.

Susan Simpson and family

Facial gift made 100-year-old feel ‘like the Queen’

A 100-year-old lady said she felt like the Queen after enjoying a luxury facial to celebrate her big birthday this week.

Winning team at the Panto-Loonies quiz for Relay for Life

Quiz a fundraising success

A quiz evening run by the Buckingham Panto-Loonies at Buckingham Athletic Football Club last Friday was a great success, with more than 100 participants.

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Janet’s ‘shock’ at sacking from council post

Sacked roads’ boss Janet Blake has expressed her shock and disappointment at the dismissal.

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Welcome aboard the business bus

The NatWest Mobile Business School, a 1960s double-decker bus, will be at the University of Buckingham from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, April 15.

11-year-old Lewis Picketts, who played Elvis in the panto The Wizard of Padbury. PNL-140804-114531001

A new take on Wizard of Oz

A children’s classic received the Padbury treatment last week when the village panto made a welcome return.

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Village pub takes on a new lease of life

A former village pub has begun a new life as a B&B.

The Wah Wah Club

Local musicians hone their album material

Local band The Wah Wah Club release their new single, Slave To The Money, on Friday, April 18, to coincide with the launch of their new website

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Police called to man stranded in the river

Police and fire were called to reports of a man stuck in a dinghy on the river.

Michael Moyse of The Technical Support Department Ltd

‘Silver’ IT 
support firm now going for Gold

Buckingham IT support company The Technical Support Department Ltd has achieved Silver Small Business competency level with Microsoft.

Christine Strain-Clark

Mission to make Buckingham town centre ‘accessible for all’

Two town councillors are on a mission to make Buckingham centre accessible to all.

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Law and order was the focus for outgoing High Sheriff

Going out on the beat with police officers and visiting the county’s prisons are two of the most rewarding things the High Sheriff has done during his year in office.

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MP meets Buckingham’s emergency food delivery team

MP for Buckingham John Bercow met members of the Buckingham Food Service delivery team, which provides emergency food for local people in crisis.

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New premises needed for furniture outlet

The Willen Hospice Furniture Store in Buckingham is to close in September.

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Wear a Hat Day raises thousands

Hundreds of people across the area took part in Wear A Hat Day last Friday in aid of Padbury-based charity Brain Tumour Research.

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Burglars drive off in stolen cars

Two cars were stolen from a house in Maids Moreton between 10.30pm yesterday night, Thursday, and 5.45am this morning, Friday.

Crime

House burgled in Buckingham

Police are appealing for information after a games console was stolen from a home in Buckingham yesterday, Thursday.

Adam Floyd

Buckingham man wins uni’s top award

A Buckingham man who graduated from the University of Buckingham last month has won the uni’s top award.

Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Blue Jasmine.

Award-winning movie returns to Buckingham

Back by popular demand at Buckingham cinema The Film Place at 7.30pm on Friday is Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine, which won Cate Blanchett an Oscar for Best Actress.

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Get your ducks lined up for Buckingham race

Take part in a Duck Race in Buckingham on Easter Monday, April 21, and help boost fundraising towards the Royal Latin School’s £5 million Science Discovery Centre.

John Bercow addresses the audience at the last general election count in 2010

Petition calls for change to ‘undemocratic’ practice

A campaign has been launched to end the practice of no major party standing against the Speaker at general elections.

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University of Buckingham open days

Find out about doing a two-year degree at the University of Buckingham at a series of open days this month.

Ellie Foden

Yoga teacher brings new massage system to UK

Yoga teacher Ellie Foden, from Adstock, has recently returned from four months in India, not only to further her own yoga practice and to help with teacher training at the place where she herself qualified as a teacher, but also to learn the art of ayurvedic yoga massage.

Krista Detor

Tingewick hosts US singer songwriter

A pianist and singer songwriter from Bloomington, Indiana, who has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and Leonard Cohen, is performing at Tingewick Village Hall on Friday, April 25.

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Graeme Johnston, non- executive director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and John Bercow MP, right, take a look at Buckingham Hospital's new �70,000 X-ray machine. PNL-140331-123822001

Buckingham Hospital future bright thanks to X-ray donation

X-rays are now available at Buckingham Hospital thanks to the donation of a new £70,000 X-ray machine.

Police road show on shed burglary. From the left, Alan Garside, AVDC community safety, PCSO Unita Hopkins, Keith Brindle, AVDC community safety, PCSO Nathan Howson and Seb Cooke, sale manager at Browns, Buckingham.
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Shedloads of advice on offer at Buckingham roadshow event

The Aylesbury Vale neighbourhood police and Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) held a roadshow event in Buckingham last Thursday to raise awareness of shed and garage burglary as part of its springtime burglary campaign. AVDC community safety officers Alan Garside and Keith Brindle are pictured with PCSOs Unita Hopkins and Nathan Howson and Seb Cooke, sales manager at Browns.

Chase Howie, right and her cousin Luc Gibson who had his head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Buckingham teen shaves his head in support of cousin Chase

A 17-year-old Buckingham boy has had his mop of hair shaved off to show solidarity with his much-loved cousin, Chase Howie, who lost her hair after being treated for cancer.

Beautiful Buckingham. River Great Ouse.
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Districts in top 50 for ‘rural living’

South Northants, Aylesbury Vale and Cherwell have all been named in the top 50 best places to live in the countryside.

Environment

Buckingham man fined over dumped waste

A Buckingham man has been prosecuted after rubbish was dumped illegally in a field.

Buckingham Primary School Ofsted report. Front from the left, Rosemary Gadd, deputy head, Becky Ellers, head and former head, Jan Jones with yr5 pupils.
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Glowing Ofsted report for Buckingham Primary School

Buckingham Primary School is celebrating this week, after Ofsted inspectors rated the school Outstanding in all areas.

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Extra cash poured into countys’ pothole roads

County councils in Bucks, Northants and Oxon have each received a share of the £183.5m funding allocated for flood-damaged roads.

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School musical brings 1950s fun

The Buckingham School brings you 1950s fun next Monday to Thursday, with the first UK performances of the musical Wurlitzer, set in a ’50s dance hall/coffee shop.

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New blog gives latest news on road repairs

Transport for Bucks (TfB) has launched a new blog with the latest information about pothole and surfacing work, www.tfbpotholes.blogspot.co.uk

Buckingham Town Council green spaces manager Lee Phillips at Brackley Road cemetery with unsafe memorials.
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Searching for owners of wobbly memorials

Buckingham Town Council is trying to trace the grave owners of memorials in Brackley Road Cemetery, after a number of them were found to be unsafe.

Education news

Teachers’ strike: schools affected

Seven schools in the Advertiser and Review region are partially closed today due to strike action taken by members of the National Union of Teachers.

Buckingham Library 50th year.
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Mother’s Day craft session at library

Drop in at Buckingham Library on Saturday, for a children’s craft session.

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