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Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

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An artist's impression of the proposed Lidl store for Lace Hill

Lidl plans objected by Buckingham Town Council due to ‘needlessly long’ step-free route from shop to bus stop

Buckingham Town Council will not support plans to build a Lidl store at Lace Hill until the route for shoppers with mobility difficulties is shortened.

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WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Disney recall

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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Izzie Partridge on Mansionhill Bertie Bassett

Your chance to shine at Horse of the Year Show

The Horse of the Year Show has announced the dates for its 2017 Search For a Star qualifiers.

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Lord Judge

Magna Carta was a total failure, says guest lecturer

Former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, is giving a public lecture on Magna Carta for the University of Buckingham on Thursday January 26.

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Patricia Ellis presents a cheque  to Margo Jackson of YC2

Golf ladies swing into action for young carers

Buckingham Golf Club’s Ladies Section has handed over a cheque for £2,530.87 to Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers (YC2).

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Leisure Leagues runs the six-a-side league at Towcester Leisure Centre

Sign up to play ‘the healthiest sport’

There is good news for players who were thinking of taking one of the last remaining spots in the Towcester Monday Five a Side league, which kicks off this Monday night at Towcester Leisure Centre.

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Great Horwood Silver Band entertains the crowds  at the Winslow Show

A successful year for Great Horwood Band

The Great Horwood Band raised £1,326 for charities in 2016, including the North Bucks Downs Syndrome Group, Great Horwood and Singleborough Church Youth Club, The British Heart Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK, Diabetes UK, Great Horwood Village Hall, Great Horwood Guides and Great Horwood and Singleborough Focus Magazine.

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A Stanier Black Five steam engine will haul the train from Crew

Steam into Wales for St David’s Day

There’s a chance to travel to Wales under steam on St David’s Day.

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The Santa Float in the Buckingham Christmas Parade

Another successful year for Santa Float

Buckingham’s Santa Float has once again raised a record sum for local good causes.

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Standing, from the left, Mark Cruse of Ella Homes, John Robinson, Julie Robinson and Mark Ayres of  Ella Homes, with Buckingham firefighters

Major boost for firefighters’ campaign

Firefighters from Buckingham Fire Station will be kayaking 80 miles from Buckingham to Huntingdon, in aid of The Cure CJD Campaign, after firefighter John Robinson’s wife Julie was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

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Press conference to launch the One Oxfordshire restructuring of the various councils within Oxfordshire. West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road. L-R: Richard Webber, Liz Brighouse and Ian Hudspeth  18th January 2017 Picture: Andrew Walmsley NNL-170118-173657001

County unveils plans for unitary authority

A single local authority running all council services in Oxfordshire could save around £100 million over the first five years according to Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

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Fledglings Montessori Pre-school

Healthy hints at Little Horwood pre-school help children ‘flourish’

A nursery which promotes healthy living and allows its children to “flourish” has been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

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The advert for Naturist Cleaners. (Photo: Facebook)

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses in Aylesbury Vale totally nude for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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