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Bucks County Council looks to the young to improve public services..

Listening more to the views of young people will enhance the quality of public services in Bucks, according to a County Council watchdog.

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Oakman Inns intend renaming the building The Cherry Tree in recognition of the days when Olney produced large cherry crops from the surrounding orchards

Company to showcase plans to transform Olney’s Westlands House into pub-restaurant

The company behind the proposed transformation of a former residential care home at in Olney, Milton Keynes, will showcase their plans to the public next week.

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Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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Robyn receives her award from Rotary president Walter Butterfield

Young singer wins contest for second time

A young vocalist and keyboard player has won the Brackley round of Rotary’s Young Musician Competition for the second time.

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Jane Mordue

Wappenham woman’s top role at healthcare body

A well-known local figure has been appointed to a key role at the head of the body that acts as the independent consumer champion in health and care in England.

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Street Nativity in Steeple Claydon

Residents step in to keep Nativity show on the road

Steeple Claydon’s Nativity in the Streets took place last Sunday, despite the fact that Mary and the baby, the narrator, the angel Gabriel and a shepherd all became ill the day before.

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Standing, from left: Rev Andrew Lightbown, Brian Spatcher,  John Bercow MP, Sharon Stevens, treasurer, and Sheila Spatcher

Farewell meal for over-60s club

Winslow’s former Cane and Able Club had its last meeting on Saturday, with a Christmas lunch at the Bell Hotel.

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Last year's Nativity in North Marston

Villagers re-enact the Christmas story

A live re-enactment of the Christmas story is taking place in North Marston at 3pm on Saturday, December 17. Twelve villagers are taking parts, including newcomers Melissa and Mark Payne as Mary and Joseph, with local builder Roy Randles as the innkeeper and Aly Perrett as his wife. The angel of the Lord will be vicar’s wife Pamela Gorringe.

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Nigel Lumsdale

Book signing event with Brackley thriller writer

Brackley author Nigel Lumsdale will be signing books at Brackley Town Football Club from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday, December 14.

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From left: Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation; Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children's Services; Paul Irwin, Deputy Cabinet Member for Transportation; Yvette Thomas, Head of Equalities

Council workers donate presents for vulnerable children

Bucks county councillors have launched their Christmas present appeal for vulnerable children across the county.

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Westbury Village Hall

Design award for village hall

Westbury’s new village hall has scooped the top prize in the Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) Design Awards.

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Aylesbury MP steps in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time

Aylesbury MP steps in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time

MP for Aylesbury David Lidington took the place of Theresa May taking Prime Ministers’ Questions today.

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Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as �50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Trial for Aylesbury man accused of grooming and arranging to meet a child

An Aylesbury man has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to arrange to meet with a child under 16 following sexual grooming.

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Head teacher Alan Rosen

Vale headteachers write to Prime Minster to issue grim warning over funding

Two concerned headteachers have issued a stark warning to the Prime Minister and Education Secretary over cuts to secondary school funding.

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Talented readers capture the wonder of winter in Aylesbury Vale

Talented readers capture the wonder of winter in Aylesbury Vale

Winter time can often feel a little dreary can’t it?

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Tributes paid to Bucks County Council cabinet member Martin Phillips

Tributes have been paid following the death of Buckinghamshire County Councillor Martin Phillips.

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Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

HEALTH experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Diners’ horror as Aylesbury Prezzo runs out of Prosecco and Camembert

Aylesbury locals who visited Prezzo this weekend may have been in for a nasty shock, as the restaurant ran out of Prosecco and Camembert.

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