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Lib Dems to break parliamentary convention and field a candidate to run against John Bercow

Buckingham Constituency Party will be fighting the General Election on June 8th. This is the first time one of the three major parties has contested the seat since 2005, four years before John Bercow MP became the Speaker.
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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Ever fancied trying parachuting but afraid of heights...? The Army have the perfect thing for you at Silverstone this weekend

The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

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Rt. Hon John Bercow MP, will run again as speaker of the House of Commons

John Bercow squashes rumours he will step down, after snap election called

John Bercow yesterday revealed he will stand for another term as Speaker, ending rumours he would take the chance of the snap general election to retire.
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Victoria Prentis

Banbury and Bicester MP says PM’s decision to hold early election is ‘the right one’

North Oxfordshire’s MP, Victoria Prentis, has welcomed today’s, Tuesday, announcement of a snap general election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council fat cats took home pay rises last year despite being in charge of struggling services

County council fat cats presiding over besieged services still took home wage increases last year - despite the authority grappling with a total cut in government funding.

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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Northamptonshire MP wants heavier fines for litter bugs

Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has announced her plans to clamp down on litter bugs as part of the Government’s first Litter Strategy for England initiative.

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Oxfordshire County Council gritting lorries. NNL-171004-103414001

Gritting fleet travels twice around world

Oxfordshire’s fleet of gritters travelled the equivalent of more than twice around the world this past winter.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council elections - Which candidates are standing in your area?

On Thursday May 4 between 7pm and 10pm to decide which councillors will represent 17 Aylesbury Vale constituencies on Bucks County Council.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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The Mother of Parliaments: Annual Division of Revenue by Adam Dant, 2017. Copyright Adam Dant

Aylesbury Vale MP John Bercow featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Aylesbury Vale MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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A new council for a Better Oxfordshire. Press briefing at Said Business School, Oxford. 3rd March 2017. Contact: emily.reed@oxfordshire.gov.uk Picture: Andrew Walmsley NNL-170603-170507001

BREAKING: Unitary proposals are submitted to central government

The final proposal for a unitary authority in Oxfordshire has been submitted to central government today, Thursday.

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Council Tax payers across the vale have received the wrong bill..

Aylesbury Vale District Council admits error on council tax bills

AVDC issue a statement regarding 'errors' in Council Tax bills sent out to households across Aylesbury Vale
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Unitary plan to be sent to government

A proposal to abolish the existing councils in Oxfordshire and replace it with a unitary authority will be submitted to central government.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Janet Blake

COLUMN: Change is at the top of the agenda for district council

Change is top of the agenda for AVDC.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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