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Rising star Amy targets England selection

After Britain’s golden success at Rio 2016 catapulted the sport of hockey into the national consciousness, one aspiring young star has aspirations of following in her heroes’ footsteps.

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Kirsty Freshwater. Picture: Jake McNulty

Buckingham score six but Jones still wants improvement

Zak Jones was delighted by the manner in which his side bounced back to form as they hammered Exe 6-1 to keep in touch with the early pace-setters in the Conference West.

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Kandeez dancers brought home 23 trophies from the National Finals

Kandeez find it a breeze as young dancers do town proud at national finals

Dancers from Aylesbury’s Kandeez Dance school did the town proud when they brought home a brilliant 23 trophies from the ISTD DFR National Grand Finals Competition at the Guildford Spectrum last week.

Katrina Nicholson

Buckingham make strong start to bid for promotion back to the top tier

After Great Britain’s golden summer at the Rio Olympic Games, Buckingham Hockey Club are now hoping to enjoy their own successful season and win promotion back to the Investec Premier Division.

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Phil Wright brushes past a Stow defender

Impressive Buckingham sweep aside Stow to go third

Buckingham backed up their outstanding win over MK last time out with an equally impressive 42-18 victory away at Stow on the Wold in the Southern Counties North this week.

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Tows hailed as ‘simply awesome’ after they continue excellent start

Forwards coach Darren Snook hailed his team’s all-round performance as ‘simply awesome’ after Tows continued to enjoy life in the National Leagues with a bonus-point 36-13 win over Bridgnorth.

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Aylesbury’s first league win ‘not far away’ after Bicester defeat

Aylesbury assistant coach Rob Smith feels a first league win for his side is ‘not far away’ after they were beaten 17-10 by Bicester on Saturday.

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Tows left to rue poor start as they suffer first defeat

Disappointed director of rugby Robbie George was left to rue his side’s slow start after Towcestrians slumped to their first league defeat of the season, losing 30-20 to Old Halesonians.

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Bicester captain Dave Hampton on his way to the try line. Picture: Lisa Horwood

On-song Miles kicks Bicester to second successive victory

A virtuoso kicking performance by centre Tom Miles enabled Bicester to grind out a 29-15 victory in this hard-fought game against Thatcham at Oxford Road.

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Alex Chalcraft

Tows roar back to make winning start to national league life

Towcestrians fought back from 14-0 down to beat Bedford Athletic 19-14 and ensure life in National League Three Midlands began on a high.

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The last Paralympic flame lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Live: Paralympic flame lighting ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Tonight Stoke Mandeville Stadium and Vale Park will embrace this area’s Paralympic legacy in spectacular fashion.

Olympic hero to visit Bicester for HockeyFest event

Olympic hero to visit Bicester for HockeyFest event

Great Britain’s Olympic gold and bronze medallist Crista Cullen is visiting Bicester Hockey Club on Saturday for the club’s traditional opener for the season, HockeyFest, an opportunity for the community inspired by Team GB’s Olympic performance to come and give hockey a go.

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Trendy trampolines cause child injuries

Bryony Page may have wowed crowds by becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on a trampoline.

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UK’s greatest Olympic memories

UK’s greatest Olympic memories

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford grabbing gold in a 44-minute blitz at London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been hailed the nation’s favourite Olympic memory of all time.

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Rio Olympic scammers trick victims out of £300,000

Sports fans are being urged to be on the lookout for scams in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Rio, which start on Friday.

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Adam Brooks, left, and friends with their Costa Del Quarrendon flag in France

England fans flying the flag for Aylesbury at Euros

A group of England fans have been flying the flag for Aylesbury at the European Championships in France.

Euro 2016 gets under way tonight, so get in the spirit and try our fun quiz

Can you answer these 5 obscure questions about the Euros?

There’s a man in every pub who can dredge up obscure football facts that make normal fans feel like bewildered David Camerons, unsure if they support Aston Villa or that other team that plays in claret and blue.

Where will you be watching England? Photo: PA

10 places to watch England vs Russia in Aylesbury Vale

Looking for somewhere to watch the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia in Aylesbury Vale on Saturday night? Help is at hand.

Security is being beefed up in France

Football fans travelling to France for Euro 2016 warned over terror threat

Football fans travelling to Euro 2016 have been warned to remain “vigilant at all times” in the face of the terrorism threat.

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Leicester City and their shock Premier League title win top the lot

REVEALED: Britain’s greatest underdogs of all time

Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, Del Boy and the current Leicester City squad are among Britain’s best-loved underdogs of all time.

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