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Steeple Claydon residents vote to accept neighbourhood plan

A village has voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new neighbourhood plan.

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Michael Gove visited Aylesbury on December 4

Michael Gove: Environment must not suffer when new homes are built in Vale

Michael Gove has called on new housing developers in Bucks to consider the environmental impact of their building plans.

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One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

One tenth of Milton Keynes population could shift to Buckingham

A large chunk of Milton Keynes, housing a tenth of the city’s population, could become part of BUCKINGHAM if Parliamentary boundary changes go ahead.

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Cllr Charlie Clare represents Buckingham West

Buckingham councillor calls for "poor" road resurfacing to be redone

Potholes and cracks, bumps and dips, troughs and trenches: all features of Buckinghamshire’s historic rural roads and a typical headache for road users.
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The proposed site of development, in the south of the town

Proposal to build 550 homes in Buckingham met with concerns

Plans for 550 homes off of Osier Way were revealed this week, despite the Vale Plan only calling for "around 420 dwellings" to be built there.

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The Yes4Winslow group in High Street. PNL-140625-133045009

Planning decision marks huge victory for Winslow’s neighbourhood plan

A developer’s appeal against a planning department’s rejection of 211 new homes at Glebe Farm Winslow has been dismissed, marking a huge victory for Winslow Town Council and the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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County Hall offices in Aylesbury

Bucks County Council invests £107m in fossil fuel firms

Buckinghamshire County Council invests £107m of its pension fund, just over four percent, into fossil fuel companies.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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What does the Vale Plan say about Buckingham?

What does the Vale Plan say about Buckingham?

850 new homes will be built across three sites in Buckingham by 2023, according to the latest draft of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan.

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Community gardener handed £1000 to keep Church Street beautiful

Community gardener handed £1000 to keep Church Street beautiful

A Buckingham gardener has been awarded £1000 to help her care for the Alms House gardens on Church Street.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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MP Victoria Prentis (second from left) with representatives from Brita UK, Refill and local businesses NNL-171109-164253001

Town firms join battle to reduce plastic waste

Bicester has joined the campaign to protect the seas and oceans by reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles following the launch of the Refill scheme.

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Rubble dumped in Nash field, despite High Court injunction

Rubble dumped in Nash field, despite High Court injunction

Hardcore has been dumped into a field adjacent to the Nash Park traveller site, in what is suspected to be an illegal expansion of the camp.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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A hedgehog at the St Tiggwinkles wildlife hospital in Haddenham - to find out more about the work of Tiggywinkles go to www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk

Are you housing a hedgehog? Census launched to get a clearer picture of hedgehog decline

The first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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