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Film student produces documentary about plight of Northamptonshire villages affected by huge rail depot plans

The campaign by villagers to fight against two proposals for rail depots on land south of Northampton has been featured in a mini-documentary produced by film students from the University of Creative Arts in Farnham in Surrey.
Ribbon cutting at Stoneleigh Boutique Hotel

Lavish reception evening for boutique hotel opening in Buckingham

Stoneleigh House Boutique Hotel in Buckingham held a drinks and canapé reception evening to celebrate its opening last Thursday, 12 July.

A5 to shut as roadworks get underway in Towcester

Maintenance work on the A5 in Towcester is to begin on Monday, resulting in the temporary closure of the road.

Town councillors and residents celebrate opening the Cotton End slope

Cotton End slope finally opens after long delay

A new disability access slope to the Lace Hill estate in Buckingham was officially opened by Mayor Jon Harvey on Monday 16 July, ending an almost four-year long saga.
Rehearsals were full of giggles as students from the Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School came together to work on a piece titled Community

Buckingham schools work together on arts and drama piece

Students from the Royal Latin School and the Buckingham School worked together to create a performance piece called ‘Community’ on July 18 and 19.


PICTURE SPECIAL: University concert aims to bring Buckingham together through music

An evening of music featuring performances by current and former students is taking place at the University of Buckingham.

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Man charged after escaping from Springhill prison

A man has been charged with escaping lawful custody after going on the run from Springhill open prison in Grendon Underwood.


Severe weather warning issued with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit our area on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office.


Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.
Police seized "hundreds" of items from the Dunroamin site on February 19.

Five charged for conspiracy to steal after police raid traveller site on Northamptonshire border

Five people have been charged with conspiracy to steal after Northamptonshire Police raided a traveller site on the county's border earlier this year.

Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
Bucks County councillor Mark Shaw

Work to start on ‘important’ cycle link for Buckingham

Work to create a new cycleway into Buckingham town centre begins on Monday July 23.

St Lawrence Church, Towcester. Picture courtesy of Jon Smith Photography

Reverend grateful for community's support after suspected arson attack on Towcester church

The reverend of a Towcester church targeted in a suspected arson attack has thanked the community for their support in the aftermath of the fire.
Raymond Blanc's Summer Soiree

Summer soiree with Raymond Blanc at Beaconsfield restaurant

Two Michelin star chef Raymond Blanc held a summer soiree promotional evening at his Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Beaconsfield on 12 July.

Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

The Royal Latin School, Buckingham 1967 leavers reunion. Teacher Roy Maycock is front row, far right. The group are now 70 years of age. They are pictured outside the music room.

Former Royal Latin School pupils enjoy reunion event

Former pupils at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham enjoyed a 50th anniversary reunion on Friday July 6.

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Cash and jewellery stolen during Vale thefts

Police are appealing for information after cash and jewellery were stolen during thefts in Wing and Winslow.

Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

Jane Parslow at Stoneleigh House Boutique Hotel

Hotel dream comes true for former Savoy chef

A new boutique hotel in Castle Street, Buckingham has held a drinks and canapé reception evening to celebrate its opening.

Duathletes Jane Simons and Tim Fowler

Winslow and Steeple Claydon athletes compete in World Duathlon Championships in Denmark

A fitness trainer from Winslow, Jane Simons, and a prisoner officer from Steeple Claydon, Tim Fowler both competed at the Duathlon World Championships in Odense, Denmark, last Friday.
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