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STATUE LAUNCH: Spiders from Mars’ Woody Woodmansey “I was there - and Aylesbury was such an important part of the David Bowie adventure”

David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and his band The Spiders From Mars launched their iconic album tracks at Aylesbury’s Friars club.

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David Bowie memorial event held under the Arches in Aylesbury's Market Square

David Bowie played an experimental gig at the Friars club in Aylesbury in September 1971 to see if he could cut it playing live.

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FACEBOOK LIVE: Watch live as world’s first David Bowie statue is unveiled

This Sunday Aylesbury will become the centre of the universe for David Bowie fans around the world - when Earthly Messenger - the first David Bowie memorial statue in the world is officially unveiled.

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Keep burst pipes at bay

These eight tips will protect your home from the ‘Beast From The East’

A viciously-cold weather front is set to sweep in from Siberia over the coming weekend, bringing freezing conditions and bitter winds with it.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Space rockets, mothers-in-law and twenty Bob The Builder costumes were among the unlikely items left behind by customers at Travelodges last year, the budget hotel chain has revealed.

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The smashed Fiat Panda

CDs stolen and then returned in bizarre Verney Close robbery

The police are hunting for a quartet of picky burglars, who broke into a car and stole 70 CDs - but only kept one album.
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Nice to scare you! Brucie scarecrow tribute wins top prize in Maids Moreton

Nice to scare you! Brucie scarecrow tribute wins top prize in Maids Moreton

A tribute to Bruce Forsyth has won first place at a scarecrow designing competition.

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Do you know the law on naked selfies?

Sending a naked selfie can be a criminal offence — but not many teenagers know this

Young people have always explored their sexuality and shared these experiences with others.

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Mysterious rocks cropping up all over Buckingham

The people of Buckingham are leaving no stone unturned, in the hunt for decorative rocks hidden throughout the town.

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FEATURE: Celebrity cat Dennis is Buckingham’s furriest BNOC

FEATURE: Celebrity cat Dennis is Buckingham’s furriest BNOC

From flea-ridden stray to honorary graduate, meet the University of Buckingham’s ‘biggest name on campus’ - a black cat called Dennis.

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Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust?

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

It might still be four months until Christmas, but lovers of a glass of fizz can already get ready for the festive season with their bubbly-themed advent calendar.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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New Royal Baby announced

New Royal Baby announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

It’s official - trusting your gut instinct is the way forward for major life events.

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Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

The Bank of Mum and Dad will fund £2.3 billion of rent for their offspring, contributing on average £415 to every payment.

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