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Review into Aylesbury Vale Broadband ordered following 'conflict of interest' criticisms

The leader of the council has been accused of creating a ‘conflict of interests’ over the authority’s Aylesbury Vale Broadband (AVB) venture.

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County eyes big tax rise in latest budget

Council tax for Oxfordshire County Council provided services could be rising by 4.99 per cent according to next year’s budget.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Improvements to Aylesbury's rail service could come under new plans

Rate of home building in the Vale must double, says report

A new government deal for the “brain belt” could bring developments of up to 150,000 new homes to Buckinghamshire.
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Protestors young and old are hoping to keep Middleton Cheney library open.

Village library is 'essential to village life' say campaigners hoping to keep it open

Plans that could see a library "essential to village life" in Middleton Cheney closed down has sparked a protest form residents.
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Threat of children's centre closures sparks protests in Aylesbury

"Save our children's centres." This was the cry issued by parents, childminders and concerned residents at a protest in Aylesbury.

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Cllr. Robin Stuchbury at the Tesco roundabout on Buckingham ring road. PNL-140110-154303009

Council shuts down Buckingham councillor’s ammendment to vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

The Aylesbury Vale Local Area draft plan has been approved for public consultation, after amendments brought forward by a Buckingham councillor were rejected.

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Cabinet Member for Childrens Services, Warren Whyte

Children’s services consultation receives over 2000 responses

A consultation on the future of children’s services has received thousands of responses from the public, with more information expected to be released as soon as next month.

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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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Bucks County Council offices in Aylesbury

Buckingham Town Council: ‘We must not gamble with the lives of our children’

Buckingham Town Council have voted unanimously to express concerns over the planned closure of Children’s Centres in Bucks and have urged residents to respond to the County Council’s ‘Early Help’ consultation.

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The AVDC Gateway building

AVDC will invest £100m in commercial venture

Aylesbury Vale District Council has pledged to spend £100 million on a new commercial investment scheme.

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John Bercow has rebuked the Conservatives for their very worrying decision not to vote in Commons debates instigated by opposition parties.

John Bercow tells Tories it will be ‘very worrying’ if they ignore Commons votes

John Bercow has rebuked the Conservatives for their “very worrying” decision not to vote in Commons debates instigated by opposition parties.
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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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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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John Healy is hopeful of getting the 1897 tunnel listed.

Railway author to apply for listing status for Catesby Tunnel

An author and publisher of railway books has promised to submit an application to get the Catesby Tunnel listed, just days after the Government awarded developers £4.2million to convert it into an aerodynamic testing facility.
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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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The footpath walk is this weekend

Residents to walk site of proposed rail depot in Northamptonshire to highlight environmental damage

A group of residents will take part in a walk along public footpaths which cross the site of a planned major development that would radically alter their villages and the Northamptonshire landscape.
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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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