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All three opposition councillor groups call for "extraordinary meeting" to discuss broadband failings

All three opposition groups on AVDC have joined forces to call for an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council to debate the report into the failings of Aylesbury Vale Broadband.
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Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett

Bucks County Council leader quizzed over how unitary authority will be funded

The leader of Bucks County Council confirmed today (Monday) that £5.5 million has been set aside to fund the potential formation of a “super council” in the county.

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Adstock Tommy unveiling at the War Memorial. Pipers. PNL-180906-221226009

Adstock remembers: Relatives and villagers remember First World War fallen at poignant ceremony

The village of Adstock enjoyed a fantastic turnout last Saturday for the unveiling of a ‘Tommy’ silhouette as part of their celebrations marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom

INTERVIEW: MP Andrea Leadsom quizzed on Brexit, bullying and Bercow during visit to Buckingham

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom spoke about bullies, Brexit and Bercow at an event at the University of Buckingham on Thursday May 31.

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Aylesbury Vale District Council offices

COMMENT: Aylesbury Vale District Council must explain after vanity project using our money

This week this newspaper asks why on earth taxpayers’ money was spent on a project which hadn’t been properly researched?

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Audit committee chair responds after council criticised in Aylesbury Vale Broadband report

Audit committee chair responds after council criticised in Aylesbury Vale Broadband report

The leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council’s audit committee has responded to an independent report into the failed investment Aylesbury Vale Broadband.

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The Aylesbury Vale District Council offices

Aylesbury Vale District Council criticised over failed rural broadband scheme

Aylesbury Vale District Council released an independent draft report yesterday (Tuesday) into the failures of it’s own company Aylesbury Vale Broadband - which promised customers coverage which it failed to deliver before being sold on.

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LISTEN: Leave MP Andrea Leadsom makes turnout numbers gaffe whilst denouncing the prospect of a second Brexit referendum at Buckingham event

In an interview on Thursday afternoon, the Leader of the House and prominent Brexiter Andrea Leadsom claimed that the country should not have a second referendum because the turnout was the biggest ever.

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Neil Blake

Aylesbury Vale District Council leader Neil Blake narrowly sees off leadership challenge

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Conservative leader Neil Blake narrowly saw off a challenge from Warren Whyte earlier this week, senior sources at the council have disclosed to this newspaper.

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There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.

Shocking rise in Children being home schooled

There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.
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Renew hold an event at the University of Buckingham

UK’s newest political party hold talk at the University of Buckingham

Renew, a political party which claims to be ‘a new UK party inspiring change’ hosted an event at the University of Buckingham on Monday May 21.

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Councillor Janet Blake

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s most complained about councillor revealed

Councillors’ behaviour was a hot topic of debate for the district this week - as it was revealed that cabinet member and leader’s wife Janet Blake was the most complained about councillor of the year.

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John Bercow and Andrea Leadsom

House of Commons speaker admits using word 'stupid' but not as an insult to South Northamptonshire MP

The Commons speaker has admitted using the word "stupid" in the House of Commons but it was not followed by "woman" or aimed at Andrea Leadsom, as it was first alleged last week.

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Martin Tett, leader of Bucks County Council

Have your say on the future of Bucks

The ‘super council’ debate has dominated headlines for almost two years – and now there are just days left for you to have your say on how the future of Bucks is shaped.

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John Bercow and Andrea Leadsom

Commons speaker allegedly calls South Northamptonshire MP 'a stupid woman'

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was allegedly called "a stupid woman" by the speaker of the House of Commons.

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John Bercow

John Bercow denies ‘bullying’ former private secretary

The Buckingham MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow is facing calls to stand down after being accused of “bullying behaviour” by his former private secretary.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new home secretary

U-turn on unitary in Bucks ‘unlikely’ despite cabinet reshuffle

A Government U-turn on ground-breaking council changes across Bucks is unlikely, despite a major cabinet reshuffle yesterday (Monday).

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Jack Harding, a chef in the Royal Navy, will be sleeping rough in Brackley town centre to raise money and awareness of homeless veterans. NNL-180419-153215001

Royal Navy chef from Brackley to sleep rough for homeless veterans

Sleeping rough for four days for a worthwhile cause is not how a lot of us would choose to raise money and awareness, but for Jack Harding it is something he has been thinking about for a long time.

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Local elections are coming up next month

Time to elect your representatives on Cherwell District Council

Voters in the Bicester area will heading to the polls to cast their vote for their district councillors next Thursday, May 3.

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