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Support for Theresa May’s missile strike in Syria from Aylesbury MP David Lidington

An elected government should have the the power to order military action, Aylesbury’s MP said in the wake of missile attacks in Syria.

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Cllr Ian McCord (left) congratulates Jon Riley on his victory in the Middleton Cheney by-election NNL-180413-113748001

Conservatives retain Middleton Cheney seat after by-election

A 20-year-old Conservative Party candidate is the newest member of South Northamptonshire Council after winning the Middleton Cheney by-election yesterday (Thursday, April 12).

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WATCH: Video footage shows shocking conditions for chickens inside exposed Aylesbury Vale farm which supplies Nando’s, Lidl and Asda

Shocking video footage taken by animals rights campaigners shows the terrible conditions of chickens living at an Aylesbury Vale farm which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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Cabinet member for childrens services at Bucks County Council Warren Whyte

Buckingham children’s home plans scrapped

Bucks County Council has decided not to pursue plans for a children’s home in Buckingham.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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The Gateway, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Vale District Council say they want to understand ‘rationale’ and ‘evidence’ behind the Secretary of State’s unitary recommendation

Aylesbury Vale District Council has said it will make a representation to the Secretary of State in response to his recent recommendation as to the future make-up of local government in Buckinghamshire.

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PICTURED: Zombie blades, axes and bayonets among a host of knives surrendered in Thames Valley Police operation

Thames Valley Police has revealed pictures of some of the knives surrended as part of its Operation Sceptre.

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Buckingham MP John Bercow - pictuted here at the Winslow Beer Festival - rejects the claims

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow rejects bullying claims

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has been named in a report accusing MPs of bullying, harassing and intimidating staff.

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Leader of the council Martin Tett (Left) and opposition leader Steven Lambert addressed councillors

Council agrees budget, council tax to rise

Council tax in Buckinghamshire will rise by 5.99%, an increase of £1.40 a week for Band D homes.
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The site east of the town had proven unpopular with residents

Government inspector rejects appeal for new homes in Buckingham

The planning inspector has rejected an appeal that would see 170 homes built east of the town.

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Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council (BCC) budget to include  no help towards services from the Government in the form of Revenue Support Grant

Bucks County Council decries lack of funding as it agrees its first ever budget with no Government support

Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council budget to include no help towards services from the Government in the form of the Revenue Support Grant.

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Both AVDC and Bucks County Council have commented on the plans

Government to review local government ethics, have your say

Political intimidation, abuse of power, conflict of interest - all under the microscope as part of the government’s new consultation on the ethics of local government.

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Cllr Stuchbury will put a motion to AVDC on February 22

Buckingham councillor wants empty homes to be put to better use

Should Bucks be making better use of its empty properties?

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The refund has been called a victory for the residents association

Lace Hill residents receive a refund on their management fees

Families on Lace Hill have been offered £129 each, as a refund for the year’s fees used in the upkeep of the estate.

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Banbury area 499 bus service petition. Christina Elmes and Bernard Grenville-Jones, Head of Campus with the petition, at Banbury and Bicester College, Banbury. NNL-180130-144755009

Fears cuts to subsidies could see closure of bus service between Brackley and Banbury

Commuters who rely on the 499 bus service to get to work and school are fearful for the service’s future.

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A10 Week 41'MCBH'DP'Gala Opening Night of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - AVDC Chairman Cllr Janet Blake arrives on the red carpet

Janet Blake’s involvement with Bucks politics - from AV Broadband and Limecart to a council chamber ‘joke’ that went wrong...

Cllr Blake has been no stranger to controversy throughout her involvement with Buckinghamshire politics:

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared interest in developer before voting on applications says council chief executive

Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared her personal interest in the Rectory Homes developer before voting on planning applications in its favour the council’s chief executive has said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake voted on Aston Clinton and Long Crendon planning applications - even though she had invested in developer

A leading Aylesbury Vale District Councillor voted to approve two major planning applications by a developer she has a financial investment in, a Bucks Herald investigation has revealed.

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The councils planning committee met on January 15 to discuss the proposals

'It'll double the size of the village': Buckingham Town Council oppose village developments

Buckingham Town Council has opposed plans to build 340 homes in Maids Moreton, which would effectively double the size of the village.

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