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Corby Glen seeks bigger council

The village of Corby Glen is growing so much, its parish council wants to make itself bigger. At present, Corby Glen Parish Council has seven members, but there are plans to make it nine. Now, the parish council has asked South Kesteven District...

today, 17:08 in Regional East
 

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. The increase, agreed by full council on February 22, includes a 3% adult social care precept proposed by the government. Council leader Martin Tett said:...

today, 16:52 in Regional East
 

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. An inquiry into the proposal; took place last month, with the final decision handed down on February 19. Councillors and residents objected to the plans on...

yesterday, 16:33 in Regional East
 

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The government needs to act now on growing social care crisis

This week The Bucks Herald explored the issue of adult social care - and the problems faced by Bucks County Council to provide services for an increasing aging population.
When I started on local newspapers a decade ago we would think nothing of...

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East
 

BAFTA for Aston Clinton man who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

Aston Clinton’s David Malinowski and his team picked up the prize for makeup and hair for their work on Darkest Hour at this year’s BAFTA awards, staged on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall. David triumphed for his work on Darkest Hour in the make-up...

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East
 

The Duke of Kent opens University of Buckingham's new medical centre

The University of Buckingham has officially opened it's new £8.5m medical training centre, with the help of The Duke of Kent. Prince Edward was given a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, built in partnership with Milton Keynes University Hospital...

Tuesday, 17:34 in Regional East
 

Rare piece of Concorde jet to go on sale near Buckingham

Have a nose at this! A rare piece of aviation history is going on sale and, if you've got £50,000 burning a hole in your pocket, it could be yours. An original Concorde nose cone dating to the 1970s is going up for auction on February 22, with the...

Monday, 16:10 in Regional East
 

NSPCC warning after extent of child sex crimes in the Thames Valley revealed

Six sexual offences against children and young people were recorded every day across the Thames Valley. There were 2,440 child sex offences recorded by Thames Valley Police last year according to statistics published by the NSPCC. The charity obtained...

Monday, 15:01 in Regional East
 

Buckingham primary school celebrates after Ofsted gives them improved rating

A primary school in Buckingham continues to shine, having been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted - four years on from being said to ‘require improvement.’ George Grenville Academy is celebrating this week, having taken huge strides towards improvement. The...

Monday, 12:37 in Regional East
 

How to work out if someone has blocked you from Facebook

Facebook might have 2.2 billion users but we can’t all be friends. Being blocked from a virtual friendship isn’t the nicest feeling in the world, so if you’re suspicious that a colleague, cousin or ex has decided to banish you from their Facebook feed...

Monday, 06:58 in Regional East
 

Channel 4 wants contestants for new series of Hunted

Nine people go on the run. Where will they hide? Who will they trust? What would YOU do? That’s the premise behind Channel 4’s thrilling escape series, Hunted, which is appealing for the best fugitives to come forward to take part in the next series....

Monday, 06:58 in Regional East
 

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. The Government’s Committee on Standards in Public Life launched a new four-month...

Monday, 06:58 in Regional East
 

Warning over cold call fraudsters claiming to be from Home Office

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over fraudsters claiming to be from the Home Office. This new scam’s aim is to obtain an up-front fee from the victim to resolve a supposed problem with their...

Monday, 06:58 in Regional East
 

Farm in Nash the star of a new behind-the-scenes documentary

Rufus Denne, 28, is producing a monthly diary of what life is like on his family’s farm in Nash. With one episode out now, we caught up with Rufus to learn more about why he’s filming his experience. On a farm in Nash, Sarah has found a husband for...

Sunday, 11:36 in Regional East
 

Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Having spent decades away from British sitcoms, veteran comedy performer John Cleese is returning to television for a starring role in new retirement comedy, Hold the Sunset. Cleese’s last major work on a British sitcom was back in 1979, when he wrote...

Sunday, 06:57 in Regional East
 
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