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High earners ‘more likely’ to shop Aldi and Lidl than poorest families

High earners ‘more likely’ to shop Aldi and Lidl than poorest families

Forget Waitrose - high earners are more likely to shop at food discount stores such as Aldi and Lidl than the poorest families, according to new research. More than three out of four people who earn more than £50,000 a year shop at food discounters...

today, 06:34 in Regional East
 
Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza. One caller dialled the emergency line after forgetting where their car was parked, while another asked...

today, 06:34 in Regional East
 
Are you Britain’s Best Cook? The BBC want you for a new TV show starring Mary Berry

Are you Britain’s Best Cook? The BBC want you for a new TV show starring Mary Berry

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show. Britain’s Best Cook - the clue’s in the name - will be crowned following a search for 10 great cooks to compete for the title. And the winner...

today, 06:34 in Regional East
 

FARMING MATTERS: Calls for government to support arable farmers

A mixed harvest demonstrates the need for government to drive arable productivity and efficiency through a new domestic agricultural policy. This is the message from the National Farmers Union after its annual Harvest Survey revealed varied results...

yesterday, 07:31 in Regional East
 
Cinema pays tribute to filmmaker who died from Indian temple fall

Cinema pays tribute to filmmaker who died from Indian temple fall

Tributes have been made to a documentary filmmaker from Buckingham who tragically died last week. Roger Stotesbury, in his 50s, fell from a height of 30ft, at the Laxmi Narayan temple in Orchha, India on October 13. Accompanied by his wife Hilary,...

Friday, 18:29 in Regional East
 
Children’s services consultation receives over 2000 responses

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. Concerns over a reduction in funding and the future of children’s centres...

Friday, 08:09 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Woman jailed for illegally importing sick puppies after 14-month Thames Valley Police investigation

A puppy seller who imported ‘scores’ of sick border collies from a puppy farm in Ireland before passing them off as a homebred has been jailed thanks to a 14-month ivestigation by Thames Valley Police and the RSPCA. Helen Kay Moorey, 55, claimed the...

Thursday, 15:13 in Regional East
 
Buckingham’s ‘Oddfellow’s Hall’ is up for sale

Buckingham’s ‘Oddfellow’s Hall’ is up for sale

Could you offer a use to a historic property in Buckingham? Oddfellow’s hall, Well Street, has just hit the market. The building, used as an assembly hall for local groups since 1891, is open to offers from the general public. Currently listed as a...

Thursday, 09:58 in Regional East
 
EVENTS GUIDE: Northamptonshire fireworks 2017

EVENTS GUIDE: Northamptonshire fireworks 2017

We bring you the biggest and best fireworks guide around featuring events across Northamptonshire for 2017. NORTHAMPTON ****************************************************** WHAT: Northampton Borough Council’s fireworks display WHERE: Racecourse,...

Wednesday, 21:28 in Regional East
 
Former Aylesbury Grammar School pupil and footballer Richard Lee launches new book

Former Aylesbury Grammar School pupil and footballer Richard Lee launches new book

Former Aylesbury Grammar School pupil and Watford goalkeeper Richard Lee has released his second book. The ex-AGS student, who used to play for Bedgrove Dynamos in the town, represented the Hornets, Brentford and England Under 20s during his career....

Wednesday, 18:53 in Regional East
 
Explosion at overhead power line in Buckingham

Explosion at overhead power line in Buckingham

Firefighters set up a cordon today (Wednesday) following a report of an explosion from an overhead powerline in Buckingham. One crew was called to Moorhen Way at 12.40pm on Wednesday October 18. A fire service spokesman said there was no sign of a...

Wednesday, 17:24 in Regional East
 
Uninsured vehicles campaign heralded by police

Uninsured vehicles campaign heralded by police

A pioneering operation targeting uninsured vehicles was heralded by the police as 80 per cent of those vehicles have now been insured. Operation Tutelage, carried out by the Joint Roads Policing Unit in Thames Valley and Hampshire, resulted in more...

Wednesday, 16:05 in Regional East
 
NHS services in Milton Keynes better than rest of Bucks for waiting times

NHS services in Milton Keynes better than rest of Bucks for waiting times

Healthcare services in Milton Keynes are performing better than those covering the rest of Bucks, according to data analysed by the BBC, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust hit two of their three targets, for cancer treatment and planned...

Wednesday, 16:05 in Regional East
 
Vale farm announces plan to build new wildlife reserve

Vale farm announces plan to build new wildlife reserve

The Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Park has announced it is planning to build a new wildlife zone next year. The farm based in Hogshaw is aiming to build a new British and European Wildlife Zone featuring birds of prey, red foxes, red squirrels...

Wednesday, 13:13 in Regional East
 
Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

If the man in your life loves cars and wants to drive a fast one, then there is no better place than Silverstone near Towcester. And no, I’m not being sexist. I was invited to try out the taster day for a brand new product, the TrackAttack experience...

Wednesday, 08:47 in Regional East
 
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