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First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues....

yesterday, 14:34 in Regional East
 

5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day. But there are a few things bosses can do to make life slightly more bearable for staff. Peninsula Employment Law Director Alan Price...

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional East
 

What a scorcher! Vale basks in 22 degree heat - with more set to come

Yes - it’s finally here, and it’s time to get out your sun loungers because the Vale is enjoying some glorious weather! Today (Wednesday) we enjoyed temperature highs of 22 degrees, and as these pictures by Thomas Bamford show, swans and ducks at...

Wednesday, 15:42 in Regional East
 

Northampton rail depot public consultation closing soon

The developer behind the proposed rail depot south of Northampton is reminding people to submit their feedback before the public consultation ends next week. Rail Central’s phase two public consultation closes on Monday, April 23 Anyone wanting to...

Wednesday, 15:01 in Regional East
 

More than 300 Scouts set to take part in parade through Buckingham

More than 300 Scouts are descending on Buckingham this weekend to take part in a St George’s Day parade through the town. It is believed that it will be the first time that a district parade has taken place through the town when a full road closure...

Wednesday, 11:51 in Regional East
 

Is this 24 year-old Aylesbury bridge the longest serving ‘temporary’ structure in Bucks?

Bucks County Council say there are no immediate plans to replace a so-called temporary bridge that has been in place for more than 20 years. A bridge was installed on Stoke Road, Aylesbury, by the railway line in 1994. The pavement was removed at the...

Wednesday, 10:49 in Regional East
 

Posthumous award for inspirational Aylesbury careers advisor Gill Coole

Gill Coole, who sadly passed last year after a brave battle with cancer, has received a posthumous national award from the Career Development Institutefor her work with young people. 
Gill, from Wendover worked with young people for Advisa, who work...

Wednesday, 10:46 in Regional East
 

Marvellous Mousefest! Drayton Parslow church really has something to squeak about!

An event featuring a display of more than 200 knitted mice took place at Holy Trinity Church in Drayton Parslow over the weekend of April 14 and 15. Mousefest raised more than £1,800 for new toilet and kitchen facilities for the village church and so...

Wednesday, 10:46 in Regional East
 

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The joy of witnessing landmark events - and a call to share your lost Aylesbury pub memories!

This weekend myself and my beloved had a very important task to attend to - escorting said beloved’s teenage nephew to buy his first ever car! Now - I’m not the most motor-savvy of people, so I’m not sure what I really added to any of the proceedings,...

Wednesday, 10:30 in Regional East
 

Fancy travelling ‘hypersonically’? Well Westcott Venture Park project aims to make that a reality

A ‘revolutionary’ new aerospace engine which has just received funding from Boeing and Rolls Royce will be tested at the Westcott Venture Park. Reaction Engines Limited (REL) announced the new test facility this week – after securing funding from the...

Wednesday, 10:30 in Regional East
 

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. It has sparked a political row, with some MPs, as well as the leader of the Labour Party, appalled the PM did not...

Wednesday, 10:30 in Regional East
 

New drivers could be banned from driving with car full of friends in ‘boy racer’ crackdown

New drivers could soon face tough new driving restrictions after passing their tests under new laws being considered by the Government. The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced it will be investigating introducing graduated driving licenses...

Wednesday, 09:47 in Regional East
 

Relief for children’s centre campaigners

Children’s centres across Bucks may continue to provide services for the next year, it has emerged, in a victorious move for campaigners fighting against the closures. Last month Bucks County Council announced it had put on hold controversial plans to...

Tuesday, 16:35 in Regional East
 

90,000 homes could be built in Buckinghamshire by 2050, Council leader warns

Space for 90,000 homes may have to be found in Bucks over the next three decades, it has been warned. New planning targets launched by Government are likely to lead to a “massive housing increase” in the county, according to leader of Bucks County...

Tuesday, 16:35 in Regional East
 

Tributes are paid to town and district councillor from Bicester

A ‘devoted’ and ‘passionate’ town and district councillor died suddenly on Friday last week. Jolanta Lis was a serving councillor for Cherwell District Council’s Bicester West ward and Bicester Town Council’s Central ward and was also CDC’s...

Tuesday, 12:44 in Regional East
 
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