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Cotton End slope finally opens after long delay

A new disability access slope to the Lace Hill estate in Buckingham was officially opened by Mayor Jon Harvey on Monday 16 July, ending an almost four-year long saga. Back in November 2014, developers Barrett Homes began replacing a temporary ramp...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Lavish reception evening for boutique hotel opening in Buckingham

Stoneleigh House Boutique Hotel in Buckingham held a drinks and canapé reception evening to celebrate its opening last Thursday, 12 July. The hotel is managed by Jane Parslow, who has worked as a chef for 35 years, starting at the Savoy Hotel in...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

A5 to shut as roadworks get underway in Towcester

Maintenance work on the A5 in Towcester is to begin on Monday, resulting in the temporary closure of the road. A new carriageway surface is being put down, along with improved drainage to prevent flooding, and new kerbs, road studs and road markings....

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Buckingham schools work together on arts and drama piece

Students from the Royal Latin School and the Buckingham School worked together to create a performance piece called ‘Community’ on July 18 and 19. The students explored themes including technology, history, diversity, technology and sport. The final...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional East

PICTURE SPECIAL: University concert aims to bring Buckingham together through music

GALLERY: University of Buckingham Swan concert An evening of music featuring performances by current and former students is taking place at the University of Buckingham. The concert is being organised by the University of Buckingham Students Union and...

Thursday, 17:19 in Regional East

Man charged after escaping from Springhill prison

A man has been charged with escaping lawful custody after going on the run from Springhill open prison in Grendon Underwood. Jack Murray, 32, was charged with escaping lawful custody after being arrested on Thursday July 12 near Lyndhurst in...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East

Severe weather warning issued with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit our area on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office. A yellow severe weather warning has been issued for our area and much of the South East by the Met Office this morning. The...

Wednesday, 17:32 in Regional East

Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel. Dr Dominic...

Wednesday, 06:12 in Regional East

Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen...

Wednesday, 06:12 in Regional East

Five charged for conspiracy to steal after police raid traveller site on Northamptonshire border

Five people have been charged with conspiracy to steal after Northamptonshire Police raided a traveller site on the county's border earlier this year. Following a series of thefts in the south of the county, officers arrested four men and a...

Tuesday, 18:41 in Regional East

Summer soiree with Raymond Blanc at Beaconsfield restaurant

Two Michelin star chef Raymond Blanc held a summer soiree promotional evening at his Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Beaconsfield on 12 July. On offer was a four course meal, Prosecco, and Raymond regaling his guests with tales of Brexit, the World Cup...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional East

Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park. A member of the public reported seeing two larger spiders leaving the same area. While the missing tarantulas...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional East

Work to start on ‘important’ cycle link for Buckingham

Work to create a new cycleway into Buckingham town centre begins on Monday July 23. The shared cycle path and footway, from London Road through the Badgers estate to Cornwalls Meadow, is one of two extension arms to Bucks County Council’s...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional East

Reverend grateful for community's support after suspected arson attack on Towcester church

The reverend of a Towcester church targeted in a suspected arson attack has thanked the community for their support in the aftermath of the fire. At midday on Sunday, July 15, the fire service was called to St Lawrence Church in Chantry Lane to deal...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional East

Former Royal Latin School pupils enjoy reunion event

Former pupils at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham enjoyed a 50th anniversary reunion on Friday July 6. The school, which is celebrating its 600th birthday in 2023, was the venue for the celebration, as the class of 1959, now in their seventies,...

Monday, 18:51 in Regional East

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