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Racing legends pay tribute to fellow legend Turweston’s Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams

Legendary motor racing driver Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, has died at the age of 79. Barrie, who lived in Turweston, near Brackley, retired from his 60-year motor racing career in February. He died earlier this month following a fall. His first race was...

48 min. ago in Regional East

Warning as Storm Ali brings windy weather with gusts of up to 60mph

Many parts of the UK are in for a wet and windy week, with a number of low pressure systems crossing the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather. Storm Ali will bring a spell of very windy weather with gusts of 50-60 mph possible inland. The strongest...

today, 12:34 in Regional East

Hundreds sign petition to reopen A422 between Banbury and Brackley

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling for the A422 between Banbury and Brackley to reopen – while the council says it is working ‘as quickly as possible’. The main road has been shut since August 7, as Northamptonshire County Council...

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional East

Trophies presented to Bucks Best Kept Villages

Trophies were presented to Bucks Best Kept Villages on Saturday September 15 by the Lord Lieutenant of Bucks Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher. Five locations across Aylesbury Vale were awarded their trophies. Wendover received the Michaelis Cup (a category...

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional East

A big night out to celebrate the achievements of Bucks young people

Action 4 Youth hosted its Big Night Out at Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre on Wednesday September 12. Action4Youth, an Aylesbury based charity which provides positive experiences and activities for young people hosted an inspirational evening for 1,400...

yesterday, 15:12 in Regional East

Targets for alcohol treatment in Bucks not being met

County council targets for the successful treatment of people with alcohol addiction are not being met in Buckinghamshire. A total of 35.4 per cent of people who received help for alcohol addiction in the final quarter of 2017/18 completed treatment...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional East

Could Thames Water owe customers millions of pounds?

In a story showing why it’s always important to read the small print on your bill, Thames Water have been charging £5.53 per bill for draining surface water from your property into their drains. For example, rainwater. The thing is, that hardly any...

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional East

Bucks Freemasons donate community response vehicle to Winslow

The Bucks Freemasons and the Bucks Masonic Charitable Fund (BMCF) have donated a new first responders vehicle to the Winslow community. Steve Acton, a Winslow community first responder, and Dave Cave, a community engagement training officer with the...

Sunday, 11:55 in Regional East

IN PICTURES: A celebration of Winslow’s heritage

Various historic buildings opened their doors across Winslow as part of the first of two weekends of heritage open days. Heritage open days are held nationwide and are a series of free events that are designed to celebrate the history and heritage of...

Saturday, 09:23 in Regional East

Eventful day at the county show

My visit to Bucks County Show this year was quite different from previous years. For one thing I had my daughter with me for the first time in many years, which was rather lovely, and reminded us both of her visits when she was a child and had to...

Saturday, 07:26 in Regional East

Council leader ‘gobsmacked’ over lack of unitary decision

The leader of Bucks County Council Martin Tett has said he is “gobsmacked” a final decision on the major-authority shake-up in Bucks has still not been made. A consultation into plans to scrap all councils in the county and replace them with one...

Friday, 15:25 in Regional East

Police put cordon in place outside Sainsbury's in Buckingham following ATM theft

A police cordon is in place outside the Sainsbury's store in Buckingham this morning (Friday) The cordon is in place around the store on Chandos Road following the theft of an ATM overnight. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to...

Friday, 10:39 in Regional East

New expressway to tear through Winslow

This week Highways England revealed that the corridor within which an Oxford to Cambridge ‘expressway’ will be constructed is set to run through the heart of North Buckinghamshire, notably incorporating the town of Winslow. Initially three corridors...

Thursday, 16:48 in Regional East

Friends fundraise to help Steeple Claydon woman in cancer fight

More than £4,000 has been raised to help a woman from Steeple Claydon who is suffering breast cancer. Alison Griffiths Fedoriw was initially diagnosed with the condition in February 2017 and although she was given the all-clear later in the year it...

Thursday, 16:48 in Regional East

Delay to changes of Bucks children’s services cost £1.5 million

The delay of controversial changes to Bucks’ children’s services, has caused a ‘£1.5 million headache’ according to a leading politician. The county council’s children’s services budget was put under the spotlight at a meeting of the finance,...

Thursday, 15:32 in Regional East

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