REVEALED: Find out which stories were the most read in Bucks in 2018
It was another year packed with exciting, heartwarming – and sometimes heartbreaking – stories in Buckinghamshire in 2018.
Here are the top 36 stories from the Bucks Free Press last year, based on the number of views the articles received.
20-year-old man from High Wycombe dies following crash on A404 Marlow on New Year's Day’
Man charged after three people 'stabbed' at Winkers nightclub in Chalfont St Peter in early hours of New Year's Day
First pictures emerge of 'loyal and funny' Jordan Coupland killed in horror A404 Marlow bypass crash
The devastating news of a fatal car crash on the A404 in Marlow dominated the headlines in January last year.
The top most-read article, highlighting the tragic death of 20-year-old Jordan Coupland on New Year’s Day, was seen more than 31,000 times.
Another article about the awful incident, which featured tributes to Jordan, was the third most-read with more than 22,000 views.
The second most-read article was a story about a “stabbing” at Winkers Nightclub in Chalfont St Peter in the early hours of New Year’s Day, which was seen almost 23,000 times.
BODY FOUND: Dead man discovered in The Rye, High Wycombe
Valentine’s Day: 43 restaurants with the worst hygiene ratings across Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts
WEATHER UPDATE: Strong winds and heavy snow set to hit Bucks
There was further tragedy in the news this month, with the discovery of a man’s body in The Dyke at The Rye, early on February 21. It was the third death at The Rye in as many years. The sad news was read more than 57,000 times.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the Bucks Free Press published a list of restaurants with the worst hygiene ratings in Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks districts. This list always draws in thousands of readers – and was read more than 27,500 times.
A snow warning from the Met Office was our third most-read story that month, with over 21,000 views.
'Bad stock' of puppies found abandoned in field in Wendover
Cars left 'scattered across the carriageway' after crash on M40 involving several vehicles
Police cordon off section of woodland near M40 in Boundary Road, Loudwater
The awful treatment of five puppies who were found dumped at a farm was our most read story of the month with more than 60,000 views.
A car crash involving several vehicles on the M40 also made the headlines on March 18 and was read over 24,000 times.
The third most-read story came on March 16 when police cordoned off part of woodland in Loudwater to carry out a search.
Men try to grab toddler in alleyway near Warren Wood Drive, High Wycombe, sparking kidnap fears
Police descend on Hazlemere, near Inkerman Drive
UPDATE: Police cordon off underpass and Great Missenden Pelicans Cricket Club near Nags Head pub, Great Missenden, after sex assault
Crime once again made the headlines across Bucks this month. The most-read story, with nearly 53,000 views, came after two men were spotted trying to grab a toddler near The Rye.
Police activity in Hazlemere was the second most-read with over 33,000 views, and a sexual assault in Great Missenden received over 25,000 views.
Traffic chaos as lorry crashes into M40 barrier near junction 2 for Beaconsfield and sheds its load
E-fit released after teenager raped in Hazlemere
Tragic young woman, Emily Morrell, 'took her own life after argument with boyfriend'
Delays on the M40 following a lorry crash had nearly 24,000 views, while an e-fit of man released in connection with a rape had 23,000.
An inquest report into a young woman’s death had 17, 000 views.
Man attempts to abduct 11-year-old girl in Briery Way, Amersham
House of Fraser in High Wycombe's Eden Shopping Centre set to close as part of 'rescue plan'
Angry shopper accuses Waitrose High Wycombe of 'alienating' customers after being fined for staying too long
Another attempted abduction, this time in Amersham, was the most-read story in June, with nearly 19,000 views.
An announcement that House of Fraser in High Wycombe was set to close – a decision that was later reversed – outraged shoppers and the story was read almost 18,000 times.
Meanwhile, a shopper’s disagreement with Waitrose over a parking fine was the third most popular story with over 16,000 views.
MARLOW FIRE: Long delays on A404 as firefighters tackle field fire affecting 10 acres of land in Little Marlow
MARLOW FIELD BLAZE: Inferno spreads to industrial units in Little Marlow as roads grind to a halt
27-year-old man from High Wycombe killed after being struck by train at High Wycombe railway station
July saw a huge blaze devastate acres of land in Little Marlow, destroying a family home. Two stories covering the fire, including a live blog, were the first and second most-read stories. The top story received more than 68,000 views and the second reached almost 45,000 views.
A tragic death at High Wycombe railway station was the third most-read story with over 43,000 views.
Five teenagers charged with kidnap and assault after 11-year-old boys subjected to 'terrifying attack' in Denham
Man killed after being struck by train at High Wycombe railway station named as Ricki Weeks
27-year-old man from High Wycombe killed after being struck by train at High Wycombe railway station
The top most-read story this month received nearly 22,000 views. Two reports about the sad death of High Wycombe resident, Ricki Weeks, were the second and third most-read stories with 17,000 and 14,000 views respectively.
Police and forensics at house in Bowerdean Road, High Wycombe
McDonald's home delivery comes to High Wycombe
Two women arrested in connection with 'armed robbery' at village supermarket
Police activity at a house in High Wycombe was the most-read story in September, pulling in over 12,000 views.
The second most-read was the exciting news that McDonald’s in High Wycombe was set to start home delivery, which got over 11,000 views.
The arrests of two women in connection with a supermarket robbery was the third most-read with more than 10,000 views.
CARNAGE: Serious incident as 'caravan travels wrong way down M40 before major crash'
Food hygiene shock: BFP reveals 43 restaurants with the worst ratings across Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts
Teenager dies after police called out to Flackwell Heath for fear of welfare incident
A major incident on the M40 which saw three people die was the most-read story in October with nearly 56,000 views.
Our second food hygiene ratings article of the year was our second most-read story with over 33,500 views.
An article about the heartbreaking death of a teenager was the third-most read with 27,000 views.
Teenagers arrested after man found with stab wounds in Paget Close, Marlow
HALLOWEEN HORROR: Man left with burns to face after 'chemical attack' by 'trick-or-treater'
DENHAM AIR CRASH: Two injured after helicopter nosedives at aerodrome
A man found with stab wounds in Marlow was the top story in November with 28,000 views.
A horrifying Halloween incident in High Wycombe received nearly 15,000 views and an air crash in Denham had 13,000 views.
Tesco Loudwater shut after burglars break in
Woman killed on M40: Serious crash between junction 4 (High Wycombe) and 5 (Stokenchurch)
Chesham cemetery scandal: Widow heartbroken after 'men spotted having sex on husband's memorial'
A burglary at Tesco in Loudwater was the top-read story with more than 16,000 views.
The sad death of a woman on the M40 was the second most-read story with over 11,500 views and a scandal at Chesham cemetery was the third most popular story with readers – with over 8,000 views.
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Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:35:31 +0100
Writer and poet Professor Benjamin Zephaniah 'really upset' at disappearance of Roy Morris, 60
Writer and poet Professor Benjamin Zephaniah says he has been left "really upset" by the disappearance of vulnerable Chalfont St Peter man Roy Morris.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:13:05 +0100
Gypsy and traveller site could be built on 'ancient woodland with historic connections to WWII'
Outline plans for the siting of gypsy and traveller pitches in Stoke Poges have been submitted to the council - with the land believed to be ancient woodland with "links to World War Two".
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:05:41 +0100
ANOTHER historic ordnance discovered in the Thames - prompting Marlow Bridge to shut
Another historic ordnance was pulled out of the River Thames in Marlow last night - prompting the closure of Marlow Bridge once again.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:20:00 +0100
Hospital ward to close for the foreseeable future due to a shortage of nurses and therapists
One of the wards at Amersham Hospital will be closed for the foreseeable future in order due to a shortage of nurses and therapists.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:32:32 +0100
Marlow Town Regatta & Festival get new chairman
The Marlow and Town Regatta Festival have appointed a new chairman of their committee.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:32:36 +0100
Girl rescued by firefighters after getting fingers caught in railings
A girl had to be rescued by firefighters after her fingers got caught in metal railings.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:27:39 +0100
Air Ambulance hire two new blood delivery drivers to 'save' vital time
THAMES Valley Air Ambulance have announced that it has a new blood delivery service to enhance the pre-hospital vital care it provides to patients.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:20:00 +0100
South East England MEP discusses Brexit with Wycombe Lib Dems
Liberal Democrat MEP Judith Bunting met with residents earlier in the week to discuss the future of the UK in Europe.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:28:24 +0100
Emergency services rush to car crash in Gerrards Cross
Emergency services rushed to the scene of a car crash earlier this afternoon in Gerrards Cross.original article
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:31:17 +0100
War heroes treated to afternoon tea by students
Veterans recently were treated to afternoon tea by a group of students from The Beacon School in Amersham.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:36:19 +0100
Inspirational boy doesn't let being deaf restrict his sporting dreams
An inspirational boy from Chalfont St Peter who was diagnosed as deaf at aged three has not allowed his disability to restrict his love of sports.original article
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:23:06 +0100
Failing school set to close its doors after pupil numbers drop
A failing school is set to close its doors after the number of pupils applying to the school dropped.original article
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:36:47 +0100
Car lovers gather for Beaconsfield garage's open day
A Beaconsfield garage hosted their 10th annual open day earlier this month – raising £4000 for MacMillan Cancer Care in the process.original article
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0100
Cyber-related sex crimes against children up in Thames Valley
Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with an average of 22 crimes a day taking place online across the UK last year, NSPCC figures have revealed.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:00:00 +0100
Company convicted of sending waste including 'underwear, unused condoms and a vinyl' to China illegally
A High-Wycombe based waste management company has been convicted after sending 175 tonnes of household waste to China.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:03:10 +0100
Married Met Police officer hid laptop in smelly cat litter - to hide evidence of child pornography
A policeman hid his laptop computer in a smelly cat litter tray full of excrement when detectives knocked on his door to confront him over child pornography, a judge heard.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:28:47 +0100
Extinction Rebellion protest in Marlow causes High Street standstill
Climate change protestors in Marlow demonstrated against the town’s Barclays Bank branch on Friday, June 21.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:16:59 +0100
Two south Bucks schools benefit from multi-million pound investments
Two schools have had £3.5 million worth of improvements over the last 18 months, with four separate building projects scheduled for this summer.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:56:05 +0100
Burglars target Beaconsfield bookmakers
A Beaconsfield bookmaker was broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:10:00 +0100
Meet the ex Beaconsfield GP who has worked in some of the most dangerous prisons in the UK
A former Beaconsfield GP has spoken about her motivation behind switching from working in a quaint surgery in Beaconsfield to some of the most dangerous prisons in the country.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:20:00 +0100
Marlow's very own bookshop finishes top in prestigious award
The Marlow Bookshop celebrated Independent Book Week in style as they recently won the Muddy Stilettos award for Best Book Shop in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:36:52 +0100
Annual event for Marlow’s mayor
The mayor’s annual civic service took place on Sunday, June 9.original article
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:00:06 +0100
Rocking out at town’s festival
Marlow’s very own Rock Bottom Festival took place on Saturday, June 22.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:25:24 +0100
Rowers Against Rubbish host film in Marlow
Nearly 100 people packed into Marlow’s Rowing Club bar on Thursday, June 13 to watch a special charity screening of A Plastic Ocean.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:55:43 +0100
Former police chief appointed into safeguarding role in Bucks
Former Thames Valley Police Chief Constable Francis Habgood has been recruited by Bucks County Council to work in a vital safeguarding role.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:19:21 +0100
Readers' Choice - The best coffee shop in Bucks
This week, we are asking for your favourite place to enjoy a cup of coffee in Bucks.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:05:38 +0100
Brand new show home launched in High Wycombe
The company building snazzy new flats converted from a former office block in Wycombe town centre launched last weekend.original article
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:03:35 +0100
Estate agents with long hours won’t help sale through quicker
House movers aren’t likely to sell their home any quicker by choosing the estate agent with the longest opening hours. original article
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:44:54 +0100
WEATHER WARNING: Thunderstorms set to hit Bucks this week
Thunderstorms are set to hit south Bucks this week.
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:04:00 +0100
Chiltern Railways one of the most trusted rail companies
A NEW report from independent watchdog Transport Focus has highlighted Chiltern Railways as one of the most trusted rail operators in the country. original article
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:13:02 +0100
Man arrested after hidden camera found in women's toilet at Pinewood Studios
A man has been arrested after a hidden camera was discovered in the women's toilets at Pinewood Studios - where the next James Bond film is being made.
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 05:01:00 +0100
The 10 most expensive places to live in UK - and 3 are in Bucks
These are the most expensive places to buy in the UK - and south Bucks has three places on the list.original article
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0100
Readers' Choice: The best taxi firms in Bucks
This week, the Bucks Free Press asked readers for the best taxi firms in Bucks. original article
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 05:30:00 +0100
5 new building projects announced for High Wycombe
Wycombe District Council deals with thousands of planning applications every year.
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 05:06:00 +0100
Vital emergency food bank items donated to those in need by Red Kite
DOZENS of vital food items and toiletries have been donated to Wycombe’s food bank by staff at Red Kite Housing. original article
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0100
Highcrest students graduate from unique training project
An ERA ended for a group of sixth form students at The Highcrest Academy when they graduated from a unique three-year training programme.original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:30:00 +0100
TERROR ON OUR STREETS: Wycombe teen's cache of terror and firearms manuals
A Bucks teenager who built up a cache of terrorist manuals and guides for homemade firearms is facing jail.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:32:42 +0100
Extinction Rebellion protesters lay on ground outside bank in campaign against fossil fuels
Protesters have gathered in Marlow to protest outside of Barclays on Marlow high street to campaign against "fossil fuel financing".
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:09:34 +0100
Three luxury hotels set to be sold
MACDONALD Hotels is selling 27 of its properties - including ones in Marlow, Windsor and Ascot - to a private equity player in a blockbuster deal.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:03:12 +0100
South East braced for more thunderstorms as Yellow weather warning put in place
A YELLOW weather warning has been put in place for the South East next week.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:16:19 +0100
Mystery Good Samaritan a 'hero' for preventing major car crash after driver suffered medical episode at the wheel
A mystery Good Samaritan has been dubbed a hero after stopping a car rolling backwards into oncoming traffic - after the driver suffered a medical emergency at the wheel.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:46:13 +0100
Great Kingshill school scoops coveted national enterprise title
Young entrepreneurs from a Buckinghamshire School have picked up the prestigious Young Enterprise School of the Year Award at the Young Enterprise national final.original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:57:27 +0100
Road closure set to cause traffic chaos next week
Chiltern council have announced that the Amersham bypass will close for one week overnight, commencing next Wednesday.original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:05:03 +0100
CCTV released after spate of frauds at supermarkets
Police are on the lookout for a man who carried out a spate of frauds at Sainsbury supermarkets last month.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:38:46 +0100
Bucks armed forces to be commemorated next weekend
A day of celebration for Bucks’ armed forces community will come to High Wycombe next Saturday. original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:27:58 +0100
Wycombe MP Steve Baker has ‘not been offered cabinet role’ in return for Boris PM support
WYCOMBE’S MP Steve Baker says he has not been offered a top cabinet role in return for supporting Boris Johnson in his quest to become the next Prime Minister. original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:32:05 +0100
Long awaited arts hub opens to artists in High Wycombe
A NEW arts hub in High Wycombe has opened its doors to visitors as artists and makers celebrate Bucks Art Weeks.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:15:12 +0100
M40 Beaconsfield exit shut amid caravan fire
A caravan fire shut off the exit slip road on the M40 at Beaconsfield.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:18:16 +0100
Charity’s 25 years of helping the community
A HIGH Wycombe charity that offers scooters for those with limited mobility is celebrating 25 successful years. original article
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:13:05 +0100
GP surgery is not at risk of closure despite plans
A GP surgery that was saved from closure is not at risk again - despite plans to turn the building into a house. original article
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