Weekly news round-up in Bucks - November 29
Here are five of the biggest stories on the Bucks Free Press website this week.
Plans submitted to build 41 homes in High Wycombe housing development
A proposal has been submitted to build a new housing development in Booker, High Wycombe.
The plans highlight an aim to build a total of 41 new properties in a new development on land off of Clayhill in Clay Lane, Booker, of which 20 will be defined as affordable properties.
Flackwell Heath man and his partner 'took their own lives inside her flat'
An inquest earlier this week heard how a Flackwell Heath man and a woman who were found together inside her flat took their own lives.
Niraj Patel, 31, and mother-of-two Alex Mills, 32, were found at Ms Mills' home in Gorleston in Norfolk on July 21 this year.
Her children did not live at her address.
'Shane Richie owes me £1.85': Former Butlers pub worker recalls meeting I'm a Celebrity and EastEnders star in High Wycombe
A former pub worker from High Wycombe made the news this week, after he claimed that I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here star Shane Richie owes him £1.85 for a lemonade from more than a decade ago.
Toby Green, 32, first met EastEnders’ Alfie Moon when he came to High Wycombe for a book signing at Woolworths in 2003, when hundreds of fans were left disappointed after the shop closed its doors once it was full.
'Now that he’s on I’m a Celeb and getting a six-figure salary I thought ‘you can definitely afford to pay me back the £1.85’ said Mr Green.
Rival bid by Welcome Break to build another M25 motorway service station and hotel progresses - as fresh designs revealed
Detailed plans for an "innovative" new motorway service station on the M25 have been revealed.
Welcome Break wants to build a "state-of-the-art" motorway service station with a hotel on land owned by Buckinghamshire Council in the Colne Valley, between the M40 and the M4.
It is the second bid to build a service station in the area after Extra - which already runs Beaconsfield Services - submitted plans in 2019 for one between junctions 16 and 17 of the M25.
Long-awaited opening of new Wimpy in White Hart Street, High Wycombe
The long-awaited new Wimpy restaurant in High Wycombe opened it's doors earlier this week.
Because of lockdown restrictions, only takeaways and home delivery orders can be made for the new White Hart Street fast food eatery which opened on Monday.
The opening of the new restaurant comes after a £200,000 upgrade of the former G'rillers unit in the town centre.
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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:47:20 +0000
Libby Squire murder trial: Father-of-two Pawel Relowicz told police he offered ‘crying girl lift home’
A man accused of raping and murdering a 21-year-old student from High Wycombe told police he “felt sorry for her” after seeing her crying and offered her a lift home in his car, a court heard.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:08:00 +0000
Bucks Council leader challenged on traffic from new Grendon Underwood prison
A TOP will face questions over a new 1,400-inmate prison and the possible increase in traffic as a result, impacting residents and the countryside.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000
Star Wars set built for spin-off show in Little Marlow
A giant set has been built in Little Marlow that is rumoured to be for the new Star Wars TV series.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:55:15 +0000
Aldi employees at Bucks-based branches to get pay rises
Employees who work at Aldi branches in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes have been given a pay rise.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:16:45 +0000
Coronavirus: More than a dozen deaths recorded at Bucks hospitals
More than a dozen new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:43:21 +0000
Work begins to build Aylesbury's new Sainsbury's store
Construction work for Aylesbury’s new Sainsbury’s store will begin on Monday, January 25.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:37:21 +0000
Cheryl Gillan MP in spotlight over Chesham intercom failure
A TOP and a “leading” housing association are once more under the microscope after it was revealed a busted intercom on a building housing the elderly and infirm has still not been repaired after more than two months.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:10:19 +0000
Coronavirus deaths by postcode in December across High Wycombe
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has updated their interactive map which reveals the location of every coronavirus-related death.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:30:00 +0000
Marlow gym has police wrongfully called on them for breaking lockdown rules
A gym in Marlow has had the police knock on their door three times after residents believe the gym is breaking lockdown rules.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:00:00 +0000
The top 10 most expensive areas to live in Buckinghamshire
With its rolling Chiltern hills and quaint villages, it's not surprising that Buckinghamshire is becoming an increasingly popular area to move to.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:25:48 +0000
Aylesbury man dies from asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma
The widow of a steel worker from Aylesbury who died of asbestos-related cancer is carrying out her husband's last wish - by asking for help on how he fell ill.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:30:44 +0000
DKNY and Louis Vuitton handbags are stolen from Wycombe house
Items such as cash, jewellery, DKNY and Louis Vuitton handbags were stolen when a house in High Wycombe was burgled.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:34:23 +0000
Flood warning for Milton Keynes as heavy rain is expected
Residents who live near the Middle River Great Ouse in Milton Keynes are being told to ‘be prepared’ for possible flooding.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:06:34 +0000
Man allegedly seen fly-tipping in High Wycombe
Images have emerged of a man who was allegedly seen fly-tipping in High Wycombe.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:04:00 +0000
Aylesbury Mosque pioneer Haji Abdul Khaliq dies
A prominent member of the Muslim community in Aylesbury has died.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:09:00 +0000
Wycombe home is burgled as items such as jewellery are taken
Jewellery has been stolen after a house in High Wycombe was burgled.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:10:34 +0000
Help spread the love with your wedding day memories
We are hurtling through January, Christmas now a distant memory for most of us, and 2021 hasn't got off to the best start.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:27:15 +0000
Covid-19: Chalfont St Giles man fined £200 after driving to Surrey during lockdown
A man who drove 30 miles from Chalfont St Giles to Surrey to pick up a takeaway during lockdown has been issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:00:00 +0000
Beaconsfield property developer edges closer to fundraising goal
Over £700,000 has now been raised by a Beaconsfield-based property investor for charity.original article
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:30:00 +0000
This is when lockdown could be lifted in the UK
The Government is currently on track to vaccinate 15 million people across the UK by mid-February including health and social care staff.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:46:39 +0000
Firefighters called out to two incidents in Milton Keynes
Firefighters were called out to Milton Keynes in two separate incidents this week.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:36:57 +0000
The UK has the highest Covid death rate in the world
Measuring deaths per million people put the UK at the top of the world chart for Covid deaths, followed by the Czech Republic and Portugal.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:15:48 +0000
Woman taken to hospital after head-on crash on A41 near Aylesbury
An investigation has been launched after a woman was taken to hospital with an ankle injury following a head-on crash near Aylesbury.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:45:25 +0000
Coronavirus in Bucks - Six new deaths at Bucks NHS Trust
Six new coronavirus deaths were recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust over the weekend.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:59:15 +0000
Bletchley teen found guilty of murdering 15-year-old boy in Wolverhampton
A 19-year-old Bucks man is among four people convicted of killing a teenager in Wolverhampton.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:43:36 +0000
Former Bucks resident Mary Berry talks about why childhood polio meant she was 'so pleased' to get Covid-19 jab
Dame Mary Berry has said she was "so pleased" to receive the coronavirus vaccination after suffering from polio as a child.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:13:08 +0000
Abandoned car in High Wycombe has been blocking resident's driveway since July
An abandoned car in High Wycombe has left a resident unable to park in her driveway since last July.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:08:12 +0000
Joshua Harling murder trial: Thame woman describes crash outside house
A WOMAN has described seeing a car flip over on to its roof shortly before a young man died after suffering a stab wound.
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:02:38 +0000
Unique online relationship course launched in Taplow
An online 'do it yourself' relationship course set up by Taplow based coach Juliette Smith is almost certainly the first in the country.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:16:34 +0000
Boy ‘was scared when rumours about sex with teacher spread around school’, court hears
A teenage boy who claimed he had sex with a teacher when he was 15 said he was “worried and scared” when rumours of their alleged relationship spread around his school.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:30:21 +0000
Worried friends describe moment they realised Libby Squire was missing
The trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a university student from High Wycombe has heard evidence about the moments her friends realised she had gone missing.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:22:08 +0000
Bucks Council could extend measures against ‘anti-social behaviour’ in 21 car parks
A CONSULTATION on the possible continuance of restrictions designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour in 21 council-controlled car parks is underway.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:32:38 +0000
Holmer Green Senior School to appeal Bucks Council's refusal to keep ‘air dome’
A SCHOOL that saw its request to retain an “overbearing” dome above its tennis court thrown out by the council has revealed its intention to appeal the decision.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:57:23 +0000
E-scooters receive a mixed reaction from High Wycombe residents
High Wycombe saw the arrival of e-scooters, by Zipp Mobility, late last year and residents of the town already have a split opinion on them.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:30:16 +0000
Petition for vehicle weight restrictions in Coleshill sees hundreds of backers
CALLS for weight restrictions to be introduced to stop large vehicles using a series of village roads as a “cut-through” when main highways are too busy have sounded.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:55:19 +0000
Libby Squire was seen ‘crying and screaming’ on the ground, murder trial told
The trial of a butcher accused of raping and murdering a 21-year-old student has heard that she was seen “lying on the floor and crying and screaming” shortly before she disappeared.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:55:38 +0000
Aylesbury: Council projects set to improve Bucks town
MORE than £120 million is set to be spent on improving Aylesbury over the next few years.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:27:45 +0000
Beaconsfield house fire: Girl and two dogs rescued by firefighters in Horseshoe Crescent
A girl and two dogs had to be rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in a house in Beaconsfield.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:24:00 +0000
The new High Wycombe Coachway opened at Handy Cross Hub 5 years ago
On this day five years ago the first coach arrived at the new High Wycombe Coachway.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:00:00 +0000
In the dock: Weekly round-up of hearings at Wycombe Magistrates' Court - December 1 to 2
Weekly round-up of hearings at Wycombe Magistrates' Court:
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:27:02 +0000
A41 crash: Woman released following accident with two cars
A woman was injured in a two-car smash near Aylesbury.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:59:51 +0000
Aylesbury mother and daughter receive groundbreaking peanut allergy treatment
A mother and her seven-year-old daughter from Aylesbury have successfully completed treatment which will allow them to eat peanuts without getting a reaction.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:37:00 +0000
Covid-19: High Wycombe care home residents receive Oxford vaccine
A WW2 widow, Royal Navy veteran and Army veteran were among care home residents in to receive their Covid-19 vaccines.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:27:14 +0000
Covid-19: Marlow has vaccinated all priority one care homes
The Marlow Medical Group has vaccinated all possible priority category one care home residents and many care home staff with their first doses last week.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:17:00 +0000
Nick Freeman leaves Wycombe to join Leyton Orient on loan
Wanderers midfielder Nick Freeman has left the club to join Leyton Orient in League Two on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:52:10 +0000
Aylesbury boy, 10, is found after being reported missing
A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing in Aylesbury has been found.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:00:00 +0000
Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan calls for better help for people with autism suffering domestic abuse during lockdown
A MP has called on the Home Office to improve help for adults and children living with autism who are also suffering from domestic abuse.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:35:00 +0000
Covid-19 vaccination site set up at Aylesbury's Odeon Cinema
A site has been set up at the Odeon Cinema in Aylesbury for vaccinations to take place to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:44:00 +0000
Four-year-old Bucks girl aims to run a marathon to raise funds for the NHS
The parents of a four-year-old girl running a marathon over a month for the NHS have said they are 'so incredibly proud'.
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:47:00 +0000
Car is seized in Bletchley after driver is caught with 'no licence'
A man was taken into police custody and his car was seized over the weekend in Milton Keynes.
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