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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Leaders of tomorrow made by cricket club spirit

It is easy it forget that so much of our economy operates within community bodies that are not businesses, and that the outgoing Michael Gove seemed to have formed the view that our youngsters only learn when at school, the truth is that so much growth and development of our young people takes place elsewhere.

Artist's impression of new look Friars Square entrance in Market Square

UPDATED: Radical new look for Friars Square entrance

Plans to radically change Friars Square Shopping Centre’s entrance in Market Square have been revealed.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: My thanks to maths teacher Mr Hancock

It’s been a busy news week for the economy.

From left: Sunita Sagoo, Pep Sagoo, Pali Sagoo, Sanjay Sagoo and Nisha Varia

Garage bounces back after huge fire

A family garage business devastated by a fire is celebrating after reopening a year since the blaze.

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Terrick Beef farmer Geoff Brunt, left, with National Farmers Union president Meurig Raymond

Farming Matters: Support UK beef farmers

At the Livestock Event in Birmingham, NFU president Meurig Raymond and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment George Eustice, both spoke about the beef summit that had been held in London the day before.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Partnership bidding for slice of £2bn fund

You can be forgiven for not yet knowing what the Local Enterprise Partnership for Bucks is all about.

David Lidington presents Jask to Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron thrilled to receive inventor’s boardgame

A boardgame created by an Aylesbury inventor has been presented to Prime Minister David Cameron – who said he looked forward to playing it with his children.

Midsomer Murders' Gwilym Lee as DS Charlie Nelson, left, and Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby.

TV crews film murder mystery in churchyard

If you see police cars in Haddenham today, don’t worry – they are just filming for a TV drama!

Grand opening of Topcats Racing new premises at Westcott Venture Park - pictured is the unveilling of the Topcats LS9 Sagaris

Motor racing team open new workshop video

A one minute rev off involving over 200 cars was the highlight of the day at the opening of a motor racing team’s workshop.

Lord de Mauley (second row, third from left) visits Bucks business leaders

Lord visits Bucks on business trip

A Conservative member of the House of Lords has visited Bucks to learn about the close relationship between business and the environment.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Sport is vital for the economy

If ever there was a time where a clear and unequivocally powerful link between sport and the economy didn’t exist, it has long since disappeared into a bygone era of sepia tones and steam trains.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

Guest column by Owen Paterson: Arla investment is a vote of confidence in Britain

Recently I had the pleasure to officially open the state-of-the-art Arla dairy in Aylesbury.

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