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Tom Kerridge

Farming Matters: Give British food the vote

With the General Election creeping ever closer Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge has teamed up with the NFU to ensure food and farming is part of the national debate.

Alex Pratt

“Loony policies were actually quite sensible”

A wise successful man once told me that the best ideas are often found in the most unlikely of places.

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Arriva driver Zek Mustafa is presented with her award by Kevin O'Connor

Best bus driver in the country is coming to town

Customers who voted a bus driver as the best in the country will be sad to learn she is moving routes – but passengers in Aylesbury will see her on a bus near them soon.

Dairy cows

Farming Matters: End of the European milk quotas

As EU milk quotas come to an end, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison is urging all countries to act responsibly and collectively in order to manage future volatility.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Sturgeon’s seductive sales pitch for a dangerous product

Last week’s 7 headed monster that was the General Election Leaders’ Debate offered a number of valuable business messages for those who were watching carefully.

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Alison Smedley had bought paint from Aylesbury's Homebase store on which exploded over her, ruining her coat, shoes and wallet.

Pensioner sees red after paint explosion ruins coat

A pensioner saw red after a can of paint she was buying exploded at the checkout, ruining her coat and leaving her with a bill of more than £200.

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Artists impression of Graven Hill Development

Learn how to build your dream home and save thousands of pounds

A new housing development offers people a unique chance to design and build their dream home and save thousands of pounds in the process, according to an industry expert.

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Prime Minister David Cameron with Yokel Yogurts founder Tom Ley and staff member Nat Richards

What a scoop! Prime Minister tries out yogurt

The founder of a yogurt business says it was ‘a great privilege’ to be part of a reception hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards

Plastic surgeon ranked in world’s top 100

A music-loving plastic surgeon who specialises in breasts and tummies has been named one of the best in the world.

A pair of the decorative eggs pulled from sale alongside two chocolate Mini Eggs

Poundland pulls ‘potentially dangerous’ Easter decorations which look just like Cadbury Mini Eggs

Easter decorations which look virtually identical to Cadbury Mini Eggs have been pulled from Poundland stores after Trading Standards officers warned children could eat them by mistake.

News

High winds predicted by weather bosses

Motorists have been given a yellow warning of high winds by the Met Office.

Butcher Simon Parminter - who is retiring - pictured at his shop in Haddenham

Farewell to retiring butcher who was one of first boys to study cookery at Mandeville School

Standing six feet, seven inches tall, with a rotund figure and a very friendly smiling face, Simon Parminter is the perfect image of a traditional butcher.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Budget

During the Chancellor’s tongue in cheek Budget speech last Wednesday I was in the Mix 96 Studio offering live commentary on what it meant for us here in Bucks.

Upholsterers of Richard III's throne at Chilton. From left, Tony Coleman,Jane Margan, Paul Margan and Nelio Mendes

Making a throne fit for Richard III’s burial

A firm which produced the leather work for the reception desk at Coca-Cola’s head office is now playing its part in an eagerly-anticipated television spectacle.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Simple change can be powerful stuff

Did you know last Saturday was Pi Day? I guess it may have passed you by in your full on, forever changing life of keeping up with the world around you.

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