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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.


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

End of an era as butcher leaves the village shop

After three generations of Parminters have run the butchers shop on The Green at Haddenham, the business is now up for sale.

Sally Turner at her Wendover antiques shop

Special feature: ‘My lifelong love affair with antiques’

After a lifetime in the antique business, mixing with royalty, MPs and film stars, softly spoken Sally Turner is shutting up shop.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Council would laugh if BT went into rubbish collection

Picture yourself years from today looking back over your life. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you genuinely felt you had stepped up to master your fears and joys?


Lee Manning, Perrys Digital Marketing Manager

Perrys triumphs in motor awards

Perrys Motor Sales have won three awards at the prestigious 2015 AM Awards at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Bosses can learn a lot from Mozart’s genius

This week I’m writing to you from the heart of Vienna, renowned not only as the City of Dreams after Sigmund Freud but as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, including the wonders of Schubert, Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, not to mention Mahler, Brahms and Beethoven.

Abla Seckley

Legal eagle Abla in line for top award

A student could be in line for a £5,000 prize in recognition of her legal skills.