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Shaun Delaney

John Lewis snaps up inventor’s boardgame

A boardgame inventor from Aylesbury has agreed a major deal with John Lewis for their stores to stock his product across the country.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Farage positively shined in EU debate

When someone holds a different view, you can still agree to disagree and remain in a state of antagonistic harmony.


Harvest Time

Farming Matters: Farmers do more than just produce food

Ask most people what farmers do and it is likely they will say that they produce food.


Artist's impression of the Waterside Centre

Share of £2bn pot will fund more jobs and homes across Vale

A share of a government pot of £2 billion will help bring more than 11,000 new jobs to Bucks and fund a new education centre and residential development in Aylesbury.


Business woman Alicia Wallace is appealing to other companies in the wedding sector to join forces for a free fayre PNL-140304-091339001

Sweet idea! Business woman appeals to others in a bid to set up free wedding fayre

A business woman is sweet on the idea of joining forces with other companies to hold a free wedding fayre.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: The fact is you can’t trust statistics

Is it only me, or do the airwaves seem filled all the time with big numbers and complicated statistics used by different sides of the same argument to shock us into believing the world will come to an end if you don’t support their certain view of any situation?

Towersey could see the construction of a �11 million solar farm if plans are allowed to go ahead

Energy giants want to hear your views on plans for £11 million solar energy farm

An £11 million solar farm could be built near Thame if plans go through.

Dary Sweeney (left middle) receiving award from John Bleeze (far left) operations director for Budgens and John Pattison (far right) retail director for Budgens and Londis

Supermarket sweep! Store is named best in the country

A business owner is celebrating after his Budgens branch was crowned best in the country.

Stock image of carehome residents

Shock as carehome run by nuns to close

A care home run by nuns is to close after the firm in charge said they would not be able to bring the home up to modern standards.


East West Rail clearance work and ecological survey at Swanbourne Station area.
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UPDATED: Disappointment as East West Rail delayed by two years

The completion of a rail link between Oxford and Milton Keynes, which will pass through Bicester, Winslow and Aylesbury, has been delayed until 2019, Network Rail has announced.


Pictured left to right are Emma Lane, Rachel Lane, Lily Munday and Andrea Lane

Firm which featured on BBC launching new range

A family-run photo business which featured on a BBC2 programme is marking its airing anniversary by launching a new shop.

Heather Jan Brunt - Farming Matters

Farming Matters: Dog owners take note – farmers will shoot your pet if it threatens their sheep

It’s a horrible thought, and many devoted dog owners are reluctant to admit it, but family pets can and do attack sheep.

Gartec install a lift at Prebendal Close - pictured is mayor Tom Hunter-Watts, left back Mat Akerman - regional sales manager, Paul Wakefield - director of Wakefield Building Services Ltd and Margaret Farrow - scheme manager

Firm still moving on up after 6,500 lifts

The UK’s largest supplier of platform lifts is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Institutional denial of slow broadband speeds

On Monday I spoke at the House of Lords about the need to ramp up our investment into digital infrastructure.

Stock image of lonely farmer

Farming Matters: Listening ear for the lonely

Farming can be a lonely job. Mechanisation has reduced the number of everyday staff workers and for jobs involving big expensive machines many farmers now rely on contractors to come in, do a specific job and then leave.


Matthew Wright (black shirt and tie) with barista Martin Thorpe

Costa turning jobless into baristas

Costa has introduced a coffee qualification for unemployed people and its first two ‘barista maestros’ have graduated.

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North Street reopens to traffic

Improvements to Vale roads continue

Roadworks will take place next week as Bucks County Council continues its programme to improve Vale roads.

The number of people claiming benefits has fallen

Fall in people claiming unemployment benefit

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Aylesbury Vale fell by five during February to 1,453.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Russia, rain and reality...

When I put finger to keyboard it can be a bit of a struggle to identify major current economic affairs that you will recognise as impacting strongly on the Vale – but this week I’ve had trouble picking from a healthy crop.

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View - Aylesbury Service Station, on the Bicester Road, Aylesbury - plans for a Subway to be part of the offering

Subway restaurant to open at busy Aylesbury petrol station

Several jobs are on offer at a new Subway franchise due to open in Aylesbury Service Sation on the Bicester Road roundabout in April.


Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor taps into Chinese market

Waddesdon Manor is amongst the first 100 companies across the country to be awarded a Chartermark for its dedication to welcoming Chinese vistors.

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