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Young employees helped with the report

Proposed ‘ready to work passport’ will help young people find employment

A ‘ready to work passport’ which is completed at school has been suggested to help young people find employment.

More pay and display machines may be appearing

Drivers face extra parking charges

Drivers could face yet more parking charges under plans being considered by Bucks County Council.

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UPDATED: Robbers armed with knife and ‘gun’ hold up petrol station

Two armed men robbed a ‘large amount of money’ from Aylesbury Service Station on Monday morning.

View, Friars Square carpark, Aylesbury

Friars Square customers charged extra for parking after computer bug

Hundreds of shoppers using Friars Square carpark were charged too much money following a serious computer glitch.

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Dolly Saville at her 100th birthday party

Britain’s oldest barmaid celebrates 100th birthday in style and vows: ‘I’ll still be serving pints at 101’

Britain’s oldest barmaid vowed to still be serving pints this time next year as Prime Minister David Cameron and racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart helped her celebrate her 100th birthday.

The council is encouraging more buskers to Aylesbury. Pictured here is Utestus Neil, already a regular fixture in the town centre

Council banging the drum for more buskers (and donkeys) in Aylesbury

Buskers of all varieties are needed to help make Aylesbury a fun day out according to council chiefs.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Awards can raise morale

I must admit that one aspect of leading a team that is not my strength is taking the right moments to celebrate any achievements and to lock in the feeling of a job well done.

Flytipped rubbish

Farming Matters: Day some trashy man gave me the V sign

Flytipping doesn’t only affect farmers. People with no thought for others tip rubbish all over the place, on community open spaces, roadsides and in ditches.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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