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Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

This newspaper, published by Johnston Press, today announces that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Lois Cordelia sculptor of Green Man made with straws at The Akeman

Thousands of plastic straws used to create sculpture marking 10th birthday of popular Tring pub

The Akeman, Oakman and The Green Man – a decade of happy memories provides a small gift for planet.

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VIDEO: Police and forensics on the scene as Buckingham Street in Aylesbury is cordoned off

Police and forensic officers are in Aylesbury town centre this morning after a section of Buckingham Street was cordoned off.

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Amy Enticknap and Gaye Poole, founders of Human Theatre Company.

Impact of alcohol tackled on stage in Thame in play commissioned by NHS

The impact of alcohol on family life will be tackled on the stage in Thame, in a production commissioned by the NHS.

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Thame Chamber Choir

Christmas concerts with Thame Chamber Choir in candlelit church

Santa Claus is Comin’ - and for Thame Chamber Choir he’s almost here.

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New venue for Thame Speakers Club and an invite for guests

New venue for Thame Speakers Club and an invite for guests

Thame Speakers Club will have a new meeting place next year.

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Julie Ann Godson

High society scandals feature in latest books by Oxfordshire historian

The scandalous behaviour of high society people in Oxfordshire feature in a new book by a county historian.

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Callum Rookes, Thame Concert Band Musical Director, receives a cheque from Chris Fram, Chair of the Music in the Park organising committee.

Music in the Park funds warm up carol singers and boost concert band

Grants to two organisations in Thame have been made from Music in the Park funds.

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Haddenham's Christmas tree festival was held at St Mary's Church in the village

PICTURE SPECIAL: ‘Inspirational’ displays at Christmas tree festival in Haddenham

Haddenham’s fifth Christmas Tree Festival was held in St Mary’s Church over the weekend of December 8 to 10, and proved as popular as ever.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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Towersey Morris

Catch up with Towersey Morris and see their Mummers Play

There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy watching the Towersey Morris perform this festive season.

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Haddenham St Marys CofE Primary School pupils wearing their high vis jackets

Road safety lesson backed up by donation for school

Pupils at a village primary school will have safer journeys to school thanks to a donation.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

Health
Clearning snow, what are the rules?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.

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VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

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Take extra care on untreated roads

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

With temperatures set to plummet well below zero degrees tonight the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the evening and tomorrow morning.

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Our region saw widespread snowfall yesterday. Photo: Stephen Pollard

Ice and snow warning further extended across the region today by Met Office

The Met Office is warning there may be more snow on the way in the south Midland today and have extended the area and timeframe where it may fall.
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Warning over fake bank notes

Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police are warning people to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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Aldi recall

Aldi recalls food product because it could contain small pieces of hard plastic

Aldi has recalled one of its food products owing to worries that it may be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic.

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Baby Rockit Apples from Marks and Spencer

M&S slammed over “irresponsible” plastic apple packaging

Marks & Spencer has been slammed by shoppers and scientists for selling apples in a plastic TUBE - so they can fit in car cup holders.

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