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'Urgent' need to get Local Plan in place ahead of new government housing rules - but councillors raise concerns

The race is on to get Wycombe’s new Local Plan approved by March next year before new government guidelines force the district into building an extra 2,600 homes - but councillors said the proposals have left them "between a rock and a hard place".
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FINED: Builder convicted after rubbish found dumped illegally

A Croydon builder has been fined for fly-tipping after employing a man to get rid of his trade waste that ended up being dumped illegally in High Wycombe. 
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Car parks close permanently from today

Two High Wycombe car parks are closed permanently from today to make way for a new supermarket and arts centre.
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Community radio station crowned station of the year at awards ceremony

Staff at a community radio station say they are "delighted" to have been crowned station of the year at an awards ceremony. 
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'Amazing' community rallies round to help brave woman battling rare cancer

The “amazing” High Wycombe community has been praised for rallying round to help a brave woman in her fight against a rare form of cancer.
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Three people injured in crash on busy road

Three people were injured in a crash on the A404 last night - with firefighters cutting one free from the wreckage. 
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PROPERTY NEWS: Bucks' homes go under the hammer in London auction

A first floor flat in Wycombe with a guide price of £80,000+ is among more than 200 lots coming up for sale in a London saleroom next week.
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'I thought this is it for me': Carjacking victim feared for his life as he tried to stop car being stolen

A carjacking victim, who was hurt after he fell from the bonnet of his car while desperately clinging on as the thief drove at high speeds in the London Road, has spoken out about his terrifying ordeal
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Artist reaches finals for major art prize for his emotive refugee painting

A High Wycombe artist has made a major art prize shortlist for his emotive painting of refugees. 
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REVEALED: Pollution in High Wycombe 70% worse than national target

Air pollution levels in some areas of High Wycombe are more than 70 per cent above the national target, the Bucks Free Press can reveal.
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Former homeless man takes on UK's 'toughest' triathlon for charity that brought him 'back from the brink'

A previously homeless man from High Wycombe has completed the UK’s toughest triathlon event, to raise more than £2,000 for the charity that brought him “back from the brink”.
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LOCAL PLAN: More than 10,000 homes in district a step closer to reality

A plan to build more than 10,000 homes in Wycombe that has been four years in the making is one step closer to reality after councillors agreed to take the plan forward on Monday night.
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'He was my best friend': Heartbroken wife pays tribute to husband who died after double crash

A heartbroken wife has spoken of her grief after her husband died in a double car crash in High Wycombe earlier this year.
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Town is third most expensive for students to live in, new figures reveal

High Wycombe is third most expensive place for students to live in - with undergraduates forking out £125 a week for accommodation, new figures have revealed.
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PICTURES: 'Fabulous' weekend captures spirit of war-time Britain

Hughenden Manor captured the nostalgia of war-time Britain as the popular annual 1940s weekend returned. 
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Project to reopen river through town 'best thing to happen in 50 years' says councillor

A project to reopen a river through High Wycombe would be the "best thing to happen to the town in 50 years", says a councillor, as the first meeting to discuss the plans went ahead. 
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Disturbance at mosque caused by members 'unhappy' with new membership fee

An argument that erupted at a Wycombe mosque during Friday prayers - resulting in police officers descending on the scene – started when some worshippers became “unhappy” with plans to introduce a new membership fee.
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Multi-million pound pet hospital created by TV vet to open in town

A multi-million pound pet hospital created by a vet who has appeared on television is to open its doors in High Wycombe next year. 
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Is Toys 'R' Us still coming to High Wycombe? Retail giant files for bankruptcy

Retail giant Toys'R'Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition - but the High Wycombe store still looks set to go ahead. 
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University buries time capsule as 125th birthday celebrations come to an end

Letters, samples of work and memorabilia have been buried in a time capsule at Bucks New University - bringing an end to their 125th birthday celebrations. 
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21-year-old charged after man injured in assault near pub

A 21-year-old has been charged with ABH after a man was assaulted at a High Wycombe pub at the weekend. 
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Italian Gelateria to open in High Wycombe

A new Italian Gelateria is set to open its doors in High Wycombe tomorrow. 
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Kind-hearted pupils praised for sky-high donation to air ambulance charity

Kind-hearted students from a High Wycombe school have been praised for raising more than £1,400 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance. 
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Missing 78-year-old woman found

A missing 78-year-old woman has been found after a late night search.
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MISSING: ‘Increasingly concerned’ police issue urgent appeal to find 78-year-old woman

“Increasingly concerned” police are tonight searching for a missing pensioner from Beaconsfield.
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Ashleigh and Sully: BGT winner comes to Wycombe with her new doggy partner

Ashleigh Butler’s appearance in this year’s Wycombe Swan panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, will be a bittersweet experience, writes Debra Aspinall.
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PICTURES: Police called to mosque following 'altercation'

Police have been spotted outside a High Wycombe mosque this afternoon.
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'CRISIS POINT': Whistleblower claims bus company in 'near state of collapse'

Driver shortages, delays and cancellations have pushed a High Wycombe bus company to the brink of a “crisis” according to a whistleblower who claims to have lifted the lid on the company’s “shortcomings”.
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PICTURE: Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing comes to High Wycombe to unveil plaque in honour of great uncle

Made in Chelsea star Jamie Lang unveiled a plaque in honour of his great uncle in High Wycombe to celebrate the 125th anniversary of McVitie’s digestive biscuits.
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Wycombe's first festival of wellbeing a 'huge success'

Wycombe’s first festival of wellbeing “exceeded all expectations” as hundreds poured into the town hall for workshops and advice. 
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Man left with brain damage after street attack loses in hospital ‘neglect’ compensation bid

A young man who claimed he was negligently treated in hospital after suffering a savage street attack has failed in a bid for massive compensation.
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Epic bike challenge latest fundraiser in memory of brave 15-year-old

Friends of a heartbroken mother who set up a charity to fund vital research into the rare cancer that killed her son are taking on the challenge of a lifetime in a bid to raise thousands of pounds in his memory.
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Adams Park steward who fell ill criticises hospital for 'not caring'

A steward who fell ill at a Wycombe Wanderers game has criticised a hospital for “not caring” after he was left in A&E without pain relief for eight hours and his blood tests were lost.
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Man sentenced for causing death of much-loved High Wycombe woman by careless driving

A man has been sentenced after admitting to causing the death of a much-loved High Wycombe woman by careless driving following a crash in Marlow. 
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Community rallies to save 'last remaining real pub' in town

A community is rallying to buy a “neglected” High Wycombe pub that has been put up for sale, fearing it could be turned into “yet another” convenience store.
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STORM AILEEN: Trees and walls brought down as wind and rain batters south Bucks

Trees and walls were brought down in High Wycombe last night as Storm Aileen battered the country.
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Manhunt underway after car among items stolen in house burglary

A manhunt has been launched after thieves broke into a house in High Wycombe and stole a number of items, including a car.
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Kind-hearted carer and volunteer awarded honorary degree

A woman who cared for her terminally ill mother, and used her experiences to help nurses of the future, has been awarded an honorary degree from Bucks New University.
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PICTURES: Dignitaries enjoy trip to German twin town

High Wycombe dignitaries enjoyed a trip to Kelkheim in Germany as part of a regular programme of events organised by the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association.
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101-year-old paedophile forced to pay victim £25,000 in compensation

A 101-year-old paedophile has been forced to pay his victim £25,000 in compensation for the ordeal he put her through - in case he died before his sentencing was complete, a court heard today.
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Pedestrian hit by moped on busy road near schools

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a moped in High Wycombe this morning. 
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Car found alight in suspected arson attack

A car was found alight in a suspected arson attack in High Wycombe.
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PICTURES: Behind-the-scenes look at 'pioneering' new hospice in High Wycombe

A pioneering £4.8 million hospice has been officially unveiled to the public this week – after years of fundraising by the charity behind the new building.
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Teenager sentenced following spate of crimes

A teenager has been sentenced after committing a spate of crimes in High Wycombe, including robbery and threatening a man with a weapon.
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Mother and four children left homeless after eviction from council-owned hostel

A mother and her four children have been left homeless after they were evicted from council-owned temporary accommodation.
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Toys 'R' Us to head to High Wycombe shopping centre

A new toy shop is preparing to move into a High Wycombe shopping centre next month. 
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High Wycombe woman gets major fashion brands to remove offensive mental health slogans from products

A High Wycombe woman is on mission to get major fashion brands to rethink the way they portray mental health on their products.
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PICTURES: Students celebrate years of hard work at graduation

Thousands of students donned their gowns and mortar boards this week as they celebrated years of hard work at their university graduation. 
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Groundbreaking £23 million satellite school given green light in bid to cope with new homes in Bucks

A Catholic school in High Wycombe will expand into Buckinghamshire’s first £23 million satellite school, after plans were given the green light in a bid to cope with thousands of new homes planned for the county in the next couple of decades.
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