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Train company voted best for customer satisfaction and punctuality

Chiltern Railways has come top in a survey for overall customer satisfaction. 
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LOCKED UP: Young teenage gang jailed after shocking two-hour knife rampage

A teenage gang that robbed and attacked four people during a two-hour rampage in High Wycombe and Gerrards Cross has been jailed. 
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Children’s concert ‘ruined’ by ‘incessant’ pub music

Parents have slammed a High Wycombe music venue after “incessant, earth shaking, pounding” music disrupted a children’s classical concert at a nearby church.
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Burglars damage house attempting to break into it

Burglars tried to break into a house by forcing a lock and prising a door in High Wycombe last week. 
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Only eight rough sleepers across Wycombe, council boss claims

There are estimated to be only eight rough sleepers in the Wycombe district, according to a council boss.
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Theatre reveals new panto plans after 'Ashleigh and Pudsey' dog dies

Wycombe's Christmas show will go on despite the death much-loved four-legged stage star, Pudsey the dog. 
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Bucks hospitals set to receive 'significant investment' to 'transform care' for patients

Hospitals in Bucks are set to receive a share of £5 million to help the NHS “modernise and transform care” for patients.
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MP: ‘It is important Wycombe can rely on a fast and reliable rail service’

This week Wycombe MP Steve Baker writes exclusively to Bucks Free Press readers:
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NAMED: More than a dozen people charged after High Wycombe drugs bust

More than a dozen people have been charged following a drug raid in High Wycombe that saw more than 250 police swoop on properties. 
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STORM PICTURES: Search and rescue team called to recover three 'floating' cars stuck in floods

Bucks Search and Rescue had to help recover three cars that were left "floating" in floods in High Wycombe last night. 
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STORM UPDATE: Fire brigade called 40 times in two hours about flooding

Firefighters were called 40 times in a two-hour period about flooding last night. 
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13-year-old girl suffers leg injuries after being hit by moped

A 13-year-old girl was hit by a moped in High Wycombe yesterday afternoon. 
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Man charged following incident that saw woman dragged by moving car

A man has been charged with robbery and driving offences in connection with an incident that saw a woman dragged by a moving car in High Wycombe. 
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MISSING: Can you help find teenage boy last seen five months ago?

A search is underway to find a missing teenager last seen five months ago.
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PICTURES: Runners take on challenging Wycombe Half Marathon

Hundreds of runners donned their trainers for this year's Wycombe Half Marathon at the weekend. 
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Man, 63, arrested in connection with modern slavery crimes

A man in his sixties has been arrested in connection with modern slavery offences in High Wycombe. 
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Town centre pub closes ahead of £430k refurbishment

A town centre pub has closed its doors ahead of a £430,000 refurbishment that will see it change its name. 
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Man arrested in connection with robbery that saw woman dragged by moving car

A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that saw a woman dragged across a petrol station forecourt by a moving car in High Wycombe. 
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Knife surrender bins placed in police stations in bid to tackle crime

Those who carry knives are being urged to surrender them in a bid to tackle knife crime. 
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Woman who breached ban on keeping horses three times is sentenced

A woman from High Wycombe has been slapped with a fine after breaching an animal ban for the third time. 
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PICTURES: Pampered pooches and clever canines show off talents on stage

Pampered pooches and clever canines showed off their talents in a bid to become the next four-legged stage star at the Wycombe Swan yesterday. 
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PICTURES: Thousands turn out to beach party in town centre

Thousands of people turned out to a beach-themed street festival in Princes Risborough at the weekend.
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PICTURE GALLERY: Summer fun continues at annual school fayre

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UPDATE: Four arrested in connection with slavery and money laundering after dawn raid

Four arrests have been made in connection with modern slavery and money laundering crimes in High Wycombe following a dawn raid this morning. 
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RACE FOR LIFE PICTURES: Can you spot yourself in our gallery?

Women of all ages descended on a popular High Wycombe park this weekend to take part in the annual Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
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'Radical' £2m idea to reopen historic river through town centre

A “radical” £2 million idea to reopen a historic river through the centre of High Wycombe in a bid to improve tourism will be explored by councillors.
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WANTED: Have you seen this man?

Police are searching for a High Wycombe man in connection with drug offences. 
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PICTURES & VIDEO: Police at scene of two stabbings in High Wycombe

Thames Valley Police is currently at the scene of two stabbings in High Wycombe that are being linked.
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ROADWORKS: Don't get caught out this week

Road works will take place at the following places this week:
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WATCH: Brazen driver uses hard shoulder to skip queues but is immediately caught by police

Dashcam footage captured the moment a Mercedes driver who had tried to skip queues on the M40 by driving down the hard shoulder got caught in the act by an unmarked police car.
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Kind-hearted student organises cancer charity fashion show

A kind-hearted student whose life has been touched by cancer is set to hold a charity show to raise money to combat the disease.
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New district-wide community lottery set to go live

A new community lottery is set to go live across the Wycombe district next week.
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REVEALED: Plans for new kids' block at Handy Cross Hub

Plans for a new kids' block including a toddler gym and a nursery have been put forward for the Handy Cross Hub. 
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£5 million M40 noise reduction plans go on show

A £5 million plan to cut traffic noise for people living along an 11.5 mile section of the M40 in Bucks and South Oxfordshire has gone on show. 
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High Wycombe-born Tenor to return to hometown for special performances

A High Wycombe-born Tenor who has toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti will return to his hometown for two special performances.
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PICTURED: Chemical bottle image released as police hunt killers

Officers investigating the death of a woman after she was sprayed with a liquid while sitting on a bench in High Wycombe have released a picture of a chemical bottle they are searching for in connection with the incident. 
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Could your dog be next stage star? Auditions to open in Wycombe

Could your pampered pooch be destined for fame? The Wycombe Swan is set to hold auditions to discover a four-legged star for the new Legally Blonde musical at the theatre next month.
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Men charged after thousands of pounds of cigarettes stolen

Three men have been charged after thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes were stolen during burglaries across the Thames Valley - including in High Wycombe, Marlow and Beaconsfield. 
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GENERAL ELECTION: Britain goes to the polls

Polling stations have opened across Britain as voters cast their ballots in the snap general election.
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Mosque invites non-Muslims to share meal in wake of 'appalling' terror attacks

A High Wycombe mosque is opening its doors and inviting people to share a Ramadan meal in a show of unity against the “appalling” recent terrorist attacks.
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Red carpet rolled out for VIP guests at opening of new care home

The red carpet was rolled out for VIP guests including the new mayor of High Wycombe as a new care home opened its doors to residents in Lane End.
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'Delighted' school crowned winner of epilepsy education award

A Wycombe school has been crowned winner of an Epilepsy Action education award for its work in supporting pupils with epilepsy.
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JAILED: Asian child sex gang preyed on schoolgirl they drugged with cannabis and heroin

Three men involved in an Asian child sex gang who preyed on a schoolgirl they had drugged with cannabis and heroin, started jail terms on Saturday after being convicted of crimes carried out in High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Wendover, years previously.
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Woman suffers serious burns in 'acid' attack in town centre

A woman suffered serious burns when three men approached her and squirted "acid" on her in a busy town centre. 
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Thirty firefighters battle house fire that leaves woman hospitalised

A woman has been hospitalised following a house fire in High Wycombe this afternoon. 
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JUST THE TICKET: What's on this week

Plan for the week ahead with our handy list of the best events going on in the area: 
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Drug charity scoops top award from The Queen

A High Wycombe-based charity is among a string of voluntary organisations to have scooped a top award from The Queen.
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Man charged with four counts of rape to appear in court

A High Wycombe man charged with four counts of rape is set to appear in court this month. 
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PICTURE & VIDEO: Three injured after car crashes into house

Three men were injured after a car careered into a house in High Wycombe yesterday. 
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Two people injured as pick-up truck flips onto side

Two people were injured when a pick-up truck flipped onto its side near a busy roundabout yesterday evening. 
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