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Super blood wolf moon - Photographers battle cloud to snap eclipse

Bucks Free Press Camera Club members braved freezing temperatures and overcast skies last night to get a shot of a special lunar eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon.
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Major £750k roadworks get underway at busy junction

A major roadworks project at a busy High Wycombe junction has got underway today.
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Plans for new incinerator at glass plant given green light

Plans to install a new incinerator at a glass processing plant in High Wycombe have been given the green light.
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Street beggars moved on 700 times in just one month

Street beggars were moved on 700 times in just one month in High Wycombe town centre.
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'VANITY PROJECT': New cemetery plan is slammed by residents

Plans for a new cemetery for High Wycombe have been slammed by residents as an “unwanted vanity project”.
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Outrage after syringe is found dumped in the street

A syringe that appeared to contain a substance was found dropped in the street in High Wycombe – prompting outrage from residents who say nothing is being done to solve the problem.
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Abandoned pooch thrown from moving van saved

An abused and abandoned dog who was thrown from a moving van has been saved thanks to a High Wycombe vet clinic.
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Town centre service yard to be made safer to stop drug dealing, street drinking and fly-tipping

A service yard in High Wycombe town centre will be made safer in a bid to stop street drinkers, drug dealers and fly-tippers from abusing the area.
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'Spend Wycombe's money in Wycombe': Town society gives its backing to plans to reopen river

The High Wycombe Society has backed plans to reopen the River Wye through the town centre - urging councillors to "spend Wycombe's money in Wycombe".
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VIDEO: Travellers still camping at park and ride car park after struggling to get on site last week

Around five caravans are still pitched up at the Handy Cross Hub in High Wycombe after arriving last week.
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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Footbridge is hoisted back into place - causing A404 weekend closure

A major footbridge over the A404 was reinstalled at the weekend - causing the busy dual carriageway to shut again.
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PICTURES: 500 residents sign a petition to get town its own council

More than 500 concerned High Wycombe residents signed a petition to get the town its own council on Saturday - despite claims from Wycombe Conservatives that it would be “pricey”.
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16 'crash for cash' fraudsters are sentenced after being linked to 80 incidents

Sixteen “crash for cash” scammers – including one from High Wycombe – have been convicted after being linked to nearly 80 separate incidents.
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HIT-AND-RUN: Man is left seriously injured and unconscious on busy town centre road after being hit by car

A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a car as he was crossing a busy High Wycombe town centre road.
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Popular half marathon to change its name to reflect 'undulating' nature of route

A popular half marathon is set to change its name to reflect the “undulating” nature of the route.
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VIDEO: Road closed after teenager 'stabbed'

A teenager was taken to hospital with “stab wounds” following a brawl in High Wycombe.
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'WE ARE OPEN': £7k of damage caused to iconic church gate - but it is still welcoming visitors at busiest time of year

Around £7,000-worth of damage has been caused to an iconic High Wycombe church, forcing its doors to shut amid safety fears, days before their busiest time of the year – but it would be a “tragedy” if visitors felt they could not come inside, a vicar has said.
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JUDGEMENT DAY: Former Uber driver who won landmark case will find out if company's appeal was successful tomorrow

A former Uber driver who won a landmark case against the taxi giant two years ago will return to court tomorrow to hear the "long-awaited" judgement after the firm appealed the ruling.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Bucks MPs at the centre of Brexit speak out on tumultuous week

The events of the past week have been tumultuous for the Conservatives who found themselves, once again, at the centre of a political storm as the party divided in its support of the Prime Minister.
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Supermarket shut after burglars break in

A supermarket was shut by police this morning after burglers broke in during the early hours.
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M40 HORROR: Female passenger killed after car overturns

A female passenger has died after a car overturned on the M40 in a horror late night crash.
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Emergency services called after baby boy locked in car at retail park

Emergency services received panicked 999 calls after a baby boy was accidentally locked in a car.
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M40 HORROR CRASH: Probe reveals concerns about elderly driver were raised days before smash that left three dead

Concerns over whether an elderly driver was fit to be behind the wheel were raised five days before a fatal smash on the M40 killed three people, a probe has revealed.
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VIDEO: Well-used town centre underpass flooded after heavy rainfall

A well-used underpass in High Wycombe has been shut off after it became submerged under metres of water following heavy rainfall.
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PICTURES: Valiant residents sleep rough for homeless charity

More than 100 kind-hearted people braved freezing temperatures to raise money for charity.
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'I lost trust in dentist': Student handed £10.5k payout after ‘botched’ dental job

A 27-year-old woman has had a £10,500 payout after a “botched” dental job left her in “excruciating” pain and forced her to have her tooth removed.
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Travellers move on from popular trampoline park

Travellers have moved on from the car park of a popular High Wycombe trampoline park.
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Man reported missing found 'safe and well'

A man who went missing from High Wycombe yesterday (Thursday) has been found safe and well.
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Fears for missing man last seen this morning

A man who is known to frequent beauty spots has been reported missing from High Wycombe.
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Major power cut sees traffic lights go out and 43,000 customers without electricity

A major power cut across High Wycombe and surrounding areas has seen traffic signals go out and thousands of homes left without electricity.
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Overhaul of ‘out of date’ parking machines planned amid 'unprecedented' spate of thefts

Wycombe’s “unfit for purpose” car parking machines look set to be replaced amid an “unprecedented” spate of cash thefts, that has seen costs for repairs spiral.
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Hoarder found living in 'terrible conditions' in 'worst case' seen by inspectors

A hoarder found to be living in “terrible conditions” in a property “dangerously full” of possessions has avoided losing her home after a housing association and a charity stepped in to help.
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Cash bid for ambitious £108k facelift to improve 'nuisance' area of town is turned down by council

An ambitious idea to “reclaim” a “nuisance” area of High Wycombe for residents amid ongoing concerns about antisocial behaviour has been rebuffed – as the council insists on waiting for plans to revamp a neglected shopping centre to come forward first.
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PICTURES: Hundreds gather for Christmas lights switch-on in town

Hundreds gathered in High Wycombe town centre last night to kick-start the festive season as the Christmas lights were officially switched on.
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FIRST LOOK: New pictures show how Wycombe's first new primary school for 50 years will look

New pictures have revealed how High Wycombe’s first primary school to be built in 50 years will look when it opens next year.
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SEX PREDATOR JAILED: Former care assistant behind bars for abusing teenager in ambulance

A 33-year-old former care assistant has been jailed for six years after sexually abusing a teenager in an ambulance in High Wycombe.
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Takeover of 'derelict' Grade II-listed town landmark could see building turned into community hub

A Grade II-listed landmark next to High Wycombe railway station is set to be bought by Wycombe District Council amid plans to revamp the area.
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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Your guide to this year's switch-on celebrations in the area

HIGH WYCOMBE: HWBidCo is kicking the festive season off in style with the return of their popular Christmas lights switch-on on November 15. This year’s event takes place in the town centre from 4pm and will feature festive food and street entertainment, a Christmas-themed market, children’s rides and a very special guest appearance from Shine Like a Star contestant and the UK’s number one Robbie Williams tribute act, Dan Budd. There will be mulled wine and mince pies on offer, Christmas stalls and of course, Santa will be there in his sleigh.
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Three people arrested in connection with drug offences and police shut down flat due to antisocial behaviour

A High Wycombe flat has been partially shut down by police amid concerns over antisocial behaviour – as three people are arrested in connection with drug offences.
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REMEMBRANCE EVENTS: Here is where you can pay your respects this weekend

Here is where you can pay your respects this Remembrance weeked:
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Drugs raid prompts calls for derelict pub site to be cleaned up

An early-morning drug raid at a derelict pub site in High Wycombe has prompted frustration from nearby residents – who have called for the dilapidated building to be turned into a community hub.
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Trainee pilots in fatal mid-air crash had 'limited' chance to see each other, probe finds

Two trainee pilots involved in a fatal mid-air crash had "limited" opportunity to see each other, an investigation has found.
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Man arrested in connection with Halloween 'chemical attack'

A 33-year-old has been arrested in connection with a “chemical attack” that left a man with burns in High Wycombe.
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Flushed with pride - town centre pub wins award for its 'exceptional' toilets

Staff at a High Wycombe pub have been left flushed with pride after their “exceptional” toilets earned them a prestigious award.
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REVEALED: 43 restaurants with the worst food hygiene ratings – is your favourite on the list?

Scroll through pictures above to see full list of 0 and 1 rated restaurants across the Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts.
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HORROR CRASH UPDATE: Caravan couple killed after travelling wrong way down M40 named as High Wycombe pensioners

Car passengers killed in a head-on smash when they travelled the wrong way down the M40 have been named as two pensioners from High Wycombe.
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‘Jobsworth’ warden comes under attack for ticketing vehicle of courier making urgent hospital delivery

A parking warden has been branded a “jobsworth” after he slapped a ticket on a vehicle while the driver was urgently delivering implants to theatre at Wycombe Hospital.
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PICTURES: Women gather for successful 'International Day of the Girl' celebration

Talks, demonstrations and performances to celebrate being a girl were enjoyed by women from across the county at the weekend.
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Mystery surrounds helicopter crash that left two fighting for their lives and one pilot dead

Mystery still surrounds a helicopter crash that left two people seriously injured and one pilot dead at Wycombe Air Park last year.
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Residents get a say on controversial hostel plans for town centre

“Ambitious” plans to replace an “isolated” hostel miles outside of High Wycombe with a new modular building on the site of a town centre car park will go before residents next week.
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