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Police searching for missing student Libby Squire find body in river

Police searching for missing student Libby Squire, from High Wycombe, have found a body more than a month after she went missing.
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15-year-old girl is reported missing and 'could be in London'

A 15-year-old girl from High Wycombe has gone missing - and police say they are concerned for her welfare.
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Man arrested after paramedic 'injured' and police officer 'kicked' in town centre 'attack'

A man has been arrested after an emergency service worker was allegedly attacked.
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Bollards to stop vehicles entering High Street to be replaced amid calls to prevent drivers flouting rules

Bollards preventing vehicles from entering a busy High Street that have “reached the end of their life” are set to be replaced with ones that are more modern and cheaper to run.
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Emotional candlelight vigil held to remember New Zealand terror attack victims

An emotional candlelight vigil was held in High Wycombe to remember the innocent men, women and children brutally killed whilst attending mosque in New Zealand.
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Trains were cancelled amid fear for welfare of woman near railway station

Trains were cancelled in and out of High Wycombe railway station because emergency services were called amid fear for the welfare of a woman, it has been confirmed.
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Imam welcomes religious figures to mosque for new community initiative

A High Wycombe mosque leader welcomed fellow religious leaders from different backgrounds to the mosque for the first of a new quarterly meeting.
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New video of Libby Squire singing and smiling released six weeks on from her disappearance

A new video showing a happy and smiling Libby Squire singing in a car with her family has been released today – six weeks since she was last seen in Hull.
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'COWBOYS': Roofer's warning after elderly man is ripped off with 'shoddy' work

A roofer has warned against “cowboys” who carry out “shoddy” work and rip off vulnerable residents.
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CCTV: Images revealed after 14-year-old girl is sexually assaulted near underpass

A 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near a High Wycombe underpass after being separated from her friends by a group of males - prompting police to release CCTV images.
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Teenagers arrested after panicked passers-by report seeing youths on motorbikes with a knife

Two teenagers were arrested after panicked passers-by reported seeing a male youth with a knife.
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Popular boat house cafe in park set for a big makeover

A popular boat house café in a High Wycombe park is to be revamped by the council – and the current tenant is expected to stay amid concerns about a chain coffee shop taking over.
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Man, 38, rebailed after arrest in connection with election bribery

A man who was arrested on suspicion of election bribery in High Wycombe has been rebailed for another two months.
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IN THE DOCK: Weekly round-up of court hearings at Wycombe Magistrates' Court

Weekly round-up of hearings at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court
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'FLIPPING FANTASTIC': Charity pancake race in town centre hailed a huge success

An annual charity pancake race in High Wycombe has been hailed as "flipping fantastic" by the organisers.
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Flipping fun at shopping centre tomorrow as pancake race returns

A pancake race which raises money for a High Wycombe charity is set to return tomorrow - after organisers were forced to scrap last year's event.
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200 travellers descend on town centre 'to hold wake for young pregnant woman killed in crash'

Around 200 travellers who descended on High Wycombe yesterday evening were said to be mourning the death of a young pregnant woman who died in a car crash with her husband.
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'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH': Frustrated commuters launch petition amid ongoing rush-hour chaos

Frustrated commuters who have complained they are being “held hostage” in a High Wycombe business park at rush hour because of a £750,000 roadworks project have set up a petition calling for change.
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Convicted acid-attack killer admits urinating on and spitting at prison guards

A prisoner and convicted killer has admitted urinating on a prison guard and spitting at another just one week before he was jailed for a horrifying, fatal acid attack.
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Taxi driver 'stabbed in stomach and arm', police reveal

Police have revealed more details about an alleged stabbing in High Wycombe yesterday.
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Former police officer charged amid allegations of sexual activity while on duty

A former police officer who allegedly engaged in sexual activity while on duty in High Wycombe has been charged with misconduct.
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Devastated parents of missing student Libby Squire describe 'unending torture' of her disappearance

The devastated parents of missing student Libby Squire have described the "unending torture" her loved ones have been through since her disappearance three weeks ago.
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'GET BILL HOME': Fight to get ill man who has been bed-bound in Thailand for 20 months back to the UK

Friends of a “generous and kind” High Wycombe man who has been bed-bound in Thailand for 20 months due to ill health are rallying round to help raise cash to get him safely back home to the UK.
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GUILTY: Former Catholic priest who befriended families and sexually abused children is convicted

A former Roman Catholic priest who befriended families before sexually abusing children has been found guilty of 18 counts of sexual offences.
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FOOD HYGIENE SHOCK: We reveal the best and worst rated restaurants - is your favourite on the list?

How clean is your favourite restaurant or takeaway? The Food Standards Agency has rated every eatery in Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks – which is more than 760 establishments - for hygiene.
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PICTURES: Iconic Tornado carries out final flypast over Bucks

RAF Tornado fighter jets tore across the skies above Bucks for one last time this afternoon in an emotional flypast.
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Surprised shoppers treated to free gifts in town centre on Random Acts of Kindness Day

Surprised shoppers were treated to free gifts from town centre businesses as HWBIDCo marked Random Acts of Kindness Day in High Wycombe.
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Rape charity forced to call police after receiving torrent of abuse from Tommy Robinson supporters

Supporters of far-right activist Tommy Robinson have attacked a Bucks rape support charity after a Facebook page appearing to belong to him posted one of their leaflets on social media.
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Nuisance area of town could improve with a council, former mayor says

A “nuisance” area of High Wycombe could look like the Market Square in Henley with baskets of flowers and “continental-style” restaurants if the town had its own council, a former mayor has claimed.
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'Inadequate' mental health hospital to shut down amid string of safety failures - including 'assault' on patient by a staff member

A mental health hospital for young people with learning difficulties is set to be shut down amid reports a staff member assaulted a patient and another teenager managed to swallow screws and part of a radiator grill.
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JAILED: 'Disabled' man who demanded £250k compensation because he could not work is caught secretly doing shifts at chip shop

A "liar" who demanded £250,000 compensation - claiming he was so disabled he could not work - has been jailed for 16 months after he was caught secretly doing shifts at a High Wycombe chip shop.
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Abandoned van left to rot in car park for months finally set to be removed

An abandoned van that was dumped in a retail park car park months ago could finally be removed this week.
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'Everyone is hoping for the best': Neighbours of missing student Libby Squire's family speak out

Neighbours of the heartbroken family of missing student Libby Squire are reeling in shock following news of her disappearance.
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Delays after van crash on M40 partially blocks the road

A crash involving two vans has left the M40 partially blocked this afternoon.
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Travellers dumping mounds of rubbish a problem that needs ''combatting', Cllr warns

Travellers dumping mounds of rubbish is a problem that needs to be “combatted” in Wycombe, a councillor has warned – after human excrement and piles of waste was left behind at the site of two different encampments.
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Man arrested on suspicion of election bribery

A man has been arrested on suspicion of bribery in High Wycombe.
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REVEALED: More details about planned new 150-bed hotel at Handy Cross Hub announced

The new 150-room hotel at the Handy Cross Hub will be a Hampton by Hilton, the company has announced.
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Church opens its doors to help rough sleepers as temperatures plunge

A High Wycombe church has opened its doors to the homeless for the seventh year running as temperatures plunge.
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'UTTERLY RIDICULOUS': Drivers being 'held hostage' at rush hour as roadworks cause chaos

Drivers forced to wait in hours-long queues out of a High Wycombe business park because of a £750,000 roadworks project have urged councillors to sort out the “utterly ridiculous” delays.
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'SCANDALOUS': Devastated family of former nurse with deadly disease slams hospital for 'refusing' to reveal if staff and patients are still at risk

A hospital has allegedly refused to reveal whether its patients and staff may be at risk of a deadly asbestos-related disease, on the grounds of “commercial confidentiality” – a move branded “scandalous” by the devastated family of a former nurse.
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300 SCHOOLS SHUT: Full list of today's closures after heavy snow

Following the heavy snowfall in Bucks overnight, schools across the county have announced they will be closed today.
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Man given oxygen and first aid after car crashes into telegraph pole

A man had to be given first aid and oxygen after a car struck a telegraph pole in High Wycombe.
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Teenager left with broken eye socket after vicious attack by two men

A teenager has been left with a broken eye socket after a vicious attack by two men in High Wycombe.
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Schools set to close early amid snow fears - find out which ones here

A number of Bucks schools will be shutting early today amid fears of heavy snow this afternoon.
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Two men charged with kidnap in connection with New Year's Day 'attack' on teenager

Two men have been charged with kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence after a teenager was allegedly assaulted on New Year's Day.
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School celebrates glowing inspection report

A High Wycombe school is celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ Ofsted inspection.
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Man kicked and cut with a knife for refusing to hand over money

A man was kicked and cut with a knife for refusing to hand money over to a man in High Wycombe.
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Travellers still camped in car park after two weeks

Travellers are still pitched up at the Handy Cross Hub in High Wycombe after two weeks in what the district council has called an “unacceptable incursion”.
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