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PICTURES: Nostalgia of war-time Britain captured at spectacular 1940s weekend

The nostalgia of war-time Britain was captured at Hughenden's spectacular 1940s weekend.
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Mayor helps charity settle into its new home

The mayor of High Wycombe helped the town’s Citizens Advice Bureau settle into its new home while learning about the vital work it does for residents.
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'Aggressive' beggars raking in up to £100 a day from kind shoppers - prompting tough new plans to crack down on antisocial behaviour

“Aggressive” beggars are raking in up to £100 a day from unsuspecting shoppers in High Wycombe town centre, prompting the district council to outline tough new plans to crack down on antisocial behaviour.
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NOSTALGIA: Library Gardens or Memorial Gardens?

I have lived all my life in Wycombe, apart from two spells when my work took me away elsewhere in the south of England.
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YouTube sensation comes to the Wycombe Swan

With more than 15 million subscribers and 16 billion views, Little Baby Bum is nothing short of a YouTube sensation, capturing the imaginations of children across the world.
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REVEALED: Wanderers Trust gives green light for takeover talks as 'millionaire consortium looks to buy 75 per cent stake in club'

Major takeover talks have been given the go-ahead by Wycombe Wanderers Trust members – with two consortia eyeing potential bids for the Chairboys, the Bucks Free Press can reveal.
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Charity sends out plea for more volunteers to help them provide vital services to youngsters

A charity that provides vital services to young people in Wycombe is in desperate need for more volunteers to join them so they can continue their work.
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PICTURES: Organisers hail 'brilliant' music festival to celebrate charity's 35th birthday

A High Wycombe youth charity celebrated its 35th birthday by showcasing local talent at a music festival in the town at the weekend.
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CAN YOU HELP FIND ANDREW? Police concerned for missing man

A 50-year-old man from Marlow has gone missing.
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PICTURES: Wycombe Parkrun - did you make our gallery?

Hundreds of runners took part in the weekly Wycombe Rye Parkrun on Saturday in the sunshine.
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Town mayor helps NHS celebrate 70 years while raising money for mental health charity

The mayor of High Wycombe helped the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday in High Wycombe this month.
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PICTURES: Day two at PennFest 2018 - did our photographer snap a photo of you?

SEE MORE: Relive the action from PennFest day one - can you spot yourself in our gallery?
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GALLERY: Hundreds take on Race for Life in bid to help beat cancer

Hundreds of women and children took on the Race for Life in High Wycombe on Sunday amid scorching temperatures.
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83-year-old man with dementia goes missing

UPDATE: Missing man returns home safe.
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PICTURES: Celebrity MasterChef star Angellica Bell wows crowds at annual food fair

Celebrity MasterChef winner Angellica Bell wowed the crowds at a High Wycombe shopping centre at the weekend as the popular Eden food festival and Big Bucks Bake Off returned.
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Teenagers and men attacked by knife-wielding thugs on mopeds

Two teenagers and three man were threatened by knife-wielding robbers on mopeds in five separate linked incidents in High Wycombe and Marlow over the weekend.
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Supermarket forced to shut 2 years ago after shoppers see 'rats on shelves' to become Greggs bakery

A former High Wycombe supermarket that was shut down after shoppers reportedly saw a rat run across a food shelf will become a Greggs bakery.
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Labour MP Emily Thornberry visits Wycombe to help celebrate NHS' 70th birthday

Labour MP Emily Thornberry visited High Wycombe on Saturday to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.
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Bus lane farce revealed: No fines issued to drivers flouting the restrictions since 2012

Devious drivers who flout road laws by using a controversial bus lane on a congested town centre road during restricted hours are getting away scot-free - with police failing to fine a single motorist since 2012, a Bucks Free Press investigation can reveal.
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Paedophile who helped run amateur dramatics society and preyed on young boys fails to clear his name

A paedophile who helped run an amateur dramatics group has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name.
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'We want homes, not factories': Frustrated residents rally against plans to expand industrial estate

Frustrated residents in Sands want more homes, not large warehouses, a councillor has said – days before controversial plans to expand an industrial estate close to a school are considered.
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Town's oldest resident? Woman who has lived in Wycombe since age of 3 celebrates her 106th birthday

A special occasion was celebrated in High Wycombe this month – as housing association Red Kite helped mark its oldest tenant’s 106th birthday.
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PICTURES: Wycombe Parkrun - did you make our gallery?

Hundreds of runners took part in the weekly Wycombe Rye Parkrun on Saturday in the blazing sunshine.
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PICTURES: England fans in Wycombe celebrate spectacular 6-1 victory over Panama

Fans descended on pubs across Wycombe yesterday to celebrate a stunning England 6-1 victory over Panama on Sunday.
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Exotic cars to roar down air park runway in 'first-of-its-kind' event for town

Planes will be replaced by exotic cars at a High Wycombe airfield in August – as drivers speed full throttle down the runway in a first-of-its-kind event in the town.
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Mosque committee refuses to step down until issues over controversial membership fee is resolved

A mosque committee will not step down until disagreements over controversial new membership fees are resolved – despite calls from some worshippers to resign – it has been confirmed.
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Huge 'eyesore' construction compound on popular park will be an 'intrusion' council admits

A town centre masterplan construction compound on a popular High Wycombe park will cause an “intrusion”, a council spokesman has admitted – amid criticism from district councillors that the depot will be a major eyesore.
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PICTURES: Thousands enjoy stunning air display as aviation festival returns to Bucks

Thousands enjoyed a spectacular air show over the weekend as the UK’s biggest festival of aviation returned to Wycombe Air Park.
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Huge town centre road overhaul could turn into 'unmitigated disaster' amid fears of gridlock

A huge town centre overhaul could become an “unmitigated disaster”, a councillor has warned – amid fears roadworks on a major road will cause gridlock across the town.
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Devastated family to finally lay 'beautiful' daughter to rest months after she was 'stabbed to death'

The devastated family of a “beautiful” High Wycombe woman will finally be able to lay her to rest tomorrow – more than two months after she was “stabbed to death”.
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Thousands prepare to marvel at stunning air show as aviation festival returns

Thousands of people will turn their eyes to the skies as the spectacular AeroExpo returns to High Wycombe tomorrow.
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Graduate helps create eye-catching advert for BBC World Cup coverage

A Bucks New University graduate is one of the creative minds behind the BBC’s eye-catching new adverts promoting the World Cup coverage.
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PICTURE: Car catches fire on busy road

A car was destroyed by fire on a busy High Wycombe road at the weekend.
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Woman injured in car crash amid reports traffic lights were out due to power cut

A woman was injured in a car crash in High Wycombe last night - amid reports from eyewitnesses that a set of traffic lights were out due to a huge power cut.
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PICTURES: Wycombe Parkrun - did you make our gallery?

Hundreds of runners took part in the weekly Wycombe Rye Parkrun on Saturday - despite the bad weather.
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Council 'risk' ploughing £500k into housing projects as £19.5m Government grant hangs in the balance

A £19.5 million government grant that was promised to Wycombe District Council to help bring forward new housing developments is now hanging in the balance – forcing the council to “risk” ploughing its own cash into the project to get it moving.
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REVEALED: Park dubbed 'jewel in town's crown' to house huge masterplan construction compound

A popular park dubbed the “jewel in High Wycombe’s crown” is set to house a huge construction work compound as a major roadworks project in the town centre gets underway – prompting serious concerns over safety, pollution and contamination.
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Families 'faced with bullying and intimidation since Brexit', Cllr says

Families are being faced with “systematic bullying and intimidation” by people from “far right groups” since Brexit, a councillor has claimed, amid reports that hate crime has gone up by more than 50 per cent in a year.
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PICTURE UPDATE: Air ambulance called over concern for welfare of a man in High Wycombe

An air ambulance was called out over concern for welfare of a man in High Wycombe yesterday (Thursday).
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NAMED AND SHAMED: Drivers caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel

Two High Wycombe drivers have been punished for using their mobile phones behind the wheel - and the Bucks Free Press is naming and shaming the law-breakers as part of our Hang Up! campaign.
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Plans to extend historic barn given go-ahead despite concerns it will ruin 'iconic' village view

Plans to extend a historic barn in Green Belt and AONB land in Downley that residents feared would spoil an “iconic” view have been given the go-ahead.
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Granddaughter's tribute to much-loved grandma who lost brave battle with cancer

A much-loved grandmother who was well known throughout High Wycombe is the inspiration behind a brave fundraiser’s bid to overcome her fear of heights and take part in a daredevil skydive for charity.
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REVEALED: More than 1,500 homes standing empty in Wycombe despite national housing crisis

More than 1,500 homes in Wycombe are sitting empty, despite a national housing crisis which has left thousands of families homeless.
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PICTURES: Stormtroopers and superheroes descend on town for Comicon

Stars of the silver screen joined Stormtroopers and superheroes in High Wycombe on Saturday as the popular Comicon came to town.
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THEN AND NOW: Prominent structures stand the test of time

We continue our trip down memory lane this week with a look back at how different parts of High Wycombe have changed over the decades.
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World famous Flying Scotsman to stop in Bucks again next week

The world-famous Flying Scotsman will steam through the county again next week - but the Bucks Free Press cannot reveal the timings amid concerns over trespassing.
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School given go-ahead to overhaul 'decrepit' building in bid to attract more teachers despite concerns from neighbours

Controversial fresh plans to provide “much-needed” staff accommodation at a High Wycombe grammar school were given the go-ahead this week – despite concerns from neighbours who fear the building will be “overbearing”.
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PICTURES: Wycombe Parkrun - did you make our gallery?

Hundreds of keen runners took time out of their Bank Holiday weekend to take part in the weekly Wycombe Rye Parkrun on Saturday.
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