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Petrol con: 26 motorists targeted in five days in latest scam

Watford Observer:

8:52am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Drivers are being targeted in a scam that sees con artists trick passers-by into handing over money to help "stranded" motorists buy petrol.

Wycombe teenager arrested in terror raid is a 'good boy', says family

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A man named locally as Yousaf Syed, 19, was arrested in the terror raid in Desborough Avenue last Thursday evening.

Reserve sites: decision to be reviewed but the 'battle isn't over yet'

Watford Observer:

1:12pm Thursday 13th November 2014

Last night, Wycombe District Council’s improvement and review commission met to discuss proposals to call in the cabinet’s contentious decision to release the five areas for development.

Millions more to be pumped into the county's 'inadequate' children's services

Watford Observer: Martin Tett

11:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

Buckinghamshire County Council agreed the release of £4.8 million earlier this year following a damning Ofsted report, which highlighted the significant failings of children’s care.

Fatal Beaconsfield crash: Pair remain in hospital in a 'serious but stable condition'

Watford Observer: Police step-up fight against organised crime

4:28pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Two men died after a silver Ford C-Max MPV and a silver BMW coupe 328i crashed in Whippas Hill at about 10.30pm.

West Africa Spectacular to come to Wycombe next weekend

Watford Observer:

4:02pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

The event will be held at the Arts4Every1 Centre, in Desborough Road, on Saturday, November 22.

Dozens to take to the streets in Wycombe homeless charity's Big Sleepout event

Watford Observer:

12:41pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

About 50 people have signed up to take part in a sponsored sleep out event, which takes place in Eden Shopping Centre on Saturday.

Video: Man pops the question to girlfriend in Eden during Strictly Come Dancing-inspired routine

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Craig Plested has been organising the surprise for months, with the help of Eden Shopping Centre management.

Two people arrested after a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car in High Wycombe this afternoon

Watford Observer:

9:14pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Thames Valley Police said that at about 12.49pm a red Saab car was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Cedar Terrace.

Remembrance Day: pupils and staff gather around Wycombe school's very own poppy ceramic display

Watford Observer:

5:29pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Godstowe Preparatory School, in Shrubbery Road, has its very own ceramic poppy display, which was inspired by the iconic exhibit at the Tower of London.

Wycombe man charged with possession and intent to supply class B drug

Watford Observer: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

1:24pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Jahangir Khan, 39, of Rowan Avenue, was charged yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court today.

Do you recognise any of these ten most wanted burglars in South East England?

Watford Observer:

12:06pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Detectives from Thames Valley Police, Sussex, Surrey and Kent are looking for these men who they believe could be responsible for dozens of burglaries across the region.

Gallery: Wycombe's Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service 2014

Watford Observer:

10:30am Tuesday 11th November 2014

Hundreds of current and former servicemen took part in the procession, which left Queen Victoria Road at 10.30am.

Save Wycombe Hospital mosaic handed into Downing Street by Britain’s Got Talent star

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Monday 10th November 2014

Britain’s Got Talent’s ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, and his puppet, Arthur, gave the mosaic in to the Prime Minister’s residence.

Buckinghamshire's cabinet member for children's services resigns

Watford Observer:

10:30am Monday 10th November 2014

Conservative councillor, Angela Macpherson, has stepped down from the role for “personal reasons”, according to Buckinghamshire County Council officials.

Wycombe terror raid: teenager could stay in custody until next weekend

Watford Observer: Police step-up fight against organised crime

7:16pm Sunday 9th November 2014

Police investigating the alleged Islamic terrorism plot were granted seven more days to question the 19-year-old, named locally as Yousaf Syed, and three other men.

Firefighters release man's hand from teapot

Watford Observer:

1:32pm Sunday 9th November 2014

A man called into Amersham Fire Station at 6.45pm with his right hand stuck in a metal teapot.

Missing woman, Katherine Franklin, found safe this morning

Watford Observer: Vote for your favourite local bobby

9:20am Sunday 9th November 2014

Police launched a search for Katherine Franklin, from Dorney, after she was last seen on Thursday evening.

Family 'desperately' want missing woman home as police search continues

Watford Observer:

9:12pm Saturday 8th November 2014

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing Katherine Franklin, also known as Katherine Flower, from Dorney.

Wycombe terror raid: teenager to remain in police custody

Watford Observer:

7:27pm Saturday 8th November 2014

The Metropolitan Police today confirmed that warrants for further detention of the four men arrested in Thames Valley and West London have been granted.

Police leave Wycombe home after counter terrorist raid and family taken to 'safehouse'

Watford Observer:

5:37pm Saturday 8th November 2014

The family of the 19-year-old, named locally Yousaf Syed, who was arrested on Thursday night, have been moved to a “safehouse”, according to community sources.

Special county council meeting to discuss new 11 Plus exam to be held later this month

Watford Observer: Sats exam results due to be published

10:40am Saturday 8th November 2014

Residents are invited to the meeting on November 19 – as observers.

Answers needed over revamped 11 Plus exam, says campaign group

Watford Observer: Sats exam results due to be published

4:50pm Friday 7th November 2014

Campaign group, Local, Equal and Excellent (LEE), has accused Buckinghamshire County Council of trying to dodge questions put to the local authority over the admissions test.

Terrorist groups targeting 'vulnerable' young people from range of backgrounds, police experts warn

Watford Observer:

5:42pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Officers from Thames Valley Police’s anti-terrorism unit, Prevent, were invited to an event designed to discuss how to safeguard vulnerable young people from the rise of extremism.

Normal service resumes on Chiltern Railways line after a vehicle hit a bridge

Watford Observer: The new look Chiltern Railways train

12:05pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Passengers travelling on the line were experiencing delays of about 15 minutes along the line after a vehicle hit a bridge.

The Met Office issues fog warning for Buckinghamshire

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5:31pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

The yellow warning is valid between 8pm tonight and 4am tomorrow.

Wycombe charity which offers support to young adults with disabilities celebrates re-launch

Watford Observer:

4:45pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Achieving Strong Aims (ASA) held the re-launch event on Saturday, October 11 at Adams Park, attracting more than 110 people.

Slow traffic on the M40 after accident

Watford Observer:

3:12pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

One lane was closed on the northbound carriageway following an accident between Junction 4 (High Wycombe) and Junction 5 (Stokenchurch).

Morrisons opens its doors on former Downley pub site

Watford Observer:

2:52pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

The controversial proposals to turn The Downley Donkey, in Plomer Green, into a Morrisons M local store were pushed through earlier this year.

Missing man, Dipash Kumar Kamath, found safe and well

Watford Observer: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

4:29pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

On Friday, police launched a search for Dipash Kumar Kamath, who went missing in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Cyclist taken to hospital after a car collision in Bisham this afternoon

Watford Observer:

3:10pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

Police and South Central Ambulance Service were called to Bisham Roundabout shortly before 1.30pm.

Police appeal for witnesses following High Wycombe burglary

Watford Observer: Police have arrested two men following the death of a 25-year-old woman

2:11pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

At 5.24pm on Thursday, a man forced entry to the back of a house by using the footpath that runs along the back of Carrington Road, overlooking Cressex Business Centre.

Police helicopter called in M40 search for car believed to have been stolen

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1:40pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

NPAS Benson was called to assist Thames Valley Police’s roads policing team at 12.30pm.

Mental health charity holding free money advice courses

Watford Observer:

10:42am Tuesday 4th November 2014

Wycombe Mind is holding the free four-week courses as a way of tackling the anxiety and stress often brought on by money concerns.

Gallery: Halloween 2014 in South Bucks

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Monday 3rd November 2014

On Friday we asked our readers to send in their spooky shots of how they celebrated Halloween in South Bucks this year.

Wycombe man jailed for four years following Downley burglary

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Vincent Trillow, 34, of Aveling Road, in High Wycombe, pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday.

Reserve sites: campaigners welcome review of council's controversial decision

Watford Observer:

2:04pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Last month, Wycombe District Council’s cabinet agreed the release of five reserve sites in order to help the council meet its housing target.

Traffic control measures in place along busy Wycombe road while multiple works are carried out

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Thames Water and Buckinghamshire County Council will be carrying out a number of works along West Wycombe Road from today until Wednesday.

Multi-way signals to be in place in main Loudwater road this week

Watford Observer:

1:24pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Buckinghamshire County Council will be carrying out the work in London Road from today until Wednesday.

Animal charity to host quiz night in Hazlemere later this month

Watford Observer:

11:57am Monday 3rd November 2014

South Bucks RSPCA will be holding the event on Friday, November 21 at Hazlemere Community Centre, in Rose Avenue.

Wycombe road closures in place next weekend during Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

The event will take place on Sunday, November 9 and the parade will leave Queen Victoria Road at 10.30am.

Delays at the M40 junction of the M25 due to earlier accident

Watford Observer: UPDATE: Northbound M40 partially reopened after oil spill

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

Motorists are experiencing delays at the M40 junction of the M25 due to an earlier accident.

What are you doing to celebrate Halloween in South Bucks this year?

Watford Observer:

11:29am Friday 31st October 2014

We want to see what you are doing to celebrate Halloween in South Bucks this year.

Council blocks demolition of iconic shop

Watford Observer:

11:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

AN ICONIC shop building standing at the "gateway" to Marlow has been saved from demolition after politicians threw out contentious proposals to turn it into a three-storey housing block.

Free events being held for those interested in adult learning courses

Watford Observer:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

For one week only, Buckinghamshire Adult Learning will open its doors to the public so they can attend one of the classes running that week, talk to the current learners and see if it is suitable.

Johnny Ball is a new addition at High Wycombe school during maths week

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Mr Ball has been championing maths for many years on television and across the nation’s schools and shared his love of maths with the children of Tylers Green Middle School, in Cock Lane, in fun, interactive and engaging sessions.

Marlow buidling which stands as a 'gateway' to the town saved from demolition

Watford Observer:

11:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

Applicant, Meteor Chapel Developments Ltd, submitted proposals to turn 48 to 54 Chapel Street into flats and houses.

Risborough 'nuisance' caller wasted emergency service time, handed two-year ASBO

Watford Observer:

5:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Andrew Davies, of Brooke Road, has been banned from lying on the ground or pretending to have an injury as a way of attracting attention.

Police's response to a teenager walking in a Hughenden road prior to fatal crash referred to complaints commission

Watford Observer: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

11:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The 19-year-old from Reading was hit by a blue Vauxhall Mokka in Valley Road shortly before 6.40pm.

M40 crash update: Person taken to hospital following crash involving a lorry and a car

Watford Observer: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

9:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to Junction 2 (Beaconsfield) and Junction 1a (M25 interchange) southbound at about 9.13am.

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