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Teacher holiday row resignation call

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:03
A call is made for the resignation of the chair of governors at a Bedfordshire school after its head teacher is given permission to take holiday during term-time.

Three Silverstone bosses suspended

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:05
Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips and two other senior executives have been suspended.

Men charged over jewellery burglary

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:03
Three men are charged in connection with conspiracy to burgle jewellery shops, police say.

Double decker bus crash man bailed

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:46
Arrest after 45 people injured in bus crash

Cafe / Hotel For A Day!

Amersham News and Reviews Forum - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:44

Hi all, 


Recently moved to Old Amersham and just waiting for my broadband to be connected.


I usually work from home one day per week but wouldn't be able to without the internet. Wondered if anyone one had any recommendations for where I could plonk myself for a day to use the wifi? 



Categories: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Talk - Natalie Haynes Supporter Of The British Humanist Association -12 Nov

Amersham News and Reviews Forum - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:07

Natalie Haynes Comedian, Writer, Broadcaster and Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association

It is said that if fast talking were an Olympic sport, Natalie Haynes would be a gold medalist! The Ancient Guide to Modern Life is the title of Natalie s first non-fiction book and forms the basis of her talk. She takes a fresh look at the ancient world and explores how living well in the present requires some recourse to the ancient world. Her talk will no doubt stimulate and amuse. An evening not to be missed.

date: Wednesday 12th November 2014

time: 8:00 pm

venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH

cost: Free. Just come along. Everyone welcome.

eventweb: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Categories: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Head's term-time leave 'appropriate'

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:34
A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".

Ex-EDL chief back in jail 'for tweet'

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:54
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, from Luton, is recalled to prison for responding to a Twitter death threat, his supporters say.

Policeman denies autistic man attack

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:25
A police officer denies a racially aggravated assault on an autistic man in Luton.

Double decker bus crash injures 45

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:07
A man is arrested after 45 people are injured in a collision involving a double decker bus and a car in Hertfordshire.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:35
Aylesbury actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.

Halloween Half-Term Fun At Amersham Museum 25 Oct - 6 Nov

Amersham News and Reviews Forum - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:09

Halloween Half-Term Fun at Amersham Museum –

25th October – 2nd November 2014


This autumn half-term there are loads of hands-on activities and crafts for families at Amersham Museum.


Throughout the week (during usual opening hours  - Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) our Spooky Halloween trail encourages children to hunt for the spooky ghosts in the museum. Find them all to win a chocolate prize!


On Wednesday 29th October children can prepare for Halloween and make a mask and trick or treat bag to take home. The Create! session runs form 2pm-4.30pm in the museum and costs £1 per child in addition to usual admission fees.


There is also a Create! session in Little Chalfont Library on Wednesday 29th October. During this session children can make WWI parcels and postcards. The session is free of charge and runs from 10am – 12 noon.


If you have a child or grandchild under five why not come along to our half-term Mini Museum session for the under-fives? This month’s Mini Museum takes place on Thursday 30th October has a Halloween and fireworks theme. The session runs from 10am-11am and refreshments are included in the session which costs £2 per child (no charge for accompanying adults).


For more information about any of our events go to www.amershammuseum.org/events

If you would like to share a story or get involved as a volunteer call 01494 723700 or email curator@amershammuseum.org  If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of the town go to the museum’s history site, www.amershamhistory.info

Categories: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Wasps 'must make bonus point count'

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:22
Wasps boss Dai Young says the bonus-point loss at Leinster will be meaningless if his side fail to win their home ties.

Euphorium Bakery

Amersham News and Reviews Forum - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:27

The grand Euphorium Bakery has opened today.  Well, maybe not so grand.  There does appear to be some decent bread there but much of it is the same as before with different labels, and prices.  The old 40p rolls used to be sold at 4 for £1, now they are 3 for 2 - 27p instead of 25p.


But what really amused me was the notice outside.  What are we supposed to imagine - roasted larks' tongues?  Or is a bit of honesty creeping into Tesco marketing and they are admitting that most of their claims are only imaginary?


Categories: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Third man arrested over dog attack

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:36
A third man is arrested over a dog attack in Hertfordshire that left a woman with "life-changing" injuries.

Leinster 25-20 Wasps

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:10
Christian Wade's dazzling solo try is not enough for Wasps as Leinster hit back to win their European Rugby Champions Cup match.

Changes To The High Street

Amersham News and Reviews Forum - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:49

Although a newbie to Amersham, there seem to be a good few shops and services opening and closing, including some long standing fixtures.


Twist in the tale - is now closed as the owners are focusing on their tuition business (full explanation at: http://www.twistinthetale.co.uk/twist/). The premises seems set to become an oven shop.


Aspire Dental - is taking over the vacant office by the Aston Martin garage. I assume they're moving from their Little Chalfont location rather than opening a second location, although not confirmed. Does anyone have any experience of Aspire? This location is convenient for us and I do need to register my daughter and me with a dentist in town.


Other changes include the pet shop on Sycamore road has closed, as has the recruitment agency near the ice cream shop. Never good to see vacant shops but the new openings elsewhere seems positive.

Categories: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:25
Wycombe Wanderers beat AFC Wimbledon to stay top of League Two and extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches.

Leyton Orient 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:28
Leyton Orient move out of the bottom four after earning a hard-fought point against MK Dons.

Stevenage 2-1 Accrington Stanley

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:23
Goals from Chris Whelpdale and Charlie Lee help Stevenage leapfrog Accrington Stanley in the League Two table.