3/4 of families who live near the Government's planned high speed rail link and applied for hardship compensation have been rejected.
People against the proposed new High Speed Rail Link HS2 through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will protest at compensation roadshows.
A new drama featuring stories based on the secretive lives of Buckinghamshire's Bletchley Park WWII codebreakers is to air tonight.
RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire iscelebrating 100 years of military flying.
The Centenary of Flight, which isalso the RAF’s 95th year, is a big achievement for the Wendover base andthe local population who have supported the military aviation.
The first flight took place on September 18, 1913 as the aircraft from 3 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps landed on the former Rothschild Estate.
Within five years of Britain's first flight, the Army recognised the value of aircraft and used experimental airplane structures to gain information.
Today the airfield is home to a variety of RAF light aircraft and an occasional visit from a spitfire and Hercules transport aircraft.
HS2 Ltd, the company planning to build Britain’s new high speed railway, says it is "moving closer to becoming a good neighbour" by formally consulting on its draft Code of Construction Practice.
Measures will explain how contractors will build the line in a "way that learns from the best practice established by HS1, Crossrail and the Olympics".
They will include lorry drivers attending courses, GPS tracking of tipper lorries and pollution controls on site, ranging from emissions to site run-off and litter and cigarette ends.
– Peter Miller, HS2 Ltd’s head of environment
This consultation will give everyone a chance to comment on our approach to construction management.
We feel that the measures included in this draft Code of Construction Practice will set the standard for construction throughout the industry and we welcome the public’s feedback on this.
Station Manager Douglas Gruchy and Firefighter Chris Coverley describe the rescue of Lulu. The dog spent four days underground.
A dog has been reunited with its owner in Buckinghamshire after getting stuck in a drain for five days.
Gina Kaiser brought in a JCB to rescue her pet pooch after the terrier became trapped in a drainage pipe. Lulu disappeared down the unused pipe while she was out for a walk in Dorney.
Rubble blocked her exit and she was trapped, surviving on just a trickle of water for nearly a week. Eventually, Gina was so desperate to be reunited with her pet that she hired a JCB to cut Lulu free. Luckily, a fire service rescue team were passing and stepped in to help.
They used cutting equipment, the digger and shovels to dig down 8ft and six hours later Lulu was reunited with her owner.
Campaigners fighting the new high speed rail line from London to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have launched an emergency plea for £100,000 to pay for a High Court appeal.
They lost all but one Judicial Review cases two weeks ago claiming consultation on the £33bn scheme was not carried out correctly by the Government.
The case they won was in connection with consultation over property consultation which the court rules was "unlawful" and will now be held again.
Campaigners will now challenge eight other rulings they lost but need to raise a substation sum of money to help pay for the appeal.
The line runs through parts of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and campaigners say it has no business case and will ruin the countryside.
HS2 say it will create 100,000 jobs, benefit the economy and they are taking into account the environment.
They say the action will not delay the project.