The leader of the council has been accused of creating a ‘conflict of interests’ over the authority’s Aylesbury Vale Broadband (AVB) venture. District councillors raised several questions over Aylesbury Vale District Council’s (AVDC) commercial ventures, and whether they are scrutinised enough before the council spends public money on them. Councillors Anders Christensen, Allison Harrison and Llew Monger all raised objections at a full council meeting on December 6.
Six fire engines, from Aylesbury, Winslow, Leighton Buzzard, Wheatley, Thame and Woodstock, battled through the snow to reach the fire on the Bicester Road, just after 2:00pm. The two-story derelict property has suffered serious damage. Elsewhere on December 10, Bucks Fire helped 30 vehicles over the railway bridge in Oxford Road after the carriageway became blocked. Firefighters also responded to a collision involving one van on the Tring Road at 10:00am.
Published: 14:03 Monday 11 December 2017
With the Vale transforming into a wintry wonderland this weekend, a few frosty friends started to appear in front gardens across the county. Robin and Suriya Choudhury, together with their 14 year old son Samial, built this 6ft 4" snowman with some fantastic family teamwork.
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