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Jemma faces her fear

Reporter Jemma Pearce is currently gaining first-hand knowledge of a range of new experiences for her regular feature ‘Challenge Jem’. In her latest task, the Bucks Free Press writer faced her fear of flying with a helicopter lesson – and

Reporter's 'fear factor' at losing vital sense of sight

A reporter got to grips with some of the obstacles faced by blind people, when he took a stroll down his local high street blindfold. The stunt was to draw attention to World Sight Day, when Mike Flynn, of the

25 years for Midweek

Twenty-five years of the Midweek newspaper, sister to the Bucks Free Press, ware being celebrated. The anniversary marks a quarter of a century from when the paper was re-launched in a tabloid format in 1978. The paper is the first

Sporting news teams have fun in the sun

A team of ‘finely-tuned’ athletes from the Bucks Free Press and South Bucks Star showed what they were made of when they took part in a major sporting event on the South Bucks calendar. Teams from the two sister titles

Lingerie assignment is'chest the job'

When a Bucks Free Press feature writer went to investigate a local lingerie shop that guarantees a perfect fit, she ended up revealing more than she expected… No sooner had Alice Eaton (right) stepped into the shop’s office, than she

Reporter makes a meal of half marathon

When Buckinghamshire reporter James Webb decided to attempt a half marathon, he ate up the course – literally. The well-fed wordsmith, who writes for the Bucks Free Press, South Bucks Star and Midweek, joined hundreds of runners for the Wycombe

Reporter swaps newsroom for the big top

Pictures courtesyBucks Free Press Bucks Free Press reporter Jemma Pearce (right) saw the chance to realise a childhood dream when the circus came to town – and she became part of the show. As a child, Jemma had always loved

Reporter plans to munch his way through half marathon

Buckinghamshire reporter James Webb plans to take part in a charity run with a difference this weekend – by eating his way around the course. The former fitness instructor, who now writes for the Bucks Free Press, South Bucks Star

News in brief

A dying desert rat soldier’s final wish became reality thanks to work by the Archant-owned Glasgow Extra, but war veteran Bobby Clarke died before seeing donations flood in.He had been behind a campaign to erect a plaque in Libya in

Making a grab for the sally

Bell-ringing is a practice steeped in tradition, but it could be under threat as it fails to attract newcomers to take part. Bucks Free Press feature writer Alice Eaton joined a local group to see what goes on… I arrive

Newspaperman scoops £250,000 on Millionaire

Newspaper quiz compiler Bob Ginger has scooped £250,000 on TV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Bob, (36), who writes the crosswords for the Bucks Free Press, says the win is the greatest achievement of his life – but the

News in brief

A newspaper’s quiz compiler is to get his chance at the big one – on TV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Bob Ginger, who writes the crosswords for the Bucks Free Press, is keeping quiet about the outcome of his

'Just lift up the nose'- Helen takes to the controls

There was no fear of flying for Bucks Free Press writer Helen Usborne, who was in safe hands for her spin with the keen RAF cadets of Marlow. The sick bag located in my trouser pocket did not inspire me

Outspoken Frankie pens editor's pet column

When the editor’s away, the staff will play…Or so readers of the Bucks Free Press found when editor Steve Cohen took the week off, and acting deputy news editor Frankie Taggart wrote from the Editor’s Chair – to let readers

Free Press saves county show

High Wycombe is celebrating after the Bucks Free Press saved the biggest event in the town’s calendar. The newspaper rescued the beleaguered Wycombe Show – which was cancelled this year for only the second time in its 54-year history, due