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This week: Drugs smuggled, 20,000+ poppies & platinum loos

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Published by Dan Gooding at 1:09pm 9th November 2018.

As we head into Remembrance weekend, our favourite story this week has to be Tring's huge poppy project.

The town has been transformed by yarn-bombing. Check out the video below.

But elsewhere, a murder investigation near Buckingham took a step forward and a former Aylesbury prison guard went to jail herself:

Claire Bennett
Claire Bennett

After supplying drugs to inmates at Aylesbury Prison, a former guard has been jailed.

Claire Bennett brought drugs worth £10,000 into the Young Offenders Institute and got six and a half years inside.

Prisons Minster Rory Stewart MP, said:

"Corrupt and criminal activity like this undermines a whole prison and puts our hard-working staff at risk.

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116 men from Tring town lost their lives 100 years ago. 

Now, two separate groups have covered the High Street and the Parish Church with thousands of knitted and crocheted poppies, to commemorate the men and their families.

Find out more

Police - tape & car

Two men have been charged with murder, after two deaths in Buckinghamshire.

Peter Farquar died three years ago in Maids Moreton, then, in May last year, Ann Moore-Martin was found dead, too.

Earlier this week, two men - arrested back in January - were re-arrested in connection with the case and were then charged with several offences.

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Is Idris the sexiest of them all?

We loved the reaction to this Showbiz Video this week. 

Not everyone was convinced... 

White Hart, Aylesbury
The White Hart in Aylesbury

Two pubs in Aylesbury now have award-winning loos.

The Bell in Market Square and the White Hart on Exchange Street have both received a platinum grade by Loo of the Year Awards inspectors.

As you can imagine, it went down well on Facebook...

Read more about these fabulous loos

Other top stories this week

Also on Mix96

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It's that time of year when we pick a community project to benefit from our Community Challenge, with the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.

But it was so tough this year, so we picked two!

  • Royal Voluntary Service Tea Room in The Spinal Injuries Unit
  • The Oasis Partnership

Both worthy causes who will benefit from this scheme.

Hear from them and find out about the work planned here.

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