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This week: Fatal crash, RSPCA peak time & a dream wedding

This week: Fatal crash, RSPCA peak time & a dream wedding

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:01pm 4th January 2019.

A couple from Aylesbury got their dream wedding last weekend, all thanks to this community!

Sharon's story inspired many earlier last year and it was great to see the wedding take place.

We also had some very sad news, which is where we start today...

Friarage Road Crash-2
Friarage Road was closed for over two hours on Wednesday

A man died in a crash in central Aylesbury this week.

He was killed when two cars collided on Friarage Road on Wednesday afternoon.

  • It happened at around 2.25pm
  • A red Honda car was in a collision with a grey Nissan car
  • The driver of the Honda, a 53-year-old man, died at the scene.
  • His next of kin has been told and they are being supported by officers.
  • An investigation has now started to establish exactly what led to the collision.

The road was closed for around two and a half hours to allow emergency services access to the scene. 

Read the full story

Pets - Dog

The RSPCA in Buckinghamshire are preparing themselves for a busy winter.

Last year in the Aylesbury are alone there were 1,500 calls to charity's 24-hour emergency hotline over the winter period:

RSPCA inspector Lauren Daily from the says winter is a particularly difficult time for the Buckinghamshire branch of the charity:

"We are called to jobs like dogs outside without any shelter, or if we've had bad weather maybe some horses are stuck in a field that's flooding. 

"The winter brings its own problems." 

Find out more 

Youth Concern

A project that will keep young people off Aylesbury's streets needs a final push of support.

Youth Concern are hoping to provide temporary accommodation for homeless adults aged between 18 and 25.

They need to raise £250,000 and have £30,000 left to go.

Fran Borg-Wheelerm, CEO, is appealing for corporate sponsors or individual donations to help them get to their target.

Read the full story

Bye-bye Gemma?

The news Gemma Collins might quit Dancing On Ice didn't seem to make too many people sad this week....

Poor Gemma! 

Sharon Rothero

This year an Aylesbury woman's life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but you made her dreams come true.

In October, we told you how Sharon Adams wanted to get married after she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, which was incurable.

So, Mix96 listeners did what they do best, Aylesbury Vale raised enough money and offered services to give Sharon and her fiance, Shaun, the wedding of a lifetime.

Last Saturday was the big day!

Sharon wants to thank everybody for all their support:

"I went from getting the really bad news, then within two weeks being engaged and having a wedding to plan.

"That just gave me purpose, it's given me something to work on and everybody has been so supportive.

"Friends and family, local people have been amazing.

"Just a massive thank you!"

Read the full story 

This also happened...

  • Sugary drinks The new tax is helping health projects in Bucks
  • Get checked! We heard how many women in Buckinghamshire are missing their breast screenings
  • Risborough attack A teenage girl was injured in this incident in Princes Risborough

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