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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust saw 89.7% according to figures released for April. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 85.9%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust a total of 1,276 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 27 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Milton Keynes hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Milton Keynes Hospital Trust saw 93.4% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 96%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 780 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 11 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Serial burglar escapes from open prison

Jason Sufi,
Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to trace a man wanted in connection with a "spree of burglaries" committed after he escaped from prison.

Jason Sufi, 39, was reported missing when he failed to return for evening roll call at HMP Springhill an open prison in Buckinghamshire.

He was last seen walking along the main road outside the prison on 20 February.

Sufi is wanted in connection with eight burglaries and a violent robbery, all committed in London, as well as Kent, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Thames Valley, Wiltshire and Surrey.

Sufi is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, dark hair and of medium build. He is generally well kept.

Acting Detective Sergeant Ross Burrell, from Central West Crime Squad said: “Since escaping from prison, Sufi has gone on a spree of committing residential burglaries in the capital and south east counties.

"Colleagues from other forces have issued appeals to find him and carried out extensive enquiries but as yet he has not been traced."

Jason Sufi,
Metropolitan Police

Central Labour Party 'didn't help us very much at all' in MK

Despite gaining three seats and becoming the largest party on Milton Keynes Council, the Labour group's leader Peter Marland has been very critical of senior members of his party at the national level.

He said: "As a Labour Party member it's difficult to understand why some MPs, like Tom Watson, would want to openly discuss our Brexit policy two days before an election and storm out of a meeting.

"I don't think he's helped the party and think it was demoralising for our activists.

"When when you lose some places by 30 votes and the greens have 300, it didn't help us very much as all."

Peter Marland
BBC

Labour failed to gain Bletchley Park from the Conservatives by 26 votes, while the Greens had 289 votes in that ward.

Conservatives 'very disappointed' to lose deputy leader on MK council

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Alex Walker, leader of the Conservatives on Milton Keynes Council, said he was "very disappointed to lose a very capable councillor", after deputy leader Catriona Morris lost her seat to Lib Dem Kerrie Bradbury.

Mr Walker himself only retained his seat by 110 votes.

However, the sense I got was they were fairly pleased to keep 19 seats.

Only a third of the seats were up for election, with Labour becoming the biggest party with 23 seats, but the council remaining in a situation where no single party has overall control.

milton keynes council
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Milton Keynes also reflected the national picture with the Lib Dems also making gains, winning three seats from the Conservatives, leaving with 15 seats overall.

Tory deputy leader on MK loses seat

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

The Conservative deputy leader on Milton Keynes Council, Catriona Morris, has lost her Broughton ward seat to Liberal Democrat Kerrie Bradbury.

We are still waiting for the full set of results at the unitary local authority.

Group leaders face election test in Milton Keynes

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

A third of Milton Keynes Council's councillors have been up for election, so that's 19 members fighting for seats.

Milton Keynes Council
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The Conservatives are defending 12 of those 19 seats, with Labour needing to grab eight to take full control of the council. At the moment they're the minority administration, with Lib Dem support.

Labour leader Pete Marland is fighting for his seat, but he's in good company as Tory leader Alex Walker and his deputy Catriona Morris are in the same position.

On the bus catching mobile phone drivers

Police officers are riding on buses to catch drivers using their mobile phones.

Road Safety Officers from Hampshire and the Thames Valley are taking part in a joint operation, using the height of a bus as a vantage point to spot wrongdoing.

Police are using buses to catch drivers on mobile phones
Police officers in Hampshire and the Thames Valley are riding on buses to catch drivers who are using their mobile phones.
Ampthill hope to continue 'inspiring' rise up rugby pyramid
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How is your local A&E doing?

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Milton Keynes hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Milton Keynes Hospital Trust saw 92.2% according to figures released for March. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 88.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 975 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in March.

The trust was ranked 25 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust saw 87.2% according to figures released for March. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 84.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust a total of 1,801 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in March.

The trust was ranked 46 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Reading police team up with mental health nurses
Police officers say they are "overwhelmed" by calls to mental health patients and need round-the-clock help from medical staff.
D-Day film honours 'vital' Bletchley Park codebreakers
It features more than 400 accounts from staff based at Bletchley Park during World War Two.

Knife surrender yields 700 hand-ins

Nearly 700 knives were handed in during a single week last month, figures from Thames valley Police show.

Knife surrender bins were placed in 16 police stations throughout the force's area

Six hundred and eighty knives were handed in, although that's fewer than the previous year.

They'll now be analysed to see if they were involved in any crimes.

New police chief at the helm

John Campbell
Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police's new chief constable takes up his post today.

John Campbell, who has been deputy chief constable since 2015, has 30 years experience across three different police forces.

He said one of his aims is to prevent crime, particularly against vulnerable people.

Police take over custody services from private firm

Thames Valley Police has brought its custodial services back in-house from today.

Detention officers for the force had previously been employed by a private company.

The change was originally announced in November and will not involve significant change for officers or staff, the force said.

How is your local A&E doing?

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Milton Keynes hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Milton Keynes Hospital Trust saw 87.5% according to figures released for February. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 87.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 1,407 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in February.

The trust was ranked 35 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Men arrested on suspicion of rape

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a distressed woman was found in a street in Cheltenham.

On Sunday Gloucestershire Police wanted to trace a group of men from the Buckinghamshire area who had been at Cheltenham races.

They had helped a distressed woman in the street on Saturday morning and then taken her home.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and a second man, aged 24, was arrested on Monday.

Detective Inspector Claire Nutland said: "We received calls within two hours from the men who helped the woman and this is all thanks to everyone who shared our initial appeal so quickly."

Both men have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

How is your local A&E doing?

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust saw 88.1% according to figures released for February. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 85.9%.

How is your local A&E performing?
BBC

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust a total of 1,478 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in February.

The trust was ranked 29 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

New pitch 'ruined by travellers performing donuts'

A newly-constructed football pitch in Victoria Park, Newbury, has allegedly been ruined by a group of travellers who "forced their way” into the site, the town’s MP has claimed.

MP Richard Benyon said he was “appalled” at reports on Tuesday morning of the travellers performing “donuts” around the “much-loved” area.

The travellers reportedly entered the site by cutting through a locked gate at St Mary’s Road. The MP said he is “pleased they are now gone” after having left a “disgusting mess”.

CCTV released over post office robbery

Police have released CCTV of a man who may have vital information about a robbery that left a worker with a cut to his mouth and a chipped tooth.

The incident at around 18:00 GMT on Monday 18 February saw the offender entering the Post Office in High Street, Chieveley, and threatening a member of staff with a knife and demanding money from the till.

The victim was left with a cut to his mouth and a chipped tooth but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender fled the shop empty-handed.

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Matthew Barber selected as Conservative candidate for PCC election

Matthew Barber with Ian Hudspeth
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Matthew Barber, left, and Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth, right

Matthew Barber has been selected as the Conservative Party's candidate to stand in the next police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections for Thames Valley Police.

Mr Barber, the current deputy PCC, said he was "honoured and delighted" to be selected as current PCC Anthony Stansfeld steps down.

Mr Barber said: "I will tirelessly represent the people of the Thames Valley and deliver my vision for strong local policing and clear leadership to make our communities safer."

The PCC elections will take place on 7 May 2020.