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Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to get a new children's emergency department using 15 million pounds of government funding. This is in addition to Stoke Mandeville’s share of 300 million that’s being given to NHS trusts across the country to upgrade facilities. There’s also to be a pilot of a new way of accessing urgent care, using the NHS 111 number and building on the way it worked during the pandemic to direct patients to the most appropriate service.

A man from Uxbridge has been fined 3 thousand pounds for flytipping a builder’s bag of his own household waste in Chalfont St Peter in October last year. He pleaded guilty after being caught on CCTV. A council meeting’s heard that more than 40 fly-tippers were caught during lockdown, only five of them were from Bucks and around 60 per cent of what’s dumped was commercial waste. Meanwhile, Civil Enforcement Officers could soon have powers to issue tickets for littering and several other offences as well as parking, if a planned council revamp of their role happens. Logistics chief David Martin suggested to the meeting that was discussing fly-tipping, that the county’s wardens will be doing “rather more” in the future. A report which triggered the discussion yesterday asked for more visible enforcement.

A man from Amersham has been arrested after an incident in Slough earlier this month, where a man was reportedly forced out of his car, which was then stopped from driving away by members of the public who blocked the road. The arrested man has been released under investigation.

Now local sport, and High Wycombe Cricket Club have their biggest game of the season tomorrow, when they welcome Oxford Downs to their London Road ground in the playoff final of the Home Counties Premier League. Entry is free and play starts at 11.30. Chris Sketchley and Tom Hampton from High Wycombe Cricket Club will be telling us more about the game on Mid Mornings just after 10 here on Wycombe Sound.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth says he’s looking forward to going back to the town where he grew up, when the Chairboys take on Blackburn Rovers tomorrow. They were the club he supported as a boy and also the first he ever signed for, but Gareth told Wycombe Sound he won't have split loyalties once the game kicks off The match at Ewood Park kicks off behind closed doors at 3pm.

Weather

Very similar to yesterday, sunny all day and around 20 degrees, dropping to 12 degrees overnight.

Tomorrow will be cloudier but a bit warmer, Sunday may see some early rain but that’ll clear to another sunny day.

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