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(ˈbʌkɪŋəmˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county in SE central England, containing the Vale of Aylesbury and parts of the Chiltern Hills: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Milton Keynes, which became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Aylesbury. Pop (excluding Milton Keynes): 478 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Milton Keynes): 1568 sq km (605 sq miles). Abbreviation: Bucks


(ˈbʌk ɪŋ əmˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in S England. 640,200; 294 sq. mi. (761 sq. km). Also called Buckingham, Bucks.
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With her he moved to Olney in Buckinghamshire. It was here that, together with the curate, John Newton, Cowper wrote the Olney hymns, many of which are still well loved to-day.
From the center booth hung the yellow flag of Tepus, the famous bow bearer of the King; next to it, on one hand, was the blue flag of Gilbert of the White Hand, and on the other the blood-red pennant of stout young Clifton of Buckinghamshire. The seven other archer captains were also men of great renown; among them were Egbert of Kent and William of Southampton; but those first named were most famous of all.
"I would say thou hast done what I could not do," said the King, laughing, "for I tell thee there lives not in all the world three archers to match Tepus and Gilbert and Clifton of Buckinghamshire."
Pooh!--Miss Flint--one of eleven children of a small squire in Buckinghamshire. All she ever gets from her family is a turkey at Christmas, in exchange for which she has to board two or three of her sisters in the off season, and lodge and feed her brothers when they come to town.
Then came the yellow of Clifton of Buckinghamshire; and the blue of Gilbert of the White Hand--he who was renowned in Nottinghamshire; and the green of Elwyn the Welshman; and the White of Robert of Cloudesdale; and, after them, five other captains of bands, each a man of proved prowess.
People in Buckinghamshire would have come upon them unexpectedly when they were mooning round Windsor and Wraysbury, and have exclaimed, "Oh!
Buckinghamshire county council (bcc) is requesting information to inform the service specification for healthwatch and independent health complaints advocacy.
Patrick Doran had been accused of keeping Thomas Boyes in slavery by enforced work for six and a half years at Shotton in Flintshire and in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, through fear and intimidation to gain money for himself.
Police said they were investigating a report of voyeurism after the device was found earlier this week at the famous Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.
SHROPSHIRE'S hopes of qualifying for the Unicorns Twenty20 finals day ended as they were beaten in both of their final group matches at table-toppers Buckinghamshire, writes Stuart Dunn.
"I am pleased and proud to present the vehicle on behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund, to St John Ambulance in Buckinghamshire. As a former Divisional Officer in the Order I know how important such a vehicle is to the volunteers and to the community they serve."
Bed occupancy in the PM's local Buckinghamshire NHS Trust has increased 13 per cent compared with seven years ago when the Tories were in coalition with the Lib Dems.

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