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About Us

BuckinghamshireLive launched in January 2021, at the beginning of a third national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the restrictions to daily life our team strives to report the stories that matter to Buckinghamshire’s residents, as well as the stories that simply interest them, both quickly and accurately.

We aim to bring our readers everything they need to know about our wonderful county live and as it happens.

The world of social media has meant that misinformation has been able to spread as rapidly as information, and our mission is to provide a trusted source to help readers find a path through the gossip.

Live blogs and live video have transformed the way we report breaking news but they have not meant a lowering of standards.

We will not stand at a police cordon and report rumour or hearsay, rather we will aim to paint the clearest possible picture of the situation using only what we know to be fact.

Housing and infrastructure are major issues and while the local authorities wrestle with these and other policies, our journalists will investigate and cover the stories, holding our elected officials to account.

BuckinghamshireLive is edited by Lucy Thorne and the digital content lead is Thomas Burnett.

Ethics policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of BuckinghamshireLive’s business philosophy.

Reach PLC, BuckinghamshireLive’s parent company, is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Our journalists work according to The Editors’ Code of Practice , which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism and is enforced by IPSO . On joining BuckinghamshireLive, all editorial staff complete a training course in the Code and legal refresher training.

At BuckinghamshireLive, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project , an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

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