Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (MKCDC) have joined forces with acclaimed musician Cathal Smyth, formerly of Madness, in an ambitious new music venture. MKCDC, based in the historic surrounds of Bradwell Abbey, will harness Smyth’s song ‘You Are Not Alone’ to unite families and friends in the UK and overseas who have been isolated and kept apart by Covid-19.
Industrial workplace safety experts earn bronze status Milton Keynes industrial workplace safety specialist Brandsafe has achieved a prestigious international award for its commitment to sustainability. The EcoVadis rating agency has awarded bronze status to Brandsafe in a move that sees the company continue to strengthen its position as a leader in developing and supplying sustainable industrial workplace safety solutions.
Milton Keynes mum and children in emergency housing forced to use a potty as toilet for six weeks due to blocked loo.
'It's degrading to have to live like this,' she says A mum who was placed in emergency housing after fleeing domestic abuse has told how she and her children have been using a potty for a toilet for most of the past six weeks. Jessica, whose full name is being withheld for her own protection, was placed in a temporary one bedroomed flat on Conniburrow a year ago by Milton Keynes council.
Milton Keynes Council's Progressive Alliance's plans to develop more 'genuinely affordable' housing for local families will move a step closer next week. Cllr Rob Middleton plans on taking the next step to create a council-owned developer to build more genuinely affordable housing for local families in Milton Keynes.
Burretti: The Man Who Sewed The World is returning to the stage A musical theatre production that portrays the fascinating tale of Bletchley’s own Freddie Burretti - costume designer for David Bowie, is coming to The Venue in Milton Keynes next month. Burretti was Bowie’s close friend and played a key role in his 1970s Ziggy Stardust persona, designing many of Bowie’s costumes.
On 16 September 2021, Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP) announced the return of the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA) 2022 at a launch event held in the atrium at Saxon Court. The 2022 Milton Keynes Business Achievements Awards will take place on 24th March at Stadium MK.
She started accountants firm from kitchen table 18 years ago A woman who launched a business from her kitchen table 18 years ago has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Best Business Women Awards 2021. Suzanne Spicer, managing director of Milton Keynes-based Chartered Accountants Spicer & Co, was joined in the business by her husband Steve in 2013.
The nimble Mayor showed off his skills on a trick cycle to promote the event MK's Mayor Mohammed Khan is calling on cyclists from across Milton Keynes to turn out for a photograph in Station Square at 5pm on Thursday September 30. And he hopped onto a trick cycle in the square to show off his own skills before the event.
Brave fundraisers completed the UK's highest controlled descent from Brighton’s i360 viewing tower, raising more than £15,000 for disabled veterans. The funds raised will support Care for Veterans, a Worthing-based charity providing care and rehabilitation to ex-service personnel from all over the UK. Aaron ‘AJ’ Card, an ex-royal engineer from Milton Keynes, was the first to make the 162-metre descent and raised nearly £1,000.
Findings show increase of nearly 60% over last 10 years The average house price in Milton Keynes is £257,736, an increase of 59 per cent over the last 10 years, a new study shows. This is higher than the average across England which is £244,180 but slightly lower than in Southend-on-Sea where the average house price is £287,717 and tops the table of most dramatic house price increases.
Generous Tesco shoppers in Milton Keynes have been thanked for their ‘incredible compassion’ after donating food to children and families this summer. Tesco has topped up all the customer donations with an extra 20% in cash to help charities in their work. Thanks to their donations during a special summer Tesco Food Collection, 1,767 meals were donated by customers across Milton Keynes.
East West Railway Company (EWR Co) has appointed Arcadis as a commercial partner. Arcadis was selected by EWR Co to support its work driving long-term social and economic value for local communities between Oxford and Cambridge. This is part of a wider commercial services contract that will help East West Rail to continue to develop its business case and provide the best value for money for taxpayers.
Coloured dye granules from the yard of a concrete manufacturer to blame An investigation was launched after dramatic pictures of pollution in the River Ouzel were revealed. Residents had taken to social media to raise concerns after a bright red streak had seeped into the river near Parsons Close recreation ground last week.
Police have issued an appeal for information to help identify a young child who was the victim of an attempted child abduction in Milton Keynes, according to Thames Valley Police. Officers say that a member of the public intervened after they saw a man had hold of a boy on a footpath between Lowndes Grove in Shenley Church End and Old Bell Lane in Loughton at 2.45pm on last Wednesday (15/09).
The venue has hosted Queen, Bowie and even the Prince of Pop himself Plans for a professional football club to redevelop an iconic outdoor venue into a new training centre have been withdrawn. MK Dons had applied to Milton Keynes Council to convert the National Bowl into a new training centre while also retaining its use as an entertainment venue.
Mellish Court is due to be torn down Work to demolish an unsafe Milton Keynes tower block could block access to local schools, it has been claimed. The 18-storey Mellish Court, in Bletchley, is due to be demolished as it is “no longer deemed safe and not deemed to be viable for refurbishment”.
The death came within 28 days of a positive test Another Covid death has been recorded in MK today, along with 120 new cases. The death came within 28 days of a positive test, according to the government. Over the past seven days, two more local people have died with Covid written on the death certificate - but the virus may not have been wholly responsible.
Official data shows there were was a covid-related death in Milton Keynes within the last 24 hours Another covid-related death has been reported in Milton Keynes and almost 400 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Buckinghamshire in the past 24 hours. The number of coronavirus-related death in our region now stands at 1,486 according to today's Public Health England data.
"Unauthorised encampments happening, on average, every three to four days" ‘Unauthorised encampments’ continues to cause “toxic fumes, littering and disruption” in , it has been claimed. Tattenhoe Cllr James Lancaster raised the matter to Milton Keynes Council, claiming the local authority needed to ‘do more to tackle’ the issue.
Santa's grotto bookings open at Milton Keynes garden centre - and you can even take your DOG to meet him.
There will also be a special 'Quiet Grotto' to help children with autism Dobbies in Milton Keynes has not forgotten children with autism or people with pampered dogs when they planned their Christmas grotto this year. The area will be designated a special 'Quiet Grotto' to help visitors with autism and other sensory needs, and Santa himself will be strictly autism trained.