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Twelve point plan will help rough sleepers in Milton Keynes

A twelve point plan to help vulnerable rough sleepers has been unveiled this week by Milton Keynes Council.

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Council tax bills to rise by 3.95 per cent in Milton Keynes

Council tax is set to rise by 3.95 per cent this year - meaning an increase of up to £100 a year for the average family.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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New expressway road to link Milton Keynes to Oxford and Cambridge wins £27m funding from government

New expressway road to link Milton Keynes to Oxford and Cambridge wins £27m funding from government

The government has agreed to pay £27m to build an expressway linking Milton Keynes with Oxford and Cambridge.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Teenagers represent Milton Keynes at House of Commons

Teenagers represent Milton Keynes at House of Commons

MK’s UK Youth Parliament members spent a day representing the city in Westminster.

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MK Council typo is to blame for confusion over councillors’ ‘seaside trip’ grants

MK Council typo is to blame for confusion over councillors’ ‘seaside trip’ grants

An admin error about councillors’ ward budgets left a new homeless shelter project feeling distinctly hard done by.

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Milton Keynes former bus station which is Grade II listed. It has appeared in Historic England's list of 20 unusual places to be listed in the past year. PNL-150617-174339001

MKDP agrees first stage of ‘caring and sharing’ plan to provide all-year-round help for the homeless

MKDP, the cash-generating arm of the council, this week voted to consider the possibility of the empty Buszy building to be used all year round by the Winter Night Shelter project.

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Intu planning inquiry is costing Milton Council a fortune in legal fees, say protesters

Intu planning inquiry is costing Milton Council a fortune in legal fees, say protesters

The cost of democracy could weigh heavy on taxpayers after the council hired a top QC rumoured to cost £1,000 an HOUR to defend itself at a nine day planning inquiry.

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Woodhill prison officers continue to protest despite High Court warning

Woodhill prison officers continue to protest despite High Court warning

Dozens of Woodhill officers protesting outside the prison entrance have been ordered to end their 24-hour action and return to work.

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‘Trump wasn’t the most attractive candidate,’ says Milton Keynes MP

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart had made a carefully worded statement on Donald Trump’s victory.

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“We can pay for James’ funeral,” say homeless man’s family

“We can pay for James’ funeral,” say homeless man’s family

The family of the late James Owens has asked the Citizen to apologise for any inference that a fund would be set up to pay for his funeral to prevent him facing a ‘pauper’s burial’.

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UPDATED: Anger as bid to ease homelessness is refused by government

Labour council leaders have reacted with fury after a £2m bid to help homeless people in Milton Keynes was rejected by a government minister who witnessed the city’s plight for himself.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Milton Keynes former bus station which is Grade II listed. It has appeared in Historic England's list of 20 unusual places to be listed in the past year. PNL-150617-174339001

Bid to build a permanent homeless shelter in Milton Keynes

As Milton Keynes reels from the death of a third homeless man on its streets, city officials are pondering a request to open an all-year-round shelter for people with nowhere to live.

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UPDATE: Death of homeless Jimmy Owens spurs council into action

UPDATE: Death of homeless Jimmy Owens spurs council into action

Hard-hitting questions from the Citizen have resulted in a pledge from the council that no more homeless people will die on the streets of Milton Keynes.

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Citizen calls for urgent action after homeless Jimmy is found dead in his tent

Citizen calls for urgent action after homeless Jimmy is found dead in his tent

The tragic death of a homeless man in his tent has sparked a citywide call for action - backed by the Citizen.

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