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Street lights left burning all day in Milton Keynes are wasting energy, say protesters

MK Council has been accused of wasting energy after admitting it takes up to three months to repair street lights that are burning 24 hours a day.

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Final plans published for 26,500 new homes to be built in Milton Keynes

Final plans published for 26,500 new homes to be built in Milton Keynes

The final draft of the plan that involves 26,500 new homes built in MK has been voted ready for consultation.

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Rough sleepers in Milton Keynes are likely to die by the age of 47

Rough sleepers in Milton Keynes are likely to die by the age of 47

The dozens of people sleeping rough on city streets are not expected to live past an average age of 47, a special report has revealed.

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Milton Keynes Council urged to bid to build new houses

City MP Mark Lancaster has urged Milton Keynes Council to bid for funding following the Prime minister’s announcement that an extra £2bn will be made available for affordable housing.

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Labour's Shadow Chancellor in Bletchley on Saturday

“Labour offers hope to people in Milton Keynes” Labour’s Shadow Chancellor tells the town

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell visited Milton Keynes on Saturday for Labour’s National Campaign Day.

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Bedford’s £10million on healthcare reviews: “£10m which could have gone on health”?

Health bosses have been challenged to explain why they have spent £10million on a series of reviews since 2011, following last week’s proposal to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Feature: Campaigners urge Milton Keynes Council to act on homelessness NOW

Feature: Campaigners urge Milton Keynes Council to act on homelessness NOW

As Milton Keynes Council strives desperately to reduce rough sleeping on city streets, another winter of discontent is looming for dozens of homeless people forced to live under canvas.

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Jane Youell prepares for her trip abroad.

Psychologist from Newport Pagnell travels the world for LGBT rights

A freelance chartered psychologist has won a fellowship to travel to Australia and the USA to research LGBT inclusivity in elderly care homes.

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BEDFORD HOSPITAL MERGER WITH LUTON: MPs give cautious welcome

Both Mohammad Yasin and Alistair Burt have offered a guarded welcome to the news, as long as they receive proper assurances.

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Council apologises over blunder that will cost Milton Keynes taxpayers almost £1m

Council apologises over blunder that will cost Milton Keynes taxpayers almost £1m

A council blunder over saving cash has COST MK taxpayers almost £1 million, the Citizen can reveal.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Councillor Edith Bald is raising the site's future at a meeting this week

‘No plans’ for homeless homes at Westcroft site

Plans to be build modular homes for homeless people at a Westcroft site have been ruled out completely.

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Latest estimates show there may be up to 130 rough sleepers in MK

Milton Keynes Council to consult on rough sleepers strategy

MK Council has put together a five-point strategy to try and reduce the number of rough sleepers in the city.

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Kebab van would ‘spoil’ local centre in Milton Keynes

Kebab van would ‘spoil’ local centre in Milton Keynes

A street food trader is set to see his bid to run his pop-up kebab van in Giffard Park refused by councillors.

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Landlords get guaranteed income from the council each month in the scheme

Landlords signing up to council scheme helping find new homes for Milton Keynes families in need

More than 50 private landlords in MK have signed up to a council scheme to let their properties for a guaranteed rent each month - helping more families in need of homes.

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Milton Keynes Council is one of the highest earners in the UK for parking

Milton Keynes Council is one of the highest earners in the UK for parking

Milton Keynes Council is raking in more from parking charges than most local authorities in the country.

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The government named more than 200 businesses today which underpaid workers the minimum or Living Wage

NAMED & SHAMED: Milton Keynes company worst in COUNTRY for underpaying workers Minimum and Living Wage

A company based in Milton Keynes has been named as the worst in the COUNTRY for underpaying its workers the National Minimum or Living Wage.
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Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally in Milton Keynes.

Jeremy Corbyn visits Willen Lake for a Labour rally

A few hundred residents from Milton Keynes welcomed Jeremy Corbyn yesterday (August 15) for a rally at Willen Lake.

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MP pushes to make inconsiderate pavement parking illegal in Milton Keynes

MP pushes to make inconsiderate pavement parking illegal in Milton Keynes

City MP Iain Stewart is urging the government to introduce a law to curb pavement parking on behalf of visually impaired people in MK.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn visits Milton Keynes

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is visiting Milton Keynes today (August 14).

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