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Price hike to Central Milton Keynes parking permits heads back to the drawing board

Plans to increase the cost of parking permits in Central Milton Keynes by 300 per cent have been rebuffed by councillors this evening (Monday).
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Milton Keynes’ economy set for growth despite strengthening Brexit uncertainty

Milton Keynes’ economy set for growth despite strengthening Brexit uncertainty

Milton Keynes’ economy is on course to be £226m larger by the end of 2017 than it was in the three months after the EU referendum result, according to a new study by law firm Irwin Mitchell.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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‘Urgent improvements’ must be made by NHS at Woodhill prison

‘Urgent improvements’ must be made by NHS at Woodhill prison

NHS staff working at Woodhill prison have admitted they cannot devote enough time to inmates at the suicide-plagued jail.

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The homeless man helped by Laura and Jemma Fullthorpe

Rough sleepers must go to council offices NOW to get emergency accommodation before tonight’s big freeze

Every rough sleeper in Milton Keynes has been promised emergency accommodation for the next few nights by MK Council.

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New blue light emergency hub gets planning permission - despite councillors’ previous objections

New blue light emergency hub gets planning permission - despite councillors’ previous objections

MK Council has granted planning permission for a blue light hub that will involve the closure of two city fire stations.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Council puts in £1m bid to buy Network Rail’s car park

Cash-strapped Milton Keynes Council has put in a sudden £1m bid to buy the Network Rail car park as an “investment”, the Citizen can reveal.

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Residents give thumbs up to new Milton Keynes canalside development

Residents give thumbs up to new Milton Keynes canalside development

Crest Nicholson and Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) have held an exhibition of their proposals for Campbell Park Canalside at the centre:mk. People were asked to comment on the proposed development of the 21 acre site bordering the Grand Union Canal to the east of Campbell Park.

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Twelve point plan will help rough sleepers in Milton Keynes

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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The new British 20 pound note money cash

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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