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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A survey says you should stop visiting Ibiza when you're 40

Taking selfies at 34 and visiting Ibiza at 40? You’re too old!

People should stop taking selfies at 34 and throw away their replica football shirts at 42.

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Above: a screenshot from the video

Milton Keynes Museum launches for summer 2016

Milton Keynes Museum has launched a new promotional video ahead of its 2016 summer holiday programme.

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Barry Cryer

World of books comes to Bedfordshire school

Steven Berkoff and Barry Cryer will star in Ampthill’s 2016 LitFest taking place later this month.

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Hilary Grayson's work

A great art attack!

Don’t forget to check in with participants from this year’s Bucks Open Studios event in the coming few days – it’s your last chance!

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Goose

Hurry up and take a gander at art show

If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to make an, erm, flying visit to The Three Hares Gallery in Olney, which is currently hosting exceptional drawings of birdlife captured in and around Milton Keynes.

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One of Tim Peake's space pictures

10 amazing pictures from space by astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station.

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Festival of dance

Motus issue the call to dance in Milton Keynes

Last year’s Motus dance festival made a terrific trail through the heart of town, pulling in crowds and capturing imaginations.

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Spring Lambs

Baa-rilliant art show at Stantonbury Gallery

A new exhibition is hanging and waiting to meet your acquaintance at Stantonbury Gallery, courtesy of Newport Pagnell based artist Laura Slade whose preferred medium is watercolour.

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Queen's Regiment

There’s trouble at the MK museum

Take a peek into the history vaults with MK Museum this weekend for a dramatic and real review of how we used to live.

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Bletchley Park’s role in sinking The Bismarck

The sinking of The Bismarck was one of the most iconic moments of the Second World War.

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Milton Keynes Gallery welcomes its first Family-in-Residence

Milton Keynes Gallery welcomes its first Family-in-Residence

Milton Keynes Gallery has announced a new ‘Family in Residence’ programme, which has been launched by the Aylard Family from Oxley Park.

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Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon is to launch its first ever colouring book.

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WATCH: Prince Michael’s visit to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes

Watch our video gallery of pictures from HRH Prince Michael of Kent’s visit to Bletchley Park, the site of Second World War codebreaking.

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Javier Torres ad Anthony and Ayami Miyata as Odette

Playful and haunting Swan Lake

Review by Hannah Richardson

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Nicos and Maria Firenze pictured in their leather goods shop, Nicola Firenze, Gold Street Mews. Nicos designs and makes the leather bags and coats on site.
Image: Ruth Supple
Photographs by Kelly Cooper NNL-160229-191720009

Bags of class...the talented designer who moved from Greece to Northampton to sell handmade leather goods

The economic crisis in Greece has led one talented designer and tailor to uproot his 30-year business selling handmade leather goods and bring it to Northampton, as Ruth Supple reports...

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Author Louis de Bernieres

Launch of new literary fest

Top authors and writers are booked to appear at the first, of what is hoped to become an annual, literary festival.

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Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

Is your Harry Potter book worth £40,000?

If you have an old copy of one of the Harry Potter novels tucked away in a forgotten corner of the house you could be sitting on a small fortune.

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A previous LGBT Exclusive night at The Galleon

LGBT night to bring in the New Year

A glitz and glam ball has been organised by an LGBT group in Milton Keynes to welcome in the new year.

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Anne Marie Davies and Karl Robinson

Brookside actress (and wife of MK Dons boss Karl Robinson) opens shop in nearby town

Former Brookside actress Ann Marie Davies - the wife of MK Dons boss Karl Robinson - has opened a dress shop in nearby Buckingham with a little help from her football manager husband.

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