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Pioneering BBC project secures local democracy reporter for Milton Keynes

The MK Citizen will be taking on a local democracy reporter to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.
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The High Court

Young children win High Court case to take Milton Keynes Council to judicial review

Two children aged seven and eight have won a High Court case to take MK Council to a judicial review for failing to house them.

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The council made a surplus on parking

Milton Keynes Council made more than £11m in parking fees

Milton Keynes Council made a staggering £11.1m through parking fees, according to recent figures.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Council tax is set to rise by nearly 5% in MK

Council tax to rise by 4.95% in Milton Keynes despite council’s £175m stash of savings

“Cash-strapped” Milton Keynes Council is cutting services and raising council tax by 4.95% while sitting on tens of millions of pounds worth of savings.

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Conservative Milton Keynes councillor, 70, reported for political incorrectness after incident with police woman

Conservative Milton Keynes councillor, 70, reported for political incorrectness after incident with police woman

A 70-year-old councillor has been reported for political incorrectness after telling a female police officer she ‘looked young enough to be at school’.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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House prices continue to rise

UK house price trends: how Milton Keynes compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Milton Keynes have risen 6.3% in a year, higher than the national average.
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Pete Marland doesn't want to see the bid 'thrown away'

European Capital of Culture: Milton Keynes bid 'should not be thrown away' says council leader

Council leader Pete Marland says it will be a 'lost opportunity' to reshape relations if the EU sticks to its guns and bans British bids for the European Capital of Culture - and maintains that the city's bid should not be discarded.

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Milton Keynes Council is in discussion with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport regarding the bid

Milton Keynes Council 'disappointed' as EU effectively ends European Capital of Culture bid

Milton Keynes Council has said it is 'disappointed' that the European Commission has effectively ended the city's bid to become European Capital of Culture.
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Milton Keynes' bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 was only launched a few weeks ago

Milton Keynes dealt massive blow in European Capital of Culture bid

Milton Keynes looks to have been dealt a huge blow in its bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023.
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Anne Marie Waters will be speaking in MK from noon. Picture from BBC

Far right rally to be held at secret venue in Milton Keynes

Anti-Islamists from the For Britain group are staging a fundraising event with tickets £55 a head at a secret destination in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond holding his red ministerial box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget

Council leader says Chancellor’s budget is a slap in the face for Milton Keynes

The Chancellor’s new budget is a “slap in the face” for Milton Keynes, says MK Council leader Pete Marland.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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WATCH: Milton Keynes mayor David Hopkins has the X Factor as he belts out rock and roll number

Mayor of Milton Keynes councillor David Hopkins showed an unexpected talent for rock and roll recently.

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Kids take on MK's four top jobs for the day

Kids takeover the four top jobs in Milton Keynes for a day

Eight young people took over four of the top jobs in Milton Keynes - including that of the police chief and an MP - for the national Takeover Day on Friday.

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Milton Keynes MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart claim £1.3 million in expenses

Milton Keynes MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart claim £1.3 million in expenses

Milton Keynes’ two MPs have claimed more than £1.3m between them in expenses over the past three years, the Milton Keynes Citizen can reveal.

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Building to start on 70 modular homes in Milton Keynes

Building to start on 70 modular homes in Milton Keynes

Dozens of cheap modular houses are to be built on a city estate in a bid to ease the homelessness crisis.

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The pipework for the civic offices air cooling and heating system was not cleaned for 40 years

‘Milton Keynes Council’s filthy system made me seriously sick’

A ‘dirty scandal’ at Milton Keynes Council has led to threats of legal action from a former officer who claims conditions at the civic offices destroyed his health.

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Milton Keynes MP denies ‘pulling strings’ with the Secretary of State over housing development

Milton Keynes MP denies ‘pulling strings’ with the Secretary of State over housing development

A begging letter to a government bigwig signed ‘Yours ever’ has prompted criticism for city MP Iain Stewart.

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