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Corruption concerns at fees to ‘buy a planning officer’ at Milton Keynes Council

Milton Keynes Council could be open to corruption claims if developers are allowed to pay them to choose their own planning officer - it has been warned.

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Mark Lancaster to host drop in session in Central Milton Keynes

Mark Lancaster to host drop in session in Central Milton Keynes

Mark Lancaster MP will host the first in a series of drop in sessions for constituents at McDonalds in Xscape on Monday, February 19.

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Hannah O’Neill is announced as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

Hannah O’Neill is announced as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

Hannah O’Neill has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Milton Keynes South constituency for the next general election.

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Milton Keynes Council threatens to compulsory purchase neglected privately-owned house

Milton Keynes Council threatens to compulsory purchase neglected privately-owned house

A house on Bradville could be compulsorily purchased by MK Council because the owner has allowed it to stand empty for so long.

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MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart

Funding increase for Milton Keynes Council is welcomed by city MPs

On Wednesday, parliament approved the funding settlement for English local authorities that will see an increase in available resources over the next two years.

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Voice of the Milton Keynes Citizen: ‘Our city’s education system simply must do better’

Voice of the Milton Keynes Citizen: ‘Our city’s education system simply must do better’

Our take on the issues in Milton Keynes this week.

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Cllr Andrew Geary welcomes Boris Johnson to MK as the duo visited Nifty Lifts

Boris Johnson visits Milton Keynes business Nifty Lifts

Boris Johnson visited a Milton Keynes business recently to promote the city's growing economy.

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Travellers threaten mass protest if council does not move them to ‘dream’ Milton Keynes site

Travellers threaten mass protest if council does not move them to ‘dream’ Milton Keynes site

A concerned son has threatened a nationwide gipsy protest if the council does not move his elderly parents to the traveller site of their dream in Milton Keynes.

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‘Secret’ spending by health leaders in Milton Keynes slammed as ‘toxic’

‘Secret’ spending by health leaders in Milton Keynes slammed as ‘toxic’

Labour council leaders have called for the city’s multi million pound NHS transformation project to be scrapped following claims that huge sums have been spent on “secretly” recruiting a consultancy firm from America.

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Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes set to double in size swelling population to half a million

Milton Keynes is set to DOUBLE in size, swelling to a population of half a million over the next three decades.

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Cash-strapped Milton Keynes Council to sell off old housing office ... to build more housing

Cash-strapped Milton Keynes Council to sell off old housing office ... to build more housing

Cash-strapped MK Council is proposing to sell off its old housing offices in the heart of the city centre - to turn them into housing.

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Milton Keynes Council taking TWO MONTHS to process housing benefit claims

Milton Keynes Council taking TWO MONTHS to process housing benefit claims

Milton Keynes council should be ashamed of itself over the amount of time it is taking to process new housing benefit claims, a leading Tory councillor has claimed.

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More of your money will go into council tax in the next financial year

“Not an easy choice” Council tax bills to rise by in Milton Keynes

Council tax in Milton Keynes is set to rise by 4.99 per cent in the next year, with 1 per cent of that going to “special causes”.

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MK Council chamber

Milton Keynes councillors all awarded pay rise

All 57 Milton Keynes councillors have been awarded a £500 a year pay rise from April this year, the Citizen can reveal.

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MK Council offices

Milton Keynes Council social worker is suspended for misconduct

A social worker employed by Milton Keynes Council has been suspended for misconduct.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Pete Marland

Milton Keynes health services face total meltdown, says council leader

The city’s NHS and social care services could face a “major system-wide failure” unless the government supplies more cash, the leader of the council has predicted.

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Milton Keynes founding father Luing Cowley dies at the age of 95.

Milton Keynes founding father Luing Cowley dies at the age of 95.

A founding father of Milton Keynes who was so respected that a hospital building was named after him has died peacefully at the age of 95.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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PCC Anthony Stansfeld is seeking views on the tax increase proposals

£1 tax increase examined by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner

Plans to see taxpayers pay an extra £1 a month to help with police funding are to be looked at by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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