Milton Keynes outlines Capital of Culture bid

November 12, 2017 by  

Milton Keynes has submitted its entry to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

The initial phase of the bid from Milton Keynes has a budget amounting to £150,000. However, the town faces stiff competition from [Read more]

Schoolgirl turns down birthday gifts to raise funds for local charity

October 19, 2017 by  

A schoolgirl with a heart of gold refused to accept presents for three birthdays, instead requesting that the money be donated to a Milton Keynes charity benefitting children.

Rebecca Holanda, aged nine, made the decision when she was five years old that she would say [Read more]

Milton Keynes’ Specsavers has one eye on your glasses

September 13, 2017 by  

Specsavers in Bletchley has donated a generous 1,800 pairs of glasses to impoverished countries.

The branch raised the sum from customers over a six-month period. The collection will be presented to [Read more]

World’s tiniest ice cream van to visit Milton Keynes

August 13, 2017 by  

The smallest ice cream van in the world is open for business, in line with intu’s promise to bring a smile to customers’ faces, after a recent study revealed that ice cream increases happiness.

The ‘Nice Cream Van’ stands just [Read more]

Jane Eyre production heads to Milton Keynes

July 11, 2017 by  

Jane Eyre, the Charlotte Bronte classic, has not lost its audience in the 170 years since the story first went into [Read more]

John Lewis plays host to Marie Curie event in Milton Keynes

June 8, 2017 by  

Milton Keynes’ John Lewis store will hold a Blooming Great Tea Party to show its support to Marie Curie, the charity dedicated to helping those suffering from terminal illness.

The Blooming Great Tea Party is the charity’s summer fundraising event and is designed to [Read more]

Buckinghamshire art show announces celebrity guest list

May 16, 2017 by  

Buckinghamshire’s most celebrated visual arts gala, Bucks Open Studios, has revealed its star-studded guest list, which includes animator Rupert Fawcett, actors Clive Mantle and Michael Praed, and Strictly Come Dancing’s Flavia Cacace.

Brush: With Fame will take place in Milton Keynes’ Middleton Hall on [Read more]

Alternative courses offered to sixth form students

April 27, 2017 by  

Milton Keynes College announced in January its intention to revise its sixth form offering, and the college has now revealed the alternative routes available to students wishing to progress to higher education or increase their career prospects.

The changes to the study programme will take effect from [Read more]

International Women’s Day celebrated in Milton Keynes

March 16, 2017 by  

Local women gathered together at the Milton Keynes Theatre to celebrate International Women’s Day with a full agenda of guest speakers and activities.

A global event since 1909, International Women’s Day is a celebration of women’s cultural, political, economic and social achievements, and raises issues of unity and equality across all boundaries, seeking to recognise and applaud some of the most inspiring women of all time. It is celebrated annually on 8th March.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘#BeBoldForChange’, and among the day’s events, the life and legacy of Milton Keynes’ philanthropist Margaret Powell was celebrated. The governor of Aylesbury Young Offender’s Institute, Laura Sapwell gave a talk about her job and role working with young offenders, and some students from the Milton Keynes Academy gave a reading. There may also have been promotional items informing visitors of the day’s activities.

Also present were the Women in Enterprise group who announced its chosen charity for the year, The Women’s Fund. Initially set up in 2000, the fund is there to support projects which encourage economic self-sufficiency, artistic and personal growth, emotional well-being and the prevention of violence against women.

President of Women in Enterprise, Sally Fennemore stated:

“Our broader aspiration is to help women across the community, who for whatever reason, from time to time need a helping hand to achieve their goals. We are here to offer that helping hand.”

The day ended with a speech from the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Milly Soames DL, who encouraged everyone to ‘BeBoldForChange’.

Milton Keynes fundraiser receives Annual Gem Award

February 22, 2017 by  

Tina Parrott, an administrator for Milton Keynes Community Health Services at the Hilltop Medical Centre, has received [Read more]

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