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Indulge in rockabilly roar and cheesecake cheekiness with Gin Fizz

Tue 17 Nov 2015

It's the sexiest, classiest promotion around town, and the only place where the hot dogs and the cool cats jive side by side, in harmony.

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Milton Keynes College to Hold First Open Events of New Term

Fri 02 Oct 2015

This October, students in Milton Keynes will be able to get a head start on their plans for education in 2016/17 thanks to the first open events of the new term at Milton Keynes College.

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Milton Keynes College Sends More Students than Ever on the Path to Success

Thu 20 Aug 2015

Learners from Milton Keynes College this week returned to both Chaffron Way and Bletchley campuses for the annual test of nerves that is GCSE Results Day.

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Milton Keynes College Students Record Rise in Top Grades

Thu 13 Aug 2015

Students from Milton Keynes College have today received their A and AS Level results, recording an increase in high level (A*-B) grades over 2014 – the first recorded increase since 2011 meaning more students are gaining better grades than ever before.

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Why you can’t control the message any more

Mon 03 Aug 2015

Business MK column: August 2015 All the communication channels we use as individuals and as businesses are changing. Those who keep up will flourish. Anything less local than the shop on the corner of your street will die if they do not.

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MK College Launches Learning Through E-Learning

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Milton Keynes College has this week launched the latest development in pioneering technology and new learning methods via a partnership with a leading E-Learning provider to offer all students, communities and businesses access to cutting edge, online courses.

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It’s not too late to apply: Fast-track your future in 3 simple steps

Wed 08 Jul 2015

Milton Keynes College is offering prospective students the chance to fast-track their future this summer so they can take the next step in their career or University aspirations.

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Vocational Qualification Day at MK College

Wed 08 Jul 2015

On Thursday 9th July Milton Keynes College will be celebrating the achievements of this year’s students who have completed their work-related studies with Vocational Qualification Day.

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Charity Rave event at Dancebox Studios in The Hub

Wed 03 Jun 2015

Dancebox Studios, Milton Keynes’ #1 destination for dance, are grabbing their glow sticks and are gearing up to high kick Cancer’s butt once again, as they are set to host their first ever Rave to Save event on Thursday 18th June, 2015.

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Is there a digital elephant in your boardroom?

Wed 20 May 2015

Business MK column: May 2015 There’s a good chance that the people who have most to gain from reading this will be the ones with the least inclination to do so.

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MK College set to host Milton Keynes Barber of the Year

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Milton Keynes College is set to play host to some of the city’s top salon talent with the launch of 2015’s Milton Keynes Barber of the Year contest.

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If it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive

Mon 30 Mar 2015
Business MK column by Simon Garratt - March 2015 These words written to his lover, Emma Hamilton, by Horatio Nelson, Britain’s supreme naval hero, reveal the great man’s unslakeable thirst for public recognition. He made no secret of the fact that he believed himself to be, not without reason, someone who ... ...more
 
 

Cut-a-thon is coming soon to MK College

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Milton Keynes College will be hosting a 12 hour cut-a-thon to support the Henry Allen Trust. On Thursday 23rd April 2015, The Graduate at the Bletchley Campus, will be offering hair and beauty treatments at discounted prices, with all proceeds being donated to the local charity.

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MK is eager to sign up for Apprenticeships this September

Fri 13 Mar 2015

MK College’s myth-busting ‘Apprenticeship Zone’ drew in an eager crowd wanting to learn about what apprenticeships are really like at an open event held for National Apprenticeship Week.

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MK College celebrates International Women's Day

Thu 05 Mar 2015

Sunday 8th March marks International Women’s Day; the annual day of recognition dedicated to celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

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National Apprentices Week is coming

Wed 04 Mar 2015

All GCSE and A Level students in Milton Keynes are invited to learn what an apprenticeship is really like at the Milton Keynes College open event on Tuesday 10th March.

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Government needs to decide if skills funding really is a priority

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. The Government has announced the figures for the adult skills budget for 2015/16 and they make grim reading.

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This generation faces a lifetime of denied opportunities

Mon 16 Feb 2015
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Everybody believes social mobility is “a good thing.” Prime Minister, David Cameron said, “I want to see a more socially mobile Britain. I want to see a Britain where no matter where you come from, what god you worship, the ... ...more
 
 

3.0 Is The Magic Number For Expo CEO

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Milton Keynes entrepreneur Victoria Beale has announced the three magic ingredients behind the exciting new company, Business Expo Live Ltd.

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Britain’s growing skills shortage is anything but a soft problem

Fri 06 Feb 2015

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. I had a significant sense of déjà vu this week on hearing the news that a new campaign is being launched involving some serious heavyweights from industry and education, aimed at improving Britain’s so-called soft skills.

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Apprenticeship programme impresses Labour Shadow Minister at Milton Keynes College

Wed 04 Feb 2015

Shadow Justice Minister & Labour MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis visited Milton Keynes College last month to see for himself the impressive work being carried out in the commercial businesses and apprenticeship programmes at the College.

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Why global sanity needs Political Correctness more than ever

Fri 30 Jan 2015
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. So many words have been used to try to explain the horrors of the attacks in Paris in recent weeks and none has come close to fully describing the awful nature of those events. It is almost beyond our capacity ... ...more
 
 

Business MK column - Feb 2015

Thu 29 Jan 2015
So, have you started drinking/smoking/eating chocolate/watching too much television again already or are those New Year Resolutions holding up? A survey in The Independent (there had to be one, didn’t there) suggests that Friday 23rd January is the day by which the vast majority of us will have given up ... ...more
 
 

The Hub helps raise a ‘grand’ amount for local charity

Mon 19 Jan 2015

For the third year in a row, The Hub has managed to raise a huge amount for a local charity thanks to its Facebook ‘likers’. The successful social media campaign, which ran throughout December, saw every new ‘like’ raise £1 for the MK Food Bank.

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Business Expo 3.0 is Back With a Bang and Set to Expand

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Business Expo 3.0, the South East Midlands’ largest Business-to-Business exhibition returns for the third year running and this year’s message from the organisers is “Access All Areas: Skills, Funding, Markets.”

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Dear Santa… a letter with love from Milton Keynes College

Mon 15 Dec 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. My Christmas list this year is simple. (My College Christmas list that is, my home list is a whole different story) For the College, I ask three things, and three things only, all designed to help with the productivity gap between ... ...more
 
 

The serious business of sport

Tue 09 Dec 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Sport is about an awful lot more than fun and games. I had the enormous pleasure of taking part in the annual SportsAid celebrations run by Milton Keynes Sporting Lunch Club last week; an event of which Milton Keynes College ... ...more
 
 

The Chancellor shows off his skills, but where were the ones which really matter?

Wed 03 Dec 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Watching the Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, George Osborne, this afternoon, was a bit like queuing up for a visit to Santa as the presents are handed out.

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Newly refurbished meeting rooms become the new home for Churchill memorabilia

Wed 03 Dec 2014

Challenge House in Bletchley celebrated the completion of its stunning new office suites and meeting rooms with a well-attended party and the official opening of the fabulous Churchill Room by special guest Mrs Minnie Churchill.

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Milton Keynes College paving the “Pathway” straight into jobs for A Level students

Tue 02 Dec 2014

An exhilarating new approach to A Level study is being introduced by Milton Keynes College designed to set students on the road to their chosen careers through specially designed Pathways.

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You can 'Bank' on The Hub this Christmas

Mon 01 Dec 2014

For the third year in a row The Hub, Milton Keynes’ premier restaurant, café, bar and lifestyle quarter in the heart of the city, is running a Facebook campaign to raise much needed funds for a local charity.

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MKC Business & Leadership Centre celebrates first birthday with bold new plans

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Milton Keynes College have chosen the first anniversary of the highly successful Business and Leadership Centre to launch a whole range of new offerings to local companies to support businesses and their students.

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Bleak future for skills training without national cooperation

Wed 19 Nov 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. FE has seen its funding plunge by 22% over the past five years. A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has suggested a further eye-watering 30% may have to come off public budgets if deficit reduction targets are ... ...more
 
 

Education in prison works

Wed 12 Nov 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. I had the fascinating experience of being called to Parliament this week to give evidence about Offender Learning to the Justice Select Committee. Milton Keynes College is one of the three main providers of education services in prisons and Young ... ...more
 
 

MK College Holds Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

Fri 07 Nov 2014

Milton Keynes College held its inaugural graduation ceremony today for Higher National Diploma and Higher National Certificate graduates at a lavish event at Woburn Sculpture Gallery.

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Big Banking Boss Talks Business With MK College Students

Students on the Level 3 ATT Accounting course at Milton Keynes College were invited to attend a presentation given by the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, Joaquin Alzamora. He also told the students that the company is at the forefront of providing top jobs for high-flying women.

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Giving the best advice should be central to all we do

Tue 21 Oct 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Tonight, for the first time ever we will be bringing together careers advisors from across the city to talk to each other about what they do and how they can work together for the benefit of students. From the outside, ... ...more
 
 

Business MK column - Oct 2014

Tue 21 Oct 2014
Love and hate; two powerful words and two distinct emotions that couldn’t be more different. They don’t belong together do they? They shouldn’t exist side-by-side. However they are two words that flash through my mind every time someone mentions “PR” and “Marketing” in the same breath; and you’d be surprised ... ...more
 
 

Help high kick cancer's butt at Dancebox Studios

Tue 21 Oct 2014

Dancebox Studios, Milton Keynes’ hottest new dance and fitness studio, is helping to kick cancer’s butt this half term. The studios are hosting a one-night-only dance fest and they’re giving all the proceeds to Cancer Research UK to help them in their fight against cancer.

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Welcome foreign students before they decide to go elsewhere

Tue 30 Sep 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Britain has a proud and enviable history of attracting some of the brightest and best people from around the world to study here. This reputation, built up over centuries, is in danger of being destroyed within a generation. The problem ... ...more
 
 

A nation of shopkeepers no more

Wed 24 Sep 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. "L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers," as Napoleon so famously said. Except that of course, as with so many things people are famous for saying, he was actually quoting Adam Smith, the father of the study of state economics.

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Referendum fallout must provide boost for local skill

Mon 22 Sep 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. The law of unintended consequences will play an enormous part in the aftermath of last week’s Scottish referendum result. The impact is already being widely felt at all levels of the major political parties and the Labour Party conference in ... ...more
 
 

MK College's fashion students ready to open centre:mk's biggest Theatre of Fashion Gala

Sun 21 Sep 2014

Milton Keynes College’s fashion, music and beauty therapy students will be at the heart of the centre:mk event when more than thirty shops will be showcasing the best styles this Autumn/Winter 2014.

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A Level dropout rates represent crisis for teenagers

Mon 15 Sep 2014
In the last few weeks thousands of young people returned to schools across the country to start exciting new A Level studies but almost a third of them will not complete their course. Research from the Policy Exchange think-tank released last year showed that of the three hundred thousand students ... ...more
 
 

Social mobility costs money and it’s time to start spending it

Mon 15 Sep 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. I had the pleasure of seeing digital entrepreneur extraordinaire, Martha Lane-Fox, installed as Chancellor of the Open University this week. It was an inspiring ceremony but what was even more inspiring was the hundred and seventy students who were receiving ... ...more
 
 

Dr Julie Mills, CEO and Principal of Milton Keynes College, Joins the Board of Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership

Fri 12 Sep 2014

Having the principal of a further education college on the board of a business lobby group might not have seemed a natural fit, perhaps even 10 years ago?....

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MP to see Art World work experience at first hand

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Milton Keynes North MP, Mark Lancaster, is to visit the vibrant Arts Central tomorrow (Friday 12th September 4.15pm) where he will see how Milton Keynes College students studying creative arts courses are provided with “industry work experience.”

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Local Celebs Spotted Hanging Out of The Banana Tree

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Since opening its doors earlier this month, Indochinese restaurant The Banana Tree is fast becoming the go-to place for the region’s home-grown stars of sports and screen.

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THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AT THE HUB!

Sun 07 Sep 2014

Join the staff of the Ramada Encore as they take part in the ice bucket challenge! Monday 8th September, 3pm.

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BIG is beautiful in new exhibition by city artists

Fri 05 Sep 2014

Internationally-recognised photographers and painters, Boyd & Evans, are to exhibit some of their biggest works to date at Milton Keynes College’s Silbury Campus, Gallery 200.

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From London to Paris for Deputy Principal Nick Isles

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Deputy Principal of MK College Nick Isles has completed the London to Paris bike ride in aid of the MK Community Foundation.

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Congratulations to Baldock and Co as they Bounce Man Utd out of cup

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Everyone at Bounce sends their heartiest congratulations to company-sponsored Don, George Baldock, and all at the club for the spectacular victory against the might of Man Utd in the Capital One Cup last night.

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Second Time Success For Determined Students At MK College

Thu 21 Aug 2014

“Nervous”, “excited”, “surprised”, some “completely speechless”. These were just a few of the emotions described by students arriving this morning to collect the brown envelopes that contained those long awaited GCSE results.

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College leader calls for US-style approach to finding a career after study

Wed 20 Aug 2014

A leading education expert has called on Britain’s colleges to collaborate more with employers to give students a greater chance of finding a career that matches the course they have completed.

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Milton Keynes College expecting flood of apprenticeship applications

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Staff at Milton Keynes College are bracing themselves for a deluge of applications to take up apprenticeships in subjects as diverse as engineering, hairdressing, customer service and video marketing.

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Milton Keynes College bucks national trend with best ever A Level results

Thu 14 Aug 2014

In spite of a national fall in pass rates students at Milton Keynes College have recorded the best results in the institution’s history.

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Successes less celebrated

Wed 13 Aug 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. Don’t you just hate it when you catch yourself doing something which you get cross with other people for doing? I’ve had to give myself a significant telling off for precisely that reason. I haven’t been making sufficient of a ... ...more
 
 

Carolyn Jardine collects CIPR Fellowship

Wed 06 Aug 2014
JMPR Managing Director Carolyn Jardine is presented with her certificate by CIPR President Stephen Waddington confirming her Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations during the annual Fellows lunch at the House of Commons. Carolyn was made a Fellow, the highest grade of CIPR membership, for her outstanding contribution ... ...more
 
 

From Eton or Eaton Manor, why our exam system rates a C minus

Wed 06 Aug 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. As seats of learning go, one might think the similarities between Milton Keynes College and Eton College would pretty much begin and end with the second half of their names but there is one area in particular where the two ... ...more
 
 

College wins top award for quality careers advice

Wed 06 Aug 2014
Milton Keynes College has been recognised for providing careers and education advice of the highest quality by receipt of the government’s coveted Matrix accreditation. The Matrix Award is backed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and is only given to schools, colleges and government departments providing the ... ...more
 
 

IF 2014 smashes all box office records

Wed 06 Aug 2014

JMPR client The Hub is delighted to have been a sponsor of this year’s hugely successful IF: International Festival Milton Keynes.

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Banana Tree all set to open at The Hub

Mon 28 Jul 2014
Last week, around 200 VIP guests were treated to an exclusive look behind the doors at Banana Tree, the newest restaurant all set to open at The Hub, Milton Keynes. The Indo-Chinese restaurant will officially open on Wednesday 30 July after taking the last three months to convert three smaller ... ...more
 
 

Sonic Art excites The Hub

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Last night sonic art captivated The Hub as Ray Lee's installation 'Chorus' was installed in the piazza as part of IF: 2014.

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JMPR organises Banana Tree VIP Party

Fri 25 Jul 2014

This week, the team at Jardine Michelson where working behind the scenes to organise a VIP Party at Banana Tree - the latest restaurant to open at The Hub.

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If people can’t read, write or count, who is to blame?

Fri 25 Jul 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. If someone progresses through school and onto college and to adulthood without at least a C grade in GCSE maths and English, who should carry the can? Who’s to blame - the parents, primary school, secondary school, college - if ... ...more
 
 

MK College staff battered and bruised but triumphant in Three Peaks Challenge

Fri 11 Jul 2014

Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks were formed more than three hundred million years ago, which by coincidence, is roughly the age some of Milton Keynes College’s staff are feeling after their triumphant fund-raising climb of the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

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Top Dancers from London’s West End to Open Dance Studios in The Hub

Fri 11 Jul 2014

The Hub is continuing to expand its lifestyle offer with a new state-of-the-art dance facility opening soon. Dancebox Studios will be a fresh multi-studio dance facility, led by some of the biggest names in UK dance.

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Grisly murders foiled by College sleuths

Fri 04 Jul 2014

A Level Students at Milton Keynes College have cracked the gruesome case of a double murder at the Bletchley Campus. The perpetrator was identified, tried and convicted (almost) all in the space of two days.

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Students Hit Fast Forward with Go-Karting Project

Thu 03 Jul 2014

Students studying in the Motor Vehicle department at Milton Keynes College have completed a year-long project to design, build and drive a Go-Kart from scratch.

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Milton Keynes College students helping children from troubled Brazilian city at the Football World Cup

Tue 01 Jul 2014

Three Milton Keynes College students have just returned from the World Cup in Brazil having been hand-picked to give football coaching to homeless children a stone’s throw from one of the tournament venues.

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Milton Keynes College Summer Showcase Is One To Remember at Middleton Hall

Mon 30 Jun 2014

A weeklong exhibition of work from across the Faculty of Creative Service Industries at Milton Keynes College has taken place at Middleton Hall in the Centre:MK.

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Technology in education – a tool and not an end in itself

Thu 26 Jun 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Sometimes, the future has a trajectory which can be roughly understood. If Milton Keynes College had plans for a new engineering centre or kitchens for catering students or extra sports facilities, the final finished buildings would in all likelihood not ... ...more
 
 

Taking pride in our success is so worthwhile

Wed 11 Jun 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. Education is the ultimate treadmill, but one which is so fulfilling it’s hard to step off. For our students, every piece of work they do is a step along the way to their ultimate goal of successful study and a ... ...more
 
 

Aspiring stars shine at Student of the Year Awards

Fri 06 Jun 2014

A budding makeup artist with her sights set on the big time has been named Milton Keynes College Student of the Year at last night’s ceremony.

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Welcome to the best night of the Year

Wed 04 Jun 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. Tomorrow night (Thursday) will be the best night of the year – it’s official. We will gather at our Bletchley Campus for Students of the Year 2014 when we recognise effort, achievement and excellence. This is our Oscars night. For ... ...more
 
 

Jardine Michelson Public Relations - Sponsoring the stars of tomorrow

Mon 02 Jun 2014

Jardine Michelson Public Relations is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a host of exciting performances at this year’s Milton Keynes College Student of the Year Awards on Thursday 5th June at the Bletchley Campus

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First indoor trampoline park opens in Britain

Mon 02 Jun 2014
Indoor trampolining, the sports phenomenon which has taken America by storm has arrived in the UK! BOUNCE, which opened in Milton Keynes this weekend, will provide a new form of family entertainment never seen in Britain before, lightyears away from traditional trampolining as we know it in this country, and ... ...more
 
 

Saturday night is #VoteBailey night for Milton Keynes

Fri 30 May 2014

Milton Keynes’ teenage singer-songwriter Bailey McConnell will face his live semi-final showdown on Britain’s Got Talent this Saturday night at 7pm on ITV.

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Lessons from America could point the way to better careers in Britain

Wed 28 May 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. I’ve just recently returned from a fascinating and eye-opening visit to Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, as part of a global research group finding out how they do things over there.

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Institute of Directors chooses MK College for new local hub

Mon 26 May 2014

The Institute of Directors has chosen Milton Keynes College’s ultra-modern Silbury Campus as the base for its new local hub.

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“Our Bailey” makes it through to BGT semi-finals

Mon 26 May 2014

Milton Keynes’ singer-songwriter sensation, fifteen year old Bailey McConnell, has won through to the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

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When it comes to learning, uninformed choice is no choice at all

Wed 21 May 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. Well it’s that time of year again when students are taking their final school exams and wondering what to do next. Many of them will have a career destination in mind but will have no idea how to get there. ... ...more
 
 

IF brings sonic art to The Hub

Wed 21 May 2014
The Hub has announced its partnership with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival for 2014. It will be one of three host venues for one of the highlights of the Festival ‘Chorus’ - a sound and light installation by renowned artist and composer, Ray Lee, who won the British Composer of ... ...more
 
 

Are Polytechnics Back In Fashion?

Mon 19 May 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. In a major speech about FE in Cambridge towards the end of last month Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BiS), announced plans for more National Colleges.

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Milton Keynes College Student Chefs Get Put Through Their Paces

Wed 14 May 2014
It has been a busy few weeks for the trainee chefs of The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College. On April 8th, for the third year running, ahead of the annual MK Food and Leisure Awards, the College’s professional kitchen and restaurant played host to the “Chef Of The Year” category ... ...more
 
 

MK College Announces 12 Graduate Roles

Fri 09 May 2014

Milton Keynes College is delighted to announce a year-long, graduate internship scheme which will see 12 university leavers employed and trained at the College from August 2014.

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Yoga, with none of the fluff

Thu 08 May 2014
Sweat Studios offers its members exactly that: yoga that gives you a great workout, without the complications. Sweat, which recently opened in The Hub, has already seen over 2,000 people through its doors and is aiming to promote yoga as an excellent exercise choice, while challenging preconceptions at the same ... ...more
 
 

We’ve all gone Bailey bonkers

Thu 01 May 2014

Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. It’s been a mad week this week with television cameras and journalists all over the place thanks to the latest talent show sensation – our very own Bailey McConnell.

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Playing roulette with funding for apprenticeships could cost the nation dear

Fri 25 Apr 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Everyone agrees that apprenticeships are a good thing, and everyone knows that to provide them costs money. The question is who should be paying the lion’s share and how?

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Bailey's Got Talent

Fri 25 Apr 2014

15 year old singer/songwriter Bailey Mcconell of our very own Crownhill, Milton Keynes will take to the stage in front of Simon Cowell and the other judges on Britain’s Got Talent.

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Mirus IT All Stars aim for footy world record

Thu 17 Apr 2014

While the rest of us are tucking into our Easter Eggs an intrepid team from business computer services company, Mirus IT Solutions of Milton Keynes, will be slogging it out on the football field attempting to break a Guinness World Record.

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The Eternal conundrum of sums ‘n spelling

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. Matthew Hancock, the minister with responsibility for Further Education, went before the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on Adult Literacy and Numeracy this week to explain how he hopes to improve the nation’s reading, writing and arithmetic.

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Good news for home buyers with acceleration of Brooklands Development

Thu 10 Apr 2014

The Brooklands development in Milton Keynes has received a massive boost with the news that the site’s owners have launched a new partnership with national house builder, Barratt Homes, to deliver 2,000 new properties.

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Jobs boost for youth and long-term unemployed

Thu 10 Apr 2014

Applicants for the sixty jobs up for grabs at Bounce GB, the UK’s first indoor trampolining park which is set to open in Milton Keynes in May, will receive intensive training from MK College.

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College volunteers scoop national award

Tue 08 Apr 2014

Young people from Milton Keynes College have a won a national volunteering award for helping with school and club sports groups in the city. The Milton Keynes Leadership Academy won the award from StreetGames, the national sports charity.

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Sixty new jobs as latest US sports craze Bounce’s into Britain and MK

Fri 28 Mar 2014

Indoor trampolining, the latest sports craze which has taken America by storm is coming to Britain for the first time with a park soon to open in Milton Keynes. Bounce GB is creating sixty new jobs with this new form of family entertainment never seen in Britain before.

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Business giant David Gold promotes self-belief and education to budding entrepreneurs at MK College

Fri 28 Mar 2014
David Gold, joint chairman of West Ham United and owner of Gold Group International, told students at the Milton Keynes College Future Conference, how he rose from abject poverty to become one of the country’s most successful business people. Gold Group is the parent company of famous brands including Ann ... ...more
 
 

Government plans for apprentices 800 years in the making

Thu 27 Mar 2014

Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. Barely noticed by all except those of us who obsess about these things, one of the Chancellor’s most important Budget hat-rabbits last week was the announcement of £170 million extra cash for employers to receive to pay for apprentices.

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We need a better formula for engaging girls with science

Mon 17 Mar 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. My eye was caught by a brief exchange in the House of Lords the other day. The Lib Dem peer Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville wanted to know what action the government is taking “to encourage more women and girls ... ...more
 
 

Learning while working: why apprenticeships are great for Milton Keynes businesses

Wed 12 Mar 2014

Businesses investing in apprenticeships get great employees with skills developed to help businesses grow, and make real, valuable contributions. That was one of the key messages given by Milton Keynes College at Business Expo 3.0 on Thursday as part of its support for National Apprenticeship Week.

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The Casino MK celebrates success of first six months

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Last week, The Casino MK celebrated hitting another milestone as the venue has been open in the popular Xscape complex for six months on 5th March.

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Politicians, partnerships, community and cake

Mon 10 Mar 2014
Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. I often reflect that I have the best job in the world, and part of that is the amazing diversity in every day. Last Thursday is a case in point. I started the day with a birthday breakfast - The ... ...more
 
 

Minister praises “inspirational” College for focus on employment

Fri 07 Mar 2014
Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, has heaped praise on Milton Keynes College for the work it is doing to forge strong links with business. Mr Hunt was on a visit to the College’s Bletchley Campus where he was treated to what he described as a “fantastic spread” of sandwiches and ... ...more
 
 

Shout it Loud, Shout it Proud for apprentices

Wed 05 Mar 2014

This is the message that Milton Keynes College will be shouting out loud and clear to business delegates attending Business Expo 3.0 tomorrow, Thursday 6th March.

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Getting down to business with business

Mon 03 Mar 2014

Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. It is an astonishing and disheartening fact that the Further Education (FE) sector is responsible for just two per cent of the vast and hugely important market for providing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to British business.

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Beauty by numbers, or why mathematics is so pleasing on the eye

Tue 25 Feb 2014
Blog - By Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean, UCMK. In a fortnight’s time I shall be presenting a master class on behalf of the Royal Institution to a group of fourteen year olds which I hope makes them think again about beauty. What might surprise some people is that I ... ...more
 
 

Time for storm of protest to be a little less private

Thu 20 Feb 2014
Blog - By Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. There has been a storm of protest over government plans to cut education funding for eighteen year olds. No really; there has. It’s just been a very quiet, polite and behind-the-scenes kind of storm, but now the volume must be ... ...more
 
 

Big Data is changing the world for us all

Thu 20 Feb 2014
Blog - By Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean, UCMK. Big Data is coming soon to have an impact on your life. In fact, the use of big data is already changing the way you shop and the way things are sold to you. Every time you go to buy a book ... ...more
 
 

When is a ring-fence not a ring-fence?

Thu 20 Feb 2014
Blog - By Nick Isles, Deputy Principal, Milton Keynes College. The Government has published its impact assessment explaining the 17.5% cut facing the education of 18 year olds and it makes grim reading. Our own initial assessment of the impact on Milton Keynes College is a loss of between £500k and ... ...more
 
 

Dirty Dancing comes to Milton Keynes College

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Students at Milton Keynes College were able to experience a taste of the West End at a workshop run by choreographers and dancers from hit West End show Dirty Dancing.

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MK College announces unique business growth opportunity

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Milton Keynes College is joining forces with local consultancy, Glorious Day, to create a unique growth opportunity for local businesses. The two organisations have already run a series of extremely well-received ’taster’ workshops at the College’s Silbury Campus, attended by over 50 local companies.

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I think I’ve found those missing women

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Blog by Dr Julie Mills - Principal, Milton Keynes College. A couple of weeks ago I raised the issue of too few women attending business network events.

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MD says College lecturers key to her success

Mon 17 Feb 2014

One of Milton Keynes most successful entrepreneurs says she would not be where she is today without the help and support she received from the people behind her College education.

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MK:Smart really will change lives

Fri 14 Feb 2014
Blog - By Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean, UCMK. I’ve talked before about the MK:Smart project which will be getting underway in earnest at UCMK over the coming months and how it will tell us things we’ve never been able to calculate before about transport, water and energy supply in ... ...more
 
 

MK College Campus offers new home to Institute of Directors

Wed 12 Feb 2014

The Institute of Directors is the latest business organisation to take advantage of the fantastic facilities on offer at the new Milton Keynes College Silbury Campus.

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Top journalist and Google executive gives MK College students tips for success

Mon 10 Feb 2014

One of the internet’s top executives and a high flyer of British journalism has been sharing some to the secrets of his success with students from Milton Keynes College.

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Casino crowned European Operator of the Year 2014

Wed 05 Feb 2014

In early February, The Casino MK celebrated as the Aspers Group scooped the award for the European Casino Operator of the Year 2014 at the 7th International Gaming Awards.

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A Day in the Life - Kelle McQuade

Mon 03 Feb 2014

Kelle McQuade can justly claim that her job at Milton Keynes College has an impact on every student in every class.

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Overcoming Milton Keynes Barriers to Growth

Thu 30 Jan 2014
Blog - By Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean, UCMK. A really interesting meeting took place in Milton Keynes a few days ago. Business people from companies large and small came together with people from education including UCMK and Milton Keynes College under the auspices of the city’s new Chamber of ... ...more
 
 

Chinese New Year celebrations hit The Casino MK

Wed 29 Jan 2014

As the Chinese community welcome in the Year of The Horse, The Casino MK will host a very special evening of celebrations to mark the occasion.

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The Hub makes good on its charity promise

Mon 27 Jan 2014

After a hugely successful Facebook campaign during December, The Hub has made good on its promise to donate £763 to local charity Food Bank MK.

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Celebrity chef inspires students on the road to success

Thu 23 Jan 2014

BBC MasterChef judge, Claire Clark, has been inspiring students in Milton Keynes College’s catering department with tales of her glittering career at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hotels in the country.

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A Day in the Life - Mandy Riddy

Wed 22 Jan 2014

Mandy Riddy reckons she has one of the most fulfilling jobs of all the staff at Milton Keynes College.

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UCMK and MK Chamber forge new alliance

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Milton Keynes’ new university campus, UCMK, and MK’s Chamber of Commerce have signed an agreement to work together to promote enterprise, growth and innovation across the city.

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Pioneering child exploitation academic retires

Thu 19 Dec 2013

Professor David Barrett, one of the country's first leading experts in research into child sexual exploitation, is retiring from full-time work after twenty years at the University of Bedfordshire and UCMK, the new university campus for Milton Keynes.

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Higher Education must make sure the (abolition of) the cap fits

Wed 18 Dec 2013

The world of Higher Education is still digesting the news that the student cap will be lifted from 2015, with an initial first step of increasing student numbers in 2014 by thirty thousand people.

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Milton Keynes College Performs 'A Christmas Carol'

Thu 12 Dec 2013

The Milton Keynes College Christmas production promises to be even better than ever before with this year's exciting and original performance of the reimagined Charles Dickens’ winter favourite, ‘A Christmas Carol’.

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College breaking ground in empowerment and enterprise

Thu 12 Dec 2013
Entrepreneurship and empowerment were the themes at the launch of the Milton Keynes College Student Union and Student Shack. The Student Union is the first of its kind in Milton Keynes and will form a key part of student representation at the College. It will give members a platform from ... ...more
 
 

New Horticultural Centre opens at Milton Keynes College

Thu 12 Dec 2013

One of the country’s top gardening experts has opened a new Horticultural Centre on the Chaffron Way campus of Milton Keynes College. The Centre will play a crucial role in helping students with learning difficulties and disabilities lead independent lives.

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Why should companies employ ex-offenders?

Wed 11 Dec 2013
At Milton Keynes College we aim to improve the lives and prospects of all our students, and for the whole of our communities, not just part of them. This includes those from Milton Keynes and the surrounding area and those taught at thirty prisons across the West and East Midlands ... ...more
 
 

Bank on The Hub to support local food donation charity

Wed 11 Dec 2013

During the month of December The Hub, Milton Keynes’ premier restaurant and bar quarter in the heart of the city, is running a Facebook campaign to raise much needed funds for a local charity.

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Student seal of approval for UCMK

Tue 03 Dec 2013
Blog - By Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean, UCMK. It seems an obvious thing to say but the students are the most important people at UCMK. For the staff and university authorities it’s vital to know what they make of us and how pleased they are with the way things ... ...more
 
 

New Business and Leadership Centre opens at MK College

Fri 29 Nov 2013

A host of top names from industry and commerce turned out to the opening of the new Business and Leadership Centre at Milton Keynes College’s Silbury Campus and gave ringing endorsements for the collaborations taking place between them.

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A Day in the Life with Amy Wilce from The Casino MK

Wed 20 Nov 2013
Amy Wilce really did not know what she wanted to do in life, only that she did not want to spend it sitting behind a desk in an office. Her family suggested she look for work at a casino in her home town, and from there her meteoric rise has ... ...more
 
 

Multi-million pound deal promotes growth in Milton Keynes

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Local company Smith Construction has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for a big infrastructure scheme which will enable the construction of the next thousand homes on the award winning Places for People Brooklands development.

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Spectators come free at Addington Manor

Thu 14 Nov 2013

Are you looking for something new to try this weekend? Then come and visit Addington Manor, one of Britain’s top equestrian centres and watch some of the country’s top riders showing off their skills - all free of charge!?

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MP visit to College gives students a voice

Tue 12 Nov 2013
Students at College had the chance to quiz MK North MP, Mark Lancaster when he took the unusual step of holding a constituency surgery on campus. The Conservative MP, who has been in Parliament since 2005, met students and staff from the college to talk about the subjects of greatest concern ... ...more
 
 

University strengthens its partnership with Milton Keynes

Mon 11 Nov 2013

The University of Bedfordshire’s commitment to deliver higher education courses in Milton Keynes was reinforced at graduation ceremonies that took place in the city last Friday (1 Nov).

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Social Media Blog - Ashanti Akabusi

Mon 11 Nov 2013
I’m sure most of you don’t need convincing- social media is not a fad; it’s here to stay. It’s the modern day vehicle which inspires customer perceptions and drives brand awareness. Your customer lives online, and embracing a comprehensive online strategy is no longer optional in this increasingly digital world. ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes College opens its doors to prospective students

Thu 07 Nov 2013

Trying to decide where to study next year? Then visit the Milton Keynes College open event on Thursday 14th November, and discover where to go next after GCSEs.

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MK College marketing campaign nominated for prestigious award

Tue 05 Nov 2013

An innovative MK College marketing campaign designed to encourage young people to think about their futures has been nominated in the 2013 Marketing Industry Awards held by the UK's most prestigious marketing magazine, The Drum.

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Zombies and ghosts light up The Hub

Mon 04 Nov 2013

Halloween got even spookier this year, when a weird mixture of zombies, freakishly tall ghosts, fire eaters and dancers descended on The Hub to entertain the crowds.

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New student run brasserie at MK College

Fri 25 Oct 2013
A stylish brasserie with a difference has opened its doors at Milton Keynes College Bletchley campus. The fully licenced Brasserie offers everything from paninis and chips to à la carte dining. The big difference between this establishment and everywhere else in the city is that it is staffed almost entirely ... ...more
 
 

University campus will be central hub for innovation and intelligence

Wed 23 Oct 2013

University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) will be at the centre of an information technology revolution as the city gets set to benefit from over £16m of new funding to develop innovative ways to manage its key infrastructure and help drive economic growth.

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A Day in the Life - Jane Horridge

Mon 14 Oct 2013

Not so many years ago the idea of a College of Further Education having a Director of Business Development would have been thought most odd. Today, with business crying out for a workforce with specific skills it is a pivotal role.

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Casino welcomes over 50,000 visitors in first month

Mon 14 Oct 2013

The Casino MK has fast established itself as the must go to leisure and entertainment venue in Milton Keynes after exceeding its own expectations and welcoming over 50,000 visitors since it opened on 5 September.

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FE and the Westminster bubble - Nick Isles Blog

Mon 14 Oct 2013

One of the recent criticisms of the way our parliamentary system works is that the selection process for the people who become MPs and then Ministers is too narrow. The current Cabinet have more former male Oxbridge students than women for example.

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Spooky goings on at The Hub this Halloween

Mon 07 Oct 2013

This Halloween, head to The Hub for some freaky FREE family entertainment in the piazza from 4.30-7.00pm on Thursday 31 October.

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New business and leadership hub to boost MK start-ups

Wed 02 Oct 2013

Milton Keynes College’s Silbury Campus (formerly UCMK) is offering top class facilities, accommodation and support for new businesses. Office space is up for grabs to support new companies, SMEs and employers moving into the city from outside.

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Casino winner drives away £40k car

Tue 01 Oct 2013

After opening nearly one month ago, The Casino MK has come up trumps by giving away a brand new Audi Q5 car worth a staggering £40,000 to one lucky winner.

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Real “appetite” at Labour Conference for education reform

Tue 24 Sep 2013

If one thing is clear from the dozen or so fringe meetings and countless conversations College Principal Dr Julie Mills and I have had here “by the seaside,” it’s that education and the transition to work is very high up on the delegates’ agenda.

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MK College holds advisory evening

Sun 15 Sep 2013
If you are still undecided about what you would like to do this academic year or if you have started at Sixth Form and it’s not what you expected, it’s not too late to apply for a course this year at Milton Keynes College – but hurry, places are filling ... ...more
 
 

The Casino MK finally opens its doors today

Thu 05 Sep 2013
The Casino MK will finally open its doors for the first time at twelve noon on Thursday 5th September. The casino has been more than six years in the making with Aspers having first to win a three-way competition to convince Milton Keynes Council that it was the best company ... ...more
 
 

Dragon’s diplomas for MK College’s Business Tycoons of the Future

Wed 28 Aug 2013

The hard work has paid off for thrilled Milton Keynes College students who were invited to a glamorous celebration at a top London venue to become the first graduates of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA).

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Reko says: 'Get the future you deserve at Milton Keynes College'

Wed 21 Aug 2013
So did you see him? Did you meet the mysterious tall pale man from the future who trailed the streets of Milton Keynes and set the social media scene alight? His name is ‘Reko Tao Zion’, also known as the Time Traveller, and he popped up all over the place ... ...more
 
 

MK Dons builds partnership with Smith Construction

Tue 06 Aug 2013

MK Dons announced their latest Club partnership today, as they continue to build the relationship with Milton Keynes based Smith Construction Group.

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MK College fashion student wins competition to design for new casino

Fri 26 Jul 2013

Fifteen students from Milton Keynes College went head to head to win a coveted prize to design the staff uniforms for the new casino which, when it opens later in the year, will be the largest in the country outside London.

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Milton Keynes College begins build of first onsite Horticultural Centre

Tue 23 Jul 2013
Staff and students at Milton Keynes College attended a ‘sod breaking’ ceremony on Wednesday to mark the start of an exciting new development. The new state-of-the-art Horticultural Centre, being built in partnership with Milton Keynes Council, will be used to teach enterprise and employability skills to students with learning difficulties ... ...more
 
 

The Hub comes alive with Giants

Mon 22 Jul 2013

On Sunday 21 July, The Hub came alive with the sights and sounds of Giants as the annual Walking with Giants parade gathered before the start.

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University Campus will bring more than £3 million in first year

Fri 12 Jul 2013

University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) will boost the city's economy by more than £3 million pounds in its first year of operation, a figure which will steadily increase as student numbers grow.

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Student Jury deems case closed for staged ‘Murder Day’ trial

Wed 03 Jul 2013

A-Level students put their knowledge to the test during this year’s ‘Murder Day’ mystery at Milton Keynes College. The two-day event saw A-Level students investigate a crime scene set up by the Forensic Science students and Academic Studies tutors.

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Groundbreaking recycling scheme in MK

Wed 03 Jul 2013

Smith Recycling, Milton Keynes leading recycling or waste management company is saving an incredible 70,000 tonnes of building waste a year from going to landfill at its Bleak Hall recycling site – enough to fill the MK Bowl.

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A Day in the Life - Kate Raclawski

Wed 03 Jul 2013
When 28 year old Kate Raclawski first walked into Milton Keynes College in February this year she was just filling time before taking up a cherished appointment with the Foreign Office (FCO). Days later and she had torn up all her plans; she had fallen in love with a life ... ...more
 
 

Aspers names top team for Milton Keynes

Mon 01 Jul 2013

Aspers Group has named the highly experienced management team who will take charge of the company’s new casino when it opens at Xscape in September. The fantastic four will be among two hundred and fifty new jobs created in the city’s thriving leisure quarter.

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The Hub welcomes independent restaurant Aqua

Mon 03 Jun 2013

After much anticipation, brand new independent restaurant Aqua finally opened to the public last Friday, after hosting a launch party on the Thursday evening.

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Budding Journalist scoops Student of the Year award at MK College

Wed 29 May 2013

A journalism student who has repeatedly seen his name in print in the local press, edits a College magazine and has even been giving lectures of his own at nearby Universities has been named Milton Keynes College Student of the Year.

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Day in the Life - Nick Isles, Deputy Principal of Milton Keynes College

Wed 29 May 2013

“There’s nothing more important, motivating and uplifting than working with people who want to improve themselves.” So says Nick Isles, Deputy Principal at Milton Keynes College, and with a schedule like his it is just as well he likes his job.

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“First Lady of Digital Britain” and MK College to train online experts of the future

Mon 20 May 2013

Penny Power, one of the country’s most successful online entrepreneurs and the founder of Ecademy, the longest standing digital network for business, is joining forces with Milton Keynes College to train a new generation of internet business experts.

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Sustainable development cuts 1500 journeys in and out of MK

Mon 13 May 2013
Top class environmentally-conscious planning means that more than one thousand five hundred fewer lorry journeys will have to be taken from a major construction site in Milton Keynes. City based Civil Engineering specialist, Smith Construction is removing and breaking out existing concrete and floor slabs from a site at Grafton ... ...more
 
 

A Global view on MK - the place to do business

Tue 07 May 2013
Milton Keynes incoming mayor has ambitious plans to open up city business to more than two hundred major cities around the world in a global partnership of trade and commerce. The MK International Business City Virtual Conference will provide the chance for local companies to reach out to all corners ... ...more
 
 

Minister shown way forward for development in Milton Keynes

Mon 06 May 2013

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark MP, was given a full tour of Brooklands in Milton Keynes to see just what is being achieved in the city despite the difficult economic climate.

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Milton Keynes College ready to meet motor industry skills gap

Fri 03 May 2013

Milton Keynes College is ready to answer a call for more trained engineers from a senior figure in the motor industry in the region.

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Business MK Column - April 2013

Mon 29 Apr 2013
Not everything a little bird tells you is bad Ah, to be young and carefree where you can act the fool and nobody takes you too seriously. Until, that is you are chosen to be a “Youth” Police Commissioner in Kent when reporters take a close interest in your previous online ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes shows minister the model partnership

Sat 27 Apr 2013

Senior figures from Milton Keynes College, local industry and the council have held a meeting in Parliament with Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, to explain how cooperation is producing a young workforce with more of the knowledge and training needed to grow the economy.

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MK College student wins national prize

Sat 27 Apr 2013

An eighteen year old hairdressing student from Milton Keynes College is off to represent the UK in international competition and set to work backstage at London Fashion Week after winning a national competition.

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Milton Keynes housebuilder named the best

Fri 26 Apr 2013

The developer behind Wolverton Park and Brooklands – two of Milton Keynes' most recognised and awarded schemes - has been voted Housebuilder of the Year. Places for People beat off stiff competition from other housebuilders to land the coveted prize at the Building Awards 2013.

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College show receives standing ovation!

Wed 10 Apr 2013
MK College Creative & Performing Arts students took to the stage this spring for three performances of their production of the popular 90’s Adam Sandler film, The Wedding Singer. The performance, which is accredited as a course work element of the students’ courses, was performed to a large crowd of ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes College offers top class agency recruitment free to local business

Wed 27 Mar 2013

A new partnership aimed at bringing Milton Keynes College students closer to jobs and careers was officially launched today. It is a new joint venture with recruitment specialists, the REED NCFE Partnership providing a free service to local business.

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First for Milton Keynes a new university campus UCMK

Fri 22 Mar 2013

It’s now official – a new University Campus for the new city. Details of University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK), the ground-breaking partnership between the University of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Council, were unveiled today.

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Aspers wins Social Responsibilty Award

Thu 21 Mar 2013

Aspers Group, who will be opening a casino in Xscape, Milton Keynes in the Autumn, has won the top award of ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year, Land Based’ at the International Gaming Awards.

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How business can have exactly the workforce it needs

Tue 12 Mar 2013
Milton Keynes College Principal, Dr. Julie Mills, says business could have precisely the workforce it wants and needs if more employers take on apprentices. Her comments come following a visit to the city by Prime Minister, David Cameron, where he called for Apprenticeships to become as “normal” a route into ... ...more
 
 

The Hub says 'ciao' to Aqua

Mon 04 Mar 2013

The Hub is pleased to announce that Italian restaurant Aqua will be opening in May 2013. Independently owned Aqua will bring the very best of Italian cuisine to its brand new restaurant which has been specifically designed to maximise the space and light available.

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Rouge Nose Day at The Hub

Mon 18 Feb 2013

Café Rouge is gearing up to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise loads of money for this year’s Comic Relief.

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Dame Tessa Jowell visits MK College

Wed 13 Feb 2013

Dame Tessa Jowell told a packed audience at Milton Keynes College that coordinating London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games was the greatest achievement of a long and illustrious political career.

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The Hub makes good on charity promise

Thu 31 Jan 2013

After a successful Facebook campaign during December, The Hub has made good on its promise to donate over £500 to local charity Food Bank MK.

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Updated Details of Southam United development unveiled

Fri 25 Jan 2013
Updated and additional information is now to be shown to the public of plans for the two million pound sports and community hub development at Southam United Football Club. It is intended that the scheme will be funded by housing and employment development on the Banbury Road site including 240 ... ...more
 
 

England Call up for College Footballer

Tue 22 Jan 2013

A Milton Keynes College footballer has had his first taste of playing for England. 16 year old Conor Collins from Bletchley went to Italy with the English Colleges FA Squad where he played against the Republic of San Marino and top Italian club, Lazio.

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Statement in response to Milton Keynes Hospital Rule 43 review

Tue 18 Dec 2012

Statement from Kirstin McIntosh and Simon Elcock in response to Milton Keynes Hospital Rule 43 review.

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Places for People acquires DC Leisure

Tue 18 Dec 2012

As part of their committment to placemaking, Places for People have acquired DC Leisure - a leisure management contractor that manages about 100 leisure facilities on behalf of 28 local authorities.

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Places for People acquires Touchstone

Tue 18 Dec 2012

Places for People have acquired Touchstone - a property management company responsible for managing 21,000 properties for a range of clients.

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Business MK - Dec 2012

Mon 10 Dec 2012

How Business Bosses can learn from Party Leaders

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Nineteen hours queuing for the chance of a new home

Wed 28 Nov 2012

Hopeful house hunters queued overnight in the cold for the chance to buy a new two bedroom house from Places for People at Brooklands.

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Business MK - October 2012

Wed 10 Oct 2012

Amazon, Google, Starbucks – Don’t miss the point in your business!

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Down on the Brooklands Farm

Wed 03 Oct 2012

Children at Brooklands Farm Primary School have had an exciting visit from their agricultural neighbours who arrived in grand style on their tractor and trailer.

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Former Canadian Mountie and top business guru join MK College team

Fri 31 Aug 2012

Milton Keynes College is making clear its intent to become a top-ranked educational establishment with the recruitment of two remarkable high flyers to its management ranks.

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Smart ambitions for University education in MK

Fri 24 Aug 2012
In the next few weeks the first handful of University students to study for degrees at the new UCMK will take up their places. However, the man at the helm of the city’s newest academic institution is already looking much further ahead, to a time when more than a thousand ... ...more
 
 

Massive Investment in new food waste to electricity business

Tue 21 Aug 2012

It was announced to the stock exchange today (31st July 2012) that market leaders in anaerobic digestion (AD), BiogenGreenfinch, has formed a new joint venture company with construction and property giants, Kier.

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Jobs Market “Edge” for Milton Keynes College

Fri 17 Aug 2012

Students at Milton Keynes College will be given a chance to edge ahead of the competition in the hunt for jobs, thanks to a new initiative from The REED NCFE Partnership.

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UCMK prepares to welcome first cohort of students

Thu 16 Aug 2012

Among the students picking up their A-Level results today will be the first ones to study for their university degrees at the new UCMK in Milton Keynes.

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Best ever A-Level results for Milton Keynes College

Thu 16 Aug 2012

Students at Milton Keynes College have achieved the best ever A-Level results in the College’s thirty year history.

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Milton Keynes College Creative Industries Summer Exhibition 2012

Tue 26 Jun 2012
thecentre:mk is due to play host to an explosion of cutting edge creativity with the Milton Keynes College Creative Industries Summer Exhibition 2012. The event will be held at Middleton Hall from 26th June to 1st July and the public are invited to come to see the city’s top young ... ...more
 
 

Success for MK College Journalism Students

Thu 28 Jun 2012

Journalism students at University Centre Milton Keynes are jumping for joy after scooping top exam results to maintain the course’s 100 per cent success record.

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Why PR is definitely not “child’s play”

Thu 28 Jun 2012
When council officials from Argyll & Bute decided to ban a nine year old schoolgirl from taking photos of her school lunches for her charity blog Never Seconds, they clearly did so without taking any advice from their PR team (or at least I dearly hope this is the case!). ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes College Law Careers Day

Tue 19 Jun 2012

Milton Keynes College is proud to be hosting their first Law Careers Day for aspiring lawyers in schools and colleges across the area.

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MK College students to do their little turn on the catwalk

Thu 14 Jun 2012

After nine months of hard work, over 80 students from Milton Keynes’ Schools and colleges will present their work at the Midsummer Place Shopping Centre Young Fashion Designer of the Year Awards.

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Brooklands Scoops Family Homes Awards Success

Thu 24 May 2012

Brooklands, one of the largest developments is Milton Keynes has picked up an award for its family homes, at the 2012 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

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Carolyn Jardine Awarded CIPR Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to PR

Thu 24 May 2012
Carolyn Jardine, Managing Director of Jardine Michelson Public Relations has been awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for her outstanding contribution to the Institute as well as the wider public relations profession. FCIPR is the highest possible membership grade and therefore to be awarded a ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes College Apprentices Work with Red Bull Technology

Tue 08 May 2012

Ten excited Milton Keynes College apprentices arrived at Red Bull Technology’s Milton Keynes headquarters on Monday 30th April to start a three-year apprenticeship in advanced engineering with TXM Recruit.

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College Catering Stars Enjoy Sweet Taste of Success

Tue 01 May 2012

Catering students from Milton Keynes College cooked up a storm at a highly prestigious culinary competition coming away with a remarkable eighteen medals.

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BiogenGreenfinch to build second green energy plant in Wales

Wed 25 Apr 2012

Green energy company BiogenGreenfinch has been named as preferred bidder for a contract to build its second food waste recycling plant in North Wales.

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Royal recognition for Milton Keynes company “holding the world together”

Mon 23 Apr 2012
The next time you open a packet of cereal, get in your car, build a flat pack chest of drawers, swig on a soft drink or climb into bed, a tiny little part of what you are doing may all be down to a company in Milton Keynes which has ... ...more
 
 

Aspers wins licence for new casino

Tue 10 Apr 2012

Milton Keynes Council announced today that it has chosen Aspers as the winner of the competition to operate a new casino in Milton Keynes.

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Council holds civic reception for Places for People

Wed 04 Apr 2012

Milton Keynes Council hosted a civic reception to recognise the global achievement of developer, Places for People’s landmark development, Wolverton Park, which has scooped a worldwide award for urban design and best practice.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Milton Keynes College

Mon 02 Apr 2012

If you want to go off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz the best place to find him is not Kansas but Milton Keynes College.

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MK students don’t thrown anything away

Mon 02 Apr 2012

Confronted with broken down dishwashers and cookers all most of us see is junk, but students at Milton Keynes College have been turning old electrical equipment into stylish new pieces of furniture in an exciting new competition.

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Students interview David Miliband

Fri 30 Mar 2012

Journalism students from Milton Keynes College's University Centre met with MP David Miliband today as he attended the headquarters of the National Association for Gifted Children in Bletchley.

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A University for Milton Keynes moves one step closer

Thu 22 Mar 2012

Milton Keynes College has advanced the cause for a University in the city having won government funding to offer almost a hundred and fifty degree places of its own.

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Milton Keynes College leads the race for tomorrow’s Dragons

Thu 15 Mar 2012

Milton Keynes College has been picked by Dragon’s Den star and multimillionaire businessman, Peter Jones to help find and train Britain’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Gwynedd Appoints BiogenGreenfinch to build new energy plant

Wed 14 Mar 2012

Gwynedd Council has appointed one of the UK’s leading anaerobic digestion specialists as preferred bidder for the construction of a new green energy plant proposed for Llwyn Isaf in North West Wales.

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There's more than one use for Siemens Appliances

Fri 09 Mar 2012

Upcycling project highlights reusability of components as winner of joint project with Milton Keynes College is announced.

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Milton Keynes College appoints Jardine Michelson

Thu 01 Mar 2012

Following a three way pitch, Milton Keynes College has awarded a three year contract to Jardine Michelson Public Relations.

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Places for People Team in training

Sun 04 Mar 2012

The Places for People team for the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Relay Challenge are hoping to hit the heights in the big business-against-business race planned for the day of the MK Marathon (29th April), and they have been getting some help from people who know how to get to the top.

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Milton Keynes and The RedBull Home Run

Thu 01 Mar 2012
Milton Keynes and Red Bull Racing – a textbook case of PR perfection. It is wonderful when a plan comes together. December’s Red Bull Home Run when the local Formula One racing team held their victory parade through the streets of the city was a textbook example of what a ... ...more
 
 

The Hub shows off at UK Venue Show

Thu 26 Jan 2012

The Hub will be exhibiting at the UK Venue Show from 1-2 February at Olympia in London, as part of the Amazing MK stand.

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Brooklands wins yet another award

Mon 12 Dec 2011

The Brooklands development in Milton Keynes has won yet another accolade, this time taking a silver medal at the What House? Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

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Brooklands children celebrate National Tree Week

Mon 12 Dec 2011

Children from Brooklands Farm Primary School in Milton Keynes have been learning all about native British trees right on their own doorstep. The youngsters were given a guided tour of the multi- award winning Brooklands Ridge as part of National Tree Week.

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Buckles, Designer Menswear Shop Opens in Ampthill

Thu 08 Dec 2011

Big designer labels including Ralph Lauren, Gant, Lyle & Scott and Boss can now be bought in Ampthill with the opening of Buckles, a new independent menswear shop to be found downstairs at the ladies’ boutique, Bows.

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Award winning energy plant for Bedfordshire business

Thu 01 Dec 2011

A Bedford based firm’s newly completed green energy plant has won two national awards in the space of two weeks.

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Christmas Gift Event at Ramada

Fri 04 Nov 2011

On Friday 11 November, Ramada Encore in The Hub is holding a Christmas Gift Event.

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Steptoe & Son return – to the Stage

Mon 31 Oct 2011
It is fifty years next year since the first appearance on television of Steptoe and Son and now the creators and writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have given their blessing to a production by David Pibworth of Classic Comedy Scripts of Milton Keynes to bring the nation’s favourite “rag-and-bone ... ...more
 
 

HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE HUB

Get your fix of spooky goings on this Halloween at Milton Keynes vibrant leisure destination, The Hub, on Sunday 30th October from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

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Wolverton Park scoops worldwide design award

Fri 28 Oct 2011

Wolverton Park has beaten competition from across the world to land the Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence at a ceremony in Los Angeles. It was the only British winner and picked up the prize alongside 4 other developments - three in America and one in Singapore.

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Places for People shortlisted for two What House? awards

Fri 30 Sep 2011

The developers of Wolverton Park and Brooklands – two of Milton Keynes most recognised and awarded schemes - has been shortlisted for two prestigious What House? Awards.

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Headonist scoops place in top style guide

Tue 13 Sep 2011

Headonist Hair and Beauty salon in The Hub has scooped a place in the prestigious American Crew “Face Off” Style Guide for 2011.

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My Place opens in The Hub

Sat 10 Sep 2011

Guests partied until the early hours at the glitzy VIP launch party of My Place Bar & Lounge, the latest exciting venue to open in The Hub.

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Business MK Column - August

Tue 06 Sep 2011

The biggest rebranding ever attempted?

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The Big Fish – A Big Catch for Milton Keynes

Tue 06 Sep 2011

Eastenders' heart throb Scott Maslen, a keen angler when he's not in Albert Square attended The Big Fish family fun day at Great Linford Lakes on Sunday.

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New energy plant nominated for industry award

Tue 30 Aug 2011

BiogenGreenfinch is delighted to announce that its latest anaerobic digestion plant has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

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Headonist Hair & Beauty raises funds for Help for Heroes

Thu 25 Aug 2011

Staff at Headonist hair and beauty salon in the Hub, Milton Keynes tested themselves to the limit recently to raise funds for Help for Heroes charity.

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Sky Ride at The Hub

Fri 12 Aug 2011

Five thousand cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s Sky Ride Milton Keynes which will bring them through the central piazza of The Hub. It will be a fantastic spectacle for visitors to The Hub with street entertainers adding to the buzz and excitement of the day.

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Journey through the Wine regions of Spain

Join Lizarran's Spanish wine expert on Monday 12 September at 7pm for 'A Journey through the Wine regions of Spain’

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Fun in the sun at city’s newest play area

Mon 15 Aug 2011

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy a walk along Milton Keynes newest landmark, the Brooklands Ridge, as part of the celebrations for the opening of the new Brooklands Meadows Park and Play Area.

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Business MK Column - July

Tue 02 Aug 2011

Would you trust a journalist? Super-injunctions, phone-hacking and faked documentary footage. British journalism is not having the opportunity to give itself a very good press at the moment.

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Business Biscotti - Networking Group

Wed 27 Jul 2011

A NEW type of networking organisation, Business Biscotti, takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at a different venue in The Hub.

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Charity Bazaar is huge success

Tue 26 Jul 2011

Milton Keynes' first ever Charity Bazaar held at the Hub on Sunday 24 July was declared a huge success.

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Hub hosts first ever Charity Bazaar

Thu 21 Jul 2011
The Hub Milton Keynes will host a colourful Charity Bazaar on Sunday 24th July, from 12pm to 3pm. Staged in the central Piazza of the popular restaurant and leisure destination, and with the support of new radio station MKFM who will broadcast live from the event, organisers Jardine Michelson have ... ...more
 
 

BiogenGreenfinch wins National Recycling Award

Mon 18 Jul 2011

BiogenGreenfinch picked up the prize for Waste to Energy Provider of the Year at this year’s National Recycling Awards, held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Thursday 14 July.

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Today Wolverton Park, tomorrow the World

Mon 11 Jul 2011

Original artwork created for the multi-award winning Wolverton Park development in Milton Keynes is proving so popular it is being bought by collectors all over the world.

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The Big Fish comes to Milton Keynes

Mon 11 Jul 2011
Linford Lakes in Milton Keynes is set to be the venue for one of the largest and most exciting events in the UK fishing calendar. Annual charity carp fishing extravaganza “The Big Fish” will be held at the stunning Great Linford Lakes for the next 5 years with over 3,000 ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes “Professor of Comedy” playing Shakespeare “for Laughs”

Fri 01 Jul 2011

David Pibworth, Milton Keynes celebrated historian of comedy, is to play the drunken butler, Stephano, in a new touring production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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Wolverton Park is a World-Beater

Wed 22 Jun 2011

The multi-award winning Wolverton Park development has landed the company behind it, Places for People, yet another prestigious award, this time on the world stage.

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Milton Keynes newest Community Champions clean up Broughton Brook

Mon 13 Jun 2011

Children from Broughton Fields Primary School who were recently named Milton Keynes Community Champions have spent the day being introduced to the work of The Parks Trust with the help of MK Dons striker Charlie Collins.

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Jardine Michelson is now on Twitter

Mon 13 Jun 2011

Yes, that's right - we are now on Twitter so you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on within the world of JMPR.

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Open Farm Sunday at Bedfordia Farms in Milton Ernest

Fri 10 Jun 2011

Bedfordia Farms is pleased to be taking part in Open Farm Sunday once again on 12 June 2011.

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Hub sees first Lizarran open in the UK

Mon 06 Jun 2011

Global Spanish tapas and pinxtos restaurant and bar, Lizarran, has opened in the UK at The Hub in Milton Keynes and guarantees to bring a large slice of Spanish flair and passion to the city’s dining out offering.

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Green Toursim Week at Jurys Inn

Mon 06 Jun 2011

Today Jurys Inn, The Hub, announced its activity and in-hotel initiatives in support of Green Tourism Week and the hotel’s continuing commitment to Milton Keynes, its residents and visitors.

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Business MK Column - June

Thu 02 Jun 2011
What a difference a week makes! When a clearly irritated and affronted President Obama stood in the White House brandishing his newly-released Hawaiian birth certificate in response to those who questioned the nation of his birth he told the world, “We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to ... ...more
 
 

Milton Keynes New Community Champions

Thu 02 Jun 2011

Milton Keynes School children have graduated from a new scheme aimed at generating Community Champions of the future. Pupils at Broughton Fields Primary School were presented with their certificates and become the first official community champions within Milton Keynes.

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Business MK Column - May

Tue 31 May 2011

Can a bad reputation ever be good? Everyone loves a bad boy, or do they?

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Brooklands to build on its success with new appointment

Mon 09 May 2011

Brooklands, Places for People’s 360-acre premium development on the eastern flank of Milton Keynes, has recruited a new infrastructure project implementation manager.

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Wolverton Park short listed for Global award

Tue 03 May 2011

The multi-award winning Wolverton Park development has landed the company behind it, Places for People, yet another prestigious award nomination, this time on the world stage.

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Woburn Artbeat

Wed 20 Apr 2011

Woburn Artbeat - a real life art gallery on the streets of Woburn in support of the British Heart Foundation - launched on Friday 15th April with a preview of a spectacular sculpture exhibition in the gardens of Woburn Abbey.

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Business MK Column - April

Thu 14 Apr 2011
Take care of your reputation – it may not take care of itself Public relations is about reputation - the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you. Public relations is the discipline which looks after reputation, with the aim of earning understanding and support and ... ...more
 
 

TRIO OF EXCITING LONDON DATES FOR SINGER/SONGWRITER HAZEL O’CONNOR

Fri 15 Apr 2011

Award winning singer-songwriter HAZEL O'CONNOR is taking time out from her hectic UK Blondes on Fire tour to perform at two major London charity gigs and will make her West End and London debut with fellow performers in The Bluja Project at the Leicester Square Theatre.

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Hackneys fruit and veg turned to green power

Wed 13 Apr 2011

Waste fruit and vegetables from three of Hackney’s street markets are to be turned into green electricity. Waste food from Hoxton Market, Broadway Market and Ridley Road Market is to be collected by Bedfordshire-based, BiogenGreenfinch instead of going into landfill.

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Business Biscotti launches

Tue 12 Apr 2011

National business networking group, Business Biscotti, has launched in Milton Keynes holding its inaugural event at the Ramada Encore Hotel in The Hub.

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Brooklands Play Area Welcomes its new Residents

Tue 12 Apr 2011

If you go down to the new Brooklands development in Milton Keynes today, you may not spot any teddy bears but you will meet a whole variety of new animal inhabitants.

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Food Waste company shortlisted for prestigious Observer Awards

Mon 11 Apr 2011

BiogenGreenfinch, the Bedfordshire-based Anaerobic Digestion business has been short-listed for the celebrated Observer Ethical Awards in the category, National Grid Big Idea.

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BUSINESS MK COLUMN MARCH

Tue 05 Apr 2011

How governments risk our national reputation at their peril

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Brooklands looking for the “corner shopkeeper of the future”

Tue 05 Apr 2011

The developers behind two and a half thousand homes in Milton Keynes are looking to the past to create something new and exciting for the future.

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Warwickshire food waste recycling plant to power 2,000 homes

BiogenGreenfinch is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured planning permission from Warwickshire County Council for the construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Merevale & Blyth Estate in Warwickshire.

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Local construction company awarded major contract at Brooklands

Thu 17 Feb 2011

Milton Keynes based Civil Engineering company, Smith Construction Group Ltd, has been awarded a two and a half year contract at Brooklands, the substantial new development in the Eastern Expansion Area of the city.

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CAROLYNS BUSINESS MK COLUMN FEBRUARY

Thu 03 Feb 2011

Your website in 2011 – If it doesn’t move, it must be dead! Question: Where on the internet is the second most likely place where people will search for the goods or services you provide, or even for information about your specific business? Answer: YouTube.

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HEADONIST HAIR AND BEAUTY SCOOPS MILTON KEYNES’ ONLY FIVE STAR AWARD FROM GOOD SALON GUIDE

Tue 01 Feb 2011

Headonist Hair and Beauty at The Hub has been celebrating in style after being the only salon in Milton Keynes to be awarded five stars by the prestigious Good Salon Guide.

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Bumper year of awards success at Wolverton Park!

Tue 04 Jan 2011

Places for People development, Wolverton Park, has scooped two further major awards adding to a bumper year of success for the stylish and contemporary new development.

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HAZEL O’CONNOR LAUNCHES CHARITY SINGLE TO HONOUR HER MOTHER JOYCE

Fri 03 Dec 2010

Coventry-born singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor will launch her brand new charity single RE-JOYCE on 6th December, and will announce its release on ITV’s Daybreak that morning.

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Brooklands – a new way of life proves popular with buyers

Fri 03 Dec 2010
Last month, Places for People opened its marketing suite for Brooklands, the new 2,500 home community it is developing in Milton Keynes on a 365 acre site in the East Expansion Area of the town. The company has reported an overwhelming interest in the scheme with over 500 potential buyers ... ...more
 
 

Carolyn's Business MK Column Dec 2010

Wed 01 Dec 2010

Looking forward to Christmas but dreading the New Year? - How many businesses depend on a surge in activity over the Christmas period, only to dread the three dark months of the New Year?

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Turtle Bay launch delivers a slice of the Caribbean to Milton Keynes!

Mon 08 Nov 2010

Milton Keynes’ first Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, opened with a large helping of classic Caribbean heart and soul at The Hub last week.

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Wolverton Park proves a roaring success for MK Lions

Mon 08 Nov 2010

Multi-award winning mixed use development, Wolverton Park, continues to make waves in Milton Keynes with six of the city’s top basketball players all moving into contemporary new homes.

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HALLOWEEN FRIGHTS AND DELIGHTS AT THE HUB!

Thu 04 Nov 2010

Over 600 ghosts, ghouls and wicked witches cast a spell over The Hub on Sunday evening as hundreds of families were treated to a spectacular evening of Halloween fun.

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The Hub piazza set to swing to the beat at Turtle Bay launch party

Tue 02 Nov 2010

Milton Keynes’ first Caribbean restaurant is gearing up to its grand public opening on Friday 5th November ready to deliver a large slice of Caribbean heart and soul to the city!

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Carolyn's Business MK Column Nov 2010

Mon 01 Nov 2010

The Truth That Dare Not Speak Its Name - Over the last few days the first shots have been fired in a war which could engulf us all. In all probability it will not “be over by Christmas.”

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Ghostly gathering at The Hub

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Get your fix of spooky goings on this Halloween @ The Hub when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play and invite you to join them! Join DJ and Host Trevor Marshall for loads of entertainment including:

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Wolverton Park Wows MP Mark Lancaster

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Mark Lancaster has been wowed by a new development which mixes the old with the modern to provide award-winning housing. The city MP took a tour of Wolverton Park on Friday to learn about how the area had been transformed by developer Places for People.

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A Christmas Carol at The Stables

Fri 15 Oct 2010

Another superbly innovative and exciting show comes to The Stables, Milton Keynes this Christmas, with a spellbinding production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ taken from the classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.

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Another prestigious award for Places for People and Wolverton Park

Fri 15 Oct 2010

Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Operational Excellence Award to Places for People for its stunning development, Wolverton Park.

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Carolyn's Business MK Column Oct 2010

Fri 01 Oct 2010

A Martial Reputation - In the next few days, remarkable numbers of ordinary members of the public will turn out at towns and villages up and down the country to mark Remembrance.

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Electric Cabaret win National Street Entertainers Competition 2010

Wed 29 Sep 2010

A record crowd of 500 watched fabulous acts battle it out in the Final of the National Street Entertainers Competition last Saturday at The Hub. It was a closely fought competition with fantastic displays from some of the UK's finest street entertainers.

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Milton Keynes first Caribbean restaurant to open at The Hub

Wed 29 Sep 2010

A unique new restaurant and bar concept is set to open in Milton Keynes this autumn, guaranteed to bring a large slice of Caribbean heart and soul to the city’s dining out offering.

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National Street Entertainers Competition The Final

Thu 16 Sep 2010

After four exciting rounds across the summer months, the 2010 Final of the National Street Entertainers Competition is taking place on Saturday 25 September at The Hub, Milton Keynes.

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Brooklands is Open for Business

Mon 13 Sep 2010

The first new homes at Brooklands, Milton Keynes’ most exciting new property development have been officially launched on Saturday 11 September.

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Carolyn's Business MK Column Sept 2010

Wed 01 Sep 2010

BP – A Reputation All at Sea - After weeks of screaming headlines following the terrible oil spill in the United States, BP’s appearances on our screens and in our newspapers have slowed to the occasional reminder of their continuing travails.

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Street Entertainers Storm The Hub

Great weather and a fantastic line up of original street talent made round three of the National Street Entertainers Competition, held at The Hub on Saturday, another huge success.

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Top Environment Award for Brooklands, Milton Keynes

Tue 27 Jul 2010

Brooklands Ridge, the unique three and a half kilometre long earthwork beside the M1 at the Brooklands development in Milton Keynes, has won the prestigious Environment Award from the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

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Cycle-MK Challenge Winners Awarded

Mon 26 Jul 2010
The Cycle-MK Challenge was rounded off in style with a celebratory award winners’ lunch held at the Ramada Encore Hotel, The Hub. The event marked the fantastic achievements of the 76 organisations and 1,170 individuals who took part in the free, fun competition aimed at encouraging workers to rediscover the ... ...more
 
 

Afternoon of fun and entertainment at The Hub

Mon 19 Jul 2010

As Milton Keynes was alive with the sights and sounds of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, The Hub hosted its own day of entertainment with variety acts including fire-eating Dingle Fingle, Britain’s Got Talent star Sister Ruth and children’s favourite living statue Matt The Chimney Sweep.

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Wolverton Park supports Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 13 Jul 2010

Wolverton Park, once the home to the Royal Train and now an award-winning, stylish and contemporary new development from Places for People, has become a Platinum Corporate Member of Milton Keynes Theatre.

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Hat Trick for Wolverton Park!

Mon 28 Jun 2010

Places for People has picked up its third prestigious award for its Wolverton Park development in Milton Keynes. Wolverton Park scooped ‘Best New Large Development’ at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

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IF Business Launch at The Stables

Tue 08 Jun 2010
Forty Milton Keynes’ business leaders gathered at The Stables in Wavendon as IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 1010 unveiled its full programme of events and highlighted the impact the upcoming July Festival would have on the city in terms of visitors, economic spend in restaurants, hotels and shops, and also ... ...more
 
 

Get fit and get cycling with the Cycle MK Challenge

Thu 10 Jun 2010

Milton Keynes companies are being actively encouraged to take part in the Cycle-MK Challenge – a fun and free workplace-based challenge to inspire people to give cycling a go…

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The Magical Menagerie

Mon 07 Jun 2010

In a spectacular UK first, producers of extraordinary live events Artichoke bring the world of The Magical Menagerie - a spectacular carousel of monumental proportions and mythical creatures – to Milton Keynes as part of the Sky Arts Artichoke Season.

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Feel the power at the Hub on 13 June

Thu 03 Jun 2010

Following on from its huge success in 2009, power@thehub returns to The Hub in Central Milton Keynes on Sunday 13 June.

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Despite the rain, the crowds came...

Tue 01 Jun 2010

Saturday 29 May saw Round 1 of the National Street Entertainers competition get off to a flying start with a great line up of street artists pulling out the stops in very wet conditions performing out of their skin for every vote they could get.

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IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2010

Wed 28 Apr 2010

For 10 extraordinary days in July, central Milton Keynes will play centre stage to IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, bringing world renowned performers, artists and interactive attractions - many never before seen in this country - that will amaze and delight audiences.

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Award Unveiled at Wolverton Park

Mon 26 Apr 2010

Over a hundred guests from the local community and rail industry, attended the unveiling of a prestigious National Railway Heritage Award, won by Places for People, for the outstanding restoration work that has transformed the grade II listed Royal Train Shed at Wolverton, into a development of luxury homes.

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First Homes Taking Shape at Brooklands

Mon 26 Apr 2010

The first of two and a half thousand new homes are taking shape on the Brooklands development which will transform the eastern side of Milton Keynes into a modern, environmentally sensitive and hi-tech community.

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Regal Living at Wolverton Park

Wed 31 Mar 2010

Executive Lets is proud to present a new era in accommodation for corporate clients based on regal quality and competitive prices.

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Get in the groove this Easter at The Hub

Wed 24 Mar 2010

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to ‘bust some moves’ this Easter Sunday at The Hub in central Milton Keynes.

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Eat Up all your Greens

Thu 25 Mar 2010

...unless you would rather make electricity! Prize-winning pupils from four Ealing Primary schools have been watching their lunchtime leftovers being transformed into green electricity at one of BiogenGreenfinch’s state-of-the-art Anaerobic Digestion plants.

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“This is the future and it is already happening here.”

Thu 25 Mar 2010

Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, visits BiogenGreenfinch and says Anaerobic Digestion must be rolled out more widely across Britain.

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Celebration of the life of Sir John Dankworth

Tue 02 Mar 2010

Members of Sir John Dankworth’s family, his friends and fellow entertainers, came together on Monday 1 March to offer their heartfelt personal tributes in words, poetry, music and song, in celebration of the extraordinary life and music of a unique and special man.

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New public park at Brooklands gets approval

Tue 02 Mar 2010

The latest stage of Places for People’s Brooklands development, which will see a new 2,500 home community built in Milton Keynes, has been given the green light.

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Stables pays tribute to Sir John Dankworth

Sun 07 Feb 2010

The Stables pays a heartfelt tribute to Sir John Dankworth after his sad passing was announced last night by wife Dame Cleo Laine on stage at the Stables Anniversary concert.

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10 extraordinary days in 2010

Sun 28 Feb 2010

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival will take place for the first time from 16 – 25 July 2010 presenting an ambitious, high quality programme in locations across Central Milton Keynes.

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Hazel O'Connor celebrates 30 years with nationwide tour

Wed 10 Feb 2010

This year marks BREAKING GLASS’ award-winning star Hazel O’Connor’s 30th anniversary in the music and entertainment industry. Striding into the spotlight with the cult movie in 1980, Hazel immediately became an iconic figure.

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Wolverton Park Wins Two Major Awards

Tue 05 Jan 2010
Following hot on the heels of being officially voted the best mixed use development in the country winning Gold at the What House? Awards, Wolverton Park has just won Modern Railway Restoration Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards for 2009 for its superb restoration of the Grade II listed ... ...more