Milton Keynes News

L&Q New Homes Launch at Saxon Reach 7th September

On 7th September, L&Q is launching the first phase of new homes at Saxon Reach, which is set to become a thriving new neighbourhood just outside of Milton Keynes. A collection of 3 and 4 bedroom houses, Saxon Reach will offer spacious homes ideal for growing families, close to one of the UK’s fastest emerging property hotspots.  Saxon Reach is one of the first developments forming part of L&Q’s New-Build Homes: Quality Standard promise, a commitment to delivering….. Milton Keynes Local News…


ARMY Reservist Nominated For GP Of The Year

An Army doctor, based at an Army reservist unit in Birmingham, has been shortlisted for GP of the year. Lieutenant Colonel Thao Nguyen, 40, is the unit medical officer at 202 Field Hospital in Kings Heath. She lives in Milton Keynes, works as a civilian GP and is Chair of the Milton Keynes General Practice Federation. The winners of the General Practice Awards, that recognise the efforts of primary care professionals, will be announced at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster on….. Milton Keynes Local News…


University not the only option for school leavers: Consider a career as an electrician

This Thursday (15th August 2019) will see students across the country anxiously open their A-Level results. And whilst many teens will be looking forward to heading off to university, NICEIC, the UK’s leading name for registered electricians, is reminding school and college leavers in the South East to consider other viable alternatives. Ahead of A-level results day, NICEIC wants to encourage more young entrants to consider a hands-on apprenticeship and choose a career as an electrician….. Milton Keynes Local News…


Oh we do love to be beside the seaside

Join us on Friday 16 August between 10am – 3pm, as we transform Willen Lake into the seaside for the day at our fun filled family day – Seaside in the City! Willen Lake together with The Parks Trust will host this free event where children and grown-ups alike can enjoy all things seaside. For one day only, you’ll find a giant sandpit, a fantastic funfair and a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show plus lots more free activities, all at Willen Lake. Bring along your bucket….. Milton Keynes Local News…


Milton Keynes accountancy firm Hillier Hopkins strengthen their senior team.

Grant Franklin, who recently stepped down as Managing Principal after eight years, has joined the team from the firm’s Watford office and James Johnson has been promoted to Director.
Grant has been with the firm since 1986, when he joined as a student, and was appointed Managing Principal in 2011. He works with owner managed businesses, charities and has expertise in forensic accounting.
James joined the firm as part of a merger in October 2010 and has more than 20 years’….. Milton Keynes Local News…


Milton Keynes’ parks are recognised as some of the UK’s very best green spaces

Milton Keynes’ parks are recognised as some of the UK’s very best green spaces Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award  The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity who expertly manage and maintain over 6,000 acres of parkland across Milton Keynes have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme, as having some of the very best parks in the world. The Parks Trust is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK green space organisations and 131 in….. Milton Keynes Local News…


People’s choice – Milton Keynes Volvo retailer celebrates multiple award wins for new models

A local Volvo retailer is celebrating multiple honours for its SUV models, as voted for by the buying public. The Volvo XC40 scooped Premium Crossover and the prestigious Car of the Year title at the annual Honest John Awards, while the XC60 was named best Premium Mid-size SUV and received top marks in the Safety Features category in the Driver Power survey. Both models are available at Marshall Milton Keynes on Chippenham Drive, and the honours are all the more significant for being….. Milton Keynes Local News…


End of Road for Award-winning Bucks Firm

End of Road for Award-winning Bucks Firm An award-winning Milton Keynes musical instrument retailer will reach the end of the road when its entire stock goes under the hammer in an online auction next week. Hollywood Music based on the High Street in Stony Stratford, went into liquidation last month. In a last posting on the firm’s Facebook page director Jon Evans reported: ‘Hollywood Music has now closed permanently. It’s a great shame but business has been declining over….. Milton Keynes Local News…