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Spend more on school libraries, PM told

April: Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries. According to the Great School Libraries campaign one in eight primary schools in the UK...


March; Waterstones says it will buddy-up with Next

Waterstones, practically the last big High Street bookseller, is to open concession units in Next retail stores, the company has announced .   The first outing will be in Leicester. There is no news yet whether a similar ‘partnership’ will...


Now Mercedes revs up its stake in Aston Martin

Another big investment deal was announced for luxury sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda at the end of October. Mercedes-Benz, which already owns 5 per cent of the company said it will increase its holding “in stages” from 5%...


PRESS RELEASE February 4 2020

Newport Pagnell’s anniversary of excellence in road transport got a jump start last week with an unexpected announcement that  Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll was leading a consortium to put £500m into Aston Martin to secure the company’s future on...


Bucking the trend:

Newport Pagnell Library re-opened on December 17 after a four-month refurbishment including a new layout, extensive re-decorations, new furniture and fittings and an increase in opening hours. The £100,000 refit was financed by an S106 contribution from developers.


Writers’ earnings still in decline

says chair of the Authors Licensing Society in annual review Being a writer is not a job for people who crave a stable workload and like to ensure they know where their next pay cheque is coming from. It’s...


NP 200

The elves at WordGo will be working overtime this Christmas putting the finishing touches to a New Year campaign of celebrations that will mark the most extraordinary double-century of achievements in the town of Newport Pagnell – more details...


Millions more for history and culture

Innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250m of new funding for the culture and creative sector, the Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced on October 12. Over £125m will be invested in regional museums and...


Race car replica at MK Museum

SEPT 2019: Success on the race track has brought an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing replica car to the MK Museum on long-term loan. It is based on the original RB4 model from 2008, and is housed in the...

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