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Roald Dahl Interview

Down in the garden something stirs

Short film from the BBC archive showing an interview with the famous children's writer Roald Dahl.

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Quiet please, robots are listening!

Robots have taken over Milton Keynes Central  Library until the end of March - and they are eating toasties!!  Yes really.  Read all about it here  www.robotazia.co.uk January 2019

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WH Smith to close six stores

WH Smith will be closing six loss-making high street stores, as well as "winding down" non-core initiatives once the leases expire, the company announced. For the year ended August 2018, its books business experienced a 6% drop in like-for-like revenue...

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Bury Field article in the Milton Keynes PhoneBox publication

WordGo has published an article in the local Milton Keynes publication PhoneBox, below is the article.  

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Special Profile: Ken Graham and his emporium

Why people like Ken are the heart of our high streets. One of a series or articles titled Not Such a Soulless City by local writer and photographer STEPH LOAKE.

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Bury Field Second Edition Out Now

AN updated pocket-book on one of the most popular open spaces in north Bucks has been published by WordGo. The second edition of Bury Field, a thousand years of history (ISBN 9780954143299; price £6) was launched at Newport Pagnell’s...

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Median earnings for professional writers have plummeted

A report by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) shows median earnings for professional writers have plummeted by 42% since 2005 to under £10,500 a year, well below the minimum annual income of £17,900 recommended by the Joseph...

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Newport Pagnell’s very own car built in the 1920s

Chris Nelson, who compiled our handbook on Salmons & Sons and Aston Martin, has been uncovering more information about the elusive NP (yes, our very own Newport Pagnell car, built in the 1920s). Chris' latest information can be found...

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Salmons and Sons & Aston Martin

Paul Spires, boss of Aston Martin's base at Newport Pagnell told the town's packed annual meeting he wanted to restore the old three-storey building in Tickford Street back into a  production line where 'the most expensive cars Astons have...

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Booksellers Association sees highest membership since records began

The Booksellers Association (BA) now has its largest membership since records began with over 5,000 members. Retail chain Marks & Spencer joined the trade body last year, boosting its overall membership by 300 stores to 5,029 – the highest...

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