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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...

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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...

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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%...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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