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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.


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 January 2019


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...


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.  


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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