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Bury Field Geophysical Survey – Free Open Day

Good news for all those who have bought – or are thinking of buying! – the new Bury Field handbook ….here’s news of an event not to be missed on the town’s ‘most valuable asset’ to be held on...

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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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Updated Bury Field Book is to publish on July 7

AN updated handbook on one of the most popular open spaces in north Bucks is to publish on July 7. Bury Field, a thousand years of history (WordGo Publishing; £6) will launch at Newport Pagnell’s annual town carnival weekend....

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Milton Keynes Literary Festival

21st - 24th September 2018 launch party with Lemn Sissay MBE

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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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Adult book sales up, kids’ sales down in first nine months of 2017

Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimates released by the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment...

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Library book spend falls £45m in a decade …

The amount of money libraries are spending on books has fallen by £45.8m since 2007, analysis of figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has revealed. It says 105 libraries closed in 2017 (67 in...

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