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New indy bookstore takes aim at Amazon goliath

A new retail website – which hopes one day to grow big enough to take on Amazon – was launched in November. Called simply Bookshop. Org the enterprise offers independent bookstores 30 per cent of cover price sales income...

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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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Country’s last parchment-maker is ‘endangered species’

The art of Parchment and vellum making – ( eg making a writing material from processed animal skin where vellum refers specifically to calf skin, and parchment to sheep and goat skin) is critically endangered, says MK Heritage Association...

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Waterstones to shut in CentreMK, Milton Keynes

From the Bookseller Aug 5: Waterstones has announced the permanent closure of its bookshop in Silbury Arcade at the MK Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes, over “excessive” rent demanded from its landlord.

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Book reveals the Royals’ love affair with Aston Martin cars

A NEW book that charts the remarkable relationship between the Royal Family and Aston Martin cars of Newport Pagnell goes on sale at the end of October.

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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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Wheres Our Car?

HAPPY NEW (anniversary) YEAR!

IT’S all Green for Go as Newport Pagnell gears up for a remarkable 200-year celebration of transport history. The story of how this little market town grew from being a centre of local coach-making into the spiritual home of...

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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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