Local News

Baby Love!

We have a local unsung hero in our midst, in the name of Carol Duncombe. 

Dizzy Olympic Heights

I was invited to try a spot of indoor climbing by 14 year old Megan Wyatt.  Not one to shy away from a challenge, I was ready to give it a try.

Firefighters Apprenticeship Scheme

It was an enlightening visit to Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue’s Broughton Fire Station last week to meet some of their apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week. 

Welcomed Funding for MK Council

Parliament this week (Wednesday 7 February 2018) approved the funding settlement for English local authorities that will see a real terms increase in available resources over the next two years and give them access to over £200 billion from 2015 to 2020 to deliver the high-quality services their

Olney Independent Shop Winner – Flipping Fantastic!

The winner of the Olney Independent Shop of the Year 2017 competition has been announced. Congratulations to the Olney Pancake Parlour!

The competition was organised by myself which took place over the December to January period with 650 votes cast.

Statement on Coca-Cola's Announcement

Following today's announcement by Coca-Cola that they are proposing to close their manufacturing site in Milton Keynes, Mark has released the following statement: 


“This is very disappointing news. I know it will be a worrying time for the employees and their families.

Breaking Records Across the Atlantic

In the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row, British military team Row2Recovery, Captain Jon Armstrong & Lance Corporal Jordan Beecher, became the world’s fastest pair to row the Atlantic Ocean.

Superfast Broadband - Good News Travels Fast!

This is very good news for Milton Keynes! We will be the very first city in the UK to have a full fibre broadband network. I congratulate partners across the city for pushing forward with the smart city agenda, we are truly leading the way.