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elcome to the April edition of the MK Flyer.

I must start by apologising for the spelling and grammatical mistakes made in last month’s Welcome Page and thank you to anon for sending it in. If you have dared to step out into your garden and thought I must get that sorted before the nice weather, we have a couple of great advertisers that can help you. If you are a keen gardener and have a green thumb then let Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Service help you out with their hints and tips on page 19 or if like me you can not get excited about gardening, why not check out Artificial Lawns Milton Keynes on page 21 for a low or no maintenance lawn.

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Either way, now is the time to get it sorted ready to enjoy the sunshine. As you may have read in last month’s Welcome Page, Kim and I are expecting baby number two in May so we thought we would visit Humpty Bumpty in Old Wolverton. Read more about our visit on page 41. Don’t forget MK Flyers is also available to view on your smart phone via the MK Flyers mobile App downloadable from your app store. Until next month

Stuart

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Cloudy2Clear Windows - Service with a smile!

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t’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes - not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services. Managing Director Billy Harley feels that it’s all about service. ‘Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the

customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole. ’ Cloudy2Clear service the Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard areas and Billy is finding that his approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated .’

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Billy a cal l for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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Milton Keynes, Bedford and Hitchin Rock Choir record at Abbey Road Studios in London

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ottie Greenhow’s Rock Choir - with branches in Milton Keynes, Hitchin and Bedford - put down some tracks in the studios made famous by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen.

Lottie took 207 members of The Rock Choir (branches in Milton Keynes, Hitchin and Bedford) to the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded three-part harmony arrangements of John Farnham’s “You’re The Voice” and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colours”, arranged by Rock Choir’s founder, Caroline Redman Lusher. Some members who came to Abbey Rd had been in the choir for less than 5 weeks. Milton Keynes Rock Choir recorded first, followed by

a combined session with Bedford and Hitchin. The choir got to explore Studio 2 (where the Beatles recorded) before moving to the larger Studio 1 to record the songs. Each member was given a set of headphones to hear the backing track and there were 21 vintage microphones used to capture the Rock Choir sound. The choir worked with producer James Hawkins, who is also a Rock Choir leader in south-west London and Surrey, and worldrenowned recording engineer Simon Rhodes and his team, who also worked on “Skyfall”.

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y & Son e l d o B Ltd W D The Wood Yard ESTABLISHED 1958

WE HAVE SERVED YOU FOR OVER 50 YEARS Our business has been built on product quality, service and a wealth of experience. Friendly staff are here and only too pleased to help SAWN TIMBER Pressure treated Extensive stock T & G, Shiplap, Wayney Edge and Feather Edge Boarding SHEDS A range of sheds are on display and we have a catalogue for further options available FENCING MATERIALS Panels, Closeboard, Concrete Posts, Post and Rail Wire - Weldmesh, netting and chainlink Concrete Posts LANDSCAPING Decking, Sleepers, Machine Round Posts, Garden Tubs, Tables and Arches

Our stock is the most comprehensive range of fencing and landscaping materials in Milton Keynes

D W BODLEY & SON LIMITED Telephone 01908 666355 Fax 01908 309098 Email info@dw-bodley.co.uk Web www.dw-bodley.co.uk The Woodyard, 60 A Bradwell Road, Loughton, Milton Keynes MK5 8AL OPENING TIMES 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday 7.30am to 12.30pm Saturdays

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Peugeot RCZ 2.0 TDI 163 GT Reviewed 12/03/14 This is a fantastic looking car!! The engine on this car is a 2 litre diesel and its has 163 BHP but for me its not Quick enough they have bought an R edition out which has a bit more go in it but the diesel is a little disappointing as it looks the part but doesn’t drive the part.

Having said it lacks power it does handle very well it’s like it’s on rails its low to the ground and ultra aerodynamic. The standard gearbox could be a little more precise, but GT-spec cars get a shorter throw, which makes gearchanges more satisfying. The RCZ is also pretty good at shutting out wind and road noise. However, the petrol engines are far from quiet, and you’ll have to decide for yourself whether the exhaust note is addictive or just loud. The RCZ’s cabin is something Peugeot can rightly be proud of. The dashboard has a lavish soft-touch covering, and all the trim looks and feels expensive. The majority of its controls work with slinky precision, too, but Peugeot’s reliability record is no better than average. The RCZ does have four seats, but in effect it’s a two seater because the rear

ones are next-to-useless for adults – headand legroom are extremely tight and the rear seatbacks are fixed bolt upright. The rear seats do fold down, but even with them in place the RCZ has a decent-sized boot. Even entry-level Sport models have sports seats, dual-zone climate control, alloy wheels, a USB port and rear parking sensors. GT cars add leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats, front parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers and larger alloy wheels. Over all I like it it’s just not an Audi TT and it’s not that much cheaper than an Audi TT or a Mercedes SLK.

MPH = 53 Combine d Top speed = 128 0-60 = 8.9 CO2 = 139 On the road price £2 6,200 (Lease price £285+v at over 2 years with 3 payments up front based on 10k miles a year)

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Cracked, damaged or broken windscreen or body glass? Download our APP Over 30 Years Experience in fitting and repairing windscreens! We offer services in windscreens and body glass for A family Private, Commercial and Agricultural Vehicles. We are run business also a specialist in Classic and Prestige Motor Vehicles established since 2002

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4 Weeks FREE Storage When You Store For 8

Let us help you all the way... • Clean, safe and secure storage • From small rooms to bulk storage • Ideal for home and business storage • Store from 1 week or for as long as you want • Prices from £10 per week • Help with van hire and removal companies • Flexible low cost office space also available

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Lok’nStore Etheridge Ave Brinklow Milton Keynes, Bucks MK10 0BB

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Cleaning the way you want it cleaned Please call us if you are looking for a fully vetted police checked, insured cleaner. 3Regular cleans 3New build cleans 3Spring cleans 3Oven cleaning 3Tenancy cleans 3Carpet cleaning

For a free quotation please call 01908 465657

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Are you sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter? Nu-Look Conservatory Roof Solutions can solve these problems with low cost conservatory roof conversion systems that will give you back the room and space you wanted in the first place. We have over 40 years combined experience in the conservatory and roofing business. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on the quality of workmanship and service that we provide. We’ll transform your conservatory into a room that’s perfect every day of the year!

Call today for a free quote on 01604 217 818 For more information visit www.nulookroof.co.uk

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Balloons over MK & Aylesbury Vale • An independent family business. • CAA certified operator. • 26 years of magical flights. • Highly experienced pilots. • Smaller baskets fewer passengers. • Chilled Champagne served in flight. • Named voucher in presentation folder.

Drift on gentle breezes, sipping a glass of champagne, aboard one of our beautiful balloons. Stunning views are guaranteed!

Gift vouchers valid 12 months

Established 1987

enquiries@champagne-flights.co.uk “See us in action at” www.champagne-flights.co.uk

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Require an experienced and professional electrician? Our fully qualified team of experts pride themselves in offering you a personal, reliable and friendly service • Small works welcome • Established in 1984 • Fully qualified and insured • Personal, reliable & friendly service • Carry out both domestic & commercial work • Offer a wide range of services • Free estimates, quotes & advice • Provide references upon request

L.Douglas Electrical & Property Services Ltd

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Tel: 01908 614 750 Mob: 07929 569 043 Email: lloyd.douglas@gmail.com

12 Masefield Close, Newport Pagnell MK16 8DZ

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MP’s Diary Parcelforce Opened by MK MP’s Milton Keynes MP’s Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart have officially opened the new Parcelforce Worldwide depot based in Michigan Drive. The new depot is part of a UK-wide expansion programme by Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, which has already created 60 new jobs. In total, it is expected that around 100 new jobs will be created over the next three years. The pristine new depot has the capacity to hold up to 116 vehicles and handle up to thirty thousand parcels a day. Mark commented that, “As well as being a UK and international parcel delivery service, Parcelforce Worldwide is a local business and employer. I’m pleased that once again MK is recognised as the right place for expansion and, therefore, increase employment opportunities.”

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Mark supports apprentices at new Starbucks drive-thru Not quite a barista but Mark was taught some tricks of the trade when visiting the newly opened Starbucks drive-thru at The Place Retail Park in MK. Having previously supported the Starbucks & UK Youth programme, Mark met five apprentices who have had thorough and rigorous training to prepare for their first day in the new store. They will be part of a 25 strong team, who like their colleagues, are looking forward to serving their new customers and to share their newly learnt skills of how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Mark was keen to comment, “Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and with a clear commitment to encourage 1000 young people to join their national apprenticeship scheme in 2014, Starbucks is going to be a very popular destination and will be great news for employment opportunities in MK.� As ever, if there is anything I can do to help or you wou ld like me to visit your organisation the n please contact me on 019 08 686830

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Problems with your computer?

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• Free diagnostic visit • No fix - no fee! • Available evenings & weekends • Free loan computers

Visit our website www.pc-firstaid.com for more details, or contact Robin or Joyce Beck on 01604 870394 or via support@pcfirstaid.com PC-FirstAid.com Limited

10 Salcey Rise, Piddington, Northants NN7 2DP

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GreenThumb Lawn Service offer these six tips to get your lawn off to a flying start for this summer Clean Up Rake away dead leaves, twigs and branches. The less debris on the lawn, the healthier it will be, not to mention the benefit from increasing its exposure to sunlight. Lawns don’t like shade Take a good look at those border plants, shrubs and trees – they have a habit of encroaching on the lawn and weakening it by denying light. Then … get the secateurs out! Is your mower up to the job? Check your mower is up to the job – does it need a service? Make sure the blade is sharp. Remember to raise the height of your first cut to just ‘top’ the grass – cutting it too low will put the grass into stress and set it back - just when you want to encourage it.

Does your lawn need some T.L.C? The ground starts to warm now so it’s a good time to repair any bare patches that have appeared over winter. Rake the patch to create a bed, sow the seeds with a little top-soil and water daily. They’ll germinate in a few days. Don’t mow or feed them until a few weeks have passed and they’re well established. Hand-pick those early weeds If hand-picking isn’t your thing and you don’t fancy buying, storing and handling chemicals, get the professionals in. Look out for sickly-looking patches Leatherjackets, the larval form of the ‘Daddy Long-legs’ can devastate a lawn in spring as they chomp through the roots of the grass. If you suspect a problem, get professional advice.

If you would like some professiona l and cost effective help with your lawn so you can just sit back and enjoy the garden then give the local Milton Keynes branch of GreenThumb a call on 01908 850544

www.greenthumb.co.uk miltonkeynes@greenthumb.co.uk

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GJ Mobile Disco 60’s 70’s 80’s & 90’s and the hits of today! Whatever the Occasion, choose a reliable Local Disco to make your party a complete success!

Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries Childrens Parties & End of term Discos...

Call:

01908 225244 07933 794010 or Email:

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Garden View

Back to the fuchsia!

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f you’re looking for a reliable garden plant then I know of none which performs as consistently as the hardy fuchsia.

They flower well; are disease resistant and are tremendously easy to propagate. If you’re lucky enough to live in a mild area then they grow into large shrubs. I’ve seen them used as particularly attractive hedging in Devon and Cornwall.

Haversham Home & Garden Services For all your odd jobs and a reliable service

Painting

external & internal

Pressure Washing

patio, decking, drives & conservatories

Garden Maintenance one off or regular contracts

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Elsewhere a hard frost kills off all or most of the top-growth and new shoots sprout from the soil each spring. These will still develop into good size plants around 2-3ft / 60-100cm tall. This month you should be able to buy rooted cuttings very cheaply. Even better, see if you can find a friend who already grows fuchsias and beg some for free! Grow them on for a few weeks under cover: use a porch or conservatory if you have no greenhouse. Transfer them to a slightly larger pot if necessary.

If you’re looking for a rel iable garden plant then I know of no ne which performs as consistently as the ha rdy fuchsia.

Woodchip/Mulch, bulk bag £40.00 Van level load £60.00

Tel: 01908 410555 email: info@trimatree.co.uk

Inside Out of Newport Pagnell • Est 10 years

Painting, Decorating & Garden Maintenance

Prompt, Polite & Professional Discounts for OAPs Fully insured

Swimming Pools wanted in and around Milton Keynes for swimming lessons Please contact Janet Rake on 01296 730742 or 07932 149833 if you know of a pool for hire

Call Chris Watkins on

Mob: 07851 633469 Tel: 01908 613402 For a FREE quotation

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OAKLEIGH FLOORING LIMITED

Commercial & Domestic Flooring Specialists 39a High Street Woburn Sands MK17 8RB VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Monday: Appt only Tuesday: 10am - 5pm Wednesday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 7pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 1pm Sunday: Closed

• CARPETS • CUSHION FLOORS • SAFETY FLOORING

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A FINE SELECTION OF PERSIAN HANDMADE RUGS, MODERN & TRADITIONAL DESIGNS “Simply Quality, Simply Affordable, All Year Round’’ www.oakleighflooring.co.uk Telephone 01908 281600 Email: enquiries@oakleighflooring.co.uk

HULA Animal Rescue BUNNY BONANZA! & SPRING OPEN DAY Sunday 13th April 1pm-4pm

at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)

Easter Egg Hunt Easter Bonnet Competition Bargains in the Bazaar & Pet Bed Shed Meet the Animals needing a new home Fun & Games for the children Delicious Refreshments

bumpstartbabyshop.co.uk Welcome to Bump Start, the baby shop at Whaddon. We stock everything you could need for your baby, from car seats to cots to carriers. We pride ourselves on our product knowledge and will help find the ideal products for you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We are just 10 minutes from both Milton Keynes and Buckingham

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Visit us at: Bump Start Baby Shop, Coddimoor Farm, Whaddon Milton Keynes, Bucks MK17 0LR fax: 01908 505636 email: baby@bumpstartbabyshop.co.uk web: www.bumpstartbabyshop.co.uk

Mon Closed Tue 10am - 4pm Wed 10am - 4pm Thurs 10am - 5pm Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 11am - 3pm

0800 594 3052

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ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA ’S ANIMALS

Dogs welcome & please invite all your friends Admission only £2 adults Accompanied Children FREE FREE Parking Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115 Website: www.hularescue.org Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

MK’s leading glass & glazing specialists

Are your windows misted up? Do they look dirty? Is there water between the panes?

If yes then your double glazed units have broken down. We can replace them for you on a supply only or a supply & fit basis.

Fast reliable service!

Call now for a competitive quotation:

NOW AVAILABLE Argon filled double glazed units!

City Glass Established 1976 Tel 01908 563866

21 Vicarage Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BN

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Guttering Problems? Gutters Cleaned. Leaking Gutters repaired. New Gutters Fitted. All by friendly local established company

Part of Bradnam Property Maintenance

Call Rob on 01908 216151 or 07977 206403

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Trainee Teachers Required for September 2014

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enbigh Teaching School, Milton Keynes and St. Paul’s Catholic School are in partnership with all secondary schools in Milton Keynes and the local area and are working on a new, exciting and innovative ‘School Direct Programme’. This route into teaching maximises the time a trainee teacher spends in school. This year’s trainees have been talking to us about their experience: Q. What attracted you to teaching? A. “I have wanted to be a teacher since the start of secondary school, I love learning and teaching a subject I am passionate about.” Q. How effectively have you been supported? A. “My mentor has been fantastic! I felt supported at every stage; nothing was ever too much trouble. I felt part of the school community from the very first day.” Q. What appealed to you about School Direct? A. “It offered me ‘on the job’ experience with time spent in school unlike other courses which spend a lot of time in University.” 26 mkflyers

Q. What do you enjoy most about teaching? A. “Satisfaction when a student tells you they have enjoyed your lesson, seeing students use skills and strategies you have taught them resulting in their development.” Q. What would you say to someone considering School Direct? A. “It’s hard work, you have to be committed to your subject and your students, it is an amazing feeling when you realise what a difference you will be making to the future generation.” Applicants must ha ve a degree in the subject to be taught, an A* to C in both GCSE Engli sh and Maths and preferably ha ve recent school ex perience. Many subjects att ract bursaries. Tuition fees are att ached to the progra mme currently £9000, fee s can be funded us ing the Student Loan Comp any. Denbigh Teaching School Alliance is committed to the safeguarding of children and ex pects all staff and volunteers to share this commitm ent. All appointments are subject to a sat isfactory enhanced CRB ch eck.

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Diamonds Carpet Services

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The best little carpet shop in town! Have you been floored by our prices yet? We are an independent family run business. We offer a friendly, professional service. All flooring is fitted by our own fully qualified fitters. Free estimate and planning service. Thousands of samples in our showroom.

63 High Street Newport Pagnell MK16 8AT

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Unbeatable offers on carpet & upholstery cleaning

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ow to play. It’s simple! Fill in the grid so that each row, column and 3x3 box, contains the numbers 1 through to 9 with no repetition. You don’t need to be a genius. These puzzles use logic alone.

Watch out! Sudoku is highly addictive. Solution on page 42

BWoirds rd Search

See if you can find the names of all the native English birds in this word search puzzle

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1 Chicheley Street Newport Pagnell MK16 9AP

Plumbing Fittings & Accessories Hand Tools Tiling Power Tools Plastering Electrical Waste Fittings Heating & Boilers Timber Lengths Decorating Fixings & Much More........... TRADE & RETAIL

8:00am – 17:00pm

Tel: 01908 618858

NP Plumbing & DIY opened on 19th February to serve the Newport Pagnell area with a much needed merchant to supply the trademan and DIY enthusiast. We are a local family run business with over 30 years of experience within the building, plumbing and DIY area. We pride ourselves on the one to one service and advice we give to our customers, and will always endeavour to supply any items we do not stock if required.

We are open on Sundays! 10:00am - 2pm www.np-plumbing-diy.com info@np-plumbing-diy.com

It’s not what you earn… it’s what you keep! Come and talk to us about self-assessment and the responsibility it places on you, the taxpayer! We will organise your accounting procedures and

prepare your tax returns

Company and individual accounts prepared We will deal with your payroll problems We will talk to the Revenue, Customs and Excise,

etc on your behalf

CLARK PRITCHARD

Timely, personal service, with no charge for an initial consultation

Accounts and Tax Consultants 1st Floor, 44 High Street, Newport Pagnell MK16 8AQ Tel: 01908 615225 Fax: 01908 611292

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Enjoy a great day out with one of our currently available trips!

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For over 30 years – Forever Living’s Aloe Vera products are still the purest available Nature knows best. Everywhere you look in nature you find balance, harmony, life, and renewal. Our planet holds a world of secrets just waiting to be discovered - From the industrious honeybee and the exquisite mangosteen fruit to the rejuvenating Aloe Vera plant, each bountiful element is meant to balance and improve our lives. Forever living products cover everything you need to keep life & health on track – so you feel great... … Beauty – Spa – Health - Wellbeing - Dietary Joints – Fitness – Wellness …

Our products start with 100% inner leaf gel. Delicately adding just enough other ingredients to produce outstanding products, these will give you something unexpected. Energy. Vibrancy. Wellness.You’ll notice it right away – and others will too. The difference is only natural. Our products are divided into seven different categories; • Health drinks • Skin Care • Supplements • Makeup • Weight management • Animal & House • Personal Care Products

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Become hopelessly devoted to finding a cure for Hollie

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n the 10 May 2014 the Hope for Hollie Campaign will host its 6th annual charity ball at Doubletree by Hilton, StadiumMK.

This year marks seven years since Hollie Carter, aged 8 was diagnosed with the extremely rare and fatal condition called Niemann Pick Type C, which affects only 800 people worldwide of whom 3 live in Milton Keynes. The disease causes progressive neurological decline and childhood dementia with affected patients rarely living into teenage years. This year’s ball will take on a 50’s Grease theme and is supported by RGS Music Group Doubletree by Hilton, Murrays the Printers and MKFM. Guests will be treated to live music, a drinks receptions, three course meal, live entertainment, charity auction, disco and much more. All money raised will help Hope for Hollie continue supporting the work of Niemann Pick UK, a charity that provides vital specialist services to affected families and facilitates research into the disease. Hope for Hollie Founder and Hollie’s mum Helen said ‘this year we are excited about returning to the ballroom at StadiumMK, the home of our first three balls. Each year our

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balls have received such wonderful feedback and the campaign now has a strong network of supporters. The Milton Keynes community continues to provide great support to our family. Hollie is reaching milestones we never expected to see. She is growing into a bright bubbly young lady but needs a lot of extra support. We cannot be complacent about this disease, Hollie is showing some classic symptoms of disease onset but we try not to dwell on this. We focus on the beautiful bright spirited young girl who continues to show such courage and determination. We are determined to do all we can to try and give Hollie the best chance possible of a future. Since 2008 the Hope for Hollie campaign has raised a staggering £150,000 in support of Niemann Pick UK. This has made a huge difference to the lives of those fighting this devastating disease and through funding research gives hope for the future’ Tickets for this years Hollie’s Summer Lovin’ Ball are £58 per person. For more information or to book please call Dana on 07952 633195, or email info@hopeforhollie.co.uk

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hair at the colour lounge

“Qualified through one of London’s most reputable training academies. With 22 years experience working amongst some of this country’s finest hairdressers”

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50% discount (off cut) if you book together with colour! Valid week days only 9am - 4pm

Skin test must be carried out 48 hours prior to colour service. Full head tint £30.00 Regrowth £25.00 Gloss £25.00

Bleaching treatment, hair must not have been washed 48 hours beforehand. If hair has been washed within 48 hours this service cannot be carried out and a late cancellation fee will be charged. Full head bleach & toner £45.00 Bleach regrowth & toner £35.00

Ladies Cut and finish Restyle Blow dry Men Cut and finish Restyle Children Under 5’s 5 - 10

£27.50 £30.00 £15.00 £12.50 £15.00 £7.50 £10.00

Gloss/Tint and partial highlights (Depending on length) £50.00 Top section highlights £30.00 Half head highlights £40.00 Full head highlights £50.00 Long full head highlights £60.00 Fashion colour

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Perming on consultation. Hair straightening on consultation. Cancellation charges of 50% will apply if less than 24 hours notice is given. All treatments are carried out at the discretion of the hairdresser.

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Humpty Bumpty review by Stuart & Kim Oliphant

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ith baby number two due to arrive in May 2014, Kim and I wanted to check out the 4D HD scanning offered by Humpty Bumpty in Old Wolverton, and we were not disappointed.

Humpty Bumpty is located in the picturesque Manor Farm Court off of the Old Wolverton Road which adds to what lies in wait when you see your baby in HD for the first time. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who made us a cuppa and guided us to waiting area. When it was our turn to meet Olie Bump the Sequel, Lucy met us in the scanning room and straight away made us feel at ease. They have all the latest equipment, plus a very comfy sofa for the partner to sit and enjoy the HD movie.

What can I say, our little bundle is one active little baby, Lucy was as surprised as we were at how much it was putting on a show for the camera! Just like its dad. The images we saw were unreal, it is like looking at your baby weeks before it is born. After 30 minutes (which flew by) we were presented with a folder complete with photos of baby, a DVD of the HD movie and a USB stick with ALL the images we saw. We were looking forward to baby arriving but now we have seen it in HD we are even more excited about meeting our baby ……………… roll on May to find out. Both Kim and I can not recommend Lucy and her team at Humpty Bumpty enough. If you are expecting or know someone who is, please get in touch and experience this. We opted for package 3 from their website. www.humptybumpty.co.uk

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The Very Latest in 3D and 4D Baby Scanning Technology Humpty Bumpty is a new Baby Scanning Clinic in Milton Keynes offering future parents the opportunity to see their baby before it is born. We offer the very latest in 3D and 4D baby scanning technology enabling us to get the most life like images of your baby on the market. Our ultrasound scanning units use HDlive which is an advanced illumination model that supports shadows and introduces a virtual light source and advanced skin rendering techniques which provide the best quality

image. We are the only clinic in the area currently offering the use of these innovative skin rendering techniques to give you the very best snapshot of your baby. Scans available include Gender Scan, Bonding Scan & a range of scan packages including images and DVD’s of the scan. For more information, or to book an appointment for your 4D baby scan today, please get in touch with us.

Tel 01908 315137 contact@humptybumpty.co.uk www.humptybumpty.co.uk Unit 6 Manor Farm Court Old Wolverton Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5NN

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RECEPTIONIST Salary £7.43 per hour

Women in Enterprise is THE networking group for men and women in Milton Keynes!

Are you interested in earning some extra money? We are looking for somebody who is reliable, trustworthy and conscientious to work on reception as part of our new and exciting private services. The post will initially be on an ad hoc basis so flexibility is key. As the service grows the hours will increase and become more frequent. We currently require a receptionist to work on Tuesday evenings as necessary, meeting and greeting the clients, checking them in, booking future appointments and taking payment. We will provide the necessary training so previous experience is not essential but good communication and customer service skills are important. The clinic hours are Tuesday evening between 6pm-8pm according to demand.

If you are interested, can be flexible regarding the ad hoc hours and would like to find out more, then please call 01909 611767 and ask to speak to Wendy Kerr or Neil Campbell.

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre

Queens Avenue, Newport Pagnell MK16 8QT

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Lunch at La Collina Wednesday 30 April 2014 12:00 – 2:00pm Members £21 Non-members £25

Antonio and his team welcome us once again to La Collina for what is always a really good 2 course lunch

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The complete construction service from planning to completion • Extensions • Brickwork • Landscape gardening • Restoration • Refurbishment

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Stony Oven Cleaners

We Clean Ovens The job you hate to do!!

3 Ovens, Ranges, Microwaves, Agas 3 10% off for OAPs 3 We use non caustic and odourless products and steam to clean 3 I am not a franchise 3 I am Stony born and a local business

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J&J Property Services

Property Maintenance Roof to Drains, Carpentry, Decorating, Plumbing, Brickwork & Plastering

We specialise in work for disabled people i.e Wet rooms, Room conversions, Paths & other external work

07930 256237 01908 210254

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Aerials, Telephone, Internet and Electrical Services

Mick Moyle Registered Electrician and General Handyman

For Professional Service & Quality Workmanship

Free Estimates No call out charge 01908 612278, 07903 130 093/07810 417 492 www.mickmoyle.co.uk 1 Purcel Drive, Newport Pagnell MK16 0BP

Is your home in need of a total refurbishment or just a loving touch?

J F Maintenance offers professional and clean workmanship for domestic and commercial premises

• Satellites (Sky/Free-Sat) • Internet Points • Data Cabling  • TV Points • Plasma/LCD Installations • Ceiling Speakers/Spot-Lights   • Home Entertainment Systems • Telephone Points 

Daytime 077995 52323 Evenings 01908 234555 www.leoknight.com

Bathrooms and Kitchens installed Tiling, decorating and carpentry Plumbing leaks and alterations Property and garden maintenance No jobs too small or too large Established for 18 years

Contact Julian on 01908 384795 or 07807 524372

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Jaguar Specialist

Up to 50% saving on dealer prices Jaguar trained master technician Latest diagnostic equipment Collection and delivery 38 Tanners Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BW 01908 218875

Friendly professional service Fully trained staff Landlord/Insurance work welcome No jobs too small All domestic chores Ironing service available Competitive Rates - Free Quotes Quick & Reliable

Call: 01908 476580 or 07525 843868

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Small businesses will lead the way in 2014, says company whose tenants already employ 1000 people

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Milton Keynes will boom in 2014, says the town’s largest serviced business premises provider, as the number of people employed in its units tops 1000 at the close of 2013.

Bucks Biz, with over 400,000 square feet of space and 150 tenants in Bletchley and Denbigh, says it is already planning more units to cope with the expected growth in demand and bringing forward plans to develop extra space at the huge Interchange House in Howard Way. “Our units currently provide work for around a thousand people and we have seen that figure rise steadily,” said Dominic Muscat, a director of the company that owns the business. “As Milton Keynes business booms, led by small businesses, we are already identifying potential new units that can be converted to provide the premises needed for small companies to thrive without hassle.”

Bucks Biz, with units all over Milton Keynes, is renowned for straight talking and dealing; not hiding costs and not charging for many of the little things that keep businesses ticking, but which can be annoying to the point of distraction. “We really believe that if our customers are happy, then they’ll be free to get on with their businesses, which in turn will expand,” added Dominic. More info from www.bucksbiz.co.uk or 01908 299200

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Farmers’ Market Stony Stratford

Community Notices

Friday 25th April on Market Square and on every last Friday of each month ........................................................................................................

Farmers’ Market Newport Pagnell

Friday 18th April on Market Hill and on every third Friday until after lunch ........................................................................................................

Friends of Westbury Grange Spring Bazaar and Coffee Morning

Saturday 5th April 2014 from 10am to 12 noon in the Coffee Lounge at Westbury Grange Nursing Home in Westbury Lane, Newport Pagnell. Come and join us for lovely refreshments, raffle,stalls and games! Everyone welcome! If you have any bric a brac, cakes or items to donate to our stalls, and you want them collected, please phone Rosie on 01908 614435. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome! ........................................................................................................

Stony Nightingales (previously known as Stony Stratford Evening WI)

meet on the second Thursday of every month at 8pm in Swinfen Harris Hall, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JA. A different speaker each month and excursions throughout the year. For more information contact Julie Boyes 07738 054915 or find us on Facebook. ........................................................................................................

Vintage and Retro Fair

Milton Keynes Village Hall, Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday May 24th 2014, 10am to 3pm. Come and enjoy the atmosphere in this 1930s village hall on the picturesque village green Milton Keynes village – where it all began! The Hall will be all dressed up to celebrate the true vintage look with stalls and Vintage Café serving all day. Come and see our group of “vintagers” dressed in 40s/50s costume – and if you are a “vintage” yourself, come dressed to strut your stuff!! ........................................................................................................

Stony Stratford Floral Club

6th May. “In the Style of ....”. A demonstration by Jackie Page from Westcote Barton. Please note that from 4th March our meetings will be held at The Community Church, Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. For information on any of the above contact Sue on 01908 564453 or Judy on 01908 569429 ........................................................................................................

Milton Keynes Reader Service

Will you become a Volunteer Reader to someone who is sight impaired. Helping Blind and Disabled People. Tel: 01908 231122 Email: mkreader@tiscali.co.uk www.miltonkeynesreaderservice.org.uk ........................................................................................................

Stony Stratford Bridge Club

Meets on Monday evenings from 7pm to 10pm at Magdalen House in Stony Stratford. We would like some new members. We play a friendly game of Rubber Bridge so you do not require a regular partner and beginners would be welcome. For more information please call either Daphne Harvey 01908 563177 or Clare Mellor 01908 563047 ........................................................................................................

Two Mile Ash Women’s Institute

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in Two Mile Ash Community Centre, High Street, Two Mile Ash from 7.30pm. We have a varied and interesting programme of speakers. Why not come along and meet our friendly group. For more information please call Sandra Findlay on 01908 330741 ........................................................................................................

1st Middleton Beaver, Cub & Scout group

continues to expand & require your help, can you provide some of your time to help us? Contact - info@1stMiddleton.org.uk ........................................................................................................

Bradwell W.I.

A friendly, afternoon, meeting at the village Sports & Social Club Pavilion, Abbey Road, Bradwell Village overlooking the village green on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with an interesting programme of Speakers and tea & cakes. Come along 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. or telephone Olive Stewart 310267. ........................................................................................................

Willen Preschool Easter Fun Day

Family fun for all with games, easter hunt, stalls and cakes. Monday 21st April, 1-4pm, Willen pavilion

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