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Dear Reader Welcome to the January edition of the MK Flyer, the first of 2013. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I can’t believe how quickly 2012 has flown by! With the launch of the MK Flyers APP back in September we can now offer so much more for both our advertisers and readers. With the function of a Milton Keynes Directory on your smart phone or tablet you are never without the number you need and for our advertisers we can now send out offers and promotions directly to the APP users giving an instant response – something we are very excited about and are looking forward to watching it grow. To download your APP visit page 35. We at MK Flyers are looking forward to another year of working with new businesses in Milton Keynes, as well as with our current advertisers, putting you in touch with the local services you may need. If, like so many people, your New Year resolution is all about health and fitness, have a look through the MK Flyer and see who is there to help you on that journey. And if you are out celebrating over the New Year, please do remember to call Skyline Taxis, featured on the back cover of the Flyers, to get you home safely. Once again, Happy New Year from all of us at MK Flyers.

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Sing and feel good with Milton Keynes Rock Choir™ It’s the time of year for New Year’s resolutions, and if yours includes doing something different and exciting that also makes you feel good, why not try Milton Keynes Rock Choir? Studies carried out at the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, at Canterbury Christ Church College, show that taking part in regular group singing can significantly improve physical and mental health. Better breathing and posture, feeling happier and a reduction in stress are just some of the positive benefits. The experience of Rock Choir members certainly bears this out: “Hugely positive and life enhancing.” “A welcome break to the working week.” “Nurturing and fun.” “Should be prescribed by the NHS.” These are just some of hundreds of positive comments. “Joining Rock Choir could be the best New Year’s resolution you ever make,” said Milton Keynes Rock Choir Leader Charlotte Greenhow. “It’s a great way to meet new friends, develop your singing skills and take part in exciting performances. You can even try a session for free, to see if you like it.” Rock Choir is the UK’s largest amateur contemporary choir, with more than 16,000 members in over 240 towns nationwide. It offers people the chance to sing and perform pop, gospel and Motown songs with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. As well as being featured in the popular three-part ITV1 documentary ‘The Choir That Rocks’, Rock

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Choir members have appeared regularly on national television, including Breakfast TV, The One Show and the Paul O’Grady Show. Rock Choir has released two top twenty albums and broken three Guinness World Records. Last In 2012 it helped raise over £450,000 for charity through performances and membership events. Milton Keynes members recently performed at the Milton Keynes Christmas Lights Ceremony, and are currently rehearsing for a huge concert, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena in July. “Our new term starts week beginning 14th January,” said Charlotte. “New members will be able to take part in the O2 Arena performance, and there are lots more exciting local performances in the pipeline too.”

Milton Keynes Rock Choir runs two sessions on Thursday evenings, from 6.15 - 7.45 pm, and from 8.00 - 9.30pm, at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, MK6 2TG. Visit www.rockchoir.com or telephone 01252 714 276 to find out more and to book your free taster session.

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Do you or someone you know require personal homecare? Superior homecare services ltd is a domiciliary care agency based in Milton Keynes, owned and managed by a registered and qualified GP Nurse, with over 20 years experience. We provide personal care in the comfort of our clients own homes. All our staff are experienced and dedicated carers, who are CRB checked for your peace of mind, and safety. Our carers are fully trained or are working towards their NVQ level 2/3 qualifications. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality assured care.

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2012 was undoubtedly a year of celebration which saw both the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and I must admit I find it hard to think that another year could ever beat it. However, 2013 brings its promises too, not least more royal celebrations following the announcement of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy.

and women. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Newport Pagnell early on a December morning and while I was indeed in need of a caffeine boost the workers there were in full swing. I was amazed by the machinery behind the operation of delivering post and am still staggered by the volume of post which is dealt with daily. Now the Christmas period is over I hope things have finally quietened down and they are having a well earned rest now.

Already for me as an MP my diary is fit to bursting with events happening in and around Milton Keynes at the beginning of the year, a sure sign that no one is resting on their laurels and our community is as active and engaged as ever. As the saying goes as the New Year begins, out with the old and in with the new and I adopted this approach when it came to my chest hair towards the end of last year. Beauty by Rajni is a salon based in Conniburrow who decided to hold a sponsored “Wax Off” in aid of Children in need, in the spirit of the season I was duly signed up and when my office staff told me quite what I had been signed up for; I must admit I was a little fearful. I can’t say it is something I would go and do out of choice but I was very impressed by the results and the salon was fantastic.

I am continuing to run my ‘reading campaign’ in primary schools across Milton Keynes this year, which I hope will raise the profile of the importance of children reading both at home and at school. With the UK’s illiteracy rates scoring as some of the highest in Western Europe there has never been a more important time to encourage children to get some enjoyment out of reading. I’ve had a fantastic response to the campaign with nearly 30 schools taking part and I have been amazed at some of the books which I have been asked to read from-they’re certainly more colourful than they were when I started reading! As ever, should you ever need any help or support or would even like me to visit your organisation, please do get in touch on 01908 686830.

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Milton Keynes Company Supports Local Charity BODY-SHARP Fit Store are a Milton Keynes Company and proud of it! They put a huge part of their success over the past year down to the tremendous support from the Milton Keynes community and with that decided to launch their “Free Milton Keynes Same Day Delivery” service. However, they didn’t feel that this was enough to say thank you. So for the 12 months between 01st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 BODY-SHARP Fit Store are donating 10p for every single item they sell to Willen Hospice ... and that’s not all! To really make the most of this opportunity, the Milton Keynes based Online Sports Nutrition Retailer are getting involved in many fundraising events such as the Tough Mudder Challenge and the MK Marathon to guaranty as much money for the Hospice as possible.

by making a donation. You can find out all you need to know by visiting http://www.bodysharpfitstore.com/ Willen_Hospice_s/4880.htm Liam Sharp: Company Director. “I’d like to thank all of our local customers for their support over the last 12 months. I’d also like to thank everyone in advance who will give their time and donations to helps us to support Willen Hospice over the next 12 months. Your help and support is very much appreciated” Web: www.bodysharpfitstore.com Email: info@bodysharpfitstore.com Tel: 01908 415 468

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Get fit for life!! If you’ve not heard of the Core Fitness Centre yet, you will do soon. Owned by world champion martial artist Paul Wright, it’s the fastest growing gym in Newport Pagnell! The popularity of this little gym has grown considerably since it opened last year. Dedicated staff, friendly members and a warm atmosphere has seen memberships grow steadily to the point where they are now expanding! A new larger CV room complimented by a separate, dedicated weights room.

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Do you have a financial Plan B? Are you short of time or money? Many of us dream of easing our financial burden in as much or as little time as we can spare, but don’t know where to start. Arbonne Independent Consultants, discovering how to turn an existing expense into an income. We are now part of a fast growing network marketing company in the ever expanding health, wellness, skin care and nutrition industry. In the UK Arbonne has enjoyed an 85% increase in sales in the last 12 months, as a result of word of mouth, recommendations and showing people how to switch their every day products to safe beneficial alternatives. The products Arbonne offers are the kind of products we all buy today and are botanically based and vegan approved.

For some of us what we do day to day is a means to an end and takes us away from the things we would rather be doing – spending time with family, going to the gym, meeting friends for lunch, planning a big holiday. Network marketing, for those of us who have heard of it, immediately makes you think of catalogue selling, buying lots of stock to go out and sell, trudging the streets trying to drum up business and selling door to door. The first thoughts most of us have about network marketing are “I don’t know enough people”, “I don’t have time”, “network marketing is for people who don’t have proper jobs”, “no thank you, I can’t sell and I don’t do parties”. These statements represent the myth of network marketing. It is merely a system of word of mouth advertising. How many of us recommend a restaurant/wine/plumber to our friends; Imagine if you could do this and get paid for it? You can build a network marketing business in the nooks and crannies of your life (or even the hair line cracks in some cases). In the current age of social media, information can get around the world in minutes, no wonder Warren Buffet, who owns a handful of network marketing companies, is now one of the richest people in the world.

As Arbonne Independent Consultants we are enjoying not being part of the corporate world with sales targets and management pressure. We have businesses we are developing at our own pace to create a financial plan B. If you keep doing what you are doing now, what you will be doing in 5 years time? If you have access to a phone and the internet, are willing to switch your personal care brands, are coachable and have dreams then you can start your business today. The Arbonne family is full of support, free training, free advice, free mentoring and best of all you get to build a business with your best friends and likeminded people. You are never alone. To find out more about switching to safe, pure and beneficial products or enquire about the Arbonne opportunity contact Arbonne Independent Consultants; Cassie on 07918 022387/ solereflexion@myarbonne.co.uk and Debbie on 07834 973983/ mcdebbie@myarbonne.co.uk

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The herniated disc Herniated discs are often referred to as slipped discs. This isn’t entirely accurate. The disc doesn’t slip out of alignment with the spine, like a block in a Jenga tower, the spine is too stable. Briefly, there are three major ligaments running down the length of the spine which prohibit forward movement of the disc, added to this, there are various tendons, ligaments and muscles either side of the spine which stop it from slipping to the side either.

stiffness. The herniation itself can press up against nerves which pass in the vicinity of the herniation. This causes pain, numbness or tingling sensations down the path of the nerve. The most common location for a disc herniation is the L5/S1 region, at the base of the spine. The nerve emerging from the L5/S1 level of the spine is one of five roots contributing to the sciatic nerve, and compression of this nerve causes sciatica. Symptoms: As mentioned, symptoms include pain and inflammation around the area where the herniation occurred. You will most likely experience sciatica, or pain down the back of the leg. The sciatic pain may increase when you cough, sneeze or pass a stool. These symptoms may come on quickly, due to an injury, or they may come on slowly over time. Treatment:

I was taught that the discs of the spine are like rolled up belts, made of cartilage. Each disc has a soft core called the nucleus. Now cartilage, or the belt in our example, is tough stuff, but doesn’t handle compression very well. When compressed, cartilage tends to crack. So let’s place a large brick on the front of the belt. The force of the brick pushes down on the belt and forces the soft middle against the back of the belt. As this is repeated over many years, due to bad posture or bending, cracks start to appear in the belt, until finally the belt gives way and the middle pushes out. This is a herniated disc. The body reacts to a herniation by causing inflammation, and inflammation causes pain and

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I will always treat what I find. The most common course of treatment would be to reduce the inflammation around the herniated disc. This includes treating those muscles which have become tense and spasmodic. I treat the disc directly by gently moving the spine in a way which widens the gap through which the nerves pass, reducing the pressure on the nerve and reducing the sciatic pain. Treatment can take time, but it is worth it. You can manage herniated disc symptoms. Jacque Cilliers Adv Dip. MT. (MSM) For appointments: 0845 4585 376 https://www.facebook.com/jacquecilliersmassage http://www.jointsolutionsuk.com/ more about sciatica: http://www.jointsolutionsuk.com/ index.php/sciatica/

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Friends in need The British winter is a wonderful thing: sunshine and mild temperatures one day and several degrees below the next. If you think that is confusing for us gardeners, then imagine what it’s like for the wildlife.

Christmases ago which has proved very popular with solitary bees and ladybirds alike.

For me, gardening is as much about the creatures which inhabit my plot as it is about the plants. In view of this, I like to make life as easy as possible for my little garden friends.

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I’m not the tidiest gardener in the world, but this turns out to be a bonus in my quest to help the local wildlife. So you might think I’m lazy for not cutting down bare stems and soggy seed heads, but in fact I am providing luxury accommodation for over-wintering insects. These in turn attract certain birds and other insects for whom the luxury accommodation is more akin to a fast-food establishment. When you trim hollow-stemmed plants, cut them into 10cm lengths and bind a few together into a bunch. Push this bunch of stems into a hedge or a sheltered corner and insects will find it...a sort of ‘build it and they will come’ construction... with apologies for the Kevin Costner film reference there! You can also buy some wonderful purposebuilt constructions. My mother bought me an impressively titled ‘insect condominium’ a few

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A gardening friend of mine gave me a great tip. He suggested placing a couple of ladybird shelters near my rose bushes so that when the warmer weather finally comes, early aphids will be gobbled up by the ladybirds and their larvae. Start with the basics A good quality sunflower seed based mix in a tubular feeder is a great starting point and will attract a wide variety of birds. Add some extras Peanuts are a good source of protein and fat and are very popular. Raisins and apple chunks on a platform will attract blackbirds, thrushes and other fruit-lovers. Fat or suet is highenergy and gratefully received by many species during colder weather. Niger seed in small feeders will attract shy goldfinches if hung in a quieter part of the garden. Check your hygiene Feeders should be clean and mould-free or they may spread disease. Don’t forget water Fresh water is really important, especially if temperatures are below freezing. Safety first Consider placing stickers on patio doors to reduce the risk of collisions. Protect birds from cats by hanging the feeders high enough and removing any potential hiding places nearby.

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Pressure Washing

patio, decking, drives & conservatories

Garden Maintenance

one off or regular contracts

Grass Cutting

removed, composted

Lawn Re-seeding Fence/Trellis/Sheds

erected, repaired, repainted

Deliver

soil enhancers, wood chips

Free estimates/competitively priced

Lawn Mower or Tool Sharpening Service

Call Gary on: 01908 225 244 or 07933 794010 Email: garyjago@talktalk.net

Guttering Problems?

GRACELANDS Garden Maintenance

Reliable Gardener looking for reliable clients

Don’t wait for spring, Give us a ring!

All Garden Work • Leaf Clearance • Jungle Clearance Landscape Projects • Turfing • Planting Garden Shut Downs • Domestic & Commercial

Quality work guaranteed, at reasonable rates Full portfolio & references • 10 years experience

Call 01908 460256 Mob 07984 039093 www.gracelands-gardening.co.uk

Gutters Cleaned Leaking Gutters repaired New Gutters Fitted All by friendly local established company

Call Rob on 01908 216151 or 07977 206403

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

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LIFE IS CALLING...

How to Manifest Your Life Plan. By: Stephanie J. King - Co-written with Spirit. INCREASE PERFORMANCE, OPTIMISE RESULTS, HIT TARGETS WITHOUT AN INCREASE IN EFFORT FROM YOU. Each day is another chance to recreate, to make a difference, to redraw who you are & what you do – for how you live, interact & connect with daily life means everything… Like cards in a book, Life Is Calling... is compiled as a direct interchange with your Guardian & with Source in a way that’s completely in tune with your own life, taking you forward through daily events, obstacles & situations as if by the hand - to master what until now pushed & pulled you. Nothing happens by chance. Seeing the bigger picture helps you connect better, interact, communicate & move onward & upward with ease. Over 377 different cards or entries provide vital life tools to help you grow in confidence, feel freer, love better, be happier & healthier than in years. You’ll link & work directly with life’s own creative force -to be the best version of yourself that you can be. For some this will mean added tools to enhance work that you’re already doing, to ensure you always hit your highest outcome... You’ll expand limitations of your present awareness & break free of the confinements of time... You’ll be more alert to data from your own higher senses - bringing intuition, inspiration, hunches & helpful extrasensory information easily into full conscious awareness - accessing larger amounts of stimuli than before... Perfect for busy lives, for self improvement & self empowerment, renewed insight & understanding to help you reach daily goals & more besides... Love, work, family, home - the results will be immediate & immense. There’s nothing else like it on the market (see guest book enteries on our web site).

Estilo Moda

is a wedding dress designer in Milton Keynes that brings wedding dress dreams to reality. We create beautiful wedding dresses and other bridal wear at very affordable prices. Start the journey here to your perfect wedding dress.

Enter our ‘Win a Free Wedding Dress’ Competition on our website competition

page (www.estilomoda.co.uk) Terms and Conditions Apply

Our Contact Details

www.channelledbyspirit.com RRP £10.99

Phone: 01908 690900, 07534 041173 Email: info@estilomoda.co.uk Website: www.estilomoda.co.uk

Diamond’s Flooring Ltd of Newport Pagnell & Bletchley

GJ Mobile Disco

Get ready for the new year with a new feel under foot Carpet, Vinyl, Wood, laminate & Karndean All under one roof 134 Queensway Bletchley, 01908 632800 63 high street Newport Pagnell 01908 611655

60’s 70’s 80’s & 90’s and the hits of today!

Life is Calling... is ‘direct & on target’ with guidance given...

Have you been floored by our prices yet? *10% off all materials when you mention this ad* Carpet foundation and mastercraftsmen members Your Assurance of quality *Terms & conditions apply

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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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

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 15 years

Contact Julian on 01908 675404 or 07807 524372 Trouble with your feet? Home Visits • • • • • • • •

Calloused hard skin reduced Corns treated Ingrowing toe nails treated Routine nail trimming Thick and bulky nails reduced Fungal nails treated Verruca treatment Foot care for Diabetics

Friendly Professional Service Call 01908 618071 or 07738 629348

Linda Alger Foot Health Practitioner Dip CFHP MPS Pract BA (Hons) Business Studies

All Round Property Maintenance

TIRED OF ALL THOSE DIY JOBS? We are an established local family business, based in Milton Keynes, offering our services for all your needs around home and garden. We can take care of your dripping taps, sticking doors and decorating, from one room to the whole house. Whilst we welcome the smallest job we are experienced in all aspects of home maintenance and refurbishing, up to and including building you a porch or garage conversion. We employ all our staff directly, and do not use sub-contractors, thus enabling us to maintain quality whilst charging competitive rates. Sample prices, subject to inspection. Paint ceiling – 2 coats From £30.00 Paint room (emulsion) From £85.00 Undercoat & Gloss woodwork including door From £135.00 per room Replaster over artex ceiling or walls From £130.00 Fit Laminated or wood flooring, including quadrant £95-£130 Hang new internal door, including fitting handles From £40.00 Fit new external door and furniture including lock From £65.00 Fit new radiator From £40.00 each Fit new outside tap From £50.00 Pressure wash driveway or outside walkways and patio From £60.00 All electrical, carpentry and plumbing work quoted for upon inspection We can fit your new kitchen and bathroom and tile your floor and walls to your own specifications. We are specialists in tarmac and block paving driveways, bricklaying, laying paving and patios. All our work is tailored to individual needs. Our prices are for labour only but we would be happy to purchase materials on your behalf should you so wish. Accurate quotations will be given in writing before commencing work. To book our service, request a quotation or arrange for a visit,

RING: MATTHEW OR ALLYSON

07817 914980 or 01908 505656

Email: allroundpropertymaintenance@hotmail.co.uk

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Small businesses will lead the way in 2013, says company whose tenants already employ 1000 people Milton Keynes will boom in 2013, says the town’s largest serviced business premises provider, as the number of people employed in its units tops 1000 at the close of 2012. 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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Ian Pearson

City and Guilds Qualified Painter and Decorator 46 Queens Avenue Newport Pagnell Bucks

07985 288057 ianpearson61@btinternet.com

Watts Plumbing & Heating Limited Friendly reliable service All work guaranteed Call

01908 526923 07798 554398

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

CALL DAVE ON:

'01908 566496 or 07885 376417

www.stonyovencleaners.co.uk NEWPORT PAGNELL ✔ Landlord Gas Certs £50 ✔ Boiler Service £50 ✔ Cooker Installation £50 ✔ Boiler Repairs We also service/install and certificate

Commercial Boilers and Commercial Catering Appliances

Aerials, Telephone, Internet and Electrical Services

• 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

J&J Property Services

COMBI BOILER INSTALL £1200

Includes: Glow Worm 24kw, time clock, digital room stat, scalemaster, powercleanse, horizontal flue. See website for details.

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

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We all know that getting new customers is THE most important thing you can do for your business, but how are you going to do it? A leaflet delivery campaign consistently delivers results when done properly – and we do it properly. Call us now on 01908 850361 Order to discuss how 10,000 leaflets we can make or more from us during your phone January and not only will ring with we pay HALF the print, brand new We’ll also pay for your customers, leaflet design ready to buy.

Get Fit, Make Friends, Have Fun Play Korfball in Milton Keynes Korfball is like basketball and like netball but better! Men and Women Wanted 16+ No Experience Required Choose from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Club Nights

Contact Darren on 07949411502 www.korfballinmk.co.uk

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Download the new mkflyers free app today to enter our competition! Keep up to date with what’s going on in Milton Keynes, receive instant offers from local businesses, share your photos from around Milton Keynes on our Facebook page, support Willen Hospice and much more - on the go! To download your app simply scan the QR code or visit the app store and search for mk flyers.

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HULA Animal Rescue

NEW YEAR GET TOGETHER Sunday 13th January 1pm - 3.30pm at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)

BAZAAR & BOOK STORE BARGAINS Meet the rescued pets & farm animals Fun & Games for the Children DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS PET ACCESSORIES

Dogs welcome & please invite all your friends Admission only ÂŁ2 adults Accompanied Children FREE

ALL PROCEEDS RAISED FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115 Website: www.hularescue.org Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

Your Professional, Bespoke, Mobile Valeting Service We can valet your car, motorcycle, caravan, jetski, boat, light aircraft or commercial vehicle at your home or place of work Dri Wash Valeting guarantee to clean your vehicle back to showroom condition. Comfortable service - Attention to detail Stunning results - Environmentally friendly

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Newport Pagnell Window Company Ltd

Windows • Doors • Bi-folds • Sliding • Sash Conservatories • Replacement sealed units Call for free Quotation 0800 030 5067

The Professional Cleaning Service • Dry Carpet Cleaning with Zero Drying Time • Oven Cleaning • Patio Cleaning • Residential and commercial cleaning • Letting agent clean • One off cleaning jobs • Spring cleaning

Fully insured

Briteclean Cleaning Services

Tel 01908 370451 Freephone 0808 1080253

Mobile 07752 610630 email info@briteclean-miltonkeynes.co.uk www.briteclean-miltonkeynes.co.uk

Here’s what our customers say about mkflyers... As a local tradesperson I rely on standard of service and reputation to build a lasting relationship with Customers. Since we started, the MK Flyer has been essential in building these relationships by introducing our business to new Customers in the local community. It has also proved to be far more effective than other means of advertising and is definitely an essential part of our business process. Thank you so much for helping to establish and grow our business. Jim Dixon The Electrician

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Do you suffer with Ankylosing Spondylitis? If so, why not come along to our exercise group.

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Ready to move on after sep aration, divorce or bereavement?

Why not join a fun loving mat ure group who know what you have been through. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thu rsday of the month in Husborne Crawley Village Hal l. Meeting at 7:30pm.

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To speak to a friend ring Jean 01234 750923 and Ken 07957 122496

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Call us TODAY to discover the STAR21 difference for yourself

Telephone Answering and Virtual Office Services Call us FREE on 0800 860 0865

Web: www.star21.co.uk Email: ethel.morris@star21.co.uk

We’ve been providing telephone answering services in the Milton Keynes area for over twelve years. Business is won and lost by the service customers receive on the telephone Make sure the first impression callers get of your Company is a brilliant one!

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

Try us out non members welcome

Afternoon Tea Tea Monkey in Midsummer Place, CMK Wednesday 30th January 2013, 3 - 5pm £13 for members, £16 for non members

BOOK ONLINE Visit us today

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Advertisers Index Accountants Clark Pritchard 14 Aerial and Satellite Installers C & R Technologies 25 Aerials Newport Pagnell Aerials 33 Airport Travel Skyline BC Ballooning Champagne Flights 14 Bathrooms JF Maintenance 31 Richard Gane 9 Blinds Blinds Direct 23 Books Stephanie J King 30 Broadband Services C & R Technologies 25 Butchers Woburn Country Foods 17 Car Care Dri Wash 36 E & E Services 25 Care Services Extra Help 17 Superior HomeCare Services 10 Cleaning Services A Cleaner Oven 15 Bone-Dry 22 Briteclean 37 Domestique 9 My Home 15 Stony Oven Cleaners 33 Time For You 13 Clubs Newport Pagnell WMC 16 Commercial Property Bucks Biz 32 Computer Services PC First Aid 5 Conservatories Custom Glaze 5 Newport Pagnell Window Company 37

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