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Dear Reader

Welcome to the February edition of the MK Flyer.

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January is typically the month for new resolutions and setting goals, have you made yours yet and how many of you have already fallen off the wagon!

Stuart Oliphant

As you may remember September 2012 hosted the 9th Get On You Bike MK event.

Kim Oliphant Steve Aylott

Well, one of Carol’s supporters Jim Hellier from bookmeadisco.com organised a thank you event at the Holiday Inn for all the supporters that have given up time to help out. Read Carol’s thank you on page 40. With Christmas a distant memory, the decorations back in the loft and our houses back to normal, we move on to Valentines Day. We at MK Flyers particularly like a local restaurant who are putting on special menus for Valentines. Why not have a look at The Calcutta Brasserie on page 15 and get your table booked early? Remember, if you can’t find what your looking for in the MK Flyer please do check our online directory at www.mkflyersonline.co.uk where there are 100’s of businesses advertised or better still take MK flyers with you and download our mobile App from your App store. Until next month…

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Over the past few months, I have been taking part in a project called the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship which allows MPs to get involved in a variety of industries.

Millions of people use buses and trains every day, and as a commuter city Milton Keynes is reliant on these services. With that in mind, I have begun my Fellowship with UK transport operator Go-Ahead’s three rail companies, Southern, Southeastern and London Midland. I have also visited Brighton and Hove buses. The Fellowship has provided me with an important insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes on a daily basis to make sure people can get where they need to be. The programme of visits has included the train drivers’ depot at Brighton, where some 165 drivers report for duty, and a visit to ticket offices to meet staff at Brighton, Haywards Heath and at Milton Keynes Central. I have been very impressed by the commitment to improving services for passengers and the ongoing experiences of the Fellowship will be very useful in informing my work on the Transport Select Committee. I am also keen to highlight a new Inquiry that the Transport Committee will be commencing in March. It will be looking at disabled people’s access to transport. This is an area of interest to me because of the feedback that I often receive when I meet local organisations representing disabled people. I would be interested in receiving the experiences of disabled people locally, so that this can assist me during the Inquiry. I am particularly interested to know what

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works well, what works less well, and what areas should be consider for investigation. If any readers would like to get in touch with their experiences my contact details are below.   Milton Keynes is a beautiful place to live in. This is probably why we experienced a 17% population increase in the 2011 census. With such an increase comes pressure on local services. This is why I have begun a campaign with my colleague, Mark Lancaster MP, for our A&E to be expanded. Locally, more resources are going into the NHS and the number of clinical staff is increasing, but to cope with future growth forecasts more will need to be done On a different issue, I enjoyed visiting the home of John Silverthorn, a constituent whose house is one of the 75 in which energy company E.ON is trialling its smart homes of the future. Under the trial, participants are able to monitor and control their central heating, via a web browser, tablet or smartphone app on the go. It also gives households the opportunity to reduce their energy costs, improve their comfort and control their homes better. Finally, if you have any concerns or require my assistance, please do get in touch. Email: iain.stewart.mp@parliament.uk Tel: 01908 686830 Postal address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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The most romantic setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day Back by popular demand, internationally recognised singer, Nicky Prince returns to Calcutta Brasserie to entertain guests on Valentine’s Day with soulful vocals. Calcutta Brasserie, in Stony Stratford is inviting curry lovers to taste their delicious menu specially created for Valentine’s Day including a champagne reception and a rose for the lady. Named one of the best Indian restaurants in the country at the British Curry Awards and the Cobra Good Curry Guide, Calcutta Brasserie is the perfect romantic location to take a loved one this Valentine’s Day. Chefs have been busy perfecting a lavish 3 course meal for diners to enjoy while listening to live music from Nicky Prince.* Calcutta Brasserie will be serving the Valentine’s dishes from Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February as part of a set menu which costs £24.95. This is set to be a sell out, so book early for the best seats by calling 01908 566577 to make your reservation or visit www.calcuttabrasserie.co.uk

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Introducing the thoracic spine The thoracic spine is the middle section of the spine comprising of 12 vertebrae. It starts at the base of the neck, marked by a protruding vertebra, and meeting the lumbar spine just under the ribs. There are 12 ribs, which attach to each of the thoracic vertebrae in the back and to the breast bone, or sternum in the front. Ribs 11 and 12 however, do not attach to the sternum, and are called floating ribs. As with the cervical and lumbar sections of the spine, nerves emerge from the thoracic spine and proceed to various parts of the body depending on where in the thoracic spine they emerge. Most of the nerves run along the ribs of the rib cage. The nerves which emerge from the very top of the thoracic spine don’t, they supply the upper and lower parts of the arm, but more about them in later articles.

So what can go wrong with the thoracic spine: The thoracic spine is fairly robust, but despite this, you could suffer anything from crush fractures resulting from a fall, to arthritis, slipped discs and dislocated ribs. In this article I will focus on the most common complaint, muscle spasm caused by bad posture. Enter the trapezius. The trapezius muscle is a large muscle which is shaped like a large kite. It attaches to the thoracic spine and up to the neck and out to the shoulders. It is coloured red in the diagram. The muscle can be divided into three major sections, the upper, middle and lower trapezius. The upper region of the muscle is responsible for lifting the shoulder blades, while the middle and lower regions pull the shoulders back and depress the shoulder blades downwards. Now, your boss has been on your case for that report which is due by 5, and you have discovered that it needs a major re-write. You are stressed and you’re hunching. This pushes the neck forward and puts the upper fibres of the trapezius in a bad

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postural position. Do this over months, and the trapezius will form protective spasm, which hurt. It isn’t just office workers who are affected, but sports people like cyclists who are hunched over handlebars all day or hair dressers who spend most of their days with their hands in the air. Tense trapezius muscles can form tight bands of muscle in the shoulder and mid-back, causing pain. The middle fibres of the trapezius can also form trigger points, which refer their pain elsewhere, most often as a headache. The good news is that this kind of thing is easily treated with specifically targeted deep tissue work and mobilisation of the thoracic spine. Jacque Cilliers. Adv Dip. MT. (MSM) For appointments: 0845 458 5376 https://www.facebook.com/ jacquecilliersmassage http://www.jointsolutionsuk.com/

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The Well Being Therapy Centre was established in March 2011 by two very experienced counsellors, Lynda Gilbert and Marise Cohen, to offer a new counselling service to the people of Milton Keynes Originally based at The Well in Willen, we moved in September 2011 to The Quaker Centre in Downhead Park.

to be listened to and given a voice in a non-judgemental way, as well as to be helped to see what may be underlying problems in order to begin moving forward.

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The evolution of Milton Keynes has received a significant boost with the launch of Oakgrove Village, the highly anticipated, brand new development by award-winning developer Crest Nicholson Regeneration Hazel Copse is part of the first phase of Oakgrove Village, situated in Middleton, to the south east of central Milton Keynes. The collection of two, three and four-bedroom houses are arranged in different neighbourhood areas, all slightly different in character. Buyers can choose from a range of thirteen house types, with private gardens bringing nature into close view.

The commitment to fulfilling the requirements and tastes of every buyer is demonstrated by the innovative interior design options. A series of show homes have been individually and exclusively furnished by the nation’s favourite retailers. Buyers can visit four different show homes by John Lewis, Next, Ikea and Laura Ashley and enjoy the unique opportunity to replicate their preferred design in their own home. These must-see show homes will be available to view from 19 January. Susan Young, Sales & Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson Regeneration said: “We are delighted to provide much-needed new homes to the residents of Milton Keynes. Crest Nicholson has a long history of building new homes in and around Milton Keynes and we’re absolutely committed to continuing to deliver vibrant new communities that complement their surroundings. “In order to ensure homes here meet the needs of local residents, we liaised extensively with the local council and community throughout the planning process; we’re confident

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the development is going to prove extremely popular with purchasers and we are looking forward to seeing a new community develop and thrive.” At the heart of the development is a central square which will provide a hub for the new community with restaurants, shops and a new Waitrose supermarket. These complement the amenities already on Oakgrove Village’s doorstep, including the Oftsted ‘Outstanding’ Oakgrove School. The high quality landscaped green corridors, open spaces and parkland of Oakgrove Village link the development with the Ouzel Valley Park along the western boundary, providing a network of redways and leisure routes and wildlife habitats. Residents will also have easy access to nearby Willen Lake and Milton Keynes Village as well as a fully equipped local leisure centre which is adjacent to the development.

When complete, Oakgrove Village will comprise up to 1,100 two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and one and twobedroom apartments. Oakgrove Village will be one of only a few developments built to meet the standards of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, which, amongst other benefits, will result in cheaper running costs for residents. For more information or to view the show homes at Oakgrove Village, contact the Sales & Marketing Suite, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ, open daily from 10am – 5pm, on 0870 758 0430 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/oakgrovevillage

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Greenhouses Do you have a greenhouse? February is the perfect time to think about installing one so you can get a jump on the growing season.

The ability to shut the door on nasty weather makes pootling about and checking how things are coming on a much more pleasant experience. If your greenhouse has a power point you can have heat and light at your fingertips too, allowing you more time to potter. Don’t think it has to be huge and unsightly. There are so many styles available now, from the traditional cedar-framed variety to pretty bijou Victorian constructions. You could even go a bit sci-fi with a geodesic dome! As well as providing the perfect environment to start off early seedlings, a greenhouse means you can extend your growing season for fruit and vegetables. Don’t limit yourself to tomatoes. If you choose your varieties carefully you can try strawberries, peppers, aubergines, peaches, nectarines and grapes. Choosing the right site is important. Make sure that the ground is level. Your greenhouse should receive the maximum amount of winter sunlight available. Be sure to consider any shadows cast by existing buildings and trees, including those trees which are not fully grown yet. The most important time for sun to reach a greenhouse is during the spring and autumn when the sun is low in the sky. Greenhouses are all about temperature. Obviously they are a place of warmth, but they shouldn’t be too warm. It’s easy to cook your plants even in a British summer. Place a thermometer in the shade near the middle of your greenhouse and monitor the temperature at different times during sunny and cloudy weather. Most plants thrive best around 15-21C. If the temperature regularly reaches 26C or higher, you will need to ventilate.

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The simplest and cheapest way to ventilate is to open the door and roof vents in the morning and close them in the evening, but ventilation systems can be fitted which are automatically triggered as the temperature rises. Greenhouses do require some maintenance. If you already own one, then February is a good time to give it a clean. Disinfect the entire greenhouse-with a brush and a mixture of diluted bleach, keeping it away from the plants. Open up any vents to let the fumes out. Scrub down all the walls and floor, then rinse with clean water.  Throughout the growing season spray the walls and corners with a hose set on the jet nozzle. This helps keep spider mites and whiteflies to a minimum. A greenhouse can be a wonderful addition to a garden. Well designed, well stocked and well arranged it can be a thing of beauty too.

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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

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Email: allroundpropertymaintenance@hotmail.co.uk

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MOJO; THE PERFECT HAVEN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Mojo, in the Hub is inviting couples to visit on Valentine’s Day from 7pm for an evening of romantic live music performed by Conway Moore and indulge in seductive cocktails made lovingly by Mojo Bartenders from fresh ingredients. Mojo, the newcomer to The Hub, boasts the look of a stylish bar, complemented by romantic subdued lighting to create a relaxed ambience with a warm feel; a perfect haven to enjoy Valentines drinks. Mojo offer a range of champagnes from Dom Perignon to the Ace of Spades, plus a range of delicious cocktails to treat a loved one. To give guests something different for Valentine’s Day, Mojo Bartenders have created a special cocktail for the day set to tantalise taste buds. Guests who indulge in ‘PS I love you’ will receive the second on Mojo, so ladies can drink for free! Mojo will be serving the Valentines cocktail, ‘PS I love

you’ as the cocktail of the month throughout February for £6.95.

Mojo are set to host a range of experiences including:

Salsa Nights Every Monday from 7pm Beginners – Advanced Classes

Kosy with Kozel Wednesday 30 January from 7pm A sampling night of Premium Czech Export Kozel

Cocktail Master Class Tuesday 5 February from 6pm

Bollywood Night Thursday 28 February from 6pm For more information about Mojo or any of the events, please visit www.mojo-mk.co.uk or contact 01908 668774

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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.

“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 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.

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.

“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.

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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!

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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Show some love this Valentine’s and support your local rescue!

HULA Animal Rescue

VALENTINE OPEN DAY

Sunday 10th February 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 £2 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 Women in Enterprise is THE networking group for men and women in Milton Keynes!

Small Business Help • Are you a small business owner or self employed person? •D o you need help with your business paperwork? • Outsource the tasks you do not have the time or desire to do. •N o contracts, or Annual subscriptions, just pay as you use.

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We Clean Ovens The job you hate to do!!

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Johnston Decorating Services

Watch, Clock, Jewellery repairs & Key Cutting Service Free collection of large clocks Repairing clocks & watches in Milton Keynes for over 45 years Contact R.M Jewellers 140 Queensway, Agora Centre Bletchley MK2 2AA

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

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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 to discuss how we can make your phone on all print and ring with delivery orders over brand new 5000 leaflets customers, Expires 28th Feb 2013 ready to buy.

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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

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Carol Osborne of Get On Your Bike MK raising money for Cancer Research UK would like to sincerely thank Jim Helliar of http://www. bookmeadisco.com/ and the generosity of The Holiday Inn for the Tribute night on the 12th January, 2013. Tribute nights at The Holiday Inn are held on a regular basis. The evening was organised by our Jim at no cost to either myself or the Charity which just goes to prove how much people appreciate the need for research if we are to give any hope to those touched by cancer.

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Sudoku Solution Come and play at our fun, exciting and educational preschool Monday to Friday 9:15 till 2:30 also Government funding for 3 year olds. We have lots of exciting activities for your child to learn and enjoy. We work to the EYFS standards and your child learns though their play. Feel free to visit us and take a look around at Ridgeway Community Centre Dulverton Drive, Furzton

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Gas & Heating Services Watts Plumbing & Heating Limited 33 Guttering Services Bradnam

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Health and Fitness HMC Fitness Linda Alger Rosemary Conley Vicki Kelner Well Being Therapy Centre

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Hotels De Vere Harben

Network Marketing Arbonne

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