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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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elcome to the February edition of the MK Flyer.

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! With Valentines looming, have you sorted out that special something for the special someone in your life? yourlocalmap launched back in January 2014 and has been well received by the local business community with some big names in Milton Keynes booking their place. For more info about yourlocalmap please check

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out our website www.yourlocalflyer.co.uk 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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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!

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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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Welcome to Pro-Max

We are a family-run business with traditional values and offer a professional personal service that will guarantee customer satisfaction DRIVEWAYS Pro-Max have invested in a high tech revolutionary new system which will restore your surface to near new. Our industrial machines are more powerful than any equipment you can hire; they are also installed with a ‘no mess technology’ unlike the traditional lances that our competitors may use. Our Driveway maintenance/cleaning service safely removes years of dirt, moss and algae, even the most stubborn surface stains will be removed without using chemicals but still leaving your driveway looking as good as new. Not only does this cleaning give your property a ‘facelift’ it also eradicates slippery pathways that can cause unnecessary accidents. GUTTERING Using our advanced latest Gutter Vac system we can clear your gutters thoroughly and safely from ground level, no ladders or scaffolding used. Pro-Max have invested in the latest high tech CCTV camera and monitor technology and by using the CCTV camera we are able to continually monitor the works progress. Our vacuum system is driven by triple motors leaving your guttering clean and free of debris. This will ensure that you, the customer, will get the best value for money.

Get your slippery pathways, patios and driveway’s professionally cleaned to avoid any unnecessary accidents No Mess, No Chemicals Used

Pro-Max is committed to maintaining high standards of health and safety and complying with environment regulations. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us as we work strongly on recommendations and therefore promise to deliver exceptionally high standards. Call today for your no obligation free site assessment and quotation. Mobile: 07809 330030, Office: 01234 713976 email: ken@pro-maxinfo.com For further information on our specialist services please visit our websites: www.pro-maxdrivewaymaintenance.co.uk www.pro-maxgutteringclearing.co.uk

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Audi A6 Allroad 3.0TDI Quattro Reviewed 11/1/14

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his car looks the part on and off road.

The engine on this car is a 3.0 TDI which has excellent performance considering the size of the car and its sad to say it feels a lot more refined than the VW 4x4 we test drove in December.

pretty good off road capabilities so it really give you peace of mind in the winter. The gear change and ride on this multi-tronic gear box was extremely smooth, these German boys certainly know how to build a car!! Inside this car is stunning the interior is a work of Art the model we drove had full leather and so many extras I can’t list them I really liked the Sat Nav how it seamlessly popped out the dash and all the brushed aluminium felt very special. Audis MMi system is also very impressive, this is computer which controls everything on the Car from the ride to the sat nav and again this is a great system and very user friendly even connecting my phone to the blue tooth was very easy, on some cars now it seems you need a degree in IT even to do this. It’s also really nice that this great looking estate car also has

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This really doesn’t have any rivals, other companies have all road cars but not of

this size. It drives great & looks good my only criticism would be its fuel economy isn’t great, they maybe should have made a 2.0TDi allroad option although they do an A4 allroad 2.0tdi if your budget can not stretch to this one. MPH = 40 Combine d Top speed = 139 0-60 = 7.9 CO2 = 189 On the road price £4 5,525 (Lease price £495+v at over 3 years with 6 payments up front based on 10k miles a year)

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Great deals available for business and personal users on all makes and models

Get a new car from ÂŁ99 a month MILTON KEYNES STORE

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BEDFORD STORE

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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

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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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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.

Superior HomeCare Services To contact us use the following Tel 01908 522245 Mobile 07867 308192 E-mail superiorhomecare89@gmail.com www.superiorhomecareservices.co.uk

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Our services are Personal care Washing/dressing/undressing, Assistance with moving and handling, preparing and feeding of meals, supporting healthy eating, incontinence management and support and medicine management. Support Shopping, Cooking, Visits to and from Shops/Doctors and Outings, Respite care for carers, Domestic duties, Companionship, Assistance with Correspondence and Handyman services. Superior Homecare services is registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and are members of UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) ltd.

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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.

City Glass established 1976

City Glass introduces Colourcote Glass. For splashbacks, table tops etc. Bespoke service, any colour & size supply only or supplied & fitted. We can supply a single splashback or fit your entire kitchen, bathroom or office. Glass can be shaped around electric sockets, switches or features. Modern alternative to tiles, granite etc. No grout lines to discolour! Call now for a competitive quotation:

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Farmyard Word Search

Can you find the farm related words in the puzzle below?

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Stephanie J. King Soulpreneur

BELIEVE & ACHIEVE This unique Teen Meditation cd is guaranteed to de-stress any teen or young adult immediately...

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(A corresponding book for kindle and smart phones is also available for download at approx. £2.00)

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bathrooms to love

perfect results everytime • Prompt, Polite & Professional service • Specialising in Bathroom Design, Supply and Installations

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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 16 mkflyers

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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

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HULA Animal Rescue

VALENTINE’S SPECIAL

Sunday 8th 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)

Bargains in the Bazaar Meet all the Rescued Animals Fun & Games for the children Delicious Refreshments Sale of Pre-loved Pet Accessories

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ALL PROCEEDS RAISED FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS

Dogs welcome & please invite all your friends Admission only ÂŁ2 adults Accompanied Children FREE FREE Parking Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115 Website: www.hularescue.org Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

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

Free estimates/competitively priced Painting

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patio, decking, drives & conservatories

Garden Maintenance one off or regular contracts

Grass Cutting

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Garden View Say it with flowers

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nless you’ve just arrived from planet Jupiter it can’t have escaped your notice that it’s Valentine’s day this month. Gardeners generally love to give flowers and plants as gifts and this is a tradition which dates way back to Ancient Greece. In fact a whole language sprang up around flowers and plants with special meanings attached to each variety. The language was called floriography. Flowers could be used to express almost any sentiment. In combination they could convey a whole range of emotions. In the latter part of the 19th century social etiquette was very strict and it was very difficult for young couples to speak openly of their affection for each other. During this period floriography became very popular with books and dictionaries written on the subject. Lovers would use these books to make up tussiemussies, which were posies of flowers, to express themselves when they couldn’t articulate their feelings. Different authors interpreted flowers in different ways which could trip the unwary. For example, the hydrangea could be an expression of the recipient’s insensitivity or it could mean ‘thank you for your

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forgiveness.’ The daffodil could be an expression of undying love or simply a goodwill message, ‘the sun shines with you.’ Hence it was pretty important to make sure that your beloved was reading from the same page! References to floriography can be found in many novels of the era. When 19th century authors mention a particular blossom it’s lost on our 21st century sensitivities but for the readers of the day it would almost certainly have evoked an emotional response. Authors like Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell could also be a little mischievous and have their characters wear, or receive flowers which add a subtext to the story. It’s fun to say it with flowers and to help you along this Valentine’s Day we’ve printed a short guide right here.

The Meaning of Flowers Red rose - Passionate love White rose - Eternal love or innocence Pink rose - Perfect happiness or please believe me Orchid - Love, beauty and refinement Apple Blossom - Preference, good fortune Begonia - Beware! Bluebell - Humility Pink carnation - I’ll never forget you Yellow carnation - Disdain, rejection Iris - Faith hope and wisdom Ivy - Fidelity Primrose - I can’t live without you or young love

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Trim A Tree Arboriculture We are a family business that has been established since 1998 We offer free written quotes and the following services • Tree Surveys/Mortgage Reports • Planning Reports • Reshaping of SmallMature Trees and Fruit Tree Pruning • Deadwood Removal • Tree Removal In accordance with our • Stump Removal quotation we will carry • Hedge Trimming out the work in a skilled • Safety Inspections and efficient manner • Woodland Management leaving a neat and tidy Schemes site on completion.

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All Garden Services, Landscaping and Property Maintenance

Turfing, Fencing, Decking, Patios, Walls, Pergolas, Hedge Cutting, Mowing, Garden Clearance, Block Paving, Driveways, Light Renovation Work, Drain & Gutter Cleaning, Garage Clearance, etc

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On Your Laptop and In Your Bed

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ork-life balance is a principle that stipulates the essential degree of harmony between one’s ambitions in relation to his or her career and one’s lifestyle aspects such as health, leisure, spiritual, pleasure, and family obligations. The separation between work and leisure was credited in the 1800s. A later echo of this principle has been made apparent by anthropologist Paul Krasner who stated that the most minimal division of work and play is the real gauge of happiness. Recent history records the principle of work-life balance as first used in the United Kingdom back in the seventies and in the year 1986 in the United States. With the advent of technological innovations such as mobile phones and the internet, the principles of work-life balance have changed drastically. Nowadays, cheap, practical, and even sophisticated technologies have made it possible for employees to work even beyond the confines of an actual physical office. Furthermore, many organisations support the work-beyond-working-hours principle, with most going as far as offering their employees with free modes of communication and work supplements such as high-end mobile phones and expensive tablets. This is where the inherent issues of work-life balance principles come in. In this day and age, when the ideal gap between one’s career and one’s lifestyle has been made less pronounced, is it still feasible to live a life that allows a perfect harmony between work and play?

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Effects of Non-existent Work-life Balance Absence of work-life balance yields various detriments to an individual. In a National Life Insurance Company survey, results showed that four out of ten employees regarded their jobs as stressful. These professionals are twice as likely to abandon their posts and are more susceptible to stress-related illnesses. Meanwhile, a study entitled WorkFamily Spillover and Daily Reports of Work and Family Stress in the Adult Labour Force recorded that the more work spills over from the workplace to one’s home, the higher level of family-bound stress was apparent: a considerable increase of 74%. In the West, stressrelated insurance claims have increased by 50% in recent years, as stated by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association in Arlington, Virginia. A related study conducted by the American Institute of Stress has estimated the annual cost of these stress-related disability and insurance claims to be somewhere between £150B to £200B. By just looking at these figures, one can conclude: compromising work-life balance is truly a costly prospect.

Employer’s Responsibility in Relation to Work-Life Balance Career-driven individuals are responsible for maintaining a level of work-life balance. Priorities should be clearly drawn out so as not to suffer from the pitfalls of life and work mismanagement. After all, your mental, physical, and emotional health is at stake. Article written by Sharpen Magazine

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MP’s Diary

I The Tyre Specialists For Cars, Vans and 4x4 Vehicles Fleet Distribution, Haulage, Retail, Environmental Services, Building Construction, Agricultural, Heavy Plant, Earthmovers

Competitive Prices - All makes and sizes available Unit D, Lincoln Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7HJ

TEL: 01908 510496 www.jadetyres.co.uk

was delighted by the news at the end of last year that Alan Turing, the Codebreaker from Bletchley Park, was awarded a posthumous pardon under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy. This was the culmination of many years of campaigning by many people who recognised the massive debt of gratitude we, as a nation, owe to Alan Turing. His efforts during the Second World War at Bletchley Park undoubtedly shortened the war by a number of years, saving thousands of lives. This royal pardon finally sees justice for a man who was stripped of his honour, his work, and the loyalty he showed his nation. Another legacy of the Second World War that it is appropriate to mention at this time of year is Holocaust Memorial Day. Certainly the Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters of human history, and it is important to remember the millions of innocent people killed on an industrial scale by the Nazi regime. The 27th January marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp AuschwitzBirkenau. Events will be taking place both nationally and locally to mark the occasion and I took the time to sign the Holocaust Memorial book of commitment in Parliament.

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This month I was also delighted to join Mike Mullen, World BMX Masterclass Champion, for a visit to The White Spires School in Bletchley. This visit was part of the national Sky Sports Living for Sport project. 10 students from White Spire were given a session from Mike on BMX as a sport, as a means of teaching them leadership and other life skills. It is always a joy to see young people grow in confidence and for them to have faith in their own abilities. Sport is a great way to develop this confidence and improve learning and creativity. Finally, Milton Keynes is continuing its drive to connect young people with opportunities for future careers and employment. The centre:mk is hosting both the MK Job Show on the 25th January, and the Young Enterprise Milton Keynes Trade Fair on the 26th January, I know both events will be a success.

Email: iain.stewart.mp@par liament.uk Tel: 01908 686830 Postal address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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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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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

OPENING TIMES

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

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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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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

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The Will Writing Company i-Centre, Howard Way, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes MK16 9PY Tel: 01908 299411

Free Will & Testament

The Will Writing Company is celebrating its 21st Year in business and is offering a free Will & Testament (joint or single) to all readers of MK Flyers. If you have been meaning to make a Will, now is your chance to take advantage of this exclusive offer and give you and your loved ones peace of mind. By making a Will, you decide who takes care of your children and who inherits your estate. Storage facility optional. To take advantage of this offer and book an appointment or for further information please call our offices on the above number between the hours of 9:00am-5:30pm Monday to Friday.

OFFER ENDS 28th February 2014 Terms and Conditions. Office appointments only. This voucher can not be exchange for cash The voucher must be produced at your appointment.

FREE WILL VOUCHER

This voucher entitles you to a FREE Mirror Will (normal cost ÂŁ125) or a FREE Single Will (normal cost ÂŁ85)

Valid until 28th February 2014 The Will Writing Company

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Tel 01908 299411

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The most romantic setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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ack 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 sweet strawberries. The multi-award winning Indian restaurant, Calcutta Brasserie is the perfect romantic location to take a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

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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 as part of a set menu which costs £29.95. Guests can book a romantic VIP booth for £40 per person. 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 *Nicky Prince will be performing live on Valentine’s Day only.

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Farmers’ Market Stony Stratford

Community Notices

Friday 28th February on Market Square and on every last Friday of each month ........................................................................................................

Farmers’ Market Newport Pagnell

Friday 21st February on Market Hill and on every third Friday until after lunch ........................................................................................................

Do you suffer with Ankylosing Spondylitis?

If so, why not come along to our exercise group. We meet every Wed (during term time) at The Redway School, Farmborough, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HG. Time: 7-9pm, which includes 1 hour use of the Hydrotherapy pool. Exercise is undertaken with the supervisioin of a qualified sports therapist. Tel: 01908 985650 for further info ........................................................................................................

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 or find us on Facebook. ........................................................................................................ Toastmasters is an organisation that runs groups to help people speak in public as well as organisational skills in running meetings. There are two groups within Milton Keynes. Eldergate Group meet at the National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month (unless it is a bank holiday) starting at 6pm & the North Bucks Group meet at The Well at Willen, Newport Road, Willen on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7.15pm. All welcome as guests or contact John Dale, 0773 645 4327; dalejohno@aol.com ........................................................................................................

Stony Stratford Floral Club

4th February. Annual General Meeting 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Silver Street. Social evening with Beetle Drive. 4th March .“Inflorescence”. Demonstration by Nick Ground a National Demonstrator from Wisbech. 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. ........................................................................................................

Memory Cafe

A new meeting place in Newport Pagnell for anyone living with dementia together with their carer or friend. The cafe will run from 10am - 12midday at a cost of £1.50 per person, to include tea, coffee, cake and a raffle. There is tremendous value in meeting others, sharing experiences and obtaining information in a safe environment. The venue is Westbury Grange, Westbury Lane, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8JA, a venue run by the Methodist Homes Association. Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month. For more information contact Westbury Grange 01908 210322.

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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 299072

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