The Lib Dem Minister for Health Norman Lamb visited MK yesterday to investigate whether health services are adequate for the city's growing population.
A High Court decision to decide whether a grieving widow from Milton Keynes can keep her dead husband's sperm, is expected later today.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Milton Keynes this morning (3/3).
At around 7.55am a black Peugeot car collided with a pedestrian on the southbound carriageway of the V11 Tongwell Street.
The pedestrian, a 21-year-old woman from Milton Keynes, died at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed.
The road was closed while Roads Policing officers examined the scene and both carriageways have since reopened.
PC Daniel Smith, of Thames Valley Police Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of this fatal collision and I am appealing for any witnesses to contact police.
“If you witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle travelling prior to the collision or the pedestrian before the incident, please speak to an officer.”
Anyone with any information about the collision should contact PC Smith from Roads Policing via the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number 101 quoting URN 170 of 3/3.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org . No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Pupils go wild at Woburn
A safari adventure was the order of the day for children at Stoke Goldington CE First School during a whole-school trip to Woburn Safari Park last month.
All 26 children took a coach tour through the Safari Park with a Park Ranger aboard to talk them through all the animal species they could see, from zebra to giraffe and wolves. Of course there was great excitement in the monkey enclosure when the monkeys decided to hitch a lift on the coach roof!
The day trip also included a walking tour of the Foot Safari area where being able to stroke the lemurs proved particularly popular, as well as watching penguins and sea lions. The pupils also spent time in the Visitor Centre and the day trip inspired some fantastic work back in the classroom as part of the School’s topic on ‘Animals.’
The children were also pleased to welcome their parents into the classroom for a special breakfast early one School morning, plus a chance to share their maths learning over a cuppa and a muffin!
Parents and carers were able to enjoy breakfast in the classroom whilst working with their children to solve fun maths problems using resources such as numicon, number lines and number bars.
It was also an ideal chance to see how maths is taught today in such a fun, hands-on way and to talk to teachers in Busy Bees Early Years Foundation Stage and Learning Ladybirds in Years 1 & 2 to share the pupils’ inspirational maths work.
A special Sharing Morning a few days later enabled parents to enjoy looking through their literacy and creative work and also gave them a chance to admire the pupils’ fantastic artwork on display in the classrooms. The children have been exploring many different art mediums to great effect during special Wednesday afternoon art sessions with one of our talented artist parents – making animal models out of clay and intricate, colourful animal masks set against co-ordinating landscape backgrounds.
The School’s creative juices will continue to flow during March as they take part once again in the National Gallery’s inspiring ‘Take One Picture’ project. This is a national project for schools in which children study a renowned painting from the Gallery and develop their own cross-curricular work based on the picture. The work the children produce is then supplied to the Gallery and, if the School is successful, their work is put on display. Stoke Goldington has much to live up to as last year we were very proud to be one of those few Schools chosen for their work to be displayed in London!
* For details about Stoke Goldington CE First School telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on: 01908-551253 or visit the School website at www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk.
Parents of Newport Pagnell
Please when you are crossing the road with children keep them in front of you so you can see what they are doing. The person in this video clearly has no idea what the second little girl is doing as she is behind her. If this child had loitered just a little bit long my video could have been evidence in a road traffic accident. No one wants to start their day by running a child over or having their child run over. I know it was early but please WAKE UP!
P R E S S R E L E A S E
A VERY SPECIAL VENUE FOR THE NEWPORT PAGNELL ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
This year the Town Council is delighted to announce it will be holding its Annual Town Meeting on the 24th April 2014, at 7.15pm for 7.30pm at the Aston Martin Heritage Showrooms, Aston Martin Work, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell MK16 9AN.
Tickets to entrants will be issued and the lucky ticket holder will win a tour around Aston Martin Works accompanied by the Mayor of Newport Pagnell, Cllr John Smith, who coincidently used to undertake this very job, ushering celebrities around the site.
One of the main focuses of the evening will be feedback on the all important Neighbourhood Plan for Newport Pagnell. Your voice is critical in the development of this plan, so we hope to see you there.
Everyone is invited. Do join us for a glass of wine or orange juice.
Do you know of anyone living within the town who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding good works or their contribution to Newport Pagnell for the last year or over many years?
If you do and would like to nominate them for the Town Award then please write
to the Town Clerk, Shar Roselman, Newport Pagnell Town Council, 80 High Street, MK16 8AQ, or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need a brief paragraph of about 100 words explaining why this person deserves the award.
The Town Council is delighted to receive nominations from people in all walks of life. The deadline for nominations is 15th April 2014. The award will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 24th April 2014.
Liam Williams, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, and described by the Guardian as “the most exciting act from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe”.
Liam Williams has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 1, and has filmed content for BBC and Channel 4 online
Following a critically-acclaimed month in Edinburgh last year, and two sold-out London runs, Liam is now set to embark on his maiden UK tour – stopping off at The Cannon in Newport Pagnell on the 2nd of March.
Tickets are a Bargain at just £6 and can be purchased here
Continuing heavy rainfall has resulted in many areas in the south-west submerged in rising flood waters with people forced to abandon their homes.