Council Short Breaks and Shared Lives service rated ‘Outstanding’

Following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, MKC’s Short Breaks and Shared Lives service, which provides respite and short break accommodation for people with learning disabilities and complex needs has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors. The service, which in 2016 was rated ‘Good’ is provided in two residential bungalows with 14 beds in total…

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All aboard The Fusiliers Express

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have been honoured with the naming of a Virgin Trains Class 91 locomotive to mark its fifty year anniversary. The special naming ceremony and unveiling of ‘The Fusiliers’ train took place on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at London Kings Cross. Representatives from the First and Fifth Fusiliers provided a Guard…

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£28m upgrade to A421 announced

Chris Grayling, transport secretary, has announced £22.5m of government funding to improve the A421. The money will be used to turn the stretch of road between Milton Keynes and junction 13 of the M1 into a dual carriageway. Local councils have also provided £4.6m for the project and another £1m has come from the South…

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Ethnic Minority Achievement – looking at the next 50 years of Milton Keynes

Education experts attended a recent seminar in Milton Keynes looking at how to tackle the evolving challenges of schooling in a diverse society. The seminar was organised for Milton Keynes Council by its Ethnic Minority Achievement Network, which aims to: raise pupils’ attainment develop English as an additional language speakers (EAL) help access to education…

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