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How Carer Friendly is your Employer?

'How carer friendly is your employer?' is such an important question.…
Lighting at Boxberry Gardens for MK Night Shelter

Residents Illuminate for the Amazing MK Night Shelter

Boxberry Gardens residents illuminate for the amazing MK Night…
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Mouth-watering Indian Tapas You’ll Love

Last month Kassia Indian Tapas enjoyed their grand opening.  They're…
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The Annual Bardic Trials 2022

The Bardic Council has launched the Annual Bardic Trials 2022.…
Barking Bags dog bag award

From Barking Mad to Barking Bags

It started with poo and now this dog bag is made by an award-winning…
delicious chocolate spread recipe

Delicious Easy to Make Chocolate Spread Recipe

This delicious, easy-to-make chocolate spread recipe is perfect…
The Stony Card Box - Ultimate guide to Christmas posting

Your Ultimate Guide to Christmas Posting

This is your ultimate guide to Christmas posting so that this…
Harry's Rainbow Grief Awareness Week

Harry’s Rainbow Grief Awareness Week

It's Harry Rainbow Grief Awareness Week on 18-25 November and…
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November What’s On Milton Keynes

The November What's On Calendar Around Milton Keynes and South…
Anti-bullying week

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

This November it is Anti-Bullying Week. The theme 'One Kind Word' is…
World Mental Health Day

Make World Mental Health Day Every Day

The 10 October is designated as World Mental Health Day. Over…
Essentially Local Christmas Drawing Competition 2021

Shout-out – Christmas Drawing Competition 2021

It's our annual shout-out to Young Artists for the Christmas…

Consumers be aware when selling goods through social media

Trading Standards in Milton Keynes is aware of a new scam that is affecting consumers and a drop shipper in the local area

15 reasons to stay local

At Essentially Local we’ve always believed in supporting local and there are at least 15 reasons! Local brings economic, social, and environmental benefits to a community.

Illegal dog breeders charged

Are you one of the thousands of people who have enjoyed the company of a new puppy during a lockdown? Sadly, many new owners discovered too late that their puppies were born as a result of horrendous and often illegal puppy breeding and selling.