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Apprenticeships – Have you Registered Your Interest?

Formal Education doesn't suit every young person. And…
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7 Tested Ways to Keep People with Dementia Safe

It's not always easy to keep those with dementia, cognitive or…
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Less Blue and More Brew for Wellbeing

We say less BLUE and more BREW, after all 'Blue Monday' isn't…
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Mental Health Apps For Your Child

Mental Health Apps for your child/teenager - are they all that…
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2022 – Should you Book an Overseas Holiday?

Whether you are a BREXITER or not one of the great things about…
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The Ultimate Guide to Moving Home

Many of us ponder whether we should consider moving home…
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Complete Phone Ban To Boost Your Safety

A complete phone ban while driving could finally boost your safety. Just…
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Do you want to be as proud of Wolverton as we are?

Do you want to be as proud of Wolverton as we are?…
Milton Keynes Business Awards

Entries Open For MK Business Achievement Awards 2022

The Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards are due to take…
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Are Your Bored Of Feeling Unfit?

It's the New Year, 2022 and are you bored of feeling…

Do You Understand Pet Vaccinations?

Pet vaccinations are as important for our fury friends…
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YOUR CLEANER HOME COMPETITION – WIN A TWO ROOM CARPET CLEANING!

Your Cleaner Home reminds us that spring is almost in…
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How Carer Friendly is your Employer?

'How carer friendly is your employer?' is such an important question.…
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Residents Illuminate for the Amazing MK Night Shelter

Boxberry Gardens residents illuminate for the amazing MK Night…
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The Annual Bardic Trials 2022

The Bardic Council has launched the Annual Bardic Trials 2022.…
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From Barking Mad to Barking Bags

It started with poo and now this dog bag is made by an award-winning…
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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.