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Regulars Features
 First of all I would like to wish all
our readers a Happy Christmas
– because the festive season
is already here! Traditionally
the Christmas season started
quite simply with us putting our decorations up on the  rst day of December, now there’s lots happening even throughout November, and why not. It’s fun and it only happens once a year!
Santa, of course, will be visiting our offices to approve the flood of Santa letters we always receive, so if you know of any good girls and boys who want a personalised letter, get your youngster to write in to us. Details are on the Kids Corner page 77.
Now Christmas is a time of giving and to help you choose the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones we have a smorgasboard of choice in the magazine. We’ve put together a list of great gifts to choose from local shops in the area. No need to go further a eld than your own local shops for most of your presents. Why not have the fun of shopping or even late night shopping in your own town? They’ve supported you for the last year, now’s your chance to support them at Christmas. Remember our motto: Shop Local!
I tend to get a bit hungry when shopping, so if you know of any favourite places you like, be it breakfast or a full blown evening meal, send us an email telling us about it and we’ll put it on our list of venues to try out! Also Phonebox Foodie has got some great ideas for those who want to develop their skills in the kitchen.
Now, if anyone has problems wrapping their presents they are not alone, I usually get Graham, our printer, to wrap mine – but not for long, because he’s retiring at the
end of December after 55 years in the trade. We wish him all the best for his ‘retirement’ and thank him for the tremendous work he has done for us for the past several years.
We shall miss you!
Ron Hall, Editor
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For our readers in Astwood, Blakelands, Bra eld on the Green, Bozeat, Carlton, Castle Ashby, Castlethorpe, Chicheley, Clifton Reynes, Cold Brayfield, Denton, Emberton, Filgrave, Gayhurst, Giffard Park, Great Linford Village, Grendon, Hanslope, Harrold, Haversham Village, Lathbury, Lavendon, Lavendon Grange, Moulsoe, Newport Pagnell, Newton Blossomville, North Crawley, Olney, Petsoe End, Ravenstone, Red House Park, Sharnbrook, Stagsden, Sherington, Stevington, Stoke Goldington, Turvey, Turvey Station, Tyringham, Lathbury, Weston Underwood, Wollaston, Yardley Hastings
10 Readers’ Letters
A look at what you’ve been saying.
12 Councillor Corner
A roundup from Newport Pagnell.
26 Mark Lancaster MP
Out and about with the local MP.
34 Olney Camera Club
A talk about drone photography.
40 Mercury Report
The latest from Olney Town Council.
54 Phonebox Foodie
A feast of food this December.
82 Schools
A catch up with some of the schools.
84 Pibworth
Did someone mention Subway?
30 Christmas Gift Guide Full of interesting ideas.
36 Christmas Lights
We head to Newport Pagnell.
46 Newport Girls Brigade 40th Anniversary.
48 12 Competions of Christmas Great prizes to win this winter.
52 Milton Keynes Food Bank The journey from start to end.
58 Moulsoe Parish Council The latest draft of Plan:MK.
62 Flanders and Somme Visiting WW1 battlefields.
71 Olney Pancake Race A few early details.
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