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This month we have so much
on offer inside the magazine.
The letters page looks at
some of your concerns in
the area. We have The Buzz
and Grapevine giving you the very best of local entertainment, with a list of concerts and events, for you to attend.
February is a good time to really get organised about what you’re going to do in the garden. We bring you some great tips inside – and for anyone wanting to step it up a bit, I hear Olney allotments have a spare plot or two you could apply for.
This month we spoke to Eileen Wilmin in our regular Celebrating People article, Eileen was involved in youth football in Grendon for 20 years, read about how this came about on page 30, you may be surprised.
Half term is a lot closer than you might think, and the kids have to do something... so, to help you out, we’ve brought you a few ideas on page 50. February also brings us Pancake day and in Olney it’s a very special event, we have a full lineup of what is happening on page 49.
And if, by chance, you’ve never made a pancake, we have the classic recipe as well as some interesting variations for you to try on page 56. Although I do see the porridge and egg pancake, which in times of ‘resourcefulness’ I perfected many years ago, is not in there! After one of those you could certainly not run a marathon, which one Olney resident aims to do to raise £5,000 for the NSPCC, his story is on page 82 and I’m sure he’ll make it; as long as he doesn’t go anywhere near the porridge and egg pancake! Ron Hall
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What’s inside?
Regulars Features
 10 Readers’ Letters
Lots of letters this month.
14 The Grapevine February gigs and events.
26 Mark Lancaster MP News from the local MP.
34 Olney Councillor Corner Budget and refuse collections.
44 Olney Camera Club Branching out.
54 Foodie
Living the pie life.
66 Gardening
Great February gardening tips.
76 Kids Corner
Lots of puzzles for the little ones.
86 Sport
A roundup from around the region.
30 Celebrating People We talk to Eileen Wilmin.
32 Chinese New Year Celebrating the year of the dog.
49 Olney Pancake Race The full line up of activities.
50 Quacking Days Out Things to do this half term.
56 Flipping Pancakes Tasty recipes for you to try.
71 Newport Pagnell Carnival Through the decades.
74 The State of the British Army The latest article from Mike Totton.
82 The London Marathon Olney resident aims to raise £5k.
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