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O EAD BER BE E O IN TM R CT L TH D M 10 PY VE CO NO OCT/NOV 2019 (Issue 175) Exclusively Yours in South East Milton Keynes since 2005 Inside this issue: Motoring -…
O EAD BER BE E O IN TM R CT L TH D M 10 PY VE CO NO OCT/NOV 2019 (Issue 175) Exclusively Yours in South East Milton Keynes since 2005 Inside this issue: Motoring - The Best 7 Seaters on Sale Today Baking - Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Gardening - The Rock Garden is Alive Interiors - Fab Floors Beauty- Fast Fixes plus, What’s On loads of Puzzles & much more Roundabout Here is delivered to 8000 homes over 2 months. This edition covers 4000 homes in Wavendon Gate, Walnut Tree, Walton Park, Old Farm Park, Caldecotte,Simpson, Woughton Park, Woughton on the Green & Browns Wood. 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