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19 Facts About Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes is among the most economically productive localities in the UK, ranking highly against a number of criteria.
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The name 'Milton Keynes' was taken from that of an existing village on the site.
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Central Milton Keynes was not intended to be a traditional town centre but a central business and shopping district to supplement local centres embedded in most of the grid squares.
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The largest and almost the last of the British New Towns, Milton Keynes has 'stood the test of time far better than most, and has proved flexible and adaptable'.
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Name 'Milton Keynes' was a reuse of the name of one of the original historic villages in the designated area, now more generally known as 'Milton Keynes Village' to distinguish it from the modern settlement.
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Flood plains of the Great Ouse and of its tributaries have been protected as linear parks that run right through Milton Keynes; these were identified as important landscape and flood-management assets from the outset.
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Milton Keynes is the original village to which the New Town owes its name.
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Milton Keynes College provides further education up to foundation degree level.
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Milton Keynes City Orchestra is a professional freelance orchestra based at Woughton Campus.
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Milton Keynes has professional teams in football, in ice hockey, and in Formula One .
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Milton Keynes University Hospital, in the Eaglestone district, is an NHS general hospital with an Accident and Emergency unit.
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Milton Keynes is served by routes 6 and 51 on the National Cycle Network.
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In 2014 and 2017, Milton Keynes ranked third in terms of contribution to the national economy, as measured by gross value added per worker, of the 63 largest conurbations in the UK.
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Milton Keynes has consistently benefited from above-average economic growth, ranked as one of the UK's top five cities.
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Milton Keynes has one of the highest number of business start-ups in England, but of failures.
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