Winter Wonderland in Milton Keynes scrapped after just one day
The hit panto 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' is coming to MK and there'll even a bit of Hollywood glamour for the audience to enjoy.
Schools across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire were closed today as teachers went on strike over changes to their pay and conditions.
A group of parents who where disgusted that their children were disappointed by the Milton Keynes Winter Wonderland have decided to stage their own Mini-Wonderland.
It will be held on Saturday at MKIce. MKIce were not involved in the original Winter Wonderland event in Milton Keynes but have offered the opportunity for everyone who brought tickets to have a free go on their ice rink if they bring along their ticket.
The parents are also hoping to get a Santa's grotto - to be at the rink at 2:00pm and are appealing to any local business that may be able to help.
The organiser of Winter Wonderland has let many families and individuals down by not delivering the promised quality event. Milton Keynes Council Trading Standards is looking into whether offences have taken place, and if so will be taking appropriate action.
The organiser states that refunds will be given. We ask consumers to ring 08454 04 05 06 if they need advice on how to obtain a refund. You may wish to contact your bank immediately to see if they can offer any assistance.
– Milton Keynes Council
While the organisers had previously stated the Council was supporting the event, this is not the case. We have not provided any financial or other support. As the event was on private land, the only licence provided by the Council was an alcohol licence.
A mother who took her little girl to the Winter Wonderland event for her birthday described it as a "shambles".
Lauren Smith told ITV's Daybreak: "It was a complete disappointment. We brought my daughter here for her birthday, expecting this spell-bounding and amazing, captivating experience that the website describe.
"It was a few toys, a few games, dogs in a little pen - I didn't see any reindeers - a santa's grotto that wasn't open and a tiny little ice rink that we couldn't skate around on."
A Christmas event in Milton Keynes billed as a Winter Wonderland has been cancelled after furious parents took to social media to complain about it. Organisers said they were sorry, and that anyone who'd pre-booked tickets for the event in Campbell Park would be refunded.
Investigations are continuing into a house fire in Milton Keynes. 25 firefighters were called to Daniels Welch in Coffey Hall yesterday after a fire broke out.
It's thought the fire was caused by an electrical fault. A woman was rescued from a first-floor window and another woman and a man jumped to safety - the man was unhurt but it's thought the woman broke her leg.
A woman has been rescued from a house fire in Milton Keynes.
Emergency services were called to Daniels Welch in Coffee Hall at around twenty past four this morning.
Firefighters helped the woman from a first-floor window. Another woman and a man jumped to safety.
The fire service say there were no smoke alarms in the property, and early indications are that the most likely cause of the fire was electrical.
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has branded plans to award double points at the final race of the 2014 season as "absurd".
Vettel who drives for the Red Bull Racing Team based in Milton Keynes said the idea would punish those who have worked hard for a whole season.
Under the proposals, the winner of next season's final race in Abu Dhabi would earn 50 points instead of the standard 25.
A grandmother from Milton Keynes has been served with an 'eviction notice' from her hospital bed, after spending nine months on the ward.
Joan Parker, who's 82, had surgery after suffering a brain injury in February, but now Milton Keynes Hospital say she's well enough to go home.
Joan's family accept her bed's needed for other patients, but say there's nowhere for her to go.
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