Top stories 

Burst pipe causes ’60ft water fountain’ in Milton Keynes

A burst pipe has caused a water fountain at least 60ft (18m) high to suddenly appear in a residential street. It was filmed at about 09:30 GMT in St Stephens Drive, in the Bolbeck Park area of Milton Keynes. An Anglian Water spokesman said engineers were working to repair the pipe as quickly as possible. He said: “A road closure was put in place for the safety of local residents. Our teams have isolated the pipe and no customers in the area have been affected by loss of water or…

Read More
Technology 

‘Park anywhere’ electric bike hire launched in Milton Keynes

Image copyright Lime Image caption The Lime E bikes are assisted by a motor, making them easier to cycle What is claimed to be the UK’s first dockless electric bike hire service has begun, despite the risk of vandalism. Lime said its motor-assisted bikes in Milton Keynes would be accessible for people of any age or fitness level. They can be unlocked for £1, ridden for 15p per minute, then parked anywhere “responsibly” after use. Santander pedal bikes can already be rented in the town for £1 per 30 minutes,…

Read More
Technology 

Robot company Starship Technologies start Milton Keynes deliveries

Image copyright Starship Technologies Image caption The robots have 10 cameras, ultrasound sensors, radar, and GPS to help them navigate Hundreds of robots are to start to delivering packages to addresses across Milton Keynes, in one of the first full-scale uses of such technology. Residents will be able to get parcels sent to a robot depot, which will notify them when they arrive and then deliver the item to their door. The scheme is being pioneered by Starship Technologies. The firm has already partnered with the Co-op in Milton Keynes…

Read More
Technology 

Santander UK to build $200 million tech hub in Milton Keynes, England

LONDON (Reuters) – Santander UK said on Friday it would build a new technology hub in the English town of Milton Keynes, representing an investment of 150 million pounds ($196.82 million). The proposed new site is expected to house over 5,000 staff, and replace the bank’s existing offices in the area. A planning application will be submitted for the development in 2019, Santander UK said, and subject to approval the hub is expected to open in 2022. Nathan Bostock, Chief Executive of Santander UK, which is owned by Spain’s Banco…

Read More