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Najaf Garden City

by | 21st, February 2006

‘“MKWEB are busy installing webcams all around the city to show what a great place Milton Keynes is to live and work.” So says the official website for Milton Keynes, that city planned by committee in 1970.

The hanging garden city of Baghdad

Since then, the place has soared. As the website also notes, in 1974 the dial-a-bus was launched. In 1978, the BBC brought ‘It’s a knockout’ to the city. And in 1987, boxer Barry McGuigan moved to MK.

Given that, it’s little surprise to note that the world at large has sat up and taken note of the place. Milton Keynes is twinned with Bernkastel/Wittlich in Germany.

And, as the Mirror reports, it might well be the place on which the Iraq city of Najaf is modelled.

Llewellyn Davies Yeang,

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