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Milton Keynes cows come to celebrate 50th birthday

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Media captionFifty cows to celebrate 50 years of Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, the new town synonymous with concrete cows, has welcomed a new herd of heifers as it celebrates its 50th birthday.

The "Herd About MK" scheme will see 50 new fibreglass cows placed across the town in one of the area's biggest-ever arts and charity projects.

Many of the life-size structures have been sponsored and decorated by local businesses.

Money is being raised for three local charities.

The cows will be on display at spots across Milton Keynes until November.

The project was launched at centre:MK but the statues will move around the city with a number of showcases planned at different landmarks.

Image caption Fifty decorated cows are being installed around Milton Keynes as the new town turns 50
Image caption centre:MK was the launch site for the arts project
Image caption Local businesses have been able to sponsor and decorate the cows
Image caption The statues will be positioned in various spots around Milton Keynes until November

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