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Friday, August 26, 2016
Cotswold Lavender pictures by Mandy Bradshaw

Lavender has proved an unexpected tourist attraction for one Cotswold farmer

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Family days out in the Cotswolds

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Lauren on a Bug Hunt at Batsford

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cotswolds as an Area Of Outstanding Beauty, there’s plenty going on to fill the end of the school holidays with fun and activities

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The Horsewalk Bridge and Princess Royal Grandstand during day two of The Showcase, Cheltenham Racecourse

When the race is run a plethora of events flock to Cheltenham Racecourse, as Tracey Spiers discovers

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Bourton-on-the-Water © Arena Photo UK, Shutterstock

Perhaps one of the most famous locations in the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is renowned for its pretty waterside views and quaint limestone buildings. We’ve assembled a guide to help you make the most of your time in this picture-perfect village.

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Arlington Row Bibury ©  nitsawan katerattanakul, Shutterstock

From the honey-coloured stone cottages in Burford, to the medieval architecture of Winchcombe high street, the Cotswolds are home to some of the most beautiful scenes in the world. But how many of these pretty towns and villages have you visited?

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Travel

Friday, August 26, 2016
Oxford © aslysun

Nestled in the heart of England, Oxfordshire Cotswolds is steeped in history, culture and beauty. The picture-perfect towns and villages, just a short while away from the hustle and bustle of the Oxford city centre, are wonderful to explore. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of these six pretty towns and villages

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Arlington Row © Raymond Llewellyn, Shutterstock

From A to Z, we scroll through the alphabet and reveal 26 reasons why the Cotswolds is such a wonderful place for visitors to explore, and residents to call home

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Bibury © Arena Photo UK, Shutterstock

Is it any wonder the Cotswolds are one of the most popular places for a staycation?

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Arlington Row Bibury ©  nitsawan katerattanakul, Shutterstock

From the honey-coloured stone cottages in Burford, to the medieval architecture of Winchcombe high street, the Cotswolds are home to some of the most beautiful scenes in the world. But how many of these pretty towns and villages have you visited?

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Holiday yurt © Speedkingz, Shutterstock

Camping doesn’t have to be cold, wet and dirty! Candia McKormack samples all-frills glamping in the Cotswolds

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Walks

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Forest of Dean

On a crisp, autumnal day, there is nothing better than gathering the family for a stroll amongst some of the most colourful woodland the Cotswolds has to offer. We’ve accumulated a list of our favourite places to catch the majority of this season’s golden hues.

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Gardens

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence & Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen will be hosting this annual fundraising event in the garden of their Siddington home on Friday 8 July

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Chris Beardshaw's garden

Cotswold gardeners are celebrating after a clutch of top awards at The Chelsea Flower Show which saw Andy Sturgeon winning Best Show Garden.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Broadacre Estate - NGS

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Broadacre will be opening its gates to the general public on 17 April.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Cotswold Garden Route

To celebrate The Year of the Garden in 2016 and National Gardening Week which runs from today 11 - 17 April, the new ‘Cotswolds Garden Route’ leaflet has been produced to encourage visitors to explore the gardens of the Cotswolds

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sudeley Castle © Gordon Robertson CC BY 2.0

Whether you're an avid gardener or a lover of all things outdoors, we pick some of the most beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds we think are definitely worth a visit.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) retains her Olympic title, whilst posting a new Olympic record with her dancing partner Valegro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15, 2016. Photography: Jon Stroud Media

Gloucestershire’s Charlotte Dujardin retains her Olympic title, whilst posting a new Olympic record with her dancing partner Valegro at Rio 2016

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Eddie the Eagle Edwards on Selsey Common, one of his favorite places in the Cotswolds

Katie Jarvis meets unlikely superstar Eddie the Eagle, and finds out about his Cotswold life.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
James Morrison

A tough childhood; family tragedy; and four years in the wilderness. But for Stroud-based singer-songwriter James Morrison, falling is the way you learn how to fly, he tells Katie Jarvis, ahead of his appearance at Cornbury Music Festival.

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom at Blenheim ©  Fiona Scott Maxwell

From top eventers to polo players, racehorse trainers to dressage stars all based in the Cotswolds, this list could go on forever, says Debbie Graham

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Equestrian
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Events

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
University of Gloucestershire's Professor Adam Hart

Grabbing rhino issues by the horns, Professor Adam Hart discusses the rhino trade in a series of public lectures at the University of Gloucestershire

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Monday, August 15, 2016
EMI tickets on sale now!

The last few tables are on sale for the 2016 Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards dinner!

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Zara Tindall competing at Gatcombe Park (PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)

A collection of pictures from this year’s Festival of British Eventing

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Sue Ryder autumn fayre

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is throwing open its doors for its annual autumn celebration on Saturday September 10 between 11am and 4pm.

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Soul Circus - yoga and wellness festival

Festival season is upon us again. You remember the concerts, the grimy portaloos and being coated in mud. We vowed never again - too old for that and far too dependent on luxury creature comforts to have a midlife crisis of enormous proportions. But Soul Circus is the festival your Ocado-delivering self may actually stomach.

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Arts

Friday, August 19, 2016
Landscape Painter of the Year

Enter our Cotswold landscape painting competition and be in with a chance of winning £500 and having your work exhibited in one of the Cotswolds’ most prestigious art galleries

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Tewkesbury Ryder Festival

Tewkesbury will be turned into a hub of cultural activity next month as a festival of music, art and history events comes to the town. The brand new event was organised by a local girl to raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in memory of her mum.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Castle Combe © 1000 Words, Shutterstock

From golden fields near Bourton-on-the-Water to the old-world charm on Lechlade’s Halfpenny Bridge, Cotswold photographers capture the timeless beauty of the area

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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As Whitewall Galleries and Clarendon Fine Art celebrate new openings in the Cotswolds, we give you the chance to win two framed limited editions worth over £1,000

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Monday, July 4, 2016
Dr Tim Brain OBE with the window at Gloucester Cathedral (then Abbey) depicting the coronation of Henry III

Dr Timothy Brain is well known as the former chief constable of Gloucestershire; but he’s also a respected historian, who will be lecturing as part of the Three Choirs Festival.

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Interiors

Friday, August 26, 2016
Galliards, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Hypnos Bed

We all know that a good night’s sleep is vital to our general health and wellbeing and that the right bed is more than just another piece of furniture.

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Friday, August 19, 2016
South Green House, Southwold

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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The new two-storey extension, built by Jeff Savage and his team, is to the right of the Old Bakery which dates from 1771, and the new front door is painted in Little Greenes James 108

Anne Sinclair saved the old village bakery in Box in the nick of time, and now it’s transformed into a beautiful family home

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Cotswold Interiors

Recipes

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Daylesford braised lamb recipe

Daylesford Farm have provided a delicious lamb recipe for the Easter weekend - with an Italian twist.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Leftover Bubble & Squeak cakes by Daylesford

This is a fantastic way to use up your leftover roasted vegetables, sprouts and potatoes on Boxing Day. These little cakes could easily be brunch, late lunch or even a quick supper after a busy Christmas Day.

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Confit pork belly

A signature dish from Eckington Manor, featured in our printed December issue

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Game pie served with fresh vegetables

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Monday, August 8, 2016
Beauty Beyond, Winchcombe

For over 10 years, Kirsti has been making Winchcombe a more beautiful place by sharing her passion and knowledge of Beauty Therapy.

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Monday, June 27, 2016
The Panel Company

Summer is here. The kitchen is the heart of the home, as family and friends congregate for drinks, barbecues, dinner parties and just a good old-fashioned chat. But in the back of your mind you have bigger plans for the room. New designs. A new layout. Something fresher.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
The Cotswolds Distillery

From hedge funds to hedge rows… As a native New Yorker, our Founder Dan Szor fell in love with the Cotswolds during his many family weekends spent escaping the stress of London city living...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Eckington Manor

Food is at the heart of what we do here at Eckington Manor.

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