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Enjoy a day in the sunshine at these wonderful Pick Your Own fruit farms in the Cotswolds...

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It is the highest town in Oxfordshire, was once a major industrial hive for wool and tweed, took part in the rather bizarre ritual of wife selling in the mid 19th century and is home to the ‘Aspirin Man’. Chipping Norton is certainly a colourful place, full of character and charm whilst maintaining a down-to-earth friendliness. I took my mum, dad and daughter number three with me to explore this vibrant little Cotswold town and had a few surprises of my own

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Settle into a spacious seat, sit back in luxury and enjoy the ride before landing in the grounds of the stunning Goodwood estate - travel doesn’t get much better than that!

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Cotswold designers are celebrating after picking up gold and Best in Show at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Words by Mandy Bradshaw

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Britain is home to many an unusual tradition, and the region of the Cotswolds is no exception. Here are 11 of the strangest pastimes from this corner of England, including cheese rolling, duck racing and wool sack racing!

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It’s that time of year when the Cotswold countryside becomes home to some very unusual-looking sculptures… will you find them all?

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Some previously unseen treasures are on show as part of Sudeley Castle’s stunning new exhibition

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Kevan Manwaring takes the Thames Path through the Cotswolds from Kemble to Wallingford - 77 miles of glorious countryside

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We’re surrounded by oceans of plastic; and so are the oceans. Our plastic bags are clogging Earth’s waters; microplastics are entering the food-chain, as birds, fish and other creatures mistakenly feed off them; even wildlife nearer to home – in the Cotswolds themselves – is killed and poisoned by this litter. So is it possible to live without plastic? And will that save the Earth? Katie Jarvis has no idea – but she tries it for a week

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The exhibition will begin with a private view on Thursday May 24 6-8pm in the gallery, running until Saturday June 9

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Life, with its many twists and turns, can also be quite long, discovers Katie Jarvis

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We all need a bit of silliness in our lives, and Split Second Productions’ adaptation of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ will have you laughing the whole way through and leaving with a smile on your face

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Ad Feature: Enjoy a luxury escape at The Marylebone in London

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

See London’s local side – in style

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Within London’s ever-changing zeitgeist, different neighbourhoods take turns to define the city’s cultural landscape. And there is no doubt that, right now, there is no more richly rewarding area in which to immerse oneself than the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury

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To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of circus, the Cotswolds’ own Giffords is back with a new tent, freshly-painted wagons, glamorous outfits and talented extended family to throw a summer-long party you’ll never forget, says Candia McKormack

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If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

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If captivating grade-listed buildings with landscaped gardens are your thing, you’ve come to the right place. We pick 10 of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring stately homes you simply need to visit this year

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Marking the arrival of sunny days and warmer weather, spring has truly begun once we spot a beautiful display of bluebells. We pick 10 places in and around the Cotswolds to marvel at the pretty blue flower

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May sees the arrival of a sea of blue, and the woodlands of Gloucestershire are no exception. We pick ten pretty spots in the county to admire beautiful blankets of bluebells

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Expect plenty of flower power at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Thursday May 10 - Sunday May 13

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