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Tracy Spiers visited this attractive place a year ago and returned to find it bustling and vibrant, with new independent shops to visit and familiar friendly faces ready to welcome both herself and her family

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This new play, which features spiritualism, may well have theatres asking, “Is there anybody there?” Katie Jarvis worries

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Quench your thirst for culture, countryside and a cool drink with this pleasant amble through sleepy backwaters that boast some of the greatest artists, writers and crafters of the twentieth century

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School summer holidays are looming, and luckily there’s no shortage of boredom-busting activities on the doorstep connecting children to nature and the beautiful Cotswolds landscapes. Here are 14 fun, adventurous, creative ways to help keep everyone happy (and healthy) in the great outdoors

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Wick Court in Arlingham is no ordinary farm. Over the past 20 years, it has welcomed inner-city children, offering them fresh air, fresh food, and the chance to get up close to animals they’ve only ever seen on TV. For many young visitors, those seven days of country-living will change their lives for ever. Katie Jarvis learns more about the charity, Farms for City Children

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, at Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, is well worth shouting about, says Katie Jarvis

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How did a boy from the London suburbs become one of Gloucestershire’s wildlife champions? Katie Jarvis talks to Tony Richardson, chair of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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On a sunny day there’s nothing quite like making a splash at the pool. From community-run lidos to luxury outdoor pools, we pick 8 places in the Cotswolds to enjoy an al fresco dip

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This year, Sudeley Castle is celebrating a milestone for arguably its most romantic spot – its Secret Garden

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If you haven’t secured your tickets for the wonder that is the Cornbury Festival yet, we’re here to help you make your best decision of summer 2018

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Tracy Spiers enjoys screen-free time in Stratford, thanks to Jane’s Trivia Trail

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The brand-new Frogmill in Shipton, near Andoversford, will welcome guests when it opens on Friday July 13 following an extensive transformation at the hands of new owners Brakspear

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Jane Bailey is an author whose novels combine romance with intrigue; the mystery of what it is to be human, entwined with deep and dark secrets. Fiction, she says, is entertainment. But it’s also a means of empathy – of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes – and of looking at your own problems through other eyes. Katie Jarvis speaks to local novelist Jane Bailey

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From eating Stinking Bishop cheese with Nick Park, to entertaining Giffords’ ringmaster, Cheltenham artist PJ Crook believes in living life to the full

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Walk in the footsteps of Victorian Arts and Crafts visionary William Morris to the picturesque village of Snowshill and Broadway Tower with its splendid views

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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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The Cotswolds landscape reflects a remarkable 6,000 years of human influences

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A postcard from Burford

Thursday, June 21, 2018

It’s one of the country’s prettiest medieval towns and I can see why the likes of Lord Nelson enjoyed dining here. Burford is quite simply beautiful. Set on the River Windrush, it became a wealthy wool centre and is now a honeypot for visitors

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There are two sets of dupes needed for a cracking psychological drama – the dupes on stage; and those in the audience. Katie Jarvis is a very happy dupe

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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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