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In our latest literary ramble, we explore the golden backlanes of this pretty Cotswold town

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We pick seven special and unique ways to pop the question in one of the most romantic and beautiful places in England… The Cotswolds.

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Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 9 of the most magical places to explore these beautiful flowers

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Stephen Roberts explores the surprising industrial heritage of Blockley, one of our prettiest villages

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Shipston-on-Stour: For crying out loud

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Folk in Shipston-on-Stour have a lot to cry about – in the best possible way! Tracy Spiers talks to the town’s friendly residents

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From town criers to charming boutiques, we know how lovely it is to visit Shipston-on-Stour, but did you know these quirky facts about the Cotswold town?

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Art lovers will be invited to see art in a different way with the launch of the UK’s first major contemporary art fair in the Cotswolds

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Folk singer Chantelle Smith visits local business Hands on Harps to find out how they are making harp playing accessible to all

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The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo¬Saxon greeting Wæs þu hæl (‘be in good health’), to which the correct response is of course Drinc hæl. As drinking toasts go, preferable to ‘cheers’, I think.

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Imposing manor houses, quiet medieval villages, idyllic swathes of countryside - the Cotswolds offers a lot for location scouts in the film business. Here are the most popular filming locations in the Cotswolds, as seen on screens big and small.

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Two of the most celebrated names in jazz, Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie will perform at a charity event at The Barn at Upcote, Withington on Sunday February 5

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Cotswolds Hare Trail 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The first of 50 giant hares that will put Stroud on the map next year highlights a family history

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Dursley Male Voice Choir gave their annual Christmas Concert on December 16 and 17 at the Lister Hall, Dursley. Katie Jarvis wouldn’t have missed it for the world

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Christmas in Chipping Campden

Monday, December 19, 2016

It may only be a year since Tracy Spiers last visited Chipping Campden, but this warm and creative community isn’t one to rest on its laurels… least of all at Christmas time

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The deadline is fast approaching for creative artists around the country and beyond to take part in Marketing Gloucester’s exciting new sculpture trail- Design a Pig for Gloucestershire Old Spots trail

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Home to some of the country’s most breathtaking architecture and picturesque gardens, the Cotswolds boasts plenty of beautiful stately homes you need to visit. We pick 8 special locations that are made even more magical as Christmas approaches

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Illustrator and designer Tony Meeuwissen’s extraordinary career spans 50-odd years of the weird, the wonderful and the wildly humorous. Words by Candia McKormack

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Cotswold Pantomimes: What’s on

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Get ready to laugh, boo and hiss, and cheer on your favourite childhood heroes in the array of pantomimes coming to Cotswold theatres this Christmas.

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We love nothing better at this time of year than spending some time clowning around with Tweedy…

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There’s a tangible sense of belonging and being part of something special with the Bath Road and Suffolk communities as Tracy Spiers discovers

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