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In the second part of Stephen Roberts' fascinating delve into the Cotswolds' historic milestones, we're treated to civil war, Sudeley, Shakespeare and a dose of smallpox

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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 in the Cotswolds

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Wintertime is wonderful - and so is escaping the brouhaha for some peace and quiet now and then. Head to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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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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Anna Bailey encourages us to get into the festive spirit at Bicester's historic town centre and ancient markets

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The Cotswolds are abundant with picture perfect locations ideal for a ramble. Gather loved ones, wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with one of these winter walks in the region

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What's a 24-year-old software engineer/on-call firefighter doing going to the Cheltenham Everyman panto? When Cotswold Life reviewer Miles Jarvis stops laughing at Tweedy's jokes, he might just be able to tell us

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'Deliciously, deliciously horrifying,' was the verdict Katie Jarvis reached about the opening scene of this 'shiver-inducing' production, but how did the rest fare?

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Candia McKormack met master stonemason Pascal Mychalysin to find out about the new works of art, which each represent a different area of the county - think rugby players, a cheese roller and trailblazing women

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Kings House, which forms part of No.131 on the Promenade, has been lovingly restored to add 17 new bedrooms that are nothing short of complete luxury - we could move in tomorrow…

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If only walls could talk! Featuring gorgeous Cotswold almshouses, stunning market squares and honey-coloured architecture, we pick 8 beautifully historic market towns to visit in the region

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It's that time of the year again (oh no it isn't…) where fun and frolics arrive at our theatres, so we've rounded up some of the best family friendly performances that are taking place over the Christmas period

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Locally sourced meats, crispy roast potatoes and lashings of gravy next to a roaring fire…what could be better than a traditional Sunday roast in a cosy Cotswold pub? We've put together some of our favourite places that are the perfect spots to while away a winter's afternoon

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Buddy - the show about Buddy Holly celebrating its 30th year - is a foot-stomping, character-enlightening, feel-good/feel-sad extravaganza that has audiences dancing in the aisles. How infinitely sad (and yet how wonderful, too) to think this musical has lived longer than the mould-breaking star it celebrates, says Katie Jarvis

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'Puss in Boots is packed full of uplifting original songs, wonderfully creative costumes and sets, plus plenty of belly laughs.' The Christmas season has begun for Liz Hartland with the arrival of the annual The Theatre Chipping Norton's pantomime

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The annual fair, in support of WellChild, is taking place this week - and it offers plenty of inspiration about how to go 'greener' this festive season

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With the season of goodwill fast approaching, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is asking Gloucestershire businesses to consider celebrating the best of the festive season with them, whilst supporting local families needing their expert and compassionate care

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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 eight special locations that are made even more magical during Christmas time

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Tracy Spiers and family try out Alcester's new heritage trail

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A new route at Winchcombe suitable for all-terrain mobility scooters is the latest step in efforts to open up the Cotswolds countryside to everyone, explains Siân Ellis

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