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Dogs are loyal and bright; cats are solitary predators. But what do we know about other animals that live side by side with the human race? Are sheep intelligent? Do cows recognise people? What natural behaviours do pigs or hens display? We asked four farmers about their animals - and what they say might surprise you

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Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain - think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets. We pick ten of the prettiest Cotswolds villages to explore.

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Scot Whitlock takes to the varying countryside of the Ridgway National Trail following a relaxing stay at the Greyhound Inn in Letcombe Regis

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Scot Whitlock hoped cycling through Oxford would expose the city's architectural delights and scintillating history - and he certainly found all the glories the city has to offer

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Tracy Spiers is sampling Leamington Spa's edible offerings ahead of its food and drink festival next month. It's hard work, but someone has to do it...

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Enjoy fresh sights and surprises walking some of the Cotswolds' less well-known routes. And don't forget your canine companion

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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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Tracy Spiers and her friend Siobhan Adam wanted to enjoy all that Malvern has on offer - and they certainly found to plenty to see and do

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Septuagenarian Moreton Show is showing no signs of slowing down, says Tom Knight

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We've found some amazing archive footage that will transport you back to simpler times in the Cotswolds

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Explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside with the Cotswold Walks app

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It may only be a half-hour drive or so, but the magical, mystical Forest of Dean is a world away from the Cotswolds

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There are many beautiful spots in and around the Cotswolds to lay your blanket down and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic! Here are 13 of the best…

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Stephen Roberts delves into the history of Cheltenham's five twin towns, and discovers special links that have endured since 1947

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Founder member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was born and raised in Cheltenham. Now, to commemorate his stellar but short-lived career and tragically-early death in July 1969, a new walking tour has been established

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We've assembled a brief guide to help you to get the most from your visit to Stow-on-the-Wold, sponsored by Cotswolds Hideaways

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The Cotswolds Conservation Board's new scheme to save wildflower grasslands is up and running - with lots of great ways you can join in, says Siân Ellis

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This Regency promenade has always been a treasured part of Cheltenham, but how did its shops evolve?

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"It's very refreshing to look backwards and learn a little of John Barleycorn and hidden charms in witches bottles before resuming my busy modern life!" Sarah Edmonds talks us through the John Barleycorn Must Die exhibition at Cirencester's New Brewery Arts

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We sent Tracy Spiers out on a mission to find 12 must-do things in Worcester, and she soon found she was spoilt for choice...

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