Local People

A photography project by Gem Hall aiming to capture the mood of the village of Oaksey has resulted in over 40 stunning pictures

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When the organ loft at Gloucester Cathedral became the training ground for three iconic composers

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The lockdown might be lifting but how many of our pubs and restaurants will survive?

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Take heart: the current crisis is a terrible one, causing hardship to untold millions. There have been other crises before this one, of course – and within living memory. Katie Jarvis revisits conversations she’s had with Cotswold residents, some of whom lived through not one but two world wars; and takes much-needed succour from their stories

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We face an invisible enemy that is changing forever the way that we live our lives. But we are resilient people – here’s how we’re coping with the lockdown and social isolation

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ThereWithYou

Stroud musician Sam Sweeney talks about live streaming, being in Bellowhead, releasing his second solo album, and the challenges of social distancing

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‘I didn’t like swimming with the tide. My idea of swimming is that I move, the water doesn’t’

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Dom Joly: You got the fear

Monday, May 11, 2020

‘Back home in lockdown, I feel an urge to cough but try to supress it as though I can repel early virus symptoms away using the power of my mind’

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‘The Farm Park team gathered together 800 aprons, 2,600 gloves and 120 hair nets which we donated to the Winchcombe Medical Centre’

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Several weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, and as funeral services – amongst other things – have been forced to change, it can be difficult to find any silver lining.

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ThereWithYou

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the day that formally recognised Nazi Germany’s surrender - so we gathered some beautiful old videos that capture the celebratory atmosphere of that first VE Day in 1945

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‘Practice Stoicism and you can endure all the painful vicissitudes of human life’

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What is a day like for a cute little chihuahua at the home?

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‘Once I am immune I’ll be able to volunteer for all sorts of helpful and useful things’

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Cummings’ Goings with BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Mark Cummings

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‘The freezers are full to bursting, but why does no-one ever consume the contents?’

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Find out how you can double your donation to the home during these times which are particularly hard on pets

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Ad Feature Virtual open morning at Rendcomb College

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Join Rendcomb College for their virtual open morning and explore the rich and diverse life of the school

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‘At what point does a wild animal become a pet? When the bag of bird seed comes out’

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Editor’s comment: May 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mike Lowe discusses the importance of pants during a video conference call

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