Local People

From bespoke interiors to flooring and furnishing, construction and waste management to financial planning, we speak to six great Cotswold businesses with family values at their heart

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Gloucester-born William Ernest Henley was, amongst his many other attributes, the man who inspired the character of Long John Silver

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Severn Area Rescue Association in Tewkesbury. Tracy Spiers meets with the extraordinary men and women who give up their time to rescue strangers

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Reece Larkin quit university to set up his first digital business. Now he's working with everyone from Sky to the Premier League

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Editor's Comment: October 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

What should one put in their 'Grab Bag' of essential supplies for an emergency? And when do these would-be censors go too far? There's plenty for our editor to mull over this month…

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Where else can you watch world-class horseflesh competing on a World Heritage site? Blenheim's rural manager Rachel Brodie tells us of the excitement leading up to the Horse Trials

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Emma Samms: Dressed to impress

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

'What could be more joyful than a purple top hat given to you by your son?'

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'I hate the presentation of a pencil-sharpener bum-hole just inches from one's face'

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Editor's Comment: September 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

"Of the myriad causes out there, perhaps the most difficult to negotiate safely is that of feminism, if only because it is a multi-faceted minefield." This time, our editor discusses everything gender equality: from sexist beer pump badges to Marketing Cheltenham's semi-naked model in body art

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When finding a school for your child, there will be nobody better than a school's headteacher to tell you exactly what that place is all about. We meet the headteachers of 6 great schools in the Cotswolds

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Dead mice, voles and rat tails - they're all part of the daily routine of conservationist Jemima Parry-Jones

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When canape queens Kelly Bailey and Rachel Thursfield get together, there's not a vol au vent in sight

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When it comes to the business of beauty, the success of the Willowberry brand is far more than skin deep

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Lady Delia Thornton, family law barrister and Royal International Air Tattoo trustee, tells us about her Cotswold Life

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Growing up in an entrepreneurial family gave Steve Barker a head for business. Now he's building a gin empire with the Lucky Onion's Julian Dunkerton

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Elizabeth Usher advises us on the many products available to help us live more independently

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Joey Beard is a film-maker and glider pilot on a mission to encourage more women to take up flying. Back down to earth, she tells us about her Cotswold life

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The personal peeves that would go into my Room 101 (even though the premise is wrong!)

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Ben Harrison was born into a farming family. Now the solar energy pioneer is cultivating a very different business with a bright future

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It's Russell Marchant's vision to make Hartpury College and University a world-leader. And he's succeeding

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