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Friday, May 27, 2016
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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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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Music in Country Churches, at a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire,England, on Saturday 21st May. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British Cellist, Caroline Dale.
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HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of Music in Country Churches, attended a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British cellist, Caroline Dale.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Log House Holidays, Poole Keynes, Gloucestershire

Candia McKormack and family go in search of tranquillity – and a good WiFi signal – on a short break in a Cotswold log house

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Cotswold village of Bibury, England ©  JeniFoto, Shutterstock

From the honey-coloured stone cottages in Burford, to the medieval architecture of Winchcombe high street, the Cotswolds are home to some of the most beautiful scenes in the world. But how many of these pretty towns and villages have you visited?

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People

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Music in Country Churches, at a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire,England, on Saturday 21st May. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British Cellist, Caroline Dale.
(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS) TEL 07718 152168
EDF ENERGY SOUTH WEST NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2009/2014
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HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of Music in Country Churches, attended a concert at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The concert was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and featured British cellist, Caroline Dale.

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Monday, March 7, 2016
Gardener Kevin Nicks from Chipping Norton with his IVA (Individual Vehicle Assessment) tested road legal shed. Kevin has been in dispute with VOSA for over four months, but with support from his constituency MP, Prime Minister David Cameron, his fastest shed became 100% complient on February 11, 2015
Photograph: Paul Nicholls, www.paulnichollsphotography.com

There’s a new contender for the quirky Cotswold crown...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Amy Jane Adams and William Shakespeare

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANTONY THOMPSON

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Chris Beardshaw's Great Ormond Street Hospital garden, sponsored by Morgan Stanley

Cotswold gardeners will be well represented at this year’s Chelsea. Mandy Bradshaw has been talking to them about their plans

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Jeremy Wilding has been appointed MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for 2016

Jeremy Wilding, chairman of the Trustees of the Three Choirs Festival Society, has been appointed MBE for services to the Hereford Three Choirs Festival in the New Year’s Honours list for 2016

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Style

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Calcot Manor outdoor spa area

With close connections to the M5, M40 and M4, and a convenient two hour train journey to London, the Cotswolds are the perfect location for a spa weekend away. Here are eight of our favourite places to go.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
© Chris Boulton Photography

The Old West has come to the Cotswolds… saddle up your trusty iron horse, pile on the layers to keep the chill winds out, and take to the open road

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wellies © Charlie Styr, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Do any of these sound familiar?

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Food & Drink

Monday, May 16, 2016
Hemsley + Hemsley

The Lucky Onion Club is delighted to announce that they will be teaming up with healthy, food-loving sisters, Hemsley + Hemsley, to host two exclusive events on Thursday, May 19 2016 at No. 38 The Park, with tickets now on sale.

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Friday, May 6, 2016
The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill

After a long countryside walk in the Cotswolds there’s nothing better than refuelling with a pint and some pork scratchings in a quaint, rural pub. We pick 10 of the best (and most remote) places to go in the region.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
David Hughes © Shutterstock

Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
The Potting Shed Pub, Malmesbury

Whether you’re a loyal local or a visitor to the area, you’ll never be far from a charming real ale pub in the Cotswolds.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
We’re rolling in eggs in the Cotswolds

Keeping chickens may be one of today’s trendiest hobbies, but when you add up what’s involved, there are more economical and easier ways to enjoy fresh eggs

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Homes and Gardens

The Grade ll listed home of Deirdre and Henry Boyle

Sixteen years ago, a young couple drove along a remote country track to discover their Cotswold fairytale home, with its 23 acres of wild countryside, lying at the end

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An orangery lets light into this beautiful Cotswold home

There is so much availability on the market for windows and door manufacturers with a variety of materials, the thought of replacing them can be nerve racking to say the least. These top tips will help to ensure the company you choose will produce a good job at a realistic rate

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This fairytale cottage has benefited from having a much bigger and more substantial porch built on,

Have you ever wondered what the pretty thatched cottages of the Cotswolds look like inside? Well now you can find out...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Broadacre Estate - NGS

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Broadacre will be opening its gates to the general public on 17 April.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sudeley Castle © Gordon Robertson CC BY 2.0

Whether you're an avid gardener or a lover of all things outdoors, we pick some of the most beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds we think are definitely worth a visit.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An orangery lets light into this beautiful Cotswold home

There is so much availability on the market for windows and door manufacturers with a variety of materials, the thought of replacing them can be nerve racking to say the least. These top tips will help to ensure the company you choose will produce a good job at a realistic rate

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Bianca Elgar

Bianca Elgar is a luxury collection of high quality silk scarves, garments and accessories to treasure for a lifetime

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Lower Slaughter, a typical Cotswold village / Photo credit: Justine Kibler

Experience the beauty of rolling English countryside, quaint limestone villages, stunning stately homes and imposing castles by visiting the Cotswolds. But there’s more to do than just relax in this beautiful region of south England.

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Monday, July 27, 2015
This multi-purpose building provides a double garage and premises for a small business with self-contained living space above.

Sylva Group tells how its timber frame building provides dedicated work premises as well as additional living accommodation, giving a young family more space to work, rest and play at their Oxfordshire home.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Richard Harvey Collection

It’s important to make your mark in a home, but faced with a blank canvas, the task isn’t always easy. However, Richard and Louise Harvey are on hand to help in their shop, The Richard Harvey Collection.

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