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Shipston-on-Stour ©  John Clift, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Tracy Spiers goes in search of the unusual and eclectic, and is delighted by what she discovers in freewheeling Shipston-on-Stour

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets...

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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Monday, October 12, 2015
Livestock on display at the show

Moreton Country show proved to be ever popular this year, with 350 trade stands, and locally-produced food and attractions, which included animal breeds, exhibitors and agricultural vehicles. Pigs, which appeared in some episodes of the hit television drama Downton Abbey, were big crowd pullers, as were the IMPS motorcycle team and show jumping stars who thrilled crowds in the grand arena.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Joe Henson with some Rare Breed Gloucester Old Spot Piglets at his family farm, Bemborough Farm

The farming world has lost one of its heroes, Joe Henson, MBE, who has died after a short illness, at the age of 82

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Alex James and Jamie Oliver at The Big Feastival

The Westons’ Cider Teepee will be taking centre stage at The Big Feastival this weekend (August 28 to 30), ensuring there will be cider galore for foodies and music lovers alike.

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People

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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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

For 46 weeks of the year, Cotswold veterinary surgeon Tim Brazil’s patients are the sports and pleasure horses of this area and beyond. But for the remaining six it is the working equines of developing countries, like India and Egypt, that demand his attention. Debbie Graham spoke to him about his work.

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Equestrian
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Katrina Ives.

An infatuation with the letter Q and a deep-seated love of pottery led Katrina Ives to launch Qtique – a range of beautifully crafted English pottery mugs with a fun-loving edge, designed right here in the Cotswolds. We caught up with her to find out more about the lovable kawaii-inspired ‘Muggsies’ and running a successful homeware business

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Joe Henson with some Rare Breed Gloucester Old Spot Piglets at his family farm, Bemborough Farm

The farming world has lost one of its heroes, Joe Henson, MBE, who has died after a short illness, at the age of 82

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Style

Friday, October 30, 2015
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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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Celebrate Buy British Day

Did you know October 3rd is Buy British Day? To celebrate we have picked our favourite 9 British-made fashion gifts for every member of the family, for every budget, from girlie princess bags to cuff links

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Bianca Elgar

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Food & Drink

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Lucknam Park Hotel

Afternoon Tea, once the preserve of high society, is now widely available in cafés, tearooms and restaurants across Britain. This is no less true in the Cotswolds, where you can delight in a cream tea or sip a delicate speciality blend in virtually every town and village in the region. To help you choose, here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea around the Cotswolds.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
7 essentials for the British baker

Calling all baking fanatics! Whether you’re hosting afternoon tea, there’s a cake sale on at work, or you just want to while away the afternoon in the kitchen, we’ve picked eight of our favourite essentials for the British baker.

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Halloween bakes

Whether you’re holding a Halloween themed party or you’d just like something different to spoil your trick or treaters, these delicious cakes are perfect for little monsters and creepy callers!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Chocolate Recipes: 8 of the best desserts for cocoa fanatics

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the nation saw a surge in chocolate sales today as it is National Chocolate Day and we certainly feel very hungry for something sweet. Here’s a collection of chocolate dessert recipes to help you get your cocoa fix.

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Get involved with the Rugby World Cup in the Cotswolds

For those who were unable to get tickets for the Rugby World Cup this year, fear not as there are still plenty of places to get in on the sporting atmosphere right here in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re a front row rugby fan or an in and out spectator, we pick 8 of the top watering-holes to meet all of your World Cup needs this year.

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Homes and Gardens

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Katrina Ives.

An infatuation with the letter Q and a deep-seated love of pottery led Katrina Ives to launch Qtique – a range of beautifully crafted English pottery mugs with a fun-loving edge, designed right here in the Cotswolds. We caught up with her to find out more about the lovable kawaii-inspired ‘Muggsies’ and running a successful homeware business

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Alwinton Sofa in Walloon Stripe

Are you sitting comfortably? Pamela Miri of North Woodchester’s Sofas & Stuff gives us her ‘five most important things to ask yourself when choosing a sofa’

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Image by Saffron Blaze licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

It may be the home of Cotswold stone cottages and traditional style, but the rolling green countryside also plays host to some fab handmade products and quirky designs – we pick our top autumn homeware essentials to inject some local style into your home

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Friday, September 11, 2015
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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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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Lakes by Yoo Luxury Holiday Homes, Cotswolds

Promotional feature: For many people, designing and building their own home is a thing of dreams. But the risks, stress and time commitment associated with being a self builder can be a real deterrent. Craig Strachan at Sylva Group explains how it’s possible to create a dream home without having to build it yourself.

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