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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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Does your pony have laminitis?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The equine condition laminitis is common and frustrating to treat, says Debbie Graham.Veterinary surgeon Jess Hill offers advice on how to spot the symptoms, and what course of action to choose for your pony.

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Equestrian

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

Christmas in Shakespeare’s England

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Christmas at Warwick Castle

Enjoy a magical Christmas in Shakespeare’s England with a host of seasonal activities including the chance to see Father Christmas, festive plays, carol concerts, candlelit tours, craft fairs, Christmas markets, a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Wendy & Peter Pan and the chance to see the spectacular Shakespeare Birthplace lightshow.

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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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Hetty Feather

The Olivier Award nominated production will be appearing Malvern Theatres from Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd November, as part of a major national tour following a sell-out West End season at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

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From the Jurassic Period to Red Carpet premieres discover the dark, often mysterious and mesmerising story of Whitby Jet

There will be some very unusual and interesting exhibits appearing at the Antiques for Everyone Winter Fair November 19-22 at the NEC

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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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The Nutcracker

There are some very fun and festive events taking place across the Cotswolds this season.

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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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Offered as lot 88 with an estimate of £700-900

An auction of antique & modern jewellery at Fellows November 12, 11am

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King Charles III at Malvern Theatres

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Robert Powell in King Charles III UK Tour - photograph by Richard Hubert Smith

King Charles III is set to appear at Malvern Theatres from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th November.

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Bath House © Landmark Trust

The Landmark Trust rescue historic buildings in danger of falling into ruin and turn them into stunning holiday homes. We pick 8 magnificent Landmark buildings in the Cotswolds – perfect for a quirky family holiday or a couples retreat

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Dewsall Court

On October 31, country retreat Dewsall Court will be welcoming Valentine Warner to host a Halloween Party, set within 15 acres of grounds in the deepest, darkest Herefordshire countryside.

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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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A whole load of ideas and inspiration for Christmas

Free entry to a fun packed foodie event, 19th November 6-8pm

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Burke & Hare

How many times can one actor get killed during one performance? Find out in this brand new comedy Burke and Hare which will be performed in several venues across the Cotswolds between 23 Oct - 21 Nov

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Remembering farming hero Joe Henson

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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Fellows Auction

Fellows are holding an upcoming auction of Antique & Modern Jewellery taking place on the 15th October. This auction features Cartier jewellery previously owned by successful British author Mary, Lady Stewart.

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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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Blue John Sale

The catalogue has been released online for one of Britain’s largest auctions of rare Derbyshire Blue John pieces, being held at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham on Monday 5th October 2015.

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English Symphony Orchestra play Elgar & Brahms

The internationally-renowned English Symphony Orchestra return to their historic home in Malvern Theatres for the first time in nearly ten years on Thursday the 8th of October for an evening of music by Elgar and Brahms featuring up-and-coming violin superstar Alexander Sitkovetsky. He is perhaps the last protégé of former ESO Principal Guest Conductor Yehudi Menuhin, whose recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto is one of the monuments of recorded music.

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Hairspray at the Malvern Theatres

Friday, September 25, 2015
The cast of Hairspray, Ellie Kurttz

Hairspray will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from Monday 5 - Saturday 10 October

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Have a ball for Heart of England Mencap

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Lights, camera, action – Antonia Sandford, Marketing Intern for Heart of England Mencap (front) with (in background, left to right) supporter Justine Holt, Fundraising Manager Cath Errington and trustee Keri Dobson.

IT’S lights, camera, action as tickets go on sale for a night of Hollywood glamour in aid of a local charity. Heart of England Mencap will host the ‘Hollywood Ball’ in Stratford on Friday November 20th, all to raise funds to support local people living with learning disabilities.

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Ragley Hall Stately Home

Ragley Hall is to host a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 25 September from 10am – 1pm. Visitors to the stunning stately home will be able to visit free of charge in return for donations towards Macmillan and their “Worlds’ Biggest Coffee Morning”.

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September’s ‘The Watch Sale’ at Fellows

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The tourbillon is possibly one of the most intriguing of watch complications and September’s ‘The Watch Sale’ at Fellows taking place on the 29th, is offering two contemporary examples from Jaeger-LeCoultre, both limited editions – one a classical design in platinum and the other a sports piece in association with Aston Martin.

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Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

59 contemporary craft designer makers will fill the floors of The Courtyard in Hereford from 13th to 15th November. The work will include; jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, stone carving, basketry, fashion and accessories and metalwork.

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Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, at The Everyman, Cheltenham

There are mysteries afoot at the Everyman. Why is a murder announced in the local paper? Why is Miss Marple’s knitting so poor? Does Katie Jarvis ever know what she’s talking about?

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Sponsored:Don’t miss Your Horse Live 14-15 November

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Charotte Dujardin to headline in the Main Arena at Your Horse Live

Your Horse Live is a fun and fabulous day out for friends and family

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The Big Feastival: August 28-30

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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The Granary, National Garden Scheme

The Granary, an enchanting secret garden alongside the Oxford Canal is opening to the public this August Bank Holiday

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Who makes the best cake in the Cotswolds?

Cotswold Life invites local Cotswold bakeries to enter their best cake to be crowned Best Cake in the Cotswolds at an exciting new public event in Bath

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Cotswold Wildlife Park's photo competition

If you’ve been to Cotswold Wildlife Park or are planning to go, then pictures of your day out at the Park could net you an eye-to-eye experience with giraffes!

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Sponsored:Things to do on holiday in the Cotswolds

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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A parade of elephants make their way across the dirt road at Amakhala Game Reserve | Photo credit: Joe Meredith

Joe Meredith swapped the hills of the Cotswolds for the savannahs of South Africa’s Eastern Cape, discovering some of what makes the country such an exciting place to be

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Meurig Bowen

The Cheltenham Music Festival, though having classical music at its heart, is studded with diverse treats – encompassing film, dance, jazz, world music and family events amidst the rich mix of orchestral, choral and chamber concerts. Festival director Meurig Bowen picks out his top ten programme highlights.

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BBQ for Heroes raises funds for Help For Heroes, which provides injured service personnel with ongoing support

Help for Heroes is asking the great British public to turn their BBQ’s in to an opportunity to fundraise for our wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their families.

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Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Lucian Msamati as Iago.

Intense, questioning and full of surprises – Game of Thrones star Lucian Msamati makes RSC history as the first black actor to play Iago in its gripping production of Othello

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Looking out over Cheltenham and beyond

Having had two brilliant days walking in May, the 1st of June was grey and windy as we started our walk from Cleeve Common to Dowdeswell. I took my two geriatric spaniels as I thought it would be warm enough weather and not too strenuous. Not a good idea...

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