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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Barnardo’s Warwickshire is reaching out for local people to become approved Supported Lodgings Providers, giving shelter and support to young care-leavers.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Francis Hamel painting on site at Giffords Circus

Oxfordshire artist Francis Hamel was struck by the glamour and alchemy of Giffords Circus when he took his children to a show. The result was time spent touring with Giffords and a series of remarkable paintings…

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Monday, March 9, 2015
'From the Last to the Line, 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup', featuring The Giant Bolster, centre, by David Dent

From his working-class roots in South Wales to being one of our most sought-after equestrian artists, David Dent has found the winning formula

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Novelist and writer Caroline Sandon at Oxford Literary Festival, Christchurch College, 2014. PHOTOGRAPHY: Geraint Lewis

Author Caroline Sandon returns from the Times of Mumbai Literary Festival with memories of something ‘unique and extremely special’

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015

Cheltenham’s StarBistro has been named the People’s Favourite in a national award.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Gabby relaxing in her foster home

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) has a lurcher, Gabby, who is in need of a quiet, forever home

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Anna Turney competing

Anna Turney was one of the UK’s brightest snowboarding hopes when an accident in competition left her paralysed. Her determination to overcome adversity has been recognised by Heart of England Mencap.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tanya Byron

‘Where is the line between sanity and insanity?’ Professor Tanya Byron asks in her fascinating book, The Skeleton Cupboard. Wherever it’s drawn, there’s insanity in how we’re currently treating our children and young people, she tells Katie Jarvis.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Orchestra of the Swan / Photo: Daniel Buxton Photography

Orchestra of the Swan, Resident Orchestra at Stratford ArtsHouse, has been unveiled as a finalist in this year’s Pride of Stratford Awards.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Kriss Akabusi / Photo: Willowstone Photography

Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Kriss Akabusi will discuss his career and the importance of building an engaged team as the special guest at a charity ball on January 29, organised by Warwickshire recruitment firm eResponse.

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Cotswold Careline

Vulnerable people across the Cotswolds are being encouraged to sign up to Cotswold Careline, a 24 hour emergency monitoring and contact service which operates throughout the Cotswolds.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Rebecca Colpus

Rebecca Colpus of The British Polio Fellowship explains why we should spare a though for those suffering from the late effects of Polio this winter, and how we can help the Winter Warmth campaign

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
(Left to right) Amber Merrick-Potter of Escape Arts, Claire Bowry of Stratford Town Trust and Karen Williams of Escape Arts, on the new mezzanine

The mezzanine is in and work on the extension has begun – The Old Slaughterhouse is on track to open as a heritage centre for Stratford in just a few months.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
At the 2013 fashion show

When Jenni Fuller, founder of the Bodies and Co fitness groups, invited Rachel Ollerenshaw of Molly Olly’s Wishes to come along to the Bodies & Co charity fashion show to collect a £7k cheque for her charity, Rachel was delighted to be given a platform to raise awareness about her charity.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
'Three Kings' needed

Marketing Gloucester is looking for three ‘kings’ to lead the annual Christmas Lantern Procession on Sunday, November 16, while riding camels through the Gate Streets.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance in 'Perfect Nonsense'

Direct from the West End, adapted from the works of PG Wodehouse by The Goodale Brothers, and directed by Sean Foley.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cotswolds AONB

Three new people are being sought by the Cotswolds Conservation Board to help play an important role in managing the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Stratford Town Trust

From homeless outreach to church repairs, befriending projects to specialist end of life care; more than £230,000 has been awarded to local good causes by Stratford Town Trust in its second grants round of 2014.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Royal British Legion is calling on the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations. Working in partnership with Ashridge Nurseries on a project called Centenary Gardens, the Legion aims to keep the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War alive for future generations.

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Jenni Fuller with grandson Albert

Annette Gann discusses Warwickshire-based fitness company ‘Bodies & Co’ and its philanthropic owner Jenni Fuller

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Jim Moray will be performing at the Stroud Folk Festival / Photo: Barbara Allen

Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are five recommendations from us for what to get up to in the Cotswolds...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
(L-R) Nicola Asher, Margaret Gutteridge and Jean Grubb / Photo: Daniel Graves Photography 2014

A Kenilworth care home is set to raise funds for a cancer charity by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 26.

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Amber-Lauren with some of her work

When Amber-Lauren Ballantyne-Styles gave up a promising career in acrobatic gymnastics aged just 13, she used the negativity she experienced about body image to channel into her astonishing art

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hawkwood College, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Candia McKormack visits the nurturing environment of 19th-century Hawkwood College

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tim examining a pony with a pelvic fracture after a cart accident / Photo: Tim Brazil

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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Monday, August 11, 2014
Heart of England Mencap will be at the Stratford Homes and Garden Show at Alscot Park

Schools across Warwickshire and Worcestershire are being urged to nominate ‘children of courage’ to be celebrated at an awards ceremony later this year.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley is the medical journalist who brought the fast-diet phenomenon to the world’s attention. 
Katie Jarvis talked to him over a cup of tea, with no cake

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Heart of England Mencap will be at the Stratford Homes and Garden Show at Alscot Park

The services of Heart of England Mencap will be showcased at a gala night raising funds for the charity.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
The ACP festival

The weekend is imminent, but there’s still time to make plans. Here are five suggestions of what to do this weekend in and around the Cotswolds

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
(L to R) Angela Davis, Natalie Green, Annie Newell (Postcode Anywhere), Billy Johal and Mary Hughes (Midlands Air Ambulance).

Charity bike-ride is a fund raising success

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Monday, July 7, 2014
Nicola Benedetti (Universal/Simon Fowler)

World-renowned Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is artist-in-residence at the 70th Cheltenham Music Festival, which runs until July 13. Nicola, who is both performing and holding master-classes, answered questions at a special music-festival lunch at Ellenborough Park last week.

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Stratford Town Trust

Stratford Town Trust has been recognised as one of the best charities in the country as a finalist in a national competition.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Paul Hollywood on BBC's Great British Bake Off

The BBC’s Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood will be making his first appearance at Gloucester Quays Food Festival this month. Katie Jarvis spoke to the artisan baker who’s the best thing since sliced bread.

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Tracy and Jan have cream tea on The Rita Ellen

Tracy Spiers experiences Stratford-upon-Avon from a different perspective, 
as she takes to the water

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Russell Tuck, Gyles Brandreth and Adrian Elwell

A specialist Warwickshire recruitment firm is celebrating being voted one of the UK’s best places to work.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
With all those lovely warm bodies thrashing around in the sea, the words ‘children’, ‘sweetshop’ and ‘brutal inevitability’ spring to mind

Adam Hart talks sharks, and with all those lovely warm bodies thrashing around in the sea, the words ‘children’, ‘sweetshop’ and ‘brutal inevitability’ spring to mind.

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Monday, June 2, 2014
A Greedy Man in a Hungry World by Jay Rayner

Katie Jarvis meets Jay Rayner (for the second time; she’d rather not talk about the first), to chat about his book – Greedy Man in a Hungry World – and why, when it comes to everything we thought we knew about food, we may well have to eat our words

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Vortex, by Guy Stevens

The biennial on form exhibition looks forward to welcoming visitors to the beautiful surroundings of Asthall Manor and some of the finest stone sculptors in the world

Words by Candia McKormack

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Rosedale

A £1.25 million supported housing scheme for local people with learning disabilities will open its doors in Shipston-on-Stour on June 9. Flats at Rosedale are now available, offering local people with learning disabilities independent living, but in a supported environment.

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Morecambe played by Bob Golding

Promotional feature: This June, The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is welcoming jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, a Rock ‘n’ Roll spactacular, Beauty and The Beast and a play about one of Britain’s best loved entertainers - Eric Morecambe

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