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Sprouts Bite Back – Worcester gets a taste for Brussels Sprouts

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Sprouts Bite Back logoThursday 13th November and Friday 14th November 2008. Sprouts Bite Back.
A festival to celebrate British Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprout & Local Produce Fayre,  Cathedral Plaza, 24 College Street, Worcester WR1 2LU.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: countryside | cotswolds | fair | food | worcestershire | gloucestershire | chipping campden

Shadow Minister of Trade meets Stroud Business Members

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the Shadow Minister of Trade, had a meeting with over 40 local businessmen and businesswomen to discuss the current economic situation and the effect it was having on businesses. A number of issues were discussed, with particular consideration given to the role of the banks. The meeting was organised by Neil Carmichael the Prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: business | cotswolds | gloucestershire | places

David Cameron sees conservation work in action in the Cotswolds

Features by Adam No Comments »

The leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron MP has shown a keen interest in work that is being undertaken to help conserve the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Mr.Cameron made a visit on Friday 24th October to an AONB conservation training site in his constituency of Witney.
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Tags: conservation | countryside | cotswolds

Cotswold and West Oxfordshire Councils to share Chief Executive

Features by Tony No Comments »

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Cotswold MP was delighted to attend the announcement ceremony of a new sharing arrangement. The event was attended by The Right Hon David Cameron, MP for Witney, David Neudegg, New Chief Executive of the West Oxfordshire and Cotswold District Councils, Barry Norton, Leader of the Council of the West Oxfordshire District Council and Lynden Stowe, Leader of the Cotswold District Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold disappointment as rail improvements hit the buffers

Features by Adam No Comments »

The decision not to install a double rail track between Swindon and Kemble is a bitter blow to the Cotswolds, District Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe said today.

The Government-run Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) has announced that the upgrade will not be included in Network Rail’s business plan for 2009-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: railways | cotswolds

Plenty of Life in the Auction Market-Results of 23rd October Simon Chorley Sale

Features by Tony No Comments »

Amid the turmoil in world financial markets there has been plenty of life in the auction market at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques.  Perhaps some people are investing money in antiques as an enjoyable ‘safe haven’ while the banks are wobbling.  Certainly book and postcard buyers were out in force on 23rd October tempted by a fine selection of both categories. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: antiques | auction | book | cheltenham | furniture | gloucestershire | sale | cotswolds

Steve Edwards runs the Snowdonia Marathon-Marathon Number 458-just 6 days after 457

Features by Tony No Comments »

Steve ran the Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday 25th October 2008 and it was Marathon Number 458 in his world record challenge. The Snowdonia Marathon, now in its 26th year, was voted “Best UK Marathon” in 2007 and can attract over 1500 competitors. Steve ran with Bib number 459 for Bourton Roadrunners. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: cotswolds | marathon | bourton

Council gives grants to community projects

Features by Adam No Comments »

Four projects across the Cotswolds have been given a helping hand this month thanks to a total grant of £44,500 from Cotswold District Council.
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Tags: cotswolds

Steve Edwards completes marathon 457 and runs through injury pain

Features by Tony No Comments »

On Sunday 19th October 2008 Moreton-in-Marsh based Steve Edwards ran marathon number 457 – The Leicester Marathon in the City – in his world record attempt to run 500 marathons by 2012 at an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: bourton | cotswolds | marathon | moreton

Half-term sport sessions across the Cotswolds

Features by Adam No Comments »

Get the children feeling fit and active during the October half term with Cotswold-wide sport sessions, thanks to The Sports Club.

Daily doses of sport sessions are being hosted at five venues across the Cotswolds by a dedicated team of coaches, who offer a wide range of sports and activities for children from 5-16 years old.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: cotswolds | games | health

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