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A Place in my Country – In Search of a Rural Dream – by Ian Walthew

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Thursday 1st May 2008 Cotswold Author Ian Walthew’s highly acclaimed first book is being re-issued in paperback.
A Place in My Country is part memoir, dealing with issues of personal identity, sense of place, loss and memory, but equally it is about a small Cotswold village in the early 21st Century.

“Funny, touching and ultimately very moving..a beautiful, unsentimental account of a personal loss that is reflected in the rapidly changing texture of life in rural England” Sunday Telegraph

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Steve Edwards completes the Flora London Marathon – Marathon Number 452

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Sunday April 13th Cotswolds based Steve Edwards added another marathon to his name in his world record challenge to complete 500 marathons by 2012. He completed the big one – The Flora London Marathon 2008 – in 3 hours, 2 minutes and 35 seconds, well within his challenge time target. Well done Steve. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn how to help repair historic Cotswold drystone walls

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People are being offered the opportunity to learn the traditional rural art of drystone walling in the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). For the sixth year running the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the AONB, is providing walling courses at locations across the 790 square mile protected landscape. Read the rest of this entry »

Paddington Bear comes to Toddington on the GWR

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Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Paddington Bear* visits the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway for the first time this coming weekend. Amazingly, this little bear has been enchanting youngsters for half a century and he’s coming to Toddington to celebrate his 50th birthday.

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Whichford Pottery holds a major selling exhibition of Salt & Soda Pottery

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Saturday 12th April to Sunday 11th May in the Octagon Gallery at Whichford Pottery
A rare opportunity to enjoy the work of fourteen of Britain’s leading Salt and Soda Potters.

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Weekly Cotswold garden waste service starts April 21st

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Cotswold District Council’s new weekly charged-for garden waste collection service will start from Monday, 21st April, and food waste will also be collected across much of the District from that date. Read the rest of this entry »

Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society is looking for some Competitors

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The Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society (GRFGS) has just issued its Annual Schedule of Competitions for 2008. The object of the Society is to encourage the improvement of all forms of agricultural practices and products and the 2008 Competitions are a Farm Championship, Livestock Championship, Arable Championship, Forage Championship and Special Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

The Battle for Gullywith – Susan Hill wants your stories and your pictures

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The Battle for Gullywith by Cotswolds author Susan Hill, for children aged 8-88, was published on Monday 7th April.
A dedicated website is now live
www.gullywith.com and Susan would like to receive your drawings and stories based upon the book and how about entering the Withernosaurus Competition as well.

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Counting up to 500 Marathons- Number 451 is completed on target

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Cotswolds based Steve Edwards completed Marathon number 451 on Sunday April 6th.
Steve only had to go to Taunton, Somerset this time, to complete marathon number 451 in his bid for a world record of running 500 marathons by 2012 in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Only 49 more races to go!
The Flora London Marathon is next on the list.

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Cotswold Farm Walks invite you to take “A Dawn Chorus” walk

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Saturday 3rd May 04.00-04.30 Manor Farm, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AQ.

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