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Cotswold Taxi fares increase approved by Council

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Taxi fares in the Cotswolds will be increased for the first time in three years after a proposed fares increase put forward by taxi companies was agreed by Cotswold District Council’s Licensing Committee.
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The next Art and Antiques Sale from Simon Chorley

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Thursday 23rd October  10.30 am. Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX
The next general art and antiques sale at Simon Chorley promises to offer something for every pocket and every interest with the usual collections of privately sourced material containing a few surprises.

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The Hart Dynasty 1908 – 2008 Centenary Exhibition at Chipping Campden

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Saturday 4th October – Saturday 11th October 2008 - The Town Hall, Market Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6AN
A significant exhibition of fine silver, covering a century of Guild of Handicraft work by the Hart dynasty, a guild of silversmiths working in the North Cotswolds in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Read the rest of this article »

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Get fighting fit with Council-led kick-boxing classes

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Hit the peak of fitness thanks to a brand new kick-boxing class that will be launched at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester later this month.

A six-week course in recreational kick-boxing is launched at the centre from Monday October 13th, where participants will learn how to kick, jab, hook and defend themselves.  Read the rest of this article »

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Fresh air and fun Cotswold walks for all the family at half term

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Ancient settlements, an Iron Age hill fort and the wonderful autumn colours of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are all waiting to be discovered during the October half term break. Read the rest of this article »

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National awards to be presented at Cotswold drystone walling competition

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Prestigious awards donated by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will be up for grabs at this year’s Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Drystone Walling Competition.
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Cotswold serves hedgerow notice on landowner

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A Cotswold estate has been told to replant a 200m length of hedgerow it removed because it failed to tell the District Council of its plans.

Cotswold District Council served its first-ever Hedgerow Replacement Notice on the Miserden estate following the incident near Duntisbourne Leer. Read the rest of this article »

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“Surrealism Returns” at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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Saturday 27th September – Sunday 23rd November 2008  – Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Significant Surrealist works of art return to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum to celebrate a momentous chapter in the history of Surrealism. Drawn from collections all over Britain, visitors can enjoy seeing pictures and sculptures by key artists of the movement including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Roland Penrose, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Man Ray, Edward Burra and Yves Tanguy.

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A Cabinet Decision – Sold for £65,000

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Simon Chorley Art & Antiques kicked off their Autumn season with a fantastic price achieved at last week’s blockbuster  auction (Thursday 18 September 2008) when a local Gloucestershire family sold a  Louis XIV ebony, ivory and tortoiseshell cabinet, c 1650, for an astonishing £65,000 against an estimate of £20,000-£25,000. Read the rest of this article »

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Cotswolds MP Supports Gloucestershire’s Fair Trade Towns

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All the celebrities, including the Bishop of Tewkesbury Rt Revd John Went, attended Christian Aid’s fundraising lunch to celebrate Wotton-under-Edge’s new status as a fair trade town. Christian Aid hosted a well attended and happy lunch to raise money for, and to celebrate the fact that Wotton-under-Edge is now one of the eight (shortly to become nine with Bourton-on-the-Water) designated fair trade towns in Gloucestershire. Read the rest of this article »

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