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Thu, 10:27
Log House Holidays, Poole Keynes, Gloucestershire

Candia McKormack and family go in search of tranquillity – and a good WiFi signal – on a short break in a Cotswold log house

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Wed, 12:30
David Hughes © Shutterstock

Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Andrew Roland © Shutterstock

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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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Prize of Cotswold in a landscape, by J Miles of Northleach

Famous Cotswold 19th-century artist depicting Cotswold animals comes to Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham, April 7-10

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Nicholas McCarthy / Yamaha Concert Grand Piano / Royal Festival Hall © Paul Marc Mitchell

One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy, is urging people to get involved in Carers Gloucestershire’s fundraising event ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’, on the 5 June. To encourage people to register, he is offering two free sets of tickets to his concert in Cheltenham at the Parabola Arts Centre on Sunday 29 May.

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Food & Drink

Wed, 12:30
David Hughes © Shutterstock

Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
The Potting Shed Pub, Malmesbury

Whether you’re a loyal local or a visitor to the area, you’ll never be far from a charming real ale pub in the Cotswolds.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
We’re rolling in eggs in the Cotswolds

Keeping chickens may be one of today’s trendiest hobbies, but when you add up what’s involved, there are more economical and easier ways to enjoy fresh eggs

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A snapshot from Wilderness Festival 2015

Desperate to sate your craving for live music and delicious food? We pick 5 of the best Cotswold festivals taking place in 2016 that celebrate all things instrumental, edible and fun.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Daylesford braised lamb recipe

Daylesford Farm have provided a delicious lamb recipe for the Easter weekend - with an Italian twist.

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Friday, September 11, 2015
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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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Monday, August 3, 2015
Nanas Foods Japan Limited

Hearty Japanese Food from the Heart of England

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Monday, July 27, 2015
This multi-purpose building provides a double garage and premises for a small business with self-contained living space above.

Sylva Group tells how its timber frame building provides dedicated work premises as well as additional living accommodation, giving a young family more space to work, rest and play at their Oxfordshire home.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Richard Harvey Collection

It’s important to make your mark in a home, but faced with a blank canvas, the task isn’t always easy. However, Richard and Louise Harvey are on hand to help in their shop, The Richard Harvey Collection.

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Homes & Gardens

This fairytale cottage has benefited from having a much bigger and more substantial porch built on,

Have you ever wondered what the pretty thatched cottages of the Cotswolds look like inside? Well now you can find out...

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Open gardens: Broadacre estate

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Broadacre Estate - NGS

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Broadacre will be opening its gates to the general public on 17 April.

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Sudeley Castle © Gordon Robertson CC BY 2.0

Horrah for National Gardening Week! It is the perfect occasion for celebrating the arrival of spring with a stroll around some of the prettiest gardens in the Cotswolds.

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10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Matthew Dixon © Shutterstock

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, March 7, 2016
Gardener Kevin Nicks from Chipping Norton with his IVA (Individual Vehicle Assessment) tested road legal shed. Kevin has been in dispute with VOSA for over four months, but with support from his constituency MP, Prime Minister David Cameron, his fastest shed became 100% complient on February 11, 2015
Photograph: Paul Nicholls, www.paulnichollsphotography.com

There’s a new contender for the quirky Cotswold crown...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Amy Jane Adams and William Shakespeare

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANTONY THOMPSON

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Santa arrives at the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Children's Christmas party

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is hosting a Young Heroes Christmas Party on Saturday 12th December at the Strensham Airbase in Worcestershire, and is inviting children under the age of 16 who have been airlifted by the charity in the past three years.

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Style

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
© Chris Boulton Photography

The Old West has come to the Cotswolds… saddle up your trusty iron horse, pile on the layers to keep the chill winds out, and take to the open road

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wellies © Charlie Styr, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Do any of these sound familiar?

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