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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The equine condition laminitis is common and frustrating to treat, says Debbie Graham.Veterinary surgeon Jess Hill offers advice on how to spot the symptoms, and what course of action to choose for your pony.

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Equestrian
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
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Bath Christmas Market

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas Fayres and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in the Cotswolds this season.

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Monday, November 16, 2015
The Smallest Show on Earth starring Liza Goddard and Brian Capron.

A new musical comedy with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, starring Liza Goddard and Brian Capron.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets...

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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Food & Drink

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
7 essentials for the British baker

Calling all baking fanatics! Whether you’re hosting afternoon tea, there’s a cake sale on at work, or you just want to while away the afternoon in the kitchen, we’ve picked eight of our favourite essentials for the British baker.

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Halloween bakes

Whether you’re holding a Halloween themed party or you’d just like something different to spoil your trick or treaters, these delicious cakes are perfect for little monsters and creepy callers!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Chocolate Recipes: 8 of the best desserts for cocoa fanatics

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the nation saw a surge in chocolate sales today as it is National Chocolate Day and we certainly feel very hungry for something sweet. Here’s a collection of chocolate dessert recipes to help you get your cocoa fix.

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Get involved with the Rugby World Cup in the Cotswolds

For those who were unable to get tickets for the Rugby World Cup this year, fear not as there are still plenty of places to get in on the sporting atmosphere right here in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re a front row rugby fan or an in and out spectator, we pick 8 of the top watering-holes to meet all of your World Cup needs this year.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Miller & Carter’s award winning 12oz sirloin steak

Calling all steak lovers! You can now discover the secrets to cooking the perfect steak courtesy of Hereford-based Miller & Carter’s Head Chef, Chris Maxwell. Here’s a five-point guide he has put together to highlight what to consider when choosing, prepping and cooking a steak at home.

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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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Katrina Ives.

An infatuation with the letter Q and a deep-seated love of pottery led Katrina Ives to launch Qtique – a range of beautifully crafted English pottery mugs with a fun-loving edge, designed right here in the Cotswolds. We caught up with her to find out more about the lovable kawaii-inspired ‘Muggsies’ and running a successful homeware business

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Alwinton Sofa in Walloon Stripe

Are you sitting comfortably? Pamela Miri of North Woodchester’s Sofas & Stuff gives us her ‘five most important things to ask yourself when choosing a sofa’

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The blue patterned curtains were a half-price bargain find at John Lewis costing £105 for both sets at each end of the new main room. “They are cotton and fully lined, plus they were ready made. I had wanted white, but can never resist something well made at such a good price and they grew on me!” she says

From rhapsody in pink and green, to soft, chalky whites, Karen and Simon Lawton’s Tewkesbury home has been transformed into a much calmer space to live in

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Image by Saffron Blaze licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

It may be the home of Cotswold stone cottages and traditional style, but the rolling green countryside also plays host to some fab handmade products and quirky designs – we pick our top autumn homeware essentials to inject some local style into your home

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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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Celebrity Interviews

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.

Read Full Story »
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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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Katrina Ives.

An infatuation with the letter Q and a deep-seated love of pottery led Katrina Ives to launch Qtique – a range of beautifully crafted English pottery mugs with a fun-loving edge, designed right here in the Cotswolds. We caught up with her to find out more about the lovable kawaii-inspired ‘Muggsies’ and running a successful homeware business

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Monday, October 19, 2015
Hayley Jordan who organised the event in memory of her aunty - Martin Cartwright Photography

Hayley Jordan held a successful Glitz & Glamour Ball in loving memory of her aunty Joanne who took her own life on the 27th December, whilst suffering from depression.

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Style

Friday, October 30, 2015
Calcot Manor outdoor spa area

With close connections to the M5, M40 and M4, and a convenient two hour train journey to London, the Cotswolds are the perfect location for a spa weekend away. Here are eight of our favourite places to go.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Celebrate Buy British Day

Did you know October 3rd is Buy British Day? To celebrate we have picked our favourite 9 British-made fashion gifts for every member of the family, for every budget, from girlie princess bags to cuff links

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Bianca Elgar

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