Thursday 23 March 2017


Gloucestershire news

Get the latest Gloucestershire news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Jack’s Kitchen provides an expert catering service throughout the region.

Jacks Kitchen caters for the Cotswolds and surrounding areas

Based in Cheltenham after returning to the county in 2016, independent business Jacks Kitchen offers catering across the Cotswolds...

Plant-based restaurant, Vinnie’s Eatery, is to open in Cheltenham this spring.

Cheltenham's first plant-based restaurant to open

Health food fans will soon have a new spot to enjoy eating and drinking when Cheltenham’s first plant-based restaurant,...

Support Gloucestershire vet, Carolyne, and a worthwhile cause.

Gloucestershire vet to run 10 marathons in 10 days for charity

Gloucestershire vet Carolyne Crowe is taking on a mammoth challenge, running 10 marathons in 10 days to raise funds for Brooke...

This year’s Gold Cup winners took the trophy back to The Wharf House.

The Wharf House hosts Gold Cup winners

The Wharf House played host to the Gold Cup winners and the iconic trophy, with the owners of Sizing John staying at the Gloucester...

Blockley features in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2017. Image © Derek Winterburn.

Blockley named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live

The Cotswold village of Blockley has thrown the spotlight on Gloucestershire after being named in The Sunday Time Best Places...

Deja Vudou will be one of the local support acts at Fake Festival Gloucester.

Five local artists selected to perform at Gloucester Fake Festival

The UK’s only touring tribute festival is set to visit Gloucester this May, and five lucky local support artists have...

The Cotswold Company have opened a flagship showroom in Stow-on-the-Wold.

The Cotswold Company opens flagship showroom in Stow-on-the-Wold

The opening of The Cotswold Company’s new flagship showroom has transformed the ground floor of The Unicorn Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold...

Family business Hillside Brewery is celebrating after topping the Tourism Enterprise category.

Hillside Brewery wins Countryside Alliance Rural Oscar

Hillside Brewery is celebrating its success in the south west region of the Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars, winning the...

Summerhouse Training gives students the chance to learn through practice and theory.

Summerhouse Training offers beauty courses

Helping students to discover their potential, develop their skills, and achieve their goals, grade one Ofsted provider, Summerhouse...

Gloucestershire property hunters are craving cosy touches when searching for dream homes.

Hygge proves popular with Gloucestershire property hunters

From roaring open fires to cosy blankets, flickering candles and good food with friends, the popular Danish lifestyle concept...

Students set to create moving film to support Gloucester City Mission.

Students create film to support Gloucester City Mission

Throwing the issue of homelessness into the limelight, Homeward is an inspiring short film produced by a crew of graduating...

The line-up for Cheltenham Music Festival 2017 has been revealed.

Cheltenham Music Festival reveals line-up

Cheltenham Music Festival has revealed its 2017 line-up, offering an eclectic programme featuring Welsh icon Bryn Terfel, City...

Cheltenham treasure seekers can look forward to Beards Jewellers’ Diamond Rush.

Cheltenham Diamond Rush set to be bigger than ever before

Cheltenham treasure hunters can look forward to even bigger and better diamonds when Beards Jewellers’ Great Diamond Rush returns...

Happy families can see Tweedy the Clown at this year’s festive pantomime.

Everyman Theatre announces Tweedy the Clown's panto return

Everyman Theatre has announced that everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy, is set to return to the stage to star in this...

Snap up super earlybird tickets for this year’s Seed Festival at Hawkwood College.

Super earlybird tickets on sale for Seed Festival

The third Seed Festival will be planting big ideas at Hawkwood College this July, and super earlybird tickets are now on sale...

Hillside Brewery is now home to an impressive events barn.

Hillside Brewery opens new events barn

Independent Gloucestershire business, Hillside Brewery, has opened a new events barn, offering an impressive space for corporate...

Step into spring with Chapel Spa’s seasonal promotion.

Chapel Spa launches March promotion

Chapel Spa has revealed that its treatment of the month for March 2017 will be an Elemis Biotec Radiance Renew facial, with...

Audiences can enjoy a brilliant performance within an iconic setting. © Matthew Williams Ellis.

Booking open for Longborough Festival Opera

Booking is now open for Longborough Festival Opera’s 2017 season, offering the chance for opera fans to snap up sought-after...

See a music icon live in action at Kingsholm Stadium this June.

Tom Jones set to return to Kingsholm Stadium

Sir Tom Jones will be returning to Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium this summer, in what is expected to be one of Gloucestershire’s...

Gloucestershire-based entrepreneur, Richard Hine, has launched British Polo Gin.

Gloucestershire entrepreneur launches British Polo Gin

Gin enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that there is a new spirit to trial as Gloucestershire-based entrepreneur, Richard...

The new augmented reality app brings characters from The Gruffalo to life in The Forest of Dean.

Forestry Commission brings The Gruffalo to life with new app

Fiction, technology and nature all combine when a new augmented reality app brings the characters from the best-selling picture...

Pret A Manager is planning to open its first Gloucestershire outpost in Cheltenham.

Pret A Manger to open in Cheltenham

Popular sandwich chain, Pret A Manger, is planning to open in Cheltenham, with the business currently looking to recruit team...

Popular Thai eatery, Giggling Squid is coming to Cheltenham’s Montpellier.

Giggling Squid to open in Cheltenham

Thai restaurant group, Giggling Squid, is set to open its first Gloucestershire outpost when it pitches up in Cheltenham next...

Enjoy hilarious stand-up comedy for a second evening at Gloucester Guildhall.

Gloucester Guildhall adds a second date to its Giggle Box show

Comedy fans can enjoy a second evening of Gloucester Guildhall’s Giggle Box after the hilarious comedy showcase announced...

Win a stay at Cotswold campsite, Thistledown Farm, by entering its exciting poetry competition.

Thistledown Farm launches haiku competition

Outdoor enthusiasts could be 17 syllables away from a stay at Thistledown Farm, which has just launched an exciting poetry...

Fillet & Bone will be housed in an historic former butcher’s shop in Chipping Campden.

Fillet & Bone farm shop to open in Chipping Camden

An historic butcher’s in Chipping Campden is set to be given a new lease of life when it reopens as an urban farm shop,...

Great news for comedy fans as Russell Brand announces second gig in Cheltenham.

Russell Brand adds second Cheltenham date

After a huge demand for tickets for his May stand-up show at Cheltenham Town Hall, Russell brand is set to return to town for...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is set to welcome a new health and fitness facility in 2018.

Cheltenham Ladies' College begins work on new health and fitness centre

The prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College has started work on its new Health and Fitness Centre, the first capital project...

The theatre venue boasts a 350-seat auditorium.

Performance venue to open at Rendcomb College

Cirencester’s Rendcomb College is cementing its excellent reputation with the opening of an exciting new performance...

The fourth and final day of The Festival 2017 has sold out.

Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup tickets sold out

Gold Cup Day, the pinnacle of The Festival 2017, has completely sold out in all enclosures – with limited tickets remaining...

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