Monday 24 April 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.

Promising plenty of wagging tails, Cheltenham will host its first Dog Swim this October.

Dog Swim is coming to Sandford Parks Lido

Promising plenty of wagging tails, Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham will host its second Dog Swim to celebrate the end of...

Enjoy early morning tours at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival announces exclusive tours

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is giving visitors the chance to have a unique experience by joining VIP guides for early morning...

Stylish interiors and an impressive menu awaits at The Bower House in Shipston-on-Stour.

The Bower House opens in Shipston-on-Stour

Shipston-on-Stour has an exciting new place to eat, drink and sleep after The Bower House opened its doors in the charming...

The Close Hotel in Tetbury has been recognised with a four-star rating from The AA.

The Close Hotel in Tetbury awarded AA four-star rating

Charming Cotswold retreat, The Close Hotel, has received a prestigious four stars from the AA, cementing its position as a...

The Friendly Food Project promotes wildlife friendly food.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches Friendly Food Project

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches its Friendly Food Project, giving the county’s emerging food producers the chance...

Get set for a pizza night as Fat Toni’s is to open in Cheltenham.

Fat Toni's opening in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire pizza lovers can now get their Fat Toni’s fix in Cheltenham as the independent Italian eatery is setting...

The Forest of Dean’s Whitemead Forest Park has been given a swanky makeover.

Whitemead Forest Park unveils exciting redevelopment

Family-friendly Forest of Dean resort, Whitemead Forest Park, has relaunched following a £3million redevelopment project that...

Cheltenham’s first Fresh: Art Fair announces its sponsor. Image © Co-founders Eleanor and Anthony Wardle.

Fresh: Art Fair to be sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Cheltenham and Gloucester

Fresh: Art Fair has announced an exciting partnership with Mercedes-Benz Cheltenham and Gloucester which is set to sponsor...

Get ready to make a splash at Sandford Parks Lido.

Sandford Parks Lido set to open for 2017 season

Swimmers of all ages can look forward to a splash in the sunshine when Sandford Parks Lido opens its gates for the 2017 summer...

Rodborough’s Hidden Gardens and Sculpture trail returns in the summer of 2017.

Hidden Gardens & Sculpture trail returns to Rodborough

Returning to Rodborough for its third year, Hidden Gardens & Sculpture trail will feature 15 sculptors, hidden gardens, children’s...

Snap up a free ticket to the BBC Music Introducing showcase with Jo Whiley. © mcphersonstevens.com.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival to host free ...around town performances

After launching in 2016, Cheltenham Festival’s …around town programme returns to the town’s pubs, clubs and streets,...

Gloucestershire’s Chris White has reached the finals of the prestigious Chefs’ Oscars.

Chris White shortlisted for Restaurant Chef of the Year

The White Spoon continues to go from strength to strength, with the independent Cheltenham restaurant reaching the final in...

Pass the salt and peppa: The world’s first Old Spot Pig Café is due to open in Gloucester on Saturday 1 April 2017.

World's first Old Spot Pig Café to launch in Gloucester

Forget cat cafés, Gloucester is getting its very own Old Spot Pig Café, where customers can pet cute piglets while hogging...

The Heritage Lottery grant will help the Corinium Museum fund an exciting new project.

Cirencester's Corinium Museum receives National Lottery grant

Favourite Cotswold attraction, the Corinium Museum, has received a substantial National Lottery Grant for an exciting new project.

Expect a fun and educational line-up at the 2017 Cheltenham Science Festival.

Cheltenham Science Festival reveals line-up

Boasting an international cast of scientists, performers and big thinkers, Cheltenham Science Festival reveals its 2017 line-up,...

Jailhouse Tours will be opening the doors of HMP Gloucester Prison.

Jailhouse Tours to host events at HMP Gloucester Prison

Jailhouse Tours is giving locals the chance to get locked up at HMP Gloucester, set to operate the historic landmark as a tourist...

Sudeley Castle is just one of the Cotswold attractions offering 2 for 1 entry this weekend.

Cotswold attractions celebrate English Tourism Week

Celebrate English Tourism Week in the Cotswolds and take advantage of two-for-one entry to a host of attractions, offering...

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...

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