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Sudeley Castle near Cheltenham may be home to the remains of a Tudor banqueting house which once played host to Queen Elizabeth I.

Archaeologists are hoping to uncover a Tudor banqueting house in the Cotswolds

A team of archaeologists is at Sudeley Castle this October 2021, to try and uncover what could be the most significant archaeological...

Corinium Museum’s Iron Age dog skeleton is believed to be most similar to a modern terrier.

Rare dog skeleton on display at Corinium Museum

An Iron Age dog, expected to be from around the time of 400-200 BC, is going on display in a new exhibition at Corinium Museum’s...

The solar panels will improve battery and alternator life, fuel efficiency and reduce electricity use from the grid.

Gloucestershire’s emergency services are the first to trial solar panels on fire engines

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is among the first in the UK to install solar panels on its fire engines, to help tackle...

There’s no need to leave your dog at home this Christmas season, with Winter Glow hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions this December 2021.

Winter Glow is hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions

The highly anticipated Christmas event at Three Counties Showground is inviting dog owners to bring their four-legged friends...

The Dean Close Schools in Cheltenham have vibrant music departments with dedicated instrumental teachers – including the internationally renowned Carducci Quartet.

Award-winning Cheltenham school reveals its impressive musical offering

Singers and instrumental performers can develop their musical skills at award-winning Cheltenham independent school Dean Close.

Single Window by Gloucestershire poet Daniel Sluman has been shortlisted for this year’s TS Eliot prize.

Gloucestershire poet shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize

A Gloucestershire poet is on the shortlist for the TS Eliot prize, revealed at Cheltenham Literature Festival this October...

Cheltenham’s new all-weather ice rink will join an extended Christmas market as well as the town’s spectacular Christmas lights.

Cheltenham ice rink gets the go ahead

It’s official! Cheltenham will get its very own ice rink this festive season, set to open in Imperial Gardens this November...

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 is already underway, but a just-published annual report shows how it could all have been so very different.

How incredible generosity ‘saved’ Cheltenham Festivals

Just how close Cheltenham Festivals came to financial collapse during the pandemic, and the astonishing generosity that saved...

The future of fashion is digital according to a Stroud fashion house’s 3D designs.

Stroud fashion house becomes ‘world's first all-digital fashion brand’

Stroud fashion brand, Republiqe, is launching a fully digital 3D collection just in time for London Fashion Week 2021 – it’s...

Snap up a stunning Cotswolds holiday, and relive the 90s with a dance party with Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins, all for £1 a night!

Stay at a Cotswold Manor for £1 a night – with a Steps star DJing!

Book a ‘once-in-a-lifetime family retreat’ for up to 15 in a Cotswolds manor for just £1 a night – with a Steps...

Pittville Pump Room has got its own orangery bar, following the opening of the Garden Bar at Cheltenham Town Hall.

A new orangery bar is opening at Pittville Pump Room

A brand-new café bar housed inside an orangery has now opened at Pittville Pump Room – one of Cheltenham’s most iconic venues....

The figurine was excavated where The Forum, Gloucester’s new social and digital quarter, is being developed.

An 1,800-year-old figurine has been uncovered by archaeologists in Gloucester

Archaeologists have discovered an 1,800-year-old figurine thought to be the Venus, the Roman goddess of love, in Gloucester....

October Feast is a new concept being launched by Gloucester BID to help support local restaurants offering evening dining.

October Feast is launching in Gloucester

A whole host of venues in Gloucester are offering tantalising deals to get locals dining out, as October Feast launches in...

A huge array of free events will be coming to Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021, with brand-new venue VOICEBOX and the return of the Lit Crawl too.

Cheltenham Literature Festival reveals more than 200 free events for 2021

Cheltenham’s Lit Crawl returns for 2021, along with an exciting programme of 200 free events including an immersive new venue,...

South Western Railway included Longney and Stow-on-the-Wold in its list of 20 unique getaway spots in the UK.

Two Gloucestershire locations named as some of the ‘most unique places to stay in the UK’

Two beautiful locations in Gloucestershire have made the list of the ‘top 20 most unique places to stay in the UK’.

There’s not long until the winners of SGGLA 2021 are revealed at the official awards evening.

SGGLA 2021 votes are counted in run up to awards night

The public has spoken and the winners for the fourth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards have been chosen – with...

Local creatives are being called on by Emmaus Gloucestershire to run workshops at its new People’s Shed in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire creatives needed to run workshops at new community project

Homeless charity Emmaus Gloucestershire is launching a new community space – and it’s asking local creatives to get involved...

St Edward’s Church in Stow-on-the-Wold beat Downing Street in a list of the UK’s most influential doors, according to an Instagram-based survey by Safestyle UK.

Cotswolds church has one of the UK’s ‘most influential doors’

A church in the Cotswolds, which inspired Tolkein, has beaten the likes of Downing Street and The Bank of England to be dubbed...

Apply for free tickets to see the world premiere of Stephen Merchant’s new BBC comedy thriller in nearby Bristol.

Free tickets for the world premiere of Stephen Merchant’s new BBC show available near Gloucestershire

Tickets are up for grabs for the world premiere of multi-award-winning writer and director Stephen Merchant’s new BBC comedy...

The Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards in 2021 awards were the first to be held since the start of the pandemic.

Gloucestershire travel company scoops industry award

Co-op Travel in Cheltenham, Cindeford, Lydney and Gloucester have won a prestigious award at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement...

Girls and boys will now play an equal role in services at Gloucester Cathedral.

Gloucester Cathedral Choir makes history with equal opportunities for girls and boys

The renowned Gloucester Cathedral Choir has made history by offering male and female choristers equal opportunities, making...

Congratulations to WWT and Slimbridge Wetland Centre on celebrating its 75th anniversary.

WWT and Slimbridge Wetland Centre celebrates 75th year

Founded in 1946, WWT and Slimbridge Wetland Centre celebrated its 75th anniversary in September 2021 – with a special event...

Do you dare to brave Over Farm’s Frightmare this Halloween 2021?

Frightmare is back bigger and better for Halloween 2021

Frightmare at Over Farm in Gloucester will put your courage and bravery to the test with more spine-tingling attractions than...

Lilian Faithfull Care’s Astell House residents are some of the first in the UK to be offered the Covid-19 booster vaccination.

Booster vaccine roll-out starts at Lilian Faithfull Care

Astell House residents in Cheltenham will be among the first people in the UK to be offered the booster dose of the Covid-19...

With a rich heritage and ambitious plans for its future, Gloucester will receive support from Arts Council England as part of its three-year Delivery Plan.

Gloucester is declared a priority place for cultural investment by Arts Council England

Arts Council England has identified Gloucester as one of its 11 priority places in the south west, with the cathedral city...

Celebrate 900 years of Tewkesbury Abbey this October 2021.

Tewkesbury Abbey is celebrating its 900th year

The historic Tewkesbury Abbey is celebrating an impressive milestone this October 2021, celebrating 900 years of consecration....

Voting for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards closes on Friday 17 September 2021.

Last chance to vote for your favourites in SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

There are just a few days left to show your support for the best local restaurants, pubs, hotels, venues, attractions and lifestyle...

A new BBC One television documentary follows Katie Price and her son Harvey, as he takes the next step into adulthood and moves to National Star College in September 2021.

Katie Price and son Harvey in new BBC documentary about his move to Gloucestershire

Katie Price and her son Harvey will be featured in new BBC One documentary What Harvey Did Next, taking a look at Harvey’s...

Enjoy loaded fries over a game of Mastermind, as well as a whole host of other party games, as Board N Bites opens in Cheltenham.

New board game café opens in Cheltenham

Board N Bites is Cheltenham’s very first board game café, providing great entertainment for those wanting an alternative occasion...

Dognappers will face jail time with new introduction of ‘pet abduction’ offence.

New law means jail time for dognappers in Gloucestershire

The introduction of a tougher new pet abduction offence in 2021, which will mean dognappers will face jail time, has been welcomed...

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