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Win treatments at The Garden Spa by finding a golden ticket.

Easter golden ticket hunt launched in the Cotswolds

Find a golden ticket in Lick The Spoon’s Easter eggs and you could be in with a chance of winning one of 10 prizes at Cirencester’s...

Ellenborough Park took home gold in the Hotel of the Year category.

Cotswold Tourism Awards 2012 winners announced

The second annual Cotswold Tourism Awards has seen Gloucestershire hotels, attractions, events and other local businesses scoop...

Visitors will be able to explore two new spring trails. ©Jane Gifford.

New spring trails launched at Westonbirt

Discover the beauty and wonder of Westonbirt’s heritage landscape in two brand new trails created especially for spring 2012.

An impression of what the Blackfriars festival venue could look like.

Gloucestershire's Showcase Short Film Festival launched

Budding local filmmakers will get the chance to showcase their talents and compete at the very first Showcase Short Film Festival...

Koji Shiraya’s ‘After the Dream’ won The Open West curators award.

The Open West 2012 exhibition winners announced

Three diverse artists have been selected as winners of The Open West exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral, seeing off more than...

David Penny, H&G Canal Trust, Nick Worthington, British Waterways and Richard Graham, Gloucester MP.

Canal Trust launches Llanthony Hydro scheme

The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust has reached a significant milestone, announcing the launch of a new Llanthony...

The Potager restaurant brings the outdoors in at Barnsley House.

The Potager re-opens at Barnsley House

Taking advantage of its world class gardens, Barnsley House Hotel’s restaurant The Potager has been revamped to bring the outdoors...

Local charity Art Shape would like to turn empty shops into creative spaces.

Art Shape seeks empty Gloucestershire shops

Local charity Art Shape is appealing to Gloucestershire landlords in a bid to find empty shops to be transformed into temporary...

John Kirwan will be coaching the all-star Barbarians.

John Kirwan to coach Barbarians at Kingsholm

All Blacks legend John Kirwan will be behind the all-star Barbarians team when they come head to head with Ireland, for the...

Harry Potter is just one of the blockbusters to have been filmed in the city.

Gloucester City Council signs film friendly charter

Previously used as a location for Harry Potter, Outlaw and Amazing Grace, Gloucester hopes to welcome plenty more blockbusters...

Tabitha will be joined by Ruth from Ellenborough Park this weekend.

Ellenborough Park joins in on Million Metre Challenge

Ruth Owen-Overton from Ellenborough Park will be joining in on the Million Metre Challenge this weekend, raising funds for...

Dr Allaby’s DNA tests found no evidence of a big cat on the prowl.

Woodchester Park big cat DNA test results revealed

Following extensive DNA tests on the Woodchester Park deer thought to have been killed by a big cat last month, the lab results...

The British institution is being revived at The Montpellier Chapter.

The Montpellier Chapter launches afternoon tea

Cheltenham venue The Montpellier Chapter is aiming to revive a British institution, having just launched its new afternoon...

Owner Emma Whitelaw is celebrating five years of business success at Chapel Spa.

Chapel Spa celebrates five year anniversary

Cheltenham day spa Chapel Spa is celebrating a fruitful five year anniversary by launching its own brand of aromatherapy oils.

Don’t miss Forest of Dean legends EMF at Lakefest 2012.

EMF join Lakefest 2012 line-up

Forest of Dean indie dance legends EMF have announced an exciting return to the live music stage, playing Schubert Dip at the...

Catch Sue rekindling her first love here in Cheltenham.

Sue Perkins to rekindle First Love in Cheltenham

See Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins rekindle her first love at Cheltenham Music Festival, in a brand new Sky Arts...

A new independent shop in Cheltenham aims to please ski and snowboard enthusiasts across the county.

New winter sports shop open in Cheltenham

With the ski and snowboard season well underway, Slope-Style, a new independent shop in Cheltenham, is proving a popular destination...

Experts have carried out DNA testing on the deer carcass.

Big cat may be on prowl in Gloucestershire

Speculation that a big cat may be on the prowl in Gloucestershire grows, as experts are brought in to test the DNA of dead...

Explore the world of raw food and drink at Harts Barn.

Raw food classes launched at Harts Barn

From raw food noodles and pizzas to cheesecakes and chocolate cakes, find out more about raw and living food with Harts Barn...

The new Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum hopes to attract bigger and better exhibitions to the town.

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum reaches a milestone

With the foundations reaching completion, officials hope the new Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum will attract national- and...

Cotswolds88 Hotel has been dubbed the hottest in the world by Mr and Mrs Smith.

Cotswolds88 Hotel named hottest in the world

Gloucestershire’s very own Cotswolds88 Hotel has been named the hottest in the world by booking website Mr and Mrs Smith.

Azad Hussain will be cooking up a storm at the brand new Cheltenham venue.

Koloshi opens in Cheltenham

Cheltenham has a brand new addition to its fine dining scene, as Indian restaurant and bar Koloshi opens its doors in Charlton...

There’s no better time to visit Westonbirt than this winter. © Katrina Podlewska.

New winter pricing at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum is giving visitors the chance to enjoy the Forestry Commission attraction for less this winter, thanks...

See Cheltenham filmmaker Jack Guest on the small screen.

Cheltenham filmmaker's documentary airs on small screen

Cheltenham filmmaker Jack Guest is to have his new documentary, An Inconvenient Truth 2, aired on the Community Channel this...

Happy birthday to you Baby Bella Seyforth! © Laura Eperjesi Photography.

The Montpellier Chapter celebrates first birthday

Popular Cheltenham hotel, restaurant and spa destination The Montpellier Chapter celebrated its first birthday this week, alongside...

The Wharf House will be a popular party choice this Christmas.

The Wharf House beats the credit crunch this Christmas

Popular Gloucester restaurant The Wharf House will be the party venue of choice this Christmas, as it offers its great value...

Three Choirs Vineyards’ New Release is on sale now.

Gloucestershire 'Beaujolais Nouveau' hits the shelves

It has been a good year for Gloucestershire vineyard Three Choirs, which has just unveiled a crisp New Release wine for the...

The plans for a 2011 Cheltenham ice rink have sadly been canned.

Cheltenham 2011 Ice Rink postponed

The Cheltenham ice rink planned for Pittville Park as part of the Winter Wonderland project has been postponed,

The Levellers are just one of the many great acts confirmed for Lakefest 2012.

New Lakefest festival announced for 2012

Levellers, Reef, Toploader and a whole host of other acts will be gracing the stage at the brand new Lakefest music festival...

The popular local venue is now known as Mecure Gloucester Bowden Hall.

Bowden Hall Hotel change of ownership

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall has been launched, with great things expected at the newly named venue set in the village of...

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