Emma Luther

Emma grew up in Gloucestershire and has called it home for more than 30 years. Her career in journalism began as a reporter at the Gloucestershire Echo and she has worked on newspapers across the south west over the last 15 years. Emma joined SoGlos as senior staff writer in 2022 and crafts sparkling content marketing, covers breaking news and takes gorgeous Instagram photos!

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Meet the head of Malvern College who is preparing his pupils for a rapidly changing global landscape

When Keith Metcalfe took over as headteacher of Malvern College in 2019, he introduced a pupil-led super-curriculum to develop...
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Making the legal side of moving home faster with fresh technology

When you're buying a house, you want things sorted quickly – and Gloucestershire-based WSP Solicitors is developing a cutting-edge...
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Cotswolds pub reopening this February 2023 with new 'affordable luxury' menu after major revamp

Two top class chefs are championing local suppliers and ingredients with ultra seasonal food when The Halfway at Kineton reopens...
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Win a Tesla for 48 hours with Cleevely EV

Ends Thursday 16 February 2023

Fancy taking a spin in a top range Tesla for a couple of days? SoGlos has teamed up with Cheltenham's Cleevely EV to let one lucky...
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8 of the most exciting Gloucestershire properties on the market in January

From an immaculate luxury new build to a former church that needs a complete makeover, SoGlos's Gloucestershire property series...
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Win dinner for two at the Horse Box Brasserie at Ellenborough Park including a bottle of house wine

Ends Monday 30 January 2023

Enjoy a delicious meal for two at beautiful Ellenborough Park hotel, you'll also get a bottle of wine to share for a memorable way...
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12 new Cheltenham openings to explore in 2023

Cheltenham continues to defy gloomy economic warnings with plenty of new openings, proving growth and expansion is still on the...
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9 pieces of winter art to add fresh energy to your Gloucestershire home

Warm up your walls this winter with some atmospheric artwork as Cheltenham's Paragon Art Gallery offers some inspiration if you're...
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'The earlier you start saving for retirement, the less money you'll need for the same result'

A good retirement plan will help you meet your goals and not worry about money. It helps if you talk to the right people about...
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Real wedding: A dream come true in the Cotswolds at Blackwell Grange

Long distance love was celebrated with personal touches and streamed online so loved ones could follow the action in an emotional...
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Great investment opportunities could arise with new year in 2023

2022 was a volatile financial ride but high quality stocks and a blend of assets should allow for a smoother performance into...
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New treehouses at Elmore Court will give best seats in the house to huge rewilding project

A Gloucestershire wedding venue is being transformed with 250 acres of nature restoration and six eco-friendly treehouses set to...
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Real wedding: A moment of pure perfection at Blackwell Grange

From a martial arts meeting made in heaven to an elegant wedding without a hitch, Elissa and Ben Bonthuys adored bringing loved...
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'There are still great ways to get on the property ladder in 2023' says Gloucester-based mortgage expert

It’s been an eventful few years for the property market but as we look forward to 2023, there are still new opportunities for...
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Thinking of buying a business in 2023? WSP Solicitors advises on what to weigh up first

Gloucestershire's WSP Solicitors has helped sell everything from a Caribbean shrimp fishing fleet, corner shops and pubs - as well...
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Why the right benefits package can boost your Gloucestershire business

It's not just about salary, getting the right employee benefits can attract and retain some of the best staff to keep successfully...
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Cheltenham pop-up shop wants a very merry conscious Christmas

Owners of a new store in Cheltenham are encouraging retail activism this Christmas. Turning their backs on high profile fashion...
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Make your pension more ethical with Gloucestershire sustainable investment experts

Moving your pension could be the biggest individual change you could make to support the environment. Gloucestershire expert...
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Charity shop launches largest children’s section in Gloucestershire just in time for Christmas

The opening of a new children's section in Gloucester's YMCA aims to help with the cost-of-living crisis with affordable ways to...
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An award-winning year for Cheltenham independent garage

It's been an incredible year for Gloucestershire's Cleevely Motors and Cleevely Electric Vehicles, with not just a couple of...
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RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2023 to champion accessible gardening

New zones, theatres, immersive experiences and interactive demonstrations will be unveiled at the popular gardening extravaganza...
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'It's time to tackle misinformation around car servicing'

Gloucestershire independent garage Cleevely Motors has been in business for more than 60 years and is fed up of dealerships...
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Fresh life for Cheltenham's historic fire station

It's been closed for just under six months, but Cheltenham's iconic former fire station has a new owner - with details set to be...
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Bargain £2 buses bring Christmas cheer to Cheltenham and Gloucester

Groups of up to four people will be able to travel between Cheltenham and Gloucester on Saturdays in December 2022 for just £2 in...
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12 terrific reasons to visit Montpellier this Christmas

With buildings full of character and history, Montpellier in Cheltenham is home to a marvelous mix of independent businesses...
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Matching meals with music: The new restaurant 'putting the fun' into Cheltenham's fine dining scene

Bringing a kaleidoscope of cultures and flavours to its 12-course tasting menu, SoGlos spoke with Restaurant Journey's owner and...
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11 really good reasons to visit Gloucester this Christmas

There's never been a better time to visit Gloucester than when festive fun is in the air.
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Six year old from Gloucester wins national baking contest

Alfie Abbott's creative designs will be turned into a national recipe that will be sold across the UK next year.
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Cotswold hotel offers free three-day Christmas stay for a deserving family

Hoping to bring some festive cheer to one family, Stonehouse Court is offering a Christmas stay at the hotel near Stroud, worth...
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New look and name for popular Cotswolds village pub

The Village Pub in Barnsley has been renamed The Boot as it reopens to reveal a quirky new look - including a 20th century...
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13 cool cocktail bars in Cheltenham

Sip sip hooray! When it's time to let your hair down and find the best spot to party in Cheltenham, a good cocktail (or mocktail)...
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9 ways to enjoy a fulfilling retirement in Gloucestershire

You've worked hard, your mortgage is paid off and now it's time for a jolly good rest. Gloucestershire is full of great places to...
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Cheltenham hotel gets £1 million makeover

An opulent new look with fresh colour schemes and bedroom layouts will be revealed in January 2023 at the popular 16th century...
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Gloucester digital finance firm doubles turnover to £1.3 million in just two years

Quedgeley-based fintech firm Virgate moves to new, larger offices after significant expansion.
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9 pieces of autumn artwork to add atmosphere to your Gloucestershire home

An eclectic collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a new autumn range to suit budgets of all...
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5 ways to protect your children’s wellbeing during a divorce

Divorce is a difficult time for couples but if children are involved, they need to be front and centre, says Gloucestershire...
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10-year-old artist brightens up city streets with cartoon creatures

A safari of animal art is being let loose in Gloucester this half-term to brighten up some of its empty city centre shops and...
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Get active and hunt for ghosts this Halloween

Get all the family moving by following a trail of spooky posters on the Gloucestershire Halloween trail. It's not only fun, but...
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'Take away the fear of the unknown by seeking legal advice'

Tackling emotional turmoil is all in a day's work for WSP Solicitors, which has been providing personal legal advice in...
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8 independent coffee shops to soak up Cheltenham's café culture

On the hunt for your next caffeine fix? Be inspired by SoGlos's hand-picked selection of independent café and coffee shops in...
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Secure the perfect spot for your Cheltenham Christmas after-party

Whether it's a cosy table for two, a private booth for 10 friends, or your office taking over a whole floor for 300, Home &...
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New summer food festival announced for 2023

More than 150 different food and drink stands will showcase artisan produce from across Gloucestershire at the Three Counties Food...
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13 places to reach out to others and volunteer in Gloucestershire

From caring for police horses to wildlife surveys and listening to youngsters, there are plenty of ways to make a difference to...
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Real wedding: A classic celebration at beautiful Blackwell Grange

Matthew and Amy Stride got engaged in August 2021 and wasted no time in organising their big day for just eight months later!
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'Now more than ever, it’s important to seek independent mortgage advice'

In a year that's seen several Bank of England base rate rises, homeowners and people wanting to get on the property ladder are...
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First look at Batsford Arboretum's revamped café

There's an expanded menu and a new full-time baker whipping up an array of freshly baked cakes each day at one of...
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Cheltenham’s boutique cinema has big plans for its second year

A new series of themed events are set to be launched, as Tivoli Cinema Cheltenham marks its first anniversary with some ambitious...
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Luxury Cotswold hotel undergoes major facelift for 10th anniversary

Ellenborough Park on the outskirts of Cheltenham is refurbishing its 61 bedrooms and brasserie with work set to be completed for...
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6 top tips for first time buyers in Gloucestershire

From easy ways to boost your credit score to budgeting and paperwork, SoGlos rounds up 6 helpful tips for those looking to buy...
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Do hybrid or electric vehicles make Gloucestershire greener?

Cheltenham's Cleevely EV weighs up the benefits of hybrid vs electric vehicles and reveals some surprising uses for your car's...
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14 of the best pub lunches in the Cotswolds

After a brisk walk in the countryside, nothing beats a pint and a pub lunch, with SoGlos rounding up some of the best spots in the...
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10 tasty experiences to tuck into this Cheltenham Food and Drink Week

The first Cheltenham Food and Drink Week has been launched, with a feast of lively foodie experiences to tuck into - from tasting...
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'By working together, we can make Gloucester a better city'

As Gloucester BID starts its second term supporting city centre businesses, its new interim manager shares his hopes for the...
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7 ways to enjoy the water in Gloucestershire

Being beside water is proven to boost our wellbeing - and Gloucestershire residents can enjoy wonderful waves, riveting ripples...
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Fine dining restaurant inspired by global flavours is opening in Cheltenham

Expect food theatre, fine dining and fusion dishes from a Michelin trained chef, when Restaurant Journey opens in Cheltenham this...
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Brunsdon Financial launches new estate planning, wills and trusts service

Gloucester-based Brunsdon Financial is keen to ensure your most important assets are taken care of, so you can live your life with...
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From Cotswolds farm shop to UK's sustainable farming leader in just 20 years

Daylesford Organic is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a range of 20 specially selected food and drink bestsellers. Plus, the...
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15 Cotswolds businesses putting the planet first

The Cotswolds is known for its outstanding natural beauty and it's home to some beautiful ideals too. Businesses big and small are...
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Meeting of minds will help get Gloucestershire more active

A quarter of people in the county aren't moving enough each day. Active Gloucestershire is bringing together change makers from...
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How to help others embrace getting more active in Gloucestershire

Choose an activity you love and you could get inspired for life. Active Gloucestershire explains how fun and enjoyment are key to...
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Multi-million investment sees Cotswolds firm Wildlife World go global

Wildlife product designer and manufacturer, Wildlife World, based in Chavenge near Tetbury, is expanding internationally thanks to...
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New Compost Connect scheme helps Gloucestershire businesses boost eco-credentials

If you're a business owner wanting to do your bit for the environment, help is at hand with the newly launched Compost Connect...
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Family-run motor firm shares secrets behind 60 years of business success in Gloucestershire

Foundations laid in place by John Cleevely in 1962 have paved the way for 60 years of business success for Cleevely Motors - and...
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Making Gloucestershire the best place in the UK to volunteer

Go Volunteer Glos, a brand-new volunteering website, launched in June 2022. In the first eight weeks more than 160 organisations...
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The Queen Boadicea II boat trips from Gloucester are back this summer

For an affordable family day out and a unique view of the city, there's a chance to take a popular boat trip along the Gloucester...
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13 accessible and inclusive activities for everyone in Gloucestershire

If you have a disability getting physically active can seem like climbing a mountain, but there are plenty of groups across...
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4 benefits of outsourcing HR for your Gloucestershire business

If you've got a growing business and you’re thinking about outsourcing your HR, there's lots to consider. SoGlos spoke to...
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World-class polo and high-end dining in aid of Alzheimer's Society

A Champagne reception, three-course lunch and luxury afternoon tea will be served alongside all the action of passionate polo in...
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9 pieces of summer inspired art for your Gloucestershire home

A sunshine filled collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a fresh summer range to suit budgets...
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WSP Solicitors

WSP Solicitors Stroud, 3-7 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BJ

WSP Solicitors is an independent legal practice, with offices in Stroud, Dursley and Gloucester. The firm has been offering...
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Hire a Tesla in Gloucestershire to test out EV mileage for yourself

If you're new to electric vehicles, you might be worried about charging them. Gloucestershire's EV specialist, Cleevely EV, shares...
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Cotswolds pub The Fox at Oddington has a fresh new look after major refurbishment

Organic champion and owner of Daylesford Organic Farm, Carole Bamford, has renovated her second Cotswolds pub after the success of...
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First look inside: Cheltenham's newest fitness studio

Insidesweat opens this week at Manchester Park in Cheltenham and SoGlos got a sneak peek inside the new studio...
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'We must work together to create a greener and healthier world'

BioPak, a world leader in creating compostable packaging, based just over the Gloucestershire border, says consumers have the...
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EXCLUSIVE: New foodie destination vision revealed for Cheltenham's Dunkertons

Three new food trucks have been launched at Dunkertons on the edge of Cheltenham, paving the way for a fresh vision for the foodie...
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How to add activity into your daily routine: Active Gloucestershire expert insight

Little changes can make a big difference to your wellbeing, according to Active Gloucestershire.
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11 alternative ways to get fit in Gloucestershire

From core tightening climbing to muscle sculpting pole dancing, discover SoGlos’s selection of the best alternative ways to get...
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New campaign aims to help people get more active in Gloucestershire

Almost a quarter of people in Gloucestershire are inactive – but We Can Move, a social movement made up of organisations,...
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Tickets for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are on sale now

It’s the highlight of Gloucestershire horse lovers’ calendars – and tickets are now on sale to the popular eventing showcase at...
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‘It’s high time for Gloucestershire to embrace diversity’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

We can all do better at giving everyone a fair chance, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.
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15 fabulous foodie experiences in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re planning a day out for a group of foodie friends, or looking for an alternative experience for date night, this hot...
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10 top things to do in Gloucester

Visit Gloucester’s historic cathedral or cheer on the famous Cherry and Whites – with SoGlos rounding up 10 top things to do in...
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The UK packaging firm helping Gloucestershire’s businesses become more sustainable

BioPak, which supplies many firms in Gloucestershire, is on a mission to create sustainable packaging that puts the planet first.
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Gloucestershire’s biggest kids’ camp provider opens 23rd venue

Popular holiday camp provider, Atlas Camps, is opening a brand-new base in Tewkesbury – its 23rd new venue in just 10 years since...
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Cheltenham dad’s tennis ball invention comes just in time for Wimbledon 2022

A new marking kit created in Gloucestershire stops tennis balls being lost during practice.
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Why Gloucestershire businesses benefit from bringing people together

Leave laptops behind and embrace meeting in person again, with 95 per cent of people believing they build better business...
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9 hidden gems to visit on Cheltenham’s Winchcombe Street

From cafés and restaurants to barbers and even escape rooms, SoGlos has rounded up 9 independent businesses on Winchcombe Street...
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New Italian restaurant opens in Stroud

Terra Cucina Italiana has been years in the making for a passionate foodie couple bringing their Italian heritage to...
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‘Great leadership is THE difference for businesses and in life generally’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

Get your firm’s leadership spot on and all else follows, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.
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10 of Gloucestershire's best public parks

Summer is the perfect time to get active and enjoy plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Why not head to one of Gloucestershire's best...
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6 of the best spots to enjoy an urban picnic in Gloucester

Sun’s out, fun’s out! SoGlos has rounded up 6 surprising picnic spots to enjoy an alfresco gathering in Gloucester city centre,...
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Gloucestershire dancers put a spring into Prince’s step

A group of Gloucestershire dancers have helped a royal Jubilee party go with a swing by having a boogie with Prince Charles at...
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Gloucestershire couple revealed as the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery winner

The Gloucestershire couple who scooped a EuroMillions jackpot of £184,262,899.10 have been named as Joe and Jess Thwaite from...
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EXCLUSIVE: Gloucestershire’s oldest pub set to reopen in 2023

A secret underground staircase uncovered in the restoration of Tewkesbury’s Black Bear pub will feature when doors reopen and...
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EXCLUSIVE: First look inside Bosco Pizzeria Cheltenham

Bosco Pizzeria is opening its first Gloucestershire restaurant at Cheltenham’s Quadrangle on Thursday 19 May 2022 – and SoGlos got...
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Cowley Manor offers midweek deals for bookings this summer

Gloucestershire guests can enjoy up to 25 per cent off alfresco lunches and overnight stays this May and June, with Cowley Manor’s...
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14 new Gloucestershire foodie hotspots for 2022

From cute new cafes to perfect pizza places and revamped restaurants, SoGlos delights in 2022’s fresh foodie openings and...
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EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the £1.8 million Gloucestershire bakery that supplies M&S and Pret A Manger

SoGlos got an exclusive first look at Four Anjels bakery’s new Cheltenham base that’s dramatically increasing its production...
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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the heart of 35th RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The Princess Royal planted the final tree to complete a new Platinum Jubilee garden at Three Counties Showground, which was...
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New restaurant opens at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

With a barbecue-inspired menu, cocktails and a modern, sophisticated look, Brickhampton's new restaurant Nineteen is opening its...
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Cotswolds garden secrets revealed in new book

A hidden palm garden and a natural swimming pool framed by a wall of hundreds of wine bottles are just some of the surprising...
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13 Sunday lunch hot spots in Gloucestershire

If you're after the fluffiest roasties and the most delicious gravy, then look no further than this handy hot list of 13 Sunday...
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Cotswolds soap brand scoops Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A Cotswold company that makes soap bars that replace shampoo, shaving foam, facial wash, shower gel and body scrub – saving...
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Gloucestershire drivers urged to keep an eye on MOT expiry dates after exemption scheme ends

Cleevely Motors is advising Gloucestershire vehicle owners to check their MOT renewal dates after lockdown legislation led to...
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12 pieces of art to add spring colour to your Gloucestershire home

A blossoming new collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a fresh spring range for all budgets...
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5 surprisingly sustainable services from Gloucester Carpet Outlet

Sustainability is at the heart of family-run Gloucester Carpet Outlet – and in 2022, it’s offering even more environmentally...
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14 Gloucestershire businesses marking key anniversaries in 2022

SoGlos takes a look at the Gloucestershire organisations who are celebrating major milestones in 2022, to celebrate 60 years in...
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Why poor performance can be contagious and how to nip it in the bud

Getting team performance right is vital for a successful business, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group...
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Making the change to electric vehicles: Cleevely EV shares the benefits, which include digital aquariums!

It’s easier than you think to embrace the drive towards electric vehicles, according to Gloucestershire electric vehicle...
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Hole-y moley! GCHQ is giving away its own doughnuts

It’s affectionately known as the doughnut, and on Friday 1 April 2022, Cheltenham’s GCHQ will be baking its own line of limited...
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Here’s how you can take a dip at Cheltenham’s lido for just 2p

Sandford Parks Lido opens its doors on Saturday 26 March 2022 – and it’s offering an absolute bargain for the first swimmers in…
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Could you design a gate fit for royalty?

Three Counties Showground has launched a competition to design gates for its new Platinum Jubilee Garden in honour of the Queen’s...
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Evening with author Michael Morpurgo will support Farms for City Children

Theatregoers will be able to hear from acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo after a performance of The Mozart Question at The Barn...
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Movie star mum’s app could change lives

A Gloucestershire graphics expert, used to crafting special effects for Disney, Marvel Studio and Warner Brothers movies, has come...
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Why workplace first aid and safety training is so important for Gloucestershire businesses

When it comes to saving lives, just a few hours of the right training can make all the difference, according to Cheltenham-based...
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New £1.8million bakery opening in Cheltenham

A commercial bakery which supplies treats to Pret A Manger and M&S will be opening in Cheltenham in March 2022 – capable of...
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Why the trend for global recruitment is one to watch

The pandemic has opened up an impressive global talent pool, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group – and...
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Gloucester business owner is awarded Mayor’s Medal for his work for charity

Gloucester Carpet Outlet owner, Daniel Leach, has earned a prestigious medal from Gloucester Mayor for his charitable work,...
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First look inside: Cheltenham’s new BrewDog bar

Drinkers at Cheltenham’s new BrewDog bar can expect a stunning urban setting and more than 30 beers on draft – with SoGlos taking...
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EXCLUSIVE: First look inside The Tap Room at The Old New Inn in Bourton-on-the-Water

The Tap Room at The Old New Inn has been closed for a decade and is reopening its doors after an extensive refurbishment, this...
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New Simpsons Fish and Chips opens its doors in Gloucester

Chip, chip hooray! Gloucester fish and chip fans can get their fill of the iconic chippy’s finest at its new takeaway in...
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The Big Feastival announces line up

Alex James’ The Big Feastival is back this August 2022 and the headliners have been confirmed – with some big names set to grace...
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Wildlife-friendly vision to transform Cheltenham’s Honeybourne Line wins national award

A Gloucestershire student’s award-winning idea to turn a walkway into a wildlife haven is being shared with Cheltenham Borough...
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New carbon zero homes to set standard for housing developments in Cheltenham

Approved plans for 22 new carbon zero homes in Cheltenham are raising the bar on protecting the environment – with Cheltenham...
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Gloucestershire wildlife centre scoops award for superb outdoor education

Staff at Slimbridge Wetland Centre are flying high as its lessons helping children learn more about wildlife have earned the...
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Gloucestershire songwriter shortlisted for two prestigious competitions

A lockdown single written and created in Gloucestershire has made the final of The UK Songwriting Contest and International...
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Discover more about the £220 million bid to bring UK’s first fusion energy plant to Gloucestershire

The ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to bring the first fusion energy plant in the UK to Gloucestershire will be detailed by...
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Gloucestershire woman smashes Atlantic rowing world record

A Gloucestershire woman is rowing her way into the record books after beating the record for rowing the Atlantic Ocean by a...
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Why keeping good staff should be a key focus for Gloucestershire businesses

In a jobs market where businesses are struggling to find the right people, one key focus is often being overlooked, according to...