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Cheltenham College named Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-2023

Providing pupils with a home from home and a jam-packed social life, the winner of the Independent Boarding School of the Year...

Santa is coming to Cotswold Airport for the first time

Described as the world's first grotto production onboard a jumbo jet, Father Christmas and his elf cabin crew will be coming to...

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.

‘We need laughter more than ever’ – why this year's Everyman Theatre pantomime promises to be funniest yet

In an exclusive sneak preview with SoGlos, Tweedy and writer Sam Holmes reveal why this year’s Everyman Theatre pantomime is the...

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...

Famous illuminated tractors returning to the Cotswolds this Christmas

Fast becoming a Cotswold Christmas tradition, Tractor Run’s convoy of 100 fairy-lit tractors returns this December 2022, spreading...

What's happening in Cheltenham instead of a Christmas lights switch on

There might not be a countdown to the Christmas lights being switched on in Cheltenham this year, but there's plenty going on to...

Cheltenham's Christmas ice rink is cancelled for 2022

Cheltenham Borough Council has said the decision to cancel Cheltenham's Christmas ice rink in 2022 is 'regrettable' and has shared...

A stage adaptation of Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh is coming to the Everyman Theatre

Families can see the lovable Pooh bear and Christopher Robin and their familiar friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Tigger...

CyNam brings 1,000 girls together for cyber event at 'secret' Gloucestershire location

In a radical move to capture the hearts and minds of a generation of potential female recruits - and change perceptions that cyber...

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...

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...

Cotswold Water Park is getting its own ice rink this winter

Gloucestershire's biggest all-weather ice rink to date is opening at Cotswold Water Park this November 2022 — and skating sessions...

New 'doggy menu' launches in Stroud

Food traders at Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud have launched a new menu catering specifically for dogs - and it's already...

Everyman Theatre reveals ambitious target to support two pantomime charities

Supporting two Gloucestershire charities for the first time in 2022, the Everyman Theatre is hoping its pantomime can fundraise...

New all-girls' nursery opens near Gloucestershire

September 2022 sees leading independent girls’ school, Malvern St James, launch a brand-new nursery for pre-school girls — with...

Cheltenham ice rink is set to return for 2022

Having enjoyed great success in its first year, Gloucestershire's only all-weather ice rink is returning to Cheltenham's Imperial...

Over Farm announces 'biggest ever' Halloween festival

Coinciding with autumn half-term, Over Farm near Gloucester is putting on an extra special Spookyard for 2022, complete with...

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...

Sparkling Christmas parties set to return to Cheltenham's Leonardo Hotels

Friends and colleagues in Gloucestershire can look forward to celebrating at Leonardo Hotels this winter, as its Christmas parties...

The new star of British cycling will line up in Gloucestershire for Tour of Britain

*Please note, the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain has been cancelled as the UK observes a period of national...

Walk under the stars for Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is encouraging the people of Gloucestershire to trek through the night, taking part in a 10k Starlight Hike to remember...

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...

Gloucestershire's Cutest Dog competition winner revealed

Find out who's been named best in show, with the winner, runner-up and shortlisted entries for Gloucestershire's Cutest Dog...

Cotswold RAW is delivering dog food to homes across Gloucestershire

From fuss-free deliveries to saving money, the benefits of joining Cotswold RAW's Feeding Club are many — with the local raw food...

Cheltenham's first inflatable theme park reveals its official opening date

A brand-new adrenaline pumping experience is coming to Cheltenham in the form of 12,000 square foot inflatable theme park,...

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...

Discover a surfers' paradise, just down the M5 from Gloucestershire

Visit Bristol’s unique inland surfing destination this summer to master a new skill and experience the ‘blue health’ benefits of...

Four-tonne gorilla headlines BIG Summer-Send Off at Bristol Zoo Gardens

An incredible interactive gorilla sculpture, taller than any giraffe, forms the centrepiece of the end of an era celebrations at...

Blenheim Palace's new adventure play complex is set to open in 2023

The spectacular UNESCO world heritage site, just over the border in nearby Oxfordshire, is developing a brand-new adventure play...