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As well as investing £3 million to improve facilities at St Edward’s School, Alpha Schools hopes its expertise and influence can further improve its exam successes too.

Cheltenham independent school secures £3m investment

Cheltenham’s St Edward’s School has been acquired by a leading UK independent schools group, which has pledged to invest £3...

Little ones can learn all about the Forest of Dean’s heroic minibeast population and have fun following the all-new Superworm trail at Beechenhurst this January 2022.

A new family activity trail is launching at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean

Adventurous families can enjoy an action-packed winter’s day out in the Forest of Dean, as Forestry England unveils a brand-new...

Some of the world’s most threatened species will call the new Bristol Zoo home when it opens at the Wild Place Project in 2024.

New Bristol Zoo will be home to some of the world’s most endangered animals

Animal lovers will be able to see endangered gorillas, monkeys, parrots and crocodiles at the new Bristol Zoo when it opens....

After being cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020, the Royal Three Counties show is returning to Malvern in 2022 to celebrate its centenary.

Royal Three Counties Show is set to return bigger and better in 2022

Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Three Counties Show, the 2022 event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

From cooking meals to filling shoeboxes for people in need in Gloucester, The King’s School is rounding off its community work in 2021 with a party for vulnerable children.

The King’s School Gloucester is rounding off a year of community work with a special Christmas party in Gloucestershire

Students and staff from The King’s School Gloucester have raised almost £5,000 for good causes this Christmas, cooked more...

Find out how Dean Close School in Gloucestershire prepares pupils for the transition from Pre-Prep to Prep School.

Dean Close Pre-Prep shares the benefits of joining in Year 2

Cheltenham’s Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School is encouraging applications for Year 2 pupils for September 2022 entry, sharing...

This Christmas 2021, Tom Kerridge has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to show families how to make Christmas dinner for £10.

Tom Kerridge is showing families how to cook Christmas dinner for £10

Gloucestershire’s favourite celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, wants to make sure families across the country enjoy a delicious...

The Coca-Cola truck is back!

Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire

After being cancelled last year, Coca-Cola has announced that the iconic Christmas truck tour will make a return this December...

Schoolchildren in Cheltenham are being encouraged to send Christmas letters to Lilian Faithfull Care residents with the help of Officeworx, this December 2021.

Lilian Faithfull Care teams up with Officeworx in Cheltenham to send Christmas messages to residents

Cheltenham-based Officeworx is creating colouring sheets so local schoolchildren can send Christmas messages to residents at...

You can find Tilly Rose at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester and other reindeers at venues including Blackfriars Priory and St Nicholas Church.

Runaway Reindeer Trail in Gloucester

Individually decorated runaway reindeers are on the loose this Christmas – on a festive trail around Gloucester city centre,...

Young reporters have until Sunday 19 December 2021 to apply for a chance to cover Gloucester Rugby home games.

Junior reporters wanted to cover Gloucester Rugby games

Gloucester Rugby is offering children aged between 10 and 16 the chance to become a junior reporter covering its home games...

See Gloucester Cathedral’s biggest ever Christmas tree outside on Cathedral Green, this December 2021.

Gloucester Cathedral puts up its biggest ever Christmas tree

Gloucester Cathedral has installed its biggest ever Christmas tree on Cathedral Green, sharing a shining symbol of joy in the...

Enjoy carols from the Cathedral Choir, traditional Christmas services, family fun and its biggest ever Christmas tree, this December 2021 at Gloucester Cathedral.

Gloucester Cathedral is inviting everyone to celebrate Christmas together in 2021

After spending last Christmas apart, Gloucester Cathedral is inviting people in the county to come together and celebrate,...

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been recording lines in preparation for his first ever Christmas panto performance in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Local celebrity joins cast of Cheltenham panto

One of the Cotswolds’ most famous faces is joining the cast of the Everyman Theatre pantomime this Christmas – teasing ‘it’s...

Create a wonderful elf or fairy this Christmas to display at Brio Retirement Living’s Beechwood Park, to bring festive cheer to the gardens.

Brio Retirement Living asks Gloucestershire children to design Christmas decorations for its garden

Imaginative kids are being called on to help Brio Retirement Living create a beautiful elf and fairy garden this Christmas...

Honouring residents past and present who have served in the armed forces, Lilian Faithfull Care is marking Remembrance Day 2021, with residents like 102-year-old Marjorie creating poppy-themed artwork.

Lilian Faithfull Care pays tribute to residents this Remembrance Day

The Gloucestershire elderly care charity is paying its respects to current and former residents who fought and lost their lives...

The Orders of St John Care Trust is looking for hidden heroes to work in its Gloucestershire care homes, bringing transferable skills from other sectors.

The Orders of St John Care Trust is recruiting for care sector professionals in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re looking to change career or get back into work, discover the benefits of a career in care at one of the Orders...

Santa and his friends are hiding around Batsford Arboretum in a new Christmas trail being launched this winter 2021.

Batsford Arboretum unveils its Christmas in the Cotswolds plans

Always a popular festive destination in the Cotswolds, Batsford Arboretum has announced that its family-friendly Christmas...

Planet Ice, Bristol’s anticipated permanent ice rink has finally opened in Cribbs Causeway.

A new permanent indoor ice-skating rink has opened near Gloucestershire

Just in time to enjoy this winter, get your skates on for Planet Ice, a brand-new permanent indoor ice-skating rink, which...

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.

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...

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine or chow down on bratwurst at Birmingham’s annual Frankfurt Christmas Market in 2021.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market 2021 dates confirmed

A destination day out for many in Gloucestershire, get your gluhwein at Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas Market in its...

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...

Popular family venue Over Farm is set to get some exciting new attractions.

Gloucester’s Over Farm set to launch new Countryside Adventure attraction

The home of PYO, Spookyard and Frightmare, Over Farm in Gloucester is set to open a new Countryside Adventure attraction –...

Take a tour around Dean Close’s Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and whole school this October 2021.

An award-winning Cheltenham school is welcoming visitors this October 2021

Prospective pupils and their families will be able to get a taste of what life is like at Dean Close School this October 2021.

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...

Enjoy classics such as ‘The Circle of Life’ performed in nearby Bristol, when Disney’s Lion King returns to The Hippodrome’s stage.

Disney’s The Lion King returns to Bristol

One for fans of Simba, Pumba and Timon – see Disney’s Lion King live on stage as it returns to Bristol Hippodrome for five...

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...

Little Trees Christ Church will open in September 2021 at Airthrie Independent School.

A brand new nursery is opening in Cheltenham

Part of the Dean Close Foundation, a new Little Trees Nursery is opening in Cheltenham this September 2021.

Cheltenham’s Cineworld hosts a special anniversary screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone this October 2021.

Harry Potter is back on the big screen to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Gloucestershire Potterheads are in for a treat as Cheltenham’s Cineworld screens Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on...

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