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Cobalt Health is raising funds to support teenagers and young adults with cancer through a new photography competition, this April 2021. © Kevin Pascoe Photography

Gloucestershire charity launches photography competition to support teenagers and young adults with cancer

Cobalt Health is launching a new photography competition, where twelve photographers will win amazing prizes, including a Canon...

Visit the enchanted world of family-friendly festival Fantasy Forest at Sudeley Castle this summer 2021.

Magical family-friendly festival is coming to Sudeley Castle this summer 2021

Sudeley Castle will be transformed into a world of fantasy and sci-fi when the three-day Fantasy Forest festival arrives in...

Cotswold District Council is welcoming visitors back to its high streets, reminding them to follow ‘hands, face, space’ when discovering what the Cotswolds has to offer.

Cotswold District Council is encouraging people to visit its high streets safely

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, visitors are encouraged to return to the Cotswolds – with Cotswold District Council...

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido has been secured.

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido is secure for the next 35 years

Sandford Parks Lido has announced that a new lease has been agreed between its charity and Cheltenham Borough Council, with...

The Times and The Sunday Times praised Stroud for its ‘strong community spirit’ when it was named the best place to live in the UK in March 2021.

Gloucestershire town is named the best place to live in the UK

Stroud topped the list of 78 locations to be crowned the best place to live in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times.

GCHQ has created 12 increasingly difficult puzzles for its #TuringChallenge, to honour the great codebreaker becoming the face of the new £50 note.

GCHQ releases its toughest puzzle ever in honour of codebreaker Alan Turing

As Alan Turing becomes the face of the new £50 note, Cheltenham-based GCHQ releases its toughest ever puzzle in his honour....

Sudeley Castle is reopening this April 2021 with a herd of 30 life-size elephant sculptures to see on its new Elephant Parade trail.

Sudeley Castle is reopening with a new trail of life-sized elephants

Find 30 life-sized elephant sculptures at Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham, when the attraction reopens this April 2021.

The Museum of Gloucester has revealed its five-year plan to recover from the pandemic and future-proof the venue.

Museum of Gloucester reveals its plan to future-proof the venue

The Museum of Gloucester is setting out plans to future-proof the venue and create ‘the quality museum that a historic city...

The Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival has now been rescheduled to June 2022.

Gloucester’s Tall Ships Festival is being rescheduled

The Tall Ships and Adventure Festival usually takes place at Gloucester Docks in May, but this year’s event has been postponed...

Three new dining experiences are coming to Westonbirt Arboretum in 2021 – with a ‘forest garden’ makeover for its restaurant.

Three new dining experiences are coming to Westonbirt Arboretum

Days out at Westonbirt Arboretum are about to get even better, with three brand new dining experiences coming to the Cotswold...

Gloucester History Festival is making a comeback – twice! – this year, with two festivals planned for April and September 2021.

Gloucester History Festival is holding two festivals in 2021

In addition to its much-loved autumn festival, which is returning in September 2021, Gloucester History Festival is running...

Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison is bringing the BBC show back to Gloucestershire in March 2021. ©BBC Studios/Pete Dadds

BBC’s Countryfile is coming to Gloucestershire

Ellie Harrison is bringing Countryfile back to her home county of Gloucestershire in March 2021, with a spring episode of the...

The world’s first attraction dedicated to Mary Shelley and her genre-creating novel, Frankenstein, is opening in Bath this June 2021.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is opening in Bath

Step inside one of the most iconic horror stories of all time, as Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath.

Gloucester-based river cruise company, English Holiday Cruises, will start sailing again on Monday 17 May 2021.

Gloucestershire cruise company is one of the first in the UK to set sail after lockdown

English Holiday Cruises will be one of the first river cruise companies in the UK to start sailing again in May, following...

Lesley Sainty’s debut historical novel takes readers back to Regency Cheltenham.

Cheltenham author uncovers the town’s fascinating past in new historical novel

If you loved Bridgerton, escape to Regency Cheltenham and discover the town’s unexplored history in Taking the Waters, a new...

Fragments from the first meteorite to land in the UK since 1991 have been found in Gloucestershire, with scientists describing the find as ‘extremely rare’. Image © Ben Stanley.

Winchcombe meteorite could help scientists discover how life on Earth was formed

The meteorite, which landed in Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, is the first of its kind to fall in the UK and may contain organic...

The new community orchard at Winston Churchill Memorial Garden will help to support local wildlife and tackle climate change in Cheltenham.

A new community orchard is being planted in Cheltenham

In a bid to boost biodiversity, Cheltenham is getting a new community orchard.

A series of local projects designed to preserve the wildlife and heritage of the Cotswolds have received grant funding from Cotswolds National Landscape. Image © ChalCAN Biodiversity Action.

£25,000 in grants awarded to protect Gloucestershire’s wildlife and heritage

Cotswolds National Landscape has allocated £25,000 in grants to 14 local projects designed to preserve the unique wildlife...

Meteorites are predicted to have landed near Cheltenham, after a record-breaking fireball was spotted in the skies over south England.

Fireball over Gloucestershire may have dropped meteorites near Cheltenham

It’s predicted that a fireball, which was spotted hurtling over Gloucestershire and the south of England on Sunday 28 February...

The appeal is asking people to dedicate a dandelion to help give Gloucester Royal Hospital a tranquil green space for staff to relax.

Dandelion appeal set to fund a new garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity has launched its Commemorative Dandelion Appeal to fund the creation of a new...

Support local artists and discover the perfect Mother’s Day gift from The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is encouraging people to support local artists this Mother’s Day

Handmade by local artists, designers and craftspeople, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has a range of wonderfully unique...

Two new artworks are due to be installed at Lydney Harbour in 2021, as part of the Destination Lydney Harbour project.

New public artworks being installed at Lydney Harbour

The designs for two new works of art, due to be installed at Lydney Harbour, have been revealed – representing the change in...

Committed to environmental sustainability, Elmore Court owner Anselm Guise pledges to rewild almost a quarter of the estate, which has been in his family since the 13th century. © Rob Tarren

Elmore Court is rewilding a quarter of its grounds and building six new treehouses

Elmore Court has revealed it will be returning a quarter of its estate to nature, rewilding approximately 250 acres of former...

Restaurants, pubs, shops, attractions and entertainment venues in Gloucestershire will soon be able to reopen with the government’s plan to ease lockdown from March 2021.

When Gloucestershire’s restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions are expected to reopen

Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown means a host of Gloucestershire businesses could start to reopen from March 2021, with...

The Royal International Air Tattoo has been cancelled for the second year running, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid grounds the Royal International Air Tattoo’s 50th anniversary celebrations

After months planning what would have been the 50th anniversary of the famous Royal International Air Tattoo, organisers have...

In an extraordinary act of reverse migration, the Bewick’s swans are back at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Bewick’s swans return to Slimbridge Wetland Centre in rare reverse migration

Slimbridge’s famous Bewick’s swans have returned to the wetland centre in February 2021, just four days after leaving for Arctic...

The Museum of Gloucester is sending out 1,500 free wellbeing packs during the third national lockdown, this February 2021.

The Museum of Gloucester is distributing free wellbeing packs during lockdown

To help keep the city’s residents creative during lockdown three, the Museum of Gloucester is sending out free wellbeing packs...

Gloucester’s iconic The Fleece is currently being rebuilt by Dowdeswell Estates after a fire in 2017 and has hinted it is collaborating with The Outdoor Inn.

Popular Cheltenham bar opening new venue at The Fleece in Gloucester

As part of its extensive refurbishment, The Fleece in Gloucester has hinted it will collaborate with one of Cheltenham’s most...

The Art Bridge Emergents exhibition from Westonbirt Arboretum and Art Shape had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but can now be viewed online.

Westonbirt Arboretum launches a new nature-inspired virtual art exhibition

A new, nature-inspired art exhibition from Westonbirt Arboretum and Gloucestershire charity, Art Shape, launched online this...

It is the second year that the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza show has been cancelled.

Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza show 2021 is cancelled

The popular Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield, which attracts more than 20,000 visitors,...

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