Saturday 4 April 2020

Gloucestershire news

Get the latest Gloucestershire news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Undergraduate nurses from the University of Gloucestershire will support NHS staff in hospitals and health centres across the county.

University of Gloucestershire student nurses step up to help during Coronavirus outbreak

Student nurses from the University of Gloucestershire are stepping up to help the NHS during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The events which were due to take in June 2020 at Westonbirt Arboretum have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Image © Lee Blanchflower.

Forestry England cancels Forest Live 2020

Forestry England has cancelled its summer concert series Forest Live 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Curators at the Museum of Gloucester are encouraging people to send photos of the oldest thing in their homes, as part of its Digital Museum Challenge.

Museum of Gloucester is looking for the oldest items in your house

Dig out the oldest item you have at home, for the chance to form part of the Museum of Gloucester’s new digital museum.

The appeal hopes to raise funds so hospice nurses like Eden Edney can continue to provide end of life care to patients at home, freeing up beds in Gloucestershire’s hospitals. Image © Thousand Word Media

Longfield Hospice launches COVID-19 urgent appeal

Local charity, Longfield Hospice launches COVID-19 urgent appeal to raise funds for its Hospice at Home service.

A list of Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire, updated on an ongoing basis.

Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire

The very latest news about the Gloucestershire events cancelled or postponed, and venues temporarily closed, due to the Coronavirus...

Gloucestershire businesses are going the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses are doing all they can to help their customers during the Coronavirus. It’s not all doom and gloom…

Get Gloucestershire gin, wine and beer delivered to your door or collected by car during Coronavirus self-isolation.

Gloucestershire businesses launching beer, wine and gin delivery services

Keep your spirits up in self-isolation with local wine, beer and gin delivered to your home – or click and collected by car...

Living room yoga, working from home, taking part in live-streamed events? Share what you’re doing in Gloucestershire during the Coronavirus lockdown, use the hashtag #InThisTogetherGlos.

Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures

Home-schooling the kids? Live-streamed yoga classes? Stay home and save lives during the Coronavirus crisis. Wherever you are...

Enjoy the Everyman Theatre’s streaming of The Owl and The Pussycat in living rooms across Gloucestershire.

Everyman Theatre streams family show The Owl and The Pussycat

During the Coronavirus lockdown, watch a magical family performance of The Owl and The Pussycat streamed from the Everyman...

Join the nationwide Clap for Our Carers round of applause on Thursday evenings at 8pm, as a sign of appreciation for the NHS and keyworkers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Nationwide Clap for Our Carers goes weekly to thank the NHS

People across Gloucestershire, and the UK, will be taking part in a weekly round of applause to Clap for Our Carers and thank...

The Gloucestershire-based charity hopes to raise £59,400 to keep all of its mobile cancer care units on the road in April.

Hope For Tomorrow launches urgent COVID-19 appeal

Hope For Tomorrow is asking for donations to its urgent COVID-19 appeal, to provide mobile cancer care during the Coronavirus...

Key workers can apply for a free bike to help them get to and from their jobs.

Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating bikes to key workers

As a way to say thank you, Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating refurbished bikes to key workers in the county who need...

Image: Edward Watson in The Metamorphosis © ROH_Tristram Kenton, 2011. Catch classic opera and ballet performances from The Royal Opera House for free during the Coronavirus crisis.

Watch Royal Opera House performances for free

The Royal Opera House is streaming classic opera and ballet performances for free during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The SGGLA 2020 awards evening has been moved to Thursday 22 October 2020.

New date announced for SGGLA 2020

Get the date in your diary now, as the 2020 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards evening is rescheduled for later in the...

Keep supporting Gloucestershire small independent businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic, and have something to look forward to – such as a brewery tour at Hillside Brewery.

Practical ways to support Gloucestershire’s small businesses during the Coronavirus crisis

Whether it’s purchasing gift vouchers or taking an online class, there are still so many ways to support Gloucestershire’s...

Gloucestershire County Council has launched an online help portal for those who need support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Gloucestershire County Council launches community help hub

Whether you need help, your neighbour needs support, or you can offer your assistance to others, Gloucestershire’s online community...

Get your household team together for a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, hosted by Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery.

Hillside Brewery is holding a virtual pub quiz

Hillside Brewery is hosting a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, bringing households together online as they battle it out...

Keep the kids entertained at home with Duku’s product design competition.

Local design company launches product design competition for kids

Local design company, Duku, has launched a competition for budding product designers to create something to ‘brighten someone’s...

One of the park’s original residents, George the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, is still living there today.

Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrating 50th anniversary

Cotswold Wildlife Park turns 50 years old this March, celebrating years of animal care, conservation and wildlife education.

Gloucestershire NHS has established a number of ‘community hubs’ to support patients across the county.

Gloucestershire NHS setting up ‘community hubs’ to support locals

A series of ‘community hubs’ have been set up across the county to support Gloucestershire locals through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cook with Tom Kerridge as he launches his new video series, ‘Tom Kerridge’s Lock Down Dinners’.

Tom Kerridge launches Lock Down Dinners video series

Stuck with what to cook during lockdown? Tom Kerridge is sharing his top tips on how to create delicious dishes out of leftovers...

Gloucestershire parents have an extra two weeks to register for their children to take the grammar school entrance test.

Registration extended for the grammar school entrance test in Gloucestershire

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak and the effect it’s had on schools, Gloucestershire grammar schools have announced it...

Get helpful tips on how to stay fit from top trainers at Gloucester Rugby every Wednesday.

Gloucester Rugby launches #WellbeingWednesday campaign

Gloucester Rugby has launched a campaign to help people keep fit and healthy during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown, with helpful...

Catch Royal Shakespeare Company shows including Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Macbeth for free on the BBC.

Watch Royal Shakespeare Company shows for free on the BBC

Watch shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company for free on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The redevelopment will transform the 13th century building into a modern learning space while preserving its period features.

King’s School Gloucester to build £2.5 million sixth form

Complete with state of the art facilities, King’s School in Gloucester is investing £2.5 million to redevelop its sixth form...

Order groceries and ready meals prepared by MBB Brasserie chefs, and collect by car from Cirencester’s Corn Hall.

Corn Hall Deli and MBB Brasserie becomes social distancing supermarket

Corn Hall Deli and MBB Brasserie in Cirencester is transforming into a social distancing supermarket during the coronavirus...

The appeal hopes to provide ‘boost boxes’, sleep pods and wellbeing support to NHS workers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity has launched the COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal to provide support to NHS workers...

Residents of Cheltenham’s Clarence Square are putting fairy lights up to show their unity and support during the crisis.

Cheltenham residents light up the streets to show solidarity during the Coronavirus lockdown

Cheltenham residents light up the streets with fairy lights to show some solidarity as the town locks down due to the Coronavirus...

Beechenhurst, Mallards Pike Lake and Forest of Dean cycle trails all remain open to visitors.

Forestry England keeps woods and forests open during Coronavirus crisis

The Forest of Dean will remain open to give people access to fresh air and green space while social distancing due to Coronavirus....

The Sunday Times has voted Cheltenham to be the best place to live in the South West 2020.

Cheltenham voted best place to live in the South West 2020

Thanks to The Sunday Times, Cheltenham has been voted the best place to live in the South West 2020, with attributes such as...

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