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Get the dates in your diary for all of the 2022 fixtures at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Tickets for Cheltenham Racecourse’s 2022 fixtures are now on sale

With race days running from January until April 2022, tickets for Cheltenham Racecourse’s anticipated horseracing fixtures...

Flight Club is opening its first venue in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter in March 2022.

Flight Club reveals when it is opening at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter

Social darts venue, Flight Club, reveals when its first Gloucestershire venue will open at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham...

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...

An artist’s impression of the outside of the new 270 Climbing at Bentham centre, by Corylus Planning and Environmental.

Work begins on new £7 million Gloucestershire leisure park

Contractors have begun to clear a site in Gloucestershire for a new family leisure park which will create new jobs and a training...

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.

Stroud District Council and Stroud Valleys Project are planting more than 1,000 trees at Salmon Springs this winter 2021.

A new woodland with over 1,000 trees is being planted in Stroud

More than 1,000 trees are being planted at Salmon Springs in Stroud, to help restore woodland habitats in the area.

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...

A Bewick’s swan named Allington is the first of the flock to return to Slimbridge Wetland Centre for winter 2021. © Jonathan Mercer

Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s first Bewick’s swan of the year has arrived

Winter is officially here, with the arrival of the first Bewick’s swan of the 2021 season at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Can you help with the Gloucestershire County Council climate change project?

Can you help one million trees be planted in Gloucestershire?

As part of an ambitious project, Gloucestershire County Council is aiming to plant one million trees to combat the effects...

Funding will be used to better connect walking and cycling from the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Towpath and the A40 West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme.

Gloucestershire receives £12.8million to improve walking and cycling routes

Sustainable and active travel in Gloucestershire will be improved with a £12.8million cash injection from the government’s...

There’s no need to leave your dog at home this Christmas season, with Winter Glow hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions this December 2021.

Winter Glow is hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions

The highly anticipated Christmas event at Three Counties Showground is inviting dog owners to bring their four-legged friends...

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 –...

Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC has announced its latest big signing – Renouf Wealth Management.

Hartpury women's rugby team reveals new sponsor

Elite women’s rugby team Gloucester-Hartpury is celebrating revealing a new signing – its latest sponsor.

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...

Gloucester Rugby will face Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium where Stowford Press are giving away 250 pints.

Gloucester Rugby is giving away free pints

The Cherry and Whites have their first home game of the season tonight (Friday 24 September 2021) where fans will be able to...

Cleeve Hill is the fastest peak for climbers to tackle in the UK, according to a new study from Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.

Gloucestershire hill named the UK’s ‘fastest mountain to climb’

A county hill has been named the ‘fastest mountain to climb’ in the UK, based on data from running app, Strava.

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...

Take a trip on one of Gloucester’s first all-electric boats this 2021.

Gloucester’s first electric and solar powered boat hire service launches

Primarily powered by solar panels, this all-electric fleet of boats is a great way to explore Gloucester’s heritage.

Voting for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards closes on Friday 17 September 2021.

Last chance to vote for your favourites in SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

There are just a few days left to show your support for the best local restaurants, pubs, hotels, venues, attractions and lifestyle...

Try your hand at axe throwing as Eat Sleep Axe, opening in Cheltenham.

Axe throwing coming to Cheltenham

Got a good aim? Put it into practice at a new axe throwing venue, coming to Cheltenham in September 2021.

The premiership rugby club is going carbon neutral, as Gloucester Rugby introduces reusable cups at Kingsholm.

Gloucester Rugby goes carbon neutral with new reusable cup scheme

The Cherry and Whites make another move towards sustainability with a new eco-friendly initiative to use reusable cups at its...

Voting for the 2021 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards closes on Friday 17 September 2021.

Voting is open for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

There’s still chance to show your support for Gloucestershire’s best lifestyle businesses and attractions, with a month left...

What does your Slimbridge experience look like? Share what the WWT site means to you with its new #MySlimbridge campaign. © Clem Hencher Stevens.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre invites families to share their summer wetland adventures

Families exploring Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer are being encouraged to share their adventures as part of its new...

Environmental charity Hubbub is calling on mountain bikers to significantly reduce litter along the popular Forest of Dean bike trails.

Litter picking launched on Forest of Dean mountain bike trails

The #LoveYourForest campaign has joined forces with the Gloucestershire mountain biking community to clear litter from the...

A new campaign is being launched to protect Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester from antisocial behaviour.

Cotswold Water Park launches new Enjoy and Respect campaign

The new Enjoy and Respect campaign is being launched to reduce the environmental impact of antisocial behaviour on the beautiful...

The McMurtry Spéirling is the brainchild of a Gloucestershire engineer and is hailed as the future of motorsport world-wide.

EXCLUSIVE: The future of electric motorsport is being built in Gloucestershire

The McMurtry Spéirling may look like the new Batmobile, but it is possibly the world’s most advanced electric racing car made...

Back row player Ruan Ackermann sports the new Gloucester Rugby shirt, designed and produced by long-term partners Oxen and sporting the name of its new main sponsor, BiGDUG.

Gloucester Rugby unveils major new signing

A new headline name has been added to the shirts of Gloucester Rugby for the coming season, making for one of the biggest signings...

Charlotte Dujardin has won her sixth Olympic medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. ©  British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

Gloucestershire athlete makes history at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Gloucestershire-based horse rider Charlotte Dujardin has won a Bronze medal in the individual dressage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ex-gymnastics champion Jimmy Taylor Cardoso has launched the new Cheltenham and Gloucester Gymnastics Club, near Eastern Avenue.

Former gymnastics champion opens new club in Gloucester

A new gymnastics club, with space for more than a thousand young people in Gloucester, has opened this summer.

SoGlos got a first look inside the Sportesse-designed super-gym at Gloucester Rugby’s new city centre training facilities.

First look inside: Gloucester Rugby’s new super gym

Gloucester Rugby has not hung around in getting its new Kingsholm training centre fit for purpose – and SoGlos got to take...

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