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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...

Join in on a 5km run in Gloucestershire as Parkrun returns after 16 months, this July 2021.

Parkrun is returning to Gloucestershire

Making a return for the first time in 16 months, runners will be able to take part in Parkrun’s weekly 5k events across Gloucestershire...

Residents and visitors can look forward to a packed schedule of films, music, and summer sport at Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham, this July and August 2021.

Free big screen entertainment is coming to Cheltenham

Enjoy free open-air entertainment on the new big screen at Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens this summer.

Visitors to Beechenhurst can see nine brand-new sculptures along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, launching in July 2021.

Brand-new installations at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail are revealed

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has unveiled nine new sculptures along its famous trail,...

Horseracing is returning to Cheltenham in October 2021, with tickets on sale now.

Tickets for new Cheltenham Racecourse season on sale now

The new 2021-22 season of racedays at Cheltenham Racecourse, including The Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022, are on sale...

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows will be flying over Gloucestershire in July 2021.

Here’s when you can see the Red Arrows over Gloucestershire

The Red Arrows are due to fly over Gloucestershire this July 2021.

Enjoy a refreshing bottle of West Country cider, launched by a Gloucester Rugby star.

Gloucester Rugby star launches cider business

Made from locally sourced apples and traditionally-crafted, Gloucester Rugby star Jake Polledri has unveiled his new Just Pressed...

Countryfile’s Adam Henson is welcoming visitors to explore a sea of wildflowers this summer at Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park Flower Field opens for summer

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has opened its wild flower field for summer 2021.

Aces Minigolf is opening at Dobbies Garden Centre in Gloucester this July 2021.

A new minigolf course is opening in Gloucester

Take on 12 holes of minigolf as a new course opens this July 2021 at Dobbies Garden Centre in Gloucester.

A new sponsorship deal will see the Gloucester Rugby’s Shed become known as The Compeed Shed.

Gloucester Rugby’s Shed gets a new name in major sponsorship deal

Gloucester Rugby has signed a new long-term partnership with naming rights meaning The Shed will now become The Compeed Shed.

Dan Evans played on Court No.1 in the second round of Wimbledon 2021, securing a straight set victory. © AELTC/Jon Super.

The Cheltenham tennis player you can watch at Wimbledon

British number one tennis player, Cheltenham’s Dan Evans, is through to the third round at Wimbledon – and here’s when Gloucestershire...

Cheltenham’s Dan Evans will be taking part in the Tokyo Olympic Games this 2021 alongside tennis stars such as Andy Murray.

Gloucestershire athlete will compete for Team GB in Tokyo Olympics

Competing alongside Andy Murray in the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Cheltenham tennis player Dan Evans will be going for...

See the Flying Scotsman as it chugs through Gloucestershire on Saturday 21 August 2021.

Here’s where you can see the Flying Scotsman in Gloucestershire

The legendary locomotive is steaming through the county on Saturday 21 August 2021, giving Gloucestershire train buffs the...

Get up close to the latest aircraft on the market and even take them for a demo flight when AeroExpo and RotorTech UK comes to the Cotswolds in 2022.

A new aircraft show is coming to Gloucestershire in 2022

The UK’s Festival of Aviation will be held at Cotswold Airport in June 2022.

Newent’s International Centre for Birds of Prey is named the UK’s ninth best zoo.

Gloucestershire wildlife centre named as one of the top ten zoos in the UK

The much-loved International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent has been ranked the ninth best zoo in the UK.

Zelda, one of the resident mute swans at Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, has sadly passed away.

Tributes paid to late Pittville Park swan Zelda

The swan passed away on Wednesday 16 June 2021, with Cheltenham locals paying tribute to one of Pittville Park’s most popular...

National Geographic has named the Grade II listed Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham as one of the best outdoor pools in Britain.

National Geographic names Sandford Parks Lido one of the best in the country

Cheltenham’s much-loved Sandford Parks Lido has been ranked one of the best British lidos to visit this summer by National...

The 180 Club is bringing a new social darts hangout to The Fire Station in Cheltenham.

A new darts club is opening in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Fire Station is opening a brand-new darts venue, 180 Club, this July 2021.

Don’t miss the chance to nominate your lifestyle business to win at Gloucestershire’s biggest awards when SGGLA returns for 2021.

Nominations close soon for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

The fourth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors, are fast approaching – and...

Become a wetland hero with Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s free app, launching in June 2021.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre launches Wetland Heroes app

A new interactive experience is helping families to discover the secrets of Slimbridge Wetland Centre, as the WWT attraction...

Enjoy a post-lockdown dip in Stroud’s outdoor pool as Stratford Park Lido reopens from 1pm on Saturday 29 May 2021.

Stratford Park Lido is finally reopening

Families are finally being welcomed back to Stroud’s outdoor pool at Stratford Park.

DEYA Brewery has created the Champions IPA to commemorate Cheltenham Town FC winning the League Two title in May 2021.

DEYA Brewery creates limited edition Cheltenham Town FC beer

After its historic win against Harrogate Town clinched the League Two title, Cheltenham Town FC now has its own limited edition...

Forest Green Rovers is partnering with leading eco-friendly vegan wine producer, When in Rome.

Forest Green Rovers partners with Stroud sustainable wine producer

Gloucestershire’s greenest football club, Forest Green Rovers, is now serving up climate-conscious wine from Stroud-based sustainable...

Westonbirt Arboretum is one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions and you can help support it.

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum reveal how you can support one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions

With everything from becoming a part of a sculpture to sponsoring a plot of land, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum share how...

Visitors to the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail could see eight new sculptures this July 2021, if plans are approved by Forest of Dean Council.

Forest of Dean set to get eight new sculptures this summer

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst could have eight new temporary sculptures from July 2021, if plans for its...

Cheltenham Racecourse will be transformed into every film fan’s dream this summer 2021.

Cheltenham Racecourse is transforming into an outdoor cinema experience this summer

Enjoy film favourites including Grease, Dirty Dancing, Harry Potter and more against a rolling countryside backdrop at Cheltenham...

Gloucester 10k is back for 2021 – in a new hybrid format for all runners

It’s back – the Gloucester 10k run, taking in many of the city’s finer points on a route through the Docks, Quays, canal path...

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