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The covered ice rink in Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham will be the only one in Gloucestershire to offer ice skating in all weather.

Cheltenham ice rink confirmed for 2020

Plans to bring an outdoor ice rink to Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens have been given the go ahead for Christmas 2020, with a...

‘Let’s Roll’ follows budding cheese roller, Antonia.

Cheese Rolling dramatised in short film ‘Let’s Roll’

Gloucestershire’s annual Cheese Rolling event is the subject of short film, Let’s Roll, dramatising the annual tradition for...

Local singer Lara Telfer, pictured here with her son Bertie, won the final of the Furlong Factor singing competition.

Gloucestershire singer wins the Furlong Factor

Local singer Lara Telfer, who works at The Jockey Club, has won Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor national singing competition.

Send in your snaps of Gloucestershire’s wildlife for a chance to win prizes in this year’s competition. Image © David Adamson.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition with new categories and bigger prizes...

Berkeley Castle is now offering online gift tickets for post-lockdown visits.

Berkeley Castle launches online gift tickets for post-lockdown

Berkeley Castle has introduced an online gift ticket service with extended validity during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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…

James Campbell has raised over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together after running a marathon in his six-metre back garden.

Cheltenham athlete runs marathon in his garden to raise money for NHS

Cheltenham athlete James Campbell ran the length of a marathon in his back garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together....

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...

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...

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....

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to close during Coronavirus crisis

In light of the Coronavirus situation, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens will close from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further...

The annual event has been cancelled after the government advised people to stay home during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling cancelled for 2020 amid Coronavirus fears

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled for 2020.

The National Trust has announced it will no longer give access to parks and gardens to help with social distancing.

National Trust is no longer keeping parks and gardens open

To help with social distancing, The National Trust has re-evaluated its decision to allow free access to its parks, gardens...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is closed to the public during Coronavirus crisis, its animals and birds will still be cared for.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre closes to the public during Coronavirus crisis

Due to Coronavirus crisis social distancing, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, has announced that it is closed to the public until...

The Orchard returns to The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2020, with previous visitors including Sir Rod Stewart.

Luxury shopping area The Orchard returns to The Festival in Cheltenham

Up market shopping area, The Orchard, returns to The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2020 for a second year – with racegoers...

The Festival™ presented by Magners has a fun new area, The Park, and its ambassadors are Love Island’s Amy Hart and Frankie Foster.

The Park launches at The Festival™ presented by Magners

The Park, a fun new entertainment and social enclosure, is being launched at Cheltenham’s The Festival™ presented by Magners...

There are even more Forest of Dean and Wye Valley locations used in season two of Netflix’s Sex Education, including iconic home ‘The Chalet’.

Forest of Dean set for Sex Education tourism increase

The release of Netflix’s new season of Sex Education is set to drive more tourism to the Forest of Dean, local businesses are...

The new trail at Westonbirt Arboretum includes secret puzzles, activities and challenges for children.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail now open at Westonbirt Arboretum

Forestry England has opened a new Shaun the Sheep themed trail around Westonbirt Arboretum, complete with UV pens, activity...

Racing on the Friday of Cheltenham Racecourse’s November Meeting has been called off because of flooding.

Cheltenham Racecourse forced to cancel Friday race meet

Cheltenham Racecourse has called off racing on day one of The November Meeting due to flooding.

Zara Tindall MBE has been appointed as a committee director at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Zara Tindall appointed as director of Cheltenham Racecourse

Zara Tindall will become a director of Cheltenham Racecourse’s committee, after being appointed in the role by The Jockey Club.

Ninja Warrior UK has announced it will open an Adventure Park in Gloucester in October 2019.

Ninja Warrior UK to open an Adventure Park in Gloucester

Get ready to take on your mates as Ninja Warrior UK has announced it’s opening an Adventure Park in Gloucester.

Beer, lederhosen and a bierkeller band: Cheltoberfest is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse in 2019.

Cheltoberfest is coming to Cheltenham

Prost! Cheltoberfest, a new Bavarian-themed celebration of beer and lederhosen, is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse for The...

An ice rink that was planned for Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens won’t be created in 2019.

Cheltenham Ice Rink delayed until 2020

Plans to create an outdoor ice rink in Cheltenham for Christmas 2019 have been delayed.

The Wave surfing lake is set to open in November 2019.

Inland surfing centre near Gloucestershire announces opening date

The Wave Bristol, an inland surfing lake not far from Gloucestershire, has announced that it will open its waves to surfers...

James Forrester will open his state-of-the-art gym in Cheltenham in October 2019.

Ex-Gloucester and England Rugby player to open gym in Cheltenham

Ex-Gloucester number eight, James Forrester is opening a gym with a state-of-the-art 3G pitch in Cheltenham, this October....

The plans include bouldering areas and space for yoga classes.

Plans revealed for new climbing centre in Gloucestershire

Plans for a huge new sports and adventure centre at Bentham Country Club have been revealed.

For Beards Diamond Rush 2019, nine diamonds will be hidden around Cheltenham, with a tenth diamond up for grabs through SoGlos’s exclusive online treasure hunt.

EXCLUSIVE: Beards Diamond Rush is back for 2019

The legendary Beards Diamond Rush is back for 2019, giving treasure hunters the chance to find nine diamonds worth £1,000 each...

A 1000ft zip wire is coming to Gloucester Docks during the Gloucester Tall Ships Adventure Festival

Huge zip wire coming to Gloucester Docks

Take in views of Gloucester Docks like you’ve never seen it before, as a huge zip wire comes to the city as part of the Tall...

Exceptional crowd numbers attended The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019, breaking all previous records.

Best year yet for The Festival presented by Magners

Record crowds flocked to Cheltenham Racecourse for each day of The Festival™ presented by Magners 2019, breaking all records...

There will be free parking in Cheltenham this Race Week.

Free parking in Cheltenham during race week

It’ll be free to park in Cheltenham’s council-run car parks during race week, to try and encourage more shoppers into town.

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