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Ellis Genge, now an English rugby union Premiership player for Leicester Tigers and England international, in action for Hartpury as a student.

Hartpury College is number one at producing international rugby talent in England

More England under 20 international rugby players come from Gloucestershire-based Hartpury College than any other school or...

The traditional Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event has been cancelled for another year, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2021 has been cancelled

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled for 2021.

Gloucestershire-based Camp 4-2-11 will now have three camps in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

Popular Gloucestershire children's holiday camp launches new summer camp in the Cotswolds

Camp 4-2-11 is launching a new summer camp in Bourton-on-the-Water in August 2021.

Barn on the Farm was due to take place at Over Farm in Gloucester in June 2021, but organisers have decided to postpone this year’s festival.

Barn on the Farm 2021 has been postponed

Popular Gloucestershire music festival, Barn on the Farm, has been postponed until June 2022.

A six-acre site in Bentham will be transformed into a climbing park with sports facilities and adventure activities, after plans were approved in April 2021.

Plans for a new £7 million climbing park in Gloucestershire have been approved

A new £7 million climbing park and adventure activity centre is set to be built in Gloucestershire, as plans for 270 Climbing...

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...

M5 Motorhome Hire is relocating from Tewkesbury to a bigger site in Cheltenham after having to expand to cope with demand following the pandemic.

How the staycation boom has shaped one of Gloucestershire's business

Gloucestershire-based company M5 Motorhome Hire saw a huge increase in bookings last year and 2021 is set to be even busier,...

Montagu Academy in Gloucester has been delivering high-level PE and sport to children across the county for eight years.

How Montagu Academy is helping keep children active during lockdown

Montagu Academy, a Gloucester-based sports coaching company, has been keeping kids of all abilities active, as well as being...

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...

Gloucester Rugby will be on the BBC’s The One Show on Thursday 25 March 2021.

Gloucester Rugby’s use of cutting-edge technology is being featured on BBC’s The One Show

Gloucester Rugby will be on The One Show, featuring the team’s use of cutting-edge technology to help improve player’s safety.

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-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...

Dogs are safe to stretch their legs at the Secure K9 Exercise Park, coming to the Cotswolds in March 2021.

A secure exercise park for dogs is coming to the Cotswolds

With cases of dog theft on the rise, Lechlade K9 Centre is opening a brand new Secure K9 Exercise Park to provide a safe environment...

The one-in-a-million litter of lambs were born on Hartpury University’s Home Farm.

Rare quintuplet lambs are born at Hartpury University farm

Hartpury University is celebrating the birth of its first quintuplet lambs – with the odds of five babies being born to one...

Starting this April 2021, transform your fitness in 10 weeks with The Huddle’s body transformation challenge.

The Huddle Cheltenham is helping people transform their body in 10 weeks

Get stronger, fitter and healthier in 2021 with a 10-week body transformation challenge from The Huddle in Cheltenham.

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...

Following the government’s announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, Cirencester outdoor swimming pool will reopen this May 2021.

Cirencester open air swimming pool reveals its reopening date

The open air swimming pool at Cirencester Park is due to reopen in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions in Gloucestershire start...

Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido will be reopening to swimmers in May 2021.

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham is reopening in May

Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido has announced its official opening date for the 2021 summer season.

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...

Go Ape at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean is getting Treetop Adventure+, a new high ropes course for older kids.

A new children’s treetop adventure is coming to Go Ape in the Forest of Dean

Young thrill seekers are in for a treat when Go Ape at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean reopens after lockdown – with a brand-new...

Traditionally ITV has broadcast five of Cheltenham Festival’s daily races live, but for the first time ever, they have been granted permission to show all six.

All races at Cheltenham Festival will be broadcast live on ITV for the first time in 2021

ITV will broadcast the first six races of The Festival 2021 each day, at Cheltenham Racecourse for the first time in its history.

WellChild has partnered with The Jockey Club, including being named sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021.

WellChild sponsors Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021

Cheltenham-headquartered charity WellChild has been named as new partner of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse – including...

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...

Horse racing fans will have to watch The Festival on television as Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that the biggest meet of the year will take place behind closed doors in 2021.

Cheltenham Festival is taking place behind closed doors

Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that The Festival, and the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup race, will take place behind closed...

Enjoy the most dramatic meal of your life, suspended on a clifftop ledge over the Wye Valley in Gloucestershire.

A new cliffside dining experience is launching in Gloucestershire

Thrill-seeking foodies can dine on the side of a cliff in Gloucestershire, in this brand-new lunch and dinner date experience...

Heavy rain and forecasts of snow have caused Cheltenham Racecourse’s Festival Trials Day to be abandoned, this January 2021.

Cheltenham Racecourse’s Festival Trials Day is being abandoned

Festival Trials Day is the last meet before Cheltenham Festival at the Racecourse in March, however as a result of the course...

Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse will take place behind closed doors, this January 2020, with the chance to enjoy the televised action from home.

Cheltenham Racecourse Festival Trials Day is taking place behind closed doors

Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that Festival Trials Day – the last meet before The Festival in March 2021 – will take...

Glastonbury Festival is unable to go ahead for the second year running, with the world-famous music event cancelled for 2021.

Glastonbury Festival is cancelled for 2021

Glastonbury Festival 2021 has been cancelled for the second year running, due to the lasting impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The match will be the first time Cheltenham Town FC and Manchester City have played against each other competitively.

Cheltenham Town FC is facing Manchester City in the FA Cup

The Robins will play Manchester City at Whaddon Road in the FA Cup fourth round – with Cheltenham Town supporters selling ‘virtual’...

Cotswolds National Landscape’s Kingfisher Trail will officially launch in May 2021.

Cotswolds National Landscape is launching a new Kingfisher Trail

A new Kingfisher Trail from Cotswolds National Landscape is launching this May 2021, featuring 21 large scale sculptures.

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