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A new chapter for the Cotswold Way National Trail

A year on from its launch in the summer of 2007, the Cotswold Way National Trail now has a new host body and project team. Natural England has appointed the Cotswolds Conservation Board to host the Cotswold Way, under an initial one year agreement and the trail offices have relocated to the board’s headquarters at Northleach in Gloucestershire.

Four Anjels are finalists in the Heart of England Fine Foods Diamond Awards

Cotswolds based bakery Four Anjels are finalists in the Bakery Category of the Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) Diamond Awards. Four Anjels have two products in the running for an award - Four Anjels Stem Ginger Cake and Four Anjels Stem Ginger Biscuits and the winners will be revealed on Saturday May 17th at HEFF's 10th Anniversary "Dinner of the Decade" at the Coventry Ricoh Arena.

Family friendly walks at half term in the Cotswolds

Million year old fossils, strange fungi and the secrets of a Cotswold farm are all waiting to be discovered during the May half term break.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is providing a programme of ten short family strolls across the AONB, which are designed to provide families with the opportunity to get out and about over the school holidays.

Post Office snuffs out last ditch appeal by Cotswolds MP

Following last Friday's announcement that all twelve Cotswolds' Post Offices subject to consultation were to close, Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown yesterday tried a last ditch personal appeal to Mark Partington the Network Development Manager of Post Office Ltd.

Bourton to host Flood Fair on May 16th

It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

And Cotswold District Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Fair to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Products Fair on May 16th in Bourton-on-the-Water. 

Textile artists come to Corinium Museum for two months

Colourful and varied textiles through time will be the subject of an exhibition that is coming to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester next month.

Take time out to enjoy traditional events in the Cotswolds AONB

The summer is the best time of year to enjoy the age old traditions of the Cotswolds and so the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has created a traditional events calendar for 2008-9 that shows you where and when you can enjoy events that are closely linked to the area’s rich heritage.

Steve Edwards is on the start line for his World Record Challenge

Friday 9th May to Sunday 18th May - Brathay, Ambleside in the Lake District
Steve Edwards from Moreton-in-the Marsh has one day left before he starts his World Record Challenge to run the fastest ever cumulative time for 10 marathons in 10 days.

Cotswolds MP's anger and dismay at total Post Office closure

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for the Cotswolds, today reacted with anger and disbelief at the news received over the weekend that the closure of the Post Office branches at Stratton, The Beeches, Weston-sub-Edge and Meysey Hampton is to go ahead as scheduled following Post Office Ltd's public consultation.

Funds boost puts safety first for Cotswold firms

Businesses will be boosted thanks to a £6,500 grant awarded to Cotswold District Council to help improve health and safety in workplaces.

The funding – which has come from the Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust – will be used to help the Council’s Food and Safety team to deliver important messages to businesses to safeguard the health of employees across the Cotswolds. 

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