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Cotswold MP expresses utter dismay at ORR's decision for the Kemble line

Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, has expressed utter dismay at the decision by the Office of Rail Regulator (ORR) to exclude the doubling of the Kemble to Swindon railway line scheme for at least another seven years.

Sprouts Bite Back - Worcester gets a taste for Brussels Sprouts

Sprouts Bite Back logoThursday 13th November and Friday 14th November 2008. Sprouts Bite Back.
A festival to celebrate British Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprout & Local Produce Fayre,  Cathedral Plaza, 24 College Street, Worcester WR1 2LU. 

Shadow Minister of Trade meets Stroud Business Members

Cotswold MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the Shadow Minister of Trade, had a meeting with over 40 local businessmen and businesswomen to discuss the current economic situation and the effect it was having on businesses. A number of issues were discussed, with particular consideration given to the role of the banks. The meeting was organised by Neil Carmichael the Prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud.

David Cameron sees conservation work in action in the Cotswolds

The leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron MP has shown a keen interest in work that is being undertaken to help conserve the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Mr.Cameron made a visit on Friday 24th October to an AONB conservation training site in his constituency of Witney.

Cotswold and West Oxfordshire Councils to share Chief Executive

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Cotswold MP was delighted to attend the announcement ceremony of a new sharing arrangement. The event was attended by The Right Hon David Cameron, MP for Witney, David Neudegg, New Chief Executive of the West Oxfordshire and Cotswold District Councils, Barry Norton, Leader of the Council of the West Oxfordshire District Council and Lynden Stowe, Leader of the Cotswold District Council.

Cold snap sparks Cotswold District Council warning over food containers

Cotswold District Council is warning householders that it may not be possible to collect some of their food waste if it becomes frozen solid to the inside of their food waste containers after a severe frost.

Cotswold disappointment as rail improvements hit the buffers

The decision not to install a double rail track between Swindon and Kemble is a bitter blow to the Cotswolds, District Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe said today.

The Government-run Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) has announced that the upgrade will not be included in Network Rail's business plan for 2009-14.

Plenty of Life in the Auction Market-Results of 23rd October Simon Chorley Sale

Amid the turmoil in world financial markets there has been plenty of life in the auction market at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques.  Perhaps some people are investing money in antiques as an enjoyable ‘safe haven’ while the banks are wobbling.  Certainly book and postcard buyers were out in force on 23rd October tempted by a fine selection of both categories.

Steve Edwards runs the Snowdonia Marathon-Marathon Number 458-just 6 days after 457

Steve ran the Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday 25th October 2008 and it was Marathon Number 458 in his world record challenge. The Snowdonia Marathon, now in its 26th year, was voted "Best UK Marathon" in 2007 and can attract over 1500 competitors. Steve ran with Bib number 459 for Bourton Roadrunners.

Council gives grants to community projects

Four projects across the Cotswolds have been given a helping hand this month thanks to a total grant of £44,500 from Cotswold District Council.

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