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Cotswold's Steve Edwards smashes the world record

Cotswolds Steve Edwards smashes the world recordOn Sunday 18th May 2008 Steve Edwards smashed the world record by running 10 marathons in 10 days in the fastest ever combined finish time - 35 hours, 20 minutes, 44 seconds - which totally blew away the old record of 37 hours, 39 minutes, 34 seconds set in 2007.

This new world record equates to running each and every marathon in just 3 hours, 32 minutes , 4 seconds on each of ten days which is a truly staggering performance that will sit deservedly in the record books for some time to come.

Cotswold MP spots an opportunity to fight for local pig farmers

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has lent his voice to the cause of local, independent pig farmers fighting to protect their product's pedigree against unfair competition from large scale retailers.

The GWR's Cotswold Festival of Steam is only a week away

Saturday 24th May - Sunday 1st June - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway "The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds" at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse Stations.

The 2008 Cotswold Festival of Steam marks four important milestones - 40 years since the end of steam on British Railways - 40 years since David Shepherd took delivery of "Black Prince" - 60 years since the nationalisation of Britain's Railways - 100 years since the first through expresses ran over the Stratford-Cheltenham line between the Midlands and the West Country.

Cotswold ‘Walks on wheels’ project to be launched at Badminton

A brand new publication is being launched that helps people using wheelchairs, power scooters and buggies to enjoy walking routes across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ‘Walks on Wheels’ is a collection of 15 walks descriptions and maps, which help people to explore quiet country paths, villages and market towns in the area.

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.

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.

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.

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