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Oxfordshire village adds to trend in community ownership

Residents from a village near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, are breathing new life into an old building, by fitting it out for a community-owned shop which will open next month.

Great Western Arms in Aynho named Pub of the Year at Hooky Diamond Awards

The Great Western Arms in Aynho has been named Pub of the Year at the 2012 Hooky Diamond Awards. Held at Stratford Racecourse on 9th May, and this year honouring the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in its name, the annual award ceremony is designed to celebrate outstanding Hook Norton Brewery tenants.

Success for Chipping Sodbury in southern region of UK's most prestigious town community project award scheme.

Chipping Sodbury has beaten competition from towns across the south of England to win recognition for their efforts to nurture thriving communities.

The winners for the South of England region of this year's Action for Market Town awards have been announced:

The Business and Economy Category and Overall South Zone Winner is: Shop Local, Shop Sodbury

Mad Neolithic Tea Party and Astronomy at the Rollright Stones

On Saturday 28th April , The Rollright Trust and the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group will be hosting a 'Mad Neolithic Tea Party' and Spring MoonWatch 2012 at the Rollright Stones near Chipping Norton.

British Pig and Poultry Fair 15th May 2012 - Pig Research Report by Peter Best

Is the Pig Industry Capable of Meeting the Global Food Demands 2020/2030?

The Royal Agricultural College 100 Club is holding a presentation of the RAC/PIC Annual Fellowship in Pig Research, Report no.7 by Mr Peter Best on Tuesday 15th May 2012 beginning at 16.30 at the Forum Theatre, Stoneleigh Park.

University of Gloucestershire students Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles

Joining forces with the local community, students at the University of Gloucestershire have been making a change for the better in Cooper's Edge, near Brockworth, as part of a sports-based project in the local school.

Fine Dining by Steam starts with a Mothering Sunday Special!

gwr logogwr logoRefurbished 'Elegant Excursions' steam dining train service on Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (the 'Honeybourne Line')

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's refurbished fine dining train, Elegant Excursions, starts its 2012 programme with Luncheon on Mothering Sunday, 18th March.

Fun on the farm for all the family

Warwickshire College's farm will be opening its gates to the public in a weeks time for its annual Farm Open Weekend.

The special event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 March from 10am to 4pm at the Nethermoreton Farm at the college's Moreton Morrell centre, near Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.

Visitors will be able to:

Fairtrade Fortnight at University of Gloucestershire

With a bake off, food tastings, and a chance to chew over the bigger issues, staff and students at the University of Gloucestershire are working up an appetite for Fairtrade Fortnight 2012.

Creating the First Bee Guardian City

Transforming Gloucester into the world’s first Bee Guardian City is at the heart of a new project by the Bee Guardian Foundation.

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