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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP welcomes latest Cotswold employment figures

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, has welcomed the latest statistics released which shows the number of unemployed claimants in The Cotswolds has continued to fall.

News roundup from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Cotswold Steam Celebration may now have passed, which broke records for a Steam Gala on the railway (the Sunday saw 1,800 passengers - an all time record for one day on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) but there is still plenty to enjoy over the summer.

Thomas the Tank Engine

Professor Invited to Morocco by Royal Appointment

Professor Daniella Tilbury has returned to Morocco following an invitation from His Royal Highness King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Hasna.

Success on a plate at the handsomely restored Duck on the Pond

Superb location combined with a particularly healthy turnover are major attractions at the Duck on the Pond in South Newington near Banbury.

On the market with Colliers International at £595,000 freehold the outstanding Oxfordshire free house enjoys a pretty village setting with attractive gardens, pond and terrace.

Robert Welch Designs wins 2nd prestigious award from US retailer, Williams Sonoma

Cotswolds-based Robert Welch Designs is delighted to announce that it has won a 2nd international award presented by Williams Sonoma, the highly respected American retailer. The award is for the ‘Vendor of the Year 2013' and forms part of the Williams Sonoma Vendor Appreciation award programme.

Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby is back again this year

Saturday 15 June 2013 marks the return of the annual Soapbox Derby to Avon Dassett for the 6th consecutive year.
This is a fantastic fun filled family event, that just gets bigger and better each year, attracting a growing number of visitors from throughout Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Sodbury Jazz Festival - The Best Yet

From the first boogie tune emanating from Yann Deplechin's piano on Friday evening through to the last blues song on Sunday evening from Rick Payne and Ben Hewlett this year's third Sodbury Jazz Festival has to be marked down as the best yet.

Charity Challengers Spending 24 Hours in Environmental Chamber

After spending 24 hours in the University of Gloucestershire's environmental chamber, Hannah Lawton and Jessie Van Beck will be one step closer to one of the greatest challenges on Earth.

The Bristol-based duo has teamed up for the Atlantic Rowing Race in memory of their friend, Eleanor Rose Ellis, who lost her battle with cervical cancer in May 2012.

Landmark medieval inn can be picked up for a snip

A Legendary Oxfordshire watering hole which has played host to everyone from Queen Elizabeth I to Oswald Mosley is on the market with sector specialists Colliers International.
Said to be one of the ten oldest inns in the country, the Shaven Crown at Shipton-under-Wychwood is steeped in history although it now requires a little TLC to bring it back to its best.

Stow Church crammed to capacity for MP's public meeting

In response to widespread public concern in Stow, The Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, County Councillor Nigel Moor and District Councillors David Penman and Meryl Phillips, in conjunction with Stow Town Council, organised a public meeting to discuss planning issues in Stow.

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