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St John's Church, Chipping Sodbury Nativity Crib Festival

Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th December. An inspiring collection of nativity cribs, arts, and crafts from around the world for you to see, including the life size knitted nativity figures from St Peter's Hospice, who are our nominated charity this year.

New tenants at characterful country pub- the Rose & Crown in Nympsfield

Cotswolds pub specialist Peter Brunt from Colliers International has chalked up another success finding new tenants for the Rose & Crown pub in Nympsfield.
The characterful watering hole situated in the pretty Stroud Valleys is at the heart of the popular village is open and presently being restored to its former glory.

Relaxation of Planning Rules could make barn conversions easier

Proposals to relax planning rules to allow farmers to convert redundant farm buildings into homes could trigger a new wave of barn conversions across the West.

Stick Man trail to bring Westonbirt Arboretum to life this winter

Forestry Commission England has teamed up with popular children's character Stick Man to create a special adventure trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this winter to encourage children and families to get out into the arboretum.

A417 Missing Link raised with Secretary of State for transport

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, Laurence Robertson, Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury and Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council, met earlier today as planned with the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, along with senior Highways Agency staff.

Gloucestershire MPs seek urgent action from Police on badger cull

Three Gloucestershire MPs have called on Gloucestershire Constabulary to take urgent action to ensure farmers are properly protected, and the law is enforced, to prevent harassment and unlawful behaviour by some of those opposed to the badger cull.

Richard II: Stage versus Screen = a comparison

Last Wednesday saw David Tennant take to the stage and screen as Richard II in the first of a series of plays to be broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company's production ran in Stratford until the 9th of November but this week gave an opportunity for all those unfortunate enough not to get theatre tickets to see the show on screen.

Bristol launch celebrates Fred Wedlock's rich legacy

The first biography of favourite Bristol folk singer Fred Wedlock will be launched at the city's M Shed with a celebration featuring performances from musicians including Fred's daughter Hannah.
The celebration on Saturday November 23 at 2pm will also feature archive footage of Fred in action put together using material held at Bristol Record Office.

Along the Edge with Gromit raises £7450!...

97 intrepid walkers took part in Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club's 17th annual ‘Along the Edge with Gromit' sponsored walk on Sunday 8th September. The Rotary Club teamed up with Aardman's popular character Gromit to raise money for worthwhile causes with 50% of the monies raised donated to ‘The Grand Appeal' providing much needed funds for Bristol Children's Hospital.

The UK's newest event venue opens in Gloucestershire - Elmore Court

The Grade 2* listed Elmore Court in Gloucestershire has, this month, opened as the country's newest event/wedding venue following a multi million pound renovation and the construction of a new ballroom built out of ‘rammed earth' with a flat meadow roof.

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