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International star joins Orchestra of the Swan's new season

Brittish cellist, Raphael Wallfisch is the latest international soloist to team up with Stratford-upon-Avon-based Orchestra of the Swan. 
He joins the orchestra as their Associate Artist for the 2013-14 season which will see him perform three of his favourite works for cello and orchestra in the newly rejuvenated Civic Hall.

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe Use Cool New C-Arm from Xograph

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Republic of Ireland, have followed Merlin Park Hospital, Galway with the purchase of a Ziehm Vision R SmartVascular mobile C-Arm with liquid cooling, from leading medical equipment provider Xograph Healthcare Ltd.

Ashes winners inspire Gloucestershire girls

More than 200 girls from Gloucestershire were given the cricketing lesson of a lifetime last week with a visit from Ashes-winning England players Lydia Greenway and Beth Morgan.
The pair visited North Cotswold Young Cricketers CC, Chipping Camden School and Frampton-On-Severn CC during a two-day trip to inspire the next generation of female players in the county.

Tewkesbury student is a winner in UCAS and The Times writing competition

A Tewkesbury teenager is among the winners in a national essay writing competition, run by UCAS and The Times.

Poolside Restaurant overlooking the Bristol Channel comes to the market

Specialist property adviser Christie + Co is offering the leasehold interest in the unique opportunity that is the Lido Kitchen in Portishead.

Currently a restaurant, cafe and tapas bar, and ideally positioned overlooking the Bristol Channel and neighbouring the Open Air Pool, the business presents endless prospects.

New intermediate dry stone walling course in the Cotswolds

A brand new course in dry stone walling is being offered in the Cotswolds aimed at professional wallers wishing to achieve intermediate level certification as well as those looking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Westonbirt Arboretum to participate in South Korean Seed collecting trip

The Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt will participate in a trip to South Korea this September, to collect seed from the wild for the arboretum. Arborist Tomas Dewey will travel to South Korea for nine days, with the aim of collecting seed which will be propagated at Westonbirt.

Ashes cricket hero on a mission to boost Gloucestershire girls numbers

England Ashes cricket hero Lydia Greenway is coming to Gloucestershire on a mission to boost the number of girls playing the game. The batsman - who scored her country's highest-ever T20 score of 80 not out to clinch victory over Australia - will be visiting two clubs next week.

Capita Travel and Events drives online travel bookings for Nationwide

Within one week of going live with Capita Travel and Events' online booking system, 80 per cent of all travel bookings by Nationwide's employees were made online, as opposed to via a telephone service previously used by the building society.

Bumper autumn for forest fruits expected as nature puts on a rare show

Visitors to woods and forests are in for a spectacular show of forest fruits this autumn, with the season looking like a bumper year for the fruits and seeds of many trees and shrubs, according to the Director of the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt.

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