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Vale woman believes her cat is world's oldest

Cotswold Journal:

2:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

A PROUD pet owner from the Vale believes her cat may be a contender for the crown of the world’s oldest.

Church repair work to begin after grant

Cotswold Journal:

10:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

VITAL roof repairs to a treasured 12th century church near Moreton are set to finally be carried out after £16,000 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pennies that could help us have a baby

Cotswold Journal:

8:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who has suffered an infertility nightmare for the last 15 years is hoping to raise £15,000 to give her the child she has always dreamed of.

Blockley man scales peak to help children

Cotswold Journal:

4:39pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BLOCKLEY man has fulfilled a lifelong dream after conquering the highest mountain in Africa.

Popular Rotary duck races raise £1,100

Cotswold Journal:

2:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

TOURISTS and villagers had a quacking good time at North Cotswolds Rotary Club's annual duck race in Bourton over the weekend.

Great War centenary marked by dark hour

Cotswold Journal:

12:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE across the Cotswolds will be taking part in a poignant commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Classic cars and a dog show draw the crowds

Cotswold Journal:

5:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THERE was a bumper turnout at this year’s Ebrington village fete, which has raised £5,000 for good causes.

Long service awards for three dedicated teachers

Cotswold Journal:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THREE dedicated teachers who have nearly a century of teaching experience between them have been honoured with long service awards.

Shipston's High Street hopes to be crowned top

Cotswold Journal:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A THRIVING Cotswold town is celebrating its growth over the past year by setting its sights on winning the newly launched Great British High Street Awards.

Doctors surgery plans in Stow submitted

Cotswold Journal:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS that would see the fields that host Stow Fair transformed into a state-ofthe- art doctors surgery have been submitted.

Two-hundred tonnes of hay goes up in flames

Cotswold Journal:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 200 tonnes of hay went up in flames during a huge hay bale fire just outside of Stow.

Huge hay bale fire causes road closures

Cotswold Journal:

8:20am Monday 21st July 2014

SEVENTY-tonnes of hay bales have been severely damaged in a fire near Stow.

Funny man Alan Carr praises 'beautiful' Chipping Campden

Cotswold Journal: Alan Carr

5:44pm Friday 18th July 2014

CHATTY man Alan Carr has praised "beautiful" Chipping Campden after trying out some new material in Evesham.

Exhibition will shine light on forgotten heroes

Cotswold Journal: Australian officers and men on a duckboard trench through the shell-blasted remains of Chateau Wood, Hooge, east of Ypres, on 29 October 1917.© Imperial War Museums E(AUS)From: Mapping the First World War, by Peter Chasseaud (8020506)

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BRAVE heroes from Chipping Campden who fought in the First World War are to be commemorated in a special exhibition.

Calls for more investment in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal:

8:20am Friday 18th July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that the Cotswolds is missing out on millions of pounds of cash to boost business and economic development.

Facebook helps gardener find stolen truck

Cotswold Journal:

11:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A COTSWOLD gardener whose livelihood hung in the balance after his truck containing £15,000 worth of tools and equipment was stolen, was overjoyed to be reunited with it less than 24 hours later.

Neighbours' despair at stink and maggots

Cotswold Journal:

9:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

STINKING sewage and overflowing drains are causing a headache for residents in Moreton.

New bespoke bus tour launches in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal:

5:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

VISITORS to the Cotswolds can get a special insight into the area’s unique charms and explore some of its hidden gems with the launch of a new bespoke bus tour.

New ambulance for North Cotswolds may improve response times

Cotswold Journal:

3:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

A NEW ambulance is to stationed in the North Cotswolds for a three-month trial period in a bid to improve “unacceptable” response times.

Moreton will finally get flood defences

Cotswold Journal:

8:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

A LONG-awaited £650,000 flood defence scheme can finally get underway after the last chunk of money needed to carry out the work was secured.

Colleagues to raise funds for charities

Cotswold Journal:

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

KIND-hearted colleagues of a man who suffered a massive heart attack at work are organising a fundraiser to give something back to the people that helped him.

War events held in memory of the brave

Cotswold Journal:

2:10pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A VILLAGE in the Cotswolds will be paying its own special tribute to the brave troops who served their country during the First World War.

Outrage as thieves take town's flowers

Cotswold Journal:

11:17am Thursday 3rd July 2014

BRAZEN thieves have left hard-working volunteers from Shipston in Bloom outraged after flowers planted in the town centre were “surgically removed”.

Bumper crop of priests ordained

Cotswold Journal: Easter Activities at Gloucester Cathedral

10:52am Tuesday 1st July 2014

TWO groups of people will be ordained this weekend in special services at Gloucester Cathedral.

Shop gamble pays off

Cotswold Journal: ANTIQUE DEALERS: Christine and Andrew Wallington quit good jobs to open a tea room and antique shop.

4:10pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A COUPLE who gave up their jobs to open an antiques shop and tea room say they are glad their gamble has paid off.

Mixed response to plans to convert former school

Cotswold Journal: PAST TIMES: Penhurst School pictured back in the 1930s. Picture: Action for Children.

2:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A FORMER school for severely disabled children in Chipping Norton could be converted into a care home and assisted living units if plans get the go ahead.

Anxiety at spate of crime in Moreton

Cotswold Journal: Patrols increased after second indecent exposure

8:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

A SPATE of thefts and car damage in Moreton has left residents and businesses concerned.

Fire crews tackle tyre fire

Cotswold Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

9:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

TEN tonnes of tyres were on fire in the Cotswolds this morning.

Top award for cricket museum

Cotswold Journal: tow-on-the-Wold Cotswold Cricket Museum have been awarded a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence. From left - Marian and Andy Collier. (7029626)

10:20am Saturday 21st June 2014

A CRICKET museum in Stow has hit a six with visitors after it was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence just over two years since opening.

Six new jobs at dental practice

Cotswold Journal: l-r Dr Ross Cutts, NatWest’s Jennifer Scott and dental nurse Susanne Sloper.

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A DENTIST is branching out by opening his second Cotswold practice and creating six jobs.

999 response criticised by victim of fall

Cotswold Journal: CONCERN: Cllr Robert Dutton.

12:15pm Friday 20th June 2014

A DISTRICT councillor who had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance after falling and hitting his head in Moreton said he is outraged his case was not categorised as more serious.

Don't be concerned about fire strike, residents reassured

Cotswold Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

9:52am Friday 20th June 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring residents to be aware but not concerned during the national fire strike on Saturday.

Charity appeal for more volunteers

Cotswold Journal: APPEAL: From left, John Hope, Hendry Lo and Margaret Hope. Cotswold Volunteers North are looking for more volunteers, Hendry helps Margaret with John.

2:40pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A COTSWOLD charity is in desperate need of some more volunteers so it can continue its vital support to full-time carers.

Dogs compete for top prize at fete

Cotswold Journal: Lin Dean-Smith, left, with Logan, a great dane, and Gillie Longdon with Suki, a Jack Russell. Picture by Paul Jackson. 2514627101

10:20am Thursday 19th June 2014

THESE dogs will set tongues wagging as they compete to win a prize at a village fete this weekend.

Police hunt 'disgusting' town hall vandals

Cotswold Journal: Chipping Norton Craft and Gift Fair

8:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

CALLS have been made for people to come forward and help police after “disgusting” graffiti was daubed over Chipping Norton’s town hall.

Former chief fire officer awarded Queen's Fire Service medal

Cotswold Journal: Jon Hall, who was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service medal.

10:36am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE former chief fire officer of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service is celebrating after being awarded the Queen’s Fire Service medal.

Hope for future of fire cadets

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Shipston resident, Kate Billing signs the petition to save The Young Firefighters at Shipston Fire Station that are under threat from funding cuts with Donna Paul and her son, Matthew who is a Young Firefighter

1:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a vital service for young people in Shipston is gathering pace - with more than 1,600 signatures of support already gathered on a petition.

World Cup fever hits the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal: FOOTBALL FEVER: Tony Hughes, Nathan Wilson, Chris Windus, Becks Odom and Andrew Hamera, cheering at The Kingsbridge Inn. Photo by Paul Jackson. 2414619901.

11:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

FOOTBALL fever is set to hit the Cotswolds as the first matches in the 2014 World Cup kick off in Brazil today.

Inquiry hope for Lockerbie victim's father

Cotswold Journal: Sad news: Former Churchfields doctor Jim Swire says he was sad to learn of al-Megrahi’s death. Ref:s

8:20am Thursday 12th June 2014

A CHIPPING Campden man whose daughter died in the 1988 Lockerbie terrorist attack may finally get to the truth over who committed the atrocity after enlisting the help of a campaign lawyer.

Councillor's fall renews fears over ambulance response times

Cotswold Journal: CONCERN: Cllr Robert Dutton.

10:25am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FEARS over ambulance response times in the Cotswolds have been strengthened after a district councillor waited 30 minutes for paramedics after falling and cutting his head.

Highways teams on standby over the weekend

Cotswold Journal: Cornwall set to avoid torrential downpours on Saturday

5:07pm Friday 6th June 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council’s highways teams are on standby this weekend following a Met Office wet weather warning.

Princess Royal visiting the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal: SHOW-BOUND: The Princess Royal.

4:40pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE Princess Royal is visiting the Cotswolds as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Fire Service College.

Merger plan would mean cash saved but fewer jobs

Cotswold Journal: MAN WITH A PLAN: Cotswold District Council leader Lynden Stowe says a shock shake-up will put the area at the forefront of modern local government. Picture by Paul Jackson.

8:30am Thursday 5th June 2014

PROPOSALS to join together four councils in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire and transform the way services are run are being hailed ‘a first’ for local government.

402nd Cotswold Olimpicks a hit with the crowds

Cotswold Journal: Picture by Grace Taylor

6:07pm Monday 2nd June 2014

THOUSANDS of people crowded on to Dover's Hill in Chipping Campden for the 402nd Cotswold Olimpicks.

Councils announce plans for radical shake up

Cotswold Journal: Council is fifth most efficient in the country

11:48am Friday 30th May 2014

FOUR councils in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are set to form a new partnership in a bid to save £55million over the next decade.

Road closed after Moreton crash

Cotswold Journal: "Mystery" pensioner dies following crash

9:24am Friday 30th May 2014

PART of the A44 is closed both ways following a crash in Moreton this morning.

Cotswold pub owner in finals of BBC2 show

Cotswold Journal: Chef Emily Watkins

12:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

VIEWERS will find out this week if Cotswold pub owner Emily Watkins has won the finals of BBC Two programme, Great British Menu.

Group takes steps to spruce up footpath

Cotswold Journal: Robert Talbot next to the footpath in Winchcombe that it set to get a £24,000 make-over starting next month. Picture by Nick Toogood. (6582244)

3:20pm Thursday 29th May 2014

AFTER months of hard work, a walking group in Winchcombe has raised £24,000 to improve a riverside footpath.

Fears over fracking in the countryside

Cotswold Journal: CONCERN: Cllr Robert Dutton.

1:10pm Thursday 29th May 2014

FEARS that the “pristine” Cotswolds landscape could be targeted for the controversial process of fracking have been voiced.

Anger at £10m parking profits

Cotswold Journal: PAST TIMES: Free disc parking about to end on Northallerton's High Street.

10:49am Thursday 29th May 2014

COTSWOLD District Council has raked in almost £10 million in profits from parking charges in the last eight years, new figures have revealed.

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