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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.

Labour candidates win at the polls in Chippy

Cotswold Journal: Laetisia Carter won the Chipping Norton seat

12:12pm Friday 23rd May 2014

TWO Labour candidates have won at the polls in the West Oxfordshire District Council and Chipping Norton Town Council elections.

ELECTION RESULTS: Stratford District Council

Cotswold Journal: Conservative Daren Pemberton won the Bidford and Salford seat

11:49am Friday 23rd May 2014

THE Conservatives at Stratford District Council are celebrating after winning 15 out of 18 seats up for grabs at the polls.

Top Gear trio drive into town to film new series

Cotswold Journal: MOTORING MADNESS: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond filming for Top Gear with their classic cars in Stow. Picture by Gabby Clarke, 11, of Stow Primary School.

12:10pm Thursday 15th May 2014

THE Market Square in Stow was buzzing with excitement at the weekend as the BBC Top Gear team popped in unexpectedly on a shoot for their popular motoring show.

Take a look behind the scenes at Snowshill Manor

Cotswold Journal: Ann’s Room at Snowshill Manor © National Trust Images / Dennis Gilbert

4:28pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

PEOPLE can take a look behind the scenes at Snowshill Manor as it opens its doors for an exclusive one-day tour.

New medical centre has opened doors to patients

Cotswold Journal: NEW AND IMPROVED: Front from left - Angie Hope, White House Surgery practice manager and Jill Roper, Mann Cottage Surgery practice manager with staff at the new Four Shires Medical Centre. Picture by Paul Jackson. 1814584701.

4:20pm Thursday 1st May 2014

AFTER years in the making, a brand new £3.1million doctors surgery welcomed the first patients through the doors this week.

Scooter boys refused entry onto bus home

Cotswold Journal: BUS BAN: Charlie Webb, 13 (left) and brother Henry, 15, were refused entry to a Perdiswell park and ride bus because they had their scooters with them. Picture by Paul Jackson, 1614577402

12:20pm Friday 2nd May 2014

TWO teenage boys were left to walk home after a bus driver refused to let them on board with their scooters.

New store plans in Bourton backed

Cotswold Journal: PLAN: Bourton Parish Council is backing new store plans. Picture courtesy Gould Singleton Architects.

2:10pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A NEW supermarket is a step closer to being built in Bourton after being backed by the parish council.

Only a few days left to register for European elections

Cotswold Journal: Two new councillors elected in Moreton

4:37pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

THERE is just a few days left to register to vote in the European Parliamentary Elections.

Extraordinary planning meeting in Moreton

Cotswold Journal: Mayor assured of riverside rocks clear-up

3:44pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AN extraordinary planning meeting is being held in Moreton next week to discuss a proposed development at the Fire Service College.

Crunch talks to discuss future of Bourton Chamber of Commerce

Cotswold Journal: Bibury Walk with Cirencester Ramblers

10:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

CRUNCH talks are taking place next week to decide if the Bourton Chamber of Commerce will carry on in its current format.

Take a trip back in time on GWR this weekend

Cotswold Journal: Thomas Holland, seven, with driver Kevin Dare in his 1939 GWR pannier tank engine with guard Matt Baker

3:08pm Friday 25th April 2014

VISITORS to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway this weekend will be transported back 75 years in time.

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