World book night comes to the Cotswolds

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5:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COTSWOLD libraries will be supporting this year’s annual World Book Night in a bid to encourage more people to pick up a book.

Bike stolen from outside village post office

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4:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BICYCLE was stolen from outside a post office in a Cotswold village.

Stow Fair set to go ahead as usual in May

Cotswold Journal: The October Stow Fair. Picture by Ben Birchall / PA

4:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOW Fair is set to go ahead in its usual place next month, it has been confirmed.

Charity launches third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge

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3:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GYM members and supporters of The SMA Trust took part in a punishing work out to launch the third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge.

Restricted board papers from hospital trust meetings to be made public

Cotswold Journal: The county council and NHS disagree over whether there is a supply problem with a typhoid vaccine tablet.

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVIOUSLY restricted board papers from meetings of the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are to be made available to the public.

New exhibition opening in Moreton

Cotswold Journal: John Lendis, Land Rover II (2014), oil on linen.

1:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW exhibition which explores the relationship between people and the world around them is opening in a Moreton gallery.

District councillor to contest MP Nadhim Zahawi in 2015 election

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12:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A STRATFORD District Councillor for Shipston is set to challenge MP Nadhim Zahawi in the 2015 elections.

Mini farm pops up in Moreton

Cotswold Journal: Joscelyn Hallam, aged 6

11:26am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THERE were lots of excited faces at Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton which opened up a ‘pop-up’ farmyard for the day.

Date of European election announced

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11:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

VOTING for the European Parliament is taking place next month.

Vale vicar unites Belfast with Elvis tribute act

Cotswold Journal: PROMOTING PEACE: People from both sides of a so-called peace line in Belfast were all shook up as they came together to enjoy Vale vicar Andy Kelso’s Elvis Presley tribute show.

9:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CATHOLICS and Protestants were united in their love of Elvis for the evening when a Vale vicar performed on a so-called peace line in Belfast.

Meet animals of all shapes and sizes at Hartlebury Castle this Monday

Cotswold Journal: Trevor Hill with visitors at last year's birds of prey displays

5:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ANIMALS of all shapes and sizes will be on show at Hartlebury Castle on Easter Monday.

Patients in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates benefit from new service

Cotswold Journal: Cardiac assessment nurses with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Sue Amos and Sally Baker with a cardioversion machine

4:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 80 people in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates have benefitted from a nurse-led service which launched in September last year.

Twilight bat walk at Hidcote

4:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

VISITORS to Hidcote Manor Garden can get up close to some native bats.

See a vintage and classic truck run for charity

3:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PETROL heads can enjoy a vintage and classic truck run in the North Cotswolds this weekend.

West Mercia Police welcomes new Deputy Chief Constable

Cotswold Journal: New West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to West Mercia Police.

Annexe plans for Chippy

3:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN existing outbuilding could be removed in Chipping Norton and replaced with a new self-contained annexe if plans get the green light.

Vale and Cotswold runners tackle London marathon

Cotswold Journal: Warren Mantle, who ran for St John Ambulance

2:33pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RUNNERS from across the Vale and the Cotswolds joined thousands of fund-raisers from all over the country in the London Marathon at the weekend.

Planning row rumbles on in Broadway

1:53pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN group against over development in the Cotswold village of Broadway has hit out at a decision made by the local planning authority and is calling for it to be returned to council.

Pets welcome at special church service

1:22pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOUR-legged friends will be welcome at a special service at a church in Chipping Campden.

Easter bunny hopping on the GWR

Cotswold Journal: FULL STEAM AHEAD: The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has won a major award for its preservation work.

12:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

IT will be a special occasion for youngsters visiting the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) on Easter Monday.

Moreton burglar jailed for nine months

Cotswold Journal: Alan Bellew

12:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MORETON man who burgled an 80-year-old man's home and also tried to raid a Cotswold hotel has been jailed for nine months.

Emergency services called to crash near Stow

Cotswold Journal: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

10:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIVE children and an adult were taken to the minor injuries unit after a crash near Stow.

Enjoy Easter with an astronomy session

9:41am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MEMBERS of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group will be setting up telescopes at the ancient Rollright Stones on Easter Sunday.

Richard III head extends stay in Cotswolds for another week

Cotswold Journal: Sudeley Castle and Gardens Richard III Launch event -  - For further info contact Nicky at WPR on 07739 403958 or - 4.4.2014

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6:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

KING Richard III has extended his stay in Winchcombe for an extra week due to popular demand.

Crimes falls in Stow

5:31pm Monday 14th April 2014

CRIME has fallen in Stow but burglary has risen, according to the latest police report.

Abdominal screening service wins acclaim

Cotswold Journal: Cathy Schorah

5:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

PATIENTS across Worcestershire and Herefordshire have heaped praise upon a service offering free abdominal screening.

Firefighters clean up at charity car wash

Cotswold Journal: Broadway firefighters get busy washing cars at their charity event this weekend.

4:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

BROADWAY firefighters cleaned up at their sponsored car wash this weekend.

Stow's iconic stocks set to be repaired

Cotswold Journal: Mayor Alun White pictured with the stocks last year. Picture by Paul Jackson.

4:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE iconic stocks in Stow's square which were in danger of being replaced with a replica are finally set to get the vital repairs they need.

Learn to love your lawn at Hidcote

4:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

PEOPLE can learn how to love their lawn with a turf care class at Hidcote Manor Garden.

Stow RBL awarded £500 for WW1 commemoration

3:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

STOW Town Council has given the Royal British Legion a £500 grant towards its First World War commemorations.

First farmers market a 'stupendous' success

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3:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

MORETON'S first ever farmers market has been hailed a "stupendous"success by organisers.

Village safer thanks to defibrillator campaign

Cotswold Journal: Caroline Holmes of Arrhythmia Alliance with village children Tom, Joe and Lily Lewis and Lucy Oliver (right, black leather jacket )

1:44pm Monday 14th April 2014

A VILLAGE near Moreton is now safer in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to a dedicated resident.

No changes to Easter waste collections

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12:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

THERE are no changes to waste collections over Easter, Cotswold District Council has announced.

Easter bonnets fill streets of Fladbury

Cotswold Journal: Pupils Ben Harrison, Francesca Bruce, Isobel Paul, Darcey Field and Hannah Paterson

11:24am Monday 14th April 2014

THERE were a sea of colourful handmade bonnets in a village near Evesham as children took part in their annual Easter bonnet parade.

Easter events announced at farm park

10:36am Monday 14th April 2014

A FARM park for disabled children in Chipping Norton has announced a unique event for the Easter weekend.

Villagers do their bit for the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal: l-r Charles Ward, Nick Walford, Derek Pocock, Richard Juckes, Henrietta Hurford-Jones, Antonia Hurford-Jones, Trevor Bigg and Adrian Hopkins

10:24am Monday 14th April 2014

DUMPED tyres, cans, fast food containers and paper were among the rubbish collected by volunteers in a village litter pick near Stow.

See The Railway Man in Moreton

2:01pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE extraordinary and epic true story of a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war during the Second World War is the next offering from theMoreton Rural Cinema.

Farm shop opens butchery counter

Cotswold Journal: Owner of farm shop Toast the Cotswolds Anna MacCurrach with butcher Trevor Brock

11:01am Saturday 12th April 2014

A NEW farm shop in Bourton has finally opened a butchery counter at the request of its customers.

Call for Worcestershire hospitals to lift ban on flowers rejected

Cotswold Journal: Call for Worcestershire hospitals to lift ban on flowers rejected

5:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

CALLS for family and friends of patients in Worcestershire hospitals to be allowed to brighten up their loved one’s stay with flowers have been rejected.

Tax thief returns to court

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5:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who fled to Portugal and spent £105,000 that he should have handed over in income tax has failed to repay it.

New £100,000 lung cancer detection machine for Worcestershire

Cotswold Journal: Chairman of Kidderminster Hospital League of Friends David Wase with his counterpart from Worcestershire Royal Hospital Eluned Smith, endoscopy nurse Karen Makranczy and respiratory consultant Ingrid du Rand

4:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

GENEROUS fundraisers donated £20,000 towards a new ultrasound machine to help with the early detection of lung cancer in Worcestershire.

Cherry blossom out in full glory

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4:14pm Friday 11th April 2014

VISITORS to Bourton House Garden can now enjoy a display of pure white blossom which is out in all its glory.

Study day will promote action to reduce pressure ulcers

Cotswold Journal: NHS charging proposals slammed

3:59pm Friday 11th April 2014

A COUNTY-wide study day involving hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes is aiming to reduce pressure ulcers in Gloucestershire.

Art exhibition heading for Broadway

2:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Evesham Arts Society is holding an exhibition of original paintings in Broadway over the Easter weekend.

Be aware of the signs of bowel cancer, Worcestershire expert warns

Cotswold Journal: Consultant colorectal surgeon at the BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital Simon Radley

12:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CANCER expert from Droitwich has warned being aware of the signs of bowel cancer – which kills someone in the UK every 30 minutes – could make the difference between life and death.

Family baker Lawrence's celebrates 60 years on Evesham High Street

Cotswold Journal: MILESTONE: Lawrence's staff, from left, manager Donald McLellan, assistants Sandra Ireland and June Simmonds and owner Peter Lawrence

12:36pm Friday 11th April 2014

FOR six decades Lawrence's Bakery has been filling the High Street with the sweet smell of fresh bread and tasty treats.

Gravity is next offering at rural cinema

10:15am Friday 11th April 2014

OSCAR-winning film Gravity is the next offering from the Campden Rural Cinema.

Unwanted tools needed for charity

9:41am Friday 11th April 2014

A GOLF club near Bourton is helping a charity by chipping in to its collection to help poverty in Africa.

Kingham gears up for duck race

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9:38am Friday 11th April 2014

COLOURFUL ducks are set to paddle down the river on Easter Monday for the annual duck race near Chipping Norton.

End of an era as community shop set to close

Cotswold Journal: The village shop in Temple Guiting is closing down after 10 years because they can't get a long enough lease or afford to build a new shop. Shop committee chairman David Shepherd Cross, right, with unhappy shop staff and villagers. Picture by Nick Toogoo

8:20am Friday 11th April 2014

A COMMUNITY shop in a Cotswold village is calling time after more than a decade.

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