Halfords enjoys boost in turnover

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Various pictures from the Tour of Britain cycling event as it passed through Malvern today.
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4:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE-based cycling retailer Halfords is expected to report a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue in comparison with last year over the last six months next week.

Visit a pharmacist if you feel unwell this winter

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4:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people in the county to talk to a pharmacist if they are feeling unwell this winter to avoid a trip to hospital later.


4:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN evening of prose, poetry and songs from the Great War is taking place in The Old Police Station, Chipping Campden, on Saturday November 8.

Labour candidate chosen for the Cotswolds

Cotswold Journal: Labour candidate for the Cotswolds, Manjinder Kang.

2:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TRAINEE solicitor has been chosen to represent the Labour Party for the Cotswolds' constituency in next year's general election.

Second draft planning consultation for Chipping Campden site

11:27am Friday 31st October 2014

A SECOND consultation to discuss draft proposals for the residential development of land at Aston Road, Chipping Campden, is to take place on November 6 in the town hall from 3pm until 7.30pm.

Cotswold Way marker stone laying ceremony

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE unveiling of a hand-carved marker stone to highlight the northern end of the Cotswold Way trail is due to take place at the Old Market Hall, Chipping Campden, on Saturday November 8 at 12 noon.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Cancer charities team up to support brain tumour patients

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5:56pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAIR of cancer charities have joined forces to provide specialist help for people in Worcestershire living with brain tumours.

Fire services appeal for bonfire safety

5:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE and rescue services are urging residents in all districts to keep safe this bonfire night by following a few safety rules.

Worcestershire Mums offered mental health support

Cotswold Journal: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

4:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUMS in Worcestershire are being offered support to deal with psychological issues that can occur during and after pregnancy.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Hospital waiting times now available online

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

12:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Cotswold Journal: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

Sudeley Castle closes for winter

Cotswold Journal: Sudeley Castle's east wing

11:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE stately home of King Henry VIII's last wife is closing for winter to carry out cleaning and recording work on its valuable possessions.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Cotswold Journal: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Health trust vows to bridge gulf between physical and mental health treatment

Cotswold Journal: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

5:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST a hundred people attended an event in Worcestershire raising awareness of the importance of treating mental and physical health equally.

Hospital trust could end financial year £15 million in the red

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have raised serious concerns after it was revealed the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital could end this financial year even further in the red last year.

Celebrating the best of business

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to put forward nominations for the 2014 Chipping Campden Business Awards.

Look out for sleeping hedgehogs

11:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN annual appeal is being made to bonfire organisers to check for sleeping hedgehogs.

Halloween nightmare at Fairytale Farm

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8:28am Wednesday 29th October 2014

VISITORS to a farm in Chipping Norton this Halloween are guaranteed a nightmare evening.

Plan to tackle domestic violence

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FIVE year plan to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence throughout Gloucestershire has been agreed this week.

Bidford on Avon Bowling Club autumn coffee morning

4:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Bidford on Avon Bowling Club is holding its autumn coffee morning on Saturday November 1 at the clubroom, off Salford Road.

Celebrity chef drops in

Cotswold Journal: Chef Saransh Goila takes tea with Becky Simpson

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

INDIA'S youngest celebrity chef who was on a filming trip in England, dropped in for tea and scones at the home of Robin and Becky Simpson, near Moreton.

Nasal spray flu vaccine on offer to children this winter

Cotswold Journal: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHILDREN aged between two and four in Worcestershire are being offered the new nasal spray flu vaccine in place of the traditional injection as this year’s vaccination campaign gets started.

Cancer support group raised £5,000 for hospital trust's appeal

Cotswold Journal: Campaign to raise cash for cancer treatment robot raises £10,000 in a month

3:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SUPPORT group helping men in Worcestershire battling prostate cancer has raised a massive £5,000 towards an appeal to buy a state-of-the-art surgical machine.

Stow's first music festival

Cotswold Journal: Fairport Convention headlines at Stow music festival

1:13pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

FOLK rock band Fairport Convention is the headline act at the inaugural Music at Stow Festival beginning this Wednesday October 29 and running through to Saturday November 1.

New dance fusion evening class at Meon Vale Leisure Centre

Cotswold Journal: Dance Fusion.

12:44pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN adult dance and fitness class in Chipping Campden has found an evening venue for its sessions.

Children's charity fair in the Cotswolds.

11:44am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CHARITY that raises money for seriously ill children and their families is holding a Christmas fair in the Cotswolds.

Council sees reduction in waste

10:59am Tuesday 28th October 2014

VISIBLE signs that manufacturers are reducing unnecessary packaging has been noted by Cotswold District Council.

Police appeal after Chipping Campden caravan theft

Cotswold Journal: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

10:55am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CARAVAN was stolen from a Cotswolds village sometime between 7am and 6pm on Thursday, October 23.

High Speed Rail debate in Parliament

10:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BID to receive a fair deal for Warwickshire from phase one of the High Speed Rail scheme (HS2) has been read in the House of Common.

Store delayed over legal mix-up

9:41am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LEGAL hiccup has delayed the start of building work for a discount store in Chipping Norton because the county council had "forgotten" it had already sold the land.

Villagers' candlelit protest

Cotswold Journal: Blockley residents unite to oppose large-scale development

9:17am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ALMOST an entire village in the Cotswolds vowed to hold a candlelight protest outside their village hall as an objection against development that could lead to Blockley and Draycott eventually merging into one.

Put your taste buds to the test

6:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

LOVERS of food and drink are being sought by research company, Campden BRI, to join its consumer tasting panel in Leamington Spa.

Take care on the roads during the winter months

Cotswold Journal: WEATHER WARNING: Motorists are being warned to take care in the icy conditions. SP

5:53pm Monday 27th October 2014

WITH the nights getting darker as winter approaches, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being advised to take extra care on the road.

Be alert for bogus callers and letters, residents warned

Cotswold Journal: Severn Trent Water's headquarters in Birmingham. Photo by David Jones/PA Wire.

4:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

FOLLOWING reports fraudsters are using new methods such as writing fake letters to cheat their way into people’s homes, residents are being reminded to stay alert for bogus callers.

Recipe book will aid Centre

Cotswold Journal: Joanna Knight reviews some of the recipe entries.

4:17pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN appeal for recipes has whetted the appetite of locals around Blockley.

Police operation targeting foreign criminals branded a success

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2:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NATIONAL police operation in which a man was arrested in Worcester in connection with a robbery committed in Poland has been hailed a success.

Recycle your spooky pumpkin

5:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

THEY may be fun and create the spookiest of atmospheres for Halloween, but used and discarded "Jack o'lanterns" are regarded a "frightful" waste by some.

Mum and daughter to skydive for charity

Cotswold Journal: Helen Keegan and daughter Sky are jumping from the  Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas for charity

5:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

IF you are going to do something tremendous for charity and your name is Sky, then jumping from the top of the 855 feet high Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas would seem be the most appropriate.

revamped pharmacy opens its doors

Cotswold Journal: Lloyds Pharmacy Winchcombe re-opens after a complete store refit. From the left:  Vanessa Chelu-Walmsley , area manager, Winchcombe resident Rosemary Hancock, pharmacy manager and pharmacist Alicja Zajac and Winchcombe Town Council chairman Jim Mason.

4:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A RIBBON-cutting ceremony marked the reopening of the revamped Lloyds Pharmacy in Winchcombe.

Protect the vulnerable this winter

8:46am Friday 24th October 2014

COTSWOLD residents are being urged to look out for vulnerable neighbours who may be at risk from the cold this winter.

Visitors enjoy Stow Horse Fair

Cotswold Journal: Graeme and Marion Forder, from Cornwall, enjoy their camp fire

5:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE sun welcomed a good crowd of visitors to Stow's autumn horse fair on Thursday though turnout was slightly less than in previous years.

Fete raises hundreds

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3:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE St John the Baptist's Fete was recently held in Wickhamford in aid of the church and raised £820.

Broadway gardening club meets next week

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3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Broadway Gardening Club is holding its next meeting on Monday, October 27, at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall in the village.

Funds raised in church tea tent

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the church tea tent at the Broadway Horticultural and Craft Show have thanked everyone for making the day such a success.

Broadway residents can apply for funding for further education

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3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNG people in Broadway can get a helping hand from the Thomas Hodges Foundation and funding they have on offer.

Simon's seventieth concert

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2:54pm Monday 20th October 2014

THERE will be a concert taking place at St Michael's Church in Broadway on Thursday, October 30, to mark the 70th birthday of a villager.

Talented musicians and cooks raise £1,600 for charity

Cotswold Journal: Prize winners and those commended at the Cotswold Charity Bake Off include Stevie Parker, Ros Parker, Mollie Wise, Chris Wyman, Phil Randall, Marina Hellicker, and Maggie Boyes.

5:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE musical talent and cookery skills of people in the Cotswolds have been celebrated at two fundraising events.

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