Bigger, brighter library heading for Bourton

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5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BOOKWORMS in Bourton will benefit when the village library moves into a bigger, brighter home in September.

Drop in crime rates for Gloucestershire and Thames Valley Police

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3:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE has seen a spike in sexual offences and burglary but overall crime in the county has gone down, new figures reveal.

Cotswold village to hold WW1 exhibition

Cotswold Journal: Private Ernest Johncey, who died December 8, 1916, age 23. He was buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE centenary of the First World War is being commemorated in a special two-day archive exhibition near Bourton.

Winchcombe country show will be fun for all

1:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ORGANISERS are gearing up for this year's Winchcombe Country Show which is taking place on August Bank holiday Monday.

Multi-million pound leisure centre opening in Long Marston

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12:52pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE opening dates have been confirmed for new multi-million pound leisure facility in Long Marston.

Winchcombe's Festival of Fizz will celebrate all things bubbly

Cotswold Journal: Champagne sparkler: put some fizz into your dinner party

12:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Englishman who put the bubble into bubbly is being celebrated in Winchcombe this weekend.

New indoor attraction at Fairytale Farm

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Fairytale Farm has reopened earlier than planned due to demand. Nicola Laister, owner.

11:52am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW indoor attraction is opening at a farm park for disabled children in Chipping Norton this weekend.

Lockerbie victim's father reaches out to MH17 relatives

Cotswold Journal: MEMORIAL: Former Bromsgrove doctor Jim Swire has spoken at a memorial event marking the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. Ref:s

10:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHIPPING Campden man whose daughter died in the 1988 Lockerbie terrorist attack has reached out to relatives of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine.

Plans for 90 homes opposed by town council

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10:07am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for up to 90 homes in Mickleton have not gone down well with Chipping Campden Town Council.

Can you be a volunteer for Shipston Age Concern?

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9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHIPSTON Age Concern has made a desperate appeal for more volunteers.

Stow sees a slight fall in crime

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5:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE has been 23 crimes in Stow over the last three months, according to the latest police report.

Council welcomes new head of planning

Cotswold Journal: Giles Hughes

4:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WEST Oxfordshire District Council has welcomed a new Head of Planning and Strategic Housing.

Family entertainment at garden party

4:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE will be plenty of family entertainment at the Todenham Village garden party near Moreton this weekend.

How well do you know your town? Try this fun quiz and find out

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3:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in your area have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your part of the world.

Healthwatch holding next meeting in public

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2:47pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S Health and Wellbeing Board is holding its next meeting in public in Stow next week.

Big-hearted slimmers raise £160 for charity

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1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is a double celebration for a group of big-hearted slimmers from Moreton after losing 35 stone between them and raising £160 for Kate’s Home Nursing.

Blockley hub welcoming mobile library

Cotswold Journal: Mid Devon's mobile library service faces the axe

12:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE development of Blockley's new Village Shop, Café and Community Hub has reached another important milestone as it looks forward to hosting its first mobile library session.

Plans to save library approved

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GROUP of residents working to raise enough money to keep Broadway Library open are forging ahead with their plans after they were given the thumbs up by Worcestershire County Council.

Residents are record recyclers

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11:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PEOPLE living in the Cotswolds are doing their bit for the environment after recycling a record amount of waste.

Blockley heritage plans given thumbs up by villagers

Cotswold Journal: Actress Sorcha Cusack opening the exhibition

4:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

PROPOSALS for the development of Blockley Heritage Centre were given a resounding thumbs at a public exhibition at the weekend.

Student wins place at elite school of dance

Cotswold Journal: Rebecca Knight

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SIXTH form student at Chipping Campden School is celebrating after being awarded a place at the elite Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Racehorses making guest appearance at country show

Cotswold Journal: Charlotte Alexander with Denman, who has owned him since he retired in 2011 after suffering a training injury.

3:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

HORSE racing fans will be in for a treat this weekend as two famous horses make a guest appearance at Broadway’s first ever Country Fair and Dog Show.

Catalytic converters taken from cars

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

12:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWO catalytic converters have been stolen from parked vehicles in two separate thefts in the Vale and the Cotswolds.

The Guiting Festival returns for its 44th year

10:29am Monday 21st July 2014

MUSIC lovers can enjoy a host of concerts featuring world-renowned performers at the 44th music festival in Guiting Power.

Council chairman announces charities

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9:46am Monday 21st July 2014

THE new of Cotswold District Council has announced his two charities which will receive his official support for his year in office.

Passengers facing train delays after signal failure

Cotswold Journal: A first Great Western Turbo train

8:41am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS have been cancelled from Worcester Shrub Hill due to a signal failure this morning.

Huge hay bale fire causes road closures

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8:20am Monday 21st July 2014

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

Man found dead in Worcester

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11:56am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN, named locally as 25-year-old Paul Dinsdale, has been found dead in Worcester.

Car rescued from flooded ford

Cotswold Journal: SUBMERGED: Fire crews pull out car stuck in flooded ford. All pictures by Jackie Trott.

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO men had to be rescued after their car became partially submerged in a flooded ford near Droitwich.

Heavy rain affects traffic around Gloucestershire

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4:33pm Saturday 19th July 2014

POLICE are warning motorists that the heavy rain is affecting roads across the county.

Students improve school grounds with bird boxes

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10:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

GREEN-fingered pupils at St David's Primary School in Moreton have been busy improving the school grounds during the summer term.

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.

Air ambulance launches pain relief appeal

Cotswold Journal: Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in action

4:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has launched an appeal to raise £40,000 to cover the cost of essential pain relief.

Father Brown actress to open heritage exhibition

Cotswold Journal: Actress Sorcha Cusack (right) will be opening a public display of plans for a major development of the Blockley Heritage Centre.

2:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN actress who stars in the BBC programme Father Brown is opening a public display of plans for a major development of the Blockley Heritage Centre.

School leavers become shrewd at business

Cotswold Journal: JAM MAKERS: Dillon smith (left) and Joe Coleman (right).

2:23pm Friday 18th July 2014

ENTERPRISING youngsters at Swell School have been following in the footsteps of businessman Sir Alan Sugar.

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.

Crime in West Mercia drops by four per cent

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12:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

CRIME in West Mercia decreased by four per cent in the past year.

Police hunt man after hit and run

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11:40am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE would like to speak to the driver of a navy blue Ford who is believed to be involved in a hit and run in Shipston.

West Mercia Police Chief Constable welcomes new ethics code

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11:25am Friday 18th July 2014

THE head of West Mercia Police has welcomed the introduction of a new ethics code governing the behaviour of police officers.

Crackdown on dangerous bikers in Broadway

Cotswold Journal: Crackdown on dangerous bikers in Broadway

9:53am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE will be cracking down on motorcyclists speeding and driving dangerously in Broadway on Sunday.

Calls for more investment in the Cotswolds

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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.

Enjoy a luxurious train journey and raise cash for Worcester hospice

Cotswold Journal: Bryan and Cynthia Leather on the Northern Belle before her death

6:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CARER from Bredon is set to enjoy a special 1930s-themed train journey in memory of his wife and daughter while supporting the charity which cared for them in their final days.

Summer safe sex campaign launched

Cotswold Journal: Summer safe sex campaign launched

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A SAFE sex campaign has been launched by the organisation responsible for sexual health in Worcestershire.

Gardens open days raise cash for charity

Cotswold Journal: l-r Phyllis Andrews, Janet Prout, Jenny Goodwin and Maggie Boyes serve tea, sandwiches and cakes to visitors at Eyford House.

5:56pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VISITORS flocked to two picturesque Cotswold gardens which open their gates to the public for a North Cotswold Rotary club fundraiser.

Fundraiser for colleague a huge success

Cotswold Journal: FUNDRAISERS: Robin Clarke (fourth from right) who walked the 10K with his wife, his son Matt (left) and the other men pictured. Barbara Pugh (right) and Angela Gittus (next to Robin) organised the event which raised more than £1,600 for charity.

5:27pm Thursday 17th July 2014

COLLEAGUES of a man who suffered a massive heart attack at work have raised more than £1,600 for the people who helped him.

Police issue warning over swimming in open water

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4:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WITH the start of the school summer holidays just days away and warm weather Worcestershire, people in the county are being reminded of the dangers of swimming in open water.

Exclusive Supper Club at Big Feastival

Cotswold Journal: Jackson & Levine, aka Laura Jackson and Alice Levine who are serving dessert.

4:24pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DETAILS of an exclusive Supper Club taking place on the first day the Big Feastival in Kingham have been announced.

Caravan owners advised to check TV licence requirements

Cotswold Journal: Caravan owners advised to check TV licence requirements

1:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

STATIC caravan and mobile home owners in Worcestershire planning to go away for a summer holiday are being reminded to make sure they have the right television licence.

Power cut affects the Vale and Cotswolds

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1:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PEOPLE across parts of the Vale and the Cotswolds were without electricity for an hour after a power cut last night (Wednesday).

MP throws weight behind young firefighters

Cotswold Journal: MP Nadhim Zahawi with Shipston Mayor Philip Vial and members of the Young Firefighters Association (YFA). Picture by Jackie Bedford.

1:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SHIPSTON MP Nadhim Zahawi has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Young Firefighters’ Association (YFA) which is under threat from funding cuts.

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