• Heart charity organises pub quiz

    SHIPSTON-based heart rhythm charity the Arrhythmia Alliance is holding a pub quiz at The George Hotel, High Street, Shipston next Wednesday, December 8. Quizzers should arrive at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm start and tickets cost £1 per player for teams up

  • Artists draw up plans for new group

    A NEW group is looking to set up an organisation to represent artists from Shipston and the wider Stour Valley. The group, which met at the George Hotel in Shipston recently, is the brainchild of local abstract artist Howard Watson. The aim of the

  • New campaign group battles proposed library cutbacks

    A GROUP has been set up to campaign against plans to drastically cut Gloucestershire’s libary service. Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FoGL) - orginally Friends of Cheltenham Library -is fighting proposals by Gloucestershire County Council to

  • Householders get security reminder after burglaries rise

    CHIPPING Norton householders are being reminded to make sure they secure windows and doors and lock ladders away following a rise in the number of burglaries in the town. Police say the most of the burglaries have been due to windows and doors being

  • Extreme weather waste collection plan drawn up

    COTSWOLD District Council has drawn up plans to ensure that household rubbish is collected during periods of extreme weather. It follows prolonged periods of ice and heavy snow last winter, which rendered many roads virtually impassable and meant several

  • Council hopes renewable energy could save £5million a year

    RENEWABLE energy could be used in future to power Gloucestershire County Council’s buildings to save money and cut carbon emissions. The innovative idea, being looked at by an Environment Scrutiny task group, could see the council saving £5m annually