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'Phenomenal' Cirencester Hare Festival raises more than £100,000 at auction

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE hugely popular Cirencester March Hare Festival hopped out of town with a bang tonight, raising more than £100,000 for charity.

Huge poppy created out of 1,400 people to mark Remembrance Day 2014

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TO launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Poppy Appeal, around 1,400 GCHQ staff, both civilian and military, have worked together to create a giant poppy in the centre of the iconic GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Stow welcomes thousands to popular biannual horse fair

Stroud News and Journal:

2:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD has welcomed thousands of travellers to a field near Maugersbury Road today to celebrate the 538-year-old biannual horse fair.

Goodbye to the Hare Festival!

Stroud News and Journal:

10:01am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HUGELY popular Cirencester festival will be hopping out of town for good tomorrow night, as more than 50 colourful hare statues go under the hammer for charity.

Popular Cirencester festival to make flying comeback next summer

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Next year's Phoenix Festival is returning to the Abbey Grounds on 22-23 August 2015 and organisers are calling for help to make it bigger and better than it has ever been.

Funding trouble for scheme which helps special needs youngsters become more independent

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A VALUABLE scheme helping special needs youngsters become more independent could be in jeopardy, after project organisers claim funding has been cut by the council.

Cirencester Open Air Pool to undergo complete transformation

Stroud News and Journal: Summer season starts today for Cirencester Open Air Pool

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the oldest swimming pools in the country is due to undergo a complete transformation. And a mystery local benefactor has offered to meet half the cost of the funding.

Charity calls for more support for people who wish to die at home

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COTSWOLD Care Hospice is calling for more support for people who wish to die at home.

Cirencester schoolboy awarded lead part in top new BBC drama

Stroud News and Journal:

6:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from Cirencester who has never acted in his life was picked out of thousands to play the lead character in a brand new BBC drama.

New catering business set to cook up a storm

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW catering business is cooking up a storm in the Cotswolds.

Cirencester fisherman reels in whopping 48 pound carp

Stroud News and Journal:

9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A KEEN Cirencester fisherman could not believe it when he reeled in a whopping 48 pound carp earlier this month.

New Aldi officially opens its doors in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

9:09am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW supermarket has officially opened its doors in Cirencester, welcoming in thousands of eager local customers during its first week.

Top designer and founder of Next judges Bourton school's fashion show

Stroud News and Journal:

1:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

FASHION visionary and founder of Next, George Davies was proud to judge The Cotswold School's Charity Fashion Show 2014 in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after Cirencester crash

Stroud News and Journal:

12:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital last night after losing control round a Cirencester stretch of road.

Life-saving device installed in Fairford business following collapse of popular local man

Stroud News and Journal: Bull Hotel manager Ian Summers with the defibrillator

11:54am Thursday 16th October 2014

A LIFE-SAVING piece of equipment has been installed in the doorway of a central Fairford business, following the near death of a well-known councillor.

Strong objections to application increasing the height of Cirencester bungalow

Stroud News and Journal: Cirencester Town Council votes to pass ownership of disused Stratton church to the district authority

11:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

OBJECTIONS have been raised about an application to increase the height of a house in Cirencester.

Club night for young people launching in Cirencester

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNG people in the Cotswolds have the chance to buy tickets to tickets to an exciting new weekend event, launching this autumn in Cirencester.

Plea for help to support children who act as young carers in the Cotswolds

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A VITAL organisation in Cirencester which gives carers as young as eight a weekly break from looking after their disabled mum or dad, is calling on the public for urgent help.

Popular Stow woman celebrates 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family

Stroud News and Journal: Nannie celebrated her birthday with family, friends and a delicious fruit cake

5:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN and popular Stow resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends last weekend.

Chef brings new flavours to Cirencester restaurant

Stroud News and Journal:

4:57pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW chef is bringing new tastes and flavours to a popular Cirencester French restaurant.

UPDATE: Two teenage girls taken to hospital after school bus leaves the road in Malmesbury

Stroud News and Journal:

3:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO teenage girls were taken to hospital after a school bus carrying 20 children left the road this morning on the way to Cirencester.

Cirencester Aldi treats children to brand new football kits

Stroud News and Journal:

3:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A NEW supermarket will be opening its doors in Cirencester this coming Thursday.

World Mental Health Day: Cotswold businesses urged to tackle stigma

Stroud News and Journal:

3:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

BUSINESSES across the Cotswolds are being urged to talk about mental health on World Mental Health Day today.

Cirencester wealth management firm scoops unique prize at this year's town business awards

Stroud News and Journal:

2:35pm Friday 10th October 2014

A COMPANY that prides itself on providing opportunities for young people in Cirencester has been celebrated by the town's Chamber of Commerce.

Cancer charity CEO from Stow embarks on Great Wall of China challenge

Stroud News and Journal:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE CEO of a huge cancer charity and long-time Stow-on-the-Wold resident has embarked on a 10-day trip to the Great Wall of China in a bid to raise more awareness of bowel cancer.

Bright future for Fairford Christmas Market after council grants street trading discount

Stroud News and Journal: CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE

12:37pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Christmas market in Fairford will be able to continue for another year, after Cotswold District Council agreed to waive 45 per cent of the £250 street trading fee earlier this week.

Mop Fair to arrive in Cirencester on Monday

Stroud News and Journal:

2:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE popular Mop Fair is returning to Cirencester this Monday.

Rendcomb headteacher speaks out about benefits of independent schools for disadvantaged children

Stroud News and Journal:

11:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COTSWOLD headteacher has spoken out about social mobility and how children who might not have strong social backgrounds can still move onwards and upwards in the education world thanks to independent schools.

Top CEOs team up with Cirencester College students to talk about future of the town

Stroud News and Journal:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TOP entrepreneurs from across the country will be teaming up with Cirencester College students for one day to discuss new innovative ideas to benefit the future of the town.

Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival 2015

Stroud News and Journal:

9:45am Friday 26th September 2014

LEGENDARY English rock band Status Quo will be headlining next year's Lechlade Music Festival.

Popular green space in Cirencester could soon be protected from development forever

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

CIRENCESTER residents fighting to save a beloved piece of green space from being taken over by developers are just one step closer to claiming the land for themselves.

Road closed in Siddington after crash

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A ROAD in Cirencester is currently closed due to a crash on the Kemble-Siddington crossroads.

New Year means new wild home for Oak and Furrows

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VITAL wildlife rescue centre will be celebrating the New Year in 2015 by picking up the keys to its smart new Cricklade home.

Complaint made against Fairford town councillor is thrown out

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A COMPLAINT made against a Fairford town councillor has been rejected by Cotswold District Council.

Cirencester Deaf Children's Club treated to magical circus trip

Stroud News and Journal: A Giffords Circus teapot at the press preview day of their Selfridges show

9:56am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FAMILIES from Cirencester Deaf Children’s Club have been treated to a magical trip to Giffords Circus thanks to the fundraising efforts of a golf club.

Police work to make Gloucestershire a better place for older people

Stroud News and Journal:

9:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW post has been created within Gloucestershire police force to look after the specific interests of older people in the county.

Eco-friendly firm is celebrated with green business award

Stroud News and Journal:

10:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN ECO-FRIENDLY firm in Cirencester has been applauded for its sustainable thinking and has since received a highly sought-after award.

Famous children's author to attend special Cirencester event

Stroud News and Journal:

4:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FAMOUS children's author Michael Morpurgo will be coming to Cirencester at the end of this month to talk to children about his new First World War novel.

Have you seen Meeko? Beloved family dog missing from South Cerney

Stroud News and Journal: Have you seen Meeko?

12:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MUCH-LOVED pet dog has been missing since September 22 and owners are keen to know he is safe and well.

Spectacular dancing competition raises £46,000 for disabled young people

Stroud News and Journal: Winners Eddie the Eagle Edwards and Julie Fuller at Strictly Star

12:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DANCERS jived, jazzed and quick-stepped their way to the top last weekend, in a bid to raise £50,000 for a special needs college in Gloucestershire.

Fairford schoolboy to cook up a storm in Chef of the Year Awards

5:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FAIRFORD schoolboy has proved he is a top chef with his dish of loin of pork and scrumpy sauce and will go on to represent Gloucestershire in a regional cooking competition.

Pets invited to special breakfast at Cirencester Countrywide

Stroud News and Journal: Jake Eastham (10539708)

11:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

PET owners are invited to bring animals of all shapes and sizes to Countrywide's popular pet event taking place at the Cirencester store this month.

Festival fans wave goodbye to Cirencester's colourful hares

Stroud News and Journal: The hares are all gathered at the King's Head Hotel in Cirencester

11:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

A POPULAR and much-loved town festival will be coming to an end in just one month's time.

Rock the Cotswolds founder celebrates top Cirencester business award

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN determined to prove that the Cotswolds is not all just red trousers, cute cottages, and hunting dogs, has received an award for bringing out the glitz and glamour in the district.

Cirencester tailor signed up to dress Gloucester Rugby players

Stroud News and Journal: Tom Wharton of Barrington Ayre (left) and Dan Robson of Gloucester Rugby Club. Picture by Shortwork Photography

11:05am Friday 19th September 2014

A TAILOR from Cirencester has been signed up by Gloucester Rugby Club to keep players looking as good off the pitch as they do on it.

Tetbury rejoices at Village of the Year Awards

Stroud News and Journal:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TETBURY is rejoicing after being named a winner in the Village of the Year 2014 awards.

Aldi in Cirencester to open its doors next month

Stroud News and Journal:

2:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW rival supermarket is set to open in Cirencester in less than one month's time.

Jobs and careers fair at Cirencester hotel

Stroud News and Journal:

9:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

A JOBS and careers fair will be at the King's Head Hotel in Cirencester on September 23.

Cirencester firm shortlisted for record-breaking number of awards

Stroud News and Journal: E-Learning Awards 2014

4:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CIRENCESTER e-learning company has been shortlisted for a record-breaking five awards this year.

Calls for lethal Kemble crossroads to be made safer following serious crash

Stroud News and Journal:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE are calling for more safety measures to be put in place at a “lethal” junction, following a serious crash near Kemble last week.


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