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Mop Fair to arrive in Cirencester on Monday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 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

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

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.

Villagers fuming over plans for new shop in South Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS in South Cerney are up in arms about plans for a new Co-op shop in the village.

Safety concerns raised over bollards in Chesterton following car accident

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SERIOUS accident could be caused by a pair of dark bollards on traffic islands on a busy road in Chesterton, says one Cirencester councillor.

French restaurant urges Cirencester eateries to sign up to charity mission

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Abbey Joe with Le Beaujolais owners Kiean Glynn and Eric Lepine (7229303)

11:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CIRENCESTER restaurant is challenging other local eateries to join a special charity mission to raise money this November.

Cirencester pub transforms tired skittle alley into bright new party space

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Stable Bar at the Golden Cross

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TIRED old skittle alley at a Cirencester pub has undergone a bright new makeover, transforming into a dynamic new room fit for parties, socialising or even business meetings.

Celebrations as penguin chick born at Bourton's Birdland

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The new penguin chick at Birdland

11:43am Monday 15th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS are underway at Bourton's Birdland as a new king penguin chick is born.

Water meters to be fitted in Cirencester homes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:36am Monday 15th September 2014

A WATER metering programme being rolled out by Thames Water could see around 56 per cent of households in the Cirencester area being fitted with meters by 2020 and 75 per cent by 2030.

Hundreds wave goodbye to President Obama as he leaves RAF Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:08pm Friday 5th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on RAF Faiford this week, hoping to catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the President of the USA.

Double Nobel Prize winner from the Cotswolds remembered with special commemoration seat

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: A seat has been put up in Syde in memory of Frederick Sanger. Picture by Christopher Fear

5:06pm Friday 5th September 2014

A LATE Nobel Prize winner has been remembered in his Cotswolds hometown, as residents arrange to put a seat in the village.

Villagers in Ewen welcome new defibrillator

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:25pm Friday 5th September 2014

VILLAGERS in Ewen were pleased to announce that a new defibrillator has been installed in Ewen.

Photographer captures the hearts of Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photographer Kay Ransom (9718851)

12:05pm Friday 5th September 2014

A COTSWOLD photographer has captured the hearts of the local community with her creative talent and hard work to promote other people.

Cirencester celebrates as Churn Project officially opens new charity building

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:03pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CHAMPAGNE flowed at the recent opening of a newly expanded charity in Cirencester.

Diamonds hidden around Cheltenham for luxury treasure hunt

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:07pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DIAMONDS worth £10,000 will be hidden around Cheltenham this month for lucky finders as part of a charity challenge.

Fairford pub celebrates opening of new garden space

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ian and Liz Summers with their new garden bull

3:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A FAIRFORD pub is undergoing a series of smart new looks, with the garden being the first to be given a fresh makeover.

UPDATED: President Obama has landed at RAF Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

US President Barack Obama landed at RAF Fairford just before 7pm tonight ahead of the NATO summit in Newport.

Closure of Stow youth hostel is put off until next year

12:25pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE closure of a youth hostel in Stow-on-the-Wold has been delayed until next year.

All aboard for Northleach Steam and Vintage Show this weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FULL STEAM AHEAD: Northleach Steam and Vintage Show is returning on September 6 and 7.

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

NORTHLEACH Steam and Vintage Show is set to be even bigger than last year, with more steam engines, more than 40 stalls and a huge variety of food.

Free parking in the Cotswolds planned for next year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

FREE parking could finally come to the Cotswolds next year in a pilot scheme to be launched by the council.

New Cirencester support group for mums suffering from post-natal depression

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:57am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A NEW support group for women suffering from post natal despression has been set up in Cirencester, with sessions beginning this month.

Mobile phone signal down for six weeks in Lechlade as Vodafone try to repair faulty mast

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LECHLADE mobile phone users have been cut off from the rest of the world for the past few weeks as Vodafone struggles to repair a faulty mast.

President Obama rumoured to fly into RAF Fairford tonight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:20am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PRESIDENT Obama is rumoured to be landing at RAF Fairford tonight, before attending the NATO summit in Wales.

Team aim to raise £12,000 for charity in memory of Siddington grandmother

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:03am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A BUTCHER from Cirencester will be donning his running gear this month to raise £12,000 for a cancer charity, in memory of a popular grandmother.

Railway redoubling is finally complete

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

5:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE redoubling of the Stroud-Swindon railway line has finally finished, after funding was first secured three years ago.

Robotic milker launched at special farm event in Bourton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cutting the ribbon at the launch event: (L:R) Roger Mortlock, CEO Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Helen Browning, CEO Soil Association and Simon Weaver of Simon Weaver Organic Cheeses.

3:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BOURTON farm has celebrated 6,000 years of wildlife, people, food and farming with the launch of a new and innovative robotic milker.

Budding Cotswold writer is shortlisted in top poetry competition

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Take up the issue

11:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BUDDING Cotswolds writer has been chosen out of 6,000 entries as a finalist in a country-wide poetry competition.

NATO convoy spotted travelling through Cotswolds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE convoy, linked to the NATO summit in Cardiff, has been spotted travelling through the Cotswolds today.

Moreton town clerk steps down

2:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE town clerk of Moreton Town Council has stepped down after 10 years in office to pursue other interests.


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