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Poulton shop thriving after villagers step in to keep it from closing down

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:43pm Friday 19th December 2014

A VILLAGE shop in the Cotswolds is thriving once again, after the community stepped in to keep it from closing down for good.

Cirencester young man praises apprenticeship as council looks to create more schemes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:57am Friday 19th December 2014

WITH new figures revealing that a total of 2,200 new apprenticeships have been created in the Cotswolds since 2010, one young man told the Standard how the opportunity changed his life.

Delays on A417 between Cirencester and Fairford due to crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:48pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE A417 towards Fairford was partially blocked earlier this afternoon due to a crash between two vehicles.

Farmor's School students bake cakes for Breast Cancer Research

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:40pm Thursday 18th December 2014

STUDENTS at Farmor's School in Fairford donned their aprons for charity, to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

Royal mail denies red envelope problem

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The postbox on Grenig Road in Glanaman disappeared without warning in the run up to Christmas.

3:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE Royal Mail have said any envelope colour is allowed to be sent through the post this Christmas time, after news circulated warning people not to send red envelopes.

Avoid using red envelopes when sending cards this Christmas

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The postbox on Grenig Road in Glanaman disappeared without warning in the run up to Christmas.

5:01pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

POSTAL workers are urging people to avoid using red envelopes this Christmas.

Bibury Court Hotel to be transformed into large country house due to business decline

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

A GRAND hotel in Bibury could be transformed back into a large country house because of a decline in business.

Cirencester mum fears she won't be able to cook Christmas dinner after kitchen repairs row

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

A MUM fears she won’t be able to cook Christmas dinner for her family at her Cirencester home because her housing association has not yet repaired her kitchen.

Traders call for improved phone signal in the Cotswolds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

BUSINESSES and residents across the Cotswolds are fed up with 'unacceptable' mobile phone signal and are demanding action.

Cirencester's feeling festive after winners of Christmas window competition 2014 are announced

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:27pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A LITTLE bit of festive spirit has been sprinkled on Cirencester, as shops, restaurants and other businesses celebrate the town's annual festive window competition.

It's a boy's world! Kempsford Primary School reception class has 13 boys but no girls

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kempsford Primary School Reception Class which is all boys (14728627)

4:17pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

IT'S A BOY'S world at Kempsford Primary School, as one 'unusual' class has not one single girl in.

Fairford coffee shop owners raise a glass to 10 year anniversary

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:13pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A LOCALLY famous coffee shop in Fairford raised a glass yesterday to toast 10 years since opening in the town.

North Cerney goat cheese is the best in the world

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:47pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

AN AWARD for the best goat cheese in the world has been presented to a North Cerney cheese maker.

Magical Victorian Village enchants guests at alternative Christmas lights event in Stratton, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Charlotte Franks admires the Victorian model village at the Vale Road lights event in Stratton (14652862)

5:20pm Monday 15th December 2014

FRIENDS, neighbours and guests celebrated Christmas in Stratton, Cirencester on the weekend, as residents pulled together to hold their own alternative lights switch-on.

A parcel of penguins arrives at Birdland in Bourton this Christmas

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The new penguins

5:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

A PARCEL of penguins have arrived at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Drivers get Christmassy for Cirencester Alexcars festive coach competition

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:52pm Monday 15th December 2014

COACH drivers in Cirencester got Christmassy earlier this week, as they gathered around to hear who had won the annual festive coach competition.

Elderly Cirencester woman overwhelmed by support from deaf charity this Christmas time

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:30am Monday 15th December 2014

AN ELDERLY deaf woman is looking forward to spending Christmas in her Cirencester home after a charity customised the flat for her.

Another complaint made about 'illogical' parking system in Cirencester Market Place

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:47pm Friday 12th December 2014

ANOTHER complaint has been made about the "unclear" and "illogical" parking system in Cirencester's Market Place.

Revealed: The Cotswolds is the most expensive place for private rent in the South West

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Complacency has left the Cotswolds at risk of unwanted development

8:03am Friday 12th December 2014

TRADERS say growing rent prices in the Cotswolds are driving young people away, affecting business.

Mother on a mission to find kind-hearted person who handed her £100 into Cirencester Waitrose after she left it in ATM

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:41am Friday 12th December 2014

A MOTHER who accidentally left £100 at an ATM in Waitrose in Cirencester is on a mission to find the kind-hearted person who handed her money in.

What do people in the Cotswolds want for Christmas?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:16am Friday 12th December 2014

WHAT do people in the Cotswolds want for Christmas? Chairman of CDC Lynden Stowe wouldn't say no to a nice jar of piccalilli, Father Leonard Doolan of Cirencester Parish Church would like a good bottle of champagne, and Bourton resident Anthony Inwood would love nothing more than a white Christmas. What do you want most this year?

Parked car causes traffic chaos in Castle Street, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:32pm Thursday 11th December 2014

CHAOS ensued in Cirencester on Tuesday as an awkwardly parked car and van caused gridlock in the town centre.

Popular Fairford coffee shop 7A to celebrate 10th anniversary

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:09am Thursday 11th December 2014

A POPULAR coffee shop in Fairford will be celebrating its 10th birthday on Monday, with special offers for both loyal and new customers.

Generous man wrongly accused of scamming Cirencester locals with charity lottery

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:54am Thursday 11th December 2014

A GENEROUS man who set up his own charity lottery has been accused of scamming people in Cirencester.

Deaf children in Cirencester say thank you after golf club raises £2,200 for their group

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:28am Wednesday 10th December 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised by Cirencester Golf Club for deaf children in the town.

Lloyds bank in Cirencester closes for a week after dangerous gas radon is detected

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:00am Wednesday 10th December 2014

LLOYDS Bank in Cirencester has unexpectedly closed after high levels of potentially dangerous gas radon was detected.

Fears that 'dangerous' section of road in Fairford could damage cars

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:52am Tuesday 9th December 2014

DRIVERS who travel through Fairford fear their cars could be damaged by a "dangerous" section of road.

UPDATE: THREE boys, two aged 14 and 15, arrested in Cirencester after shooting air rifle at woman's front door

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:59am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A TOTAL of three youths were arrested last night in Cirencester, two of them being only 14 and 15 years old, after police heard reports someone had shot an air rifle out of a window.

More than 6,000 people enjoyed Cirencester's 'buzzing' Christmas lights switch-on

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:19am Tuesday 9th December 2014

TRADERS in Cirencester made the most of an influx of people for the Christmas lights switch-on, with many staying open late to attract customers.

Another warning from the Met Office: Severe gales heading for Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Weather warnings issued over strong gales

7:43am Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE Met Office has issued an early warning of strong winds for Gloucestershire coming this week.

Youths arrested in Cirencester after reports someone shot an air rifle out of a window

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

7:19am Tuesday 9th December 2014

TWO youths were arrested last night in Cirencester, after police heard reports someone had shot an air rifle out of a window.

Police stop suspected drink driver near Cirencester last night

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:19pm Monday 8th December 2014

A SUSPECTED drunk driver of a 4x4 failed to stop for the police last night, on their way back home from a Cirencester pub.

Lost dog Meeko, from South Cerney, is still missing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:32pm Monday 8th December 2014

A LOST dog from South Cerney is still missing and his owners are desperate to get him safely home.

Police reveal which Cirencester and South Cerney businesses illegally sold alcohol to young person

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Have you given up drinking alcohol for Dry January?

11:15am Monday 8th December 2014

OFFICERS have revealed which businesses in Cirencester and South Cerney illegally sold alcohol to a young person, during a police test.

Former Chinese restauranteur Tatyan Cheung, from Cirencester, to stand for Cotswold District Council

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:54am Monday 8th December 2014

A WELL-KNOWN former Chinese restaurant owner from Cirencester is planning to stand for Cotswold District Council (CDC) next year.

Nursery worker receives award after saving the life of well-known Fairford councillor

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:41am Monday 8th December 2014

A NURSERY worker from Fairford who performed CPR on a popular local man after he collapsed in the street has received an award for her quick-thinking and life-saving skills.

Tough Mudder to come back to Cirencester Park for August 2015

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Grahame Clynes took on the Tough Mudder challenge to raise funds in memory of his baby daughter.

7:51pm Friday 5th December 2014

TOUGH Mudder will be coming back to Cirencester Park for August 2015.

WEATHER: This weekend in the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

TODAY could be the only dry day this weekend in the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire, as rain is expected for the area on Sunday.

Fairford town crier Maurice Jones steps down after 30 years - and pub landlord Rob Blake takes the bell

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:30am Sunday 7th December 2014

PUB landlord in Fairford, Rob Blake has taken over as town crier from Maurice Jones, who retired from his role after an impressive 30 years.

Cirencester charity concert raises more than £1,200 for town's hospital and Cotswold Volunteers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

A CHARITY concert in Cirencester raised more than £1,200 for Cirencester Hospital and Cotswold Volunteers.

Gloucestershire magician proud to pick up glittering wedding award

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:59pm Friday 5th December 2014

A MAGICIAN from the Cotswolds has picked up a glittering wedding award, after hundreds of newlyweds voted for him as the best wedding entertainment.

Cirencester restaurant Eat Wild will open its doors to the homeless this Christmas Eve

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ampney Crucis brothers win Countryside Alliance Award for meat supplier business Eat Wild

9:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

A RESTAURANT in Cirencester is opening their doors to the homeless this Christmas Eve.

Rumours RAF Fairford will be reactivated in 2015 are officially quashed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:30am Saturday 6th December 2014

RUMOURS that RAF Fairford will be reactivated in 2015 are flying through the local community and online, but officials claim they have no information at the moment.

WEATHER: Ice warning for the Cotswolds tonight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: WEATHER WARNING: Motorists are being warned to take care in the icy conditions. SP

4:41pm Friday 5th December 2014

A WEATHER warning has been issued by the Met Office for tonight, and drivers urged to be careful on the roads as it could get icy.

Developer appeals after council says 'no' to 45 homes near Lechlade Cricket Club

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

THE decision to refuse plans for 45 homes on land next to Lechlade Cricket Club has been appealed by the developer.

Police urge residents to protect their bank cards after two women fall prey to thieves in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Police issue bank card fraud scam warning

5:26pm Thursday 4th December 2014

POLICE are urging residents to protect their bank cards after two women fell prey to thieves in Cirencester.

Which eateries in the Cotswolds have a five star food hygiene rating?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:47pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A TOTAL of seven restaurants, pubs and cafes in the Cotswolds have received a five star food hygiene rating in the last two months.

Angels, wise men, sheep and chickens turn up for this year's Cirencester Christmas Donkey church service

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A HUGE crowd of adults, children and donkeys gathered in Cirencester’s Parish Church yesterday, to hear the famous story of Christmas.

North Cerney Primary School pupils throw big thank you lunch for Cirencester business

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:11pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

SCHOOL children in North Cerney said a big thank you to one Cirencester business by throwing a huge three-course lunch with a special theme.

Gloucestershire County Council slammed for street parking ‘trap’ in Cirencester Market Place

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A CONFUSING parking system in Cirencester Market Place has caused one woman to criticise the county council, after she was handed a fine for parking on the wrong side of a single yellow line.

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