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Cake-decorating duo from Cotswolds Finest Cakes in Cirencester take home double award

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

A CAKE decorator in Cirencester has taken home an international gold award for her chocolate sculpture of a warrior giant.

Lechlade teenager leaps into world of business with grand opening of beauty salon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:51am Friday 21st November 2014

A TEENAGER from Lechlade has taken a huge leap into the business world by opening her first beauty salon.

Cirencester Hare Festival: How much was each hare sold for?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:15pm Thursday 20th November 2014

THE Cirencester March Hare Festival auction, held in October, raised a staggering £114,870 for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

‘I’ve had abusive calls and been told to close the museum’ – Northleach’s John Ferris speaks out after paedophile claims against late partner Keith Harding

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Business partners John Ferris and Keith Harding in the new building which will be ready in April

10:53am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE partner of Keith Harding has been bombarded with abusive phone calls and messages following allegations that the late Northleach museum owner was a paedophile.

Lower Slaughter Manor takes on new head chef

10:58am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A HOTEL in Lower Slaughter has taken on a new executive head chef.

Have you seen Meeko? Lost dog from South Cerney is still missing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:42am Wednesday 19th November 2014

POMERANIAN Meeko from South Cerney is still missing and his owners are again appealing for help from the public.

A417 at Birdlip closed yesterday evening after crash

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:51am Wednesday 19th November 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE police were at the scene of a crash yesterday evening on the A417 at Birdlip.

Brother and sister travel from Australia to Chedworth to attend Remembrance service in honour of their father

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:42am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A BROTHER and sister travelled all the way from Australia to attend a Remembrance service in Chedworth in honour of their late father.

Estate agent CB Slade ordered to re-paint 'too bright' shop front in Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:22pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

ESTATE agent CB Slade has been ordered to paint the outside of its office in Fairford a different colour following complaints it was too bright.

Excited shoppers queue outside new Cirencester Peacocks hoping to grab a £30 golden ticket

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:15am Tuesday 18th November 2014

EAGER shoppers queued outside popular clothes store Peacocks this morning as it opened its very first Cirencester shop.

Traders team up to create 'boozy fusion' of food and drink for Cirencester brewery's second anniversary

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Roman legionary Steve Manning, Cirencester Mayor Joe Harris, Lucy Cordery and Colin Knight from Corinium Ales and town crier Tony Evans holding bottles of the anniversary ale called 1AD

8:25am Tuesday 18th November 2014

BUSINESSES in the Cotswolds have teamed up to create a 'boozy fusion' of food and drink products to celebrate one firms second anniversary.

Cirencester coffee shop is one of seven in the UK to win exclusive gold award

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A COFFEE shop in Cirencester is proud to be one of only seven in the UK to achieve an exclusive gold award.

Cirencester businesses which have to make way for Brewery Court cinema will be given help to relocate, developer says

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:06pm Monday 17th November 2014

BUSINESSES which have to make way for a new cinema complex in Cirencester will be helped to move elsewhere, the developer has said.

Inquiry begins today over whether Humpty Dumps in Cirencester can be turned into a Village Green

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Humpty Dumps in Stratton, Cirencester, which people living nearby would like to see permanently preserved as recreation land

11:22am Monday 17th November 2014

AN INQUIRY into whether a beloved piece of green space in Cirencester can be saved from developers forever has started today and is expected to last until Wednesday.

Musical evening in Cirencester to raise money for young homeless people in the town

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Picture courtesy of chypthecharity.org.uk

10:25am Monday 17th November 2014

A MUSICAL evening raising money for the young and homeless in Cirencester will take place this Friday at Corinium Museum.

Northleach museum owner Keith Harding believed to be part of notorious paedophile campaign group

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:00am Monday 17th November 2014

LATE Northleach music museum owner Keith Harding is believed to have been a part of a notorious paedophile campaign group, it has been revealed.

PHOTOS: Children in Need fundraisers around the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:43pm Friday 14th November 2014

SCHOOLS and businesses across the Cotswolds and North Wiltshire all got involved in dressing up and making cakes today for BBC Children in Need 2014.

Outrage as traffic wardens issue parking fines during Remembrance Sunday service in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

PARKING fines issued during the Remembrance Sunday service in Cirencester could be dismissed by the county council.

Young deaf entrepreneur snaps photos of big Gloucestershire company

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Sunday 16th November 2014

A YOUNG deaf sign language user at the start of a new career as a photographer proved a big hit when he was given the chance to snap pictures in a big Gloucestershire firm.

New landlord for Meysey Hampton's The Masons Arms

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

A NEW landlord has taken over The Masons Arms at Meysey Hampton.

Peacocks delays grand opening without notifying Cirencester shoppers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:53am Friday 14th November 2014

SHOPPERS were left out in the cold this morning, as fashion store Peacocks delayed its grand opening without sending out any advance warning.

Help Cirencester Willow Trust charity win £5,000 to take disabled and ill people on canal day trips

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:37am Friday 14th November 2014

A CHARITY which takes disabled and seriously ill people on canal day trips is asking Standard readers to vote online and help them win £5,000.

Plans approved for 40 new homes in Northleach despite objections

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:25pm Thursday 13th November 2014

PLANS to build 40 homes on land in Northleach have been approved by Cotswold District Council, despite opposition.

Firefighters warn that not manning Cirencester station would put lives at risk

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:32am Thursday 13th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Cirencester have warned that not manning the town's station would significantly increase the time it takes to respond to 999 calls, putting lives at risk.

Frank, the Boston terrier from Fairford, has been FOUND

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:16pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A BOSTON terrier that went missing from Fairford has now been found.

Plans approved for cinema, shops and student accommodation in Brewery Court, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:34am Wednesday 12th November 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a cinema, new shops and student accommodation in Cirencester town centre have been approved.

'Find Frank' - campaign kicks off on social media in a bid to find Boston terrier missing from Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:03am Wednesday 12th November 2014

A BELOVED Boston terrier has been missing from Fairford since last Thursday evening, after he was hit by a car and ran away scared.

Fashion store Peacocks to open in Cirencester this Friday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:11pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

FASHION retailer Peacocks is coming to Cirencester this Friday, with the first 20 customers awarded a £30 golden ticket to spend in store.

Plans for country park with restaurant and accommodation criticised by Lechlade residents

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:24am Tuesday 11th November 2014

PLANS to build a country park complete with a visitor centre, restaurant and accommodation have been criticised by residents.

Fears pupils could be hurt by traffic 'chaos' outside Fairford schools

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:49pm Monday 10th November 2014

FEARS that school children could be hurt on a busy road in Fairford have prompted the council to take action.

Concerns raised over congestion on road where new Aldi opened in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Friday 7th November 2014

CONCERNS have been raised over congestion on a Cirencester road after a new Aldi supermarket opened.

Police called after reports of 'dangerous' dog on the loose in Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: police

3:27pm Friday 7th November 2014

POLICE were called about reports of a 'dangerous' dog on the loose in Cirencester earlier today.

Tetbury firm thanks the town after celebrating one year in business

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tetbury Market House open day marks refurbishment

12:00pm Saturday 8th November 2014

A TETBURY wealth management company is saying thank you to the town after celebrating one year in business.

Corinium Museum in Cirencester hopes to boost visitor numbers through £1.3million project

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

A MUSEUM in Cirencester is hoping to boost its visitor numbers by creating a new centre for children and galleries at a cost of £1.3 million.

Founder of Cotswolds creative business announces her departure

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:00pm Sunday 9th November 2014

THE founder of a creative business in the Cotswolds has announced she will be stepping down from her role as leader.

New Cirencester retail park close to being complete

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

5:00pm Saturday 8th November 2014

A NEW retail park in Cirencester is close to being complete, with only a handful of shops left to organise their grand opening.

'Scrap A417 loop campaign and start again' - resident calls for more environmentally-friendly scheme

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:52am Wednesday 5th November 2014

CALLS have been made to scrap the A417 loop campaign and start again with a more environmentally-friendly approach.

Police free calf from barbed wire fence after it gets stuck in Tetbury field

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:57am Wednesday 5th November 2014

POLICE were called to a field near Tetbury last night after reports that a calf was stuck in a barbed wire fence.

New plans revealed for Cirencester cinema development

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:45am Wednesday 5th November 2014

THE name of a new cinema which could be moving into Cirencester town centre was unveiled along with other plans on Tuesday.

Tree at Cirencester Hospital decorated with hundreds of poppies to mark Remembrance Day 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sandie Redfern (left) and Naomi Sparkle at the tree in Cirencester Hospital which is being covered in poppies for Remembrance Day (12183345)

2:58pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

STAFF at Cirencester Hospital are marking this year's Remembrance Day by decorating a tree with hundreds of eye-catching poppies.

Thousands of pounds worth of fireworks stolen from Preston near Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:13am Tuesday 4th November 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of fireworks were stolen from Preston, near Cirencester, on Sunday night.

Cotswolds MP serves up 'chips' to pets in support of new charity website

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown in the mock-up 'chip' van

3:05pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

THE Cotswolds MP donned his apron and dished up 'free chips' for all dogs at an annual House of Commons reception.

Cirencester brewery named 'beer of the year' by Fairford and Lechlade Business Club

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lucy Cordrey and Colin Knight with a pair of Romans at the Cirencester Farmer's Market

8:02am Sunday 2nd November 2014

AN INDEPENDENT brewery in Cirencester has been named official beer of the year by Fairford and Lechlade Business Club.

New Kemble pub dubbed best railway waiting room in the country

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: George Arkell (left) with The Tavern landlords Phil and Ann Basford

3:02pm Saturday 1st November 2014

NEW pub landlords next door to Kemble train station have dubbed themselves the best railway waiting room in the country.

Whatley Manor staff honoured to receive awards for best personal service

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Whatley Manor spa manager Carol Osborne and front of house manager Emma Dreano with Whatley Manor general manager Gurval Durand

8:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

STAFF at a Malmesbury hotel have been rewarded for top personal service.

Malmesbury man proud to receive hero brother's medal

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 1st November 2014

IT WAS a proud day for Norman Clark when he finally received a medal to honour his brother’s heroics during the Second World War.

Which Cotswold businesses got a zero rating for food hygiene?

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

3:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

Four businesses in the Cotswolds were given the lowest possible food hygiene rating after a council inspection.

Cirencester woman blighted by 'anti-social neighbours' welcomes police vow to speed up 101 response times

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

AFTER repeatedly making calls to the non-emergency 101 number to complain about her disruptive neighbours, a bride-to-be from Cirencester has welcomed a police chief's vow to quicken response times.

I was not forced to stand down from Cirencester Conservatives - Lord Bathurst

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

LORD Bathurst has dismissed rumours he was forced to stand down from the Cirencester Conservatives.

Farmor's School pupils showered with glass after bus smashes into tree branch

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN on a school bus were lucky to escape serious injury when it crashed into an overhanging branch, shattering a window and showering them in glass.

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