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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Westons’ Cider Teepee will be taking centre stage at The Big Feastival this weekend (August 28 to 30), ensuring there will be cider galore for foodies and music lovers alike.

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Monday, August 24, 2015
The Granary, National Garden Scheme

The Granary, an enchanting secret garden alongside the Oxford Canal is opening to the public this August Bank Holiday

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Giffords Circus - 'Moon Songs', 2015

Candia McKormack spends an evening in the company of the magical Giffords Circus

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Chipping Campden's annual firework display

Chipping Campden’s annual firework display organised by St James Primary School PTFA, will be on Wednesday, November 5 at the recreation ground.

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Monday, October 13, 2014
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2014

Latest entry: Katie Jarvis listened to the glamorous Victoria Hislop discuss her latest novel at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. ‘The Sunrise’ is set in Famagusta, a now-derelict city that has long been a source of tension between the people of Greece and Turkey. As Hislop explained on stage, merely writing about the place is a diplomatic nightmare...

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Walks

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Christmas

Gardens

Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s now full speed ahead into summer, with the natural world hitting the fast lane as the warmer weather approaches. Sue Bradley discovers the sounds and sights of summer

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Huntington rose

The colour and scent that June brings to us is impossible to envisage in the depths of winter. But here it is and let us revel in it because like all good things it is only transitory. You can’t have Christmas every day.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Verbena bonariensis

Roddy Llewellyn explains why weeds can become boring guests that refuse to leave your garden, and how best to deal with them

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The Botanic Nursery, near Atworth

Foxgloves are familiar but often overlooked. One Cotswold nursery has different ideas

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Monday, March 16, 2015
It is important when planning garden lighting to remember that a little goes a long way

Get switched on, improve security and bring your garden to life in a few easy steps

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A blue tit feeding during the winter months

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Friday, September 12, 2014
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Jimmy Quinn riding Yeager wins The Deloitte Handicap Stakes at Ascot racecourse on July 27, 2013. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

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James Gill meets race-loving Alan Crowhurst, who pursued his passion to become an award-winning photographer

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Events

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Westons’ Cider Teepee will be taking centre stage at The Big Feastival this weekend (August 28 to 30), ensuring there will be cider galore for foodies and music lovers alike.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Giffords Circus - 'Moon Songs', 2015

Candia McKormack spends an evening in the company of the magical Giffords Circus

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Bid to be a character in a novel whilst raising money for charity

CLIC Sargent’s 10-day ‘Get in Character’ eBay auction is expected to raise thousands of pounds for children and young people with cancer. Crime-writer and regular Cotswold Life columnist Clare Mackintosh is offering fans the opportunity to have their name appear in a forthcoming novel.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Novelist and writer Caroline Sandon at Oxford Literary Festival, Christchurch College, 2014. PHOTOGRAPHY: Geraint Lewis

Author Caroline Sandon returns from the Times of Mumbai Literary Festival with memories of something ‘unique and extremely special’

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Monday, February 16, 2015
The Rooftop Theatre rehearsing Henry V

The Rooftop Theatre are bringing the celebrated Shakespeare play Henry V to Ludlow, with a few twists

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Recipes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

With the British asparagus season drawing to a close, this delicious recipe from chef Emily Watkins is a perfect way to celebrate the ingredient.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Lamb is perfect for March / Photo: Phasut Warapisit

Evelyn Curtis offers up a selection of recipes ideal for March, including lamb in lemon sauce, pineapple meringue, fruity tea loaf and rock cakes

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Eggs Benedict

Rose Norman, co-founder of vintage-inspired Herefordshire company Betty Twyford, offers up a recipe for cooking Eggs Benedict using your AGA

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Evelyn's Streusel Tart

Evelyn Curtis offers up some more recipes to ward off the chill, including Irish stew, bacon and cider hotpot and rhubarb and strawberry tart

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Interiors

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A passion for woodburning stoves and firewood is at the heart of Clearview Stoves. In this video, customer Vincent Thurkettle reflects on his experience owning a Clearview Stove and how, when the day draws to a close, there is nothing better than relaxing by its warm glow

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Clearview Stoves

A passion for woodburning stoves and firewood is at the heart of Clearview Stoves. In this video, customer Mark Holberton reflects on his experience owning a Clearview Stove and how, when the day draws to a close, there is nothing better than relaxing by its warm glow

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Clearview Stoves

A passion for woodburning stoves and firewood is at the heart of Clearview Stoves. In this video the company explain how to light one of their bespoke stoves.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Clearview Stoves

A passion for woodburning stoves and firewood is at the heart of Clearview Stoves. In this video the company explain their philosophy and their motivation, as well as a little about their products and the manufacturing process behind them.

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The three bedroom 1930s semi-detached house for which the Johnsons have repainted the front door in ‘Moroccan Resort’ by Valspar

The Johnsons saw beyond the 70s psychedelic colours and patterns of their Bath house, and set about bringing it lovingly into the 21st century

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tanya Byron

‘Where is the line between sanity and insanity?’ Professor Tanya Byron asks in her fascinating book, The Skeleton Cupboard. Wherever it’s drawn, there’s insanity in how we’re currently treating our children and young people, she tells Katie Jarvis.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance in 'Perfect Nonsense'

Direct from the West End, adapted from the works of PG Wodehouse by The Goodale Brothers, and directed by Sean Foley.

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