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Development Company buys Cheltenham Care Home

The former Ellerslie care home in Albert Road, Cheltenham has been bought by a consortium development company in a deal brokered by property agents Bruton Knowles.

Portobello Designs Limited has bought the large detached Regency villa set in 1.47 acres of grounds from Gloucestershire County Council.

University of Gloucestershire shortlisted for National Award

The University of Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for a 2013 Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development.

Thomas and Friends chuffing to the Cotswolds!

Two days of family fun as famous railway stories are re-lived on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Thomas the Tank Engine - creation of the late Rev Awdry who wrote the first of his timeless railway stories 70 years ago this year - takes over the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway over the weekend of 21 and 22 September 2013.

90 per cent of commercial properties in Gloucestershire could have unclaimed tax allowances

Up to 90 per cent of commercial property owners across Gloucestershire could be missing out on tax allowances on their property purchases, according to sector specialists Bruton Knowles.

Westonbirt Arboretum to participate in South Korean Seed collecting trip

The Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt will participate in a trip to South Korea this September, to collect seed from the wild for the arboretum. Arborist Tomas Dewey will travel to South Korea for nine days, with the aim of collecting seed which will be propagated at Westonbirt.

Ashes cricket hero on a mission to boost Gloucestershire girls numbers

England Ashes cricket hero Lydia Greenway is coming to Gloucestershire on a mission to boost the number of girls playing the game. The batsman - who scored her country's highest-ever T20 score of 80 not out to clinch victory over Australia - will be visiting two clubs next week.

Jessica Rhodes debut album "Eyes on the Streets"

Artist Jessica Rhodes', based in the Cotswolds, forthcoming debut album is "Eyes on the Streets". Jessica Rhodes makes her next public appearance at Knebworth House, on Sunday 8th September, supporting Labrinth and Iggy Azalea for Toni&Guy 50th year anniversary festival.

"Great songs, great sound, and it looks good!" - Matt Butler, producer (Phil Collins, Mick Jagger)

The Cotswolds shortlisted in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013

The Cotswolds have been shortlisted in the 'Britain's favourite holiday destination' category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.

Bumper autumn for forest fruits expected as nature puts on a rare show

Visitors to woods and forests are in for a spectacular show of forest fruits this autumn, with the season looking like a bumper year for the fruits and seeds of many trees and shrubs, according to the Director of the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt.

MP for Stroud visits Local Technology Company

Neil Carmichael, MP for Stroud, recently visited specialist healthcare company Xograph Technologies, part of the Xograph Group, which is based at the former Siemens site in Ebley Road, Stonehouse after moving from its former site in Tetbury last year.

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