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Middle Quinton Eco Town proposals slammed in letter from Cotswold MP to Caroline Flint MP

With the consultation on the 15 short listed eco town locations across the country due to close on Monday 30th June, Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has sent a detailed letter of opposition to the proposed site at Long Marston, also know as Middle Quinton, which borders on the Northern edge of the Cotswold constituency.

Spanish Afternoon at Edward Sheldon Independent Wine Merchants

Saturday 5th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm Edward Sheldon Ltd, 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour.
Come to Edward Sheldon and join them for a relaxed afternoon of Spanish wines and tapas.

Wine Cellar Tour at Edward Sheldon Ltd, Shipston-on-Stour

Saturday 14th June at 11.00 Edward Sheldon Ltd, Shipston-on-Stour.
Edward Sheldon are old established Wine Merchants and have been trading in the historic market town of Shipston since 1842. They still occupy the original extensive cellars and offices and this is another opportunity to share in their rare and colourful history as well as being able to view an 18th century working wine cellar.

The GWR's Cotswold Festival of Steam is only a week away

Saturday 24th May - Sunday 1st June - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway "The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds" at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse Stations.

The 2008 Cotswold Festival of Steam marks four important milestones - 40 years since the end of steam on British Railways - 40 years since David Shepherd took delivery of "Black Prince" - 60 years since the nationalisation of Britain's Railways - 100 years since the first through expresses ran over the Stratford-Cheltenham line between the Midlands and the West Country.

Cotswolds MP says Eco-Town will be anything but Green

The Better Accessible Responsible Development Campaign Group (BARD) organised two public meetings in Honeybourne and Mickleton last Friday - 25th April - to discuss the proposed new Eco-Town at Middle Quinton.

Marathon Number 453- Steve Edwards completes his 18th Shakespeare Marathon

Cotswolds based Steve Edwards has completed marathon number 453 in his world record challenge to complete 500 marathons in an average time of under 200 minutes- 3 hours 20 minutes. Marathon number 453 was completed in 3 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds - so Steve is well on target and for once this was a local marathon so he didn't have to spend hours travelling as well as hours running.

Paddington Bear comes to Toddington on the GWR

Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Paddington Bear* visits the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway for the first time this coming weekend. Amazingly, this little bear has been enchanting youngsters for half a century and he's coming to Toddington to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Whichford Pottery holds a major selling exhibition of Salt & Soda Pottery

Saturday 12th April to Sunday 11th May in the Octagon Gallery at Whichford Pottery
A rare opportunity to enjoy the work of fourteen of Britain's leading Salt and Soda Potters.

Wildlife and Steam on Tour at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 12th April & Sunday 13th April at Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire

This special exhibition by the renowned wildlife artist and steam locomotive owner David Shepherd is being held in aid of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and combines his two passions - endangered wildlife and steam locomotives. Also operating over the GWR railway during the weekend will be David Shepherd's own giant of the steam age - locomotive 9F 2-10-0 No. 92203 Black Prince which was one of the last steam locomotives to be built by BR.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has a feast for Diesel Lovers this weekend

Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th, Sunday April 6th GWR Toddington Station, Winchcombe Station & Cheltenham Racecourse Station, Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is running a Spring Diesel Gala over the weekend with an intensive passenger and freight timetable. The GWR has one of the finest collections of heritage diesel locomotives in the country and there will be opportunities to ride behind a large variety of types between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse plus a special "Driver for a Fiver" opportunity.

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