BUSINESS Christmas

Christmas cheer with pine needles and pedals

There’s something quite Harry Potter-ish about The Bicycle Hub in Cheltenham.  For a start – its address –  278 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham Railway Station, Platform 2, Cheltenham.  And while passengers on the 8.28am London Paddington to Cheltenham – calling at Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa – are quite used to […]


Batsford Arboretum ‘pops’ with colour this autumn

Sticking to the 10-mph speed limit up a long, elegant, tree-lined avenue to Batsford Arboretum takes some doing. The passing countryside is ‘Cotswold gorgeous’, but the leaf fiesta ahead is the prize. This autumn, particularly it seems at Batsford, the colours are ‘popping’.  And the resultant endorphins are clearing head spaces and providing sanctuary in […]


Roses Theatre Tewkesbury gets £248,391 lifeline

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, has been awarded a £248,391 slice of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).  The county, as a whole, received almost £4m of funding; shared between 12 arts and culture organisations. The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden recently released these awards as part of the first round of the CRF grants […]