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2012-02-02 09:17:52

Extensive DNA tests by experts at the University of Warwick on two deer carcasses found in Gloucestershire have not found any indication of a big cat presence. The National Trust asked the University to test a roe deer carcass found near Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire in early January after examination of the wounds led to speculation that it may have been killed by a big cat. Comprehensive DNA tests have found fox DNA on the Woodchester carcass and what is expected to be fox DNA on...

2008-10-10 00:00:23

Johnny Coppin who is appearing at The Mission Theatre tomorrow evening, from 8pm, is well known as a folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player. He made a name for himself as a member of Decameron, one of the most successful folk rock bands of the 1970s. Since then he has become established as a solo performer and composer. He not only has the ability to write memorable songs as well as composing great tunes but has set the works of many of Gloucestershire's poets to music...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Gloucestershire's health watchdog has called on the Government to make hospitals in the UK keep accurate records of knife related assaults. The county's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee has written to MP Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, asking for a national reporting code for knife assaults to be adopted. The move follows a request by the committee to find out the number of hospital admissions for assaults in the county from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation...

2008-10-05 00:00:19

With reference to the article, No More Homes (October 2). I would like to congratulate Tewkesbury borough Councillor Phil Taylor on his clear message at last Tuesday's meeting of Tewkesbury Borough Council. His message to Secretary of State for Local Government Hazel Blears was slightly more than clear, as well as colourful. His views are popularly shared in Cheltenham as well as Tewkesbury Borough. Apart from infringing on green areas of outstanding natural beauty, the proposal, by...

2008-10-05 00:00:16

Special visitors dropped into Montpellier Gardens in Cheltenham yesterday. They touched down as part of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the first parachute jump by an Englishman. Full story, p3 (c) 2008 Gloucestershire Echo, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-05 00:00:09

A Fruity exhibition has launched at the Gloucester Folk Museum. "Apple of my Eye" features paintings, drawings, ceramics, photographs and other mediums, all on the theme of apples and their connection to Gloucestershire. Among oil paintings by Trina Hayes and ceramics by Viv Ayres and Anne Williams, there is a selection of rare photographs of cider and perry making in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire by Jacqueline Sarsby. The exhibition, which runs until Wednesday coincides with the...

2008-09-30 00:00:22

Matt Taylor will be seen by millions of TV viewers in a new reality adventure series. The 23-year-old (pictured), from Tewkesbury, survived being exposed to CS gas, stung by jungle ants and handling a giant South American snake. And those were just some of the tough tests he and seven other people were put through. They spent two-and-a-half months travelling to various parts of the world for Channel Five's forthcoming show, Unbreakable. It was designed to push ordinary people to the...

2008-09-27 00:00:36

In 2005, there was a massive campaign about the closure of the children's ward in Cheltenham General Hospital. I supported the parents campaign to keep the Battledown Ward - in opposition to the NHS trusts which were in turmoil with the changes at local, regional and national level and with new entities like the strategic health authority, Health Care Commission etc. My interest was in the governance and administration, never forgetting the children. So now, in 2008, the outcome is...

2008-09-11 00:00:27

Jenny Bailey is still looking for photographs of Cashes Green Hospital from its early years, with patients and staff and the history of the hospital. The latest news is from a nurse at Stroud Hospital in the 1950s, Wendy Patrick, who remembers a pharmacist borrowing them for an exhibition. Anyone with information, should contact Jenny Bailey on 01453 765705. (c) 2008 Gloucestershire Echo, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-10 18:00:13

The husband of a retired teacher who disappeared from her farm home over 10 months ago has been released without charge for a third time, police said yesterday. Kate Prout, aged 55, who was also a campaigner for milk payment prices, disappeared from her 200-acre Redhill Farm, in Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire, on Bonfire night last year. Police have said they believe Mrs Prout was murdered but have failed to find her body despite exhaustive searches of the house she shared with...

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Gloucestershire Old Spots
2014-08-13 14:19:02

The Gloucestershire old spots or GOS, known by many other names including the Gloucester, old spot, or Gloucester old spot, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in England. This breed is similar to the Cumberland pig both genetically and physically and is related to the Lincolnshire Curley coat. Because pigs were once considered to be animals that should belong to peasants, there were no pedigree records until 1885. This breed was the first spotted pig breed to hold a pedigree and...

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