Overheard during the last month...
‘We still have a loyal print audience but the majority of the people who read the Echo or the Citizen do so just once a week. By making this change, we’re acknowledging and reacting to how our readers behave.’
Trinity Mirror South West regional managing director Sarah Pullen announces the sad news that Gloucestershire’s two regional daily newspapers are to go weekly.
‘A walk in the beautiful Cotswolds makes me mourn for litter-strewn areas of Ireland but then I notice something is not quite right.’
While on a walking trip in the ‘heart of First Class Britain’, Oliver Callan of The Irish Sun finds a ‘deep fear of modernity’ in this area as the shadow of Brexit looms.
‘Find Satisfaction in The Rolling Stones’ retreat: band’s former Cotswolds crash pad has been listed for sale.’
The five-bedroom detached home in Little Witcombe, near Gloucester, was owned by a friend of Brian Jones, and the band stayed there before concerts in the 1960s. It’s on the market with Humberts for £995,000 – Evening Standard
‘Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Chipping Norton set’ neighbours fear his plans to film The Grand Tour for three months in the Cotswold countryside will turn it into a ‘giant racetrack’.’
Jezza has angered residents in his village over new filming plans around the country lanes some time between October and December – with a proposed 350 guests invited to the party – Daily Mail