Overheard during the last month...
‘Cotswolds bakery breaks into Japanese market with significant order.’
Huffkins, which was established in 1890, ships a 1.7-tonne order of fruitcakes, shortbread and branded merchandise to Japan, while last year, the company opened a pop-up tearoom in luxury department store in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, where it sold more than 12,000 scones in six days. Now, that’s what we call a great British bake-off! – Tokyo Daily News
‘Britain’s quaintest streets revealed: From the Isle of Mull to the Cotswolds, these are the cosiest chocolate box avenues in the land.’
Broadway, Burford, Castle Combe and Bourton-onthe-water all make the Daily Mail’s shortlist, of course!
‘Wiltshire council invests staff pensions in fracking.’
Fracking investment from Wiltshire Council has topped £37.6m as its staff pension pot is ploughed into the controversial energy creating service – Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard
‘Only your bottom will be shown’ – extras offered £300 for role of couple ‘having sex down an alleyway’ in Gloucestershire.’
A casting agency is looking for extras to appear in Tudor-period drama, ‘The Spanish Princess’, including one particular scene to be shot in Cirencester – Glos Live