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Latest retail figures are announced

Retail sales have fallen as prices have gone up, according to official figures published today.

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New software helps sports clubs and safeguards children

New cloud-based software launched by Cheltenham's Coacha is aimed at making the administration of small sports clubs and groups simpler

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Is the love affair with Barbie over?

Sales of one of the most iconic dolls in the world have continued to fall, according to reports.

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Thrill seekers enjoy the fun at Springfest, Gloucester Quays

Springfest has brought plenty of adventure and fun to Gloucester Quays over the last two weeks

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Government drops death tax hike

The Government has dropped controversial plans to raise probate fees payable after death.

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New competition may help reduce cancer risk

Businesses are being encouraged to apply for a share of nearly £500,000 as part of a drive to improve the health of their employees.

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Historic venue launches new attraction

A Cotswold coaching inn is celebrating a fresh chapter in its long history after benefiting from recent investment.

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Tough trading conditions lead to redundancies at stores

More than 30 jobs have been lost following the closure of two grocery stores in the Forest of Dean.

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Leading department store chain set to close branches

Debenhams, the department store group, could close up to ten of its 176 UK outlets over the next five years.

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Solar panels puts energy company in frame for award

A Gloucestershire company has been shortlisted for the British Renewable Energy Awards.

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'Most travellers don't understand their insurance'

Thousands of holidaymakers will have inadequate luggage insurance cover this summer, it has been claimed.

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Big rise in speeding fines

Motorists who break the speed limits are facing bigger financial penalties.

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Warning: speed limit on busy road set to change

Motorists have been warned of changes to a major route into Cheltenham.

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'Electioneering must not divert attention from economic concerns' - NEW COMMENT

Business leaders have today raised more questions about Theresa May's decision to call a General Election.

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Chance to explore multi-million pound training centre

The new £30million Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park is set to open its doors for a special event that will include a tour of its hi-tech facilities.

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High Street outperforms rivals in latest visitor figures

Footfall to all types of retail destinations in the UK has enjoyed its fastest annual growth for three years, according to new figures.

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Cheers! Brewing giant toasts its success

One of the world's biggest beer companies has today reported a rise in profits and sales.

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Rise in sales for luxury fashion brand

Distinctive luxury fashion brand Burberry reported a three per cent rise in retail revenue to £1,268million in the six months to the end of March.

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Concern for missing man

Gloucestershire Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing in Stroud.

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UK employers failing to measure up to EU average, says study

A skills shortage and under-investment by employers means the UK is "sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy".

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Prime Minister calls a snap Election-LOCAL REACTION

Prime Minister Theresa May today announced a General Election on June 8 and local business leaders have been reacting to the shock news.

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Will billionaire invest in Gloucester Rugby?

Businessman Mohed Altrad has reacted to the long-awaited decision over whether his planned investment in Gloucester Rugby can go ahead.

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County's airport still flying high as it looks to expand

Gloucestershire Airport is seeking a loan facility to help the successful business continue to expand and grow.

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Police hunt knife-point robbers

Police are searching for robbers who help up two Cheltenham businesses at knife-point early on Easter Monday.

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Tributes paid to Bishop Michael

Former Bishop of Gloucester Michael Perham has died aged 69.

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Warning: nearly half of big companies suffer cyberattacks

One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyberattacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today.

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Business owners: is your village the best in the country?

Businesses are being encouraged to help their village win £10,000 in a national TV competition.

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Did retailers enjoy an Easter trading boost?

Figures have been published today about the number of visitors to UK High Streets over the Easter weekend.

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Businesses are upbeat about the future

Small firms across the South West are feeling more confident despite facing spiralling business costs.

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Easter Market set to attract big crowds to Springfest at Gloucester Quays

Up to 100,000 people are expected to visit the colourful Easter Weekend Spring Market at Gloucester Quays.

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Dispose of rubbish properly, says council

A warning has been issued today about recycling Easter egg packaging.

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Club swings to action over nine-hole golf academy - NEW COMMENT

A sports organisation in Gloucestershire has submitted plans to build a new playing facility.

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County insurance group is one of UK's biggest supporters of charity

Gloucester-based Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is the fourth biggest corporate giver to charity in the UK.

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Pride of Lions 1997 reunited to speak at special dinner, Hatherley Manor Hotel, April 26

Don't miss this unique opportunity to spend an evening with these sporting legends.

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Latest revenue figures are music to ears of record bosses

UK record labels are celebrating their highest annual income for five years.

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Lack of impetus in housing market

The UK housing market remains stagnant with new buyer enquiries reported to be flat for three months in a row, a new study has revealed.

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Yum Yum cracks the Easter egg market

The chocolate Easter egg market is valued at a massive £220million in the UK economy alone with retailers selling over 80,000 million chocolate eggs.

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Challenge under way to raise £10,000 for medical equipment

Staff at Nationwide Building Society have teamed up with Cheltenham medical charity Cobalt to raise funds for a new MRI scanner.

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Motor racing on public roads gets green light

Could a motorsport championship join the growing list of showpiece events to be staged in Gloucester?

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Plans announced to convert football ground into space for housing

Ecotricity today revealed its plans to create almost 100 new homes on the site of Forest Green Rovers' current ground.

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Mobile speed camera locations revealed for April 2017

The locations of the county's mobile speed cameras in April have been announced by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership.

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