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Disused prison to become haven for visitors

The former Gloucester Prison is set to become the city's latest visitor attraction.

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'Why we won't be selling Easter bunnies' - NEW COMMENT

The sale of rabbits over Easter has been banned by one of the biggest pet retailers in the UK.

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Bus operator sees revenue fall

Public transport operator Stagecoach has seen it bus revenue decline while revenue from its train services are on the increase.

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High Street retailer confident it is playing its cards right

A leading greetings card and gifts company said it remained upbeat about its future growth despite reporting a fall in profits.

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Expert warns: Is your business ready to implement new payments?

South West businesses have today been advised to have a 'robust' system in place in preparation for the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy.

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Movie star joins incinerator protest

Hollywood star Jeremy Irons is backing the campaign to halt the construction of a waste incinerator near Gloucester.

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Be prepared: Worn bridge set to undergo essential work

Motorists are advised that road diversions will be in place while repairs are carried out to a damaged bridge.

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'Thank you for highlighting World Autism Week'

The mayor of Cheltenham is preparing to host some very special guests in recognition of their charity work.

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Wedding suit supplier sees profits rise

Men's tailoring group Moss Bros has returned some snappy results with profit before tax up 20.3 per cent at £7.1million.

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'We are starting to realise our potential'

One of the UK's best-known motoring organisations believes it is heading in the right direction after announcing a growth in profits.

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Five new Deputy Lord-Lieutenants are announced for county

Two senior journalists and a mobile games entrepreneur are amongst five new Deputy Lord-Lieutenants who have been appointed to Gloucestershire.

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Charity spreads word about its work among business community

Business owners and employers gave their support to an event hosted by the Pied Piper Appeal.

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Testing of new tax plans is 'critical'

A leading business organisation has backed a call for the full introduction of a new controversial tax system to be put on hold.

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Bargain stores fall into administration

Poundland-owned 99p Stores falls into administration less than two years after being bought.

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Drivers warned to expect delays during new roadworks

Motorists have today been advised about upcoming road closures in a Gloucestershire town.

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Warning to drivers: New road layout in Cheltenham - NEW COMMENTS

Motorists have been warned to be aware of some radical changes to the road system in Cheltenham.

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Bloodhound project inspires UK's future engineers

The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car project aimed at setting a new land speed record may have been delayed but the education programme it has inspired is steaming ahead.

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Want to work for us? We have a vacancy at Punchline

An exciting opportunity to join our growing and dynamic PR and marketing team based in The Old Fire Station, Gloucester.

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New appointment at Lodders strengthens advice for the elderly and vulnerable

Jessica Beddows has joined Lodders Solicitors in Cheltenham as a Senior Associate in the private client team.

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Improving university wins encouraging marks from students

The University of Gloucestershire is celebrating another rise in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey rankings.

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City estates are set to be transformed

Funding in excess of £1million has been secured to transform two areas of Gloucester.

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How many UK firms are foreign owned?

A new report has revealed the number of UK businesses who have foreign owners.

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Massive fine for BT over high-speed lines delay.

BT has been fined £42 million for delays in installing high-speed lines.

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Exclusive offers and deals available with GL Card

A new loyalty card is being brought out in Gloucester this weekend aimed at supporting city centre retailers and shoppers.

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Pedal power and innovation will be on show at first Gloucestershire Business Games - NEW COMMENT

The Punchline story published last week about teams gearing up for a new and exciting challenge at the 2017 Gloucestershire Business Show has attracted fresh comment.

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Welcome news for motorists: major facelift of roads is announced

A £450,000 investment in work to improve road surfaces is being made this spring by Gloucestershire County Council.

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And the Which? Trader of the Year award goes to...

A carpet and upholstery cleaning business in Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for a prestigious award after being recognised as one of the best in the UK for customer service.

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FameLab Academy provides platform for learning

Life on Mars, dreams and the secret superpower of geckos were among the hot topics for discussion at the final of FameLab Academy 2017.

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'Why inclusive employment is good for business'

Business owners and employers were strongly advised by number of experts at a showpiece gathering in Gloucestershire today about the benefits of employing a diverse workforce.

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Business brains put knowledge to the test at Willans’ charity quiz

The fifth annual quiz staged by Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP raised more than £2,800 for charity.

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Be prepared: main road will be closed for repairs

Motorists are being warned to expect nightly road closures on an important stretch of road in Gloucestershire.

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Ecclesiastical staff dress up as crayons to boost Comic Relief coffers!

Cakes and colouring are making for a ‘fun’draising Friday at Gloucester-based specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical, with staff getting creative to raise money for Comic Relief.

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Chartered surveyor wins political leadership ballot

The new leader of the Conservative Group on Cotswold District Council has been announced.

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College scoops top apprenticeship award

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is celebrating success at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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More than one in four millenials are inspired by TV shows to start a business

TV shows such as Dragons' Den and their panel of business giants are inspiring a new generation of job seekers.

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Flag is being flown half-mast at police HQ

Gloucestershire Police officers and staff are today paying their respects to the victims of the terrorist attack in London.

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British fashion retailer’s sales soar before landing at the Quays

A major retailer making its way to Gloucester Quays has today reported an increase in profits.

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Redundancies "inevitable" amid problems in footwear market

More than 1,000 jobs are under threat after a footwear retailer with stores in Gloucestershire went into administration.

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What about Gloucestershire's powerhouse?

Much has been said about the so-called Northern Powerhouse and Government support for the North of England's economy.

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Kier Group issues upbeat results

A leading construction group working on a number of high-profile schemes in Gloucestershire has today reported an increase in profits.

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Next sees profits fall and predicts tough year ahead

Clothing and homeware retailer Next is warning of difficult months ahead after a 5.5 per cent fall in profits to £790 million in the year to January.

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