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Sales of salmon have leaped

A record number of food and drink was exported from the UK in the first quarter of 2017 thanks to the surging sales of salmon.

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Business growth slows but set to pick up over summer

Private sector growth eased in the three months to May, according to the CBI's latest Growth Indicator.

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Hoax bomb call - man is jailed

A 41-year-old man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb call about Gloucester railway station.

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Cheltenham director honoured at awards night

The chief executive of the Cheltenham Trust has been highly commended by the Institute of Directors.

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Flagship festival draws crowds from far and wide

The 2017 Gloucester Tall Ships Festival has been hailed as a "great success".

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Business still waiting for help over rates increases

Delays in providing help to business owners affected by rates rises is "causing panic, confusion and alarm".

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Advice from Gloucester catering equipment company leads to funding win

A funding scheme set up to help businesses invest in energy-efficient equipment has supported a Gloucestershire organisation.

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Daredevil Betty's boost for cancer charity

An intrepid 88-year-old former nurse is set to become Britain’s oldest female wingwalker to raise money for Cheltenham charity Cobalt.

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Ryanair profits flying high

Irish airline Ryanair has reported a six per cent increase in full year net profit to €1.316billion.

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UPDATE: Gloucestershire Police issue new statement over armed officers

Gloucestershire Police have released a fresh statement today about armed officers on patrol in Gloucestershire this weekend.

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Work set to start to eliminate potholes on road

Motorists have been warned to expect diversions along a popular route in Gloucestershire while resurfacing work takes place.

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Warning: Don't leave it too late to comply with new data legislation

Business owners have today been warned to ensure they are prepared for new data protection laws.

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Spirax Sarco acquires US company for £319million

Cheltenham-based Spirax Sarco has announced it has acquired US company Chromalox for US$415million (£319million).

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Glevum Security increases business by 20 per cent

A continuing commitment to protecting people and property by using the very latest innovations in the industry has helped Glevum Security increase its business by 20 per cent.

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What's On: Lechlade Music Festival expects record crowds

Record numbers are expected at Lechlade Music Festival this weekend as fantastic weather welcomes festival-goers.

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Crowds set to greet La Malouine and Lady of Avenel on eve of big festival

Enthusiastic crowds will today warmly welcome two of the major stars of this weekend's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

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Keys to success for King's Walk Shopping Centre retailer

The boss of one the UK's best-known businesses is expected to personally join in the 25th anniversary celebrations for a retailer at King's Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester.

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Johnsons Cars is backing Gloucester Tall Ships Festival again

Johnsons Cars have renewed their sponsorship of this weekend's much-anticipated Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

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TV presenter opens new agritech centre

Five new agritech innovation workshops will be officially launched by TV presenter and rare breeds farmer Adam Henson.

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Update on policing presence following change in threat level

Gloucestershire police have today issued the following update on policing in the county following the Manchester bomb attack.

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Great British Big Wheel is stunning addition to the line-up at the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

The oldest travelling Ferris wheel in the UK is among the big attractions at the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival this Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

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Halfords confident as sales rise but profits hit by plunging pound

Halfords, the bicycle, car parts and leisure products chain, are confident about the future despite a fall in profits due to the weakening pound.

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Students brought up to speed on supersonic car

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, hosted over 150 primary school students for an education day on the Bloodhound supersonic car

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Is business world ready for spread of Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is set to transform the face of UK business, according to a new study.

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Fundraising wheelbarrow challenge rolls into Cheltenham

Construction company contractors will be transported by a bumpy wheelbarrow tomorrow to help fundraise..

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Elonex is the name on everybody's wrists at this weekend's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Digital technology specialist Elonex has been announced as a major sponsor of the 2017 Gloucester Tall Ships Festival over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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Work starts on crucial Forest of Dean development

Building work has begun on a vital Forest of Dean development that will have a huge impact.

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Ecotricity unveils first energy storage project

A green energy company is installing its first energy storage project near its head office

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IT security and forensics specialist joins Lodders

Law firm Lodders has hired IT security and forensics expert Alex Loquens to the new role of IT director.

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COMPETITION: Win access-all-areas tickets to the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Two pairs of tickets to this weekend's biggest event in Gloucestershire are up for grabs in the latest competition from Punchline.

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Times announced for ships' journey into Gloucester Docks ahead of Tall Ships Festival

Spectators are set to line the route as stars of this weekend's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival make their much-anticipated journey into Gloucester Docks.

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Hazlewoods tax team win national award

Staff at Hazlewoods, the Gloucestershire based accountants and business advisers, are celebrating after winning one of the most prestigious awards in the accountancy world.

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Landmark bank building could become restaurant

One of Cheltenham's best-known buildings could be converted into a top notch restaurant.

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Police make statement in response to change to threat level

Gloucestershire Police have issued a statement today following the Government's decision to raise the threat level to critical after the tragic events in Manchester.

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Historic Forest of Dean harbour bridge swings back into action

The restored Lydney Harbour swing bridge has been officially re-opened with civic leaders and Lydney Sea Cadets taking part in a launch ceremony.

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Cheltenham is heating up for a Street Chilli Fiesta

Cheltenham businesses are coming together to support the town's first Street Chilli Fiesta.

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New directors appointed to council owned services companies

A former senior newspaper executive and a former food industry boss are amongst four new appointments to the board of three local authority owned companies.

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Leading water supplier makes profits of more than £500million

A major water supplier to businesses and homes in Gloucestershire has today reported a growth in profit of more than £20million.

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Big fall in UK manufacturing jobs

Fewer than one in 10 people in the UK now work in manufacturing and even fewer are employed in construction.

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Logistics business celebrates successful apprentice recruitment day

A Gloucestershire transport company was impressed by the candidates who attended its annual apprentice open day.

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Decline in deals between small firms and large companies

The number of deals struck between large organisations and SMEs in the UK dropped 28 per cent in 2016/7, after a three-year upward trend.

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