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Morrisons launches first supermarket takeaway

Morrisons is the first UK supermarket to launch an in-store takeaway service.

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Staples to sublet space to survive

Rebranded stationery giant Staples is to sublet floor space at a third of its stores.

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Fewer than four in 10 gig economy workers feel they are their own boss

Businesses have been accused of wanting to "have their cake and eat it" over the use of gig economy workers.

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City based insurance group celebrates strong financial results

Gloucester-based Ecclesiastical Insurance says it is confident and optimistic about the future after announcing healthy financial results for 2016.

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Take Five Day aims to help reduce financial fraud

Leading banks and building societies are supporting Take Five Day today after new research how much people across the South West are worried about financial fraud.

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Road will be closed for resurfacing

Motorists are set to face delays while repair work is carried out on a railway bridge.

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Outlook is bright for expanding city engineering firm

CKF Systems Ltd, the Gloucester-based automation and robotic systems specialist, has secured contracts worth £2.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.

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Technology skills gaps is proving headache for businesses

Nearly two-thirds of SMEs find it difficult to find workers with the right technology skills, according to new research.

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Chancellor does a U-turn on National Insurance hike - NEW COMMENTS

The Chancellor Philip Hammond dramatically climbed down over controversial plans to increase National Insurance contributions for the self-employed.

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Taxpayers would have faced a high price if incinerator had been cancelled

The cost of cancelling the controversial incinerator project at Javelin Park, near Gloucester, could have been as high as £100million.

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ID fraudsters target the young

There has been a staggering rise in identity theft and young people are increasingly becoming the victims.

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Youngsters discover the world of cyber security at free workshop

Tech-savvy teenagers enjoyed a free cyber security workshop at SGS College’s Berkeley GREEN Campus.

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MP determine to restore hospital's 24 hour A&E

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk says the time he spent with ambulance crews has reinforced his belief that 24 A&E services should be restored to Cheltenham General Hospital.

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Latest employment figures are announced

Official figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.7 per cent - the lowest level in 12 years.

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Restoration scheme impresses delegation

Fifteen dignitaries from the Netherlands visited Stroud's canal restoration project as part of a five-day research trip to the UK.

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Airport homes plan fails to take off

A proposal to move Gloucestershire Airport and use the land for new housing and businesses appears to have been grounded.

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New Masons Arms pizza and carvery restaurant is open for business

Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery is delivering an exciting new look and dining experience at its refurbished restaurant The Masons Arms.

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Footwear company founded in 1857 is under threat

Hundreds of jobs are reportedly at risk at a 160-year-old footwear chain.

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Government makes further reduction in stake in Lloyds

The Government has further reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to just under three per cent.

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Are you a customer happiness hero?

From customer happiness hero to scrum master, a jobs and recruitment specialist has revealed a list of 10 of the most curious-sounding job titles in the UK.

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Enviromental Trust awards grant to help restore landmark site

Work to bring a historic location in Gloucestershire "back to life" has received a major funding boost.

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VERDICT: Is council told to disclose confidential information?

The latest development in the battle over the disclosure of information in a contract to build a major waste facility has been welcomed by Gloucestershire County Council.

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Hygiene conditions at butcher's are described as "truly shocking"

A Gloucestershire butcher has been ordered to pay out more than £50,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to serious food hygiene offences.

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Vitruvius delivers new lorry park at dairy

A new lorry park has now been completed at Cotteswold Dairy's headquarters in Tewkesbury.

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Be prepared: round-up of roadworks in Gloucestershire

Highways England has published a list of ongoing and new roadworks taking place across Gloucestershire.

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Failure to meet pension scheme deadlines could affect borrowing chances

Thousands of companies could be putting themselves at risk of being credit blacklisted over workplace pension schemes, a business leader has warned.

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Missing Gloucester man returns home

A Gloucester man who went missing in Thailand has returned home safe and well.

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Missing boy is found

A three-year-old boy who had gone missing in the Stonehouse area has been found.

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Supermarkets in new fuel price war

Leading supermarket chains have announced they are reducing fuel prices after global oil prices went down.

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Expanding water cooler company is restructured

The WCD Group, which supplies some of the largest blue chip companies in the UK with hot and cold drinking water coolers, boilers and instant hot taps, has announced new senior appointments.

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Security chiefs fire warning over "increasing" cyber threat

The cyber threat to UK businesses is significant and growing, according to the National Crime Agency and the new National Cyber Security Centre.

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Villagers fear new homes will overwhelm area

Controversial plans to build 40 new homes on the edge of Gloucester were being discussed by Tewkesbury borough councillors this morning.

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Revealed: the obstacles faced by millions who work for themselves - NEW COMMENT

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a list of 37 challenges facing the 4.8million self-employed people in the UK.

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'The Budget shambles rolls on...'

Ian Mean, Gloucestershire director of Business West, explains why controversial measures introduced in the Budget must be reversed.

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Do you hate your boss? Or do you really like them?

A new survey has revealed what UK employees think about their boss.

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Farmer pleads guilty to TB breach

A Gloucestershire farmer has been ordered to pay out more than £2,000 in fines and costs after breaching a notice aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis.

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Airport future is bright despite collapse of flight operator

The boss of Gloucestershire Airport says it is business as usual despite the collapse of one of its airline operators Citywing.

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Railway supporters steaming towards £1.25million target

The £1.25million share offer launched by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is close to achieving its goal.

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Housebuilders in talks over merger

A major Gloucestershire-based business is at the centre of a takeover battle.

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Gloucester MP highlights rapid growth in NHS apprenticeships

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has visited the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital during National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the NHS contribution to the rapid growth in apprenticeships.

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Nearly 140million working days lost to sickness or injury - but overall rate is down

The number of days taken off work through sickness or injury has dropped to the lowest rate per person since records began, according to new research.

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