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Victory! New pharamacy finally gets the green light

Permission to open a much-needed pharmacy in a Gloucestershire village has been granted after an 18-month battle.

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Renishaw hosts free Travel Show at Gloucestershire headquarters

Global engineering and technology company Renishaw is helping holiday-goers plan their perfect break.

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What's On: Cricket stars reunite for Holy Bail tour

Former England cricket captains David Gower and Chris Cowdrey are reuniting for a must-see show for sports fans at Cheltenham Town Hall.

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Police appeal: can you help us find Shane Marsden?

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for anyone who has recently been in contact with a Gloucester man believed to be missing in Thailand to come forward.

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New recycling scheme collects enough rubbish to heat 200 homes

The success of a recycling scheme in Stroud has exceeded expectations, it was announced today.

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New appointment expected to improve access to city venues

Marketing Gloucester has welcomed Christian Drewitt to their team as a disability marketing assistant to give accessibility in the city a substantial boost.

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BT agrees to separate from Openreach - NEW COMMENT

A ground-breaking agreement has been reached in a shake-up of the UK’s broadband infrastructure, it has been announced.

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Why are we buying fewer potatoes? - NEW COMMENT

Britain's love affair with fresh potatoes may have had its chips, according to new research.

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Record sales but Lego still in second place

Lego hit record sales last year, but still couldn’t steal the top toy maker crown from Mattel.

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John Lewis bonus cut to save cash

John Lewis and Waitrose staff have seen their annual bonus cut to six per cent this year, in a bid to make savings for the company.

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First plumbing and heating apprentices to begin their training

Severn Vale Housing Society has teamed up with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to train two plumbing and heating apprentices.

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Massive demand for places on cyber security scheme

Nearly 1,300 people applied for 23 places on a scheme aimed at protecting the UK's national infrastructure from cyber threats and attacks.

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Science experts are named as guest directors

A former chief scientist at NASA and a well-known TV presenter have been appointed as guest directors of a showpiece event in Gloucestershire.

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On your bike! Rental company set to launch new service

A new bicycle scheme that could help cut down on traffic congestion is being launched in Gloucestershire by a hire, tours and holidays company.

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Royal seal of approval for college's animal science students

Hartpury College will give aspiring vets the chance to study at one of the world's leading veterinary universities after signing a new agreement.

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Budget 2017 - Gloucestershire's business leaders react - NEW COMMENTS

Business leaders have today reacted to the decision to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed in the Chancellor's 2017 Budget.

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Message to motorists: watch out for changes to road network during Cheltenham race week

Motorists are being advised that new road systems will be put in place for next week's Cheltenham Festival in a move aimed at minimising traffic congestion.

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Landlord fined over house in "terrible state"

A crackdown on rogue landlords is continuing in Gloucestershire after 10 people were found living in a "dangerous" five-bedroomed house.

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Worst pay growth for 200 years: what would Napoleon think?

Britain is facing the worst pay growth since the Napoleonic Wars at the start of the 19th century, according to an independent think tank.

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Young people aren't prepared for work, MPs told

A sharp decline in the number of young people having a Saturday job is contributing to their "bizarre attitude" to work in later life, business leaders have warned.

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Prepare for hold-ups as multi-million pound event gets under way

Highways England has issued important advice for motorists ahead of the Cheltenham Festival next week.

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Thriving enterprise continues on road to success

A recycling charity in Gloucestershire has made a major breakthrough.

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Co-operative Bank reports a loss

The Co-operative Bank, which put itself up for sale last month, made a loss of £477.1million in 2016.

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Profits rise at supermarket chain

One of the UK's big four supermarket chains, Morrisons has reported an increase in sales and profits.

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Ecclesiastical in the running for two top awards

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has been shortlisted for the Insurance Company of the Year prize at the Better Society Awards.

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'Unique' property is given the green light

Winchcombe-based coombes:everitt Architects has secured planning approval for a replacement dwelling in Woodmancote, near Cheltenham.

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Counterfeit goods discovered in raid

Illegal cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £21,000 has been seized by Gloucestershire County Council.

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Gas and electricity charges going up again - NEW COMMENT

Yet another major energy supplier has announced it is putting up prices in a move it says will affect 2.5million customers.

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Plans for entertainment and recreation area are up for debate

An amphitheatre and skateboard park could be built in the Forest of Dean.

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Chancellor announces his 2017 Budget - We want your views

Chancellor Philip Hammond is revealing details of his 2017 Budget today and Punchline would like your views

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Transport firm invests in 300 new trucks and trailers

Growing transport group CM Downton has made a significant investment to expand its fleet.

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Yet another fitness centre is set to flex its muscles

A new gym could soon be opening in Gloucester and if approved it will be the 17th fitness centre in the city.

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Restaurant chain determined to win back business

The Restaurant Group (TRG), which owns Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito, says it has plans to turn the business around after revealing disappointing figures.

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Is e-cigarette business about to go up in smoke?

More than 250 jobs have been put at risk after a leading electronic cigarettes retailer fell into administration.

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Shackleton & Wintle enjoying big growth after tapping into household jobs market

A hassle-free approach provided by Shackleton & Wintle to fixing those frustrating niggles around the house is proving increasingly popular.

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Town's traffic system changes near completion

The second phase of major changes to the road layout and traffic system in Cheltenham will open this month.

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Cautious spending leads to fall in retail sales

UK retail sales decreased by 0.4 per cent last month on a like-for-like basis compared with February 2016.

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Attorneys wear bandanas to show support for health campaign

Albright IP is backing a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of a significant health problem.

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Avoid the jams: list of roadworks is revealed

Highways England has provided details of roadworks taking place around Gloucestershire.

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Join a battle of wits with Gloucestershire business brains

Gloucestershire law firm Willans is again staging its popular annual business quiz night to raise money for charity.

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County based charity featured in ground-breaking TV documentary

Winston's Wish, the Cheltenham-based charity for bereaved children in the UK, is the subject of a ground-breaking new documentary film on Channel 4 entitled 'A Killing in My Family'.

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