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UK's first Digital Retail Innovation Centre to open in Gloucester

Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, have announced a funding award of £400,000 to Marketing Gloucester to open a new national centre for digital retail innovation in the city.

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Jobs at risk through proposed newspaper office closure

More newspaper jobs are at risk in Gloucestershire with plans to close a weekly office.

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Autumn Budget Reaction-Accountants Hazlewoods ask business leaders what they think

No surprises that there were no controversial measures announced in the Budget from the Chancellor of a minority Government, comments Hazlewoods.

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Citizen makes a welcome return

Business and community leaders have welcomed The Citizen's return to Gloucester, as the paper sets up its new home at the Quays.

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Free health and safety workshop for businesses

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) will be holding a series of workshops and presentations on the latest legal Health & Safety obligations for businesses.

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Prestigious award for museum

Staff at a Cotswold museum are celebrating after being presented with a prestigious award.

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Apprenticeship drop 'not just about levy'

A large fall in the number of apprenticeships is not just down to the introduction of a controversial levy.

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Winter Maze hopes to improve city's Christmas offering - VIDEO

Shoppers will be encouraged to lose themselves this Christmas at a Winter Maze in the heart of the city centre.

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New facilities for Cotswold school

Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy is set to get a £750,000 extension.

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Inspiring Agritech Innovation Programme Launches at CropTec

A programme of business support, providing vital skills for entrepreneurial success, is making its debut at the CropTec Show.

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Gift of free parking for city's Christmas shoppers - VIDEO

With Christmas just around the corner, Gloucester City Council is giving residents an early present of free parking at certain times.

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Budget 2017: Reaction

As the Chancellor closes his red box for another year, business organisations have been having their say on what the Budget will mean.

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Stars smash £55k for hospice

Walkers have raised an incredible £55,500 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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Maplin ramps up tech support

Maplin has announced a new partnership to ramp up tech support for customers.

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Prestbury resurfacing next month

Resurfacing will go ahead on Southam Road in Prestbury next month.

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Housing gap at the heart of today's Budget

The experts at Hazlewoods, the Gloucestershire based accountants and business advisers, give their verdict on the Chancellor's Budget today.

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dotdigital snaps up Cheltenham company for £11 million

Cheltenham-based Comapi has been bought by dotdigital Group for £11 million.

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Labour halts Sub-Rooms sell-off in Stroud - BREAKING NEWS

The Labour group on Stroud District Council has unanimously decided to recommend that the Subscription Rooms in Stroud remain in public ownership.

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Joules opens its doors at the Quays

Fashion favourite, Joules, has opened at Gloucester Quays just in time for Christmas.

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Channel 4 seeks Gloucestershire residents for a new series of Come Dine with Me

Over five days of filming, five strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other to win a £1,000 cash prize!

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Ecclesiastical to give £130,000 this Christmas – there’s still time to nominate your charity!

Gloucester-based insurer, Ecclesiastical, has already received more than 12,000 nominations for its 12 Days of Giving Christmas campaign and time is running out to vote for your charity.

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Many small businesses are yet to enter the digital age

Only 60 per cent of small businesses in the South West have basic digital skills and only 55 per cent are using social media, according to the latest Lloyds UK Business Digital Index.

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Countrywide to sell retail business to Mole Valley

Countrywide has agreed to sell its retail business to Mole Valley Farmers Ltd.

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New marketing organisation launched to promote Cheltenham

A new initiative gets underway in Cheltenham next week to drive the town forward as a visitor destination.

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Could you shape the future of Gloucestershire Airport?

Gloucestershire Airport is on the lookout for three non-executive directors, including a chair of the airport Board.

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Manufacturing orders strongest for nearly 30 years

Growth in UK manufacturing output accelerated in the three months to November according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

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Award-winning children's author stepping back to Roman Cirencester

Award-winning children’s author Caroline Lawrence will be revealing her writing secrets when she visits Cirencester on Friday.

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Freeman Homes wins Best Small Housebuilder Award

Forest of Dean's Freeman Homes has won Best Small Housebuilder in the 2017 WhatHouse? Awards.

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Bonmarche profits soar

Value womenswear retailer Bonmarché’s has seen half year profits soar.

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A417 improvement scheme shifts up a gear

Highways England will ask Gloucestershire drivers for their opinions on the A417 ‘missing link’ project early next year.

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Project Pilgrim works near completion

Next month will see the completion of major improvements to the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.

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Chancellor may target self-employed in Budget

Is the Chancellor Philip Hammond going to shake-up the tax system for the self-employed in Wednesday's Budget?

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County's top primary schools are named

Three Gloucestershire primary schools have been included in a list of the best in the country

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Time for a bold Budget from the Chancellor? Don't hold your breath

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to tackle the housing crisis in Wednesday's Budget.

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Renishaw strengthens education outreach programme

Renishaw has launched a new dedicated section of its website to support its popular education outreach programme.

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Regeneration on the way for city's key retail area

More details have been announced about exciting plans for the former BHS store and the regeneration of the Kings Walking shopping centre in Gloucester.

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University honours business leaders

Leading business people will be amongst those honoured at the final University of Gloucestershire 2017 graduation ceremonies.

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Weird Fish gears up for Black Friday

Sales are up at Cheltenham-based Weird Fish, which is gearing up for Black Friday week with its winter collections.

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Freelancers echo calls for tax clampdown on big businesses

Ninety-five per cent of UK freelancers and contractors believe more must be done by the Government to clampdown on suspected tax avoidance from large corporations.

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Gloucestershire College wins national apprenticeship award

Gloucestershire College has received national recognition for its innovative apprenticeships programme.

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Chancellor urged to help small housebuilders thrive

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Chancellor to spark a small housebuilders' boom in his autumn Budget next Wednesday to help solve the UK's housing crisis.

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