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Road closures ahead on busy A417 and A40 at Gloucester Image

Road closures ahead on busy A417 and A40 at Gloucester

If you are trying to travel via Over roundabout next week you should read this – it may not be as easy as it sounds.

On-line reviewers torn to shreds by tea room business Image

On-line reviewers torn to shreds by tea room business

A tea room in gentile Cheltenham has garnered plenty of attention (and perhaps a few fans) by hitting back in no uncertain terms at its critics on the ratings website TripAdvisor.

Jobs threat as a DIY chain is sold Image

Jobs threat as a DIY chain is sold

A major DIY chain has been sold for just £1 putting a question mark over jobs at stores in Gloucestershire.

Clean staff sweep up at awards Image

Clean staff sweep up at awards

Staff from a Cheltenham branch of a nation-wide linen and laundry business have walked away with national awards.

Pioneering new NHS care plan for Gloucestershire Image

Pioneering new NHS care plan for Gloucestershire

Health and care in Gloucestershire is to be provided by a pioneering new partnership between NHS trusts and the county council.

New garden will welcome ExFest 2018 revellers Image

New garden will welcome ExFest 2018 revellers

The line-up for the annual ExFest, held at The Exmouth Arms in Cheltenham next month, has been revealed.

Duchess of Cornwall labours on new Gloucestershire library Image

Duchess of Cornwall labours on new Gloucestershire library

The Duchess of Cornwall was in the Forest of Dean to officially open a new children’s library – turning her hand to a spot of bricklaying on the side.

Cirencester care home to provide specialist green space for dementia residents Image

Cirencester care home to provide specialist green space for dementia residents

Stratton Court nursing home was involved in the national campaign Dementia Action Week by putting in a Dementia Garden with the help of its residents.

Water refill scheme set to make a big splash Image

Water refill scheme set to make a big splash

Gloucester businesses are coming together with local organisations to launch a free water refill scheme to help tackle plastic pollution.

New jobs as supermarket signs as anchor tenant at Gloucestershire development Image

New jobs as supermarket signs as anchor tenant at Gloucestershire development

A major deal has been signed by a household name in the retail world which will transform a development near Cheltenham.

Team from Constructing Excellence wins at Kingsholm Image

Team from Constructing Excellence wins at Kingsholm

Those charged with driving the profile and agenda of the construction industry in Gloucestershire joined forces at the home of Gloucester Rugby to win hearts and minds.

New appointments at the top of Gloucestershire’s biggest business Image

New appointments at the top of Gloucestershire’s biggest business

A new chairman has been announced to head up what – by ‘turnover’ – is the county’s biggest business.

Shoe retailer reveals financial turnaround Image

Shoe retailer reveals financial turnaround

Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has reported a 233 per cent jump in pre-tax profits.

£74m prize money makes Fortnite gaming skills big business Image

£74m prize money makes Fortnite gaming skills big business

You may shake your head at those who spend all their time gaming – but they could be on to the biggest business opportunity of their lives.

Beast from the East causes B&Q sales downturn Image

Beast from the East causes B&Q sales downturn

Kingfisher has blamed the cold weather earlier in the year for a fall in footfall and sales at its B&Q DIY stores.

Pirates takeover Gloucester this weekend Image

Pirates takeover Gloucester this weekend

Join in the Gloucester Pirate Takeover this weekend - an exciting one-off pop-up pirate party.

Bank launches £100 million fund to help power plant contractors Image

Bank launches £100 million fund to help power plant contractors

Lloyds Bank has announced a fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities at the new Hinkley Point power plant.

New appointment at county surveyors firm Image

New appointment at county surveyors firm

A Cheltenham-based firm of planners, surveyors and disabled access consultants, has appointed a new chartered town planner.

Historic Mill Dene Garden opens to raise vital funds for local charity Image

Historic Mill Dene Garden opens to raise vital funds for local charity

Local medical charity Cobalt invite lovers of the outdoors to visit the historic Mill Dene Garden on Sunday 3 June 2018.

UK's biggest garden centre operator put on the market Image

UK's biggest garden centre operator put on the market

Wyevale Garden Centres have been put up for sale by Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Government's man explains real reason he has joined the board of county firm Image

Government's man explains real reason he has joined the board of county firm

Yesterday we reported how the Department for International Trade had placed one of its own into the management team at one of Gloucestershire’s most high profile plcs.

Cost-saving store closure plan costs M&S two thirds of profits Image

Cost-saving store closure plan costs M&S two thirds of profits

Pre-tax profits have fallen by more than two thirds to £66.8 million for high street giant Marks and Spencer.

Is GDPR the most confusing legislation ever? Image

Is GDPR the most confusing legislation ever?

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on Friday May 25 and it seems that confusion still reigns supreme.

It’s all about building skills at Kingsholm today (May 23) Image

It’s all about building skills at Kingsholm today (May 23)

Those charged with driving the profile and agenda of the construction industry in Gloucestershire are due to stage a special event this afternoon.

Gloucestershire company helping to provide apprentices for housing sector Image

Gloucestershire company helping to provide apprentices for housing sector

Cirencester-based The Apprenticeship Management Group came under the spotlight at a Parliamentary reception held at the House of Commons.

Builders' merchants support campaign to help dementia sufferers Image

Builders' merchants support campaign to help dementia sufferers

Local businesses are getting behind a Gloucestershire initiative to support people with dementia.

University students' film to premiere at top documentary festival Image

University students' film to premiere at top documentary festival

A documentary created by a group of students at the University of Gloucestershire has been officially selected for a leading film festival.

Gloucester nursery sold Image

Gloucester nursery sold

A thriving nursery business in Gloucester is now under new ownership.

Plans for former Royal Mail sorting office in Gloucester approved Image

Plans for former Royal Mail sorting office in Gloucester approved

A landmark building on one of the gateways to Gloucester is to be transformed under new approved plans.

£3.5 million deal revealed by Gloucestershire law firm Image

£3.5 million deal revealed by Gloucestershire law firm

A law firm from Cheltenham has revealed its part in raising £3.5 million for a major player in the graphic arts sector.

Government official parachuted into fast-growing business Image

Government official parachuted into fast-growing business

Increasing activities in international markets of a Gloucestershire business have drawn the attention of Government – so much so it has decided to put one of its own on the board.

Council shuts recycling site because of fly-tippers Image

Council shuts recycling site because of fly-tippers

A council has decided to close a popular recycling facility because it is being constantly abused by fly-tippers.

Business leaders tell Prime Minister: It's time for action Image

Business leaders tell Prime Minister: It's time for action

The region's business leaders have backed a message to the Prime Minister calling for action on growth and investment.

Hospice team take tea with Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace Image

Hospice team take tea with Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

Staff from one of Gloucestershire's best-loved hospices are today enjoying His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in London.

Ban on letting fees backed by Cheltenham MP Image

Ban on letting fees backed by Cheltenham MP

Alex Chalk is supporting plans to scrap letting fees for tenants. The Cheltenham MP spoke out in Parliament when backing the Tenant Fees Bill in the House of Commons on Monday (21 May 2018)

M&S reveals hit list of 100 stores to close Image

M&S reveals hit list of 100 stores to close

Marks and Spencer staff in Gloucestershire now know if their stores are subject to the axe.

New factory gives golf company a shot at growth Image

New factory gives golf company a shot at growth

A cool £1 million investment in a new factory will give a golf trolley manufacturer from Gloucestershire a shot at doubling its turnover.

Wildlife exploration at free Cheltenham Park event Image

Wildlife exploration at free Cheltenham Park event

The University of Gloucestershire is holding a "BioBlitz" at Pittville Park, Cheltenham as part of the town's Science Festival (8 - 9 June).

Investigation: Millions of pounds for business rate relief unspent or out of reach Image

Investigation: Millions of pounds for business rate relief unspent or out of reach

Hundreds of thousands of pounds given to councils in Gloucestershire to help businesses with rate relief has been unallocated after a year.

Demands for derelict office block to be turned into flats Image

Demands for derelict office block to be turned into flats

Gloucester City Council is being urged to compulsory purchase a derelict office block so it can be turned into around 30 homes.

KP snaps up posh crisps brand Image

KP snaps up posh crisps brand

KP Snacks has taken over the Herefordshire hand- made crisps brand Tyrrells from The Hershey Company.

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