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Cheltenham firm wins race to stage Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship Image

Cheltenham firm wins race to stage Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship

The British round of Formula 1 Powerboat Racing’s World Championship this summer will be staged by a Gloucestershire company.

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Historic Gloucestershire house up for sale Image

Historic Gloucestershire house up for sale

Dowty House, a landmark historic building in central Cheltenham, has been put up for sale by the Lilian Faithfull Board of Trustees.

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Career criminal given ‘one more chance’ – after injecting partner with speedball Image

Career criminal given ‘one more chance’ – after injecting partner with speedball

Notorious “Safari Boy” Mark Hook - who has 121 convictions to his name to date - has thanked a judge for giving him yet another opportunity to go straight.

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Man admits being in possession of knives after vehicle stop Image

Man admits being in possession of knives after vehicle stop

A 33-year-old man has admitted being in possession of bladed articles after police recovered two kitchen knives from his vehicle.

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Sales slump at womenswear retailer Image

Sales slump at womenswear retailer

Sales at Bonmarché fell by 11 per cent in the final quarter of the year, while like-for-like sales in store were down 4.5 per cent for the year.

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Student nurse ready for her first London Marathon Image

Student nurse ready for her first London Marathon

We support another county runner raising money for charity in this weekend's world-famous Virgin Money London Marathon.

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Chief exec to buy Pizza Hut  Image

Chief exec to buy Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut in the UK is expected to be sold in the next‎ few days to a buyout team led by its chief executive.

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Man pleads guilty to racially abusing English dentist Image

Man pleads guilty to racially abusing English dentist

A man with raging toothache racially abused a dentist who would not carry out an extraction and landed himself in court.

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Fears for Cavendish House as House of Fraser brings in advisers Image

Fears for Cavendish House as House of Fraser brings in advisers

Department store chain House of Fraser has appointed turnaround specialists to advise it on a restructuring plan which could involve store closures and job losses.

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Gloucester businesses come together for charity rugby team Image

Gloucester businesses come together for charity rugby team

Five Gloucestershire businesses have donated to help get charity rugby team, Egg Chasers Rugby, off the ground.

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Verdict on death of boss of dog grooming business Image

Verdict on death of boss of dog grooming business

A coroner has ruled on the death of a 54-year-old owner of a Gloucestershire dog grooming business.

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Bovis seeks to rebuild reputation after customers attack en mass Image

Bovis seeks to rebuild reputation after customers attack en mass

Bovis Homes, which has its South West headquarters in Gloucestershire, has defended itself against claims of shoddy workmanship.

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BBC names Gloucestershire business in food hero awards Image

BBC names Gloucestershire business in food hero awards

No stranger to great catches salmon champion Severn and Wye Smokery is looking to reel in its second big award of the year.

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Cathedral is to host football tournament Image

Cathedral is to host football tournament

World Cup fever is set to sweep the Holy sanctity of Gloucester Cathedral this summer.

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Profits at Debenhams plunge 84 per cent Image

Profits at Debenhams plunge 84 per cent

Debenhams, for so long the king pin at the heart of Gloucester city centre’s retail offering, has announced pre-tax profits fell 84 per cent for its last six months of trading.

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Famous county pub has new landlords Image

Famous county pub has new landlords

One of Gloucestershire's best-known pubs has a new couple pulling pints behind the bar.

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Former apprentices celebrate their qualification Image

Former apprentices celebrate their qualification

Former electrical and business administration apprentices with Clarkson Evans celebrated achieving their qualifications at the firm’s Apprenticeship Presentation Evening.

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£3.4 billion merger scrapped by business park owner Image

£3.4 billion merger scrapped by business park owner

Speculation over ownership of one Gloucester’s key business parks has come to an end.

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Town Hall Rich List revealed Image

Town Hall Rich List revealed

Just how much we pay our top council officers is detailed in the latest Town Hall Rich List from the Taxpayers' Alliance.

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Leisure centre’s £2.5 million redevelopment moves forward Image

Leisure centre’s £2.5 million redevelopment moves forward

Major work to enhance visitor access to the reception and customer services areas is underway at Leisure at Cheltenham.

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New eatery planned for city centre Image

New eatery planned for city centre

A new restaurant or café could soon be opening in Gloucester' city centre.

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Gloucester Rugby fans brace themselves after Bristol Bears rebrand  Image

Gloucester Rugby fans brace themselves after Bristol Bears rebrand

Bristol Rugby's name change flags up good reason for Gloucester Rugby being super careful about any rebrand plans it might have of its own.

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Sales figures look rosy for county kitchenware retailer Image

Sales figures look rosy for county kitchenware retailer

Gloucester-based Kitchen and dining ware retailer ProCook has announced strong online sales in year end figures.

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For sale: A piece of Glawster's retailing history Image

For sale: A piece of Glawster's retailing history

One of Gloucester's most famous high street businesses has been put up for sale with an asking price of £79,950.

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County sufferers as banking group announces branch closures Image

County sufferers as banking group announces branch closures

Some 49 Lloyds Banking Group branches are to close - including one in Gloucestershire.

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Championing some of the heroes heading for London Marathon 2018 Image

Championing some of the heroes heading for London Marathon 2018

We list some of the many runners from Gloucestershire heading for this weekend's London Marathon - and publicise the links to their fundraising pages.

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Business deal could be struck to run Stroud Subscription Rooms Image

Business deal could be struck to run Stroud Subscription Rooms

A potential new operator who could secure the future of an historic Gloucestershire entertainment venue may be about to be announced, but it could cost its owners dear.

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Major aircraft accident to close Gloucestershire Airport Image

Major aircraft accident to close Gloucestershire Airport

Emergency services battled to save 25 passengers on board an aircraft at Gloucestershire Airport as smoke billowed across the runway.

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MP urges visitors to get on their (hire) bikes Image

MP urges visitors to get on their (hire) bikes

A new bike hire service has been launched in Stroud ready for summer visitors.

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Farmers invited to help milk fast-growing global market Image

Farmers invited to help milk fast-growing global market

The UK’s largest independent cheese producer is inviting farmers from Gloucestershire to join its 'global alliance' as its business continues to grow.

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Store closed after war time bomb uncovered Image

Store closed after war time bomb uncovered

A Gloucester superstore was evacuated this afternoon after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was found nearby.

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Dumped remains of six dogs sparks hunt by animal welfare officers Image

Dumped remains of six dogs sparks hunt by animal welfare officers

Sickened animal welfare officers are appealing for the public’s help in finding out how and why the remains of six dead dogs were dumped next to a layby.

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Versarien wins order from leading tyre manufacturer Image

Versarien wins order from leading tyre manufacturer

Versarien, the Cheltenham-based advanced materials engineering group, has announced a new deal with a tyre manufacturer.

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New skatepark backed as Brimscombe Port set to unlock jobs and homes Image

New skatepark backed as Brimscombe Port set to unlock jobs and homes

Plans to offer a leading skatepark a new venue have been supported unanimously by a key Stroud District Council committee.

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Problems with EDF’s French nuclear build raise fears for Hinkley Image

Problems with EDF’s French nuclear build raise fears for Hinkley

As bills rise for its UK customers EDF could be facing serious price rises itself after problems emerged building its nuclear power station in its native France.

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Teams still have time to enter Willans’ Big Biz Quiz 2018 Image

Teams still have time to enter Willans’ Big Biz Quiz 2018

The big question for those who fancy themselves as fonts of all things general knowledge is ‘will they walk away winners of Willans’ ‘Big Biz Quiz’ 2018?

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Betterware is latest retailer to collapse Image

Betterware is latest retailer to collapse

Catalogue company, Betterware, is the latest in a long line of retailers to go into administration.

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Chance to support the vital work of county's dedicated carers Image

Chance to support the vital work of county's dedicated carers

The charity that supports the county's unpaid adult carers is urging the public to help them secure £50,000 of National Lottery funding.

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JD Sports plays a blinder in otherwise troubled retail sector Image

JD Sports plays a blinder in otherwise troubled retail sector

JD Sports has proved itself ahead of the retail game after announcing record profits for the year.

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Businesses support move to drive Forest economy Image

Businesses support move to drive Forest economy

Up to 100 delegates from the private and public sector came together at a second Forest Economic Partnership open meeting.

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Clothing chain delivers more hope for high street Image

Clothing chain delivers more hope for high street

Primark has delivered a rise in both sales and profits to lift the spirits of those working hard to make the UK high street work.

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