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Walkout Wednesday: Businesses and families hit by strikes Image

Walkout Wednesday: Businesses and families hit by strikes

Up to half a million workers are walking out today in the biggest day of strikes for years.

BBC staff to hold ballot over local radio cutbacks Image

BBC staff to hold ballot over local radio cutbacks

BBC journalists are to vote on industrial action in a dispute over planned changes to local radio programming.

Business confidence in South West in positive territory Image

Business confidence in South West in positive territory

A monthly Business Barometer in the South West has provided 'grounds for optimism'.

Fly-tipping figures ‘fail to reflect full scale of crime’  Image

Fly-tipping figures ‘fail to reflect full scale of crime’

The number of fly-tipping incidents across nine regions in the South West has soared in the past year, according to the latest figures.

2,000 Tesco jobs at risk Image

2,000 Tesco jobs at risk

Changes across the business at Tesco will put more than 2,000 jobs at risk nationwide.

PayPal to cut 7% of staff Image

PayPal to cut 7% of staff

PayPal is cutting around 2,000 jobs, or 7% of its workforce.

Wickes sales boosted by energy-saving products Image

Wickes sales boosted by energy-saving products

Wickes like-for-like sales were up by 5.2% in its final quarter of 2022.

Cheltenham tip hours cut to ease

Cheltenham tip hours cut to ease "council budget pressures"

Cheltenham Borough Council said use of the tip has decreased since the end of the pandemic

Customers going off EVs Image

Customers going off EVs

Used car customers prefer to stick with petrol or diesel cars, according to the latest data.

Police appeal for witnesses of serious collision in Churchdown Image

Police appeal for witnesses of serious collision in Churchdown

Police are appealing for witnesses of a serious two vehicle collision.

House prices fall for fifth consecutive month Image

House prices fall for fifth consecutive month

House prices in the UK have fallen for a fifth month in a row.

Car boot sales could return to Hempsted Meadows Image

Car boot sales could return to Hempsted Meadows

The council is set to green light the plan

VIDEO: Exclusive look around The Fleece Hotel Image

VIDEO: Exclusive look around The Fleece Hotel

The council has responded to calls for a new developer to take on the scheme

VIDEO: Ambitious plans for £30m development at Bakers Quay Image

VIDEO: Ambitious plans for £30m development at Bakers Quay

The southern gateway to Gloucester Quays could soon be home to Gloucester’s most energy efficient residential building.

Airport gets go-ahead for expanded capacity Image

Airport gets go-ahead for expanded capacity

The High Court has today (Tuesday) dismissed the legal challenge brought against the Planning Inspectorate’s permission for Bristol Airport’s expanded capacity.

Find out more about Employer Supported Policing Image

Find out more about Employer Supported Policing

Gloucestershire Constabulary is inviting local business leaders to learn more about Employer Supported Policing (ESP).

NFU Mutual revealed as best car insurance company Image

NFU Mutual revealed as best car insurance company

NFU Mutual has been named as the best car insurance provider for the fifth consecutive year in the 2022 Honest John Satisfaction Index.

Gloucestershire firms shortlisted for small business awards    Image

Gloucestershire firms shortlisted for small business awards

Two businesses from Gloucestershire have made the shortlist for the biggest awards contest for small businesses in the South West.

Woman banned from driving after speeding in the Cotswolds Image

Woman banned from driving after speeding in the Cotswolds

A woman has failed to avoid a driving ban.

Home Bargains acquires discount chain Image

Home Bargains acquires discount chain

Home Bargains has acquired a discount chain with stores in the north of England.

Big rise in sales for pet retailer Image

Big rise in sales for pet retailer

Pets at Home has upgraded its profits outlook, after a rise in third quarter sales.

Stagecoach employee retires after 57 years Image

Stagecoach employee retires after 57 years

The storeroom at a Stagecoach bus company depot where Phil Toumine spent much of his 57-year working life is being named after him to mark his retirement.

Discover the joys of volunteering at Snowshill Manor Image

Discover the joys of volunteering at Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor, the National Trust property near Broadway, is hosting two drop-in mornings for new volunteers.

37 jobs on cards as new life breathed into empty pub Image

37 jobs on cards as new life breathed into empty pub

An award-winning TV chef is launching a pub and restaurant in a Gloucestershire town this spring.

Quarry plans to go to appeal Image

Quarry plans to go to appeal

A Gloucestershire businessman is set to go to appeal, after plans for a new quarry in the county were rejected by the county council’s planning committee.

Record-breaking year for Hazlewoods' Corporate Finance team Image

Record-breaking year for Hazlewoods' Corporate Finance team

Hazlewoods' Corporate Finance team is celebrating a sterling performance having completed an impressive £1.5 billion of transactions in 2022.

Design duo swap France for Cirencester Image

Design duo swap France for Cirencester

Graham and Candida Thomson said taking risks with their business has paid off

Five Valleys starts fit out on modern office space Image

Five Valleys starts fit out on modern office space

The redevelopment works at Five Valleys shopping centre in Stroud have taken a different direction.

Lidl to invest billions into British farming Image

Lidl to invest billions into British farming

Lidl GB has committed to investing billions into British food businesses this year.

H&M closing some UK stores following profit slump Image

H&M closing some UK stores following profit slump

The retail giant said it has tried to avoid passing on price hikes to customers

Bid to turn former church into community space Image

Bid to turn former church into community space

A community group is pulling together in a bid to save one of a Cotswold town’s historic buildings and transform it into a space for the whole community to enjoy.

Steam locomotive Braveheart to join GWSR fleet Image

Steam locomotive Braveheart to join GWSR fleet

An additional locomotive is to join the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway’s (GWSR) resident fleet for the first three months of the 2023 season. 

Motorcyclist sustains serious injuries in collision on A38 Image

Motorcyclist sustains serious injuries in collision on A38

A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a collision on the A38 near Norton.

Superdry boss remains optimistic, despite loss Image

Superdry boss remains optimistic, despite loss

Superdry has suffered a first-half £13.6m loss after a decline in wholesale and increases in rents to pre-Covid levels.

Head of GCHQ stepping down Image

Head of GCHQ stepping down

The director of Cheltenham-based intelligence agency, GCHQ, is stepping down.

No Child Left Behind: Winners announced Image

No Child Left Behind: Winners announced

The 12 winners of the 2022 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) awards were announced at a ceremony at Cheltenham Town Hall last night (January 26).

Versarien announces some good news Image

Versarien announces some good news

There's good news today for Versarien plc, the Gloucestershire-based advanced materials engineering group.

Duncan Ferguson appointed head coach of Forest Green Rovers Image

Duncan Ferguson appointed head coach of Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers have today (Thursday) confirmed the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as the club's new head coach.

Sales rise for bed retailer Image

Sales rise for bed retailer

Bensons for Beds has reported an increase in sales for the final quarter of 2022.

Engineering specialist presented with The Queen's Award Image

Engineering specialist presented with The Queen's Award

The engineering specialist LB Bentley Ltd has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022.

Gloucestershire councils unite to deliver Net Zero Transport Image

Gloucestershire councils unite to deliver Net Zero Transport

All the local authorities in Gloucestershire have united to set a significant milestone.

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