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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 7 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 7

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Jigsaw could be next missing piece on Cheltenham Promenade Image

Jigsaw could be next missing piece on Cheltenham Promenade

Cheltenham's beleaguered Promenade could be facing another blow with fashion retailer Jigsaw close to launching a CVA.

City traders frustrated by surprise street market  Image

City traders frustrated by surprise street market

Food from around the world has taken over the Gate Streets in Gloucester - much to the surprise of some of its usual inhabitants who say they are losing out to the visiting competition.

On-street parking charge increase planned for September Image

On-street parking charge increase planned for September

The council has now revealed that the three per cent increase will take place from next month.

£2 million loss for Joules Image

£2 million loss for Joules

Fashion retailer Joules has swung to a loss in its full year results, as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit sales.

Former housekeeper ordered to pay back almost £1,000 after defrauding employer Image

Former housekeeper ordered to pay back almost £1,000 after defrauding employer

A woman who falsified her work timesheet at a Cotswolds hotel to defraud her employers out of almost £1,000 has been ordered by magistrates to pay the money back as compensation.

Three arrest warrants issued after items stolen from Newent builders merchant Image

Three arrest warrants issued after items stolen from Newent builders merchant

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of two men and a woman who allegedly stole wood fencing items from a building supplier in Newent.

Costa brews up final ingredient for Stonehouse Park Image

Costa brews up final ingredient for Stonehouse Park

Gloucestershire's latest Costa Coffee has opened with the latest outlet opening its doors in Stonehouse.

Popular Cheltenham pub rebrands Image

Popular Cheltenham pub rebrands

The Gloucester Old Spot in Cheltenham has earned a reputation for its great food and drink, not to mention its history, and it is looking to build on that with a rebrand based on local produce.

Gloucester looks for views on city's green spaces Image

Gloucester looks for views on city's green spaces

Gloucester City Council is asking for people's views on the future of the city's parks and open spaces.

Cheltenham marking VJ Day with ceremony Image

Cheltenham marking VJ Day with ceremony

Cheltenham will mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War with a short ceremony at the town's war memorial.

Chef finds bear necessities at rugby club Image

Chef finds bear necessities at rugby club

A chef has found the perfect recipe for kick-starting a business - courtesy of a barbecue, his front garden and a local rugby club.

Increase in post-lockdown demand for affordable housing Image

Increase in post-lockdown demand for affordable housing

Newent-based housing association Two Rivers Housing has seen a surge in demand for affordable homes across the county since lockdown restrictions eased earlier this year.

Gloucestershire's latest coronavirus mobile testing unit locations Image

Gloucestershire's latest coronavirus mobile testing unit locations

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can have a test.

Jobs to go at currency exchange company  Image

Jobs to go at currency exchange company

Travel money firm Travelex will stay afloat, but with the loss of more than 1,300 jobs in the UK.

Man charged in connection with serious wounding in Gloucester Image

Man charged in connection with serious wounding in Gloucester

A man has been charged in connection with the wounding of another man in Gloucester on Sunday afternoon (2 August).

Former police officer sentenced for theft offences following ACU investigation Image

Former police officer sentenced for theft offences following ACU investigation

A former police officer who admitted to taking money from two wallets which had been handed in has been sentenced at court.

Facebook founder joins exclusive $100billion club Image

Facebook founder joins exclusive $100billion club

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the third person to see his personal wealth top $100billion.

Event puts jobs at heart of economic recovery Image

Event puts jobs at heart of economic recovery

Firms and organisations across the area are supporting an event organised by Gloucester MP Richard Graham to tackle the biggest issue facing the area following the pandemic - jobs.

Hotel group announces that 1,500 jobs are at risk Image

Hotel group announces that 1,500 jobs are at risk

Hotelier LGH, which manages many hotels across the UK including the Hallmark Hotel in Gloucester said that around 1,500 staff had entered a consultation period.

Incinerator opponents take legal fight to appeal Image

Incinerator opponents take legal fight to appeal

Environmental group Community R4C is appealing against a High Court ruling in its fight against the awarding of a contract for the Javelin Park waste incinerator.

Gloucestershire universities providing huge boost to economy Image

Gloucestershire universities providing huge boost to economy

The economic impact of Gloucestershire's three universities on the area has been highlighted by a report for the University and College Union.

Drop in production hits Delphi revenue Image

Drop in production hits Delphi revenue

Delphi Technologies has revealed an operating loss of $60million in the second quarter.

Cannabis grow discovered at Gloucestershire industrial estate Image

Cannabis grow discovered at Gloucestershire industrial estate

Police have dismantled a 350-plant cannabis grow after it was discovered at an industrial unit in the Forest of Dean.

Nine Gloucestershire schools to share more than £2.4m for upgrading facilities Image

Nine Gloucestershire schools to share more than £2.4m for upgrading facilities

A total of 69 schools across the South West will benefit from £22.5million to improve facilities - with more than £2.4million allocated to Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire Music hits the right note with new patron Image

Gloucestershire Music hits the right note with new patron

Gloucestershire Music is thrilled to announce its new patron – renowned international conductor Martyn Brabbins.

Smaller recession, longer recovery predicts Bank of England Image

Smaller recession, longer recovery predicts Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept interest rates at 0.1 per cent amid predictions that the UK's economic slump may not be as bad as first feared.

Hotels in ‘staycation’ destinations attracting increased attention from investors Image

Hotels in ‘staycation’ destinations attracting increased attention from investors

An increasing trend for UK 'staycation' breaks has resulted in a spike in trade in hotels located in popular tourist destinations, according to commercial property advisors Colliers International.

YO! Sushi joins CVA conveyor belt Image

YO! Sushi joins CVA conveyor belt

Sushi chain YO! is the latest restaurant to consider a CVA to help reduce its rental costs as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Proposals aim to speed up planning process Image

Proposals aim to speed up planning process

The Government has released details of its proposed changes to planning laws, designed to speed up the process to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to "build, build' build".

Council working to regenerate empty buildings as Ecclesiastical prepares to leave Image

Council working to regenerate empty buildings as Ecclesiastical prepares to leave

Gloucester City Council will work with the landlords of Ecclesiastical Insurance to ensure its city centre headquarters are put to good use when the company moves out to its new home.

Neon Sheep advertising for flock at Gloucester Quays Image

Neon Sheep advertising for flock at Gloucester Quays

Another new retailer appears to be heading to Gloucester Quays after Neon Sheep advertised for two vacancies at the outlet centre.

Kier lands £160m regional highways contract Image

Kier lands £160m regional highways contract

The Kier Group has been awarded a Highways England contract worth £160million over eight years to maintaining motorways, trunk roads, bridges and tunnels.

Envesca steering businesses through safety legislation Image

Envesca steering businesses through safety legislation

Safety at work has been a key issue as businesses welcome back staff after the coronavirus pandemic, but it is nothing new for Envesca.

River Island flowing towards administration Image

River Island flowing towards administration

Fashion retailer River Island is believed to be considering a CVA or entering another form of administration.

WHSmith cutting up to 1,500 jobs Image

WHSmith cutting up to 1,500 jobs

WHSmith has become the latest high street name to announce job losses after announcing a 57 per cent drop in revenue in July compared with last year.

William Hill to close over 100 betting shops Image

William Hill to close over 100 betting shops

William Hill says 119 of its betting shops won’t reopen after the coronavirus lockdown.

Accountancy firm strengthens team with appointment of new partner Image

Accountancy firm strengthens team with appointment of new partner

McGills Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, has appointed Helen Jones as a partner.

Perfect timing to help apprentices launch careers Image

Perfect timing to help apprentices launch careers

Gloucestershire College is encouraging employers to back local talent and take advantage of new programmes and incentive payments of up to £3,000 to recruit apprentices in September.

Children’s charity up and running again Image

Children’s charity up and running again

A Gloucestershire charity offering respite care for disabled children has opened its doors for the first time in 17 weeks.

Pubs fighting for survival month after reopening Image

Pubs fighting for survival month after reopening

More than a third of pubs across the UK are struggling to break even - a month after they were first allowed to start reopening.

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