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Stroud business helps stock London's COVID-19 super hospital Image

Stroud business helps stock London's COVID-19 super hospital

Staff in London’s high-profile intensive care coronavirus Nightingale Hospital have received an emergency supply of equipment from a Gloucestershire firm.

Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, April 1 Image

Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, April 1

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

Gloucestershire E-learning company releases 5-course 'Working from home essentials' pack Image

Gloucestershire E-learning company releases 5-course 'Working from home essentials' pack

Stonehouse-base Nimble E-learning have created a new e-learning 'Working from home essentials' pack.

VIDEO: Gloucestershire Ministry of Defence staff are part of the COVID Support Force  Image

VIDEO: Gloucestershire Ministry of Defence staff are part of the COVID Support Force

Details are emerging of the special part in the nation's fight against the pandemic being played by members of the Gloucester-based NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Front line key workers need your old mobile phones  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Front line key workers need your old mobile phones

An appeal has gone out for spare mobile phones to help staff working in the health service help those most in need. ns.co.uk or telephone 07812 334461.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Locals deliver NHS cash with Isolation Beard Challenge Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Locals deliver NHS cash with Isolation Beard Challenge

A group of big-hearted Gloucestershire locals from all walks of life have turned a lack of grooming into The Isolation Beard Challenge, to raise money for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity in its efforts to tackle Covid-19.

Gloucestershire bikers' charity helps to ease pressure on NHS Image

Gloucestershire bikers' charity helps to ease pressure on NHS

The Gloucestershire Blood Bike charity who provide regional hospitals with a vital out of hours medical courier service, are truly 'going the extra mile'.

Lockdown grocery sales go through the roof Image

Lockdown grocery sales go through the roof

Grocery sales in March were the highest ever recorded – up 20.6 per cent on the previous year.

Voucher scheme will help children entitled to free school meals Image

Voucher scheme will help children entitled to free school meals

Children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme, allowing them to continue to access free meals whilst they stay at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Business group C2S rallies to help county's most vulnerable  Image

Business group C2S rallies to help county's most vulnerable

A conversation online led to an emergency supply of hand sanitiser to a county care home, and there is now no stopping members of the business community Circle2Success.

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus Image

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

 Staff sought to keep Gloucestershire waste collections going  Image

Staff sought to keep Gloucestershire waste collections going

Staff are being recruited to keep Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections operational.

Gloucestershire College cyber security degree apprenticeship to launch online  Image

Gloucestershire College cyber security degree apprenticeship to launch online

Gloucestershire College is inviting local businesses and potential apprentices to discover its new cyber security degree apprenticeship, during an online event tomorrow (1st April).

Police appeal for missing man who may be injured after leaving scene of serious car crash Image

Police appeal for missing man who may be injured after leaving scene of serious car crash

Police officers in Stroud are trying to locate a man who may be injured after being involved in a single vehicle collision.

Construction giant cuts wages for all staff by up to 25 per cent  Image

Construction giant cuts wages for all staff by up to 25 per cent

Six thousands five hundred staff at building giant Kier have been told they will see their wages cut by up to 25 per cent for the next three months.

Huge demand for industrial and logistics space due to panic buying Brits Image

Huge demand for industrial and logistics space due to panic buying Brits

Research by real estate advisors Colliers International has revealed that food production is currently up 50 per cent due to panic buying.

Coronavirus: Regional rail services protected in new government deal Image

Coronavirus: Regional rail services protected in new government deal

Vital rail services that people across the South East, South West and South Wales depend on will continue to run thanks to a new government deal.

Superstar to make guest appearance in Tweedy’s Lost & Found Image

Superstar to make guest appearance in Tweedy’s Lost & Found

Harry Potter and The Crown star Helena Bonham Carter will make a guest appearance in the second episode of the Barn Theatre’s live streamed children’s show, Tweedy’s Lost & Found tomorrow (1st April) at 12pm.

Coronavirus: NUS calls for non-essential exams to be scrapped Image

Coronavirus: NUS calls for non-essential exams to be scrapped

The National Union of Students has called for all non-essential formal exams to be cancelled for first and second-year students due to the impact of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Government announces £75m repatriation plan for Britons stuck abroad Image

Coronavirus: Government announces £75m repatriation plan for Britons stuck abroad

In today's daily press briefing, foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced a detailed rescue plan to bring tens of thousands of UK travellers' home.

Renishaw reveals it is part of a group about to deliver 10,000-plus ventilators  Image

Renishaw reveals it is part of a group about to deliver 10,000-plus ventilators

A Gloucestershire engineering firm has revealed it is part of a consortium of UK businesses about to help deliver thousands of medical ventilators for the UK.

Help Punchline celebrate the Business Community Champions helping Gloucestershire Image

Help Punchline celebrate the Business Community Champions helping Gloucestershire

As the county tackles the coronavirus crisis great stories are emerging of businesses going over and above to help their communities.

Stroud man remanded in custody accused of deliberately coughing in the face of paramedic Image

Stroud man remanded in custody accused of deliberately coughing in the face of paramedic

A 43-year-old self-isolating Stroud man has been remanded in custody today accused of coughing at a paramedic, who arrived at his house in answer to an emergency call on Saturday.

M&S could see clothing and home sales fall by 90% Image

M&S could see clothing and home sales fall by 90%

Sales of clothes and homewares at Marks & Spencer could be down 90 per cent during March and April.

Essential retailer Wilko to cut opening hours Image

Essential retailer Wilko to cut opening hours

Wilko is keeping the majority of its 416 shops open, as an essential retailer selling over the counter medicine and cleaning products, but will close stores earlier.

Plans change for Cheltenham business hub and arts venue Image

Plans change for Cheltenham business hub and arts venue

After plans were approved last June for an innovative new business centre design using shipping containers, there has been a dramatic re-think.

Aerospace firm reveals how it launched into tackling the coronavirus crisis  Image

Aerospace firm reveals how it launched into tackling the coronavirus crisis

When your business is a major player in the world-wide sector of aerospace engineering there is no escaping the impact of the coronavirus.

Strong results give property firm confidence it can thrive post-coronavirus Image

Strong results give property firm confidence it can thrive post-coronavirus

A residential property and lettings firm has revealed a 40-plus percent increase in turnover - and predicted it will return to growth following the coronavirus crisis.

Council clarifies help for Forest of Dean businesses during Coronavirus  Image

Council clarifies help for Forest of Dean businesses during Coronavirus

Forest of Dean District Council has announced how it will support businesses during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Jobs at risk as Quays’ restaurant and a high street retailer enter administration  Image

Jobs at risk as Quays’ restaurant and a high street retailer enter administration

A long-standing Gloucester Quays' restaurant and a rent-to-own retailer with stores in the city and in Cheltenham have both filed for insolvency.

No rent reductions to help businesses at Gloucestershire Airport Image

No rent reductions to help businesses at Gloucestershire Airport

Companies struggling with cashflow based at Gloucestershire Airport have been told there will be no flexibility in their rents during the current coronavirus crisis.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Help bike project provide a lifeline for keyworkers  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Help bike project provide a lifeline for keyworkers

What started as a simple act to help a few key workers who are risking so much to keep us all safe though the pandemic has exposed a world of need – and human kindness.

Gloucester engineering firm Poeton proud to do their bit to supply medical equipment to the NHS Image

Gloucester engineering firm Poeton proud to do their bit to supply medical equipment to the NHS

The engineering experts at Gloucester-based Poeton Industries have increased their support for customers working on vital medical equipment needed for the NHS to battle the Coronavirus Crisis.

Staff at a Gloucester NHS Surgery bowled over by a true heartfelt gesture Image

Staff at a Gloucester NHS Surgery bowled over by a true heartfelt gesture

When the staff arrived at Brockworth Surgery in Gloucester yesterday morning, they were presented with a heart-shaped flower arrangement on the grass in front of the surgery.

Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 27 Image

Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 27

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

Design competition launched for young product designers Image

Design competition launched for young product designers

The online competition has been launched to help keep children creating while on lockdown.

The Great Train Robbery of Bourton-on-the-Water: CCTV appeal following model railway theft Image

The Great Train Robbery of Bourton-on-the-Water: CCTV appeal following model railway theft

The Police have issued CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

Introducing the Punchline Gloucestershire 10 Share Index Image

Introducing the Punchline Gloucestershire 10 Share Index

We chose ten firms who all play a significant role in Gloucestershire business and we monitored their share price over the past week.

Next shuts down online operation  Image

Next shuts down online operation

They have already been forced to close their retail outlets due to the Coronavirus Crisis, but now high street giants Next have announced that their online services are shutting down too.

Victims’ bravery sees man jailed for 16 years for coercive control and sexual offences  Image

Victims’ bravery sees man jailed for 16 years for coercive control and sexual offences

Two women have spoken out about the ordeals they endured as their abuser was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Here's one business that is Zoom-ing ahead in the current situation Image

Here's one business that is Zoom-ing ahead in the current situation

Video conferencing app and website Zoom has more than quadrupled its share price since listing on the NASDAQ last year and now we are all using it...

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