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Business leaders asked to help shape Gloucestershire's economic future Image

Business leaders asked to help shape Gloucestershire's economic future

More than 350 business leaders were today asked to help "future-proof" the county's economy - and given a taste of what advancing technology has in store.

New festive arrivals for Gloucester Quays Image

New festive arrivals for Gloucester Quays

There will be more than 12 days of Christmas at Gloucester Quays with a bumper festive season.

VIDEO: Mirror hid an illegal haul of cigarettes Image

VIDEO: Mirror hid an illegal haul of cigarettes

Gloucestershire trading standards officers found £1,700 of illegal tobacco stashed behind a mirror in a Cheltenham shop.

Cheltenham wine bar and offices property sold Image

Cheltenham wine bar and offices property sold

Property including a wine bar, shop and offices in Cheltenham’s fashionable Montpellier area has been sold.

Work set to start on improving city road junction Image

Work set to start on improving city road junction

County council highways crews will soon begin improvement work on a busy Gloucester junction with partial night-time road closures.

VIDEO: £95m boost to regional economy from one Gloucestershire business Image

VIDEO: £95m boost to regional economy from one Gloucestershire business

Investment by GFirst LEP stole the headlines this morning at its annual review, but another county business revealed its own significance as a major economic catalyst for Gloucestershire.

Police crackdown on speeding motorists and organised crime Image

Police crackdown on speeding motorists and organised crime

Gloucestershire police today launched a major operation to tackle speeding drivers and organised crime on one of the county's busiest roads.

It's all Over - £3.3m roadworks are completed Image

It's all Over - £3.3m roadworks are completed

A £3.3 million improvement scheme on one of Gloucestershire's busiest roundabout has now been finished.

School children invited by businesses to take part in bright idea Image

School children invited by businesses to take part in bright idea

Funding from a Gloucester business group will allow schoolchildren from the county to take part in the annual spectacle that is the city’s Christmas lantern procession.

Charitable donation opens up more parts of Cheltenham hospice to patients Image

Charitable donation opens up more parts of Cheltenham hospice to patients

Patients, families and visitors at a Gloucestershire hospice are enjoying more parts of the historic building and grounds than ever before.

Creativity should be at the heart of your child’s education Image

Creativity should be at the heart of your child’s education

In the highly competitive world of the private school sector you need something that sets your institution apart.

County firm in the running for prestigious industry award Image

County firm in the running for prestigious industry award

A family-run Gloucestershire company has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association (CESA) Awards 2018.

New ‘grade A’ office space for Cheltenham Image

New ‘grade A’ office space for Cheltenham

A “high-quality” new-build office block is being developed in Cheltenham by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

VIDEO: GFirst LEP looks back at its latest county projects Image

VIDEO: GFirst LEP looks back at its latest county projects

Held at Hartpury University and College, GFirst LEP's Annual Review looked at its latest county projects.

‘Quintessentially English’ Cotswold hotel for sale for £1.65m Image

‘Quintessentially English’ Cotswold hotel for sale for £1.65m

A Cotswold hotel which is a favourite with classic car clubs is on the market for £1.65m.

Giant screen may go up in centre of Gloucester Image

Giant screen may go up in centre of Gloucester

A giant LED screen could be put up in King's Square, Gloucester.

Animal attraction brings 13 per cent growth for Hartpury Image

Animal attraction brings 13 per cent growth for Hartpury

Record numbers of new students from UK and abroad have enrolled at both Hartpury University and Hartpury College in 2018.

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Business still "hard wired" against women in leadership roles says Facebook chief

Women-owned businesses contribute £105 billion to UK economy, but female entrepreneurialism in manufacturing and other high growth sectors has fallen

New chief executive for Central England Co-op Image

New chief executive for Central England Co-op

Debbie Robinson has been appointed as the new chief executive for Central England Co-operative, taking over from Martyn Cheatle when he retires in May, 2019.

Housing developer builds revenue but sees profits retire Image

Housing developer builds revenue but sees profits retire

An acute and growing shortage of retirement homes in the UK has helped revenue grow at a major developer with a significant stake in Gloucestershire.


Warning: county recycling centre to close as new equipment installed Image

Warning: county recycling centre to close as new equipment installed

A busy county recycling centre is to close for almost three weeks while equipment is upgraded.

GFirst LEP annual review saddles up to ride into town Image

GFirst LEP annual review saddles up to ride into town

Aside from what it plans to do with its millions to drive the Gloucestershire economy there is one pressing question that will be answered first at tomorrow’s GFirst LEP annual review.

Jailed Gloucester businessman can't pay order - court told Image

Jailed Gloucester businessman can't pay order - court told

A Gloucester businessman, who cheated the state of VAT and tax to the tune of more than half a million pounds, is to apply for a 'certificate of inadequacy', a Gloucester judge heard.

Firm's Brazilian jacket deal wraps-up access to $45 billion market Image

Firm's Brazilian jacket deal wraps-up access to $45 billion market

A Queen’s Award-winning Gloucestershire business has acquired a specialist jacket manufacturer in a deal which paves the way for growth.

Multi-million investment sees family firm building for the future Image

Multi-million investment sees family firm building for the future

A £1.9 million secured the building alone, and now the Cheltenham business behind the investment has officially unveiled its latest milestone.

Housing provider invests £30 million in affordable homes Image

Housing provider invests £30 million in affordable homes

A not for profit social housing provider says it will invest more than £30 million in building new affordable homes in Gloucestershire.

Chill out at Gloucestershire's newest sweet treats café Image

Chill out at Gloucestershire's newest sweet treats café

A new café specialising in waffles, gelatos and scoopshakes has today opened at the rapidly expanding Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham.

Traffic diverted as road improvements take place Image

Traffic diverted as road improvements take place

A busy Gloucestershire road will close temporarily to allow essential resurfacing to be carried out.

Four men deny selling contraband tobacco Image

Four men deny selling contraband tobacco

Four Kurdish men who have denied selling contraband tobacco products on which no customs duty was paid, will stand trial.

Rugby pub’s quiz lays £700-plus charity gold egg Image

Rugby pub’s quiz lays £700-plus charity gold egg

What do you do when it’s World Egg Day? If you’re Sue Tyley from Gloucester, who runs Purely Pickled Eggs in Stroud, you organise a pub quiz and watch as it goes nationwide.

Students digs can go ahead on site of national archaeological importance Image

Students digs can go ahead on site of national archaeological importance

It contains two scheduled monuments, is of national importance archaeologically and has stood in the way of re-development of Gloucester city centre of years – until now.

Favourite Cheltenham restaurant to become hotel Image

Favourite Cheltenham restaurant to become hotel

Fans of this particular Cheltenham restaurant, with a low profile and loyal fan-base, need fear not at the headline above - there is more to it than meets the eye.

£17.5 million contract for Gloucestershire training specialist Image

£17.5 million contract for Gloucestershire training specialist

A multi-million-pound contract has been awarded to a Staverton-headquartered training specialist by the Canadian government.

The irresistible lure of GEMS Image

The irresistible lure of GEMS

Imagine investing millions creating a solution everyone in your market place wants, but no other company can offer - then giving it away for free to your customers.

Car transporter driver jailed Image

Car transporter driver jailed

A car transporter driver who blamed a sneezing fit for making him veer onto a motorway hard shoulder and smash into a broken down bus was jailed for six months today.

Plastic-free shop heading for Cheltenham  Image

Plastic-free shop heading for Cheltenham

A new loose foods and refills shop is set to open in Cheltenham on 1st December.

Demand soars for Cotswold foodbank Image

Demand soars for Cotswold foodbank

Cirencester Foodbank provided 2,082 three day emergency food supplies to local people between 1st April and 30th September this year. Of this number, over 1,000 went to children.

Accolade shines spotlight on growing Cotswold law firm Image

Accolade shines spotlight on growing Cotswold law firm

Walking away with a highly commended at a national awards is no mean feat, and it has also shone the light onto a fast-growing Gloucestershire legal practice.

Resident jailed over unpaid council tax bill Image

Resident jailed over unpaid council tax bill

A resident who repeatedly failed to pay his council tax bill has been jailed by magistrates following a prosecution by Stroud District Council.

Radical new plans revealed for dockside food quarter Image

Radical new plans revealed for dockside food quarter

Developers want to radically change plans for a new waterfront food destination on the north side of Gloucester Docks.

Hotel launches new restaurant after extensive £10 million revamp Image

Hotel launches new restaurant after extensive £10 million revamp

A county hotel has launched a new restaurant after a major renovation programme over four years costing almost £10 million.

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