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Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK Image

Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK

View the latest data for coronavirus cases and deaths of patients with COVID-19.

Gloucester City Homes appoints new chief executive Image

Gloucester City Homes appoints new chief executive

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) has appointed Guy Stenson as its new chief executive.

Cheltenham firms support tech company expansion Image

Cheltenham firms support tech company expansion

Cheltenham-based Hazlewoods and BPE Solicitors have recently advised Bamboo Technology Group on its strategic acquisition of TechTeam Group.

New branch manager appointed at Perry Bishop Image

New branch manager appointed at Perry Bishop

Perry Bishop Cheltenham has enhanced its sales and lettings team with the appointment of Ross Burbidge as the new branch manager.

Gloucester office block receives £300k investment Image

Gloucester office block receives £300k investment

A £300,000 refurbishment of the largest office building in Eastgate Street, Gloucester is said to have breathed new life into the area and created jobs for local people.

Punchline Talks – November 9 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – November 9 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Gloucestershire's first Vietnamese restaurant already satisfying diners Image

Gloucestershire's first Vietnamese restaurant already satisfying diners

The first Vietnamese restaurant to open in Gloucestershire is already receiving rave reviews.

Gloucestershire company to start land-based shrimp farm Image

Gloucestershire company to start land-based shrimp farm

A Gloucestershire start-up business is creating the technology and network to produce seafood in a land-based and bio-secure environment.

Council waste fleet recognises local support in the Cotswolds Image

Council waste fleet recognises local support in the Cotswolds

Pauline Farman and Heather Kent have worked to clean up their local community and encourage others to join them.

Three men sentenced after a drugs supply gang hid cocaine in Nailsworth countryside Image

Three men sentenced after a drugs supply gang hid cocaine in Nailsworth countryside

A drugs gang moved almost half a million pounds worth of wholesale cocaine, cannabis and ketamine through Gloucestershire.

Man charged in connection with Cheltenham burglary Image

Man charged in connection with Cheltenham burglary

Ethan Jenkins will be appearing at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court.

Primark draws the crowds as new Gloucester store opens Image

Primark draws the crowds as new Gloucester store opens

The doors opened today on the big new Primark store in Gloucester and shoppers queued along Eastgate Street to be among the first inside.


Consultation launched on M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme Image

Consultation launched on M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme

Gloucestershire County Council has launched a statutory public consultation for its proposed M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme.

Tewkesbury home improvements firm to consolidate brand Image

Tewkesbury home improvements firm to consolidate brand

The Joedan Group is gearing up for a rebrand, which will see all of it's design centres trading under the same name of Joedan Windows & Doors.

Work begins on flagship Dobbies garden centre at £60m Cotswolds Designer Outlet Image

Work begins on flagship Dobbies garden centre at £60m Cotswolds Designer Outlet

Construction work has begun on a new flagship Dobbies Garden Centre at Cotswolds Designer Outlet, a retail and leisure destination being developed by Robert Hitchins in near Tewkesbury.

Cheltenham accountancy firm expands tax team Image

Cheltenham accountancy firm expands tax team

Azets Cheltenham has announced a number of appointments in the Cheltenham tax team.

Kier wins claim on £7 billion education construction budget Image

Kier wins claim on £7 billion education construction budget

Kier, which has a base in Quedgeley, has won itself a potential share of the government’s £7 billion school and college building budget.

Appeal for witnesses to robbery of security worker in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses to robbery of security worker in Cheltenham

Officers are appealing for witnesses after thousands of pounds was stolen from a security worker during a robbery.

Government announces plans to phase out 2G and 3G mobile services by 2033 Image

Government announces plans to phase out 2G and 3G mobile services by 2033

The UK will phase out 2G and 3G mobile services by 2033 under plans to help bring in new telecoms suppliers to build the UK's 5G networks, the government has announced.

E-fit issued in connection with Painswick robbery investigation Image

E-fit issued in connection with Painswick robbery investigation

Officers investigating a robbery in Painswick have issued an e-fit image of a man they would like to identify.

Hiring your Christmas party outfit is getting more popular Image

Hiring your Christmas party outfit is getting more popular

Two thirds of shoppers would consider hiring clothing for the Christmas party rather than buying, according to new research.


Man arrested following break-in at Cheltenham Promenade shop Image

Man arrested following break-in at Cheltenham Promenade shop

A 23-year-old man from Cheltenham remains in custody.

Inflation bites into this year's Christmas dinner Image

Inflation bites into this year's Christmas dinner

The cost of Christmas dinner is going up this year as inflation cuts into the price of traditional festive ingredients.


Cheltenham men stole more than half a million pounds worth of property including luxury cars Image

Cheltenham men stole more than half a million pounds worth of property including luxury cars

The seven-month burglary spree across four counties targeted houses and businesses.

Cheltenham business writer 'taken aback' by best seller listing Image

Cheltenham business writer 'taken aback' by best seller listing

A Cheltenham writer has made it into the Sunday Times bestsellers list with his book on toxic workplaces.

Gloucestershire County Council appoints new director of transport and highways Image

Gloucestershire County Council appoints new director of transport and highways

As a chartered civil engineer and fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, he is said to have a wealth of experience.

Severn Trent invites residents in Stroud to learn about £25m upgrade Image

Severn Trent invites residents in Stroud to learn about £25m upgrade

Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents in Stroud today.

Fashion retailer chairman dies suddenly Image

Fashion retailer chairman dies suddenly

The chairman of fashion retailer Ted Baker – which has an outlet on Gloucester Quays – has died suddenly.

Institute of Directors South West strengthens team with four key appointments Image

Institute of Directors South West strengthens team with four key appointments

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has boosted its South West team with the appointment of a quartet of experienced business leaders.

New £200,000 pumps set to be installed in Gloucester Docks Image

New £200,000 pumps set to be installed in Gloucester Docks

Waterways charity the Canal & River Trust is installing two large three-ton pumps at Gloucester Pumping Station in Gloucester Docks this week.

Gloucestershire geese hit by bird flu Image

Gloucestershire geese hit by bird flu

A case of bird flu - affecting a flock of geese - has been detected in Gloucestershire just weeks before Christmas.

Men fined after being found guilty of hare coursing near Tewkesbury Image

Men fined after being found guilty of hare coursing near Tewkesbury

A thermal imaging camera and binoculars have also been forfeited.

Electric used car sales catch up with diesel Image

Electric used car sales catch up with diesel

Sales of electric vehicles are catching up with diesel, an online retailer reveals.

Ready, steady... Primark Gloucester gears up for Wednesday launch Image

Ready, steady... Primark Gloucester gears up for Wednesday launch

Shoppers in Gloucester have been treated to a sneak preview of what’s to be on offer at the new Primark store in Eastgate Street which opens on Wednesday.

Versarien revenue rise reduces loss Image

Versarien revenue rise reduces loss

Versarien – the Forest of Dean-based advanced materials firm which recently announced a partnership with fashion brand Superdry – has revealed a reduced half-year loss.

Renishaw opens applications for record number of graduates and apprentices Image

Renishaw opens applications for record number of graduates and apprentices

Engineering giant Renishaw has opened applications for a record 2022 intake of graduates and apprentices across its Gloucestershire and South Wales sites.

Vehicle recycling firm gains sustainability accreditation Image

Vehicle recycling firm gains sustainability accreditation

Vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling business SYNETIQ has become the first in its sector to become a Silver Carbon Literate Organisation.

Gloucestershire woman's bright idea puts others in the shade Image

Gloucestershire woman's bright idea puts others in the shade

A Gloucestershire businesswoman who discovered a gap in the market when she created lampshades during lockdown has moved into her first office space.

More than fifty partners for Cheltenham net zero pledge Image

More than fifty partners for Cheltenham net zero pledge

More than fifty businesses, community groups and other organisations have joined forces with the aim of making Cheltenham ‘net carbon zero’ by 2030.


Railway bridge appeal reaches target after 'astonishing' response Image

Railway bridge appeal reaches target after 'astonishing' response

A £200,000 appeal to fund the repair of a damaged bridge on a heritage railway has reached its target less than a month after the appeal was launched.

Gloucester travel agent backs new government rules Image

Gloucester travel agent backs new government rules

A Gloucester travel agent says the latest government measures following reports of the Omicron variant of Covid are ‘the right course of action’.

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