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Exclusive: New boutique cinema set to open in Cheltenham Image

Exclusive: New boutique cinema set to open in Cheltenham

A new concept in luxury cinema and stylish dining is coming to the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham.

Chance for businesses to win council contracts Image

Chance for businesses to win council contracts

Gloucestershire County Council is looking for professionals from all trades to join its approved list of suppliers and contractors.

Ukulele business is striking all the right notes Image

Ukulele business is striking all the right notes

Matt Stead has turned his love and knowledge of the ukulele into a successful business.

Construction group wins £39.5m county hospitals contract Image

Construction group wins £39.5m county hospitals contract

Kier has been appointed to deliver a £39.5m transformation programme for the county's major hospitals.

Man warned he faces prison over tax fraud Image

Man warned he faces prison over tax fraud

A Cheltenham man who pleaded guilty to tax fraud involving an alleged £170,000 faces a prison sentence, a judge warned.

Council boss is the latest to leave for a new role Image

Council boss is the latest to leave for a new role

Jo Walker, strategic director at Gloucestershire County Council, is leaving for a new post and Liberal Democrats question why so many council officers are quitting.

Business Expert: Introduction to managing absence Image

Business Expert: Introduction to managing absence

Unexpected absence due to sickness can cause major disruption in a business.

Industry to promote responsible gambling campaign Image

Industry to promote responsible gambling campaign

The biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote what is being called 'responsible gambling' is due to take place.

Insurance broker makes generous donation to charity Image

Insurance broker makes generous donation to charity

Lansdown Insurance Brokers has presented a cheque for £6,000 to The James Hopkins Trust, the broker’s chosen charity for the last year.

Sales soar at online fashion retailer Image

Sales soar at online fashion retailer

Online fashion retailer, Asos, sees profits rise.

Insurance group calls for tax exemption for charities Image

Insurance group calls for tax exemption for charities

Ahead of the Budget, specialist insurer Ecclesiastical and Charity Finance Group are urging the Chancellor to make charities exempt from paying Insurance Premium Tax.

Golf day drives thousands of pounds towards children’s charity  Image

Golf day drives thousands of pounds towards children’s charity

Organising your first charity golf day and making it a success could be a complicated process, but for one firm it was, well, absolute Simplicity.

Improved service for victims of sexual assault Image

Improved service for victims of sexual assault

A centre to help victims of rape or sexual assault has expanded its service.

Gym group flexes its muscles with £100,000 bank package Image

Gym group flexes its muscles with £100,000 bank package

A Cirencester-headquartered gym chain has secured a £100,000 finance package from HSBC UK.

Record breaking year for Cheltenham Festival Image

Record breaking year for Cheltenham Festival

The 2018 Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has broken box office records.

Major office development gets go-ahead for Cheltenham Image

Major office development gets go-ahead for Cheltenham

A major new office complex has been given the go ahead for Cheltenham and is expected to create new jobs in the town.

VIDEO: Final countdown to new £23m John Lewis store opening Image

VIDEO: Final countdown to new £23m John Lewis store opening

Punchline was invited along to a special preview tour this morning (16 October) just two days before John Lewis opens its 51st store in Cheltenham town centre.

New location planned for city centre Post Office Image

New location planned for city centre Post Office

Gloucester's main Post Office in King's Square may be on the move.

New investors needed to keep Bloodhound on track Image

New investors needed to keep Bloodhound on track

The supersonic Bloodhound vehicle aimed at breaking the land speed record is urgently looking for new investors.

Ecotricity boss in green flag fury Image

Ecotricity boss in green flag fury

The millionaire founder of green energy firm Ecotricity says he is taking legal action against the Government for using his company's 'green' Union Flag logo.

Tween favourite to close stores? Image

Tween favourite to close stores?

Claire’s, the tween accessories chain, is thought to be considering closing some of its UK stores.

Local businesses putting people and the planet first Image

Local businesses putting people and the planet first

Social Saturday, the annual campaign highlighting businesses that make a difference in their communities by trading for a social purpose, took place at the weekend.

Business expert: Should I charge VAT with that? Image

Business expert: Should I charge VAT with that?

Every VAT Registered business at some point will ask should I charge VAT on that, but when you are unsure what should you do?

Law firm strengthens team with new appointment Image

Law firm strengthens team with new appointment

Cheltenham-based business law specialists, Sherbornes Solicitors, have made a new senior appointment..

Sports gear company scoops national award Image

Sports gear company scoops national award

A Gloucestershire company has won national recognition at the Barclays' annual High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards.

Appeal after cyclist headbutted in Stroud incident Image

Appeal after cyclist headbutted in Stroud incident

Officers are urging those who stopped to check on a cyclist after he was headbutted in an incident in Stroud earlier this month to come forward.

Boots Corner closure praised as Brewery Quarter delivers record figures Image

Boots Corner closure praised as Brewery Quarter delivers record figures

It was an announcement meant to draw attention to the success of the multi-million-pound investment that is Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter.

Fashion brand Superdry issues profits warning Image

Fashion brand Superdry issues profits warning

Warm weather may also have made investors at a major Gloucestershire fashion retailer a little hot under the collar as the firm blamed the unseasonal climate for its profits warning.

Flood alerts issued along the River Wye Image

Flood alerts issued along the River Wye

The Environment Agency has today issued flood alerts for parts of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Which familiar face has been appointed to help front new business school? Image

Which familiar face has been appointed to help front new business school?

A familiar face to many in the Gloucestershire business community has been named as a director at the University of Gloucestershire’s new School of Business and Technology.


Notorious Gloucestershire criminal targets TV presenter’s home Image

Notorious Gloucestershire criminal targets TV presenter’s home

TV antiques expert Alison Chapman became the latest victim of one of Gloucestershire’s most notorious prolific criminals when he burgled her home and stole jewellery, a court heard.

Council highlights need to bring empty homes back into occupation Image

Council highlights need to bring empty homes back into occupation

Empty Homes Week 2018 has been launched highlighting the 300,000 long-term unoccupied houses in the UK.

Giant witch will be centre of festive parade Image

Giant witch will be centre of festive parade

A giant white witch standing more than 16 feet high will be the centerpiece for Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on this year.

Operation targets rogue traders in the county Image

Operation targets rogue traders in the county

Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards recently took part in a national day of action to protect vulnerable residents from rogue traders.

Winners and pictures from GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018 Image

Winners and pictures from GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018

Winners were announced last night at the biggest business awards event of its kind in the country - GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018.

Fake barrister walks free after stealing £14,000 from a Gloucestershire business Image

Fake barrister walks free after stealing £14,000 from a Gloucestershire business

A 30-year-old woman who conned her employers into thinking she was a qualified barrister then defrauded them of £14,000 has walked free from court.

Date set for Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station opening Image

Date set for Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station opening

Gloucester's state of the art bus station will open this month as the first project to be completed in the multi-million pound revamp of the north of the city centre.

Prepare for the future in a Sixth Form with a difference Image

Prepare for the future in a Sixth Form with a difference

The King's School Gloucester is opening its doors next Tuesday (October 16th) to give you a taste of life at its Sixth Form.

VIDEO: Hot on the press – The latest edition of Punchline Image

VIDEO: Hot on the press – The latest edition of Punchline

What travels at 15,000 sheets per minute? The latest edition of Punchline Gloucester Business magazine of course!

Cuts for electric and hybrid vehicles ‘a backwards step' Image

Cuts for electric and hybrid vehicles ‘a backwards step'

A Gloucestershire garage specialising in electric vehicles has condemned the government's decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars.

Toilets open to shoppers after drugs scare Image

Toilets open to shoppers after drugs scare

Visitors to Stroud will be able to resume their shopping without the fear of being caught short - or unwittingly embroiled in the town’s unwanted drugs scene.

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