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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 15 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 15

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

Gloucester City Council set to consider £107m budget for Kings Quarter regeneration Image

Gloucester City Council set to consider £107m budget for Kings Quarter regeneration

Gloucester City Council is being recommended to approve the £107m budget for the ambitious new digital campus.

Two ‘county lines’ drug dealers  who earned £1,000 per day caught in Gloucester operation Image

Two ‘county lines’ drug dealers who earned £1,000 per day caught in Gloucester operation

Two drug dealers who earned £1,000 a day from their 'county lines' operation in Gloucester were caught after a five month police surveillance operation

St James’s Place to cut jobs Image

St James’s Place to cut jobs

In a blow for Cirencester, one of the town’s biggest employers is set to cut around 200 jobs.

Supreme Court rules on business interruption insurance test case Image

Supreme Court rules on business interruption insurance test case

The Supreme Court has today delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s business interruption insurance test case.

Babcock hit by second wave of pandemic Image

Babcock hit by second wave of pandemic

Babcock International Group said the civil aviation market is continuing to struggle, as the sector was hit by the second wave of Covid-19.

Council reveals first 21 roads being resurfaced in 2021 Image

Council reveals first 21 roads being resurfaced in 2021

Gloucestershire County Council has announced which roads will be first of many waiting to be resurfaced in 2021.

New scheme to help domestic abuse victims launched Image

New scheme to help domestic abuse victims launched

Victims of domestic abuse are being offered a new codeword scheme to help them signal for help from the safety of a pharmacy.

Dunelm sales up Image

Dunelm sales up

Homeware retailer Dunelm enjoyed sales growth over Christmas, thanks to a surge in online demand.

Card Factory warns of £10m loss Image

Card Factory warns of £10m loss

Gift card retailer Card Factory has said it is expecting losses of about £10m in its full-year results due to stores being closed due to the pandemic.

Lidl by Lidl: German discounter pips rival as cheapest supermarket of 2020 Image

Lidl by Lidl: German discounter pips rival as cheapest supermarket of 2020

Lidl has narrowly beaten Aldi to be named the cheapest supermarket of 2020, according to consumer champions Which?

Housing strategy to prioritise right homes for Forest's future Image

Housing strategy to prioritise right homes for Forest's future

Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet has agreed a new housing strategy, which sets out how the council plans to encourage affordable, low-carbon housing to meet the needs of a growing population.

Housebuilder creates over 750 jobs with new site  in Coleford Image

Housebuilder creates over 750 jobs with new site in Coleford

Barratt Homes will begin releasing homes at Forest Grove, Coleford tomorrow (Saturday 16th January) – for sale by appointment only.

Work begins on A46 Coopers Hill repairs Image

Work begins on A46 Coopers Hill repairs

Work to stabilise a road surface on the A46 by Coopers Hill is under way.

Promotion is a regional first at Azets Image

Promotion is a regional first at Azets

With an office at Gloucester Quays, regional accountancy firm Azets has announced the promotion of Katherine Broadhurst to corporate finance partner.

Gloucestershire youngsters benefit from Christmas giving campaign Image

Gloucestershire youngsters benefit from Christmas giving campaign

Throughout December, 12 charities for children and young people across Gloucestershire benefitted from £6,000 in charitable donations from Cheltenham company, Lansdown Insurance Brokers.

Gloucestershire receives up to £500,000 Healthy Communities Together funding Image

Gloucestershire receives up to £500,000 Healthy Communities Together funding

Gloucestershire has been selected as one of six areas to receive an initial grant of £50,000 from the Healthy Communities Together programme.

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for 15 - 25 January  Image

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for 15 - 25 January

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Building the future - AccXel appoints new Steering Group  Image

Building the future - AccXel appoints new Steering Group

AccXel is a state-of-the-art 980m2 centre of excellence to inspire, train and connect people entering and advancing within the construction industry.

Debenhams reveals which stores won’t reopen after lockdown Image

Debenhams reveals which stores won’t reopen after lockdown

Debenhams has revealed that six of its stores won’t reopen after lockdown, with the threat to 320 jobs.

Tewkesbury business appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn certification Image

Tewkesbury business appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn certification

Woodsure has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme.

Rare opportunity to buy mixed-use residential and holiday let property Image

Rare opportunity to buy mixed-use residential and holiday let property

Property advisor Christie & Co has brought to market a historic, mixed-use property in Ledbury which offers a collection of eleven modern holiday and residential lets.

BPE advises client on successful acquisition  Image

BPE advises client on successful acquisition

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has acted for longstanding client Partners& on its acquisition of an independent insurance intermediary.

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000 Image

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000

A total of 14 county-based charities have won a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to nominations from the public.

West Cheltenham cycling and walking work starts sooner than planned Image

West Cheltenham cycling and walking work starts sooner than planned

Gloucestershire County Council has brought forward the next stage of construction of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme (WCTIS) with work starting in this month.

Primark set to lose over £1bn in sales Image

Primark set to lose over £1bn in sales

Value fashion retailer Primark is set to lose more than £1 billion in sales, if Covid lockdowns force stores to stay closed much longer.

Man who supplied drugs to Gloucester based gang sentenced  Image

Man who supplied drugs to Gloucester based gang sentenced

The supplier to a Gloucester based drugs gang has been sentenced following an investigation by the Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).

Success for Operation Blitzen as police tackle thieves in Gloucester city centre Image

Success for Operation Blitzen as police tackle thieves in Gloucester city centre

Operation Blitzen has seen areas such Kings Walk, Eastgate Shopping Centre and Gloucester Quays being targeted by the officers to deal with issues such as theft and anti-social behaviour.

Police warning after series of shed and garage break-ins Image

Police warning after series of shed and garage break-ins

Police in Gloucester are warning residents to be vigilant after reports that thieves are breaking into sheds and garages to steal bicycles.

Final deadline for council’s Community Projects Fund announced Image

Final deadline for council’s Community Projects Fund announced

Cotswold District Council is set to launch a new crowdfunding scheme from next month.

Survey calls for hospital care close to home Image

Survey calls for hospital care close to home

People in Gloucestershire would prefer their hospital care close to home, according to an independent report.

£10.2m Gloucestershire business park sold Image

£10.2m Gloucestershire business park sold

Commercial developer Chancerygate has sold an 11 asset portfolio, including a site in Cheltenham, to the real estate private equity firm for an undisclosed sum.

Multi-million-pound sale sees Cheltenham builders' merchants change ownership Image

Multi-million-pound sale sees Cheltenham builders' merchants change ownership

Bristol-based GL Law has revealed the sale of Staverton Building Supplies' assets and shares to timber and builders' merchant, Sydenhams Ltd.

Gloucestershire Airport appoints managing director Image

Gloucestershire Airport appoints managing director

Karen Taylor has been named as the managing director of Gloucestershire Airport Ltd after three months in the role in an interim capacity.

BAE Systems launch 2021 with major contracts Image

BAE Systems launch 2021 with major contracts

BAE Systems has started the year by securing a series of contracts with the US military.

John Lewis stops click and collect Image

John Lewis stops click and collect

John Lewis has suspended click and collect services from its department stores in response to the tightening of coronavirus restrictions.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Jan 15 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Jan 15 line-up revealed

It has already been another week packed with stories for the Punchline Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss when they come together.

Cheltenham invests £75k in community hubs Image

Cheltenham invests £75k in community hubs

Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed £75,000 of grant funding to create two new community hubs in the town.

Taking lessons online a challenge for teachers Image

Taking lessons online a challenge for teachers

The vast majority of teachers have found conducting online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic a challenging experience, according to a survey by Ecclesiastical.

Dealer sold drugs to fund designer wardrobe Image

Dealer sold drugs to fund designer wardrobe

A drug dealer who spent more than £10,000 of his ill-gotten gains on a designer wardrobe has been jailed for three years and eight months at Gloucester Crown Court.

Families struggle with Covid funeral costs Image

Families struggle with Covid funeral costs

Families had to adjust their funeral plans during 2020, according to a new report.

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