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Taps run dry as burst main hits water supplies to thousands

Severn Trent Water has said a "huge sorry" after thousands of consumers in Gloucestershire were left without water today.

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Council's £4m contract with Mears is to end

Stroud District Council says its repairs and maintenance contract with Mears Group is to end "by mutual agreement."

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Specialist soil company relocates to Gloucestershire

Expanding soil and compost specialist company, SoilFixer, has moved to the agritech innovation and incubation hub, Farm491.

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Council forced to cut spending as funding drops 11 per cent

Cheltenham Borough council has warned it faces a huge challenge to balance the books because Government funding has been slashed.

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Police investigating violent incident find a gun

Police officers investigating last month's incident of violent disorder in the Chase Lane Industrial Estate, Gloucester have now located a firearm.

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Eco football stadium plan set to go to council

Proposals for a new eco football stadium at Eastington near the M5 junction will be submitted to planners within the next few days.

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County furniture company taken over by Ocee International

Race Furniture of Bourton-on-the-Water has been acquired by Ocee International.

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GC shortlisted for national apprenticeship award

Following its recent AoC Beacon Award win, Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have been shortlisted for another national award.

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Hazlewoods staff enjoy conference at the racecourse

Gloucestershire-based accountants and business advisers Hazlewoods has taken time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

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Christmas comes early for The Butterfly Garden

Christmas may still be 10 days away, but it has come early for the Staverton-based charity The Butterfly Project.

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Council takes over former newspaper site for parking

Dursley Town Council has bought the former Dursley Gazette newspaper site in Long Street to provide a long stay car park.

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Appeal after Christmas light display vandalised

The colourful Christmas present display which has been lighting up Boots Corner in Cheltenham has been vandalised.

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Major improvements on the way for Cheltenham Promenade

Essential maintenance work will be carried out to pavements on the Promenade in Cheltenham starting in January.

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County school is to shut

A rural county school with just 26 pupils is to close.

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VIDEO: Turning employment dream into reality for the disabled

Clubs run by Gloucestershire County Council and the Forwards Employment Service are providing valuable support for disabled people in the workplace.

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Former ice cream HQ is sold

Robert Hitchins Ltd has sold two landmark office buildings at the gateway to Gloucester to Helix Property Ltd, trading as BizSpace.

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Llanthony Secunda Priory needs you!

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust is on the lookout for new trustees and a new chair to join its board, as it moves into the next exciting phase of the priory’s reformation.

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Have your say on budget strategy in the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council is updating its medium term financial plan and spending plans for 2018/19 and would welcome feedback from local businesses and residents.

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Have your say on the future of our motorways

An intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve how efficiently roads are maintained and at the same time improve safety, according to Highways England.

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Cotswold hotel sold to family brewer

A picturesque Cotswold hotel near Prince Charles' home, Highgrove House, has been bought by a family-owned brewery.

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Joules sales on the up

Fashion retailer Joules has seen sales jump by nearly a fifth in the first half of its financial year.

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New opportunities for women in the construction industry

Kier is hoping to attract more women who are returning to work to join the construction industry

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Dixons Carphone profits plunge

Profits at Dixons Carphone fell by 60 per cent in the first half of the year, as people held onto their old handsets for longer.

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Big Give 2017: Gloucester Cathedral success

Gloucester Cathedral has exceeded its £30,000 target in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017.

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Attorney General backs Cheltenham MP’s terror sentence concern

The Attorney General has referred the suspended sentence of convicted terror supporter Farhana Ahmed to the Court of Appeal, following the intervention of Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk.

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Homes plan will shape the future of county

It's taken almost a decade but the blueprint for future housing developments in Gloucestershire has finally been signed off.

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Carpet group sees profits floored in tough retail market

National floor covering group Carpetright has reported a fall in profits due to challenging conditions in the retail market.

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Bah! Humbug! How city miser inspired Dickens' Christmas classic

A film about a classic Dickensian character inspired by a famous Gloucester businessman is being screened in the city.

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Hot favourites to win top curry chefs award

The Spice Lodge in Cheltenham is in the running to win an award for the finest South Asian restaurant in the UK.

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Clarkson Evans provides a window of calm for cancer treatment patients

Cancer patients can now take their minds off their treatment thanks to the fundraising efforts of a county firm.

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Huge aircraft contract could be good news for county

BAE Systems is set to provide 24 Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

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Ecotricity unveils newest wind park - but could it be the last?

Stroud-based green energy company, Ecotricity, fears its latest wind park could be its last.

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Construction consultants open new county office

International construction and engineering claims consultants Hanscomb Intercontinental have opened two new UK offices - one in Cheltenham.

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Don't let new regulations give you a New Year headache

Landlords of both residential and commercial properties will have to deal with new regulations covering energy efficiency in the New Year.

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New guide aims to attract more visitors to the beautiful Cotswolds

Hospitality businesses are hoping the new, improved 2018 Cotswolds Visitor Guide will be a big success.

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Charity provides support nurse for teen cancer patients

Cheltenham-based medical charity Cobalt has raised over £26,000 to provide a specialist nurse for teenagers and young adults with cancer.

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Double skills crisis for small business owners

Britain’s small businesses are struggling to grow due to two major skills issues - a lack of digital confidence and the inability to recruit skilled people.

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Police hunt launched after horrifying attack on woman

Police are appealing for information after a woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in Gloucester.

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Man dies in flat fire

A man has died following a fire at a Cirencester property today.

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Gloucestershire lecturer's film shortlisted for an Oscar

A film produced by a University of Gloucestershire lecturer has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

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New kerbside recycling service is a big success

A £1.6 million investment in special waste recycling vehicles in Cheltenham has seen a big rise in kerbside recycling.

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