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Julian Dunkerton adds to his pub and hotel empire Image

Julian Dunkerton adds to his pub and hotel empire

Residents hoping to save the pub at the heart of a Cotswold town appear to have cause to celebrate after multi-millionaire entrepreneur Julian Dunkerton bought the property.


Mass brawl at Cheltenham business Image

Mass brawl at Cheltenham business

Shoppers at a supermarket in Gloucestershire got a little more than they bargained for yesterday evening when a mass fight broke out.

Bus company staff celebrate 420 years of loyal service  Image

Bus company staff celebrate 420 years of loyal service

Employees at Stagecoach West have been officially recognised for their loyal and dedicated service to the bus company.

Stabbing threat to businessman because he owned a Bentley Image

Stabbing threat to businessman because he owned a Bentley

Former soldier Warren Bagwell threatened to stab two men because he was jealous of them having a Bentley car with personalised number plates, a court heard.

Property agents flock to landmark Cheltenham building taking shape Image

Property agents flock to landmark Cheltenham building taking shape

More than 45 agents from Bristol, Swindon and the South West came to Cheltenham to tour the live construction of the 64,000 sq ft of prime grade A office space.

Big Student Unlock heading for Regent Arcade  Image

Big Student Unlock heading for Regent Arcade

There’s just a few days to go until the annual student shopping event at Cheltenham's Regent Arcade shopping centre, in which students get the chance to crack a safe and win prizes.

Retail Rocks the Cotswolds this November Image

Retail Rocks the Cotswolds this November

Could 2019 be the year for independent and national retailers to work together? That’s what Rock the Cotswolds is highlighting at its next big event Retail Rocks.

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses Image

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HMRC to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back.

Golf day and 19th hole festivities raise thousands for Pied Piper Image

Golf day and 19th hole festivities raise thousands for Pied Piper

Children across Gloucestershire helped by the much-loved Pied Piper charity are set to benefit to the tune of £17,000 thanks to the generosity of the county’s business community.

Former car dealership site sold for £1.9 million Image

Former car dealership site sold for £1.9 million

A former car dealership site has been bought for £1.9 million by an independent Gloucestershire builder's merchant.

Jobs expected as multi-million-pound investment in Gloucester site revealed Image

Jobs expected as multi-million-pound investment in Gloucester site revealed

Details of a £5 million investment have unlocked the mystery surrounding the future of one of the last pieces of development land close to Gloucester Quays.

Major Gloucestershire route to close for essential road repairs Image

Major Gloucestershire route to close for essential road repairs

A main road through the Cotswolds will be shut for several nights while resurfacing work takes place.

Police catch shop staff selling knives illegally Image

Police catch shop staff selling knives illegally

Four Gloucestershire shops have been reported for selling knives illegally in an undercover police operation.

Housing development to support 215-plus jobs Image

Housing development to support 215-plus jobs

As one of the UK's biggest house builders begins transforming land beside one of the Gloucestershire's biggest business parks it has revealed just how many jobs the site will support.

New construction firm unveils Gloucestershire headquarters Image

New construction firm unveils Gloucestershire headquarters

Two plasterers have joined forces to launch a new construction business in Gloucestershire employing a team of staff.

Fashion and accessories retailer to review store estate Image

Fashion and accessories retailer to review store estate

Cath Kidston is to review its estate to ensure its stores are in the right places.

King's Walk welcomes three new stores Image

King's Walk welcomes three new stores

Gloucester's King's Walk has announced the opening of a new store together with the launch of two temporary shops.


Trusted mother stole nearly £100,000 from her employer Image

Trusted mother stole nearly £100,000 from her employer

A 48-year-old woman defrauded her Gloucestershire employer out of nearly £100,000 in a bid to win the 'affection and love' of her children and new partner by lavishing them with gifts.

Guest house in idyllic location goes on the market for £600,000 Image

Guest house in idyllic location goes on the market for £600,000

A "boutique" guest house in a picturesque part of Gloucestershire is up for sale.

Private party quietly celebrates major business milestone Image

Private party quietly celebrates major business milestone

Students leaving the University of Gloucestershire's new £18m School of Business and Technology yesterday evening (September 18) might have spotted a gathering in its inner sanctum.

2,000-mile quest to raise awareness of suicide Image

2,000-mile quest to raise awareness of suicide

A staff member from a Cheltenham business has been given four weeks leave of absence by his employer – as long as he can cycle 2,000 miles in four weeks for charity.

New deli hopes for slice of the action in Stroud Image

New deli hopes for slice of the action in Stroud

A new delicatessen has opened its doors to customers in Stroud.

HSBC commits £550 million to Gloucestershire SMEs  Image

HSBC commits £550 million to Gloucestershire SMEs

Some good news for Gloucestershire businesses today, as HSBC UK has launched a £550 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the county.

County ‘property developer’ avoids jail over benefits fraud Image

County ‘property developer’ avoids jail over benefits fraud

Cheating OAP Martin Oliver fraudulantly claimed almost £25,000 in State benefits.

B&Q profits fall  Image

B&Q profits fall

Profits at B&Q owner, Kingfisher, have fallen by 30 per cent.

Publica helps to clean up estuary Image

Publica helps to clean up estuary

Publica Group employees based in Coleford joined local volunteers to help clean up Beachley Slipway and Lydney Harbour recently.

Is Amazon the new champion of SMEs? Image

Is Amazon the new champion of SMEs?

One of the world’s biggest companies has launched a dedicated platform for small and medium-size companies (SMEs) to sell their products, in a bid to position itself as a champion of independent business.

MP: Government cash could unlock Cheltenham’s derelict sites Image

MP: Government cash could unlock Cheltenham’s derelict sites

Alex Chalk MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of £2bn to build new homes as a major opportunity for Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire firm in £8.5 million takeover Image

Gloucestershire firm in £8.5 million takeover

A well-established Gloucestershire firm which was founded by a former TV production sound recordist has been taken over.

Businesses lose tens of thousands of pounds during Over roundabout work Image

Businesses lose tens of thousands of pounds during Over roundabout work

A £2.756 million scheme aimed at improving a major roundabout junction north of Gloucester has costs businesses tens of thousands of pounds in lost trade.

'Hot tub' increases the temperature at Boots Corner Image

'Hot tub' increases the temperature at Boots Corner

Judging by the reaction the addition of a “hot tub” to Boots Corner in Cheltenham has received an ice bath might have been a better option.

Two hundred years in prison for those convicted ‘county lines’ drugs offences Image

Two hundred years in prison for those convicted ‘county lines’ drugs offences

Officers investigating dangerous drugs networks coming into Gloucestershire from big city areas have secure convictions totalling more than 200 years in prison time for those involved.

Ready Steady Cook! Hotel helps feed the homeless Image

Ready Steady Cook! Hotel helps feed the homeless

A hotel is helping the charity Cheltenham Open Door to provide food for the town's disadvantaged people.

Strong cheese sales helps dairy firm sniff out growth Image

Strong cheese sales helps dairy firm sniff out growth

A major dairy business and producer of one of the nation’s most popular cheeses expects a bigger slice of revenue and profits than expected at the end of the first half of its financial year.

Fast football fun at law firm's networking event Image

Fast football fun at law firm's networking event

Business people demonstrated their table football skills at a "Nosh and Becks" networking event.

Experts offer businesses help with overseas trade  Image

Experts offer businesses help with overseas trade

Export experts based in Gloucestershire are highlighting their services to county businesses to help them trade overseas with confidence.

It's official! Gloucestershire has a new university Image

It's official! Gloucestershire has a new university

A new university has been launched in Gloucestershire.

Delivery man jailed for driving dangerously Image

Delivery man jailed for driving dangerously

Pizza delivery driver Arturs Kepals, 29, was jailed for 15 months after a jury convicted him of driving dangerously when he smashed his car into a couple.

Raiders target jewellers shop Image

Raiders target jewellers shop

Police are hunting robbers who struck at a Gloucestershire jewellers.

Former Mercedes F1 team member at the wheel of coffee company Image

Former Mercedes F1 team member at the wheel of coffee company

A former member of the world-conquering Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing car team has been revealed at the man behind a coffee company bubbling away nicely in Gloucestershire.

MasterChef champion to launch Gloucestershire restaurant  Image

MasterChef champion to launch Gloucestershire restaurant

A year on from launching his first fine dining restaurant WOOD Manchester, MasterChef champion Simon Wood has announced his next venture WOODKRAFT.

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