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'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council Image

'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council

The ruling Conservative Group have chosen the councillor they want to replace Paul James as the leader of Gloucester City Council

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment Image

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment

Cheltenham Racecourse have made a right Royal appointment, confirming that a Gloucestershire resident has become a director.

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop Image

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop

Plans have been lodged to transform a shop front in a Grade II-Listed Cheltenham building on one of the town’s most prestigious shopping streets.

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies Image

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies

An engineering firm from Stroud has become something of a star of the silver screen with parts in a series of Hollywood Blockbuster movies.

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season Image

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season

Panto stars at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham have teamed up with a unique charity based on a farm in the Cotswolds to help raise funds and awareness for their vital work with young people with disabilities.

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions Image

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions

Former footballers from clubs including Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth are suing a Cotswold-headquarters wealth management firm for £15 million.

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign Image

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign

A twin-pronged campaign to tackle drink and drug driving over the Christmas period has been launched by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge Image

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge

Teams of Gloucestershire pupils have done battle in defence giant Raytheon’s fifth annual Quadcopter Challenge regional final, under the theme of Technology around the World.

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company Image

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company

Customers from across the manufacturing industry were able to see first-hand the improvements made by Poeton Industries to their thermal spray facility.

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations Image

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations

A police investigation into the allegations connected to the building of Gloucestershire’s newest landmark – its incinerator – has reached its conclusion.

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ Image

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ

The internal fit-out of the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is taking shape.

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham  Image

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham

The first day of one of Cheltenham Racecourse’s biggest meetings of the year has fallen foul of the weather.

400 jobs could be created by new business park Image

400 jobs could be created by new business park

Mystery surrounds the new owners of a Forest of Dean site which has permission to develop a new business park which could create 400-plus jobs.

New chairman appointed by firm with huge Gloucester base Image

New chairman appointed by firm with huge Gloucester base

The company that runs one of Gloucester’s biggest manufacturing bases has a new chairman after the incumbent decided to stand down.

Cotswold Canals Trust launch series of fundraising calendars Image

Cotswold Canals Trust launch series of fundraising calendars

The Cotswold Canals Trust is getting into the Christmas spirit as it aims to raise funds for the vital restoration work it carries out throughout the year.

County council increases road budget to £220million to allow for all-ways Junction 10 Image

County council increases road budget to £220million to allow for all-ways Junction 10

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet have approved extending their Highways budget to £220million – a crucial step along the road to improving Junction 10 of the M5 motorway.

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Plans for "forward-thinking" business refused by Cotswold District Council planners

A 104 space electric car service and parking station near a Cotswold village has been refused by planners as it was an 'over-provision of infrastructure.'

Is there a new King of Gloucestershire's fashion producing empire? Image

Is there a new King of Gloucestershire's fashion producing empire?

Move over Julian Dunkerton, there's a new Gloucestershire-based businessman who is cracking the clothing market...

VIDEO: Quays slides ice rink and Victorian Christmas Market into place Image

VIDEO: Quays slides ice rink and Victorian Christmas Market into place

A little Christmas magic has slid neatly into place at Gloucester Quays, with businesses from the city given a sneak preview of the festive offering last night.

Award is seal of approval for project manager working on Cheltenham housing development Image

Award is seal of approval for project manager working on Cheltenham housing development

The project manager overseeing the creation of a collection of new villas and apartments in Cheltenham will represent his profession at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Supporting these brave few could save your life Image

Supporting these brave few could save your life

On a day like today, as the rains and bad weather hit Gloucestershire, and the news from Derbyshire echoes the flooding county folk know only too well, think of those standing by to help.

Construction can now start on Gloucester City Football Club's new stadium Image

Construction can now start on Gloucester City Football Club's new stadium

More than 12 years after being flooded out of Meadow Park, Gloucester City have taken another significant step on their long journey home.

New covered food court inspired by London’s Borough Market Image

New covered food court inspired by London’s Borough Market

A new covered food market could be built in a Gloucestershire town modelled on the famous Borough Market in the nation’s capital.

Cheltenham's biggest private employer – and its view on the economy Image

Cheltenham's biggest private employer – and its view on the economy

You could say, judging from the trading statement of Cheltenham’s largest private employer, that it is a glass half full kind of company.

Help provide 20,000 hours of free hospice care to people in need in Gloucestershire Image

Help provide 20,000 hours of free hospice care to people in need in Gloucestershire

When Celia Hicks Beach was told her lung cancer was terminal, the Hospice at Home care available from Longfield meant she could leave hospital and return to her beloved family farm.

Family farm machinery business expects to grow Image

Family farm machinery business expects to grow

A family-run engineering firm is predicting future expansion after growing its portfolio with leading brands of tractors and farm machinery.

Parking pains push property consultancy out of town centre Image

Parking pains push property consultancy out of town centre

A Cirencester-based commercial property firm has moved from its town centre premises to a new office space out of town.

Free business seminar will show ways to cut water bill and build resilience plan if supply is cut Image

Free business seminar will show ways to cut water bill and build resilience plan if supply is cut

A free seminar is being held by Tewkesbury Borough Council to highlight ways businesses can combat emergencies like cuts to their water supply.

Pupils given a taste of their future at The King's School Careers Fair Image

Pupils given a taste of their future at The King's School Careers Fair

Pupils at The King’s School were given a chance to get a taste of life after education at their annual Careers Fair.

Retailer B&M record double-digit increase in revenues Image

Retailer B&M record double-digit increase in revenues

Discount retailer B&M recorded a double-digit improvement in sales for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year.

Care provider celebrates multiple-award wins Image

Care provider celebrates multiple-award wins

A specialist care provider from Gloucester is celebrating a series of award wins.

Courts takes profits of sale from former businessman who tried to flee to Brazil Image

Courts takes profits of sale from former businessman who tried to flee to Brazil

When he came to sell his flat at a profit – ten years after a conviction for growing cannabis – Cheltenham man Scott Peters was in for a rude awakening.

Gloucester's King's Walk car park set to reopen after refurbishment Image

Gloucester's King's Walk car park set to reopen after refurbishment

Improvements to King’s Walk car park have been completed and the new-look will be seen for the first time on Saturday when it reopens for business.

Famous Gloucestershire village pub reopens after extensive refurbishment by new owners Image

Famous Gloucestershire village pub reopens after extensive refurbishment by new owners

A pub that was once run by a former England cricket captain and named as one of the top 70 inns in Britain is reopening tonight after a major refurbishment by its new owners.

Gloucester Rugby appoint 'modern day legend' to role of commercial director Image

Gloucester Rugby appoint 'modern day legend' to role of commercial director

A man who has been described as “one of the modern legends to have worn cherry and white” has been appointed as Gloucester Rugby’s new commercial director.

100 wind turbines proposed for Gloucestershire hills Image

100 wind turbines proposed for Gloucestershire hills

Call it common sense, call it radical, call it provocative, call it marketing, call it (very) political, the businessman behind it will tell you 100 windmills to power Gloucestershire is the way to go.

SoFab Sports able to expand operations thanks to £100,000 investment Image

SoFab Sports able to expand operations thanks to £100,000 investment

A £100,000 investment will help Gloucestershire-based community interest enterprise SoFab Sports expand and help more young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Charity Ball raises £10,000 for Gloucestershire cancer charities Image

Charity Ball raises £10,000 for Gloucestershire cancer charities

A charity ball that raised funds for the fight against breast cancer saw £10,000 raised for two Gloucestershire charities.

Multi-million pound management buyout of Gloucestershire building firm Image

Multi-million pound management buyout of Gloucestershire building firm

A multi-million pound management buyout of an established Gloucestershire firm has been agreed, with two county law firms providing their expertise to complete the deal.

Last chance to be part of the next Punchline business magazine Image

Last chance to be part of the next Punchline business magazine

The deadline is looming if you want to be part of the next edition of the Punchline business magazine's Apprenticeship Guide.

Financial firm’s merger marks a drive for growth Image

Financial firm’s merger marks a drive for growth

The merger of two financial branches of a lifestyle financial planning firm has been described as the “start of a drive for growth” by the new business.

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