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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 30 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 30

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

Cheltenham Cyber Park development partners announced Image

Cheltenham Cyber Park development partners announced

Gloucestershire's place at the heart of the nation’s cyber security ambitions took another step forward with the announcement of the team for the Golden Valley project in Cheltenham.



New main sponsor for Gloucester Rugby revealed Image

New main sponsor for Gloucester Rugby revealed

Gloucester-based shelving company BiGDUG is today revealed as the new Main Club Sponsor for the Gloucester Rugby Club.

Amazon sales exceed $100bn again Image

Amazon sales exceed $100bn again

American online retail giant Amazon has exceeded $100bn in sales for the third quarter in a row

Mothercare losses top £21 million Image

Mothercare losses top £21 million

Maternity retailer Mothercare has seen its full year losses grow after the pandemic hit trading in each of its markets across the globe.

Self-serve coffee for Pret? Image

Self-serve coffee for Pret?

Coffee and sandwich giant Pret A Manger is thought to be planning to launch automated self-service coffee machines.

Aston Martin makes a turn for SUV market Image

Aston Martin makes a turn for SUV market

Legendary British sports car maker, Aston Martin, has taken a swerve into the SUV market.

Dr Martens sales up nearly a third on 2019 Image

Dr Martens sales up nearly a third on 2019

It’s the footwear that never goes out of style and Dr Martens has revealed that trading was slightly ahead of expectations in its first quarter.

10 parcels stolen every minute last year Image

10 parcels stolen every minute last year

Charity Citizens Advice have said that 5 million parcels were stolen from doorsteps last year

Successful fire evacuation at Gloucester high-rise Image

Successful fire evacuation at Gloucester high-rise

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service carried out a successful rescue drill at Gloucester City Homes’ (GCH) Independent Living Scheme Clapham Court in Kingsholm.

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Stonehouse Image

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Stonehouse

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Stonehouse which took place earlier this week.

Man who downloaded child pornography images spared immediate jail sentence Image

Man who downloaded child pornography images spared immediate jail sentence

The man who claimed he downloaded the images 'out of curiosity' has been sentenced.

Zurich UK employees support Sue Ryder with two charity challenges Image

Zurich UK employees support Sue Ryder with two charity challenges

Zurich is donating special clocks to support patients with dementia and thanking hospice frontline workers with individual afternoon cream teas.

Closure order granted at property in Gloucester Image

Closure order granted at property in Gloucester

It followed ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour.

'One Cathedral View' at The Forum hits the market Image

'One Cathedral View' at The Forum hits the market

The first commercial property advert has been published for The Forum development in Gloucester.

New Cheltenham store to open after £175,000 investment Image

New Cheltenham store to open after £175,000 investment

Cheltenham has been chosen as the latest location for one of the UK's fastest growing retailers.

The future of Gloucester according to business and city leaders Image

The future of Gloucester according to business and city leaders

A coalition of business and political leaders met for a Gloucester at a Crossroads webinar to discuss the future of Gloucester.

Stroud to welcome new fish and chip shop Image

Stroud to welcome new fish and chip shop

A brand new fish and chip shop is set open in Stroud later this year.

Further £3.1m provided to Gloucestershire's care providers Image

Further £3.1m provided to Gloucestershire's care providers

Gloucestershire County Council said it will use an extension in government funding to continue their support for care providers working to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Games Workshop profits soar 69 per cent Image

Games Workshop profits soar 69 per cent

Retailer Games Workshop has revealed a large spike in profit over the last 12 months.

Punchline Talks – July 30 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – July 30 line-up revealed

This week we are teeing up for a BiG interview.

Pets at Home revenue up by a quarter Image

Pets at Home revenue up by a quarter

With the nation said to be in the grips of a puppy boom because of the lockdowns, Pets at Home reports a 25% increase in revenue for the first quarter.

Tewkesbury man arrested on suspicion of killing cyclist by dangerous driving Image

Tewkesbury man arrested on suspicion of killing cyclist by dangerous driving

A Tewkesbury man in his sixties has been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a cyclist by dangerous driving following a collision in Forthampton, near Tewkesbury, last week.

Bob Champion thanks Wasdell for helping him raise £108,000 for Cancer Trust Image

Bob Champion thanks Wasdell for helping him raise £108,000 for Cancer Trust

The jockey who recovered from cancer and went on to win the Grand National has thanked the Wasdell Group for helping his sponsored walk around Gloucestershire raise £108,000 for cancer research.

Crime plan adds 'weapons in arsenal' of Gloucestershire police Image

Crime plan adds 'weapons in arsenal' of Gloucestershire police

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the Government’s ‘Beating Crime Plan’, which he says will give police ‘more weapons in our arsenal’.


Aer Lingus returns to Bristol Airport Image

Aer Lingus returns to Bristol Airport

Aer Lingus is to resume flights between Bristol and Dublin from Sunday, re-establishing a partnership that goes back 85 years.

Gloucestershire house prices remain strong Image

Gloucestershire house prices remain strong

Gloucestershire is bucking the national trend as property prices ‘remain high and demand very strong’.

Gloucestershire children with heart conditions prove #ICan with new club Image

Gloucestershire children with heart conditions prove #ICan with new club

Children from across the county, living with heart conditions, are being given the chance to try their hand at everything from drumming to cooking to gardening.

All-time share high for Gloucestershire's St James's Place Image

All-time share high for Gloucestershire's St James's Place

Shares in Gloucestershire-based wealth management firm St James's Place have reached an all-time high after it revealed a sharp increase in business.


Sartorius opens new technical centre in Stonehouse Image

Sartorius opens new technical centre in Stonehouse

Experts in biopharma manufacturing, Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd has opened a new technical centre as it grows from strength to strength.

CityFibre crowns Blackstar Solutions as Gloucester’s City Champion Image

CityFibre crowns Blackstar Solutions as Gloucester’s City Champion

Independent full fibre platform CityFibre has appointed Blackstar Solutions as a City Champion for Gloucester.

Perry Bishop property front competition to continue throughout August Image

Perry Bishop property front competition to continue throughout August

The Cheltenham branch of Perry Bishop estate agents has said that its competition to thank NHS staff for their tireless work during Covid, will continue to run throughout August.

Gloucestershire food business sold for £7.5m Image

Gloucestershire food business sold for £7.5m

Investment group S-Ventures PLC has announced its acquisition of Gloucester-based Pulsin Limited.

Sale agreed for Mitsubishi Motors' Cirencester aftersales business Image

Sale agreed for Mitsubishi Motors' Cirencester aftersales business

An automotive, property and finance company has agreed to purchase Cirencester-based The Colt Car Company's aftersales business.

Drug-fuelled dangerous driver caught at 128mph on the M5 Image

Drug-fuelled dangerous driver caught at 128mph on the M5

A dangerous driver accelerated to at least 128 mph as he tried to escape police.

International recognition for Gloucestershire Highways Image

International recognition for Gloucestershire Highways

Gloucestershire County Council together with their partners Ringway and Atkins are being recommended for ISO 44001 accredited certification.

Almost two thirds of South West paramedics fear for their safety at work Image

Almost two thirds of South West paramedics fear for their safety at work

This is slightly below the UK-wide figure of 70% which has been revealed by the College of Paramedics today.

WWT receives Government Green Recovery Challenge Fun grant for Gloucestershire Image

WWT receives Government Green Recovery Challenge Fun grant for Gloucestershire

The WWT Flourishing Floodplains project in Severn and Avon Vales has been chosen for funding from the Government.

Apprentice joiners create community street libraries for new housing developments  Image

Apprentice joiners create community street libraries for new housing developments

Apprentices for Barratt Homes have built the street libraries for developments including including Great Oldbury and Charfield Gardens in Gloucestershire

Profits soar for tech giants Image

Profits soar for tech giants

The world's largest technology businesses have reported soaring profits as the pandemic boom continues.

Warning: Toys more expensive this Christmas Image

Warning: Toys more expensive this Christmas

Toy prices could be going up before Christmas because of the increasing costs being experienced by manufacturers, a market leader has warned.

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