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Wanted appeal in connection with Gloucester stabbing

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with a stabbing which took place on Friday evening.

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Boxing evening raises thousands for charity

Businesspeople from across Gloucestershire watched some fantastic boxing, while raising thousands of pounds for charity last week.

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More than a third of South West workers pull a sickie

An incredible 36 per cent of employees in the South West admit to pulling a sickie every year.

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A bumper year for tourism

2017 was a bumper year for tourism in the South West.

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Gaining STEAM: New creative space for library

Gloucester Library is set for a brand new £38,000 flexible study space.

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Folk Trail free music line-up announced

Organisers of the inaugural Gloucester Folk Trail have released their much-anticipated line-up for a weekend of free live music in the city.

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Major refurbishment and expansion for Gloucester business

The Longlevens Convenience Store and Post Office in Innsworth Lane, Longlevens started trading again on Saturday (17th February 2018) following its refurbishment.

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Operation Lakewood - Gloucester crime family convicted

An organised crime group which supplied crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of half a million pounds has been jailed for nearly 60 years.

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Free learning and adventure weekends for over 50s at college 

SGS College has launched a new, free course to the over 50s, called 'Discover'.
 

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No more cremations for two weeks at Cheltenham crematorium

Following the discovery of an unforeseen fault with the cremators at Cheltenham crematorium, there have been no cremations at the site.

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Carer with gambling debts defrauded brain damaged man of £3,500

Farhaan Shaikh, 27, drew £250 a day of William Evans' money from ATMs last July and used it to settle gambling debts, Gloucester crown court was told.

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Major client win for Gloucestershire business

Stonehouse-based Lister Unified Communications will supply a complete communications package for Red Recruitment's offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester.

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Stagecoach West invests £2.5 million in new fleet of luxury gold buses

Following the successful launch of Stagecoach Gold buses on services between Gloucester and Cheltenham in 2016, the bus operator is expanding the concept into other parts of the region.

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Progress on scheme to protect homes from flooding

Civil engineering works are underway on a vital flood protection scheme that will help protect properties in parts of Cheltenham.
 

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Tenants move into new homes

Nine families have recently moved into brand new homes at Whittington Close in St Briavels, near Coleford, in a £1.3 million scheme.

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Printing company invests £60,000 in latest technology

A Gloucestershire printing company has invested in revolutionary printing technology to deliver better quality printing, more quickly at a better price.

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Make a Will Month supports local charity

Various Gloucestershire solicitors are donating their expertise and time free of charge to write or update straightforward wills.

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Electrical contractor is national finalist in inaugural awards

A Gloucester-based electrical contractor is a finalist in a brand new award for apprenticeships.

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Estate agent names its first charity of the year

An independent estate agent operating in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean has chosen the Pied Piper Appeal as its 2018 charity of the year.

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Security company director jailed for tax frauds

The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Two options revealed for ending the A417 Missing Link misery

After years of debate two proposals have finally been announced for removing the bottleneck on the A417 road at Nettleton Bottom.

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Forest Green reports losses, but things looking up for 2018

Forest Green Rovers has reported a loss of more than £2.1 million for last season, but since promotion to the football league, things are looking brighter.

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Clothing and lifestyle brand closes city centre store

One of the Gloucester’s newest clothing and lifestyle retailers is closing its store on Westgate Street just months after it opened.

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Third Severn crossing would 're-connect Forest' to fast-rising commercial hub

Proposals for a third Severn Bridge would re-connect the Forest of Dean to the rest of Gloucestershire, says a commercial property expert.

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Stagecoach West staff raise funds for children's charity

Community-spirited staff from Stagecoach West have helped make life a little easier for deserving youngsters at a children's charity.

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Downton wins new contract

Gloucestershire-based transport company, CM Downton, has won a new contract, following its success working for the firm's parent company.

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Garden centre boosts customer experience with expanded team

A large family-owned garden centre will deliver a better customer experience with two new experienced members of staff.

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County council’s 18/19 budget agreed

Gloucestershire County Council has set its budget for 2018/19 at £412.9 million, which includes extra support for vulnerable children and adults and more money for roads.

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Head of county engineering group to step down

The chairman of one of Gloucestershire's leading engineering groups has announced he is to retire.

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City's regeneration gathers pace

Redevelopment is now well underway on a well-known site in Gloucester.

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County railway station to get a makeover

Gloucestershire County Council is investing £24,000 to revamp the car park at Cam and Dursley railway station.

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New campus is helping to tackle the engineering skills gap

The first cohort of learners at the newly opened SGS Berkeley GREEN Campus have been making the most of the site's new facilities.

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Charity Day at Kingsholm Buckets £3800

Generous rugby fans donated £3,800 at the third annual Pied Piper Family Day at Gloucester Rugby.

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One in seven young Brits would buy house with stranger

One in seven young Britons (14 per cent) say they would buy a home with a stranger in a bid to get on the property ladder.

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Full Jazz Festival line-up announced

The full line-up for Cheltenham Jazz Festival has been announced.

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Kohler staff boost charities with fundraising activities

Cheltenham-based shower manufacturer Kohler Mira managed to raise a combined total of more than £70,000 for its two partner charities

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Police officers use Taser to quell violent disorder

Four men were arrested after two police officers were injured dealing with an incident of disorder in Stroud.

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Police appeal for information after woman, 20, assaulted

A woman was assaulted and had her iPhone stolen during an incident involving several youths in Gloucester.

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Mears wins FTSE rating for social responsibility

Social housing and care group, Mears, has won recognition for its outstanding environmental, social and governance practices.

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Operational problems force a halt to cremations at council facility

Health and safety issues have forced the suspension of cremations at Cheltenham Borough Council's crematorium this week.

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Amazon to cut hundreds of jobs

Amazon is to cut hundreds of positions at its headquarters and global operations.

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