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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 16 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 16

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Business centre opens road for Gloucester widening scheme Image

Business centre opens road for Gloucester widening scheme

Another hurdle in the £7.45million scheme to improve a major road in Gloucester has been cleared with the departure of the last tenants on land needed for the project.

Trackwise reveals top appointment Image

Trackwise reveals top appointment

Tewkesbury-based circuit board manufacturer Trackwise Plc has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer.

Latheram House shortlisted for design award Image

Latheram House shortlisted for design award

Later living specialist Pegasus has revealed that Latheram House, its contemporary over 60s community in Cheltenham, has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award 2021.

HSBC economic head predicts better times on the horizon Image

HSBC economic head predicts better times on the horizon

The UK economy is saying good riddance to the dark months at the height of the pandemic and showing signs of lift-off, according to the head of economics at HSBC UK.

BPE helps build timber support for industry Image

BPE helps build timber support for industry

BPE Solicitors has advised a long-standing client in the creation of a new trade association for the timber industry.

Toolstation drives bumper quarter for Travis Perkins Image

Toolstation drives bumper quarter for Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins has seen bumper sales through the first three months of 2021, driven by its Toolstation brand.

£1,000 reward for information on deliberate Cheltenham fires Image

£1,000 reward for information on deliberate Cheltenham fires

Crimestoppers Gloucestershire are offering a reward of up to £1,000 for anonymous information on a series of arson incidents in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Premier Inn employee takes centre stage in new advert Image

Gloucestershire Premier Inn employee takes centre stage in new advert

A Gloucestershire hotel receptionist has been selected from hundreds of people to take part in a major new national advertising campaign.

Financial sector finding reasons to be cheerful Image

Financial sector finding reasons to be cheerful

Optimism among financial services firms has improved at the fastest rate since December 2013 despite business volumes stalling.

Gloucestershire festival forced to stay silent for another year Image

Gloucestershire festival forced to stay silent for another year

Barn on the Farm Festival, which was due to be held Over Farm this summer, has been cancelled.

Gloucester grabs extra slice of history Image

Gloucester grabs extra slice of history

Gloucestershire Archives will provide a glimpse into life at a Victorian school on Sunday as part of a weekend looking back into the past.

Gloucestershire food manufacturer sold to European group Image

Gloucestershire food manufacturer sold to European group

Manufacturer of award-winning specialist seasonings, glazes and marinades, TasteConnection Limited has been acquired by Nactarome Group.

Plans approved to demolish former B Grade Domestics shop Image

Plans approved to demolish former B Grade Domestics shop

Plans have been approved which will see the former site of a well-known domestic appliance retailers in Gloucester demolished and replaced with apartments.

Stroud-based foodies launch new NAFF brand Image

Stroud-based foodies launch new NAFF brand

Two Stroud-based foodies have launched a brand-new range of products to target the sauce, rubs and pickles market.

Adviser introducing the world to Cheltenham's Cyber Central Image

Adviser introducing the world to Cheltenham's Cyber Central

Real estate adviser Avison Young has been appointed to attract future occupants of Cheltenham's Cyber Central development.

Plans for calorie counting pub rules

Plans for calorie counting pub rules "ludicrous"

Legislation to introduce calorie labelling on drinks in pubs would be "kicking pubs and brewers when they are down" according to the industry's trade association.

Matchbox plugs in to electric revolution Image

Matchbox plugs in to electric revolution

The electric vehicle revolution is breaking new ground with the introduction of Matchbox toy versions.

Aldi launches packaging-free products trial Image

Aldi launches packaging-free products trial

German supermarket chain Aldi has launched a trial selling its first packaging-free products in a bid to help customers shop more sustainably.

Punchline Talks, April 16 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks, April 16 line-up revealed

Lockdown is easing with many of us rushing to the shops - and to get haircuts. So who better to sit in the Punchline Talks hot seat this week than Mark Blake, who runs hair salons across Gloucestershire?

Four men accused of posing as police to defraud Gloucestershire residents Image

Four men accused of posing as police to defraud Gloucestershire residents

Four men from Islington, London, have been remanded in custody.

Cotteswold Dairy acquires Hereford business Image

Cotteswold Dairy acquires Hereford business

Bartonsham Farm Dairy has been taken over by Tewkesbury-based Cotteswold Dairy, one of the UK's largest independent dairies.

Gloucestershire plastics business snapped up by Avon Group Image

Gloucestershire plastics business snapped up by Avon Group

A Gloucestershire plumbing and bathroom product manufacturer is one of two acquisitions made by a leading industrial component company.

BPE helps complete rapid sale of company Image

BPE helps complete rapid sale of company

BPE Solicitors corporate team has advised on the sale of a London business with the whole process completed inside two months.

Restaurant celebrates all things cheese and wine Image

Restaurant celebrates all things cheese and wine

A French woman with a passion for all things cheese and wine can't wait to reopen her Cheltenham restaurant next month.

Monsoon launches new store concept Image

Monsoon launches new store concept

Fashion retailer Monsoon has launched a new boutique store concept in London.

Tesco profits fall despite soaring sales Image

Tesco profits fall despite soaring sales

The cost of dealing with Covid saw Tesco profits fall by almost 20 per cent over the last year - despite a sharp rise in sales.

Strong sales make Hornby model of success Image

Strong sales make Hornby model of success

Hornby has seen sales over the past year rise by 28 per cent after a surge in sales over the last quarter.

Small firms call for more support as exports tumble Image

Small firms call for more support as exports tumble

Figures revealing the drop in GDP and exports throughout the pandemic are proof we need to avoid further lockdowns, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Witness appeal after car is set on fire in Tuffley Image

Witness appeal after car is set on fire in Tuffley

Officers in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses after a car was set on fire last week.

Bourton putting tourism charge to work Image

Bourton putting tourism charge to work

Bollards to prevent illegal parking and Increased litter and recycling are among measures which will be paid for by a new tourism charge in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Cheltenham acts to keep green spaces safe and tidy Image

Cheltenham acts to keep green spaces safe and tidy

Steps have been taken to keep Cheltenham's green spaces safe and tidy after incidents marred the initial relaxation of coronavirus restrictions.

The Door's #100KinMay Challenge returns for 2021 Image

The Door's #100KinMay Challenge returns for 2021

Have you got what it takes to walk, jog, run or cycle your way to 100km this May? Local charity The Door Youth Project is looking for you!

Former graduate trainee steering Stagecoach in top role Image

Former graduate trainee steering Stagecoach in top role

Rachel Geliamassi has been appointed managing director of Stagecoach in the west of England and Oxfordshire.

Sandersons opens store to help put Stroud on map Image

Sandersons opens store to help put Stroud on map

From not knowing where Stroud was four years ago, developer Mark Dransfield will add a new department store to the town’s retail heart tomorrow.

Moog breaking new ground as work begins  Image

Moog breaking new ground as work begins

Work has begun on a £40million manufacturing and design facility for Moog Controls in Tewkesbury.

Babcock losing 1,000 jobs amid restructuring Image

Babcock losing 1,000 jobs amid restructuring

Defence giant Babcock International is cutting 1,000 jobs in the next year following a strategic review.

Cake Box looking to open 52 new stores Image

Cake Box looking to open 52 new stores

Despite the pandemic, sweet treat retailer Cake Box is looking to open 52 new shops around the country as evidence that there is still confidence in the High Street.

Cheltenham digital firm leads way in Quadrangle deal Image

Cheltenham digital firm leads way in Quadrangle deal

The first new office tenant for one of Cheltenham's landmark buildings has been announced as refurbishment work nears completion.

Shop staff rise to challenge as shoppers return Image

Shop staff rise to challenge as shoppers return

Shop owners and staff rose across Gloucester to the welcome challenge of reopening according to King's Walk shopping centre manager Peter White.

Gloucestershire councils hail route to taxi plan Image

Gloucestershire councils hail route to taxi plan

Local authorities in Gloucestershire have started a joint consultation to draw up a common licensing standard for taxi and private hire services in the county.

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