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Debenhams in Gloucester escapes the chop - for now Image

Debenhams in Gloucester escapes the chop - for now

The High Street giant has named the first 22 stores it plans to close after entering into a CVA.

ISD Solutions starts work on Scottish distribution centre for Farmfoods Image

ISD Solutions starts work on Scottish distribution centre for Farmfoods

Gloucester-based cold store, firewall, cladding and single envelope specialist ISD Solutions has started work on a major project, creating a distribution centre in Scotland for Farmfoods.

Key appointment made at Cheltenham wealth management firm Image

Key appointment made at Cheltenham wealth management firm

There has been a key appointment to the Cheltenham-based team of leading wealth management company Brewin Dolphin.

Gloucestershire UKIP hierarchy resign in protest and join Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Image

Gloucestershire UKIP hierarchy resign in protest and join Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

Six county chairman resign over controversial appointment of Carl Benjamin as a candidate in the European elections.

Cheers! Award-winning Gloucester Brewery to host the perfect Bank Holiday beer festival  Image

Cheers! Award-winning Gloucester Brewery to host the perfect Bank Holiday beer festival

The Docks-based brewers will be holding an IPA Festival on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 - book your tickets here.

Amazon doubles profits Image

Amazon doubles profits

Online retail giant, Amazon, more than doubled profits in the first quarter of the year.

Two prolific burglars who taunted police jailed Image

Two prolific burglars who taunted police jailed

Two prolific burglars who taunted police on Facebook have received a combined total of eight years in jail.

Chart-topping waste and recycling service shortlisted for national awards Image

Chart-topping waste and recycling service shortlisted for national awards

Stroud District Council’s waste and recycling service is one of the best in the country – and now it is in the running for two top accolades.

Jail for Lithuanian who pulled a gun on Gloucester men who wouldn't tell him where to find women Image

Jail for Lithuanian who pulled a gun on Gloucester men who wouldn't tell him where to find women

A Lithuanian man who went 'looking for women' in a city centre pulled a gun on two men who failed to tell him where he could find what he wanted, a court heard yesterday.

VIDEO: 'Whole new adventure' underway for owners of the Crow's Nest cafe Image

VIDEO: 'Whole new adventure' underway for owners of the Crow's Nest cafe

Take a tour of the Wonky Sarnie, now open on the Waterwells Business Park

Downton wins £30 million in contracts Image

Downton wins £30 million in contracts

Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton has picked up business contracts worth £30 million a year, after securing a number of contract extensions and new business wins.

Major Cheltenham road closure - with a 16-mile diversion route Image

Major Cheltenham road closure - with a 16-mile diversion route

A half-mile stretch of a major Cheltenham road will be closed for a fortnight - and the diversion takes you to Gloucester and back.

Plans for new super surgery in Cheltenham - 500 yards from one that has recently closed Image

Plans for new super surgery in Cheltenham - 500 yards from one that has recently closed

Plans to build a new multi-million-pound medical centre on Prestbury Road have been submitted to the Borough Council.

Multi-million-pound car and motorcycle dealership sold Image

Multi-million-pound car and motorcycle dealership sold

Last year the business swooped to buy Cheltenham Jaguar and Land Rover – now it is at it again, picking up another well-known brand.

Chairman of Cheltenham’s biggest private employer has new role Image

Chairman of Cheltenham’s biggest private employer has new role

The chairman of one of the county’s biggest private employers is taking on a new role at the boss of a firm involved in deep space and sea exploration.

How to protect your business from a cyber attack will be the subject of FREE seminar Image

How to protect your business from a cyber attack will be the subject of FREE seminar

Free event will be hosted by Cheltenham-based Tech OP Solutions.

Supermarket merger blocked by regulator Image

Supermarket merger blocked by regulator

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda has been blocked by the competition watchdog, because it could have raised prices for shoppers.

Agritech showcase event a success for Farm491    Image

Agritech showcase event a success for Farm491

Farm491’s AgriTech Season concluded with a successful two-day showcase event: AgriTech and the Future of British Farming.

Is this development the future and one that will save the High Street? Image

Is this development the future and one that will save the High Street?

A glimpse into the future of high street shopping centres is being considered in the North West – but it could also soon be heading to Gloucestershire.

Act of Remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Act of Remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral will hold a short act of remembrance and observe a time of silence.

Cheltenham MP to introduce 'net zero' carbon emissions bill to Parliament Image

Cheltenham MP to introduce 'net zero' carbon emissions bill to Parliament

Cheltenham’s MP Alex Chalk will table a 10 Minute Rule Bill next week that calls on the UK to cut its carbon emissions.

Take part in incredible corporate challenge that will save lives Image

Take part in incredible corporate challenge that will save lives

A major fundraising appeal is hoping a one-off cycling event, with teams from county businesses battling it out on the track, will help it reach its £2.4 million target.

New 'see-touch-buy' range launched at Gillman's Image

New 'see-touch-buy' range launched at Gillman's

The Gloucester-based, family-run appliance specialists are showcasing the latest products from German manufacturer Siemens.

Fire Service saga: Forget about an 'air war', it's e-mail madness between Martin Surl and Council Image

Fire Service saga: Forget about an 'air war', it's e-mail madness between Martin Surl and Council

Neither side able to take the moral high ground in increasingly-childish battle.

Businessman becomes United Nations' ambassador Image

Businessman becomes United Nations' ambassador

A high-profile Gloucestershire businessman has been awarded an official role with the United Nations.

Unilever part of big brand comeback Image

Unilever part of big brand comeback

Unilever, which has an ice cream factory in Barnwood, is just one of the global megabrands bucking the trends and making a comeback.

Businesses paid more in tax in the last year - according to new figures Image

Businesses paid more in tax in the last year - according to new figures

Findings from the Office of National Statistics show how much businesses contributed to the treasury during 2018/19

Primark profits soar Image

Primark profits soar

Value retailer, Primark, has posted a big jump in its half-year profits.

Twitter shares rise Image

Twitter shares rise

Shares in Twitter have jumped sharply, after the social media platform reported an increase in users and progress in its efforts to reduce malicious posts.

Value of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club revealed ahead of market flotation Image

Value of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club revealed ahead of market flotation

The company that owns a number of niche bars and restaurants in Gloucestershire floats on the junior market on Monday.

Contract signed for £5m health centre development Image

Contract signed for £5m health centre development

An agreement has been signed to build a new £5 million health centre and a lead contractor - from Gloucestershire - has been named.

Three Gloucestershire businesses receive Queen's Award for Enterprise Image

Three Gloucestershire businesses receive Queen's Award for Enterprise

The prestigious awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievements in Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity.

New multi-million-pound outlet shopping centre moves step closer Image

New multi-million-pound outlet shopping centre moves step closer

A £60 million outlet shopping centre and retail development creating nearly 1,000 jobs in Gloucestershire quietly took another step forward over the Easter holiday.

Council chief accused of abusing position as row over county fire service escalates Image

Council chief accused of abusing position as row over county fire service escalates

A whistleblower has accused a county council's chief executive of abusing his position and declaring a politically motivated 'air war' against the local police and crime commissioner.

Cineworld lodge plans to expand - and add a Starbucks Image

Cineworld lodge plans to expand - and add a Starbucks

Going to the cinema is about to become an even more immersive experience, if plans to expand Cineworld are anything to go by.

Car dealership to relocate - saving 30 jobs Image

Car dealership to relocate - saving 30 jobs

One of Gloucestershire’s best-known and respected motor dealership groups, left looking for a new home after its landlords announced redevelopment plans, has revealed a happy ending to the saga.

Memorable castle event to go off with a bang Image

Memorable castle event to go off with a bang

A famous Gloucestershire castle will become the historic setting for a sporting event and dinner, raising money for the work of a much-loved county charity.

More details revealed of Stroud shopping centre redevelopment Image

More details revealed of Stroud shopping centre redevelopment

The business behind the multi-million-pound GFirst LEP-backed redevelopment of Stroud’s Merrywalks Shopping has revealed its latest improvement.

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling to feature Gloucester business' inclusive bikes for the disabled Image

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling to feature Gloucester business' inclusive bikes for the disabled

There will be no barrier to getting out on two – or three – wheels at this year’s Cheltenham Festival of Cycling thanks to a partnership involving specialist bike and trike manufacturer.

Sportswear brand sponsors adventurer in solo row across the Pacific Image

Sportswear brand sponsors adventurer in solo row across the Pacific

A Gloucestershire-based adventurer is aiming for a Guinness world record as he embarks on his latest challenge.

Main road through Gloucestershire to close for resurfacing work Image

Main road through Gloucestershire to close for resurfacing work

A section of A46 will be closed for a fortnight after the Easter Weekend.

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