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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, January 26 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, January 26

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.

New Renishaw bluetooth product improves machine diagnostics Image

New Renishaw bluetooth product improves machine diagnostics

Gloucestershire precision engineering firm Renishaw has developed a new Bluetooth enabled measuring device to improve machine tool diagnostics.

Gloucester woman continued to steal from shops she was banned from entering Image

Gloucester woman continued to steal from shops she was banned from entering

A Gloucester woman with a 'horrendous' criminal record has been sentenced.

Phil Vickery's Cheltenham restaurant extension gets planning approval Image

Phil Vickery's Cheltenham restaurant extension gets planning approval

Planners have given the go ahead for an extension to England and Gloucester Rugby legend Phil Vickery’s No. 3 Restaurant in Cheltenham.

Speller Metcalfe completes £5.8m Cotswold School expansion Image

Speller Metcalfe completes £5.8m Cotswold School expansion

The Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water has welcomed the completion of new facilities, increasing the school's pupil intake by more than 10 per cent.

Cirencester College breaks ground on new £5m T-level building Image

Cirencester College breaks ground on new £5m T-level building

Cirencester College has marked the official start of construction of its new T-level building with a 'breaking ground' ceremony.

The Midcounties Co-operative appoints new head of property Image

The Midcounties Co-operative appoints new head of property

The Midcounties Co-operative, one of the UK's largest independent co-operatives, has appointed Kathryn Lyddon as its head of property.

Warning for Cotswolds second home owners on council tax changes Image

Warning for Cotswolds second home owners on council tax changes

A Cotswolds based firm of chartered surveyors is warning second home owners that their days of paying neither council tax nor business rates are numbered.



Arrests made and cash recovered following reports of parking machine thefts Image

Arrests made and cash recovered following reports of parking machine thefts

Police have arrested two men and recovered £200 worth of coins.

Sleeping giant Bensons bounces back Image

Sleeping giant Bensons bounces back

Bensons for Beds – with stores in Gloucester and Cheltenham – has announced a return to ‘operating profitability’ and like-for-like growth of 10.5 per cent.

Decathlon sportswear stores to hire ski wear Image

Decathlon sportswear stores to hire ski wear

Sportswear retailer Decathlon, which opened a new store in Cheltenham at the end of last year, is to hire out ski wear.

Move in day for residents of new affordable homes In Kingsholm Image

Move in day for residents of new affordable homes In Kingsholm

Gloucester City Homes have let the first of 20 new affordable homes at the new Glevum Green development which sits between Estcourt and Denmark Road in Kingsholm.

Strongman event coming to Gloucester this summer Image

Strongman event coming to Gloucester this summer

Some of the world's strongest men are coming to Gloucestershire this summer to do battle in the UK leg of the Strongman Champions League.

Council tax up for debate in Stroud Image

Council tax up for debate in Stroud

An average council tax rise of less than 10p per week per household will be debated by Stroud District Council committee members this week.

Customer complaints hit record levels Image

Customer complaints hit record levels

Businesses came in for a record level of criticism from customers last year, according to a long-running survey.





Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs Image

Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs

Unilever, which has an ice cream factory at Barnwood in Gloucester, has confirmed plans to cut around 1,500 jobs worldwide as part of a management restructure.

Gloucestershire engineering firm Spirax-Sarco buys digital specialist Image

Gloucestershire engineering firm Spirax-Sarco buys digital specialist

Spirax-Sarco Engineering, the Gloucestershire-based thermal energy management and pumping specialist, has bought a digital tech firm.


Gloucestershire industrial estate burglary sparks police appeal Image

Gloucestershire industrial estate burglary sparks police appeal

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at an industrial estate in Coleford, the Forest of Dean.

Gloucester man on trial for attempted axe murder Image

Gloucester man on trial for attempted axe murder

A Gloucester man has told a jury how he armed himself with a knife and an axe to ambush and seriously injure a man.

Four million still to file ahead of Self Assessment deadline Image

Four million still to file ahead of Self Assessment deadline

Four million customers are yet to submit their completed Self Assessment tax return and pay any tax owed ahead of the deadline on January 31, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

Home Bargains employee admits theft Image

Home Bargains employee admits theft

An employee of Home Bargains in Gloucester has admitted stealing from the Peel Centre-based outlet.

Covid cost for Gloucester is 16-weeks in lost sales Image

Covid cost for Gloucester is 16-weeks in lost sales

Covid cost Gloucester the equivalent of 16 weeks’ worth of high street sales, according to new research.

Suzuki and ATV dealer join forces to help police in Gloucestershire fight rural crime Image

Suzuki and ATV dealer join forces to help police in Gloucestershire fight rural crime

Cotswold Farm Machinery has supplied its fourth Suzuki ATV to Gloucestershire Constabulary's Rural Crime unit.

Christmas retail sales hit by omicron fears Image

Christmas retail sales hit by omicron fears

Retail sales fell by 3.7% in December as omicron fears kept people away from the high street.

Two people pronounced dead at the scene of a collision in the Cotswolds Image

Two people pronounced dead at the scene of a collision in the Cotswolds

Two men have died following a three-vehicle collision in the Cotswolds.

Bristol Airport gets £2.6 million makeover Image

Bristol Airport gets £2.6 million makeover

A £2.6 million redevelopment of the departure lounge at Bristol Airport starts this week in what’s described as a ‘clear sign of confidence’ in the future.



Police appeal for witnesses of a collision involving a Vespa Image

Police appeal for witnesses of a collision involving a Vespa

The incident took place near Cirencester on the A419.

John Lewis won't cut sick pay for unjabbed Image

John Lewis won't cut sick pay for unjabbed

Retailer John Lewis, with a store in Cheltenham, says it won’t treat unjabbed staff any differently when it comes to Covid-related sick pay.

More funding to tackle spiking in Gloucestershire  Image

More funding to tackle spiking in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Constabulary can buy more urine testing kits to help tackle spiking in the county, thanks to new Government funding.

The Works sees 'record' Christmas sales Image

The Works sees 'record' Christmas sales

A 'record Christmas' sales performance for hobbies and book retailer The Works – with outlets in Westgate Street, Gloucester Quays, Cheltenham and Stroud – has boosted its finanical outlook.

Forest of Dean gained 149 new affordable homes in 2021 Image

Forest of Dean gained 149 new affordable homes in 2021

The Forest of Dean District Council has released figures showing that a total of 149 new affordable rental and shared ownership properties were built for Forest of Dean residents last year.

Gloucester City Council computer hack could take months to fix Image

Gloucester City Council computer hack could take months to fix

Gloucester businesses using council services could face months of disruption after a cyber attack knocked out parts of the computer system.


Green energy battle generates more heat Image

Green energy battle generates more heat

Dale Vince, the CEO of Stroud-based Ecotricity, has accused rival Good Energy of ‘underhand’ tactics after the firm sold its windmills and solar farms.




Plans approved for two new high-end Cheltenham homes Image

Plans approved for two new high-end Cheltenham homes

Architectural practice Coombes everitt has been granted planning permission by Cheltenham Borough Council for two new homes.

Contract delays hit Pennant results Image

Contract delays hit Pennant results

Cheltenham-based training technology and product support provider Pennant International PLC has revealed that challenges around contracts had negatively affected its full-year results for 2021.

Gloucester man violently attacked two policemen during arrest Image

Gloucester man violently attacked two policemen during arrest

He was told by a judge on that if he had behaved so badly in other countries he would have been seriously injured - or even shot.

Cotswolds Conservatives former chairman in 'bullying' claim Image

Cotswolds Conservatives former chairman in 'bullying' claim

The chairman of the local Conservatives in the Cotswolds says she’s been forced to quit her post because of ‘bullying’.

Energy efficiency now more important for homebuyers Image

Energy efficiency now more important for homebuyers

Property buyers are becoming more discerning when it comes to energy efficiency, according to a Gloucestershire estate agent.


Commissioner's fund re-opens and is looking out for new ideas Image

Commissioner's fund re-opens and is looking out for new ideas

It's not quite 'a new broom', but the new-look Commissioner's Fund is heading in a new direction.

Serious collision in the Forest of Dean Image

Serious collision in the Forest of Dean

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

Deliveroo serves up 70 per cent growth in 2021 Image

Deliveroo serves up 70 per cent growth in 2021

The fast food delivery platform has revealed a strong end to 2021, after the total value of orders rose 70 per cent to £6.63billion.

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