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Spirax-Sarco completes acquisition of Vulcanic Image

Spirax-Sarco completes acquisition of Vulcanic

Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc  has confirmed the completion of its acquisition of the Vulcanic Group of Companies.

Renewable energy firm expands into new Cirencester HQ Image

Renewable energy firm expands into new Cirencester HQ

Enso Energy is relocating its head office to larger premises.

M48 Severn Bridge to close this weekend Image

M48 Severn Bridge to close this weekend

The M48 Severn Bridge will be closing for the weekend to allow for two high-level cable inspection gantries to be relocated.

New special school for young people opens in Gloucester Image

New special school for young people opens in Gloucester

Work on Brook Academy in Brockworth, Gloucester is now complete and this month the school has been welcoming its first pupils.

Gloucester planning site finally back online after 2021 cyber attack Image

Gloucester planning site finally back online after 2021 cyber attack

Nine months on from a cyber attack which affected many of Gloucester City Council's online services, the authority's planning portal has now been restored.

£100,000 raised to buy mobile digital X-ray for Gloucestershire's hospitals Image

£100,000 raised to buy mobile digital X-ray for Gloucestershire's hospitals

Doctors could be able to diagnose patients even faster thanks to a new mobile digital X-ray machine donated to Gloucestershire’s hospitals.

Increased financial support for Ukrainian guests and sponsors Image

Increased financial support for Ukrainian guests and sponsors

Gloucestershire County Council will be offering all sponsors of Ukrainian guests £375 per household for November, December and January.

UK ‘not in recession’ Image

UK ‘not in recession’

The UK's economy grew in the second quarter of the year, according to revised data.

Lidl must destroy lookalike chocolates Image

Lidl must destroy lookalike chocolates

Lindt’s classic chocolate bunny is celebrating a legal victory, after Switzerland’s highest court ruled that it deserves protection from copycats.

Appeal after woman attacked and three men arrested in Tewkesbury Image

Appeal after woman attacked and three men arrested in Tewkesbury

Police are appealing for information after a woman sustained a head injury when she was assaulted in Tewkesbury last Friday (September 23).

New restaurant heading for Cheltenham Image

New restaurant heading for Cheltenham

A new restaurant, offering a fine dining experience, is opening in Cheltenham next month.

Dale Vince backs Labour's state-owned green energy company idea Image

Dale Vince backs Labour's state-owned green energy company idea

The founder of Gloucestershire-based green energy company Ecotricity has backed Sir Keir Starmer's idea to launch a new state-owned energy company for renewables.

Best results yet for Willans in national legal guide Image

Best results yet for Willans in national legal guide

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 was published yesterday (Wednesday) and has recognised exceptional lawyers at Willans LLP solicitors.

New pro vice-chancellor appointed at RAU Image

New pro vice-chancellor appointed at RAU

Professor David Main has been appointed as the new pro vice-chancellor (academic planning and resources) at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU).

Join the GFirst LEP Board  Image

Join the GFirst LEP Board

GFirst LEP is looking for someone passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success.

Cheltenham off-site construction firm signs Climate Pledge  Image

Cheltenham off-site construction firm signs Climate Pledge

Cheltenham-based BladeRoom Group has signed The Climate Pledge – committing its business operations to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Gloucestershire PCC campaigns for award for emergency workers killed on duty Image

Gloucestershire PCC campaigns for award for emergency workers killed on duty

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign which asks the Government to create an award which honours emergency service workers killed on duty.

Cotswold District Council partners with local housing association Image

Cotswold District Council partners with local housing association

Cotswold District Council has entered into a partnership with Bromford housing association to deliver innovative housing schemes in the Cotswolds.

How to access a Covid or flu jab in Gloucestershire  Image

How to access a Covid or flu jab in Gloucestershire

Everyone who is eligible for a Covid booster or flu vaccination this winter will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book a slot soon.

Shared Ownership apartments now available in Stonehouse Image

Shared Ownership apartments now available in Stonehouse

A selection of two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments are available.

Witness appeal after car collides with bus stop in Cheltenham Image

Witness appeal after car collides with bus stop in Cheltenham

A motorist crashed their BMW into a bus stop and fled.

Cheltenham Wetherspoons on the market Image

Cheltenham Wetherspoons on the market

A Wetherspoons pub in Cheltenham is one of 32 nationally up for sale.

Spirax-Sarco to acquire US thermal energy specialist Image

Spirax-Sarco to acquire US thermal energy specialist

Gloucestershire-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is set to acquire a US thermal energy specialist.

Derelict Gloucester school building could be turned into housing Image

Derelict Gloucester school building could be turned into housing

Empty for more than 15 years, the former Colwell School could be transformed into housing and a cafe as new plans for the site are revealed.

ProCook giveaway at Gloucester Quays  Image

ProCook giveaway at Gloucester Quays

Gloucester-based ProCook has an exclusive giveaway for customers this weekend.

John Lewis scraps click-and-collect minimum spend Image

John Lewis scraps click-and-collect minimum spend

John Lewis has launched new initiatives to help customers spread the cost of Christmas.

Charity golf day raises more than £5,500 for Pied Piper Appeal Image

Charity golf day raises more than £5,500 for Pied Piper Appeal

A Gloucester-based business advisers and chartered accountants hosted a successful charity golf day.

Almost 9 in 10 card payments now contactless Image

Almost 9 in 10 card payments now contactless

Over 90 per cent of consumers turn to contactless when eating out, with a similar number using the technology for their trip to the supermarket.

185 million sq ft of UK retail space at risk of being unlettable by next year Image

185 million sq ft of UK retail space at risk of being unlettable by next year

Smaller retail units owned by private or individual landlords are most at risk, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the 185 million sq ft.

More UK sectors report falling demand in August Image

More UK sectors report falling demand in August

The number of UK sectors reporting falls in demand increased for a fourth successive month in August.

Cotswolds Monopoly up for grabs for residents who sign up to council newsletter Image

Cotswolds Monopoly up for grabs for residents who sign up to council newsletter

Cotswold District Council is encouraging residents to sign up to the council's monthly e-newsletter with a chance to win a Cotswold Edition Monopoly board game.

Two incidents involving knives in Gloucester Image

Two incidents involving knives in Gloucester

Police are appealing for night-time revellers to come forward.

£3.6 million funding to tackle childhood obesity Image

£3.6 million funding to tackle childhood obesity

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet has approved up to £3.6 million to fund a family-based healthier lifestyles programme to tackle childhood obesity.

Six-figure turnover for man who couldn’t find a job Image

Six-figure turnover for man who couldn’t find a job

A Cheltenham man has seen his bedroom start-up achieve a six-figure turnover and has now opened his first premises.

£1.4m fine for sports retailer over football shirt pricing Image

£1.4m fine for sports retailer over football shirt pricing

JD Sports has been fined £1.4m, after being found guilty of price fixing on official football merchandise.

Drivers warned of M5 closure Image

Drivers warned of M5 closure

National Highways is advising drivers to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys as resurfacing work starts on the M5.

Forest of Dean man charged with 13 fraud offences involving more than £21,000 Image

Forest of Dean man charged with 13 fraud offences involving more than £21,000

A Lydbrook man has admitted thirteen fraud offences.

Mayor of Cheltenham set to open new health centre Image

Mayor of Cheltenham set to open new health centre

Cheltenham's new healthcare facilities at The Wilson Health Centre will be officially opened by the Mayor of Cheltenham at a ceremony on September 29.

Cotswold campsites praised by The Times Image

Cotswold campsites praised by The Times

A number of Gloucestershire campsites have been commended by The Times newspaper.

Prima extends its leadership team Image

Prima extends its leadership team

Quedgeley-based Prima Dental Group has bolstered its executive leadership team (ELT) with two new members.

Card Factory store revenue rises over 80 per cent Image

Card Factory store revenue rises over 80 per cent

Card Factory has reported a “strong performance” after customers shifted their spend back to the high street.

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