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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Monday, September 20 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Monday, September 20

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Man jailed after defrauding Gloucestershire firm out of almost £750k Image

Man jailed after defrauding Gloucestershire firm out of almost £750k

A 53-year-old man who defrauded his employers out of almost three quarters of a million pounds and gambled it all away has been jailed for three years.

How did county’s universities get on in Times rankings? Image

How did county’s universities get on in Times rankings?

Gloucestershire’s three universities have been ranked in The Times’ rankings published yesterday (September 19) – and it seems there is still work to do.

Police carry out simultaneous drugs warrants in Brockworth Image

Police carry out simultaneous drugs warrants in Brockworth

Officers from the Tewkesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team executed two simultaneous drugs warrants on Friday, September 17.

Young Gloucestershire mother gifted life to five others following sudden death   Image

Young Gloucestershire mother gifted life to five others following sudden death

Young Gloucestershire mother Faye Rathbone, 33, helped to save the lives of five people through the gift of Organ Donation when she died suddenly.

Chopping board celebrates 50 years of The Cotswold Way Image

Chopping board celebrates 50 years of The Cotswold Way

In celebration of 50 years of The Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden-based Robert Welch has developed a limited-edition oak pebble chopping board, in collaboration with Cotswolds National Landscape.

New role for Cheltenham MP Image

New role for Cheltenham MP

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has been promoted to the role of Solicitor General for England and Wales in the cabinet reshuffle.

Post Office demands fee rise from banks Image

Post Office demands fee rise from banks

The Post Office is demanding more money from banks to provide vital cash services, especially in areas where banks have pulled out altogether.



Gap fashion to sell through rival Next Image

Gap fashion to sell through rival Next

Troubled fashion brand Gap is to partner with rival Next to keep a presence in the UK.

Tens of thousands raised by Ride for Ryder  Image

Tens of thousands raised by Ride for Ryder

Fundraisers at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice say their first post-pandemic fundraising event was a huge success, after over 250 cyclists took to two wheels.

BREAKING NEWS: Another big name to leave Gloucester Quays Image

BREAKING NEWS: Another big name to leave Gloucester Quays

Sports brand Nike has confirmed plans to close its Factory Store at Gloucester Quays as early as next month.

VIDEO: Second helping of Gloucester's £3.5m Food Dock development Image

VIDEO: Second helping of Gloucester's £3.5m Food Dock development

Last week www.Punchline-Gloucester.com reported that building works were progressing on Gloucester's latest culinary destination and now we return for an extended tour.

Retail sales down for fourth month Image

Retail sales down for fourth month

Retail sales fell for the fourth month in a row after a gloomy summer for sales.

Superdry turning a corner following pandemic loss Image

Superdry turning a corner following pandemic loss

Cheltenham-based fashion brand is turning a corner following a difficult year of trading.

Find out about the new Ocean railway bridge Image

Find out about the new Ocean railway bridge

Cotswold Canals Connected is hosting an information event so people can find out more about the work to replace the railway bridge at Stonehouse Ocean.

Missing tax billions caused by fraud Image

Missing tax billions caused by fraud

Taxpayers handed over more than £633 billion to the exchequer but where did the missing billions go?






Hostile battle between green energy rivals Image

Hostile battle between green energy rivals

Gloucestershire-based Ecotricity is engaged in a hostile and increasingly vitriolic takeover battle.

Perfect storm of economic woes Image

Perfect storm of economic woes

A perfect storm of economic conditions is brewing which is sounding alarm bells among trend watchers in the business community.


Celebrating the county's business community this Gloucestershire Day Image

Celebrating the county's business community this Gloucestershire Day

Tuesday 21st September marks the county's second Gloucestershire Day.

Gloucestershire business owner handed suspended sentence Image

Gloucestershire business owner handed suspended sentence

A 51-year old Indian restaurant owner has been sentenced to a 22-month suspended prison term today for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Cotswold firm expands with move to new headquarters Image

Cotswold firm expands with move to new headquarters

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems have moved to new premises in Cirencester to support the company's expansion.

Listed retail property in Tewkesbury up for auction Image

Listed retail property in Tewkesbury up for auction

A Grade II listed retail property in Tewkesbury High Street is attracting plenty of auction interest.


Celebrity Stefan Buczacki meets Perry Bishop competition winner Image

Celebrity Stefan Buczacki meets Perry Bishop competition winner

Green fingered enthusiasts across Gloucestershire have been busily sowing seeds, planting, watering, and tending imaginative horticultural creations in the hope of winning the competition.

Co-op launches micro-supermarket Image

Co-op launches micro-supermarket

Convenience retailer, Co-op is claiming a first with its new ‘micro-supermarket’, to cater for changing shopping habits.

Boost for independent stores Image

Boost for independent stores

Independent stores are moving into the gap left as the big chains move out of the high street.

Horse rider thrown during collision with van Image

Horse rider thrown during collision with van

Police in Tewkesbury are appealing for the driver of a van to come forward following a collision involving a horse rider last week.

Forest leisure centres helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people in need Image

Forest leisure centres helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people in need

Freedom Leisure in Cinderford and Lydney are working in partnership with BBC Radio Gloucestershire to support Kit out the Nation.

Profits more than double at Redrow Image

Profits more than double at Redrow

National housebuilder Redrow has revealed profits of £254m for the year ending June 27, more than double that of the year before.

Punchline Talks – September 17 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – September 17 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together.

New £6.5 million development gets green light Image

New £6.5 million development gets green light

Warden Hill Primary will get a brand new £6.5 million carbon neutral school building, after plans were given the go-ahead.

Man found dead at Gloucestershire trading estate Image

Man found dead at Gloucestershire trading estate

A man who had become homeless and was sleeping at his Gloucester place of work was found dead.

Gloucestershire business fears over 'Winter plan' Image

Gloucestershire business fears over 'Winter plan'

Business leaders in Gloucestershire express fears over possible future lockdowns under the Government's Winter Plan.







Gloucestershire engineering firm sold Image

Gloucestershire engineering firm sold

Construction engineering specialist firm RDCP Infrastructure has acquired Gloucestershire-based Woodford Engineering for an undisclosed sum.

Inflation rises to 3% Image

Inflation rises to 3%

Inflation was at 3% in the year to August, up from 2.1% in July, according to the latest figures.

Arrest made following death of Gloucester care home resident Image

Arrest made following death of Gloucester care home resident

A police investigation has been launched following the death of a Gloucester care home resident last week.

Drugs worth nearly £300,000 seized by Gloucestershire Constabulary Image

Drugs worth nearly £300,000 seized by Gloucestershire Constabulary

Two men are in custody after drugs with an estimated street value of nearly £300,000 were recovered by police.

Staff volunteer on community projects Image

Staff volunteer on community projects

Staff from Gloucester City Homes have been turning their hands to community projects.

Apple launches new iPhone 13s Image

Apple launches new iPhone 13s

Tech giant Apple's major product launch event yesterday revealed a new-look iPhone with diagonally aligned cameras.

Car buyers travelling further Image

Car buyers travelling further

An increasing number of car buyers are prepared to travel longer distances to get a new vehicle.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 17 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 17

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced manslaughter charge Image

Director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced manslaughter charge

A director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced a manslaughter charge.

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