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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 30 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 30

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

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing

Catch up with the week's big business news as our expert panel discusses the main issues in our weekly Friday Briefing.

Fly-through video released of new £60 million designer outlet village Image

Fly-through video released of new £60 million designer outlet village

A new promotional video has been released of the new £60 million retail village that will be built at Ashchurch in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Lydney firm bridges borders in £43m deal Image

Lydney firm bridges borders in £43m deal

Mabey Bridge has sealed a deal with the government of Ghana as the preferred supplier for a £43million emergency bridge programme.

Couple ordered to pay back £275k after selling drugs from hairdressers Image

Couple ordered to pay back £275k after selling drugs from hairdressers

A couple who used a hairdressing salon as cover for dealing heroin and cocaine have been ordered to repay £275,000 by a judge at Gloucester Crown Court.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Talitha Nelson Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Talitha Nelson

Talitha Nelson, chief executive of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation, is the latest guest in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Dale Vince looks to the sky for bling without the sting  Image

Dale Vince looks to the sky for bling without the sting

He has created a green energy supplier and owns the world's first vegan football club, now Dale Vince has launched his latest environmental project - producing diamonds out of thin air.

New Cheltenham branch close to home on The Range Image

New Cheltenham branch close to home on The Range

A Cheltenham shop has opened its doors on a new branch after making the short move from its former home.

Cleeve Hill back on course for golfing future Image

Cleeve Hill back on course for golfing future

Golf may continue at Cleeve Hill after various parties came forward to express and interest in take over from the departing tenants.

Legal challenge to school plans thrown out Image

Legal challenge to school plans thrown out

The High Court has refused an application for a judicial review into a planning permission for a new high school in Leckhampton.

Gloucestershire councils given £3.6million to provide a permanent place to live for rough sleepers Image

Gloucestershire councils given £3.6million to provide a permanent place to live for rough sleepers

Central government is providing £3,610,000 to councils in Gloucestershire for new safe, long-term homes for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people.

GFirst survey plotting the future of the office Image

GFirst survey plotting the future of the office

Working from home has become part of the new normal and GFirst LEP is carrying out a survey on how Gloucestershire businesses are dealing with the changes - and what they are planning.

Prison sentence for attempting to cheat driving theory test Image

Prison sentence for attempting to cheat driving theory test

A former Iranian sportsman has been jailed after three attempts to cheat the driving theory test - twice by wearing a secret Bluetooth earpiece and then by sending a lookalike in his place.

Laura Ashley begins 'NEXT' chapter Image

Laura Ashley begins 'NEXT' chapter

Laura Ashley has announced a new partnership with fashion brand NEXT plc to reintroduce their home products online and in stores nationwide.

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ Image

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ

Staverton based electrical contractor Clarkson Evans has purchased three and a half acres of land on Anson Business Park, Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree Image

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree

Staverton based Skyborne Airline Academy trainees will now be able to complete an undergraduate honours degree during their pilot studies.

BPE's family team steps up to top ranking Image

BPE's family team steps up to top ranking

BPE Solicitors family team has moved up to band one in the latest Chambers and Partners rankings.

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth Image

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth

GE Aviation saw its operating profit tumble by 79 per cent as the coronavirus pandemic continued to have a huge impact on the aviation industry.

Man raided three Tesco stores wearing stolen uniform Image

Man raided three Tesco stores wearing stolen uniform

A 27 year old man raided the staff areas of three Gloucestershire Tesco stores after stealing one of the company's uniform shirts.

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business Image

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business

Despite the collapse in UK coach travel and challenges facing the industry, Gloucester-based travel operator Bennetts Coaches has placed an order for a pair of new coaches.

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising Image

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising

The Tree of Light will return to Gloucester this Christmas but with a difference as organisers adapt to raising funds amid coronavirus restrictions.

Furlough's final weeks bring spike in online CVs Image

Furlough's final weeks bring spike in online CVs

The final weeks of the furlough scheme has seen 670,000 UK workers upload or update their online CVs on a leading job website, according to new figures.

'Antiquated' rates could force closures warn Shoe Zone Image

'Antiquated' rates could force closures warn Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone said it could be forced to close 90 shops in the next 18 months if business rates are reintroduced in April.

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends Image

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends

The Government's furlough scheme comes to an end on Saturday amid calls for more support to those who will lose their jobs.

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced Image

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced

A young drug dealer who controlled and manipulated several children into peddling heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis for him in Gloucester has been sentenced.

Stroud pub part of Tom Kerridge's rescue mission Image

Stroud pub part of Tom Kerridge's rescue mission

Chef Tom Kerridge is on a mission to saving Britain's pubs in his latest TV series with the focus turned on one Gloucestershire venue.

Mortgage boom sees profits rise at Lloyds Image

Mortgage boom sees profits rise at Lloyds

The high street bank has revealed better than expected financial results as the UK mortgage market has seen a rise in recent months.

Civic Society attacks

Civic Society attacks "mistaken" planning changes

Cheltenham Civic Society has criticised the Government's plan to reform the planning system, which it labelled "fundamentally mistaken".

Topping out celebrations for Cheltenham solicitors Image

Topping out celebrations for Cheltenham solicitors

Double celebrations are taking place in the Cheltenham-based BPE Construction team this week.

Chancellor confirms one-year spending review Image

Chancellor confirms one-year spending review

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed he will outline a one-year review of Government spending plans next month.

Cheltenham firm reaches finals of international design awards Image

Cheltenham firm reaches finals of international design awards

Obsidian Interiors is celebrating after its design team reached the finals of two international design awards.

Pied Piper Appeal Christmas raffle goes virtual Image

Pied Piper Appeal Christmas raffle goes virtual

The Pied Piper Appeal has taken its Christmas raffle online - and it is set to be the biggest to date.

New Forest of Dean community named in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey Image

New Forest of Dean community named in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey

A new housing development in the Forest of Dean has been officially named Merlin Gate in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey and the neighbouring centre which helps to protect them.

Prices fall slower as restrictions tighten Image

Prices fall slower as restrictions tighten

Retail prices for non-food items across the UK fell by the smallest amount since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures.

Council looks for views on climate change strategy Image

Council looks for views on climate change strategy

Stroud District Council is looking for views on the best way to lead its responses to climate change.

Remembrance begins at home as service cancelled Image

Remembrance begins at home as service cancelled

Gloucester's annual Service of Remembrance at the city's war memorial will not be held this year with people encouraged to mark the occasion at home.

Appeal after two men suffer injuries following a fight in Cheltenham Image

Appeal after two men suffer injuries following a fight in Cheltenham

Two men sustained significant facial injuries following an altercation in Cheltenham earlier this month and police are appealing for further witnesses to come forward.

Mobile firms to be banned from selling locked handsets Image

Mobile firms to be banned from selling locked handsets

Mobile phone companies will be banned from selling 'locked' handsets, under a range of new rules announced by Ofcom.

Online service helping to pinpoint flytippers Image

Online service helping to pinpoint flytippers

A new online service will allow people to report flytipping in the Cotswolds.

St James's Place funds reach record £118billion Image

St James's Place funds reach record £118billion

Funds under management at St James's Place hit a record high in the third quarter of the year.

New £3.8m Performing Arts Centre takes shape Image

New £3.8m Performing Arts Centre takes shape

A crucial phase in the construction of the Performing Arts Centre in Chipping Campden has been completed this week.

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