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It's the final count down to roundabout revamp

The year-long scheme to improve Gloucester's Elmbridge Court roundabout is reaching its final stage.

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Business West has appointed one of the region’s top marketeers as its new chairman

Iain Wolsey has held senior marketing positions in the UK and is the founding partner in the Bristol consultancy of Wolsey Meech.

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UK employees spend more time on 'life admin' during work hours than on lunch breaks

A huge 82% of UK employees admit to regularly conducting menial life tasks whilst 'on the clock'.

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What's On: Catch a drive-in movie at Classic Vehicle Festival

An American-style drive-in movie experience has been added to the line-up of this weekend's Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival.

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Open Days will give a facinating insight into city’s wonderful heritage

Gloucester’s rich heritage, culture and hidden architectural treasures will be brought to life during the Heritage Open Days as part of the popular 2017 Gloucester History Festival (September 2-17)

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HSBC launches £500 million fund to support Gloucestershire SMEs

HSBC says it continues to be open to lending, having approved 91% of small business lending applications in the last year.

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Work starts on £12m office development

Construction has begun on the £12 million office development, Honeybourne Place, the first new build office space in Cheltenham for many years.

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Cricket club on front foot with new pavilion

A Cotswold cricket club will benefit from a £1,000 investment in facilities at its new pavilion.

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Fragrant delight at Perfume Shop

A refit at The Perfume Shop in Gloucester has been welcomed by staff and customers alike.

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Law firm backs pedal power festival

Lawyers from a county firm have swapped pens for paintbrushes in support of the inaugural Bloor Homes Cheltenham Festival of Cycling.

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Food store closes but major investment on the way for shopping centre

Co-operative Food is closing its store in Eastgate Street, Gloucester.

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M&S store may be demolished

The M&S Home store on the Kingsditch Retail Park in Cheltenham may be knocked down and replaced with two new retail units.

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Weird Fish throws grand launch party to reveal new store format

Cheltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish has launched its first store with a new concept design and format.

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Main road into county town to be closed for weekend resurfacing

One of the main routes into Dursley town centre will be closed for resurfacing over the weekend of September 2-3.

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Has the DIY bubble burst?

Kingfisher's DIY chain, B&Q, saw sales fall 7.7 per cent to £967 million in the second quarter to July 31.

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Downton bags contract renewal with Glatfelter

Gloucestershire-based transport specialist CM Downton has bagged a contract renewal with Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered products.

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Should Gloucester become a Royal city?

Gloucester City Council is asking members of the public and local businesses whether Gloucester should petition to be granted 'Royal City' status.

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VIDEO: Vision becomes a reality at showpiece college for future engineers

A stunning new state-of-the-art college which will train future engineers and cyber experts has been unveiled to the media.

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Turnover up by 4.5% as the Barnwood Group builds on firm foundations

The Barnwood Group, a major player in some of the most prestigious construction projects, increased turnover by 4.5% to £90 million in 2016.

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Energy billing blunders cost consumers over £100 million

Almost 1.3 million energy customers have been overcharged a total of £102 million – the equivalent of more than £79 each – as a result of billing errors by energy companies over the last year.

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Free event to help businesses through the data regulation minefield

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been described as one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation for 20 years.

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Cotswolds boutique hotel is snapped up

Old Amersham Hotels has added a boutique-style hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold to its portfolio in a deal brokered by Colliers International.

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Circus grand finale set to benefit charity

All proceeds from the closing show of Giffords Circus's 2017 summer tour will go to charity.

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Britain's best bosses revealed

Banking, insurance, law, accountancy and leisure and travel are among the industries containing Britain's best bosses, a new survey has revealed.

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Effects of Grenfell Tower tragedy impact on housing provider

The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London will have a financial impact on Brockworth-based social housing providers Mears Group.

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Kat joins team at Cheltenham shopping centre

Kat Mabbott has been appointed to the newly created post of retail liaison officer at Cheltenham's Regent Arcade shopping centre.

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Architects appoint new directors

Gloucester-based Quattro Design Architects have appointed Mike Court and Robert Walder as directors.

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Excitement mounts over regeneration plan for town's 'gateway' site

Forest of Dean District Council is hosting a briefing on August 30 to unveil design proposals for a regeneration scheme in Coleford..

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Farncombe Estate appoints two new head chefs

Following the appointment of Martin Burge as culinary director in April, Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds has announced two new head chefs at Dormy House and Foxhill Manor.

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Farms become fortresses as rural crime soars

Rural crime cost Gloucestershire £1.6m in 2016, up a staggering 38 per cent from £1.2m in 2015.

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Traffic delays as major road works begin today

Work has started today on road improvements which will mean delays on one of the main routes into Gloucester.

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Film tie-in edition of Victoria & Abdul is the fastest-selling book for The History Press

Gloucestershire-based publisher The History Press has broken its own records with the summer publication of Victoria & Abdul in the run-up to a major film release based on the remarkable true story.

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Bank closures will hit small businesses

Small business leaders have condemned plans to shut dozens of Barclays Bank branches this autumn.

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'Nearly 4,000 jobs at risk' at Wilko

Almost 4,000 jobs are reportedly at risk at discount chain Wilko which has stores in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.

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New app will make bus travel easier

A brand new mobile app has been launched to help residents who use bus services around the county.

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Cotswold villagers surprised to learn their DNA is only 42% 'British'

A landmark project which tested the DNA of a Gloucestershire village has revealed that residents were more connected and ethnically diverse than they ever expected.

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Update: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in August

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in August.

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What's On: VIP tickets on sale for Max Boyce Live in Gloucester

One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Max Boyce MBE, is coming to Gloucester for an exclusive live show.

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44% of electrical products recalled between 2011-16 due to risk of electrical shock

Market Research highlights the dangers lurking in our businesses & homes.

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Lack of transparency threatens English devolution and LEPs, warn small firms

Local bodies responsible for economic growth and business support across England need to become more accountable and transparent.

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Adamson creates history as Hartpury's first junior world champion

Zoe Adamson is Hartpury College's first-ever junior rowing world champion.

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