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Gloucester businessman died at his desk Image

Gloucester businessman died at his desk

A Gloucester immigration solicitor has died.

Fewer self-employed 'is damaging the economy' Image

Fewer self-employed 'is damaging the economy'

A decline in the number of self-employed people since the pandemic could damage entrepreneurship and worsen supply shortages in the wider economy, according to experts.

Stroud firm BookCheck appoints new managing director Image

Stroud firm BookCheck appoints new managing director

BookCheck, the Stroud-based outsourced bookkeeping with management information and payroll specialist, has announced the appointment of James Wetherall ACA, as their new managing director.

Speedy sales for new Hempsted homes Image

Speedy sales for new Hempsted homes

With homes selling faster than ever - reportedly twice as fast as in 2019 - house-builders Redcliffe Homes have released figures confirming this trend in Gloucestershire.

Starbucks plans Stroud coffee shop Image

Starbucks plans Stroud coffee shop

Five Valley's Shopping centre has applied for planning permission to change the use of former Poundland and Woolworths shop on King Street.

Trading standards issue warning to retailers over underage vape sales Image

Trading standards issue warning to retailers over underage vape sales

Officers are disappointed in the number of shops found to have sold disposable e-cigarettes to underage buyers.

Hot weather bin collections in Cheltenham Image

Hot weather bin collections in Cheltenham

Due to the forecast of extreme heat this week, Cheltenham’s collection teams will be starting their rounds at 5.30am.

Firefighters tackle 15-acre fire in field Image

Firefighters tackle 15-acre fire in field

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance at an incident near Drybrook.

Olive oil prices set to soar Image

Olive oil prices set to soar

The price of olive oil is set to rise, as heatwaves in Spain have hit production.

Pennant to sell site for £2.1 million Image

Pennant to sell site for £2.1 million

A leading global provider of training technology has exchanged contracts for the sale of its facility in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester City Council to move offices saving £200k Image

Gloucester City Council to move offices saving £200k

Gloucester City Council is relocating to new offices above the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Cotswold Farm Park ups solar power investment  Image

Cotswold Farm Park ups solar power investment

Gloucestershire visitor attraction, Cotswold Farm Park has just expanded its solar power generation to help protect it from rising energy costs and to become more energy self-sufficient.

Bourton-on-the-Water coach and car park set to close Image

Bourton-on-the-Water coach and car park set to close

It has been revealed that the privately owned coach car park in Bourton-on-the-Water is due to close to coaches at the end of this year.

Used cars hold their value Image

Used cars hold their value

Used cars are continuing to hold their value, according to the latest data.

Joules in talks about a lifeline £15m investment from Next Image

Joules in talks about a lifeline £15m investment from Next

The high street chain called in KPMG earlier this year after its cash reserves dried up

Tributes to beloved city councillor Colin Organ who did so much for Gloucester Image

Tributes to beloved city councillor Colin Organ who did so much for Gloucester

The founder of the annual Gloucester Goes Retro festival has died aged 72 after a battle with cancer

Plans to remove 20 pylons Image

Plans to remove 20 pylons

A series of public information drop-in events will be taking place.

Crocs sales up by 50 per cent Image

Crocs sales up by 50 per cent

Demand for Crocs has skyrocketed recently, with sales up by over 50 per cent.

Appeal after man dies following collision in Bishop's Cleeve Image

Appeal after man dies following collision in Bishop's Cleeve

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses.

Sharpness man who had three collisions in stolen car avoids jail Image

Sharpness man who had three collisions in stolen car avoids jail

A 35-year-old man had three collisions during the same journey, after taking a car without the owner's consent.

Planning permission granted for new £5.4m health centre in Coleford Image

Planning permission granted for new £5.4m health centre in Coleford

Plans for a new £5.4m health centre development in Coleford have moved a big step forward, with planning permission granted for the scheme.

Driverless vehicles head to Cheltenham for testing Image

Driverless vehicles head to Cheltenham for testing

A teleoperated, on-demand transport service has launched the next phase of its development at AC Lloyd Space Business Centre in Cheltenham.

Sponsors back Gloucester Rugby men and womens teams Image

Sponsors back Gloucester Rugby men and womens teams

BiGDUG and Laithwaites renew contracts with the club and add Gloucester-Hartpury women's team

Cheltenham parking review Image

Cheltenham parking review

Gloucestershire County Council is proposing improvements to parking and traffic management.

Rates hike will squeeze small firms says FSB Image

Rates hike will squeeze small firms says FSB

Many will now face higher costs in paying back loans which are not protected by fixed rates

Council bids for £1.1m to support business innovation and growth Image

Council bids for £1.1m to support business innovation and growth

Carbon busting initiatives, skills boosting schemes, supporting business growth and a new cycle hub are among some of the projects central to an ambitious funding bid submitted this week.

Loyalty scheme boosts Pets at Home sales Image

Loyalty scheme boosts Pets at Home sales

Pets at Home has seen a big increase in sales, thanks to a rise in increase in loyalty scheme members.

Memberships looking healthy at The Gym Group Image

Memberships looking healthy at The Gym Group

Half year sales have soared at The Gym Group, with a 10 per cent increase in memberships.

Gloucestershire Lib Dems appoint new leadership team Image

Gloucestershire Lib Dems appoint new leadership team

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have seen a change of leadership, with Cllr Ben Evans taking over from Cllr Paul Hodgkinson after six years as group leader.

Reclaiming the River Chelt Image

Reclaiming the River Chelt

A project to remove Himalayan balsam, a non-native invasive plant species, from the River Chelt has launched this month.

VIDEO: Gloucester reveals plans for new quarter to level up city Image

VIDEO: Gloucester reveals plans for new quarter to level up city

Gloucester City Council has announced a bid for £12.5 million of Levelling Up Funding for an ambitious new scheme.

New burger joint to open in Gloucester thanks to £450k investment Image

New burger joint to open in Gloucester thanks to £450k investment

Burger restaurant Burger Boi is opening a site in Gloucester.

Big sales rise at Safran Image

Big sales rise at Safran

International technology group, Safran, has reported sales of €8,560 million (£7,155m) for the first half of the year.

Revenues on the rise at Mears after strong first half Image

Revenues on the rise at Mears after strong first half

Gloucester-based housing and social care provider Mears Group has upgraded its full-year outlook, following strong first-half performance.

Aldi remains Britain’s cheapest supermarket Image

Aldi remains Britain’s cheapest supermarket

Consumer group Which? has named Aldi as the cheapest UK supermarket for the second consecutive month.

eBay beats sales forecast despite slowing consumer spending Image

eBay beats sales forecast despite slowing consumer spending

Online marketplace eBay Inc has posted better than expected second-quarter earnings.

Warm weather boosts sales at Next Image

Warm weather boosts sales at Next

Demand for formal clothing and warm weather have helped boost sales at Next in recent months.

Punchline Talks – August 5 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – August 5 line-up revealed

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

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince tells MPs planning reform needed to give renewable energy fair chance Image

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince tells MPs planning reform needed to give renewable energy fair chance

The Stroud eco entrepreneur told a government commitee they need to make it easier to build wind and solar farms

Gloucester investment firm expands with triple hire Image

Gloucester investment firm expands with triple hire

Blackfinch Energy, part of Blackfinch Group, has welcomed three new important hires to its national team.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations in August 2022 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations in August 2022

61 motorists were caught speeding at the priority locations in July 2022.

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