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Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK Image

Latest coronavirus updates from across Gloucestershire and the UK

View the latest data for coronavirus cases and deaths of patients with COVID-19.

Gloucester gets £2.2 million grant for 300 new home scheme Image

Gloucester gets £2.2 million grant for 300 new home scheme

Gloucester is to get 300 new homes on undeveloped land next to St Oswalds retail park which the city council bought two years ago.

Healthy workplaces celebrated Image

Healthy workplaces celebrated

Companies which have focused on health and wellbeing in the workplaces were highlighted at the Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire celebration last night (December 2).

Gloucester shoe shop shuffle Image

Gloucester shoe shop shuffle

Shoezone in Gloucester is hot footing it round the corner to a new store in the old Top Shop on Eastgate Street.

Lucozade producer introduces 100 per cent plant-based PET bottle prototypes Image

Lucozade producer introduces 100 per cent plant-based PET bottle prototypes

Coleford-based drinks company, Suntory Group, has announced a step towards its aim to use 100 per cent sustainable PET bottles globally by 2030.

Halfords buys automotive business for £62m Image

Halfords buys automotive business for £62m

Halfords has purchased automotive group National for £62m, in a deal which will see the brand become a motoring services focused business.

No Child Left Behind: Last finalists announced Image

No Child Left Behind: Last finalists announced

The last three finalists have been announced in the No Child Left Behind awards, in association with Punchline-gloucester.com.

Images show what new £11m Bishop's Cleeve school could look like Image

Images show what new £11m Bishop's Cleeve school could look like

Images have been revealed for the new £11 million primary school in Bishop's Cleeve, as final designs are set to be submitted for planning permission.

Billions stolen in Bounce Back loan fraud Image

Billions stolen in Bounce Back loan fraud

The Government has been criticised by a watchdog for wasting billions of pounds given out in fraudulent Covid loans.



New app will help sick children cope better in hospital Image

New app will help sick children cope better in hospital

A new app is being launched to help children with heart conditions and their families cope with the stress of being in hospital.

Burglar stole £36,000 worth of property from farmhouse near Dursley Image

Burglar stole £36,000 worth of property from farmhouse near Dursley

A burglar stole £36,000 worth of property including a Second World War ceremonial sword when he ransacked a farmhouse.

Five Valleys gets the prime cut with new steak restaurant Image

Five Valleys gets the prime cut with new steak restaurant

A new steak bar and grill has opened its doors at Five Valleys Market in Stroud.

Number of job vacancies hits record high Image

Number of job vacancies hits record high

Gloucestershire is feeling the recruitment squeeze as the number of job vacancies across the UK hit a new record high of 3.5 million.

Author: Pandemic has shown importance of wellbeing  Image

Author: Pandemic has shown importance of wellbeing

Award-winning author and consultant, Liggy Webb, was the special guest at the Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire awards last night (December 2).

Bomb disposal squad called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Image

Bomb disposal squad called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The army’s bomb disposal squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday, after a World War II mortar shell ended up in a rather unusual place.

Successful careers fair for Gloucester school Image

Successful careers fair for Gloucester school

St Peter's High School and Sixth Form Centre in Gloucester hosted their latest Careers Fair.

Appeal after charity shop in Painswick robbed  Image

Appeal after charity shop in Painswick robbed

Member of staff and customer at Longfield Hospice shop were threatened with a knife.

Attempted robbery of man's car in Gloucester Image

Attempted robbery of man's car in Gloucester

A man in his 70s was assaulted when two men tried to take his car.

No Child Left Behind finalists and sponsors announced Image

No Child Left Behind finalists and sponsors announced

#NCLBawards - Shining a light on projects that have made a difference!

Giving to Gloucestershire children this Christmas with Waterstones Gloucester Image

Giving to Gloucestershire children this Christmas with Waterstones Gloucester

Waterstones Gloucester are encouraging shoppers to support their community with the Giving Tree.

VIDEO: Sales double for Cotswold designer Jade Holland Cooper Image

VIDEO: Sales double for Cotswold designer Jade Holland Cooper

Sales of Jade Holland Cooper’s fashion – now showcased in her own Cotswold boutique - doubled during lockdown.

VIDEO: New mega sports store opens in Cheltenham Image

VIDEO: New mega sports store opens in Cheltenham

A new sportswear superstore that's opened in Cheltenham is 'super busy'.

Man released under investigation as part of Stonehouse murder investigation Image

Man released under investigation as part of Stonehouse murder investigation

The scene guard is likely to remain in place for a number of days.

Chefs launch wine bar in hometown Cirencester Image

Chefs launch wine bar in hometown Cirencester

Two chefs have launched a wine bar in their hometown of Cirencester.



Loungers reports strong post-lockdown trading Image

Loungers reports strong post-lockdown trading

Hospitality group Loungers Plc has almost doubled revenues in the 24 weeks to October 3, compared to the same period in 2020.

No Child Left Behind: Latest batch of finalists announced Image

No Child Left Behind: Latest batch of finalists announced

Another three finalists have been announced in the No Child Left Behind awards, in association with Punchline-gloucester.com.

Land and barn for sale with potential for residential development  Image

Land and barn for sale with potential for residential development

A former agricultural barn and surrounding land in Tewkesbury has been brought to market, through chartered surveyors Bruton Knowles.

Supermarkets not enforcing mask mandate Image

Supermarkets not enforcing mask mandate

Major supermarkets are not enforcing the mask wearing introduced by government in response to reported cases of a new Covid variant.


Actor supports Gloucestershire hospice’s Christmas Challenge  Image

Actor supports Gloucestershire hospice’s Christmas Challenge

Actor Richard E Grant is helping Longfield Community Hospice, near Stroud, raise money for vital hospice care.

Continued growth in private sector 'encouraging' Image

Continued growth in private sector 'encouraging'

Growth in the private sector is ‘encouraging’, the CBI says.


Witness appeal for Stroud attempted robbery Image

Witness appeal for Stroud attempted robbery

Officers are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Stroud which took place at the weekend.

Coffee pod recycling success for Cheltenham Image

Coffee pod recycling success for Cheltenham

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a pioneering coffee pod kerbside recycling service to residents.

Heads Up Cheltenham raises awareness with the 12 days of Christmas giving challenge Image

Heads Up Cheltenham raises awareness with the 12 days of Christmas giving challenge

Cheltenham community is encouraged to give this December and begins with volunteers and Father Christmas packing activity bags for local children.

Keeping music alive in the city Image

Keeping music alive in the city

Gloucester City Council could sell Barbican House to Gloucestershire Academy of Music to keep musical opportunities in the city centre.

Have yourself a merry, alcohol-free Christmas Image

Have yourself a merry, alcohol-free Christmas

The Mayor of Cheltenham joined staff and members of the business community to launch a month of festive activities at The Sober Parrot yesterday (Wednesday).

Calling Tetbury residents – help needed to plant 700 trees Image

Calling Tetbury residents – help needed to plant 700 trees

Residents in Tetbury are being invited to help transform a popular local footpath and improve local biodiversity.

Animal welfare order made against Forest of Dean couple Image

Animal welfare order made against Forest of Dean couple

An order under the Animal Welfare Act has been made against a Forest of Dean couple.

VIDEO: Julian Dunkerton launches his new boutique Superdry store in Cheltenham Image

VIDEO: Julian Dunkerton launches his new boutique Superdry store in Cheltenham

Superdry opens its flagship concept store in Cheltenham today.

VIDEO: Pied Piper Appeal launches 30 Years celebration Image

VIDEO: Pied Piper Appeal launches 30 Years celebration

Gloucestershire children’s charity, the Pied Piper Appeal, has launched its 30 Years campaign for 2022, thanks to support from over 30 local firms.

High point for £11.8m student residence for Gloucester Image

High point for £11.8m student residence for Gloucester

An £11.8 million scheme which will provide much-needed additional student bed spaces in the heart of Gloucester city centre has celebrated a major development milestone.

£1 million site close to key Gloucestershire route under offer Image

£1 million site close to key Gloucestershire route under offer

A piece of land at the western end of the A40 dual carriageway up for sale for £1 million is under offer.

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