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Almost 200 jobs at risk as Gloucestershire factory faces closure Image

Almost 200 jobs at risk as Gloucestershire factory faces closure

A global engineering firm is proposing to close its Gloucestershire manufacturing centre with the loss of 185 jobs.

Breaking news: Is Prime Minister about to delay crucial Brexit vote? Image

Breaking news: Is Prime Minister about to delay crucial Brexit vote?

Speculation is mounting that the Prime Minister is going to delay tomorrow's vote on her Brexit deal.

Police sell £18,500 of designer trainers which belonged to criminal Image

Police sell £18,500 of designer trainers which belonged to criminal

Police are to sell £18,500 worth of designer trainers which belonged to a convicted criminal so the proceedings can go towards fighting crime.

Business expert: Detailed preparation for sale Image

Business expert: Detailed preparation for sale

Even if your business is in good shape, are you emotionally prepared for the sale of the business?

Actor helps spread a little Christmas magic in Cotswolds Image

Actor helps spread a little Christmas magic in Cotswolds

Retailers and organisers of a Cotswold town's Christmas lights switch on got the added boost to draw the crowds - thanks to a well-known actor lending a hand.

MP claims protests over Post Office transfer are

MP claims protests over Post Office transfer are "scaremongering"

Gloucester MP Richard Graham says the proposed move of the city's main Post Office to WH Smith will result in better services.

Street drinking and homelessness concern Cotswold town’s traders Image

Street drinking and homelessness concern Cotswold town’s traders

Traders have singled out street drinking and homelessness as of the highest concern when listing issues to tackle to make their town a better for business.

Confidence falls among small firms says FSB Image

Confidence falls among small firms says FSB

Confidence among small firms in the South West “has fallen once again”, according to the latest quarterly report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Officer injured in “fail to stop incident” Image

Officer injured in “fail to stop incident”

A police officer suffered leg injuries in the early hours of this morning (Monday, December 10) when a vehicle failed to stop.

Announcement on future of Cavendish House Image

Announcement on future of Cavendish House

After weeks of speculation which has seen closure for some of its namesakes a decision has been reached on the future of the House of Fraser store in Cheltenham.

Men who stole precious metals told they face jail Image

Men who stole precious metals told they face jail

Two men who travelled to the Forest of Dean to steal tens of thousands of pounds worth of precious metals from a recycling centre have been warned they face prison sentences.

Rugby travel firm increase turnover by 234 per cent Image

Rugby travel firm increase turnover by 234 per cent

A rugby inspired sports travel and hospitality firm has driven revenue further over the line that ever before, thanks to a strong performance on the British and Irish Lions rugby tour.

Business expert: How to prevent Christmas party fallout for employers Image

Business expert: How to prevent Christmas party fallout for employers

Nobody wants to be a Scrooge at Christmas but as an employer, you need to be aware of the risk of unpleasant incidents occurring.

Police van rammed off the road Image

Police van rammed off the road

Gloucestershire police are appealing for dashcam footage of a small white van involved in an incident in which a police van was rammed off the road.

Senior appointments made at university Image

Senior appointments made at university

Two new senior academic positions in rural policy and food security have been announced at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) at Cirencester.

Animal charity could be forced to close without more support Image

Animal charity could be forced to close without more support

A Gloucester based cat and dog rescue centre is urgently appealing for help to keep the centre alive and kicking into the New Year.

Warning as R&D spending stagnates Image

Warning as R&D spending stagnates

Spending on research and development (R&D) by UK businesses has stagnated since the EU referendum, a report warns today

County housing association helps sick children's charity Image

County housing association helps sick children's charity

Staff from Two Rivers Housing have been helping a Gloucestershire's children's charity to prepare for its Christmas fayre.

MP celebrates Queen's Commonwealth Canopy tree planting Image

MP celebrates Queen's Commonwealth Canopy tree planting

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has planted 4 British trees in Barnwood Park Arboretum, with the Friends of the Arboretum and Barnwood Primary School Head and pupils, as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.

Prison redevelopment will transform city skyline Image

Prison redevelopment will transform city skyline

Planners have approved the redevelopment of the former Gloucester Prison into a flats complex.

More trouble for Kier as share price plummets Image

More trouble for Kier as share price plummets

The company behind Gloucester’s new bus station and the county council’s building works has dropped out of the FTSE 250.

Revenues up 19 per cent at advanced engineering firm Image

Revenues up 19 per cent at advanced engineering firm

Read past three quarters of a million-pound loss before tax and you will find an engineering firm signing deals worldwide and revenues increasing by 19 per cent.

Gloucestershire’s very own Spiderman Image

Gloucestershire’s very own Spiderman

A research project by a professor from the University of Gloucestershire has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs.

Four in ten businesses in the South not ready for new digital VAT filing rules  Image

Four in ten businesses in the South not ready for new digital VAT filing rules

Four in 10 businesses are unprepared for the looming new digital VAT rules, according to a survey.

Men deny conspiracy to import cannabis Image

Men deny conspiracy to import cannabis

Two men have denied conspiracy to import 141 kilograms of cannabis into Cirencester.

Stonehouse-based telecoms firm congratulate hardworking apprentices Image

Stonehouse-based telecoms firm congratulate hardworking apprentices

Five members of the team at Lister Unified Communications have successfully completed their apprenticeships.

Local children's charity launch campaign to collect a tonne of toys Image

Local children's charity launch campaign to collect a tonne of toys

A Gloucestershire children's charity is appealing for new and nearly new, good quality toys for sick and disabled children in hospital this December.

How Ribena maker is helping to protect British wildlife Image

How Ribena maker is helping to protect British wildlife

Ribena brand owner, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, which has a factory in Coleford, has launched a campaign to safeguard wildlife.

City's £12m shopping centre regeneration will start in the New Year Image

City's £12m shopping centre regeneration will start in the New Year

Gloucester planners have given the go-ahead for the £12 million transformation of the city's shopping centre, King's Walk Gloucester.

Plans for a multi-million-pound waterside development floated Image

Plans for a multi-million-pound waterside development floated

A multi-million-pound waterside redevelopment creating 150 homes and business space has been proposed for Stroud’s canalside.

Cheltenham-based construction consultants appoint new senior quantity surveyor Image

Cheltenham-based construction consultants appoint new senior quantity surveyor

A Cheltenham-based firm of construction consultants, planners, surveyors and access consultants, has appointed a new senior quantity surveyor.

Business expert: What makes for engaged employees? Image

Business expert: What makes for engaged employees?

There are plenty of stories about how disengaged most employees are.

Gloucestershire Airport touches down with first-class makeover Image

Gloucestershire Airport touches down with first-class makeover

Visitors to Gloucestershire Airport will be greeted with a modern new-look main reception, arrivals area and departures lounge, following a three-month refurbishment project by Gloucester-based Cobus.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in December Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in December

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in December.

MPs urge 30-day payment rule for suppliers Image

MPs urge 30-day payment rule for suppliers

A group of MPs is urging the government to introduce tougher rules to tackle late payments to suppliers, including a 30-day deadline.

Former serviceman died aboard his boat  Image

Former serviceman died aboard his boat

A former Royal Navy serviceman burnt to death on his boat in Sharpness Marina.

Gloucestershire engineering firm wins prestigious award Image

Gloucestershire engineering firm wins prestigious award

At The Manufacturer MX Awards, global engineering company Renishaw won the coveted Manufacturing in Action accolade.

New 24-hour emergency refrigeration service for care homes this Christmas Image

New 24-hour emergency refrigeration service for care homes this Christmas

The UK’s largest provider of fridge and freezer trailers has launched a new 24-hour emergency service, specifically for the care home industry to provide extra storage space ahead of Christmas.

Competition winners attend prize giving at Stroud shopping centre Image

Competition winners attend prize giving at Stroud shopping centre

Three winners have been announced in a competition held with local school children to rename the Merrywalks shopping centre in Stroud.

Cycling for the future of access to bikes for young people Image

Cycling for the future of access to bikes for young people

Stroud based Access Bike have organised a sponsored, pedal powered and virtual cycle ride to fund their youth centred community project.

Win: A £100 voucher to spend online at Weird Fish Clothing Image

Win: A £100 voucher to spend online at Weird Fish Clothing

Punchline have teamed up with Weird Fish clothing to offer one lucky person the chance to win a £100 clothing voucher

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