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Punchline Talks! Cry for help from the wedding and events industry Image

Punchline Talks! Cry for help from the wedding and events industry

Making people redundant has replaced supplying staff for major events as the main job for the boss of an agency as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the industry.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, November 27 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, November 27

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

Sentencing to be doubled for assaults on emergency workers  Image

Sentencing to be doubled for assaults on emergency workers

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and partners have welcomed plans to increase the maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency worker from 12 months to two years.

Arcadia latest retailer on edge of administration Image

Arcadia latest retailer on edge of administration

The Arcadia retail group - which includes well-known high street names such as TopShop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins - could be heading into administration within days.

Neptune Rum helping to spice up Christmas Image

Neptune Rum helping to spice up Christmas

Travel may not be the easiest but a taste of the Caribbean is definitely on the cards for Christmas.

Fresh warning tiers could ring time for pubs Image

Fresh warning tiers could ring time for pubs

More than 30,000 pubs will be forced to remain closed or become unviable after all but a few isolated parts of England were placed in tier two and three restrictions from next week.

Senior surveyor joins Cirencester commercial property firm Image

Senior surveyor joins Cirencester commercial property firm

Barnsdales property consultancy has appointed a new senior surveyor for the South West region.

Gloucester based insurer renews partnership with children's charity Image

Gloucester based insurer renews partnership with children's charity

Ageas Insurance, which has an office at Gloucester Business Park, has announced a year-long extension of its partnership with charity Rays of Sunshine.

Director joins the family on board at Highfield Image

Director joins the family on board at Highfield

A family-run garden centre in Gloucestershire has welcomed a new member to its board after five years as the company's general manager.

December Punchline Magazine - Coming Soon Image

December Punchline Magazine - Coming Soon

December is almost with us and the countdown is beginning - not just to Christmas, but also the next edition of the Punchline online magazine.

Applications opening for discretionary support Image

Applications opening for discretionary support

Applications for discretionary Additional Restrictions Grants will go live from Monday in the Cotswold and Forest of Dean district council areas.

Gloucester Rugby building united Squad of Thousands Image

Gloucester Rugby building united Squad of Thousands

Gloucester Rugby may not have been able to welcome fans into Kingsholm for many months, but the club has called on fans and businesses to come together to support each other.

Gloucestershire placed in tier two of new restrictions Image

Gloucestershire placed in tier two of new restrictions

Gloucestershire has been placed in tier two of the coronavirus restrictions which will replace the national lockdown in England when it ends next week.

Profits fall nearly £100m at Babcock Image

Profits fall nearly £100m at Babcock

Aerospace and defence firm Babcock International has revealed a drop in pretax profits of nearly £100 million in its latest half year results.

Charity launches £25,000 Vein Finder Appeal to help support local cancer patients Image

Charity launches £25,000 Vein Finder Appeal to help support local cancer patients

An appeal has been launched to fund five state-of-the-art vein finders that will be used to support patients receiving treatment in the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre.

Spending Review: How did business react? Image

Spending Review: How did business react?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spending Review has been labelled a "missed opportunity" amid calls for urgent action to limit the stark forecasts for the economy.

Brewin Dolphin profits edge ahead of forecasts Image

Brewin Dolphin profits edge ahead of forecasts

Investment service Brewin Dolphin has reported better than expected annual profit as an improvement in investment returns since the summer.

Gloucestershire businesses raise nearly £8,000 for foodbank Image

Gloucestershire businesses raise nearly £8,000 for foodbank

More than 50 Gloucestershire business have joined forces with Gloucester Quays Rotary Club to raise much-needed funds for Gloucester Foodbank.

Stroud urges shoppers to Think Local First Image

Stroud urges shoppers to Think Local First

Stroud District Council has launched a campaign to encourage people to Think Local First in the run-up to Christmas.

AA agrees £219m takeover deal Image

AA agrees £219m takeover deal

The AA has agreed to a £219m takeover with the new owners pledging to inject extra cash into the iconic brand.

Pub chain reports huge loss for the last year Image

Pub chain reports huge loss for the last year

Mitchells & Butlers, which operates a string of pubs across Gloucestershire, has reported a pre-tax loss of £123million for the last year.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for November 2020 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for November 2020

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Chancellor delivers sobering Spending Review Image

Chancellor delivers sobering Spending Review

NHS workers will receive a pay rise in the coming year, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the rest of the public sector will see pay suspended.

Developers dig in to start designer outlet Image

Developers dig in to start designer outlet

Work has started on building the 180-acre mixed-use development around the Designer Outlet Cotswolds retail scheme near Tewkesbury.

Appeal for witnesses after Cheltenham pub is burgled Image

Appeal for witnesses after Cheltenham pub is burgled

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pub in Cheltenham was broken into last week.

BPE helps secure takeover deal Image

BPE helps secure takeover deal

BPE Solicitors has acted for a long-standing technology platform client to complete an all-equity takeover.

Little festive cheer in Christmas plans for pubs Image

Little festive cheer in Christmas plans for pubs

Proposed changes to coronavirus restrictions for Christmas have been labelled "a mockery" by the British Beer & Pub Association.

Ian Mean: Cotswolds rises to the challenge for young Image

Ian Mean: Cotswolds rises to the challenge for young

Young people have been hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic, but innovative schemes have emerged to support and inspire them.

Kerbside coffee pod recycling set to be introduced in Cheltenham Image

Kerbside coffee pod recycling set to be introduced in Cheltenham

Cheltenham residents will be able to recycle their coffee pods in their kerbside recycling collections next year.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing #6 - Line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing #6 - Line-up revealed

There really is only one place to go each Friday to catch up on the big business issues of the week - find out who is on this week's Punchline Friday Business Briefing panel.

Appeal for witnesses of non-stop collision in Gloucester Image

Appeal for witnesses of non-stop collision in Gloucester

Officers are appealing for witnesses of a non-stop collision in Linden, Gloucester and are appealing for those who assisted to come forward.

Homelessness charity announces partnership with Hermes Image

Homelessness charity announces partnership with Hermes

National homelessness charity Emmaus, which has a regional community in Gloucestershire, has partnered with Hermes UK to help increase its offering to people who have experienced homelessness.

Ecclesiastical research spells out fears of charities Image

Ecclesiastical research spells out fears of charities

Almost half of UK charities expect their cash reserves to run out in the next year due to the cost of the coronavirus and loss of fundraising opportunities according to new research by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

Versarien lands £1.95m development deal with MoD Image

Versarien lands £1.95m development deal with MoD

Cheltenham advanced materials engineers Versarien has been awarded a £1.95million product development contract by the Ministry of Defence.

Speller Metcalfe appointed to build new Forest of Dean community hospital Image

Speller Metcalfe appointed to build new Forest of Dean community hospital

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed the contruction firm to build a new community hospital in Cinderford.

Return to tier restrictions sparks mixed response Image

Return to tier restrictions sparks mixed response

Changes to tier restrictions and the end of lockdown in England have been described as both "a sigh of relief" and "killing Christmas" by trade groups.

JD Sports emerges as front runner to buy Debenhams Image

JD Sports emerges as front runner to buy Debenhams

The future of troubled retailer Debenhams could become clearer amid reports that JD Sports is in talks over a deal to rescue the business from administration.

FSB awards shine light on volunteer heroes of pandemic Image

FSB awards shine light on volunteer heroes of pandemic

Small businesses owners from across the South West are to be recognised for supporting and encoring each other during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire domestic abuse charity looks to double donations Image

Gloucestershire domestic abuse charity looks to double donations

The Hollie Gazzard Trust is appealing for people to support them during their first ever Big Give Christmas Challenge, with donations made during the Christmas Challenge set to be doubled.

Gloucester Crown Court clearing backlog of trials Image

Gloucester Crown Court clearing backlog of trials

Nine court cases dealt with in one sitting.

Cirencester Hospital staff awarded for care and compassion during the pandemic Image

Cirencester Hospital staff awarded for care and compassion during the pandemic

Hospital staff have won an award for their care and compassion while looking after Covid-19 patients.

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