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Gloucester insurance broker set for growth following MBO Image

Gloucester insurance broker set for growth following MBO

Investment by JMG group has facilitated a management buyout at Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance by North West insurance broker, Butterworth Spengler, for an undisclosed sum.

Consultation launched for 376,000 sq ft expansion of Gloucestershire business park Image

Consultation launched for 376,000 sq ft expansion of Gloucestershire business park

Developers heading up the expansion of Brockeridge Business Park at Junction 1 of the M50 are launching a public consultation for the project.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Tuesday, September 21 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Tuesday, September 21

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Cheltenham pursues climate ambition and improved accessibility for taxis Image

Cheltenham pursues climate ambition and improved accessibility for taxis

Cheltenham Borough Council pledged today (September 21) to bring its wheelchair accessible vehicle policy for taxis in line with its 2030 climate ambition.

Gloucestershire Day backing local business Image

Gloucestershire Day backing local business

Today is Gloucestershire Day - the start of a month-long campaign that backs local business as they continue on their road to recovery.

More shops to close if rates not reduced Image

More shops to close if rates not reduced

More than four fifths of retailers say more stores will close if business rates are not reduced.

County shoppers donate over 15,000 meals  Image

County shoppers donate over 15,000 meals

Generous Tesco shoppers in Gloucestershire donated 15,430 meals to children and families over the summer.

Former manager ordered to pay back almost £6k after defrauding Cheltenham business Image

Former manager ordered to pay back almost £6k after defrauding Cheltenham business

A former branch manager of a Cheltenham company has been ordered to pay back all the money he gained from fraudulently selling its scrap metal.

Hospice managers to walk over hot coals  Image

Hospice managers to walk over hot coals

Managers at Longfield Community Hospice will show their commitment to patients, families and carers by taking part in their first ever firewalk next week.

DIY boom boosts B&Q profits Image

DIY boom boosts B&Q profits

B&Q group rode the DIY boom in the first half of the year, smashing the £7 billion pound sales mark.



Hundreds speeding during safety campaign week Image

Hundreds speeding during safety campaign week

Hundreds of speeding motorists were caught by police officers in Gloucestershire last week, during a national campaign to make the roads safer.

Council grant helps with restoration of historic almshouses Image

Council grant helps with restoration of historic almshouses

A council grant has helped with the modernisation of four historic almshouses in the Forest of Dean.

Trial date set for woman accused of filming inside Gloucester hospital during pandemic Image

Trial date set for woman accused of filming inside Gloucester hospital during pandemic

A Stroud woman is to stand trial in January accused of using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment while live video streaming from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

EDF takes on customers as supplier goes bust Image

EDF takes on customers as supplier goes bust

EDF – with a major base in Gloucester - has taken over nearly a quarter of a million customers left without a supplier after Utility Point ceased trading.

National Express to take over Stagecoach Image

National Express to take over Stagecoach

National Express is set to take over Stagecoach – currently experiencing cancelled services in Gloucestershire because of a shortage of drivers.

All electric unmanned lifting craft Image

All electric unmanned lifting craft

All electric heavy lifting aircraft planned by BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics.

Man jailed after defrauding Gloucestershire firm out of almost £750k Image

Man jailed after defrauding Gloucestershire firm out of almost £750k

A 53-year-old man who defrauded his employers out of almost three quarters of a million pounds and gambled it all away has been jailed for three years.

How did county’s universities get on in Times rankings? Image

How did county’s universities get on in Times rankings?

Gloucestershire’s three universities have been ranked in The Times’ rankings published yesterday (September 19) – and it seems there is still work to do.

Police carry out simultaneous drugs warrants in Brockworth Image

Police carry out simultaneous drugs warrants in Brockworth

Officers from the Tewkesbury Neighbourhood Policing Team executed two simultaneous drugs warrants on Friday, September 17.

Young Gloucestershire mother gifted life to five others following sudden death   Image

Young Gloucestershire mother gifted life to five others following sudden death

Young Gloucestershire mother Faye Rathbone, 33, helped to save the lives of five people through the gift of Organ Donation when she died suddenly.

Chopping board celebrates 50 years of The Cotswold Way Image

Chopping board celebrates 50 years of The Cotswold Way

In celebration of 50 years of The Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden-based Robert Welch has developed a limited-edition oak pebble chopping board, in collaboration with Cotswolds National Landscape.

New role for Cheltenham MP Image

New role for Cheltenham MP

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has been promoted to the role of Solicitor General for England and Wales in the cabinet reshuffle.

Post Office demands fee rise from banks Image

Post Office demands fee rise from banks

The Post Office is demanding more money from banks to provide vital cash services, especially in areas where banks have pulled out altogether.



Gap fashion to sell through rival Next Image

Gap fashion to sell through rival Next

Troubled fashion brand Gap is to partner with rival Next to keep a presence in the UK.

Tens of thousands raised by Ride for Ryder  Image

Tens of thousands raised by Ride for Ryder

Fundraisers at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice say their first post-pandemic fundraising event was a huge success, after over 250 cyclists took to two wheels.

BREAKING NEWS: Another big name to leave Gloucester Quays Image

BREAKING NEWS: Another big name to leave Gloucester Quays

Sports brand Nike has confirmed plans to close its Factory Store at Gloucester Quays as early as next month.

VIDEO: Second helping of Gloucester's £3.5m Food Dock development Image

VIDEO: Second helping of Gloucester's £3.5m Food Dock development

Last week www.Punchline-Gloucester.com reported that building works were progressing on Gloucester's latest culinary destination and now we return for an extended tour.

Retail sales down for fourth month Image

Retail sales down for fourth month

Retail sales fell for the fourth month in a row after a gloomy summer for sales.

Superdry turning a corner following pandemic loss Image

Superdry turning a corner following pandemic loss

Cheltenham-based fashion brand is turning a corner following a difficult year of trading.

Find out about the new Ocean railway bridge Image

Find out about the new Ocean railway bridge

Cotswold Canals Connected is hosting an information event so people can find out more about the work to replace the railway bridge at Stonehouse Ocean.

Missing tax billions caused by fraud Image

Missing tax billions caused by fraud

Taxpayers handed over more than £633 billion to the exchequer but where did the missing billions go?






Hostile battle between green energy rivals Image

Hostile battle between green energy rivals

Gloucestershire-based Ecotricity is engaged in a hostile and increasingly vitriolic takeover battle.

Perfect storm of economic woes Image

Perfect storm of economic woes

A perfect storm of economic conditions is brewing which is sounding alarm bells among trend watchers in the business community.


Celebrating the county's business community this Gloucestershire Day Image

Celebrating the county's business community this Gloucestershire Day

Tuesday 21st September marks the county's second Gloucestershire Day.

Gloucestershire business owner handed suspended sentence Image

Gloucestershire business owner handed suspended sentence

A 51-year old Indian restaurant owner has been sentenced to a 22-month suspended prison term today for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Cotswold firm expands with move to new headquarters Image

Cotswold firm expands with move to new headquarters

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems have moved to new premises in Cirencester to support the company's expansion.

Listed retail property in Tewkesbury up for auction Image

Listed retail property in Tewkesbury up for auction

A Grade II listed retail property in Tewkesbury High Street is attracting plenty of auction interest.


Celebrity Stefan Buczacki meets Perry Bishop competition winner Image

Celebrity Stefan Buczacki meets Perry Bishop competition winner

Green fingered enthusiasts across Gloucestershire have been busily sowing seeds, planting, watering, and tending imaginative horticultural creations in the hope of winning the competition.

Co-op launches micro-supermarket Image

Co-op launches micro-supermarket

Convenience retailer, Co-op is claiming a first with its new ‘micro-supermarket’, to cater for changing shopping habits.

Boost for independent stores Image

Boost for independent stores

Independent stores are moving into the gap left as the big chains move out of the high street.

Horse rider thrown during collision with van Image

Horse rider thrown during collision with van

Police in Tewkesbury are appealing for the driver of a van to come forward following a collision involving a horse rider last week.

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