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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Thursday, October 29 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Thursday, October 29

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

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree Image

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree

Staverton based Skyborne Airline Academy trainees will now be able to complete an undergraduate honours degree during their pilot studies.

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth Image

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth

GE Aviation saw its operating profit tumble by 79 per cent as the coronavirus pandemic continued to have a huge impact on the aviation industry.

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising Image

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising

The Tree of Light will return to Gloucester this Christmas but with a difference as organisers adapt to raising funds amid coronavirus restrictions.

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business Image

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business

Despite the collapse in UK coach travel and challenges facing the industry, Gloucester-based travel operator Bennetts Coaches has placed an order for a pair of new coaches.

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ Image

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ

Staverton based electrical contractor Clarkson Evans has purchased three and a half acres of land on Anson Business Park, Gloucestershire.

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends Image

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends

The Government's furlough scheme comes to an end on Saturday amid calls for more support to those who will lose their jobs.

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Civic Society attacks "mistaken" planning changes

Cheltenham Civic Society has criticised the Government's plan to reform the planning system, which it labelled "fundamentally mistaken".

Topping out celebrations for Cheltenham solicitors Image

Topping out celebrations for Cheltenham solicitors

Double celebrations are taking place in the Cheltenham-based BPE Construction team this week.

Chancellor confirms one-year spending review Image

Chancellor confirms one-year spending review

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed he will outline a one-year review of Government spending plans next month.

Cheltenham firm reaches finals of international design awards Image

Cheltenham firm reaches finals of international design awards

Obsidian Interiors is celebrating after its design team reached the finals of two international design awards.

Pied Piper Appeal Christmas raffle goes virtual Image

Pied Piper Appeal Christmas raffle goes virtual

The Pied Piper Appeal has taken its Christmas raffle online - and it is set to be the biggest to date.

New Forest of Dean community named in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey Image

New Forest of Dean community named in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey

A new housing development in the Forest of Dean has been officially named Merlin Gate in celebration of Gloucestershire birds of prey and the neighbouring centre which helps to protect them.

Prices fall slower as restrictions tighten Image

Prices fall slower as restrictions tighten

Retail prices for non-food items across the UK fell by the smallest amount since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures.

Council looks for views on climate change strategy Image

Council looks for views on climate change strategy

Stroud District Council is looking for views on the best way to lead its responses to climate change.

Remembrance begins at home as service cancelled Image

Remembrance begins at home as service cancelled

Gloucester's annual Service of Remembrance at the city's war memorial will not be held this year with people encouraged to mark the occasion at home.

Appeal after two men suffer injuries following a fight in Cheltenham Image

Appeal after two men suffer injuries following a fight in Cheltenham

Two men sustained significant facial injuries following an altercation in Cheltenham earlier this month and police are appealing for further witnesses to come forward.

Mobile firms to be banned from selling locked handsets Image

Mobile firms to be banned from selling locked handsets

Mobile phone companies will be banned from selling 'locked' handsets, under a range of new rules announced by Ofcom.

Online service helping to pinpoint flytippers Image

Online service helping to pinpoint flytippers

A new online service will allow people to report flytipping in the Cotswolds.

St James's Place funds reach record £118billion Image

St James's Place funds reach record £118billion

Funds under management at St James's Place hit a record high in the third quarter of the year.

New £3.8m Performing Arts Centre takes shape Image

New £3.8m Performing Arts Centre takes shape

A crucial phase in the construction of the Performing Arts Centre in Chipping Campden has been completed this week.

Telecoms firm gains Gamma Gold accreditation Image

Telecoms firm gains Gamma Gold accreditation

Stonehouse based Lister Unified Communications has bagged Gold accreditation status from communications provider Gamma.

Forest calls for help after getting caught in the middle Image

Forest calls for help after getting caught in the middle

The leader of Forest of Dean District Council has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking for help as the area finds itself stuck between differing coronavirus restrictions in England and Wales.

County council pledges free meals during holidays Image

County council pledges free meals during holidays

Any child in the county entitled to a free school meal during half term will be helped - and the package will extend over the Christmas school holiday.

Renishaw looks to the next generation of engineers Image

Renishaw looks to the next generation of engineers

Renishaw is hosting an online session to encourage more students to pursue engineering as a career.

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

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October 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.

E G Carter & Co Ltd completes refurbishment on Bristol Trampoline Club Image

E G Carter & Co Ltd completes refurbishment on Bristol Trampoline Club

Gloucester based construction firm E G Carter & Co Ltd has handed over the newly refurbished Axis Trampoline and Gymnastics Club in Bristol.

Change in approach for buy-to-let market Image

Change in approach for buy-to-let market

One in 10 landlords plan to purchase properties according to a new report - compared to just three per cent at the end of last year.

Overnight resurfacing planned for Cirencester route - with 39 mile diversion Image

Overnight resurfacing planned for Cirencester route - with 39 mile diversion

Gloucestershire County Council has announced plans for overnight resurfacing works to the A417 London Road in Cirencester from Friday, October 30.

Appeal for witnesses to single vehicle collision near Dursley  Image

Appeal for witnesses to single vehicle collision near Dursley

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision which took place on the B4066 Taits Hill near Dursley.

Police investigate rogue traders who took part in distraction burglary Image

Police investigate rogue traders who took part in distraction burglary

Police are investigating a report of a rogue trader who later took part in a distraction burglary at a property in Wotton-under-Edge.

Family distillery agrees deal with Diageo Image

Family distillery agrees deal with Diageo

Chase Distillery has reached an agreement to be bought by multi-national drink company Diageo.

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt  Image

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt

The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Patron of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity, visited Forestry England’s Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

Severn Trent gears up for jump in pumpkin power this Halloween Image

Severn Trent gears up for jump in pumpkin power this Halloween

Severn Trent Green Power is expecting 50,000 pumpkins to arrive at its food waste plants after Halloween, where they’ll be converted into green energy.

Fresh calls for help as small firms' confidence takes a hit Image

Fresh calls for help as small firms' confidence takes a hit

Confidence among small firms has continued on a downward trend for a ninth consecutive quarter, according to a new study.

Gloucester Cathedral's Beacon of Hope appeal receives £250,000 boost Image

Gloucester Cathedral's Beacon of Hope appeal receives £250,000 boost

The Cathedral closes in on its £1million appeal target as the Diocese of Gloucester commits vital funds to support the Beacon of Hope appeal.

Stroud Brewery reveals new look to spread message Image

Stroud Brewery reveals new look to spread message

Stroud Brewery has launched a new brand image and packaging range designed to help spread the message of responsibly farmed beer.

Families urged to use offers of holiday food help Image

Families urged to use offers of holiday food help

Dame Janet Trotter has thanked charities, business and organisations in Gloucestershire which have made free or cheap meals available for families throughout half term.

Week of action to tackle rural crime Image

Week of action to tackle rural crime

Gloucestershire Constabulary, along with partners and volunteers, has begun a week of action to combat rural crime.

Taste of the world back on city streets Image

Taste of the world back on city streets

The centre of Gloucester will welcome food from around the globe when the Continental Street Market returns this week.

Global aircraft orders grind to a halt Image

Global aircraft orders grind to a halt

Commercial aircraft orders for the third quarter are the lowest on record after just 13 aircraft orders were placed worldwide, according to new research from industry body ADS.

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