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Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 3 Image

Coronavirus Crisis Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 3

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

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Borough council begins £24.5m handout to businesses Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Borough council begins £24.5m handout to businesses

Cheltenham Borough Council has revealed that it has received £24.5 million from Government and grants have already started to be paid out.

Engineering firm working around the clock to make NHS ventilator parts  Image

Engineering firm working around the clock to make NHS ventilator parts

A Gloucester engineering business is among the team of fleet-of-foot UK firms which have adapted overnight to meet the urgent demand for ventilators to help COVID-19 patients.

Kingpin of Gloucester high street considers administration  Image

Kingpin of Gloucester high street considers administration

Debenhams, the kingpin of Gloucester retail and stalwart of high streets nationwide, is reportedly preparing to file for administration.

Duo launch business aimed at helping companies find a route to growth  Image

Duo launch business aimed at helping companies find a route to growth

Hayley Parker and Richard Neale always envisaged the launch of their business Ops-Box Group Ltd this month to involve plenty of face-to-face meetings.

Steam railway volunteers amazed as appeal raises £100k in just 10 days Image

Steam railway volunteers amazed as appeal raises £100k in just 10 days

More than £100,000 has poured in to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust's (GWRT) emergency appeal fund over just ten days.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Food club transforms into meals on wheels saviour  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Food club transforms into meals on wheels saviour

A Stroud charity which specialises in gathering people for food and friendship has been transformed into a super kitchen delivering hundreds of meals a week.

Prolific burglar avoids jail despite raiding five Cheltenham businesses Image

Prolific burglar avoids jail despite raiding five Cheltenham businesses

A Cheltenham burglar has avoided being jailed despite raids on the town's Playhouse Theatre, a bookies, a school, a cafe and an upmarket clothing store.

Coronavirus: Schools issue jobs warning over unpaid fees Image

Coronavirus: Schools issue jobs warning over unpaid fees

Private schools and colleges have urged parents not to withhold fees during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis - or risk job cuts.

Coronavirus: Your business rates for 2020 revealed Image

Coronavirus: Your business rates for 2020 revealed

Retail, leisure and hospitality may be exempt under measures introduced to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but other businesses across Gloucestershire are still facing revised rate demands.

Don't drop defences against coronavirus scams Image

Don't drop defences against coronavirus scams

The public has been urged to remain vigilant amid a rise in COVID-19 related scams.

No more Madness in the forest: Westonbirt's Forest Live cancelled for 2020 Image

No more Madness in the forest: Westonbirt's Forest Live cancelled for 2020

Forest Live, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country, has been cancelled.

 Appeal as man dies following road accident near Kemble Image

Appeal as man dies following road accident near Kemble

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to a fatal single vehicle collision which took place near Kemble last night (Thursday, April 2).

Pied Piper Appeal remains positive as charities take coronavirus hit Image

Pied Piper Appeal remains positive as charities take coronavirus hit

Charities across Gloucestershire are facing tough times as income falls due to the COVID-19 crisis. Here's how some are coping with the situation.

Appeal launched to ensure Cotswold RDA charity remains financially stable during COVID-19 crisis Image

Appeal launched to ensure Cotswold RDA charity remains financially stable during COVID-19 crisis

Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Association has set up a coronavirus emergency fund and is appealing for help from businesses and individuals.

Coronavirus: More than 100 University of Gloucestershire student nurses set to join NHS frontline Image

Coronavirus: More than 100 University of Gloucestershire student nurses set to join NHS frontline

A total of 138 undergraduate students from the University of Gloucestershire have stepped forward to help hospitals and other NHS services in the county in the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Council provides free parking spaces for NHS staff Image

Council provides free parking spaces for NHS staff

NHS staff have been given free parking spaces in Cheltenham and Gloucester by Gloucestershire County Council.

Thumbs up to Cullimore Group: Our lorries are on the road to keep Gloucestershire moving  Image

Thumbs up to Cullimore Group: Our lorries are on the road to keep Gloucestershire moving

One of the county's longest-standing transport firms has taken to social media to reassure Gloucestershire its vehicles have permission to take to the roads.

Punchline Coronavirus Crisis Survey: Have you applied to your bank for business finance? Image

Punchline Coronavirus Crisis Survey: Have you applied to your bank for business finance?

With financial pressure mounting for many companies banks are one of the first places they are turning to for help - but are they delivering?

Former Gloucester office block to be transformed into affordable flats Image

Former Gloucester office block to be transformed into affordable flats

A city-centre office block sold last year for £525,000 has now been earmarked for residential redevelopment.

BP to supply free fuel to Gloucestershire's air ambulance Image

BP to supply free fuel to Gloucestershire's air ambulance

BP have said that they will provide free jet fuel for use by the helicopters of a number of UK air ambulance services, including the Great Western Air Ambulance Service.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Firm gives 100 face masks to emergency services  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Firm gives 100 face masks to emergency services

Stories of generosity are emerging by the day - like this one of a Cotswold business which has just handed over 100 face masks to our emergency services.

Coronavirus: Food hampers sent to Gloucestershire children who receive free school meals Image

Coronavirus: Food hampers sent to Gloucestershire children who receive free school meals

Children in Gloucestershire who receive free school meals will get a hamper with ten days of food inside as well as children's packed lunches.

Toilet roll shortage causes more than 3,000 sewer flooding and blockage reports Image

Toilet roll shortage causes more than 3,000 sewer flooding and blockage reports

With toilet roll supplies in supermarkets running low, people have been turning to kitchen roll and wipes as an alternative.

Firms to furlough half of their employees next week Image

Firms to furlough half of their employees next week

Almost half of UK businesses expect to furlough at least 50 per cent of their staff next week, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

Unions welcome minimum wage increase Image

Unions welcome minimum wage increase

Unions have welcomed increases in the statutory minimum wage, which take effect from today (2nd April).

National Express announces full suspension of services  Image

National Express announces full suspension of services

Coach operator National Express has announced that it will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services from midnight on Sunday.

Man in court accused of raiding garage and stealing cash machine after slashing police car tyres Image

Man in court accused of raiding garage and stealing cash machine after slashing police car tyres

A 29 year old Worcester man has today denied slashing the tyres of eight police cars before raiding a Moreton in Marsh garage and stealing a cash machine in November last year.

Stroud business helps stock London's COVID-19 super hospital Image

Stroud business helps stock London's COVID-19 super hospital

Staff in London’s high-profile intensive care coronavirus Nightingale Hospital have received an emergency supply of equipment from a Gloucestershire firm.

Gloucestershire E-learning company releases 5-course 'Working from home essentials' pack Image

Gloucestershire E-learning company releases 5-course 'Working from home essentials' pack

Stonehouse-base Nimble E-learning have created a new e-learning 'Working from home essentials' pack.

VIDEO: Gloucestershire Ministry of Defence staff are part of the COVID Support Force  Image

VIDEO: Gloucestershire Ministry of Defence staff are part of the COVID Support Force

Details are emerging of the special part in the nation's fight against the pandemic being played by members of the Gloucester-based NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Front line key workers need your old mobile phones  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Front line key workers need your old mobile phones

An appeal has gone out for spare mobile phones to help staff working in the health service help those most in need. ns.co.uk or telephone 07812 334461.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Locals deliver NHS cash with Isolation Beard Challenge Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Locals deliver NHS cash with Isolation Beard Challenge

A group of big-hearted Gloucestershire locals from all walks of life have turned a lack of grooming into The Isolation Beard Challenge, to raise money for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity in its efforts to tackle Covid-19.

Gloucestershire bikers' charity helps to ease pressure on NHS Image

Gloucestershire bikers' charity helps to ease pressure on NHS

The Gloucestershire Blood Bike charity who provide regional hospitals with a vital out of hours medical courier service, are truly 'going the extra mile'.

Lockdown grocery sales go through the roof Image

Lockdown grocery sales go through the roof

Grocery sales in March were the highest ever recorded – up 20.6 per cent on the previous year.

Voucher scheme will help children entitled to free school meals Image

Voucher scheme will help children entitled to free school meals

Children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme, allowing them to continue to access free meals whilst they stay at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Business group C2S rallies to help county's most vulnerable  Image

Business group C2S rallies to help county's most vulnerable

A conversation online led to an emergency supply of hand sanitiser to a county care home, and there is now no stopping members of the business community Circle2Success.

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus Image

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

 Staff sought to keep Gloucestershire waste collections going  Image

Staff sought to keep Gloucestershire waste collections going

Staff are being recruited to keep Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections operational.

Gloucestershire College cyber security degree apprenticeship to launch online  Image

Gloucestershire College cyber security degree apprenticeship to launch online

Gloucestershire College is inviting local businesses and potential apprentices to discover its new cyber security degree apprenticeship, during an online event tomorrow (1st April).

Police appeal for missing man who may be injured after leaving scene of serious car crash Image

Police appeal for missing man who may be injured after leaving scene of serious car crash

Police officers in Stroud are trying to locate a man who may be injured after being involved in a single vehicle collision.

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