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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 5 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 5

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

COVID-19 testing centre opens in Gloucester Image

COVID-19 testing centre opens in Gloucester

The first tests have taken place at Gloucester's new regional COVID-19 testing centre.

Firm with Cinderford recycling facility tops list of £16.2billion bailouts Image

Firm with Cinderford recycling facility tops list of £16.2billion bailouts

Chemicals company BASF, which has a site in Cinderford, has been handed the maximum possible £1billion in help from the Bank of England.

Cirencester tech firm secures contract with NHS Trust Image

Cirencester tech firm secures contract with NHS Trust

The Cirencester based healthcare technology company has secured a contract to launch its digital pre-operative assessment software.

Light at the end of the tunnel for outdoor learning centre Image

Light at the end of the tunnel for outdoor learning centre

Outdoor learning beauty spot The Wilderness Centre has announced plans to reopen in July and is set for a record year in 2021 - if it can survive until then.

Albanian man jailed after £84,000 cannabis factory raid Image

Albanian man jailed after £84,000 cannabis factory raid

An Albanian illegal immigrant who grew cannabis with a potential value of £84,000 in a 'fairly ordinary semi detached house' in the heart of Cheltenham was jailed today.

OPS-BOX thinking outside the box for answers Image

OPS-BOX thinking outside the box for answers

The business world - and beyond - has changed since Hayley Parker and Richard Neale launched OPS-BOX Group at the start of March and they have tailored their approach to match.

Zizzi and ASK up for sale as restaurants feel pinch Image

Zizzi and ASK up for sale as restaurants feel pinch

The owners of Zizzi and ASK Italian have become the latest restaurant business to feel the financial effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

Pubs warn of beer shortage with no clear opening time Image

Pubs warn of beer shortage with no clear opening time

The Government has been urged to give breweries at least three weeks notice of when pubs can reopen - or there will be enough beer to go round.

Charity shops set to reopen from mid-June Image

Charity shops set to reopen from mid-June

Charity shops set to reopen in Gloucestershire

Changes to Cotswolds District Council's Cabinet announced Image

Changes to Cotswolds District Council's Cabinet announced

The leader of Cotswold District Council has announced his new Cabinet for the coming year.

Supporting Gloucestershire's care homes in the battle against COVID-19 Image

Supporting Gloucestershire's care homes in the battle against COVID-19

Public services across the county have joined forces to help Gloucestershire's care homes in the fight against COVID-19.

Popular Stroud business relocates to Five Valleys Image

Popular Stroud business relocates to Five Valleys

The business has committed to the town centre for a further ten years with a brand-new lease.

Online sales soar - but it’s not enough Image

Online sales soar - but it’s not enough

UK retailers saw record online sales last month, but it wasn’t enough to offset the impact of closed high street stores.

Off-road training for Gloucestershire police officers Image

Off-road training for Gloucestershire police officers

A number of officers from the Neighbourhood Policing and Special Constabulary teams are now utilising the force's fleet of off-road vehicles after receiving specialist training.

Grieving mum describes how she found her 'gifted' jockey son dead Image

Grieving mum describes how she found her 'gifted' jockey son dead

A grieving mum has described how she found her 'gifted' jockey son dead at home, after he attended the first day of this year's National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucestershire charity reaches 150,000 PPE milestone Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucestershire charity reaches 150,000 PPE milestone

A Cheltenham-based children's charity has sourced more than 150,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for families caring at home for seriously ill children.

Dentists not ready to head back Image

Dentists not ready to head back

Little more than a third of dentists plan to reopen when government coronavirus restrictions are lifted on Monday.

University plans student return to Cirencester Image

University plans student return to Cirencester

Students will return to the Cirencester campus of the Royal Agricultural University for the autumn term under post-coronavirus pandemic plans.

Bourton points the way forward  Image

Bourton points the way forward

New signs and pathway stickers are going up in Bourton-on-the-Water to help ensure social distancing as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Police issue warning over Test and Trace scammers Image

Police issue warning over Test and Trace scammers

Gloucestershire Constabulary is warning people to be on their guard over hoax phone calls claiming to be on behalf of NHS Test and Trace.

Ex-councillor charged with upskirting offence Image

Ex-councillor charged with upskirting offence

A former councillor has been charged with a sexual offence and will appear in court later this year.

£58,000 theft from Cotswold home of shielding couple Image

£58,000 theft from Cotswold home of shielding couple

A wealthy investment consultant has told of the devastation caused to his seriously ill wife by burglars.

Victim's courage praised after conviction of sex offender Image

Victim's courage praised after conviction of sex offender

A Cheltenham man has been convicted of child sex offences against a 13-year-old boy.

Contractor appointed to start West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme Image

Contractor appointed to start West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed the contractors to bring the first half of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme to life.

Media company faces legal action by staff Image

Media company faces legal action by staff

Journalists at Reach plc, parent company of gloucestershirelive.co.uk are considering legal action against the company.

Thousands of small companies in danger of going bust Image

Thousands of small companies in danger of going bust

As we enter our 11th week of lockdown, thousands of Gloucestershire’s smallest companies find themselves at risk of going out of business.

Ribena owner invests £500,000 in hunt for new climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties Image

Ribena owner invests £500,000 in hunt for new climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties

The business has invested over half a million pounds in a five-year project to develop new varieties of climate-resilient blackcurrant.

Safran working to get new seats off the ground Image

Safran working to get new seats off the ground

Safran has signed an exclusive partnership to bring new airline seat technology to the market.

New partnership for county company Image

New partnership for county company

Gloucester-based CKF Systems has announced a brand new partnership with Global AGV, a leading supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles to the logistics industry.

Scheme ensures no point in crying over spilled beer Image

Scheme ensures no point in crying over spilled beer

A cross-industry platform has been created to helped brewers and pubs manage the disposal of the beer which is unsellable after spending weeks sat in cellars.

Fashion retailer in urgent talks with landlords Image

Fashion retailer in urgent talks with landlords

Fashion chain New Look has started crunch talks with landlords in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Come fly with Weird Fish and new fundraising T-shirts Image

Come fly with Weird Fish and new fundraising T-shirts

Cheltenham-based casual clothing brand, Weird Fish, has launched its latest range of T-shirts for the RSPB.

New appeal after teenage girl was grabbed by man in Stroud Image

New appeal after teenage girl was grabbed by man in Stroud

Police officers investigating an incident where a teenage girl was grabbed by an unknown man in Stroud have issued a renewed appeal.

Free advice for businesses Image

Free advice for businesses

Free advice for businesses now available from Gloucestershire Trading Standards

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £1million fund Image

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £1million fund

Fourteen Gloucestershire charities have received donations of £1,000, as part of the Movement for Good awards.

Fundraising challenge continues - For Ben  Image

Fundraising challenge continues - For Ben

It’s been over two weeks since teams set off on a virtual walk or run to Istanbul, in memory of 22-year-old Ben Brown.

Gloucester 10k goes ahead - virtually Image

Gloucester 10k goes ahead - virtually

Gloucester 10k, due to take place in July, has had to be cancelled, but organisers are hoping runners will sign up for a virtual race.

Man collapsed after pleading not guilty Image

Man collapsed after pleading not guilty

A 62-year-old man on hunger strike in prison collapsed yesterday (June 3).

New man steps up to pilot Raytheon Image

New man steps up to pilot Raytheon

Raytheon UK has appointed a new chief executive and managing director.

All systems go for new £4.9m medical centre Image

All systems go for new £4.9m medical centre

Work on a new medical centre in Stroud town centre could get underway later in the year following the exchange of contracts between two GP surgeries and the developer.

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