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Ambitious plans revealed at opening of new £4.5m dementia ward Image

Ambitious plans revealed at opening of new £4.5m dementia ward

The unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has been colour-coded to help dementia patients navigate their way around

VIDEO: Police seek to identify getaway driver who crashed into Cheltenham house Image

VIDEO: Police seek to identify getaway driver who crashed into Cheltenham house

Police are hunting a car driver who left a scene of devastation.

VIDEO: 50 years of Evans Jones to be marked by 300-mile bike ride Image

VIDEO: 50 years of Evans Jones to be marked by 300-mile bike ride

A team from planning consultancy Evans Jones will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month by cycling from Cheltenham to Bruges in three days.

Tory leadership candidates go head-to-head in Cheltenham Image

Tory leadership candidates go head-to-head in Cheltenham

The two people hoping to be the next prime minister went head-to-head in Cheltenham yesterday (August 11) evening.

Bromford is biggest builder of social rented homes Image

Bromford is biggest builder of social rented homes

Gloucestershire-based housing association, Bromford, built 444 homes for social rent in 2021-22.

Superdry boss: Tourists will go to Europe to shop Image

Superdry boss: Tourists will go to Europe to shop

The boss of Cheltenham-based Superdry has warned that tourists will splash their cash in Europe rather than the UK.

Three award shortlistings for Cheltenham Corporate team Image

Three award shortlistings for Cheltenham Corporate team

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ (HCR) Corporate team in Cheltenham is celebrating being shortlisted for three awards.

Warning following thefts of trailers across Gloucestershire this week Image

Warning following thefts of trailers across Gloucestershire this week

Police are warning trailer owners to be vigilant.

Sainsbury's and Tesco stop selling disposable barbecues Image

Sainsbury's and Tesco stop selling disposable barbecues

Sainsbury's and Tesco have joined other UK supermarket chains in removing disposable barbecues from their shelves during the heatwave.

Gloucestershire Royal Emergency Department partners with Samaritans Image

Gloucestershire Royal Emergency Department partners with Samaritans

The Emergency Department (ED) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is beginning a partnership with volunteers from Gloucestershire branches of Samaritans this month.

Car jumped on and damaged in Bourton-on-the-Water Image

Car jumped on and damaged in Bourton-on-the-Water

Officers in the Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses.

Hit and run collision in Cotswolds Image

Hit and run collision in Cotswolds

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision.

Boots recognised for work to break the menopause taboo Image

Boots recognised for work to break the menopause taboo

It has been leading the way on how employers can support women through the change

Cotswold pub for sale for £690,000 Image

Cotswold pub for sale for £690,000

A popular grade II 18th century inn near Stroud is up for sale for £690,000.

Gloucestershire financial giant defrauded out of almost £600,000 Image

Gloucestershire financial giant defrauded out of almost £600,000

A long-serving member of staff at the giant financial firm defrauded endowment policy holders over a four year period.

Soft drinks maker sees revenue rise by £60m Image

Soft drinks maker sees revenue rise by £60m

The Forest of Dean-based maker of Lucozade and Ribena saw its revenue increase by £60 million last year.

Spirax Sarco reports 'strong' results in challenging times Image

Spirax Sarco reports 'strong' results in challenging times

Spirax-Sarco Engineering has reported rising revenues but falling profits in a 'challenging' first half of the year.

Tributes to well-known Gloucester estate agent Image

Tributes to well-known Gloucester estate agent

Tributes have been paid to a well-known Gloucester businessman who founded a group of estate agents in the city almost 40 years ago.

Newent to lose post office Image

Newent to lose post office

Newent’s post office is set to close – leaving the town without any banking facilities.

B&M to extend Gloucester store Image

B&M to extend Gloucester store

Discount retailer, B&M, is expanding its Coney Hill store to make it bigger and better for customers.

Cheltenham Literature Festival announces stellar line-up Image

Cheltenham Literature Festival announces stellar line-up

A stellar line-up has been announced today for Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022.

Appeal after report man was seen being put in boot of vehicle Image

Appeal after report man was seen being put in boot of vehicle

Police are appealing for people to come forward.

Cannabis factory found in disused Gloucester school Image

Cannabis factory found in disused Gloucester school

Police have shut down a large cannabis factory in Gloucester.

New restaurant set to open at Gloucester Quays Image

New restaurant set to open at Gloucester Quays

It has been revealed that a new restaurant will open this summer.

Gloucestershire construction company defrauded out of £140,000 Image

Gloucestershire construction company defrauded out of £140,000

A 'manipulative and calculating' individual who defrauded their employers to fund an 'extravagant' lifestyle was sentenced.

New £17.92m surgical complex will help deal with pandemic backlog Image

New £17.92m surgical complex will help deal with pandemic backlog

Work has started on a day surgery unit and two new theatres at Cheltenham General Hospital

Chamwell Centre launches £250,000 fundraising campaign  Image

Chamwell Centre launches £250,000 fundraising campaign

A state-of-the-art Gloucestershire sports centre for inclusive exercise has launched a fundraising campaign this week.

Postal workers to strike over pay Image

Postal workers to strike over pay

More than 115,000 UK postal workers will walk out in the next few weeks.

Forty four affordable homes delivered in the Forest of Dean Image

Forty four affordable homes delivered in the Forest of Dean

The final 12 affordable homes have been completed at the Wyedean Fields housing development in Sedbury.

Rugby star diagnosed with MND launches charity campaign Image

Rugby star diagnosed with MND launches charity campaign

Former Gloucester Rugby player Ed Slater will be heading back to Kingsholm later today with a group of fellow cyclists following a 350-mile ride which has kicked off a charity campaign.

Gloucester pilot turns battle with depression into flight of hope Image

Gloucester pilot turns battle with depression into flight of hope

Lyle Weir is planning a 40-hour charity flight around the UK and Channel Islands to help others with mental health problems

Ukrainian families welcomed to Cotswolds Image

Ukrainian families welcomed to Cotswolds

Ukrainian families living in Upton-on-Severn were treated to a series of summer activities this week – with packed fun days and tours out to the Cotswolds.

Gloucester businessman died at his desk Image

Gloucester businessman died at his desk

A Gloucester immigration solicitor has died.

Fewer self-employed 'is damaging the economy' Image

Fewer self-employed 'is damaging the economy'

A decline in the number of self-employed people since the pandemic could damage entrepreneurship and worsen supply shortages in the wider economy, according to experts.

Stroud firm BookCheck appoints new managing director Image

Stroud firm BookCheck appoints new managing director

BookCheck, the Stroud-based outsourced bookkeeping with management information and payroll specialist, has announced the appointment of James Wetherall ACA, as their new managing director.

Speedy sales for new Hempsted homes Image

Speedy sales for new Hempsted homes

With homes selling faster than ever - reportedly twice as fast as in 2019 - house-builders Redcliffe Homes have released figures confirming this trend in Gloucestershire.

Starbucks plans Stroud coffee shop Image

Starbucks plans Stroud coffee shop

Five Valley's Shopping centre has applied for planning permission to change the use of former Poundland and Woolworths shop on King Street.

Trading standards issue warning to retailers over underage vape sales Image

Trading standards issue warning to retailers over underage vape sales

Officers are disappointed in the number of shops found to have sold disposable e-cigarettes to underage buyers.

Hot weather bin collections in Cheltenham Image

Hot weather bin collections in Cheltenham

Due to the forecast of extreme heat this week, Cheltenham’s collection teams will be starting their rounds at 5.30am.

Firefighters tackle 15-acre fire in field Image

Firefighters tackle 15-acre fire in field

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance at an incident near Drybrook.

Olive oil prices set to soar Image

Olive oil prices set to soar

The price of olive oil is set to rise, as heatwaves in Spain have hit production.

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