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VIDEO: Cheltenham Borough Council spends £37.5million to secure land for Cyber Central Image

VIDEO: Cheltenham Borough Council spends £37.5million to secure land for Cyber Central

The biggest change to Cheltenham since the spa town boom of the 18th century has taken a significant step forward.

VIDEO: 'This is more than a business park, Cyber Central is a  project of national significance' Image

VIDEO: 'This is more than a business park, Cyber Central is a project of national significance'

The Cyber Central plan for Cheltenham has been called a “A project of huge local, regional and national significance” by one of the councillors leading the project.

Where the Cyber Central development will be built and how it will transform Gloucestershire Image

Where the Cyber Central development will be built and how it will transform Gloucestershire

It will have 1,100 homes and lead to new roads and new motorway junctions being built

Former Royal Engineer sent £14,000 drug profits abroad Image

Former Royal Engineer sent £14,000 drug profits abroad

A former Royal Engineer who made money from selling cannabis sent thousands of pounds of his illicit profits abroad to his wife and other people in four countries including two in Africa, a court heard.

Forget the Premier League there is a managerial merry-go-round on the High Street Image

Forget the Premier League there is a managerial merry-go-round on the High Street

The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing - but it's on the High Street where the big names are changing not in football's Premier League.

Who were the king of the swingers at Simplicity's charity golf day? Image

Who were the king of the swingers at Simplicity's charity golf day?

More than 100 golfers took to the fairways of Brickhampton Court Golf Complex to raise funds for the second annual Simplicity charity golf day

New director appointed to the board of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership Image

New director appointed to the board of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership

A leading executive from one of Gloucestershire's most innovative companies has joined the board of GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership.

Cheltenham firm develops 'first of its kind' EV charging points Image

Cheltenham firm develops 'first of its kind' EV charging points

The availability of EV charging points is an issue that could stall the uptake of electric vehicles - but one organisation in Cheltenham think they have the answer.

Drug deaths in county up 44 per cent Image

Drug deaths in county up 44 per cent

Drug deaths in Gloucestershire are up by 44 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

New cafe open for business Image

New cafe open for business

A city centre cafe with a difference will be holding its grand opening tomorrow (Saturday 24th August).

King's Walk car park open for bank holiday weekend Image

King's Walk car park open for bank holiday weekend

Work on King’s Walk car park in Gloucester is making good progress - with levels 4, 5 and 6 now completed.

Have your say on new Cheltenham secondary school Image

Have your say on new Cheltenham secondary school

Proposals for a new secondary school in Leckhampton have been submitted for planning permission. Members of the public can comment on the application until 13th September.

South West businesses defy the economic gloom with record figures Image

South West businesses defy the economic gloom with record figures

A record number of exports were made by businesses in the South West in July, defying the gloomy national economic outlook.

Teenager pleads guilty to causing death of Gloucester man by dangerous driving Image

Teenager pleads guilty to causing death of Gloucester man by dangerous driving

Extra security was in place at Gloucester Crown Court as 18-year-old Jake Buckle pleaded guilty to three changes relating to the death of Jordan Maxwell in a collision on the A38 last year.

Gloucestershire company has a solution to growing piles of unwanted mobile phones Image

Gloucestershire company has a solution to growing piles of unwanted mobile phones

Half of the households in the UK contain an unused electronic device according to a study that estimates as many as 40 million smartphones or laptops are currently gathering dust.

School staff tackle 10 mile Tough Mudder for charity Image

School staff tackle 10 mile Tough Mudder for charity

Staff at Rendcomb College took on Badminton Estate’s Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for National Star.

Attention! Gloucestershire firm scoops gold standard award from the Ministry of Defence Image

Attention! Gloucestershire firm scoops gold standard award from the Ministry of Defence

A Gloucestershire firm has been given a gold standard award from the Ministry of Defence.

Laura Ashley suffers huge loss Image

Laura Ashley suffers huge loss

Homeware and fashion retailer Laura Ashley has reported a pre-tax loss of £14.3 million for the year, down from a profit of £100,000.

Children’s author becomes ambassador for Winston’s Wish Image

Children’s author becomes ambassador for Winston’s Wish

An award-winning children’s author has become an ambassador for Gloucestershire childhood bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish.

Gloucestershire community groups benefit to the tune of millions thanks to council support Image

Gloucestershire community groups benefit to the tune of millions thanks to council support

More than £2million has been ploughed into community groups across Gloucestershire thanks to Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Dursley shopkeeper tells court he's

Dursley shopkeeper tells court he's "ashamed" at drink driving following father's memorial service

Dursley shopkeeper who was more than three times the legal drink-drive limit after a memorial service for his late father got behind the wheel of his car and crashed, a court heard.

Chance to support police through Stop Search Scrutiny Panel Image

Chance to support police through Stop Search Scrutiny Panel

Would you like to play a role in scrutinising stop searches carried out by Gloucestershire Constabulary's officers?

'We won't tolerate drug supply in Gloucester' say Police as man is found guilty of intent to supply Image

'We won't tolerate drug supply in Gloucester' say Police as man is found guilty of intent to supply

A Gloucester man has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of drugs offences following a proactive stop search.

Four Gloucestershire pubs have been sold by Wadworth brewery in multi-million pound deal Image

Four Gloucestershire pubs have been sold by Wadworth brewery in multi-million pound deal

Four of the six pubs listed for sale by the Wiltshire-based brewery in May have been purchased by Red Oak Taverns.

Jaguar building new electric cars in Britain is great news for Gloucestershire Image

Jaguar building new electric cars in Britain is great news for Gloucestershire

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce plans to build new electric cars in the UK.

Breast cancer survivor to host charity ball  Image

Breast cancer survivor to host charity ball

A spectacular ball to raise money to fight breast cancer will take place at Pittville Pump Room in the autumn.

Cheltenham-based legal experts advise parking firm on private equity deal Image

Cheltenham-based legal experts advise parking firm on private equity deal

Lawyers for Harrison Clark Rickerbys in Cheltenham advised shareholders and management at Devon-based Premier Park on their private equity funding from Sovereign Capital Partners.

Government steps up preparations to help businesses deal with Brexit Image

Government steps up preparations to help businesses deal with Brexit

The Federation of Small Business has welcomed Government moves to prepare small businesses for Brexit by enrolling each firm in a scheme that enables them to trade with Europe.

Cheltenham shoplifter who faked illness in court, took drugs in dock and sacked counsel is jailed Image

Cheltenham shoplifter who faked illness in court, took drugs in dock and sacked counsel is jailed

Daniel Harvey was sent to prison - eventually - after causing havoc and forcing sentencing to be delayed at Gloucester Crown Court

Stroud and South Gloucestershire College will help you choose what to do next Image

Stroud and South Gloucestershire College will help you choose what to do next

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College are offering free information, advice and guidance sessions to students looking for assistance with their education and career paths.

TK Maxx smashes £1 billion in sales worldwide Image

TK Maxx smashes £1 billion in sales worldwide

The parent company of TK Maxx, TJX, has recorded a 5.3 per cent year-on-year increase in international net sales to £1.05 billion ($1.28 billion) in just three months.

Cheltenham's Gap store is set to close with staff unaware the shop is being advertised to new tenant Image

Cheltenham's Gap store is set to close with staff unaware the shop is being advertised to new tenant

The prime Promenade premises are being advertised to prospective new tenants even though staff at The Gap are unaware it is set to close.

Work set to start on the redevelopment of Gloucester's King's Quarter Image

Work set to start on the redevelopment of Gloucester's King's Quarter

The regeneration of Gloucester’s King’s Quarter will soon be taking some baby steps into becoming reality.

Busiest road in Cheltenham set to close for resurfacing Image

Busiest road in Cheltenham set to close for resurfacing

A road that can lay claim to being the busiest in Cheltenham is going to be closed for resurfacing work next week.

Police appeal after man - and person who tried to help - are assaulted in Cheltenham Image

Police appeal after man - and person who tried to help - are assaulted in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for the victims of an assault in Cheltenham town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning to come forward.

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust chair resigns to spend more time at the zoo  Image

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust chair resigns to spend more time at the zoo

The Trust is looking for a new chairman after work commitments became too great for the previous incumbent.

Cheltenham Borough Homes shortlisted for two industry awards Image

Cheltenham Borough Homes shortlisted for two industry awards

Cheltenham Borough Homes has been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year and Welfare Wise categories at this year’s annual 24housing Awards.

Judge describes actions of Gloucestershire drug dealer and partner as 'spectacularly stupid' Image

Judge describes actions of Gloucestershire drug dealer and partner as 'spectacularly stupid'

Two men and a woman who got involved in a drug dealing racket were described by a judge as acting in a 'spectacularly stupid' way.

Shoppers click but don't collect Image

Shoppers click but don't collect

Retailers are facing a new challenge on the high street - shoppers who click, but don’t collect.

Mother-of-four fined after rubbish found dumped at nature reserve Image

Mother-of-four fined after rubbish found dumped at nature reserve

A mother-of-four has been ordered to pay over £500 to a charge of fly tipping.

Owner of prime Gloucestershire pubs sold in £4billion deal Image

Owner of prime Gloucestershire pubs sold in £4billion deal

Greene King, one of Britain’s biggest pub chains, has agreed to be bought by Hong Kong business, CKA.

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