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Punchline Business and Community Champion: Cotswold Scrubs volunteers pitch in Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Cotswold Scrubs volunteers pitch in

Volunteers from textile students to experienced tailors have been working together to make scrubs for health workers.

Gloucester revealed as the best place for food hygiene in England Image

Gloucester revealed as the best place for food hygiene in England

New research by consumer champion Which? has exposed the best and worst areas of the UK for takeaway and restaurant food hygiene.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Poeton donates thousands of PPE items to NHS Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Poeton donates thousands of PPE items to NHS

Gloucester-based Poeton Industries has donated a large quantity of PPE to a local hospital, to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Coronavirus: CBI welcomes ferries cash as ‘lifeline’ for South West Image

Coronavirus: CBI welcomes ferries cash as ‘lifeline’ for South West

Vital routes for supplies and people have been protected through a government coronavirus support package to keep the flow of goods and services running smoothly in and out of the South West.

Charity facing 80 per cent income shortfall receives £200k to ensure its survival Image

Charity facing 80 per cent income shortfall receives £200k to ensure its survival

A Gloucestershire homelessness charity has been awarded £200,000 from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

Standalone Argos stores closed Image

Standalone Argos stores closed

Argos has closed its standalone stores during the coronavirus lockdown. What is next for the retailer?

PM calls for patience on coronavirus restrictions Image

PM calls for patience on coronavirus restrictions

Business leaders are calling for a clearer picture of when coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed - but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to give a timetable for easing the lockdown.

New COVID-19 support group to help cash-strapped charities Image

New COVID-19 support group to help cash-strapped charities

Eight local organisations have come together to help keep charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fresh coronavirus advice for shops before they open Image

Fresh coronavirus advice for shops before they open

Retailers have been provided with fresh social distancing guidelines ahead of any potential return to trading.

Sunday Times' fastest growing profits list ranks Gloucestershire firm Image

Sunday Times' fastest growing profits list ranks Gloucestershire firm

A Gloucestershire business has been ranked in the annual Sunday Times Profit Track league table.

CCTV appeal following burglary in Chipping Campden Image

CCTV appeal following burglary in Chipping Campden

Police release CCTV images of men officers want to speak to in connection with a break in at a store.

Ecotricity network props up charging table Image

Ecotricity network props up charging table

An electrical charging point network run by Ecotricity has finished bottom in every category in a survey of Auto Express readers.

Ecclesiastical stays top of table of trusted insurers Image

Ecclesiastical stays top of table of trusted insurers

The Gloucester-based company has been named as the country's most trusted home insurance provider.

Gloucester man jailed for repeatedly calling 999 Image

Gloucester man jailed for repeatedly calling 999

A Gloucester man who repeatedly rang 999 and abused police call handlers has been jailed for 22 weeks for his latest offences.

"Firms are looking into the abyss"

Thousands of Gloucestershire businesses may fail without further government help if the coronavirus lockdown drags on.

New special school set to open in 2022 Image

New special school set to open in 2022

Gloucestershire County Council is pressing on with plans for a new special school in Brockworth.

C​hildminders forced to work for free during coronavirus crisis   Image

C​hildminders forced to work for free during coronavirus crisis

A quarter of childminders able to work are working at a reduced rate or offering their services for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around £40k and cocaine seized following Gloucestershire police operation Image

Around £40k and cocaine seized following Gloucestershire police operation

The cash and significant amount of cocaine was seized as part of a surveillance led operation.

Gloucestershire design competition winners announced Image

Gloucestershire design competition winners announced

A competition to tap into the creative design ideas of Gloucestershire schoolchildren certainly hit the mark this month.

HSE issues advice to food industry Image

HSE issues advice to food industry

The HSE has written an open letter to the food industry, to address coronavirus concerns, particularly around PPE.

New owners for Cheltenham hotel Image

New owners for Cheltenham hotel

BPE Solicitors has acted on the sale of popular Cheltenham hotel, to a Wiltshire-based operator.

County company supporting NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham Image

County company supporting NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham

Cheltenham-based IT managed services and solutions provider, Axonex, has helped design and provide a completely new network for the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham.

Three month freeze on car repayments Image

Three month freeze on car repayments

Britain’s financial watchdog has confirmed there will be a three-month repayment freeze for customers with auto finance leases during the coronavirus pandemic.

County company uses millions of plastic straws in driveways Image

County company uses millions of plastic straws in driveways

A Stonehouse-based company has come up with a unique solution to help tackle the issue of plastic waste littering the globe.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Superdry donates 300,000 PPE items Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Superdry donates 300,000 PPE items

The Cheltenham-based clothing company has donated the personal protective equipment to care workers and homes across Gloucestershire.

Take the 2.6 Challenge to support Hope for Tomorrow Image

Take the 2.6 Challenge to support Hope for Tomorrow

With charities hit hard by cancelled fundraising events, a Tetbury-based charity is calling on people to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help the NHS and people with cancer.

Appeal given 100,000 PPE items in a week Image

Appeal given 100,000 PPE items in a week

Gloucestershire businesses have responded to an appeal by the county council for personal protective equipment

Shopping habits changed forever says Unilever boss Image

Shopping habits changed forever says Unilever boss

The coronavirus may have permanently altered the way we shop as retail figures reveal big shift in spending patterns.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The King's School supports those most in need Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The King's School supports those most in need

The kitchen at the King's School in Gloucester has become a community kitchen for the Stroud-based charity, the Long Table.

Calls for inquiry into Cheltenham Festival decision Image

Calls for inquiry into Cheltenham Festival decision

Fresh calls have been made for an investigation into whether the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham is linked to the number of deaths from coronavirus in Gloucestershire.

Lockdown proves perfect time to make a will Image

Lockdown proves perfect time to make a will

Solicitors firm Langley Wellington has witnessed a rise in requests for wills since the emergence of the coronavirus.

Which county towns are most at economic risk? Image

Which county towns are most at economic risk?

Cheltenham is the best-equipped place in the county to deal with the economic effects to the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

Cheltenham accountants roll out digital-only business advice guide Image

Cheltenham accountants roll out digital-only business advice guide

Shurdington-based accountants and business advisors Randall & Payne have adapted their latest magazine to reflect the current situation.

How will the coronavirus pandemic effect Ramadan? Image

How will the coronavirus pandemic effect Ramadan?

Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, begins today - but how will lockdown effect this period of fasting, prayer and reflection for Muslims across the county?

Police station back on duty after five years Image

Police station back on duty after five years

Lydney Police Station has reopened as Police & Crime Commissioner Martin Surl focuses on neighbourhood policing.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Sober Parrot helps feed the community Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Sober Parrot helps feed the community

Cheltenham community enterprise café The Sober Parrot has joined the Feeding the 5,000 project.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 24 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 24

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

Mumsnet brings in subscription as ad revenue falls Image

Mumsnet brings in subscription as ad revenue falls

The online parenting platform has introduced a voluntary subscription service as it looks to make up for a shortfall in advertising.

Pick for Britain helps search for farm workers Image

Pick for Britain helps search for farm workers

A website has been set up to link potential farms workers with seasonal farm jobs in a bid to ease pressure on UK food production.

Animal charity launches appeal amid £1,000 a day losses Image

Animal charity launches appeal amid £1,000 a day losses

Cheltenham Animal Shelter has launched an urgent appeal after losing a string of fundraising opportunities.

Work to reopen Old A40 starts despite crisis Image

Work to reopen Old A40 starts despite crisis

While much of Gloucestershire’s economy has ground to a halt, work on the Old A40 near Northleach has started again.

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