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Former Cheltenham aerospace factory could be demolished to make way for housing Image

Former Cheltenham aerospace factory could be demolished to make way for housing

Bristol-based house builder Countryside Partnerships Ltd has applied for planning permission to build 71 homes on the site.

From garden shed to a multi-million pound business Image

From garden shed to a multi-million pound business

A Gloucester entrepreneur who started his business in his garden shed and has seen it turn into a multi-million pound company is approaching a significant milestone.

Stressed-out estate agents struggle to keep up as demand for properties soars Image

Stressed-out estate agents struggle to keep up as demand for properties soars

Requests for family homes in the UK are more than twice as high as usual for this time of year, according to a report by Zoopla.

Gloucester City Council leader calls on government to support onshore wind energy Image

Gloucester City Council leader calls on government to support onshore wind energy

Gloucester City Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Richard Cook, has today written to the Secretary of State for Energy, Kwasi Kwarteng MP.

Cheltenham retains its Purple Flag for a sixth year Image

Cheltenham retains its Purple Flag for a sixth year

Cheltenham has successfully retained its Purple Flag for a sixth consecutive year.

H&M to close 240 stores Image

H&M to close 240 stores

Fashion giant H&M is set to close 240 stores worldwide, following a slowdown in sales.

Sainsbury's plans to cut 300 jobs Image

Sainsbury's plans to cut 300 jobs

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced plans to axe 300 jobs across its store support centres and replace them with outsourced roles.

Council honours dedication to the city Image

Council honours dedication to the city

A founder of Gloucester Civic Trust and the Gloucester branch of the Royal British Legion have been honoured for their dedication to the city and its residents.

Collision near retail park in Gloucester Image

Collision near retail park in Gloucester

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision.

UPDATE: Person dies following collision in Cheltenham Image

UPDATE: Person dies following collision in Cheltenham

A pedestrian has died following a collision on the A4019 Tewkesbury Road.

Forest of Dean to get four new Changing Places accessible toilets Image

Forest of Dean to get four new Changing Places accessible toilets

Forest of Dean District Council has been allocated £140,000 from the Government to install four fully accessible Changing Places toilet facilities in the district.

For Ben; Virtual challenge starts tomorrow Image

For Ben; Virtual challenge starts tomorrow

Friends, family and supporters will be embarking on an epic virtual challenge tomorrow (April 2) in memory of 22-year-old Ben Brown.

Career development at BPE Solicitors shines through Image

Career development at BPE Solicitors shines through

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors is celebrating the promotions of four highly talented individuals, with two new associates and two new partners.

Cheltenham man stole three sirloin steaks and fought with staff member and police officer Image

Cheltenham man stole three sirloin steaks and fought with staff member and police officer

A man who stole and then fought with a member of staff and an off-duty police officer has been sentenced.

Man approached school girls in Stroud Image

Man approached school girls in Stroud

It was stated the man had asked how much it would cost for a kiss and offered the teens money.

Unlawful puppy breeder stopped in her tracks by Stroud animal welfare team Image

Unlawful puppy breeder stopped in her tracks by Stroud animal welfare team

A woman bred 18 French bulldogs in three litters without a licence.

Police appeal for witnesses of man assaulting hospital workers Image

Police appeal for witnesses of man assaulting hospital workers

He was arrested at the scene.

Gloucester school pupils report suspicious activity of cyclist Image

Gloucester school pupils report suspicious activity of cyclist

There have been three reports of a man putting his arm out in an attempt to grab or brush past pupils.

Plans approved for 286-acre Gloucestershire solar farm that could power 15,000 homes Image

Plans approved for 286-acre Gloucestershire solar farm that could power 15,000 homes

Stroud District council has approved plans to build a 49.9-megawatt solar farm near Whitminster.

Gillman's cleans up in laundry expansion Image

Gillman's cleans up in laundry expansion

Gillman’s, the Gloucester-based electrical appliance specialists, have expanded, opening a new site in Exeter.

Fast fashion crackdown good news for alternatives Image

Fast fashion crackdown good news for alternatives

Gloucestershire advanced materials firm Versarien says new European Union proposals to make clothing longer-lasting backs the work they have been doing in creating more ‘sustainable’ products.







The 'Ocean' to be refilled in Stroud Image

The 'Ocean' to be refilled in Stroud

The Cotswold Canals Connected Ocean railway bridge project is said to be nearing completion, as the drained section of canal known as the Ocean is to be refilled.

National Windcreens uses AI to make instant decisions on glass replacement Image

National Windcreens uses AI to make instant decisions on glass replacement

A new online artificial intelligence system that provides an instant decision on whether a windscreen can be repaired has been launched by National Windscreens.

Cirencester games firm expands its team Image

Cirencester games firm expands its team

Cirencester games firm Neon Play has expanded its workforce as the UK games market continues to grow despite the easing of lockdowns.


Mears returns to profit after strong 2021 Image

Mears returns to profit after strong 2021

Gloucester-based Mears Group has revealed a return to profit in 2021, after an increase in revenue.

Business confidence declines but remains above long-term average, says Lloyds Image

Business confidence declines but remains above long-term average, says Lloyds

Business confidence dropped significantly in March, but remained above the long-term average, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer.

Aldi to create over 100 new jobs across Gloucestershire  Image

Aldi to create over 100 new jobs across Gloucestershire

Aldi has announced it is looking to hire 113 colleagues at all levels in Gloucestershire this year.

H&M sales rise clouded by Russia uncertainty Image

H&M sales rise clouded by Russia uncertainty

Fashion retailer H&M saw sales rise during its first quarter, as the ongoing effects of Covid-19 began to ease.

Have your say on patient waiting times Image

Have your say on patient waiting times

Patients on a waiting list for Gloucestershire Royal or Cheltenham General Hospitals are being contacted, to help reduce delays caused by the pandemic.

Register to vote in Cheltenham Image

Register to vote in Cheltenham

On May 5, elections will be held to determine who will represent Cheltenham Borough Council and parish councils.

Man sentenced following alcohol fuelled criminality in Wotton-under-Edge Image

Man sentenced following alcohol fuelled criminality in Wotton-under-Edge

He pleaded to harassment, criminal damage and threatening behaviour offences.

Royal Bank of Canada targets wealth management firm Image

Royal Bank of Canada targets wealth management firm

Investment firm Brewin Dolphin, with a branch in Cheltenham, is in line to be taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada.

SOHO Coffee Co announces charity partnership with new blend Image

SOHO Coffee Co announces charity partnership with new blend

SOHO Coffee Co. launches their first charity coffee blend tomorrow.

Museum seeks army of volunteers as new plans are revealed Image

Museum seeks army of volunteers as new plans are revealed

An army of volunteers is being sought to help breathe new life into the much-loved Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum on Gloucester’s quayside.

School in Cheltenham races to Ukraine aid target Image

School in Cheltenham races to Ukraine aid target

Children at a Cheltenham school put their best foot forward to raise money for Ukraine.

Hinkley Point project to cost more and face delays Image

Hinkley Point project to cost more and face delays

The nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C, being developed by EDF, is going to cost more and be finished later than scheduled.

Positive Covid tests knock out Cirencester export conference Image

Positive Covid tests knock out Cirencester export conference

A conference in Cirencester on export opportunities for food producers has had to be cancelled because two of the speakers tested positive for Covid.


Cybercrime during the pandemic cost UK businesses £2.4billion Image

Cybercrime during the pandemic cost UK businesses £2.4billion

A sudden switch to working from home allowed cybercriminals to steal billions from UK businesses during the pandemic.

Gloucester investment firm exits first portfolio company Image

Gloucester investment firm exits first portfolio company

Blackfinch Ventures, part of Brockworth-headquartered Blackfinch Group, has exited its investment in Candidate.ID, a specialist in marketing automation technology for recruitment.

Hartpury marks milestone in state-of-the-art catering project Image

Hartpury marks milestone in state-of-the-art catering project

Vitruvius Management Services and Barnwood Construction joined Hartpury University and Hartpury College to mark a milestone in the construction of a new flexible catering and conference facility.

Morrisons saves half a million 'Magic Bags' of food from going to waste Image

Morrisons saves half a million 'Magic Bags' of food from going to waste

Supermarket chain Morrisons' partnership with food waste organisation Too Good To Go has saved half a million Magic Bags of food from going to waste.

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