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Police appeal after stabbing Image

Police appeal after stabbing

Police in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses after a man in his twenties was found with stab wounds and head injuries.

Biggest fall in car sales in a decade Image

Biggest fall in car sales in a decade

UK car sales in 2018 saw the biggest annual fall since the financial crisis, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Incinerator deal saga remains red hot Image

Incinerator deal saga remains red hot

Controversy continues to keep the multi-million-pound Gloucestershire waste incinerator a seriously hot topic for the leaders of the county council.

Major building project will be firm’s new headquarters Image

Major building project will be firm’s new headquarters

An unsung heroe of the Gloucestershire business community, that literally keeps the wheels of scores of companies turning, is readying for a major move.

Haulage firm strikes deal to expand Image

Haulage firm strikes deal to expand

Business expansion is the motivation behind a family-run haulage firm which has bought a well-known Gloucestershire forecourt site.

Road works to begin next week on major Cheltenham commuter route Image

Road works to begin next week on major Cheltenham commuter route

Gloucestershire County Council highways crews will be starting off their busy resurfacing programme in Cheltenham next week.

65-plus apprenticeships up for grabs at county firm Image

65-plus apprenticeships up for grabs at county firm

A Gloucestershire engineering firm has revealed its plans to recruit a record 68 apprentices in 2019.

Arts trust reveals new contract with food supplier Image

Arts trust reveals new contract with food supplier

Capturing the hearts of the high minded among us motivated by the arts is, it seems, just the same as for the rest of us. It is through our bellies.

A canal holiday with a difference – amazing volunteers spent their Christmas knee deep in mud Image

A canal holiday with a difference – amazing volunteers spent their Christmas knee deep in mud

While most of us were tucking into turkey sandwiches and watching festive films on TV, a group of volunteers braved the elements to help restore part of the Stroudwater Canal.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in January Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in January

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in January.

100 homes for Kingsholm to go before planners Image

100 homes for Kingsholm to go before planners

Plans to build 100 homes on a certain sports field in Kingsholm are due to go before planners this week – with a recommendation to grant permission.

Fashion brand to open new store Image

Fashion brand to open new store

Fans of shoemakers Cara and Jones may have bemoaned the loss of their Cheltenham stores, but it looks like a rival brand could be striding to their rescue.

Roadworks pending for notorious junction Image

Roadworks pending for notorious junction

Work to tackle a notorious junction of the busy commuter road linking Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham is due to start.

Housebuilder reveals its latest Gloucestershire development Image

Housebuilder reveals its latest Gloucestershire development

Gloucester-based Newland Homes has returned to its home city with the opening of the latest development, Newark Meadows.

Tewkesbury Park's golf members raise £8,802 for two local charities Image

Tewkesbury Park's golf members raise £8,802 for two local charities

Tewkesbury Park's golf members, have raised a substantial amount for two well-worthy local charities.

Tensions run high as Christmas queues form at recycling centre Image

Tensions run high as Christmas queues form at recycling centre

Even the season of good will has its limits – and they were tested at Gloucester’s main recycling centre over the festive period.

After HMV, what’s next for the high street? Image

After HMV, what’s next for the high street?

With music retailer, HMV, calling in the administrators just days after Christmas, are we heading for another challenging year on the high street?

Man in possession of a knuckleduster convicted Image

Man in possession of a knuckleduster convicted

A 20-year-old man from Gloucestershire found in possession of a knuckleduster in his mum's car was described as taking illegal drugs on an 'industrial' basis.

Christmas sales rise at Next Image

Christmas sales rise at Next

Fashion and homeware retailer, Next, saw sales rise by 1.5 per cent in the run-up to Christmas.

Gloucestershire women celebrate 100 years of the vote Image

Gloucestershire women celebrate 100 years of the vote

On the 100 year anniversary of the first general election that British women were eligible to vote in, female councillors met with inspiring Gloucestershire women for an 'Equali-tea party' at Shire Hall.

Profits slump at The White Company Image

Profits slump at The White Company

The parent company of fashion and home retailer, The White Company, saw profits drop by 8.5 per cent to £19.5 million.

Have your say on how Gloucestershire invests its millions Image

Have your say on how Gloucestershire invests its millions

Businesses and residents are being invited to have their say on Gloucestershire County Council’s multi-million-pound 2019/20 budget proposals.

Two hundred-plus vehicles stolen in Cheltenham raid Image

Two hundred-plus vehicles stolen in Cheltenham raid

You might think it goes without saying that the theft of 200 cars, trucks and farm vehicles is no small crime, but there is more to this than makes the eye.

VIDEO: Hip hip Hooray! The recruitment agency with an ethical approach Image

VIDEO: Hip hip Hooray! The recruitment agency with an ethical approach

A recruitment agency, which has a name you are unlikely to forget and a very different approach, is celebrating its first successful year in business.

Business expert: Beware - the devil might be in your detail Image

Business expert: Beware - the devil might be in your detail

Carefully drafted contracts can save businesses huge amounts of time, trouble, and money.

Contract awarded for new mixed-use development in Coleford Image

Contract awarded for new mixed-use development in Coleford

Work on an exciting new development in Coleford has moved a step forward.

Gloucestershire firm makes FTSE 100 list Image

Gloucestershire firm makes FTSE 100 list

Once it was only the mighty St James’s Place which stood as the lone Gloucestershire business ranked in the influential FTSE 100 list – but no more.

Hollywood actor puts his name to Gloucester theatre project Image

Hollywood actor puts his name to Gloucester theatre project

A Hollywood star born and bred in Gloucester has agreed to be the patron of a project to restore the city's Olympus Theatre.

Appeal following fatal collision Image

Appeal following fatal collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a road accident in the Cotswolds yesterday evening (Tuesday, January 1).

Cheltenham shopping destination reveals five million-plus visitors Image

Cheltenham shopping destination reveals five million-plus visitors

Its heady mix of fashion, food and leisure is proving a winning cocktail for a multi-million-pound Cheltenham regeneration project.

Witness appeal after suspected arson at farm in Lydney Image

Witness appeal after suspected arson at farm in Lydney

Officers in the Forest of Dean are appealing for witnesses to a suspected arson which took place at a farm in Lydney.

Council to reveal more details of incinerator scheme Image

Council to reveal more details of incinerator scheme

Gloucestershire County Council is to reveal more details of the controversial £500 million incinerator project.

Businessman could lose home and miss birth of his child after violent assault Image

Businessman could lose home and miss birth of his child after violent assault

A 28-year-old businessman has been jailed for eighteen months for unleashing a ‘sustained’ assault on another man during a dispute over a taxi.

Business Expert: Money passing between loved ones without legal advice can be hazardous Image

Business Expert: Money passing between loved ones without legal advice can be hazardous

When money passes between family members without legal advice, it is only too common for disputes to arise.

Win business books for the new year Image

Win business books for the new year

Whether you're looking to grow your business in 2019, or just looking for some new ideas, we've got a bundle of business books to help you.

Rooftop penthouse apartments revealed for Stroud Image

Rooftop penthouse apartments revealed for Stroud

Plans for rooftop apartments on top of one of Stroud’s most iconic and controversial buildings have been unveiled.

Food strategy to connect food, farming and the rural economy Image

Food strategy to connect food, farming and the rural economy

Gloucestershire must have a food strategy that grows its economy and improves its health with a mix of affordable and niche produce, say professionals.

Vegan porridge in time for Veganuary Image

Vegan porridge in time for Veganuary

More and more popular foods are going vegan and the latest is Wolfys porridge from Stroud-based Kitchen Garden Foods.

Communications firm goes the extra mile to support homeless charity Image

Communications firm goes the extra mile to support homeless charity

A Gloucestershire communications company has been inspired to support a Gloucester homeless charity.

Business is booming at new tea room in Stroud Image

Business is booming at new tea room in Stroud

Locals and visitors alike have been enjoying lunch or afternoon tea in Georgian splendour at The Georgian Tea Room, a family-run business in Stroud.

Putting you in the picture - Our favourite Punchline photos from 2018 Image

Putting you in the picture - Our favourite Punchline photos from 2018

What a year it has been! A selection of pictures published by Punchline over the last 12 months.

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