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Contrasting fortunes for retail giants after reporting Christmas sales figures Image

Contrasting fortunes for retail giants after reporting Christmas sales figures

Two of the biggest names in British retail have issued trading statements about their performance over the Christmas period with the markets reacting in very different ways.

Bespoke service at heart of Kurt Wyman's continued growth Image

Bespoke service at heart of Kurt Wyman's continued growth

Kurt Wyman Surveyors has built its success on providing bespoke client services and that mantra continues as the company goes from strength to strength.

Profits and turnover grow but Daylesford Organics still harvests a loss Image

Profits and turnover grow but Daylesford Organics still harvests a loss

Business is growing dramatically at possibly the county’s poshest and most stylish organic farm business – but the owners have had to dip into their pockets to balance the books.

Popular Cheltenham Boutique Sale returns for 2020 Image

Popular Cheltenham Boutique Sale returns for 2020

Shoppers will be able to benefit from discounts of up to 70 per cent from some of the Cotswolds' favourite retailers.

Racecourse chief does not rule out five-day Cheltenham Festival Image

Racecourse chief does not rule out five-day Cheltenham Festival

Whether he regrets mentioning it now is another thing, but the new chairman of Cheltenham Racecourse has set pundits and Festival fans hearts racing.

Gloucestershire villagers hope to raise £300,000 to stop historic pub from closing Image

Gloucestershire villagers hope to raise £300,000 to stop historic pub from closing

Enterprising residents of a Gloucestershire village have set up a SOS campaign to save their local pub from closing for good.

EU approval for organic pesticides developed by Gloucestershire research company Image

EU approval for organic pesticides developed by Gloucestershire research company

Approval from the European Union for three natural pesticides has seen a Gloucestershire-based research company “start the new year with a bang.”

When is the Budget 2020 and what is on the agenda? Image

When is the Budget 2020 and what is on the agenda?

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has now confirmed the date for the next Budget – but what will be said?

Major crime lord in the dock following Gloucestershire raid Image

Major crime lord in the dock following Gloucestershire raid

A mystery criminal mastermind who provided hundreds of UK properties for organised crime prostitution and drugs gangs was unmasked following a raid in Gloucestershire.

University open event looks at the future of engineering Image

University open event looks at the future of engineering

At an open event later this month, the University of Gloucestershire will provide an insight into the courses and experts that can provide skills fit for engineers of the future.

Greggs to pay £7million to staff as reward for an 'exceptional year' Image

Greggs to pay £7million to staff as reward for an 'exceptional year'

An “exceptional year” for Greggs has led to all the company’s staff receiving a weighty thank you.

Drug dealer caught with £3,400 worth of drugs escapes jail Image

Drug dealer caught with £3,400 worth of drugs escapes jail

A pedalling pedlar of cannabis was caught with more than £3,400 worth of the drug after police saw him cycling 'unsteadily' to meet a customer.

Slump in toy sales leads to a overall decline in Christmas sales at Sainsbury's Image

Slump in toy sales leads to a overall decline in Christmas sales at Sainsbury's

A slump in toy and gaming sales saw Sainsbury’s record a 0.7 per cent decline in sales over the Christmas period.

Teenager caught with heroin, Samurai sword and claw hammer  Image

Teenager caught with heroin, Samurai sword and claw hammer

A teenage victim of modern day slavery recruited into a drugs racket in Gloucestershire has been spared jail - despite continuing to traffic heroin while on the run after his arrest.

Gloucestershire authority signs up to protect employees right in case of terminal illness Image

Gloucestershire authority signs up to protect employees right in case of terminal illness

Cotswold District Council has signed up to a campaign protecting workers’ employment rights in case of terminal illness.

Aston Martin boss admits '2019 has been a very disappointing year' as shares flop Image

Aston Martin boss admits '2019 has been a very disappointing year' as shares flop

Shares in the luxury automotive manufacturer have fallen by more than 16 per cent amidst warningsof lower annual profits.

Big changes at major manufacturer Severn Glocon after new owners are revealed Image

Big changes at major manufacturer Severn Glocon after new owners are revealed

It is all change at the helm of Gloucestershire engineering firm Severn Glocon after a multi-million pound investment from a private equity firm.

Armed police called as axe wielded by man during argument on Gloucester street Image

Armed police called as axe wielded by man during argument on Gloucester street

Armed officers were called to Painswick Road in Gloucester on Monday evening after receiving a report of a man threatening someone while wielding an axe.

Tewkesbury business lodges expansion plans Image

Tewkesbury business lodges expansion plans

A Tewkesbury-based success stories has lodged expansion plans.

Mountain Warehouse sales climb for 22nd consecutive Christmas Image

Mountain Warehouse sales climb for 22nd consecutive Christmas

It isn't all doom and gloom on the high street according to the Mountain Warehouse CEO.

New partnership aims to boost social inclusiveness of Gloucestershire businesses Image

New partnership aims to boost social inclusiveness of Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses from around Gloucestershire are being urged to boost their commitment to social responsibility thanks to a new partnership between a networking company and leading charity.

Drug-fuelled driver who hit speeds of 110mph on Gloucestershire's roads avoids jail sentence Image

Drug-fuelled driver who hit speeds of 110mph on Gloucestershire's roads avoids jail sentence

A Gloucester man who drove at speeds up to 113mph on North Cotswolds roads after taking drugs has walked free from the city crown court with a suspended prison sentence.

Live in luxury on Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park Image

Live in luxury on Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

The BBC TV Countryfile presenter has unveiled the latest accommodation offering at his Gloucestershire tourist attraction.

Teen and three adults jailed for drug dealing in Stroud car park Image

Teen and three adults jailed for drug dealing in Stroud car park

A youth and three adults have been jailed for drug dealing in Stroud.

ProCook crank up the heat with record trading figures Image

ProCook crank up the heat with record trading figures

With stores in Gloucester Quays and Cirencester, ProCook reported biggest ever sales figures for the eight-week peak trading period to 5 January.

Forest Green Rovers chairman accuses Stroud MP of ducking meeting over proposed stadium Image

Forest Green Rovers chairman accuses Stroud MP of ducking meeting over proposed stadium

Dale Vince has accused Stroud’s new MP of avoiding a meeting with him to discuss the planning furore surrounding Forest Green Rovers’ proposed new stadium.

Head chef from The Clarence Social named Cotswold Chef of the Year Image

Head chef from The Clarence Social named Cotswold Chef of the Year

Dan Richards, from Cheltenham restaurant and bar, The Clarence Social, has been named Cotswold Chef of the Year 2019.

New appointment to Gloucestershire County Council cabinet Image

New appointment to Gloucestershire County Council cabinet

The councillor for Coleford has been appointed to a key position on Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet.

Major Gloucestershire law firm reveals increase in profits and revenue Image

Major Gloucestershire law firm reveals increase in profits and revenue

Annual results for one of Gloucestershire’s best-known law firms show a business which has increase turnover to almost £34 million.

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base completes £1billion acquisition of rival Image

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base completes £1billion acquisition of rival

The billion-pound deal that will see Bovis Homes acquire Linden Homes has been completed.

Smokery nets more profits as business prepares for dramatic up-scaling Image

Smokery nets more profits as business prepares for dramatic up-scaling

It may have started as a modest smokery championing the produce of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, but today Severn & Wye Smokey is a multi-million pound business.

Profits are down at major family pharmacy Image

Profits are down at major family pharmacy

Annual profits are down at a pharmacy business which has become a household name in Gloucestershire.

Armed robbery at Gloucester supermarket Image

Armed robbery at Gloucester supermarket

An off-duty police officer and members of the public reacted to stop an armed robbery at a Gloucester supermarket on Sunday.

Family pays tribute to Gloucester woman who died in incident that forced M5 motorway closure Image

Family pays tribute to Gloucester woman who died in incident that forced M5 motorway closure

The woman who died in a collision which forced the closure of the M5 motorway through Gloucestershire on Thursday last week has been named.

Banking giants renew commitment to lend up to £1.5billion to South West businesses in 2020 Image

Banking giants renew commitment to lend up to £1.5billion to South West businesses in 2020

Banking giants Lloyds have committed to continue lending money to businesses in the South West to the tune of £1.5billion throughout 2020.

Gloucestershire charitable trust launches innovation awards to celebrate 30 years Image

Gloucestershire charitable trust launches innovation awards to celebrate 30 years

The Summerfield Charitable Trust is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by announcing four new awards.

UPDATE: Two arrested on 'suspicion perverting justice' following serious collision in Gloucester Image

UPDATE: Two arrested on 'suspicion perverting justice' following serious collision in Gloucester

A woman was left with serious injuries following a collision with a car on Finlay Road in Gloucester on Sunday evening.

Aldi UK festive sales top £1 billion Image

Aldi UK festive sales top £1 billion

The discount supermarket sold 55 million mince pies and 22 million pigs in blankets in what it is calling its best Christmas ever in the UK.

Debenhams to shut 19 stores in January with further closures expected Image

Debenhams to shut 19 stores in January with further closures expected

The struggling department store has announced that 19 stores will be closing within the next two weeks.

Gloucester city centre car park demolition underway, but nothing will change for a week Image

Gloucester city centre car park demolition underway, but nothing will change for a week

Work has begun on the demolition of Gloucester’s Bruton Way car park – although you won’t notice much has changed for at least a week.

Plans submitted to build 148 new homes on outskirts of Gloucestershire town Image

Plans submitted to build 148 new homes on outskirts of Gloucestershire town

Details of the next stage of the huge housing estate were revealed by developers just ahead of the Festive break.

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