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Tayntons Solicitors welcomes new partner in care department Image

Tayntons Solicitors welcomes new partner in care department

The head of the care department at Gloucester-based Tayntons Solicitors has been promoted to partner at the firm.

Cath Kidston up for sale Image

Cath Kidston up for sale

Quintessentially British brand, Cath Kidston, is up for sale, two years after going into administration.

Private sector growth slows sharply Image

Private sector growth slows sharply

Private sector growth slowed sharply in the three months to June (+5 per cent, from +23), according to the CBI’s latest Growth Indicator.

Online wine retailer’s shares plummet Image

Online wine retailer’s shares plummet

Online wine retailer, Naked Wines, saw shares fall by almost 40 per cent last week.

Art trail complete at Lydney Harbour Image

Art trail complete at Lydney Harbour

A new art trail has just been completed at Lydney Harbour - a nationally important Scheduled Ancient Monument on the River Severn.

Support Matt's pre-marathon fundraiser Image

Support Matt's pre-marathon fundraiser

A Punchline journalist who is running the London Marathon for a mental health charity later this year is holding a fundraising live music evening next week.

Arrest made in connection with A38 sexual assault Image

Arrest made in connection with A38 sexual assault

An arrest has been made in connection with a sexual assault.

Cheltenham maternity unit to remain closed Image

Cheltenham maternity unit to remain closed

Health chiefs said the temporary closure, which began in April, has been extended to ensure services remain safe

VIDEO: Groundbreaking event for next stage of The Forum Image

VIDEO: Groundbreaking event for next stage of The Forum

A groundbreaking event took place this morning (Friday) for the main part of The Forum development in Gloucester.

Levi’s doubles size of store at Quays Image

Levi’s doubles size of store at Quays

Levi’s has opened a new store at Gloucester Quays – and it's twice the size of the old one.

Clarkson Evans goes from strength to strength with support from Sherbornes Image

Clarkson Evans goes from strength to strength with support from Sherbornes

Gloucestershire-based Clarkson Evans has cemented its position as the UK’s leading electrical contractor for new houses.

BAE Systems wins £500m jet order Image

BAE Systems wins £500m jet order

BAE Systems have won part of a £15 billion-plus contract to supply Spain with 20 Eurofighter Typhoon jets.

Tewkesbury to receive full fibre broadband boost Image

Tewkesbury to receive full fibre broadband boost

Tewkesbury-based Netomnia will roll out its full fibre multi-gigabit network in its home town.

M48 Severn Bridge set for weekend closure Image

M48 Severn Bridge set for weekend closure

The first stage of works is to inspect the suspension cable and monitor corrosion.

Ukraine war impacting UK honey sourcing and global honey prices Image

Ukraine war impacting UK honey sourcing and global honey prices

The impact of the war in Ukraine on the pricing and variety of honey imported into the UK, a leading expert has warned.

Brewhouse & Kitchen named

Brewhouse & Kitchen named "Pub Brand of the Year 2022"

Brewhouse & Kitchen has been named the winners of “Pub Brand of the Year 2022” at the National Pub & Bar Awards. 

The rise of the after-hours email Image

The rise of the after-hours email

Gloucester-based webhosting company Fasthosts has conducted research into the effect of hybrid working.

National award for Cotswold restaurant Image

National award for Cotswold restaurant

A Cirencester restaurant has been recognised as being one of the best places to eat in England.

Matalan sales top £1 billion Image

Matalan sales top £1 billion

Sales at discount fashion retailer Matalan passed the £1bn mark in the last financial year.

Gloucestershire charities celebrate share of £1million fund Image

Gloucestershire charities celebrate share of £1million fund

12 charities based in Gloucestershire have received donations.

Royal Agricultural University’s wine wins prestigious award Image

Royal Agricultural University’s wine wins prestigious award

A wine produced by the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) from its six-acre vineyard near Cirencester has scooped an award.

Warning: Eastern Avenue to close for resurfacing Image

Warning: Eastern Avenue to close for resurfacing

Gloucestershire County Council's highways crews will be resurfacing one of Gloucester's most important routes from Monday, June 27.

New asset director for Gloucester Quays Image

New asset director for Gloucester Quays

Paul Carter has been appointed by Peel L&P as the new asset director of Gloucester Quays.

Businesses invited to join free event all about the cloud Image

Businesses invited to join free event all about the cloud

Organisations who are looking to adopt a cloud mindset and take a deeper dive into how Microsoft Azure can help save them money are being invited to a special event.

Cheltenham-based lender FOLK2FOLK appoints new chief operating officer Image

Cheltenham-based lender FOLK2FOLK appoints new chief operating officer

FOLK2FOLK, the marketplace lender for UK regional SMEs, has appointed experienced finance executive Gary Leitch as its new chief operating officer.

The Wine Stall opens at Daylesford Farm Image

The Wine Stall opens at Daylesford Farm

Daylesford Organic has launched its new wine shop, The Wine Stall.

Cheltenham pub named UK's best Image

Cheltenham pub named UK's best

A characterful 16th century pub located in the heart of the Cotswolds has been deemed the UK's best.

B&M launches online home delivery – at last! Image

B&M launches online home delivery – at last!

Discount homeware retailer B&M has finally introduced home delivery, just 44 years after it opened its first store.

Punchline Talks – June 24 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – June 24 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss.

Farmer sought to join board of Gloucestershire educational charity Image

Farmer sought to join board of Gloucestershire educational charity

A call has gone out for an entrepreneurial farmer to come forward to help steer the direction of one of the UK's leading land-based educational charity.

Education ‘not yet good’ at Gloucester primary Image

Education ‘not yet good’ at Gloucester primary

‘Pupils are not developing their knowledge as well as they could’, according to OFSTED inspectors, following a visit to a Gloucester primary school.

Forest of Dean service station robbed Image

Forest of Dean service station robbed

A man who robbed a garage of cash, tobacco pouches and bottles of vodka has been sentenced.

580,000 families in South West getting new cost of living payment Image

580,000 families in South West getting new cost of living payment

580,000 households in South West will get a cash payment from July 14, to ease cost of living pressures.

Motorcyclist dies in four-vehicle collision on A417 near Maisemore Image

Motorcyclist dies in four-vehicle collision on A417 near Maisemore

The collision involved two motorcycles and two cars.

Gloucestershire Constabulary announce new policing teams Image

Gloucestershire Constabulary announce new policing teams

Brand new policing teams first month of duty.

Cabinet approves four Gloucestershire care home closures despite opposition Image

Cabinet approves four Gloucestershire care home closures despite opposition

In less than 30 minutes the Conservative cabinet unanimously agreed to close the four sites, forcing more than 80 residents out of their homes.

Queen's Baton coming to Gloucester Image

Queen's Baton coming to Gloucester

Gloucester is set to welcome the symbol of the Commonwealth Games.

Contractor appointed for £6m Cheltenham development Image

Contractor appointed for £6m Cheltenham development

Specialist education charity National Star has appointed regional contractor Speller Metcalfe for a major new £6 million development at its Ullenwood campus in Cheltenham.

World surpasses 300 million companies Image

World surpasses 300 million companies

For the first time ever, the world is home to 300 million companies, according to the latest figures.

Equity investment in smaller UK businesses hit record £18.1bn last year Image

Equity investment in smaller UK businesses hit record £18.1bn last year

Equity investment in the UK's smaller businesses increased by 88 per cent in 2021 to £18.1bn compared to the previous year, reveals the British Business Bank's annual Small Business Equity Tracker.

FSB to launch regional Local Government Awards Image

FSB to launch regional Local Government Awards

The Federation of Small Business (FSB) will shortly be launching the first England regional-wide Local Government Awards, due to be held virtually on Friday 14th October 2022.

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