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Lib-Dems urge council to bid for housing cash

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Gloucester City Council to bid for government funding to build new council houses or homes for affordable rent.

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Gritters at the ready as cold weather starts to bite

The county's new fleet of gritters have had a test run as highways teams prepare to battle ice and snow.

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New appointment for engineering company

Gloucester-based CKF Systems Ltd has appointed a new sales engineer.

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Gap’s losses worse, but is Quays a glimmer of hope?

Gap’s UK losses have worsened, due to falling sales.

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New sales and marketing director for Lakes Bathrooms

Aschurch-based Lakes Bathrooms has appointed a new sales and marketing director.

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Road closure as main city route upgraded

The county council has begun the final phase of improvements in Bristol Road, Gloucester.

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Gloucester homeless charity welcomes £3,000 cheque raised through 10k run

Construction company EG Carter & Co presented a cheque for £3,000 to city homeless charity Nightstop, as main sponsors for the Gloucester 10k race.

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Next police chief to be quizzed by frontline officers

Gloucestershire’s frontline police officers and staff will get the chance to help choose their new boss.

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Office tea making dos and don'ts

Britain’s office workers consume millions of cups of tea every year. But what are the essential dos and don’ts for the perfect colleague cuppa?

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Gloucester's new City Protection Officers impress in pilot project

Gloucester’s new City Protection Officers (CPOs) are proving their worth after just a month on the beat, dealing with everything from shoplifting to finding lost children.

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Primark profits soar

Profits at budget fashion retailer Primark rose by 19% over the last year.

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BID is helping Cheltenham businesses to flourish and grow

This winter Cheltenham will be a much brighter place to visit, thanks to new plans to light up the streets by the town's BID team.

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Latest Punchline magazine will soon be hot off the press

There is still a chance to feature in the next edition of Punchline, the unique Gloucestershire business magazine - but you need to be quick.

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Lifestyle brand heads for Gloucester Quays

Clothing brand Joules is to open a new store at Gloucester Quays this month just in time for the Christmas rush.

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Woman attacked by masked men in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in the Warden Hill area of Cheltenham.

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No health topic is off limits in your local pharmacy

People in the South West are being urged to tap into the healthcare expertise available at their local pharmacy.

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Bank of Scotland trials artificial intelligence

Bank of Scotland has begun piloting artificial intelligence through a virtual assistant for customers.

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Diesel car sales plunge

Diesel car sales fell by a third on last year’s figures during October.

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No bang for your buck - lost revenue for city

The decision not to hold a fireworks display at Gloucester Docks this year will result in huge lost revenue for the city.

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Industrial scheme underway at Gloucester’s Triangle Park

Rockhaven Developments has begun construction work on an industrial development at Triangle Park in Gloucester.

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Two killed in Nettleton Bottom collision

Gloucestershire Police have confirmed two people died following a road traffic collision at Nettleton Bottom last night.

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Council takes tough stance on fly-tippers

Tewkesbury Borough Council has issued two £400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping.

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Freeman Homes wins top property award

Forest of Dean property developer Freeman Homes won Best Residential Development at the UK Property Awards.

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Cheltenham tech company welcomes three new apprentices

Cheltenham-based IT and telecoms company PSU Technology Group has welcomed three new apprentices who are studying at Gloucestershire College.

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From food to fire - local men keeping the Cotswolds safe

It's tough enough to do one job for a living, but at a Chipping Campden based food research company one member of staff has taken things a step further.

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Historic pub gets snapped up

The Lamprey, the large historic public house on Westgate Street, has been let to an out-of-town operator for a new concept bar and restaurant.

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Cirencester man jailed and banned from shops

A Cirencester man has been jailed for eight weeks and banned from shops in the town, after pleading guilty to three thefts.

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Catering with Creed for Christmas

Gloucestershire College's hospitality and catering students are getting into the festive spirit with Creed Foodservice at The Christmas Fair in the Cotswolds.

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Ecclesiastical giving £130,000 to 130 charities

Gloucester-based insurer Ecclesiastical is giving £130,000 to charity as part of its '12 Days of Giving' Christmas campaign - and you can nominate a charity for a share.

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Millions of self-employed face tax sting

Self-employed people will miss out on a tax cut following the government's decision to delay the abolition of Class II National Insurance Contributions (NICs) to April 2019.

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Cheltenham accountants join forces with UK-wide firm

Cheltenham-based accountancy firm Davies Mayers Barnett has joined forces with one of the UK’s fastest-growing practices.

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Man held during explosives probe - BREAKING NEWS

Gloucestershire Police have arrested a 57 year old local man on suspicion of making an explosive substance for unlawful purposes.

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First hike in interest rates for ten years - REACTION

The Bank of England has increased interest rates for the first time in a decade.

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Fat Face profits looking slimmer

Profits at fashion retailer, Fat Face, have fallen by 11.3 per cent.

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Cheltenham in top ten for retail investment

Cheltenham has been awarded ninth position as the best place for retail investment.

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service needs you!

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit full time firefighters.

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Big brand names sign up to sell direct to consumers

Some of the biggest grocery brand names could soon be delivered directly to your door, without ever going near a supermarket.

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Downton introduces dedicated driver training vehicle

Gloucestershire-based transport operator CM Downton has introduced a dedicated driver training vehicle to help recruit new drivers.

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County town set to lose last bank

Angry townspeople have lost their campaign to save their last remaining bank.

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Jazz Festival headliners announced

Randy Crawford will top the bill at next year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

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Major careers event in Gloucestershire for fifth year running

Stroud Ambitions, one of the county’s largest careers events, is being held at Stratford Park next week.

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