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Former Spirax Sarco building to be demolished Image

Former Spirax Sarco building to be demolished

An industrial unit once home to Spirax Sarco on Kingsditch Lane, Cheltenham could be demolished.

Gloucestershire restaurant goes vegan Image

Gloucestershire restaurant goes vegan

Veganism continues to grow in popularity across the UK with food outlets tailoring their offerings to exclude all animal related products and ingredients.

Businesses to face £600 million business rates rise Image

Businesses to face £600 million business rates rise

New CPI figures released last week revealed inflation of 2.4 per cent.

Major innovation award for Gloucester engineering firm Image

Major innovation award for Gloucester engineering firm

A Queen's Award-winning Quedgeley-based business has been awarded an major innovation award from the Energy Industries Council.

Forest Green Rovers appoints new chief executive Image

Forest Green Rovers appoints new chief executive

Henry Staelens becomes youngest CEO in professional football.

Shurdington Road Cheltenham to close for two weeks Image

Shurdington Road Cheltenham to close for two weeks

Drivers hoping to leave the end of the Bath Road in Cheltenham and make their way along the Shurdington Road with ease through early November may have a challenge.

Rural Business Awards won by county firms Image

Rural Business Awards won by county firms

A quartet of awards have been brought back to Gloucestershire from the Rural Business Awards South West.

Businesses invited to train with top rugby stars Image

Businesses invited to train with top rugby stars

Team-i Training presents a rugby inspired masterclass for business.

Stagecoach West driver is named as one of the best bus drivers in the UK Image

Stagecoach West driver is named as one of the best bus drivers in the UK

Stagecoach West driver Anthony Quinn is one of the best bus drivers in the UK – and that’s official.

Business backs Stroud antisocial behaviour campaign  Image

Business backs Stroud antisocial behaviour campaign

Stroud Town Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary have launched a joint initiative to tackle antisocial behaviour in the town centre.

Young Farmer of the Year sowed seed of success in Gloucestershire Image

Young Farmer of the Year sowed seed of success in Gloucestershire

Sowing the seeds of his future career at Hartpury College has helped a former agriculture student win the title of 2018 Young Farmer of the Year.

Apprentices celebrated at Gloucestershire firm’s ‘graduation’ Image

Apprentices celebrated at Gloucestershire firm’s ‘graduation’

Newly qualified apprentices at Gloucestershire's biggest electrical contractors saw their names in lights as their success was celebrated.

Restaurant of the Year for South West award for Gloucestershire business Image

Restaurant of the Year for South West award for Gloucestershire business

A Gloucester restaurant has won the Restaurant of the Year (South West category) at the Food Awards England 2018.

Construction group wins £39.5m county hospitals contract Image

Construction group wins £39.5m county hospitals contract

Kier has been appointed to deliver a £39.5m transformation programme for the county's major hospitals.

John Lewis opens in Cheltenham  Image

John Lewis opens in Cheltenham

The day has come - the long-awaited new John Lewis store opened in Cheltenham this morning (18 October).

Park&Ride services take the hassle out of trips to Cheltenham's new John Lewis Image

Park&Ride services take the hassle out of trips to Cheltenham's new John Lewis

The new £23 million flagship John Lewis store in High Street, Cheltenham opened with a fanfare as eager shoppers poured through the doors today.

Multi-million pound spend creates new-look hotel restaurant Image

Multi-million pound spend creates new-look hotel restaurant

The first phase of a multi-million-pound development has been unveiled for the Cotswolds.

Well-known fashion brand leaves Cheltenham Image

Well-known fashion brand leaves Cheltenham

If you have read the headline and think this could be bad news for the Gloucestershire – then read on.

“Despite Brexit” major engineering firm “remains confident of growth” Image

“Despite Brexit” major engineering firm “remains confident of growth”

Probably the county’s biggest engineering firm and one of its major employers has announced a rise in revenue and revealed it remains confident of more growth despite challenges ahead.

Record breaking year for Cheltenham Festival Image

Record breaking year for Cheltenham Festival

The 2018 Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has broken box office records.

WIN: Two tickets to The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse Image

WIN: Two tickets to The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse

Fancy a day at the biggest jump racing event before Christmas right here in Gloucestershire?

Improved service for victims of sexual assault Image

Improved service for victims of sexual assault

A centre to help victims of rape or sexual assault has expanded its service.

VIDEO: Ukulele business is striking all the right notes Image

VIDEO: Ukulele business is striking all the right notes

Matt Stead has turned his love and knowledge of the ukulele into a successful business.

Gym group flexes its muscles with £100,000 bank package Image

Gym group flexes its muscles with £100,000 bank package

A Cirencester-headquartered gym chain has secured a £100,000 finance package from HSBC UK.

Exclusive: New boutique cinema set to open in Cheltenham Image

Exclusive: New boutique cinema set to open in Cheltenham

A new concept in luxury cinema and stylish dining is coming to the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham.

Chance for businesses to win council contracts Image

Chance for businesses to win council contracts

Gloucestershire County Council is looking for professionals from all trades to join its approved list of suppliers and contractors.

Man warned he faces prison over tax fraud Image

Man warned he faces prison over tax fraud

A Cheltenham man who pleaded guilty to tax fraud involving an alleged £170,000 faces a prison sentence, a judge warned.

Council boss is the latest to leave for a new role Image

Council boss is the latest to leave for a new role

Jo Walker, strategic director at Gloucestershire County Council, is leaving for a new post and Liberal Democrats question why so many council officers are quitting.

Business Expert: Introduction to managing absence Image

Business Expert: Introduction to managing absence

Unexpected absence due to sickness can cause major disruption in a business.

Industry to promote responsible gambling campaign Image

Industry to promote responsible gambling campaign

The biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote what is being called 'responsible gambling' is due to take place.

Insurance broker makes generous donation to charity Image

Insurance broker makes generous donation to charity

Lansdown Insurance Brokers has presented a cheque for £6,000 to The James Hopkins Trust, the broker’s chosen charity for the last year.

Sales soar at online fashion retailer Image

Sales soar at online fashion retailer

Online fashion retailer, Asos, sees profits rise.

Insurance group calls for tax exemption for charities Image

Insurance group calls for tax exemption for charities

Ahead of the Budget, specialist insurer Ecclesiastical and Charity Finance Group are urging the Chancellor to make charities exempt from paying Insurance Premium Tax.

Golf day drives thousands of pounds towards children’s charity  Image

Golf day drives thousands of pounds towards children’s charity

Organising your first charity golf day and making it a success could be a complicated process, but for one firm it was, well, absolute Simplicity.

Major office development gets go-ahead for Cheltenham Image

Major office development gets go-ahead for Cheltenham

A major new office complex has been given the go ahead for Cheltenham and is expected to create new jobs in the town.

VIDEO: Final countdown to new £23m John Lewis store opening Image

VIDEO: Final countdown to new £23m John Lewis store opening

Punchline was invited along to a special preview tour this morning (16 October) just two days before John Lewis opens its 51st store in Cheltenham town centre.

New location planned for city centre Post Office Image

New location planned for city centre Post Office

Gloucester's main Post Office in King's Square may be on the move.

New investors needed to keep Bloodhound on track Image

New investors needed to keep Bloodhound on track

The supersonic Bloodhound vehicle aimed at breaking the land speed record is urgently looking for new investors.

Ecotricity boss in green flag fury Image

Ecotricity boss in green flag fury

The millionaire founder of green energy firm Ecotricity says he is taking legal action against the Government for using his company's 'green' Union Flag logo.

Tween favourite to close stores? Image

Tween favourite to close stores?

Claire’s, the tween accessories chain, is thought to be considering closing some of its UK stores.

Local businesses putting people and the planet first Image

Local businesses putting people and the planet first

Social Saturday, the annual campaign highlighting businesses that make a difference in their communities by trading for a social purpose, took place at the weekend.

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