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Moonpig to become largest card retailer in Europe Image

Moonpig to become largest card retailer in Europe

Online card company, Moonpig, is set to become Europe’s biggest card retailer, after its parent company, Photobox Group, acquired Dutch rival, Greetz.

Laura Ashley profits plunge by 98% Image

Laura Ashley profits plunge by 98%

Profits at fashion and homeware retailer, Laura Ashley, have plummeted to just £100,000.

VIDEO: Exclusive peek inside Cheltenham's new £23m John Lewis store before it opens Image

VIDEO: Exclusive peek inside Cheltenham's new £23m John Lewis store before it opens

The wraps were taken off Cheltenham's new flagship John Lewis department store today and Punchline was given a guided tour before the official opening this October.

Police appeal after assault in Gloucester shop Image

Police appeal after assault in Gloucester shop

Police have issued a CCTV image following an assault in Gloucester

Award-winning food and cocktails bar heading for the Brewery Image

Award-winning food and cocktails bar heading for the Brewery

The latest signing has been announced at The Brewery Quarter retail and leisure space in Cheltenham.

Landlords ‘not to blame’ for refusal to take tenants on housing benefit Image

Landlords ‘not to blame’ for refusal to take tenants on housing benefit

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has joined forces with housing charity Shelter to launch a campaign to end the practice of ‘no DSS’ in the private rented sector.

Bank scam victims shouldn't get the blame Image

Bank scam victims shouldn't get the blame

Banks have been told that is is unfair to blame customers for money lost through a scam.

Hair and beauty specialist opens first salon outside county Image

Hair and beauty specialist opens first salon outside county

Blushes, the luxury hair and beauty specialists, has taken a step over the border to open the doors to its first salon venture outside of the GL postcode: Blushes Worcester.

Step back in time this Saturday for Gloucester Goes Retro Image

Step back in time this Saturday for Gloucester Goes Retro

The streets of Gloucester city centre will be transformed this Saturday (25th August), with cars, music, and culture from the 20th century.

VIDEO: Why a trip to a county business park could be an expensive visit Image

VIDEO: Why a trip to a county business park could be an expensive visit

Customers on one of the county's biggest business and retail parks are up in arms over fines being given out for parking in an area they thought was meant for the public.

Award-winning Stagecoach West bus drivers achieve more than 100 years of accident-free driving Image

Award-winning Stagecoach West bus drivers achieve more than 100 years of accident-free driving

Four dedicated bus drivers with Stagecoach West have been officially recognised for their outstanding records when it comes to safe driving.

VIDEO: Major investment in new state-of-the-art Cotswold gym and play area Image

VIDEO: Major investment in new state-of-the-art Cotswold gym and play area

A major investment has been made in a new centre which includes gymnastics facilities and a children's play area.

Gloucestershire training group clinches new contracts Image

Gloucestershire training group clinches new contracts

A Gloucestershire mechanical and electrical training group in the defence sector has announced two major contract wins.

Want a whippy while you work? Image

Want a whippy while you work?

Then get in touch with Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice to be part of a fun event to raise some lolly for this amazing charity.

CBI: Unlock potential of local infrastructure Image

CBI: Unlock potential of local infrastructure

The CBI is calling on the government to improve infrastructure across the country and avoid the risk of regions like the South West being left behind.

European championships are heading to Hartpury College Image

European championships are heading to Hartpury College

Hartpury College and University Centre is to host of the 2020 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors.

Barnwood achieves turnover of £84.6m  Image

Barnwood achieves turnover of £84.6m

The Barnwood Group achieved a turnover of £84.6 million in 2017 and continues its involvement in some of Gloucestershire’s most important construction projects.

Shopping centre undergoes rebrand Image

Shopping centre undergoes rebrand

There is an exciting new look for one of the county's leading shopping centres.

Cyber team to protect businesses from on-line crime goes live Image

Cyber team to protect businesses from on-line crime goes live

A new range of cyber services has been launched bringing together the IT expertise of two of Gloucestershire’s emerging tech firms.

Office Outlet seeks three year rent-free period Image

Office Outlet seeks three year rent-free period

One of the UK's biggest stationery retailers is asking some of its landlords ‎for a three-year break from paying rent.

Cheltenham company to develop wonder material in new collaboration  Image

Cheltenham company to develop wonder material in new collaboration

Versarien plc, the advanced materials engineering group, has entered into a collaboration agreement with South Korean materials manufacturer.

Former bank building on the market Image

Former bank building on the market

It’s only been closed a few weeks, but the RBS building in Gloucester is already up for sale.

Julian Dunkerton backs calls for a second Brexit vote Image

Julian Dunkerton backs calls for a second Brexit vote

Superdry fashion brand founder Julian Dunkerton has poured £1 million into the campaign group calling for a second vote on Brexit.

Lane closures as essential bridge repairs take place Image

Lane closures as essential bridge repairs take place

Drivers will face overnight diversions as maintenance work is carried out on a busy Gloucestershire road bridge.

Two-storey rooftop restaurant plans revealed Image

Two-storey rooftop restaurant plans revealed

Pictures have been released revealing ambitious plans to convert a major county building into a two-storey rooftop restaurant.

Well-known Cheltenham bar set to re-open Image

Well-known Cheltenham bar set to re-open

Back in March, the nightlife in Cheltenham suffered a blow with the sudden closure of a popular town centre party bar.

Warning: Major road upgrade on the way for Birdlip Image

Warning: Major road upgrade on the way for Birdlip

A popular route into Birdlip is being resurfaced from 30th August.

Victory! Common sense prevails as parking charges are dropped Image

Victory! Common sense prevails as parking charges are dropped

Controversial plans to impose new car parking charges in the Stroud district have today been scrapped.

Rugby star cooks up hot new business idea Image

Rugby star cooks up hot new business idea

Lovers of the sport involving the odd shaped ball will be long familiar with the synergies between rugby and business.

Preventing a breakdown in communication Image

Preventing a breakdown in communication

Few things strike fear into the heart of a business owner more than a breakdown in their communication systems cutting them off from their customers.

House of Fraser cancels online orders Image

House of Fraser cancels online orders

If it looked like all was well with House of Fraser after it was saved from administration at the last minute, it seems there are still a fair few problems behind the scenes.

Charity shop made safe by local security company Image

Charity shop made safe by local security company

Allcooper, security and fire specialists, have completed the installation of new security systems at the recently-opened Pied Piper Charity Shop in Gloucester.

Apprenticeship help will furnish businesses with new skills Image

Apprenticeship help will furnish businesses with new skills

A partnership has been launched to help make furniture and interiors businesses more comfortable with taking on apprentices.

Just when you thought it was all Over - road closures return Image

Just when you thought it was all Over - road closures return

Drivers face major delays at one of the county's busiest roundabouts this weekend because the rain has held up essential roadworks.

Staff assaulted in bakery raid Image

Staff assaulted in bakery raid

Police are investigating a robbery at a Gloucestershire bakery.

Future looking bright for one of county's world-leading engineering group Image

Future looking bright for one of county's world-leading engineering group

Valve companies in the oil and gas sector have had a rocky ride since the 2014 oil price crash but a leading county engineering firm is now "cautiously optimistic" about the future

Student influx prompts investment in Gloucester Image

Student influx prompts investment in Gloucester

A new cafe or takeaway food business could be about to open in Gloucester – as the city gears up to welcome hundreds of students.

New Cheltenham store illuminations get go-ahead from planners Image

New Cheltenham store illuminations get go-ahead from planners

Final details of a new blinds and curtain store have been approved by Cheltenham Borough Council planners.

Hot weather sees sales climb at major retail chain  Image

Hot weather sees sales climb at major retail chain

Other retailers might be feeling the heat on the high street but one of the nation’s biggest DIY chains has revealed the recent hot weather has boosted its takings.

How did Gloucestershire students fare on A-Level results day? Image

How did Gloucestershire students fare on A-Level results day?

A-Level results day is upon us once again, with thousands of Gloucestershire students finding out today if their hard work has paid off.

New online travel pages launched to encourage active travel in Cheltenham  Image

New online travel pages launched to encourage active travel in Cheltenham

A new online resource designed to make active travel easier for people in Cheltenham is launched today.

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