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End this road junction nightmare - NEW COMMENT

Is one of the most dangerous and confusing road junctions in Gloucestershire finally going to be sorted out?

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County fire chief's safety message following London tragedy

Gloucestershire's fire chief has spoken to reassure families living in flats in the county following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London.

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Major county manufacturer appoints international brand manager

To help drive further expansion into new global markets, leading Gloucestershire manufacturer Prima Dental has bolstered its team with the appointment of Sammy Burt as international brand manager.

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Win a family ticket to popular show and food festival

A major show and food festival is expected to bring big crowds to the Cotswolds next weekend.

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Former newspaper offices set to become car park

A town council is planning to purchase former newspaper offices and turn them into a long-stay car park.

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Jail house rocks as city's summer of music and culture gets underway

Gloucester's former prison echoed to the beat of live bands and break dancers last night as the exciting Summer of Music, Arts and Culture (SoMAC) was launched.

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How banks are causing misery for business owners

The top five ways in which high street banks fail small businesses have been identified in a new survey.

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Take off! County specialist completes first air ambulance orders

A county-based aviation company is celebrating a major order for emergency service helicopters.

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Warning: long road closure is just around the corner

Motorists are being warned that a 12-week road closure for bridge repairs is only days away.

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Wait is over as name of major new partnership is unveiled

An announcement has been made about a joint venture involving an international high-technology group that owns a company in Gloucestershire.

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Government must keep UK open for business

Business leaders say the UK is on the verge of a golden age of infrastructure development but it must be backed up by a pro-enterprise partnership between government and companies

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Unemployment falls but pay packets hit

The number of unemployed people in the UK dropped by 50,000 to 1.53 million in the three months to the end of April.

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High-street giant's sales fall flat

A well-known retailer has today announced a drop in high street sales but still remains optimistic about the future.

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Planning blueprint faces independent scrutiny

Complex plans affecting retailers and businesses in Gloucestershire have reached an important milestone.

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More support needed for growing army of self-employed

The number of self-employed people grew by 103,000 to 4.8 million over the last year as they become a critical part of the UK's economic success.

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New tactics employed to boost town centre

A sporting attempt to attract more families to Cheltenham town centre is approaching kick-off time.

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Council may fight six-figure fine after 30,000 emails are hacked

Gloucester City Council is today considering an appeal after being fined £100,000 over a "serious" cyberattack that gained access to financial and sensitive information about its employees.

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Lifestyle blog awards names gift shop as finalist

It has been announced that a Cheltenham gift shop had been selected as a finalist for an award.

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Call for town to cut car parking charges during quieter times

A business leader has called for greater flexibility as councillors decide whether to change car parking policy in Cheltenham.

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Expansion plans unveiled for Growth Hub

GFirst LEP is preparing to launch the next phase of a project aimed at providing improved services to businesses.

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New partner for commercial property team

A Gloucestershire law firm has promoted a commercial property specialist to become its 14th partner.

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Driving force behind Hinkley Point is set to leave

The chief executive of EDF Energy is stepping down, it has been announced.

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Community safety grant invites applicants

Local organisations and community groups are invited to apply for one-off funding from the Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the district.

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Dust off your boneshakers for cycle tour fun trail

With the OVO Energy Tour of Britain heading to Cheltenham later this year local people can join in the fun.

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Robotics manufacturer celebrates deal with aerospace giant

GE Aviation has announced the acquisition of a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial snake-arm robots and software.

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Young entrepreneurs compete to become best in the South West

Renishaw Innovation Centre will tomorrow host the South West regional final of a competition to find the best young business entrepreneurs.

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New and improved internet connection on its way

A major announcement has been made today about the latest steps to improve broadband coverage in Gloucestershire.

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Warning to motorists, roadworks ahead

Drivers have today been warned about a number of roadworks taking place around Gloucestershire.

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Read this before taking your rubbish to the recycling centre

The annual summer tidy up in the loft and shed may have to be put on hold because the county's busiest recycling centre is being closed - temporarily.

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Falling pound helps boost region's exports

The value of goods exported by South West companies rose by 30 per cent in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same time last year according to figures from HMRC.

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'Brexit will only be successful if the Government supports business'

The Federation of Small Businesses has called for guarantees that there will be no new attempt at a tax grab on the UK's millions of self-employed.

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Which county firms are amongst the UK's top exporters?

Three Gloucestershire firms have made it into the Sunday Times list of the fastest growing exporters.

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Have your say over car park changes

Plans to provide more car parking spaces in Cirencester are set to be unveiled.

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More of us are starting to feel the squeeze, says finance boss

Consumer spending has fallen for the first time in nearly four years, according to new figures.

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Success in Cheltenham provides springboard for further growth

A health and beauty brand based in Cheltenham has announced fresh plans to expand around the world.

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County building firm defends stance on beards

One of the county's most successful companies has explained why it has asked staff not to grow beards or heavy stubble when they are wearing dust masks at work.

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Science Festival proves a big success

The Cheltenham Science Festival celebrated its 15th birthday in style with thousands of visitors enjoying free interactive activities.

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General Election 2017: What does the result mean for business?

Leading business organisations have today given their reaction to the result of the General Election.

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'Political earthquake puts big question marks over Brexit process'

Ian Mean, Gloucestershire director for Business West, has raised questions over the future of the Prime Minister and the Brexit negotiations.

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What's On: Stunning sculpture unveiled for Fresh Air show

One of the UK's leading outdoor contemporary sculpture shows opens near Cirencester this weekend.

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Punchline comment: So much for strong and stable leadership

Theresa May has only herself to blame today as she ponders the huge ramifications of the General Election result for her party and the nation.

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