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Debenhams faces closure as rescue talks collapse Image

Debenhams faces closure as rescue talks collapse

Debenhams faces closure, with the potential loss of 12,000 jobs, after the collapse of talks to buy the troubled retailer -
but Gloucester City Council's leader said any closure would not affect the King's Square development.

ProCook sets Black Friday record despite shop closures Image

ProCook sets Black Friday record despite shop closures

Kitchenware retailer ProCook defied the enforced closure of most of the company's shops to record single day sales - topping £500,000 for the first time.

Topshop owner Arcadia goes into administration Image

Topshop owner Arcadia goes into administration

Arcadia, the owner of high street brands including Topshop, Burton, Miss Selfridge and Wallis has gone into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk.

Gloucester robotics and automation supplier completes multi-million-pound management buyout Image

Gloucester robotics and automation supplier completes multi-million-pound management buyout

Two county-based law firms have advised on a multi-million-pound management buyout of an established UK robotics and automation supplier which has been operating for more than 30 years.

Allstone counting down festive charity donations Image

Allstone counting down festive charity donations

Allstone-Speedy Skips has taken the old adage that Christmas is a time for giving to heart by donating £12,500 to local charities - courtesy of a novel Advent calendar.

Big losses for tile retailer Image

Big losses for tile retailer

Tile retailer Topps Tiles has swung to an annual loss and predicts more pain ahead for its commercial business, as it struggles with coronavirus disruptions to the construction industry.

Free parking in Gloucester ahead of Christmas Image

Free parking in Gloucester ahead of Christmas

More than 600 free car parking spaces are being made available to shoppers in Gloucester city centre on Thursdays up to Christmas.

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been released on bail Image

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been released on bail

A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a woman in the Cotswolds village of Great Rissington was bailed on Monday by the police for three weeks.

New Churchdown homes released for sale Image

New Churchdown homes released for sale

Bellway and Ashberry Homes have opened the doors to a development of 465 new homes, which will lead to £5.7m of investment in Churchdown.

Advent calendar opens the window on local businesses Image

Advent calendar opens the window on local businesses

Forget chocolates or festive images behind each window, Gloucester has its own advent calendar shining a light on small, independent businesses throughout the run-up to Christmas.

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for December 2020 Image

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for December 2020

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Pizza Hut search for fresh slices of the action Image

Pizza Hut search for fresh slices of the action

Pizza Hut has appointed a specialist business property adviser to search out new sites as it looks to expand its delivery and takeaway offerings.

UK house price growth hits six-year high Image

UK house price growth hits six-year high

British house prices have grown by the highest amount since January 2015, high street bank and lender Nationwide has said.

Council extends festive free parking Image

Council extends festive free parking

Tewkesbury Borough Council will be offering three days of free parking to encourage people to shop safely and locally in the run-up to Christmas.

Appeal after vandals target lifeboat station Image

Appeal after vandals target lifeboat station

Vandals have caused about £2,000 worth of damage to a lifeboat station at Sharpness by firing arrows at the doors.

Man sentenced after conspiring to bring £300,000 worth of heroin and cocaine into South West Image

Man sentenced after conspiring to bring £300,000 worth of heroin and cocaine into South West

A Bristol man involved in conspiring to bring £300,000 worth of heroin and cocaine to the streets of the South West has been sentenced.

Turning Cirencester's 'best-kept secret' into touch of inspiration Image

Turning Cirencester's 'best-kept secret' into touch of inspiration

The new owner of a Cirencester manufacturing firm is determined to let one of the area's "best-kept secrets" out of the bag.

Former Stroud flour mill to go under the hammer Image

Former Stroud flour mill to go under the hammer

A former flour mill in the centre of Stroud is set to go under the hammer in an auction run by Clive Emson Auctioneers.

BAE Systems lands £2.4billion munitions contracts Image

BAE Systems lands £2.4billion munitions contracts

BAE Systems has been awarded a 15-year, £2.4billion munitions contract with the Ministry of Defence which it said will sustain approximately 4,000 UK jobs.

Housebuilder delivers £98m boost to South West economy Image

Housebuilder delivers £98m boost to South West economy

Barratt Developments has revealed a £98 million boost to the local economy in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and the surrounding area over the past year.

New road surface planned for Birdlip Image

New road surface planned for Birdlip

The B4070 Stroud Road through Birdlip will soon benefit from a brand new surface thanks to the Gloucestershire County Council highways team.

Arcadia problems slow Debenhams talks Image

Arcadia problems slow Debenhams talks

The Arcadia retail group is believed to be on the brink of administration - which could affect a potential takeover deal for Debenhams.

Survey finds optimism in short supply Image

Survey finds optimism in short supply

Business sentiment has deteriorated at an increased rate in consumer services according to the latest quarterly survey by the CBI.

Santa sold out on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Image

Santa sold out on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR)’s ‘Santa Experience’ trains have sold out, a week before the first special train takes families to the ‘North Pole’ from Toddington on December 5.

Police investigate following death of woman in Cotswolds village Image

Police investigate following death of woman in Cotswolds village

There will be ongoing police activity at an address in a Cotswolds village due to the investigation.

Appeal for witnesses to collision which lead to police pursuit Image

Appeal for witnesses to collision which lead to police pursuit

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision and subsequent pursuit which took place in the Forest of Dean.

Digital exhibition aims to show a 'Life in Lockdown'  Image

Digital exhibition aims to show a 'Life in Lockdown'

A new exhibition being hosted by the Museum of Gloucester aims to capture people’s memories and experiences of a ‘Life in Lockdown’.

'Gloucester Presents...' - local residents team up with arts professionals to turn their ideas into  Image

'Gloucester Presents...' - local residents team up with arts professionals to turn their ideas into

Four groups of Gloucester residents have collaborated with professional musicians, writers and choreographers to produce a series of new creative experiences in their communities.

Love will be all around for Wet Wet Wet in Cheltenham next year Image

Love will be all around for Wet Wet Wet in Cheltenham next year

With 2021 looking brighter for all, love really will be all around as Wet Wet Wet are heading to Cheltenham Town Hall next autumn.

Punchline Talks! Cry for help from the wedding and events industry Image

Punchline Talks! Cry for help from the wedding and events industry

Making people redundant has replaced supplying staff for major events as the main job for the boss of an agency as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the industry.

Sentencing to be doubled for assaults on emergency workers  Image

Sentencing to be doubled for assaults on emergency workers

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and partners have welcomed plans to increase the maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency worker from 12 months to two years.

Arcadia latest retailer on edge of administration Image

Arcadia latest retailer on edge of administration

The Arcadia retail group - which includes well-known high street names such as TopShop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins - could be heading into administration within days.

Neptune Rum helping to spice up Christmas Image

Neptune Rum helping to spice up Christmas

Travel may not be the easiest but a taste of the Caribbean is definitely on the cards for Christmas.

Fresh warning tiers could ring time for pubs Image

Fresh warning tiers could ring time for pubs

More than 30,000 pubs will be forced to remain closed or become unviable after all but a few isolated parts of England were placed in tier two and three restrictions from next week.

Senior surveyor joins Cirencester commercial property firm Image

Senior surveyor joins Cirencester commercial property firm

Barnsdales property consultancy has appointed a new senior surveyor for the South West region.

Gloucester based insurer renews partnership with children's charity Image

Gloucester based insurer renews partnership with children's charity

Ageas Insurance, which has an office at Gloucester Business Park, has announced a year-long extension of its partnership with charity Rays of Sunshine.

Director joins the family on board at Highfield Image

Director joins the family on board at Highfield

A family-run garden centre in Gloucestershire has welcomed a new member to its board after five years as the company's general manager.

Applications opening for discretionary support Image

Applications opening for discretionary support

Applications for discretionary Additional Restrictions Grants will go live from Monday in the Cotswold and Forest of Dean district council areas.

Gloucester Rugby building united Squad of Thousands Image

Gloucester Rugby building united Squad of Thousands

Gloucester Rugby may not have been able to welcome fans into Kingsholm for many months, but the club has called on fans and businesses to come together to support each other.

Gloucestershire placed in tier two of new restrictions Image

Gloucestershire placed in tier two of new restrictions

Gloucestershire has been placed in tier two of the coronavirus restrictions which will replace the national lockdown in England when it ends next week.

Profits fall nearly £100m at Babcock Image

Profits fall nearly £100m at Babcock

Aerospace and defence firm Babcock International has revealed a drop in pretax profits of nearly £100 million in its latest half year results.

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