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Future development of Stroud to be focus of a series of public consultation events Image

Future development of Stroud to be focus of a series of public consultation events

The future of Stroud will be the subject of a series of public exhibitions held by the District Council over the next month ahead of the publication of the Stroud Local Plan.

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It has been a "disappointing" quarter for B&Q as revenues slump

The parent group of retail giants B&Q have announced “disappointing” trading figures for the third quarter of 2019.

£54m deal sees Gloucester business park sold to local authority Image

£54m deal sees Gloucester business park sold to local authority

Hammerson plc has exchanged contracts on the sale of St Oswald’s Retail Park, Gloucester, to a local authority for £54 million.

Contractor chosen by county council to undertake £4million canal restoration project Image

Contractor chosen by county council to undertake £4million canal restoration project

A contractor has been chosen for the £4million project that will see the restoration of the ‘missing mile’ on the Stroudwater Navigation.

LGBT campaigning engineer and refugee could be UK’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Image

LGBT campaigning engineer and refugee could be UK’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

A former child refugee now electronic design engineer with Gloucestershire business Renishaw has been shortlisted for one of the UK's most prestigious industry awards.

Family firm buys land for 30-plus homes development Image

Family firm buys land for 30-plus homes development

A family-run Gloucestershire housing developer has been revealed as the new owners of a four-acre site with planning permission for 25 homes.

How to make your business greener is the subject of Gloucestershire Green Circle meeting Image

How to make your business greener is the subject of Gloucestershire Green Circle meeting

Advice on how to ensure business embraces the green agenda will be on supply at the latest meeting of the Gloucestershire Green Circle this week.

New £6.5m primary school celebrates official opening Image

New £6.5m primary school celebrates official opening

A newly built primary school has celebrated its official opening with a student assembly and afternoon tea.

Major milestone reached as charity opens its 20th shop in Gloucestershire Image

Major milestone reached as charity opens its 20th shop in Gloucestershire

Shoppers queued up to be the first to browse inside the new Longfield store which has opened near Cheltenham.

Man jailed for possession of indecent photos of young girls Image

Man jailed for possession of indecent photos of young girls

A 68-year-old man once caught photographing girls outside their school has been jailed for possessing 80 indecent videos of young girls.

Man jailed for five years just five days after he was sentenced for drug dealing Image

Man jailed for five years just five days after he was sentenced for drug dealing

Gloucester man found with £22,000 worth of drugs in his rucksack just five days after he had been sentenced for drug dealing has been jailed.

Confirmed: Firm’s direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigates Image

Confirmed: Firm’s direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigates

The MOD has confirmed a defence giant with two bases in Gloucestershire has now signed on the dotted line of a £1.25 billion deal.

Office block demolition could open up land for housing Image

Office block demolition could open up land for housing

Demolition of a significant three-storey former office bock and warehouse in the centre of Gloucester will go ahead.

Friends' actor David Schwimmer to star in Cheltenham cyber sitcom Image

Friends' actor David Schwimmer to star in Cheltenham cyber sitcom

If the rest of the UK were not listening before about the rise and rise of Cheltenham as the capital of all things cyber perhaps a new television show could change that.

'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council Image

'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council

The ruling Conservative Group have chosen the councillor they want to replace Paul James as the leader of Gloucester City Council

County Council's partnership with PCC to cut youth offending earns top commendation Image

County Council's partnership with PCC to cut youth offending earns top commendation

A partnership between Gloucestershire County Council and the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been celebrated at the highest level.

General Election: Three main party leaders make big promises to business leaders Image

General Election: Three main party leaders make big promises to business leaders

Today was business day in the General Election campaign with the three main party leaders staking their case to the CBI Conference in London.

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Gloucestershire market town  Image

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Gloucestershire market town

Police are appealing for information after a collision on the A429 near Northleach on Saturday led to the death of a motorcyclist.

No jail sentence for Gloucester drug dealer who taped packets of heroin to his manhood Image

No jail sentence for Gloucester drug dealer who taped packets of heroin to his manhood

A drug dealer caught with three packets of heroin taped to his manhood has avoided jail after convincing a judge that he has now overcome his own drug addiction.

Mike Ashley makes call for landlords to overhaul retail rents Image

Mike Ashley makes call for landlords to overhaul retail rents

Retail empire owner Mike Ashley has made a plea to landlords to review rent deals so that they are linked to sales, according to a report.

Accounting software firm Sage in £230 million sale to US-based company Image

Accounting software firm Sage in £230 million sale to US-based company

Sage Pay, the accounting and financial software used by thousands of small business across the country has been sold to a US based payments firm for £232million.

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment Image

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment

Cheltenham Racecourse have made a right Royal appointment, confirming that a Gloucestershire resident has become a director.

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop Image

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop

Plans have been lodged to transform a shop front in a Grade II-Listed Cheltenham building on one of the town’s most prestigious shopping streets.

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies Image

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies

An engineering firm from Stroud has become something of a star of the silver screen with parts in a series of Hollywood Blockbuster movies.

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season Image

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season

Panto stars at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham have teamed up with a unique charity based on a farm in the Cotswolds to help raise funds and awareness for their vital work with young people with disabilities.

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions Image

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions

Former footballers from clubs including Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth are suing a Cotswold-headquarters wealth management firm for £15 million.

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign Image

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign

A twin-pronged campaign to tackle drink and drug driving over the Christmas period has been launched by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge Image

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge

Teams of Gloucestershire pupils have done battle in defence giant Raytheon’s fifth annual Quadcopter Challenge regional final, under the theme of Technology around the World.

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company Image

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company

Customers from across the manufacturing industry were able to see first-hand the improvements made by Poeton Industries to their thermal spray facility.

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations Image

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations

A police investigation into the allegations connected to the building of Gloucestershire’s newest landmark – its incinerator – has reached its conclusion.

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ Image

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ

The internal fit-out of the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is taking shape.

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham  Image

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham

The first day of one of Cheltenham Racecourse’s biggest meetings of the year has fallen foul of the weather.

400 jobs could be created by new business park Image

400 jobs could be created by new business park

Mystery surrounds the new owners of a Forest of Dean site which has permission to develop a new business park which could create 400-plus jobs.

New chairman appointed by firm with huge Gloucester base Image

New chairman appointed by firm with huge Gloucester base

The company that runs one of Gloucester’s biggest manufacturing bases has a new chairman after the incumbent decided to stand down.

Cotswold Canals Trust launch series of fundraising calendars Image

Cotswold Canals Trust launch series of fundraising calendars

The Cotswold Canals Trust is getting into the Christmas spirit as it aims to raise funds for the vital restoration work it carries out throughout the year.

County council increases road budget to £220million to allow for all-ways Junction 10 Image

County council increases road budget to £220million to allow for all-ways Junction 10

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet have approved extending their Highways budget to £220million – a crucial step along the road to improving Junction 10 of the M5 motorway.

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Plans for "forward-thinking" business refused by Cotswold District Council planners

A 104 space electric car service and parking station near a Cotswold village has been refused by planners as it was an 'over-provision of infrastructure.'

Is there a new King of Gloucestershire's fashion producing empire? Image

Is there a new King of Gloucestershire's fashion producing empire?

Move over Julian Dunkerton, there's a new Gloucestershire-based businessman who is cracking the clothing market...

VIDEO: Quays slides ice rink and Victorian Christmas Market into place Image

VIDEO: Quays slides ice rink and Victorian Christmas Market into place

A little Christmas magic has slid neatly into place at Gloucester Quays, with businesses from the city given a sneak preview of the festive offering last night.

Award is seal of approval for project manager working on Cheltenham housing development Image

Award is seal of approval for project manager working on Cheltenham housing development

The project manager overseeing the creation of a collection of new villas and apartments in Cheltenham will represent his profession at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Supporting these brave few could save your life Image

Supporting these brave few could save your life

On a day like today, as the rains and bad weather hit Gloucestershire, and the news from Derbyshire echoes the flooding county folk know only too well, think of those standing by to help.

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