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Gloucestershire firms recognised in regional small business awards Image

Gloucestershire firms recognised in regional small business awards

A company from Gloucestershire was crowned as among the ‘best in the West’ at the FSB ‘Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018’ held in Taunton this week.

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Science centre launches a robot club Image

Science centre launches a robot club

Cheltenham Science Group is launching a robot club at their science centre in Coronation Square next month.

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Huge profits rise for bank Image

Huge profits rise for bank

Barclays has posted a 10 per cent rise in annual pre-tax profits, but says there are still question marks over the future.

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AA profits break down

AA shares have crashed, falling by more than a fifth after it warned on profits and said it planned to pay lower dividends.

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Man arrested in connection with Quedgeley stabbing Image

Man arrested in connection with Quedgeley stabbing

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with a stabbing which took place on Friday evening.

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Results of CBI industrial trends survey Image

Results of CBI industrial trends survey

Manufacturing and export order books outlook.

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Gloucester company director takes on prestigious chairman role Image

Gloucester company director takes on prestigious chairman role

A director of a global company based in Gloucester has been made chairman of one of the largest representative bodies in the UK.

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Which is the happiest industry to work in? Image

Which is the happiest industry to work in?

Older male workers are happier at work than anyone else. But which is the happiest industry?

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Lloyds makes big profits, but closures and redundancies continue Image

Lloyds makes big profits, but closures and redundancies continue

Lloyds Banking Group has reported strong profits in its first year as a fully private enterprise.

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School leaps into 21st century with English block expansion Image

School leaps into 21st century with English block expansion

Gloucestershire County Council has approved a £208k investment into a county secondary school.

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Major refurbishment for Gloucestershire Hotel Image

Major refurbishment for Gloucestershire Hotel

Stonehouse Hotel Unveils ‘Bar 1601’

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Upgraded route through Up Hatherley to be ready by March Image

Upgraded route through Up Hatherley to be ready by March

A busy route for commuters, shoppers and school goers in Cheltenham is gearing up for an enhancement

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Cash eclipsed by debit cards Image

Cash eclipsed by debit cards

Debit cards are set to overtake cash as the most frequently used payment method in the UK later this year.

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Plans for Cheltenham's Boots Corner move forward - NEW COMMENTS Image

Plans for Cheltenham's Boots Corner move forward - NEW COMMENTS

Now the third phase of the Cheltenham Transport Plan (CTP) has finished, the traffic monitoring for the potential trial closure of Boots Corner is starting soon.

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County fails to build on its success Image

County fails to build on its success

Gloucestershire is under-represented in the top community property schemes competing for the South West’s Project of the Year.

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Take up the seven-day challenge to eat only provenance food with celebrities Image

Take up the seven-day challenge to eat only provenance food with celebrities

Celebrity farmer Adam Henson will be leading a challenge to eat only provenance food for seven days, as set by Gloucestershire-based food group Happerley.

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Estate agent chooses Sue Ryder as charity partner again Image

Estate agent chooses Sue Ryder as charity partner again

A Cheltenham estate agent is building on its charity partnership with Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice following the success of its 2017 fundraising.

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Crunch talks to save Maplin Image

Crunch talks to save Maplin

The owner of one of Britain's biggest electrical goods retailers is in talks to avoid the company going into administration.

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Apprentice levy needs a rethink  Image

Apprentice levy needs a rethink

The government's apprenticeship levy on employers has been a disaster, according to the head of one of Britain's biggest business groups.

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Brockworth-based Mears Group nets £24m partnership deal Image

Brockworth-based Mears Group nets £24m partnership deal

Mears Group has entered into an innovative eight-year partnership to support a housing association’s in-house repairs team.

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Boxing evening raises thousands for charity Image

Boxing evening raises thousands for charity

Businesspeople from across Gloucestershire watched some fantastic boxing, while raising thousands of pounds for charity last week.

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More than a third of South West workers pull a sickie  Image

More than a third of South West workers pull a sickie

An incredible 36 per cent of employees in the South West admit to pulling a sickie every year.

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A bumper year for tourism Image

A bumper year for tourism

2017 was a bumper year for tourism in the South West.

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Gaining STEAM: New creative space for library  Image

Gaining STEAM: New creative space for library

Gloucester Library is set for a brand new £38,000 flexible study space.

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Folk Trail free music line-up announced Image

Folk Trail free music line-up announced

Organisers of the inaugural Gloucester Folk Trail have released their much-anticipated line-up for a weekend of free live music in the city.

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Major refurbishment and expansion for Gloucester business Image

Major refurbishment and expansion for Gloucester business

The Longlevens Convenience Store and Post Office in Innsworth Lane, Longlevens started trading again on Saturday (17th February 2018) following its refurbishment.

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Operation Lakewood - Gloucester crime family convicted Image

Operation Lakewood - Gloucester crime family convicted

An organised crime group which supplied crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of half a million pounds has been jailed for nearly 60 years.

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Free learning and adventure weekends for over 50s at college  Image

Free learning and adventure weekends for over 50s at college 

SGS College has launched a new, free course to the over 50s, called 'Discover'.
 

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No more cremations for two weeks at Cheltenham crematorium  Image

No more cremations for two weeks at Cheltenham crematorium

Following the discovery of an unforeseen fault with the cremators at Cheltenham crematorium, there have been no cremations at the site.

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Carer with gambling debts defrauded brain damaged man of £3,500 Image

Carer with gambling debts defrauded brain damaged man of £3,500

Farhaan Shaikh, 27, drew £250 a day of William Evans' money from ATMs last July and used it to settle gambling debts, Gloucester crown court was told.

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Major client win for Gloucestershire business Image

Major client win for Gloucestershire business

Stonehouse-based Lister Unified Communications will supply a complete communications package for Red Recruitment's offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester.

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Stagecoach West invests £2.5 million in new fleet of luxury gold buses Image

Stagecoach West invests £2.5 million in new fleet of luxury gold buses

Following the successful launch of Stagecoach Gold buses on services between Gloucester and Cheltenham in 2016, the bus operator is expanding the concept into other parts of the region.

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Progress on scheme to protect homes from flooding Image

Progress on scheme to protect homes from flooding

Civil engineering works are underway on a vital flood protection scheme that will help protect properties in parts of Cheltenham.
 

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Tenants move into new homes Image

Tenants move into new homes

Nine families have recently moved into brand new homes at Whittington Close in St Briavels, near Coleford, in a £1.3 million scheme.

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Printing company invests £60,000 in latest technology Image

Printing company invests £60,000 in latest technology

A Gloucestershire printing company has invested in revolutionary printing technology to deliver better quality printing, more quickly at a better price.

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Make a Will Month supports local charity Image

Make a Will Month supports local charity

Various Gloucestershire solicitors are donating their expertise and time free of charge to write or update straightforward wills.

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Electrical contractor is national finalist in inaugural awards  Image

Electrical contractor is national finalist in inaugural awards

A Gloucester-based electrical contractor is a finalist in a brand new award for apprenticeships.

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Estate agent names its first charity of the year Image

Estate agent names its first charity of the year

An independent estate agent operating in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean has chosen the Pied Piper Appeal as its 2018 charity of the year.

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Security company director jailed for tax frauds Image

Security company director jailed for tax frauds

The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Two options revealed for ending the A417 Missing Link misery Image

Two options revealed for ending the A417 Missing Link misery

After years of debate two proposals have finally been announced for removing the bottleneck on the A417 road at Nettleton Bottom.

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Forest Green reports losses, but things looking up for 2018 Image

Forest Green reports losses, but things looking up for 2018

Forest Green Rovers has reported a loss of more than £2.1 million for last season, but since promotion to the football league, things are looking brighter.

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