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Cotswold hotel snapped up by family brewery Image

Cotswold hotel snapped up by family brewery

A Cotswold hotel is re-opening on Friday (October 21).

Cheltenham business applies for sexual entertainment licence Image

Cheltenham business applies for sexual entertainment licence

Red Apple Associates Limited has applied to Cheltenham Borough Council for a sexual entertainment licence for next year's Cheltenham Festival.

Inclusive Gloucestershire employers celebrated	 Image

Inclusive Gloucestershire employers celebrated

Some of Gloucestershire’s most inclusive employers came together yesterday (October 17) for the third Inclusivity Works Awards event.

Gloucester man accused of attempted murder had first researched methods and prison time Image

Gloucester man accused of attempted murder had first researched methods and prison time

A 30-year-old man is accused of trying to kill a man he believed was having an affair with his wife

Historic property in Tewkesbury to go under the hammer Image

Historic property in Tewkesbury to go under the hammer

An unusual Grade II-listed commercial property in Tewkesbury town centre is set to go under the hammer at Bond Wolfe's next auction on October 27.

Gloucester businesses partner for solar project Image

Gloucester businesses partner for solar project

Highfield Garden World in Whitminster has partnered with Severn Wye Energy Agency in Highnam to embark on a grand scale solar panel project.

Coleford restaurant damaged and owner assaulted Image

Coleford restaurant damaged and owner assaulted

A man was refused bail while he awaits sentence.

The Gen Z Revolution: Research finds 171,000 under-25s are running UK businesses Image

The Gen Z Revolution: Research finds 171,000 under-25s are running UK businesses

171,000 members of Generation Z - those currently aged between 18 and 25 - are already directors of businesses in the UK, shows new research from Cheltenham-based accountants Hazlewoods.

Bensons buys mattress retailer out of administration Image

Bensons buys mattress retailer out of administration

Bensons for Beds has bought a mattress retailer’s brand, website and intellectual property out of administration.

Community invited to get juicing and help restore ancient orchard Image

Community invited to get juicing and help restore ancient orchard

A traditional Gloucestershire orchard, dating back more than 200 years, is being brought back to life.

Criminal gangs tighten grip on modern slavery in the South West, finds new report Image

Criminal gangs tighten grip on modern slavery in the South West, finds new report

More victims of organised criminal gangs are being referred to The Salvation Army's modern slavery services in the South West than ever before according to new report.

Restaurants face Christmas food shortages amid strike ballot Image

Restaurants face Christmas food shortages amid strike ballot

Some of Britain's best loved family restaurants face severe disruption to their food deliveries this Christmas as GMB launches a strike ballot among workers.

‘Third strike’ burglar admitted breaking into a house in Cheltenham Image

‘Third strike’ burglar admitted breaking into a house in Cheltenham

A 'third strike' burglar is now to be interviewed by police about other similar offences.

Iceland and Uber Eats to deliver groceries in rapid time Image

Iceland and Uber Eats to deliver groceries in rapid time

Uber Eats has teamed up with Iceland to launch a new quick commerce offering to deliver groceries in as little as 20 minutes.

Police search canal path after reports of man sexually propositioning women Image

Police search canal path after reports of man sexually propositioning women

Police are searching the canal path near Quedgeley.

Markey Group goes green with £700,000 investment Image

Markey Group goes green with £700,000 investment

Gloucestershire-based family business Markey Group generated more than 60 per cent of its own electricity in September.

Gloucester apartment block for sale for £1.5m Image

Gloucester apartment block for sale for £1.5m

A block of flats in Gloucester City Centre has been placed on the market through Move Estate Agents.

Call for stability after Chancellor's statement Image

Call for stability after Chancellor's statement

Business leaders in Gloucestershire have called for stability after the government today scrapped almost all of the tax measures it announced in its mini-budget three weeks ago.

Rural minibus service launches in Forest Image

Rural minibus service launches in Forest

It comes amid a row over Stagecoach cutting bus services in the district

Defibrillators installed at new Gloucestershire housing estates Image

Defibrillators installed at new Gloucestershire housing estates

Housebuilding group Edenstone has paid for the equipment

Mattress brand calls in administrators Image

Mattress brand calls in administrators

A ‘sleep welllness’ brand has gone into administration, after abandoning its bid to find a buyer.

Council wins regional award for backing small business Image

Council wins regional award for backing small business

Cheltenham Borough Council has been awarded a prestigious ‘best in the region’ award for its support for the local small business community.

Office occupiers facing 10 per cent increase in fit-out costs Image

Office occupiers facing 10 per cent increase in fit-out costs

Savills latest Prime Office Costs (SPOC) analysis for Q3 2022 shows that fit-out costs in key office markets around the world have continued to climb with inflation.

Appeal for witnesses to Cheltenham collision Image

Appeal for witnesses to Cheltenham collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a two-vehicle collision.

Police charge man with multiple counts of rape Image

Police charge man with multiple counts of rape

The charge relates to an incident which took place in a hotel in Woodchester.

BREAKING: Kwarteng out, Hunt in after mini-budget backlash Image

BREAKING: Kwarteng out, Hunt in after mini-budget backlash

Kwasi Kwarteng has been sacked as chancellor and replaced by Jeremy Hunt, after the mini-budget led to a revolt from Tory MPs.

Plans revealed for new retirement and housing scheme Image

Plans revealed for new retirement and housing scheme

Developer Lifestory has revealed plans to create a new retirement and housing scheme in Bourton-on-the-Water, after purchasing the site from Midcounties Co-op.

Forest leader slams county and Stagecoach for bus cuts Image

Forest leader slams county and Stagecoach for bus cuts

Tim Gwilliam said he is sick of the district being "pushed around"

Road closures start today for Lydney Harbour resurfacing Image

Road closures start today for Lydney Harbour resurfacing

Resurfacing of Harbour Road begins today and will last for seven nights.

M5 bridge to reopen two months ahead of schedule Image

M5 bridge to reopen two months ahead of schedule

A £5 million refurbishment of a bridge spanning the M5 near Gloucester is set to be completed this weekend – two months ahead of schedule.

Cotswold hotel to be renamed following major refurbishment Image

Cotswold hotel to be renamed following major refurbishment

A hotel in Burford is being renamed by its owners, Butcombe Pubs & Inns, after an extensive refurbishment.

Sales rise for restaurant group Image

Sales rise for restaurant group

Loungers, the restaurant group which has a number of branches in the county, has reported a 17 per cent rise in sales.

County bank among Natwest closures Image

County bank among Natwest closures

Natwest has just announced that is to close 43 banks – and a Gloucestershire branch is on the list.

Royal Mail set to axe up to 10,000 jobs Image

Royal Mail set to axe up to 10,000 jobs

Royal Mail has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs by next August, blaming ongoing strike action and rising losses.

Crackdown on fly-tipping and littering Image

Crackdown on fly-tipping and littering

More than 800 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) have been issued in Gloucester this year, for offences including fly-tipping and littering.

Two teenagers tragically killed in collision near Dursley Image

Two teenagers tragically killed in collision near Dursley

Two teenagers have tragically died following a single-vehicle collision.

Italians celebrate Cotswolds limoncello anniversary Image

Italians celebrate Cotswolds limoncello anniversary

A limoncello - a lemon liqueur - made unusually in the Cotswolds, is celebrating one year in production and being on the shelves of two giant farm stores.

‘Dismay’ at Stagecoach’s decision to cancel an estimated 300,000 bus journeys Image

‘Dismay’ at Stagecoach’s decision to cancel an estimated 300,000 bus journeys

Gloucestershire County Council have expressed dismay that Stagecoach have registered intent with the Traffic Commissioner to cancel or change bus services across the county.

Bourton-on-the-Water set for major improvements  Image

Bourton-on-the-Water set for major improvements

Rissington Road car park in Bourton-on-the-Water will undergo a significant redesign to future-proof the site and improve the user experience, thanks to a £374,000 investment from Cotswold District Council.

M&S to close a quarter of bigger stores Image

M&S to close a quarter of bigger stores

Marks & Spencer is planning to close one in four of its stores selling clothing and homeware.

Cirencester gym open again following upgrade Image

Cirencester gym open again following upgrade

The gym at Cirencester Leisure Centre has now reopened following a full refurbishment including brand-new fitness equipment.

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