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Gloucestershire schools lead way with CyberFirst accolade Image

Gloucestershire schools lead way with CyberFirst accolade

Three Gloucestershire schools have become the first recipients of the highest award in a scheme rewarding their work in cyber training. with eight others recognised.

Items stolen from cars in Gloucester found Image

Items stolen from cars in Gloucester found

Police are appealing to find the owners of items which they believe were stolen from vehicles during a series of thefts in Gloucester.

Virtual marathon runners will be pounding the streets of Gloucestershire for WellChild Image

Virtual marathon runners will be pounding the streets of Gloucestershire for WellChild

On October 4, dedicated runners will be pounding the streets of Gloucestershire to complete the 2020 Virtual London Marathon to raise money for WellChild.

Matalan returns to Cheltenham Image

Matalan returns to Cheltenham

Value fashion and homewares retailer, Matalan, will make its return to Cheltenham this week, creating 40 jobs.

Fight to save Sainsbury's taken to city council Image

Fight to save Sainsbury's taken to city council

Councillors will debate a motion tomorrow calling on them to lobby Sainsbury's over the proposed closure of its supermarket in Gloucester city centre.

Ground-breaking work starts on The High School in Leckhampton Image

Ground-breaking work starts on The High School in Leckhampton

Building work for the new secondary school in Cheltenham began today with a ground breaking ceremony to kick start the next phase of this £30million project.

Government introduces fresh coronavirus restrictions Image

Government introduces fresh coronavirus restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country has reached "a perilous turning point" after announcing fresh coronavirus restrictions in England to tackle the ongoing rise in cases.

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Early closing is "crushing blow" to pubs and restaurants

Closing at 10pm as part of new government restrictions in the fight against coronavirus will deliver "another crushing blow" to many pubs and restaurants according to leading trade figures.

Gloucestershire College going for gold after earning cyber award Image

Gloucestershire College going for gold after earning cyber award

Gloucestershire College has become one of the first recipients of CyberFirst Schools status by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Freemans Event Partners delivers covid-safe in-seat service to Gloucester Rugby fans Image

Freemans Event Partners delivers covid-safe in-seat service to Gloucester Rugby fans

The Gloucester-based events catering company delivered a full food and beverage solution last week for Gloucester Rugby's first game back at the stadium with fans in attendance.

Cheltenham forecourt sold to Gardners Garages Image

Cheltenham forecourt sold to Gardners Garages

A well-known Gloucestershire forecourt operator has announced its purchase of a garage in Charlton Kings.

No punishment for loyalty under insurance proposals Image

No punishment for loyalty under insurance proposals

Insurers could be stopped from charging existing customers more than new clients under proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority.

CorrMed warns products must be available for flu season Image

CorrMed warns products must be available for flu season

A Gloucestershire business is warning of the increasing need for vital access to medical products as healthcare services faces the prospect of a 'twindemic' on the eve of flu season.

Premier Inn and Beefeater owner to make job cuts Image

Premier Inn and Beefeater owner to make job cuts

Whitbread is cutting up to 6,000 jobs after seeing a slump in guests at its hotels and diners in restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic.

Serious collision in Stroud Image

Serious collision in Stroud

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Stroud on Monday afternoon (September 21).

Slow return to high streets continues despite rules Image

Slow return to high streets continues despite rules

The number of shoppers across the UK's high streets continued to rise last week, despite the introduction of fresh coronavirus restrictions.

Artisan Bakery ready for market this week Image

Artisan Bakery ready for market this week

Award-winning baker Ori Hellerstein will open his new bakery and shop at Stroud's Five Valleys Market on Thursday.

Cotswold community store and Post Office up for sale Image

Cotswold community store and Post Office up for sale

Business property adviser, Christie & Co is advertising the leasehold sale of Rendcomb Stores & Post Office, a community store located in the village of Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.

Expensive Porsche trade-in as speeding appeal rejected Image

Expensive Porsche trade-in as speeding appeal rejected

A man who was caught speeding near Cirencester has failed to satisfy an appeal judge that it was not him at the wheel at the time.

B&Q owner sees profits rise amid DIY boom Image

B&Q owner sees profits rise amid DIY boom

Kingfisher, the group that owns B&Q and Screwfix has announced that it will repay furlough cash, as it saw profits increase by 23 per cent during the first half of the year.

New Burger King, pub and business park in Gloucester could create almost 300 jobs Image

New Burger King, pub and business park in Gloucester could create almost 300 jobs

A large vacant brownfield site in Gloucester has received planning approval to be transformed into a business park.

Profits slide at Superdry Image

Profits slide at Superdry

Cheltenham-based fashion retailers Superdry Plc has announced a fall in profits of 210 per cent due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Act now to stop 50,000 daily coronavirus cases Image

Act now to stop 50,000 daily coronavirus cases

Action is needed quickly to prevent the UK reaching 50,000 fresh coronavirus cases daily by the middle of next month, according to the Government's chief scientific adviser.

Gloucester's Cathedral Quarter given £1.9m for regeneration Image

Gloucester's Cathedral Quarter given £1.9m for regeneration

Part of Gloucester city centre has been declared a Heritage Action Zone and awarded £1.9million to help regeneration and celebrate its past.

Tewkesbury handed £1.48m to take historic action Image

Tewkesbury handed £1.48m to take historic action

Tewkesbury High Street has been awarded a £1.48million grant by Historic England after being designated a Heritage Action Zone.

High profile new manager for Norville Image

High profile new manager for Norville

A key figure in the optical world has been appointed as general manager of Norville, the Gloucestershire-based manufacturer of spectacle lenses.

Gloucestershire’s universities: Where did they rank in listings? Image

Gloucestershire’s universities: Where did they rank in listings?

The Sunday Times yesterday released its annual Good University Guide, but how did it rate the county's three universities?

Are Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill up for sale? Image

Are Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill up for sale?

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill is reported to have appointed a business advisory firm to sound out potential buyers for budget fashion retailer Peacocks.

Gloucestershire's self-employed granted £49.7m in second wave Image

Gloucestershire's self-employed granted £49.7m in second wave

Self-employed workers in Stroud made the most use of the second wave of grants in Gloucestershire under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Man wanted for murder found in Cotswolds Image

Man wanted for murder found in Cotswolds

A 31 year old man who is wanted for murder has been found in the Cotswolds.

Shop staff attacked over Covid rules Image

Shop staff attacked over Covid rules

Britain’s biggest retailers are calling for a new law to protect shop workers from assault.

Plans unveiled for transformation of Gloucestershire police centre Image

Plans unveiled for transformation of Gloucestershire police centre

New images have been revealed for plans to transform one of Gloucestershire's largest operational policing centres.

Randall & Payne: Businesses can thrive post-Covid Image

Randall & Payne: Businesses can thrive post-Covid

Businesses need to adapt and innovate to survive. That’s the message from a webinar from Cheltenham-based accountancy firm, Randall & Payne, which talked about the many opportunities in the food and drink sector.

Developer seeks funding partner for Moog facility Image

Developer seeks funding partner for Moog facility

The developer of a £40million manufacturing and design facility in Tewkesbury is looking for more than £35million forward funding.

Cheltenham Christmas Market cancelled - but town will sparkle with new christmas lights Image

Cheltenham Christmas Market cancelled - but town will sparkle with new christmas lights

A new expanded Christmas Market planned for Cheltenham this year has been cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Lockdown restrictions could call time on pubs again Image

Lockdown restrictions could call time on pubs again

Parts of the hospitality could be forced to close again if fresh restrictions are introduced across England in a bid to arrest a rise in coronavirus cases.

Renishaw engineer virtual learning for STEM pupils Image

Renishaw engineer virtual learning for STEM pupils

Renishaw took its education outreach programme online to provide hands-on engineering experience to STEM pupils.

'Fragile recovery' as retail sales edge up Image

'Fragile recovery' as retail sales edge up

DIY and household goods have continued to provide the cornerstone of increasing retail sales across the UK.


Recruitment cuts in sight for almost half of firms Image

Recruitment cuts in sight for almost half of firms

Almost half of companies plan to reduce or stop recruitment over the next 12 months according to a new survey.

Journey to work getting back on track Image

Journey to work getting back on track

Almost two thirds of employees are travelling to work as people return to their offices after the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity celebrates saving 566 tonnes from Gloucestershire landfill Image

Charity celebrates saving 566 tonnes from Gloucestershire landfill

With Recycle Week starting on Monday, homelessness charity Emmaus Gloucestershire is celebrating saving thousands of pieces of furniture from going to landfill.

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