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Roadworks blocking busy junction to continue Image

Roadworks blocking busy junction to continue

Residents and road users eager to see the re-opening of a junction leading to the Growth Hub and University of Gloucestershire Business School have until May to wait.

Business expert: Understanding a landlord's liability Image

Business expert: Understanding a landlord's liability

Landlords have always been at risk from disrepair claims from tenants whose property is in such a poor condition as to not be habitable.

£5million King's Square revamp approved - and work is set to start this year Image

£5million King's Square revamp approved - and work is set to start this year

A £5million fund for the regeneration of King's Square has been rubber stamped by Gloucester City Council and the work is expected to start in the Autumn

400 jobs could be created on business park Image

400 jobs could be created on business park

As news that another unit has been let on a Gloucestershire business park near the M5 broke it slipped out that a further 400 jobs could be created at the site.

Speculation over future leadership of Superdry Image

Speculation over future leadership of Superdry

Other news websites do not appear to have quite the line into Superdry as The Times and The Sunday Times, which seem particularly interested in the fate of the business.

All change at the top of one of the county's best known firms Image

All change at the top of one of the county's best known firms

There is a new management team at the top of one of Gloucestershire's best-known firms.

Live on the site of town's old Police Station for £1million Image

Live on the site of town's old Police Station for £1million

A new-build five-bedroom house on the site of Cheltenham’s former central police station will cost upwards of £1million.

Decision due on £14 million investment in Gloucester Image

Decision due on £14 million investment in Gloucester

Proposals including investing £5 million in the planned revamp of Gloucester's King's Square are to come before the city council.

Engineering Goliath reveals $10 billion of new business Image

Engineering Goliath reveals $10 billion of new business

A company at the forefront of making our cars, vans and trucks drive better, be cleaner and go further has revealed its first full year of trading figures.

THE ANNUAL 2019 has landed Image

THE ANNUAL 2019 has landed

The biggest-ever edition of Punchline magazine is hitting the streets today

Man avoids jail after repeatedly harassing hairdresser Image

Man avoids jail after repeatedly harassing hairdresser

A 66 year old Stroud man who carried on harassing a young hairdresser despite having a restraining order against him has walked free from court.

Rolls-Royce makes loss of £2.9bn Image

Rolls-Royce makes loss of £2.9bn

Engineering giant Rolls-Royce made a huge loss last year, as it increased the charge for fixing problems with one of its engines.

Profits up 47.4 per cent at house builder Image

Profits up 47.4 per cent at house builder

House builder Bovis Homes posted an increase of profits of 47.4 per cent to £168.1 million for the 2018 financial year.

King's Walk's Costa is back... And it's better than ever Image

King's Walk's Costa is back... And it's better than ever

Costa coffee has reopened its Kings Walk store after a 10-day refurbishment.

Firm reveals £1 billion operating profit  Image

Firm reveals £1 billion operating profit

An astonishing £1 billion-plus profit has been revealed by a Gloucestershire business.

Profit warning for high-end fashion retailer Image

Profit warning for high-end fashion retailer

Fashion retailer Ted Baker has issued a warning that profits for the current financial year will be below market expectations.

Council tax goes up Image

Council tax goes up

Two per cent increase to bills across the district.

Demand for Pretty Woman sees salon business expand Image

Demand for Pretty Woman sees salon business expand

A 24-year-old entrepreneur is made up as demand for her beauty business allows her to roll-out expansion plans.

Heart Radio pulls the plug in Gloucester Image

Heart Radio pulls the plug in Gloucester

Heart radio are pulling the plug on their Gloucester operation as part of a series of cuts that will see 100 jobs go across the country.

Severn Signs adds finishing touches to new special school car Image

Severn Signs adds finishing touches to new special school car

Gloucestershire children’s charity, the Pied Piper Appeal, was proud to deliver a brand new people carrier to Paternoster School in Cirencester.

Cheltenham opticians scoop national award Image

Cheltenham opticians scoop national award

The “passion and commitment” of its employees has seen an opticians with a Cheltenham base crowned as one of the best in the country.

Video: Bus company delivers young carers vital funds Image

Video: Bus company delivers young carers vital funds

"It will let us be children again" is how one young carer put it when she heard how a charity which supports her and hundreds of other young people had been given more than £2,500.

Cotswold created mobile game is number one in the US charts Image

Cotswold created mobile game is number one in the US charts

A mobile phone game created in the Cotswolds has become the number one free download in the United States of America.

Gloucestershire school receives damning Ofsted report Image

Gloucestershire school receives damning Ofsted report

A respected private school in Gloucestershire has received a damning Ofsted report.

Man jailed for defrauding vulnerable pensioner Image

Man jailed for defrauding vulnerable pensioner

A 25 year old Cirencester man who befriended a vulnerable pensioner and then defrauded him was jailed.

Livestock worrying costs UK agriculture £1.2m Image

Livestock worrying costs UK agriculture £1.2m

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets on a lead at all times in the countryside and for people to report out-of-control dogs to a local farmer or the police.

Possible takeover bid for Laura Ashley  Image

Possible takeover bid for Laura Ashley

An investment firm has confirmed it is in the early stages of a bid for struggling retailer Laura Ashley.

Professionals in the South West most dissatisfied with their employer  Image

Professionals in the South West most dissatisfied with their employer

Almost half (41 per cent) of professionals in the South West claim their expectations are not being met by their current employer.

Cotswold supermarket is first to tell us where our food is from Image

Cotswold supermarket is first to tell us where our food is from

Knowing where your food has come from will no longer be a mystery to customers of a Cotswolds supermarket.

Expert recruit will help Versarien build in China Image

Expert recruit will help Versarien build in China

Materials engineering group Versarien have announced that Yi Luo will be joining the company on secondment from the Government’s Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Man charged with cannabis production Image

Man charged with cannabis production

A man will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham today (26th February) charged with production of cannabis.

Restaurant numbers fall Image

Restaurant numbers fall

The number of casual dining restaurants in the UK fell for the first time in nine years in 2018.

MPs to be given a vote on no deal Image

MPs to be given a vote on no deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed there will be a meaningful vote on Brexit on March 12

Building made from shipping containers to be built next to Cheltenham's historic church? Image

Building made from shipping containers to be built next to Cheltenham's historic church?

A car park next door to Cheltenham’s oldest surviving building could be turned into a “mixed use innovation hub” made out of shipping containers.

Owners of Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen report £120 million loss Image

Owners of Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen report £120 million loss

Reach PLC aiming to make a further £10million of "structural cost savings" in the next year

Increase made to council tax bills Image

Increase made to council tax bills

Bills are set to go up by around 12p per week after councillors' approval.

Dairy Crest to be sold in deal approaching £1billion Image

Dairy Crest to be sold in deal approaching £1billion

Canadian dairy firm Saputo agree offer for Dairy Crest - who have a processing plant in Stonehouse

Cost of stamps to go up Image

Cost of stamps to go up

The cost of first and second class stamps is to rise from next month.

How Cheltenham will play a key role in this era's biggest cyber security challenge Image

How Cheltenham will play a key role in this era's biggest cyber security challenge

The UK needs "to pioneer a new form of security for the cyber age", according to the director of GCHQ.

We’re still not bored of Primarni  Image

We’re still not bored of Primarni

Latest figures from budget retailer, Primark, show that the UK still can’t get enough of its fast fashion.

Farm491 launches AgriTech Season in support of British Farming Image

Farm491 launches AgriTech Season in support of British Farming

Farm491, the AgriTech incubation hub in Cirencester, has launched an AgriTech Season – and the first two events have already been a great success.

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