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Gloucester's history 'to be kept alive' in new 10-year Heritage Strategy Image

Gloucester's history 'to be kept alive' in new 10-year Heritage Strategy

A new strategy that ensures Gloucester’s “history will be kept alive” has been launched by the city council.

Be part of December's apprenticeship champions edition of Punchline business magazine Image

Be part of December's apprenticeship champions edition of Punchline business magazine

Punchline magazine is putting together its Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Champions edition and it is calling on companies to contact them if they want to be part of it.

Cooler summer meant fewer ice creams sold, but revenues still rise at manufacturer Image

Cooler summer meant fewer ice creams sold, but revenues still rise at manufacturer

Unilever – who operate the huge ice cream factory in Barnwood – have announced a 5.8 per cent increase in turnover for the third quarter of 2019.

First phase of 1,500 home development in Brockworth earns council approval Image

First phase of 1,500 home development in Brockworth earns council approval

The first phase of the huge Perrybrook housing development in Brockworth can now go ahead after formal approval was received from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Firm spends £15million ahead of move into the USA Image

Firm spends £15million ahead of move into the USA

A £15million deal has seen three more beauty brands come under the umbrella of Brewery-based innovators SLG.

Innovation earns Cathedral a national nod of approval Image

Innovation earns Cathedral a national nod of approval

The interactive project that saw Gloucester Cathedral’s heritage brought into life has been rewarded with an Association of Heritage Interpretation Award.

Stroud teen who had £16,000 block of cocaine and stun gun hidden at his home learns his sentence Image

Stroud teen who had £16,000 block of cocaine and stun gun hidden at his home learns his sentence

When police raided the Stroud flat of a teenage drug-dealer’s heavily pregnant partner they found a £16,000 block of cocaine under a bed, a stash of knives and a stun gun, a court heard.

Primark issues extraordinary statement after its products appear for sale online at Amazon Image

Primark issues extraordinary statement after its products appear for sale online at Amazon

The High Street store - that does not have an online shop - issued a statement after reports circulated that products were on sale on the internet.

Housebuilder set to build 465 new Gloucestershire homes reports record results Image

Housebuilder set to build 465 new Gloucestershire homes reports record results

A national housebuilder responsible for delivering some of the biggest new developments across Gloucestershire has reported significant increases in revenue and profits for the year.

Gloucester MP Richard Graham admits to a change of heart on allowing fracking Image

Gloucester MP Richard Graham admits to a change of heart on allowing fracking

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has had a change of heart on fracking, the controversial method of extracting shale gas.

Growing Gloucestershire business event looks to the future Image

Growing Gloucestershire business event looks to the future

More than 120 county business people came together yesterday (Tuesday) in Cheltenham to discuss sustainability, connectivity and technology at this year's Growing Gloucestershire conference.

“Challenging” times fail to change Renishaw’s commitment to growth Image

“Challenging” times fail to change Renishaw’s commitment to growth

Renishaw, the global Gloucestershire-based engineering business, remains committed to growth and investment, despite “challenging” times.

Major fall in turnover hides pending glory of Rugby World Cup Image

Major fall in turnover hides pending glory of Rugby World Cup

If your eyes fix only on the near seventy per cent fall in profit for sports travel firm Mike Burton Group you have dropped the ball – as this is Rugby World Cup year.

Cheltenham Borough Council confirm replacement for £116,000 per year chief executive Image

Cheltenham Borough Council confirm replacement for £116,000 per year chief executive

The managing director of environmental services contractor Ubico has been appointed as the new chief executive Cheltenham Borough Council.

Lucky Onion reveals opening date for refurbished Cotswold pubs Image

Lucky Onion reveals opening date for refurbished Cotswold pubs

Readers of Punchline will be well aware of the work of the Lucky Onion business to bring back to life two Gloucestershire pubs.

Organisers hail biggest Cheltenham Literature Festival ever Image

Organisers hail biggest Cheltenham Literature Festival ever

This year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival was a record-breaker with more people than ever before attending, the organisers have announced.

Gloucester community scheme benefits from housebulder's £1million giveaway Image

Gloucester community scheme benefits from housebulder's £1million giveaway

Gloucester Athletics Track was one of three winners from the Severn Valley region in the Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign,

Gloucestershire estate agency named one of the best in the country Image

Gloucestershire estate agency named one of the best in the country

Gloucestershire-based estate agency Perry Bishop and Chambers have been named as one of the best in the country.

Cheltenham Borough Council agrees partnership deal to help fund small businesses Image

Cheltenham Borough Council agrees partnership deal to help fund small businesses

Cheltenham Borough Council has become the first local authority to sign-up to a programme that fives small businesses access to finance to support their ability to grow.

Gloucester mum who used car as a weapon and could 'easily have killed someone' is spared jail Image

Gloucester mum who used car as a weapon and could 'easily have killed someone' is spared jail

A mother who “used her car as a weapon” and drove at a crowd of people in a Gloucester car park was spared jail today so that she can look after her six-year-old daughter.

Continued rise of unemployment rate Image

Continued rise of unemployment rate

The latest figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Gloucestershire show another rise.

Cheltenham supermarket sold in £60m-plus deal Image

Cheltenham supermarket sold in £60m-plus deal

One of Gloucestershire's biggest supermarkets has been sold by Colliers International on behalf of Legal & General.

Superdry reveals its plans for chief executive  Image

Superdry reveals its plans for chief executive

Whether it is a case of needs must, be careful what you wish for or simply being too good to be allowed to leave – Superdry’s board has made it clear its view for Julian Dunkerton as CEO.

Divine images shed light on Ecclesiastical’s new headquarters Image

Divine images shed light on Ecclesiastical’s new headquarters

It’s no secret that one of Gloucester’s biggest private employers is moving out of the city centre to new headquarters – but how that work is progressing is another thing.

Chancellor to give first budget six days after Britain leaves the EU Image

Chancellor to give first budget six days after Britain leaves the EU

There will be a budget just six days after Brexit Day, if the UK leaves the European Union on October 31.

New Cotswold salon Blossoms for ex-RAF and body fitness athlete Image

New Cotswold salon Blossoms for ex-RAF and body fitness athlete

An unusual career path is one way of describing the journey to opening her own business for a new salon owner in the Cotswolds.

Wealthy widow who cheated council out of £52,000 walks free from court Image

Wealthy widow who cheated council out of £52,000 walks free from court

A wealthy widow cheated a council out of £52,000 in benefits when she had more than half a million pounds in the bank.

Knife-wielding man threatened to kill two women Image

Knife-wielding man threatened to kill two women

A disturbed 37-year-old man terrified two female Community Police Support Officers and threatened to kill them.

Meet the Punchline team at tomorrow’s Gloucestershire business conference Image

Meet the Punchline team at tomorrow’s Gloucestershire business conference

Visitors to this week’s key business event – the Growing Gloucestershire Conference – have to chance to mix not just with county business people, but the team from this very website.

Gloucester bus station rebuild nominated for National Travel Award Image

Gloucester bus station rebuild nominated for National Travel Award

The £7.5million transformation of Glouceter's Bus Station in to a Transport Hub, could net the City Council and Stagecoach West a prestigious award.

Council service wins national volunteering award Image

Council service wins national volunteering award

Gloucestershire Archives has been recognised nationally for outstanding work involving volunteers.

Ikea looking to buy in-town shopping centres - is that good news for Gloucestershire? Image

Ikea looking to buy in-town shopping centres - is that good news for Gloucestershire?

Ikea could be about to revolutionise its store portfolio and come to the aid of ailing High Streets and town centre retail areas, according to reports.

Gloucestershire clothing company to let birdsong sing for RSPB day of action Image

Gloucestershire clothing company to let birdsong sing for RSPB day of action

Tewkesbury-based clothing brand Weird Fish have signed up to support the RSPB’s Let Nature Sing Day.

VIDEO: Inside the stunning new offices that are Gloucestershire's best place to work Image

VIDEO: Inside the stunning new offices that are Gloucestershire's best place to work

Punchline takes a tour of the Sanctus Group offices in Gloucester - officially the best place in Gloucestershire to work

Plans lodged to turn vacant Cheltenham factory site into 14-unit business park Image

Plans lodged to turn vacant Cheltenham factory site into 14-unit business park

The plans would see the transformation of the former Vibixa packaging factory on the Kingsditch Industrial estate

Secure your tickets for the Growing Gloucestershire Conference Image

Secure your tickets for the Growing Gloucestershire Conference

The 2019 Growing Gloucestershire Conference takes place on Tuesday, October 15 at the Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham.

New wine shop is just the tipple for Cirencester Image

New wine shop is just the tipple for Cirencester

Cirencester has an independent wine retailer once again.

Construction firm secures tender to transform county garage sites Image

Construction firm secures tender to transform county garage sites

The construction firm is delighted to have won a competitive tender to build the new affordable properties.

Tunnelling under River Severn will start from Monday Image

Tunnelling under River Severn will start from Monday

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire is at the heart of a little-known project to tunnel under the River Severn – beginning on Monday (October 14).

Oprah Winfrey a big fan of Matson thanks to Gloucester boy's £32.50 portion of fish and chips Image

Oprah Winfrey a big fan of Matson thanks to Gloucester boy's £32.50 portion of fish and chips

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge has revealed that Oprah Winfrey is a big fan of Matson...

250-year-old pub could become houses Image

250-year-old pub could become houses

A 250-year-old former public house in a Gloucestershire village could be converted into new homes.

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