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UK small businesses owed £23billion in overdue payments, research shows Image

UK small businesses owed £23billion in overdue payments, research shows

Small Businesses across the country are owed a staggering £23.4billion in late payment debt, according to figures released by payment firm Pay UK.

Multi-million pound organic farm business to convert warehouse into gym with 25 metre pool Image

Multi-million pound organic farm business to convert warehouse into gym with 25 metre pool

A warehouse in the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty is about to be converted into a new gym and clubhouse.

Gloucestershire food producer celebrates one-millionth sale Image

Gloucestershire food producer celebrates one-millionth sale

The business is marking the milestone by donating a portion of their Black Friday sales to Meningitis Now.

First artists announced for Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals Image

First artists announced for Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals

The first wave of artists have today been announced for next year’s Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals.

Tewkesbury teenagers arrested after sandbag smashes through windscreen of lorry on M5 motorway Image

Tewkesbury teenagers arrested after sandbag smashes through windscreen of lorry on M5 motorway

Two teenage boys from the Tewkesbury area have been arrested in connection with an incident in which a sandbag was thrown at a lorry on the M5.

A salute to the guardian angels watching over our county Image

A salute to the guardian angels watching over our county

As news channels focus on the dramatic and devastating flooding afflicting the county we point that lens at the little-known group keeping us safe – which needs our support too.

Dame Janet Trotter joins board of much-loved Gloucestershire charity Image

Dame Janet Trotter joins board of much-loved Gloucestershire charity

Former Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter has joined the board at one of Cheltenham’s best-loved charities.

Gloucester City Football Club appoint well-known county businessman as new commercial director Image

Gloucester City Football Club appoint well-known county businessman as new commercial director

The managing director of Malvern Tyres has joined the board of Gloucester City Football Club.

Hospitality giant with Gloucestershire outlets posts increase in revenue and profit Image

Hospitality giant with Gloucestershire outlets posts increase in revenue and profit

Hospitality giants Mitchells and Butlers have reported a “strong” year of sales and profit growth in their annual results, causing their shares to jump in early trading on Wednesday morning.

Future development of Stroud to be focus of a series of public consultation events Image

Future development of Stroud to be focus of a series of public consultation events

The future of Stroud will be the subject of a series of public exhibitions held by the District Council over the next month ahead of the publication of the Stroud Local Plan.

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It has been a "disappointing" quarter for B&Q as revenues slump

The parent group of retail giants B&Q have announced “disappointing” trading figures for the third quarter of 2019.

£54m deal sees Gloucester business park sold to local authority Image

£54m deal sees Gloucester business park sold to local authority

Hammerson plc has exchanged contracts on the sale of St Oswald’s Retail Park, Gloucester, to a local authority for £54 million.

Contractor chosen by county council to undertake £4million canal restoration project Image

Contractor chosen by county council to undertake £4million canal restoration project

A contractor has been chosen for the £4million project that will see the restoration of the ‘missing mile’ on the Stroudwater Navigation.

LGBT campaigning engineer and refugee could be UK’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Image

LGBT campaigning engineer and refugee could be UK’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

A former child refugee now electronic design engineer with Gloucestershire business Renishaw has been shortlisted for one of the UK's most prestigious industry awards.

Family firm buys land for 30-plus homes development Image

Family firm buys land for 30-plus homes development

A family-run Gloucestershire housing developer has been revealed as the new owners of a four-acre site with planning permission for 25 homes.

How to make your business greener is the subject of Gloucestershire Green Circle meeting Image

How to make your business greener is the subject of Gloucestershire Green Circle meeting

Advice on how to ensure business embraces the green agenda will be on supply at the latest meeting of the Gloucestershire Green Circle this week.

New £6.5m primary school celebrates official opening Image

New £6.5m primary school celebrates official opening

A newly built primary school has celebrated its official opening with a student assembly and afternoon tea.

Major milestone reached as charity opens its 20th shop in Gloucestershire Image

Major milestone reached as charity opens its 20th shop in Gloucestershire

Shoppers queued up to be the first to browse inside the new Longfield store which has opened near Cheltenham.

Man jailed for possession of indecent photos of young girls Image

Man jailed for possession of indecent photos of young girls

A 68-year-old man once caught photographing girls outside their school has been jailed for possessing 80 indecent videos of young girls.

Man jailed for five years just five days after he was sentenced for drug dealing Image

Man jailed for five years just five days after he was sentenced for drug dealing

Gloucester man found with £22,000 worth of drugs in his rucksack just five days after he had been sentenced for drug dealing has been jailed.

Confirmed: Firm’s direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigates Image

Confirmed: Firm’s direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigates

The MOD has confirmed a defence giant with two bases in Gloucestershire has now signed on the dotted line of a £1.25 billion deal.

Office block demolition could open up land for housing Image

Office block demolition could open up land for housing

Demolition of a significant three-storey former office bock and warehouse in the centre of Gloucester will go ahead.

Friends' actor David Schwimmer to star in Cheltenham cyber sitcom Image

Friends' actor David Schwimmer to star in Cheltenham cyber sitcom

If the rest of the UK were not listening before about the rise and rise of Cheltenham as the capital of all things cyber perhaps a new television show could change that.

'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council Image

'I have huge shoes to fill' says new leader of Gloucester City Council

The ruling Conservative Group have chosen the councillor they want to replace Paul James as the leader of Gloucester City Council

County Council's partnership with PCC to cut youth offending earns top commendation Image

County Council's partnership with PCC to cut youth offending earns top commendation

A partnership between Gloucestershire County Council and the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been celebrated at the highest level.

General Election: Three main party leaders make big promises to business leaders Image

General Election: Three main party leaders make big promises to business leaders

Today was business day in the General Election campaign with the three main party leaders staking their case to the CBI Conference in London.

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Gloucestershire market town  Image

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Gloucestershire market town

Police are appealing for information after a collision on the A429 near Northleach on Saturday led to the death of a motorcyclist.

No jail sentence for Gloucester drug dealer who taped packets of heroin to his manhood Image

No jail sentence for Gloucester drug dealer who taped packets of heroin to his manhood

A drug dealer caught with three packets of heroin taped to his manhood has avoided jail after convincing a judge that he has now overcome his own drug addiction.

Mike Ashley makes call for landlords to overhaul retail rents Image

Mike Ashley makes call for landlords to overhaul retail rents

Retail empire owner Mike Ashley has made a plea to landlords to review rent deals so that they are linked to sales, according to a report.

Accounting software firm Sage in £230 million sale to US-based company Image

Accounting software firm Sage in £230 million sale to US-based company

Sage Pay, the accounting and financial software used by thousands of small business across the country has been sold to a US based payments firm for £232million.

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment Image

Cheltenham Racecourse's new director is by Royal appointment

Cheltenham Racecourse have made a right Royal appointment, confirming that a Gloucestershire resident has become a director.

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop Image

The Coast is clear for a new art gallery to open in abandoned Promenade shop

Plans have been lodged to transform a shop front in a Grade II-Listed Cheltenham building on one of the town’s most prestigious shopping streets.

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies Image

Stroud engineering firm earns roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies

An engineering firm from Stroud has become something of a star of the silver screen with parts in a series of Hollywood Blockbuster movies.

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season Image

Everyman Theatre backs farm charity during panto season

Panto stars at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham have teamed up with a unique charity based on a farm in the Cotswolds to help raise funds and awareness for their vital work with young people with disabilities.

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions Image

Ex footballers attempt to sue Gloucestershire business for millions

Former footballers from clubs including Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth are suing a Cotswold-headquarters wealth management firm for £15 million.

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign Image

Police and Crime Commissioner launches Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign

A twin-pronged campaign to tackle drink and drug driving over the Christmas period has been launched by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge Image

Young talent rises to defence firm’s Quadcopter Challenge

Teams of Gloucestershire pupils have done battle in defence giant Raytheon’s fifth annual Quadcopter Challenge regional final, under the theme of Technology around the World.

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company Image

'World-class' engineering facility unveiled by Gloucester-based company

Customers from across the manufacturing industry were able to see first-hand the improvements made by Poeton Industries to their thermal spray facility.

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations Image

Police turn off investigation into Gloucestershire incinerator allegations

A police investigation into the allegations connected to the building of Gloucestershire’s newest landmark – its incinerator – has reached its conclusion.

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ Image

VIDEO: Take a look inside Dowty Propellers' new Gloucester HQ

The internal fit-out of the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is taking shape.

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham  Image

... And they're NOT off - Friday racing abandoned at Cheltenham

The first day of one of Cheltenham Racecourse’s biggest meetings of the year has fallen foul of the weather.

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