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'Best Tall Ships Festival yet will bring millions in to Gloucester' Image

'Best Tall Ships Festival yet will bring millions in to Gloucester'

The head of the organisers says that the 2019 Festival is on track to break records and make millions.

Boots Corner traffic regulations to change... AGAIN Image

Boots Corner traffic regulations to change... AGAIN

Phase Four of the trial will come in to force on June 3, here's what they are changing.

Plans for 54 homes on former chemical factory given the green light Image

Plans for 54 homes on former chemical factory given the green light

Cheltenham Borough Council approve new housing estate to be built on site of former Prestbury factory.

New appointment for expanding housebuilder Image

New appointment for expanding housebuilder

Housebuilder, Wainhomes has appointed a new regional head of sales for the Severn Valley region.

Chance to network at world's greatest airshow Image

Chance to network at world's greatest airshow

Local businesses looking for a unique networking opportunity are being invited to be part of a special members-only club at The Royal International Air Tattoo.

10-year-old cashes in her business start-up Image

10-year-old cashes in her business start-up

What was started by a spirited 10 year old as a bid to ‘raise a little bit of money’ for a much-loved but little known special needs school exceeded expectations.

Forest of Dean District Council appoints new cabinet Image

Forest of Dean District Council appoints new cabinet

The councillors have met to decide key roles as well as cabinet portfolios following the local elections earlier in the month.

Record set in retail sales - and it's not a positive one Image

Record set in retail sales - and it's not a positive one

Distributive Trades Survey shows record figures for the year to May 2019.

Teenager jailed for robbery of treasured necklace from vulnerable man Image

Teenager jailed for robbery of treasured necklace from vulnerable man

A Gloucester teenager has been sentenced to four and a half years in custody for assaulting one man and then robbing another of a treasured necklace he had received from his dying father.

PICTURES and VIDEO: The Tall Ships arrive into Gloucester Image

PICTURES and VIDEO: The Tall Ships arrive into Gloucester

The best images as four fabulous Tall Ships arrive into Gloucester Docks ahead of this weekend's Tall Ships and Adventure Festival

Work is underway on one-million square foot Gloucester industrial park Image

Work is underway on one-million square foot Gloucester industrial park

Ground has been broken on the first phase of a new one million square foot industrial and logistics development in Gloucester.

Profits at Gloucestershire helicopter operator fall 47 per cent Image

Profits at Gloucestershire helicopter operator fall 47 per cent

A defence giant which operates the helicopter wing of its business from Gloucestershire has revealed a near 50 per cent drop in profits.

VIDEO: Beware the Judoon as Doctor Who filming takes to the streets of Gloucester Image

VIDEO: Beware the Judoon as Doctor Who filming takes to the streets of Gloucester

The extra-terrestrial mercenary police are roaming the streets of the city as Jodie Whittaker poses for a picture with a Gloucester PCSO

VIDEO: New-look Jessops store opens at King's Walk Image

VIDEO: New-look Jessops store opens at King's Walk

Refreshed store have taken on two extra members of staff as it reopens with a new look.

Cheltenham Chilli Fiesta returns for third year Image

Cheltenham Chilli Fiesta returns for third year

Those with a hunger for heat will be glad to hear that Cheltenham's Street Chilli Fiesta is returning to the heart of the town.

Gloucester firm makes leap into the Asian market Image

Gloucester firm makes leap into the Asian market

Hardwicke-based business agrees deal to sell its products in Hong Kong

New transport hub leaves awards with gong Image

New transport hub leaves awards with gong

One of Gloucester’s new landmark buildings has received praise at a prestigious region-wide awards.

If you only do one thing today - make sure you vote Image

If you only do one thing today - make sure you vote

The European elections are taking place today and it's vital you cast your ballot

National award for business’s partnership with charity Image

National award for business’s partnership with charity

A partnership between a company and an organisation which champions social change has won a top prize at the national Charity Business Awards 2019.

First key appointment made by new Superdry management Image

First key appointment made by new Superdry management

The new management at Superdry have made their first big appointment since returning to the board after an acrimonious battle for control.

Contractor named for multi-million pound National Star expansion Image

Contractor named for multi-million pound National Star expansion

National Star has named the building firm it has awarded a major contract – part of £2.2 million plans to expand its operations.

Criminal gang in £1million drugs conspiracy Image

Criminal gang in £1million drugs conspiracy

Eleven men have been sentenced for their part in what police are calling “a high value drugs conspiracy” involving £1 million of cocaine, cash and a sawn-off shotgun.

How to get to the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival Image

How to get to the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival

Event organisers are urging people planning to descend on Gloucester Docks for this weekend's festivities to plan ahead with their travel arrangements

£550 million firm partners with university Image

£550 million firm partners with university

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest defence firms has teamed up with the University of Gloucestershire to deliver “cutting-edge cyber-security workshops”.

Gloucester companies' work celebrated as Professor Robert Winston opens new school build Image

Gloucester companies' work celebrated as Professor Robert Winston opens new school build

Professor Robert Winston opened the new Sixth Form Centre and Library at a county school that was designed and built by Gloucester firms.

PICTURES: Doctor Who begins filming at Gloucester Cathedral Image

PICTURES: Doctor Who begins filming at Gloucester Cathedral

The Punchline Paparazzo has been out to snap the Doctor, has he been successful?

Arrest made after attempted theft of a cash machine from Cotswold beauty spot Image

Arrest made after attempted theft of a cash machine from Cotswold beauty spot

The attempted theft of the ATM happened in the early hours of this morning.

Firms line-up teams for velodrome charity challenge Image

Firms line-up teams for velodrome charity challenge

Businesses from across Gloucestershire are already signing up to take part in the county’s first charity street velodrome challenge.

British Steel put into insolvency Image

British Steel put into insolvency

A Government Official Receive has been appointed after British Steel was put into insolvency.

Plans submitted to invest

Plans submitted to invest "scores of millions" in to the Forest of Dean

The plans would see 240 jobs secured as abandoned aircraft factory is turned into a tourist attraction and headquarters for a Gloucestershire success story.

PICTURES: Family firm Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary Image

PICTURES: Family firm Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary

Fifty years in business is worth celebrating – and Gillman’s decided to use the occasion to thank it's staff for the company’s ongoing success.

VIDEO: 150 years of trade celebrated in Gloucester quays superstore Image

VIDEO: 150 years of trade celebrated in Gloucester quays superstore

Trading for 150 years is cause for celebrations at a well-known Gloucester Quays business – and it is hoping its 35,000 weekly customers will take full advantage.

Leaders in place for forthcoming year at Stroud District Council Image

Leaders in place for forthcoming year at Stroud District Council

Committee chairs and vice-chairs are now set for the year after the Stroud District Council Annual General Meeting.

Two Cheltenham-based IT firms join forces in acquisition deal Image

Two Cheltenham-based IT firms join forces in acquisition deal

The deal is the first part of an 'aggressive acquisition' policy for ICT company.

Pied Piper appoints new ambassador for Wish Holidays Image

Pied Piper appoints new ambassador for Wish Holidays

Gloucestershire RaceRunner and medal winner, Charlie Denman, is Pied Piper's new ambassador for its Wish Holidays.

It's not my phone, says Gloucester man accused of using mobile to sell drugs Image

It's not my phone, says Gloucester man accused of using mobile to sell drugs

A 34 year old Podsmead man caught with a mobile phone containing drug dealing messages claims it belonged to his late cousin, a Gloucester crown court jury was told

Business idea to help farmers move to organic wins investment Image

Business idea to help farmers move to organic wins investment

A new business that provides a dedicated label of quality for farms in the process of becoming organic, has won a prestigious competition.

Big fall in profits for Halfords Image

Big fall in profits for Halfords

Car and bike specialist, Halfords, has scaled back its investment plans, following a 24 per cent dip in annual profits.

Profits are still pouring in for Severn Trent water Image

Profits are still pouring in for Severn Trent water

The region's largest water supplier have also warned of the dangers of renationalisation.

Community Infrastructure Levy to go live in Cotswolds  Image

Community Infrastructure Levy to go live in Cotswolds

From Saturday 1st June, Cotswold District Council will implement a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to help fund infrastructure across the district.

How can diversity drive business growth? Image

How can diversity drive business growth?

The question posed to tech businesses was ‘how do you achieve a more diverse workforce to drive growth?’ And it was a question which filled the room.

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