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Cirencester Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary Image

Cirencester Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary

Cirencester Growth Hub – created to help drive economic growth in the town and Gloucestershire – is celebrating its first birthday.

Notorious Gloucester criminal jailed AGAIN following drunken drive through city Image

Notorious Gloucester criminal jailed AGAIN following drunken drive through city

Barry Chambers, who has a list of 74 previous convictions, has been jailed for seven months for dangerous driving in Gloucester.

CBI responds to new Prime Minister announcement  Image

CBI responds to new Prime Minister announcement

Following the news yesterday that Boris Johnson has been elected as the new Conservative Party leader and will take office as Prime Minister this afternoon, the CBI has had its say.

Gloucestershire university teams up with business in £30,000 bursary scheme Image

Gloucestershire university teams up with business in £30,000 bursary scheme

Up to £30,000 funding will be offered to six prospective Royal Agricultural University students in a sustainable agriculture busurary.

Police appeal after homophobic hate crime in Gloucester Image

Police appeal after homophobic hate crime in Gloucester

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hate crime incident in Gloucester where a man was subjected to homophobic verbal abuse.

Boris Johnson will be the new prime minister Image

Boris Johnson will be the new prime minister

The former mayor of London and foreign secretary beats Jeremy Hunt in leadership election for the Conservative Party.

Gloucestershire company claims Wembley win at Family Business of the Year awards Image

Gloucestershire company claims Wembley win at Family Business of the Year awards

Blue and orange were the winning colours at the awards ceremony at Wembley Stadium.

New board members for GFirst LEP Image

New board members for GFirst LEP

GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, has appointed two people to its Board of Directors.

Entrepreneur sets up conference to help single mums get into business Image

Entrepreneur sets up conference to help single mums get into business

A conference for single mums who are running a business alongside caring for children is being organised by a Gloucestershire-based entrepreneur.

Evidence that Gloucestershire was involved in import and export - nearly 2,000 years ago Image

Evidence that Gloucestershire was involved in import and export - nearly 2,000 years ago

It appears that Gloucestershire was at the heart of commerce nearly 2,000 years ago.

Quartet of Gloucestershire companies earn nomination for Great British Entrepreneur Awards Image

Quartet of Gloucestershire companies earn nomination for Great British Entrepreneur Awards

A quartet of companies from Gloucestershire have earned nominations for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Five Acres High has designs on making Coleford plastic-free Image

Five Acres High has designs on making Coleford plastic-free

Pupils from Five Acres High School have been getting behind the Plastic Free Coleford campaign, which was launched over the weekend at this year’s Coleford Music Festival.

Employees not getting full annual leave Image

Employees not getting full annual leave

Nearly two million workers in the UK are not getting their legal holiday entitlement, according to the TUC.

Profits soar at Joules Image

Profits soar at Joules

Fashion retailer Joules has bucked the high street trend, recording a rise in pre-tax profits of £19.4 million.

Sains-eroo pizza Image

Sains-eroo pizza

Sainsbury’s is the first supermarket to team up with food delivery service, Deliveroo.

Ferrari dealer invests in another Mercedes classic  Image

Ferrari dealer invests in another Mercedes classic

Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari might be rivals on the track, but they make a great team for supercar specialist Bob Houghton Ltd.

GUILTY: Gloucester teenager who imported a gun was plotting a massacre Image

GUILTY: Gloucester teenager who imported a gun was plotting a massacre

Kyle Davies has been found guilty of importing a gun with intent to endanger life at Gloucester Crown court

Main route in to Gloucester will be closed tonight with further disruption this week Image

Main route in to Gloucester will be closed tonight with further disruption this week

The Cross Keys roundabout will be closed overnight during this week for roadworks.

South West businesses to benefit from £18billion Hinkley Point contracts Image

South West businesses to benefit from £18billion Hinkley Point contracts

Opportunities for investment in large-scale projects in the South West’s nuclear sector have never been stronger, according to findings by business development experts.

Plans submitted to transform 'messy' area of prime public realm in the heart of Cheltenham Image

Plans submitted to transform 'messy' area of prime public realm in the heart of Cheltenham

A new look for one of Cheltenham’s most prominent buildings had already been approved and now plans have gone in to create a public plaza on Imperial Square.

Hazlewoods employees celebrate 100 years Image

Hazlewoods employees celebrate 100 years

Hazlewoods, the Cheltenham-based firm of business advisers and chartered accountant, celebrates its centenary year in 2019.

£6,000 of drugs found on comatose drug dealer in hospital Image

£6,000 of drugs found on comatose drug dealer in hospital

A disabled 42 year old drug addict who tried to kill himself was found to have more than £6,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in his clothing when he was lying comatose in hospital, a court heard yesterday.

Good causes in Gloucester benefit from £237k of recent National Lottery Community funding Image

Good causes in Gloucester benefit from £237k of recent National Lottery Community funding

Gloucester community projects have been awarded £236,746 from The National Lottery Community Fund in the last three months.

Lib-Dems at the helm of Police scrutiny Image

Lib-Dems at the helm of Police scrutiny

Following the elections in May, the balance of power swung away from the Conservatives on the Police and Crime Panel.

UK suffering from £130 billion fraud bill Image

UK suffering from £130 billion fraud bill

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals in the UK £130 billion each year, according to research published today.

Jail for Gloucester man who attacked man who racially abused him Image

Jail for Gloucester man who attacked man who racially abused him

A Kingsholm man who launched a ferocious attack on a disabled man who had racially abused him - breaking his victim's jaw and nose - has been jailed.

Sample the world on a plate at the Gloucester Quays Food Festival  Image

Sample the world on a plate at the Gloucester Quays Food Festival


A slice of Gloucestershire food and drink will be served up alongside culinary delights from across the globe at the Gloucester Quays Food Festival next week.

 Gloucestershire drug dealer caught with his hand down the toilet is sent to prison Image

Gloucestershire drug dealer caught with his hand down the toilet is sent to prison

A Forest of Dean drug dealer was caught red-handed by police who raided his home and found him desperately trying to get rid of cocaine down the toilet, a court heard.

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club to go purple for a day for charity Image

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club to go purple for a day for charity

The club will be raising money for charity Grief Encounter who supported Tom Smith after the death of his wife last year.

How the police and US Homeland Security foiled Gloucester teen's attempt to commit mass murder Image

How the police and US Homeland Security foiled Gloucester teen's attempt to commit mass murder

The man who led the investigation in to Kyle Davies is in no doubt that the Gloucester teen was planning “to follow the footsteps of the murderers he idolised.”

Multi-million pound redevelopment of listed city centre hotel could be afoot Image

Multi-million pound redevelopment of listed city centre hotel could be afoot

Speculation is rife this morning that a Gloucestershire building company linked to one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen could be about to redevelop an historic city centre hotel.

Contractor named for new £4.3 million housing development Image

Contractor named for new £4.3 million housing development

Just a week after approval from Cheltenham Borough Council planners the project to replace three properties with 27 new homes is underway.

New bar unveiled for Cheltenham Image

New bar unveiled for Cheltenham

Another jewel is to be added to the £100 million town centre attraction that is The Brewery Quarter, creating “dozens of jobs”.

Stagecoach West drivers make the finals of Bus Driver of the Year Image

Stagecoach West drivers make the finals of Bus Driver of the Year

It is ‘next stop, Bus Driver of the Year 2019 finals’ for three drivers from Stagecoach West.

Forever Better - Gillman's extend partnership with leading German brand Miele Image

Forever Better - Gillman's extend partnership with leading German brand Miele

When Gillman’s started selling domestic appliances to the people of Gloucester back in 1969, one of the first brands they went into partnership with was Miele.

Leadership hopeful heads to Gloucester to canvass on the doorstep Image

Leadership hopeful heads to Gloucester to canvass on the doorstep

Liberal Democrat leadership contender Sir Ed Davey has visited Gloucester and joined campaigning in two key council by-elections in the city.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited this weekend Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited this weekend

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county.

More uncertainty for Gloucester’s flagship store Image

More uncertainty for Gloucester’s flagship store

The future of Gloucester’s Debenhams store continues to look uncertain, after it was revealed the retailer is already bracing itself for a difficult Christmas period.

Question mark over future of A417 ‘missing link’ scheme Image

Question mark over future of A417 ‘missing link’ scheme

With the departure of transport minister, Chris Grayling, a question mark must now hang over the future of the A417 ‘missing link’ scheme.

Gloucestershire’s Great Big Pub Quiz Image

Gloucestershire’s Great Big Pub Quiz

Enjoy a pint, pub quiz and help raise vital funds for specialist palliative care for local families in ‘Gloucestershire’s Great Big Pub Quiz’.

 “Retail outlets deserve to be protected (from serial shoplifter)

“Retail outlets deserve to be protected (from serial shoplifter)" says judge

A serial shoplifter who persistently stole from stores she had been banned from has been jailed.

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