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The perfect way to start the New Year Image

The perfect way to start the New Year

Brush away the cobwebs! Racing at Cheltenham kick starts the 2019 season with the ever popular New Year's Day fixture on Tuesday 1st January.

Brits more likely to bury their heads in the sand than deal with debt Image

Brits more likely to bury their heads in the sand than deal with debt

Nearly half of all UK adults would leave it up to three years before seeking professional help if they were in debt, according to new research.

£5 million will help Cotswold IT firm to fast-track growth Image

£5 million will help Cotswold IT firm to fast-track growth

Finance valued at £5 million will help a Cotswold IT firm which already employs 100 staff “fast-track” its growth through 2019 and beyond.

A no-deal Brexit will deliver tens of thousands of job losses, warns businessman Image

A no-deal Brexit will deliver tens of thousands of job losses, warns businessman

A leading Gloucestershire businessman has issued a stark warning to our region’s MPs over delivering a no-deal Brexit.

Have a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year! Image

Have a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Moose Marketing and PR, the publishers of Punchline-Gloucester.com

Businesses say road closure will devastate trade Image

Businesses say road closure will devastate trade

Businesses fear they could face ruin because of the closure of an important county road for five months.

Mears appoints new chairman Image

Mears appoints new chairman

Gloucester-based Mears Group has appointed a new chairman as Bob Holt bows out.

Business expert: Employment Law - looking ahead to 2019 and beyond Image

Business expert: Employment Law - looking ahead to 2019 and beyond

As we come to the end of another year, Eight Legal provides an outlook on the changes in employment law looking ahead to 2019.

Promotion for Gloucester Quays boss Image

Promotion for Gloucester Quays boss

Jason Pullen, managing director of Gloucester Quays, has been appointed to the main board of the outlet centre's owners, Peel Land & Property group.

Oldest pub in Gloucestershire could be brought back to life Image

Oldest pub in Gloucestershire could be brought back to life

Closed after more than 700 years of serving customers from its riverside location – and now in a state of disrepair – it looks like the county’s oldest pub could be saved.

Stagecoach West celebrates 25th anniversary in style Image

Stagecoach West celebrates 25th anniversary in style

Stagecoach West is celebrating 25 years of providing bus services throughout the region.

New business trade group to be launched in Stroud Image

New business trade group to be launched in Stroud

A new business group which will encourage talented young people to stay in Stroud is being set up for companies in the area.

Faster broadband tantalisingly close for Gloucestershire town Image

Faster broadband tantalisingly close for Gloucestershire town

Infrastructure to bring hundreds of homes and businesses closer to superfast broadband has been unveiled for Cheltenham.

Local youth football club scores donation from housebuilder Image

Local youth football club scores donation from housebuilder

A Cheltenham-based football club has won a cash boost from a local housebuilder towards a new clubhouse.

Fishing specialist bucks the retail trend Image

Fishing specialist bucks the retail trend

This year has been a tough one for businesses on the high street but one niche retailer is bucking the trend.

County firm lands Royal Navy submarine contract Image

County firm lands Royal Navy submarine contract

A Gloucestershire catering equipment manufacturer is making waves after gaining an order for one of the Royal Navy's most prestigious marine projects.

How the heart of Gloucester is going to be transformed Image

How the heart of Gloucester is going to be transformed

Striking plans for the transformation of the centre of Gloucester have been welcomed by council leaders..

College shortlisted for prestigious awards Image

College shortlisted for prestigious awards

Gloucestershire College has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award by TES Awards.

More help for county carers in new contract Image

More help for county carers in new contract

Two new contracts will empower adults and young people in the county who care for their loved ones.

Next green move for Forest drinks firm after saving 40,000 tonnes of plastic Image

Next green move for Forest drinks firm after saving 40,000 tonnes of plastic

One of the nation’s most loved drinks brands, Ribena, is celebrating over 10 years of making its bottles from 100% recycled plastic, also known as rPET.

Councils urged to re-invest car park profits in Britain's bus networks Image

Councils urged to re-invest car park profits in Britain's bus networks

Britain's biggest bus operator Stagecoach has called on councils to reinvest profits from car parking in supporting the country's bus networks.

Engineering firm energised by Spanish patent award Image

Engineering firm energised by Spanish patent award

One of Gloucestershire's most high-profile engineering firms is celebrating after a patent was awarded for technology which could make possible almost instant recharging for electric vehicles.

Dinner and auction raises £15,000 for charity  Image

Dinner and auction raises £15,000 for charity

Friends and family of two local teachers raised £15,000 for The Emily Kent Unit, Paediatric Oncology at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and CLIC Sargent, the Children’s Cancer Charity.

New Gloucester store could create 40 jobs Image

New Gloucester store could create 40 jobs

Developers proposing a new Lidl supermarket in Gloucester which could create 40 jobs have announced dates for the start of a public consultation.

Royal visitor brings smiles to Gloucestershire hospice with special visit Image

Royal visitor brings smiles to Gloucestershire hospice with special visit

The Prince of Wales brought smiles to the faces of patients and families being cared for by a hospice during a special pre-Christmas visit.

Menswear chain goes into administration Image

Menswear chain goes into administration

The menswear chain Blue Inc, which has an outlet in Gloucester's Eastgate shopping centre, has gone into administration.

Restaurant insolvencies on the up Image

Restaurant insolvencies on the up

The number of restaurants becoming insolvent went up by a quarter in 2018, as consumers increasingly opted to eat at home.

Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores Image

Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores

Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley is set to close about 40 UK stores, as it plans to expand its presence in China.

Retirement village with over 100 luxury homes to open near Cirencester Image

Retirement village with over 100 luxury homes to open near Cirencester

Construction work will begin in the New Year on a new retirement village on the outskirts of Cirencester

More rights for zero-hours workers Image

More rights for zero-hours workers

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers will be better protected by new workplace reforms, the government says.

Jail for burglar who struck as family slept Image

Jail for burglar who struck as family slept

A 28 year old Gloucester man was jailed for 40 months, for burgling a home in Maisemore whilst the family were asleep upstairs.

Council to invest £1 million in pathways Image

Council to invest £1 million in pathways

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet will this week be asked to give the go ahead to find contractors to deliver £1 million of improvements to paths in the Lydney area.

Lucky Onion founders re-emerge to open new hotel Image

Lucky Onion founders re-emerge to open new hotel

The couple who set up what is now widely referred to as Julian Dunkerton’s Lucky Onion hotel group are on the verge of opening a new hotel.

Renishaw manager appointed chairman of European trade body Image

Renishaw manager appointed chairman of European trade body

Stewart Lane, corporate manager at global engineering company Renishaw, has been appointed chairman of a European trade body's new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Committee.

Boots Corner closure is spreading pollution around Cheltenham Image

Boots Corner closure is spreading pollution around Cheltenham

As the battle over Boots Corner continues Cheltenham’s Conservatives have seized upon local authority figures showing an increase in pollution in the town.

Forest of Dean economy to benefit from £30 million-plus boost Image

Forest of Dean economy to benefit from £30 million-plus boost

The Forest of Dean’s tourism and leisure economy is in line to benefit from a £30.2 million economic boost in 2019.

Business expert: Negotiating the minefield of a divorce Image

Business expert: Negotiating the minefield of a divorce

The festive season is traditionally the time for happiness and good cheer. But for some it sadly marks the end of a marriage.

Campden BRI staff give a big boost to charity Image

Campden BRI staff give a big boost to charity

Staff at Campden BRI, the food and drink research organisation have raised £2,100 for a local mental health charity.

Losses for online estate agent Image

Losses for online estate agent

Losses have more than doubled in the last year at the UK’s biggest online estate agent, Purplebricks.

More national awards for county music service Image

More national awards for county music service

Gloucestershire Music has a record three groups attending the finals of a national music festival.

Food award for Gloucestershire chef Image

Food award for Gloucestershire chef

A Gloucestershire chef, who feeds more than 200 colleagues daily at a county housebuilder, has won special recognition for her food.

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