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The Cold War: Homeworkers turn heating on three weeks earlier than last year Image

The Cold War: Homeworkers turn heating on three weeks earlier than last year

A mixture of cold weather and homeworking means 60 per cent of households have already turned their heating on.

Gaia opens at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Gaia opens at Gloucester Cathedral

A striking artwork bringing the world down to size has opened to the public at Gloucester Cathedral.

Appeal following unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common Image

Appeal following unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common last month.

Two people assaulted in Gloucester last weekend Image

Two people assaulted in Gloucester last weekend

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two people were assaulted on Bristol Road, Gloucester last weekend.

Rise in house sales for Barratt Image

Rise in house sales for Barratt

Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt Homes has reported a jump of nearly 17 per cent jump in forward sales for the past three months.

Maternity brand strengthens partnership with Next Image

Maternity brand strengthens partnership with Next

Maternity and baby brand Mamas & Papas is to open two new concessions in Next stores.

Profits fall at Matalan Image

Profits fall at Matalan

Profits at value fashion retailer Matalan have plunged, after it carried out heavy discounting in a bid to clear spring stock following lockdown.

Road improvements completed in Coleford Image

Road improvements completed in Coleford

A main route through Coleford has recently been resurfaced by Gloucestershire County Council's highways team.

Attention land owners - council launches 'Call for Sites' Image

Attention land owners - council launches 'Call for Sites'

Cotswold District Council is looking for sites to help with a variety of accommodation and community needs.

Cheltenham launches drive to meet demand Image

Cheltenham launches drive to meet demand

Cheltenham is targeting one of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy with the launch of a new initiative to support the recovery of the town's tourism market.

FSB: More support needed to create jobs Image

FSB: More support needed to create jobs

The Government needs to build on its Kickstart and Job Entry Targeted Support Initiatives to provide fresh help to enable job creation, according the Federation for Small Businesses.

Christmas comes early to retail figures Image

Christmas comes early to retail figures

The countdown to Christmas may have started after retail sales in September saw the largest monthly growth for almost 11 years.

Have your say on A417 proposals Image

Have your say on A417 proposals

Highways England has today (13th October) launched a consultation on its updated designs for the A417 ‘missing link’.

Business leaders react to Covid three tier system  Image

Business leaders react to Covid three tier system

Following the prime minister’s announcement yesterday (12th October) of a three tier Covid alert system across England, business leaders have had their say on how it will impact business.

Call for Stow Fair to be cancelled due to rising Covid-19 cases Image

Call for Stow Fair to be cancelled due to rising Covid-19 cases

The next travellers’ horse fair in Stow-on-the-Wold is scheduled to take place on 22nd October, and with cases of Covid-19 rising across the UK, local Lib Dem councillors are calling for the event to be cancelled.

Lidl to scrap online delivery plans Image

Lidl to scrap online delivery plans

Discount supermarket Lidl is scrapping its plans to move into into online grocery deliveries in the UK.

Harvester and Toby Carvery owner plans job cuts Image

Harvester and Toby Carvery owner plans job cuts

Pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butlers is said to have begun redundancy consultations with staff as it deals with the impact of coronavirus.

New road surface for Ruardean High Street Image

New road surface for Ruardean High Street

Resurfacing work will start on Ruardean High Street on Thursday (15th October), with a road closure in place.

Suppliers to big name fashion retailers involved in money laundering Image

Suppliers to big name fashion retailers involved in money laundering

A number of clothing manufacturers supplying big name fashion brands are involved in money laundering and VAT fraud, according to a BBC investigation.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October 2020 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October 2020

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Win a copy of Dale Vince's new book 'Manifesto' Image

Win a copy of Dale Vince's new book 'Manifesto'

Leading green energy industrialist Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers, spent part of lockdown writing his first book which is due out on November 26.

Enchanted light trail planned for Cotswold Farm Park Image

Enchanted light trail planned for Cotswold Farm Park

This winter, you will be able to see Cotswold Farm Park in a whole new light as Adam Henson announces a new light trail.

Savills Cirencester appoints graduate surveyor to team Image

Savills Cirencester appoints graduate surveyor to team

Savills appoints graduate surveyor Georgie Mason to its rural management team in Cirencester.

Unemployment hits three year high  Image

Unemployment hits three year high

More than 1.5 million people were unemployed by the end of August, the highest number since early 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Bars and restaurants at breaking point Image

Bars and restaurants at breaking point

Bars and restaurants across much of England are facing a huge blow from the latest round of coronavirus restrictions, the hospitality industry has warned.

Nearly £4 million to support arts and culture in Gloucestershire Image

Nearly £4 million to support arts and culture in Gloucestershire

Ten county-based arts organisations are benefitting from a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund announced yesterday

81-year-old's 'well being' walks during shielding turns into 15-mile walk for hospice Image

81-year-old's 'well being' walks during shielding turns into 15-mile walk for hospice

An 81-year-old man who took up walking to boost his well being while he was shielding during the Coronavirus pandemic will be walking 15 miles along the Cotswold Way this weekend, to raise funds for a local hospice.

Three tier Covid alert levels to be introduced from Wednesday  Image

Three tier Covid alert levels to be introduced from Wednesday

The prime minister has set out more detail of the three tier alert measures to be introduced across England from Wednesday.

New Gloucester Primark store target of suspected arson Image

New Gloucester Primark store target of suspected arson

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a suspected arson which took place at the old BHS site in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire housing association reports steady growth  Image

Gloucestershire housing association reports steady growth

Newent-based Two Rivers Housing Group has reported steady growth in its annual financial statements.

Union: GE job losses due to lack of support Image

Union: GE job losses due to lack of support

The announcement that GE Aviation is to make 142 workers redundant at its Bishop’s Cleeve factory is the latest blow to the region’s aerospace sector.

Hair salons in crisis as clients embrace the natural look Image

Hair salons in crisis as clients embrace the natural look

Hair salons have seen a huge fall in customers in recent months, according to the latest figures from the National Hair and Beauty Federation.

Three tier lockdown to be announced today Image

Three tier lockdown to be announced today

The prime minister is to announce a three-tier lockdown system in the House of Commons today (Mon 12th October), with a news briefing at 6pm.

Serious collision in the Cotswolds Image

Serious collision in the Cotswolds

Four people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in the Cotswolds and police are appealing for witnesses.

Insurer offers mental health support for Gloucester employees during pandemic Image

Insurer offers mental health support for Gloucester employees during pandemic

As continued lockdown restrictions put the topic of mental health even more firmly in the spotlight, one Brockworth-based employer is going the extra mile to support its employees.

New industrial units for Cheltenham's Enterprise Centre Image

New industrial units for Cheltenham's Enterprise Centre

Three new light industrial units have now been fully let at Enterprise Way in Cheltenham.

Tewkesbury confirms 2030 carbon neutral plan Image

Tewkesbury confirms 2030 carbon neutral plan

Tewkesbury Borough Council has produced a 10-year action plan with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

'The Folk' set to stage two special events in Gloucester Image

'The Folk' set to stage two special events in Gloucester

Two special events are being lined up this autumn at The Folk of Gloucester, the historic Tudor building in Westgate Street.

Poundland snaps up frozen food specialist Image

Poundland snaps up frozen food specialist

Discount retailer, Poundland, has acquired frozen food specialist Fulton Foods, as it looks to expand its food range.

Queen’s birthday honours celebrates great and good of county Image

Queen’s birthday honours celebrates great and good of county

Familiar Gloucestershire names, along with some who are less well-known, have been celebrated in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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