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£100 million housing deal signed Image

£100 million housing deal signed

Formal signing of a housing investment plan will see £100m invested in new homes in Gloucestershire - and land it being actively sought to make that happen.

Alder King advise on £1.5million Costa drive-thru Image

Alder King advise on £1.5million Costa drive-thru

Alder King's investment team has advised on the forward funding of a now completed Costa drive-thru.

Gloucester business saves 21 single-use plastic bottles every second Image

Gloucester business saves 21 single-use plastic bottles every second

Sustainability is driving double-digit growth for the Gloucester Business Park hydration firm, the WCD Group.

Roadworks heading for Cheltenham town centre Image

Roadworks heading for Cheltenham town centre

Resurfacing work is due to start on two of the key roads near the centre of Cheltenham for a week from Monday (February 10).

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone Image

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

Fifty per cent of 10-year-olds in the UK owned a smartphone in 2019, according to the latest report by media regulator Ofcom - and parents are worried about what they might see online.

Kids’ football team scores new kit thanks to McDonald's Image

Kids’ football team scores new kit thanks to McDonald's

Local grassroots football club Bishop Cleeve Colts FC received a new kit for its under 8s and under 9s teams, thanks to the McDonald’s restaurants in Cheltenham, owned by franchisee Carl Room.

Conviction means cheap 'tip run' is far from cheap Image

Conviction means cheap 'tip run' is far from cheap

Forest of Dean District Council has prosecuted an individual for fly-tipping - despite the fact he didn’t dispose of the waste himself.

Airbnb bans under-25s from booking whole houses Image

Airbnb bans under-25s from booking whole houses

Airbnb will no longer allow under-25s in Canada to book whole properties in their local area, to cut down on violent house parties.

Council helps military veterans  Image

Council helps military veterans

Budgeting, mental health issues and housing support are just some of the areas that military veterans can get support for at a new monthly drop-in service at Stroud District Council.

MP praises girls in CyberFirst programme  Image

MP praises girls in CyberFirst programme

Alex Chalk has praised the work of GCHQ-supervised NCSC in helping to secure a "pipeline of talent" among women to bolster national security in cyberspace.

Prestigious carpet firm faces administration for a second time Image

Prestigious carpet firm faces administration for a second time

High-end carpet brand, Axminster, is in rescue talks with potential buyers.

Sign up for SGS College’s annual Employer Conference now  Image

Sign up for SGS College’s annual Employer Conference now

SGS College is holding its fifth annual Employer Conference on 21st February, supporting employers across the West of England to engage in apprenticeships.

Hotel business expansion plans approved Image

Hotel business expansion plans approved

Grade two listed Stonehouse Court Hotel has had plans approved to create new bedrooms and enhance its on-site restaurant.

Work could soon start on former nightclub conversion into 100-plus flats Image

Work could soon start on former nightclub conversion into 100-plus flats

The team is being assembled which will take on an exciting city centre project and see a former night club transformed.

Cheltenham showcases its efforts to give every child a chance Image

Cheltenham showcases its efforts to give every child a chance

Proud of Cheltenham, but not too proud to ignore the vast inequalities – the spa town has staged an awards night to showcase the amazing work being done to give all youngsters a positive start.

Trio of senior promotions at major Gloucestershire law firm Image

Trio of senior promotions at major Gloucestershire law firm

Three senior solicitors at one of the county’s biggest law firms have been promoted.

Appeal following fatal collision at Seven Springs  Image

Appeal following fatal collision at Seven Springs

Police investigating a fatal collision on the A436 at Seven Springs on Monday night (February 3) are appealing for witnesses.

Finance firm strengthens team with new appointment Image

Finance firm strengthens team with new appointment

Gloucester-based Beaufort Financial Three Counties has strengthened its team with the appointment of Bharti Mistry, a professional with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector.

Survey results send clear message on future of A&E in Cheltenham  Image

Survey results send clear message on future of A&E in Cheltenham

The results from a survey launched last year show that Gloucestershire people want a fully-functioning A&E at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Make a difference with Hawkwood Climate Action Lab Image

Make a difference with Hawkwood Climate Action Lab

Want to take action on climate change in your business? Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking in Stroud is running an innovative Climate Action Lab next month.

 ‘Industrial’ scale drugs factory produces years in prison Image

‘Industrial’ scale drugs factory produces years in prison

When police were called to a semi-derelict building in Gloucester they found an industrial-scale cannabis factory.

19th century chapel in Cheltenham town centre to be turned into boutique hotel Image

19th century chapel in Cheltenham town centre to be turned into boutique hotel

A 19th century chapel close to Cheltenham town centre is set to be transformed into a boutique 12 bedroom hotel.

Work underway on affordable housing for Stonehouse Image

Work underway on affordable housing for Stonehouse

Work has started on seven new affordable homes for local people in Stonehouse.

Lives being turned around by upcycling charity Image

Lives being turned around by upcycling charity

Nadine Jones tells a moving story about how her husband was taken unaware by a member of staff at a Christmas party.

Record-breaking Christmas for British fashion retailer Image

Record-breaking Christmas for British fashion retailer

Fashion retailer Crew Clothing Company had its best ever Christmas trading period, with sales up both in-store and online.

Man hit over the head in Winchcombe business burglary Image

Man hit over the head in Winchcombe business burglary

A man was injured as thieves tried to gain entry to a business property in Winchcombe last week.

Two young offenders jailed for road rage Image

Two young offenders jailed for road rage

Two road rage attackers who pursued another motorist after 'taking offence' at his driving have been jailed.

FSB elects new regional chair for the South West  Image

FSB elects new regional chair for the South West

The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has chosen a new chairman to head up the group’s local grassroots teams throughout the South West.

Woman in her 30s arrested following fatal collision on the A436 near Seven Springs Image

Woman in her 30s arrested following fatal collision on the A436 near Seven Springs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision near Seven Springs last month.

Appeal to businesses to help rescue lifesaving hovercraft Image

Appeal to businesses to help rescue lifesaving hovercraft

An urgent appeal has gone out to the business community from a search and rescue team relied upon by all the county’s emergency services.

Australian military contract win boosts £30million order book at Gloucestershire firm Image

Australian military contract win boosts £30million order book at Gloucestershire firm

A Gloucestershire-based firm have captured a key contract with the Australian Defence Force as it announces its order book is currently worth £33million.

Mystery surrounds plans to kickstart Brimscombe Mills regeneration Image

Mystery surrounds plans to kickstart Brimscombe Mills regeneration

An application submitted to Stroud planners’ hints at ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the mills in Stroud.

£500k-plus investment for eyesore Gloucester pub Image

£500k-plus investment for eyesore Gloucester pub

A major £500,000 plus refurbishment has started on The Three Oaks pub in Robinswood.

Councillor demands to know why city council doesn't have Marketing Gloucester whistleblowing report Image

Councillor demands to know why city council doesn't have Marketing Gloucester whistleblowing report

Councillor Jeremy Hilton has demanded the council say why they don't have the report into investigations in the company it owns, and says he can "smell a rat."

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe has closed and will be shut for three weeks Image

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe has closed and will be shut for three weeks

Work is underway on the repair work to the main route between Cheltenham and Winchcombe that will see the road closed for the rest of the month.

£1million fine issued to Stonehouse firm after workers suffer burns reduced by £400,000 on appeal Image

£1million fine issued to Stonehouse firm after workers suffer burns reduced by £400,000 on appeal

A one million pound fine imposed on a Stonehouse company after two workers were badly burns in an 'accident that was waiting to happen' has been cut by £400,000 by an appeal court.

County care company sold for £5million  Image

County care company sold for £5million

Gloucester-based housing and care provider Mears has sold the care side of its business to Cera Care Operations Holdings.

More than 200 apprentices forging careers at Gloucestershire Hospitals Image

More than 200 apprentices forging careers at Gloucestershire Hospitals

More than eight out of 10 apprentices at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust go on to find permanent work there, according to the latest figures.

Iceland begins trial to cut fruit and veg packaging Image

Iceland begins trial to cut fruit and veg packaging

Supermarket chain Iceland is taking the first steps this week towards cutting plastic packaging across fresh produce by 93 per cent.

Profits fall at Levi’s due to Black Friday Image

Profits fall at Levi’s due to Black Friday

Levi’s saw its profits drop during the final quarter of the year, blaming the decline in sales on Black Friday.

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe to be closed for a month Image

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe to be closed for a month

Work to fix collapsed drains on the B4632 over Cleeve Hill will mean the road is closed throughout February.

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