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Man who demanded ‘everything from the tills’ avoids jail Image

Man who demanded ‘everything from the tills’ avoids jail

A man who walked into a shop and demanded 'everything from the tills' has walked free from court.

Holiday Inn owner reveals

Holiday Inn owner reveals "significantly improved" first half trading

Hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, swung to a pre-tax profit in the first half of 2021.

Five men admit posing as police officers to defraud Gloucestershire residents Image

Five men admit posing as police officers to defraud Gloucestershire residents

Five men posed as police officers in order to defraud Gloucestershire residents out of their cash.

Cheltenham nurse’s new role to aid palliative care research across West of England Image

Cheltenham nurse’s new role to aid palliative care research across West of England

Anne, a Sue Ryder nurse of nine years, worked previously in oncology and has almost two decades of experience in managing and delivering research.

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations 10-13 August 2021 Image

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations 10-13 August 2021

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolated.

Russell Group University places await for Ribston Hall students after record breaking year Image

Russell Group University places await for Ribston Hall students after record breaking year

Ribston Hall High School has presented its best ever set of A-level results.

High street shops continue to close Image

High street shops continue to close

The number of shops closing down on the high street continues to increase, according to a leading retail organisation.

Gloucestershire well poised to profit from green economy Image

Gloucestershire well poised to profit from green economy

Gloucestershire businesses are in prime position to make the most of the UK’s burgeoning green economy.

Highways England announces £200m investment to improve roads across the South West Image

Highways England announces £200m investment to improve roads across the South West

Highways England is set to deliver a £200 million package of road improvements across the region over the next few months.

Rolls Royce returns to profit Image

Rolls Royce returns to profit

Job cuts and restructuring have helped return Rolls Royce to profit in the first half of the year, as the firm copes with the impact of Covid-19 on air travel.



Forest of Dean bridge set for £600k makeover Image

Forest of Dean bridge set for £600k makeover

Gloucestershire County Council's highways crews will be carrying out essential maintenance work to Brockweir Bridge in the Forest of Dean.

Bidding war for Morrisons hots up Image

Bidding war for Morrisons hots up

The bidding war for Morrisons Supermarket chain has hotted up. Directors agreed a revised offer but a rival bidder has now been given extra time.


Covid testing contractor Serco sees healthy profit Image

Covid testing contractor Serco sees healthy profit

Outsourcing giant Serco has seen its profits jump by 31% in the six months to June, helped by its strong involvement in the Government’s Covid-19 testing.

Two Rivers Housing appoints new corporate director Image

Two Rivers Housing appoints new corporate director

She was formerly a strategic director at Cambridge City Council and brings a wealth of experience.

Prestigious Director of the Year Awards now open Image

Prestigious Director of the Year Awards now open

Directors in Gloucestershire are being urged to enter one of the top awards schemes recognising excellence and enterprise.

A perfect match for Gloucester Rugby and SsangYong Motors Image

A perfect match for Gloucester Rugby and SsangYong Motors

Gloucester Rugby has announced a newly formed partnership with SsangYong Motors.

Free trees - councils offered oaks for Queen's jubilee Image

Free trees - councils offered oaks for Queen's jubilee

A Gloucestershire charitable trust has come up with a scheme to plant oak trees to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.



Van registrations declined in July for first time in 2021 Image

Van registrations declined in July for first time in 2021

This is according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Cheltenham's new full-fibre broadband network welcomes first customer Image

Cheltenham's new full-fibre broadband network welcomes first customer

New gigabit full-fibre broadband provider YouFibre has just connected its first customer in Cheltenham.

Director defrauded his firm out of more than £16,000 Image

Director defrauded his firm out of more than £16,000

A company director who defrauded his firm has been sentenced.

Well-loved Forest of Dean brewery to call last orders Image

Well-loved Forest of Dean brewery to call last orders

After eight years in the business, holding many events, the company has decided to "move onto new pastures".

Matalan creates 200 new jobs thanks to Kickstart scheme Image

Matalan creates 200 new jobs thanks to Kickstart scheme

Fashion and homeware retailer Matalan said it has created more than 200 jobs through the government's Kickstart scheme to help young people into work.

Two local businesses named in Government list for not paying minimum wage Image

Two local businesses named in Government list for not paying minimum wage

Big names on the list included John Lewis, One Stop stores, Welcome Break services and The Body Shop.

Stroud Hospital to undergo major refurbishment Image

Stroud Hospital to undergo major refurbishment

The refurbishment is aimed at bringing the oldest parts of the Victorian building up to the standards required for 21st century healthcare.

Adidas raises forecasts as sales soar 52 per cent Image

Adidas raises forecasts as sales soar 52 per cent

Sportswear brand Adidas has lifted its 2021 financial outlook after its sales jumped 52 per cent in the second quarter.

Festivals get £750 million insurance scheme Image

Festivals get £750 million insurance scheme

When the pandemic began, insurers took away covid cover from cancellation policies.

BiGDUG employee running marathon for children with cancer Image

BiGDUG employee running marathon for children with cancer

Layla Gunter will be running her tenth marathon.

Tewkesbury firm in £15 million takeover deal Image

Tewkesbury firm in £15 million takeover deal

A company which has subsidiaries in Tewkesbury has been taken over in a £15 million deal.

Burglaries at business park Image

Burglaries at business park

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries.

Gloucestershire environmental firm acquires rival Image

Gloucestershire environmental firm acquires rival

A Cheltenham-based environmental services company has confirmed the acquisition of J&B Recycling.

Spirax Sarco honours founder as it opens new Cheltenham office Image

Spirax Sarco honours founder as it opens new Cheltenham office

Employees of Cheltenham-based engineering firm Spirax Sarco voted to name the company's newest office after a former managing director, chairman and founder.

VIDEO: Versarien lands major role in high speed rail project Image

VIDEO: Versarien lands major role in high speed rail project

Gloucestershire-based innovation firm Versarien has landed a key role in the UK’s big high speed rail project HS2.



Toolstation opens record number store Image

Toolstation opens record number store

This is part of the company's expansion programme, which saw a new branch opened every week at the height of the pandemic last year.

Hugo Boss confident in pandemic recovery Image

Hugo Boss confident in pandemic recovery

Revenues are forecasted to almost reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.

Free burgers for a year with your best cheesy joke at Burger King Gloucester Image

Free burgers for a year with your best cheesy joke at Burger King Gloucester

100 crown-shaped car air fresheners will be up for grabs at the drive-thru to celebrate its one-month anniversary

Securing the future of heritage railway’s trackbed Image

Securing the future of heritage railway’s trackbed

The future of GWSR's trackbed north of Broadway to Honeybourne appears to be secure, following a series of recent developments.

Strong Savills results

Strong Savills results "reflect progressive recovery in global real estate markets"

International property firm Savills Plc has announced its unaudited results for the six months ending June 30, revealing a jump in profits.

TikTok trialling stories feature similar to Snapchat Image

TikTok trialling stories feature similar to Snapchat

Rival social media site Twitter shut down its similar 'Fleets' function this week.

Punchline Talks – August 5 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – August 5 line-up revealed

This week's instalment of Punchline Talks celebrates a life-long dedication to public service.

Cheltenham healthcare agency go extra mile for Sue Ryder Image

Cheltenham healthcare agency go extra mile for Sue Ryder

Ten members of staff from Retain Healthcare offices in Cheltenham and Swindon got together virtually to raise funds for the charity.

Medical charity launch photography competition to help teenage cancer patients Image

Medical charity launch photography competition to help teenage cancer patients

They are raising funds to support teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing a specialist nurse.

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