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Forest of Dean tourism businesses named best in the South West Image

Forest of Dean tourism businesses named best in the South West

Two new Forest of Dean-based accommodation providers have been picked as the top two in the whole of the South West of England.

Shopping trips will help economy to bounce back  Image

Shopping trips will help economy to bounce back

Britain is set to see a big return to spending by shoppers as lockdown restrictions ease, according to new research.

Brits rediscover love of reading in lockdown Image

Brits rediscover love of reading in lockdown

UK consumer book sales were up seven per cent to £2.1bn in 2020, as people rediscovered a love of reading in lockdown, according to the Publishers Association.

Holidaymakers moving plans to autumn Image

Holidaymakers moving plans to autumn

Holidaymakers are increasingly putting off summer holidays and planning autumn breaks instead, due to uncertainty over international travel.

Superdry appoints experienced new chairman Image

Superdry appoints experienced new chairman

Superdry has appointed former Helly Hansen chief executive Peter Sjolander as its new chairman.

Cheltenham chapel up for sale with £1.15m price tag Image

Cheltenham chapel up for sale with £1.15m price tag

A 19th century chapel close to Cheltenham town centre has been put on the market with planning permission to turn it into a boutique 12-bedroom hotel or apartments.

Appeal launched after thieves steal tools from business worth £30,000 Image

Appeal launched after thieves steal tools from business worth £30,000

Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for information following the theft of tools worth thousands of pounds from a business in the Forest of Dean.

Gloucestershire rackets club invests £250K in new padel facilities Image

Gloucestershire rackets club invests £250K in new padel facilities

Cheltenham-based East Glos Club has invested £250K in new padel courts for the club and local community.

Major leap in South West business confidence levels Image

Major leap in South West business confidence levels

Confidence among small business owners in the South West has dramatically increased, according to the latest quarterly update from Britain’s biggest business representation group.

Meal kit company to take on 1,000 extra workers Image

Meal kit company to take on 1,000 extra workers

Gousto is to recruit 1,000 more staff, after recording its first profit and more than doubling sales during the pandemic.

Gloucestershire NHS to allow hospital visitors  Image

Gloucestershire NHS to allow hospital visitors

Visitors will be allowed on Gloucestershire’s hospital wards from today (26th April), with some restrictions.

Pandemic causes biggest fall in employment for older workers since 1980s Image

Pandemic causes biggest fall in employment for older workers since 1980s

The Covid-19 crisis has led to the biggest annual employment fall for workers over 50 since the 1980s, according to a new report published today (Monday).

100 Challenge for National Star Image

100 Challenge for National Star

A facilitator at National Star aims to walk 100 miles in just five days to raise money for the charity which supports young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Council advises on how to dispose of your lateral flow test Image

Council advises on how to dispose of your lateral flow test

With a significant increase in medical and hazardous waste due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stroud District council wants to educate residents on how to dispose of it properly.

Call to support canal’s future Image

Call to support canal’s future

A Stonehouse firm is urging others to follow in its footsteps to support fundraising for the Cotswold Canals.

Gloucestershire e-bike retailer opens new site in Bristol Image

Gloucestershire e-bike retailer opens new site in Bristol

Property consultants Alder King have let a studio unit in Bristol to an expanding Gloucestershire e-bike retailer.

Gloucestershire roundabout shortlisted for South West award Image

Gloucestershire roundabout shortlisted for South West award

One of Gloucestershire's newest roundabouts is up for a civil engineering award - and you can vote for it.

GFirst LEP searching for board members Image

GFirst LEP searching for board members

GFirst LEP is looking for business figures to take a place on its board from September.

Gloucester honours 70th anniversary of Imjin River Image

Gloucester honours 70th anniversary of Imjin River

Flags flew at half mast as Gloucester remembered the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Imjin River.

Election candidates urged to pledge small business support Image

Election candidates urged to pledge small business support

Candidates at next month's local elections have been urged to pledge support for small businesses and the self-employed as they recover from the pandemic.

CBI finds optimism soaring among manufacturers Image

CBI finds optimism soaring among manufacturers

Optimism in UK manufacturing grew at the fastest rate for almost 50 years over the last three months, according the CBI.

Rentokil cleans up thanks to covid Image

Rentokil cleans up thanks to covid

Pest control and hygiene business Rentokil has reported a strong first quarter of 2021, helped by the coronavirus pandemic.

Police appeal for witnesses after car leaves the road at Birdlip viewpoint Image

Police appeal for witnesses after car leaves the road at Birdlip viewpoint

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car left the road at Birdlip Hill viewpoint.

Coming Soon: Punchline Magazine Top 100 Edition Image

Coming Soon: Punchline Magazine Top 100 Edition

The weather is warming up, coronavirus vaccinations are continuing apace, lockdown restrictions are being lifted - and the next edition of the online Punchline magazine is on the horizon.

Gloucester 10K back on the city's roads Image

Gloucester 10K back on the city's roads

Runners are on course to pound the streets again Gloucester 10K on track to return this summer.

Record demand forces opening of sixth Cotswold foodbank Image

Record demand forces opening of sixth Cotswold foodbank

National foodbank charity The Trussell Trust has opened a new centre in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Companies

Companies "kicking can down the road" amid leap in distress reports

Uncertainty will continue to dominate business for the rest of the year according to a Gloucestershire advisor on insolvency.

Three businesses targeted by thieves in Cheltenham Image

Three businesses targeted by thieves in Cheltenham

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in Cheltenham which they believe may be linked.

Forest Green brew fresh idea with drinks deal Image

Forest Green brew fresh idea with drinks deal

Forest Green Rovers have plenty of reasons to raise a glass for Earth Day after signing a deal with craft brewer Brewdog.

Deliveries are perfect topping on Domino's results Image

Deliveries are perfect topping on Domino's results

Domino's Pizza have seen sales increase by almost a fifth over the last three months topped off with a continued growth in deliveries.

Princess Royal thanks NHS staff on hospital visits Image

Princess Royal thanks NHS staff on hospital visits

The Princess Royal has visited three hospitals in Gloucestershire to thank staff for their hard work throughout the pandemic.

Emergency services diverted by hoax call Image

Emergency services diverted by hoax call

A man whose hoax call to the emergency services caused six police vehicles and two ambulances to be diverted has been charged.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in April 2021 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in April 2021

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.

Dine and dash man sentenced Image

Dine and dash man sentenced

A man who dined in two restaurants immediately after they had re-opened following lockdown but did not pay his bills has been sentenced.

Cheltenham firm helps create immersive TV set Image

Cheltenham firm helps create immersive TV set

Channel 4's Lucy, the Human Chimp documentary aired in April with a mix of archive footage and newly filmed 'jungle' reconstructions, with the latter made possible by virtual production studio VERO and Cheltenham-based Production AV.

Kier credit

Kier credit "significant improvements" for growth in orders

Kier Group saw a growing order book as it saw what it labelled "significant improvements" in the second half of last year.

Newland Homes adds to development portfolio Image

Newland Homes adds to development portfolio

Gloucester-based housebuilder Newland Homes has announced its latest acquisition; a five-acre site in Semington, Wiltshire, with detailed planning permission for 24 new homes.

Amazon's new venture a cut above Image

Amazon's new venture a cut above

Amazon has announced its latest expansion into a new commercial sector - hairdressing.

University of Gloucestershire takes action after student's death Image

University of Gloucestershire takes action after student's death

The University of Gloucestershire is appointing a new director of sport and physical wellbeing following the death of student Sam Potter, 19, following heavy drinking, an inquest has heard.

Gloucester companies raise a glass to new system Image

Gloucester companies raise a glass to new system

Two Gloucester companies have come together to enable one of them to handle a 50 per cent increase in demand.

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