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£8billion revenue increase for Gloucestershire-based company Image

£8billion revenue increase for Gloucestershire-based company

BAE Systems have reported an increase in order intake of £8billion and a “record high” order backlog in their latest full year results.

Council agrees to cut business rates for retailers Image

Council agrees to cut business rates for retailers

The announcement made in the chancellor's Autumn statement has been agreed by a Gloucestershire district council

Council Tax increase agreed Image

Council Tax increase agreed

Council Tax will rise in the Forest of Dean, but there will be no cuts to frontline services in the coming year after the District Council approved its budget.

Care apprenticeships opportunity with county college  Image

Care apprenticeships opportunity with county college

Stroud and South Gloucestershire College, in partnership with Flexicare, is to recruit 10 new apprentices in care.

Man pleads guilty to 'mean spirited' robbery of elderly woman Image

Man pleads guilty to 'mean spirited' robbery of elderly woman

A 38-year-old Newent man who robbed an elderly woman in the town after seeing her withdraw money from the post office, has been warned he faces a jail term.

New 'Gin & Juice' bar to open in Cheltenham Image

New 'Gin & Juice' bar to open in Cheltenham

Glasses will be raised next Thursday (February 28) when Cheltenham sees the opening of Gin & Juice, the stunning new bar at No. 131 on The Promenade.

Open morning for popular county school Image

Open morning for popular county school

A Stonehouse-based independent day and boarding school is throwing open its doors to prospective new students at its open mornings this March.

Discount retailer on the way to Lydney?  Image

Discount retailer on the way to Lydney?

It looks like discount retailer, B&M, could be heading for Lydney, after Forest of Dean District Council gave planning permission for signage on an old vacant store.

Sales increase for high-end maternity store Image

Sales increase for high-end maternity store

Upmarket maternity and childrenswear retailer has seen an impressive 12.8 per cent year-on-year increase in like-for-like sales.

Council tax to go up  Image

Council tax to go up

Tewkesbury Borough Council has agreed its budget for the coming year.

Gloucestershire high streets are bucking the 'ghost town' trend Image

Gloucestershire high streets are bucking the 'ghost town' trend

While a House of Commons report warns of a "tipping point" for town centres, Gloucestershire experts believe the county is ahead of the curve

Could Cheltenham’s emergency department be downgraded? Image

Could Cheltenham’s emergency department be downgraded?

Fears of a further service cut at Cheltenham General Hospital’s A&E are growing, after a senior health manager refused to rule out a downgrade.

Knife-wielding drug dealer to receive custodial sentence Image

Knife-wielding drug dealer to receive custodial sentence

A 20 year old Gloucester man who carried a knife in public whilst peddling hard drugs has been told he will receive a custodial sentence.

Just Eat to ban takeaways with zero hygiene rating Image

Just Eat to ban takeaways with zero hygiene rating

Takeaway delivery service, Just Eat, is to invest £1 million in raising food hygiene and safety standards across the UK takeaway sector.

Can you help find Gloucester toddler's vital cochlear implant? Image

Can you help find Gloucester toddler's vital cochlear implant?

The parents of three-year-old Myla Preston from Hempsted are hoping someone has picked up £5,000 cochlear implant.

Sales fall at online estate agent Image

Sales fall at online estate agent

Online estate agent, Purplebricks, has slashed its sales forecast.

National Star students to appear on national TV Image

National Star students to appear on national TV

Four of National Star's students will star on national BBC television, today (Thursday).

Drug dealer jailed Image

Drug dealer jailed

A 23 year old Londoner caught peddling hard drugs in Cheltenham was jailed.

'While you're in prison we're going to sell your trainers, and raise £5,000' Image

'While you're in prison we're going to sell your trainers, and raise £5,000'

Gun-toting crook known as 'Twinkle-Toes' has had his huge collection of footwear auctioned off by the police to help foot the bill for their on-going fight against crime.

Secretary for Gloucestershire law firm takes to the sky for charity Image

Secretary for Gloucestershire law firm takes to the sky for charity

Lily Willcocks will be taking part in a skydive on Sunday (24th February) to raise money for a local medical charity.

These boots are made for racing Image

These boots are made for racing

With the Cheltenham Festival looming an independent Gloucestershire retailer will once again be helping well-dressed racegoers put their best foot forward.

Three MPs quit Conservatives to join Independent Group Image

Three MPs quit Conservatives to join Independent Group

The trio blast "Government's disastrous handling of Brexit" in explosive resignation letter to the Prime Minister.

WARNING: Could more Gloucestershire jobs be at risk? Image

WARNING: Could more Gloucestershire jobs be at risk?

Report says that as many as 1,000 aerospace jobs at risk because of Brexit

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A417 "missing link" plan is set to be revealed

The chosen route to fill in the “missing link” on the A417 between Gloucester and Swindon is set to be announced.

Buses are changing in the Forest of Dean – Have Your Say! Image

Buses are changing in the Forest of Dean – Have Your Say!

Now is the time for customers to get on board a consultation being driven by Stagecoach to help decide future bus routes in the Forest of Dean.

VIDEO: England or Wales? Who are rugby legends picking to win Six Nations clash? Image

VIDEO: England or Wales? Who are rugby legends picking to win Six Nations clash?

Will Carling and Rob Jones thrilled a packed audience at an Aitch and Aitch Bee dinner, but who are they picking to be victorious at the Principality Stadium?

Supermarket merger in trouble Image

Supermarket merger in trouble

A proposed merger between two of the big four supermarkets looks to be in trouble.

Cheltenham shoplifter jailed for £3,000 theft Image

Cheltenham shoplifter jailed for £3,000 theft

A 30 year old Cheltenham shoplifter who committed 18 offences in a £3,000 spree of thefts was jailed.

Council installs cameras to combat anti-social boy racers Image

Council installs cameras to combat anti-social boy racers

Boy racers beware, Forest of Dean District Council has taken steps to stop anti-social behaviour from taking place in a car park near you.

How Stroud district could change in the coming years Image

How Stroud district could change in the coming years

New development and population growth means village boundaries in Stroud district could change – and a new parish could be created.

Has the UK lost its appetite for entrepreneurialism? Image

Has the UK lost its appetite for entrepreneurialism?

Reports from some of the world’s leading researchers on entrepreneurship and UK business show that, as a nation, the UK may be losing its appetite for entrepreneurialism.

Lloyds PPI bill keeps growing Image

Lloyds PPI bill keeps growing

Lloyds Banking Group set aside £750m in 2018 for payment protection insurance (PPI) claims.

Docks restaurant plans expansion Image

Docks restaurant plans expansion

Lovers of Greek cuisine will be happy to learn that an award-winning restaurant in Gloucester Docks, has announced ambitious plans for expansion.

All eyes on £20m Gloucester investment after Honda withdraws from UK Image

All eyes on £20m Gloucester investment after Honda withdraws from UK

At the end of last month (January) we were championing a near £20 million investment in a car-parts manufacturer in Gloucester - that was before Honda announced plans to close its Swindon plant.

Stroud eyesore gets approval for redevelopment Image

Stroud eyesore gets approval for redevelopment

An empty and highly controversial development in Stroud is set to go ahead.

Solicitors help raise huge investment   Image

Solicitors help raise huge investment

Cheltenham-based Top 200 law firm, BPE Solicitors, has helped Location Sciences Group raise £2.95million, through an equity share offering on the AIM stock market.

Former Mears Group chairman at helm of new investment management company Image

Former Mears Group chairman at helm of new investment management company

A new investment management and corporate advisory business is opening in the West Country.

Man jailed after being found with £10,000 of drugs in Gloucester Image

Man jailed after being found with £10,000 of drugs in Gloucester

A 23 year old man found with £10,000 of hard drugs on the streets of Gloucester was jailed.

Huge haul of cigarettes seized in raid Image

Huge haul of cigarettes seized in raid

An astonishing number of illegal cigarettes have been seized after a tip-off from the local community in Hempsted and Linden.

Specialist retailer reels in big sales rise Image

Specialist retailer reels in big sales rise

Bucking the high street trend, a specialist fishing tackle retailer, has seen sales rise by 39 per cent over the last year.

Folk exhibition to showcase the real people of Cheltenham Image

Folk exhibition to showcase the real people of Cheltenham

The stars of a new aim to challenge the perception the town being rich and middle class.

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