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Early morning police raid in Cinderford nets large cannabis haul Image

Early morning police raid in Cinderford nets large cannabis haul

Two men arrested in connection with supplying cannabis.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 6 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 6

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

'Most profitable year' of 165-year history for timber firm Image

'Most profitable year' of 165-year history for timber firm

A timber merchant’s in Gloucester is reporting the most profitable year of its 165-year history,
as demand for wood and building materials sends prices rocketing.

New Cheltenham restaurant opening soon Image

New Cheltenham restaurant opening soon

Indian street food chain Mowgli is set to open its doors at the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham this August.

Skateboard park in Stroud where Olympic stars trained faces closure Image

Skateboard park in Stroud where Olympic stars trained faces closure

A Gloucestershire skateboard park which helped Team GB Olympic competitors train during lockdown - including the gold medallist BMX rider – is being forced to close at the end of the month.

RSM and Salus announce strategic cyber alliance Image

RSM and Salus announce strategic cyber alliance

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM unveiled a key strategic alliance with renowned cyber-security provider Salus Cyber.

Sweaty Betty bought out for £300m Image

Sweaty Betty bought out for £300m

Known for its shapely running leggings and sports bras, Sweaty Betty has been on the sportswear scene since 1998.

Cheltenham man launches travel agency Image

Cheltenham man launches travel agency

With the travel industry still in early recovery from the global pandemic, it may seem an odd time to launch a new travel business.

Record number of new homes for Taylor Wimpey Image

Record number of new homes for Taylor Wimpey

One of the UK’s top housebuilders Taylor Wimpey has completed a record number of new homes in the first six months of this year.


Profits rev up for Direct Line as pandemic cuts accidents Image

Profits rev up for Direct Line as pandemic cuts accidents

Motor insurer Direct Line Group has revealed a 10.5 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to £261.3m for the first half of 2021.

Disused lorry set on fire in Cinderford Image

Disused lorry set on fire in Cinderford

Police are appealing for information.

Appeal for witnesses after a night of destructive anti-social behaviour in Stroud Image

Appeal for witnesses after a night of destructive anti-social behaviour in Stroud

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after 11 incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Discovery Channel celebrates PB subscriber numbers thanks to Olympics Image

Discovery Channel celebrates PB subscriber numbers thanks to Olympics

The US pay to view TV channel The Discovery Channel has had a record number of new subscribers since it bought the European rights to the Olympics.

'Tsunami' of MOTs coming in next few months Image

'Tsunami' of MOTs coming in next few months

Car retailers can expect a ‘tsunami’ of MOTs and accompanying sales in the next few months after the disruption of Covid.

NHS inspired name for Cotswolds hospital site development Image

NHS inspired name for Cotswolds hospital site development

Cotswolds MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has unveiled a new NHS-inspired road name at a development on the site of the former Moreton-in-Marsh hospital.


VF Corp steps into strong quarterly profits with help from Vans Image

VF Corp steps into strong quarterly profits with help from Vans

VF Corp owns shoe brands Vans and Timberland and clothing brands Supreme and The North Face.

Cheltenham law firm launches its biggest-ever recruitment drive Image

Cheltenham law firm launches its biggest-ever recruitment drive

Lodders has unveiled plans for its biggest-ever recruitment drive in its 230-year history, to grow its workforce by more than 25 per cent.

Forest Green reveals new naming rights deal for The New Lawn Image

Forest Green reveals new naming rights deal for The New Lawn

Forest Green Rovers will be playing at home this season in front of fans.

Oh crêpe joins Stroud's Five Valleys Market Image

Oh crêpe joins Stroud's Five Valleys Market

A new trader has joined Five Valleys Market in Stroud, bringing a menu of sweet and savoury crêpes.

Greggs on a roll as it hopes to serve up 500 new jobs Image

Greggs on a roll as it hopes to serve up 500 new jobs

Bakery chain Greggs has announced plans to open 100 new stores this year and create around 500 new jobs in the coming months.

Joules returns to profit Image

Joules returns to profit

Retailer Joules has revealed a £6.1m in the year to May 30, compared to a loss of £3.9m the year prior.

Online car dealer Cazoo posts big profit Image

Online car dealer Cazoo posts big profit

Online car-dealer Cazoo has turned a loss into an eight-million-pound profit thanks to a surge in sales.

New Lufthansa route at Bristol Airport Image

New Lufthansa route at Bristol Airport

The route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and opens the door for multiple onward connections for leisure travellers.

Gloucestershire County Council launches £2m covid relief Build Back Better fund Image

Gloucestershire County Council launches £2m covid relief Build Back Better fund

The fund will help communities recover and rebuild from the impacts of Covid-19.

Cheltenham domestic abuser jailed for 26 months Image

Cheltenham domestic abuser jailed for 26 months

A Cheltenham man who held his ex-partner captive in his flat and repeatedly beat her up, causing 'absolutely shocking 'injuries before she finally escaped to freedom, has been jailed for 26 months.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for August 2021 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for August 2021

In an effort to reduce speeding in areas across the county, the priority sites will be advertised each month.

Plans approved for £1m Highfield Garden World transformation Image

Plans approved for £1m Highfield Garden World transformation

Highfield Garden World has secured planning permission to build a 3,362m² covered structure over its planteria with an opening roof.

Cheltenham is popular among those moving from big cities Image

Cheltenham is popular among those moving from big cities

Perry Bishop, one of Cheltenham’s leading estate agencies, is reflecting on the post Covid landscape.

New name for Gloucester business Image

New name for Gloucester business

Manufacturing firm Advanced Insulation Systems has unveiled its new name, brand identity, logo, and website.

25 year partnership delivers £3m boost for Gloucestershire's wildlife Image

25 year partnership delivers £3m boost for Gloucestershire's wildlife

Grundon Waste Management and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust celebrate 25 years of partnership - and over £3 million from the Landfill Communities Fund.

Losses widen at Babcock Image

Losses widen at Babcock

Defence firm Babcock International Group Plc has revealed an widening operating loss of for the year.

Deals and mergers reach new high in South West Image

Deals and mergers reach new high in South West

There’s been a record-breaking number of deals for mergers and acquisitions in the South West so far this year.

Research finds 85 per cent of rural businesses in Gloucestershire have poor internet Image

Research finds 85 per cent of rural businesses in Gloucestershire have poor internet

A survey has found that 85 per cent of rural businesses within the county rate their current internet as being poor.

Furlough changes put jobs at risk Image

Furlough changes put jobs at risk

Nearly one in five companies are considering making staff redundant.

Bumper growth in private sector activity continues Image

Bumper growth in private sector activity continues

In the three months to July, private sector activity across the economy grew robustly.

Record low mortgage rate offered by Halifax Image

Record low mortgage rate offered by Halifax

Halifax, a part of Lloyds Banking Group, is offering a record low interest rate.

Cheltenham Cyber Park development partners announced Image

Cheltenham Cyber Park development partners announced

Gloucestershire's place at the heart of the nation’s cyber security ambitions took another step forward with the announcement of the team for the Golden Valley project in Cheltenham.



New main sponsor for Gloucester Rugby revealed Image

New main sponsor for Gloucester Rugby revealed

Gloucester-based shelving company BiGDUG is today revealed as the new Main Club Sponsor for the Gloucester Rugby Club.

Amazon sales exceed $100bn again Image

Amazon sales exceed $100bn again

American online retail giant Amazon has exceeded $100bn in sales for the third quarter in a row

Mothercare losses top £21 million Image

Mothercare losses top £21 million

Maternity retailer Mothercare has seen its full year losses grow after the pandemic hit trading in each of its markets across the globe.

Self-serve coffee for Pret? Image

Self-serve coffee for Pret?

Coffee and sandwich giant Pret A Manger is thought to be planning to launch automated self-service coffee machines.

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