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Woes not ho-ho-hos for Bonmarche this Christmas Image

Woes not ho-ho-hos for Bonmarche this Christmas

It won’t be a merry Christmas at womenswear chain Bonmarche, which says current trading conditions are worse than during the recession, as it blamed Brexit uncertainty for its falling sales.

Why are people spending less this Christmas? Image

Why are people spending less this Christmas?

There are discounts galore on the high street, and online retailers have also started discounting, but consumers are spending less on Christmas this year.

Three-quarters of plumbers have bad knees  Image

Three-quarters of plumbers have bad knees

Nearly 75 per cent of working plumbers experience problems with their knees, yet only 41 per cent have discussed the issue with their GP.

UK workers earning a third less than in 2008 Image

UK workers earning a third less than in 2008

Wages in some parts of the UK are worth a third less than a decade ago, according to a report.

230 home development given go ahead Image

230 home development given go ahead

Outline permission for 230 new homes in Newent have been given the go-ahead by planners.

Business expert: Annual leave - use it or lose it? Image

Business expert: Annual leave - use it or lose it?

For many businesses, 31st December marks the end of the annual leave year, which can lead to problems if people haven’t used up all of their allocation.

Charity makes huge leap towards breast equipment appeal target Image

Charity makes huge leap towards breast equipment appeal target

Local medical charity Cobalt was thrilled to raise over £56,000 in one week towards providing equipment that will help detect breast cancer at an earlier stage.

Stroud Christmas Markets 2018 - dates revealed Image

Stroud Christmas Markets 2018 - dates revealed

Dates have been released for this year’s Stroud Christmas markets.

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust's income on the rise  Image

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust's income on the rise

Conservation charity the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, better known to us here in Gloucestershire simply as ’Slimbridge' increased its income by seven per cent last year.

Date revealed for new Cheltenham coffee house opening Image

Date revealed for new Cheltenham coffee house opening

It has been one of Cheltenham's worst kept secrets that a new café could open on its High Street - but now we can confirm it and reveal the opening dates.

Third Severn Crossing is essential says council chief Image

Third Severn Crossing is essential says council chief

A councillor is calling for a fresh look at plans for a third crossing over the River Severn.

A fifth of FTSE 100 companies could lose bosses to retirement soon Image

A fifth of FTSE 100 companies could lose bosses to retirement soon

The number of FTSE 100 company bosses approaching retirement age has doubled in the past 20 years, according to new research..

Police chief says public safety would be greater if he took control of county fire service Image

Police chief says public safety would be greater if he took control of county fire service

The county's Police and Crime Commissioner has stepped up his campaign to explain why he believes he should take over governance of the fire service.

Council to ask county council to change recycling centre opening hours  Image

Council to ask county council to change recycling centre opening hours

Cotswold District Council wants to restore the opening hours which were cut at a popular county council run recycling centre.

Engineering group wins university contract Image

Engineering group wins university contract

Western Thermal Limited, the specialist thermal engineers, have won a £180,000 contract with Coventry University.

Council unveils plans for £23m health centre and car park Image

Council unveils plans for £23m health centre and car park

County councillors are being asked to agree £23.5m funding to redevelop part of Gloucester's Quayside area.

Pub sale blamed on

Pub sale blamed on "social media harassment"

A renowned foodie pub has been placed on the market because the owners claim they have been the target of a hostile social media campaign.

Former hospital site will be cleared to make way for car parking Image

Former hospital site will be cleared to make way for car parking

A former hospital building in Cirencester is being demolished to make way for new car parking spaces.

Housing organisation supports Christmas toy appeal Image

Housing organisation supports Christmas toy appeal

Two Rivers Housing has made sure around 250 Gloucestershire children and teenagers will wake up to presents on Christmas Day, by supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal.

Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss  Image

Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss

Electronics giant Dixons Carphone has seen shares fall by 14 per cent, after recording a huge loss in the first half of the year.

Council appoint new leader Image

Council appoint new leader

Cllr Tony Berry is the new leader of Cotswold District Council.

Slowest broadband speeds in UK close to GCHQ Image

Slowest broadband speeds in UK close to GCHQ

The UK's slowest broadband speeds are here in Gloucestershire – just a stone’s throw from among the fastest in the land at GCHQ.

‘Long eye of the law’ speed camera catches 1,000 offenders in a month Image

‘Long eye of the law’ speed camera catches 1,000 offenders in a month

Christened ‘the long eye of the law’ a long-range mobile camera being used by Gloucestershire Police is having an impact – but where is it?

Fall in Superdry profits blamed on weather Image

Fall in Superdry profits blamed on weather

Cheltenham-based clothing brand Superdry has reported a 49 per cent fall in underlying profits before tax for the 26 weeks to the end of October.

Rape and sexual violence campaign launched in Gloucestershire Image

Rape and sexual violence campaign launched in Gloucestershire

A campaign to tackle rape and sexual violence myths and offer support and information has been launched by Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Announcement on future of Cavendish House Image

Announcement on future of Cavendish House

After weeks of speculation which has seen closure for some of its namesakes a decision has been reached on the future of the House of Fraser store in Cheltenham.

Plans to increase parking charges come under attack Image

Plans to increase parking charges come under attack

Gloucestershire County Council's plans to increase on-street parking permit charges for residents have been criticised as "unfair and wrong."

Two die in road collision in the Cotswolds Image

Two die in road collision in the Cotswolds

Two men died and two other men suffered serious injuries in a road collision near Church Westcote in the North Cotswolds.

Superdry strategy gets another dressing down from Julian Dunkerton Image

Superdry strategy gets another dressing down from Julian Dunkerton

Co-founder of world-wide fashion brand Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, has fired another missive at the firm as he continues his bid to return to the business.

Business leaders attack Brexit vote delay Image

Business leaders attack Brexit vote delay

The Prime Minister's last-minute decision to delay the House of Commons vote on the Brexit agreement has come under fire from the region's business leaders.

Pictures from Ricky Tomlinson’s Gloucestershire show Image

Pictures from Ricky Tomlinson’s Gloucestershire show

With his great mate and comedian warming the room nicely for him, actor, author and activist Ricky Tomlinson was the headline draw at the Cheltenham Regency Hotel.

Insurance brokers recognised at national awards Image

Insurance brokers recognised at national awards

Cheltenham based Lansdown Insurance Brokers were awarded a "Highly Commended" in the Insurance Services Provider of the Year category at the Property Management Awards.

Ho, ho, ho! Stagecoach West launches Christmas Santa Bus for charity Image

Ho, ho, ho! Stagecoach West launches Christmas Santa Bus for charity

Santa is set to tour the region in style on a vintage Routemaster double decker bus to help raise money for deserving local charities.

260 plus apprenticeships in Gloucestershire up for grabs Image

260 plus apprenticeships in Gloucestershire up for grabs

The latest edition of business magazine Punchline has a special Christmas present inside – the whereabouts of 260 apprenticeships in Gloucestershire in 2019.

Almost 200 jobs at risk as Gloucestershire factory faces closure Image

Almost 200 jobs at risk as Gloucestershire factory faces closure

A global engineering firm is proposing to close its Gloucestershire manufacturing centre with the loss of 185 jobs.

Police sell £18,500 of designer trainers which belonged to criminal Image

Police sell £18,500 of designer trainers which belonged to criminal

Police are to sell £18,500 worth of designer trainers which belonged to a convicted criminal so the proceedings can go towards fighting crime.

Business expert: Detailed preparation for sale Image

Business expert: Detailed preparation for sale

Even if your business is in good shape, are you emotionally prepared for the sale of the business?

Actor helps spread a little Christmas magic in Cotswolds Image

Actor helps spread a little Christmas magic in Cotswolds

Retailers and organisers of a Cotswold town's Christmas lights switch on got the added boost to draw the crowds - thanks to a well-known actor lending a hand.

MP claims protests over Post Office transfer are

MP claims protests over Post Office transfer are "scaremongering"

Gloucester MP Richard Graham says the proposed move of the city's main Post Office to WH Smith will result in better services.

Street drinking and homelessness concern Cotswold town’s traders Image

Street drinking and homelessness concern Cotswold town’s traders

Traders have singled out street drinking and homelessness as of the highest concern when listing issues to tackle to make their town a better for business.

Confidence falls among small firms says FSB Image

Confidence falls among small firms says FSB

Confidence among small firms in the South West “has fallen once again”, according to the latest quarterly report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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