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Police appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in the Cotswolds Image

Police appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in the Cotswolds

Officers in the Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which took place in Chipping Campden yesterday (Thursday).

TSB improves finances by £150million as it consigns IT problems to history Image

TSB improves finances by £150million as it consigns IT problems to history

TSB is bouncing back after its much-publicised IT problems with the bank with a Gloucester base reporting it has returned to profit.

Partnership raising university aspirations for young people in Gloucestershire Image

Partnership raising university aspirations for young people in Gloucestershire

A partnership made of colleges and universities in Gloucestershire is starting to see success, with a number of young people achieving places at university after working with the project.

Wickes going it alone Image

Wickes going it alone

DIY chain, Wickes, has parted company with Travis Perkins after 15 years and is becoming an independent business again.

Cheltenham Town FC to show charitable colours Image

Cheltenham Town FC to show charitable colours

For the first time in 56 years, Cheltenham Town FC will sport a special all-white kit as the home side against Leyton Orient on 15th February.

Man spared jail after 60,000 counterfeit and 'toxic' cigarettes found in his home Image

Man spared jail after 60,000 counterfeit and 'toxic' cigarettes found in his home

A 60 year old man who illegally sold thousands of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes from his suburban home has been spared immediate jail by a judge.

Construction begins on new Gloucestershire school Image

Construction begins on new Gloucestershire school

Spades hit the ground last week as construction began for a new school on Clearwater Drive in Quedgeley.

Former city council leader to face the music over financial chaos at Marketing Gloucester Image

Former city council leader to face the music over financial chaos at Marketing Gloucester

Punchline can reveal details of how salaries, travel expenses and accountancy fees went up at Marketing Gloucester - despite funds being cut as the former leader of the council faces angry questions from fellow councillors.

First-half profits plunge at Renishaw in 'challenging period' for Gloucestershire engineering giant  Image

First-half profits plunge at Renishaw in 'challenging period' for Gloucestershire engineering giant

A “challenging trading period” for Renishaw has seen first-half profits plummet by more than 83 per cent at the Gloucestershire-based engineering giant.

Green light for first stage of development that could lead to a new Gloucestershire town Image

Green light for first stage of development that could lead to a new Gloucestershire town

The first building block of a proposed new Gloucestershire town has been put in place by Gloucestershire County Council.

County firm futureproofs its fleet with £1million-plus investment Image

County firm futureproofs its fleet with £1million-plus investment

Salvage and vehicle recycling company, SYNETIQ has announced a seven-figure investment in its fleet of vehicle transporters.

Donation saves vital county charity from financial ‘worry’ Image

Donation saves vital county charity from financial ‘worry’

“This year I feel it is the first year I have not had to begin by worrying about the money,” said Debbie Young, founder of the Severn View Food Project charity.

Local society raises over £6,000 for young carers  Image

Local society raises over £6,000 for young carers

Income protection specialists, Cirencester Friendly, raised over £6000 for Gloucestershire Young Carers last year.

Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire Image

Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire

Three drivers have been successfully prosecuted for unlawfully plying for hire during Cheltenham Festival 2019.

Scandal fails to stop delivery of ‘robust fourth quarter results’ Image

Scandal fails to stop delivery of ‘robust fourth quarter results’

Despite a year of news headlines it would probably want to forget one of Gloucestershire’s wealthiest companies has proved the old adage – ‘money-begets money’.

Three jailed for a total of nine years and ten months for their involvement in 'county lines' Image

Three jailed for a total of nine years and ten months for their involvement in 'county lines'

A man seen 'reclining unusually' in a steamed up car with tinted windows led to police cracking a hard drug peddling ring.

Sales up at Unilever Image

Sales up at Unilever

Consumer goods giant, Unilever, has reported a modest rise in sales for 2019 and is cautiously confident for 2020.

More banks to close Image

More banks to close

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it is to close 56 bank branches between April and October this year.

Mountain warehouse to replace former Tewkesbury Superdrug store Image

Mountain warehouse to replace former Tewkesbury Superdrug store

When Superdrug closed its doors on Tewkesbury High Street a year ago - no one knew what the future would hold for the premises.

CM Downton appoints new managing director Image

CM Downton appoints new managing director

Leading Gloucestershire-based haulage and distribution company CM Downton is laying down the foundations for further growth with the appointment of a new managing director.

An investigation is underway into ‘financial irregularities’ at Marketing Gloucester  Image

An investigation is underway into ‘financial irregularities’ at Marketing Gloucester

Punchline can confirm that an investigation is underway into the financial irregularities of Marketing Gloucester, its former chief executive and its book keeper.

Technology company with Gloucestershire base sold for $3.3billion Image

Technology company with Gloucestershire base sold for $3.3billion

A technology company that employs more than 1,000 staff at its Gloucestershire base has been sold in a deal worth $3.3billion.

Man appears in court on attempted murder charges after Gloucester City centre stabbing Image

Man appears in court on attempted murder charges after Gloucester City centre stabbing

The incident caused the closure of Eastgate Street and Clarence Street on Sunday and left a man in hospital with serious injuries.

It’s nearly time to enter Gloucester 10k Image

It’s nearly time to enter Gloucester 10k

Entries open this week (Saturday 1st February) for this year’s Gloucester 10k on 5th July.

A new school proposed for Bishop's Cleeve Image

A new school proposed for Bishop's Cleeve

A cookery school could be coming to Bishop’s Cleeve if plans submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council are approved.

First traders to join Five Valleys new indoor market are announced Image

First traders to join Five Valleys new indoor market are announced

The team at Five Valleys Shopping Centre will welcome three fantastic local food-to-go traders to the brand new indoor market set to open later this year.

Top award for youth council members Image

Top award for youth council members

When two members of Stroud District Youth Council were invited to tell their story to the British Youth Council, they didn’t know that they would be walking away with an award.

Greggs submit plans for new Cirencester store Image

Greggs submit plans for new Cirencester store

National bakery chain Greggs has submitted plans to Cotswold District Council for a new outlet in Cirencester.

Southgate Street regeneration nearing completion as final properties set for overhaul Image

Southgate Street regeneration nearing completion as final properties set for overhaul

The five-year restoration scheme to regenerate the Southgate area of Gloucester is nearing completion with work beginning on the final three buildings to be overhauled.

Act now or PAYE later Image

Act now or PAYE later

New rules coming in this April could change the way your business pays contractors. If you are unsure how this could affect you, Hazlewoods can help.

Chinese firm to have limited role in UK 5G networks Image

Chinese firm to have limited role in UK 5G networks

The UK will allow Chinese firm Huawei to continue to be used in its 5G networks, despite US pressure to block the company.

See your business featured in Gloucestershire's Top 100 Biggest Employers Image

See your business featured in Gloucestershire's Top 100 Biggest Employers

Would you like your company to feature in Punchline business magazine's April edition?

Pub giant expands with purchase of seven new sites - including popular Gloucestershire watering hole Image

Pub giant expands with purchase of seven new sites - including popular Gloucestershire watering hole

Heartstone Inns has sold seven pubs to Punch Pubs, with the deal brokered by business property advisors Christie & Co.

Could Gloucestershire's Beeching Cut railways be reinstated thanks to £500million Government fund? Image

Could Gloucestershire's Beeching Cut railways be reinstated thanks to £500million Government fund?

A £500million pound fund could lead to Gloucestershire’s long-forgotten railway lines being opened up – with the old Kemble to Cirencester line at the front of the queue.

Planning approved for 34 new Cotswold homes Image

Planning approved for 34 new Cotswold homes

Work has started to build 34 new homes which will help unlock a project to bring forward a 300-seater arts centre for a Cotswold town.

Dog leads reminder from welfare experts after attacks Image

Dog leads reminder from welfare experts after attacks

Dog owners have been reminded to keep dogs under proper control, after several incidents involving aggressive dogs in the county in the space of a week.

Sales up at retirement developer Image

Sales up at retirement developer

Retirement community developer, McCarthy & Stone, has seen a rise in turnover over the last year.

250 square metre convenience store to replace garage on outskirts of Forest of Dean village Image

250 square metre convenience store to replace garage on outskirts of Forest of Dean village

A MOT centre and garage on the outskirts of Bream is set to be turned into a convenience store.

Lloyds announces new overdraft rates Image

Lloyds announces new overdraft rates

Lloyds is the latest bank to announces changes to its overdraft rates - and the City regulator said that seven out of 10 bank customers will be better off or unchanged as a result.

World-famous high-flying star is guest of honour at aviation fans wedding Image

World-famous high-flying star is guest of honour at aviation fans wedding

When you are a major fan of all things aviation there probably are not too many better places to stage your wedding celebrations.

Mortgage levels highest in a decade Image

Mortgage levels highest in a decade

The number of mortgages approved last year was the highest since 2009.

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