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Council’s £200,000 Digital Innovation Fund open for applications Image

Council’s £200,000 Digital Innovation Fund open for applications

Gloucestershire County Council’s Digital Innovation Fund will support community projects with £200,000 of funding.

Sadness as Newent Onion Fayre is cancelled Image

Sadness as Newent Onion Fayre is cancelled

Newent's famous Onion Fayre has been cancelled due to a lack of support.

Show your Pride at Cheltenham Science Festival Image

Show your Pride at Cheltenham Science Festival

Pride in Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Festivals have announced a new collaboration for Pride Month and Cheltenham Science Festival which runs from June 7 - 12.

Man who murdered neighbour sentenced Image

Man who murdered neighbour sentenced

A man who murdered his neighbour in Walton Cardiff, near Tewkesbury has been sentenced.

Gang of scammers jailed after preying on elderly victims Image

Gang of scammers jailed after preying on elderly victims

Four members of a gang who preyed on dozens of elderly victims, conned them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Landmark Cheltenham transport project completed Image

Landmark Cheltenham transport project completed

Five years after securing funding, the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme (WCTIS) has been completed.

Teenager charged with terrorism offences in Gloucestershire Image

Teenager charged with terrorism offences in Gloucestershire

An 18-year-old has been charged with extreme right wing terrorism offences.

Green light for nearly 100 new homes in Gloucester Image

Green light for nearly 100 new homes in Gloucester

Planners at Gloucester City Council have approved an application to build nearly 100 new homes in Gloucester.

Revenues rise for Hercules Site Services Image

Revenues rise for Hercules Site Services

Cirencester-based Hercules Site Services has seen revenue increase year-on-year by 42 per cent to £19.9 million.

Testing times for business as quarterly growth dries up Image

Testing times for business as quarterly growth dries up

The British Chambers of Commerce has downgraded its expectations for UK GDP growth for 2022 to 3.5 per cent (from 3.6 per cent) against a deteriorating economic outlook.

Well known pub near Stroud could be saved from closure Image

Well known pub near Stroud could be saved from closure

A pub near Stroud had announced that it would close its doors for the last time this Saturday - but it may have been saved.

Double digit growth for furniture retailer Image

Double digit growth for furniture retailer

DFS recorded big growth in its third quarter, which ended on March 27.

Gloucester Lib Dems announce shadow cabinet Image

Gloucester Lib Dems announce shadow cabinet

Their leader Cllr. Jeremy Hilton has recently announced his shadow cabinet.

Council sows the seeds for nature recovery in the Cotswolds Image

Council sows the seeds for nature recovery in the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council has said it is taking a leading role in supporting wildlife, by helping to create a Nature Recovery Plan (NRP) for Cotswold Water Park.

Gloucestershire business Regency Hampers expands Image

Gloucestershire business Regency Hampers expands

It has acquired a gifting business.

CityFibre secures £4.9bn debt raise to supply broadband to eight million UK homes Image

CityFibre secures £4.9bn debt raise to supply broadband to eight million UK homes

Telecoms firm CityFibre, which specialises in laying broadband lines around the UK, has secured £4.9bn in debt finance from a consortium of banks and investors, in one of the largest ever financings by a fibre company.

World economy 'at risk of stagflation' Image

World economy 'at risk of stagflation'

The global economy is at risk of falling into a 1970s-style stagflation trap, the World Bank has warned.

Versarien scientist wins prestigious prize Image

Versarien scientist wins prestigious prize

Dr Stephen Hodge has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Rising Star in Industry Award in recognition of brilliance in research and innovation.

Woman dies from asbestos-related cancer Image

Woman dies from asbestos-related cancer

The family of a woman who died from asbestos-related cancer are appealing to her former workmates for help to establish how she contracted the illness.

Council pledges £24k to local projects Image

Council pledges £24k to local projects

Cotswold District Council has pledged £24,500 to three local projects in the latest round of funding contributions for Crowdfund Cotswold.

Slow return to profit for National Express Image

Slow return to profit for National Express

Profits will return slower than passengers for Britain’s biggest coach company.

Cazoo plans to cut jobs and slash costs by £200m Image

Cazoo plans to cut jobs and slash costs by £200m

Online car dealer Cazoo has announced it wants to cut costs by £200 million by the end of 2023.

New van sales continue to fall Image

New van sales continue to fall

Van registrations fell for the fifth consecutive month in May, according to the latest figures.

Man in custody for stabbing in Cheltenham Image

Man in custody for stabbing in Cheltenham

A 21-year-old man accused of stabbing a man in Cheltenham has been remanded in custody.

Appeal to identify witnesses to assault outside kebab shop in Stroud Image

Appeal to identify witnesses to assault outside kebab shop in Stroud

Police investigating an assault outside Kebab World are appealing for two witnesses to come forward.

Ecotricity's latest green energy innovation Image

Ecotricity's latest green energy innovation

Gloucestershire-based green energy company Ecotricity is looking to produce gas from grass in its latest renewable energy innovation.

A taste of Italy is coming to Stroud thanks to £250k investment Image

A taste of Italy is coming to Stroud thanks to £250k investment

A new restaurant is coming to Sandersons Boutique at Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud.

Cotswold care worker defrauded vulnerable widow Image

Cotswold care worker defrauded vulnerable widow

A vulnerable 92-year-old was 'ruthlessly and persistently' defrauded.

Gloucestershire wins government backing for new cyber status Image

Gloucestershire wins government backing for new cyber status

Gloucestershire has been chosen by the Department for International Trade to be showcased as a world-leading cyber cluster.

GFirst LEP's annual review takes flight Image

GFirst LEP's annual review takes flight

GFirst LEP is all set to launch its Annual Review 2022 in a novel setting.

At least three county Tory MPs have no confidence in Boris Image

At least three county Tory MPs have no confidence in Boris

At least three Gloucestershire MPs are thought to have voted against Boris Johnson in last night's confidence vote.

Cheltenham law firm appoints property consultant Image

Cheltenham law firm appoints property consultant

Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Alastair Morrison as a property consultant in the firm's Cheltenham office.

Holloway Friendly announces two new senior appointments Image

Holloway Friendly announces two new senior appointments

Gloucester-based Holloway Friendly has announced two changes to its senior team, as it builds for the future.

Fashion retailer returns to profit Image

Fashion retailer returns to profit

Jigsaw was back in the black last year, as store closures paid off.

Stroud campaign group receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service  Image

Stroud campaign group receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A Stroud-based initiative working across the district to take action on single-use plastic has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Fourteen new affordable homes delivered at Lydney development Image

Fourteen new affordable homes delivered at Lydney development

Forest of Dean housing association, Two Rivers received hand-over of fourteen new affordable homes in March and April.

Tetbury Hospital Ironman surgeons Image

Tetbury Hospital Ironman surgeons

Three members of the ophthalmology team at Tetbury Hospital are taking on an Ironman triathlon on Saturday (June 11).

Teenage drug dealer caught when his bicycle broke down Image

Teenage drug dealer caught when his bicycle broke down

A teenaged drug dealer was caught because his bicycle broke down and passing police officers stopped to help him.

Prolific offender punched shop assistant during spree of thefts Image

Prolific offender punched shop assistant during spree of thefts

He punched a shop assistant who tried to stop his spree of perfume thefts from Boots.

Phenomenal growth for Gloucestershire heritage brand Image

Phenomenal growth for Gloucestershire heritage brand

A brand launched in 2008 with a handful of miniskirts has seen growth of 48 per cent in just a year.

Landmark for company with opening of new Cotswold store Image

Landmark for company with opening of new Cotswold store

A new country store in the centre of Cirencester is already providing popular with locals even before its official launch.

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