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Five men arrested following numerous burglaries in Cheltenham and Cirencester Image

Five men arrested following numerous burglaries in Cheltenham and Cirencester

Officers investigating burglars targeting rural and border areas of the county made five arrests last week.

Teams start running and walking for Ben Image

Teams start running and walking for Ben

Around 800 runners and walkers are putting in the miles on the virtual road to Istanbul in memory of Ben Brown, who died last month.

Burglar caught red handed raiding Cheltenham Town Hall Image

Burglar caught red handed raiding Cheltenham Town Hall

A burglar caught red handed as he raided Cheltenham Town Hall claimed he was looking for money to pay for his wedding.

Gloucestershire universities handed £3.8m for new rural innovation partnership Image

Gloucestershire universities handed £3.8m for new rural innovation partnership

The University of Gloucestershire and Royal Agricultural University are celebrating a major national funding award to support innovation and enterprise in rural economies.

OPCC secures £40k to fund support for victims of sexual violence Image

OPCC secures £40k to fund support for victims of sexual violence

Victims of sexual violence in Gloucestershire can benefit from enhanced local support, thanks to £40,000 of NHS England funding, secured by Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Surge in demand for bereavement support: Charity calls on Gloucestershire to help Image

Surge in demand for bereavement support: Charity calls on Gloucestershire to help

The total UK death toll from coronavirus is now 34,796 which means around 173,980 people nationally are currently grieving in lockdown.

Another brand becomes latest high street name in trouble Image

Another brand becomes latest high street name in trouble

Luggage maker Antler Holdings has called in the administrators with most of the company’s 200-strong workforce expected to lose their jobs.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Enterprise donates £10k to Hospitals Charity Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Enterprise donates £10k to Hospitals Charity

NHS staff have been given a boost with an incredible £10,000 donation to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity's COVID-19 Appeal.

Popular Cirencester kindergarten to reopen after COVID-19 lockdown Image

Popular Cirencester kindergarten to reopen after COVID-19 lockdown

A Cirencester pre-school, which has been based in the town for more than half a century, will be open all week from September.

Bella Italia owners prepare for adminstration Image

Bella Italia owners prepare for adminstration

More familiar names from the heart of Gloucester Quays and Cheltenham are in danger as the owner of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge prepares to bring in administrators.

Cheltenham Science Festival from your own home Image

Cheltenham Science Festival from your own home

Star names, free online events, interactive workshops and live Q&As will feature in a Cheltenham Science Festival with a difference next month.

High Sheriff supports counselling work Image

High Sheriff supports counselling work

The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire has thrown her support behind Gloucestershire Counselling Service’s work with children and families during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Gloucestershire sports and leisure centre reveals expansion plans Image

Gloucestershire sports and leisure centre reveals expansion plans

A disused area of Riverside Sports and Leisure Centre in Gloucester has been earmarked for redevelopment.

Who has made the Sunday Times Rich List 2020? Image

Who has made the Sunday Times Rich List 2020?

Four Gloucestershire businessmen feature on the annual Sunday Times Rich List.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: University staff create PPE for frontline workers Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: University staff create PPE for frontline workers

Staff from a Gloucestershire university have finished printing and packaging more than 500 protective shields for health care workers in the county.

Trafford Centre puts pressure on Peel owner Image

Trafford Centre puts pressure on Peel owner

The owner of The Peel Group - the company behind Gloucester Quays - has seen his personal fortune fall by £350million in the last year amid growing concerns about the future of one of his prime assets.

Teenager arrested after knifepoint robberies at Gloucester stores Image

Teenager arrested after knifepoint robberies at Gloucester stores

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Gloucester last Thursday and Friday.

Cinemas could look very different after lockdown  Image

Cinemas could look very different after lockdown

Under the Government's current plans for easing lockdown, cinemas may be able to open from July 4 - but things are likely to look very different.

Council seeks new economic development lead Image

Council seeks new economic development lead

Could you help lead the Cotswolds on the road to economic recovery and regeneration?

Gloucester Quays retailers hit hard by coronavirus  Image

Gloucester Quays retailers hit hard by coronavirus

Two of the big name retailers at Gloucester Quays, Nike and North Face, have warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit their global sales.

Plight of county pubs highlighted in New York Times Image

Plight of county pubs highlighted in New York Times

Donald Trump may not be the biggest fan of what he dubs "the failing New York Times" but he is missing out on learning about pubs in Gloucestershire.

Photos issued to identify owners of items seized by police Image

Photos issued to identify owners of items seized by police

Anyone who recognises something is asked to submit information via Gloucestershire Constabulary's online form.

Lister making the office a home from home Image

Lister making the office a home from home

As businesses study the Government's guidance on how to safely return to the office, Lister Communications has a different question to ponder - why go back?

Phil Vickery launches restaurant menu for collection Image

Phil Vickery launches restaurant menu for collection

Food from a World Cup winner and MasterChef winner is on the menu for collection from today.

UPDATE: Murder investigation continues after human remains found in the Forest of Dean Image

UPDATE: Murder investigation continues after human remains found in the Forest of Dean

A murder inquiry is continuing today after police who stopped a car on the English/Welsh border found human remains in two suitcases.

Raising funds and awareness in memory of a Punchline team member Image

Raising funds and awareness in memory of a Punchline team member

Punchline lost one of its own last month and now we are joining forces with his friends and family to raise funds and awareness for a suicide prevention charity.

Bank manager jailed for theft of £135,000 over five years Image

Bank manager jailed for theft of £135,000 over five years

A bank manager who stole £135,000 from her branch over a five year period spent the money, a court was told.

Iceking celebrates 25 years on the throne Image

Iceking celebrates 25 years on the throne

Refrigeration market leader Iceking is marking its 25th anniversary with the launch of a cool new product.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Pennant manufacturing and donating PPE Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Pennant manufacturing and donating PPE

Staverton-based Pennant has been manufacturing visors for the NHS and care homes in Gloucestershire and beyond.

Ackermann leaves Gloucester Rugby for Japan Image

Ackermann leaves Gloucester Rugby for Japan

Gloucester Rugby head coach Johan Ackermann is leaving Kingsholm after almost three years to take a new role in Japan.

PCC applauds wellbeing efforts for county's police force Image

PCC applauds wellbeing efforts for county's police force

The chief constable reassured PCC Martin Surl that the constabulary was "not complacent on anything to do with welfare."

Cheltenham communities to benefit from increased COVID-19 funding Image

Cheltenham communities to benefit from increased COVID-19 funding

Additional support for Cheltenham's community, voluntary groups and parish councils is being made available.

'Virtual' Beer Festival comes to Cheltenham Image

'Virtual' Beer Festival comes to Cheltenham

Enjoy a tipple (or six), alongside six of the most influential beer writers, all in the comfort of your own home.

Cotswold Household Recycling Centre to re-open Image

Cotswold Household Recycling Centre to re-open

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross, near Cirencester will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only.

Work re-starts on Stroud's Five Valleys shopping centre redevelopment Image

Work re-starts on Stroud's Five Valleys shopping centre redevelopment

Work has restarted this week on the major improvements to the Five Valleys shopping centre in Stroud.

Learn from coronavirus and make fashion more sustainable  Image

Learn from coronavirus and make fashion more sustainable

Luxury retailers have joined together to urge fashion retailers to rethink attitudes towards discounting, once the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Lib Dems question council's economic appointment Image

Lib Dems question council's economic appointment

Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have raised concerns about a conflict of interest for the councillor appointed to lead the city's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

New restaurant open for deliveries at Bakers Quay in Gloucester Docks Image

New restaurant open for deliveries at Bakers Quay in Gloucester Docks

A couple's 20-year dream to open a restaurant which crossed international borders and cultures is becoming a reality - despite the final major hurdle of coronavirus.

Power of sharing helps deal with grief Image

Power of sharing helps deal with grief

Longfield Hospice is encouraging people to talk about death and grief as part of Dying Matters Week, which runs until Sunday.

Glowing Ofsted report for county learning provider Image

Glowing Ofsted report for county learning provider

An independent Gloucester learning provider has been recognised for its positive work with disengaged young people.

Stay in and work out - council launches free home exercise classes  Image

Stay in and work out - council launches free home exercise classes

Stroud District Council is supporting the Sport England #StayInWorkOut campaign by launching a series of free online fitness classes next week.

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