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Aldi launches packaging-free products trial Image

Aldi launches packaging-free products trial

German supermarket chain Aldi has launched a trial selling its first packaging-free products in a bid to help customers shop more sustainably.

Punchline Talks, April 16 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks, April 16 line-up revealed

Lockdown is easing with many of us rushing to the shops - and to get haircuts. So who better to sit in the Punchline Talks hot seat this week than Mark Blake, who runs hair salons across Gloucestershire?

Four men accused of posing as police to defraud Gloucestershire residents Image

Four men accused of posing as police to defraud Gloucestershire residents

Four men from Islington, London, have been remanded in custody.

Cotteswold Dairy acquires Hereford business Image

Cotteswold Dairy acquires Hereford business

Bartonsham Farm Dairy has been taken over by Tewkesbury-based Cotteswold Dairy, one of the UK's largest independent dairies.

Gloucestershire plastics business snapped up by Avon Group Image

Gloucestershire plastics business snapped up by Avon Group

A Gloucestershire plumbing and bathroom product manufacturer is one of two acquisitions made by a leading industrial component company.

BPE helps complete rapid sale of company Image

BPE helps complete rapid sale of company

BPE Solicitors corporate team has advised on the sale of a London business with the whole process completed inside two months.

Restaurant celebrates all things cheese and wine Image

Restaurant celebrates all things cheese and wine

A French woman with a passion for all things cheese and wine can't wait to reopen her Cheltenham restaurant next month.

Monsoon launches new store concept Image

Monsoon launches new store concept

Fashion retailer Monsoon has launched a new boutique store concept in London.

Tesco profits fall despite soaring sales Image

Tesco profits fall despite soaring sales

The cost of dealing with Covid saw Tesco profits fall by almost 20 per cent over the last year - despite a sharp rise in sales.

Strong sales make Hornby model of success Image

Strong sales make Hornby model of success

Hornby has seen sales over the past year rise by 28 per cent after a surge in sales over the last quarter.

Small firms call for more support as exports tumble Image

Small firms call for more support as exports tumble

Figures revealing the drop in GDP and exports throughout the pandemic are proof we need to avoid further lockdowns, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Witness appeal after car is set on fire in Tuffley Image

Witness appeal after car is set on fire in Tuffley

Officers in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses after a car was set on fire last week.

Bourton putting tourism charge to work Image

Bourton putting tourism charge to work

Bollards to prevent illegal parking and Increased litter and recycling are among measures which will be paid for by a new tourism charge in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Cheltenham acts to keep green spaces safe and tidy Image

Cheltenham acts to keep green spaces safe and tidy

Steps have been taken to keep Cheltenham's green spaces safe and tidy after incidents marred the initial relaxation of coronavirus restrictions.

The Door's #100KinMay Challenge returns for 2021 Image

The Door's #100KinMay Challenge returns for 2021

Have you got what it takes to walk, jog, run or cycle your way to 100km this May? Local charity The Door Youth Project is looking for you!

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 16 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 16

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Former graduate trainee steering Stagecoach in top role Image

Former graduate trainee steering Stagecoach in top role

Rachel Geliamassi has been appointed managing director of Stagecoach in the west of England and Oxfordshire.

Sandersons opens store to help put Stroud on map Image

Sandersons opens store to help put Stroud on map

From not knowing where Stroud was four years ago, developer Mark Dransfield will add a new department store to the town’s retail heart tomorrow.

Moog breaking new ground as work begins  Image

Moog breaking new ground as work begins

Work has begun on a £40million manufacturing and design facility for Moog Controls in Tewkesbury.

Babcock losing 1,000 jobs amid restructuring Image

Babcock losing 1,000 jobs amid restructuring

Defence giant Babcock International is cutting 1,000 jobs in the next year following a strategic review.

Cake Box looking to open 52 new stores Image

Cake Box looking to open 52 new stores

Despite the pandemic, sweet treat retailer Cake Box is looking to open 52 new shops around the country as evidence that there is still confidence in the High Street.

Cheltenham digital firm leads way in Quadrangle deal Image

Cheltenham digital firm leads way in Quadrangle deal

The first new office tenant for one of Cheltenham's landmark buildings has been announced as refurbishment work nears completion.

Shop staff rise to challenge as shoppers return Image

Shop staff rise to challenge as shoppers return

Shop owners and staff rose across Gloucester to the welcome challenge of reopening according to King's Walk shopping centre manager Peter White.

Gloucestershire councils hail route to taxi plan Image

Gloucestershire councils hail route to taxi plan

Local authorities in Gloucestershire have started a joint consultation to draw up a common licensing standard for taxi and private hire services in the county.

Approval helps £7m Gloucestershire climbing park off the ground Image

Approval helps £7m Gloucestershire climbing park off the ground

Plans to transform a six-acre site into a £7million climbing park with sports and adventure activities have been approved.

Avenue Cars make short journey to new home Image

Avenue Cars make short journey to new home

A long-standing Gloucester business is settling into a new home after making the move to larger premises close to the city.

Popular retro diner is keeping it in the family Image

Popular retro diner is keeping it in the family

The proprietors of a retro diner bar in Cheltenham that is steeped in family history are determined to keep the popular venue going.

Reopening triggers increased business confidence Image

Reopening triggers increased business confidence

Confidence among small businesses has reached its highest level for more than six years as coronavirus restrictions ease, according to new research.

Office staff may have to socially distance each winter Image

Office staff may have to socially distance each winter

Social distancing would have to be enforced in offices for half of each year under a scenario reportedly being studied by the government.

Customers return as coronavirus restrictions lifted Image

Customers return as coronavirus restrictions lifted

Queues formed at shops across Gloucestershire as non-essential retail reopened in line with the latest step on the roadmap to relaxing coronavirus restrictions.

Duke of Edinburgh dies, aged 99 Image

Duke of Edinburgh dies, aged 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Versarien agrees £1.93m South Korean investment deal Image

Versarien agrees £1.93m South Korean investment deal

Versarien has agreed deals with a South Korean company which includes a strategic investment of £1.93million.

Frasers Group double predicted cost of coronavirus beyond £200m Image

Frasers Group double predicted cost of coronavirus beyond £200m

Frasers Group, owners of Cheltenham's Cavendish House, has doubled the predicted price of coronavirus restrictions to the company.

IRP award winner goes solo with new Gloucestershire recruitment company Image

IRP award winner goes solo with new Gloucestershire recruitment company

A Gloucestershire businessman is using his recruitment industry experience to cover supply needs by creating an education employment agency.

Colliers leads search for new sites for The EV Network Image

Colliers leads search for new sites for The EV Network

Real estate company Colliers International has been appointed by The EV Network to identify sites on the UK's road network for the roll out of rapid and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points.

Mover & Shaker Philip supporting TURF auction Image

Mover & Shaker Philip supporting TURF auction

A Cheltenham entrepreneur and member of the TURF collaborative has spoken to Punchline about his various hospitality businesses and how he has managed to adapt them during the Covid crisis.

Gloucester Quays welcomes new arrival as shoppers return Image

Gloucester Quays welcomes new arrival as shoppers return

Gloucester Quays will welcome a new arrival amid the first shoppers for more than three months as coronavirus restrictions are eased from Monday.

Housing provider appoints Gloucester construction firm to £350m framework Image

Housing provider appoints Gloucester construction firm to £350m framework

One of the south's largest housing providers Abri has named its partner contractors for a £350m construction framework.

Deal adds to Loungers optimism ahead of reopening Image

Deal adds to Loungers optimism ahead of reopening

Loungers has secured an extension to its credit facility and announced the opening of new venues as it prepares to reopen some of its restaurants and bars partially from Monday.

BPE celebrates Property Services team promotion Image

BPE celebrates Property Services team promotion

The Property Services team at Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors is celebrating the promotion of Katie Moylan to senior associate following a demanding 12 months.

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which took place in Cheltenham earlier this week.

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