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Chocolate shop wraps up Gloucester store Image

Chocolate shop wraps up Gloucester store

A popular high street chocolate shop is due to close its Gloucester store.

Council tax set to rise Image

Council tax set to rise

A council tax increase was one of the key items on today's agenda at a meeting of Gloucestershire County Council.

Museum aims high with £1 million funding target Image

Museum aims high with £1 million funding target

Volunteers at Gloucestershire’s Jet Age Museum are embarking on a major extension to their current display hall and exhibition space, but they need more funding.

Million pound sports pitch opened Image

Million pound sports pitch opened

Staff, pupils and guests from the community came together on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the much anticipated all-weather pitch at The King’s School, Gloucester.

Electric car fleet to get test-run in Gloucestershire Image

Electric car fleet to get test-run in Gloucestershire

If you see a higher than average number of police driving (below the speed limit, we hope) around Gloucestershire on Monday (Feb 18) there is a very good reason for it.

Another stellar line-up for Cheltenham Jazz Festival Image

Another stellar line-up for Cheltenham Jazz Festival

A host of international superstars are set to perform at the 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Dumped sofa cushions land van owner in court Image

Dumped sofa cushions land van owner in court

A concerned member of the public who spotted a fly-tipping offence in progress has been thanked by Stroud District Council after a successful prosecution.

£6m new-build adventure centre could create 60 jobs Image

£6m new-build adventure centre could create 60 jobs

Plans are afoot to build a £6 million climbing and sports centre on land between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Firm signs deal to work on £40 million football stadium Image

Firm signs deal to work on £40 million football stadium

A business from Gloucestershire has signed a deal to design and install systems at the £40m York Community Stadium and Leisure Complex.

Safety work ensures bridge remains fit for use Image

Safety work ensures bridge remains fit for use

Gloucestershire County Council's highways crews will be carrying out essential maintenance in Gloucester between 25 and 28 February.

Video: Landmark Gloucester development continues apace Image

Video: Landmark Gloucester development continues apace

Less than two weeks ago we were announcing the demolition of Gloucester’s old bus station, and today we can give you the latest.

Man fined £600 for fly-tipping Image

Man fined £600 for fly-tipping

Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) has prosecuted a local man for fly-tipping in Newent.

Click & collect heading for £10 billion Image

Click & collect heading for £10 billion

The UK click-and-collect market is expected to grow to almost £10 billion by the year 2023, according to the latest research.

Firms ranked in UK’s fastest overseas sales growth list Image

Firms ranked in UK’s fastest overseas sales growth list

Four Gloucestershire firms have been listed in a league table ranking British firms in order of fastest-growing international sales.

Biggest construction company of 2019 named Image

Biggest construction company of 2019 named

The company which built Gloucester’s new transport hub, boasts the highest value orders for the start of 2019.

New headquarters approved for major county employer Image

New headquarters approved for major county employer

Plans have been approved which will allow one of Gloucester’s biggest employers to leave the city centre – and relocate in Brockworth.

Driver with no licence, no insurance, carrying a knife, failing to stop avoids jail Image

Driver with no licence, no insurance, carrying a knife, failing to stop avoids jail

Despite a catalogue of offences a 20-year-old Stroud motorist has avoided jail.

Prison for drunken burglar Image

Prison for drunken burglar

A drunken burglar had the nerve to cook and eat food in a house he was raiding in Cheltenham, a judge heard.

Steam railway chuffed after picking up national awards Image

Steam railway chuffed after picking up national awards

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has picked up two major accolades at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Youth worker named as leader of the future Image

Youth worker named as leader of the future

Young councillors of the future have put the officer behind Stroud Youth District Council in line for a national award.

Business achieves world first for construction industry Image

Business achieves world first for construction industry

A Gloucester firm has achieved an industry first by completing an expert qualification in fire safety.

Business confidence falls due to Brexit deadlock  Image

Business confidence falls due to Brexit deadlock

UK business confidence is continuing to fall, with construction and retail among the sectors feeling the least confident, according to a new report.

New development lifting spirits this Valentine’s weekend Image

New development lifting spirits this Valentine’s weekend

This Valentine's weekend, Newland Homes will be inviting home-hunters to come and fall in love with their Twyning Green development at their open weekend.

Chancellor asked for more money for further education in Gloucestershire Image

Chancellor asked for more money for further education in Gloucestershire

A principal of Gloucestershire’s biggest college and one of the county’s MP’s have asked the Chancellor for more money for further education.

£16m business park expansion revealed Image

£16m business park expansion revealed

Developers have announced plans for a major investment on a Gloucestershire business park.

Could horse flu unseat Cheltenham’s biggest week of the year? Image

Could horse flu unseat Cheltenham’s biggest week of the year?

It brings over a quarter of a million people to the racecourse every year and gives a £100 million boost to the local economy, but could this year’s Cheltenham Festival be under threat?

Golf business hits green target Image

Golf business hits green target

There is something fitting about a firm which specialises in golfing equipment hitting its green target.

Business expert: When writing is the best policy Image

Business expert: When writing is the best policy

Professional drafting of any legal agreement really is essential when dealing with any interest in land.

Country pub snapped up by Lucky Onion co-founder Image

Country pub snapped up by Lucky Onion co-founder

Lucky Onion group co-founder Sam Pearman has added the Swan at Ascott-under-Wychwood to his new Country Creatures venture.

Write yourself into history Image

Write yourself into history

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Gloucestershire’s biggest business news platform and associated marketing and PR agency.

Competition: Fast-growing retailer launches environmental charity Image

Competition: Fast-growing retailer launches environmental charity

A charity aiming to help clear Britain's beaches of plastics has been launched by one of Gloucestershire's retail success stories.

Mosque throws open its doors to residents Image

Mosque throws open its doors to residents

The Muslim community of Gloucester is pleased to welcome fellow Gloucestershire residents to visit their local mosque next month.

Record sales in nearly three decades for housebuilder Image

Record sales in nearly three decades for housebuilder

Gloucester based housebuilder bucks national trends by celebrating achieving the highest number of reservations in January since the business formed in 1991.

Fashion firm feathers the RSPB's nest to the tune of £100,000 Image

Fashion firm feathers the RSPB's nest to the tune of £100,000

A Gloucestershire-based business which has raised £100,000 for the RSPB has been revealed.

Shoplifter given suspended jail sentence and banned from shops Image

Shoplifter given suspended jail sentence and banned from shops

Man given suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to theft charges in Cirencester and breaching the terms of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Chancellor backs new Gloucestershire business school Image

Chancellor backs new Gloucestershire business school

If you are going to have a grand opening it is worth waiting until you have the right person for the job.

Second large-scale illegal drugs factory discovered Image

Second large-scale illegal drugs factory discovered

Yesterday we reported how police had discovered a ‘large scale’ illegal drugs factory in Cheltenham – now it is the turn of Gloucester to tarnish its name.

All aboard - and pick up your Christmas shopping Image

All aboard - and pick up your Christmas shopping

We all know how annoying it is when you miss a parcel delivery - or the delivery driver considers your dustbin a ‘safe place’. Now retail giant Amazon may have come up with a solution.

Construction firm tells staff ‘it is time to talk’ Image

Construction firm tells staff ‘it is time to talk’

When your boss invites the entire staff team in for a chat you could be forgiven for thinking the worst might be about to happen.

Trial date set for murder case Image

Trial date set for murder case

A date has been set for the trial of a Gloucester woman accused of murdering her son.

Superdry releases third quarter results Image

Superdry releases third quarter results

When a former owner is questioning your products choices the last thing you probably need is a set of results which could give him more ammunition.

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