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Union: GE job losses due to lack of support Image

Union: GE job losses due to lack of support

The announcement that GE Aviation is to make 142 workers redundant at its Bishop’s Cleeve factory is the latest blow to the region’s aerospace sector.

Hair salons in crisis as clients embrace the natural look Image

Hair salons in crisis as clients embrace the natural look

Hair salons have seen a huge fall in customers in recent months, according to the latest figures from the National Hair and Beauty Federation.

Three tier lockdown to be announced today Image

Three tier lockdown to be announced today

The prime minister is to announce a three-tier lockdown system in the House of Commons today (Mon 12th October), with a news briefing at 6pm.

Serious collision in the Cotswolds Image

Serious collision in the Cotswolds

Four people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in the Cotswolds and police are appealing for witnesses.

Insurer offers mental health support for Gloucester employees during pandemic Image

Insurer offers mental health support for Gloucester employees during pandemic

As continued lockdown restrictions put the topic of mental health even more firmly in the spotlight, one Brockworth-based employer is going the extra mile to support its employees.

New industrial units for Cheltenham's Enterprise Centre Image

New industrial units for Cheltenham's Enterprise Centre

Three new light industrial units have now been fully let at Enterprise Way in Cheltenham.

Tewkesbury confirms 2030 carbon neutral plan Image

Tewkesbury confirms 2030 carbon neutral plan

Tewkesbury Borough Council has produced a 10-year action plan with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

'The Folk' set to stage two special events in Gloucester Image

'The Folk' set to stage two special events in Gloucester

Two special events are being lined up this autumn at The Folk of Gloucester, the historic Tudor building in Westgate Street.

Poundland snaps up frozen food specialist Image

Poundland snaps up frozen food specialist

Discount retailer, Poundland, has acquired frozen food specialist Fulton Foods, as it looks to expand its food range.

Queen’s birthday honours celebrates great and good of county Image

Queen’s birthday honours celebrates great and good of county

Familiar Gloucestershire names, along with some who are less well-known, have been celebrated in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Ten charities to receive share of £500,000 as part of Movement for Good awards Image

Ten charities to receive share of £500,000 as part of Movement for Good awards

Ten charitable causes from across the UK have each been selected for a £50,000 gift, as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Movement for Good awards.

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey visits Cheltenham Image

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey visits Cheltenham

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey visited Cheltenham on Friday as part of his national listening tour.

Three year ban from Stroud retail premises for local shoplifter Image

Three year ban from Stroud retail premises for local shoplifter

A three year criminal behaviour order has been made against a Stroud woman who has been caught shoplifting a dozen times this year.

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020 Image

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020

Gloucestershire is going green and we feel this is the perfect time to celebrate that in the Green Issue of the Punchline magazine.

Punchline Talks: Jason Pullen, managing director at Lifestyle Outlets Image

Punchline Talks: Jason Pullen, managing director at Lifestyle Outlets

Punchline kicks off its latest video series, Punchline Talks, where we chat with the figureheads of the Gloucestershire business community.

Punchline Talks: Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats Image

Punchline Talks: Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats

In the second instalment of Punchline Talks, Punchline editor Mark Owen chats to the leader of the Liberal Democrats as he visits businesses in Cheltenham.

Chancellor extends support scheme for lockdown closures Image

Chancellor extends support scheme for lockdown closures

Employees at businesses legally required to shut down by increased coronavirus restrictions will have two-thirds of their wages paid by an extension to the Job Support Scheme.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 9 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 9

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

Gloucestershire bodies earn share of £67m heritage fund Image

Gloucestershire bodies earn share of £67m heritage fund

Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Clearwell Caves are among heritage organisations and venues who have received a share of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Police training centre opened with virtual message Image

Police training centre opened with virtual message

Home Secretary Priti Patel paid tribute to the next generation of Gloucestershire police officers at the opening of the force's new training centre at Berkeley.

Gloucester Quays sales give reasons for optimism Image

Gloucester Quays sales give reasons for optimism

Gloucester Quays outperformed retail figures across the country in August with trading up by more than 40 per cent on pre-Covid levels.

Minister throws virtual weight behind Institute of Technology Image

Minister throws virtual weight behind Institute of Technology

The West of England Institute of Technology - which will fund facilities at Gloucestershire College - has been opened virtually by Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan.

Newland Homes secures development opportunity at former Stroud industrial estate Image

Newland Homes secures development opportunity at former Stroud industrial estate

Newland Homes secures further development opportunity at former industrial estate in Stroud.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill on the brink of collapse Image

Edinburgh Woollen Mill on the brink of collapse

Also owner of Peacocks and Jaeger, Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has filed a notice to appoint administrators.

Planning application submitted for Ashchurch bridge Image

Planning application submitted for Ashchurch bridge

The project to build a new road bridge over the railway in Ashchurch, a crucial part of the new Tewkesbury Garden Town, has progressed a stage further this week.

Gloucester firm wins award for creating charity base Image

Gloucester firm wins award for creating charity base

The conversion and extension of a property for the Barnwood Trust charity has been awarded the best small commercial project at the Local Authority Building Control West of England Awards.

Kevin Stadium among innocent ideas for Forest Green Image

Kevin Stadium among innocent ideas for Forest Green

Forest Green Rovers have announced the final nominations for the club stadium's new name after a sponsorship deal with innocent drinks - with one surprise contender.

HSBC staff raise more than £12,000 for Gloucestershire hospice  Image

HSBC staff raise more than £12,000 for Gloucestershire hospice

This Hospice Care Week, big hearted HSBC UK employees in Gloucestershire have announced they've raised more than £12,000 for a local hospice charity.

Ethical gifting company branches out into the business market Image

Ethical gifting company branches out into the business market

A Cheltenham company which started out by delivering wrapped Christmas stockings to time-poor parents, is branching out into the business market in time for Christmas.

Trio sentenced after pleading guilty to selling illegal tobacco Image

Trio sentenced after pleading guilty to selling illegal tobacco

Three people have been convicted of selling illegal tobacco from a shop in Gloucester.

Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded recovery funding Image

Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded recovery funding

Cotswolds Tourism has been awarded funding from VisitEngland for its successful Uncover the Cotswolds project.

Recycling firm invests £835,000 in helping the South West go green Image

Recycling firm invests £835,000 in helping the South West go green

Keenan Recycling is investing £835,000 in new depots across the South West of England.

Tewkesbury keeps Mop Fair charter alive Image

Tewkesbury keeps Mop Fair charter alive

The Royal Charter for Tewkesbury's Mop Fair, which dates back to 1610, will be kept alive on its traditional date - despite the enforced cancellation due to coronavirus.

Developers open The Forum for debate Image

Developers open The Forum for debate

The public is being asked to share views on The Forum development which forms part of the King's Quarter regeneration scheme in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week  Image

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020 Image

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020

Gloucestershire is going green and we feel this is the perfect time to celebrate that in the Green Issue of the Punchline magazine.

Gardners add town centre shop to garages Image

Gardners add town centre shop to garages

A family retail firm is moving on to its next generation - both in terms of personnel and its latest premises.

Gloucester at heart of Securitas expansion plans Image

Gloucester at heart of Securitas expansion plans

Securitas, the security services provider which bought Gloucester's Allcooper Group last year, has unveiled plans to double its global electronic security business by 2023.

Every crime matters at the heart of PCC plan Image

Every crime matters at the heart of PCC plan

The belief that ‘every crime matters, every contact counts’ is at the heart of the updated Police and Crime Plan for Gloucestershire.

Cavendish House owners warn of closure without rates change Image

Cavendish House owners warn of closure without rates change

The future of Cheltenham's Cavendish House has been cast into doubt with a fresh warning that House of Fraser shops could be forced to shut.

Hinkley Point C reaches major milestone Image

Hinkley Point C reaches major milestone

Balfour Beatty and EDF Energy have celebrated a major milestone at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

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