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Air ambulance charity unveils new critical care vehicle Image

Air ambulance charity unveils new critical care vehicle

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has unveiled a new critical care car which will allow them to reach more critically ill patients across the region.

Mabey Bridge welcomes HS2 chief to Gloucestershire factory Image

Mabey Bridge welcomes HS2 chief to Gloucestershire factory

A Gloucestershire business playing its part in Britain’s largest infrastructure project has received a visit from the man heading up the scheme.

Plans for flagship Dobbies garden centre take step forward Image

Plans for flagship Dobbies garden centre take step forward

Proposals for the new flagship garden centre near Tewkesbury have taken an important step forward.

Bruton Knowles strengthens Gloucester team with key promotion Image

Bruton Knowles strengthens Gloucester team with key promotion

Gloucester-based property consultancy, Bruton Knowles has announced a key promotion within its Land Development and Planning team.

Gloucester man banned from restaurants after failing to pay for meals Image

Gloucester man banned from restaurants after failing to pay for meals

A Gloucester man has been jailed and banned from entering restaurants across the county.

New data reveals firms’ concerns over Brexit  Image

New data reveals firms’ concerns over Brexit

Three in four businesses are concerned about a further economic shock arising from a non-negotiated exit from the EU, the UK’s biggest trading partner, according to a new survey from the CBI.

Post-lockdown sales soar at ScS Image

Post-lockdown sales soar at ScS

Furniture retailer ScS has experienced orders returning to almost the same level as they were at before the coronavirus crisis.

New cycle lane coming to Gloucester Image

New cycle lane coming to Gloucester

Gloucestershire County Council will be installing a new cycle lane in Gloucester from Monday, creating a link between Longlevens and the city centre, hospital and railway station.

Law ensures full redundancy payment for furloughed workers Image

Law ensures full redundancy payment for furloughed workers

Unions have welcomed the announcement that furloughed workers who lose their jobs must receive redundancy based on their full wages - but called on the Government to concentrate on limiting job losses.

Man arrested in connection with sexual assaults in Cheltenham  Image

Man arrested in connection with sexual assaults in Cheltenham

Officers from the Response and Neighbourhood Policing teams made the arrest following information provided by the public.

Next struggles to return to normal  Image

Next struggles to return to normal

Fashion and homewares retailer Next recorded a 28 per cent fall in full price sales in the second quarter, as it struggled to recover sales post-lockdown.

Cheltenham man fined £417 for littering Image

Cheltenham man fined £417 for littering

A Cheltenham man has been prosecuted in Cheltenham Magistrates Court for littering and fined a total of £417 after being seen dropping the remains of a cigarette on the ground.

VAT change would help out to drink out Image

VAT change would help out to drink out

The Government has been urged to extend its VAT cut on food in pubs to include beer.

Ivy manager joins Pied Piper as Trustee Image

Ivy manager joins Pied Piper as Trustee

A well known figure on the Cheltenham scene is the newest member of Pied Piper’s Board of Trustees.

Call for action to prevent rise in vacant shops Image

Call for action to prevent rise in vacant shops

A leading retail trade association has called on the Government to ensure small shops are not left with "unpayable debts" after a further rise in the number of vacant premises.

Tui to shut high street travel agent stores Image

Tui to shut high street travel agent stores

Holiday firm Tui is set to close 166 of its high street stores in the UK and Ireland, affecting up to 900 jobs.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 31 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 31

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

ProCook signs lease on new 56,000 sq ft unit at Gloucestershire business park Image

ProCook signs lease on new 56,000 sq ft unit at Gloucestershire business park

Developer St. Modwen has secured a deal to bring multi-channel cookware specialist ProCook to St. Modwen Park in Gloucester.

New chief executive for Cheltenham luxury travel firm Image

New chief executive for Cheltenham luxury travel firm

Michael Wale has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of Cheltenham headquartered Abercrombie & Kent Group.

Redundancy threat for Waterstones Image

Redundancy threat for Waterstones

Book chain Waterstones is to make a number of staff at its London Piccadilly head office redundant, as it recovers from the impact of lockdown.

Joint speed safety operation in the Cotswolds was a success Image

Joint speed safety operation in the Cotswolds was a success

The joint speeding and road safety operation with West Mercia Police resulted in more than 30 drivers being spoken to.

Results revealed for Forest of Dean cycling and walking survey Image

Results revealed for Forest of Dean cycling and walking survey

The council has now revealed that they received 249 responses from a cross-section of the community.

Jobs at risk at Pizza Hut Image

Jobs at risk at Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is the latest restaurant chain to hire advisers to look into the possibility of an insolvency agreement, which could mean significant job losses.

Primark sets up in-store recycling scheme  Image

Primark sets up in-store recycling scheme

Primark customers can now recycle any brand of clothes, textiles, shoes and bags at stores across the UK.

New £200,000 sports facilities for Prestbury  Image

New £200,000 sports facilities for Prestbury

Work has finished on new sports and exercise facilities for the village of Prestbury in Cheltenham.

Join the Heart of Longfield Fund to help your local hospice Image

Join the Heart of Longfield Fund to help your local hospice

Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton has been there every day for people in Gloucestershire during lockdown, offering support to patients, carers and their loved ones when they need it most.

Stroud pub worker banned from driving for a year Image

Stroud pub worker banned from driving for a year

A 38-YEAR-old Stroud pub worker who crashed his car into a lamppost after drinking and taking drugs has been banned from driving for a year.

City’s future under threat from unitary council plan Image

City’s future under threat from unitary council plan

Two thousand years of history should be protected, if the government pushes ahead with plans to reorganise local government, according to the Liberal Democrats.

University of Gloucestershire recruits two new lecturers Image

University of Gloucestershire recruits two new lecturers

The University of Gloucestershire has recruited two experienced journalists who once worked together in the same newsroom to teach the next generation of media professionals.

Update on coronavirus mobile testing unit locations Image

Update on coronavirus mobile testing unit locations

An important part of 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.

Former Stroud vicarage on the market for £1.5m Image

Former Stroud vicarage on the market for £1.5m

The Grade II-listed 'Old Vicarage' is on the market with Cirencester-based Knight Frank for £1.5million.

County company boosts sales by over 500 per cent since March  Image

County company boosts sales by over 500 per cent since March

A producer and distributor of infection control products based in Huntley in the Forest of Dean has reported a 533 per cent boost in sales since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eat Out to Help Out - look for the logo Image

Eat Out to Help Out - look for the logo

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme - and a new official government online finder is available to help diners locate them.

Majestic to open new stores under plans for post-lockdown growth Image

Majestic to open new stores under plans for post-lockdown growth

With branches in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester, the specialist wine retailer has confirmed plans for future growth.

Pressure mounts as barometer dips further Image

Pressure mounts as barometer dips further

Business confidence across the South West has continued to fall during July, according to the latest survey from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Card Factory sales exceed expectations  Image

Card Factory sales exceed expectations

Despite an expected fall, sales at greetings card retailer Card Factory were above expectations, following the reopening of stores last month.

Appeal to be alert following vehicle and garage break ins around Tewkesbury area Image

Appeal to be alert following vehicle and garage break ins around Tewkesbury area

Officers are asking residents to please be vigilant following a recent rise in vehicle and shed/garage breaks in the Tewkesbury area.

Profits leap at Games Workshop Image

Profits leap at Games Workshop

Profits at Games Workshop, the maker of fantasy war game miniatures, were up 10 per cent, despite the shutdown of the entire business for six weeks due to the coronavirus crisis.

Sales fall at Travis Perkins Image

Sales fall at Travis Perkins

Sales at Travis Perkins were down 20 per cent for the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

Coronavirus cases rise at Avonmouth site Image

Coronavirus cases rise at Avonmouth site

Twenty-eight workers have now tested positive for Covid-19 at a concrete-making plant in Avonmouth.

Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub is officially ‘Good to Go’ Image

Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub is officially ‘Good to Go’

From Tuesday 4 August, visitors will be able to pre-book an appointment to access the unique collections on offer.

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