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Has your pet got talent? Image

Has your pet got talent?

Proud pet owners are being urged to enter their talented pooches, clever cats and photogenic rabbits, into National Star's first ever virtual pet show.

Membership and income up at Cirencester Friendly Image

Membership and income up at Cirencester Friendly

A county-based income protection organisation saw membership and income rise during 2019, according to its annual report.

GE Aviation awarded £579million for engine production Image

GE Aviation awarded £579million for engine production

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by the US Air Force.

Officers appeal for witnesses to dangerous driving Image

Officers appeal for witnesses to dangerous driving

Officers in the Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses following an incident of dangerous driving.

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision in Chipping Campden Image

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision in Chipping Campden

Police were called to a serious single vehicle collision in Chipping Campden.

No walls in the way of construction work until 9pm Image

No walls in the way of construction work until 9pm

Councils have been urged to allow requests from contractors to work longer hours as they work to lay foundations for a relaunched construction industry.

In Pictures: Next phase of Bakers Quay gathers pace Image

In Pictures: Next phase of Bakers Quay gathers pace

Unsafe sections of a Gloucester Docks warehouse have been demolished in recent weeks, to make space a £20million redevelopment.

BuzzFeed cuts UK news operation Image

BuzzFeed cuts UK news operation

BuzzFeed has become the latest media outlet to feel the pinch of falling advertising revenues.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucester schoolboy 3D prints PPE for key workers Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucester schoolboy 3D prints PPE for key workers

One Gloucester schoolboy has been running his 3D printer at home for 12 hours a day, seven days a week to produce much needed PPE for those in need.

Rainbow Day marks anniversary for vital hub Image

Rainbow Day marks anniversary for vital hub

Staff at Gloucestershire's two main hospitals have introduced a bit of colour into their day to mark an anniversary.

Big county employer gives upbeat trading statement Image

Big county employer gives upbeat trading statement

Coronavirus hasn’t been all doom and gloom for one of the county’s largest employers, Spirax Sarco, which has its headquarters in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire accountants offer free coaching to help your business through the crisis Image

Gloucestershire accountants offer free coaching to help your business through the crisis

Randall & Payne are offering peer-to-peer workshops for business leaders and free complimentary online courses for anyone wishing to improve their skills during this time.

Two men in custody for dealing drugs worth £400,000 Image

Two men in custody for dealing drugs worth £400,000

The two men have admitted dealing in cocaine.

Open for Business: Cullimore Group heading back out on the road Image

Open for Business: Cullimore Group heading back out on the road

Cullimore trucks are set to become a familiar site on Gloucestershire's roads once again as the haulage and aggregate extraction firm prepares for a phased return to work.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Festival fans raise nearly £3k for hospitals charity Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Festival fans raise nearly £3k for hospitals charity

After the cancellation of a Gloucestershire festival due to COVID-19, organisers set out to lift the spirits of fans and look onwards and upwards to next year's event.

Retail landlords say coronavirus will cause permanent changes Image

Retail landlords say coronavirus will cause permanent changes

Nearly one in eight retail property owners (79 per cent), who own more than 120million sq ft of UK retail space, believe COVID-19 will bring permanent changes to how retail property is leased.

Safety warning as country heads back to work Image

Safety warning as country heads back to work

England is starting to head back to work today with updated government coronavirus guidelines urging people who cannot work from home to return.

£14,000 worth of garden equipment stolen from maintenance business Image

£14,000 worth of garden equipment stolen from maintenance business

A burglar 'trashed' a Stroud man's garden maintenance business by stealing more than £14,000 worth of equipment from storage units.

Council approves funding to essential local charity  Image

Council approves funding to essential local charity

Cotswold District Council has approved £15,000 in grant funding to a Cirencester charity supporting vulnerable older people, families and unemployed people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twitter tells staff they can work at home forever Image

Twitter tells staff they can work at home forever

Gloucestershire company believes social media giant could be the first of many to change the way it works.

Applications open for self-employed grants Image

Applications open for self-employed grants

Self-employed people who have missed out on other government support during the coronavirus scheme can apply for grants from today.

Enjoy an evening with Michael Morpurgo Image

Enjoy an evening with Michael Morpurgo

The Barn Theatre have announced that they will stream an exclusive question and answer session with internationally best-selling author Michael Morpurgo this Saturday.

Plans for new Cheltenham school to be considered Image

Plans for new Cheltenham school to be considered

The county council will put forward its proposal for the new Cheltenham secondary school in Leckhampton at its planning committee tomorrow.

Chief constable thanks PCC for 'thriving hub' as Lydney Police Station re-opens Image

Chief constable thanks PCC for 'thriving hub' as Lydney Police Station re-opens

After years of careful planning, Lydney Police Station is open again, providing a more substantial police presence in the Forest of Dean.

Property market back in business as restrictions lifted Image

Property market back in business as restrictions lifted

Property viewings, removal firms and conveyancing can all resume in England from today as the Government relaxes coronavirus restrictions.

Furlough scheme extended for further four months Image

Furlough scheme extended for further four months

The Government has extended its furloughing scheme for workers until the end of October.

Opinion: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is hugely successful but how will it end? Image

Opinion: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is hugely successful but how will it end?

Business West director of policy Matt Griffith looks at the crucial next chapter for the furlough scheme.

Start date revealed for construction of new Gloucestershire business and retail park Image

Start date revealed for construction of new Gloucestershire business and retail park

A planning statement submitted to Cheltenham Borough Council has revealed when work will start on a site off Grovefield Way in Cheltenham.

Renishaw scales up precision product range Image

Renishaw scales up precision product range

Renishaw has added another precision scale to its range of products.

Coronavirus: How to prepare your business to return safely Image

Coronavirus: How to prepare your business to return safely

Guidance from the Government designed to make workplaces as safe as possible has been described as "an important first step".

Pubs want financial help to follow guidance Image

Pubs want financial help to follow guidance

Greater clarity on when we might be able to pop down the local for a pint has been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association - but with a call for further financial support.

Cirencester business calls for eScooter rules to be clarified Image

Cirencester business calls for eScooter rules to be clarified

A leading Gloucestershire eMobility retailer has welcomed news that 'independent sustainable transport' will be prioritised as the current restrictions are gradually lifted.

Supermarkets cut petrol prices to below £1 a litre Image

Supermarkets cut petrol prices to below £1 a litre

Three of the UK’s big four supermarkets have cut petrol prices, following the collapse in the global oil market.

Bikes stolen from NHS workers in Gloucester Image

Bikes stolen from NHS workers in Gloucester

Three bikes belonging to NHS workers have been stolen from hospital grounds at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Cotswold Canals Trust needs help to stay afloat Image

Cotswold Canals Trust needs help to stay afloat

The Cotswold Canals Trust is heading for a funding collapse during the coronavirus lockdow

Lidl set to play Amazon at its own game Image

Lidl set to play Amazon at its own game

The parent company of discount supermarket Lidl is taking on Amazon by launching its own cloud computing service for third party retailers.

Burger King and Starbucks to reopen first branches Image

Burger King and Starbucks to reopen first branches

Branches of Burger King and Starbucks will reopen this week as the UK starts to slowly ease out of lockdown.

Morrisons sales boosted by lockdown  Image

Morrisons sales boosted by lockdown

Morrisons has reported a 5.7 per cent rise in sales for the last quarter, with demand boosted by the coronavirus lockdown.

Changes to furlough scheme

Changes to furlough scheme "will protect thousands" of firms

Fresh government guidance on how firms can safely return to work has been welcomed as a step forward by the Federation of Small Businesses.

McCarthy & Stone CFO steps down Image

McCarthy & Stone CFO steps down

McCarthy & Stone, developer of retirement communities including Llanthony Place at Gloucester Docks, has announced Rowan Baker will step down as chief financial officer (CFO).

Gloucestershire businesses warned that cleanliness of premises has to be a top priority Image

Gloucestershire businesses warned that cleanliness of premises has to be a top priority

The boss of cleaning company Simple Hygiene Solutions has warned businesses not to rush back into their offices when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

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