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Scammers claiming to be police target Gloucester residents Image

Scammers claiming to be police target Gloucester residents

Residents in Gloucester are being warned that scammers claiming to be police officers are targeting people in the city.

Cabinet approve funding for more support for Gloucestershire victims of domestic abuse Image

Cabinet approve funding for more support for Gloucestershire victims of domestic abuse

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have granted Gloucestershire County Council funding to help the council meet new statutory duties arising from the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Sales dip for The Works Image

Sales dip for The Works

There are five The Works in the county, two in Gloucester and one each in Stroud, Stonehouse and Cheltenham.

Tesco and Aldi to donate millions of meals to children over summer holidays Image

Tesco and Aldi to donate millions of meals to children over summer holidays

Both Tesco and Aldi have pledged to donate three and one million meals respectively to children in low-income families over the course of the school summer holidays.

Punchline Talks – July 22 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – July 22 line-up revealed

This week's BiG interview is a little different than the norm.

Conman sentenced for defrauding public out of more than £12,000 Image

Conman sentenced for defrauding public out of more than £12,000

Serial conman fleeced more than £12,500 out of a disabled elderly man, a woman he met on a dating website - and his own parents!

Going up - how your car could actually be getting more valuable Image

Going up - how your car could actually be getting more valuable

For the first time ever the value of your car could actually be going up, Gloucestershire dealer Nick Broady of Avenue Cars, reveals.



CCTV appeal for shop robbery and theft in Gloucester Image

CCTV appeal for shop robbery and theft in Gloucester

Officers have released three CCTV images of a man they would like to identify in connection with a robbery and theft from a shop in Quedgeley.

Alder King expands planning team Image

Alder King expands planning team

Gloucester-based property consultancy Alder King has announced two new appointments to its planning team.

Dean Close adds new site to its growing nursery group Image

Dean Close adds new site to its growing nursery group

Cheltenham-based Dean Close Foundation has revealed the opening of its sixth 'Little Trees Nursery' this September, subject to Ofsted approval.

Brunsdon Insurance Brokers make charity commitment Image

Brunsdon Insurance Brokers make charity commitment

Gloucester based Brunsdon Insurance Brokers, are teaming up with The Pied Piper Appeal, Gloucestershire’s leading children’s charity.

Hardware store Wickes sees sales boost Image

Hardware store Wickes sees sales boost

Hardware store Wickes, with branches in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester, has reported strong sales in the first half of the year, with stores seeing brisk trade after the easing of Covid restrictions.

Netflix subscriber numbers slump in the second quarter Image

Netflix subscriber numbers slump in the second quarter

The company missed its growth forecast in the second quarter, predicting 1.75 million new subscribers but only reaching 1.54 million. This was far less than in 2020.

Minted: coinmakers return healthy profit from collectables Image

Minted: coinmakers return healthy profit from collectables

Sales of commemorative coins and a dramatic rise in millennials investing in digital savings drove up profits for The Royal Mint, based near Cardiff.

Pioneering GWSR volunteers recognised with 40th anniversary awards Image

Pioneering GWSR volunteers recognised with 40th anniversary awards

Yesterday (Tuesday, July 20) a dozen Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) volunteers gathered at Winchcombe station.

Man assaulted on canal path in Stroud Image

Man assaulted on canal path in Stroud

Two strangers attacked the victim on Friday night.

Cotswold radio station holding music marathon mayhem Image

Cotswold radio station holding music marathon mayhem

Radio Winchcombe is holding a music marathon on the weekend of the July 31st.

Strong outlook for UK hotels as investment volumes up 135 per cent year on year Image

Strong outlook for UK hotels as investment volumes up 135 per cent year on year

UK hotel investment volumes reached £1.7 billion in the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 135.2 per cent compared to the previous six-month.

Persistent beggar jailed after repeated ignoring injunction Image

Persistent beggar jailed after repeated ignoring injunction

Wayne Lamport had been causing anti-social behaviour in Cheltenham

Fire engulfed Complete Utilities vehicles in Maisemore Image

Fire engulfed Complete Utilities vehicles in Maisemore

Residents for miles around Maisemore saw puffs of smoke rising last night, Monday 19th July after a fire engulfed a few vehicles at Overton Farm, the site on which Complete Utilities runs from.

Gloucestershire firm Versarien sets a concrete first Image

Gloucestershire firm Versarien sets a concrete first

Gloucestershire innovation firm Versarien has delivered another first with the delivery of its revolutionary graphene-enhanced concrete for a resdiential development.

Gloucestershire firm aims for air speed record Image

Gloucestershire firm aims for air speed record

A pioneering Gloucestershire firm is aiming to take air flight to the next level with its electric aircraft, setting its sights on a new air speed record.

Views sought for regeneration of Cheltenham industrial estate Image

Views sought for regeneration of Cheltenham industrial estate

Residents and businesses near Lansdown Industrial Estate in Cheltenham are being asked for their views on regenerating the northern part of the site.

Government cracking down on fake online reviews Image

Government cracking down on fake online reviews

Companies that try to trick customers into spending more through enticing other online users to make fake reviews of products will see higher fines.

Retail warehouses overtake supermarkets with £1bn invested in first half of 2021 Image

Retail warehouses overtake supermarkets with £1bn invested in first half of 2021

Retail warehouses have emerged as the most attractive retail sector asset for investors in the first half of 2021.

GWSR recognises restoration pioneers - 40 years on Image

GWSR recognises restoration pioneers - 40 years on

A special ceremony is taking place today (Tuesday, July 20) at Winchcombe station to mark the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR). 

PCC’s new deputy steps up to tackle anti-social behaviour Image

PCC’s new deputy steps up to tackle anti-social behaviour

Nick Evans plans on setting an approach to tackle anti-social behaviour, as the UK’s first ever Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness week begins today.

Gloucester Quays MD is key webinar speaker Image

Gloucester Quays MD is key webinar speaker

Jason Pullen, a consultant to Peel, the developers who announced the sale of Gloucester Quays for a £105 million price tag, is one of the key speakers at a special business webinar.

Gloucestershire County Council repairing roads melting in the heatwave Image

Gloucestershire County Council repairing roads melting in the heatwave

The surface dressing on Gloucestershire’s roads have deteriorated following the recent high temperatures.

Deceased organ donation on the up at Gloucestershire hospitals Image

Deceased organ donation on the up at Gloucestershire hospitals

New figures reveal there were nine deceased organ donors at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital last year.

Zoom multibillion dollar deal bets on homeworking Image

Zoom multibillion dollar deal bets on homeworking

The videoconferencing platform Zoom signals a future direction by announcing the purchase of Five9, a cloud-based call centre software company, in a multibillion-pound deal.


Team appointed for Gloucester Debenhams university campus project Image

Team appointed for Gloucester Debenhams university campus project

The University of Gloucestershire has appointed a team to turn the former Debenhams store into a city centre campus.


Gloucestershire insurance firm appoints new non-executive director Image

Gloucestershire insurance firm appoints new non-executive director

Specialist financial services group Ecclesiastical has appointed Rita Bajaj as a non-executive director, effective from 15 July 2021.

Survey shows face masks still popular as nation faces 'pingdemic' Image

Survey shows face masks still popular as nation faces 'pingdemic'

Freedom Day sees the PM self isolating, a survey showing almost two thirds of adults want to carry on wearing face masks and the nation in the grips of a 'pingdemic'.



Police appeal after two-vehicle collision in Andoversford Image

Police appeal after two-vehicle collision in Andoversford

The incident happened on Thursday 15 July at around 12.25pm at the junction of the A436 and Gloucester Road, near to the Kilkeney Inn Pub.

Campaign urges: Get behind Gloucestershire hidden gems Image

Campaign urges: Get behind Gloucestershire hidden gems

Gloucestershire cafes, restaurants and night-time venues are the focus of a new campaign launched today to help raise the profile of small firms as the country reopens from Covid restrictions.







Police investigate rogue traders in Stroud Image

Police investigate rogue traders in Stroud

Police are investigating after reports of three men believed to be attempting to scam residents in Stroud.

Morrisons to trial shops with no tills Image

Morrisons to trial shops with no tills

After Amazon launched its Fresh stores, the UK’s fourth most popular supermarket chain is trialling shops with no checkouts.

Lipsticks selling in high numbers as women prepare for nights out after Freedom Day Image

Lipsticks selling in high numbers as women prepare for nights out after Freedom Day

Lipsticks are said to be ‘flying off the shelves’ as there has been a 61% increase in the variety of colours of lipsticks bought in the second quarter of the year compared with the first.

Business leaders of the future get money badge Image

Business leaders of the future get money badge

Future business leaders from as young as six years old will learn more about money with a new badge.

Cheltenham firm receives £700k investment to boost cyber growth across the UK Image

Cheltenham firm receives £700k investment to boost cyber growth across the UK

Cyber businesses across the country are set to benefit from a £700,000 fund to help develop people's skills, collaborate and break down local barriers to growth.

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