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Cheltenham store worker left traumatised by attempted robbery Image

Cheltenham store worker left traumatised by attempted robbery

A Cheltenham store worker has been left traumatised by a would-be robber who grabbed her arm and demanded money from her till.

City breathes easy during lockdown  Image

City breathes easy during lockdown

Air quality in Gloucester improved dramatically during coronavirus lockdown, says Gloucester City Council.

Council approves next step in vital junction 10 changes Image

Council approves next step in vital junction 10 changes

Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) could be made to ensure a £219m upgrade to M5 junction 10 can go ahead.

Awards nod for specialist contractor  Image

Awards nod for specialist contractor

A specialist county contractor has been shortlisted for five awards at this year’s Brownfield Briefing Awards.

Magnum sales turn up the heat for Unilever Image

Magnum sales turn up the heat for Unilever

The sales of ice cream made in Gloucester helped Unilever post a four per cent climb in pre-tax profits across the first half of the year.

Council streamlines process as outdoor application law passed Image

Council streamlines process as outdoor application law passed

Cotswold District Council has launched its streamlined application process to allow restaurants, pubs and cafes to place tables and chairs outside.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 24 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 24

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

Dunkerton's vision for Superdry backed by investors Image

Dunkerton's vision for Superdry backed by investors

Investment firm Gatemore Capital Management said it is supportive of Julian Dunkerton's vision for Superdry after buying a stake in the fashion retailer.

New president lands in top role at Dowty Propellors Image

New president lands in top role at Dowty Propellors

Dowty Propellors has appointed Henry Johnson as its new president to succeed Oliver Towers at the top of the Brockworth-based aviation

Mears restructure will lead to job losses Image

Mears restructure will lead to job losses

Mears Group has warned of job losses by the end of the year after reporting a projected loss for the first six months of the year.

Make the most of new apprenticeship incentive payments available to employers Image

Make the most of new apprenticeship incentive payments available to employers

Gloucestershire College is relying on local businesses to help support the county's next generation of talent through apprenticeship opportunities.

Gloucestershire garden products business sees lockdown sales soar Image

Gloucestershire garden products business sees lockdown sales soar

Gloucestershire-based garden products retailer Wildlife World has seen a 400 per cent increase in online sales compared to this time last year, after securing a six-figure loan from Lloyds Bank.

Richard Graham plans job fair to help Gloucestershire lift off Image

Richard Graham plans job fair to help Gloucestershire lift off

Gloucester MP Richard Graham will host a jobs fair at Kingsholm as part of a drive to tackle the rising post-coronavirus employment crisis.

United Gloucestershire needed to save hospitality Image

United Gloucestershire needed to save hospitality

Councils across Gloucestershire have been urged to unite in the fight to save hospitality jobs across the county.

Sue Ryder faces huge coronavirus funding gap Image

Sue Ryder faces huge coronavirus funding gap

With fundraising activities stopped for the foreseeable future and the prospect of a tough winter to come, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is calling on local people to help.

Cheltenham film fans at the drive-in Image

Cheltenham film fans at the drive-in

Football fans will be replaced with film buffs as Cheltenham Town becomes the home of a drive-in cinema next month.

Gloucestershire take to the skies for anniversary season Image

Gloucestershire take to the skies for anniversary season

The domestic cricket season may not have lift-off until next month, but Gloucestershire are not waiting to get delayed 150th anniversary celebrations off the ground.

Pied Piper opens pop up charity shop in Cheltenham Image

Pied Piper opens pop up charity shop in Cheltenham

The children's charity are opening their latest charity shop today above a men's tailor on Regent Street.

Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Cheltenham  Image

Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Cheltenham

A 20 year old was arrested following the discovery of class A and B drugs

Appeal for witnesses to vandalism at public toilets in Tewkesbury Image

Appeal for witnesses to vandalism at public toilets in Tewkesbury

Officers in Tewkesbury are appealing for information as the public toilets at the Spring Gardens car park on Oldbury Road have been vandalised.

Man arrested on suspicion of the theft of lead from a roof in Gloucester Image

Man arrested on suspicion of the theft of lead from a roof in Gloucester

Police arrested a man on suspicion of the theft of lead after a member of the public reported hearing crashing coming from a neighbouring roof.

Phil Vickery serves up surprise for Gloucester fans Image

Phil Vickery serves up surprise for Gloucester fans

Former Gloucester rugby captain Phil Vickery took time out from preparing to open his new restaurant in Cheltenham to surprise Cherry and Whites fans who had helped others during the coronavirus pandemic.

£100k school streets trial agreed for Gloucestershire Image

£100k school streets trial agreed for Gloucestershire

Three Gloucestershire primary schools will ban vehicles from near the school gates as part of a trial scheme agreed by senior councillors.

Council welcomes Armed Forces census change Image

Council welcomes Armed Forces census change

Gloucestershire County Council is delighted that the government has announced the 2021 census will now include a question to provide information on whether someone has served in HM Armed Forces.

Blackfinch completes solar farm deal Image

Blackfinch completes solar farm deal

A Gloucester-based energy firm has signed the contract for its first subsidy-free development with a solar farm in North Wales.

Ultrafast broadband transforms Gloucestershire business park Image

Ultrafast broadband transforms Gloucestershire business park

The Hawthorns Business Centre in Staunton can now access faster broadband as a result of an infrastructure upgrade by the Glide network.

Phil Vickery opens doors on Cheltenham restaurant Image

Phil Vickery opens doors on Cheltenham restaurant

He has achieved plenty of sporting dreams and now Rugby World Cup winner Phil Vickery has achieved another ambition - opening his own restaurant.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Nearly 10,000 people supported by telephone service Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Nearly 10,000 people supported by telephone service

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health services joined forces to help GP surgeries support and care for their most vulnerable residents.

LinkedIn make cuts as job market shrinks Image

LinkedIn make cuts as job market shrinks

LinkedIn is cutting around 960 jobs after feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the number of firms recruiting staff.

The Wurzels to star at Cotswold Cider Festival Image

The Wurzels to star at Cotswold Cider Festival

Cotswold Cider Festival has announced that The Wurzels will be returning to the popular Spring event in Cirencester next April.

The Works on the lookout for more stores Image

The Works on the lookout for more stores

Bucking the retail trend for moving more business online, discount retailer The Works has appointed property consultants to help it expand its store estate across the UK.

Cheltenham Literature Festival goes online Image

Cheltenham Literature Festival goes online

October would normally see thousands flock to Cheltenham to catch a glimpse of the great and good in international literature.

Woman fraudulently claimed £47,785 in benefits despite working full time Image

Woman fraudulently claimed £47,785 in benefits despite working full time

She claimed benefits because she was 'severely disabled and could walk only a few metres' - but in fact she was working full time as a carer.

Outlook looking sunny for B&Q Image

Outlook looking sunny for B&Q

B&Q owner Kingfisher has bumped up its profit forecast after a surge in demand during lockdown continued into the summer, thanks to good weather.

County lines drug dealer jailed for three years Image

County lines drug dealer jailed for three years

A 'county lines' drug dealer who peddled heroin and cocaine in Gloucester was jailed for three years yesterday - while a search continues for his alleged accomplice, who has gone on the run.

Covid-19 hits Matalan hard Image

Covid-19 hits Matalan hard

Discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan saw sales plunge by over 70 per cent, as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire PCC welcomes government review into position Image

Gloucestershire PCC welcomes government review into position

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl has welcomed a Home Office review into the role.

Unclear road ahead prevents Stagecoach forecast Image

Unclear road ahead prevents Stagecoach forecast

Stagecoach said it is unable to make a profit forecast due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport.

Renishaw predicts increase in revenue Image

Renishaw predicts increase in revenue

Renishaw has raised its revenue estimates, despite downgrading its annual statutory pre-tax profit forecast.

Major Gloucester commuter route to close for repairs Image

Major Gloucester commuter route to close for repairs

The A417 Barnwood Link road will need to be closed later this month to allow for repairs to a tunnel where the Horsbere Brook flows under the road.

Green spaces protected as Cheltenham Plan approved Image

Green spaces protected as Cheltenham Plan approved

Green spaces have been protected after Cheltenham Borough Council approved a housing plan for the area.

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