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Budget fashion range rolled out nationwide Image

Budget fashion range rolled out nationwide

Poundland is extending its Pep&Co budget fashion range to over 500 stores nationwide to pile on the pressure on the likes of Primark.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in May Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in May

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in May.

The new name for Merrywalks Shopping Centre has been revealed Image

The new name for Merrywalks Shopping Centre has been revealed

The winner has been chosen after a competition by primary school children to pick a new name for the shopping centre in the centre of Stroud

It started in a small Gloucester office – and has just made £25 million of profit Image

It started in a small Gloucester office – and has just made £25 million of profit

When it started just over a decade ago - two people in a small office in Gloucester - few would have predicted gross profits would pass £25 million.

Fire destroys building at Cotswold industrial estate Image

Fire destroys building at Cotswold industrial estate

An investigation has been launched into the fire that destroyed a portable building and damaged an articulated lorry.

Revenue down at major engineering firm Image

Revenue down at major engineering firm

A business employing hundreds in Gloucestershire and dedicated to serving the ever-changing motor industry, has reported a fall in world-wide revenues of 11 per cent.

Calls for safety regulations after electrocution kills Cirencester professor Image

Calls for safety regulations after electrocution kills Cirencester professor

A coroner has voiced her concern at the lack of electrical safety checks on rented properties after hearing how a respected university lecturer was electrocuted by a faulty immersion heater at his Cotswold farmhouse home.

Cirencester celebrates the best of beers Image

Cirencester celebrates the best of beers

Beer, cider and gin lovers from across the county are in for a treat as the Cirencester Beer Festival returns to the Corn Hall this bank holiday weekend.

Last chance to see your business in Gloucestershire’s Top 100 Biggest Employers 2019 Image

Last chance to see your business in Gloucestershire’s Top 100 Biggest Employers 2019

Would you like your company to feature in Punchline business magazine’s next edition as one of its featured companies? Then get your skates on.

New direct train service to connect Gloucestershire to London Image

New direct train service to connect Gloucestershire to London

Gloucestershire MPs welcome the introduction of new trains to link the county to the capital.

Rare chance to own a brand-new bungalow in the Forest of Dean Image

Rare chance to own a brand-new bungalow in the Forest of Dean

Single-story homes are routinely voted the most desirable property type for all age groups, but new-build bungalows are extremely rare.

Owners of the Citizen and Echo report a 'solid start' to the year with a growth in sales Image

Owners of the Citizen and Echo report a 'solid start' to the year with a growth in sales

The publisher of the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo has enjoyed a “solid start” to the financial year, according to its chief executive.

Brewery uses unsold bread to make beer Image

Brewery uses unsold bread to make beer

Leftover bread from one of the county’s highest profile bakeries is being used to make a new beer, which has been endorsed by Friends of the Earth no less.

VIDEO: 'The SME is the soft underbelly most at threat of a cyber-attack' Image

VIDEO: 'The SME is the soft underbelly most at threat of a cyber-attack'

Cyber seminar for Gloucestershire businesses warned that it's not a case of if you are victim of a cyber attack, but when.

VIDEO: Work to start on firm’s new Gloucestershire headquarters Image

VIDEO: Work to start on firm’s new Gloucestershire headquarters

Building work on a new headquarters for a household name in the world of insurance is due to start in Gloucester – and the firm has released an enticing short video.

Five £1million homes already snapped up on site of former Cheltenham police station Image

Five £1million homes already snapped up on site of former Cheltenham police station

Developer report “amazing response” from interested buyers since taking the properties to market.

 Gloucestershire College agree deal with county firm to manage its property portfolio Image

Gloucestershire College agree deal with county firm to manage its property portfolio

The partnership will see the Gloucester-based office manage the complex property requirements of the sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester

Yet another new drive-thru planned for Gloucester Image

Yet another new drive-thru planned for Gloucester

Thirty jobs could be created if a new drive-thru and three other units gets given the go ahead.

Challenge to inflate charity fund Image

Challenge to inflate charity fund

An exciting ‘Inflatable 5k’ event is heading for Cheltenham and local medical charity Cobalt is looking for people to join their team.

VIDEO: Another South African hit in Gloucester - and this one doesn't play rugby Image

VIDEO: Another South African hit in Gloucester - and this one doesn't play rugby

It’s not just at Kingsholm where South African beef is proving to be a hit with the people of Gloucester.

Women in aviation to be celebrated in special museum exhibition Image

Women in aviation to be celebrated in special museum exhibition

A celebration of the achievements made by women in aviation and the armed forces will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Jet Age Museum.

One year on from grim discovery of a body near the A419, has the mystery man been identified? Image

One year on from grim discovery of a body near the A419, has the mystery man been identified?

The body of a man was discovered by a forestry worker near Cirencester on this day in 2018.

Next stage of £60million work to transform Bakers Quay gets underway Image

Next stage of £60million work to transform Bakers Quay gets underway

Workmen are on site as next stage of development, involving the largest building on the site, gets underway.

£400,000 Cotswold inn sold to local buyer Image

£400,000 Cotswold inn sold to local buyer

A Cotswold pub dating back to the 13th century has been sold to a local man, who plans to bring it back to its former glory.

Gloucestershire company now looks after £103.5 billion Image

Gloucestershire company now looks after £103.5 billion

Wealth management company St James's Place have reported an 8.3 per cent rise in funds under its management, meaning they now look after a record £103.5billion.

Confusing labelling is preventing recycling Image

Confusing labelling is preventing recycling

Inconsistent labelling, sorting and collection are stopping businesses and households from recycling, according to one of the UK’s biggest waste management companies.

Boring science? Not at Cheltenham Science Group! Image

Boring science? Not at Cheltenham Science Group!

Cheltenham Science Group has got a packed programme for families over May half term.

EasyJet extends Bristol to Lyon route to operate throughout the summer Image

EasyJet extends Bristol to Lyon route to operate throughout the summer

Holidaymakers planning a sunny city break in France this summer will be glad to hear of some new flight options.

Revenues more than double at The Ivy  Image

Revenues more than double at The Ivy

The restaurant chain that owns the iconic Ivy brand have recorded a 124 per cent rise in turnover for the past financial year, according to reports.

Gloucestershire solicitors advise on major Bovis Homes and Riverside joint venture  Image

Gloucestershire solicitors advise on major Bovis Homes and Riverside joint venture

A Barnwood-based solicitors has advised Bovis Homes on a successful joint venture agreement with The Riverside Group.

Samsung profits fall Image

Samsung profits fall

Smartphone giant, Samsung, has posted a sharp drop in first quarter profits, as falling chip prices and slowing demand for display panels hit its earnings.

1,000 shops and businesses are pledging to help vulnerable 'Keep Safe' Image

1,000 shops and businesses are pledging to help vulnerable 'Keep Safe'

A network of more than 1,000 shops and businesses across Gloucestershire have now signed up to the ‘Keep Safe’ scheme.

Cathedral sleepover raises over £14,000 for Gloucester’s homeless  Image

Cathedral sleepover raises over £14,000 for Gloucester’s homeless

The annual ‘Cloister Challenge’ at Gloucester Cathedral has raised over £14,000 to support homeless and vulnerable people across the city.

Major roadworks set to start on one of the busiest routes into Gloucester Image

Major roadworks set to start on one of the busiest routes into Gloucester

Key artery into the city is being overhauled and work is set to start imminently.

Gloucestershire Pub and Bar of the Year named Image

Gloucestershire Pub and Bar of the Year named

Owners of a Gloucestershire pub are celebrating after their business was named best in county in a national awards.

New chief executive appointed by Cheltenham Trust Image

New chief executive appointed by Cheltenham Trust

New head of the organisation that runs The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery, Town Hall, Pittville Pump Rooms and Leisure @ Cheltenham starts work.

When will pints be pouring again at Gloucestershire's oldest pub? Image

When will pints be pouring again at Gloucestershire's oldest pub?

Owners of the historic pub that has a 700 year history have given an indication on when it will be reopening.

Comic poet’s show raises almost £9,000 for mayor’s charities Image

Comic poet’s show raises almost £9,000 for mayor’s charities

A solo show by famous poet, Pam Ayres, raised cash for the Pied Piper Appeal and the Cheltenham Animal Shelter last week.

Profits plateau at Lloyds Image

Profits plateau at Lloyds

Britain’s biggest high street bank is expected to report flat profits this week.

Formal House redevelopment is an award-winner Image

Formal House redevelopment is an award-winner

The developers of Formal House are celebrating claiming an award for the restoration of the historic building.

Local hairdresser cuts hair for 24 hours for charity Image

Local hairdresser cuts hair for 24 hours for charity

Haircuts were on offer for night owls and early birds at a Gloucester hair salon, in aid of local medical charity, Cobalt.

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