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Small firms call for ‘jobs tax’ support following minimum wage review Image

Small firms call for ‘jobs tax’ support following minimum wage review

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for support for small businesses, which would be hit hardest by a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW).

Paul James to stand down as leader of Gloucester City Council Image

Paul James to stand down as leader of Gloucester City Council

Gloucester City Council will be getting a new leader after Paul James announced he is standing down after 12 years in the post, his deputy Jennie Watkins is also standing down and neither will seek re-election in May.

$1.3billion sale of Gloucestershire aerospace manufacturing specialist confirmed by shareholders Image

$1.3billion sale of Gloucestershire aerospace manufacturing specialist confirmed by shareholders

The firm which has its headquarters in Bishop's Cleeve has been sold for $1.321billion to a US-based private equity firm

Have a dozen Gloucestershire pubs got a new owner after £45million deal? Image

Have a dozen Gloucestershire pubs got a new owner after £45million deal?

Up to a dozen Gloucestershire pubs could have a new owner after it was announced that Marston’s have agreed a £45million deal with Admiral taverns for the sale of 137 ale houses.

Gloucestershire is part of a powerhouse as government confirm creation of Great Western Gateway Image

Gloucestershire is part of a powerhouse as government confirm creation of Great Western Gateway

Approval has been given for the formation of the Great Western Gateway – the regional powerhouse – and it is being heralded as “excellent news” for Gloucestershire.

Promotions take law firm over 100-partner mark Image

Promotions take law firm over 100-partner mark

Five new partners have been announced at law firm long-established as a major player in Gloucestershire - taking its total number of partners to more than 100.

VIDEO: Extraordinary art exhibition by former members of the armed forces Image

VIDEO: Extraordinary art exhibition by former members of the armed forces

Rarely can an art exhibition and group of artist’s also created such a groundswell of powerful emotion as the individuals behind an on-going show in Gloucester.

Lorry driver in tears in the dock as wife of man killed in Teddington Hands crash speaks of her loss Image

Lorry driver in tears in the dock as wife of man killed in Teddington Hands crash speaks of her loss

Gareth Evans sobbed in the dock as he heard Dawn Webley speak of the loss of her husband Jonathon. Mr Evans, from Tewkesbury, was jailed after admitting causing death by careless driving.

Staff at Creed Foodservice raise thousands for children’s charity Image

Staff at Creed Foodservice raise thousands for children’s charity

When Creed Foodservice staff said they would put their best foot forward for charity they were not kidding.

Nothing salty about fashion brand's latest set of financial results Image

Nothing salty about fashion brand's latest set of financial results

Popular fashion brand Seasalt have announced an increase in turnover for the 10th year in succession.

Future of 79 Mothercare stores at risk as company appoints administrator Image

Future of 79 Mothercare stores at risk as company appoints administrator

The future of the stores - including the outlet on St Oswalds Road in Gloucester - and 2,500 jobs nationwide are at risk .

Police appeal for witnesses after man left with serious injuries after collision in Gloucester Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man left with serious injuries after collision in Gloucester

The incident took place in Whaddon at around 6pm on Sunday evening and left a man in his 20s with serious injuries.

Did you hear the screams this morning? It's because Westlife are coming to Gloucester Image

Did you hear the screams this morning? It's because Westlife are coming to Gloucester

The Irish four-piece band who were a massive hit through the 2000s are the next big name to play a concert at Kingsholm,

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed

This November, drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

Profit warning issued by firm building 400 new homes at Gloucester Quays Image

Profit warning issued by firm building 400 new homes at Gloucester Quays

Shares in the company building 400 homes on land sandwiched between Gloucester Quays and Sainsbury’s took a nosedive yesterday morning after it issued a profit warning.

Total sales rise but engineering giant feels the global chill Image

Total sales rise but engineering giant feels the global chill

A Swedish engineering giant with two major bases here in Gloucestershire has revealed the impact of what it calls “weaker organic sales trends”.

Rugby World Cup win would be especially savoured in one corner of Gloucestershire Image

Rugby World Cup win would be especially savoured in one corner of Gloucestershire

As the nation gets ready to watch England bid for global glory in tomorrow’s Rugby World Cup final, in one corner of Gloucestershire there will be a sense of pride at the part they played.

Opening date revealed for Raymond Blanc-branded Grade II listed inn Image

Opening date revealed for Raymond Blanc-branded Grade II listed inn

An historic Gloucestershire pub near Cheltenham has revealed when it will re-open - under the branding of acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc.

A juicy bonus for staff as CitrusHR Consulting celebrates 10th birthday Image

A juicy bonus for staff as CitrusHR Consulting celebrates 10th birthday

CitrusHR Consulting are celebrating a decade in business in November and have marked the occasion by rewarding their staff with an away day to thank them for all their hard work.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Augustus Gloop the dredger launching on a Gloucestershire canal Image

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Augustus Gloop the dredger launching on a Gloucestershire canal

A boat named after a gluttonous character from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been launched by the Cotswold Canals Trust.

Tewkesbury haulier is the first in the UK to take delivery of sparkling new Mercendes-Benz truck Image

Tewkesbury haulier is the first in the UK to take delivery of sparkling new Mercendes-Benz truck

A family-owned haulier with a Tewkesbury base has just taken delivery of the first of 35 new Mercedes-Benz trucks.

Pictures: Stroud District Open for Business event Image

Pictures: Stroud District Open for Business event

If the organisers of a Stroud business event had any doubts the district would unite to hear messages from those working to better its economic future, they were unfounded.

'The business rates system is broken' says House of Commons treasury committee report Image

'The business rates system is broken' says House of Commons treasury committee report

A damning report by MPs say that the current Business Rates system is broken and needs replacing by whoever wins the forthcoming general election.

Chinese man accused of running Cheltenham brothel and exploiting migrant women walks free from court Image

Chinese man accused of running Cheltenham brothel and exploiting migrant women walks free from court

A Chinese man accused of running a brothel and sexually exploiting an immigrant woman in a flat in Cheltenham has been released from custody after the prosecution dropped the case against him yesterday.

Tesco vows to cut one billion pieces of plastic packaging Image

Tesco vows to cut one billion pieces of plastic packaging

“If packaging can’t be recycled, it will have no place at Tesco,” say the supermarket giant.

Are Clintons considering wrapping up parts of their business? Image

Are Clintons considering wrapping up parts of their business?

A report is saying that closures could be on the cards for a number of Clintons' High Street stores.

Police issue plea to lorry driver seen close to scene of incident that forced M5 motorway closure Image

Police issue plea to lorry driver seen close to scene of incident that forced M5 motorway closure

Investigations continue into the incident that saw a body discovered on the M5 motorway near Gloucester on Wednesday morning that saw the road closed for more than 12 hours.

Cheltenham-based software firm acquired as part of $105million triple purchase by American giant Image

Cheltenham-based software firm acquired as part of $105million triple purchase by American giant

Cheltenham-based software specialists Deep3 have been bought by an American giant as part of a $105 million tranche of acquisitions.

ProCook delivers double digit sales growth Image

ProCook delivers double digit sales growth

Despite what it calls “consumer uncertainty and a decline in the general homewares market”, ProCook has declared strong growth for the first half of the year.

Final hurdle overcome to develop former nightclub Image

Final hurdle overcome to develop former nightclub

One hundred and fifteen flats can now be built on the site of a former Gloucester nightclub.

Cheltenham pub hit with £35,000 penalty for showing Sky Sports without a licence Image

Cheltenham pub hit with £35,000 penalty for showing Sky Sports without a licence

A Cheltenham pub has been ordered to pay more than £35,000 in damages and legal costs after being sued for 'commercial piracy' by showing Sky Sports without permission

Police say it will take 'several days' to establish identity of body that led to M5 motorway closure Image

Police say it will take 'several days' to establish identity of body that led to M5 motorway closure

Investigations are ongoing to establish the identity of the person who was found dead on the M5 motorway close to Gloucester in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Gloucestershire businesses offered free workshop on how to avoid the pitfalls of exporting Image

Gloucestershire businesses offered free workshop on how to avoid the pitfalls of exporting

A free workshop that will guide Gloucestershire businesses on the potential pitfalls of exporting is taking place at the Tewkesbury Growth Hub next month.

Gloucestershire County Council to invest £6million in elderly care homes Image

Gloucestershire County Council to invest £6million in elderly care homes

Gloucestershire County Council will commit £6million of funding over the next two years to extensively refurbish all of the care homes under its jurisdiction.

Tables are turned on inquisitor Jeremy Paxman at event to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity Image

Tables are turned on inquisitor Jeremy Paxman at event to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity

The Newsnight and University Challenge host was the interviewee rather than the interviewer at a charity event that raised funds for The Nelson Trust

Demand for commercial property at lowest level since 2012, says industry report Image

Demand for commercial property at lowest level since 2012, says industry report

The Brexit impasse is leading to uncertainty in the market, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Only one in 10 young people plan on staying in Gloucestershire Image

Only one in 10 young people plan on staying in Gloucestershire

Findings released by the county's most powerful business organisation into what young people think about Gloucestershire show only one in ten plan on staying here forever.

6pm UPDATE: M5 motorway in Gloucestershire reopens after overnight discovery of dead body Image

6pm UPDATE: M5 motorway in Gloucestershire reopens after overnight discovery of dead body

The motorway around Gloucester has been shut for most of the day following the discovery of a body in the early hours of Wednesday

Father and son turn hangover cure into multi-million pound export business Image

Father and son turn hangover cure into multi-million pound export business

A family recipe for a hangover cure has landed a father-and-son-run business from Staverton with a deal said to be worth £4.9 million.

Musical chairs on the board of Marketing Gloucester Image

Musical chairs on the board of Marketing Gloucester

A new high-profile appointment – among others - has been revealed to the board of the company driving many of the cultural events putting Gloucester on the map as a visitor attraction.

 Gloucestershire's agricultural business hub Farm491 has a new leader Image

Gloucestershire's agricultural business hub Farm491 has a new leader

There is a new person in charge of Farm491, the agricultural industry business hub at the Royal Agricultural University near Cirencester.

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