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Landlord insists he is ready to open as pubs stay shut Image

Landlord insists he is ready to open as pubs stay shut

Gloucestershire publican Rob Collins believes he should be able to open his doors after after making changes to make his premises COVID-19 compliant systems to open now.

Route to Junction 10 upgrade reaches key landmark Image

Route to Junction 10 upgrade reaches key landmark

Plans for the long-awaited upgrade of Junction 10 of the M5 are set to take a major step forward with Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet asked to agree a contract for the scheme.

Gloucester History Festival handed £40,000 grant Image

Gloucester History Festival handed £40,000 grant

Gloucester History Festival has been awarded £40,000 from Historic England's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Help at hand to help Gloucestershire businesses Start and Grow Image

Help at hand to help Gloucestershire businesses Start and Grow

Having supported more than 600 ambitious businesses across Gloucestershire get off the ground since 2017, Start and Grow Enterprise has launched the second phase of its support programme.

Gloucestershire housebuilder opens COVID-19 secure marketing suites Image

Gloucestershire housebuilder opens COVID-19 secure marketing suites

A Barnwood-based housebuilder has reopened the doors of its show homes and marketing suites across the South West in response to a phenomenal demand for new homes.

TV extra jailed for leading 'remorseless' attack  Image

TV extra jailed for leading 'remorseless' attack

A TV film extra who led an armed gang attack on a man in his own home has been jailed for nine years.

Gloucestershire canal towpath set for major upgrade Image

Gloucestershire canal towpath set for major upgrade

A towpath running alongside one of Gloucestershire's canals is in line for a major upgrade, to encourage sustainable travel and improve accessibility.

Cheltenham gears up for more cycling and walking Image

Cheltenham gears up for more cycling and walking

Cyclists and pedestrians have been placed at the heart of proposals for the future of transport in Cheltenham which will be considered by Gloucestershire County Council next week.

Prolific shoplifter banned from city centre after prison Image

Prolific shoplifter banned from city centre after prison

A prolific shoplifter has been sentenced to one year and four months in prison and banned from Gloucester city centre after pleading guilty to 12 offences.

Cheltenham fast tracking applications for business changes  Image

Cheltenham fast tracking applications for business changes

Cheltenham Borough Council is to become one of the first local authorities to accelerate applications for temporary changes to the use in a bid to help businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands log in for virtual Cheltenham Science Festival Image

Thousands log in for virtual Cheltenham Science Festival

More than 40,000 people logged on to the Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home, enjoying free virtual events exploring the wonders of everyday science.

Advice for businesses reopening in Tewkesbury  Image

Advice for businesses reopening in Tewkesbury

As many non-essential retail stores prepare to open their doors next week, Tewkesbury Borough Council is on hand to support local businesses with preparations to reopen safely.

Gap set to offer big discounts when it reopens  Image

Gap set to offer big discounts when it reopens

Fashion retailer Gap is preparing to reopen all of its English stores next week.

Discretionary grants applications open across Gloucestershire Image

Discretionary grants applications open across Gloucestershire

Businesses across the county can now apply for funding under the Government's business support grant scheme.

New fund to tackle the plastics problem Image

New fund to tackle the plastics problem

Businesses in Gloucestershire can apply for a share in a fund to explore new ideas and innovations to bring change to the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns.

Council cabinet recognises staff response to COVID-19 Image

Council cabinet recognises staff response to COVID-19

Gloucestershire County Council has seen many changes and increased demand for services over the past few months.

Gloucestershire records made available online Image

Gloucestershire records made available online

Gloucestershire Archives is making millions of records from the county available to the public online for free.

Gloucestershire wins funding for sexual violence advisers Image

Gloucestershire wins funding for sexual violence advisers

Gloucestershire has two new independent sexual violence advisers supporting victims following concern too few rape and serious sexual offences were reaching court.

Plan to give Gloucestershire extra £300,000 for special needs education Image

Plan to give Gloucestershire extra £300,000 for special needs education

Gloucestershire County Council will be asked to approve almost £300,000 additional investment for schools - particularly to support more children with special educational needs.

Government urged not to block foreign investment Image

Government urged not to block foreign investment

The Government has been warned that moves to limit foreign takeovers could have a major impact on investment in the UK.

Robert Hitchins forge ahead with Innsworth development Image

Robert Hitchins forge ahead with Innsworth development

Work has started on a major development which will bring 1,300 new homes and hundreds of job opportunities near Gloucester.

GE Aviation lands $394m engine contract Image

GE Aviation lands $394m engine contract

GE Aviation has been handed a second major US military contract in a month.

Bakers Quay developers set out next phase of restoration plans Image

Bakers Quay developers set out next phase of restoration plans

Developers behind the Bakers Quay regeneration scheme in Gloucester have set out their plans for restoration of historic buildings in the next phase of the development.

Army puts regiment on watch in cyber war Image

Army puts regiment on watch in cyber war

With GCHQ and plans for the new Cyber Park in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is already at the heart of the UK’s cyber war.

BID unlocks new funding for Cheltenham food and drink businesses Image

BID unlocks new funding for Cheltenham food and drink businesses

Several Cheltenham pubs and clubs that were facing mounting financial problems because of the COVID-19 epidemic have been given new hope.

Renishaw opts against paying dividend Image

Renishaw opts against paying dividend

Renishaw has suspended its dividend among the uncertain economic outlook caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mixed reaction to Sunday trading proposals Image

Mixed reaction to Sunday trading proposals

Proposals to relax Sunday trading restrictions in an attempt to kickstart the post-coronavirus economy have been met with a lukewarm response.

UPDATE: Stroud man charged with kidnap Image

UPDATE: Stroud man charged with kidnap

Police have charged a man from Stroud in connection with an incident last week where a teenage girl was grabbed in Chalford.

Make Caring Visible and support our county’s carers Image

Make Caring Visible and support our county’s carers

This Carers Week ( June 8-14), Gloucestershire County Council and the NHS want to recognise and raise awareness of the fantastic work carried out by informal carers across the county.

Simon Pegg stars in Cheltenham Film Festival opener Image

Simon Pegg stars in Cheltenham Film Festival opener

Simon Pegg will take part in a live Q&A after starring in the launch screening as Cheltenham International Film Festival kicks off online today.

Cotswolds council boss to retire Image

Cotswolds council boss to retire

Nigel Adams, head of paid service at Cotswold District Council, is to retire from the council at the end of this month.

College to sponsor pioneering cyber group Image

College to sponsor pioneering cyber group

Gloucestershire College has announced a partnership with local cyber group CyNam as academic sponsor as part of its commitment to developing the next generation of cyber and IT talent in the region.

Pub gardens could open earlier than planned Image

Pub gardens could open earlier than planned

Trade bodies have called for clarity amid reports opening times for some pubs and restaurants in England could come two weeks earlier than expected.

COVID-19 testing centre opens in Gloucester Image

COVID-19 testing centre opens in Gloucester

The first tests have taken place at Gloucester's new regional COVID-19 testing centre.

Firm with Cinderford recycling facility tops list of £16.2billion bailouts Image

Firm with Cinderford recycling facility tops list of £16.2billion bailouts

Chemicals company BASF, which has a site in Cinderford, has been handed the maximum possible £1billion in help from the Bank of England.

Cirencester tech firm secures contract with NHS Trust Image

Cirencester tech firm secures contract with NHS Trust

The Cirencester based healthcare technology company has secured a contract to launch its digital pre-operative assessment software.

Light at the end of the tunnel for outdoor learning centre Image

Light at the end of the tunnel for outdoor learning centre

Outdoor learning beauty spot The Wilderness Centre has announced plans to reopen in July and is set for a record year in 2021 - if it can survive until then.

Albanian man jailed after £84,000 cannabis factory raid Image

Albanian man jailed after £84,000 cannabis factory raid

An Albanian illegal immigrant who grew cannabis with a potential value of £84,000 in a 'fairly ordinary semi detached house' in the heart of Cheltenham was jailed today.

OPS-BOX thinking outside the box for answers Image

OPS-BOX thinking outside the box for answers

The business world - and beyond - has changed since Hayley Parker and Richard Neale launched OPS-BOX Group at the start of March and they have tailored their approach to match.

Zizzi and ASK up for sale as restaurants feel pinch Image

Zizzi and ASK up for sale as restaurants feel pinch

The owners of Zizzi and ASK Italian have become the latest restaurant business to feel the financial effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

Pubs warn of beer shortage with no clear opening time Image

Pubs warn of beer shortage with no clear opening time

The Government has been urged to give breweries at least three weeks notice of when pubs can reopen - or there will be enough beer to go round.

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