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Suspended sentence for traumatised cannabis 'gardener' Image

Suspended sentence for traumatised cannabis 'gardener'

A man caught tending 114 cannabis plants in a Cheltenham house in the town in July has been given a suspended prison term after a court heard he is still traumatised from the death of relatives in a helicopter crash 15 years ago.

Four arrested on suspicion of Cheltenham burglary Image

Four arrested on suspicion of Cheltenham burglary

Four people were arrested in Cheltenham during the early hours of Monday morning thanks to a member of the public who reported suspicious activity.

Pyjamas in, suits out as pandemic continues Image

Pyjamas in, suits out as pandemic continues

Value fashion retailer Primark has seen customer demand for pyjamas grow, while sales of men's suits have dropped, reflecting a shift in lifestyle during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Co-op signs up at heart of Twigworth development Image

Co-op signs up at heart of Twigworth development

The Midcounties Co-operative has signed an agreement to lease the anchor unit at the new local centre at Twigworth, which forms part of a major development by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

Work starts on new health centre for Cheltenham Image

Work starts on new health centre for Cheltenham

Building work on a brand new £10m health centre development in Cheltenham has begun, with contractors B & K Building Services Limited moving onto the site and cutting the first turf.

Council asked to agree funding for new school building Image

Council asked to agree funding for new school building

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet will be asked to approve funding for a replacement building at Warden Hill Primary School when it meets next week.

Protection officers take Covid battle to Gloucestershire's streets Image

Protection officers take Covid battle to Gloucestershire's streets

Eight Covid Community Protection Officers are hitting the streets of Gloucestershire from today to help the public and businesses combat the spread of the virus.

Gloucester BID calls for unified approach to help city Image

Gloucester BID calls for unified approach to help city

The chairman of the Gloucester Business Improvement District has called on local organisations and the city council to work together - and said it has moved on from the collapse of Marketing Gloucester.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: "The nightmare before Christmas"

Business leaders have given their reactions to the news England will face a month of tougher coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday

Park homes to receive £1m winter energy efficiency boost Image

Park homes to receive £1m winter energy efficiency boost

One hundred and fifty of the region’s coldest homes will receive improved insulation and heating through the government Green Home Grant scheme, funded by the Secretary of State.

Police warn of scammers claiming to be from HMRC Image

Police warn of scammers claiming to be from HMRC

Residents in Gloucestershire are being warned by Gloucestershire Constabulary to be vigilant after reports of an HMRC scam.

Interim CFO fills senior vacancy at Superdry Image

Interim CFO fills senior vacancy at Superdry

Superdry has appointed an interim chief financial officer to fill the gap left by the departing Nick Gresham.

Huge lockdown losses for Primark Image

Huge lockdown losses for Primark

The owner of value fashion retailer, Primark, estimates it will lose £375 million in sales from temporary Covid-19 closures in all of its major markets.

Classic car restoration firm acquires specialist engineering business Image

Classic car restoration firm acquires specialist engineering business

Cirencester based Cotswold Classic Car Restorations Limited (CCCR) has announced the acquisition of specialist engineering firm South Cerney Engineering (SCE).

Two teenagers arrested following numerous incidents in Kingsway Image

Two teenagers arrested following numerous incidents in Kingsway

Two teenagers were arrested on Saturday 31st October following numerous incidents in Kingsway occurring throughout the evening.

C&G Services appoints new managing director Image

C&G Services appoints new managing director

Jon Powney has been appointed managing director of Gloucestershire industrial training provider C&G Services (Europe) Ltd.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing

Catch up with the week's big business news as our expert panel discusses the main issues in our weekly Friday Briefing.

Fly-through video released of new £60 million designer outlet village Image

Fly-through video released of new £60 million designer outlet village

A new promotional video has been released of the new £60 million retail village that will be built at Ashchurch in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Lydney firm bridges borders in £43m deal Image

Lydney firm bridges borders in £43m deal

Mabey Bridge has sealed a deal with the government of Ghana as the preferred supplier for a £43million emergency bridge programme.

Couple ordered to pay back £275k after selling drugs from hairdressers Image

Couple ordered to pay back £275k after selling drugs from hairdressers

A couple who used a hairdressing salon as cover for dealing heroin and cocaine have been ordered to repay £275,000 by a judge at Gloucester Crown Court.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Talitha Nelson Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Talitha Nelson

Talitha Nelson, chief executive of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation, is the latest guest in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Dale Vince looks to the sky for bling without the sting  Image

Dale Vince looks to the sky for bling without the sting

He has created a green energy supplier and owns the world's first vegan football club, now Dale Vince has launched his latest environmental project - producing diamonds out of thin air.

New Cheltenham branch close to home on The Range Image

New Cheltenham branch close to home on The Range

A Cheltenham shop has opened its doors on a new branch after making the short move from its former home.

Cleeve Hill back on course for golfing future Image

Cleeve Hill back on course for golfing future

Golf may continue at Cleeve Hill after various parties came forward to express and interest in take over from the departing tenants.

Legal challenge to school plans thrown out Image

Legal challenge to school plans thrown out

The High Court has refused an application for a judicial review into a planning permission for a new high school in Leckhampton.

Gloucestershire councils given £3.6million to provide a permanent place to live for rough sleepers Image

Gloucestershire councils given £3.6million to provide a permanent place to live for rough sleepers

Central government is providing £3,610,000 to councils in Gloucestershire for new safe, long-term homes for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people.

GFirst survey plotting the future of the office Image

GFirst survey plotting the future of the office

Working from home has become part of the new normal and GFirst LEP is carrying out a survey on how Gloucestershire businesses are dealing with the changes - and what they are planning.

Prison sentence for attempting to cheat driving theory test Image

Prison sentence for attempting to cheat driving theory test

A former Iranian sportsman has been jailed after three attempts to cheat the driving theory test - twice by wearing a secret Bluetooth earpiece and then by sending a lookalike in his place.

Laura Ashley begins 'NEXT' chapter Image

Laura Ashley begins 'NEXT' chapter

Laura Ashley has announced a new partnership with fashion brand NEXT plc to reintroduce their home products online and in stores nationwide.

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ Image

Clarkson Evans plans to build new Gloucester HQ

Staverton based electrical contractor Clarkson Evans has purchased three and a half acres of land on Anson Business Park, Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree Image

Gloucestershire flying school launches pilot honours degree

Staverton based Skyborne Airline Academy trainees will now be able to complete an undergraduate honours degree during their pilot studies.

BPE's family team steps up to top ranking Image

BPE's family team steps up to top ranking

BPE Solicitors family team has moved up to band one in the latest Chambers and Partners rankings.

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth Image

GE Aviation sees profits brought down to earth

GE Aviation saw its operating profit tumble by 79 per cent as the coronavirus pandemic continued to have a huge impact on the aviation industry.

Man raided three Tesco stores wearing stolen uniform Image

Man raided three Tesco stores wearing stolen uniform

A 27 year old man raided the staff areas of three Gloucestershire Tesco stores after stealing one of the company's uniform shirts.

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business Image

Coach purchases kickstart £2.5m investment plan for Gloucester business

Despite the collapse in UK coach travel and challenges facing the industry, Gloucester-based travel operator Bennetts Coaches has placed an order for a pair of new coaches.

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising Image

Tree returns to shine festive light on fundraising

The Tree of Light will return to Gloucester this Christmas but with a difference as organisers adapt to raising funds amid coronavirus restrictions.

Furlough's final weeks bring spike in online CVs Image

Furlough's final weeks bring spike in online CVs

The final weeks of the furlough scheme has seen 670,000 UK workers upload or update their online CVs on a leading job website, according to new figures.

'Antiquated' rates could force closures warn Shoe Zone Image

'Antiquated' rates could force closures warn Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone said it could be forced to close 90 shops in the next 18 months if business rates are reintroduced in April.

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends Image

Ian Mean: Help needed now as furlough ends

The Government's furlough scheme comes to an end on Saturday amid calls for more support to those who will lose their jobs.

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced Image

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced

A young drug dealer who controlled and manipulated several children into peddling heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis for him in Gloucester has been sentenced.

Stroud pub part of Tom Kerridge's rescue mission Image

Stroud pub part of Tom Kerridge's rescue mission

Chef Tom Kerridge is on a mission to saving Britain's pubs in his latest TV series with the focus turned on one Gloucestershire venue.

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