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Angry motorist outburst at having car seized by Cirencester Police Image

Angry motorist outburst at having car seized by Cirencester Police

A motorist was so angry when police seized his car in Cirencester, that he smashed a window of the vehicle - then threw his keys down a drain!

Sales rise for Cornish fashion brand Image

Sales rise for Cornish fashion brand

Fashion retailer Seasalt saw a 17 per cent year on year sales rise in the five weeks to 2nd January, thanks to increased online demand.

Competition: Win a copy of Clive Lewis OBE’s book ‘Toxic’ Image

Competition: Win a copy of Clive Lewis OBE’s book ‘Toxic’

Tackling the issue of toxic workplaces is the tough task taken on in the latest book by business psychologist Clive Lewis.

Medieval Gloucester at heart of flats development Image

Medieval Gloucester at heart of flats development

A piece of Gloucester's history has taken on a new life after the completion of 24 flats on the site of Tanners Hall.

New products helping to power Tewkesbury firm's expansion Image

New products helping to power Tewkesbury firm's expansion

A Tewkesbury industrial company has launched a series of devices as it enters the global machine and robot build market.

Gloucester man defrauded builders’ merchants out of more than £26,000 Image

Gloucester man defrauded builders’ merchants out of more than £26,000

A 34 year old Gloucester man who defrauded two builders’ merchants out of more than £26,000 has been sentenced.

New commercial partner joins BPE Solicitors Image

New commercial partner joins BPE Solicitors

Starting the year with growth in mind, Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has welcomed David Ashcroft to the firm's commercial team lead by Iain Garfield.

Gloucestershire designer warns of EU trade

Gloucestershire designer warns of EU trade "minefield"

A Gloucestershire designer has expressed her frustration at the red tape and tariffs dealing with Europe which have accompanied the UK's Brexit deal.

Renishaw recruiting next generation of talent Image

Renishaw recruiting next generation of talent

Renishaw is recruiting a record number of graduates and trainees as part of a major investment in the future development of the business.

Free webinar to help consumer goods businesses through the Covid crisis Image

Free webinar to help consumer goods businesses through the Covid crisis

Every aspect of consumer life has changed, vastly impacting opportunities for businesses in the fast-moving consumer group industry - but help is at hand

Gloucestershire expert tackling Toxic workplaces Image

Gloucestershire expert tackling Toxic workplaces

Tackling the issue of toxic workplaces is the tough task taken on in the latest book by business psychologist and deputy lieutenant of Gloucestershire Clive Lewis.

Court ruling provides welcome relief for small businesses Image

Court ruling provides welcome relief for small businesses

A Supreme Court decision which could see tens of thousands of small business receive insurance payments for lockdown losses has been welcomed with relief by trade bodies.

Deadline approaches for Stroud's community funding applications Image

Deadline approaches for Stroud's community funding applications

Groups and voluntary organisations in Stroud have two weeks left to apply for funds to help reduce inequality, promote wellbeing and support communities to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gloucestershire Constabulary warns of scam phone calls from fake police officers Image

Gloucestershire Constabulary warns of scam phone calls from fake police officers

Police are warning the public to be on their guard after a spate of incidents across the county of fraudsters claiming to be police officers.

Customers flushing equivalent to Range Rover each week Image

Customers flushing equivalent to Range Rover each week

Wet wipes and rubbish equal to the weight of a Range Rover are being pulled out of sewers in every town and city each week by Severn Trent.

Gloucester City Council set to consider £107m budget for Kings Quarter regeneration Image

Gloucester City Council set to consider £107m budget for Kings Quarter regeneration

Gloucester City Council is being recommended to approve the £107m budget for the ambitious new digital campus.

St James’s Place to cut jobs Image

St James’s Place to cut jobs

In a blow for Cirencester, one of the town’s biggest employers is set to cut around 200 jobs.

Supreme Court rules on business interruption insurance test case Image

Supreme Court rules on business interruption insurance test case

The Supreme Court has today delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s business interruption insurance test case.

Babcock hit by second wave of pandemic Image

Babcock hit by second wave of pandemic

Babcock International Group said the civil aviation market is continuing to struggle, as the sector was hit by the second wave of Covid-19.

Council reveals first 21 roads being resurfaced in 2021 Image

Council reveals first 21 roads being resurfaced in 2021

Gloucestershire County Council has announced which roads will be first of many waiting to be resurfaced in 2021.

New scheme to help domestic abuse victims launched Image

New scheme to help domestic abuse victims launched

Victims of domestic abuse are being offered a new codeword scheme to help them signal for help from the safety of a pharmacy.

Dunelm sales up Image

Dunelm sales up

Homeware retailer Dunelm enjoyed sales growth over Christmas, thanks to a surge in online demand.

Card Factory warns of £10m loss Image

Card Factory warns of £10m loss

Gift card retailer Card Factory has said it is expecting losses of about £10m in its full-year results due to stores being closed due to the pandemic.

Lidl by Lidl: German discounter pips rival as cheapest supermarket of 2020 Image

Lidl by Lidl: German discounter pips rival as cheapest supermarket of 2020

Lidl has narrowly beaten Aldi to be named the cheapest supermarket of 2020, according to consumer champions Which?

Housing strategy to prioritise right homes for Forest's future Image

Housing strategy to prioritise right homes for Forest's future

Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet has agreed a new housing strategy, which sets out how the council plans to encourage affordable, low-carbon housing to meet the needs of a growing population.

Housebuilder creates over 750 jobs with new site  in Coleford Image

Housebuilder creates over 750 jobs with new site in Coleford

Barratt Homes will begin releasing homes at Forest Grove, Coleford tomorrow (Saturday 16th January) – for sale by appointment only.

Work begins on A46 Coopers Hill repairs Image

Work begins on A46 Coopers Hill repairs

Work to stabilise a road surface on the A46 by Coopers Hill is under way.

Promotion is a regional first at Azets Image

Promotion is a regional first at Azets

With an office at Gloucester Quays, regional accountancy firm Azets has announced the promotion of Katherine Broadhurst to corporate finance partner.

Gloucestershire youngsters benefit from Christmas giving campaign Image

Gloucestershire youngsters benefit from Christmas giving campaign

Throughout December, 12 charities for children and young people across Gloucestershire benefitted from £6,000 in charitable donations from Cheltenham company, Lansdown Insurance Brokers.

Gloucestershire receives up to £500,000 Healthy Communities Together funding Image

Gloucestershire receives up to £500,000 Healthy Communities Together funding

Gloucestershire has been selected as one of six areas to receive an initial grant of £50,000 from the Healthy Communities Together programme.

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for 15 - 25 January  Image

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for 15 - 25 January

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Building the future - AccXel appoints new Steering Group  Image

Building the future - AccXel appoints new Steering Group

AccXel is a state-of-the-art 980m2 centre of excellence to inspire, train and connect people entering and advancing within the construction industry.

Debenhams reveals which stores won’t reopen after lockdown Image

Debenhams reveals which stores won’t reopen after lockdown

Debenhams has revealed that six of its stores won’t reopen after lockdown, with the threat to 320 jobs.

Tewkesbury business appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn certification Image

Tewkesbury business appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn certification

Woodsure has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme.

Rare opportunity to buy mixed-use residential and holiday let property Image

Rare opportunity to buy mixed-use residential and holiday let property

Property advisor Christie & Co has brought to market a historic, mixed-use property in Ledbury which offers a collection of eleven modern holiday and residential lets.

BPE advises client on successful acquisition  Image

BPE advises client on successful acquisition

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has acted for longstanding client Partners& on its acquisition of an independent insurance intermediary.

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000 Image

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000

A total of 14 county-based charities have won a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to nominations from the public.

West Cheltenham cycling and walking work starts sooner than planned Image

West Cheltenham cycling and walking work starts sooner than planned

Gloucestershire County Council has brought forward the next stage of construction of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme (WCTIS) with work starting in this month.

Primark set to lose over £1bn in sales Image

Primark set to lose over £1bn in sales

Value fashion retailer Primark is set to lose more than £1 billion in sales, if Covid lockdowns force stores to stay closed much longer.

Man who supplied drugs to Gloucester based gang sentenced  Image

Man who supplied drugs to Gloucester based gang sentenced

The supplier to a Gloucester based drugs gang has been sentenced following an investigation by the Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).

Success for Operation Blitzen as police tackle thieves in Gloucester city centre Image

Success for Operation Blitzen as police tackle thieves in Gloucester city centre

Operation Blitzen has seen areas such Kings Walk, Eastgate Shopping Centre and Gloucester Quays being targeted by the officers to deal with issues such as theft and anti-social behaviour.

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