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Ecotricity network props up charging table Image

Ecotricity network props up charging table

An electrical charging point network run by Ecotricity has finished bottom in every category in a survey of Auto Express readers.

Ecclesiastical stays top of table of trusted insurers Image

Ecclesiastical stays top of table of trusted insurers

The Gloucester-based company has been named as the country's most trusted home insurance provider.

Gloucester man jailed for repeatedly calling 999 Image

Gloucester man jailed for repeatedly calling 999

A Gloucester man who repeatedly rang 999 and abused police call handlers has been jailed for 22 weeks for his latest offences.

"Firms are looking into the abyss"

Thousands of Gloucestershire businesses may fail without further government help if the coronavirus lockdown drags on.

New special school set to open in 2022 Image

New special school set to open in 2022

Gloucestershire County Council is pressing on with plans for a new special school in Brockworth.

C​hildminders forced to work for free during coronavirus crisis   Image

C​hildminders forced to work for free during coronavirus crisis

A quarter of childminders able to work are working at a reduced rate or offering their services for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around £40k and cocaine seized following Gloucestershire police operation Image

Around £40k and cocaine seized following Gloucestershire police operation

The cash and significant amount of cocaine was seized as part of a surveillance led operation.

Gloucestershire design competition winners announced Image

Gloucestershire design competition winners announced

A competition to tap into the creative design ideas of Gloucestershire schoolchildren certainly hit the mark this month.

HSE issues advice to food industry Image

HSE issues advice to food industry

The HSE has written an open letter to the food industry, to address coronavirus concerns, particularly around PPE.

New owners for Cheltenham hotel Image

New owners for Cheltenham hotel

BPE Solicitors has acted on the sale of popular Cheltenham hotel, to a Wiltshire-based operator.

County company supporting NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham Image

County company supporting NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham

Cheltenham-based IT managed services and solutions provider, Axonex, has helped design and provide a completely new network for the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham.

Three month freeze on car repayments Image

Three month freeze on car repayments

Britain’s financial watchdog has confirmed there will be a three-month repayment freeze for customers with auto finance leases during the coronavirus pandemic.

County company uses millions of plastic straws in driveways Image

County company uses millions of plastic straws in driveways

A Stonehouse-based company has come up with a unique solution to help tackle the issue of plastic waste littering the globe.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Superdry donates 300,000 PPE items Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Superdry donates 300,000 PPE items

The Cheltenham-based clothing company has donated the personal protective equipment to care workers and homes across Gloucestershire.

Take the 2.6 Challenge to support Hope for Tomorrow Image

Take the 2.6 Challenge to support Hope for Tomorrow

With charities hit hard by cancelled fundraising events, a Tetbury-based charity is calling on people to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help the NHS and people with cancer.

Appeal given 100,000 PPE items in a week Image

Appeal given 100,000 PPE items in a week

Gloucestershire businesses have responded to an appeal by the county council for personal protective equipment

Shopping habits changed forever says Unilever boss Image

Shopping habits changed forever says Unilever boss

The coronavirus may have permanently altered the way we shop as retail figures reveal big shift in spending patterns.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The King's School supports those most in need Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The King's School supports those most in need

The kitchen at the King's School in Gloucester has become a community kitchen for the Stroud-based charity, the Long Table.

Calls for inquiry into Cheltenham Festival decision Image

Calls for inquiry into Cheltenham Festival decision

Fresh calls have been made for an investigation into whether the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham is linked to the number of deaths from coronavirus in Gloucestershire.

Lockdown proves perfect time to make a will Image

Lockdown proves perfect time to make a will

Solicitors firm Langley Wellington has witnessed a rise in requests for wills since the emergence of the coronavirus.

Which county towns are most at economic risk? Image

Which county towns are most at economic risk?

Cheltenham is the best-equipped place in the county to deal with the economic effects to the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

Cheltenham accountants roll out digital-only business advice guide Image

Cheltenham accountants roll out digital-only business advice guide

Shurdington-based accountants and business advisors Randall & Payne have adapted their latest magazine to reflect the current situation.

How will the coronavirus pandemic effect Ramadan? Image

How will the coronavirus pandemic effect Ramadan?

Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, begins today - but how will lockdown effect this period of fasting, prayer and reflection for Muslims across the county?

Police station back on duty after five years Image

Police station back on duty after five years

Lydney Police Station has reopened as Police & Crime Commissioner Martin Surl focuses on neighbourhood policing.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Sober Parrot helps feed the community Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Sober Parrot helps feed the community

Cheltenham community enterprise café The Sober Parrot has joined the Feeding the 5,000 project.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 24 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 24

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Mumsnet brings in subscription as ad revenue falls Image

Mumsnet brings in subscription as ad revenue falls

The online parenting platform has introduced a voluntary subscription service as it looks to make up for a shortfall in advertising.

Pick for Britain helps search for farm workers Image

Pick for Britain helps search for farm workers

A website has been set up to link potential farms workers with seasonal farm jobs in a bid to ease pressure on UK food production.

Animal charity launches appeal amid £1,000 a day losses Image

Animal charity launches appeal amid £1,000 a day losses

Cheltenham Animal Shelter has launched an urgent appeal after losing a string of fundraising opportunities.

Work to reopen Old A40 starts despite crisis Image

Work to reopen Old A40 starts despite crisis

While much of Gloucestershire’s economy has ground to a halt, work on the Old A40 near Northleach has started again.

Poundland pregnancy test sales surge Image

Poundland pregnancy test sales surge

Discount retailer Poundland has seen a big rise in sales of its £1 pregnancy tests since lockdown began.

Laura Ashley saved from administration  Image

Laura Ashley saved from administration

British homeware and fashion brand Laura Ashley has been rescued from administration at the last minute.

Security update to tackle Zoombombing Image

Security update to tackle Zoombombing

Zoom is increasing security on its video conferencing app as it deals with a sharp rise in online meetings.

Help keep children safe from harm and neglect Image

Help keep children safe from harm and neglect

The county council is urging people to continue reporting their concerns if they think that a child or young person could be at risk.

Gazunderers will get short shrift predict Andrews Image

Gazunderers will get short shrift predict Andrews

Anyone looking for an improved deal on a house sale when the property market returns will be out of luck, according to one expert.

Small businesses need total security on loans Image

Small businesses need total security on loans

The Government has been urged to increase its 80 per cent guarantee on emergency business loans for small businesses - and speed up the process.

More than £85m handed out to Gloucestershire businesses - but nearly £66m still to be paid Image

More than £85m handed out to Gloucestershire businesses - but nearly £66m still to be paid

A total of £87.5million in grant funding has been successfully distributed to Gloucestershire businesses to help them deal with coronavirus - but what's left to be distributed?

Community help hub answers more than 3,000 requests for help in its first month Image

Community help hub answers more than 3,000 requests for help in its first month

Gloucestershire’s community help hub has supported vulnerable people with requests for help, successfully connecting them with individuals and groups in their local area.

BPE acts for brokers on major US investment Image

BPE acts for brokers on major US investment

BPE Solicitors has acted for one of the rising UK brokers on a significant investment from a US private equity firm and the acquisition of four insurance advisory businesses.

More than 70 per cent of businesses have furloughed staff Image

More than 70 per cent of businesses have furloughed staff

The vast majority of firms have furloughed a proportion of their workforce and are awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as payday approaches for many.

Little Mix and Westlife Kingsholm concerts cancelled Image

Little Mix and Westlife Kingsholm concerts cancelled

Organisers of this summer's Kingsholm Stadium concerts have announced their cancellations due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

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