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National Minimum Wage rate reminder for seasonal staff Image

National Minimum Wage rate reminder for seasonal staff

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs have reminded those working summer jobs such as students that they should check they are being paid the National Minimum Wage.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July

Mobile testing units are available at locations across Gloucestershire.

Sentence for Stroud drug-driver who assaulted two police constables Image

Sentence for Stroud drug-driver who assaulted two police constables

He also pleaded guilty to driving a VW Golf in Stroud, with excess cannabis in his system.

Gloucester man thought to have been murdered, killed himself with a sword Image

Gloucester man thought to have been murdered, killed himself with a sword

A Gloucester man who was initially thought to have been murdered in his home had in fact killed himself with a sword while high on ecstasy, an inquest heard.

Economy slows despite hospitality boost Image

Economy slows despite hospitality boost

The UK's economy grew more slowly than expected in May despite a boost from the hospitality sector.


Minister for Tourism makes whirlwind trip to Cheltenham Image

Minister for Tourism makes whirlwind trip to Cheltenham

He was shown the very best of Cheltenham tourism and hospitality by Marketing Cheltenham manager David Jackson.

Tayntons to hold make-up evening in aid of cancer support charity Image

Tayntons to hold make-up evening in aid of cancer support charity

A night of networking and make-up tips in partnership with the Leading Ladies of Gloucestershire group is to be held in aid of the Maggie's centre in Cheltenham.

Gloucester Docks could see a new floating restaurant Image

Gloucester Docks could see a new floating restaurant

Plans have been submitted to Gloucester City Council for a unique type of eatery in Gloucester Docks.

Dowty Propellers completes largest ever R&D propeller project Image

Dowty Propellers completes largest ever R&D propeller project

Gloucester-based Dowty Propellers has today announced the successful completion of its largest ever propeller R&D programme.

New sports store jumping into BHS spot in Cheltenham Image

New sports store jumping into BHS spot in Cheltenham

The store will be 20,538 sq ft.

Plans approved for Norville relocation Image

Plans approved for Norville relocation

Well-known Gloucester business Norville has secured planning permission to move its manufacturing site out of Tredworth to Quedgeley.

New technology stores for UK airports Image

New technology stores for UK airports

Retailer WH Smith is opening 18 technology and accessory stores at UK airports, trading under its InMotion brand.

Sporting chance for businesses to partner with Hartpury Image

Sporting chance for businesses to partner with Hartpury

Businesses are being offered the chance to partner with 10 'fantastic' sporting academies at Hartpury University and Hartpury College.

Self-isolation rules cause 'carnage' for hospitality staffing Image

Self-isolation rules cause 'carnage' for hospitality staffing

The hospitality sector faces acute staff shortages as positive Covid test results lead to whole work teams having to self-isolate. One industry body has described the situation as ‘carnage’.


Gloucestershire has a new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Image

Gloucestershire has a new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

The Conservative councillor for Tidenham was confirmed at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel on Wednesday July 7th.

Punchline Talks – July 9 line-up revealed  Image

Punchline Talks – July 9 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss.

Drug dealer put up a fight when caught by police Image

Drug dealer put up a fight when caught by police

A drug dealer put up such a fight when he was caught by police that officers had to use PAVA spray and three bursts from a taser gun.

Appeal for witnesses following burglary at shop in Gloucester  Image

Appeal for witnesses following burglary at shop in Gloucester

Investigating officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Gardening sales boost 'volatile' trading for discount retailer Image

Gardening sales boost 'volatile' trading for discount retailer

Gardening products gave a welcome boost to sales as discount retailer B&M reported an overall fall in revenue in the first financial quarter.

'Build Back Better Fund' to aid Gloucestershire recovery Image

'Build Back Better Fund' to aid Gloucestershire recovery

Gloucestershire County Council has announced a £2million ‘Build Back Better Fund’ to be launched later this month. The fund is aimed at helping communities recover from the impact of Covid-19.

Interior designer and insurance broker walk Hadrian’s Wall for cancer charity Image

Interior designer and insurance broker walk Hadrian’s Wall for cancer charity

Neil Brimble and John Phillips are walking the 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall in aid of Linc.

Cheltenham business park sold in multi-asset deal Image

Cheltenham business park sold in multi-asset deal

Developer Chancerygate and Hines have agreed to sell a 608,000 sq ft, five-asset portfolio to real estate private equity firm Northwood Investors for an undisclosed sum.

Top Gloucestershire engineering firm decides not to sell Image

Top Gloucestershire engineering firm decides not to sell

A top Gloucestershire engineering firm has decided not to sell after it was unable to find the right buyer that would look after the interests of all its stakeholders.


Luxury cinema to open in Cheltenham Image

Luxury cinema to open in Cheltenham

TIVOLI is set to open in September.

Plans to be submitted for new Forest of Dean hospital Image

Plans to be submitted for new Forest of Dean hospital

The final stages of preparation are underway for the construction of a new community hospital in Cinderford, which is due to open in summer 2023.

Lettings boss voted vice president of national body Image

Lettings boss voted vice president of national body

The managing director of a Gloucestershire-based lettings agency has been voted vice president of the UK's leading organisation for letting agents.

Chinese-owned company takes over microchip factory Image

Chinese-owned company takes over microchip factory

A Chinese-owned technology company is in line to take over Britain’s biggest microchip factory based in Newport.

Heathrow to start fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals Image

Heathrow to start fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are set to trial the addition of fast-track lanes at Heathrow Airport for vaccinated arrivals.

Cotswold District Council launch new funding round for local projects Image

Cotswold District Council launch new funding round for local projects

Crowdfund Cotswold is an initiative that gives local residents, with an idea to improve their community, the opportunity to gain funding.

Dunelm to go glitter and plastic free this Christmas Image

Dunelm to go glitter and plastic free this Christmas

Dunelm is pledging to cut plastic waste and become more sustainable.

Consumers fed up with the 'Covid excuse' Image

Consumers fed up with the 'Covid excuse'

Customers are getting fed up with organisations that use ‘the Covid-19 situation’ as an excuse for lower standards of service.


Rise in online pension scammers Image

Rise in online pension scammers

Pension scammers have cost investors nearly a quarter of a million pounds so far this year as regulators warn of a rise in online fraud.




Gloucester bids to become the next UK City of Culture Image

Gloucester bids to become the next UK City of Culture

The county is bidding for City of Culture, with Gloucester leading the bid for the 2025 title.

Firm's remarkable success story during pandemic Image

Firm's remarkable success story during pandemic

A Gloucester office solutions firm which expected business to plummet during lockdown has defied the odds and just recorded its best-ever year.

Insurance firm relocates to bigger Gloucester office Image

Insurance firm relocates to bigger Gloucester office

Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance Brokers has moved to new offices at Arlingham House at Green Farm Business Park in Quedgeley.

Businesses 'desperate' for more detail on Covid unlocking plans Image

Businesses 'desperate' for more detail on Covid unlocking plans

Businesses in Gloucestershire and the rest of England still don’t have the full picture they desperately need to plan for unlocking after Covid restrictions, it's claimed..

House of Fraser to introduce zero-hours contracts Image

House of Fraser to introduce zero-hours contracts

House of Fraser is consulting staff over a move to zero-hours contracts, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Golf day drives more than £12,000 towards children's charity Image

Golf day drives more than £12,000 towards children's charity

Children across the county supported by the Pied Piper Appeal are set to benefit from more than £12,000 thanks to the generosity of Gloucestershire's business community.

Sainsbury's sales accelerate Image

Sainsbury's sales accelerate

Despite coronavirus restrictions lifting and eating out being legal from April 12th, many Brits are still eating the majority of their meals at home.

Jet2.com joins Bristol Airport Image

Jet2.com joins Bristol Airport

They flew their first flight from Bristol Airport on Friday 2nd July.

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July Image

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July

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.

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