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Police warning after series of shed and garage break-ins Image

Police warning after series of shed and garage break-ins

Police in Gloucester are warning residents to be vigilant after reports that thieves are breaking into sheds and garages to steal bicycles.

Final deadline for council’s Community Projects Fund announced Image

Final deadline for council’s Community Projects Fund announced

Cotswold District Council is set to launch a new crowdfunding scheme from next month.

Survey calls for hospital care close to home Image

Survey calls for hospital care close to home

People in Gloucestershire would prefer their hospital care close to home, according to an independent report.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 15 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 15

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

£10.2m Gloucestershire business park sold Image

£10.2m Gloucestershire business park sold

Commercial developer Chancerygate has sold an 11 asset portfolio, including a site in Cheltenham, to the real estate private equity firm for an undisclosed sum.

Multi-million-pound sale sees Cheltenham builders' merchants change ownership Image

Multi-million-pound sale sees Cheltenham builders' merchants change ownership

Bristol-based GL Law has revealed the sale of Staverton Building Supplies' assets and shares to timber and builders' merchant, Sydenhams Ltd.

Gloucestershire Airport appoints managing director Image

Gloucestershire Airport appoints managing director

Karen Taylor has been named as the managing director of Gloucestershire Airport Ltd after three months in the role in an interim capacity.

BAE Systems launch 2021 with major contracts Image

BAE Systems launch 2021 with major contracts

BAE Systems has started the year by securing a series of contracts with the US military.

John Lewis stops click and collect Image

John Lewis stops click and collect

John Lewis has suspended click and collect services from its department stores in response to the tightening of coronavirus restrictions.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Jan 15 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Jan 15 line-up revealed

It has already been another week packed with stories for the Punchline Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss when they come together.

Cheltenham invests £75k in community hubs Image

Cheltenham invests £75k in community hubs

Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed £75,000 of grant funding to create two new community hubs in the town.

Taking lessons online a challenge for teachers Image

Taking lessons online a challenge for teachers

The vast majority of teachers have found conducting online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic a challenging experience, according to a survey by Ecclesiastical.

Dealer sold drugs to fund designer wardrobe Image

Dealer sold drugs to fund designer wardrobe

A drug dealer who spent more than £10,000 of his ill-gotten gains on a designer wardrobe has been jailed for three years and eight months at Gloucester Crown Court.

Families struggle with Covid funeral costs Image

Families struggle with Covid funeral costs

Families had to adjust their funeral plans during 2020, according to a new report.

ADEY moving base to St Modwen Park Image

ADEY moving base to St Modwen Park

ADEY is relocating its UK head offices from Cheltenham to a purpose-built facility in Gloucester, months after opening a manufacturing and distribution facility on the same site.

Gloucester IT worker accused of fraud involving more than £30,000 Image

Gloucester IT worker accused of fraud involving more than £30,000

A 23 year old Gloucester IT worker is to stand jury trial accused of fraud.

Versarien puts graphene sportswear through its paces Image

Versarien puts graphene sportswear through its paces

Versarien’s advanced graphene materials have been cropping up in a range of engineering projects - now you could be wearing them next time you exercise.

New management for The Post House Image

New management for The Post House

A major residential development in one of Gloucester's landmark buildings has named their estate management company.

Vistry build on demand for strong performance Image

Vistry build on demand for strong performance

Housebuilder Vistry is predicting a profit before tax for 2020 of around £140million after seeing strong demand for its homes in the second half of the year.

Cheltenham lawyers advise top UK recruitment firm on global expansion Image

Cheltenham lawyers advise top UK recruitment firm on global expansion

Willans' corporate team has advised Sanderson Solutions Group plc, in acquiring recruitment company Highams, along with three further businesses.

Final chance to weigh in on Gloucestershire budget Image

Final chance to weigh in on Gloucestershire budget

Time is running out for people to have their say on Gloucestershire County Council's proposed budget for the coming year.

Kingfisher swoops on DIY demand Image

Kingfisher swoops on DIY demand

The owners of B&Q and Screwfix have continued to cash in on the popularity of home improvement after reporting another strong set of sales figures.

Home working pitfalls must be addressed by bosses, says county law firm Image

Home working pitfalls must be addressed by bosses, says county law firm

As the UK is instructed once more to work from home, new research from law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys suggests homeworking may be bad for our health and flexible working policies inadequate.

Belvoir's financial arm delivers profitable year Image

Belvoir's financial arm delivers profitable year

Property company Belvoir Group recorded a 26 per cent rise in profits in its financial services division in 2020.

Support needed to save 250,000 small businesses says FSB Image

Support needed to save 250,000 small businesses says FSB

At least 250,000 small businesses in the UK will fold without addition support according to a new study from the Federation of Small Businesses.

Raytheon shares in £1billion Royal Navy contract Image

Raytheon shares in £1billion Royal Navy contract

A consortium involving Raytheon UK has been awarded a contract worth around £1billion to transform training for the Royal Navy.

Sunday Times falls out of love with the Cotswolds Image

Sunday Times falls out of love with the Cotswolds

For months The Times raved about life in the Cotswolds, full of rolling hills, pretty villages, cosy pubs and community spirit - but has the pandemic changed that?

Stewart Golf sees sales almost double in 2020 Image

Stewart Golf sees sales almost double in 2020

Exports and coronavirus restrictions helped drive a sales increase of 93 per cent for Gloucester trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf last year.

New status gives Cotswold Water Park greater protection Image

New status gives Cotswold Water Park greater protection

Cotswold Water Park has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, providing it with greater natural protection.

New non-executive directors appointed to Business West board Image

New non-executive directors appointed to Business West board

Three fresh faces have joined the board of Business West to help lead the business representative organisation throughout 2021 and beyond.

Rotary Club of Gloucester's Christmas fundraising reaches £10,000 Image

Rotary Club of Gloucester's Christmas fundraising reaches £10,000

In this bleak mid-winter, a shaft of sunlight has fallen on the finances of the Rotary Club of Gloucester thanks to its members and local supporters.

Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire Image

Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire

Police in Gloucestershire seized cars, issued breach tickets and arrested two people as they enforced lockdown rules over the weekend.

Gloucester man sentenced after being caught out by a paedophile hunting group Image

Gloucester man sentenced after being caught out by a paedophile hunting group

A Gloucester man has been sentenced after a paedophile hunting group carried out a sting.

Gloucester man sentenced after using ‘excessive self-defence’ against a friend Image

Gloucester man sentenced after using ‘excessive self-defence’ against a friend

A Gloucester man who used 'excessive self-defence' against a friend, slashing his face and stabbing him in the neck, has been sentenced.

Give your views on volunteering in Gloucestershire Image

Give your views on volunteering in Gloucestershire

People who work across Gloucestershire are being invited to give their views about volunteering.

Shipping to Europe

Shipping to Europe "very, very complicated" says ProCook boss

The founder of a Gloucester cookware firm has labelled the tariff-free description of the Brexit trade deal as "a misnomer".

HR Dept launches in Gloucester Image

HR Dept launches in Gloucester

A human resources expert has launched The HR Dept Gloucester, offering expert outsourced advice and support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the area.

Cheltenham tech firm on track to double revenue for second year running Image

Cheltenham tech firm on track to double revenue for second year running

A Cheltenham based software reseller and provider rang in the New Year with a second year of consecutive growth.

Council flicks switch on electric Cotswolds Image

Council flicks switch on electric Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council's cabinet has approved a strategy designed to accelerate the introduction of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Promenade closed for tree work to protect buildings Image

Promenade closed for tree work to protect buildings

Cheltenham's Promenade will be closed for part of next week to enable trees to be pruned to protect nearby historic buildings.

Council alters services to help Gloucestershire in lockdown Image

Council alters services to help Gloucestershire in lockdown

Gloucestershire County Council has issued details of changes to services across the county due to the latest lockdown restrictions.

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