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Dispelling the myths about care homes Image

Dispelling the myths about care homes

Care homes receive a bad press, not because of what they are or what they offer, but for the simple reason that in an ideal world you will never have to use one.

Store closure costs see Sainsbury's profits plunge Image

Store closure costs see Sainsbury's profits plunge

Sainsbury’s have revealed that profits for the first half of the year were practically wiped out by costs relating to the closure of some stores.

Vandalised Stroud War Memorial repaired for free by local stonemason ahead of Remembrance Sunday Image

Vandalised Stroud War Memorial repaired for free by local stonemason ahead of Remembrance Sunday

A Stroud war memorial that was inexplicably vandalised earlier this year has been repaired – for free – in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Full details revealed of Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on event Image

Full details revealed of Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on event

Three giant ghosts will take to the streets of Cheltenham as part of what is being promised as being a “spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event.”

Plans progress for new-build multi-million pound health centre Image

Plans progress for new-build multi-million pound health centre

Plans for a new £3.7m health centre development in near Stroud have moved a step closer.

Gloucestershire hotel gets £2.5million refurbishment Image

Gloucestershire hotel gets £2.5million refurbishment

The hotel has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment and has rebranded to a Delta by Marriott Hotel.

Former soldier who became director of Gloucestershire housebuilder is named Star of the industry Image

Former soldier who became director of Gloucestershire housebuilder is named Star of the industry

A former soldier who now works for a Gloucestershire-based housebuilder has been named as a Star of the industry at a national awards ceremony.

Dale Vince pleased Forest Green Rovers Stadium plan is

Dale Vince pleased Forest Green Rovers Stadium plan is "making progress" after learning appeal date

A public enquiry into Forest Green Rovers’ Eco Park stadium development will be held on February 18, club chairman and Ecotricity owner Dale Vince has revealed.

Gloucester Rugby owner unveiled as investor behind city brewery’s expansion plans Image

Gloucester Rugby owner unveiled as investor behind city brewery’s expansion plans

Award-winning brewery at Gloucester Docks plans to launch its own gins and double its beer production by the end of 2020.

Lotus and Renishaw produce racing machine for Olympics 2020 Image

Lotus and Renishaw produce racing machine for Olympics 2020

When the Great Britain track squad saddle up at next year’s Tokyo Olympics they will race for gold on a bicycle deigned and made here in Gloucestershire and hailed as “ground-breaking”.

CEO who oversaw sell-off of Gloucestershire engineering giant steps down Image

CEO who oversaw sell-off of Gloucestershire engineering giant steps down

After a six-year tenure which brought a return to profit for an engineering firm with a world-wide footprint, its chief executive officer is stepping down.

Banned from driving for more than three years for crashing into traffic light control box when drunk Image

Banned from driving for more than three years for crashing into traffic light control box when drunk

A man who crashed his car after drinking five pints of Guinness has been has been banned from driving for more than three years.

£5 per year deal secures the future of Cheltenham's Sandford Park Lido Image

£5 per year deal secures the future of Cheltenham's Sandford Park Lido

A £5 per year rent agreement has been agreed that will keep Cheltenham’s Sandford Park Lido open and operating for the next 35 years.

Marks and Spencer reveal a significant drop in profits Image

Marks and Spencer reveal a significant drop in profits

Marks and Spencer have reported a 17 per cent slide in profits for the first half of their financial year.

Primark bucking the High Street trend by revealing positive numbers in annual report Image

Primark bucking the High Street trend by revealing positive numbers in annual report

While others struggle and seem set to close down their retail estate, Primark appear to be bucking the High Street trends.

Do I need to register to vote in the General Election? Which Gloucestershire constituency am I in? Image

Do I need to register to vote in the General Election? Which Gloucestershire constituency am I in?

All the information you need to make sure your vote is counted in the 2019 General Election on December 12

£220million 'all-ways' M5 junction 10 plan a step closer Image

£220million 'all-ways' M5 junction 10 plan a step closer

Two highways projects that are crucial to Cheltenham’s future expansion – both literally and economically – will be discussed by Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet.

Business buys 29 acres for major expansion plans Image

Business buys 29 acres for major expansion plans

One of Gloucestershire’s gems is set to expand for the first time in nearly 200 years after it announced it has purchased a neighbouring property.

New managing director for Barnwood Construction Image

New managing director for Barnwood Construction

A major county building firm behind many key projects which have changed the face of Gloucestershire has a new managing director.

Engineering firm gearing for major ‘cost reductions’ Image

Engineering firm gearing for major ‘cost reductions’

What it means for its major operations in Gloucestershire are yet to be made clear, but one of the world’s biggest engineering firms has warned of significant ‘cost reductions’.

Police 'believe they have identified' person who died in incident that forced  M5 to close Image

Police 'believe they have identified' person who died in incident that forced M5 to close

Detectives investigating the discovery of a body on the M5 motorway near Gloucester last week believe they have now identified the person who died.

More than 100 professionals attend Gloucestershire Young Carers Twilight Briefing Image

More than 100 professionals attend Gloucestershire Young Carers Twilight Briefing

Young carers involved in Gloucestershire Young Carers’ annual Twilight Briefing conference say the first step to supporting young carers in the community is to identify them in the first place.

Grants totalling £40,000 help fund one of Gloucester's oldest and most vital professions Image

Grants totalling £40,000 help fund one of Gloucester's oldest and most vital professions

Gloucester Cathedral has received £40,000 in grants to help fund the training of the next generation of stonemasons.

Man who brandished knife at doorman and threatening to 'slice him in half' faces court Image

Man who brandished knife at doorman and threatening to 'slice him in half' faces court

A Cheltenham man who threatened a nightclub doorman man with a knife and brandished a metal post at him after being refused entry learns his fate in court.

Housing developer gives new neighbours in Chipping Campden a life saving moving in present Image

Housing developer gives new neighbours in Chipping Campden a life saving moving in present

Chipping Campden Town Council have received a moving in present from a new neighbour that could prove to be a real life saver.

Bark, the herald angels sing.. Festive dog parade to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity Image

Bark, the herald angels sing.. Festive dog parade to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity

Four-legged Festive fun will be the order of the day at the first ever Christmas Dog Parade run by the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Gloucestershire's future economic growth to be focus of new report in front of county council Image

Gloucestershire's future economic growth to be focus of new report in front of county council

Gloucestershire County Council is set to give its support to a key document that will promote economic growth opportunities in the county.

Business event to unlock the true potential of talent in Gloucestershire Image

Business event to unlock the true potential of talent in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire College will host a business to cover how businesses can get the most out of talent with the levy and other available funding.

Small firms call for ‘jobs tax’ support following minimum wage review Image

Small firms call for ‘jobs tax’ support following minimum wage review

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for support for small businesses, which would be hit hardest by a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW).

Paul James to stand down as leader of Gloucester City Council Image

Paul James to stand down as leader of Gloucester City Council

Gloucester City Council will be getting a new leader after Paul James announced he is standing down after 12 years in the post, his deputy Jennie Watkins is also standing down and neither will seek re-election in May.

$1.3billion sale of Gloucestershire aerospace manufacturing specialist confirmed by shareholders Image

$1.3billion sale of Gloucestershire aerospace manufacturing specialist confirmed by shareholders

The firm which has its headquarters in Bishop's Cleeve has been sold for $1.321billion to a US-based private equity firm

Have a dozen Gloucestershire pubs got a new owner after £45million deal? Image

Have a dozen Gloucestershire pubs got a new owner after £45million deal?

Up to a dozen Gloucestershire pubs could have a new owner after it was announced that Marston’s have agreed a £45million deal with Admiral taverns for the sale of 137 ale houses.

Gloucestershire is part of a powerhouse as government confirm creation of Great Western Gateway Image

Gloucestershire is part of a powerhouse as government confirm creation of Great Western Gateway

Approval has been given for the formation of the Great Western Gateway – the regional powerhouse – and it is being heralded as “excellent news” for Gloucestershire.

Promotions take law firm over 100-partner mark Image

Promotions take law firm over 100-partner mark

Five new partners have been announced at law firm long-established as a major player in Gloucestershire - taking its total number of partners to more than 100.

VIDEO: Extraordinary art exhibition by former members of the armed forces Image

VIDEO: Extraordinary art exhibition by former members of the armed forces

Rarely can an art exhibition and group of artist’s also created such a groundswell of powerful emotion as the individuals behind an on-going show in Gloucester.

Lorry driver in tears in the dock as wife of man killed in Teddington Hands crash speaks of her loss Image

Lorry driver in tears in the dock as wife of man killed in Teddington Hands crash speaks of her loss

Gareth Evans sobbed in the dock as he heard Dawn Webley speak of the loss of her husband Jonathon. Mr Evans, from Tewkesbury, was jailed after admitting causing death by careless driving.

Staff at Creed Foodservice raise thousands for children’s charity Image

Staff at Creed Foodservice raise thousands for children’s charity

When Creed Foodservice staff said they would put their best foot forward for charity they were not kidding.

Nothing salty about fashion brand's latest set of financial results Image

Nothing salty about fashion brand's latest set of financial results

Popular fashion brand Seasalt have announced an increase in turnover for the 10th year in succession.

Future of 79 Mothercare stores at risk as company appoints administrator Image

Future of 79 Mothercare stores at risk as company appoints administrator

The future of the stores - including the outlet on St Oswalds Road in Gloucester - and 2,500 jobs nationwide are at risk .

Police appeal for witnesses after man left with serious injuries after collision in Gloucester Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man left with serious injuries after collision in Gloucester

The incident took place in Whaddon at around 6pm on Sunday evening and left a man in his 20s with serious injuries.

Did you hear the screams this morning? It's because Westlife are coming to Gloucester Image

Did you hear the screams this morning? It's because Westlife are coming to Gloucester

The Irish four-piece band who were a massive hit through the 2000s are the next big name to play a concert at Kingsholm,

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