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Businesses urged to support people living with dementia Image

Businesses urged to support people living with dementia

Forest of Dean District Council is encouraging businesses to become Dementia Friends to help people who are living with the condition.

House of Fraser sold for £90 million Image

House of Fraser sold for £90 million

It has just been announced that the department store chain has been sold.

Drink-drive businessman who left pensioner for dead is jailed Image

Drink-drive businessman who left pensioner for dead is jailed

A drunken pub landlord who smashed into an 82-year old woman cyclist in his car and left her dying on the roadside has been jailed for six years.

New Chief Executive for Stroud District Council Image

New Chief Executive for Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council announced yesterday (9 August) that Kathy O’Leary has been appointed as its new Chief Executive on a whopping salary of...

Gloucestershire chartered accountant tried to cheat the Inland Revenue out of £19,000 in VAT Image

Gloucestershire chartered accountant tried to cheat the Inland Revenue out of £19,000 in VAT

At Gloucester crown court yesterday Edward Humphrey admitted two charges of fraud.

Businesses urged to use Gloucestershire's hottest social media influencer Image

Businesses urged to use Gloucestershire's hottest social media influencer

If you want to raise your company’s profile and sell the magic formula these days often seems to involve social media and a celebrity.

Hot weather sparks surge in wasps and bed bug bites Image

Hot weather sparks surge in wasps and bed bug bites

The long, hot summer has brought with it a surge in the number of wasps with pest control firms describing the situation as 'crazy'.

Is White Stuff still the right stuff? Image

Is White Stuff still the right stuff?

Fashion retailer White Stuff saw sales fall.

Knife-wielding, drink driving, tasered father-of-four sentenced Image

Knife-wielding, drink driving, tasered father-of-four sentenced

A 29 year old Cirencester man was jailed for ten months today, 9 August.

Warning: Make sure you avoid this junction this weekend Image

Warning: Make sure you avoid this junction this weekend

Motorists have been told to steer clear of a major county roundabout this weekend if at all possible.

Partnership helping to drive the Forest's economy Image

Partnership helping to drive the Forest's economy

Over 70 businesses and organisations supported the third Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) Stakeholder meeting at Vantage Point Business Village, Mitcheldean.

Stars wanted to support local hospice  Image

Stars wanted to support local hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is asking people right across the county to become shining stars for the night, and raise much needed funds for its specialist care.

Search is on for Gloucestershire’s small business stars Image

Search is on for Gloucestershire’s small business stars

The most outstanding small businesses in Gloucestershire and the wider South West area are being placed in the spotlight.

Pied Piper welcomes new apprentice Emma Image

Pied Piper welcomes new apprentice Emma

Pied Piper, the leading children's charity in Gloucestershire, are pleased to have their second apprentice start in the office at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Popular Gloucestershire hotel sold in £2.9million deal Image

Popular Gloucestershire hotel sold in £2.9million deal

A Gloucestershire hotel has been sold together with another hotel in the Lake District.

150 new jobs as car maker expands Image

150 new jobs as car maker expands

One hundred and fifty skilled jobs are set to be created in Gloucestershire with the expansion of a car parts manufacturer to the likes of BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Honda.

Aerospace and defence giant begins to surface from troubled waters Image

Aerospace and defence giant begins to surface from troubled waters

Obligations to report its six-monthly figures have bought an expert in anti-submarine technology to the surface to reveal itself as a firm that could still do better, but is confident is in the future.

New jobs as expanding robot company secures Microsoft deal Image

New jobs as expanding robot company secures Microsoft deal

A Stroud-based company making robots for the education sector has won worldwide contracts.

Multi-million pound church transformation gets blessing Image

Multi-million pound church transformation gets blessing

Multi-million-pound plans to transform a Gloucestershire church into the heart and soul of its community have been given the go-ahead.

DIY giant to close 60 stores Image

DIY giant to close 60 stores

Staff in Gloucestershire working for one of the country’s best-known DIY stores will be waiting to see if they are among the 1,500 expected to lose their jobs.

New hotel and restaurant to open at the Quays Image

New hotel and restaurant to open at the Quays

Gloucester's newest hotel and restaurant will open for business on Friday.

£300,000 crowdfunding brewery expansion plans Image

£300,000 crowdfunding brewery expansion plans

An award-winning organic beer producer from Gloucestershire is set to launch a bond offer to raise £300,000.

Trump rhetoric and Brexit trouble major engineering firm Image

Trump rhetoric and Brexit trouble major engineering firm

One of the world’s biggest engineering firms and a major Gloucestershire employer has flagged up the impact Brexit and President Trump’s war of words is having on its business.

Almost 400 jobs to go at high street jeweller Image

Almost 400 jobs to go at high street jeweller

Has the sparkle gone for Pandora? Falling sales and customers numbers at its retail stores have contributed to a warning that full-year sales will be lower than expected.

Tougher sentences for animal cruelty offences Image

Tougher sentences for animal cruelty offences

Tough new laws have come into force which could see anyone who commits animal cruelty offences facing a five-year prison sentence.

Family firm celebrates 50th anniversary Image

Family firm celebrates 50th anniversary

A family-run Cotswold engineering services company is marking 50 years of service.

Business leaders attack air con tax Image

Business leaders attack air con tax

With the UK experiencing a heatwave, a little-known tax wrinkle is hitting small businesses that have air conditioning.

High Street brand to move from Quays to Gloucester City Centre Image

High Street brand to move from Quays to Gloucester City Centre

A leading women's clothing brand is moving from Gloucester Quays to the city's Eastgate Shopping centre. Meanwhile there is speculation that Adidas could be heading to the Quays.

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Closure of second high street bank branch an "insult to businesses"

Barclays has announced it is closing a second branch in Gloucestershire and businesses say it is an insult to loyal customers.

Speculation surrounds future of two Gloucestershire newspapers Image

Speculation surrounds future of two Gloucestershire newspapers

Rumours are circulating that two of Gloucestershire’s oldest newspapers could be set to merge.

Fashion brand sees surge in underlying profits Image

Fashion brand sees surge in underlying profits

A fashion brand with stores across Gloucestershire has posted some good news for the high street – a surge in underlying profits.

Are drinkers calling time on traditional pubs? Image

Are drinkers calling time on traditional pubs?

Pubs in the UK are closing at the rate of 18 a week.

Hot weather yields serious long-term impact for farmers Image

Hot weather yields serious long-term impact for farmers

Farmers producing the nation’s food will face long-term consequences from the summer’s heatwave, according to a Gloucestershire-based expert.

Gloucester manufacturer set for expansion Image

Gloucester manufacturer set for expansion

A Hempsted manufacturer of components for the car industry has applied for planning permission for a workshop extension and reception refurbishment.

New threat to Cavendish House as House of Fraser closures go ahead? Image

New threat to Cavendish House as House of Fraser closures go ahead?

There are concerns over the future of Cavenish House in Cheltenham as owners House of Fraser go-ahead with the closure of 31 other stores in the group.

New county homes plan under threat from Government u-turn Image

New county homes plan under threat from Government u-turn

Plans for up to 90 new homes in Gloucester could be halted by a Government change in policy.

Popular bank branch is to close Image

Popular bank branch is to close

A bank branch which is popular with county business people is to shut.

Help available to climb the property ladder Image

Help available to climb the property ladder

Moving up the property ladder can be a daunting task but help is available on one of the county's latest housing developments.

Farm fortresses created to beat rural thieves Image

Farm fortresses created to beat rural thieves

Farmers are turning to medieval type fortifications to combat a surge in farm thefts.

Heatwave leaves the high street cold Image

Heatwave leaves the high street cold

It’s good news if you’re selling ice creams and cold drinks, but UK retailers suffered a major setback from the recent spate of hot weather.

Randall & Payne hit fundraising high for the Pied Piper Appeal Image

Randall & Payne hit fundraising high for the Pied Piper Appeal

Gloucestershire Chartered Accountants Randall & Payne in Cheltenham have raised over £13,000 for local children’s charity, the Pied Piper Appeal.

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