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Forest leisure centres helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people in need Image

Forest leisure centres helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people in need

Freedom Leisure in Cinderford and Lydney are working in partnership with BBC Radio Gloucestershire to support Kit out the Nation.

Profits more than double at Redrow Image

Profits more than double at Redrow

National housebuilder Redrow has revealed profits of £254m for the year ending June 27, more than double that of the year before.

Punchline Talks – September 17 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – September 17 line-up revealed

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

New £6.5 million development gets green light Image

New £6.5 million development gets green light

Warden Hill Primary will get a brand new £6.5 million carbon neutral school building, after plans were given the go-ahead.

Man found dead at Gloucestershire trading estate Image

Man found dead at Gloucestershire trading estate

A man who had become homeless and was sleeping at his Gloucester place of work was found dead.

Gloucestershire business fears over 'Winter plan' Image

Gloucestershire business fears over 'Winter plan'

Business leaders in Gloucestershire express fears over possible future lockdowns under the Government's Winter Plan.







Gloucestershire engineering firm sold Image

Gloucestershire engineering firm sold

Construction engineering specialist firm RDCP Infrastructure has acquired Gloucestershire-based Woodford Engineering for an undisclosed sum.

Inflation rises to 3% Image

Inflation rises to 3%

Inflation was at 3% in the year to August, up from 2.1% in July, according to the latest figures.

Arrest made following death of Gloucester care home resident Image

Arrest made following death of Gloucester care home resident

A police investigation has been launched following the death of a Gloucester care home resident last week.

Drugs worth nearly £300,000 seized by Gloucestershire Constabulary Image

Drugs worth nearly £300,000 seized by Gloucestershire Constabulary

Two men are in custody after drugs with an estimated street value of nearly £300,000 were recovered by police.

Staff volunteer on community projects Image

Staff volunteer on community projects

Staff from Gloucester City Homes have been turning their hands to community projects.

Apple launches new iPhone 13s Image

Apple launches new iPhone 13s

Tech giant Apple's major product launch event yesterday revealed a new-look iPhone with diagonally aligned cameras.

Car buyers travelling further Image

Car buyers travelling further

An increasing number of car buyers are prepared to travel longer distances to get a new vehicle.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 17 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 17

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced manslaughter charge Image

Director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced manslaughter charge

A director of two Forest of Dean businesses faced a manslaughter charge.

Gloucester Quays anchor store to close this weekend Image

Gloucester Quays anchor store to close this weekend

Gloucester is set to bid farewell to US fashion retailer Gap, as the doors to its Gloucester Quays shop are set to shut for the final time this weekend.

Cheltenham tech firm appoints chief product officer Image

Cheltenham tech firm appoints chief product officer

Financial crime detection and data intelligence firm Ripjar Ltd has appointed a chief product officer.

Bus chaos as driver shortage bites Image

Bus chaos as driver shortage bites

Businesses in Gloucestershire are feeling the effects of badly disrupted bus services causing staff to be late to work.


Appeal for witnesses to assault at cider festival Image

Appeal for witnesses to assault at cider festival

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault at Witcombe Cider Festival last month.

New leadership team named for South West CBI Image

New leadership team named for South West CBI

Industry body The CBI has appointed a new team to lead its South West operation.

Housebuilder team completes challenge for cancer charity Image

Housebuilder team completes challenge for cancer charity

Staff members from housebuilder Bellway took part in the Cotswold Way Challenge 2021.

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols pushes kidswear recycling Image

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols pushes kidswear recycling

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has moved into recycling kids' fashion clothing at its prestigious Knightsbridge store.

New store open at Gloucester Quays Image

New store open at Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays has welcomed a new arrival with shoe and fashion retailer Dune London opening its doors on Friday, September 10.

Teenager charged with attempted murder Image

Teenager charged with attempted murder

The incident took place on Tuesday evening (September 7).

Property shortage as buying boom continues Image

Property shortage as buying boom continues

The housing market is facing an acute shortage of homes for sale as the supply of properties fails to keep pace with the current buying frenzy.

Gloucester's new Primark store taking shape Image

Gloucester's new Primark store taking shape

Primark’s new Gloucester store is taking shape, although the company won’t commit to an opening date just yet.

Worth a £100 million but 'not interested in money' Image

Worth a £100 million but 'not interested in money'

He's worth £100 million but claims he's not interested in money and if he has £20 in his pocket he ends up giving it to a homeless person.

Serious collision on A40 leads to road closures Image

Serious collision on A40 leads to road closures

Four people have sustained injuries.

National Insurance hike could hit 50,000 jobs Image

National Insurance hike could hit 50,000 jobs

Raising National Insurance contributions for employers could lead to another 50,000 people out of work.

Council wants strong local voice and sustainability focus in proposed planning reforms Image

Council wants strong local voice and sustainability focus in proposed planning reforms

Councillors have supported a motion for council leader Mark Hawthorne to submit the views of the authority to government on its proposed national planning reforms.

Digital 'smart region' bid launched Image

Digital 'smart region' bid launched

A funding application to kick-start a regional digital infrastructure project is set to be submitted to the Government.



Lidl set to launch own branded merchandise Image

Lidl set to launch own branded merchandise

German supermarket chain Lidl is expected to launch a range of own branded merchandise in the UK, including trainers, socks, shorts and tote bags.

Record high for post-Brexit customs duties Image

Record high for post-Brexit customs duties

Customs duties paid by businesses in the UK hit a record high as importers adjust to the post-Brexit trading conditions.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 10 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 10

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Stroud wine producer raises a glass to £375,000 funding boost Image

Stroud wine producer raises a glass to £375,000 funding boost

Chalford-based bag-in-box wine brand, When in Rome, has secured £375,000 from Midlands Engine Investment Fund's West Midlands Equity Fund.

£1.9 million awarded to city council to bring high street back to former glory Image

£1.9 million awarded to city council to bring high street back to former glory

Cathedral Quarter is a four year heritage led regeneration project that Gloucester City Council (GCC) are running

Double gold for Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum Image

Double gold for Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum

Multi-award-winning Neptune Rum has been awarded two gold medals in the prestigious Luxury Masters 2021 Awards in the super-premium and ultra-premium rum categories.

Wendy goes green to clean Image

Wendy goes green to clean

A Gloucestershire woman is on a one-woman mission to make cleaning more environmentally friendly.







Gloucester man launches city's first electric and solar powered boat hire service Image

Gloucester man launches city's first electric and solar powered boat hire service

24-year-old Gloucester Docks resident Jack Merrett has launched the city's first all-electric boat hire business, opposite the National Waterways Museum.

Mears Group calls for 'meaningful' social care reform Image

Mears Group calls for 'meaningful' social care reform

The Mears Group, Brockworth, fears the Government social care funding review may not bring in ‘meaningful reform’.

Costa staff to get pay rise and 2,000 recruited Image

Costa staff to get pay rise and 2,000 recruited

Staff could be earning up to £900 more a year.

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