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Man faces eight charges of trafficking women from Brazil to Cheltenham brothel Image

Man faces eight charges of trafficking women from Brazil to Cheltenham brothel

A man who was arrested on charges relating to trafficking women from Brazil to work in Cheltenham brothels is due to face human trafficking charges at Bristol Crown Court.

Michelin star chef turned drug dealer denied chance to see injured sister before serving jail term Image

Michelin star chef turned drug dealer denied chance to see injured sister before serving jail term

A former Michelin star restaurant chef who turned to drug dealing has made a fruitless plea to a judge to be freed for a few days to visit his sister in a secure psychiatric hospital before he spends a long period behind bars.

Gloucester Brewery pours out its plans for the a green future Image

Gloucester Brewery pours out its plans for the a green future

Whether it was the beer calling or the promise Gloucester Brewery would reveal its plans for the future we leave that up to you to decide, but 120 people flocked to its re-launch event.

Gloucestershire Army base to go green - and it's not because of camouflage Image

Gloucestershire Army base to go green - and it's not because of camouflage

A Gloucestershire army base will be going green – and not just because of camouflage gear – if plans to build a solar farm to supply it with power are approved.

Application to build 44 new homes on site of Gloucester chemicals factory Image

Application to build 44 new homes on site of Gloucester chemicals factory

A further 44 new homes could be built on the site of the former Contract Chemicals site on Gloucester’s Bristol Road if plans are approved by the city council.

Plans submitted to build 36 affordable flats on brownfield site Image

Plans submitted to build 36 affordable flats on brownfield site

A developer has submitted plans for the construction of 36 new apartments in Gloucester.

The two men who dumped dying man at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital learn extent of prison sentence Image

The two men who dumped dying man at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital learn extent of prison sentence

Two men have been sentenced at the Old Bailey for the manslaughter of Lucasz Grabowski, the man who was beaten and dumped outside Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Cheltenham visitor numbers soar as Festival Town bucks the national trend Image

Cheltenham visitor numbers soar as Festival Town bucks the national trend

Cheltenham is proving more popular than ever with tourists, according to the latest set of visitor numbers.

Growing garden centre reveals major investment and new restaurant plans Image

Growing garden centre reveals major investment and new restaurant plans

A family business already a well-established garden centre has revealed how an increase in profits and footfall has helped it seed new restaurant plans.

Owner of major business park development creating hundreds of jobs revealed Image

Owner of major business park development creating hundreds of jobs revealed

Mystery no longer surrounds who is behind the scheme to develop a new business park in the Forest of Dean, creating 400-plus jobs.

Pub staff and punters raise nearly £5,000 for Cheltenham charity Image

Pub staff and punters raise nearly £5,000 for Cheltenham charity

Staff and punters of two Cheltenham pubs have completed a busy year of fundraising in support of Sue Ryder, raising nearly £5,000 for their Cheltenham hospice.

Shares soar after Dunelm announces profit boost Image

Shares soar after Dunelm announces profit boost

Shares in home furnishing specialists Dunelm soared on Thursday morning following a trading statement in which the company said they were expecting higher profits.

Plans lodged to turn 19th Century Gloucester house in to funeral directors and chapel of rest Image

Plans lodged to turn 19th Century Gloucester house in to funeral directors and chapel of rest

A 19th century house on one of the main roads into Gloucester is set to be transformed into a funeral directors and chapel of rest.

Supermarket chain wins bid for Cheltenham premises that are a Lidl bit bigger Image

Supermarket chain wins bid for Cheltenham premises that are a Lidl bit bigger

The application made by Lidl to overhaul the current Matalan store on Swindon Road in Cheltenham has been approved by Cheltenham Borough Council.

Malt whisky and gin maker plans £5 million expansion Image

Malt whisky and gin maker plans £5 million expansion

A Cotswold-based producer of malt whisky and gin is seeking to raise up to £5 million to fuel its expansion plans.

Hero who once went into burning building to put fire out dies of drug overdose, coroners court hears Image

Hero who once went into burning building to put fire out dies of drug overdose, coroners court hears

A yoga instructor who was once hailed a hero for entering a burning building to put out a fire died as a consequence of taking a cocktail of drugs, a coroner heard yesterday.

Dursley man found with 1.8million indecent child images on computer denies all charges  Image

Dursley man found with 1.8million indecent child images on computer denies all charges

A 72-year-old Dursley man who is alleged to have had almost two million indecent images of children stored on his computers has denied 17 charges at Gloucester crown court.

Jet engine site makes way for propeller manufacturer Image

Jet engine site makes way for propeller manufacturer

An aerospace giant and a major Gloucestershire employer has unveiled its new factory – a multi-million pound investment in its future in the county.

FOR SALE: Gloucester Prison on the market again Image

FOR SALE: Gloucester Prison on the market again

Gloucester Prison is on the market again with offers being invited for the huge city centre site that is ripe and ready for redevelopment.

Gloucester firm launches £1million bid to secure planning permission for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Image

Gloucester firm launches £1million bid to secure planning permission for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

A million pound investment campaign is being launched by a Gloucester business to ensure there is a future for a ground-breaking energy producing project.

Cheltenham businessman runs 300 miles in Movember fundraising effort Image

Cheltenham businessman runs 300 miles in Movember fundraising effort

A Cheltenham-based software designer has raised more than £1,000 for charity thanks to a mammoth physical effort that saw him run 10 miles per day throughout November.

Supplies company gives thousands of presents to Cirencester-based homelessness charity Image

Supplies company gives thousands of presents to Cirencester-based homelessness charity

A Gloucestershire homeless prevention charity have received a significant early Christmas present from a county business.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter to throw open doors for Festive Evening Image

Cheltenham Animal Shelter to throw open doors for Festive Evening

Cheltenham Animal Shelter will throw open its doors on Friday for its annual Christmas Festive Evening on Friday.

School plants more than 720 trees and hedges in carbon off-setting initiative Image

School plants more than 720 trees and hedges in carbon off-setting initiative

With climate change a serious concern for all, a Gloucester school is keen to play its part in the battle against global warming.

Forest Green Rovers FC hatch a plan with former A-Team star Image

Forest Green Rovers FC hatch a plan with former A-Team star

For those of a certain vintage who recall a once hit TV favourite – news a Gloucestershire football clubs has been in talks with a member of the A-Team might sound far-fetched.

Foodservice firms hopes dough will roll in this Christmas thanks to vegan pastry Image

Foodservice firms hopes dough will roll in this Christmas thanks to vegan pastry

If you do not indulge in vegan food then perhaps news that sales of it have increased 1,500 per cent of late might grab your attention.

Revenues rise by 22 per cent at firm who run popular Gloucestershire bars and restaurants Image

Revenues rise by 22 per cent at firm who run popular Gloucestershire bars and restaurants

The success of the group behind some of Gloucestershire’s most popular bars and restaurants shows no sign of being stopped.

New hotel and restaurant for Gloucester site could create nearly 300 jobs Image

New hotel and restaurant for Gloucester site could create nearly 300 jobs

A major development has won permission to turn a former business site in Gloucester into a home for a new hotel and much more.

Skilled manufacturing jobs created as Gloucester firm lands £2million Royal Navy contract Image

Skilled manufacturing jobs created as Gloucester firm lands £2million Royal Navy contract

Skilled jobs will be created and sustained at a Gloucester manufacturer after it secured a £2million contract to supply armour for Royal Navy helicopters.

A417 in Gloucestershire open again following three-hour closure due to vehicle fire Image

A417 in Gloucestershire open again following three-hour closure due to vehicle fire

The A417 has been closed in both directions from the troublesome Air Balloon roundabout after a vehicle fire at around 11.30am on Tuesday morning.

Plans hint at expansion for one of Cheltenham's largest employers Image

Plans hint at expansion for one of Cheltenham's largest employers

One of Cheltenham’s biggest employers is thinking about expanding its huge factory site, according to plans lodged with the borough council.

Police pay tribute to life-saving group of volunteers Image

Police pay tribute to life-saving group of volunteers

Forty years quietly working at the heart of Gloucestershire's search and rescue services has been honoured with a special award.

Tesco hits back in south Gloucester grocery shop war Image

Tesco hits back in south Gloucester grocery shop war

Tesco have refused to sit back and allow Lidl to take over a share of the grocery market in the southern suburbs of Gloucester.

Arrests on very first day of Christmas drink driving campaign Image

Arrests on very first day of Christmas drink driving campaign

Three people were arrested on the very first day of this year’s police Christmas crackdown on drink driving - reinforcing the message that this will be the most powerful campaign yet.

Late releases cause revenues to fall by 9.7 per cent at Cineworld Image

Late releases cause revenues to fall by 9.7 per cent at Cineworld

Delays to the releases of some “highly-anticipated movies” have led to a near 10 per cent fall in revenues at cinema group Cineworld.

High turnover Gloucestershire convenience store goes up for sale Image

High turnover Gloucestershire convenience store goes up for sale

A well established Londis store in Cheltenham has hit the market.

Fire causes extensive damage to historic Forest of Dean hotel Image

Fire causes extensive damage to historic Forest of Dean hotel

Fire crews from across Gloucestershire were called to Mitcheldean last night after a fire broke out in a derelict hotel.

Much-loved Gloucestershire attraction to get new visitors centre Image

Much-loved Gloucestershire attraction to get new visitors centre

Owners of Painswick's Rococo Garden have been given the green light by planners to build a new visitor centre.

Stroud driver jailed after judge says he 'played a game of chance with strangers' Image

Stroud driver jailed after judge says he 'played a game of chance with strangers'

Daniel Hall, 43, from Stroud was jailed for a year following a pursuit by police through Gloucester in February.

Local authorities fail to give out tens of thousands of pounds of business rate relief Image

Local authorities fail to give out tens of thousands of pounds of business rate relief

Two local authorities in Gloucestershire have failed to pass on tens of thousands of pounds in business rate relief - for the second year running.

Retailer accounted for millions of pounds of non-existent stock Image

Retailer accounted for millions of pounds of non-existent stock

High end fashion retailer Ted Baker may have overstated the value of its stock by as much as £25m.

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