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Phil is getting on his bike in memory of son Mike Image

Phil is getting on his bike in memory of son Mike

A site manager overseeing construction of new homes in Brockworth is swapping his hard hat for a cycle helmet and riding 200 miles in memory of his son to raise funds for the RNLI.

Notorious Cheltenham drug dealer sentenced Image

Notorious Cheltenham drug dealer sentenced

A notorious drug dealer who 'threatened and exploited' two men into working for him as 'runners' has been sentenced.

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A46 near Teddington  Image

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A46 near Teddington

The collision involved a grey Renault Megane and white HGV with witnesses being sought.

Appeal for witnesses to assault in Cheltenham Park Image

Appeal for witnesses to assault in Cheltenham Park

Police in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted in Benhall Park Monday night (June 14).

Stroud cheese producer joins 'refill moovement' to tackle plastic pollution Image

Stroud cheese producer joins 'refill moovement' to tackle plastic pollution

Gloucestershire-based dairy farmers and producers of the award winning Godsells Cheese are marking World Refill Day (June 16) by joining the 'Refill App'.

Gloucester Rugby unveils multimillion pound training and hospitality facility Image

Gloucester Rugby unveils multimillion pound training and hospitality facility

Gloucester Rugby has given a glimpse of its state-of-the art new training facility and hospitality venue.

GE Aviation and Safran launch next generation jet engine project Image

GE Aviation and Safran launch next generation jet engine project

Two of Gloucestershire's aviation giants have launched a bold technology development program.

Cirencester cyber firm launches phishing prevention and awareness service Image

Cirencester cyber firm launches phishing prevention and awareness service

A Cirencester cyber firm has launched a new fully managed phishing prevention and awareness service.

Burger King to create a whopping 30 new jobs in Gloucester Image

Burger King to create a whopping 30 new jobs in Gloucester

A new Burger King restaurant is opening its doors in Gloucester, creating 30 new job opportunities in the local area.

Despair of pub staff as morale takes a blow Image

Despair of pub staff as morale takes a blow

A Gloucester pub owner speaks out on the lockdown delay and the effect on staff morale.

'Nail in the coffin' for hospitality Image

'Nail in the coffin' for hospitality

There's dismay in Gloucestershire at the Government’s decision to extend the lockdown restrictions driving a 'nail in the coffin' for hospitality.

£3m pre-pandemic loss for retailer Image

£3m pre-pandemic loss for retailer

High end ladies’ fashion chain, LK Bennett has posted an operating loss of £3 million.

H&M sales surge as stores reopen Image

H&M sales surge as stores reopen

H&M has seen sales rise to above 2019 levels, as stores have reopened across the world.

Last call for business Covid grant Image

Last call for business Covid grant

Businesses are urged to make a last check to see if they are eligible for a Stroud District Council coronavirus grant.

Tewkesbury man admits dangerous driving on the A4019 Image

Tewkesbury man admits dangerous driving on the A4019

He drove through red traffic lights and a no-entry sign before colliding with another vehicle while being twice over the alcohol limit.

Randall & Payne acquire Gloucester accountancy firm Image

Randall & Payne acquire Gloucester accountancy firm

Cheltenham based firm of accountants and business advisors Randall & Payne has revealed the acquisition of a Gloucester practice.

Gloucestershire IT and cybersecurity firm expand Image

Gloucestershire IT and cybersecurity firm expand

As part of its expansion plans, Optimising IT has revealed the acquisition of further office space in the county.

Work starts on new local centre at Twigworth Image

Work starts on new local centre at Twigworth

Construction work has begun on a new local centre for Twigworth, which forms part of a major development by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

G7 party pictures 'hard pill to swallow' - Gloucestershire business leader Image

G7 party pictures 'hard pill to swallow' - Gloucestershire business leader

G7 leaders enjoyed a barbecue on the beach but the hospitality industry in Gloucestershire faces more suffering.

Spending more time in the garage, the competition heats up Image

Spending more time in the garage, the competition heats up

Spending more time in the garage, Gloucestershire residents are invited to compete for the smartest in the UK.

Gloucestershire County Council appoints new head of school improvement Image

Gloucestershire County Council appoints new head of school improvement

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Clare Dudman as the county’s new head of school improvement.

Walk, run, cycle or swim miles for Maggie's cancer charity this July Image

Walk, run, cycle or swim miles for Maggie's cancer charity this July

Walk, run, cycle and/or swim your way this July and support people living with cancer, their family and friends.

Plans for fusion energy plant pass first stage Image

Plans for fusion energy plant pass first stage

The South West of England today moved closer to delivering pioneering plans to host the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant in the region.

Cheltenham hotel on the market for £1.95m Image

Cheltenham hotel on the market for £1.95m

A regency townhouse boutique hotelhas been put up for sale by its owner.

Tewkesbury Garden Town boosted by £2.4m award Image

Tewkesbury Garden Town boosted by £2.4m award

A programme of work to provide future generations with great-quality homes, job opportunities and a vibrant new community in Tewkesbury has been given a major boost.

Plans for landmark site in Cheltenham revealed Image

Plans for landmark site in Cheltenham revealed

The Markey Group has announced plans and timescales for the redevelopment of the landmark site at 252 Bath Road, Cheltenham. 

Full steam ahead for the hobby classic Image

Full steam ahead for the hobby classic

Model train maker Hornby is back on track after the lockdowns encouraged adults to return to nostalgic pastimes.


New fire chief promises continued improvements Image

New fire chief promises continued improvements

Mark Preece has been announced as the new interim Chief Fire Officer at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS).

Big news for county’s cyber future at CyNam Image

Big news for county’s cyber future at CyNam

There were three big announcements on the future of cyber at an online CyNam event last night (10th June).

Forest businesses to get more support to help them reopen safely Image

Forest businesses to get more support to help them reopen safely

While the reopening of the economy continues, Forest of Dean District Council is continuing to work with the HSE, offering help and advice on the safest operating procedures for local businesses.

£1million in grants to boost ambitious Stroud plans for carbon neutral district Image

£1million in grants to boost ambitious Stroud plans for carbon neutral district

Funding to help breathe life into a new community and make old buildings fit for a carbon neutral future has been secured by Stroud District Council.

Police issue warning about 'Nottingham Knockers' Image

Police issue warning about 'Nottingham Knockers'

Police are warning Gloucestershire residents to be vigilant against 'Nottingham Knockers'.

BPE writes chapter for Financial Technology Law Review Image

BPE writes chapter for Financial Technology Law Review

Sarah Kenshall, partner and head of fintech at BPE Solicitors, has written the UK chapter for the Financial Technology Law Review 2021. 

Drug dealer walks free from court Image

Drug dealer walks free from court

An impassioned speech from a 22-year-old drug dealer to a judge helped him to walk free.

New role for Gloucester MD to get his teeth into! Image

New role for Gloucester MD to get his teeth into!

After 25 years at Prima Dental Group, the company's Managing Director is taking on a new role as Executive Chairman, focussing on future strategy.

Game on! 180 Club is launching in Cheltenham Image

Game on! 180 Club is launching in Cheltenham

The Fire Station in Cheltenham will reveal its spectacular new addition, 180 Club, on Thursday, July 1.

Cynam virtual event: Last chance to sign up! Image

Cynam virtual event: Last chance to sign up!

CyNam’s latest virtual event takes place this evening (10th June) and it’s not too late to sign up.

Warning over delaying end to lockdown Image

Warning over delaying end to lockdown

Delaying the end of lockdown would ‘materially slow’ the economic recovery, a leading business group warns.

Ambitious sustainability targets for Kingfisher Image

Ambitious sustainability targets for Kingfisher

Kingfisher is looking to improve its sustainability credentials with some ambitious new carbon reduction targets.

Card retailer swings to big loss Image

Card retailer swings to big loss

Card Factory has recorded losses of over £14 million for the year to 31st January.

Commercial property market growth prediction Image

Commercial property market growth prediction

The commercial property market could see returns increase by 6.4% in 2021, report predicts.

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