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Use that old holiday money to do some good thanks to Gloucestershire travel agencies Image

Use that old holiday money to do some good thanks to Gloucestershire travel agencies

A travel agent with branches across Gloucestershire will be encouraging its customers to give back to the places they visit in a charity push to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

Cotswold catering firm join Jasmine Hemsley for Expo  Image

Cotswold catering firm join Jasmine Hemsley for Expo

Cirencester-based Relish Events were reunited with celebrity wellbeing and nutrition advocate Jasmine Hemsley for the Future Fabrics Expo.

Stroud community rallies to raise £2,000 to give teen with rare heart defect set of electric wheels Image

Stroud community rallies to raise £2,000 to give teen with rare heart defect set of electric wheels

A Stroud charity and youngsters from across the Five Valleys have teamed together and raised more than £2,000 to fund an electric trike for a teenager with a rare heart condition.

Coal ban will cut air pollution  Image

Coal ban will cut air pollution

An open fire conjures up an idyllic image of winter - but it is also contributing to air pollution. That’s why the government has banned its sale from 2023.

Double award for Cotswold designer  Image

Double award for Cotswold designer

Robert Welch Designs, the Cotswold-based designer of stainless steel kitchen and living products, has scooped two internationally acclaimed awards at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt.

Firm with Gloucestershire base supporting revolutionary racing academy's Le Man 24 hour dream Image

Firm with Gloucestershire base supporting revolutionary racing academy's Le Man 24 hour dream

A pioneering Racing Academy for drivers with disabilities is set to grow in 2020 thanks to support from the UK’s largest vehicle salvage and recycling company with bases in Gloucestershire.

Rescue deal for Bonmarché, but is it too late for the Gloucester store? Image

Rescue deal for Bonmarché, but is it too late for the Gloucester store?

Fashion retailer Bonmarché has reportedly been sold to Peacocks, following months of speculation over its future.

Logistics firm carries momentum towards £100 million turnover Image

Logistics firm carries momentum towards £100 million turnover

One of Gloucestershire's biggest logistics and warehousing businesses has followed up its previous year’s 20 per cent increase in turnover with another 12 months of growth.

National Inn of the Year crown is part of a hat-trick of awards for Gloucestershire pub Image

National Inn of the Year crown is part of a hat-trick of awards for Gloucestershire pub

A Gloucestershire pub is celebrating a hat-trick of award wins - including being crowned the best in Britain.

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe reopens early - but it's not all good news Image

Main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe reopens early - but it's not all good news

Work to repair the main road between Cheltenham and Winchcombe has been completed – 10 days ahead of schedule – although it’s not all good news.

Cirencester students launch affordable tutoring for GCSE students Image

Cirencester students launch affordable tutoring for GCSE students

Four Cirencester College students have been chosen to represent the college as part of the Tycoon Enterprise Competition, a scheme run by the Peter Jones Foundation.

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Man hijacked open telephone lines from five county phoneboxes

A 38-year-old man who discovered that five old phone boxes still had working lines used them to set up premium phone numbers in a money-making scam.

Profits slump 26 per cent at Lloyds Bank due to £2billion cost of PPI claims Image

Profits slump 26 per cent at Lloyds Bank due to £2billion cost of PPI claims

Profits fell by 26 per cent - but the boss has also taken a significant pay cut and earned just £4.7million in 2019.

Defence giant with Gloucester base reports significant increase in profits Image

Defence giant with Gloucester base reports significant increase in profits

There has been a £294million rise in profits at BAE Systems who operate their Applied Intelligence base on Gloucester Business Park.

Housebuilder’s plan just the ticket  Image

Housebuilder’s plan just the ticket

An expanding South West housebuilder has been granted planning permission for a development in Cam, which will ease parking congestion around the local railway station.

Severe flood warning remains in place in Gloucestershire but Tewkesbury river levels 'have peaked' Image

Severe flood warning remains in place in Gloucestershire but Tewkesbury river levels 'have peaked'

The latest on the flood warnings and road closures across Gloucestershire.

Surfwear retailer to open permanent store at Gloucester Quays Image

Surfwear retailer to open permanent store at Gloucester Quays

British surfwear retailer Saltrock has signed a deal to open a permanent outlet store in Gloucester Quays, following the success of its recent pop-up shop at the centre.

Investigation to establish if UK:DRIC follows Marketing Gloucester into insolvency Image

Investigation to establish if UK:DRIC follows Marketing Gloucester into insolvency

The future of a company set up with £400,000 of public money and opened by a government minister less than a year ago is up in the air due to the crisis surrounding Marketing Gloucester.

Key roads around Gloucester and Tewkesbury closed due to rising flood waters Image

Key roads around Gloucester and Tewkesbury closed due to rising flood waters

There are eight “strategic routes” in Gloucestershire closed due to flooding as the county braces itself for the full effects of Storm Dennis to flow – quite literally – towards us.

Staverton-based defence supplier set to win £5million contract from the Middle East Image

Staverton-based defence supplier set to win £5million contract from the Middle East

A Gloucestershire-based company who supply training systems to the defence and civilian sectors have continued their strong start to 2020 with a further £5million deal set to come their way.

Budget should safeguard future of the hospitality sector Image

Budget should safeguard future of the hospitality sector

UKHospitality has called on the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse the decline of high streets and local communities by targeting support for hospitality businesses in his upcoming Budget.

New UK immigration system: CBI response  Image

New UK immigration system: CBI response

The CBI has responded to the government announcement about how the UK’s future immigration system will work.

Burglars break into Stroud charity shop Image

Burglars break into Stroud charity shop

A Stroud charity shop which supports people who have experienced homelessness has been left counting the cost following a break-in.

£14 million leisure centre contract win Image

£14 million leisure centre contract win

A multi-million leisure centre with an ‘endless ski slope’ will be built by a construction firm from Gloucester.

Cheers! Cheltenham watering hole is named as the best in the country - for a third time Image

Cheers! Cheltenham watering hole is named as the best in the country - for a third time

For the third time in the last eight years Cheltenham can boast of having the best club in the country which to have a pint of real ale.

Regional charging machines for police officers Image

Regional charging machines for police officers

Police officers driving around the South West can save their force money while boosting its eco-credentials, thanks to a new agreement between five police forces in the region.

Pump it up! Specialist engineering firm breaks £100m turnover Image

Pump it up! Specialist engineering firm breaks £100m turnover

World-leading engineering skills hidden away within the Forest of Dean have propelled a specialist firm through the £100 million turnover barrier.

Flood warnings in place and main Gloucestershire roads closed following Storm Dennis deluge Image

Flood warnings in place and main Gloucestershire roads closed following Storm Dennis deluge

Flooding is causing a number of road closures across Gloucestershire as the true extent of Storm Dennis is hitting the county.

Prince of Wales visits Gloucester business - wearing one of their products Image

Prince of Wales visits Gloucester business - wearing one of their products

There was a royal visitor to a Gloucester business yesterday as the Prince of Wales visited shirt maker Emma Willis – and His Royal Highness came decked in one of the company’s bespoke shirts.

Savings of £800,000 and £100,000 loan for an ice rink in approved Cheltenham Borough Council budge Image

Savings of £800,000 and £100,000 loan for an ice rink in approved Cheltenham Borough Council budge

Savings of more than £800,000 have been identified as Cheltenham Borough Council finalised its budget for the coming year.

New Quays gym given the stamp of approval by Gloucester Rugby stars Image

New Quays gym given the stamp of approval by Gloucester Rugby stars

A new city gym has received the thumbs up from Gloucester Rugby’s players and the club’s director of rugby is so excited by the idea he’s become an investor in the project.

Cheltenham-based businesswoman honoured at awards that champion sustainability Image

Cheltenham-based businesswoman honoured at awards that champion sustainability

Simone Hindmarch, the managing director of Leckhampton-based Commercial, was named as one of the Leaders of the Year in the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.

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£200,000 to fund life-changing digital projects

The county council is launching a new Gloucestershire Digital Innovation Fund, to provide grants to community groups and organisations that help adults live full and independent lives through the power of technology.

HSBC to cut around 15 per cent of its global workforce after profits plunge Image

HSBC to cut around 15 per cent of its global workforce after profits plunge

Banking giant HSBC is set to cut around 15 per cent of its global workforce after announcing a major cost-cutting programme in response to a plunge in annual profits.

Discount shoe retailer warns of 100 potential store closures Image

Discount shoe retailer warns of 100 potential store closures

Shoe Zone has warned it could be forced to shut 100 stores, unless urgent changes are made to business rates.

New campaign asks residents to SCRAP fly-tipping Image

New campaign asks residents to SCRAP fly-tipping

A major campaign has been launched in the county today, to raise awareness of the problem of fly-tipping.

£13 million investment in Forest of Dean factory production line toasted at official opening Image

£13 million investment in Forest of Dean factory production line toasted at official opening

If you have trouble getting your glass filled at your local perhaps suggest they get some tips from Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s drinks factory in Gloucestershire

Trio of Gloucestershire firms on Sunday Times Fast Track list of Top 200 for overseas sales Image

Trio of Gloucestershire firms on Sunday Times Fast Track list of Top 200 for overseas sales

Three companies from Gloucestershire have won a place on the Sunday Times list of firms with the fastest-growing international sales.

Motor group's new Gloucester base will lead to new jobs being created Image

Motor group's new Gloucester base will lead to new jobs being created

An investment in a new facility and new technology will soon lead to Baylis investing in new staff for its Gloucester Accident Repair Centre.

Small businesses forced to use credit to balance the books Image

Small businesses forced to use credit to balance the books

Nearly four in ten (37 per cent) small businesses used credit to manage cashflow, rather than invest in their firms, according to new figures from the FSB.

Military charity launches mental wellbeing training in the county Image

Military charity launches mental wellbeing training in the county

Families of serving RAF personnel and veterans in Gloucestershire who are finding life tough will be offered unique training to help them identify, and deal with, the symptoms of poor mental wellbeing.

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