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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Chipping Camden Image

Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Chipping Camden

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Chipping Camden.

A417 closure starts tonight Image

A417 closure starts tonight

Overnight maintenance work will take place between the Air Balloon roundabout and the Leckhampton Hill junction from today, November 24.

New appointment will bring increased spiritual support for the older generation to Cheltenham Image

New appointment will bring increased spiritual support for the older generation to Cheltenham

Gill Ford has been appointed to lead the Anna Chaplaincy in the Cheltenham and Bishop's Cleeve area.

Business centre to clear path for £7.45m road widening Image

Business centre to clear path for £7.45m road widening

Plans for a £7.45million plan to widen a Gloucester road have taken a major step forward with the purchase of land needed for the scheme.

Tributes paid to a 'champion' of small businesses Image

Tributes paid to a 'champion' of small businesses

Dave Stallon, who ran the Plastics and Engineering company in Bath Road, Stroud, and was a former regional chairman of the FSB Gloucestershire and West of England, has died, aged 66.

Entrepreneurial duo breathe new life into Cheltenham-born Neptune Rum Image

Entrepreneurial duo breathe new life into Cheltenham-born Neptune Rum

What did Gloucestershire entrepreneurs James Strickland and Raymond Pugh do after selling their £150M+ turnover recruitment business they built from scratch? They bought a world-class rum brand.

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine Image

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford stops 70% of people developing Covid symptoms, it was announced today.

Hospitality sector being 'made a scapegoat', says Tom Kerridge Image

Hospitality sector being 'made a scapegoat', says Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge claims the hospitality industry is being made "a bit of a scapegoat" in its treatment by the Government during the pandemic.

Public back Cheltenham insurer to win award for fourth year in a row Image

Public back Cheltenham insurer to win award for fourth year in a row

Shurdington-based Endsleigh Insurance Services have picked up the Insurance Choice Award (ICA) for 'Best Student Insurer' for the fourth year running.

Business leaders draw up fresh proposal to help forgotten companies  Image

Business leaders draw up fresh proposal to help forgotten companies

A coalition of small business leaders and tax experts and has mapped out measures needed to address a government shortcoming, which has left thousands with no income support through months of Covid disruption.

Halfords recruits temporary staff for Christmas Image

Halfords recruits temporary staff for Christmas

A new bike is always a popular Christmas present, and a surge in demand means Halfords is recruiting 1,100 temporary staff for the festive season.

Jess Glynne announces 2021 Westonbirt gig Image

Jess Glynne announces 2021 Westonbirt gig

British pop singer Jess Glynne has announced a show at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Stonehouse schools make Sunday Times top primary lists Image

Stonehouse schools make Sunday Times top primary lists

Two schools in Stonehouse are the only primary schools in the county to make it onto the Sunday Times lists of top primary schools.

Local MP leads rebellion against further lockdown restrictions Image

Local MP leads rebellion against further lockdown restrictions

Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper is leading a rebellion of Tory MPs against further lockdown restrictions.

Barn on the Farm festival announces emerging artists line up Image

Barn on the Farm festival announces emerging artists line up

Over Farm based music festival Barn on the Farm has revealed its Music of Tomorrow 2021, a list of new and emerging artists, all billed on the line up for the forthcoming 11th edition.

Councillor calls for

Councillor calls for "transparency" at Gloucester BID after new manager appointed

Former interim Marketing Gloucester chairman Councillor Jennie Watkins hopes the appointment of a new manager will signal much-needed change at the city's Business Improvement District.

Gloucester Rugby seal deal ahead of new season Image

Gloucester Rugby seal deal ahead of new season

Gloucester Rugby have signed a new sponsorship deal with a major cleaning products firm on the eve of the new season.

Javelin Park appeal bid is rejected Image

Javelin Park appeal bid is rejected

A bid to appeal a High Court decision over the awarding of the contract for the Javelin Park waste incinerator has been rejected by the Court of Appeal.

Council helps keep taxi drivers safe in pandemic Image

Council helps keep taxi drivers safe in pandemic

Cheltenham Borough Council is offering grants to taxi and private hire drivers who need to install partition screens in line with coronavirus guidelines.

New manager appointed by Gloucester BID Image

New manager appointed by Gloucester BID

The Gloucester Business Improvement District has appointed two new members to its board of directors.

Gloucester Rugby to benefit from £300m sports package Image

Gloucester Rugby to benefit from £300m sports package

Sport clubs and organisations across Gloucestershire are to benefit from a £300million cash injection to help them survive after months without fans.

Norville's owners buy German optical manufacturer Image

Norville's owners buy German optical manufacturer

The firm which bought the lens manufacturing division of Gloucester opticians The Norville Group has agreed a deal to buy a German eyewear supplier.

Stagecoach completes journey to wellbeing award Image

Stagecoach completes journey to wellbeing award

Stagecoach West has been awarded the enhanced level of accreditation through the Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire award for its support of employees' health and wellbeing.

1,000 trees to be planted in Cheltenham thanks to £10m fund Image

1,000 trees to be planted in Cheltenham thanks to £10m fund

A Cheltenham project and eight others across the South West have today been awarded a share of a £10million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas.

Hospice launches Christmas tree campaign Image

Hospice launches Christmas tree campaign

Minchinhampton based Longfield Hospice has launched it's annual Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign.

Trust countdown shines spotlight on local producers Image

Trust countdown shines spotlight on local producers

There may not be too many lords-a-leaping, French hens or even partridges in pear trees, but the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust has launched its own 12 Days of Christmas to support local businesses.

Ofsted highlights county council’s response to Covid-19 Image

Ofsted highlights county council’s response to Covid-19

Ofsted has said the response to Covid-19 of Gloucestershire County Council's Children's Services has been ‘positive, proactive and well managed.’

VIDEO Clearer lockdown rules essential insists ProCook founder Image

VIDEO Clearer lockdown rules essential insists ProCook founder

The founder of Gloucester-based cookware firm ProCook has called for greater clarity over which shops can remain open during lockdown.

Councils confirm grant application details Image

Councils confirm grant application details

Gloucester City Council and Cheltenham Borough Councils have confirmed details for applications for the lockdown business support grants.

Primary school opens doors on expansion Image

Primary school opens doors on expansion

Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy has welcomed pupils into its new classrooms following the completion of a major expansion and improvements.

Council writing to every household in the Stroud district during lockdown Image

Council writing to every household in the Stroud district during lockdown

Stroud District Council will be writing to every household in the Stroud district to help everyone stay safe during the lockdown period and beyond.

Creative canal solution sees Old A40 reopen Image

Creative canal solution sees Old A40 reopen

Spoil from a canal near Stroud has been used to help repair a road in the Cotswolds - saving the county council £700,000.

Roundabout reaches finals for construction award Image

Roundabout reaches finals for construction award

Montel Civil Engineering has been announced as a proud finalist in prestigious awards for work it carried out for Robert Hitchins Ltd in Twigworth, Gloucestershire.

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced after police witnessed drugs exchange Image

Gloucester drug dealer sentenced after police witnessed drugs exchange

A 27-year-old drug dealer was arrested in Tredworth after police saw two customers being supplied in the street.

Counter Terrorism Policing launch new safeguarding website and advice line Image

Counter Terrorism Policing launch new safeguarding website and advice line

Gloucestershire Constabulary is helping to raise awareness of the launch of the Counter Terrorism Policing's new ACT Early safeguarding website and advice line.

Small Business Saturday's virtual tour sets down in Cheltenham Image

Small Business Saturday's virtual tour sets down in Cheltenham

Small businesses in Cheltenham and across Gloucestershire are being encouraged to join Small Business Saturday UK's online roadshow.

Go Outdoors snaps up equestrian brand Image

Go Outdoors snaps up equestrian brand

Go Outdoors has bought equestrian retailer Naylors Equestrian, so it can offer customers the best choice of equestrian products.

B&Q helps Kingfisher sales take flight Image

B&Q helps Kingfisher sales take flight

The rise in home improvements and online sales helped Kingfisher post a rise in sales of 17.6 per cent in the third quarter.

Gloucester's Driving Test Centre sold to new owners Image

Gloucester's Driving Test Centre sold to new owners

Gloucester's multi-purpose driving test centre in Quedgeley has been sold by Brabon Properties.

Logistics firm opens Gloucester depot to deal with online demand Image

Logistics firm opens Gloucester depot to deal with online demand

Mercian Logistics is recruiting staff after opening an operational parcel depot in Gloucester following a 40 per cent increase in shipments compared with last year.

Stroud company Platform-14 expansion creates 25 jobs Image

Stroud company Platform-14 expansion creates 25 jobs

Medical device company Platform-14 has turned its back on a European move to stay in Stroud as it prepares to open new premises which will create up to 25 jobs.

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