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Your local Post Office is probably under threat of closure, according to survey Image

Your local Post Office is probably under threat of closure, according to survey

If you have a Post Office close to where you live, cherish it because a survey has warned that more than one in five are likely to close in the next 12 months.

Gloucester-based experts keen to help French authorities after Notre-Dame fire Image

Gloucester-based experts keen to help French authorities after Notre-Dame fire

Insurance experts will do whatever they can to help after "heart-breaking" scenes in Paris.

Ever been suspicious of on-line product reviews? Image

Ever been suspicious of on-line product reviews?

One of the nation’s biggest on-line marketplaces is flooded with fake reviews for products, according to a respected consumer champion.

Gloucestershire manufacturer sold for more than £4million Image

Gloucestershire manufacturer sold for more than £4million

Andoversford-based company who are the UK's leading position sensor manufacturer have been acquired in a deal that could be worth £4.6million.

Lost in your car? Don't use your phone to find the way Image

Lost in your car? Don't use your phone to find the way

Latest figures suggest that in spite of tougher penalties, a high proportion of motorists still use their mobile phones when driving.

Will 3D printed food be the best thing since sliced bread?  Image

Will 3D printed food be the best thing since sliced bread?

Gloucestershire food industry experts are leading the research into 3D printing of food.

International airline reveals Bristol expansion Image

International airline reveals Bristol expansion

Travelling to Europe, whether for work or pleasure, may get that little bit easier.

Store closures planned at Monsoon Accessorize Image

Store closures planned at Monsoon Accessorize

Will the four Gloucestershire outlets of the High Street retailers be at risk as part of CVA?

Retailer aiming to invest in the county sports 50 per cent sales increase  Image

Retailer aiming to invest in the county sports 50 per cent sales increase

There is good news for the high street as one of its most popular sports shops reported a rise in revenues and profits.

New man in the top role at one of Gloucestershire's biggest employers Image

New man in the top role at one of Gloucestershire's biggest employers

Kohler Mira have appointed a new managing director - and it's a man who has worked at their Cheltenham base for more than 20 years.

Tewkesbury company sets a world record Image

Tewkesbury company sets a world record

A Tewkesbury-based company has produced what is believed to the world’s longest ever circuit board.

Police board member spared a driving ban for speeding Image

Police board member spared a driving ban for speeding

Councillor argued that a driving ban would cause him hardship in his business.

Stonehouse business park plans expansion Image

Stonehouse business park plans expansion

Plans to extend a suite of offices that is already the home for 30 start-ups and small businesses have been approved by Stroud District Council.

Get behind Gloucester design architect's bid to create landmark monument Image

Get behind Gloucester design architect's bid to create landmark monument

Public voting to decide who will design 'The Wall of Answered Prayer' closes at midday on Tuesday.

Artisan café to open in Gloucester Image

Artisan café to open in Gloucester

A new artisan café and gelateria is set to open, with plans to create up to 15 new jobs.

Grandmother to face lengthy jail term for shoplifting Image

Grandmother to face lengthy jail term for shoplifting

A 40 year old Gloucester grandmother who admits seven offences of shoplifting whilst on bail and has been warned that she is facing a lengthy jail term.

Cheltenham-based company continues its expansion into China Image

Cheltenham-based company continues its expansion into China

Cheltenham-based advanced materials engineering group, Versarien have announced another step forward in their rapidly-expanding business ties in China.

Bank with Gloucester base becomes first in UK to cover customers against fraud Image

Bank with Gloucester base becomes first in UK to cover customers against fraud

Bank with an administrative base in Barnwood will guarantee all of its 5million customers against fraud.

Government to invest up to £3m in county college Image

Government to invest up to £3m in county college

Big investment is coming to Gloucestershire College after successfully bidding to the Government’s Institute of Technology programme.

Driving force behind council collaboration to leave his post Image

Driving force behind council collaboration to leave his post

One of the driving forces behind local government collaboration in Gloucestershire is standing down from his role as managing director of Publica.

'Quintessential village inn' in the Cotswolds sells for £850,000 Image

'Quintessential village inn' in the Cotswolds sells for £850,000

A historic Cotswolds gastropub and hotel described as the quintessential village inn has been sold for £850,000.

Named: Top 10 Cheltenham buildings – their architects, contractors and developers Image

Named: Top 10 Cheltenham buildings – their architects, contractors and developers

The businesses and brains behind what are considered to be 10 of the most worthy building developments in Cheltenham have been named.

Gloucestershire MD elected to board of Federation of Small Businesses Image

Gloucestershire MD elected to board of Federation of Small Businesses

There are now two men from the county sitting on the board of the biggest business representation group in the country.

Good and bad news for LK Bennett lovers in Gloucestershire Image

Good and bad news for LK Bennett lovers in Gloucestershire

One of the county's LK Bennett stores is set to close after being excluded from a deal to save the company from administration, according to reports.

Plans submitted to extend Gloucester city centre hotel Image

Plans submitted to extend Gloucester city centre hotel

Plans have been submitted to create four extra bedrooms at a Gloucester city centre hotel.

Favourite pizzeria takes a slice of new shopping centre Image

Favourite pizzeria takes a slice of new shopping centre

Fat Toni’s, the award-winning takeaway pizzeria, is relocating its Stroud operation.

Council seeks funding to bring Gloucester bishop burned at stake back to life Image

Council seeks funding to bring Gloucester bishop burned at stake back to life

Phase one in restoring the Bishop Hooper Monument near Gloucester Cathedral is nearing completion.

Cottingley Fairies photographs sold by Cotswold auctioneers Image

Cottingley Fairies photographs sold by Cotswold auctioneers

We talk to the Gloucestershire auctioneers after the famous pictures went under the hammer this week.

Council staff raise thousands for suicide charity Image

Council staff raise thousands for suicide charity

Staff and contractors at Stroud District Council have raised thousands of pounds over the past 12 months for a local charity.

Key appointments at award-winning Cheltenham architects Image

Key appointments at award-winning Cheltenham architects

Bath Road-based coombes:everitt make double appointment as expansion continues.

Firm saves 21 apprentices from redundancy Image

Firm saves 21 apprentices from redundancy

A major Gloucestershire business has come to the rescue of nearly two thirds of the 33 apprentices laid off by its near neighbour.

Video: Punchline’s guided tour of church’s multimillion pound restoration Image

Video: Punchline’s guided tour of church’s multimillion pound restoration

Punchline editor Mark Owen takes a peek at the £2.1 million church and schoolroom.

£40,000 Government Brexit counselling contract awarded to Gloucester business Image

£40,000 Government Brexit counselling contract awarded to Gloucester business

A Brockworth-based employee assistance firm landed a contract for Brexit-related counselling services

Stock market flotation helps Tewkesbury company record 23 per cent increase in revenue Image

Stock market flotation helps Tewkesbury company record 23 per cent increase in revenue

Company celebrates its 30th anniversary and a "transformational year" by reporting a 385 per cent increase in profit.

Multi million funding boost for Gloucestershire hospitals Image

Multi million funding boost for Gloucestershire hospitals

Money will be used to fund the replacement of life-saving equipment at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

Cocktail Week will showcase Cheltenham's buzzing bar scene Image

Cocktail Week will showcase Cheltenham's buzzing bar scene

The Cheltenham pub and bar scene will be buzzing more than normal next month when the town holds its third annual cocktail week.

Controlling partner faces jail Image

Controlling partner faces jail

A man is facing a prison sentence after pleading guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour offences.

High Street profits fall at WH Smith Image

High Street profits fall at WH Smith

Profits from WH Smith’s network of High Street stores fell by four per cent year-on-year for the six months to February, the company’s interim results show.

Is your business providing enough protection from at-work stalking and harassment?  Image

Is your business providing enough protection from at-work stalking and harassment?

Police are urging businesses to take another look at their harassment and stalking policies and provide better training for staff.

Accountants solve puzzling mystery Image

Accountants solve puzzling mystery

A firm of accountants was left baffled when a puzzle taxing many of its staff – and scores of business people across Gloucestershire – was found mysteriously solved.

New food, office and retail development for Gloucester Quays Image

New food, office and retail development for Gloucester Quays

It will be capable of accommodating 70 staff and see a building currently hosting one of the Quays' popular restaurants expand upwards - three-fold.

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