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Approval helps £7m Gloucestershire climbing park off the ground Image

Approval helps £7m Gloucestershire climbing park off the ground

Plans to transform a six-acre site into a £7million climbing park with sports and adventure activities have been approved.

Avenue Cars make short journey to new home Image

Avenue Cars make short journey to new home

A long-standing Gloucester business is settling into a new home after making the move to larger premises close to the city.

Popular retro diner is keeping it in the family Image

Popular retro diner is keeping it in the family

The proprietors of a retro diner bar in Cheltenham that is steeped in family history are determined to keep the popular venue going.

Reopening triggers increased business confidence Image

Reopening triggers increased business confidence

Confidence among small businesses has reached its highest level for more than six years as coronavirus restrictions ease, according to new research.

Office staff may have to socially distance each winter Image

Office staff may have to socially distance each winter

Social distancing would have to be enforced in offices for half of each year under a scenario reportedly being studied by the government.

Customers return as coronavirus restrictions lifted Image

Customers return as coronavirus restrictions lifted

Queues formed at shops across Gloucestershire as non-essential retail reopened in line with the latest step on the roadmap to relaxing coronavirus restrictions.

Duke of Edinburgh dies, aged 99 Image

Duke of Edinburgh dies, aged 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Versarien agrees £1.93m South Korean investment deal Image

Versarien agrees £1.93m South Korean investment deal

Versarien has agreed deals with a South Korean company which includes a strategic investment of £1.93million.

Frasers Group double predicted cost of coronavirus beyond £200m Image

Frasers Group double predicted cost of coronavirus beyond £200m

Frasers Group, owners of Cheltenham's Cavendish House, has doubled the predicted price of coronavirus restrictions to the company.

IRP award winner goes solo with new Gloucestershire recruitment company Image

IRP award winner goes solo with new Gloucestershire recruitment company

A Gloucestershire businessman is using his recruitment industry experience to cover supply needs by creating an education employment agency.

Colliers leads search for new sites for The EV Network Image

Colliers leads search for new sites for The EV Network

Real estate company Colliers International has been appointed by The EV Network to identify sites on the UK's road network for the roll out of rapid and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points.

Mover & Shaker Philip supporting TURF auction Image

Mover & Shaker Philip supporting TURF auction

A Cheltenham entrepreneur and member of the TURF collaborative has spoken to Punchline about his various hospitality businesses and how he has managed to adapt them during the Covid crisis.

Gloucester Quays welcomes new arrival as shoppers return Image

Gloucester Quays welcomes new arrival as shoppers return

Gloucester Quays will welcome a new arrival amid the first shoppers for more than three months as coronavirus restrictions are eased from Monday.

Housing provider appoints Gloucester construction firm to £350m framework Image

Housing provider appoints Gloucester construction firm to £350m framework

One of the south's largest housing providers Abri has named its partner contractors for a £350m construction framework.

Deal adds to Loungers optimism ahead of reopening Image

Deal adds to Loungers optimism ahead of reopening

Loungers has secured an extension to its credit facility and announced the opening of new venues as it prepares to reopen some of its restaurants and bars partially from Monday.

BPE celebrates Property Services team promotion Image

BPE celebrates Property Services team promotion

The Property Services team at Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors is celebrating the promotion of Katie Moylan to senior associate following a demanding 12 months.

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses to robbery in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which took place in Cheltenham earlier this week.

Workers keen to continue drop in emissions after pandemic Image

Workers keen to continue drop in emissions after pandemic

Carbon emissions in the South West dropped by 14 per cent during the pandemic compared to the year before, according to new figures.

Gloucester City join social media boycott against abuse Image

Gloucester City join social media boycott against abuse

Gloucester City has joined a group of football clubs to boycott social media for a week to protest about online abuse and discrimination.

Pioneering aircraft company lands in Gloucestershire Image

Pioneering aircraft company lands in Gloucestershire

The company developing an aircraft designed to be carbon neutral is moving to Gloucestershire.

Weird Fish looks to hook further digital growth after record year Image

Weird Fish looks to hook further digital growth after record year

Tewkesbury-based fashion retailer Weird Fish said it is turning its attention to digital investment and development of its shops after recording record results in 2020.

Getaway van crashed into police car after Gloucester warehouse raid Image

Getaway van crashed into police car after Gloucester warehouse raid

A getaway van full of tools stolen from a Gloucester warehouse crashed into a police car, a court has heard.

Digital partnership building on AccXel offering for learners Image

Digital partnership building on AccXel offering for learners

Students at the construction skills accelerator being built in Gloucestershire will have access to the latest digital detection technology to development techniques due to a new partnership.

Turnover rises at Barbour despite 'significant' Covid-19 impact Image

Turnover rises at Barbour despite 'significant' Covid-19 impact

British lifestyle brand Barbour has revealed a 7.8 per cent increase in revenue to £242.8m per cent in the 12 months to the end of April 2020.

Jo can't wait to re-open her cafés on the glorious 12th Image

Jo can't wait to re-open her cafés on the glorious 12th

Restaurants, pubs and cafés across Gloucestershire are gearing up to be able to serve customers outdoors from next Monday, April 12.

Online sales more than treble at Dunelm Image

Online sales more than treble at Dunelm

Homeware retailer Dunelm has revealed a 'resilient' start to 2021, thanks to a strong digital sales demand.

Asos profits jump 253 per cent Image

Asos profits jump 253 per cent

Online fashion giant Asos has posted its latest half year results, with revenues topping £1.98billion in the six months to the end of February 2021.

Forest of Dean District Council asks local community for projects Image

Forest of Dean District Council asks local community for projects

Forest of Dean District Council is asking the local community to submit their ideas for consideration as part of the submission to Central Government for the Levelling Up Fund.

Newent's Olympic hero immortalised at new housing development Image

Newent's Olympic hero immortalised at new housing development

Newent's champion horse Valegro has been immortalised at a housing development in his hometown.

Milk in kebab earns Gloucester takeaway a fine Image

Milk in kebab earns Gloucester takeaway a fine

The owner of a Gloucester takeaway has been fined after admitting five offences of misleading customers and putting their health at risk.

Ecotricity founder criticises Extinction Rebellion tactics Image

Ecotricity founder criticises Extinction Rebellion tactics

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has criticised the actions of Extinction Rebellion members arrested for causing damage to windows of a Barclays bank in London.

New-look Gloucester a step nearer as Forum plans approved Image

New-look Gloucester a step nearer as Forum plans approved

The Forum development in the heart of Gloucester has moved a step nearer after the latest phase was granted full planning permission.

Gloucester firm set to transform business intelligence at Volkswagen Image

Gloucester firm set to transform business intelligence at Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group UK has awarded Gloucester-based River Software a contract to implement Loop, a business performance management platform.

Hospitality businesses celebrate end of lockdown with unique auction Image

Hospitality businesses celebrate end of lockdown with unique auction

A collaborative of independent Cheltenham businesses have launched an auction of unique hospitality experiences to celebrate the end of Lockdown 3.

Expanding accountancy and law firm takes over Stroud business Image

Expanding accountancy and law firm takes over Stroud business

Accountancy and law firm Optimum Professional Services has cemented its move into Gloucestershire by taking over another practice in the county.

Research shows glimmer of hope for struggling hospitality and beauty industries Image

Research shows glimmer of hope for struggling hospitality and beauty industries

Web traffic to warehouse specialist BiGDUG's website has seen a 90 per cent surge from brands in the hospitality industry when comparing February to March 2021.

Location, location, location counts for anniversary expansion Image

Location, location, location counts for anniversary expansion

An independent estate agency has opened in Cirencester, two years after starting out.

Weston Aviation appoints commercial director Image

Weston Aviation appoints commercial director

After joining the Gloucestershire Airport based business in 2019, Nicole O'Connor has been appointed to the role of commercial director.

WCD Group keeps ball rolling with Forest Green deal Image

WCD Group keeps ball rolling with Forest Green deal

WCD Group has followed a deal with Gloucester Rugby by teaming up with Forest Green Rovers to provide sustainable refreshment to players.

Gloucester men sentenced following surveillance led operation Image

Gloucester men sentenced following surveillance led operation

Three men have been sentenced after a surveillance led investigation linked them to the supply and possession of class A drugs in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire police postpone open day again Image

Gloucestershire police postpone open day again

The annual Gloucestershire Constabulary Open Day has been cancelled for a second time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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