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Gloucester Academy joins new learning trust Image

Gloucester Academy joins new learning trust

The Painswick Road based school has 825 pupils aged between 11 and 16.

Railway raises £250,000 in 10 weeks Image

Railway raises £250,000 in 10 weeks

They may not be able to jump on board for a ride, but supporters of a vintage railway have ensured a campaign to raise funds for crucial repairs has steamed beyond its destination well ahead of schedule.

University expert judging best of the crop Image

University expert judging best of the crop

Some of the stars of agriculture will be judged by an expert from Hartpury University in the British Farming Awards.

Card retailer sees sales soar in lockdown Image

Card retailer sees sales soar in lockdown

Online sales have more than tripled since the coronavirus lockdown forced Card Factory to close its doors.

Severn Trent urges the public to save water - or risk losing it Image

Severn Trent urges the public to save water - or risk losing it

New figures revealed by the water company show that Gloucestershire received an average of just 5.6mm of rain in May.

Consumers asked to support farmers as industry launches online event Image

Consumers asked to support farmers as industry launches online event

British consumers are being invited to throw their support behind the country's farmers in the biggest online agricultural event.

Warning after spate of break-ins overnight Image

Warning after spate of break-ins overnight

Police are warning van owners to be vigilant after a number of break-ins were reported overnight.

Suspended sentence for shining laser at police helicopter Image

Suspended sentence for shining laser at police helicopter

Joel Martin, who shone a laser beam into the eyes of a police helicopter pilot in Gloucester, has been handed a six-month suspended prison term after admitting he had been foolish.

Alex Chalk: Cheltenham MP faces questions from business Image

Alex Chalk: Cheltenham MP faces questions from business

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk told an online Q&A session a new-look high street, greener transport and major infrastructure investment can shape a buoyant post-coronavirus town.

Update on serious collision in Lechlade Image

Update on serious collision in Lechlade

Man released while investigation continues.

Dobbies agrees deal with Designer Outlet Cotswolds Image

Dobbies agrees deal with Designer Outlet Cotswolds

Dobbies Garden Centres have signed an agreement for its largest outlet in the South West to be built near Tewkesbury.

Mayor asks town to come together and support Food Bank Fund Image

Mayor asks town to come together and support Food Bank Fund

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Mayor of Cheltenham Councillor Roger Whyborn has asked residents of the town to donate to help buy food and other essential items to replenish food bank stocks.

Minister to look at plan for Gloucestershire courts Image

Minister to look at plan for Gloucestershire courts

The debate over a potential new justice centre in Gloucestershire has taken a step forward with the Ministry of Justice asking to see proposals.

One in eight renters struggling to pay Image

One in eight renters struggling to pay

More people renting their homes are finding it difficult to make payments than mortgage holders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Child Safety Week: Simple steps to save lives Image

Child Safety Week: Simple steps to save lives

Parents in Gloucestershire are being asked if their children know how to be safe on our roads.

Environmental verdict needed on housing development Image

Environmental verdict needed on housing development

An environmental impact assessment will be required on a proposed development of 2,500 homes on the edge of Gloucester.

Tile retailer sells head office and warehouses Image

Tile retailer sells head office and warehouses

Topps Tiles has agreed to the sale and leaseback of its head office and central warehouse buildings.

More needed despite greater certainty over furloughs Image

More needed despite greater certainty over furloughs

The Chancellor has provided certainty with his changes to the furlough scheme, according to the Federation of Small Businesses - but he still needs to offer more support.

Police appeal after equipment stolen in Northleach Image

Police appeal after equipment stolen in Northleach

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for information after a large amount of equipment was stolen during a burglary in Northleach.

Alpha mail the place to find business Fulfilment Image

Alpha mail the place to find business Fulfilment

It has been a period of highs and lows for Gloucestershire firm Alpha Response as it adapts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.

Planning for Recovery: What’s next? Wednesday, June 3 10-11am Image

Planning for Recovery: What’s next? Wednesday, June 3 10-11am

Business support company Ops-Box Group has teamed up with Hughes Paddison and Harper Sheldon for an online presentation and Q&A session offering expert advice on how businesses can emerge from the coronavirus crisis.

Chancellor unveils details of furlough scheme changes Image

Chancellor unveils details of furlough scheme changes

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled how the Government’s furlough scheme will be tapered off as the coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Volunteers come together to provide PPE for carers Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Volunteers come together to provide PPE for carers

Leonard Cheshire care workers across Gloucestershire and the wider South West region have received 500 protective face shields.

Monsoon Accessorize close to collapse Image

Monsoon Accessorize close to collapse

In more bad news for the high street, Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly on the brink of going into administration, putting 3,500 jobs at risk.

Online fashion giant takes over PrettyLittleThing  Image

Online fashion giant takes over PrettyLittleThing

Two of the internet’s biggest fashion retailers have become one, with Boohoo now entirely owning PrettyLittleThing.

Parking charges to resume in the Cotswolds next week Image

Parking charges to resume in the Cotswolds next week

As lockdown eases, parking charges will resume in the Cotswolds next week and ticket machines will come back into use.

King’s School to hold Virtual Open Morning Image

King’s School to hold Virtual Open Morning

The King’s School in Gloucester will hold its first Virtual Open Morning on Saturday, June 6.

Plans approved for Cheltenham chapel to be transformed into boutique hotel Image

Plans approved for Cheltenham chapel to be transformed into boutique hotel

A 19th century chapel close to Cheltenham town centre is to be transformed into a boutique 12 bedroom hotel.

Chancellor prepares to announce furlough changes Image

Chancellor prepares to announce furlough changes

Employers will be expected to pay 20 per cent of furloughed workers' wages as the Government begins to roll back its coronavirus support schemes.

Councils warn grant money is tight as applications open Image

Councils warn grant money is tight as applications open

Discretionary Business Grants from the Government is unlikely to meet the demand from small businesses in the Cotswolds, according to one senior councillor.

Tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk Image

Tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk

One quarter of manufacturing companies in the UK are drawing up plans to cut jobs in the next six months, according to a new survey.

Fire safety top tips for a safe summer Image

Fire safety top tips for a safe summer

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone to follow some simple steps to make sure they have a fun filled, fire free summer.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 29 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 29

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Zoom Q&A with Alex Chalk MP - 2pm on Friday 29th May Image

Zoom Q&A with Alex Chalk MP - 2pm on Friday 29th May

Join our exclusive Q&A session with Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk.

Unanimous backing for Cheltenham's Christmas Image

Unanimous backing for Cheltenham's Christmas

Plans for an ice rink and expanded Christmas Market in Cheltenham have been given the all clear.

Kier wins contract for £97m project Image

Kier wins contract for £97m project

Kier Construction has been awarded the contract to build a £97million hospital unit.

Mears sees revenue rise to £982m Image

Mears sees revenue rise to £982m

Mears Group chief executive David Miles has declared himself pleased with the way the housing services company is moving forward after the release of its latest figures.

Cheltenham puts tourism at heart of recovery Image

Cheltenham puts tourism at heart of recovery

Tourism leaders in Cheltenham are backing a campaign to recognise the importance the industry can play in a post-coronavirus economic recovery.

Gloucestershire councils seek local landlords with property for let Image

Gloucestershire councils seek local landlords with property for let

With the coronavirus crisis leaving more people than ever living in temporary accommodation, two district councils are looking to team up with local landlords to help those in need.

Tributes to Gloucestershire Cricket legend  Image

Tributes to Gloucestershire Cricket legend

Former Gloucestershire cricket captain and president Tony Brown has died at the age of 83.

John Lewis opening doors early in Cheltenham Image

John Lewis opening doors early in Cheltenham

Cheltenham will be among the first John Lewis stores to reopen when coronavirus restrictions are lifted next month.

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