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Police launch murder investigation Image

Police launch murder investigation

Four people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Gloucester.

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County vehicle recovery company in take over deal Image

County vehicle recovery company in take over deal

One of Gloucestershire's largest vehicle recovery and repair companies has been taken over.

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Shoppers tail off to eight-year-low as bad weather hits retailers Image

Shoppers tail off to eight-year-low as bad weather hits retailers

Gloucester and Cheltenham shopping centres well positioned to shrug off some of the worst first quarter and Easter retail figures for years.

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? Mystery ‘space rocket’ lands in Gloucestershire Image

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Mystery ‘space rocket’ lands in Gloucestershire

If it was a space rocket it was travelling rather slower than might have been expected, but at 24 metres long and 5.6 metres high it was unmissable.

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Now the Dutch scupper takeover of Gloucester retail park owner Image

Now the Dutch scupper takeover of Gloucester retail park owner

After fending off a French takeover the business which owns St Oswalds Retail Park looked set to revert to its merger with Intu.

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Extra £2.5 million needed after road improvement costs rise 50 per cent Image

Extra £2.5 million needed after road improvement costs rise 50 per cent

Council leaders will be asked to cough up an extra £2.475 million to transform a major bottleneck artery into Gloucester city centre – after its earlier estimates proved to be 50 per cent out.

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Young carers to benefit from surprise £75,000 donation Image

Young carers to benefit from surprise £75,000 donation

Heart Gloucestershire presenter Warren Moore surprised Gloucestershire Young Carers with a cheque for £75,800 raised by Global’s Make Some Noise.

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Campaigner: Stalking awareness still needed in Gloucestershire Image

Campaigner: Stalking awareness still needed in Gloucestershire

During National Stalking Awareness Week (16th-20th April), the Gloucester-based Hollie Gazzard Trust is helping to raise awareness of the problem.

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Four men admit violent disorder at industrial estate Image

Four men admit violent disorder at industrial estate

Four men have admitted their involvement in a violent incident in Gloucester last November where a gun was fired.

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Debenhams profits to fall by half Image

Debenhams profits to fall by half

Debenhams is expected to post poor profits in its half-year results next week, as it struggles to keep its head above water in tough trading conditions.

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Potential employers meet young carers with a wealth of life skills Image

Potential employers meet young carers with a wealth of life skills

Some 30 young carers and 15 companies came together for the Young Adult Carers Futures 2018 event at Gloucester Skillzone.

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Law firm builds business portfolio with new partner Image

Law firm builds business portfolio with new partner

A construction law specialist has become the latest partner to join law firm Lodders.

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Giraffe called Harold teaches pupils life lessons Image

Giraffe called Harold teaches pupils life lessons

Primary school pupils have been the first to benefit from a new programme aimed at improving mental health and wellbing, thanks to funding from a county business.

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James Hopkins Trust receives “breath-taking” £9,000 donation Image

James Hopkins Trust receives “breath-taking” £9,000 donation

Funding which will provide respite care for two children for a year has been given to a county charity which care for sick and poorly youngsters.

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Waste-to-power incinerator will produce energy for 25,000 homes Image

Waste-to-power incinerator will produce energy for 25,000 homes

Councillors are to decide the cheapest and most effective way of transporting all the county's household waste to a new incinerator.

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County businessman defrauds VAT man of £46,000 Image

County businessman defrauds VAT man of £46,000

A young Forest of Dean businessman who falsely claimed VAT refunds of more than £46,000 was hauled before crown court today (April 13) for sentencing.

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GCHQ to create 500 new jobs Image

GCHQ to create 500 new jobs

Intelligence agency GCHQ has announced plans to create hundreds of new jobs as it expands its efforts to bolster the UK's defences.

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More than 500 applications to start new law firms Image

More than 500 applications to start new law firms

If one sector is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit it appears it is the legal profession.

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On your bike for Ride for Ryder early bird offer Image

On your bike for Ride for Ryder early bird offer

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s annual charity cycling event Ride for Ryder is back to celebrate its 30th year of raising money for Gloucestershire’s only inpatient hospice.

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Door-to-door seller goes into administration Image

Door-to-door seller goes into administration

One of Britain's oldest home shopping companies has gone into administration, after nearly 100 years in business.

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Owner of high profile firm castigated for taking a holiday Image

Owner of high profile firm castigated for taking a holiday

Bosses of publicly listed companies expect to get a bit of flak from shareholders - but it seems it is not wise to mention you are taking time off.

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Insurance company to acquire Scottish broker Image

Insurance company to acquire Scottish broker

An insurance company with an office in Cheltenham is to acquire Scotland’s biggest independent insurance broker.

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Firms are labelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships Image

Firms are labelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships

Uproar has been caused by a report claiming the introduction of the apprenticeship levy has undermined the quality of apprenticeships.

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John Lewis reveals opening date for new store Image

John Lewis reveals opening date for new store

John Lewis has today announced when its long-awaited store in Cheltenham will open and who will be in charge.

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Don't miss your chance to grow with Punchline magazine Image

Don't miss your chance to grow with Punchline magazine

The next edition of Punchline magazine will focus on Gloucestershire's 100 Biggest Employers.

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Underlaying problems at Carpetright continue Image

Underlaying problems at Carpetright continue

Carpetright is set to close dozens of stores, making hundreds of employees redundant as it continues its emergency restructure.

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Sex offender caught running on-line drugs business Image

Sex offender caught running on-line drugs business

Drug using sex offender, Benjamin Thompson, was hauled before a judge at Gloucester Crown Court after importing drugs to sell on.

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Crews aim high during training exercise Image

Crews aim high during training exercise

Crews from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service took part in a specialist training exercise in the Cotswolds earlier this week.

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Gloucestershire Young Carers careers event Image

Gloucestershire Young Carers careers event

There is still time to attend today's (April 12) careers event aimed at helping young carers find jobs, research educational opportunities and apprenticeships.

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Clive finally calls it a day after an extraordinary 57 years on the buses Image

Clive finally calls it a day after an extraordinary 57 years on the buses

Clive Norman is taking a well earned retirement after working in the bus service for an amazing 57 years.

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Memorable castle event will help support vital charity work Image

Memorable castle event will help support vital charity work

A famous Gloucestershire castle will be the historic setting for a sporting charity event.

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Council sells land for 10 affordable new homes for £1 Image

Council sells land for 10 affordable new homes for £1

An innovative deal has put a family-owned Gloucestershire construction firm at the heart of a project to build 10 homes for rent only in the county.

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University shortlisted for national awards for supporting business Image

University shortlisted for national awards for supporting business

The University of Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s national Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs).

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Homeware retailer upbeat as online sales soar Image

Homeware retailer upbeat as online sales soar

Dunelm, the UK homeware retailer, has reported a solid sales performance in its third quarter results to March 31.

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French bid to own Gloucester retail park Image

French bid to own Gloucester retail park

Owners of Gloucester Quays, St Oswald’s Retail Park and Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway and Cabot Circus could still become part of a new super company – despite a French firm’s attempt to scupper the deal.

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Date set for opening of county's new multi-million pound Next store Image

Date set for opening of county's new multi-million pound Next store

Construction has begun on the new Next store at the Peel Centre in Gloucester as part of the wider £14 million regeneration scheme by Peel Land and Property.

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£4,000 fine for party which kept neighbours awake for two nights Image

£4,000 fine for party which kept neighbours awake for two nights

Magistrates have fined a campsite operator £4,000 for running a festival which kept neighbours awake for two nights.

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Gloucestershire County Cricket Club players to sport new kit Image

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club players to sport new kit

Players at Gloucestershire Cricket Club will be cutting a dash on the pitch this year after announcing a new partnership deal.

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Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Bootcamp

Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Bootcamp "an absolute triumph"

The first Inspiring AgriTech Innovation (IAI) bootcamp took place at the Farm491 Trent Lodge site and attendees have praised it as an absolute triumph.

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Gloucester voted in top five places to earn a living Image

Gloucester voted in top five places to earn a living

New research by TotallyMoney ranks Gloucester in the top five places to live to earn a living.

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Euro grant gives county business superfast broadband link Image

Euro grant gives county business superfast broadband link

Rawpixel has become the first county business to benefit from European funding and the Fastershire project to access superfast broadband.

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