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Punchline Business and Community Champion: Construction firm donates face masks to NHS front line   Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Construction firm donates face masks to NHS front line

Punchline is highlighting some of the amazing acts of perseverance, adaptation and downright generosity being performed by Gloucestershire businesses to help their communities.

Restaurant and deli becomes social distancing supermarket  Image

Restaurant and deli becomes social distancing supermarket

An upmarket Cotswold restaurant and deli has transformed itself into an online and phone supermarket to help get food to anyone who needs it during the coronavirus crisis.

Coffee business seeks the sweet aroma - of survival Image

Coffee business seeks the sweet aroma - of survival

Just by drinking a cup of coffee you could be helping a Gloucestershire business survive the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal launched to support NHS staff in Gloucestershire Image

COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal launched to support NHS staff in Gloucestershire

An appeal has been launched to support our amazing NHS staff as Gloucestershire’s hospitals come under increasing pressure as a result of COVID-19.

Construction materials provider with Gloucestershire bases suspends all 'non-critical' operations Image

Construction materials provider with Gloucestershire bases suspends all 'non-critical' operations

Construction materials provider Breedon Group have announced that they will temporarily close all of their UK production sites, including their two Gloucestershire depots.

Staff at two Gloucestershire sites working hard to keep critical services on the road Image

Staff at two Gloucestershire sites working hard to keep critical services on the road

Expert staff at two Gloucestershire sites are playing a vital role in ensuring critical services are being delivered during the Coronavirus Crisis.

Government issue instructions for tradespeople working in homes and clarifies business closure rules Image

Government issue instructions for tradespeople working in homes and clarifies business closure rules

Further guidance has been released by the Government in response to Monday’s virtual lockdown announcement.

Clap for our carers: National round of applause planned for 8pm tonight Image

Clap for our carers: National round of applause planned for 8pm tonight

People across the UK are being urged to join a round of applause for the heroes tackling the Coronavirus Crisis at 8pm tonight.

Sue Ryder make urgent plea for personal protective equipment  to carry on vital hospice work Image

Sue Ryder make urgent plea for personal protective equipment to carry on vital hospice work

Sue Ryder have issued an urgent plea to kit out its doctors and nurses with an additional and continuous supply of personal protective equipment.

Five people per second volunteer to help the NHS, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed Image

Five people per second volunteer to help the NHS, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed

The Prime Minister used his daily Downing Street briefing to offer a string of thank yous in response to the sacrifices and measures made by the population since Monday's lockdown announcement.

Praise for the 400-strong 'social care army' still working hard for Gloucestershire care charity Image

Praise for the 400-strong 'social care army' still working hard for Gloucestershire care charity

The social care army of dedicated employees working for a Gloucestershire care charity have been praised for their unstinting efforts in the face of the Coronavirus Crisis.

Full details of how to apply for, and what roles are needed, in the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme Image

Full details of how to apply for, and what roles are needed, in the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme

Join Gloucestershire's army of volunteers that will help the NHS care for the most vulnerable members of society throughout the Coronavirus Crisis

Mears Group to commit staff to the government's call for coronavirus volunteers Image

Mears Group to commit staff to the government's call for coronavirus volunteers

The Gloucester-based firm look set to join the call to arms made by the government and supply volunteers to the ongoing efforts to battle coronavirus.

Pennant thankful for government support as some staff are put on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Image

Pennant thankful for government support as some staff are put on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Pennant International have released an update on the effect the Coronavirus Crisis is having on their business and their team of staff at their Gloucestershire headquarters.

Coronavirus triggers

Coronavirus triggers "unprecedented" demand for wine at Gloucestershire super supplier

If you have ever seen the wine warehouse in Brockworth belonging to Laithwaite's you might think the nation incapable of drinking it dry. But is seems we are giving it a good go.

China still open to major deal with Gloucestershire firm Image

China still open to major deal with Gloucestershire firm

Even in these desperately trying times a Gloucestershire-based business has been able to secure a potentially lucrative deal with China.

Forest Green Rovers go into 'hibernation' and furlough all staff Image

Forest Green Rovers go into 'hibernation' and furlough all staff

Forest Green Rovers have taken the decision to furlough all staff and use the Government’s Coronavirus Support Scheme.

Fashion brand calls for three-month rent holiday and asks staff to take unpaid leave Image

Fashion brand calls for three-month rent holiday and asks staff to take unpaid leave

Fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it has asked for a three month rent holiday, halted production plans and reportedly asked all staff to take unpaid leave.

 EDF confirms it is reducing workforce by half Image

EDF confirms it is reducing workforce by half

EDF, the energy giant which has its UK headquarters in Gloucestershire, has confirmed it is reducing the workforce as its Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project.

Cheltenham-based company Evans Jones launch campaign asking businesses to support NHS heroes Image

Cheltenham-based company Evans Jones launch campaign asking businesses to support NHS heroes

An appeal asking Gloucestershire Businesses to come together and support NHS staff throughout the Coronavirus Crisis has been launched by the Cheltenham-based company.

Health secretary issues plea for 250,000 volunteers and says new measures are 'rules, not advice' Image

Health secretary issues plea for 250,000 volunteers and says new measures are 'rules, not advice'

Matt Hancock also confirmed that a new 4,000 bed hospital is being created at London's ExCel centre to cope with the surge in demand from coronavirus patients.

'You must stay at home' - The government published instructions on the virtual lockdown in full Image

'You must stay at home' - The government published instructions on the virtual lockdown in full

Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures – the message from the government is clear about what is expected after last night’s landmark lockdown address.

Hundreds respond to call for volunteer Community Champions in Gloucester Image

Hundreds respond to call for volunteer Community Champions in Gloucester

Community champions have delivered thousands of leaflets across Gloucester offering to help their neighbours who may be in need during the Coronavirus Crisis.

Government working hard to establish a support package for self-employed workers and freelancers Image

Government working hard to establish a support package for self-employed workers and freelancers

Gloucester MP Richard Graham raised the impact on the self-employed during the second reading of the Coronavirus Bill in the House of Commons yesterday.

Full list of business premises that must close and the limited ones that can stay open Image

Full list of business premises that must close and the limited ones that can stay open

A list of the business premises that will be expected to close has been published by the government in the wake of last night’s lockdown announcement.

Renishaw acts swiftly to halt spread of coronavirus Image

Renishaw acts swiftly to halt spread of coronavirus

Engineering giant Renishaw is currently deep cleaning one of its buildings in Gloucestershire after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Cheltenham business unveils £6 million deal Image

Cheltenham business unveils £6 million deal

A well-known Cheltenham advanced materials business has raised £6 million from an American investor, which will help it advance despite the coronavirus crisis.

Man seriously injured following glider crash in Cotswolds Image

Man seriously injured following glider crash in Cotswolds

An investigation has been launched after a glider crashed near Stroud.

Cold turkey on the menu for loyal customers of Greggs, Subway, Nandos and McDonalds Image

Cold turkey on the menu for loyal customers of Greggs, Subway, Nandos and McDonalds

For fans of some of the biggest food brands on our high streets there will be only one stark option now to deal with their cravings - cold turkey.

Gloucestershire Counselling charity adapts service to help vulnerable and issues plea for donations  Image

Gloucestershire Counselling charity adapts service to help vulnerable and issues plea for donations

Gloucestershire Counselling Services have managed to change its service completely in the last few days to offer remote support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

Gloucestershire insurance company sold to US firm Image

Gloucestershire insurance company sold to US firm

A specialist insurance provider with its head office in Gloucestershire has been sold to an American company.

Stay sane with online free fitness classes Image

Stay sane with online free fitness classes

Despite the new measures reinforcing the key message 'Stay at home', we all need to ensure we remain fit and healthy.

Gloucestershire chief constable confirms increase in police presence to oversee coronavirus measures Image

Gloucestershire chief constable confirms increase in police presence to oversee coronavirus measures

Police presence on Gloucestershire’s streets will increase with chief constable saying enforcement will hopefully be a "last resort."

'Open day' at pilot training centre to go ahead Image

'Open day' at pilot training centre to go ahead

Just because you have to stay at home it does not stop you 'visiting' Skyborne Airline Academy - especially if you want to learn to fly.

BREAKING NEWS: 'You must stay at home', says Prime Minister as Britain is put in virtual lockdown Image

BREAKING NEWS: 'You must stay at home', says Prime Minister as Britain is put in virtual lockdown

People will only be allowed to leave the house for food shopping, one daily form of exercise, to tend for vulnerable people or to travel for work - but only if unable to work from home with the measures in place for at least three weeks.

Coronavirus Response: The Punchline Gloucestershire Business Survey - RESULTS Image

Coronavirus Response: The Punchline Gloucestershire Business Survey - RESULTS

Representatives from businesses across Gloucestershire and from 22 different sectors and industries responded to our survey after Friday's landmark announcement of government support to businesses.

A sign of the times - Stroud stays strong as businesses reach out to their community Image

A sign of the times - Stroud stays strong as businesses reach out to their community

We wanted to run these pictures not to kick us all while we're down, but because we think they speaks volumes for where we all are - and to reflect the great spirit within Gloucestershire.

New Gloucester housing development given the green light by planners Image

New Gloucester housing development given the green light by planners

The redevelopment of a charity's site in Gloucester has been approved by planners despite numerous objections.

High speed pursuit nets police cocaine, cash, criminals - and a baby Image

High speed pursuit nets police cocaine, cash, criminals - and a baby

A high speed police chase which saw a bag of drugs and cash thrown from a car window came to a dramatic end - when police found a child less than a year old on the back seat.

Cotswold catering company offers services during coronavirus crisis and says it's 'here to help'  Image

Cotswold catering company offers services during coronavirus crisis and says it's 'here to help'

Cirencester-based Relish events has made an offer for its staff and facilities to be put to use for the good of the local community.

Gloucestershire forecourt sold to Top 50 Indie retailer Image

Gloucestershire forecourt sold to Top 50 Indie retailer

Commercial property advisors Christie & Co have announced the sale of a garage in Didmarton, Gloucestershire.

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