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TSB branches to shut in Cirencester and Ross-on-Wye Image

TSB branches to shut in Cirencester and Ross-on-Wye

Cirencester and Ross-on-Wye are to lose their TSB branches – the latest in a series of local bank closures.

Have your say in Gloucestershire’s Net Zero journey Image

Have your say in Gloucestershire’s Net Zero journey

Want to join the fight against climate change, but unsure where to start? Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub is here to help.

Full steam ahead for railway's bridge appeal Image

Full steam ahead for railway's bridge appeal

A £200,000 appeal to fund the repair of a damaged bridge on a heritage railway has reached its half-way mark after just three weeks.

New chair for Pittville Pump Room pressure group Image

New chair for Pittville Pump Room pressure group

A community group campaigning for a brighter, more accessible future for Cheltenham’s quintessential Pump Room has appointed a new chairperson.

Cheltenham curry is hot ticket at awards Image

Cheltenham curry is hot ticket at awards

Prithvi in Cheltenham has been crowned the best restaurant in the South West at the 'curry oscars'.


House price rise into double digits Image

House price rise into double digits

House price inflation nudged back into double figures last month.

City council set to consider budget proposals Image

City council set to consider budget proposals

Gloucester City Council is setting out its draft Money Plan for the next five years and budget proposals for 2022/23.

Gloucestershire jobless much lower than feared, says Ian Mean Image

Gloucestershire jobless much lower than feared, says Ian Mean

Unemployment in Gloucestershire after the end of furlough is much lower than many previously feared.

First trees at Gloucester’s eco park planted by pupils Image

First trees at Gloucester’s eco park planted by pupils

The first trees in the new Hempsted Woods have been planted by school children from Hempsted Primary School.

Record sales for Topps Tiles Image

Record sales for Topps Tiles

It’s been a record year of sales for Topps Tiles – with branches in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester.

No Child Left Behind: More finalists announced Image

No Child Left Behind: More finalists announced

The latest batch of finalists in the No Child Left Behind awards, in association with Punchline-gloucester.com, have been announced.

Facebook rapped by UK watchdog Image

Facebook rapped by UK watchdog

Facebook has been told by a UK watchdog to sell a firm it bought because it threatens competiton.

What you need to know – latest on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gloucestershire Image

What you need to know – latest on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gloucestershire

The NHS in Gloucestershire is reassuring people who are eligible for a COVID booster that they will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book in.

New battle rages over future of A417 upgrade Image

New battle rages over future of A417 upgrade

An eleventh-hour battle is raging to save the planned ‘missing link’ scheme for the A417.

Entrepreneur cuts a seven-figure deal for Gloucestershire e-commerce firm  Image

Entrepreneur cuts a seven-figure deal for Gloucestershire e-commerce firm

Garden machinery e-commerce business Mowers-Online.co.uk has been sold to entrepreneur Steve Williams in a seven-figure deal.

Manufacturer to save £80,000 per year thanks to Cheltenham engineering firm Image

Manufacturer to save £80,000 per year thanks to Cheltenham engineering firm

Cheltenham-based steam solutions specialist TLV Euro Engineering has supplied and installed new equipment at Innovia Films.

Facial recognition firm's £17 million fine for data breach Image

Facial recognition firm's £17 million fine for data breach

A US facial recognition company is facing a fine of £17 million for breaching UK data protection law.

Custody extension granted for man arrested in connection with Stonehouse death Image

Custody extension granted for man arrested in connection with Stonehouse death

Police have been granted a court extension to continue questioning a man arrested on suspicion of murder.

No Child Left Behind: First finalists announced  Image

No Child Left Behind: First finalists announced

The first finalists in the No Child Left Behind awards, in association with Punchline-gloucester.com, have been announced.

Sainsbury's launches checkout-free shopping Image

Sainsbury's launches checkout-free shopping

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has launched a new in-store digital innovation with a contactless and checkout-free way to shop using Amazon's Just Walk Out technology.

Fight to save the office Christmas party in Gloucestershire Image

Fight to save the office Christmas party in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire hospitality venues are facing a wave of cancellations following the latest news on Covid, as visitors stay away, and employers cancel office Christmas parties.

UK commercial investment volumes up 15 per cent on 2019 Image

UK commercial investment volumes up 15 per cent on 2019

At the end of October, total UK commercial real estate investment volumes reached £44.7 billion for the year-to-date, up by 15 per cent on the same point in 2019.

Snowflakes to adorn Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to support staff working this Christmas Image

Snowflakes to adorn Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to support staff working this Christmas

Beautiful snowflakes filled with messages in memory of loved ones and in support of NHS staff will be hung at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital this Christmas.

Pupils get a brutally honest lifestyle lesson Image

Pupils get a brutally honest lifestyle lesson

A life defined by crime, a body destroyed by drugs; all laid bare before school kids in a lifestyle video launched today (Tuesday).

New £7 million investment for rural lender Image

New £7 million investment for rural lender

A rural lending firm, with offices in the council building in Cheltenham, has announced a new £7m investment.





Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder Image

Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of murder

A scene guard is in place at an address in Stonehouse following the death of a woman which is being treated as suspicious.

Gloucestershire business 'will adapt' to new Covid restrictions Image

Gloucestershire business 'will adapt' to new Covid restrictions

Businesses in Gloucestershire have ‘proven themselves’ resilient and will adapt to new Covid measures.

Nursery operator could be sold in £3.5bn deal Image

Nursery operator could be sold in £3.5bn deal

The UK's biggest nursery operator, Busy Bees, could soon change hands for up to £3.5bn.

Cotswold brewery's Clarkson lager tops bestsellers Image

Cotswold brewery's Clarkson lager tops bestsellers

A Gloucestershire brewery is celebrating after the new lager it is producing in partnership with former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson shot to number one.

£200,000 improvements for Gloucestershire care home Image

£200,000 improvements for Gloucestershire care home

Major refurbishments started at the end of November to create an environment specifically tailored to end of life care.

Unique topping out ceremony for 88-home Cotswolds development Image

Unique topping out ceremony for 88-home Cotswolds development

An ancient Scandinavian ceremony marked a milestone for a developer building 88 sustainable homes in the Cotswolds.

No Child Left Behind: Final sponsors announced Image

No Child Left Behind: Final sponsors announced

All 12 sponsors for the No Child Left Behind awards, in association with Punchline-gloucester.com, have now been confirmed.

ScS sees orders drop as customers shop early for Christmas Image

ScS sees orders drop as customers shop early for Christmas

Sofa retailer ScS has said early Christmas trading is leading to a drop in footfall, as customers are buying presents over 'big ticket' furniture items.

M&S links up with Wonderbra for party season Image

M&S links up with Wonderbra for party season

Marks & Spencer is to sell iconic lingerie brand Wonderbra from the start of December.

'Perfect storm' threatens UK manufacturing Image

'Perfect storm' threatens UK manufacturing

Britain's manufacturing industry is facing an unprecedented ‘perfect storm’ of post-Covid threats.

Government 'lack of clarity' over new variant hits travel trade Image

Government 'lack of clarity' over new variant hits travel trade

A Gloucestershire travel agent has criticised government ‘lack of clarity’ over the new Omicron Covid variant.


Two men charged in connection with Gloucester armed robbery Image

Two men charged in connection with Gloucester armed robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Gloucester last week.

Cotswold brewery teams up with Jeremy Clarkson to launch his own lager Image

Cotswold brewery teams up with Jeremy Clarkson to launch his own lager

Jeremy Clarkson, TV presenter turned Gloucestershire farmer, has launched his own lager.

Council's chief executive to step down after 12 years Image

Council's chief executive to step down after 12 years

Tewkesbury Borough Council's chief executive, Mike Dawson, has announced his intention to retire from his role next year.

Big new housing plan for edge of Gloucester with 1,350 homes Image

Big new housing plan for edge of Gloucester with 1,350 homes

Plans for a massive new housing development on the outskirts of Gloucester have gone out for public consultation.

Newent businessman cleared of fraud charges Image

Newent businessman cleared of fraud charges

A Newent businessman has been cleared of five fraud charges.

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