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Film tie-in edition of Victoria & Abdul is the fastest-selling book for The History Press

Gloucestershire-based publisher The History Press has broken its own records with the summer publication of Victoria & Abdul in the run-up to a major film release based on the remarkable true story.

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Bank closures will hit small businesses

Small business leaders have condemned plans to shut dozens of Barclays Bank branches this autumn.

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'Nearly 4,000 jobs at risk' at Wilko

Almost 4,000 jobs are reportedly at risk at discount chain Wilko which has stores in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.

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New app will make bus travel easier

A brand new mobile app has been launched to help residents who use bus services around the county.

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Cotswold villagers surprised to learn their DNA is only 42% 'British'

A landmark project which tested the DNA of a Gloucestershire village has revealed that residents were more connected and ethnically diverse than they ever expected.

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Update: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in August

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in August.

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What's On: VIP tickets on sale for Max Boyce Live in Gloucester

One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Max Boyce MBE, is coming to Gloucester for an exclusive live show.

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44% of electrical products recalled between 2011-16 due to risk of electrical shock

Market Research highlights the dangers lurking in our businesses & homes.

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Lack of transparency threatens English devolution and LEPs, warn small firms

Local bodies responsible for economic growth and business support across England need to become more accountable and transparent.

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Adamson creates history as Hartpury's first junior world champion

Zoe Adamson is Hartpury College's first-ever junior rowing world champion.

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Community spirit help Tewkesbury family fund a custom-built trike

Emsea Ltd and Tewkesbury Rotary Club ride to their rescue.

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Morrisons says no to ‘fake farm’ brands

Morrisons has vowed not to stock brands which use the names of fake farms to sell goods to shoppers, in a move to support real farmers across the UK.

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Council steps in to fund bus route to Butterfly Garden & airport

Gloucestershire County Council has stepped in to fund a vital transport link for Cheltenham and Gloucester residents.

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Tewkesbury Park unveils new events space

Tewkesbury Park has unveiled its new events space, the Cotswolds Suite.

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Downton renews Gloucester Rugby sponsorship

CM Downton has renewed its sponsorship of Gloucester Rugby.

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City Council asks for public to get involved

Gloucester City Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee is holding a special meeting for residents to consider its Together Gloucester transformation project.

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Facebook muscles in on crowded video market

Facebook plans to take on video giants YouTube, Netflix and Amazon, with its latest innovation.

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Council suspends car parking charges for Lydney Party in the Park

Forest of Dean District Council is supporting the Lydney Party in the Park charity event by suspending car parking charges at its car parks in the town on Saturday 19 August.

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Green energy giants go into battle

Britain’s two biggest green energy suppliers are at loggerheads, after Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, launched a campaign to get a place on the board of a rival supplier.

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City leaders back community regeneration plan

A plan for the community regeneration of the Matson and Podsmead areas of Gloucester has been support by city leaders.

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Major city road to close for resurfacing

A major road on the outskirts of Gloucester will be closed for two weeks from next Monday.

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Travellers at Cirencester Leisure Centre car park

Travellers have arrived overnight at the Cirencester Leisure Centre car park.

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A tale of two fashion retailers

Two high street fashion retailers are reporting very different results.

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Tour of Britain brings back memories of Milk Race 50 years ago

With less than a month to go before the OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race gets underway, excitement is building in Cotswold towns and villages.

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Sales on the up at Pets at Home

After a disappointing 2016, sales are up at Pets at Home.

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MKM Opens its doors in Newent

MKM Building Supplies has opened in Newent, creating 14 jobs.

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Woman assaulted in Cirencester

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the early hours of Sunday 6 August.

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New Lidl for Gloucester?

Lidl is planning to open a third store in Gloucester - and this time it will be right opposite the city’s main Tesco store.

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Brits taking more short breaks than ever before

The traditional two-week holiday is on the decline, with week-long holidays increasing in popularity.

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Gloucestershire College offers new blended learning courses

Gloucestershire College is launching a new, flexible way to gain professionally accredited accounting and legal qualifications.

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Council apologises to councillor

Forest of Dean District Council has made a formal apology to one of its councillors, after the police found he hadn’t been in breach of any laws.

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More pigs flying out all over Gloucestershire

The Royal Three Counties Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail starring Henson Pig has had some exciting new additions added to the trail.

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Severn waders heading for Slimbridge this September

WWT Slimbridge is joining forces with shorebird conservation specialists, Wader Quest to celebrate the River Severn’s enigmatic wading birds, with the first ever Severn Wader Festival.

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New junction launched as bus station project gathers pace

A new junction is now being used by motorists as work continues on preparing Gloucester's £7.5 million bus station.

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Hunt for knifeman after attempted robbery

Cheltenham police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Drivers will move in convoy as road works continue

A convoy system is being used for motorists on a county road as repairs are carried out.

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Stars head line-up for the biggest-ever Gloucester History Festival

Tickets are being snapped up for the 2017 Gloucester History Festival (September 2-17) with an outstanding line-up of TV personalities, top historians, actors and leading politicians appearing.

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Independent energy review - good for business?

An independent review into the cost of energy is set to keep energy prices as low as possible.

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Lodders’ will writing fundraiser gives local charity £2,500 boost

Lawyers at the Cheltenham office of Lodders Solicitors have raised over £2,500 for local medical charity Cobalt, by taking part in its annual fundraising Make a Will scheme.

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Graduates get an award-winning benefits package from Renishaw

Global engineering company, Renishaw, has won praise for its benefits package for graduate employees in a national award.

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White British earnings still far outstrip ethnic minorities

Huge gaps in household income still exist between different ethnic groups in Britain, according to latest research.

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