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Ian Mean: Concentrate economic firepower on twin targets Image

Ian Mean: Concentrate economic firepower on twin targets

The Government has been urged to concentrate on replacing lost jobs and helping people find work and training as the look to repair an economy ravaged by coronavirus.

Cheltenham law firm announces new head of its private client team Image

Cheltenham law firm announces new head of its private client team

Cheltenham solicitors Lodders has appointed a new head of its private client practice.

Woman cycles more than 1,000 miles for charity in June Image

Woman cycles more than 1,000 miles for charity in June

A mum who has been juggling work with home schooling her three children has also found the time to cycle more than 1,000 miles for MNDA in June.

New Look issues ultimatum to landlords  Image

New Look issues ultimatum to landlords

Fashion retailer New Look has issued an ultimatum to landlords, as it seeks to move to turnover-based rents as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Steam railway signals a return  Image

Steam railway signals a return

The Dean Forest Railway will be steaming again for passengers from August 1.

Cheltenham MP driving domestic abuse legislation Image

Cheltenham MP driving domestic abuse legislation

Domestic abuse legislation is being introduced by Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk to give victims greater protection and provide courts with greater power.

Future Fund extended to cover more start-ups Image

Future Fund extended to cover more start-ups

The £500million Future Fund designed to help UK start-ups has been extended to cover UK firms which shifted headquarter abroad to access funding.

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in Lydney Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in Lydney

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted while walking on Naas Lane in Lydney.

Verge cutting will close major road for three days Image

Verge cutting will close major road for three days

Teams from Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council will work to cut grass and clear litter on the A40 this week, closing the road for three days.

Charity warns research investment could halve due to coronavirus Image

Charity warns research investment could halve due to coronavirus

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is among those calling for government action to support charity research in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Fund provides £200m backing for innovation Image

Fund provides £200m backing for innovation

Businesses struggling to bring innovative ideas and projects to fruition due to the coronavirus pandemic will be helped by a new £200million government fund.

Cheltenham firm signs online security partnership Image

Cheltenham firm signs online security partnership

IT solutions company Bamboo has signed a deal with international cybersecurity company Stealthcare.

Cheltenham active transport plan steps up a gear Image

Cheltenham active transport plan steps up a gear

Work could begin before Christmas on the second part of a scheme designed to increase walking and cycling in Cheltenham as part of a major transport scheme.

Johnson plans to build economy out of trouble Image

Johnson plans to build economy out of trouble

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said any return to austerity would be a mistake, pledging an investment in infrastructure to help the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucester surprised by London Irish response to new coach Image

Gloucester surprised by London Irish response to new coach

Gloucester Rugby say they are "surprised and disappointed" by the reaction of Premiership rivals London Irish to the appointment of George Skivington as head coach at Kingsholm.

£23bn late payment crisis deepens through lockdown Image

£23bn late payment crisis deepens through lockdown

The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on policymakers and big corporations to bring a debilitating late payment crisis to an end.

Councils share £3.3m with Gloucestershire small businesses Image

Councils share £3.3m with Gloucestershire small businesses

More than 300 businesses across Gloucestershire have shared a £3.34million handout from councils.

Officers appeal for witnesses after woman hit by car in Gloucester  Image

Officers appeal for witnesses after woman hit by car in Gloucester

Police officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses after a woman was hit by a car on Falkner Street in Gloucester.

Life in lockdown in Gloucestershire: Share your stories Image

Life in lockdown in Gloucestershire: Share your stories

Have you kept a diary of life during lockdown? Do you have memories to share with future generations? Gloucestershire Archives wants to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former hotel call centre and laundry could be transformed into flats Image

Former hotel call centre and laundry could be transformed into flats

A vacant Cheltenham town centre industrial unit has been earmarked for conversion into apartments.

Cheltenham Music Festival moves online Image

Cheltenham Music Festival moves online

With Cheltenham Music Festival forced to cancel this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has instead curated a digital celebration, highlighting what is unique and innovative about the festival.

CBI survey sees activity fall at record level Image

CBI survey sees activity fall at record level

Activity in the private sector fell at a new record pace for the second month in a row according to the Confederation of British Industries.

Gloucestershire housing association scoops gold Investors in People award Image

Gloucestershire housing association scoops gold Investors in People award

Two Rivers Housing has been awarded the 'We invest in people' gold accreditation from Investors in People.

Psychiatrist likely to lose job after drink-driving conviction  Image

Psychiatrist likely to lose job after drink-driving conviction

A psychiatrist has been told she is likely to lose her job after being handed a suspended jail sentence for a second drink-driving conviction.

Gloucester developer calls for Tidal Lagoon decision Image

Gloucester developer calls for Tidal Lagoon decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urged to give the green light for the £1.3billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon - but Gloucester MP Richard Graham says the project is unlikely to go ahead.

Landlords counting the cost of unpaid rent Image

Landlords counting the cost of unpaid rent

Less than 20 per cent of the country’s quarterly commercial rent bill was paid on time this week as businesses battle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Taste of Asia to launch charity dining pop-up in Cirencester tonight Image

Taste of Asia to launch charity dining pop-up in Cirencester tonight

Renowned chef and culinary presenter Pamela Chen will kick start a series of culinary pop-up events at Cirencester's Somewhere Else pub tonight.

Teenager found with drugs worth £4,000 in his underwear Image

Teenager found with drugs worth £4,000 in his underwear

Undercover police officers found a teenage drug dealer had more than £4,000 of heroin and cocaine hidden in his underwear when they arrested him in Cheltenham.

Warning after burglaries reported at building sites across Gloucestershire Image

Warning after burglaries reported at building sites across Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Constabulary is warning local contractors to be alert following burglaries at building sites in the county.

More than 1,550 free laptops and tablets for vulnerable children Image

More than 1,550 free laptops and tablets for vulnerable children

A stack of laptops and tablets will be making their way to 1,558 vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Gloucestershire.

Cheltenham's Everyman looks to online magic ahead of theatre plan Image

Cheltenham's Everyman looks to online magic ahead of theatre plan

The Everyman Theatre has headed online to ensure the show must go on and unveiled the first of next year's shows - as the Government outlined a five-stage plan for the return of the performing arts.

R&D programmes handed major funding Image

R&D programmes handed major funding

The Government has unveiled more than £400million in funding for seven research and innovation projects across the country.

Hampers taking Gloucestershire produce around the globe Image

Hampers taking Gloucestershire produce around the globe

Business West is leading a coronavirus bounce-back campaign to encourage UK food and drink producers to break into overseas markets.

TikTok launches business advertising tools Image

TikTok launches business advertising tools

Video-sharing social network platform TikTok has announced the launch of 'TikTok for Business'.

Glevum ramps up operations post-lockdown Image

Glevum ramps up operations post-lockdown

Gloucestershire-based window, door and conservatory company Glevum is gearing up to meet pent-up demand for its services, following the return to work on construction sites and homes.

Lorry drivers asked to be alert following three reports of fuel siphoning Image

Lorry drivers asked to be alert following three reports of fuel siphoning

Police are asking lorry drivers to please be alert when leaving vehicles unoccupied or parked up.

Gallagher raises more than £10,000 for Leckhampton hospice Image

Gallagher raises more than £10,000 for Leckhampton hospice

Quedgeley based UK employee benefits consulting specialist Gallagher has raised vital funds for the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Driver jailed as police find drugs haul in car Image

Driver jailed as police find drugs haul in car

Police who stopped a driver for erratic driving found him under the influence of crack cocaine and with almost £50,000 of drugs in the car.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 26 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 26

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

Firm announces plans to create £2.5 million-plus flagship site in Gloucester Image

Firm announces plans to create £2.5 million-plus flagship site in Gloucester

With 95 employees across Gloucestershire, the largest UK owned salvage and vehicle recycling company SYNETIQ has announced its intention to expand its Gloucester site.

What £39.5m transformation of Gloucestershire hospitals could look like Image

What £39.5m transformation of Gloucestershire hospitals could look like

Artist's impressions have been revealed of plans for a £39.5 million transformation of the county's hospitals.

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