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Telecoms firm gains Gamma Gold accreditation Image

Telecoms firm gains Gamma Gold accreditation

Stonehouse based Lister Unified Communications has bagged Gold accreditation status from communications provider Gamma.

Forest calls for help after getting caught in the middle Image

Forest calls for help after getting caught in the middle

The leader of Forest of Dean District Council has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking for help as the area finds itself stuck between differing coronavirus restrictions in England and Wales.

County council pledges free meals during holidays Image

County council pledges free meals during holidays

Any child in the county entitled to a free school meal during half term will be helped - and the package will extend over the Christmas school holiday.

Renishaw looks to the next generation of engineers Image

Renishaw looks to the next generation of engineers

Renishaw is hosting an online session to encourage more students to pursue engineering as a career.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October 2020 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October 2020

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

E G Carter & Co Ltd completes refurbishment on Bristol Trampoline Club Image

E G Carter & Co Ltd completes refurbishment on Bristol Trampoline Club

Gloucester based construction firm E G Carter & Co Ltd has handed over the newly refurbished Axis Trampoline and Gymnastics Club in Bristol.

Change in approach for buy-to-let market Image

Change in approach for buy-to-let market

One in 10 landlords plan to purchase properties according to a new report - compared to just three per cent at the end of last year.

Overnight resurfacing planned for Cirencester route - with 39 mile diversion Image

Overnight resurfacing planned for Cirencester route - with 39 mile diversion

Gloucestershire County Council has announced plans for overnight resurfacing works to the A417 London Road in Cirencester from Friday, October 30.

Appeal for witnesses to single vehicle collision near Dursley  Image

Appeal for witnesses to single vehicle collision near Dursley

Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision which took place on the B4066 Taits Hill near Dursley.

Police investigate rogue traders who took part in distraction burglary Image

Police investigate rogue traders who took part in distraction burglary

Police are investigating a report of a rogue trader who later took part in a distraction burglary at a property in Wotton-under-Edge.

Family distillery agrees deal with Diageo Image

Family distillery agrees deal with Diageo

Chase Distillery has reached an agreement to be bought by multi-national drink company Diageo.

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt  Image

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt

The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Patron of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity, visited Forestry England’s Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

Severn Trent gears up for jump in pumpkin power this Halloween Image

Severn Trent gears up for jump in pumpkin power this Halloween

Severn Trent Green Power is expecting 50,000 pumpkins to arrive at its food waste plants after Halloween, where they’ll be converted into green energy.

Fresh calls for help as small firms' confidence takes a hit Image

Fresh calls for help as small firms' confidence takes a hit

Confidence among small firms has continued on a downward trend for a ninth consecutive quarter, according to a new study.

Gloucester Cathedral's Beacon of Hope appeal receives £250,000 boost Image

Gloucester Cathedral's Beacon of Hope appeal receives £250,000 boost

The Cathedral closes in on its £1million appeal target as the Diocese of Gloucester commits vital funds to support the Beacon of Hope appeal.

Stroud Brewery reveals new look to spread message Image

Stroud Brewery reveals new look to spread message

Stroud Brewery has launched a new brand image and packaging range designed to help spread the message of responsibly farmed beer.

Families urged to use offers of holiday food help Image

Families urged to use offers of holiday food help

Dame Janet Trotter has thanked charities, business and organisations in Gloucestershire which have made free or cheap meals available for families throughout half term.

Week of action to tackle rural crime Image

Week of action to tackle rural crime

Gloucestershire Constabulary, along with partners and volunteers, has begun a week of action to combat rural crime.

Taste of the world back on city streets Image

Taste of the world back on city streets

The centre of Gloucester will welcome food from around the globe when the Continental Street Market returns this week.

Global aircraft orders grind to a halt Image

Global aircraft orders grind to a halt

Commercial aircraft orders for the third quarter are the lowest on record after just 13 aircraft orders were placed worldwide, according to new research from industry body ADS.

Three sentenced following investigation into county lines drug dealing Image

Three sentenced following investigation into county lines drug dealing

Three people have been sentenced following an investigation into county lines drug dealing by Force Crime Operations team officers.

Covid-19: Police respond to tourism concerns Image

Covid-19: Police respond to tourism concerns

With more areas of England moving into Tier 2 and 3 Covid-19 restrictions, Gloucestershire police has been engaging with locals and tourists around safe behaviour.

New head for University of Gloucestershire Business School Image

New head for University of Gloucestershire Business School

The University of Gloucestershire has announced the arrival of Dr. Dominic Page, as its new Head of the Business School.

Southgate Street no longer at risk Image

Southgate Street no longer at risk

Southgate Street has been removed from the Historic England heritage at risk register after work by Gloucester City Council.

Sentence following theft of spirits worth more than £2,000 from Cheltenham hotel Image

Sentence following theft of spirits worth more than £2,000 from Cheltenham hotel

A 53 year old man who stole bottles of gin and other spirits worth more than £2,000 from an upmarket hotel in Cheltenham has received a nine-month suspended prison term.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Dr Diane Savory Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Dr Diane Savory

The chair of Gloucestershire's local enterprise partnership GFirst LEP is the latest business leader in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Honeybourne Place collects regional award Image

Honeybourne Place collects regional award

An office development in Cheltenham has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in the South of England and South Wales.

Business leaders offer verdict on Chancellor's changes Image

Business leaders offer verdict on Chancellor's changes

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced more changes to the Government's coronavirus economic support package yesterday and Punchline canvassed reactions from the business community.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing

Punchline has long brought you all the business news you need in one place - and now we are taking it a step further in a weekly video briefing.

Local company calls on families to receive Christmas surprise Image

Local company calls on families to receive Christmas surprise

Families in Gloucestershire are being encouraged to nominate themselves for a festive surprise from a local firm to spread some cheer ahead of the holiday season.

Stepping up the fight against cyber criminals Image

Stepping up the fight against cyber criminals

A cyber company which started in humble beginnings in rural Gloucestershire outlined how it has gone from working in a shed to tackling security issues around the globe at a virtual event.

One metre pizza proves the perfect slice for Gloucestershire business Image

One metre pizza proves the perfect slice for Gloucestershire business

A pizzeria pop-up owned and operated by Cirencester based Relish Group is promising not to break any social distancing rules with its first offering - a one-metre pizza.

Youngest juice producers in the county and Cotswold inn raise money for school Image

Youngest juice producers in the county and Cotswold inn raise money for school

Eight-year-old twins Mina and Rohan Stoten have teamed up with their local pub to sell their own apple juice to raise much-needed funds for their primary school.

County cider and cheese producers set to benefit from UK-Japan trade deal Image

County cider and cheese producers set to benefit from UK-Japan trade deal

Gloucestershire producers and farmers are among the businesses set to benefit from the historic UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

Twenty four people ordered to pay almost £5,000 for flouting lockdown regulations Image

Twenty four people ordered to pay almost £5,000 for flouting lockdown regulations

Twenty four people who flouted Covid-19 lockdown regulations in Gloucestershire have been ordered to pay almost £5,000 in fines.

Property investor bids £630m for McCarthy & Stone Image

Property investor bids £630m for McCarthy & Stone

US-based Lone Star has launched a cash bid of £630million to buy the retirement housebuilder.

A fitting tribute to British heroes Image

A fitting tribute to British heroes

Thousand-thank you poppy to forever honour fallen.

Appeal for information on stolen commemorative watches Image

Appeal for information on stolen commemorative watches

Police are appealing for information on two commemorative watches stolen during a burglary in Pamington, just outside Tewkesbury.

Sales of £1m-plus homes jump Image

Sales of £1m-plus homes jump

Sales of £1m-plus homes in the Cotswolds have surged since lockdown, as affluent buyers look for more space and lifestyle change.

Trio of drug dealers sentenced Image

Trio of drug dealers sentenced

The third member of a trio of Gloucester drug dealers has belatedly joined his two fellow offenders after going on the run.

University of Gloucestershire nominated for industry award Image

University of Gloucestershire nominated for industry award

The shortlist has been revealed for this year's prestigious TIGA awards, with the University of Gloucestershire announced as a shortlist entry.

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