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Man sentenced for attempted abduction of teenager Image

Man sentenced for attempted abduction of teenager

A man who tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl on a canal path near Stroud has been jailed.

Dobbies bucks retail trend as sales reach £252m Image

Dobbies bucks retail trend as sales reach £252m

Dobbies Garden Centres Group Limited has posted its latest financial results, revealing a 51 per cent sales rise.

Wickes plan returns as Travis Perkins posts loss Image

Wickes plan returns as Travis Perkins posts loss

Travis Perkins has reported a loss on the back of a restructuring process which will continue with the demerger of its Wickes business.

Punchline Budget special in association with Hazlewoods Image

Punchline Budget special in association with Hazlewoods

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver one of the most eagerly awaited budgets tomorrow - and Punchline will bring you full analysis from Hazlewoods in a special afternoon newsletter.

Tasty six months for Hotel Chocolat Image

Tasty six months for Hotel Chocolat

British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat has posted its interim results for the 26 weeks ending December 27, with strong sales growth across its UK, US and Japanese markets.

Stagecoach invests in ticket to innovation Image

Stagecoach invests in ticket to innovation

Investment in a technological transformation will help Stagecoach plan its bus networks as it looks to adapt to changed travel habits in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Macfarlane Group reveals £15.1m acquisition of Wiltshire packaging firm Image

Macfarlane Group reveals £15.1m acquisition of Wiltshire packaging firm

National packaging and label business Macfarlane Group Plc has announced the acquisition of a protective packaging manufacturing and distribution firm based in Wiltshire.

Gloucestershire's £150m highways fund set to reach fifth year Image

Gloucestershire's £150m highways fund set to reach fifth year

Gloucestershire County Council's £150million funding for the region's highways is due to conclude it's fourth year at the end of March.

Gloucester shop worker assault Image

Gloucester shop worker assault

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to.

Gloucestershire Cricket head coach to leave club Image

Gloucestershire Cricket head coach to leave club

Gloucestershire Cricket head coach Richard Dawson is set to become the ECB's Elite Performance Pathway coach, leaving his current role after six seasons with county club.

New local testing site opened in Stroud Image

New local testing site opened in Stroud

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened.

Britain’s licensed premises closing at more than one an hour Image

Britain’s licensed premises closing at more than one an hour

Nearly 12,000 licensed premises have closed in Britain since December 2019, a new market report from CGA and AlixPartners reveals.

Punchline Magazine: The Annual - Feb 2021 Image

Punchline Magazine: The Annual - Feb 2021

Gloucestershire business has many faces and The Annual edition of the latest Punchline magazine brings them together as we examine what comes next as we begin the long path to recovery.

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

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

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

Ross Road Garage on the market Image

Ross Road Garage on the market

A Gloucestershire garage and forecourt is on the market after the owner decided to relocate.

Work starts on major Gloucester road improvement Image

Work starts on major Gloucester road improvement

Work will begin next week on preparations for a £7.45million scheme designed to widen a major road in Gloucester.

What’s ahead for the UK consumer goods industry in 2021 and beyond? Image

What’s ahead for the UK consumer goods industry in 2021 and beyond?

“The biggest risk is doing nothing. The world won’t return to what it was.” That’s the message from business advisory firm Randall & Payne.

Council approves £12.5m budget to help communities bounce back from COVID-19 Image

Council approves £12.5m budget to help communities bounce back from COVID-19

At a full council meeting on Wednesday, Cotswold district councillors approved a net budget for 2020/21 of £12.5 million.

Appeal for witnesses after hit and run in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses after hit and run in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire police officers are appealing for witnesses to a collision which took place in Cheltenham earlier this month and saw the driver leave the scene.

Stroud canal community unlocks next step Image

Stroud canal community unlocks next step

Plans to turn a former inland port into a waterside community have taken a step forward with the approval of infrastructure works.

Outdoor bar planned for Fleece revival Image

Outdoor bar planned for Fleece revival

Gloucester's historic Fleece Hotel could welcome back customers to an outdoor area after a planning application was lodged with the city council.

Warrant after no show in £16k fraud case Image

Warrant after no show in £16k fraud case

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a businessman who failed to attend Cheltenham Magistrates' Court to face a £16,000 fraud charge.

Willans leads charity search for talented pets Image

Willans leads charity search for talented pets

Pet owners are being invited to showcase their furry friends' hidden talents to find Gloucestershire's most talented animals in aid of Cheltenham Animal Shelter.

Former Cheltenham BT telephone station sold for redevelopment Image

Former Cheltenham BT telephone station sold for redevelopment

Property firm Telereal Trillium has completed the sale of a decommissioned and disused BT repeater station in Cheltenham to residential developer Brookworth Homes.

St James's Place eyes growth beyond record figures Image

St James's Place eyes growth beyond record figures

St James's Place has set itself an ambitious target for the next five years after posting record figures at the end of 2020.

BAE Systems sees sales rise despite challenges Image

BAE Systems sees sales rise despite challenges

BAE Systems defied the "challenging backdrop" of the pandemic to post an increase in sales and profits in 2020.

Primark predicts £1.5bn sales slump from covid store closures Image

Primark predicts £1.5bn sales slump from covid store closures

In-store only fast fashion chain Primark's lost sales are expected to pass £1.5 billion, due to store closures due to lockdown.

Charity teams up with local solicitors for Make A Will Month Image

Charity teams up with local solicitors for Make A Will Month

Throughout April, local solicitors will be donating time and expertise to support Gloucestershire medical charity Cobalt.

Mowgli bringing taste of India to Cheltenham Image

Mowgli bringing taste of India to Cheltenham

Growing Indian street food chain Mowgli is opening a new restaurant in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter.

Ribena switching to paper straws on its cartons Image

Ribena switching to paper straws on its cartons

Ribena has announced that it will stop selling plastic straws with its carton drinks products, in a bid to save an estimated 16 tonnes of plastic from being produced every year.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - February 26 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - February 26 line-up revealed

The King's Quarter development in Gloucester, cyber security, legal changes and the development of advanced engineering materials are all likely to be on the agenda in this week's Friday Business Briefing.

Prolific shoplifter who targeted businesses in Gloucestershire sentenced Image

Prolific shoplifter who targeted businesses in Gloucestershire sentenced

A prolific shoplifter has been sentenced.

Four charged following investigation into county lines drug dealing Image

Four charged following investigation into county lines drug dealing

Four people have been charged with drugs offences following investigations by Gloucestershire Constabulary's Force Crime Operations Team.

Ubico close to clean sweep of Gloucestershire Image

Ubico close to clean sweep of Gloucestershire

Ubico is in line to take over the contract to collect waste in Gloucester after sealing an extension to do the same in Stroud.

Tewkesbury agrees council budget for year ahead Image

Tewkesbury agrees council budget for year ahead

Tewkesbury Borough Council has approved its budget for 2021/22 with a budget of £9.27million.

Work clears way for Gloucester Docks hotel Image

Work clears way for Gloucester Docks hotel

A new hotel within Gloucester Docks could be a step nearer in the coming months after work started to clear the former city council offices.

Skyborne set to acquire US pilot training base Image

Skyborne set to acquire US pilot training base

Gloucestershire Airport based Skyborne Aviation Group Limited has announced plans to purchase its first pilot training base in the United States.

Forest Green brew up fresh kit idea Image

Forest Green brew up fresh kit idea

Forest Green Rovers has unveiled its latest solution to making football more environmentally friendly - a kit made from waste coffee grounds and recycled plastic.

Gap considers closures in online move Image

Gap considers closures in online move

The future of one of the largest stores at Gloucester Quays is in doubt amid speculation Gap is considering closing all of its 95 branches in the UK.

Wales & West Utilities to upgrade Gloucester gas network Image

Wales & West Utilities to upgrade Gloucester gas network

Wales & West Utilities has announced a £9.1 million investment programme for Gloucester in 2021.

Lloyds annual profits fall 72 per cent Image

Lloyds annual profits fall 72 per cent

Lloyds Banking Group has revealed a 72 per cent slump in annual pre-tax profits in 2020, as earnings are hit by weak rates and the prospect of a surge in sour loans.

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