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Expansion pays off for B&M

Discount retailer B&M has revealed strong sales figures for the run-up to Christmas.

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Time to get tough over laser threat

New penalties to combat the misuse of lasers have been welcomed by Gloucestershire Airport and Gloucester MP Richard Graham.

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Latest smartphone feature at your fingertips

The world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor within the display is here and it was showcased at CES 2018 last week.

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Council awarded costs following withdrawn appeal

Cheltenham Borough Council has been awarded £838 in costs following the last-minute withdrawal of an appeal against its licensing committee’s decision.

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One in three Brits in South have sleepless nights due to money worries

Nearly eight million people in the UK are expected to fall behind with their finances this month, as a result of Christmas costs.

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County engineering group expands into China

One of Gloucestershire's most innovative engineering companies is set to take off in the Far East.

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Stay competitive with the right broadband mix

Businesses must fully embrace technology to remain relevant and competitive by developing a digital connectivity strategy, writes Rob Lister, director of Lister Unified Communications

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Funding up to £170,000 available for growing Forest businesses.

Forest of Dean District Council is encouraging rural businesses to apply for growth grants up £170,000.

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Carillion collapse latest - fears for small suppliers

With construction giant, Carillion, going into liquidation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says the company’s small suppliers must be paid.

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Police appeal after woman injured in incident

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation which happened in Cheltenham last week.

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Heritage railway building up steam

As the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway’s Broadway station approaches its opening, the local council has agreed to fund a nearby car park.

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We have turned the corner says Bovis boss

The new head of Bovis Homes says there has been a step change in the quality of homes it is providing.

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Don't miss the chance to grow with Punchline magazine in 2018

It is going to be an incredible year for Punchline, the Gloucestershire magazine packed with all the latest business news and views.

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Half a million pound investment in Gloucester

The Secret Garden Nursery has invested £500,000 in transforming a former pub into its second nursery site in the city.

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Nearly 70 jobs at risk from closure

A mushroom farm on the outskirts of Cheltenham has announced it is to close.

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City’s new social care centre opens - VIDEO

The regeneration of the centre of Gloucester is moving forward with the completion of a new social care hub.

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Alert: Weekend roadworks around the county

Don’t let roadworks in Gloucestershire stop you getting out and about this weekend. We have compiled a list of where you might hit delays around the county.

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Cheltenham planning fees to increase by 20 per cent

Cheltenham Borough Council will introduce the 20 per cent increase to planning fees, in line with government regulations.

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Cotswold properties showcase sustainable construction

A new residential development in the Cotswolds is showcasing sustainable construction.

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New Look to close 60 stores?

Fashion retailer, New Look, could close about 10% of its UK stores.

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Farm491 heads for LAMMA Show 2018

Agritech incubation and enterprise hub Farm491, based at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, joins the UK's leading farm machinery, equipment and services show next week.

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Homes England to provide foundations for small housebuilders

The creation of Homes England has been welcomed by small business chiefs.

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Next generation thinks property ladder is child’s play

The next generation of first-time buyers is facing shocking home truths about getting on the properly ladder.

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Prima Dental launches joint venture company in China

Gloucester-based dental manufacturer Prima Dental has joined forces with a renowned dental manufacturer in south China to set up a new company and brand, Wave Dental.

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To let - one historic entertainment venue with imposing ballroom

Stroud District Council is inviting bids for a 30 year lease on the town's iconic Subscription Rooms.

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Businesses asked views on keeping city safe

Businesses are being asked about new measures to keep Gloucester safe and welcoming.

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UK manufacturing at highest level for a decade

UK manufacturing output is growing at its fastest rate since early 2008, after recording a seventh consecutive month of growth.

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The Next big attraction for Gloucester shoppers - VIDEO

Work is progressing on the new Next superstore destined for the Peel Centre in Gloucester.

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M&S Christmas sales slump

Marks and Spencer sales fell over the Christmas period, while Tesco reported record sales.

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Farmer fined for failing to dispose of dead livestock

Grotesque scenes confronted trading standards officers when they visited a farm in Matson, Gloucester.

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New equipment is a game changer for the disabled

People with disabilities will be able to enjoy the pool at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester much more easily thanks to the installation of new equipment.

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Council backs major investment for shopping centre

The former BHS store in Gloucester is to be transformed as part of a major investment in King's Walk Shopping Centre.

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Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in January

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

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ASH acquires Cheltenham surveyors

ASH Chartered Surveyors have joined forces with the respected Cheltenham based practice, SPA Chartered Surveyors.

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Skills shortage now critical for businesses

Gloucestershire business leaders have warned that the skills shortage is one of the biggest issues facing county companies in 2018.

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Awards keep coming for the caring wedding car company

Winning awards is becoming something of a habit for Phill Aubrey, owner of Cinderella Dream Motors.

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District council leader to step down

Cllr Steve Lydon, leader of Stroud District Council, is to relinquish the role on health grounds..

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Carrier bag charge could be extended to all shops

The 5p charge for plastic bags could be extended to cover nearly all retailers, as part of government plans for the environment.

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Record-breaking Christmas for Lidl and Sainsbury's

Discount supermarket Lidl recorded record UK sales in December, with a rise of 16 per cent on the same period in 2016.

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Mears commits to inclusion and diversity in the workplace

The Brockworth-based Mears Group has joined a group of leading companies in taking the Inclusive Culture Pledge.

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Councils send in the bailiffs to thousands of struggling businesses

Bailiffs have taken action against around 41,000 companies unable to pay higher business rates.

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