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Boots Corner closure praised as Brewery Quarter delivers record figures Image

Boots Corner closure praised as Brewery Quarter delivers record figures

It was an announcement meant to draw attention to the success of the multi-million-pound investment that is Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter.

Fashion brand Superdry issues profits warning Image

Fashion brand Superdry issues profits warning

Warm weather may also have made investors at a major Gloucestershire fashion retailer a little hot under the collar as the firm blamed the unseasonal climate for its profits warning.

Flood alerts issued along the River Wye Image

Flood alerts issued along the River Wye

The Environment Agency has today issued flood alerts for parts of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Which familiar face has been appointed to help front new business school? Image

Which familiar face has been appointed to help front new business school?

A familiar face to many in the Gloucestershire business community has been named as a director at the University of Gloucestershire’s new School of Business and Technology.


Notorious Gloucestershire criminal targets TV presenter’s home Image

Notorious Gloucestershire criminal targets TV presenter’s home

TV antiques expert Alison Chapman became the latest victim of one of Gloucestershire’s most notorious prolific criminals when he burgled her home and stole jewellery, a court heard.

Council highlights need to bring empty homes back into occupation Image

Council highlights need to bring empty homes back into occupation

Empty Homes Week 2018 has been launched highlighting the 300,000 long-term unoccupied houses in the UK.

Giant witch will be centre of festive parade Image

Giant witch will be centre of festive parade

A giant white witch standing more than 16 feet high will be the centerpiece for Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on this year.

Operation targets rogue traders in the county Image

Operation targets rogue traders in the county

Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards recently took part in a national day of action to protect vulnerable residents from rogue traders.

Winners and pictures from GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018 Image

Winners and pictures from GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018

Winners were announced last night at the biggest business awards event of its kind in the country - GloucestershireLive's Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018.

Fake barrister walks free after stealing £14,000 from a Gloucestershire business Image

Fake barrister walks free after stealing £14,000 from a Gloucestershire business

A 30-year-old woman who conned her employers into thinking she was a qualified barrister then defrauded them of £14,000 has walked free from court.

Date set for Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station opening Image

Date set for Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station opening

Gloucester's state of the art bus station will open this month as the first project to be completed in the multi-million pound revamp of the north of the city centre.

Prepare for the future in a Sixth Form with a difference Image

Prepare for the future in a Sixth Form with a difference

The King's School Gloucester is opening its doors next Tuesday (October 16th) to give you a taste of life at its Sixth Form.

VIDEO: Hot on the press – The latest edition of Punchline Image

VIDEO: Hot on the press – The latest edition of Punchline

What travels at 15,000 sheets per minute? The latest edition of Punchline Gloucester Business magazine of course!

Cuts for electric and hybrid vehicles ‘a backwards step' Image

Cuts for electric and hybrid vehicles ‘a backwards step'

A Gloucestershire garage specialising in electric vehicles has condemned the government's decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars.

Toilets open to shoppers after drugs scare Image

Toilets open to shoppers after drugs scare

Visitors to Stroud will be able to resume their shopping without the fear of being caught short - or unwittingly embroiled in the town’s unwanted drugs scene.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in Gloucestershire this weekend Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in Gloucestershire this weekend

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

Cafe chain finance chief arrested Image

Cafe chain finance chief arrested

The finance director of Patisserie Valerie, Chris Marsh, was arrested last night and then released on bail, according to the company’s owner.

Cliffhanger for Coast  Image

Cliffhanger for Coast

Upmarket women's fashion retailer Coast has gone into administration, putting 300 jobs at risk.

Levi’s sales soar Image

Levi’s sales soar

Fashion brand Levi’s has seen sales rise by 10 per cent in the last quarter.

Seventy business people left homeless in Gloucestershire Image

Seventy business people left homeless in Gloucestershire

Kingsholm Stadium opened its gates last night to scores of business people from the county who had no roof over their heads for the night.


Snow joke: Army of gritters hits Gloucestershire’s roads Image

Snow joke: Army of gritters hits Gloucestershire’s roads

You might think the weather is unseasonably warm and there is not a frost in sight - but when it comes to the British weather it is best to be pro-active.

Real Estate students get an insider view into development Image

Real Estate students get an insider view into development

Real Estate students from the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester have started their courses with a first-hand insight into the industry.

Businesses back magical life-changing treatment for children Image

Businesses back magical life-changing treatment for children

A director of a Gloucestershire based building company has galvanised local businesses to form a ‘magical’ new partnership to help children with cerebral palsy.

MP calls for Boots Corner scheme to be scrapped Image

MP calls for Boots Corner scheme to be scrapped

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has waded into the controversy over the traffic ban at the town's Boots Corner.

New store will create jobs in the Forest - but what about independent traders? Image

New store will create jobs in the Forest - but what about independent traders?

Supermarket chain Lidl has unveiled its plans for a new store in the Forest of Dean.

WH Smith to close stores Image

WH Smith to close stores

High street stalwart and household name WH Smith has announced it plans to close stores after revealing a fall in profits.

Historic Gloucestershire hotel up for sale for £1.15 million Image

Historic Gloucestershire hotel up for sale for £1.15 million

A Gloucestershire hotel dating back to the 18th century is on the market for £1.15 million.

Specialist engineering firm in takeover of Australian rival Image

Specialist engineering firm in takeover of Australian rival

A specialist orthopaedic implants firm has gotten a foot into the potentially lucrative Australian market following a takeover deal.

Business expert: Recruitment – beware you don’t take on litigation instead Image

Business expert: Recruitment – beware you don’t take on litigation instead

Here at Eight Legal, we have recently seen an upsurge in attempts to bring claims against businesses linked to recruitment and interviewing.

Stagecoach West MD signs up to wellbeing initiative for bus company staff Image

Stagecoach West MD signs up to wellbeing initiative for bus company staff

The Managing Director of Stagecoach West, has signed up to a new initiative to help keep bus company staff feeling healthy and happy.

Major road closes overnight for essential work Image

Major road closes overnight for essential work

One of Gloucestershire's busiest roads will close at night time to enable repair work to take place.

New-look music venue for Stroud unveiled Image

New-look music venue for Stroud unveiled

Negotiations might be ongoing over the transfer of ownership of one of Stroud's best loved music venues, but plans for the new-look layout are already being unveiled.

National award for helping students Image

National award for helping students

A financial services firm from Gloucestershire has left a national awards in London with an accolade for its support of students.

Accountants exceed all expectations for their first fundraiser for Scoo-B-Doo Image

Accountants exceed all expectations for their first fundraiser for Scoo-B-Doo

Staff at Randall & Payne kicked off their fundraising for Scoo-B-Doo.

Enjoy a right Royle Christmas lunch with Ricky Tomlinson Image

Enjoy a right Royle Christmas lunch with Ricky Tomlinson

There's still time to buy tickets for what promises to be a memorable afternoon of entertainment in the company of none other than Jim Royle himself!

New lease of life for heritage railway crossings Image

New lease of life for heritage railway crossings

Two upgraded level crossings have been unveiled on the Dean Forest Railway in Lydney.

All I want for Christmas – is 11,500 staff, please Image

All I want for Christmas – is 11,500 staff, please

If you think recruitment issues for your business are becoming a headache there is little chance they come close to what this particular company is facing.

New technical director joins Cotswold food and drink firm Image

New technical director joins Cotswold food and drink firm

A firm at the head of the table when it comes to testing the nation’s food and drink to ensure it is fit for purpose has named a new technical director.

 Sportswear retailer lifts lid on multi-million-pound investment Image

Sportswear retailer lifts lid on multi-million-pound investment

A sportswear specialist which sells its products around the world is continuing its bid for world domination following a move to new premises and a £3million of investment earlier this year.

World Mental Health Day: Hidden health implications of self-employment Image

World Mental Health Day: Hidden health implications of self-employment

New research has revealed that the pressure of running a business affects the mental health of many of the UK’s self-employed workers.

County council sets out its ambitions for Gloucestershire Image

County council sets out its ambitions for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is ambitious about what it wants for the future of the county and how it is going to make it happen.

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