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Bin bag scam warning Image

Bin bag scam warning

Cotswold District Council is alerting residents to a possible scam after a resident in Cirencester received a suspicious call advising the use of biodegradable bin bags.

Cocaine drug gang foot soldier sentenced Image

Cocaine drug gang foot soldier sentenced

For comfort you might think a cuddly toy would suffice, but when police raided the home of a drug gang 'foot soldier' they found him in bed holding a ball of cocaine worth £6,000.

New steak joint to open in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter Image

New steak joint to open in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter

The company that operate the Harvester outlet in the leisure complex have applied to change the signage.

Firm wins £400,000 investment for solar panel farm Image

Firm wins £400,000 investment for solar panel farm

A family-run business in Gloucestershire has secured a £400,000 finance package to help it establish one of the biggest solar farms in the region.

Victim named as police investigate murder in Cheltenham Image

Victim named as police investigate murder in Cheltenham

A 58-year-old man remains in custody but police are appealing for information after 41-year-old woman was found dead.

Five appear in court on drugs charges Image

Five appear in court on drugs charges

Five people including a 17-year-old youth are alleged to have dealt cocaine and heroin in Gloucester and Stroud, a court was told.

 Incinerator protest to hit the High Court as campaign group seeks £150million Image

Incinerator protest to hit the High Court as campaign group seeks £150million

A day before the case reaches the High Court, Gloucestershire Police confirm that an allegation of misconduct in a public office was investigated.

Murder investigation launched in Cheltenham Image

Murder investigation launched in Cheltenham

A woman was found dead at an address close to the town's leisure centre on Thursday morning.

420-home development gets go-ahead Image

420-home development gets go-ahead

Planners have paved the way for hundreds of new homes to be built next to the M5 in Gloucestershire.

£2m investment leads to launch of new cyber degrees Image

£2m investment leads to launch of new cyber degrees

Gloucestershire College has announced a new venture with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to offer new cyber degrees in Cheltenham from September 2020.

Charity afternoon tea champions volunteers Image

Charity afternoon tea champions volunteers

Scores of charity representatives came together at the invitation of Hatton Court Hotel yesterday.

New gym and superstore development to create 60 jobs Image

New gym and superstore development to create 60 jobs

A 47,000 square foot retail unit, garden centre and gym development creating 60 jobs has been given the go-ahead by planners.

Punchline business news website’s readership hits record high Image

Punchline business news website’s readership hits record high

Gloucestershire’s business news website Punchline – yes, this very website – can now lay claim to being the best-read business news website in the county.

Gloucester Music Festival returns this month with expanded line-up Image

Gloucester Music Festival returns this month with expanded line-up

This June will see the return of Gloucester Music Festival to the city.

Sports Direct make a £52million bid for GAME Image

Sports Direct make a £52million bid for GAME

Mike Ashley makes bid to add to his high street empire, although there may be store closures if the deal goes through.

New therapy rooms launched in Stroud Image

New therapy rooms launched in Stroud

A new business in Lansdown, Stroud has announced the opening of its bespoke therapy rooms.

Joules  buck the high street trend by reporting revenue increase Image

Joules buck the high street trend by reporting revenue increase

Lifestyle brand Joules have Gloucestershire stores in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester.

Ford confirm closure of UK plant Image

Ford confirm closure of UK plant

Motors giant Ford have confirmed that they have started consultation over the closure of their Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales

Forest Green Rovers stadium plans recommended for approval Image

Forest Green Rovers stadium plans recommended for approval

The decision on whether the League Two club will make their move to Junction 13 will be made by Stroud District Council planners on Wednesday, June 12.

Gloucester Rugby chief executive to leave his post Image

Gloucester Rugby chief executive to leave his post

Stephen Vaughan is leaving the Kingsholm club after six years in the top job

Man arrested on suspicion of murder Image

Man arrested on suspicion of murder

An arrest has been made by police in Poland in connection with the murder of a man in Gloucester in November last year.

Government minister admits fears for the future of regional press Image

Government minister admits fears for the future of regional press

In an exclusive interview with Punchline-Gloucester.com, Margot James MP the minister for digital and the creative industries said she feared it may be too late to save some local newspapers.

Business expert: Delivering employment sites in Gloucestershire Image

Business expert: Delivering employment sites in Gloucestershire

The Joint Core Strategy outlines the need for improved infrastructure and well-located and functional employment sites across Gloucestershire.

Community to benefit from £88k contributions from housebuilder Image

Community to benefit from £88k contributions from housebuilder

A Gloucester-based housebuilder is giving £88,000 to improve facilities and education provision within the village of Willersey.

Cotswold town’s high street to harness the power of digital  Image

Cotswold town’s high street to harness the power of digital

A Cotswold market town is putting its businesses under the online microscope to boost high street sales.

International rugby player announced as guest speaker at Air Tattoo Business Club Image

International rugby player announced as guest speaker at Air Tattoo Business Club

Rory Underwood MBE has been announced as the latest guest speaker at the first Royal International Air Tattoo Business networking event on Friday July, 19 at Fairford.

Who are Gloucestershire's Conservative MPs supporting in the race to be Prime Minister? Image

Who are Gloucestershire's Conservative MPs supporting in the race to be Prime Minister?

One of our county's MPs is in the race, but who are the others backing to be the next person in 10 Downing Street.

Be part of BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project Image

Be part of BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project

Fans of BBC Radio 4 will already have heard some of the gems broadcast from the vaults of its Listening Project – and now you too can get involved.

Council leader blasts government

Council leader blasts government "politics or incompetence" over Five Acres site

Forest of Dean council leader Tim Gwilliam has issued a furious 679 statement over the future of the leisure centre site.

Farming enterprise to produce wildlife friendly food Image

Farming enterprise to produce wildlife friendly food

Farmers from Gloucestershire are being invited to join a social enterprise aimed at promoting business practices which support wildlife.

From a shed to Shire Hall: Company celebrate 35 years designing Gloucestershire Image

From a shed to Shire Hall: Company celebrate 35 years designing Gloucestershire

From a garden shed to gleaming offices in Gloucester Quays, it’s been quite a journey for Quattro Design Architects.

Income protection firm's funds increase to £144million after a strong year Image

Income protection firm's funds increase to £144million after a strong year

Cirencester Friendly have reported strong growth in their annual report and accounts for the 2018 financial year.

Gloucestershire company splashing out millions on Love Island partnership Image

Gloucestershire company splashing out millions on Love Island partnership

The hit ITV show has an official partner with a base in the county.

Business bounces back after burglary Image

Business bounces back after burglary

A Cheltenham business hugely popular with families has re-opened just a day after raiders struck.

Funding secured to expand historic Cotswold Inn Image

Funding secured to expand historic Cotswold Inn

The owners of the 16th century inn near Stroud are expanding thanks to a six-figure funding deal with one of Britain's biggest banks.

Building firm to help children on 'once in a lifetime trip' Image

Building firm to help children on 'once in a lifetime trip'

Children at a Gloucester school will be more than a little pleased that the company building them more classrooms is EG Carter & Co Ltd.

Thieves steal neonatal charity cash from business Image

Thieves steal neonatal charity cash from business

Raiders broke into a public house in Gloucester and stole charity money destined for Gloucestershire’s neonatal unit.

Warning after thieves target catalytic converters Image

Warning after thieves target catalytic converters

Police are warning the public to be vigilant after an increase in the theft of catalytic converters from cars in Gloucestershire.

Knife-wielding man who robbed business appears in court Image

Knife-wielding man who robbed business appears in court

When he was challenged by security staff and a customer as he robbed a Cheltenham business Lee Willis produced a knife.

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

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

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in June.

New bar in shadow of Gloucester Rugby Club Image

New bar in shadow of Gloucester Rugby Club

Ambitious plans are afoot transforming a building beside the mighty Kingsholm Stadium into a new bar and venue.

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