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Appeal for witnesses to assault in Gloucester Image

Appeal for witnesses to assault in Gloucester

Officers in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted last night, Tuesday (June 29).

Asda launches express delivery service – at a cost Image

Asda launches express delivery service – at a cost

Asda has become the latest supermarket to trial an online service for delivery in an hour.

Primark sets sales records since store reopening Image

Primark sets sales records since store reopening

Several new sales records were set in Primark stores following the reopening of stores on 12th April.

UK dental market bites back Image

UK dental market bites back

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has today released its mid-year review of the dental market so far in 2021, which analyses market activity and reveals a positive bounce back to pre-COVID market levels.

Furlough scheme starts to wind down from today Image

Furlough scheme starts to wind down from today

UK employers will have to shoulder more of the costs of furlough from today (Thursday) as the government starts to wind down its job support scheme.

Gloucestershire businessmen cycle 250 miles for charity Image

Gloucestershire businessmen cycle 250 miles for charity

The Hills Of Hope 2021 Heath Barnett Ultra Endurance Cycling Challenge took place on 26th June.

Punchline Talks – July 2 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – July 2 line-up revealed

For this week's instalment of Punchline Talks we will be stepping onto the property ladder.

Construction work complete at Cheltenham's Quadrangle Image

Construction work complete at Cheltenham's Quadrangle

Swindon-based construction firm Beard has completed redevelopment work on the landmark Quadrangle building in Cheltenham.

Gloucester Rugby reveals new naming rights deal for The Shed Image

Gloucester Rugby reveals new naming rights deal for The Shed

Gloucester Rugby has confirmed a major new long-term partnership.

Vitruvius first out the blocks as Hartpury Kick Start Campaign kicks off Image

Vitruvius first out the blocks as Hartpury Kick Start Campaign kicks off

Vitruvius Management Services is the first company to sign up for Hartpury’s Kick Start Campaign, becoming title sponsor of the Hartpury Women’s Rugby Academy.

Cheltenham travel firm acquires US business Image

Cheltenham travel firm acquires US business

Cheltenham travel company Red Savannah has acquired Homebase Abroad, a U.S. based company specialising in luxury villa rentals in Italy.

New laws to give government more freedom to support businesses Image

New laws to give government more freedom to support businesses

New legislation that is set to replace EU rules will grant the government and councils greater freedom to support businesses, claims the Business Secretary.

Pandemic online sales double at Dixons Carphone Image

Pandemic online sales double at Dixons Carphone

The parent company of Currys PC World saw online sales more than double, as it moved to an improved online service during the pandemic.

Cotswold business bolsters team with ex-BP executive Image

Cotswold business bolsters team with ex-BP executive

Duralock has announced that it will be boosting the international credentials of its senior team with the appointment of Mark Ware as non-executive director.

Former Alder King chairman dies aged 81 Image

Former Alder King chairman dies aged 81

Grant Watson OBE, whose career with Gloucester and Bristol-based property consultancy Alder King spanned six decades, has died aged 81.

Tewkesbury's High Streets Heritage Action Zone goes live Image

Tewkesbury's High Streets Heritage Action Zone goes live

Tewkesbury town centre is benefitting from a new multi-million pound fund that will regenerate historic high streets through Historic England's High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) scheme.

It's a wrap! Double decker bus features giant steam trains Image

It's a wrap! Double decker bus features giant steam trains

A couple of the largest images of steam trains on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) have been revealed – on a bus.

Appeal for witnesses to serious injury collision on A429  Image

Appeal for witnesses to serious injury collision on A429

Witnesses are being sought as well as dashcam footage.

Have your say on a housing development planned for Cheltenham Image

Have your say on a housing development planned for Cheltenham

Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on a proposed new housing development in Swindon Road, Cheltenham.

Almost 800,000 tax relief claims submitted for working from home Image

Almost 800,000 tax relief claims submitted for working from home

Since April, almost 800,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic have already claimed tax relief on household related costs.

OPS-BOX scoops UK business award Image

OPS-BOX scoops UK business award

Gloucestershire-based firm OPS-BOX has been awarded 'Best New Business Support Company 2021' at the UK Enterprise Awards.

Cotswold energy firm reveals key appointment Image

Cotswold energy firm reveals key appointment

Independent specialist grid consultancy Roadnight Taylor has announced the appointment of Pete Aston, who joins from Western Power Distribution.

HMRC investigates furlough fraud Image

HMRC investigates furlough fraud

The HMRC is looking into nearly 13,000 potential cases of abuse of the government’s Covid support schemes.

Screwfix to trial superfast delivery service Image

Screwfix to trial superfast delivery service

Screwfix is set to pilot a scheme which will see it deliver products to customers in as little as 30 minutes.

Boots UK launches online doctor service Image

Boots UK launches online doctor service

Boots UK has launched Online Doctor services for 45 healthcare conditions, providing quick access to advice and prescription-only medicine without having to see a GP.

'Biggest resurfacing scheme Gloucester has ever had' set to start this week Image

'Biggest resurfacing scheme Gloucester has ever had' set to start this week

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is gearing up to begin some major resurfacing work in the south of the city this week.

Gloucestershire logistics firm clinches top safety award Image

Gloucestershire logistics firm clinches top safety award

A Gloucestershire logistics and warehousing firm has won a top safety award after five consecutive gold awards.

Newland Homes breaks new ground with zero carbon homes Image

Newland Homes breaks new ground with zero carbon homes

The Gloucester-based housebuilder has started work on its inaugural scheme of zero carbon houses in North Somerset.

Gloucestershire firm wins Innovate UK funding for latest biofuels project Image

Gloucestershire firm wins Innovate UK funding for latest biofuels project

Berkeley-based business Green Fuels Research, in partnership with the School of Chemical Engineering at Hà Nội University of Science and Technology has been awarded a grant by Innovate UK.

Dire warning of 'economic flashpoint' for small businesses Image

Dire warning of 'economic flashpoint' for small businesses

Unless the Government acts swiftly, the UK is facing an ‘economic flashpoint’ this week with potentially devastating consequences for small businesses, a representative group has warned.



Bakery chain says sales are hotting up Image

Bakery chain says sales are hotting up

A bakery chain - with many Gloucestershire outlets - has seen a strong recovery in sales since the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Lloyds to close abusive customers’ accounts Image

Lloyds to close abusive customers’ accounts

Lloyds Bank customers who abuse call centre staff could find their accounts get shut down.

South West Institute of Directors appoints new vice chair Image

South West Institute of Directors appoints new vice chair

Steve Hill has been appointed vice chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West region.

Sentence passed in Graham Wildin planning court case following long running legal battle Image

Sentence passed in Graham Wildin planning court case following long running legal battle

Forest of Dean District Council has been successful in a contempt of court application.

Gloucester man brandished a knife in takeaway Image

Gloucester man brandished a knife in takeaway

A man who brandished a knife in a city takeaway full of waiting customers has been sentenced.

Regular rapid testing vital to slowing spread of Covid-19  Image

Regular rapid testing vital to slowing spread of Covid-19

As Covid cases continue to rise sharply in Gloucestershire, the county council is urging residents to get their twice-weekly rapid tests if they don’t have symptoms.

Council leader warns of 'explosion' in seagull population Image

Council leader warns of 'explosion' in seagull population

The Leader of Gloucester City Council has warned of an 'explosion' in the seagull problem that has blighted the city for years.

Widow of Kevan Blackadder plans legal action for alleged medical negligence Image

Widow of Kevan Blackadder plans legal action for alleged medical negligence

The widow of former newspaper editor and town centre manager Kevan Blackadder says she plans to take legal action after he suffered a fatal fall.

Live-in carer stole more than £16,000 from Cotswolds couple Image

Live-in carer stole more than £16,000 from Cotswolds couple

A 23-year old live-in carer stole more than £16,000 in cash and personal possessions from an elderly Cotswolds couple within just eight days of starting work for them.

Not all Poundland products are £1 Image

Not all Poundland products are £1

Around a tenth of Poundland products are no longer priced at £1, according to the discount retailer.

Report finds increased buyer appetite and a major rise in online pharmacy activity Image

Report finds increased buyer appetite and a major rise in online pharmacy activity

Business property adviser, Christie & Co, has today released its Pharmacy Review 2021 report, which analyses the pharmacy business property market during the pandemic.

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