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Green contest for new name for New Lawn Image

Green contest for new name for New Lawn

Forest Green Rovers is offering eco-friendly businesses the chance to have the stadium named after them.


Trial delayed as 35 police personnel isolate Image

Trial delayed as 35 police personnel isolate

A judge was forced to delay a trial at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday (June 21) after being told that 35 police personnel are currently self-isolating.

Gloucester tower block to be demolished Image

Gloucester tower block to be demolished

The city's skyline is set to change, after plans have been announced to close and demolish the Clapham Court high-rise sheltered housing scheme on Alvin Street in Kingsholm.

Rugby legend Phil Vickery plans restaurant expansion Image

Rugby legend Phil Vickery plans restaurant expansion

England and Gloucester Rugby legend Phil Vickery is looking to expand his restaurant in Cheltenham.

All change at Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate Image

All change at Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate

Following the recent purchase of Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate by Mercia Estate, a new team have been brought in to help attract new tenants to the site.

Sewer project worth £8.5 million gets underway in the Cotswolds Image

Sewer project worth £8.5 million gets underway in the Cotswolds

Construction of a major new sewer pipeline has begun in Gloucestershire.

The Little Jet Company expands fleet Image

The Little Jet Company expands fleet

Gloucestershire Airport-based The Little Jet Company has welcomed another aircraft to its fleet and now has a base at a second UK airport.

Randall & Payne's acquisition masterclass Image

Randall & Payne's acquisition masterclass

Following Randall & Payne's recent acquisition of Gloucester-based Little and Company, Punchline editor Mark Owen caught up with two of their partners to talk about the deal and acquisitions in general.

Funding available for digital recovery for Gloucestershire businesses  Image

Funding available for digital recovery for Gloucestershire businesses

The Growth Hub is releasing a new grant scheme to support Gloucestershire businesses that have been affected by the Covid pandemic.

New property lawyer at Converse Law Image

New property lawyer at Converse Law

Cheltenham-based legal firm Converse Law has welcomed a new property lawyer to its team.


Ride for Ryder is back with more riding than ever before Image

Ride for Ryder is back with more riding than ever before

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is announcing the 'Return of the Ride' with its much loved Cotswolds charity cycling event, Ride for Ryder.

Woman who brought £100,000 worth of drugs into Gloucestershire sentenced Image

Woman who brought £100,000 worth of drugs into Gloucestershire sentenced

A woman supplying drug users in Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham has been sentenced.

Gloucestershire school puts itself on the map Image

Gloucestershire school puts itself on the map

Pupils at a Gloucestershire school have been putting their local area on the map.

Teenage boy died after falling from building in Stroud  Image

Teenage boy died after falling from building in Stroud

A 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites Image

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites

A £20 million bid to help regenerate Gloucester city centre and create hundreds of new jobs has been submitted to the Government under its 'Levelling Up' scheme.

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean Image

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean

Leading Gloucestershire innovation firm Versarien has found the 'perfect place' for its next stage manufacturing and research facility - the Forest of Dean.

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years  Image

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years

Cheltenham-based Mira Showers is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.

Perry Bishop launches competition to find most attractive property front Image

Perry Bishop launches competition to find most attractive property front

The Cheltenham branch of Gloucestershire estate agency Perry Bishop is launching a competition to thank NHS staff for their tireless work during Covid.

Nearly half of employers regularly check employee social media Image

Nearly half of employers regularly check employee social media

With the average person spending 145 minutes a day on social network sites, virtual and professional lives are likely to overlap

Norville owner swings to loss Image

Norville owner swings to loss

New owners of Norville's manufacturing arm, Inspecs Group Plc, has revealed a loss in its latest financial results.

Two men due in court in relation to alleged courier fraud scams Image

Two men due in court in relation to alleged courier fraud scams

Two men are due to appear in court after being charged with offences relating to alleged courier fraud scams.

Franchise association grows rapidly despite pandemic Image

Franchise association grows rapidly despite pandemic

The Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ), a not for profit trade association that supports the franchising community, has reported significant growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crime prevention advice issued following recent rise in vehicle thefts  Image

Crime prevention advice issued following recent rise in vehicle thefts

Offenders are predominantly targeting the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury areas.

Spirax-Sarco sets new sustainability targets Image

Spirax-Sarco sets new sustainability targets

Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering has launched its refreshed Sustainability strategy and announced new targets designed to accelerate sustainability performance.

Gloucestershire charges ahead to power electric vehicles Image

Gloucestershire charges ahead to power electric vehicles

New electric vehicle charging points could be coming to the streets of Gloucester and Cheltenham, if the county council’s cabinet approves plans.

New UK easyJet routes from Bristol  Image

New UK easyJet routes from Bristol

Budget airline easyJet has put two new domestic flights on sale today from Bristol Airport, to meet increased demand for domestic travel.

Teenage cyclist assaulted in Gloucester Image

Teenage cyclist assaulted in Gloucester

A teenage boy who was cycling to work was assaulted after a collision in Gloucester and police are appealing for witnesses.

Cheltenham law firm appoints new partner Image

Cheltenham law firm appoints new partner

Willans LLP has appointed its newest partner - property litigation expert Nick Southwell.

Financial planners get in step for Cirencester charity Image

Financial planners get in step for Cirencester charity

Colleagues at Cirencester-based financial planning firm Proposito are stepping out in August to help support one of the town's long-standing charities.

Appeal for witnesses to collision on A417 last week  Image

Appeal for witnesses to collision on A417 last week

Two cars collided last Friday (June 11) and witnesses are being sought.

New Co-op food store opens Image

New Co-op food store opens

A new Your Co-op Food store opened it's doors on Thursday.

Dr Martens sales give rivals a kicking Image

Dr Martens sales give rivals a kicking

It’s the footwear brand that never goes out of style and Dr Martens saw sales soar during the pandemic.

VIDEO: Work nears completion at The Old Log Pond Image

VIDEO: Work nears completion at The Old Log Pond

After the announcement earlier this week of Burger King opening its latest restaurant on June 28 at The Old Log Pond, Punchline-Gloucester.com was invited for an exclusive tour of the site.

New Stagecoach West buses for Cheltenham and Gloucester fleet Image

New Stagecoach West buses for Cheltenham and Gloucester fleet

Passengers in Gloucestershire will be able to enjoy the comfort of state-of-the-art buses when Stagecoach West introduces 21 new vehicles to its fleet.

Gloucestershire entrepreneurs put Chinese restaurant on market Image

Gloucestershire entrepreneurs put Chinese restaurant on market

A popular Chinese restaurant at Whitminster has been put on the market by its founders, who wish to retire.

Furniture retailer orders soar Image

Furniture retailer orders soar

Furniture retailer ScS has increased its outlook for this financial year and next, after a big rise in orders since stores reopened.

New leaseholder for Cotswold pub Image

New leaseholder for Cotswold pub

A hospitality firm owned by the Barkby Group PLC has entered into a new six year leasehold agreement for The Ebrington Arms in Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

Construction firm plan to raise cash gets go-ahead Image

Construction firm plan to raise cash gets go-ahead

Construction firm Kier’s shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to rubber-stamp its planned £241m equity raise.

Construction solicitor shortlisted for Future Leader Award Image

Construction solicitor shortlisted for Future Leader Award

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors' is celebrating a member of its Construction and Engineering Team being shortlisted for the G4C Future Leader Award

CQC report rates GRH as ‘Good’ overall   Image

CQC report rates GRH as ‘Good’ overall

Despite a challenging year, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has maintained its ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection by the CQC.

More time for Local Plan responses Image

More time for Local Plan responses

Extra time is being made for people to make comments on the plan for how the Stroud district will look in future generations.

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