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Gloucester Prison redevelopment still ‘alive’ as plans power ahead Image

Gloucester Prison redevelopment still ‘alive’ as plans power ahead

Progress is being made by developers in charge of the 202-home development at Gloucester Prison, with further plans submitted last month for utilities infrastructure works.

£20m bid for Forest education opportunities, leisure facilities and regeneration Image

£20m bid for Forest education opportunities, leisure facilities and regeneration

Details have been released of an ambitious £20m bid for the Forest of Dean from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

Gloucestershire bedding brand bags £1m investment Image

Gloucestershire bedding brand bags £1m investment

Investment firm True Capital has invested one million pounds in Bedfolk, a Cheltenham-based premium direct-to-consumer bedding brand.

Nesting birds delay major Gloucestershire project Image

Nesting birds delay major Gloucestershire project

Nesting birds caused delays to a major Gloucestershire redevelopment project.

Gloucestershire travel agent says Covid travel rules lack clarity Image

Gloucestershire travel agent says Covid travel rules lack clarity

A Gloucestershire travel agent has criticised the Government for 'a lack of clarity' over travel rules, as Portugal is taken off the Covid ‘green list’.

Hard-working industry faces rethink, Gloucestershire hotelier says Image

Hard-working industry faces rethink, Gloucestershire hotelier says

The hospitality sector needs a rethink, as it faces a skills shortage emerging from the Covid lockdowns, a leading Gloucestershire hotelier says.

Retail and leisure recovery sparks jump in commercial property rent collections Image

Retail and leisure recovery sparks jump in commercial property rent collections

Real estate experts Colliers has said that two months on from March quarter day, total commercial property rent collection has jumped from 57 per cent to 89 per cent.

Dangerous sexual predator jailed after courageous victims gave evidence at court Image

Dangerous sexual predator jailed after courageous victims gave evidence at court

A sexual predator has been taken off the streets after his victims bravely gave evidence in court.

Police appeal for help to identify two men in connection with a serious assault Image

Police appeal for help to identify two men in connection with a serious assault

Officers are appealing for witnesses and help to identify two men in connection with a serious assault.

Appeal for witnesses to fail to stop collision on the A38  Image

Appeal for witnesses to fail to stop collision on the A38

The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene after colliding with a cyclist.

Cheltenham A&E to reopen Image

Cheltenham A&E to reopen

The public will be welcomed back to Cheltenham General Hospital’s A&E department next week.

Plan for 95 new homes approved by inspector Image

Plan for 95 new homes approved by inspector

An inspector has granted outline planning permission for developers to build up to 95 homes on land off the A38 at Coombe Hill in Gloucestershire.

Small construction businesses in financial distress Image

Small construction businesses in financial distress

Almost 100,000 small construction businesses are in financial difficulty, a recovery specialist has warned.

Is running the new Lydney Historic Harbour Café your cup of tea? Image

Is running the new Lydney Historic Harbour Café your cup of tea?

The Forest of Dean District Council is inviting expressions of interest for the Lydney Historic Harbour Café concession.

Gloucestershire software firm expands into Africa Image

Gloucestershire software firm expands into Africa

Cheltenham-based CloudTamers has won two significant new deals in Africa.

Gloucester man banned from Farmfoods Image

Gloucester man banned from Farmfoods

A 35 year old man has been barred from the city’s Farmfoods store for six months.

Flotation for online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing Image

Flotation for online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing

Online bathroom specialist Victorian Plumbing is to float on the stock market as demand increases.

Fuel prices rise again as retailers cash in on demand Image

Fuel prices rise again as retailers cash in on demand

Petrol prices have risen for the seventh month in a row – as retailers seek to make up for lost sales last year.

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury gets lockdown boost Image

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury gets lockdown boost

Lockdowns appear to have worked their magic on reading as a pastime, with Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury seeing a surge in profits.

Etsy snaps up Depop for Gen Z appeal Image

Etsy snaps up Depop for Gen Z appeal

Online retailer Etsy - popular with many small Gloucestershire businesses - has snapped up UK-based second-hand fashion app Depop.

Punchline Talks – June 3 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – June 3 line-up revealed

This week's line-up of Punchline Talks Business Breakfast Briefers.

Furniture business destroyed in Forest business park fire Image

Furniture business destroyed in Forest business park fire

Firefighters tackled a major fire at the former Richard Read Transport depot in the Forest of Dean.
The site is undergoing a multimillion-pound refurbishment,

New £15m cheese production facility to be built near Stroud Image

New £15m cheese production facility to be built near Stroud

British dairy company Dairy Partners has appointed Pentadel Project Management to design and deliver its new headquarters near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester Rugby cancels Bath game after Covid outbreak Image

Gloucester Rugby cancels Bath game after Covid outbreak

Gloucester Rugby's eagerly anticipated derby clash against Bath Rugby on Saturday afternoon has been cancelled following an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Gloucester camp.

Marshall acquires Cheltenham and Gloucester Jaguar Land Rover dealerships Image

Marshall acquires Cheltenham and Gloucester Jaguar Land Rover dealerships

Marshall Motor Group has revealed the acquisition of Cheltenham and Gloucester Jaguar Land Rover from Heritage Automotive, with plans to hire 50 new staff members.

Blackfinch boosts sales team with new director appointment Image

Blackfinch boosts sales team with new director appointment

Gloucester Business Park-based investment specialist Blackfinch has boosted its Strategic Partnerships team with the appointment of a director of Strategic Partnerships & The City.

Cheltenham print business sold Image

Cheltenham print business sold

Total Managed Document Solutions Midlands Limited (TMDS) has announced the acquisition of Finnick Solutions, a Gloucestershire print solutions provider.

Zoom sales continue to soar Image

Zoom sales continue to soar

Zoom has been a lifeline for businesses over the last year and sales have more than doubled as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Chocolate maker's swoop on Jammie Dodgers really takes the biscuit Image

Chocolate maker's swoop on Jammie Dodgers really takes the biscuit

The owner of the popular teatime treat Jammie Dodgers has been snapped up by chocolate makers Ferrero.

Grants for kids’ sport from Poundland  Image

Grants for kids’ sport from Poundland

Poundland has launched a new charitable foundation and children’s sports organisations have 30 days to apply for grants.

Appeal for information following report of fight in Gloucester Image

Appeal for information following report of fight in Gloucester

Officers are appealing for information following reports of disorder with people fighting which took place in Gloucester on Sunday night (May 30).

Hundreds exceed speed limit on A417 Image

Hundreds exceed speed limit on A417

An incredible 377 drivers were caught exceeding the 40mph speed limit on the A417 at Nettleton Bottom in April.

Lister Unified Communications celebrates 20 years in business Image

Lister Unified Communications celebrates 20 years in business

Lister Unified Communications was founded in 2001 with five people in a small office in Stonehouse - and this year celebrates 20 years in business.

Peer Networks ready to launch next round of free business support Image

Peer Networks ready to launch next round of free business support

With a novel approach to business support, Gloucestershire Growth Hub's Peer Networks is inviting businesspeople across the county to join its next programme.

Cheltenham man attempted theft at local store with stolen digger Image

Cheltenham man attempted theft at local store with stolen digger

In the early hours of bank holiday Monday (May 31), a man attempted to break into a cash point.

Abnormal loads cause delays in Gloucestershire Image

Abnormal loads cause delays in Gloucestershire

Warnings of road delays as abnormal loads are escorted through Gloucestershire this week.

Thousands of shops could close as rent debts surge Image

Thousands of shops could close as rent debts surge

Two-thirds of retailers face legal action over rental debts and thousands of shops could close, survey finds.


Big pandemic gains for B&M Image

Big pandemic gains for B&M

Discount retailer B&M is expected to reveal earnings of at least £590 million for the year to 31st March.

Sweet dreams for bed company Image

Sweet dreams for bed company

British bed chain, Dreams, has been sold to a US company for £340 million.

MP concerned about over-30s' take-up of vaccine Image

MP concerned about over-30s' take-up of vaccine

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has expressed concern about the vaccine uptake among over-30s in the town.

New PCC goes on the road to sell volunteer plan Image

New PCC goes on the road to sell volunteer plan

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will reach out to local communities to help him deliver one of his key election pledges.

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