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Contracts due to be exchanged on iconic Stroud building Image

Contracts due to be exchanged on iconic Stroud building

One of Stroud’s most iconic and best-loved buildings is due to finally change hands – for the headline figure of £1.

Attempted serious sexual assault in park Image

Attempted serious sexual assault in park

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an attempted serious sexual assault in Gloucester.

Supermarket deals for food firm's vegan fare Image

Supermarket deals for food firm's vegan fare

A savvy food producer from Gloucestershire has used the boom in vegan food to gain listings with “major supermarkets” for its latest products.

Jail for lead thieves Image

Jail for lead thieves

Two Bristol men were jailed today for stealing the lead from the roof of a Cheltenham independent school whilst the headmaster and his family slept inside.

Tall Ships sailing back to Gloucester Image

Tall Ships sailing back to Gloucester

The Tall Ships Festival is sailing back to Gloucester for 2019, with the fun taking place over the spring bank holiday weekend.

Businessman jailed following raid Image

Businessman jailed following raid

A trading standards raid on two businesses owned by a Gloucester man has resulted in a prison sentence and a £1,800 fine.

A40 traffic is a “furred up artery” which needs “unclogging” Image

A40 traffic is a “furred up artery” which needs “unclogging”

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has described the A40 as a "furred up artery" which needs "unclogging."

Appeal to find missing teenage girl Image

Appeal to find missing teenage girl

Police are appealing for help to locate a teenage girl from Gloucestershire missing for more than a week.

New business park planned for Gloucestershire Image

New business park planned for Gloucestershire

Plans for a 95,000 sq ft business park north of the spa town have been submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Armed man in attack at business Image

Armed man in attack at business

A man wielding a kitchen knife and wearing a balaclava is being hunted by police after robbing a staff member at a company on a Cheltenham business park.

Business expert: HMRC clarify position on alphabet share structures Image

Business expert: HMRC clarify position on alphabet share structures

The Budget changes around Entrepreneurs' Relief threw some doubt over whether the relief would be available where multiple share classes exist with identical voting and capital rights.

ProCook acquires cookshop brand Image

ProCook acquires cookshop brand

Gloucester-based cookware and kitchen retailer, ProCook, has announced the purchase of cookshop brand, Steamer Trading.

County mortgage advice firm sold in £3.6 million deal Image

County mortgage advice firm sold in £3.6 million deal

A multi-million-pound deal has seen a Gloucestershire mortgage business bought by one of the country's leading estate agents.

University graduates' new drama premieres on ITV Image

University graduates' new drama premieres on ITV

Graduates from the University of Gloucestershire have been revealed as key names in a new ITV series.

Powerful business association appoints new chairman – with familiar name Image

Powerful business association appoints new chairman – with familiar name

A new era has begun at the most powerful body representing Gloucestershire’s haulage firms – with a name familiar to the old guard.

Administration explains disappearance of well-known business Image

Administration explains disappearance of well-known business

A truck hire company a familiar site on the roads of Gloucestershire for more than 50 years vanished from its Gloucester base just before Christmas.

Christmas sales down at Debenhams Image

Christmas sales down at Debenhams

Debenhams saw sales drop over Christmas, but insists it is still on track to meet full-year profits targets.

Sales up at specialist wine retailer Image

Sales up at specialist wine retailer

Wine specialist Majestic Wine today reported a successful Christmas trading period.

Results a mixed bag at B&M Image

Results a mixed bag at B&M

Christmas sales were up at discount retailer, B&M, after a difficult November.

Firm lands contracts worth £1 billion Image

Firm lands contracts worth £1 billion

Major Government contracts worth £1 billion have been awarded to a Gloucestershire company.

100 homes to be built on sports field Image

100 homes to be built on sports field

Opposition from residents, concern over road safety, traffic, school places, local services and badgers did not stop councillors voting in favour of 100 homes on a Gloucester sports field.

Rugby star gets go-ahead to redevelop nightclub site into student flats Image

Rugby star gets go-ahead to redevelop nightclub site into student flats

A group headed up by a former Gloucester Rugby star have seen their plans to redevelop the site of former night club and lap-dancing bar approved.

Business Expert: The top pitfalls in employment and anti-discrimination law and how to avoid them Image

Business Expert: The top pitfalls in employment and anti-discrimination law and how to avoid them

Remember the one million pound damage award against an employer in 2018 for discrimination and unfair dismissal?

Urgent help needed or charity could lose vital funds Image

Urgent help needed or charity could lose vital funds

A much-loved Gloucestershire charity which helps people with life-limiting illnesses needs urgent assistance to help it collect unwanted Christmas trees – and raise more than £20,000.

Christmas sales peak for Gloucester-based kitchenware retailer Image

Christmas sales peak for Gloucester-based kitchenware retailer

Kitchenware retailer ProCook is reporting good news with headline sales growth of 21%.

Deal makes biggest property letting business even bigger Image

Deal makes biggest property letting business even bigger

A deal has been revealed which makes Gloucester’s biggest letting and property management firm even bigger – as it gears up for further growth.

In pictures: Royalty opens multi-million pound centre Image

In pictures: Royalty opens multi-million pound centre

A major milestone has been met as a member of the royal family officially opened a facility in Gloucester.

Oxfam rings up bumper Christmas with rocketing online sales Image

Oxfam rings up bumper Christmas with rocketing online sales

Sales at the Oxfam Online Shop rocketed by 27 per cent in the Christmas trading period as shoppers searched for cards and gifts with trusted ethical credentials that raise money to fight extreme poverty.

Majority of parents believe large companies should subsidise childcare costs Image

Majority of parents believe large companies should subsidise childcare costs

Eighty-five per cent of parents believe companies with over 250 employees should subsidise the childcare costs they incur, according to the latest research.

Warnings issued over new wave of fraudulent emails and phone calls Image

Warnings issued over new wave of fraudulent emails and phone calls

Action Fraud are calling for the general public as well as businesses to be more aware of fraudsters who are pretending to be from local councils or the HMRC.

Protesters fan flames of controversy around incinerator Image

Protesters fan flames of controversy around incinerator

Protesters against the Gloucestershire incinerator stopped traffic and burned money this morning, fanning the flames of publicity around the controversial building project.

Cheltenham development given go ahead Image

Cheltenham development given go ahead

A local firm of chartered surveyors and planning consultants have gained majority support for regeneration of a prominent site in Cheltenham.

Business expert: Password spraying attacks - more common than you think Image

Business expert: Password spraying attacks - more common than you think

Keeping passwords safe, secure and changed regularly are ‘cyber tips’ most people hear on a frequent basis.

Major development project could unearth missing Gloucester priory Image

Major development project could unearth missing Gloucester priory

The historic sites of national importance Blackfriars, Greyfriars, St Oswalds Priory, Llanthony Priory, all trip off the tongue in Gloucester – but Whitefriars is all but forgotten.

Bonding over bots: Students get to grips with one of the world’s strongest industrial robots Image

Bonding over bots: Students get to grips with one of the world’s strongest industrial robots

Students at a Gloucestershire college have been getting to grips with the latest addition to its top of the line tech-toys - a FANUC Robot.

New appointment sees Bespoke Banking Consultancy going from strength to strength Image

New appointment sees Bespoke Banking Consultancy going from strength to strength

The Bespoke Banking Consultancy, which takes the hassle out of banking for businesses, is expanding the services it can offer clients, following a major new appointment.

Meeting over ‘devastating road closure’ will go ahead Image

Meeting over ‘devastating road closure’ will go ahead

When Severn Trent Water announced its work to replace pipes would close a major Gloucestershire road for five months traders and residents united against the plans.

New training opportunity for Cotswold tourism businesses Image

New training opportunity for Cotswold tourism businesses

Cotswold Tourism is leading a new tourism project, which is set to launch to the international travel trade industry in 2019.

Birthday celebrations for the Forest Economic Partnership  Image

Birthday celebrations for the Forest Economic Partnership

More than 150 local people, organisations and businesses will be marking a very special day this week as the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) celebrates its first birthday.

160-plus new homes planned for Brockworth Image

160-plus new homes planned for Brockworth

Plans have been revealed to create a new housing development next to Tesco Extra at Gloucester Business Park.

Happy New Year – road works begin on A40 Golden Valley Bypass Image

Happy New Year – road works begin on A40 Golden Valley Bypass

Motorists on the A40 returning to work on what is often called the most depressing Monday of the year – the first day back after the Christmas break – indeed had little to shout about.

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