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Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500 Image

Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500

Software that will ensure that small businesses are ready to comply with Making Tax Digital legislation will set the average enterprise back £564.

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate Image

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate

A motor parts specialist has become the latest tenant to rent a trade counter unit at the recently acquired Chancel Close Industrial Estate.

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told Image

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told

Cannabis worth £1.4million was smuggled into Britain in a lorry load of Dutch flowers and the scent from the blooms completely masked the drug's telltale aroma, a court heard yesterday.

UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January Image

UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January

The UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January 2019, the highest single-month rise for more than two years.

Small profit for struggling fashion retailer Image

Small profit for struggling fashion retailer

Sales at French Connection fell last year, as a result of the difficult trading conditions in the UK, but the company still made a small profit.

Superb sausage roll nets Lydney farm £10,000 prize Image

Superb sausage roll nets Lydney farm £10,000 prize

A superb sausage roll and a fabulous ‘foggy’ pasty have secured a Gloucestershire food producer a £10,000 reward.

BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General pours cold water on Prime Minister's

BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General pours cold water on Prime Minister's "legally binding" changes

The government is facing a second heavy defeat on its Brexit deal after the Attorney General poured cold water on the Prime Minister’s “legally binding” changes to the withdrawal agreement.

Dunkerton's return would be

Dunkerton's return would be "damaging" to Superdry, say board

The increasingly acrimonious battle for control of Superdry has taken another twist.

Illegal cigarettes found behind fake wall in Cheltenham shop Image

Illegal cigarettes found behind fake wall in Cheltenham shop

Canny trading standards officers from Gloucestershire County Council have rumbled a shop selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

It's open! Gloucester city centre road reopens to traffic Image

It's open! Gloucester city centre road reopens to traffic

More than a year after it closed to traffic a key route in Gloucester's city centre is open to traffic once again.

Brace yourselves: Those pesky Gloucester roadworks are about to get more chaotic Image

Brace yourselves: Those pesky Gloucester roadworks are about to get more chaotic

Progress on those pesky roadworks that are clogging up Cheltenham Road can now be monitored online.

Business property adviser retains 'Most Active' agent in the South West for nine years running Image

Business property adviser retains 'Most Active' agent in the South West for nine years running

A specialist business property adviser has won, for the ninth consecutive year, the award for the most active agents in the leisure and hotels category of a national competition.

How do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse? Let the bus do the work Image

How do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse? Let the bus do the work

It’s a question nearly 100,000 punters will be asking themselves today – how do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse?

Recruitment firm's quiz night raises thousands for charity Image

Recruitment firm's quiz night raises thousands for charity

Cheltenham-based Truly Tailored Recruitment hosted a fundraising quiz on February 7.

Kier make surprise debt restatement Image

Kier make surprise debt restatement

Construction giants increase net debt by £50million in surprise statement to the London Stock Exchange

Man who claimed benefits whilst working to find out how much of the money will be reclaimed Image

Man who claimed benefits whilst working to find out how much of the money will be reclaimed

A man who illegally claimed state benefits whilst working to find out how much of his ill gotten gains will be clawed back from him.

BREAKING NEWS:

BREAKING NEWS: "We may never leave the EU" - Prime Minister warns

The Prime Minister has warned that if her Brexit deal is rejected next week the UK “may never leave the EU.”

Has Debenhams found its saviour? Image

Has Debenhams found its saviour?

The Sports Direct owner and Newcastle United boss wants to replace all but one member on the Debenhams board.

Gloucestershire business Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary Image

Gloucestershire business Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary

The owners and staff members of family business Gillman’s are proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

First football, now it's vegan school dinners on Dale Vince's plate Image

First football, now it's vegan school dinners on Dale Vince's plate

He’s already brought vegan food to football and now Dale Vince is tackling an another more challenging culinary crowd: School children.

Specialist autism school set to open and create 300 jobs Image

Specialist autism school set to open and create 300 jobs

A specialist autism school and residential home has opened with the promise of creating 300 jobs.

Three Forest of Dean Parks to benefit from £40,000 government cash boost Image

Three Forest of Dean Parks to benefit from £40,000 government cash boost

Three parks in the Forest of Dean are set to receive a significant cash boost from a government fund.

It's still a sunny outlook for solar power - no matter the weather Image

It's still a sunny outlook for solar power - no matter the weather

Solar energy is ready to stand on its own and compete against conventional energy generation, despite the government pulling the plug on a subsidy scheme.

Major milestone passed in quest to fund new CT scanner Image

Major milestone passed in quest to fund new CT scanner

Generous supporters across Gloucestershire have helped the CT Scanner Appeal reach a major milestone.

The money is sausage roll-ing in at Greggs Image

The money is sausage roll-ing in at Greggs

The high street bakery chain expects revenues to grow further in 2019 thanks to its vegan sausage roll.

Easter ‘Egg’stravaganza to offer cracking treat at hospice Image

Easter ‘Egg’stravaganza to offer cracking treat at hospice

Families in Gloucestershire are in for a cracking treat this Easter as Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court opens its doors to host an Easter fun day, complete with Easter bunny, alpacas and Mary Poppins!

Newent man jailed for robbery of 74-year-old woman Image

Newent man jailed for robbery of 74-year-old woman

38-year-old sent to prison after taking money and bank cards from elderly woman at Newent Post Office

Changing will was mother's idea, court is told Image

Changing will was mother's idea, court is told

A woman said it was her mother that brought up the subject of changing a will cutting out three other beneficiaries and making her the sole inheritor of a £100,000 estate, and that she was 'not interested really', a jury heard.

Farming will flourish after Brexit, say Gloucestershire agricultural experts Image

Farming will flourish after Brexit, say Gloucestershire agricultural experts

Farming will flourish when the UK leaves the European Union, according to two leading figures in Gloucestershire’s agricultural community.

Man admits he

Man admits he "photocopied, cut it out and pasted" mother in law's old will

A man told a Gloucester jury that he photocopied his mother in law's signature from her old will, cut it out and glued it to a new document, before getting a photocopy of that document 'witnessed' by a man in a pub.

Revenue soars to more than £1billion at Cheltenham-based firm Image

Revenue soars to more than £1billion at Cheltenham-based firm

Revenue at one of Cheltenham’s biggest private employers has soared through the £1billion barrier.

Kohler Mira starts work on 158,000 sq ft distribution centre Image

Kohler Mira starts work on 158,000 sq ft distribution centre

Work has started on a new £20million distribution centre for Kohler Mira, underlining the kitchen and bathroom specialists’ commitment to its UK operations.

Half of small businesses are the victim of cyber attacks Image

Half of small businesses are the victim of cyber attacks

Nearly half of small businesses have been the subject of a cyber-attack in the past year, a government survey has showed.

Nearly one in five pupils doesn't feel safe in school Image

Nearly one in five pupils doesn't feel safe in school

The largest ever online pupil survey covering the health and wellbeing of school children in Gloucestershire has thrown up some worrying results.

How your old and unwanted mobile phones can help the homeless Image

How your old and unwanted mobile phones can help the homeless

Old and unwanted mobile phones are being turned into money to help the homeless, thanks to Lister Unified Communications.

Jack Wills makes £7.5 million loss Image

Jack Wills makes £7.5 million loss

Preppy fashion brand, Jack Wills, made a loss of £7.5 million in the year to 28th January 2018.

CCTV appeal after handbag theft in Cirencester Image

CCTV appeal after handbag theft in Cirencester

Officers investigating the theft of a handbag in Cirencester have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to.

Glasses raised as Gloucestershire brewery wins national award Image

Glasses raised as Gloucestershire brewery wins national award

A county brewery is celebrating after being named 'Best Rural Drinks Producer' at the Rural Business Awards national final.

University of the Year nomination for Gloucestershire institution Image

University of the Year nomination for Gloucestershire institution

A Gloucestershire university could be crowned University of the Year thanks to glowing reviews from its own students.

Revolutionary scanner aimed to cut breast cancer deaths is coming to Gloucestershire Image

Revolutionary scanner aimed to cut breast cancer deaths is coming to Gloucestershire

A revolutionary new machine that could provide a more accurate diagnosis of early breast cancer is coming to Cheltenham thanks to the fund-raising of Cobalt.

One in five jobs at Superdry head office under threat Image

One in five jobs at Superdry head office under threat

A consultation process is underway at the fashion brand's Runnings Road head office in Cheltenham.

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