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Greggs to pay £7million to staff as reward for an 'exceptional year' Image

Greggs to pay £7million to staff as reward for an 'exceptional year'

An “exceptional year” for Greggs has led to all the company’s staff receiving a weighty thank you.

Drug dealer caught with £3,400 worth of drugs escapes jail Image

Drug dealer caught with £3,400 worth of drugs escapes jail

A pedalling pedlar of cannabis was caught with more than £3,400 worth of the drug after police saw him cycling 'unsteadily' to meet a customer.

Slump in toy sales leads to a overall decline in Christmas sales at Sainsbury's Image

Slump in toy sales leads to a overall decline in Christmas sales at Sainsbury's

A slump in toy and gaming sales saw Sainsbury’s record a 0.7 per cent decline in sales over the Christmas period.

Teenager caught with heroin, Samurai sword and claw hammer  Image

Teenager caught with heroin, Samurai sword and claw hammer

A teenage victim of modern day slavery recruited into a drugs racket in Gloucestershire has been spared jail - despite continuing to traffic heroin while on the run after his arrest.

Gloucestershire authority signs up to protect employees right in case of terminal illness Image

Gloucestershire authority signs up to protect employees right in case of terminal illness

Cotswold District Council has signed up to a campaign protecting workers’ employment rights in case of terminal illness.

Aston Martin boss admits '2019 has been a very disappointing year' as shares flop Image

Aston Martin boss admits '2019 has been a very disappointing year' as shares flop

Shares in the luxury automotive manufacturer have fallen by more than 16 per cent amidst warningsof lower annual profits.

Big changes at major manufacturer Severn Glocon after new owners are revealed Image

Big changes at major manufacturer Severn Glocon after new owners are revealed

It is all change at the helm of Gloucestershire engineering firm Severn Glocon after a multi-million pound investment from a private equity firm.

Armed police called as axe wielded by man during argument on Gloucester street Image

Armed police called as axe wielded by man during argument on Gloucester street

Armed officers were called to Painswick Road in Gloucester on Monday evening after receiving a report of a man threatening someone while wielding an axe.

Tewkesbury business lodges expansion plans Image

Tewkesbury business lodges expansion plans

A Tewkesbury-based success stories has lodged expansion plans.

Mountain Warehouse sales climb for 22nd consecutive Christmas Image

Mountain Warehouse sales climb for 22nd consecutive Christmas

It isn't all doom and gloom on the high street according to the Mountain Warehouse CEO.

New partnership aims to boost social inclusiveness of Gloucestershire businesses Image

New partnership aims to boost social inclusiveness of Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses from around Gloucestershire are being urged to boost their commitment to social responsibility thanks to a new partnership between a networking company and leading charity.

Drug-fuelled driver who hit speeds of 110mph on Gloucestershire's roads avoids jail sentence Image

Drug-fuelled driver who hit speeds of 110mph on Gloucestershire's roads avoids jail sentence

A Gloucester man who drove at speeds up to 113mph on North Cotswolds roads after taking drugs has walked free from the city crown court with a suspended prison sentence.

Live in luxury on Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park Image

Live in luxury on Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

The BBC TV Countryfile presenter has unveiled the latest accommodation offering at his Gloucestershire tourist attraction.

Teen and three adults jailed for drug dealing in Stroud car park Image

Teen and three adults jailed for drug dealing in Stroud car park

A youth and three adults have been jailed for drug dealing in Stroud.

ProCook crank up the heat with record trading figures Image

ProCook crank up the heat with record trading figures

With stores in Gloucester Quays and Cirencester, ProCook reported biggest ever sales figures for the eight-week peak trading period to 5 January.

Forest Green Rovers chairman accuses Stroud MP of ducking meeting over proposed stadium Image

Forest Green Rovers chairman accuses Stroud MP of ducking meeting over proposed stadium

Dale Vince has accused Stroud’s new MP of avoiding a meeting with him to discuss the planning furore surrounding Forest Green Rovers’ proposed new stadium.

Head chef from The Clarence Social named Cotswold Chef of the Year Image

Head chef from The Clarence Social named Cotswold Chef of the Year

Dan Richards, from Cheltenham restaurant and bar, The Clarence Social, has been named Cotswold Chef of the Year 2019.

New appointment to Gloucestershire County Council cabinet Image

New appointment to Gloucestershire County Council cabinet

The councillor for Coleford has been appointed to a key position on Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet.

Major Gloucestershire law firm reveals increase in profits and revenue Image

Major Gloucestershire law firm reveals increase in profits and revenue

Annual results for one of Gloucestershire’s best-known law firms show a business which has increase turnover to almost £34 million.

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base completes £1billion acquisition of rival Image

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base completes £1billion acquisition of rival

The billion-pound deal that will see Bovis Homes acquire Linden Homes has been completed.

Smokery nets more profits as business prepares for dramatic up-scaling Image

Smokery nets more profits as business prepares for dramatic up-scaling

It may have started as a modest smokery championing the produce of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, but today Severn & Wye Smokey is a multi-million pound business.

Profits are down at major family pharmacy Image

Profits are down at major family pharmacy

Annual profits are down at a pharmacy business which has become a household name in Gloucestershire.

Armed robbery at Gloucester supermarket Image

Armed robbery at Gloucester supermarket

An off-duty police officer and members of the public reacted to stop an armed robbery at a Gloucester supermarket on Sunday.

Family pays tribute to Gloucester woman who died in incident that forced M5 motorway closure Image

Family pays tribute to Gloucester woman who died in incident that forced M5 motorway closure

The woman who died in a collision which forced the closure of the M5 motorway through Gloucestershire on Thursday last week has been named.

Banking giants renew commitment to lend up to £1.5billion to South West businesses in 2020 Image

Banking giants renew commitment to lend up to £1.5billion to South West businesses in 2020

Banking giants Lloyds have committed to continue lending money to businesses in the South West to the tune of £1.5billion throughout 2020.

Gloucestershire charitable trust launches innovation awards to celebrate 30 years Image

Gloucestershire charitable trust launches innovation awards to celebrate 30 years

The Summerfield Charitable Trust is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by announcing four new awards.

UPDATE: Two arrested on 'suspicion perverting justice' following serious collision in Gloucester Image

UPDATE: Two arrested on 'suspicion perverting justice' following serious collision in Gloucester

A woman was left with serious injuries following a collision with a car on Finlay Road in Gloucester on Sunday evening.

Aldi UK festive sales top £1 billion Image

Aldi UK festive sales top £1 billion

The discount supermarket sold 55 million mince pies and 22 million pigs in blankets in what it is calling its best Christmas ever in the UK.

Debenhams to shut 19 stores in January with further closures expected Image

Debenhams to shut 19 stores in January with further closures expected

The struggling department store has announced that 19 stores will be closing within the next two weeks.

Gloucester city centre car park demolition underway, but nothing will change for a week Image

Gloucester city centre car park demolition underway, but nothing will change for a week

Work has begun on the demolition of Gloucester’s Bruton Way car park – although you won’t notice much has changed for at least a week.

Plans submitted to build 148 new homes on outskirts of Gloucestershire town Image

Plans submitted to build 148 new homes on outskirts of Gloucestershire town

Details of the next stage of the huge housing estate were revealed by developers just ahead of the Festive break.

Gloucester's National Waterways Museum set to be extended Image

Gloucester's National Waterways Museum set to be extended

Plans have been submitted to turn the area in front of the National Waterways Museum in to a haven for gongoozlers.

M5 motorway open again following incident that led to the death of a Gloucester woman Image

M5 motorway open again following incident that led to the death of a Gloucester woman

A woman from Gloucester died in the collision that caused a northbound stretch of the M5 motorway to be closed yesterday, Gloucestershire Police have confirmed,

Air pistol found after attempted robbery in Cinderford supermarket Image

Air pistol found after attempted robbery in Cinderford supermarket

A man is in police custody after an attempted robbery in Cinderford on Thursday afternoon.

Thieves hit Gloucester shop in the final minutes of 2019 stealing cigarettes and alcohol Image

Thieves hit Gloucester shop in the final minutes of 2019 stealing cigarettes and alcohol

An appeal has been made for witnesses who may have information about a burglary at a Gloucester shop on New Year’s Eve.

Next raises profit expectations after an increase in pre-Christmas sales Image

Next raises profit expectations after an increase in pre-Christmas sales

Next have reported stronger than expected sales for the period up to Christmas and the High Street giant is now expecting profits to be above their initial expectations.

First ever financial adviser apprenticeship unveiled by Cheltenham firm Image

First ever financial adviser apprenticeship unveiled by Cheltenham firm

In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, a Cheltenham business has become the first to deliver financial adviser apprenticeships.

Speeding fines on the increase in Gloucestershire with a driver caught every 20 minutes Image

Speeding fines on the increase in Gloucestershire with a driver caught every 20 minutes

A driver in Gloucestershire is caught speeding every 22 minutes, new research has shown.

£16m redevelopment plans approved for former factory site Image

£16m redevelopment plans approved for former factory site

Plans were approved last week to transform the former Vibixa site in Cheltenham into 14 brand-new industrial units.

Police appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Gloucester shopping centre car park Image

Police appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Gloucester shopping centre car park

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious sexual assault that took place in a Gloucester shopping centre car park during December.

UPDATE: Police confirm woman from Gloucester died in M5 collision as motorway part reopens Image

UPDATE: Police confirm woman from Gloucester died in M5 collision as motorway part reopens

The northbound carriageway will be closed until the evening rush hour following this morning's two-vehicle collision which led to the death of one of the drivers.

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