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World-class brand line-up revealed for The Orchard at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival Image

World-class brand line-up revealed for The Orchard at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival

A host of world-class brands have teamed up with Cheltenham Racecourse as part of a unique themed area at The Festival next month.

'Every crime matters' - Gloucestershire's PCC welcomes move to debunk myth about shoplifting Image

'Every crime matters' - Gloucestershire's PCC welcomes move to debunk myth about shoplifting

Retailers across Gloucestershire have been assured that shoplifting incidents will be treated as seriously as ever, by the county’s police and crime commissioner.

Cheltenham-based architects helping boost the rural economy thanks to new legislation Image

Cheltenham-based architects helping boost the rural economy thanks to new legislation

A change in legislation has helped a Cheltenham-based architect help deliver a more prosperous rural economy as old farm buildings can now be put back into use.

Gloucestershire County Council receives accolade for LGBT+ inclusivity programme Image

Gloucestershire County Council receives accolade for LGBT+ inclusivity programme

The staff network set up by Gloucestershire County Council for LGBT+ inclusion in its workforce has been recognised and celebrated by leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall.

Marketing Gloucester to ‘cease trading immediately’ with loss of seven jobs Image

Marketing Gloucester to ‘cease trading immediately’ with loss of seven jobs

Marketing Gloucester has been declared insolvent by its board and the company has closed after the financial and management crisis that has blighted the company that was set up to make Gloucester look good.

Gloucestershire 'needs a new criminal justice centre to replace

Gloucestershire 'needs a new criminal justice centre to replace "substandard" court facilities'

A report commissioned by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has laid bare the “demeaning”, “inaccessible” and “substandard” court facilities in the county.

Highflyers to build 30-plus-room accommodation in the Cotswolds Image

Highflyers to build 30-plus-room accommodation in the Cotswolds

Highflyers from Gloucestershire are hoping new accommodation for 30-plus in the Cotswolds will fill the vacuum left by the sale to Dyson of their former home.

New chairman takes the helm of Gloucestershire charity Image

New chairman takes the helm of Gloucestershire charity

An experienced charity CEO has taken over the reins as chair of the board of trustees at medical charity, Cobalt.

Gloucester Cathedral to host poignant art display in memory of loved ones lost Image

Gloucester Cathedral to host poignant art display in memory of loved ones lost

You can dedicate a beautiful forget-me-not in memory of a loved one, as part of a stunning new art installation at Gloucester Cathedral.

Meatball sandwich man jailed again for harassing staff at Cheltenham shop  Image

Meatball sandwich man jailed again for harassing staff at Cheltenham shop

A man who was jailed for posting a meatball sandwich through a Cheltenham hair salon letterbox has been sent to prison again - for breaching a restraining order by sending another note to the staff.

Wotton’s Chamber members pledge to tackle plastic pollution Image

Wotton’s Chamber members pledge to tackle plastic pollution

The Wotton-under-Edge Chamber of Trade has launched its Plastic Pledge, at a celebratory event hosted by the 1st Wotton-under-Edge Brownies.

Cheltenham pub company that turned over £70k in 2009 was sold for £26million a decade later Image

Cheltenham pub company that turned over £70k in 2009 was sold for £26million a decade later

The company set up by two Cheltenham businessmen to run a single town-centre bar a decade ago was sold last year for a staggering £26million.

Thousands of shopworkers assaulted every month Image

Thousands of shopworkers assaulted every month

Research by shopworkers’ union USDAW suggests 100,000 retail workers have been assaulted in just eight months.

Resurfacing work to take place on roundabout next to busy Stonehouse industrial estates Image

Resurfacing work to take place on roundabout next to busy Stonehouse industrial estates

A roundabout next to one of Gloucestershire’s busiest business parks will be under five-way traffic lights next week during overnight resurfacing work.

BREAKING NEWS: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor of the exchequer Image

BREAKING NEWS: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor of the exchequer

The chancellor has quit his post just four weeks ahead of when he was due to deliver his first budget.

Bishop's Cleeve site with planning for 215 homes and a business park goes up for sale Image

Bishop's Cleeve site with planning for 215 homes and a business park goes up for sale

It was refused planning permission twice, a decision overturned on appeal, but it looks like the 33 acres of Gloucestershire will be developed by someone other than Gladman.

Defence technology firm makes multi-million pound investment in new Tewkesbury HQ Image

Defence technology firm makes multi-million pound investment in new Tewkesbury HQ

A defence and cyber security business is set to combine all 350 of its staff in a new single headquarters in Tewkesbury.

Former leader Paul James standing down from Gloucester City Council cabinet Image

Former leader Paul James standing down from Gloucester City Council cabinet

Former council leader Paul James has announced he is standing down from his role on Gloucester City Council’s cabinet.

Police appeal after teen is robbed at Llanthony Secunda Priory Image

Police appeal after teen is robbed at Llanthony Secunda Priory

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to a robbery that took place at the Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester last week.

Competition: Win a group visit to Escape Rooms Cheltenham Image

Competition: Win a group visit to Escape Rooms Cheltenham

We are exclusively offering a free visit for one of our Punchline readers and their family and friends to Escape Rooms Cheltenham.

New manager appointed ahead of Civic Trust takeover of Folk of Gloucester Museum Image

New manager appointed ahead of Civic Trust takeover of Folk of Gloucester Museum

A new guiding hand has been put in place ahead of the takeover of The Folk of Gloucester Museum

New railway station ready to serve trains from Gloucestershire Image

New railway station ready to serve trains from Gloucestershire

Northbound trains leaving Gloucestershire are about to either pass through, or stop at a new station.

Flurry of deals sees businesses flock to refurbished Cheltenham offices Image

Flurry of deals sees businesses flock to refurbished Cheltenham offices

A £1 million refurbishment coupled with a prime location has proved a winning formula for those marketing a stately regency Cheltenham office block.

Jobs at risk at Müller's Gloucestershire dairy as part of £100million cost-cutting exercise Image

Jobs at risk at Müller's Gloucestershire dairy as part of £100million cost-cutting exercise

Jobs could be at risk at Müller’s giant Severnside Dairy in Stonehouse after the firm announced that it is proposing to relocate part of its operations to other UK sites.

Gloucester City Council set to write off more than £100,000 in unpaid Debenhams business rates Image

Gloucester City Council set to write off more than £100,000 in unpaid Debenhams business rates

Gloucester City Council is set to write off a £100,000 plus debt in unpaid business rates owed by department store giants Debenhams.

The future of Gloucester city centre Image

The future of Gloucester city centre

Property experts from Gloucester gathered this morning at one of the city’s oldest buildings to discuss the conundrum facing many urban centres – the future of its high street.

... And the national award for Best Use of Concrete Paving Slabs goes to... A Gloucestershire firm  Image

... And the national award for Best Use of Concrete Paving Slabs goes to... A Gloucestershire firm

A Gloucestershire company is celebrating a double win at national awards celebrating the UK’s driveway and garden product manufacturing industry.

Blushes to open in Cirencester Image

Blushes to open in Cirencester

One of Gloucestershire’s longest-established hair and beauty destinations, Blushes Hair & Beauty, will open its fourth salon in April.

It is scaffolding – but is it art? Image

It is scaffolding – but is it art?

I think it is fair to say we can all take tradesmen for granted – and then something suddenly turns our heads and leaves you in awe.

'Power up the South West through Budget' says CBI Image

'Power up the South West through Budget' says CBI

Bold action on skills, net zero, innovation and infrastructure can kick-start a new decade of growth and investment in the South West, said the CBI today after it sent a letter to the Chancellor Sajid Javid, outlining its key Budget asks for the region.

New escape room will lock up your team  Image

New escape room will lock up your team

Business teams, community organisations and groups of friends and family will be locked up until they find the clues to enable them to escape captivity.

Global music stars to appear at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020 Image

Global music stars to appear at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2020 returns in May with a broad spectrum of world-class contemporary jazz, blues, soul, R&B and pop. 

Teen jailed for eight months after attacking a cyclist Image

Teen jailed for eight months after attacking a cyclist

A 19-year-old Chippenham man has been jailed after attacking a cyclist in Gloucester and stamping on his head.

Cheltenham man caused terrror in town centre pharmacy while demanding drugs Image

Cheltenham man caused terrror in town centre pharmacy while demanding drugs

A Cheltenham man caused terror when he produced a knife and assaulted one of the staff.

Police appeal after 71-year-old man suffers head injuries in Matson Image

Police appeal after 71-year-old man suffers head injuries in Matson

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with serious head injuries in Gloucester on Monday night.

An apology to Paul James Image

An apology to Paul James

Punchline would like to apologise to Paul James and his family for certain comments in its recent article about Marketing Gloucester.

Tributes paid to Gloucester businessman who was 'an institution in his own right' Image

Tributes paid to Gloucester businessman who was 'an institution in his own right'

A businessman with a “heart of gold” who was an “institution in his own right” is how Paul Baldwin will be remembered by two of his colleagues.

Work complete on first phase of giant new Gloucester business park Image

Work complete on first phase of giant new Gloucester business park

The first phase of a giant new business park for Gloucestershire has been completed with the opening being marked by it securing its first new tenant

Contractor named for £50 million new village development Image

Contractor named for £50 million new village development

London firms behind a 125-luxury home development destined for the Cotswolds have named the contractor which will make their dream a reality.

Donation keeps wheels moving for county cycling scheme Image

Donation keeps wheels moving for county cycling scheme

Gloucestershire’s inclusive cycling scheme, Wheels for All, has gained a brand new Tomcat Dragon Trike, thanks to a generous local donation in tribute to a dearly loved father.

Airport expansion won’t go ahead  Image

Airport expansion won’t go ahead

Plans to expand Bristol airport have been rejected, following protests that it would worsen the climate emergency, damage the health of local people, and harm wildlife.

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