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Gloucester firm's sh-elf life stunt Image

Gloucester firm's sh-elf life stunt

Gloucester-based shelving company BigDUG gave ‘elf and safety’ a thing or two to think about when they recreated an iconic photograph.



Watchdog concerns over £1.9 billion Kickstart scheme Image

Watchdog concerns over £1.9 billion Kickstart scheme

A watchdog has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the Government’s hurriedly introduced Kickstart scheme.

Worst car output since 1956 Image

Worst car output since 1956

The number of cars produced in the UK has fallen to the lowest level since 1956.

All Bar One, Harvester and Toby Carvery owner warns of price rises as costs soar Image

All Bar One, Harvester and Toby Carvery owner warns of price rises as costs soar

Pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butlers saw its pre-tax losses fall to £42m for the year to September 25, 2021.

People in Gloucestershire shine bright to raise £63,000 for Sue Ryder Image

People in Gloucestershire shine bright to raise £63,000 for Sue Ryder

A sparkling night-time walk that saw the local community come back together to celebrate the lives of loved ones has raised an incredible £63,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Stroud man sentenced after pleading to robbery and burglary offences Image

Stroud man sentenced after pleading to robbery and burglary offences

A man from Stroud has been sentenced after admitting to robbing a man before burgling his home earlier this year.

Gloucester shoplifter stole from five stores on the same day Image

Gloucester shoplifter stole from five stores on the same day

A shoplifter who stole goods from five Gloucester stores on the same day has been sentenced.

Painting donation falls under the hammer for Leonard Cheshire Image

Painting donation falls under the hammer for Leonard Cheshire

Disabled residents of Leonard Cheshire's Gloucestershire House care home are hoping that the generous donation of a painting by a local artist will help them meet their fundraising target.

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations from November 26 to December 3 Image

Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations from November 26 to December 3

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19.

Christmas comes early as retailers increase prices at fastest pace since 1990 Image

Christmas comes early as retailers increase prices at fastest pace since 1990

Retailers reported that sales in November were good for the time of year and to the greatest extent since September 2015, according to a new CBI survey.

Medical equipment appeal hits £100,000 in donations Image

Medical equipment appeal hits £100,000 in donations

The latest appeal by a charity which has been supporting the NHS for over 50 years.

Police hosting Community Engagement Forum in Gloucester next week Image

Police hosting Community Engagement Forum in Gloucester next week

The Community Engagement Forum is an opportunity to meet senior police leaders, ask questions and share your priorities for the community.

Appeal for witnesses and CCTV of armed robbery in Gloucester Image

Appeal for witnesses and CCTV of armed robbery in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage following an armed robbery that happened in Gloucester.

Fly-through video released of £3.5m Gloucester Food Dock development Image

Fly-through video released of £3.5m Gloucester Food Dock development

Developers of the £3.5m development in the heart of the city have released a new fly-through video, showing what Gloucester Food Dock could look like when open for business.

New Superdry concept fashion store for Cheltenham Image

New Superdry concept fashion store for Cheltenham

Superdry is opening a new store in Cheltenham to highlight the fashion retailer’s style and performance clothing.

VIDEO: Shops urged to open up during Cheltenham Christmas market Image

VIDEO: Shops urged to open up during Cheltenham Christmas market

A call for Cheltenham's established retailers to open in the evenings during the period of the town's Christmas market has come from a senior planning consultant.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stroud MP presents online abuse bill in parliament Image

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stroud MP presents online abuse bill in parliament

Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie has presented her bill aimed at tackling online abuse to the House of Commons.

Mears Group expects strong year Image

Mears Group expects strong year

Gloucester-based housing provider Mears Group has said it remains on track for a strong year.

Man charged for careless driving on the M5, the A40 and Hatherley Lane in Cheltenham Image

Man charged for careless driving on the M5, the A40 and Hatherley Lane in Cheltenham

A Forest of Dean man led police on dangerous high-speed chase.

Gloucester Indian restaurant hosts Bangladeshi civic reception Image

Gloucester Indian restaurant hosts Bangladeshi civic reception

The Spice House Indian restaurant on Barnwood Road in Gloucester was chosen for an event to celebrate the first Bangladeshi councillor.

Consultation launched to improve taxi accessibility in Cheltenham Image

Consultation launched to improve taxi accessibility in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a four week consultation which asks all licensed taxi drivers about council proposals for schemes to promote better availability of licensed wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Have your say on Tewkesbury Borough's new Housing Strategy Image

Have your say on Tewkesbury Borough's new Housing Strategy

Tewkesbury Borough Council wants to hear your views on its new Housing Strategy.

New anonymous reporting app launched in Gloucestershire Image

New anonymous reporting app launched in Gloucestershire

The free app has been created by Safer Gloucestershire.

Appeal after woman robbed in Tewkesbury Cemetery Image

Appeal after woman robbed in Tewkesbury Cemetery

A woman was robbed in Tewkesbury Cemetery.

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury officers celebrated at local commander event Image

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury officers celebrated at local commander event

The ceremony highlighted the good work of those who have gone above and beyond for their communities.

Can you house a defibrillator in Cheltenham? Image

Can you house a defibrillator in Cheltenham?

Public Hearts Cheltenham Defibrillator Campaign is looking to place a series of defibrillators along Cheltenham High Street.

Pret sees healthy recovery in sales Image

Pret sees healthy recovery in sales

Pret A Manger is seeing a recovery in sales as people return to work and high street shopping.

Soft drinks firm boosted by hospitality reopening Image

Soft drinks firm boosted by hospitality reopening

The ending of lockdown restrictions has added some juice to the sales figures for soft drinks firm Britvic.

Punchline Talks – November 26 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – November 26 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Fastest cost rises for business in nearly quarter of a century Image

Fastest cost rises for business in nearly quarter of a century

UK businesses are seeing the fastest increase in costs for nearly 24 years, new data suggests.

Pillow invented in the Cotswolds wins design award Image

Pillow invented in the Cotswolds wins design award

A pregnancy pillow invented in Moreton has picked up an award from Junior Design Awards.

BBQ takeaway business expands into Stroud's Five Valleys Image

BBQ takeaway business expands into Stroud's Five Valleys

Gloucester-born business 'The BBQ Society' is set to open it's second venue at Five Valleys indoor market in Stroud this week.

Cheltenham software company breaks into Australian market Image

Cheltenham software company breaks into Australian market

The software development arm of Bamboo Technology, which develops software to securely manage the movement of prisoners around different locations, has broken into the Australian market.

Rogue landlord fined over Cheltenham eviction Image

Rogue landlord fined over Cheltenham eviction

A rogue landlord has been fined for the illegal eviction of a Cheltenham couple.


Catering firm Compass gets extra helpings Image

Catering firm Compass gets extra helpings

Catering firm Compass – one of the biggest institutional caterers - has put shareholder dividends back on the menu as trading improves.

Green light for 24 new homes in Cheltenham Image

Green light for 24 new homes in Cheltenham

Planning permission has been granted for Cheltenham Borough Homes to deliver 24 new homes at 320 Swindon Road in Cheltenham

Stop putting up taxes and invest, says CBI president Image

Stop putting up taxes and invest, says CBI president

The president of the CBI is calling on the Government to stop putting up taxes and to focus on investment instead.



M&S buys stake in fashion brand Image

M&S buys stake in fashion brand

Marks & Spencer has snapped up a 25 per cent share in fashion brand Nobody’s Child.

VIDEO: Stroud MP renews call for protection from online abuse Image

VIDEO: Stroud MP renews call for protection from online abuse

A Gloucestershire MP has renewed her call for action to prevent anonymous abuse online.

Small business prospects hanging on strong Christmas sales Image

Small business prospects hanging on strong Christmas sales

Almost one in five small business owners say their business won’t survive 2022 unless they have a successful Christmas sales period.

Fraudsters are targeting 01453 telephone numbers Image

Fraudsters are targeting 01453 telephone numbers

Gloucestershire Constabulary are warning residents in the Stroud area to be vigilant.

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