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120-year-old Stroud business sold Image

120-year-old Stroud business sold

Merthyr-based Rabart Decorators Merchants has purchased Bailey Paints, located at Griffin Mill Estate in Stroud, for an undisclosed amount.

IT analyst who cheated employers must repay £24K in three months Image

IT analyst who cheated employers must repay £24K in three months

A former special police constable who cheated his Tewkesbury employers out of thousands of pounds has been ordered to repay his ill-gotten gains.

John Lewis to sell fashion in Waitrose stores in bid to turnaround profits Image

John Lewis to sell fashion in Waitrose stores in bid to turnaround profits

Its current Anyday line will soon include a clothing range.

Pent up desire drives up sales at Avenue Cars Image

Pent up desire drives up sales at Avenue Cars

This comes six months after moving to their new premises.

Top green rating for Hydro Image

Top green rating for Hydro

Aluminium firm Hydro – with sites in Gloucester and Cheltenham - has been given a top environmental rating.

Supply chain issues puncture bicycle sales Image

Supply chain issues puncture bicycle sales

Supply times for bicycles are stuck in the slow lane with one Gloucester retailer saying it's taking nearly three times as long to get imports.

CCTV appeal after theft from Gloucester city centre jewellers Image

CCTV appeal after theft from Gloucester city centre jewellers

Officers investigating a theft from a jeweller in Gloucester city centre have released an image of a man they would like to identify.

Appeal to locate woman after car found abandoned on bridge Image

Appeal to locate woman after car found abandoned on bridge

Police are appealing for help to locate a 47-year-old woman from Berkeley.

“Excellent performance” at Dunelm leads to £1bn in sales Image

“Excellent performance” at Dunelm leads to £1bn in sales

Shareholders have been given a bumper payout.

Rents outside London hit new highs Image

Rents outside London hit new highs

Rents outside of London have gone up by the highest amount in more than a decade, according to latest research.

Large scale events are back on at the NEC with UK Health and Safety event Image

Large scale events are back on at the NEC with UK Health and Safety event

This is a promising move for the Events industry that was hit hard by the pandemic.

Sign up to pedal for Maggie's Image

Sign up to pedal for Maggie's

Cycle 40 or 60 miles through the Cotswolds on Sunday 12th September, to raise money for people living with cancer, their friends and family.

Driver strike threat could make cement run dry Image

Driver strike threat could make cement run dry

Threatened strike action by lorry drivers at leading building materials supplier Hanson could lead to a shortage of cement.

Eleven covid rule breakers fined over £6,000 Image

Eleven covid rule breakers fined over £6,000

They ignored Tier 4 regulations earlier in the year and have had to pay the price.

New Gloucester to Bristol railway service amid £6m upgrade to railway station Image

New Gloucester to Bristol railway service amid £6m upgrade to railway station

A new and improved rail link between Gloucester Railway Station and Bristol has been secured. It will run far more frequently than before.

Persistent shoplifter banned from majority of shops in Gloucestershire Image

Persistent shoplifter banned from majority of shops in Gloucestershire

The order is in place for five years.

ProCook planning a stock market listing Image

ProCook planning a stock market listing

Gloucestershire-based kitchenware firm ProCook is planning a public flotation on the London Stock Market.

Gloucester housebuilder commits to United Nations' Climate Neutral Now pledge Image

Gloucester housebuilder commits to United Nations' Climate Neutral Now pledge

Barnwood-based Newland Homes is marking its 30th year in operation this year by becoming the first traditional housebuilder in the UK to sign up to the United Nations' Climate Neutral Now pledge.

New cafe owners announced at Lydney Docks Image

New cafe owners announced at Lydney Docks

The cafe is part of Forest of Dean District Council’s ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ project.

Letting agreed for redeveloped Cheltenham office block next to John Lewis Image

Letting agreed for redeveloped Cheltenham office block next to John Lewis

Property investment and asset management specialist Addington Capital has secured a significant office letting at 109-117 High Street in Cheltenham, adjacent to the John Lewis store.

A year long sale has seen Ted Baker revenue go up by 50 per cent Image

A year long sale has seen Ted Baker revenue go up by 50 per cent

As with many retailers, Ted Baker is attempting to bounce back from the pandemic.

End of furlough won't solve staff shortages Image

End of furlough won't solve staff shortages

Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and the end of furlough won't help, it's claimed.

A 'mixed' summer for retail - like the weather Image

A 'mixed' summer for retail - like the weather

Retail sales increased by 3% in August but like the weather it was a mixed bag.


Appeal following suspected arson in Cheltenham Image

Appeal following suspected arson in Cheltenham

Witnesses are being sought after a bin fire spread to a house

Proposals to be revealed for new £11m Bishop’s Cleeve primary school Image

Proposals to be revealed for new £11m Bishop’s Cleeve primary school

Initial proposals for the new £11 million primary school in Bishop's Cleeve are set to be revealed next week.

Arrest made following arsons in Hatherley area of Cheltenham Image

Arrest made following arsons in Hatherley area of Cheltenham

Officers are continuing to investigate what happened

Major £175k grant secured to enhance Cheltenham's landscapes Image

Major £175k grant secured to enhance Cheltenham's landscapes

Almost £175k has been awarded by National Grid Landscape Enhancement Initiative to develop and enhance Leckhampton Hill, Charlton Kings Common and Ravensgate Common.

Gloucester City Homes chief executive to retire Image

Gloucester City Homes chief executive to retire

Asif Bhatti, chair of independent housing provider Gloucester City Homes has announced the retirement of its chief executive at the end of March 2022.

National insurance hike 'devastating' for business Image

National insurance hike 'devastating' for business

Putting up National Insurance would be a severe blow to small businesses and sole traders.

Supply chain issues hit IKEA Image

Supply chain issues hit IKEA

IKEA – with major stores in Bristol and Cardiff – is the latest retailer to be hit by supply chain issues.



Staycations increase holiday let mortgages Image

Staycations increase holiday let mortgages

The number of holiday rental properties and adjacent mortgage deals for those properties has doubled in the last year.

Record high for property prices Image

Record high for property prices

The average property price in the UK has hit a record high.

Gloucestershire farmer raises £50,000 riding 650 miles for Shire Horse Challenge Image

Gloucestershire farmer raises £50,000 riding 650 miles for Shire Horse Challenge

The ride is in memory of his late brother.

Superdry sues over fashion 'copy' claim Image

Superdry sues over fashion 'copy' claim

Cheltenham-based fashion retailer Superdry is suing an online retailer, claiming it has ripped off its designs.

Rat graffiti sparks Banksy rumours Image

Rat graffiti sparks Banksy rumours

Is it a Banksy? A mysterious rat graffiti on the offices of a Gloucester business has sparked rumours.


£5.3m medical centre set to open in Gloucester Image

£5.3m medical centre set to open in Gloucester

Gloucester's new £5.3m healthcare facilities at Quayside House will be officially opened today (Monday, September 6).

Charity golf fundraiser raised a tee-rific amount Image

Charity golf fundraiser raised a tee-rific amount

Stroud-based charity The Nelson Trust held its annual charity golf event at Minchinhampton Golf Club on Friday, September 3.

Angling boom set to have positive effect on business Image

Angling boom set to have positive effect on business

The recent boom in angling could have a positive knock-on effect on accommodation and hospitality businesses in Gloucestershire.

Marquees for pubs and restaurants could stay Image

Marquees for pubs and restaurants could stay

Marquees outside pubs and restaurants could become a fixture as the Government reviews the current relaxation of rules.

Vaccine passports for hospitality 'unworkable'  Image

Vaccine passports for hospitality 'unworkable'

Vaccine passports are ‘unworkable’ and will cause conflict, a hospitality group says.


Former councillor imprisoned partner in Stroud home Image

Former councillor imprisoned partner in Stroud home

A former councillor imprisoned his partner in her home in Stroud in a bid to find out the identity of the new man in her life.

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