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Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend Image

Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend

Highways England has released information about current and planned roadworks taking place across Gloucestershire this weekend.

Ancient ceremony will bless £7.5m landmark regeneration scheme Image

Ancient ceremony will bless £7.5m landmark regeneration scheme

A pre-Dark Age ritual will mark the rebuilding of one of the landmark entrances to Gloucester.

Which Gloucestershire business people are in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018? Image

Which Gloucestershire business people are in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018?

Sunday will reveal the richest businessmen (and unfortunately, they are all men) in Gloucestershire – but we can tell you in advance.

Potholes costing drivers £1m a month Image

Potholes costing drivers £1m a month

The number of pothole-related claims has shot up this year, with more during the first four months of 2018 than the whole of 2017, according to the AA.

Superdry bucks high street trend with big profits Image

Superdry bucks high street trend with big profits

Superdry has seen profits soar over the last year, despite challenging high street conditions which have hit a number of other retailers hard.

Busy road will close for major repairs Image

Busy road will close for major repairs

Drivers will face diversions in the Forest of Dean when a major route undergoes resurfacing work.

Primary school asked to grow by 50 per cent to take on 210 more children Image

Primary school asked to grow by 50 per cent to take on 210 more children

A county primary school is being asked to grow by more than 50 per cent to cater for the growing numbers of children in Gloucestershire.

Sale revealed of a fast-growing food delivery business Image

Sale revealed of a fast-growing food delivery business

A period of sustained growth has led to the sale of a Gloucestershire wholesaler.

Gloucester Quays Food Festival is cancelled as £400,000 transformation begins Image

Gloucester Quays Food Festival is cancelled as £400,000 transformation begins

One of the county's biggest events, the Gloucester Quays Food Festival, won't go-ahead this summer because of a major improvement scheme.

Any new court 'should be in Gloucester city centre' Image

Any new court 'should be in Gloucester city centre'

There are calls for a new civil justice centre to be built in Gloucester city centre rather than in Quedgeley.

Stewart Golf team up with the Red Arrows Image

Stewart Golf team up with the Red Arrows

Quedgeley-based golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has a new sponsorship deal with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

Accolades galore for Cirencester restaurant Image

Accolades galore for Cirencester restaurant

A Cirencester bistro and deli has picked up two national awards, Bistro of the Year and Most Family Friendly Restaurant.

BT to cut 13,000 jobs Image

BT to cut 13,000 jobs

BT is set to slash thousands of jobs over the next three years, as part of a plan to invest in ultrafast broadband and the next generation of mobile networks.

Air pollution report 'does not go far enough' Image

Air pollution report 'does not go far enough'

A Green councillor has rejected the recommendations of the county's Air Pollution Task Group, saying they do not go far enough.

Gambling addicts admit smashing up betting shop Image

Gambling addicts admit smashing up betting shop

Two gambling addicts went on a £20,000 rampage of destruction in a betting shop after failing in a bid to self-exclude themselves from the premises, a court heard.

HMRC warns on tax refund scams Image

HMRC warns on tax refund scams

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

Contractor appointed for high street improvements  Image

Contractor appointed for high street improvements

Plans to refresh Cheltenham’s High Street moved a step closer, with the appointment of a contractor have taken to deliver the first phase of work.

Shotgun and drugs seized in Gloucester Image

Shotgun and drugs seized in Gloucester

Four men have been arrested and a quantity of suspected class A drugs seized after police responded to reports of a fight in Gloucester.

New campaign to improve county's railway station Image

New campaign to improve county's railway station

Stroud Railway Station may be given a facelift so it makes a good first impression on travellers.

40 per cent rise in profits to almost £100m Image

40 per cent rise in profits to almost £100m

If it was any other company you might think after announcing a near 40 per cent rise in profit talk of more growth might suggest over confidence.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival breaks records Image

Cheltenham Jazz Festival breaks records

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has broken box office records, as more than 30,000 visitors and locals flocked to Cheltenham to celebrate jazz in all its diversity over the Bank Holiday weekend.

At the sharp end of GDPR Image

At the sharp end of GDPR

The new GDPR regulations, aimed at strengthening and unifying data protection for individuals within the EU, are a hot topic for business.

From history exam to equestrian success Image

From history exam to equestrian success

A 15-year-old Gloucestershire student was been awarded fourth place in the BE100 class at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup competition, just hours after sitting her history GCSE exam.

University of Gloucestershire to advise Algerian government on cyber security Image

University of Gloucestershire to advise Algerian government on cyber security

Rapidly gaining a reputation in the world of cyber security, the University of Gloucestershire has this week been invited to Algeria to advise the government there.

New assisted move programme in partnership with Linden Homes Image

New assisted move programme in partnership with Linden Homes

A part exchange and assisted move (PX-AM) service is expanding into the South West, with a contract with Linden Homes South West.

Greggs share price crumbles Image

Greggs share price crumbles

Greggs share price fell this morning, as the company blamed the Beast from the East for taking a bite out of its profits.

University unveils £2.5 million post-Brexit agricultural programme Image

University unveils £2.5 million post-Brexit agricultural programme

The Royal Agricultural University has announced a £2.5 million initiative aimed at the land management and agri-food sectors post-Brexit.

Little Mix sing the praises of Gloucestershire beauty products - VIDEO Image

Little Mix sing the praises of Gloucestershire beauty products - VIDEO

Getting the pop group described as the world’s biggest female band to wear and champion your product is something worth shouting about.

At last – the sweet smell of retail success Image

At last – the sweet smell of retail success

After weeks of stories about retail strife it seems fitting that when we can write about the sweet smell of succes it is about The Fragrance Shop.

Fire crews praised after blaze evacuates Grade I historic building Image

Fire crews praised after blaze evacuates Grade I historic building

Fire and rescue crews have been praised for saving guests and staff from a blaze at Gloucester's 15th Century New Inn.

Probate dispute solicitor joins Lodders Image

Probate dispute solicitor joins Lodders

Law firm Lodders has added to its growing team in Cheltenham, with the appointment of contentious trust and probate solicitor, Caroline Walford-Cowley.

Battered Broadway bridge struck for 14th time since 2014 Image

Battered Broadway bridge struck for 14th time since 2014

Something must be done before someone is killed warns GWSR.

David Drew MP backs calls to lower voting age to 16 Image

David Drew MP backs calls to lower voting age to 16

David Drew MP joined a photocall session at Parliament to show support for a Private Member’s Bill which aims to lower the voting age to 16.

Allchurches Trust carves name in Forest of Dean stone and cyberspace  Image

Allchurches Trust carves name in Forest of Dean stone and cyberspace

A stonemason has carved a block of Forest of Dean sandstone bearing the Allchurches Trust logo into an ‘at risk’ 13th century gatehouse at Worcester Cathedral.

Warning: Major road closed for essential work on broadband connections Image

Warning: Major road closed for essential work on broadband connections

A section of the busy Gloucester to Stroud road will be completely closed this Saturday May 5 for essential works.

In Pictures: Gloucester bus station progress Image

In Pictures: Gloucester bus station progress

Take a sneak peak at the fast-moving progress of the city’s new £7.5 million bus station.

Safran lands major new contract  Image

Safran lands major new contract

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers has signed an agreement to support a fleet of planes in Asia.

Lloyds 'mule hunters' freeze more than £1m from scammers Image

Lloyds 'mule hunters' freeze more than £1m from scammers

An innovative new team of fraud-fighters has already frozen £1million from fraudsters trying to trick people known as 'money mules' into receiving and transferring cash.

Board members access progress on £100m regeneration work Image

Board members access progress on £100m regeneration work

Members of the board overseeing the major regeneration of a Gloucestershire town were treated to a guided tour of the work so far.

Government indecision over Gloucestershire business's future to be scrutinised Image

Government indecision over Gloucestershire business's future to be scrutinised

Staff at the Gloucestershire business behind the proposed £1.3 billion tidal lagoon power scheme for Swansea Bay may be about to learn more about their futures.

1,000 jobs at risk as retailer calls in administrators Image

1,000 jobs at risk as retailer calls in administrators

The parent company of another high street fashion brand with outlets in Gloucester and Cheltentham is to call in the administrators.

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