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Jo can't wait to re-open her cafés on the glorious 12th Image

Jo can't wait to re-open her cafés on the glorious 12th

Restaurants, pubs and cafés across Gloucestershire are gearing up to be able to serve customers outdoors from next Monday, April 12.

Online sales more than treble at Dunelm Image

Online sales more than treble at Dunelm

Homeware retailer Dunelm has revealed a 'resilient' start to 2021, thanks to a strong digital sales demand.

Asos profits jump 253 per cent Image

Asos profits jump 253 per cent

Online fashion giant Asos has posted its latest half year results, with revenues topping £1.98billion in the six months to the end of February 2021.

Forest of Dean District Council asks local community for projects Image

Forest of Dean District Council asks local community for projects

Forest of Dean District Council is asking the local community to submit their ideas for consideration as part of the submission to Central Government for the Levelling Up Fund.

Newent's Olympic hero immortalised at new housing development Image

Newent's Olympic hero immortalised at new housing development

Newent's champion horse Valegro has been immortalised at a housing development in his hometown.

Milk in kebab earns Gloucester takeaway a fine Image

Milk in kebab earns Gloucester takeaway a fine

The owner of a Gloucester takeaway has been fined after admitting five offences of misleading customers and putting their health at risk.

Ecotricity founder criticises Extinction Rebellion tactics Image

Ecotricity founder criticises Extinction Rebellion tactics

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has criticised the actions of Extinction Rebellion members arrested for causing damage to windows of a Barclays bank in London.

New-look Gloucester a step nearer as Forum plans approved Image

New-look Gloucester a step nearer as Forum plans approved

The Forum development in the heart of Gloucester has moved a step nearer after the latest phase was granted full planning permission.

Gloucester firm set to transform business intelligence at Volkswagen Image

Gloucester firm set to transform business intelligence at Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group UK has awarded Gloucester-based River Software a contract to implement Loop, a business performance management platform.

Hospitality businesses celebrate end of lockdown with unique auction Image

Hospitality businesses celebrate end of lockdown with unique auction

A collaborative of independent Cheltenham businesses have launched an auction of unique hospitality experiences to celebrate the end of Lockdown 3.

Expanding accountancy and law firm takes over Stroud business Image

Expanding accountancy and law firm takes over Stroud business

Accountancy and law firm Optimum Professional Services has cemented its move into Gloucestershire by taking over another practice in the county.

Research shows glimmer of hope for struggling hospitality and beauty industries Image

Research shows glimmer of hope for struggling hospitality and beauty industries

Web traffic to warehouse specialist BiGDUG's website has seen a 90 per cent surge from brands in the hospitality industry when comparing February to March 2021.

Location, location, location counts for anniversary expansion Image

Location, location, location counts for anniversary expansion

An independent estate agency has opened in Cirencester, two years after starting out.

Weston Aviation appoints commercial director Image

Weston Aviation appoints commercial director

After joining the Gloucestershire Airport based business in 2019, Nicole O'Connor has been appointed to the role of commercial director.

WCD Group keeps ball rolling with Forest Green deal Image

WCD Group keeps ball rolling with Forest Green deal

WCD Group has followed a deal with Gloucester Rugby by teaming up with Forest Green Rovers to provide sustainable refreshment to players.

Gloucester men sentenced following surveillance led operation Image

Gloucester men sentenced following surveillance led operation

Three men have been sentenced after a surveillance led investigation linked them to the supply and possession of class A drugs in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire police postpone open day again Image

Gloucestershire police postpone open day again

The annual Gloucestershire Constabulary Open Day has been cancelled for a second time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing, April 9 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing, April 9 line-up revealed

Easter is over and the Punchline Friday Business Briefing panel is back from a brief break with plenty to talk about ahead of the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions.

Plans revealed for 286-acre solar farm in Gloucestershire Image

Plans revealed for 286-acre solar farm in Gloucestershire

Cirencester based planning consultants Pegasus Group have submitted plans to Stroud District Council for a large solar farm near Gloucester.

Gloucestershire town named as UK's strongest local economy Image

Gloucestershire town named as UK's strongest local economy

Research from UK savings marketplace Raisin has revealed that one Gloucestershire town comes first when it looked at which British towns, cities and regions have a strong local economy.

Gloucester Services takes fast lane to top of the table Image

Gloucester Services takes fast lane to top of the table

Gloucester Services has been declared the finest motorway service station in the UK by Which? Travel.

Butcombe scoops Best Managed Pub Company title at Publican Awards Image

Butcombe scoops Best Managed Pub Company title at Publican Awards

Butcombe Brewing Co is raising a glass having scooped a prized accolade at this year's Publican Awards.

Sale fashions future for Peacocks Image

Sale fashions future for Peacocks

The future looks brighter for one familiar high street name after it was bought out of administration.

Work begins on £6.5m water pipe improvement Image

Work begins on £6.5m water pipe improvement

Work is beginning today on a £6.5million project to upgrade water pipes in Tewkesbury.

Police investigating incident where a man impersonated a police officer Image

Police investigating incident where a man impersonated a police officer

Police are investigating an incident where a man is believed to have impersonated a police officer in the Forest of Dean on Saturday night.

Gloucestershire receives £3m for culture and history Image

Gloucestershire receives £3m for culture and history

Gloucestershire cultural and historical organisations will receive more than £3million in the latest round of grants from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 9 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, April 9

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Cheltenham Festivals granted £290k funding Image

Cheltenham Festivals granted £290k funding

Cheltenham Festivals has received £290,000 from the Government's £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund to help with post-pandemic life.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for April 2021 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for April 2021

This month's speed camera priority locations have been announced.

Cheltenham accountants create new kid on the blockchain Image

Cheltenham accountants create new kid on the blockchain

A Cheltenham digital accountancy firm has launched an advisory business dedicated to the growing blockchain and cryptocurrency market.

Newland Homes appoints new sales manager Image

Newland Homes appoints new sales manager

Gloucester-based housebuilder Newland Homes has appointed Alison Bowen to the recently created role of sales manager.

BAE awarded $42.5m missile warning contract Image

BAE awarded $42.5m missile warning contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a major contract from the Ministry of Defence to support its Common Missile Warning System.

Agents appointed for new Cheltenham office development Image

Agents appointed for new Cheltenham office development

Commercial property specialists Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Alder King have been appointed by developer Robert Hitchins Ltd as joint agents to market the project.

Freddy cream of the crop in fundraising challenge Image

Freddy cream of the crop in fundraising challenge

A dairy worker has raised more than £2,500 for a Gloucestershire hospice by running 10 miles every day for a month.

Gloucestershire gym counting the days to delayed opening Image

Gloucestershire gym counting the days to delayed opening

The next easing of the coronavirus restrictions cannot come soon enough for a Gloucester fitness centre as it prepares to open its doors for the first time.

Green light for £9.75m special school plan Image

Green light for £9.75m special school plan

Plans for a £9.75million carbon neutral special school in Brockworth have been approved.

Launch of child exploitation awareness campaign in Gloucestershire Image

Launch of child exploitation awareness campaign in Gloucestershire

A new campaign to raise awareness of the signs around Child Exploitation is being launched by the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Key route reopens after repairs Image

Key route reopens after repairs

The main road linking Monmouth and Chepstow has reopen today (March 31) as work to stabilise the slope is now complete.

ProCook signs up to Real Living Wage pledge Image

ProCook signs up to Real Living Wage pledge

Kitchenware retailer ProCook has signed up to pay all its employees at least the Real Living Wage.

Babcock lets 55,000 sq ft industrial site at Gloucestershire business park Image

Babcock lets 55,000 sq ft industrial site at Gloucestershire business park

Aerospace and defence firm Babcock Integrated Technology Ltd has signed a lease on a new facility at Ashchurch Business Centre in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Diane Savory to vacate GFirst LEP chair Image

Diane Savory to vacate GFirst LEP chair

Diane Savory is stepping down as the chair of GFirst LEP after nearly 10 years in the role.

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