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Mears Group to commit staff to the government's call for coronavirus volunteers Image

Mears Group to commit staff to the government's call for coronavirus volunteers

The Gloucester-based firm look set to join the call to arms made by the government and supply volunteers to the ongoing efforts to battle coronavirus.

Pennant thankful for government support as some staff are put on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Image

Pennant thankful for government support as some staff are put on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Pennant International have released an update on the effect the Coronavirus Crisis is having on their business and their team of staff at their Gloucestershire headquarters.

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Coronavirus triggers "unprecedented" demand for wine at Gloucestershire super supplier

If you have ever seen the wine warehouse in Brockworth belonging to Laithwaite's you might think the nation incapable of drinking it dry. But is seems we are giving it a good go.

China still open to major deal with Gloucestershire firm Image

China still open to major deal with Gloucestershire firm

Even in these desperately trying times a Gloucestershire-based business has been able to secure a potentially lucrative deal with China.

Forest Green Rovers go into 'hibernation' and furlough all staff Image

Forest Green Rovers go into 'hibernation' and furlough all staff

Forest Green Rovers have taken the decision to furlough all staff and use the Government’s Coronavirus Support Scheme.

Fashion brand calls for three-month rent holiday and asks staff to take unpaid leave Image

Fashion brand calls for three-month rent holiday and asks staff to take unpaid leave

Fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it has asked for a three month rent holiday, halted production plans and reportedly asked all staff to take unpaid leave.

 EDF confirms it is reducing workforce by half Image

EDF confirms it is reducing workforce by half

EDF, the energy giant which has its UK headquarters in Gloucestershire, has confirmed it is reducing the workforce as its Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project.

Cheltenham-based company Evans Jones launch campaign asking businesses to support NHS heroes Image

Cheltenham-based company Evans Jones launch campaign asking businesses to support NHS heroes

An appeal asking Gloucestershire Businesses to come together and support NHS staff throughout the Coronavirus Crisis has been launched by the Cheltenham-based company.

Health secretary issues plea for 250,000 volunteers and says new measures are 'rules, not advice' Image

Health secretary issues plea for 250,000 volunteers and says new measures are 'rules, not advice'

Matt Hancock also confirmed that a new 4,000 bed hospital is being created at London's ExCel centre to cope with the surge in demand from coronavirus patients.

'You must stay at home' - The government published instructions on the virtual lockdown in full Image

'You must stay at home' - The government published instructions on the virtual lockdown in full

Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures – the message from the government is clear about what is expected after last night’s landmark lockdown address.

Hundreds respond to call for volunteer Community Champions in Gloucester Image

Hundreds respond to call for volunteer Community Champions in Gloucester

Community champions have delivered thousands of leaflets across Gloucester offering to help their neighbours who may be in need during the Coronavirus Crisis.

Government working hard to establish a support package for self-employed workers and freelancers Image

Government working hard to establish a support package for self-employed workers and freelancers

Gloucester MP Richard Graham raised the impact on the self-employed during the second reading of the Coronavirus Bill in the House of Commons yesterday.

Full list of business premises that must close and the limited ones that can stay open Image

Full list of business premises that must close and the limited ones that can stay open

A list of the business premises that will be expected to close has been published by the government in the wake of last night’s lockdown announcement.

Renishaw acts swiftly to halt spread of coronavirus Image

Renishaw acts swiftly to halt spread of coronavirus

Engineering giant Renishaw is currently deep cleaning one of its buildings in Gloucestershire after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Cheltenham business unveils £6 million deal Image

Cheltenham business unveils £6 million deal

A well-known Cheltenham advanced materials business has raised £6 million from an American investor, which will help it advance despite the coronavirus crisis.

Man seriously injured following glider crash in Cotswolds Image

Man seriously injured following glider crash in Cotswolds

An investigation has been launched after a glider crashed near Stroud.

Cold turkey on the menu for loyal customers of Greggs, Subway, Nandos and McDonalds Image

Cold turkey on the menu for loyal customers of Greggs, Subway, Nandos and McDonalds

For fans of some of the biggest food brands on our high streets there will be only one stark option now to deal with their cravings - cold turkey.

Gloucestershire Counselling charity adapts service to help vulnerable and issues plea for donations  Image

Gloucestershire Counselling charity adapts service to help vulnerable and issues plea for donations

Gloucestershire Counselling Services have managed to change its service completely in the last few days to offer remote support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

Gloucestershire insurance company sold to US firm Image

Gloucestershire insurance company sold to US firm

A specialist insurance provider with its head office in Gloucestershire has been sold to an American company.

Stay sane with online free fitness classes Image

Stay sane with online free fitness classes

Despite the new measures reinforcing the key message 'Stay at home', we all need to ensure we remain fit and healthy.

Gloucestershire chief constable confirms increase in police presence to oversee coronavirus measures Image

Gloucestershire chief constable confirms increase in police presence to oversee coronavirus measures

Police presence on Gloucestershire’s streets will increase with chief constable saying enforcement will hopefully be a "last resort."

'Open day' at pilot training centre to go ahead Image

'Open day' at pilot training centre to go ahead

Just because you have to stay at home it does not stop you 'visiting' Skyborne Airline Academy - especially if you want to learn to fly.

BREAKING NEWS: 'You must stay at home', says Prime Minister as Britain is put in virtual lockdown Image

BREAKING NEWS: 'You must stay at home', says Prime Minister as Britain is put in virtual lockdown

People will only be allowed to leave the house for food shopping, one daily form of exercise, to tend for vulnerable people or to travel for work - but only if unable to work from home with the measures in place for at least three weeks.

Coronavirus Response: The Punchline Gloucestershire Business Survey - RESULTS Image

Coronavirus Response: The Punchline Gloucestershire Business Survey - RESULTS

Representatives from businesses across Gloucestershire and from 22 different sectors and industries responded to our survey after Friday's landmark announcement of government support to businesses.

A sign of the times - Stroud stays strong as businesses reach out to their community Image

A sign of the times - Stroud stays strong as businesses reach out to their community

We wanted to run these pictures not to kick us all while we're down, but because we think they speaks volumes for where we all are - and to reflect the great spirit within Gloucestershire.

New Gloucester housing development given the green light by planners Image

New Gloucester housing development given the green light by planners

The redevelopment of a charity's site in Gloucester has been approved by planners despite numerous objections.

High speed pursuit nets police cocaine, cash, criminals - and a baby Image

High speed pursuit nets police cocaine, cash, criminals - and a baby

A high speed police chase which saw a bag of drugs and cash thrown from a car window came to a dramatic end - when police found a child less than a year old on the back seat.

Cotswold catering company offers services during coronavirus crisis and says it's 'here to help'  Image

Cotswold catering company offers services during coronavirus crisis and says it's 'here to help'

Cirencester-based Relish events has made an offer for its staff and facilities to be put to use for the good of the local community.

Gloucestershire forecourt sold to Top 50 Indie retailer Image

Gloucestershire forecourt sold to Top 50 Indie retailer

Commercial property advisors Christie & Co have announced the sale of a garage in Didmarton, Gloucestershire.

Housing development near Wotton-under-Edge close to completion Image

Housing development near Wotton-under-Edge close to completion

Building work is coming to an end at a new housing development in Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge.

Huge restaurant chains announce they are shutting their doors completely Image

Huge restaurant chains announce they are shutting their doors completely

McDonald's, Costa Coffee, Nando's and Subway are all closing - including their takeaway services. Will this be the step that finally convinces some people of the severity of the situation?

BREAKING NEWS: Government to pay people's wages for the first time in British history Image

BREAKING NEWS: Government to pay people's wages for the first time in British history

A historic announcement featuring a raft of measures to protect jobs and incomes has been announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.

BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister tells pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure centres to shut Image

BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister tells pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure centres to shut

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered all pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure centres to close as the government further tightens restrictions as a result of the coronavirus threat.

Tell us how coronavirus is affecting your business in our latest survey Image

Tell us how coronavirus is affecting your business in our latest survey

As we see the government introduce new measures on a daily basis, affecting us all, we want to know how coronavirus is impacting your business.

Coronavirus crisis updates: County Council launches Help Hub + all the latest Gloucestershire news Image

Coronavirus crisis updates: County Council launches Help Hub + all the latest Gloucestershire news

Friday, March 20: Regular updates of all the important developments, closures and announcements regarding the coronavirus crisis

Working from home turns demand for laptops into 'the new toilet roll' Image

Working from home turns demand for laptops into 'the new toilet roll'

The day the Government announced those who can should be working from home will be etched in the minds of IT support team as a watershed moment.

First coronavirus death in Gloucestershire confirmed by NHS England Image

First coronavirus death in Gloucestershire confirmed by NHS England

The first death from Covid-19 in Gloucestershire has been confirmed by NHS England, as the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country climbed to 167.

Gloucester MP's plea to county manufacturing firms to help combat coronavirus crisis Image

Gloucester MP's plea to county manufacturing firms to help combat coronavirus crisis

Richard Graham has called on Gloucestershire businesses to answer the government's call to supply vital equipment for hospitals.

Championing Gloucestershire Business - the county firms going above and beyond to beat the blues Image

Championing Gloucestershire Business - the county firms going above and beyond to beat the blues

Punchline is championing the Gloucestershire businesses who are doing something different or offering new services to help the community.

Appeal for witnesses after vehicle has window smashed with owner sat inside Image

Appeal for witnesses after vehicle has window smashed with owner sat inside

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her vehicle damaged while she was parked in Longford, Gloucester.

First half profits soar at Wetherspoons but pub chain warns of significantly declining sales Image

First half profits soar at Wetherspoons but pub chain warns of significantly declining sales

The first half of the financial year saw Wetherspoons record a 20.6 per cent rise in operating profits and a 4.9 per cent rise in sales.

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