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Peugeot e-208 powers to electric accolade Image

Peugeot e-208 powers to electric accolade

It has been awarded the Best Electric Car by Autocar and you can take a closer look at the Peugeot e-208 in our video.

Ecclesiastical strengthens grip on top spot Image

Ecclesiastical strengthens grip on top spot

Ecclesiastical Insurance has retained top spot in a table rating the UK's most trusted him insurance provider - for the 12th time.

Supermarkets to slash prices on essentials  Image

Supermarkets to slash prices on essentials

Waitrose and the Co-op are cutting prices on hundreds of essential products this week, in preparation for a budget Christmas for customers.

Parcel collection added to postmen's rounds Image

Parcel collection added to postmen's rounds

Royal Mail is expanding its parcel delivery system with postmen picking up pre-booked packages as part of their rounds.

Closed Gloucester Steiner school plans to reopen next year Image

Closed Gloucester Steiner school plans to reopen next year

Plans have been announced for a Steiner Waldorf School near Gloucester to re-open in September 2021 following a damning Ofsted report which led to its closure earlier this year.

New inclusive sports club to launch Image

New inclusive sports club to launch

An inclusive sports club for adults with disabilities is launching at GL1, Gloucester at the start of November.

Team of toddlers walk a mile each in memory of friend’s daddy Image

Team of toddlers walk a mile each in memory of friend’s daddy

Tiny toddlers from Gloucestershire have completed a mile walk each in memory of their friend’s father, raising more than £4,000 for the hospice which cared for him.

School Streets trial to be launched Image

School Streets trial to be launched

Two schools in Gloucestershire are set to take part in the county’s first School Streets trial straight after half term.

Netflix growth slows down Image

Netflix growth slows down

Tiger King might have helped get many people through lockdown, but the growth of streaming giant Netflix is slowing.

Guildhall and Museum of Gloucester plan for future after grant Image

Guildhall and Museum of Gloucester plan for future after grant

Two Gloucester venues will use a grant of £100,000 to develop exhibitions and live attractions as they look to bounce back from being closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheltenham firm brings rapid 10 and 15 minute result Covid-19 tests to UK market Image

Cheltenham firm brings rapid 10 and 15 minute result Covid-19 tests to UK market

Two leading female entrepreneurs have joined forces to bring two new rapid result Covid-19 tests to the UK market.

Double health-tech award win for Cirencester firm Image

Double health-tech award win for Cirencester firm

Gloucestershire based Intouch with Health has announced its digital pre-op platform, Synopsis, has won awards at both the Health Tech Digital Awards 2020, and the Forward Healthcare Awards 2020.

Construction firm plans to turn derelict building into accommodation for the homeless Image

Construction firm plans to turn derelict building into accommodation for the homeless

An independent construction and architectural firm from Gloucester has found its niche during the pandemic - bringing a derelict city building back to life to provide valuable accommodation for the homeless.

Cheltenham drug dealer who stole high-end designer goods sentenced Image

Cheltenham drug dealer who stole high-end designer goods sentenced

A drug dealer who also stole high-end designer goods from department stores in Cheltenham during a three day shoplifting spree has been sentenced.

MPs confirm postponement of business rates revaluation Image

MPs confirm postponement of business rates revaluation

MPs have approved a bill which delays the next revaluation of business rates in England Wales until April 1, 2023.

Gloucestershire’s recycling centres switch to winter opening hours  Image

Gloucestershire’s recycling centres switch to winter opening hours

Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres will be moving to winter opening hours from Sunday.

The Clarence Social appoints new chef and launches Flamant Restaurant Image

The Clarence Social appoints new chef and launches Flamant Restaurant

Cheltenham's The Clarence Social has announced the appointment of a French chef, new menu and launch of The Flamant Restaurant.

Government's Brexit message not getting through say businesses Image

Government's Brexit message not getting through say businesses

Two out of three businesses believe the Government has failed to communicate post-Brexit trade plans properly.

Hygiene and safety helps clean up in sales Image

Hygiene and safety helps clean up in sales

Dettol and condoms have helped their makers see a major rise in sales during the last quarter.

Appeal for witnesses to incident in Tredworth area of Gloucester Image

Appeal for witnesses to incident in Tredworth area of Gloucester

Officers investigating the rape of a young teenage boy in the Tredworth area of Gloucester are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Gloucester company raises £11,000 with virtual run Image

Gloucester company raises £11,000 with virtual run

More than 50 people pulled on their trainers and pounded the pavements near their own homes, completing their own 10-mile courses.

Police appeal for witnesses of a road traffic collision in Cheltenham Image

Police appeal for witnesses of a road traffic collision in Cheltenham

Officers are appealing for witnesses after there was a collision involving a pedestrian and a Nissan Qashqai in Prestbury.

Gloucester community garden set to bloom Image

Gloucester community garden set to bloom

A scheme to turn an overgrown and unloved patch of land into a community garden will receive funding from Gloucester City Council after councillors agreed to back the project.

Care home visits on council's six-point Covid plan Image

Care home visits on council's six-point Covid plan

Gloucestershire County Council is advising care homes to suspend visiting as part of a six-step plan designed to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October  Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for October

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Survey reveals bleak picture in hospitality trade Image

Survey reveals bleak picture in hospitality trade

More than 750,000 jobs could be lost in the pub and hospitality trade by February without further government support, leading trade bodies have warned.

Call for Gloucester BID to be

Call for Gloucester BID to be "reinvented"

Gloucester BID is advertising for a manager - with the leader of Gloucester City Council calling for the organisation to be "reinvented".

New 128 home estate between Gloucester and Stroud gets sign off Image

New 128 home estate between Gloucester and Stroud gets sign off

The next phase of the Hunts Grove housing estate was granted planning permission by Stroud District Council.

Checks on coronavirus business grant payments to begin Image

Checks on coronavirus business grant payments to begin

The Government has instructed local councils to carry out checks on all grants that were paid to businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Businesses warn of unanswered Brexit questions Image

Businesses warn of unanswered Brexit questions

The Government has launched a campaign reminding firms to ensure they are not caught out by trade rules - but business organisations have warned of unanswered questions and called for greater clarity.

Gloucestershire handed £490k in cultural grants Image

Gloucestershire handed £490k in cultural grants

Five Gloucestershire organisations have been awarded £490,000 in the latest round of grants from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Council offering support on path to employment Image

Council offering support on path to employment

With the future looking challenging for anyone entering the job market, Gloucestershire County Council has been working to help people of all ages and abilities to continue their path to employment.

Gloucester City to benefit from £10m football funding Image

Gloucester City to benefit from £10m football funding

Gloucester City will be among the beneficiaries of £10million of funding for National League football clubs.

Free advice webinars launched for Gloucestershire employers Image

Free advice webinars launched for Gloucestershire employers

Solicitors from Cheltenham-based Willans LLP will be sharing valuable expertise and practical tips in a new series of free webinars for employers.

Gloucestershire Chief Constable agrees contract extension Image

Gloucestershire Chief Constable agrees contract extension

Gloucestershire's Chief Constable Rod Hansen will continue in the role for at least another five years after agreeing a contract extension.

Rental commitments being met despite new lockdown measures Image

Rental commitments being met despite new lockdown measures

Two weeks since the September quarter day and almost three quarters of rents have been paid for the final quarter of the year, say Colliers International.

Multi-million funding to help county’s care providers prevent spread of Covid-19 Image

Multi-million funding to help county’s care providers prevent spread of Covid-19

The county council has received an additional £6.6million from the Government to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes and protect those who receive care at home.

Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions Image

Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Chambers of Commerce bosses have set five business tests that must be met to limit the impact of Coronavirus restrictions on businesses and jobs.

Madness announce rescheduled Westonbirt gig for 2021 Image

Madness announce rescheduled Westonbirt gig for 2021

Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Completely Motoring seal deal with Asda owners Image

Completely Motoring seal deal with Asda owners

Completely Motoring has sealed a deal to sell one of its Gloucester premises to the company whose owners have just bought Asda.

Superdry CFO leaves board after a year Image

Superdry CFO leaves board after a year

Superdry's chief financial officer Nick Gresham has stood down from the fashion retailer's board after little more than a year in the role.

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