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Former MD of Barnwood Shopfitting recognised with national award

Former managing director of Gloucester-based Barnwood Shopfitting, Chris Gabb, has been presented with a national award.

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Drivers admit illegally plying for hire in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted two drivers at the town's magistrates court for illegally picking up passengers

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Homes approval helps to boost regeneration

Planning permission has been granted for eight new properties close to Cheltenham train station.

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EasyJet sees record passenger numbers over the summer

EasyJet saw record passenger numbers over the summer and is predicting strong annual profits.

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Don't get caught out with old coins

Time is running out for the old £1 coin.

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Comedian Max keeps laughter coming at county dinner

Welsh comic legend Max Boyce was a big hit at a special Gloucestershire dinner.

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Warning - Forest road closes for essential repairs

The main route between Lydney and Bream is getting a brand new road surface to help extend its life span.

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Online survey provider shortlisted for national awards

Tewkesbury-based online survey provider SmartSurvey is in the running for two categories of the British Small Business Awards 2017.

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Profits fall for DFS

Furniture retailer DFS has reported a sharp drop in profits.

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Top award for food centre researcher

Kate Woods, who works at Chipping Campden based food science and technology company Campden BRI, has won a national prize.

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Tile specialist sees sales slip

The UK's largest tile company Topps Tiles has reported a fall in sales

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VIDEO: New cyber park will be a UK first

A planned new cyber park will help put Gloucestershire firmly on the map for new innovation and technology.

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VIDEO: Economic partnership wins £100 million of growth funding

The huge economic challenge posed by Gloucestershire's rapidly ageing population was highlighted at the GFirstLEP annual review today.

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Money.co.uk taken over by Zoopla owner

Money.co.uk. the Cirencester-based financial comparison site, has been bought by the owner of digital property brand Zoopla.

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Cathedral set to host giant colour-in

The world-famous cloister walkways at Gloucester Cathedral will soon become a riot of colour.

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Stroud weekly says goodbye to readers

The Stroud Life newspaper has been published for the last time today.

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Fasthosts expands CloudNX

Gloucester-based Fasthosts Internet Ltd has announced it is adding Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio, CloudNX

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City's regeneration gathers pace

The £141 million redevelopment of Bakers Quay in Gloucester is fast taking shape.

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Weird Fish launches autumn winter 2017 collection

Gloucestershire-based Weird Fish clothing has launched its new autumn and winter 2017 womenswear and menswear collection.

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Social media tops agenda for uni public lectures

The University of Gloucestershire kicks off its 2017/18 Public Lecture Series with a closer look at social media.

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New course is Just the Job for 16-18 year olds

SGS College (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) is offering a new course that helps 16-18 year olds enter the world of work.

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Protest over second county burner plan - NEW COMMENT

A new protest has been launched over plans for a second incinerator to turn county waste into energy.

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Cheltenham therapist wins Practitioner of the Year

Cheltenham therapist Nicky Read was announced as Practitioner of the Year 2017 at the national Holistic Therapy Business Awards in London.

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Motorists face huge hike in parking charges - NEW COMMENT

Drivers in Gloucestershire are facing a big increase in charges for using council-run car parks.

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Students learn secrets of new homes from Newland Homes

Students from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester have had an insight into residential housebuilding at Newland Homes’ Broad Blunsdon Heights development.

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Pupils raise money for National Star’s 50th

Pupils at Rendcomb College held a fundraising party to remember in aid of National Star’s 50th anniversary last week.

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Small business tsar must stamp out big business bullying

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the appointment of Paul Uppal as the first ever Small Business Commissioner.

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Work starts on new engineering HQ which will create 170 jobs

A ground breaking ceremony has been held at Gloucester Business Park for an engineering group's new global headquarters.

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Don't let fraudsters put your business at risk

Mandate fraud cost businesses in the South West around £800,000 last year.

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New distribution hub brings C.M. Downton’s UK depots to 16

Gloucestershire logistics business C.M. Downton has added a 280,000 sq ft warehouse on a 20-acre former Tesco distribution centre site near Chepstow to its growing property portfolio.

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New City Protection Officers aim to make streets safer

The first two City Protection Officers (CPOs) went out on patrol in Gloucester today to help make the city a better and more secure place.

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Smoother welcome to Gloucester shopping destination

Shoppers at Gloucester's Eastern Avenue Retail Park will soon have a less bumpy arrival thanks to resurfacing work at the entrance.

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Minsterworth School to close

Minsterworth School is set to close at the end of the year.

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New director joins Ecclesiastical

Chris Moulder has been appointed as a non-executive director at Gloucester-based insurance group Ecclesiastical.

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New flights arranged for passengers as airline collapses

Around 860,000 passengers have been affected by Monarch, Britain’s fifth biggest airline, going into administration.

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Which county firm is listed amongst UK's top companies?

Just one Gloucestershire company has made it into the latest Sunday Times Top Track 250 of Britain's leading private mid-market companies.

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Cheltenham High Street set for a makeover

As part of an ongoing project to preserve Cheltenham's unique heritage and character, the borough council is working with the county council to refresh the public space along parts of the town's High Street.

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WARNING: 24hr road closure on Bruton Way – Gloucester

Highway works for the new Gloucester bus station are well underway. Crews are now finishing their second phase of road works and utility companies are on track.

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The beat goes on at Rendcomb College

Rendcomb College near Cirencester welcomed more than 160 children from eight primary and prep schools to its new state-of-the-art theatre last week.

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Weird Fish shortlisted for annual Drapers Awards 2017

Cheltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish is celebrating being shortlisted for the Drapers Awards 2017 in the Mainstream Brand category.

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Safran to help airlines reduce costs and environmental impact

Safran Landing Systems’ new electric taxiing system will cut costs and reduce environmental impact of aircraft.

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