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Making the most of your office lunch hour

How do you spend your office lunch hour? More to the point, do you even get a significant lunch break where you work?

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Google and Facebook could be fined billions under new law

Companies like Google and Facebook could be fined billions if they fail to protect users’ privacy under a new law.

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New John Lewis in Cheltenham rapidly taking shape

Cheltenham’s new John Lewis store will be opening its doors next year, bringing a new shopping experience and employment opportunities to the town.

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What's On: The Festival of British Eventing returns to glorious Gatcombe

Held in the beautiful surroundings of Gatcombe Park, home of HRH The Princess Royal, The Festival of British Eventing is one of the highlights of the Cotswolds calendar.

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Plans to create centre for 75 innovative businesses in Stroud

The leaseholder of a historic building on the outskirts of Stroud has spoken of plans to create a "dynamic centre" for new businesses, shoppers and diners.

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What would you do with a big win?

One in four Brits (24%) would invest in a business if they won a substantial amount of money, according to new research.

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Convenience store owner to build on success of Prestbury store

An experienced convenience store manager has snapped up a store of his own - Prestbury Village Stores.

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Are you ready for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning?

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is back next month (29th September) and Macmillan hopes this will be the year it smashes the £200 million mark.

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How much packaging is too much for your online shopping?

How many times have you ordered something online, only for it to arrive in a box about five times its size, almost overflowing with bubble wrap?

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Court rules against Aldi supermarket in Coleford

A court has overturned Forest of Dean District Council's decision to give a new Coleford supermarket the go-ahead.

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Plans for new £1.5m aviary proposed for Slimbridge

Plans for a new £1.5m walk-through aviary at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) Slimbridge have been submitted for planning permission.

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RBS makes first half-year profit in three years

RBS has recorded a profit of £939 million in the first six months of the year, its first half-year profit in three years.

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Next sales rise thanks to online trading

Fashion and homeware retailer Next enjoyed a rise in overall sales over the last three months, boosted by a 11.4 per cent surge in directory sales.

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New engineer for CKF Systems

CKF Systems Ltd, the Gloucester-based provider of robotic solutions for the manufacturing industry, has appointed Chris Edmunds as electrical proposals engineer.

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Lodders celebrates 21 years at Moreton Show

Law firm Lodders will be celebrating family businesses and the farming industry at this year's Moreton Show.

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VIDEO: Manufacturer invests £2.6 million in robots - a first for county

A Gloucestershire company has made a huge investment in cutting-edge robots which will slash production time and improve quality.

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Stroud District Council could cut 20 per cent of staff to prevent £3m hole in budget

Stroud District Council says it could be forced to cut 20 per cent of its staff over the next four years to offset a £3million shortfall in its budget.

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Man with serious stab wound after fun fair incident

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man was allegedly stabbed at the fun fair at Gloucester Park last night.

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Hartpury wins right to award its own degrees

Hartpury College is celebrating after winning the right to award new students their own honours and Masters degrees.

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Pension payment delay leaves over 60s out of pocket

The controversial delay in paying state pensions to more than a million women is hitting household incomes.

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Taxi drivers help prevent exploitation of vulnerable people

Taxi and private hire drivers in the Forest of Dean are being trained to help them identify the signs that a young or vulnerable person is at risk of exploitation.

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Uber drivers playing the system to push up prices

Uber drivers are working together to play the system and earn more cash, according to a new study.

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SME manufacturing on the up

Output among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers grew at the fastest pace in seven years, according to a recent survey.

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Banking changes more transparent for SMEs

From today, UK banks will have to be more upfront about what they offer their small business customers.

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Free parking comes to an end

A new permit scheme will replace free parking in areas of Cheltenham from today.

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Cabinet approves affordable homes funding

Forest of Dean District Council's Cabinet has approved a proposal to fund a development of 10 new affordable homes in Newent.

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Are robots about to take over the world?

Smart phones and computers are part of all our lives now but when machines become so smart that they start to think for themselves, is it time to worry?

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Private sector IR35 reform rumours are UK contractors no.1 concern

Rumours surrounding potential changes to private sector IR35 are UK contractors' biggest concern, according to the latest research.

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Mickleton cemetery extension gets boost from Newland Homes

Newland Homes has provided Mickleton Parish Council with £20,000 in order to extend the village’s cemetery.

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More hot air over county's missing link? - NEW COMMENT

After more than two decades of debate over Gloucestershire's notorious A417 missing link could a solution finally be in sight?

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Rail passengers get new park and ride stop

A new stop has today been introduced for the park and ride services to Cheltenham Spa railway station

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Forest Green score in top football game

Forest Green Rovers players are the first outside of Europe's top divisions to be face captured for the bestselling football game.

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Anita Rani, Dan Snow and Tony Robinson headline biggest-ever Gloucester History Festival (Sept 2-17)

An amazing line-up of TV historians, actors and leading politicians will be appearing at the 2017 Gloucester History Festival (September 2-17).

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Airport to be left high and dry without bus service - NEW COMMENT

Stagecoach has announced that it is cutting its ‘F’ service, which serves Gloucestershire Airport, after it made a loss last year.

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Police and Crime Panel looking for volunteer

The Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel is searching for someone to help oversee and scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

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City MP calls for better broadband service

Over 10,000 broadband connection users in Gloucester are not getting the proposed minimum broadband download speed, according to city MP Richard Graham.

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Life's a beach (or two) at Gloucester Quays this summer

Gloucester Docks may be the UK's most inland port but it will boast some traditional seaside style fun this summer.

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High street banks are coining it in

High street banking giant HSBC has today reported half-yearly profits of £7.8billion after closing a record number of branches.

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New CEO for Gloucestershire charity

A Gloucestershire charity has today announced a major appointment at the top of the organisation.

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Latest insolvency figures show no significant casualties - yet

Latest insolvency figures published by the government show the slowing economy hasn't claimed any significant casualties yet.

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Bake Off winner and more at Gloucester Quays Food Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not head over to the South West’s biggest food festival at Gloucester Quays?

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