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Parking charges to resume in the Cotswolds next week Image

Parking charges to resume in the Cotswolds next week

As lockdown eases, parking charges will resume in the Cotswolds next week and ticket machines will come back into use.

King’s School to hold Virtual Open Morning Image

King’s School to hold Virtual Open Morning

The King’s School in Gloucester will hold its first Virtual Open Morning on Saturday, June 6.

Plans approved for Cheltenham chapel to be transformed into boutique hotel Image

Plans approved for Cheltenham chapel to be transformed into boutique hotel

A 19th century chapel close to Cheltenham town centre is to be transformed into a boutique 12 bedroom hotel.

Chancellor prepares to announce furlough changes Image

Chancellor prepares to announce furlough changes

Employers will be expected to pay 20 per cent of furloughed workers' wages as the Government begins to roll back its coronavirus support schemes.

Councils warn grant money is tight as applications open Image

Councils warn grant money is tight as applications open

Discretionary Business Grants from the Government is unlikely to meet the demand from small businesses in the Cotswolds, according to one senior councillor.

Tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk Image

Tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk

One quarter of manufacturing companies in the UK are drawing up plans to cut jobs in the next six months, according to a new survey.

Fire safety top tips for a safe summer Image

Fire safety top tips for a safe summer

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone to follow some simple steps to make sure they have a fun filled, fire free summer.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 29 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 29

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

Zoom Q&A with Alex Chalk MP - 2pm on Friday 29th May Image

Zoom Q&A with Alex Chalk MP - 2pm on Friday 29th May

Join our exclusive Q&A session with Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk.

Unanimous backing for Cheltenham's Christmas Image

Unanimous backing for Cheltenham's Christmas

Plans for an ice rink and expanded Christmas Market in Cheltenham have been given the all clear.

Kier wins contract for £97m project Image

Kier wins contract for £97m project

Kier Construction has been awarded the contract to build a £97million hospital unit.

Mears sees revenue rise to £982m Image

Mears sees revenue rise to £982m

Mears Group chief executive David Miles has declared himself pleased with the way the housing services company is moving forward after the release of its latest figures.

Cheltenham puts tourism at heart of recovery Image

Cheltenham puts tourism at heart of recovery

Tourism leaders in Cheltenham are backing a campaign to recognise the importance the industry can play in a post-coronavirus economic recovery.

Gloucestershire councils seek local landlords with property for let Image

Gloucestershire councils seek local landlords with property for let

With the coronavirus crisis leaving more people than ever living in temporary accommodation, two district councils are looking to team up with local landlords to help those in need.

Tributes to Gloucestershire Cricket legend  Image

Tributes to Gloucestershire Cricket legend

Former Gloucestershire cricket captain and president Tony Brown has died at the age of 83.

John Lewis opening doors early in Cheltenham Image

John Lewis opening doors early in Cheltenham

Cheltenham will be among the first John Lewis stores to reopen when coronavirus restrictions are lifted next month.

Milestone reached as two million items of PPE delivered Image

Milestone reached as two million items of PPE delivered

More than two million items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been delivered across Gloucestershire in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council helping Gloucestershire schools go back Image

Council helping Gloucestershire schools go back

Gloucestershire County Council is providing a package of measures to help teachers and pupils ahead of a phased return to school on Monday.

Home workers set up office in bed Image

Home workers set up office in bed

A quarter of people working from home (25 per cent) say they have been doing their job from bed during lockdown, according to new research.

Public toilets to reopen in the Cotswolds Image

Public toilets to reopen in the Cotswolds

As the country slowly begins to take steps to move out of lockdown more of us are beginning to travel a little further from home.

Lucky few feel better off in lockdown  Image

Lucky few feel better off in lockdown

With many businesses fighting for survival, employees on furlough or worried about redundancy, a lucky few are actually escaping the financial ill effects of the pandemic.

Activity continues amid restrictions in the UK office market Image

Activity continues amid restrictions in the UK office market

According to data from a global commercial property firm, the UK office market (excluding central London) has seen 846,524 sq ft of deals complete since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

Don't call time on furloughs urge pub bosses Image

Don't call time on furloughs urge pub bosses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to keep furlough payments at 80 per cent and increase the scheme's flexibility or risk thousands of job losses.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Shop 'N' Drop volunteer service boosts Stroud economy Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Shop 'N' Drop volunteer service boosts Stroud economy

A group of young adults from Stroud have played a crucial role in fulfilling local delivery requests through a scheme set up by Access Bike.

SURVEY RESULTS: Backing for extra bank holiday plan Image

SURVEY RESULTS: Backing for extra bank holiday plan

Punchline readers have backed calls for an extra bank holiday this October to help the tourism industry recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the coronavirus lockdown.

Partnership driving design for life in the city Image

Partnership driving design for life in the city

Gloucester City Council has been working with the Royal Institute of British Architects as it looks build on a pledge to improve the look of the city.

£55k raid on Forest of Dean business Image

£55k raid on Forest of Dean business

The theft happened in October 2017 and the offenders were caught by police patrolling the area.

Cirencester's St James's Place managing more funds Image

Cirencester's St James's Place managing more funds

St James's Place chief executive Andrew Croft said he was encouraged by the wealth management group's performance through the coronavirus pandemic.

New mental health service for young people Image

New mental health service for young people

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing service provided by Gloucestershire County Council in response to COVID-19.

Everything looking rose for wine students Image

Everything looking rose for wine students

Forget your French Chardonnay, Italian Prosecco or South African Pinotage, your next lockdown tipple could be something from rather closer to home.

Gloucestershire's small businesses playing big part in communities Image

Gloucestershire's small businesses playing big part in communities

Small businesses may be feeling the pressure exerted by the coronavirus pandemic, but many are playing are playing a key role in their communities.

Greggs firing up the ovens for June reopening Image

Greggs firing up the ovens for June reopening

Greggs is hoping to reopen more than one third of its shops by the middle of next month.

Lidl piloting click & collect Image

Lidl piloting click & collect

Discount supermarket Lidl is trialling a new click & collect service, as it moves gradually into online shopping.

Cheltenham International Film Festival goes online Image

Cheltenham International Film Festival goes online

Following the government lockdown in March, Cheltenham has become one of the first international film festivals in the UK to go online.

Council trials socially distanced transport measures Image

Council trials socially distanced transport measures

Water-filled barriers and the removal of on-street parking spaces are among measures being trialled at four locations across Gloucestershire to help people remain socially distanced.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Music Works raises money for the NHS   Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Music Works raises money for the NHS

A group of young people has come together on a musical track to thank the NHS and key workers, and provide hope through lockdown.

"It could take Gloucester five years to recover"

Hand sanitising points, affordable homes, safety grants for community groups and recovering the costs to the council are part of a Liberal Democrat plan to help Gloucester recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

How Cheltenham BID is helping firms get back to business Image

How Cheltenham BID is helping firms get back to business

Cheltenham BID has launched a four-pronged campaign to try to help ensure that businesses in the town are fully prepared when they can come out of coronavirus lockdown.

June 15 not the end of the fight for Gloucestershire's high streets Image

June 15 not the end of the fight for Gloucestershire's high streets

Reopening in the doors will not be the end of the problems facing retailers a leading trade body has warned

Happy Days: All McDonald's Drive-Thrus to reopen Image

Happy Days: All McDonald's Drive-Thrus to reopen

McDonald's has announced it will reopen all 924 of its UK drive-through restaurants sites by June 4.

Clarity welcomed by shops over reopening times Image

Clarity welcomed by shops over reopening times

Business leaders have welcomed much-needed clarity from the Government to retailers with the news shops are on track to reopen on June 15.

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