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Accidental death at Cotswold Water Park Image

Accidental death at Cotswold Water Park

An inquest jury has concluded on the death of a fit and healthy 21-year-old man.

Iceland to be hit by £140m energy bill Image

Iceland to be hit by £140m energy bill

Frozen food specialist Iceland will be hit by massive energy bills this year, because of its reliance on freezers.

Punchline Talks – July 29 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – July 29 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Failings at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service revealed in damning report Image

Failings at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service revealed in damning report

It has been placed in special measures by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services after it found it was not doing a good enough job of keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks

Gloucestershire businesses work together to create a sustainable future Image

Gloucestershire businesses work together to create a sustainable future

Solar PV specialist Mypower has been awarded a contract to install a 1 MegaWatt (MW) roof-top solar PV array in Hardwicke, Gloucestershire.

Fly tip prosecution success for Cotswold District Council Image

Fly tip prosecution success for Cotswold District Council

The tip contained black bin bags, soft furnishings, a sofa, cardboard packaging from children’s toys, items of clothing and a green waste bin.

Site of former Stonehouse pub could finally have new lease of life Image

Site of former Stonehouse pub could finally have new lease of life

The site of the former Ship Inn in Stonehouse, which was demolished in 1997, could soon have a new future.

‘Businesses need net zero support’ Image

‘Businesses need net zero support’

The hottest day ever in the UK last week showed the harsh reality of climate change, writes Ian Mean, Gloucestershire director of Business West.

Games Workshop profits keep growing Image

Games Workshop profits keep growing

Games Workshop has posted another jump in pre-tax profit and revenues for the year.

Cheltenham man arrested during three simultaneous police drugs raids Image

Cheltenham man arrested during three simultaneous police drugs raids

A 25-year-old Bishops Cleeve man was arrested.

Gloucester firm design revamp of iconic venue Image

Gloucester firm design revamp of iconic venue

Roberts Limbrick Architects and a Midlands construction company are working together to revamp a key part of one of the UK's most iconic horseracing venues.

New Cotswold food hall to open next month Image

New Cotswold food hall to open next month

Cirencester-based butcher Jesse Smith has revealed the opening date for it's new food hall in the Cotswolds.

Gloucestershire aircraft salvage firm celebrates 25 years in business Image

Gloucestershire aircraft salvage firm celebrates 25 years in business

CEO Mark Gregory is raising a glass to his company, Air Salvage International (ASI), after a successful 25 years in the air.

Halifax to close in Stroud Image

Halifax to close in Stroud

Stroud’s branch of the Halifax will close in November, it has been announced.

Gloucestershire is worst region for driving under the influence Image

Gloucestershire is worst region for driving under the influence

Gloucestershire is the worst region in the UK for positive or refused breath tests, according to new research.

Bank gives cost of living bonus Image

Bank gives cost of living bonus

Around 4,500 staff at TSB will get a £1,000 cost of living bonus this year.

Signs of post-pandemic DIY slowdown, Wickes warns Image

Signs of post-pandemic DIY slowdown, Wickes warns

There are fresh signs that people are hanging up their tool belts, home improvement retailer Wickes has indicated.

Police appeal for witnesses of attempted cooking oil theft Image

Police appeal for witnesses of attempted cooking oil theft

A man was seen acting suspiciously in the grounds of The Royal Oak pub.

Expansion of Government’s digital support welcomed by small firms Image

Expansion of Government’s digital support welcomed by small firms

The Government has announced that the Help to Grow: Digital scheme is to be expanded to businesses with fewer than five employees.

Prolific Cheltenham shoplifter walks free from court Image

Prolific Cheltenham shoplifter walks free from court

For the second time in seven months.

Luxury Cotswold hotel on market for £2.5 million  Image

Luxury Cotswold hotel on market for £2.5 million

An 18-bedroom country house hotel in the county is up for sale for £2.5 million.

Spirax-Sarco confirms £225.5m business acquisition Image

Spirax-Sarco confirms £225.5m business acquisition

Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has now signed a binding definitive agreement to acquire the Vulcanic group of companies.

Business opens £400k Cheltenham repair centre Image

Business opens £400k Cheltenham repair centre

Fix Auto Cheltenham has moved into a brand new repair centre, following a £400,000 investment.

VIDEO: Livestock farm on a mission to educate the generations Image

VIDEO: Livestock farm on a mission to educate the generations

A Gloucestershire farm is seeking to educate generations on both the environmental and health aspects of farming.

Vegan deli opens in Stroud Image

Vegan deli opens in Stroud

A new family-run deli catering for the vegan market is now open in Five Valleys in Stroud.

Cheltenham nail salon deemed fire risk Image

Cheltenham nail salon deemed fire risk

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) said it has taken action to improve safety at premises that were deemed to be a fire risk.

Leading design consultants brought on board for Five Acres site Image

Leading design consultants brought on board for Five Acres site

With demolition at Five Acres now complete, Forest of Dean District Council are progressing with the redevelopment and design of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres.

Cath Kidston owner looking to buy Paperchase Image

Cath Kidston owner looking to buy Paperchase

The new owner of Cath Kidston, Hilco Capital, is among those looking to snap up Paperchase.

New Leader and Deputy Leader for Stroud District Council Image

New Leader and Deputy Leader for Stroud District Council

Cllr Catherine Braun has been elected as the new Leader of Stroud District Council.

£2 million to tackle crime in Gloucestershire Image

£2 million to tackle crime in Gloucestershire

More than £2 million of government funding has been secured to spend on tackling crime in Gloucestershire.

College marks GC Zero project with celebration Image

College marks GC Zero project with celebration

Gloucestershire College this morning (July 22) held a celebration ceremony to mark its GC Zero project.

EDF asks to trigger force majeure clause in Hinkley Point C contract to allow for Covid delays Image

EDF asks to trigger force majeure clause in Hinkley Point C contract to allow for Covid delays

The firm which has its UK headquarters in Gloucester has attributed 12 months of delays to Covid-related problems

Profit warnings issued by South West-listed companies doubles Image

Profit warnings issued by South West-listed companies doubles

The number of profit warnings issued by listed companies in the South West doubled to six in Q2 2022 – up from three in Q1.

Business West appoints top business leader as new chair Image

Business West appoints top business leader as new chair

Colin Skellett has become chair of Business West, one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the UK.

Forty new affordable homes to be built in the Forest of Dean Image

Forty new affordable homes to be built in the Forest of Dean

Construction has begun on a new housing development in Newent which will deliver 40 affordable homes to residents.

College successfully bids for £650,000 funding Image

College successfully bids for £650,000 funding

Cirencester College has secured £650,000 funding to support the development of new art facilities.

Tech investments paying dividends at Bruton Knowles Image

Tech investments paying dividends at Bruton Knowles

Over the past 12 months, Gloucester-based leading national chartered surveyors Bruton Knowles has invested £800k in technology across the business.

Gloucester companies race their way towards charity target Image

Gloucester companies race their way towards charity target

Window Widgets and The Residence Collection attended the Glass Times Race Day at Haydock

Big rise in profits at Howdens Image

Big rise in profits at Howdens

Profits at Howdens were up 22 per cent in the first half of the year.

New play equipment for ten of Cheltenham’s parks and green spaces Image

New play equipment for ten of Cheltenham’s parks and green spaces

The work is being carried out by Cheltenham Borough Council, with support and input from Up Hatherley Parish Council and local residents

Final call for Mecca Bingo Gloucester Image

Final call for Mecca Bingo Gloucester

The bingo hall has announced it will close for good

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