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Developer experiences phenomenal demand for new homes in Cheltenham Image

Developer experiences phenomenal demand for new homes in Cheltenham

Just under half of the first release of new homes at No.102 Prestbury Road in Cheltenham have been snapped up by buyers in the first week of the development's launch.

Whitefriars Friary uncovered in Forum preparations Image

Whitefriars Friary uncovered in Forum preparations

Work to reshape the future of Gloucester has unearthed part of the city's past which has remained a mystery for decades.

Punchline Talks: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group Image

Punchline Talks: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group

Our video series Punchline Talks hears from figureheads the Gloucestershire business community - revealing their news and views exclusively to Punchline readers.

Adventure activity operator breaks ground on latest project Image

Adventure activity operator breaks ground on latest project

Gloucestershire based adrenaline activity operator Hangloose Adventure celebrated a groundbreaking moment this week when they began construction on their latest project.

£300,000 investment to boost Covid enforcement work across Gloucestershire Image

£300,000 investment to boost Covid enforcement work across Gloucestershire

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across Gloucestershire, the county council has funded six new Covid-19 compliance officers to help businesses do all they can to minimise the spread of the virus.

John Lewis and Waitrose set out ambitious plan for the future  Image

John Lewis and Waitrose set out ambitious plan for the future

Waitrose and John Lewis have unveiled new plans to support customers, partners and the community in the coming years.

Runners’ half marathon effort edges towards £50,000 for hospice Image

Runners’ half marathon effort edges towards £50,000 for hospice

Stephen Richardson, from Cheltenham, and a team of 30 runners pulled on their running shoes in a bid to raise much-needed cash for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Forest leader urges high-risk visitors to stay away Image

Forest leader urges high-risk visitors to stay away

The leader of Forest of Dean District Council has urged people from areas with high rates of coronavirus cases to stay away from the area.

Cotswolds leads Gloucestershire for coronavirus loans Image

Cotswolds leads Gloucestershire for coronavirus loans

The Cotswolds has received the second highest amount in coronavirus loans among South West constituencies since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

One in five small firms fear second lockdown could be fatal Image

One in five small firms fear second lockdown could be fatal

Almost one in five SMEs do not think they would be forced to stop trading if another lockdown was introduced, according to a new report.

Fans deliver innocent verdict on Forest Green name Image

Fans deliver innocent verdict on Forest Green name

Forest Green Rovers supporters have voted to stick with the familiar after choosing the innocent New Lawn as the name for the club's ground.

Gloucester Quays opening gateway to

Gloucester Quays opening gateway to "investable city"

“Gloucester is an investable city” - the words of Jason Pullen, managing director of Lifestyle Outlets which owns Gloucester Quays and the Peel Centre. 

Benson for Beds says no to Black Friday Image

Benson for Beds says no to Black Friday

Bensons for Beds is to scrap Black Friday this year and replace it with special offers throughout November.

Restrictions force Marstons to cut furloughed jobs Image

Restrictions force Marstons to cut furloughed jobs

Brewer and pub chain Marston is to cut up to 2,150 furloughed jobs as it feels the continuing affect of coronavirus regulations.

Sales soar at Dunelm Image

Sales soar at Dunelm

Home furnishing retailer Dunelm saw a 37 per cent leap in first-quarter sales, as it benefited from both higher online demand for its products and in-store recovery following lockdown.

Gardens flying the flag for Cheltenham Image

Gardens flying the flag for Cheltenham

Two of Cheltenham's green spaces have retained Green Flag Awards handed out to parks which reach the required standard.

Artisan chocolatier joins growing market at Five Valleys Image

Artisan chocolatier joins growing market at Five Valleys

Local chocolatier and cake company Xocolatl is the latest artisan trader to open at Stroud's new Five Valleys Market this month.

Gloucester contractors to lead King's Square redevelopment Image

Gloucester contractors to lead King's Square redevelopment

Work on the redevelopment of King's Square is on track to start in a few weeks with a Gloucester firm acting as the main contractor.

250 new riders set to join Deliveroo in Cheltenham as demand soars Image

250 new riders set to join Deliveroo in Cheltenham as demand soars

Deliveroo has announced that it is rapidly expanding the number of riders it works with in Cheltenham.

Punchline Talks - Your Friday Business Briefing Image

Punchline Talks - Your Friday Business Briefing

A series of Friday briefings will see key business figures in front of the camera in the Punchline Talks hot seat with GFirst LEP chair Dr Diane Savory next up tomorrow.

Gloucestershire project calls on employers to help children read Image

Gloucestershire project calls on employers to help children read

One in five children currently leaves primary school unable to read well and many will never catch up. That’s why Gloucestershire project Read with me is asking local businesses to o give an hour a week to hear children read.

Council reins in plans for Stow Horse Fair Image

Council reins in plans for Stow Horse Fair

Gloucestershire County Council has used powers available under Covid-19 regulations to stop next week's Stow Horse Fair from going ahead.

Asda teams up with The Entertainer Image

Asda teams up with The Entertainer

Supermarket giant Asda has teamed up with the UK's largest independent toy retailer The Entertainer to take over the toy selection at some of its stores.

Debenhams unveils new toy concession Image

Debenhams unveils new toy concession

High street retailer Debenhams has launched Toys at Debenhams concessions across up to 100 of its stores.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 16 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 16

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

Have your say on M5 Junction 10 improvements Image

Have your say on M5 Junction 10 improvements

Gloucestershire County Council has launched a consultation on its plans to change the M5 Junction 10 so that road users can join and leave the M5 in all directions.

Young unemployment rising fastest in Gloucestershire Image

Young unemployment rising fastest in Gloucestershire

The rise in unemployment among young people across Gloucestershire outstripped the increase in total number of job seekers over the last three months according to the latest data.

Travel company crowned Business of the Year at annual Soldiering On Awards Image

Travel company crowned Business of the Year at annual Soldiering On Awards

Cheltenham based Tribal Tracks has been announced as the winner of the Business of the Year: Start Up award in the 10th anniversary Soldiering On Awards 2020.

Delicatessen relocates to indoor market Image

Delicatessen relocates to indoor market

Stroud's Armadeli Delicatessen has opened in its new space at the Five Valleys indoor market.

The Cold War: Homeworkers turn heating on three weeks earlier than last year Image

The Cold War: Homeworkers turn heating on three weeks earlier than last year

A mixture of cold weather and homeworking means 60 per cent of households have already turned their heating on.

Gaia opens at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Gaia opens at Gloucester Cathedral

A striking artwork bringing the world down to size has opened to the public at Gloucester Cathedral.

Appeal following unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common Image

Appeal following unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common last month.

Two people assaulted in Gloucester last weekend Image

Two people assaulted in Gloucester last weekend

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two people were assaulted on Bristol Road, Gloucester last weekend.

Rise in house sales for Barratt Image

Rise in house sales for Barratt

Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt Homes has reported a jump of nearly 17 per cent jump in forward sales for the past three months.

Maternity brand strengthens partnership with Next Image

Maternity brand strengthens partnership with Next

Maternity and baby brand Mamas & Papas is to open two new concessions in Next stores.

Profits fall at Matalan Image

Profits fall at Matalan

Profits at value fashion retailer Matalan have plunged, after it carried out heavy discounting in a bid to clear spring stock following lockdown.

Road improvements completed in Coleford Image

Road improvements completed in Coleford

A main route through Coleford has recently been resurfaced by Gloucestershire County Council's highways team.

Attention land owners - council launches 'Call for Sites' Image

Attention land owners - council launches 'Call for Sites'

Cotswold District Council is looking for sites to help with a variety of accommodation and community needs.

Cheltenham launches drive to meet demand Image

Cheltenham launches drive to meet demand

Cheltenham is targeting one of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy with the launch of a new initiative to support the recovery of the town's tourism market.

FSB: More support needed to create jobs Image

FSB: More support needed to create jobs

The Government needs to build on its Kickstart and Job Entry Targeted Support Initiatives to provide fresh help to enable job creation, according the Federation for Small Businesses.

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