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H&M profits hit by summer discounting

H&M has recorded a 20 per cent fall in its third quarter profit, despite a rise in sales, as summer discounting hit its bottom line.

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Renishaw’s founder awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Huddersfield has awarded an honorary doctorate to Sir David McMurtry, Chairman and Chief Executive of global engineering technologies company, Renishaw.

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Government policies 'heap cost pressures on small firms'

The increase in small business costs directly resulting from Government policy decisions has significantly outpaced inflation in recent years.

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Chelsea Pensioner to speak at CIPD event

There is a chance to meet a Chelsea Pensioner at an event organised by the Gloucestershire branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) next week.

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New ground-breaking company will safeguard local services

In November four local councils are launching a ground-breaking partnership which promises to deliver better local services for residents.

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Stroud manufacturer provides ray of hope for children's charity

Gloucestershire-based specialist gaming control design and manufacturer Heber is supporting the super-heroic efforts of charity fund raisers.

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Beefing up UK trade with Far East

Gloucester MP Richard Graham is helping to beef up British trade with the Far East.

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Pride of the Lions Sam Warburton enthrals dinner guests

Two times British and Irish Lions Captain Sam Warburton captivated guests at a unique gala dinner in Gloucestershire last night.

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Dame Fiona Reynolds to become Patron of Cotswold Taste

Dame Fiona Reynolds is to become Patron of Cotswold Taste, the quality marque for food and drink produced in the Cotswolds.

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Gloucester employment success overtakes 130 other constituencies

Gloucester's unemployment has fallen faster than 130 constituencies since June 2010, according to the city’s MP, Richard Graham.

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College still under threat as football stadium plans are revamped

A college which provides essential support for young people with learning difficulties fears its rural calm will be shattered by controversial plans for an eco-business park.

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County divides up highways contracts and creates in-house team

Gloucestershire County Council has decided on a new approach to maintaining the county's highways as part of a £150 million investment.

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Top honour for Renishaw engineer Roxanne

Roxanne Pollard, a mechanical design engineer at Wotton-under-Edge based engineering company, Renishaw, has won a top award.

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Metal detection enthusiast uncovers hidden Roman treasures

A hoard of ancient Roman bronze artefacts has been discovered in Gloucestershire by a local metal detectorist.

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EasyJet to fly battery-powered planes within 20 years

Budget airline, EasyJet, is backing plans to develop passenger aeroplanes powered by electricity rather than conventional engines.

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Award-winning health and safety company marks 21 years of growth

Envesca, a company founded by husband and wife team, Simon and Sue Ellis, is celebrating 21 years of championing health and safety.

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Twitter trials doubling character limit

Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit to selected users, to help them express themselves fully.

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Weird Fish helps homeless cats and dogs

Clothing brand, Weird Fish, has announced the winner of a new charity T-shirt design which will help Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

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Clumsy students urged to insure their university essentials

Nearly half of all students say their laptop is the one thing they couldn’t survive without, yet one in 10 have no insurance for their gadgets at all.

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Editor is made redundant in newspaper shake-up

The editor of the Gloucestershire Echo newspaper, Matt Holmes, says he is "absolutely gutted" after being made redundant.

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Motorists face hike in car parking charges

It is going to be more expensive to park your car in Gloucester from next month.

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Last straw for pub chain giant

The pub company Wetherspoon is getting rid of plastic straws.

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Night time road closure over Coombe Hill

A key route into Cheltenham will be closed overnight for more than a week in October while resurfacing work takes place.

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Council urges more businesses to apply for rate relief

The Leader of Cotswold District Council has today approved almost £127,000 worth of discretionary business rates relief for 111 small companies.

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Bovis Homes outsources legal services to Gloucester law firm

Bovis Homes, one of the UK's leading housebuilders, has reached agreement to outsource its legal requirements to Barnwood-based Davies and Partners Solicitors.

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Climbing centre building could become apartments

The historic Warehouse Climbing Centre building in Gloucester could be converted into flats.

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SuperGroup gathers speed in athleisure market

SuperGroup, the Cheltenham-based company behind Superdry and Cult Clothing, is challenging some of the leading brands in the "athleisure" sector.

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Kier confident of building on successful performance

Kier Group, which is leading some of the major regeneration projects in Gloucester, says it is on target to grow its strong performance.

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Former Royal Mail building on the market

One of Gloucester's most prominent buildings has been put on the market for sale or rent.

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How county ranks in the Good University Guide

Two county universities have been downgraded in the latest Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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How to turn plastic bottles into football shirts

Forest of Dean District Council is backing Recycle Week to help turn empty plastic containers into clothes.

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Uber and out of London

Taxi company Uber will not have their licence renewed by Transport for London, it has been revealed.

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County students scoop seats to hear Hillary Clinton speak at festival

Students and school children from all over Gloucestershire have scored seats to hear Hillary Clinton speak at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Two-county NHS merger could mean job losses, claims union

A health union has spoken of its concern over news of the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire NHS merger.

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Solar panels go up on to the roof of Gloucestershire County Council

Another high profile rooftop solar installation is underway for Gloucestershire company, Mypower.

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TV architect Piers Taylor to talk at Gloucester

Piers Taylor, award-winning architect and TV presenter, will be giving a talk at Gloucester Blackfriars on Thursday, September 28, sponsored by Ibstock.

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Hazlewoods name Scoo-B-Doo as this year's fundraising charity

Hazlewoods chartered accountants has chosen Scoo-B-Doo, supporting neonatal care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, as their charity for the next 12 months.

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The long-awaited Elmbridge Court roundabout opens today

The first motorists crossed the new Elmbridge Court roundabout when it opened at 7am this morning.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Welsh legend Max Boyce

Punchline has a pair of tickets to give away for legendary Welsh entertainer, Max Boyce, when he performs at Hatherley Manor on October 4th.

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New Jack Wills store opens at Gloucester Quays

British fashion and lifestyle brand Jack Wills opens its new outlet store in Gloucester Quays today (Friday 22nd September).

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Business West chambers scoop top international honours

Business West Chambers of Commerce walked away as one of five champions at the World Chambers Competition.

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