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County chip shop is best in Britain  Image

County chip shop is best in Britain

Cirencester chippy, Malt & Anchor, has been crowned Best Fish and Chip Shop at The Food and Drink Awards.

It's official: Cheltenham has the best independent beer shop in the country Image

It's official: Cheltenham has the best independent beer shop in the country

At the recent Drinks Retailing Awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Bath Road Beers was named the number one independent beer retailer in the UK.

Sales and losses up at Ocado Image

Sales and losses up at Ocado

Online supermarket, Ocado, has reported a big rise in sales - and big losses - for 2019.

New top nurse for the South West Image

New top nurse for the South West

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has appointed Lucy Muchina as regional director for the South West.

Gloucestershire's former fire chief to appear in court on fraud charges Image

Gloucestershire's former fire chief to appear in court on fraud charges

Gloucestershire’s former chief fire officer has been charged with an allegation of fraud and will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court next month.

'The most elaborate house in Gloucester' for sale for £1.85million Image

'The most elaborate house in Gloucester' for sale for £1.85million

A stunning Grade II-listed Italian-style villa in the centre of Gloucester is on the market for £1.85million.

Huge new pub to be built in Bishop's Cleeve after plans get the green light Image

Huge new pub to be built in Bishop's Cleeve after plans get the green light

Bishop’s Cleeve will be getting a huge new pub after plans for a family-friendly watering hole as part of the new Cleevelands Development were approved by Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Cheltenham-based manufacturer seeks to reassure shareholders after decline in share price Image

Cheltenham-based manufacturer seeks to reassure shareholders after decline in share price

Versarien shares have recovered slightly in morning trading following the Cheltenham-based advanced materials engineering group making a statement to the Stock Exchange.

Green light given for new housing development on the edge of Cheltenham Image

Green light given for new housing development on the edge of Cheltenham

A new housing development, on land next to Cheltenham Town Football Club's training ground, has received final approval from planners.

Could your business save money by going green? Image

Could your business save money by going green?

Gloucestershire schools and businesses are reducing their carbon footprint and saving money by adopting solar energy - could your business do the same?

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed

This February, drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

Stroud burglar offered food after attempted theft Image

Stroud burglar offered food after attempted theft

A Stroud man who found a burglar in his garage, locked him in and called the police - but then offered him food.

WHSmith to ask for new terms from landlords Image

WHSmith to ask for new terms from landlords

Stationery retailer and newsagent, WHSmith, is considering asking landlords to allow it to pay rent in arrears in future.

Could Gloucester Rugby be behind 'interest' in business park next door to Kingsholm? Image

Could Gloucester Rugby be behind 'interest' in business park next door to Kingsholm?

Since former tenant SLG upped-sticks and moved its entire operations to Cheltenham the 5,700-plus square metre business park next to Gloucester Rugby has been on the market.

Offers in excess of £1.25million invited for former Cheltenham flower market Image

Offers in excess of £1.25million invited for former Cheltenham flower market

A unique development opportunity fronting the Bath Road in Cheltenham has hit the market.

Firms behind strategic masterplan for Cyber Central unveiled Image

Firms behind strategic masterplan for Cyber Central unveiled

The businesses which will help develop the strategic masterplan leading to the building of the major new cyber development near Cheltenham have been named.

John Lewis store closures could be on the way Image

John Lewis store closures could be on the way

The new head of the John Lewis Partnership has warned that store closures and job losses could be around the corner, unless its financial performance improves.

Free IT training extended to help more people get online Image

Free IT training extended to help more people get online

A series of free IT courses for beginners has been launched at new locations in Gloucestershire.

County firm shortlisted for top travel agency in the South West Image

County firm shortlisted for top travel agency in the South West

Wotton Travel, a wholly owned Renishaw company, has been shortlisted in the South West category of the Travel Trade Gazette's TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies of 2020.

Business serves up awards in honour of its staff Image

Business serves up awards in honour of its staff

Staff who 'believe in more' at Gloucestershire-based independent wholesale company Creed Foodservice were recognised at a recent awards ceremony.

University of Gloucestershire cuts cloth accordingly to record £2million surplus Image

University of Gloucestershire cuts cloth accordingly to record £2million surplus

A financial restructuring has taken place at the University of Gloucestershire with millions saved from the annual cost base to cope with a decline in revenue.

Former Gloucester City manager banned from driving for six months after road rage incident Image

Former Gloucester City manager banned from driving for six months after road rage incident

Former Gloucester City Football Club manager Mike Cook has been fined £500 and banned from driving for six months after a road rage incident with a cyclist.

Two fifths of bereaved people experience poor mental health Image

Two fifths of bereaved people experience poor mental health

A new survey commissioned by Sue Ryder shows that 42 per cent of people experience poor mental health following the death of a loved one.

Collapse of transfer deal leads to losses of £785,000 at Forest Green Rovers Image

Collapse of transfer deal leads to losses of £785,000 at Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers made a loss of £785,167 last year due to the collapse of the sale of one of their star players, the club’s latest financial statements show.

Police appeal after motorcylist suffers serious injuries in Cheltenham collision Image

Police appeal after motorcylist suffers serious injuries in Cheltenham collision

An appeal has been made for witnesses to a collision that took place early on Thursday morning in Cheltenham that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Plans revealed for industry-leading ‘Digital Building’ Image

Plans revealed for industry-leading ‘Digital Building’

Plans to demolish a temporary teaching block and construct a new-build three-storey ‘digital building’ have been revealed.

Growing footfall and sales figures at Gloucester Quays Image

Growing footfall and sales figures at Gloucester Quays

Strong results reveal rising sales and growing footfall at Gloucester Quays retail outlet centre.

£100 million housing deal signed Image

£100 million housing deal signed

Formal signing of a housing investment plan will see £100m invested in new homes in Gloucestershire - and land it being actively sought to make that happen.

Alder King advise on £1.5million Costa drive-thru Image

Alder King advise on £1.5million Costa drive-thru

Alder King's investment team has advised on the forward funding of a now completed Costa drive-thru.

Gloucester business saves 21 single-use plastic bottles every second Image

Gloucester business saves 21 single-use plastic bottles every second

Sustainability is driving double-digit growth for the Gloucester Business Park hydration firm, the WCD Group.

Roadworks heading for Cheltenham town centre Image

Roadworks heading for Cheltenham town centre

Resurfacing work is due to start on two of the key roads near the centre of Cheltenham for a week from Monday (February 10).

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone Image

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

Fifty per cent of 10-year-olds in the UK owned a smartphone in 2019, according to the latest report by media regulator Ofcom - and parents are worried about what they might see online.

Kids’ football team scores new kit thanks to McDonald's Image

Kids’ football team scores new kit thanks to McDonald's

Local grassroots football club Bishop Cleeve Colts FC received a new kit for its under 8s and under 9s teams, thanks to the McDonald’s restaurants in Cheltenham, owned by franchisee Carl Room.

Conviction means cheap 'tip run' is far from cheap Image

Conviction means cheap 'tip run' is far from cheap

Forest of Dean District Council has prosecuted an individual for fly-tipping - despite the fact he didn’t dispose of the waste himself.

Airbnb bans under-25s from booking whole houses Image

Airbnb bans under-25s from booking whole houses

Airbnb will no longer allow under-25s in Canada to book whole properties in their local area, to cut down on violent house parties.

Council helps military veterans  Image

Council helps military veterans

Budgeting, mental health issues and housing support are just some of the areas that military veterans can get support for at a new monthly drop-in service at Stroud District Council.

MP praises girls in CyberFirst programme  Image

MP praises girls in CyberFirst programme

Alex Chalk has praised the work of GCHQ-supervised NCSC in helping to secure a "pipeline of talent" among women to bolster national security in cyberspace.

Prestigious carpet firm faces administration for a second time Image

Prestigious carpet firm faces administration for a second time

High-end carpet brand, Axminster, is in rescue talks with potential buyers.

Sign up for SGS College’s annual Employer Conference now  Image

Sign up for SGS College’s annual Employer Conference now

SGS College is holding its fifth annual Employer Conference on 21st February, supporting employers across the West of England to engage in apprenticeships.

Hotel business expansion plans approved Image

Hotel business expansion plans approved

Grade two listed Stonehouse Court Hotel has had plans approved to create new bedrooms and enhance its on-site restaurant.

Work could soon start on former nightclub conversion into 100-plus flats Image

Work could soon start on former nightclub conversion into 100-plus flats

The team is being assembled which will take on an exciting city centre project and see a former night club transformed.

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