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Firm reveals major step in US expansion plans Image

Firm reveals major step in US expansion plans

Monthly updates on its growing inroads into overseas markets are not uncommon, and now one of Gloucestershire’s best connected firms has reached another major milestone.

50 years after being lost under the M5, 'missing link' of canal to be restored Image

50 years after being lost under the M5, 'missing link' of canal to be restored

Restoration volunteers have been given a £4million boost to help reinstate a length of canal, which was lost to road builders 50 years ago.

New tenant on site of former Poundland store in Gloucester Image

New tenant on site of former Poundland store in Gloucester

A new tenancy agreement has been struck for the former Poundland store, while the leasehold is set to go under the hammer for £250,000.

Medieval ruins preserved in city centre development Image

Medieval ruins preserved in city centre development

An award-winning developer is working in partnership with Gloucester City Homes (GCH) to form 24 brand new affordable flats within Gloucester city centre.

Gloucestershire Counselling Service calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund Image

Gloucestershire Counselling Service calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Six boys arrested following robbery in Gloucester Image

Six boys arrested following robbery in Gloucester

Officers arrested six boys following a robbery in Tuffley, Gloucester yesterday, Monday 6 May.

Test out your pedal power at Gloucestershire’s first charity street velodrome challenge Image

Test out your pedal power at Gloucestershire’s first charity street velodrome challenge

Cyclists in Gloucestershire can put their riding skills to the test in an exciting charity first.

Police appeal after crash causes serious injuries Image

Police appeal after crash causes serious injuries

Three people left with serious injuries after crash just outside Andoversford

Industry giant takes over Stroud firm Image

Industry giant takes over Stroud firm

A consultancy firm from Stroud with 700 skilled staff on its books has been taken over.

Reward of £10,000 offered after masked men raid Gloucestershire business Image

Reward of £10,000 offered after masked men raid Gloucestershire business

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked by four masked men at an Over Causeway business over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Gloucestershire manufacturer rebrands Image

Gloucestershire manufacturer rebrands

Moreton-In-Marsh fuel storage tank manufacturer Oil Tank Supplies, has announced its name change.

New Gloucester Quays apartments about to hit the market Image

New Gloucester Quays apartments about to hit the market

One and two-bedroom apartments in the centre of Gloucester Quays are about to hit the market

Technology introduced to stop people from abusing free park and ride spaces Image

Technology introduced to stop people from abusing free park and ride spaces

Free parking for people who park but don't ride at the Arle Court site in Cheltenham has been scrapped - and be warned fines will be issued.

Hundreds of children ‘sing’ with the fishes in climate change opera Image

Hundreds of children ‘sing’ with the fishes in climate change opera

Last Wednesday, 1 May, 300 seven- and eight-year-old children attended a thought-provoking opera performance about climate change.

Councils to tackle barriers to finding a new home Image

Councils to tackle barriers to finding a new home

A new way of helping people find a home across two Gloucestershire districts is being explored.

Finance director to quit construction company Image

Finance director to quit construction company

Search underway for a new head of finance as current one will quit after financial results are published.

Gloucestershire beauticians call for tighter regulation of botox Image

Gloucestershire beauticians call for tighter regulation of botox

A county beautician says the industry is in crisis, with a lack of regulation on cosmetic procedures like botox and fillers.

One in three workers uncomfortable approaching managers with problems Image

One in three workers uncomfortable approaching managers with problems

One in three workers (32%) feels uncomfortable approaching their managers about problems at work, according to a new poll published by the TUC.

£25million contract delay forces share slump and cost-cutting at Staverton-based firm Image

£25million contract delay forces share slump and cost-cutting at Staverton-based firm

Shares fell 15 per cent yesterday as news of £25million plus contract has been delayed until next year.

Council appoints a Director of Directing Things Image

Council appoints a Director of Directing Things

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed a new director of corporate resources, following an extensive two day interview process last month.

Football's coming home: Stadium plans are approved and club can end 12-year exile Image

Football's coming home: Stadium plans are approved and club can end 12-year exile

Gloucester City Football Club are closer than ever to returning home, after being forced to leave their stadium after the 2007 floods.

"Blimey": Liberal Democrats take control of Cotswold District Council

Votes are still being counted in two more Gloucestershire district council elections.

Lucky Onion’s next multi-million hotel development is underway Image

Lucky Onion’s next multi-million hotel development is underway

What do a Gloucester Rugby international, Julian Dunkerton, Dowdeswell Estates, Roberts Limbrick and the Lucky Onion all have in common?

Top five places to grab a pint this Bank Holiday weekend Image

Top five places to grab a pint this Bank Holiday weekend

What better place to enjoy a Bank Holiday weekend than sat with a beer or cider in hand?

Team gears up for Star turn at cycling event Image

Team gears up for Star turn at cycling event

A team from one of the county’s best-loved charities is gearing up for a 48-hour of non-stop cycling event.

Stormy Period for Four Seasons Image

Stormy Period for Four Seasons

As another major national health care company goes into crisis there have been more calls for the government to deal with Britain’s ‘crumbling’ social care system.

Huge profits jump for HSBC Image

Huge profits jump for HSBC

HSBC has reported a 31 per cent jump in pre-tax profits for the first quarter, due to cutting costs and increased income from Asia.

Budget fashion range rolled out nationwide Image

Budget fashion range rolled out nationwide

Poundland is extending its Pep&Co budget fashion range to over 500 stores nationwide to pile on the pressure on the likes of Primark.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in May Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in May

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in May.

The new name for Merrywalks Shopping Centre has been revealed Image

The new name for Merrywalks Shopping Centre has been revealed

The winner has been chosen after a competition by primary school children to pick a new name for the shopping centre in the centre of Stroud

It started in a small Gloucester office – and has just made £25 million of profit Image

It started in a small Gloucester office – and has just made £25 million of profit

When it started just over a decade ago - two people in a small office in Gloucester - few would have predicted gross profits would pass £25 million.

Fire destroys building at Cotswold industrial estate Image

Fire destroys building at Cotswold industrial estate

An investigation has been launched into the fire that destroyed a portable building and damaged an articulated lorry.

Revenue down at major engineering firm Image

Revenue down at major engineering firm

A business employing hundreds in Gloucestershire and dedicated to serving the ever-changing motor industry, has reported a fall in world-wide revenues of 11 per cent.

Calls for safety regulations after electrocution kills Cirencester professor Image

Calls for safety regulations after electrocution kills Cirencester professor

A coroner has voiced her concern at the lack of electrical safety checks on rented properties after hearing how a respected university lecturer was electrocuted by a faulty immersion heater at his Cotswold farmhouse home.

Cirencester celebrates the best of beers Image

Cirencester celebrates the best of beers

Beer, cider and gin lovers from across the county are in for a treat as the Cirencester Beer Festival returns to the Corn Hall this bank holiday weekend.

Last chance to see your business in Gloucestershire’s Top 100 Biggest Employers 2019 Image

Last chance to see your business in Gloucestershire’s Top 100 Biggest Employers 2019

Would you like your company to feature in Punchline business magazine’s next edition as one of its featured companies? Then get your skates on.

New direct train service to connect Gloucestershire to London Image

New direct train service to connect Gloucestershire to London

Gloucestershire MPs welcome the introduction of new trains to link the county to the capital.

Rare chance to own a brand-new bungalow in the Forest of Dean Image

Rare chance to own a brand-new bungalow in the Forest of Dean

Single-story homes are routinely voted the most desirable property type for all age groups, but new-build bungalows are extremely rare.

Owners of the Citizen and Echo report a 'solid start' to the year with a growth in sales Image

Owners of the Citizen and Echo report a 'solid start' to the year with a growth in sales

The publisher of the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo has enjoyed a “solid start” to the financial year, according to its chief executive.

Brewery uses unsold bread to make beer Image

Brewery uses unsold bread to make beer

Leftover bread from one of the county’s highest profile bakeries is being used to make a new beer, which has been endorsed by Friends of the Earth no less.

VIDEO: 'The SME is the soft underbelly most at threat of a cyber-attack' Image

VIDEO: 'The SME is the soft underbelly most at threat of a cyber-attack'

Cyber seminar for Gloucestershire businesses warned that it's not a case of if you are victim of a cyber attack, but when.

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