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Model workforce tests out new range Image

Model workforce tests out new range

Weird Fish had to go angling for a fresh solution when it needed models to help market the company's latest collection.

Stroud business is blooming as gardeners go green Image

Stroud business is blooming as gardeners go green

An organic gardening business near Stroud is seeing a huge rise in sales, as green fingered growers look for eco-friendly ways to manage their gardens during lockdown.

Coronavirus: Latest guidance on working in vehicles safely  Image

Coronavirus: Latest guidance on working in vehicles safely

The government has updated its guidance for working in vehicles, as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased.

Iceland cuts food waste by almost a quarter Image

Iceland cuts food waste by almost a quarter

Frozen food specialist Iceland has reduced food waste by 23.2 per cent in the past two years, diverting 2,500 tonnes of waste from landfill.

SURVEY: £500m windfall from extra bank holiday Image

SURVEY: £500m windfall from extra bank holiday

An extra bank holiday in October could be worth £500million to the UK economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, according to one leading economist.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Warners Budgens donates essentials to charity volunteers Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Warners Budgens donates essentials to charity volunteers

A local store in Moreton-in-Marsh has donated hand sanitisers and masks to volunteers for a local charity.

Rescue plan a 'last resort' for major companies Image

Rescue plan a 'last resort' for major companies

Major firms which have taken huge hits during the coronavirus pandemic could be rescued by government support.

Ten arrested following incident in Tredworth Image

Ten arrested following incident in Tredworth

Six men and four teenage boys are in police custody.

Business Profile - Replanning the office by Joe Roberts, Roberts Limbrick Image

Business Profile - Replanning the office by Joe Roberts, Roberts Limbrick

Writing on the future of workplace design in such uncertain times seems very strange, especially when most people reading this are working from home.

Rugby star inspired by opening week Image

Rugby star inspired by opening week

Phil Vickery says he has been amazed and inspired by the response to his new click and collect food service.

Richard Graham: Gloucester MP faces questions from business Image

Richard Graham: Gloucester MP faces questions from business

The Government's objectives are widening to protect business as well as lives during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gloucester's MP

Three arrests after drugs warrants are executed in Gloucester Image

Three arrests after drugs warrants are executed in Gloucester

Three people are in police custody after two simultaneous drugs warrants were executed this morning.

Treasury adds three months to mortgage break Image

Treasury adds three months to mortgage break

Mortgage holidays to help borrowers through the coronavirus pandemic have been extended by three months.

Coronavirus: Vacancies are at six-year low Image

Coronavirus: Vacancies are at six-year low

The impact of coronavirus on the jobs market has seen vacancies fall to their lowest levels since March 2014.

Cheltenham IP firm proves small can be beautiful - and successful Image

Cheltenham IP firm proves small can be beautiful - and successful

Patent and trademark attorneys Albright IP have again demonstrated its top-flight capabilities after earning a place in the recent CITMA rankings.

Business and Community Champion: Wildlife World manufacturing and donating PPE Image

Business and Community Champion: Wildlife World manufacturing and donating PPE

A Gloucestershire company which makes wildlife nest boxes, habitats and feeders for birds, bees and butterflies has turned its hand to making PPE.

Barn Theatre to release British Sign Language episodes of children's show Image

Barn Theatre to release British Sign Language episodes of children's show

The Barn Theatre have announced today that they will be releasing British Sign Language versions of their weekly live streamed children's show, Tweedy's Lost & Found.

Pubs thinking outside the bar for solutions Image

Pubs thinking outside the bar for solutions

Beer gardens should be the first venues reopened when pubs begin to emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, according to the industry's trade association.

Motorists urged to ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’ Image

Motorists urged to ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’

Motorists in Gloucestershire are being reminded to keep their speed low as part of a speed enforcement campaign being launched on Monday.

Joint grant scheme launches soon to support local businesses Image

Joint grant scheme launches soon to support local businesses

Four local councils will soon be launching a new business support grant funding scheme, to support businesses which weren’t eligible for previous funds.

Pyke Quarry and Oak Quarry Household Recycling Centres to re-open Image

Pyke Quarry and Oak Quarry Household Recycling Centres to re-open

The Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) at Pyke Quarry, Horsley and Oak Quarry near Coleford will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only.

Rescue deal not enough to save restaurants Image

Rescue deal not enough to save restaurants

Gloucester and Cheltenham are not the on the list of restaurants included in a deal to save part of the Carluccio's chain.

Apprentices key to post-lockdown industry Image

Apprentices key to post-lockdown industry

Training and upskilling your work force is integral to survival after the coronavirus lockdown, says Gloucestershire-based Apprenticeship Management Group.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 22 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 22

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

Zoom Q&A with Richard Graham MP - 2pm on Friday 22nd May Image

Zoom Q&A with Richard Graham MP - 2pm on Friday 22nd May

Punchline-Gloucester.com is hosting an exclusive Q&A session with the Gloucester MP Richard Graham and we want your questions.

"Busy drug street dealers" jailed

Two drug dealers who took over a vulnerable Cheltenham addict's flat to ply their illegal trade both tried to flee when police knocked on the door.

Council at foot of table in size of grants Image

Council at foot of table in size of grants

More than £21million remains available for businesses across the county to claim from their local council.

In Pictures: Progress on Kingsway’s new Lidl, PureGym and B&M Image

In Pictures: Progress on Kingsway’s new Lidl, PureGym and B&M

New photographs show the construction of a new discount supermarket, gym and retail store taking shape in Kingsway.

Don't be afraid to ask for help this Mental Health Awareness Week Image

Don't be afraid to ask for help this Mental Health Awareness Week

NHS services in the county are encouraging people to seek support with their mental health and wellbeing.

Facebook launches service to rival Amazon Image

Facebook launches service to rival Amazon

The world’s biggest social media site is set to take on the world’s biggest online retailer with the launch of Facebook Shops.

Last orders on drinking at the bar under guidelines Image

Last orders on drinking at the bar under guidelines

Drinking at the bar could be stopped under proposals put forward to enable pubs to reopen after coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Council offers support for more than 60,000 carers Image

Council offers support for more than 60,000 carers

The service means informal carers can access up to date information, advice and guidance, as well as emotional and practical support.

Takeover Panel rejects Crew Clothing’s Moss Bros U-turn Image

Takeover Panel rejects Crew Clothing’s Moss Bros U-turn

An attempt by the owner of fashion retailer Crew Clothing to retract its takeover bid for Moss Bros has been blocked by the City Takeover Panel.

Bank of England not ruling out negative interest rates Image

Bank of England not ruling out negative interest rates

Government bonds have been sold in Britain for the first time with a negative yield.

Council announces further green travel plan details  Image

Council announces further green travel plan details

Gloucestershire County Council has announced further details of plans to make it easier to walk and cycle during the coronavirus restrictions.

Bulky waste collections are back for Stroud residents Image

Bulky waste collections are back for Stroud residents

Stroud District Council's bulky waste collection service has re-started after a temporary pause at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Parts of Gloucestershire see 50 per cent rise in benefit claims Image

Parts of Gloucestershire see 50 per cent rise in benefit claims

The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean both saw more than 50 per cent rises in Universal Credit applications up to the start of April.

Persistent chocolate thief given suspended jail sentence Image

Persistent chocolate thief given suspended jail sentence

Persistent chocolate thief who flouted a court order to carry out his latest spree of sweet-toothed crimes, has been handed a suspended jail sentence by Cheltenham Magistrates.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: BID to keep Cheltenham safe Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: BID to keep Cheltenham safe

Social distancing around Cheltenham has become a little bit easier - if you just look down at your feet.

Cotswolds shut for tourists insists council Image

Cotswolds shut for tourists insists council

Visitors to the Cotswolds have been warned tourism remains in lockdown and only to “come for a walk, not for a day”.

Supreme Court decision on business rates for cash machines Image

Supreme Court decision on business rates for cash machines

The Supreme Court has given its ruling on whether ATM facilities, both inside and outside of stores, should be separately assessed for business rates.

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