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NatWest announces highest profit since financial crisis Image

NatWest announces highest profit since financial crisis

NatWest Group has revealed its highest yearly profit since just before the financial crisis in 2007.

Martin Clunes becomes Hartpury’s chancellor Image

Martin Clunes becomes Hartpury’s chancellor

Doc Martin actor, Martin Clunes, is Hartpury University and Hartpury College’s inaugural chancellor.

VIDEO: Punchline Talks Politics with Martin Surl Image

VIDEO: Punchline Talks Politics with Martin Surl

Watch our exclusive interview with Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate Martin Surl.

WARNING: Spate of thefts from vehicles in the Stroud area Image

WARNING: Spate of thefts from vehicles in the Stroud area

Police are urging car owners to lock their vehicles when they are left overnight.

New Grief Kind Space opens at Gloucester Docks Image

New Grief Kind Space opens at Gloucester Docks

Sue Ryder launches its fifth Grief Kind Space in Gloucestershire.

County council saves popular footpath Image

County council saves popular footpath

A popular riverbank footpath in Winchcombe has been reinstated by Gloucestershire County Council.

Tewkesbury woman admits shoplifting Image

Tewkesbury woman admits shoplifting

A Tewkesbury woman has been remanded in custody.

M&S adds more big-name sports brands to offering Image

M&S adds more big-name sports brands to offering

Marks & Spencer has added two more third-party sportswear brands to its range.

Strong rebound in retail sales in January Image

Strong rebound in retail sales in January

Shoppers flocked to stock up on food at supermarkets and take advantage of new year bargains.

White Stuff to go on the market? Image

White Stuff to go on the market?

The founders of fashion chain, White Stuff, are looking into a possible sale of the business.

Trees could cause water works damage Image

Trees could cause water works damage

Severn Trent has applied to Tewkesbury Borough Council for permission to get rid of trees at Mythe Water Treatment Works.

Council budget to support most vulnerable Image

Council budget to support most vulnerable

Gloucestershire County Council’ proposed budget will be discussed by the full council next week (February 21).

Safran delivers 'outstanding' results Image

Safran delivers 'outstanding' results

Jet engine maker Safran posted sharply higher revenue and operating profit for 2023.

New bus service arriving after funding boost Image

New bus service arriving after funding boost

Gloucestershire County Council has announced the introduction of a new bus service in the Cheltenham and Bishops Cleeve areas.

Berry Hill Five Acres community hub is go Image

Berry Hill Five Acres community hub is go

Regeneration of Five Acres gets the green light for Berry Hill and the Forest of Dean communities.

New team at Painswick 18th century inn Image

New team at Painswick 18th century inn

The Falcon Inn is under new management.

Potholes around the county being filled Image

Potholes around the county being filled

Central government has awarded millions to Gloucestershire County Council to fix the county's roads.

£7.5m to young South West entrepreneurs  Image

£7.5m to young South West entrepreneurs

A loan company has provided young South West entrepreneurs with £7.5m of funding.

Former PCC switches to Lib Dems to fight for office Image

Former PCC switches to Lib Dems to fight for office

Gloucestershire pioneering Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martin Surl is planning a comeback.

Cheltenham house prices fall more than average Image

Cheltenham house prices fall more than average

House prices in Cheltenham fell at more than the South West average in December.

UK fell into recession in 2023 Image

UK fell into recession in 2023

The UK fell into recession in the second half of 2023, new GDP figures show.

Funding helps community groups to thrive Image

Funding helps community groups to thrive

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded over £400,000 to 65 community projects.

New co-deputy council leader in the Forest Image

New co-deputy council leader in the Forest

Councillor Adrian Birch has been appointed co-deputy leader of Forest of Dean District Council.

New M&S Foodhall in Cheltenham expected to generate £12.7m Image

New M&S Foodhall in Cheltenham expected to generate £12.7m

The retailer plans to close its Home store and relocate its Foodhall by the spring

BREAKING: Bromford secures £75m funding Image

BREAKING: Bromford secures £75m funding

Tewkesbury-based housing association Bromford has announced a new £75m revolving credit facility with a UK bank.

Government inspectors pause examination of Stroud's draft Local Plan Image

Government inspectors pause examination of Stroud's draft Local Plan

Council bosses have 10 months to resolve problems with the housing masterplan

Suite success: changes for romantic hotel get a 'yes' Image

Suite success: changes for romantic hotel get a 'yes'

Business as usual amid changes for Cotswold gem.

Corin appoints new chief executive officer Image

Corin appoints new chief executive officer

Experienced industry leader to drive growth in digital orthopaedic technology.

Employers help to break down barriers to work Image

Employers help to break down barriers to work

Over 50 local employers have signed up to Gloucester MP Richard Graham’s Futures Fair.

Call for more support to struggling breweries Image

Call for more support to struggling breweries

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the government for support following a spate of bad news for breweries.

Stroud Library has a temporary new home Image

Stroud Library has a temporary new home

A pop up library has opened in Five Valleys Shopping Centre following the sudden closure of Stroud Library.

Co-op looks for new council members Image

Co-op looks for new council members

Co-op has launched a recruitment drive across the South West of England.

Call for pro-enterprise, pro-jobs measures at Budget Image

Call for pro-enterprise, pro-jobs measures at Budget

Jobs, pay and prospects all at risk unless the Chancellor acts, small firms warn.

Inflation flatlines for January Image

Inflation flatlines for January

Inflation for January was 4% - the same as it was for December – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Gloucester overnight road closures start tomorrow Image

Gloucester overnight road closures start tomorrow

A major Gloucester road will be closed overnight for resurfacing from tomorrow (February 14).

Council 'facing unprecedented financial challenge' Image

Council 'facing unprecedented financial challenge'

Cotswold District Council’s cabinet has agreed its budget amid continued uncertainty for local government funding.

Jailed officer faces gross misconduct hearing Image

Jailed officer faces gross misconduct hearing

Date given for public probe into Caffull case.

EXCLUSIVE: Demolition on cards for iconic Swedish homes Image

EXCLUSIVE: Demolition on cards for iconic Swedish homes

Resident tell Punchline: "we're in the dark".

Stagecoach addressing climate change Image

Stagecoach addressing climate change

Stagecoach has been ranked as the top transport operator in the UK for addressing climate change.

Business concerns over numbers not working Image

Business concerns over numbers not working

Firms are still struggling to hire skilled staff, a key part of growing the economy, says the British Chambers of Commerce.

Aldi to invest £550m in new stores and distribution Image

Aldi to invest £550m in new stores and distribution

More jobs and stores to come from discount retailer, Aldi.

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