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Halloween: Gloucester insurance firm lists creepy claims Image

Halloween: Gloucester insurance firm lists creepy claims

As Halloween approaches Gloucester-based Ecclesiastical has compiled a list of creepy claims – dug up from its archives – for our pleasure.

Filling the skills gap with the latest edition of Punchline Image

Filling the skills gap with the latest edition of Punchline

Twelve thousand copies of our latest publication have now been delivered to Gloucestershire businesses across the county.

Parking charges could be scrapped in these Gloucestershire towns Image

Parking charges could be scrapped in these Gloucestershire towns

For those looking to lift what they see as the burden of parking charges from their town’s businesses here is some potentially good news.

Housebuilder ordered to demolish and clear site Image

Housebuilder ordered to demolish and clear site

A man who built a secret four-bedroom house and outbuildings in Gloucestershire must demolish it and clear the site, a planning inspector has ruled.

Footfall figures fail to calm controversy over Boots Corner Image

Footfall figures fail to calm controversy over Boots Corner

Footfall figures for Boots Corner in Cheltenham are being championed as proof the controversial scheme to close the once business road to cars is already a success.

Council U-turn on business parking scheme Image

Council U-turn on business parking scheme

Businesses in the centre of Gloucester and Cheltenham angered by new parking restrictions will be celebrating after the county council announced a U-turn on its policy.

Debenhams confirms it will close stores Image

Debenhams confirms it will close stores

Following reports earlier this week that Debenhams was likely to close stores, it has confirmed the news this morning.

Racecourse takes tout battle to High Court Image

Racecourse takes tout battle to High Court

Cheltenham Racecourse has been granted a High Court injunction banning ticket touts from the course.

£100m to fund Cheltenham housebuilding programme Image

£100m to fund Cheltenham housebuilding programme

It will not be getting its hands dirty with council homes itself, but Cheltenham Borough Council has approved plans to look to borrow a cool £100 million to build new houses.

VIDEO: Boutique estate agency opens second branch Image

VIDEO: Boutique estate agency opens second branch

An ambitious Cotswold estate has opened a branch in Nailsworth, after eight successful years in Painswick.

Courts refuse to give up on cash clawback from fraudster Image

Courts refuse to give up on cash clawback from fraudster

A 60-year-old Cheltenham man who admitted obtaining State benefits he was not entitled to is ‘up to his eyeballs in debt’.

Cotswold Cycles - at the forefront of a Revolution Image

Cotswold Cycles - at the forefront of a Revolution

A shared passion for cycling has produced a double-headed business proving a hit in the Cotswolds and beyond.

Seamstress's work reaches great heights for charity Image

Seamstress's work reaches great heights for charity

Climber Philip Pinchin scaled the heights of the sixth highest mountain to set about raising thousands of pounds for local medical charity, Cobalt.

Jobs up for grabs as new store to open at Gloucester Quays Image

Jobs up for grabs as new store to open at Gloucester Quays

A major brand has announced it is opening a store at retail hotspot Gloucester Quays designer outlet centre, Gloucestershire.

VIDEO: A sneak peek of Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station Image

VIDEO: A sneak peek of Gloucester's new £7.5m bus station

Today, Punchline was given a special tour of Gloucester's state of the art Transport Hub.

A traffic jam of complaints at council doors as parking scheme unites businesses Image

A traffic jam of complaints at council doors as parking scheme unites businesses

Businesses have been queuing up to voice their serious concerns about changes to their parking permits in Gloucester and Cheltenham.


Business expert: Are you confident that you can handle flexible working requests? Image

Business expert: Are you confident that you can handle flexible working requests?

Once seen as the preserve of working parents, flexible working arrangements are becoming increasingly mainstream.

Three new stores for King’s Walk Image

Three new stores for King’s Walk

King’s Walk shopping centre in Gloucester has welcomed the opening of two new temporary stores, hot on the heels of new permanent store, MenKind.

Use of Stagecoach West buses is on the rise in Cheltenham Image

Use of Stagecoach West buses is on the rise in Cheltenham

There has been an increase in the number of people using the buses in Cheltenham following the completion of the town’s Transport Plan.

Hartpury receives £150,000 donation from Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity Image

Hartpury receives £150,000 donation from Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity

Hartpury is delighted to have received a generous donation of £150,000 from the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity towards funding for its £2 million Agri-Tech Education Centre.

A taste of Cider with Rosie for £600,000   Image

A taste of Cider with Rosie for £600,000

The Sunday school immortalised in Laurie Lee’s autobiographical classic, Cider with Rosie, could be yours for £600,000.

Big guns sound off following Julian Dunkerton’s Superdry warning Image

Big guns sound off following Julian Dunkerton’s Superdry warning

If anyone dismissed Julian Dunkerton’s recently reported comments about Superdry needing to spruce up its act as a lone voice then read on.

Where in Gloucestershire is the best place to work in Britain (almost)? Image

Where in Gloucestershire is the best place to work in Britain (almost)?

It’s official out of all the towns and cities in the UK there is one in Gloucestershire that ranks above almost all others.



1,000 businesses rear up against new parking scheme Image

1,000 businesses rear up against new parking scheme

As many as 1,000 traders, retailers and businesses in the centre of Cheltenham and Gloucester are rearing up against the county council.

Call for Government action to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse Image

Call for Government action to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that shoplifting has increased by 32 per cent in the last decade.

Supporters walk 5,400km under stars for hospice charity Image

Supporters walk 5,400km under stars for hospice charity

People from right across the county came together on Saturday night, 20th October, to light up the skies of Cheltenham in support of local hospice, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court.

Men charged following discovery of cannabis factory in Gloucester Image

Men charged following discovery of cannabis factory in Gloucester

Two men have been remanded in custody on drugs charges.

Sales rise at Travis Perkins, but stall at Wickes Image

Sales rise at Travis Perkins, but stall at Wickes

Builders’ merchant, Travis Perkins, has posted a 3.9 per cent rise in sales for the third quarter, despite pricing pressure on its Wickes brand.

Council appoints specialist consultant for multi-storey car park project Image

Council appoints specialist consultant for multi-storey car park project

Cotswold District Council has appointed Stripe Consulting, a leading specialist in car park structures, to help create a proposed multi-storey car park at the Waterloo site in Cirencester.

Local man pays penalty for pruning protected trees  Image

Local man pays penalty for pruning protected trees

A Cirencester man was ordered by Cheltenham Magistrates Court to pay a total of £650 for pruning trees without permission.

Sales bubbling away nicely at ProCook  Image

Sales bubbling away nicely at ProCook

The unseasonably warm summer didn't stop sales growth at Gloucester-based retailer, ProCook. Half year sales figures for the brand were up 25 per cent on the previous year.

Is this the end of Debenhams in Gloucester? Image

Is this the end of Debenhams in Gloucester?

Debenhams could close up to a third of its stores, as it tries to save £30 million.

Julian Dunkerton offer to help Superdry rebuffed Image

Julian Dunkerton offer to help Superdry rebuffed

It looks like Julian Dunkerton is in no doubt what Superdry thinks following his pitch to shareholders that he is ready to get back on board the fashion business he founded.

Brexit debate comes to Cirencester Image

Brexit debate comes to Cirencester

Two Cotswold MP’s turned up the heat on the burning Brexit issues in a special debate held at Aura Care Living’s Stratton Court.

Two teenagers seriously injured at derelict industrial site Image

Two teenagers seriously injured at derelict industrial site

Two boys were seriously injured yesterday when they fell through the roof of a disused industrial building in Cheltenham.

Johnny English star opens new coffee shop Image

Johnny English star opens new coffee shop

It was not just the great coffee and food which attracted an incredible first wave of customers to a new Cirencester coffee shop – it was also a certain Ben Miller.

Men charged after discovery of cannabis factory in Gloucester Image

Men charged after discovery of cannabis factory in Gloucester

Two men have been charged with producing cannabis following the discovery of over half a million pounds' worth of the class B drug at an address in Gloucester.

Former Spirax Sarco building to be demolished Image

Former Spirax Sarco building to be demolished

An industrial unit once home to Spirax Sarco on Kingsditch Lane, Cheltenham could be demolished.

Gloucestershire restaurant goes vegan Image

Gloucestershire restaurant goes vegan

Veganism continues to grow in popularity across the UK with food outlets tailoring their offerings to exclude all animal related products and ingredients.

Businesses to face £600 million business rates rise Image

Businesses to face £600 million business rates rise

New CPI figures released last week revealed inflation of 2.4 per cent.

Major innovation award for Gloucester engineering firm Image

Major innovation award for Gloucester engineering firm

A Queen's Award-winning Quedgeley-based business has been awarded an major innovation award from the Energy Industries Council.

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