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Business leader warns of threat to our town centres Image

Business leader warns of threat to our town centres

A former retail chief has warned that the UK's town centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns unless urgent action is taken.

Major British DIY retailer hit by “weak” demand Image

Major British DIY retailer hit by “weak” demand

One of the nation’s best-known DIY retail chains has blamed a “weaker consumer environment” for a dip in sales.

Mystery surrounds future of spa hotel  Image

Mystery surrounds future of spa hotel

A new owner could be about to be announced for one of Gloucestershire’s prize hotels and spa resorts.

Man arrested after ‘major incident’ at Gloucester supermarket Image

Man arrested after ‘major incident’ at Gloucester supermarket

Sainsbury’s in Barnwood was evacuated after a road accident and reports of a man threatening shoppers with broken bottles.

New partner bolsters law firm's corporate & commercial team Image

New partner bolsters law firm's corporate & commercial team

Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP has strengthened its corporate & commercial arm with the appointment of new partner Chris Wills.

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

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

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras on Gloucestershire roads in July.

Funds under management pass £20blln Image

Funds under management pass £20blln

Income growth and an operating profit rising to £46.2m have been revealed by a financial and professional services firm with offices in Cheltenham.

Police chief backs move to protect police animals from thugs Image

Police chief backs move to protect police animals from thugs

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissoner is supporting new laws to save police dogs and horses from attack.

New man in place after shock resignation of fire and rescue boss Image

New man in place after shock resignation of fire and rescue boss

Awarded an OBE only last month the boss of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service has resigned.

Exclusive development by Gloucestershire housebuilder Image

Exclusive development by Gloucestershire housebuilder

Thirty-nine four and five bedroom homes have gone on the market at a new development in north Gloucestershire.

Banned from all racecourses forever for Cheltenham Gold Cup assault Image

Banned from all racecourses forever for Cheltenham Gold Cup assault

Underlining its determination that there will be "no place for violence" in horseracing the BHA has banned the man guilty of assault at Cheltenham Gold Cup from all race courses.

Retired GP returns to help as a volunteer at hospice he founded Image

Retired GP returns to help as a volunteer at hospice he founded

A founder of the Minchinhampton-based Longfield hospice has returned to support the next stage of the care charity's growth.

Court rules residents must remove building Image

Court rules residents must remove building

A court has upheld the decision by Forest planners ordering local residents, John and Celia Williams to remove a building from their land.

County town identified as dominant retail centre Image

County town identified as dominant retail centre

Cheltenham has been singled out as one of the region's retail success stories by real estate advisor Colliers International.

City living with a taste of history Image

City living with a taste of history

Residents in a new Gloucester block of flats are sharing their lives with a large slice of history.

Shower company employee admits benefits fraud Image

Shower company employee admits benefits fraud

A fraudster using a false National Insurance number cheated the State out of £93,000 in benefits while working in a shower factory, a court heard.

Fashion brand expected to reveal big profits rise Image

Fashion brand expected to reveal big profits rise

One of the most successful ever Gloucestershire-grown companies is expected to reveal a double-digit rise in profits for the year this week.

Heart radio's Warren joins the Beeb as new DJ takes breakfast slot Image

Heart radio's Warren joins the Beeb as new DJ takes breakfast slot

It's all change for the morning slot at Gloucestershire's commercial radio station Heart FM.

Nuclear power plans accepted Image

Nuclear power plans accepted

An energy firm with its headquarters in Gloucestershire has reached a “significant milestone” in its bid to build the next generation of UK nuclear power stations.

Another part of Gloucester's regeneration has begun Image

Another part of Gloucester's regeneration has begun

An important part of the multi-million pound regeneration of Gloucester's dockside area is starting to take shape.

Appliance maker’s cool idea to help cancer charity Image

Appliance maker’s cool idea to help cancer charity

Coming up with a way of linking your product to a good cause can be difficult, but an appliance manufacturer from Gloucestershire has come up with a cool idea.

Council asks public to help shape future waste and recycling service Image

Council asks public to help shape future waste and recycling service

Members of the public are being given the chance to have a say on waste and recycling in the Cotswolds.

VIDEO: Shoppers seen flying Gloucester city centre Image

VIDEO: Shoppers seen flying Gloucester city centre

If you looked up above the shops of Gloucester and think you could see shoppers whizzing through the air above Southgate Street rest assured you have not gone mad.

Cotswold catering co join forces with Michelin starred chef to serve up over 1,000 dishes Image

Cotswold catering co join forces with Michelin starred chef to serve up over 1,000 dishes

Cirencester’s Relish were on hand to assist celebrity chef and restaurateur Glyn Purnell complete his menu for diners at the Blenheim Flower Show.

John Lewis to bring popular Cotswold tearoom to new Cheltenham store Image

John Lewis to bring popular Cotswold tearoom to new Cheltenham store

John Lewis has announced that a local bakery and tearoom, will open a tearoom and shop in its new store in October.

Amazon moves into healthcare Image

Amazon moves into healthcare

Retail giant, Amazon, has said it is buying online pharmacy PillPack, sending shares in rival healthcare firms tumbling.

Gloucestershire Businesses Tee Off for Hollie Image

Gloucestershire Businesses Tee Off for Hollie

The Hollie Gazzard Trust have hosted another successful golf day raising over £3,000 for the Gloucester based charity.

Marketing Gloucester’s GL Card wins Digital High Street innovation award Image

Marketing Gloucester’s GL Card wins Digital High Street innovation award

Marketing Gloucester has been recognised for it innovative GL Card scheme at the annual ATCM Awards.

Post buyout book business publishes profits Image

Post buyout book business publishes profits

A publishing business from Gloucestershire which underwent a management buy-out last year has returned to profit.

Warning: Roadworks round-up for the weekend  Image

Warning: Roadworks round-up for the weekend

Roadworks are likely to cause delays to Gloucestershire roads this weekend and over the next month.

University celebrates win at national photography awards Image

University celebrates win at national photography awards

The University of Gloucestershire’s BA Photography: Editorial and Advertising degree has been awarded Course of the Year by a prestigious professional photographers’ association.

Building work on target at Docks site Image

Building work on target at Docks site

Work is well underway on a new development at Gloucester Docks.

Law firm lists on Aim – raising £50m Image

Law firm lists on Aim – raising £50m

The Gloucestershire offices of a law firm are now part of a major legal business valued at more than £100 million.

Invisibility cloak could be possible Image

Invisibility cloak could be possible

Each week we seem to bring you the latest wonder we are told graphene could make possible - and today it is the fantastical sounding invisibility cloak.

Five days of filming starts at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Five days of filming starts at Gloucester Cathedral

Visitors to Gloucester Cathedral over the weekend could find themselves on the set of a period drama being filmed at the iconic building.

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty give up meat Image

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty give up meat

Okay, we are stretching it a little when we say food-loving celebrities Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty gave up meat, but the pair were in Gloucestershire making a film about vegan food.

Clever Gloucestershire firm could create first ever zero emissions city street Image

Clever Gloucestershire firm could create first ever zero emissions city street

The world’s first zero emissions zone in a city centre could be created with the ingenuity of a Gloucestershire business.

Warning: Boots Corner closed from today Image

Warning: Boots Corner closed from today

A key route through the centre of Cheltenham will be closed to drivers from today (28th June), in a bid to make the town more desirable to shoppers.

Hotel booking sites under fire Image

Hotel booking sites under fire

Hotel booking sites must review the way they rank and display rooms, says the Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA).

Bonmarché to shed store staff Image

Bonmarché to shed store staff

There’s more trouble on the high street, as value womenswear retailer Bonmarché is set to slash store assistant jobs.

Gloucester company to develop nuclear facility in Wales  Image

Gloucester company to develop nuclear facility in Wales

A £40m site supporting the design of advanced nuclear technologies will be developed in north Wales by the Welsh and UK governments.

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