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Firm appointed to pre-let and manage Cotswolds Designer Outlet Image

Firm appointed to pre-let and manage Cotswolds Designer Outlet

Progress on the 195,000 sq ft Cotswolds Designer Outlet has taken another step forward this week.

Gloucestershire firm wins almost £300k in funding for EV charging research Image

Gloucestershire firm wins almost £300k in funding for EV charging research

Cheltenham-based product design agency Duku has won a slice of £20m funding to help bring the world of zero emission electric vehicles one step closer.

Officers appealing for witnesses after £1,500 worth of stock stolen in Newent Image

Officers appealing for witnesses after £1,500 worth of stock stolen in Newent

On Thursday July 8th police were called to a report of a break in at a storage unit in The Shambles Newent that took place during the previous night.

Hospitality businesses in Gloucestershire face closure over self-isolation rules Image

Hospitality businesses in Gloucestershire face closure over self-isolation rules

Hospitality businesses in Gloucestershire may have to reduce opening hours or even close temporarily because of the knock-on effect of Covid-19 self-isolation rules.



Landlords at war over £1.6bn in unpaid rents Image

Landlords at war over £1.6bn in unpaid rents

The British Property Federation (BPF) has revealed that shops, restaurants and offices are still battling landlords over £1.6bn in unpaid rents more than 16 months after the start of the pandemic.

Business frustration remains as firms opt for slow return to office Image

Business frustration remains as firms opt for slow return to office

Businesses are experiencing “real frustration” over Government mixed messages as Monday’s return to work looms. Many larger firms have already decided to opt for a partial return to the office only.


Gloucester at the Crossroads webinar event Image

Gloucester at the Crossroads webinar event

Punchline is partnering Business West in an important webinar debate on: “Gloucester at the Crossroads”, considering the future development of the city.








City Voices wins National Lottery grant to bring Gloucester’s heritage to life Image

City Voices wins National Lottery grant to bring Gloucester’s heritage to life

Gloucester’s award-winning City Voices programme has scooped a £250,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Vote Stroud roundabout canal for engineering award  Image

Vote Stroud roundabout canal for engineering award

An innovative project to build a canal through the middle of a busy roundabout has been nominated for a prestigious engineering award.

Gloucestershire County Council joins food waste contractor Ubico Image

Gloucestershire County Council joins food waste contractor Ubico

Gloucestershire County council is going to streamline its food waste services by having all local authorities use the same company, Ubico, which it is a shareholder of.

Click and collect cash offers new way to get your money Image

Click and collect cash offers new way to get your money

Click and collect cash could be the new way to get your money if the results of a trial are anything to go by.

Cannabis factory discovered by police in Gloucester  Image

Cannabis factory discovered by police in Gloucester

More than 200 plants were found growing in the building.

£20 million green transformation for Arle Court Park and Ride Image

£20 million green transformation for Arle Court Park and Ride

Gloucestershire County Council is set to transform Arle Court Park and Ride into a transport hub with a £20m upgrade focussed on sustainable and active travel.

REACTION: Gloucester Quays sale - business response Image

REACTION: Gloucester Quays sale - business response

The owners of Gloucester Quays say they are looking for a buyer to take the destination-shopping site to 'the next stage of its journey’. Meanwhile, Gloucester business leaders have been reacting to the news.




Gloucester Quays regeneration through time Image

Gloucester Quays regeneration through time

With the news that it is due to be sold, Punchline takes a look back at the extensive changes from derelict buildings full of asbestos to thriving shopping centre, cinema and food court on the river.

Bruton Knowles announces nine senior promotions Image

Bruton Knowles announces nine senior promotions

Gloucester-based commercial property firm Bruton Knowles has revealed the promotion of nine employees into senior roles.

30 jobs up for grabs as Hub Box set to open Image

30 jobs up for grabs as Hub Box set to open

Hub Box, a new foodie hotspot located in the heart of Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter, is recruiting 30 new faces.

Superdrug profits plunge despite 'essential' retailer status Image

Superdrug profits plunge despite 'essential' retailer status

Superdrug – the pharmacy chain with a store in King’s Walk, Gloucester – has seen its profits plunge despite being an ‘essential’ retailer.

British Chambers of Commerce responds to July 19th opening Image

British Chambers of Commerce responds to July 19th opening

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has responded to the Government’s latest advice on life after ‘freedom day’.

Boom time for garages as car use surges Image

Boom time for garages as car use surges

A surge in car use spells a busy time for Gloucestershire's garages. Holidays in the UK, the return of commuting and people avoiding public transport is expected to result in a boom for car retailers.




Police appeal for witnesses after man is seriously assaulted in pub toilets  Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man is seriously assaulted in pub toilets

The incident happened during the England versus Denmark football game.

Admiral predicts profits to rise Image

Admiral predicts profits to rise

Insurance company Admiral is expecting its profits to increase after a year of minimal driving for many households across the country.

Companies respond to question of mask wearing after July 19th Image

Companies respond to question of mask wearing after July 19th

The Confederation of Passenger Transport, on behalf of Stagecoach West as well as EDF have responded.

Closure on the M5 due to vehicle fire  Image

Closure on the M5 due to vehicle fire

Junctions 9 to 11 are affected by the closure.

Gloucester Quays on sale for £105 million Image

Gloucester Quays on sale for £105 million

Gloucester Quays - one of the city's Magnificent Seven 'crown jewels' of urban redevelopment - is up for sale.

Gloucester hotel and pub under offer with £1.65m guide price Image

Gloucester hotel and pub under offer with £1.65m guide price

The Grade II listed New Inn in Gloucester city centre is currently under offer, after being placed on the market through real estate firm Savills.

Ecotricity attempts to buy out competitor Image

Ecotricity attempts to buy out competitor

Stroud-based green energy giant Ecotricity has revealed its intention to acquire listed renewable electricity company Good Energy Group.

Stroud based brewery inspires change with new River Cottage beer range Image

Stroud based brewery inspires change with new River Cottage beer range

Stroud Brewery, an independent, organic craft brewer has launched a an amazing beer trilogy with Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall of River Cottage.

Businesses may have to change the way employees work Image

Businesses may have to change the way employees work

This comes after an Aviva survey found that 47% of people are less career focussed due to the pandemic.

Shopworkers union makes 'keep masks' plea Image

Shopworkers union makes 'keep masks' plea

Shopworkers union Usdaw has urged the Government to keep the wearing of face masks in shops even when restrictions lift.






Cotswold District Council introduces community flood wardens Image

Cotswold District Council introduces community flood wardens

The scheme will involve recruiting and training volunteer flood wardens from across the district and provide information and advice to householders on flood precautions.

County Council and Cirencester Market backs scheme to prevent fake designer goods Image

County Council and Cirencester Market backs scheme to prevent fake designer goods

A national campaign to stop shoppers being duped into buying rip-off fakes of designer goods and other illicit items is being backed by Gloucestershire County Council and Cirencester Town Council.

Police responded to wounding in Gloucester Image

Police responded to wounding in Gloucester

Officers are investigating an assault which took place in Gloucester.

Eagle Tower employee to run London Marathon Image

Eagle Tower employee to run London Marathon

She had been due to take part in 2020 but that was cancelled at the height of the pandemic.

Warning over fraudsters claiming to be police officers  Image

Warning over fraudsters claiming to be police officers

An elderly woman in Gloucester fell victim earlier this week.

Extinction Rebellion co-founder admits deliberately smashing window at bank Image

Extinction Rebellion co-founder admits deliberately smashing window at bank

The woman who admits deliberately smashing a window told a judge today that the manager would have given her permission.

Woman who filmed hospital in bid to disprove covid stands trial in Cirencester Image

Woman who filmed hospital in bid to disprove covid stands trial in Cirencester

200 anti-vaccination protesters gathered this morning outside a magistrates in support of the anti-lockdown activist.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 9 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 9

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

Private equity model 'wrong for care homes' Image

Private equity model 'wrong for care homes'

Care homes in Gloucestershire are at risk from private equity buyouts which put the ‘wrong kind of pressure’ on them.

Blue Sky Signs moves into 'vehicle wrapping' Image

Blue Sky Signs moves into 'vehicle wrapping'

The sky’s the limit for a Gloucester-based print and signage company Blue Sky Signs Ltd as it moves to new premises to accommodate its expansion into vehicle wrapping.



Laithwaites makes donation to Gloucester Rugby's new facilities Image

Laithwaites makes donation to Gloucester Rugby's new facilities

Gloucester-based wine retailer Laithwaites Wines has made a significant contribution towards Gloucester Rugby's upgraded pitch and training facilities.

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