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Heritage Open Days rewrite history with online events Image

Heritage Open Days rewrite history with online events

It may be rather different to previous years but Cheltenham Heritage Open Days will be opening the doors on the past from Friday.

Elderly man scammed out of £1,500 in Cheltenham Image

Elderly man scammed out of £1,500 in Cheltenham

An elderly man in Cheltenham was scammed out of £1,500 by unknown men.

Community consultation announced for new school Image

Community consultation announced for new school

The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance has announced details of an event to share information about the opening of a new school and nursery due to open in 2021.

Tributes paid to

Tributes paid to "true Cheltenham legend"

Mark Morris, one of the most familiar traders in Cheltenham for many years, has died from Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 51.

Survey finds students are still excited about Freshers' Week despite COVID-19 Image

Survey finds students are still excited about Freshers' Week despite COVID-19

Students are most looking forward to making new friends at university this year, despite the traditional Freshers' Week experience being impacted by COVID-19.

Parkrun ‘back before the end of October’ Image

Parkrun ‘back before the end of October’

It’s the world’s biggest running event, with millions of participants every week, but Parkrun has been off on Saturday mornings since March.

Gloucestershire Lift Off looks to tackle jobs challenge Image

Gloucestershire Lift Off looks to tackle jobs challenge

Four of Gloucestershire's MPs will chair sessions on what is happening in their constituencies as part of the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships Lift Off.

Lifeboat crew weighing up challenge on dry land Image

Lifeboat crew weighing up challenge on dry land

Volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association will be tackling a challenge with a difference on dry land to raise vital funds.

RIBA Gloucestershire appoints new chair elect Image

RIBA Gloucestershire appoints new chair elect

GSSArchitecture has announced that Chris Ryder, associate at their Gloucester studio, has been appointed as the new RIBA Gloucestershire's chair elect.

Delphi Technologies' $3.3billion acquisition moves closer Image

Delphi Technologies' $3.3billion acquisition moves closer

The final stages of the sale of Delphi Technologies, which employs more than 1,000 staff in Gloucestershire, has taken another step forward.

Cotswold vicarage on the market for £1.25million Image

Cotswold vicarage on the market for £1.25million

The seven bedroomed Cotswold vicarage where composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams was born and spent his early childhood has gone on the market for £1.25 million.

Punchline Talks - Richard Graham faces the day's big questions Image

Punchline Talks - Richard Graham faces the day's big questions

Work will begin on the regeneration of King's Square next month according to Gloucester MP Richard Graham in the first of a series videos which will see leading business, political and community figures face five topical questions.

Planners launch Design a Garden City competition Image

Planners launch Design a Garden City competition

Cheltenham planners McLoughlin Planning Ltd have launched a competition to entice Gloucestershire's young people into a career in the industry.

FREE webinar: How do I grow my food and drink business after lockdown? Image

FREE webinar: How do I grow my food and drink business after lockdown?

Business owners in the food and drink sector need to understand industry trends to adjust their strategy and grow their businesses again - and Randall & Payne is offering expert advice via an online session.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations

The latest mobile testing unit locations.

'Connoisseur of cannabis' caught with more than £100,000 in cash and drugs Image

'Connoisseur of cannabis' caught with more than £100,000 in cash and drugs

A 'connoisseur of cannabis' was caught with almost £50,000 in cash and £52,390 worth of the Class B drug in Gloucester.

Second wave would finish us warn small business owners Image

Second wave would finish us warn small business owners

Almost one in five SMEs do not think they would survive another lockdown caused by a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.

Win free parking for a month in Tewkesbury Image

Win free parking for a month in Tewkesbury

Anyone using the RingGo app to pay for parking in Tewkesbury Borough Council car parks will be in with a chance of winning free parking in council-owned car parks for a month.

Organ Donation Week spreads message on law change Image

Organ Donation Week spreads message on law change

Every day across the UK someone dies waiting for an organ transplant - but just one donor can save or transform up to nine people's lives.

Government urged to issue Brexit vouchers for small businesses Image

Government urged to issue Brexit vouchers for small businesses

Small firms already fighting the impact of coronavirus need financial help to prepare for life after Brexit, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Football legend takes on ambassador role for hospice Image

Football legend takes on ambassador role for hospice

England World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst has been appointed as the first ambassador for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court hospice.

Respite centres for adults reopen Image

Respite centres for adults reopen

Residents and their carers who benefit from the support of the county council’s respite facilities have welcomed their safe reopening.

Landlords say no to New Look rescue plan Image

Landlords say no to New Look rescue plan

A group of landlords has rejected fashion retailer New Look’s CVA rescue package, which proposes moving the majority of its UK stores to paying a turnover rent.

Kidnappers broke into house to seize victim from bed Image

Kidnappers broke into house to seize victim from bed

Two kidnappers smashed their way into a man's home before abducting him in a plot that had 'all the elements of a high-paced thriller,' a court was told.

Iceland founder gets a £50m bargain Image

Iceland founder gets a £50m bargain

The man who founded frozen food chain Iceland 50 years ago has bought the company back at a bargain price.

October too soon to remove furlough warn business groups Image

October too soon to remove furlough warn business groups

Fresh calls have been made for the Government to extend or replace the furlough scheme beyond October to prevent a further influx of job cuts.

EDF appointed to help UK public sector transition to EVs Image

EDF appointed to help UK public sector transition to EVs

Barnwood based EDF Energy will be helping public sector organisations across the UK in their transition to EV fleets.

Digital Forum at heart of £85m King's Quarter plan Image

Digital Forum at heart of £85m King's Quarter plan

One of the largest digital quarters in the UK will form part of the £85million King's Quarter project to redevelop part of Gloucester city centre.

Fresh £1.7m funding for Gloucester Railway Station Image

Fresh £1.7m funding for Gloucester Railway Station

Gloucester Railway Station is to receive £1.7million for significant improvements.

Tewkesbury plan looks to refocus, recover and rebuild Image

Tewkesbury plan looks to refocus, recover and rebuild

Tewkesbury Borough Council has published a plan designed to refocus, recover and rebuild in the the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spectrum Medical earns spot among fastest-growing sales list Image

Spectrum Medical earns spot among fastest-growing sales list

A Gloucestershire medical device developer has become the only South West company to earn a spot in a list of the country's fastest-growing private companies.

Artist opening glimpse into Gloucester street's history Image

Artist opening glimpse into Gloucester street's history

Big holes are about to open in a Gloucester city centre street - providing a glimpse into the city's history and folklore.

Gloucestershire diners save £2.9million from Eat Out scheme Image

Gloucestershire diners save £2.9million from Eat Out scheme

Diners in the Cotswolds made the best use of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme across Gloucestershire.

Salon owner receives apology over happy ad refusal Image

Salon owner receives apology over happy ad refusal

The Department of Work and Pensions has apologised for a job centre advert being refused because the word happy was discriminatory.

The Alchemist opens for business in Cheltenham Image

The Alchemist opens for business in Cheltenham

The masters of mixology landed last week in Cheltenham, as The Alchemist opened its doors at The Brewery Quarter.

Co-op to create 1,000 new jobs Image

Co-op to create 1,000 new jobs

While many sectors of retail are struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Co-op is the latest supermarket to expand.

Hybrid hospitality could provide an important income stream for hotel operators in the UK Image

Hybrid hospitality could provide an important income stream for hotel operators in the UK

Savvy hotel operators could harness the remote working trend and adapt their space to deliver a 'hybrid hospitality' concept to generate an additional source of income says Colliers International.

Sales are showing organic growth Image

Sales are showing organic growth

Sales of organic food and drink soared during lockdown having already been rising faster than other products.

Retail no longer the main high street attraction  Image

Retail no longer the main high street attraction

Town centres are evolving and retail is no longer the main attraction in many high streets, according to new research.

No Child Left Behind launches across town Image

No Child Left Behind launches across town

More than 30 schools and organisations across Cheltenham have committed to working with families in a way that focuses on kindness, understanding and empathy.

Gloucester welcomes back museum and tourist centre Image

Gloucester welcomes back museum and tourist centre

The Museum of Gloucester and the city's Tourist Information Centre have reopened after lockdown.

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