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Multi-million pound build to help Gloucestershire school go co-ed Image

Multi-million pound build to help Gloucestershire school go co-ed

A £3.6 million investment will see a county building firm transform a Gloucester school as its dramatic expansion plans move a step closer.

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

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

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in May.

National Star celebrates 50th anniversary at Badminton Horse Trials Image

National Star celebrates 50th anniversary at Badminton Horse Trials

National Star's 50th anniversary celebrations come to an exciting conclusion this week, with one of the cross country fences at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2-6 May 2018) named after the charity.

Hospital education service is finalist for national education award Image

Hospital education service is finalist for national education award

Gloucestershire’s hospital education service has been shortlisted as a finalist for the TES alternative provision school of the year award.

Funeral Director goes the extra mile Image

Funeral Director goes the extra mile

Cheltenham Funeral Director, Julian Goodwin, is going the extra mile this year in support of his local hospice, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Record growth in £1m homes boosts hotels sector Image

Record growth in £1m homes boosts hotels sector

Record growth in property values in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds will help maintain momentum in the region’s hospitality sector, according to a specialist.

From Strictly Come Dancing to Radiohead – to lecturer Image

From Strictly Come Dancing to Radiohead – to lecturer

After a career which has seen him work on the hit television show Strictly Come Dancing and with rock band Radiohead Jamie Bryan is focusing on Gloucestershire.

Hundreds of women gather in Stroud in anger about pension changes Image

Hundreds of women gather in Stroud in anger about pension changes

There was standing room only after hundreds of women from across Stroud gathered to hear about pension changes and share about how changes in pension age are already affecting them and their families.

Student stars shine for celebrity DJ and business guru Julian Dunkerton - VIDEO Image

Student stars shine for celebrity DJ and business guru Julian Dunkerton - VIDEO

Stars from the world of music and business were the headline names at the official opening of a £500,000 music school in Cheltenham.

Court ruling could “devastate” the care sector Image

Court ruling could “devastate” the care sector

It is feared a Court of Appeal ruling on the HMRC's pursuit of back-payments for workers could push some in the care sector towards insolvency.

Could county's iconic department stores be under threat? Image

Could county's iconic department stores be under threat?

A question mark hangs over the future of some of the UK's best-known department stores.

Rising star joins growing commercial property specialists Image

Rising star joins growing commercial property specialists

Laura Marszalek has joined a growing firm of chartered surveyors from Gloucestershire.

Police and council crack down on Illegal scrap dealers Image

Police and council crack down on Illegal scrap dealers

Scrap metal collectors operating outside the law have been targeted in a stop and search exercise by Stroud District Council and police.

Wait for it – sales rise at retail giant  Image

Wait for it – sales rise at retail giant

After weeks of what seemed at times like misery upon misery for the retail sector nationally the business hailed as the new hope for Cheltenham’s High Street has reported rising sales.

MP backs campaign to save our wildlife Image

MP backs campaign to save our wildlife

Stroud MP David Drew MP is supporting the creation of a Nature Recovery Network by the Wildlife Trusts.

Young drivers deem black box scheme ‘unfair’ Image

Young drivers deem black box scheme ‘unfair’

Nearly half of young drivers in the South West think the black box scheme to lower their car insurance ‘unfair’, according to new research.

Major redevelopment of former prison gets go-ahead Image

Major redevelopment of former prison gets go-ahead

Plans to convert the former Gloucester Prison into 202 apartments were unanimously approved by Gloucester city councillors last night.

Amazon to open new centre in Gloucestershire Image

Amazon to open new centre in Gloucestershire

God of on-line retail, Amazon, is to open a new mammoth distribution centre on a business park on the edge of Gloucester.

Tewkesbury Means Business Image

Tewkesbury Means Business

Businesspeople in Tewkesbury will hear next week about exciting plans to support business across Tewkesbury borough.

Joy at National Lottery backing to connect Stroud to national canal network Image

Joy at National Lottery backing to connect Stroud to national canal network

A project to connect Stroud and Stonehouse to the nation’s inland waterway network by 2024 has been given a significant vote of confidence by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Could you create a garden in a barrow? Image

Could you create a garden in a barrow?

Keen gardeners are being challenged to have some fun and raise money for charity by planting a garden in a barrow.

Business leaders attack closure of county bank branch Image

Business leaders attack closure of county bank branch

Businesses have today condemned the decision to close the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Gloucester as part of major cuts.

Wage rises come too late to halt insolvency spike  Image

Wage rises come too late to halt insolvency spike

It is not just retail on the high street which is suffering significant blows.

Financial expert delivers clients £8m tax saving Image

Financial expert delivers clients £8m tax saving

As we pass another milestone, I find myself reflecting on saving our clients over £8million tax from research and development tax relief since the end of 2014, and on how the process and the market is evolving, writes James Geary.

Cotswold farmer admits causing unnecessary suffering to livestock Image

Cotswold farmer admits causing unnecessary suffering to livestock

Cotswold farmer Clive Lockton, 59, kept his animals in such terrible conditions that a vet had to put down one his pigs, a court heard.

Police hunt bogus builders after £1,000 fraud Image

Police hunt bogus builders after £1,000 fraud

An elderly homeowner has been the victim of a cruel fraud.

Engineering firm reveals new partnership  Image

Engineering firm reveals new partnership

Another deal has been announced by one of the most exciting engineering firms in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester company appoints new engineer training manager Image

Gloucester company appoints new engineer training manager

A new senior appointment has been made at Allcooper Group, the family-run electronic security and fire safety solutions company.

Museum set to re-open after £1.4 million makeover Image

Museum set to re-open after £1.4 million makeover

One of county's major visitor attractions will throw open its doors this Bank Holiday Weekend after a major three-year refurbishment programme.

Tough time for leisure industry Image

Tough time for leisure industry

People are spending less money on leisure activities, as they tighten their belts to focus on essentials, according to the latest figures.

Airline reaches milestone at West airport Image

Airline reaches milestone at West airport

Budget airline easyJet is celebrating after carrying 50 million passengers from Bristol Airport.

Jobs at risk at street fashion retailer  Image

Jobs at risk at street fashion retailer

The clothing brand founded by one of the architects of the Superdry clothing label has filed for administration.

Warning: Road works start today on one of county's busiest junctions Image

Warning: Road works start today on one of county's busiest junctions

Drivers have been warned to expect delays as a major improvement project begins today on the Over roundabout near Gloucester.

New Home Secretary as Amber Rudd resigns Image

New Home Secretary as Amber Rudd resigns

Sajid Javid has today become the new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd stepped down.

Fears that extra homes will swamp city site Image

Fears that extra homes will swamp city site

Councillors have attacked plans to increase the number of new homes proposed for a Gloucester site.



County projects shortlisted for civil engineering awards Image

County projects shortlisted for civil engineering awards

Two Gloucestershire projects have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Civil Engineering Awards.

Cheltenham Festival owner races to record results Image

Cheltenham Festival owner races to record results

The Jockey Club, owners of the world-famous Cheltenham jump racing festival, has posted record financial results.

The Dragonboats are coming back!  Image

The Dragonboats are coming back!

Excitement is building with just days to go until one of Gloucester’s biggest annual events, the Dragonboat Regatta.

Concern for suppliers and jobs if Sainsbury’s and Asda merge Image

Concern for suppliers and jobs if Sainsbury’s and Asda merge

Good news for the pockets of shoppers but probably not for staff numbers or those many small suppliers is the verdict on the proposed merger of two of the country's biggest supermarkets.

Battersea Power Station rebuilt with 1.3m Gloucestershire bricks Image

Battersea Power Station rebuilt with 1.3m Gloucestershire bricks

A little-known Gloucestershire firm is manufacturing the biggest ever order of UK bricks to rebuild an iconic Thames-side building.

Appeal to businesses to help train police dogs Image

Appeal to businesses to help train police dogs

Gloucestershire Police need the help of county firms so they can carry out essential training.

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