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Sale completes on Cotswold service station Image

Sale completes on Cotswold service station

Business property advisor Christie & Co has completed on the freehold sale of Rowborough Service Station on the A429.

Gloucestershire food producer secures sky-high deal with British Airways Image

Gloucestershire food producer secures sky-high deal with British Airways

British Airways travellers will notice Gloucestershire-produced additions to the in-flight menu when they return to the skies.

Ecotricity goes deep to steam ahead Image

Ecotricity goes deep to steam ahead

Ecotricity has signed an agreement to provide renewable energy from a fresh source - deep under Cornwall.

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Lockdown will end with "gradual unwrapping" warns PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has predicted the end of the latest coronavirus lockdown in England will be a "gradual unwrapping".

Cirencester court back in session this month Image

Cirencester court back in session this month

Cirencester’s former magistrates court will hear its first cases in nine years later this month after being taken out of mothballs for use as an emergency Nightingale Court.

Forest businesses urged to be patient as grants continue to be paid out Image

Forest businesses urged to be patient as grants continue to be paid out

Businesses are being urged to be patient regarding Covid-19 grants.

M&S closes in on deal to save Jaeger  Image

M&S closes in on deal to save Jaeger

Marks & Spencer is close to a deal to buy Jaeger, which became a victim of the pandemic late last year.

Automotive industry sees 29 per cent fall in new car registrations Image

Automotive industry sees 29 per cent fall in new car registrations

The UK new car market fell by almost a third in 2020, with annual registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units, according to figures published by the industry body.

Over 200,000 electric vehicles to hit UK roads in 2021 Image

Over 200,000 electric vehicles to hit UK roads in 2021

At least 200,000 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2021, according to figures from electric vehicle leasing company, DriveElectric.

Greggs predicts first annual loss since 1984 Image

Greggs predicts first annual loss since 1984

Bakery chain Greggs has forecast its first annual loss since 1984, after the pandemic hammered sales in 2020.

Operation Kracker in Cheltenham leads to 11 arrests and a reduction in shoplifting  Image

Operation Kracker in Cheltenham leads to 11 arrests and a reduction in shoplifting

The operation in Cheltenham saw 11 shoplifting related arrests and a 57 percent reduction in shoplifting offences.

Topps Tiles predicts slowdown after sales surge Image

Topps Tiles predicts slowdown after sales surge

Topps Tiles reported a significant rise in sales over the last quarter but warned the latest lockdown restrictions would have a major impact.

Chancellor announces grants to help businesses through lockdown Image

Chancellor announces grants to help businesses through lockdown

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will receive grants of up to £9,000 as part of a package announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak following the introduction of the latest coronavirus lockdown.

Chancellor urged to do more after fresh support Image

Chancellor urged to do more after fresh support

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to beware a "spring cliff edge" after announcing fresh financial support for businesses following introduction of the latest coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

What are the latest lockdown rules? Image

What are the latest lockdown rules?

England has entered another period of lockdown after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced fresh restrictions and urged people to stay at home to counter rising numbers of coronavirus cases.

UK housing market improves despite tightening restrictions Image

UK housing market improves despite tightening restrictions

Latest industry figures suggest that UK mortgage approvals have beaten expectations and have risen to the highest level in 13 years.

Reasons to be cheerful in the months ahead Image

Reasons to be cheerful in the months ahead

Not all is doom and gloom for business in Gloucestershire despite tightening coronavirus restrictions according to Business West's Gloucestershire director Ian Mean.

Champagne and salmon boost festive sales at Morrisons Image

Champagne and salmon boost festive sales at Morrisons

Morrisons has revealed a bumper Christmas season, as it reveals a 9.3 per cent rise in sales over Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas sales soar at Aldi Image

Christmas sales soar at Aldi

German supermarket chain Aldi has revealed record festive performance, with sales rising 10.6 per cent year-on-year in the four weeks to December 24.

One man's running challenge nets Pied Piper more than £12,000 Image

One man's running challenge nets Pied Piper more than £12,000

One Gloucester man took the Government advice to take some exercise every day to heart and has run every day since March to raise vital funds for the Pied Piper Appeal.

Man who acquired an illegal stun gun sentenced Image

Man who acquired an illegal stun gun sentenced

A 29 year old Hardwicke man who acquired an illegal stun gun has been sentenced.

Forest of Dean man sentenced after high-speed police chase Image

Forest of Dean man sentenced after high-speed police chase

A drugged-up driver who led police on a high speed chase which ended with him crashing into a tree and badly injuring his girlfriend has been jailed for forty months.

Newent businessman who denied five fraud charges set for jury trial Image

Newent businessman who denied five fraud charges set for jury trial

A 59 year Newent businessman has denied five fraud charges involving a cable company and the NHS.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 8 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, January 8

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Punchline Magazine: Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships - Dec 2020/ Jan 2021 Image

Punchline Magazine: Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships - Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

A lot has changed over the last 12 months and the latest issue of the online Punchline magazine is turning the spotlight on one of the most affected areas - Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships.

BAE Systems thinking big by going small Image

BAE Systems thinking big by going small

BAE Systems has teamed up with Cotswolds company UAVTEK to develop a nano drone which is being tested by the Army.

Renishaw boss riding high among stock market winners Image

Renishaw boss riding high among stock market winners

Renishaw co-founder Sir David McMurtry has been named among the biggest individual winners on the London stock market throughout 2020.

Gloucestershire Airport updates development plans Image

Gloucestershire Airport updates development plans

Gloucestershire Airport has submitted updated plans for a proposed commercial development which it says could bring more than 1,500 jobs.

Prime Minister warns of further restrictions Image

Prime Minister warns of further restrictions

"Tougher measures" to fight the coronavirus are set to be introduced according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Cirencester tech firm acquires international business Image

Cirencester tech firm acquires international business

Software company Kallidus has announced its acquisition of people operations platform Sapling.

Gloucester construction firm begins affordable housing project in Thatcham Image

Gloucester construction firm begins affordable housing project in Thatcham

An old industrial estate in Thatcham is being turned into a brand new development which will bring much needed affordable homes to the area.

Cheltenham extends planning rules relaxation Image

Cheltenham extends planning rules relaxation

Cheltenham Borough Council has extended the relaxation of planning regulations designed to help businesses adapt the way they trade during coronavirus.

Primark predicts £220m fresh tier of losses Image

Primark predicts £220m fresh tier of losses

Fashion chain Primark has predicted an additional £220million loss in sales with more shops across the UK forced to close under the latest tier four restrictions.

US offer for Ladbrokes 'undervalues company' Image

US offer for Ladbrokes 'undervalues company'

The owner of Ladbrokes has said an £8.1billion offer from US casino giant MGM Resorts is not enough.

Retail job losses face further spike Image

Retail job losses face further spike

Almost 180,000 retail jobs were lost in the UK last year - and there could be worse to come according to one forecast.

Cotswold District Council welcomes new chief executive Image

Cotswold District Council welcomes new chief executive

Robert Weaver has today been welcomed into his new role as chief executive of Cotswold District Council.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Tuesday, December 22 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Tuesday, December 22

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Versarien looks east for latest acquisition Image

Versarien looks east for latest acquisition

Advanced materials engineering group Versarien has acquired the assets of a South Korean company which its hopes will act as a spearhead in the Far East market.

Renishaw is ready for post-Brexit with EU expansion Image

Renishaw is ready for post-Brexit with EU expansion

County based engineering giant Renishaw said it is now ready for the post-Brexit era - with or without a 'deal', with EU customers benefitting from simplified transactions and on-time delivery of goods.

Business West urges companies to prepare for Brexit Image

Business West urges companies to prepare for Brexit

With the clock ticking the end of the Brexit transition period, businesses across the South West are facing uncertainty about what type of deal - if any - will be reached between the UK and EU.

Gloucestershire cinemas given £233k blockbuster grants Image

Gloucestershire cinemas given £233k blockbuster grants

Five independent cinemas in Gloucestershire will share more than £233,000 from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

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