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Government confirms list of key workers ahead of school closures Image

Government confirms list of key workers ahead of school closures

The full list of key workers whose children can still attend school during the coronavirus crisis has been published by the Cabinet Office and Department for Education.

CCP calls for help to cope with spike in demand for food parcels Image

CCP calls for help to cope with spike in demand for food parcels

County charity Caring for Communities and People (CCP) has issued a rallying call to businesses and residents for help during the coronovirus crisis.

Communities seek champions as they rally against the coronavirus threat Image

Communities seek champions as they rally against the coronavirus threat

As the threat of Covid19 changes by the day communities in Longlevens are rallying one another to volunteer to make sure no resident goes needy.

Gloucester Rugby ask staff to take pay cut with postponements delaying £1million in ticket revenue Image

Gloucester Rugby ask staff to take pay cut with postponements delaying £1million in ticket revenue

The news comes as the club's accounts for the financial year have been lodged at Companies House.

Business offers to boost broadband for community groups during the crisis Image

Business offers to boost broadband for community groups during the crisis

Gigaclear is offering to boost any and all online community pages in Gloucestershire being used to support people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Exam grades to be made from mocks and teacher assessment Image

Exam grades to be made from mocks and teacher assessment

GCSE and A-Level grades will be graded on mock results and teacher assessments due to the cancellation of all school exams in 2020.

 Boris Johnson's message to business: 'Stand by your employees as we will stand by you' Image

Boris Johnson's message to business: 'Stand by your employees as we will stand by you'

Today’s coronavirus briefing at 10 Downing Street saw the PM take a tubthumping tone as he sought to thank the British people for the difficult moves they have made in recent days.

First local authorities announce news of coronavirus cash for Gloucestershire businesses Image

First local authorities announce news of coronavirus cash for Gloucestershire businesses

News is beginning to emerge of which of Gloucestershire’s five local authorities will be first to make available a share of the £350 billion of business coronavirus support money.

Do you need to tell everyone you are open for business? Image

Do you need to tell everyone you are open for business?

If you need to let Gloucestershire know you are open for business through the current crisis, we could be your answer.

Simple mental health exercises to help business through the crisis Image

Simple mental health exercises to help business through the crisis

Mindful many are now working from home, but all of us are probably being challenged or at the very least unsettled by what is taking place - Punchline wanted to help.

Subway drive-thru approved by planners Image

Subway drive-thru approved by planners

A new drive-thru and three other units on a Gloucestershire business park have been given the go ahead.

Measures put in place to protect electricity supplies to households on pre-pay meters Image

Measures put in place to protect electricity supplies to households on pre-pay meters

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has passed the measures to keep supply to those who need it most.

Arrest made after reports of man with large knife in Gloucester Image

Arrest made after reports of man with large knife in Gloucester

Armed police have swooped on a residential street after a man was seen in the neighbourhood with a large knife.

Double digit revenue growth for Ocado - even before effects of the  Coronavirus crisis Image

Double digit revenue growth for Ocado - even before effects of the Coronavirus crisis

Online supermarket Ocado have revealed a double-digit growth in revenue for the first quarter of the financial year, hours after removing their website from use due to increased demand due to coronavirus.

Builders behind 465-house scheme boost education and roads by £4.7m Image

Builders behind 465-house scheme boost education and roads by £4.7m

As work continues apace on a 465-home development near Gloucester the firm behind the scheme has revealed still more investment.

Next announce rise in revenues and reveals plans are in place for a £1billion cut in retail sales Image

Next announce rise in revenues and reveals plans are in place for a £1billion cut in retail sales

Retail giants Next have issued a warning about the significant impact that the coronavirus crisis is likely to have on its operations on the day it revealed their results for the 2019/20 financial year.

Charities forced to cancel fund-raising events Image

Charities forced to cancel fund-raising events

Gloucestershire-based charities are facing a big hit as valuable fund-raising events are cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus crisis - but they're calling on their supporters to keep thinking about them.

BREAKING NEWS: Schools to close on Friday 'until further notice' Image

BREAKING NEWS: Schools to close on Friday 'until further notice'

Schools will close for the majority from Friday afternoon, although they will make provision for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

£330billion government pledge to do 'whatever it takes' for businesses welcomed by the FSB Image

£330billion government pledge to do 'whatever it takes' for businesses welcomed by the FSB

The Federation of Small Business has welcomed what was termed as a ‘wartime’ commitment of government spending by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chancellor made a series of commitments to help business.

The Punchline effect being felt by Gloucestershire business who heard our call - you can join them Image

The Punchline effect being felt by Gloucestershire business who heard our call - you can join them

The Old Spot Pub on the A4019 to the west of Cheltenham responded to our lunchtime message yesterday and saw an immediate response.

Punchline is working hard to champion Gloucestershire business, and we want to help your firm Image

Punchline is working hard to champion Gloucestershire business, and we want to help your firm

We want to help you and your business through the coming weeks and months.

Site prime for residential development close to Cheltenham town centre hits the market Image

Site prime for residential development close to Cheltenham town centre hits the market

The 0.63 acre plot on Swindon Road, close to the University of Gloucestershire’s Folley playing fields is close to the St Paul’s district of the town.

Superdry supremo Julian Dunkerton confident Covid-19 disruption won't halt firm's turnaround plans Image

Superdry supremo Julian Dunkerton confident Covid-19 disruption won't halt firm's turnaround plans

Julian Dunkerton has revealed that plans are being advanced to put additional finance in to Superdry to secure its turnaround despite the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19.

Business can breathe something of a sigh of relief says Ian Mean Image

Business can breathe something of a sigh of relief says Ian Mean

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a financial package which will undoubtedly help many of them to survive for the time being.

Stonehouse business comes to aid of embattled GP surgery  Image

Stonehouse business comes to aid of embattled GP surgery

Patients at a Gloucester GP surgery needing to reach their doctors during the current coronavirus crisis were given a much needed tonic by a Gloucestershire business.

Cheltenham-based business to move into new £185,000 per year High Street office Image

Cheltenham-based business to move into new £185,000 per year High Street office

Property investment and asset management specialist Addington Capital have secured the letting for 109-117 High Street, next to the John Lewis store.

VIDEO: Renishaw expertise generating new ocean-going business  Image

VIDEO: Renishaw expertise generating new ocean-going business

Just when you thought there may be no sectors left to benefit from those clever people at Renishaw, the firm’s ideas have turned the heads of a Canadian turbine project.

Supermarkets: A tribute to those on the front line - and rationing on 1,250 items Image

Supermarkets: A tribute to those on the front line - and rationing on 1,250 items

Everyone who has visited a supermarket of late or dipped their toe into social media will have seen the chaos that has ensued as our communities have besieged the shelves.

£330billion 'wartime' budget revealed as Chancellor promises to do 'whatever it takes' for business Image

£330billion 'wartime' budget revealed as Chancellor promises to do 'whatever it takes' for business

The government “will do whatever it takes” to fight the economic impact of coronavirus with chancellor Rishi Sunak offering an “unprecedented package” of financial support to help business.

Avoid all non-essential travel for 30 days, Britons advised Image

Avoid all non-essential travel for 30 days, Britons advised

Britons should avoid all non-essential travel for the next 30 days, according to the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Gloucestershire E-learning specialists offering free Coronavirus awareness course to businesses Image

Gloucestershire E-learning specialists offering free Coronavirus awareness course to businesses

Nimble E-Learning have created a simple and free Covid-19 Awareness E-learning course for companies to share with their employees.

Warm welcome at Iceland for the beleaguered older shopper – and thank God for the BBC Image

Warm welcome at Iceland for the beleaguered older shopper – and thank God for the BBC

Just as the over 70s were probably beginning to wonder whether they would ever see daylight again, high street supermarket Iceland has let in a ray of hope.

Nearly 3,000 jobs under threat as all Carphone Warehouse standalone stores are set to close Image

Nearly 3,000 jobs under threat as all Carphone Warehouse standalone stores are set to close

Staff at the four stores in Gloucestershire are set to be affected by this morning's announcement that more than 500 stores will close.

Plans revealed for first phase of new business park on former Richard Read site Image

Plans revealed for first phase of new business park on former Richard Read site

Owners of the former transport facility in the Forest of Dean have submitted the plans for the first part of the project which could create 400 jobs.

Jobs at risk as lifestyle and fashion retailer enters administration Image

Jobs at risk as lifestyle and fashion retailer enters administration

Laura Ashley, which has stores in Gloucestershire, has filed for administration, putting up to 2,700 jobs at risk.

Another deal strengthens Versarien’s hand Image

Another deal strengthens Versarien’s hand

It has a been a relatively quiet year for Versarien, given the number of partnership announcements in 2019, but if you look closely enough there is still plenty going on.

Gloucester plumbing firm enters administration with the loss of 49 jobs Image

Gloucester plumbing firm enters administration with the loss of 49 jobs

Pricing pressure and a reduced spend from key clients has forced a Gloucester business to go into administration with the loss of 49 jobs.

Third man charged with the manslaughter of Lukasz Grabowski in Gloucester in November 2018 Image

Third man charged with the manslaughter of Lukasz Grabowski in Gloucester in November 2018

Pricing pressure and a reduced spend from key clients has forced a Gloucester business to go into administration with the loss of 49 jobs.

Popular Cheltenham restaurant to close its doors after 21 years in business Image

Popular Cheltenham restaurant to close its doors after 21 years in business

Flynn’s Bar and Brasserie was one of the top-rated eateries in the town, scoring four-and-a-half stars on Tripadvisor to put it in the top 10 per cent of the town’s restaurants.

Man on trial for setting fire to garage Image

Man on trial for setting fire to garage

A Forest of Dean man has gone on trial for allegedly setting fire to Victoria Garage in the Forest of Dean.

Cheltenham care home residents taking on Land's End to John O'Groats cycling challenge (virtually) Image

Cheltenham care home residents taking on Land's End to John O'Groats cycling challenge (virtually)

Disabled residents at a Cheltenham care home are keeping active indoors by taking on a massive virtual cycling challenge, riding the length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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