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Charity golf day raises over £7,000 Image

Charity golf day raises over £7,000

A charity golf day organised by the Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn proved a huge success, raising over £7,000.

Shoe retailer makes pandemic recovery Image

Shoe retailer makes pandemic recovery

Value shoe retailer, Shoe Zone, is recovering from last year’s Covid-19 sales slump.

Dunelm sales up despite supply issues Image

Dunelm sales up despite supply issues

Sales for homeware retailer Dunelm – with outlets in Gloucester and Cheltenham - have increased.

Forest of Dean District Council to offer free COVID business course Image

Forest of Dean District Council to offer free COVID business course

Forest of Dean District Council are offering free courses to businesses.

Anniversary garden planned for school's 50th anniversary  Image

Anniversary garden planned for school's 50th anniversary

Cheltenham Bournside School has revealed early plans for a new green garden space to mark the 50th anniversary of the school site on Warden Hill Road.

A billion meals and counting Image

A billion meals and counting

Food delivery firm Just Eat has now delivered more than a billion meals in the UK since it was set up.

Punchline Talks – October 15 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – October 15 line-up revealed

This week's instalment of Punchline Talks is keeping us connected.

New role for former GFirst LEP chair Image

New role for former GFirst LEP chair

Diane Savory – who stepped down at the head of GFirst LEP in August after nearly ten years– has been made a non-executive chairman of Versarien.

International growth for Gloucester firm thanks to government support Image

International growth for Gloucester firm thanks to government support

US sales have tripled for golf accessory manufacturer Stewart Golf during the coronavirus pandemic, aided by the government's Department for International Trade (DIT).

Mypower has another day in the sun Image

Mypower has another day in the sun

Gloucestershire solar PV installation and sustainable energy solution consultancy, Mypower, has been named as winner of the Small Scale Project of the year at the Regional Energy Efficiency Awards.

Old Gloucester bakery sparks interest Image

Old Gloucester bakery sparks interest

A former Victorian bakery in Gloucester – most recently used as offices and storage – has come on the market.

New Cheltenham retailer smashes sales forecasts Image

New Cheltenham retailer smashes sales forecasts

A £175,000 investment in a new Cheltenham site by one of the UK's fastest-growing retailers is paying off, with sales during the first month exceeding expectations.

Covid takes big bite out of McDonald's profits Image

Covid takes big bite out of McDonald's profits

McDonalds – the fast-food chain with branches across Gloucestershire – had to seek help from its American parent company last year as Covid took a big bite out of profits.

Businesses still waiting for rate relief Image

Businesses still waiting for rate relief

Hundreds of thousands of businesses promised rate relief have still not received a penny.

Chicken firms say they will tackle pollution Image

Chicken firms say they will tackle pollution

Chicken and egg producers in the Wye Valley say they are keen to tackle river pollution caused by waste.

Canal towpath to close from Ocean swing bridge to Bonds Mill Image

Canal towpath to close from Ocean swing bridge to Bonds Mill

The canal towpath between Ocean swing bridge and Bonds Mill will be closed for several months.

Gloucestershire charity wins £10,000 Movement for Good award Image

Gloucestershire charity wins £10,000 Movement for Good award

A charity based in Gloucestershire will receive £10,000 as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s annual Movement for Good awards.

World-class polo players help to raise £55,000 at charity day Image

World-class polo players help to raise £55,000 at charity day

A charity polo day in the Cotswolds has raised an incredible £55,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

A vehicle for the vulnerable: Mobile safe space created with police van deal Image

A vehicle for the vulnerable: Mobile safe space created with police van deal

Vulnerable women now have a mobile safe space they can visit to access support from The Nelson Trust.

Teenager accused of murder denies charge Image

Teenager accused of murder denies charge

The trial has been delayed until next week.

Ten thousand pubs and restaurants close since Covid Image

Ten thousand pubs and restaurants close since Covid

Small pubs and restaurants are paying the price of the Covid lockdowns with almost ten thousand calling last orders for good.

Covid claims Cheltenham firm  Image

Covid claims Cheltenham firm

Established Cheltenham plumbing and heating firm Shackleton, Wintle and Lane has gone into administration with the loss of 69 jobs - the latest victim of Covid lockdowns.




Industry award for Cheltenham family business Image

Industry award for Cheltenham family business

Cheltenham-based Guardian Preservation Services LLP has been named a Contractor of the Year by national trade body, the Property Care Association (PCA).

Gloucestershire bakery on a roll thanks to new purchase Image

Gloucestershire bakery on a roll thanks to new purchase

Forest of Dean-based The Authentic Bread Company is said to be emerging strongly from the pandemic, thanks in no small measure to a new vehicle in its fleet.

Household recycling centre to close next month for £165k improvements Image

Household recycling centre to close next month for £165k improvements

Gloucestershire County Council will temporarily close Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre for essential works.

Dale Vince leads scheme to help 72 football clubs become more eco friendly Image

Dale Vince leads scheme to help 72 football clubs become more eco friendly

The English Football League has announced the launch of 'EFL Green Clubs', a new League wide scheme that will help support clubs across the country to improve their environmental practices and operations.

Chicken producers warned over river pollution Image

Chicken producers warned over river pollution

A campaign group is calling for action over pollution of the River Wye by intensive chicken farming.

Easyjet warns of billion pound losses Image

Easyjet warns of billion pound losses

EasyJet’s profits have been hit as the company warns of losses of more than a billion pounds.

Gloucestershire Constabulary raises awareness of the dangers of unsafe loads Image

Gloucestershire Constabulary raises awareness of the dangers of unsafe loads

Gloucestershire Constabulary is helping to raise awareness of the dangers that unsafe loads can cause as part of Commercial Vehicle Week.

John Lewis spots the trends in a year of lockdown  Image

John Lewis spots the trends in a year of lockdown

Tents, air fryers, trampolines and Crocs were some of the things John Lewis customers turned to in a year of lockdown.

VIDEO: Gloucestershire College invests £4.8m in net zero Image

VIDEO: Gloucestershire College invests £4.8m in net zero

Gloucestershire College has officially launched its £4.8 million zero carbon project, GC Zero.

Stroud port departures clear way for redevelopment Image

Stroud port departures clear way for redevelopment

All three remaining tenants at the Brimscombe Port site in Stroud have now left, clearing the way for a multimillion-pound redevelopment.

Familiar face joins growing Gloucester business Image

Familiar face joins growing Gloucester business

A well known figure in the Gloucestershire business community has joined the team at Gloucester-based photocopier and printer firm Elmrep.

Gloucester Forum project puts city on the map Image

Gloucester Forum project puts city on the map

The new Gloucester Forum digital campus is putting the city on the map as it taps into the ‘London exodus’.

Teenager on trial for murder Image

Teenager on trial for murder

A teenager has gone on trial.

Gloucester cake shop bids for slice of high street action Image

Gloucester cake shop bids for slice of high street action

A cake shop in Gloucester is keeping the candles alight, despite having opened just before the first lockdown last year.

Bank rate rise hint - Gloucestershire reaction Image

Bank rate rise hint - Gloucestershire reaction

Financial experts in Gloucestershire react to Bank of England warning of early interest rate rise.

Airtight frames craned into place as 88-home sustainable development takes shape Image

Airtight frames craned into place as 88-home sustainable development takes shape

Work on a development of 88 sustainable homes has reached a new milestone as revolutionary airtight wooden frames are craned into place.

Gloucester man drove dangerously while banned Image

Gloucester man drove dangerously while banned

A 38-year-old who drove dangerously earlier this year could not be sentenced.

£10k of drugs and cash found in Lydney house during children’s party Image

£10k of drugs and cash found in Lydney house during children’s party

A children’s party was in full swing at a house in Lydney when police arrived at the premises and found allegedly found a stash of drugs and cash.

Prolific burglar jailed Image

Prolific burglar jailed

A 45-year-old burglar has been sentenced after breaking into a house while the occupant was at home asleep.

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