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Chinese man accused of running Cheltenham brothel and exploiting migrant women walks free from court Image

Chinese man accused of running Cheltenham brothel and exploiting migrant women walks free from court

A Chinese man accused of running a brothel and sexually exploiting an immigrant woman in a flat in Cheltenham has been released from custody after the prosecution dropped the case against him yesterday.

Tesco vows to cut one billion pieces of plastic packaging Image

Tesco vows to cut one billion pieces of plastic packaging

“If packaging can’t be recycled, it will have no place at Tesco,” say the supermarket giant.

Are Clintons considering wrapping up parts of their business? Image

Are Clintons considering wrapping up parts of their business?

A report is saying that closures could be on the cards for a number of Clintons' High Street stores.

Police issue plea to lorry driver seen close to scene of incident that forced M5 motorway closure Image

Police issue plea to lorry driver seen close to scene of incident that forced M5 motorway closure

Investigations continue into the incident that saw a body discovered on the M5 motorway near Gloucester on Wednesday morning that saw the road closed for more than 12 hours.

Cheltenham-based software firm acquired as part of $105million triple purchase by American giant Image

Cheltenham-based software firm acquired as part of $105million triple purchase by American giant

Cheltenham-based software specialists Deep3 have been bought by an American giant as part of a $105 million tranche of acquisitions.

ProCook delivers double digit sales growth Image

ProCook delivers double digit sales growth

Despite what it calls “consumer uncertainty and a decline in the general homewares market”, ProCook has declared strong growth for the first half of the year.

Final hurdle overcome to develop former nightclub Image

Final hurdle overcome to develop former nightclub

One hundred and fifteen flats can now be built on the site of a former Gloucester nightclub.

Cheltenham pub hit with £35,000 penalty for showing Sky Sports without a licence Image

Cheltenham pub hit with £35,000 penalty for showing Sky Sports without a licence

A Cheltenham pub has been ordered to pay more than £35,000 in damages and legal costs after being sued for 'commercial piracy' by showing Sky Sports without permission

Police say it will take 'several days' to establish identity of body that led to M5 motorway closure Image

Police say it will take 'several days' to establish identity of body that led to M5 motorway closure

Investigations are ongoing to establish the identity of the person who was found dead on the M5 motorway close to Gloucester in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Gloucestershire businesses offered free workshop on how to avoid the pitfalls of exporting Image

Gloucestershire businesses offered free workshop on how to avoid the pitfalls of exporting

A free workshop that will guide Gloucestershire businesses on the potential pitfalls of exporting is taking place at the Tewkesbury Growth Hub next month.

Gloucestershire County Council to invest £6million in elderly care homes Image

Gloucestershire County Council to invest £6million in elderly care homes

Gloucestershire County Council will commit £6million of funding over the next two years to extensively refurbish all of the care homes under its jurisdiction.

Tables are turned on inquisitor Jeremy Paxman at event to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity Image

Tables are turned on inquisitor Jeremy Paxman at event to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity

The Newsnight and University Challenge host was the interviewee rather than the interviewer at a charity event that raised funds for The Nelson Trust

Demand for commercial property at lowest level since 2012, says industry report Image

Demand for commercial property at lowest level since 2012, says industry report

The Brexit impasse is leading to uncertainty in the market, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Only one in 10 young people plan on staying in Gloucestershire Image

Only one in 10 young people plan on staying in Gloucestershire

Findings released by the county's most powerful business organisation into what young people think about Gloucestershire show only one in ten plan on staying here forever.

6pm UPDATE: M5 motorway in Gloucestershire reopens after overnight discovery of dead body Image

6pm UPDATE: M5 motorway in Gloucestershire reopens after overnight discovery of dead body

The motorway around Gloucester has been shut for most of the day following the discovery of a body in the early hours of Wednesday

Father and son turn hangover cure into multi-million pound export business Image

Father and son turn hangover cure into multi-million pound export business

A family recipe for a hangover cure has landed a father-and-son-run business from Staverton with a deal said to be worth £4.9 million.

Musical chairs on the board of Marketing Gloucester Image

Musical chairs on the board of Marketing Gloucester

A new high-profile appointment – among others - has been revealed to the board of the company driving many of the cultural events putting Gloucester on the map as a visitor attraction.

 Gloucestershire's agricultural business hub Farm491 has a new leader Image

Gloucestershire's agricultural business hub Farm491 has a new leader

There is a new person in charge of Farm491, the agricultural industry business hub at the Royal Agricultural University near Cirencester.

‘Best electric bicycle in the world’ stolen Image

‘Best electric bicycle in the world’ stolen

Burglars have made off with a haul including what has been called ‘the best electric bicycle in the world’ during a raid in Gloucester.

Scrooge to be chased out of Cheltenham this Christmas as council offers free parking and bus travel Image

Scrooge to be chased out of Cheltenham this Christmas as council offers free parking and bus travel

Two special events will see Cheltenham town centre become the hub for festivities in the lead-up to Christmas.

Gloucestershire set to be a key battle ground in the 2019 General Election Image

Gloucestershire set to be a key battle ground in the 2019 General Election

Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud are all set to be key seats up for grabs for parties in the forthcoming General Election.

Gloucestershire local authority planning budget ahead of likely cuts in central government funding Image

Gloucestershire local authority planning budget ahead of likely cuts in central government funding

The council is working on ways to grow income and manage costs ahead of expected reductions in funding from central government.

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner reveals new approach aimed at tackling shoplifters Image

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner reveals new approach aimed at tackling shoplifters

Retailers across Gloucestershire have welcomed new proposals put forward by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner aimed at reducing shoplifting.

Hays re-employs staff who thought they were going places Image

Hays re-employs staff who thought they were going places

There is great news for former staff and customers of defunct travel agent Thomas Cook – with Hays Travel confirming it is close to reopening all its former rival’s Gloucestershire branches.

Diary Date: Stroud District Open for Business – a call to action Image

Diary Date: Stroud District Open for Business – a call to action

An event billed as Stroud District Open for Business is due to take place tomorrow (Thursday, October 31) at SGS College.

Breaking: December General Election appears to be ON after Labour U-turn Image

Breaking: December General Election appears to be ON after Labour U-turn

Britain looks set to go to the polls in December after Jeremy Corbyn revealed that the Labour Party will support prime minister Boris Johnson’s bid for an early General Election.

Protest against huge Gloucester housing development delayed - because of the Rugby World Cup Final Image

Protest against huge Gloucester housing development delayed - because of the Rugby World Cup Final

The protest against the housing development in Whaddon has been delayed - because of the Gloucester religion!

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is the best sub-contractor in the country Image

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is the best sub-contractor in the country

The Staverton based family firm has been crowned as the crème-de-la-crème of sub-contractors at one of the construction industry’s showpiece award events.

Campaign on the charge to save historic pub Image

Campaign on the charge to save historic pub

A battle has begun to save a 400-year-old pub from what locals fear could become a housing development.

Flats to be built in conservation area Image

Flats to be built in conservation area

New flats have been given the go-ahead in a conservation area in the middle of Gloucester.

Locals 'petrified' as man walks into Cirencester pub with Samurai sword Image

Locals 'petrified' as man walks into Cirencester pub with Samurai sword

A court heard how a 57-year-old man walked into the Marlborough Arms with a Samurai Sword on his back

County energy firm acquires 134,000 customers at flick of a switch Image

County energy firm acquires 134,000 customers at flick of a switch

If it wanted to boost its customer numbers Gloucester-headquartered energy supplier EDF has had its wish granted.

Woman suffers

Woman suffers "avoidable harm" at Cheltenham care home, court hears

The company in charge of the now-closed care home as admitted an offence of failing to provide adequate care and treatment to one of their residents.

Fears for remaining Mothercare stores as firm calls in advisors Image

Fears for remaining Mothercare stores as firm calls in advisors

The struggling retailer have called in KPMG to look at the firm amid fears for their remaining 79 UK stores at 2,500 jobs.

Cheltenham garage plot could become office development Image

Cheltenham garage plot could become office development

Owners of a disused plot near to John Lewis in Cheltenham hope to transform the site into modern offices.

Car driven at Gloucester Rugby fans 'was not terrorism related' Image

Car driven at Gloucester Rugby fans 'was not terrorism related'

Police have describe how an off-duty special constable and members of the public restrained a man outside Gloucester Rugby Football Club after a car appeared to be driven towards a group of fans.

Breaking: Armed police rush to scene of stabbing Image

Breaking: Armed police rush to scene of stabbing

Armed police were called to a Gloucester street this morning following a report of a stabbing.

Cheltenham Racecourse owner’s multi-million pound property business in profit Image

Cheltenham Racecourse owner’s multi-million pound property business in profit

Turnover has increased at the property business run by the owners of Cheltenham Racecourse.

Healthcare business helping save lives down under Image

Healthcare business helping save lives down under

After storm damage left an Australian operating theatre out of action a Gloucestershire business received a call to help save the day.

Men’s grooming brand launches new business Image

Men’s grooming brand launches new business

This summer it announced more than £1 million of investment to expand overseas, then a deal with 800 Superdrug stores, now the Hawkins & Brimble is on the move again.

Five-vehicle crash on Crickley Hill Image

Five-vehicle crash on Crickley Hill

Emergency services were called last night (October 27) to a five-vehicle collision on the A417 at Crickley Hill.

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