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Air ambulance charity CEO positive for the future

The founding CEO of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has expressed his thanks to the many people who have supported the charity, as he retires at the end of the month.

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New debt protocol warning for UK businesses

Almost a third of UK companies are currently waiting for at least a month beyond their payment terms to receive payment, with nearly 20 per cent waiting at least double that.

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Mears lands lucrative government contract

Housing and care group, Mears, which has a base in Brockworth, has landed a huge government contract to deliver new housing nationally.

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How many gadgets do you take on holiday?

A new survey has revealed why the traditional view of holidays as a chance to leave behind the woes of the office is wide of the mark for technology-obsessed UK workers.

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Warning to drivers: Huge lorry is set to cause delays

Drivers are warned to expect delays while a 230-tonne lorry slowly makes it way through Gloucestershire this weekend.

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'My week at Moose provided fantastic insight into world of work'

This past week, I have been given an incredible opportunity to take on a work experience placement at Moose Marketing and PR.

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Lloyds makes bumper profit after redundancy spree

Lloyds Banking Group has today announced profits of £2.5billion.

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Fewer people employed in the retail sector

The number of people working in UK retail fell by 3.3 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.

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'Abolition of employment tribunal fees should be reconsidered'

The Institute of Directors has today responded with alarm to a Supreme Court ruling that Employment Tribunal fees should be abolished.

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Phased immigration system will "ease burden on small businesses"

Business leaders have welcomed the Government's Brexit announcement on a phased immigration system.

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Record revenue of more than £500million for Renishaw

Renishaw has today reported a 25 per cent increase in profits in its full-year results.

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Battery anxiety is a growing problem, warn experts

A new study has revealed that 65 per cent of people in the UK worry about their electronic device running out of power.

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Would you hide jackpot win from your boss?

The vast majority of employees in the UK would not tell their boss about a substantial lottery win, according to new research.

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Drivers warned of delays as major road works begin

Motorists face hold-ups when one of the main routes into Gloucester is re-surfaced next month.

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Fancy running your own pub? Historic inn is up for sale

A 300-year-old county pub steeped in rural tradition has been put on the market.

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Big improvements planned for county railway station

Travellers are set to get a better service when they use Stonehouse railway station in future.

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Huge changes on way for owners of petrol and diesel cars

Sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned in the UK as part of a drive to reduce air pollution.

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Warning: jobseekers are being conned out of £500 in recruitment scams

Recruitment companies have today been urged to do more to help stamp out the rapidly growing issue of job scams.

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'Employers must do more to promote recycling in workplace'

An overwhelming number of British companies are failing to recycle efficiently, according to new research.

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Competition: Win tickets to new film and top tourist attractions in Gloucester

The winner of the latest Punchline competition will receive a superb ticket package to mark the opening of the acclaimed new film Dunkirk.

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Brexit uncertainty hits business confidence

Just over a year after the UK's decision to quit the EU, business confidence in the West of England has plummeted, according to a new survey.

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Warning to drivers: leave enough room for cyclists or face prosecution

Police are launching a crackdown on motorists who drive too close to cyclists in Cheltenham.

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Start the bidding: offers invited for Sub Rooms

One of Gloucestershire's best known entertainment venues is being advertised for sale amid continuing uncertainty over its future.

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Map and guide published in fresh tourism drive

A new-look free map and guide to Cheltenham has been launched by Cheltenham BID as part of an attempt boost tourism.

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'Addiction to smartphones is costing companies millions'

The average UK worker spends 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.

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Lloyds takes over credit card company

Lloyds Banking Group has completed the takeover of the American owned credit card business MBNA.

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UK manufacturers upbeat with strong growth in output

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July, according to the latest survey.

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That summer sizzle is set to become an expensive treat

It is going to cost a whole lot more when you fire up the BBQ in the back garden this summer.

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Renishaw heads to Far East to engage with growing markets

Renishaw's innovative work in designing and manufacturing medical implants will be showcased at a major event in China.

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What do business leaders want most from Brexit deal?

The number one priority for businesses in the Brexit negotiations has today been revealed in a new survey.

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Energy company helps students with disabilities step into work

A ground-breaking scheme that is helping young people with disabilities into the workplace with the support of a major county employer has been celebrated.

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Housing provider teams up with school to create mural

A colourful mural is brightening up hoardings of a construction site in Tewkesbury, thanks to school children working with Severn Vale Housing and their contractor Saxonby.

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Rise in sales and profits for Quorn will lead to new jobs

Quorn Foods has announced plans to create hundreds of jobs in the UK after benefiting from increased demand for meat-free food.

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Profits soar for Ryanair

Irish-based airline Ryanair reported a 55 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £356 million in the three months to the end of June.

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Nearly five million older people targeted by scammers

More than two fifths of older people say they have been the target of scammers, according to Age UK.

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Convenience store group sees sales grow

Convenience store retailer, McColl's has reported a 7.6 per cent rise in revenue in the 26 weeks up to the end of May.

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Watch out! Massive slow-moving lorry is on its way

Motorists are being advised to prepare for delays while a 231-tonne lorry passes slowly through Gloucestershire.

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Major step forward in China for Safran Landing Systems

Safran Landing Systems has announced a significant development in its joint venture with the China Eastern Group.

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Tolls on Severn Crossings will be scrapped- NEW COMMENT

The decision to abolish tolls on the Severn Crossings will provide a major economic boost to businesses, it was predicted today.

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What's On: Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival brings free live music to the city

International Blues artists are arriving in Gloucester this weekend for the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.

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Proposals for new housing are up for debate

A date has been announced for an important meeting to discuss plans to build nearly 2,500 houses in Cirencester.

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