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Fundraising dinner and dance for CLIC and the Emily Kent Unit Image

Fundraising dinner and dance for CLIC and the Emily Kent Unit

The Benjamin Ball will take place on Saturday 24th November at Glenfall House in Charlton Kings, to raise money for CLIC and the Emily Kent Unit, Gloucester.

All aboard! the Gloucester Express steams into city Image

All aboard! the Gloucester Express steams into city

Almost 400 visitors arrived in Gloucester today on a stylish steam train.

Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity Image

Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity

Soft drinks manufacturers and traders have paid an extra £153.8 million in tax since April, statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveal today.

Mitie £35m deal could swell order books of county firm by £200m Image

Mitie £35m deal could swell order books of county firm by £200m

A proposed £35 million deal could see what is already one of the Gloucestershire’s biggest businesses grow its turnover by £100 million annually.

Renowned Cotswolds model village and inn sold for £595k Image

Renowned Cotswolds model village and inn sold for £595k

An historic inn and model village in one of the most famous tourist locations in the Cotswolds has sold for an asking price of £595,000.

Car dealership has new landlord after multi-million-pound deal Image

Car dealership has new landlord after multi-million-pound deal

A double-headed property deal valued at £6million sees a new owner of the home of one of the county's premier car showrooms.

Business Expert: Family and owner-managed companies under threat from Budget rule change Image

Business Expert: Family and owner-managed companies under threat from Budget rule change

The surprisingly eventful Budget on October 29 all sounded very positive as it was presented, but picking through the finer detail has revealed a potentially unwelcome trap.

Graduate lands dream job after recovering from life-threatening injury  Image

Graduate lands dream job after recovering from life-threatening injury

A University of Gloucestershire graduate has landed his dream job with a Premier League football team, less than a year after recovering from a coma.

Chinese officials in Gloucester to learn about ‘opportunities’ Image

Chinese officials in Gloucester to learn about ‘opportunities’

Senior officials from China have met with Gloucester City Council leaders and business to talk about investment opportunities.

ProCook eliminates plastic packaging  Image

ProCook eliminates plastic packaging

Gloucester-based ProCook has joined the battle against plastic pollution, announcing big changes to the way its products are packaged.

Teenager jailed for three years for possession of 'zombie knife' Image

Teenager jailed for three years for possession of 'zombie knife'

An 18 year old man caught peddling hard drugs in Gloucester was armed with a horrific looking 'zombie knife', a city judge heard on Friday, 19 November.

Vandalism hits inclusive sport charity Image

Vandalism hits inclusive sport charity

A Cheltenham-based charity has had a number of essential powerchairs vandalised, meaning they are currently out of action for the adults and children who use them.

Longfield opens its first vintage shop in Cirencester Image

Longfield opens its first vintage shop in Cirencester

Longfield's newest charity shop is proving it's a cut above the rest.

Council raises £10k to install life-saving equipment Image

Council raises £10k to install life-saving equipment

Five public access defibrillators have been installed in town centre locations, thanks to an initiative by Stroud Town Council.

The Big Give - double funding to local medical charity  Image

The Big Give - double funding to local medical charity

A local medical charity will see its donations double, if people take part in The Big Give, a national campaign of match-giving to charity.

Near million sq ft business park will support 1,250 jobs Image

Near million sq ft business park will support 1,250 jobs

A major business park on a near 60-acre site off the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire has been given the go ahead by planners.

Global fashion brand opens in Gloucester Quays Image

Global fashion brand opens in Gloucester Quays

A highly anticipated sportswear and fashion brand opened its store at Gloucester Quays yesterday.

Major Cheltenham employer builds up head of steam for 11 per cent sales rise  Image

Major Cheltenham employer builds up head of steam for 11 per cent sales rise

An engineering firm which employs hundreds of staff in Cheltenham is predicting it will increase sales this year by 11 per cent.

Revolutionary engineering firm breaks into the US aerospace market Image

Revolutionary engineering firm breaks into the US aerospace market

A single kilogramme of its product might not sound significant – but the order from a major aerospace firm could spell take off in the US for its product.

Tewkesbury’s biggest employer celebrates 50 years Image

Tewkesbury’s biggest employer celebrates 50 years

The biggest employer in Tewkesbury, which enjoyed a multi-million-pound turnover last year, is celebrating 50 years in Gloucestershire.

Online sales soar at value card retailer  Image

Online sales soar at value card retailer

Sales at Card Factory grew by 3.4 per cent over the last nine months, despite like-for-like sales remaining completely flat.

Same-day car bodywork repairs in supermarket car park Image

Same-day car bodywork repairs in supermarket car park

An innovative new same-day car bodywork repair service will open at Tesco Extra in Gloucester next week.

US Air Force personnel will boost local economy  Image

US Air Force personnel will boost local economy

The economy of the Cotswolds is set to get a huge boost, when United States Airforce personnel and their families relocate.

Drug dealer avoids jail Image

Drug dealer avoids jail

A 20 year promising basketball player from Quedgeley has avoided jail, after admitting that he intended to supply his friends with Ecstasy.

New garden centre by Chelsea and Malvern RHS gold medal winner (and rugby sponsor) Image

New garden centre by Chelsea and Malvern RHS gold medal winner (and rugby sponsor)

For those who know about high-end garden design and the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show the Gloucestershire family of Dowle will be well-known.

Ninety jobs up for grabs as county business park reaches completion Image

Ninety jobs up for grabs as county business park reaches completion

The final units at the £22 million Gateway 12 Business Park in Quedgeley have been completed.

JCB cash machine raid on Cotswold business Image

JCB cash machine raid on Cotswold business

An audacious high street theft in the Cotswolds saw thieves in a JCB digger make off with the best part of a cash machine.

Gloucestershire hospitals lifted from financial special measures Image

Gloucestershire hospitals lifted from financial special measures

The trust which runs Gloucestershire's main hospitals has been removed from financial measures just months after it found to be millions of pounds out of pocket.

VIDEO: Mirror hid an illegal haul of cigarettes Image

VIDEO: Mirror hid an illegal haul of cigarettes

Gloucestershire trading standards officers found £1,700 of illegal tobacco stashed behind a mirror in a Cheltenham shop.

Work set to start on improving city road junction Image

Work set to start on improving city road junction

County council highways crews will soon begin improvement work on a busy Gloucester junction with partial night-time road closures.

MPs say hand car washes should be licensed  Image

MPs say hand car washes should be licensed

MPs say hand car washes should have a licence to operate in an attempt to prevent "modern slavery in plain sight".

Famous county school goes green Image

Famous county school goes green

The independent prep and senior schools at Westonbirt have recently become more sustainable by switching to a Stroud-based green energy supplier.

Have breakfast with rugby legend at Punchline Live Image

Have breakfast with rugby legend at Punchline Live

It’s just a few days until the first ever Punchline Live, on Wednesday 21st November. The time of the event has now changed to 7.30am to 11am.

Business leaders asked to help shape Gloucestershire's economic future Image

Business leaders asked to help shape Gloucestershire's economic future

More than 350 business leaders were today asked to help "future-proof" the county's economy - and given a taste of what advancing technology has in store.

New festive arrivals for Gloucester Quays Image

New festive arrivals for Gloucester Quays

There will be more than 12 days of Christmas at Gloucester Quays with a bumper festive season.

Cheltenham wine bar and offices property sold Image

Cheltenham wine bar and offices property sold

Property including a wine bar, shop and offices in Cheltenham’s fashionable Montpellier area has been sold.

VIDEO: £95m boost to regional economy from one Gloucestershire business Image

VIDEO: £95m boost to regional economy from one Gloucestershire business

Investment by GFirst LEP stole the headlines this morning at its annual review, but another county business revealed its own significance as a major economic catalyst for Gloucestershire.

Police crackdown on speeding motorists and organised crime Image

Police crackdown on speeding motorists and organised crime

Gloucestershire police today launched a major operation to tackle speeding drivers and organised crime on one of the county's busiest roads.

It's all Over - £3.3m roadworks are completed Image

It's all Over - £3.3m roadworks are completed

A £3.3 million improvement scheme on one of Gloucestershire's busiest roundabout has now been finished.

School children invited by businesses to take part in bright idea Image

School children invited by businesses to take part in bright idea

Funding from a Gloucester business group will allow schoolchildren from the county to take part in the annual spectacle that is the city’s Christmas lantern procession.

Charitable donation opens up more parts of Cheltenham hospice to patients Image

Charitable donation opens up more parts of Cheltenham hospice to patients

Patients, families and visitors at a Gloucestershire hospice are enjoying more parts of the historic building and grounds than ever before.

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