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Fashion brand in line for Gloucester Quays arrival Image

Fashion brand in line for Gloucester Quays arrival

Gloucester Quays is poised to welcome a leading fashion brand when the retail outlet reopens after lockdown.

US buyer wins race for historic Cotswolds hotel Image

US buyer wins race for historic Cotswolds hotel

Cotswolds hotel Dumbleton Hall has been sold to a US-based buyer after attracting a host of potential suitors.

Argos building brought back to life as Jobcentre Image

Argos building brought back to life as Jobcentre

Gloucester’s former Argos store on Eastgate Street will have a new lease of life as a temporary Jobcentre.

Tewkesbury company defrauded out of more than £30k by former employee Image

Tewkesbury company defrauded out of more than £30k by former employee

A disgraced special police constable who defrauded his employers has been sentenced.

Mears boss 'delighted' at how the group has started 2021 Image

Mears boss 'delighted' at how the group has started 2021

Chief executive of Gloucester-based Mears Group said he is delighted at how well the group has started the new year, after a resilient 2020.

New partner for Tayntons Solicitors Image

New partner for Tayntons Solicitors

One of Gloucester's longest-standing law firms has announced the promotion of Alex Lyttle to partner.

Santander to close 111 branches Image

Santander to close 111 branches

Spanish bank Santander has revealed plans to close 111 branches across the country, blamed on customers shifting to online banking.

Chinese backlash against retail giants Image

Chinese backlash against retail giants

Fashion giants Nike and H&M are facing a backlash in China after they expressed concern about the alleged use of forced labour in cotton production.

New £50 note design released Image

New £50 note design released

The design of the new £50 note, featuring codebreaker Alan Turing, has been revealed.

Building society tells thousands to work anywhere Image

Building society tells thousands to work anywhere

Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society, is to allow 13,000 office staff to choose where they work under a new scheme.

Officers praised after saving lives of vulnerable missing people Image

Officers praised after saving lives of vulnerable missing people

Two officers are being praised for saving the lives of two vulnerable missing people during dramatic river and canal rescues in Gloucester earlier this month.

Thieves break in to shop in Berkeley Image

Thieves break in to shop in Berkeley

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break in at a shop in Berkeley.

CCTV image issued in connection with Cheltenham Rogue Trader fraud incident Image

CCTV image issued in connection with Cheltenham Rogue Trader fraud incident

Cheltenham Local Policing Team have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify in connection with an incident of fraud.

Green awards success for the University of Gloucestershire Image

Green awards success for the University of Gloucestershire

A project aimed at putting sustainability at the heart of the curriculum secured award success for the University of Gloucestershire last night.

Light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter for Lilian Faithfull   Image

Light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter for Lilian Faithfull

All residents across Lilian Faithfull Care’s five care homes in Gloucestershire have now been offered their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Line-up revealed, March 26 Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Line-up revealed, March 26

There is likely to be plenty for this week's Friday Business Briefing panel to talk about as England continues its easing of lockdown.

Easter holiday family cooking with the Wiggly Worm Image

Easter holiday family cooking with the Wiggly Worm

The Wiggly Worm charity is set to send out around 4,500 meal kits for families to cook at home over the Easter holidays.

Brunsdon Insurance Brokers reveals three promotions Image

Brunsdon Insurance Brokers reveals three promotions

Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance Brokers are celebrating the promotions of three of its business insurance experts.

BPE advise insurance firm on acquisition Image

BPE advise insurance firm on acquisition

The Corporate team at Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has acted for longstanding client Partners& on its purchase of an independent insurance broker.

Vinyl sales on track to overtake CDs Image

Vinyl sales on track to overtake CDs

Record labels are set to make more money this year from the sale of vinyl records than CDs for the first time since the 1980s.

Three men sentenced in county line drugs operation Image

Three men sentenced in county line drugs operation

Three men have been sentenced for their involvement in the operation of a county line drugs gang which was coming into Gloucestershire from London.

Two Rivers Housing secures funding for decarbonisation project Image

Two Rivers Housing secures funding for decarbonisation project

Gloucestershire-based Two Rivers Housing has secured more than half a million pounds in government funding to launch a decarbonisation demonstrator project.

Judge has 'gone out on a limb' for arsonist who started fire at a busy GP surgery Image

Judge has 'gone out on a limb' for arsonist who started fire at a busy GP surgery

A judge set free a Gloucester man who started a fire at a busy city GP surgery, causing £50,000 damage.

Warnings over Royal Mail parcel scam Image

Warnings over Royal Mail parcel scam

People waiting for parcels have been given a fresh warning about a scam that asks for payment so a package can be delivered.

£50k Community Resilience Fund relaunched to support recovery Image

£50k Community Resilience Fund relaunched to support recovery

As the Covid-19 pandemic impacts continue to be felt in communities, Cheltenham welcomes additional funds.

Hospice thanks Gloucester firm for its backing Image

Hospice thanks Gloucester firm for its backing

E G Carter and Co Ltd has announced it is extending its charity partnership to continue to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in 2021.

Gloucester named UK's finest city for remote start-ups Image

Gloucester named UK's finest city for remote start-ups

Gloucester has been named the best city in the UK to start a remote business.

Cineworld sets out plan to reopen cinemas Image

Cineworld sets out plan to reopen cinemas

Cineworld Group Plc has announced that its Regal theatres in the US will reopen this April, followed by the UK in May.

Payrolls expand amid brighter job figures Image

Payrolls expand amid brighter job figures

The number of people on payrolls rose by almost 200,000 in the three months to February, but remains well below pre-pandemic levels.

Elephant Family arrives at Sudeley Castle Image

Elephant Family arrives at Sudeley Castle

To mark its eagerly anticipated re-opening, Sudeley Castle & Gardens will set the scene for a mighty migration of elephants grazing the grounds from April 12 to May 31.

Rogue traders targetting Cheltenham Image

Rogue traders targetting Cheltenham

Police in Cheltenham are warning residents to be wary of rogue traders operating in the area targeting elderly and vulnerable residents.

Gloucestershire police stations opening doors to public Image

Gloucestershire police stations opening doors to public

Lydney Police Station is trialling a public reception and the station in Barton Street, Gloucester, will follow suit once the building has been adapted to receive visitors.

A46 Coopers Hill set to reopen after repairs Image

A46 Coopers Hill set to reopen after repairs

The A46 by Coopers Hill is set to fully reopen this week as work to stabilise the road surface nears completion.

Regular coronavirus testing site to open in Tewkesbury Image

Regular coronavirus testing site to open in Tewkesbury

The location of the county's fourth COVID-19 community testing site has been revealed by Gloucestershire County Council and it opens tomorrow.

Nightingale judge sets burglar free due to shortage of cells Image

Nightingale judge sets burglar free due to shortage of cells

A judge who passed a jail sentence quickly changed his mind and set the relieved man free when he realised there were no custody officers or cells available!

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 26 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 26

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

New £45m luxury development on WWII hospital site takes shape Image

New £45m luxury development on WWII hospital site takes shape

A property development company has laid the foundations for a luxury housing estate on the site of a former World War Two US military hospital.

Industrial property at heart of February's commercial investments Image

Industrial property at heart of February's commercial investments

Overseas investors accounted for half of all investment activity so far this year as February saw £2billion of capital in commercial real estate according to Colliers latest Property Snapshot.

Work begins on Cirencester digital skills centre Image

Work begins on Cirencester digital skills centre

Work has begun on the £4.8million Gloucestershire Applied Digital Skills Centre at Cirencester College.

Screwfix and B&Q owner sees profits soar 634 per cent Image

Screwfix and B&Q owner sees profits soar 634 per cent

The owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, Kingfisher has revealed a large jump in profits due to strong demand in the UK and France.

Halfords moves nearer target with £15m deal Image

Halfords moves nearer target with £15m deal

Halfords has completed a £15million deal for a motoring services provider as it builds towards its target of more than 550 garages in the UK.

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