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Warning over scam phone calls

Police in Gloucestershire are warning people to be on their guard following reports of scam phone calls claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs.

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Huge fire at landmark site is being treated as suspicious

A historic building in Gloucester city centre has suffered extensive damage in a blaze.

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Bored at work? You're not alone, suggests research

Employees spend more than five hours a week feeling bored at work, according to a new survey.

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The day the Great Flood plunged county into chaos

Today is the tenth anniversary of one of the biggest natural disasters Gloucestershire has ever seen

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Profits slashed at sports clothing retailer

Sports Direct has blamed a weaker pound for a fall in annual profits of more than 50 per cent.

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Mothercare upbeat despite fall in overseas sales

The global retailer for parents and young children, Mothercare PLC says it is making progress despite taking a hit in international sales.

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Shock as Gloucester Rugby kicks The Shed's iconic name into touch - NEW COMMENTS

Gloucester Rugby has today controversially announced that the iconic Shed stand at Kingsholm has been renamed.

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Exclusive preview as city's regeneration gathers pace - VIDEO

One of Gloucester's most important regeneration schemes is powering ahead.

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Warning to drivers: long queues ahead as millions start holidays

Motorists are being warned to expect travel chaos this weekend as the end of school term sparks the traditional Great British summer holiday getaway.

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Transport group wins £15 million deal

A Gloucestershire-based logistics company has been awarded a £15 million contract over five years.

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VIDEO: Take a look around a Porsche

Punchline had a sneak preview of Porsche's Panamera 4 in their Tewkesbury showroom.

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Free seminar puts spotlight on "return-ships"

Have you heard about "return-ships" and wondered what they are and if they could benefit your business?

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Calls for new school wins unanimous support

An ambitious plan to build to a new all-through school in Gloucestershire has reached an important milestone.

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Sweet taste of success for Hotel Chocolat

A luxury chocolate retailer has today announced better-than-expected trading results.

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Drivers face hike in insurance premiums

Average car insurance premiums in the UK have increased by 11 per cent over the last year, hitting a new record high.

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'Business rates switch is key to supporting inflation-hit firms'

The Federation of Small Businesses has today called for immediate support from the Government for its members after the latest inflation figures were released.

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Macmillan wins support from BPE in bid to fund vital nursing positions

Cheltenham law firm BPE Solicitors showed their support for a near 300-mile fundraising challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Student fashion clothing chain heading to Gloucester Quays?

It looks like Jack Wills, the fashion clothing chain which is so popular with university students, is set to become the next big retail name to arrive at Gloucester Quays.

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Betting company teams up with Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby has announced a sponsorship deal with an online bookmaker that will lead to one of the stands at its famous stadium being renamed.

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Demand drives strong performance for Gloucester's commercial property market

Gloucester's commercial property market performed well in the first half of 2017.

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Leading manufacturer prepares to open new base in Gloucestershire - NEW COMMENT

Dowty Propellers has announced exciting plans to create a new facility in the Gloucester area.

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Warning from major business body over wage rises - NEW COMMENT

A leading business organisation has today called for an increase in wages for low-paid workers but warned about the effect it could have on employers.

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Business funding helps create new jobs in the Forest

A £99,000 New Events and Business Fund is helping to create jobs and boost the tourist economy in the Forest of Dean.

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Bamboo wins telecoms contract

Bamboo Technology Group has been chosen to consolidate the telecoms services for Tracscare, which supports people with special needs.

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Sue Ryder receives major boost from Hazlewoods

Employees at chartered accountants Hazlewoods have raised more than £11,000 for their charity of the year - the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court hospice.

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Training sessions, workshops offered by MP

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk is offering 20 students an opportunity to improve their employment prospects by learning new skills and enhancing their CVs.

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to try your skills at stone carving

Ever wondered what it would be like to take up a mallet and chisel and create something in stone?

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VIDEO: Exclusive access to old BHS in Gloucester

Take a special tour of the famous BHS store and see what it looks like now.

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'Garden village on airfield will solve housing and airport problems' - NEW COMMENTS

Gloucestershire Airport should be sold to make way for housing, a councillor has claimed today.

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Law firm's agricultural expertise boosted with senior appointment

An experienced specialist team of agricultural and landed estates lawyers has been boosted with the appointment of a new partner at the firm.

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What's On: Award-winning stonebalancing takes shape in Painswick

Awe-inspiring sculptures by a pioneer of stonebalancing art have gone on display in a Gloucestershire garden.

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Council reviews 'head of paid service' role

An important appointment is set to be announced by Cheltenham Borough Council.

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Brownfield development to create employment in Gloucester

A £3million loan to assist in the redevelopment of a new data centre has been approved.

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Renishaw apprentice is a model of success

An apprentice at global engineering technologies company Renishaw has won a prestigious award.

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Plans to sell illegal cigarettes are flushed out

Trading standard officers successfully seized £2,700 worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes that were stashed in a Gloucester shop's bathroom.

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Council chooses new leader

A new leader of Forest of Dean District Council was elected last night after the previous holder of the post lost a vote of no confidence.

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A fantastic week in the world of work

My name is Sophie, 17 and I am giving an insight into a week of work experience and why employers should be encouraged to offer it.

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Revealed: Top tips for creating a happy office

What are the best ways to keep your work colleagues happy and create a contented workplace? A new study claims to have the answers.

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Explosions heard as massive blaze wrecks business premises

Investigations are under way into the cause of a major fire that ripped through a warehouse at Northway Trading Estate in Tewkesbury.

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'I'm on a mission to build exports'

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has been reappointed to a major government post responsible for promoting British trade.

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Caring business organisation wins award

The county's economic partnership has won an award for the support it provides to staff members over health issues.

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