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Mears expands partnership with Accent Housing Group Image

Mears expands partnership with Accent Housing Group

Brockworth-based Mears Group has announced it is the new repairs contractor in Accent Housing Group's Eastern region.

Gloucester Quays restaurants plan takeaway option Image

Gloucester Quays restaurants plan takeaway option

Twelve food businesses at Gloucester Quays have applied for planning permission with Gloucester City Council to be used as temporary takeaways.

Record borrowing sees debt outstrip GDP Image

Record borrowing sees debt outstrip GDP

The UK's national debt is greater than the value of the economy for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Princess threatened for "moving satellites"

Royal protection officers found a man who had repeatedly threatened to stab the Princess Royal as he entered the grounds of her Gatcombe Park home, a court was told.

£2.1m Lydney Harbour regeneration project begins Image

£2.1m Lydney Harbour regeneration project begins

Locals who have been taking their daily exercise at Lydney Harbour may have noticed that construction work at the site has recently begun.

One in five workers in Gloucestershire on furlough Image

One in five workers in Gloucestershire on furlough

Twenty per cent of the workforce in Gloucestershire has been placed on furlough under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Aerospace manufacturing facing 75 per cent drop in revenue Image

Aerospace manufacturing facing 75 per cent drop in revenue

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry could cost maintenance firms and parts manufacturers around £60billion, according to latest estimates.

VIDEO: Ribston Hall to offer virtual open days Image

VIDEO: Ribston Hall to offer virtual open days

Ribston Hall High School in Gloucester is offering virtual open days online to girls in year 5 and their parents next week.

Krystian Czelewicz sentenced for the manslaughter of Lukasz Grabowski Image

Krystian Czelewicz sentenced for the manslaughter of Lukasz Grabowski

Krystian Czelewicz has been sentenced for the manslaughter of Lukasz Grabowski in November 2018.

Delivery firm to create 6,000 new jobs Image

Delivery firm to create 6,000 new jobs

Parcel delivery firm DPD is set to create 6,000 new jobs in response to the boom in online sales during lockdown.

Group REACH out for views on hospitals Image

Group REACH out for views on hospitals

Opponents of the loss of emergency treatment at Cheltenham General Hospital have launched a survey to gather patients' views on planned surgery and information during the coronavirus crisis.

New affordable homes for local people Image

New affordable homes for local people

Cirencester Housing is putting the finishing touches to a development in North Cerney which will provide 12 much-needed new affordable homes.

B&Q and Screwfix to take on new staff Image

B&Q and Screwfix to take on new staff

Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, is to take on 1,500 to 2,000 new staff in the UK to process a huge surge in online orders.

Extra £3m for special school places confirmed Image

Extra £3m for special school places confirmed

Gloucestershire County Council has approved a plan to spend £3million to create more special school places and better facilities for children with additional needs.

Town appeals for help following devastating floods Image

Town appeals for help following devastating floods

In the same week non-essential retailers were finally allowed to reopen their doors, the majority of shops in Nailsworth have suffered from flooding.

Artisan chocolatier to join Stroud's Five Valleys market line-up Image

Artisan chocolatier to join Stroud's Five Valleys market line-up

A county based chocolatier and bakery is the latest company on the growing list of artisan traders to join the new Five Valleys Market

Hospital charity provides £100,000 for staff's mental health Image

Hospital charity provides £100,000 for staff's mental health

Money donated to help NHS staff in Gloucester during the coronavirus crisis will continue to do so for months to come.

Gloucestershire sees sharp rise in jobless figures Image

Gloucestershire sees sharp rise in jobless figures

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits across Gloucestershire rose by 32.8 per cent in May.

Eight creative projects receive funding from Gloucester Culture Trust Image

Eight creative projects receive funding from Gloucester Culture Trust

As we make moves to ease out of lock-down, Gloucester Culture Trust (GCT) is hoping that the funding will help the city's lockdown legacy to be one of creativity.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 19 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 19

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

Moog plans £40m centre of excellence Image

Moog plans £40m centre of excellence

One of Tewkesbury's largest employers has unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art £40million manufacturing and design facility.

Adam Henson joins calls for clarity on opening Image

Adam Henson joins calls for clarity on opening

Countryfile presenter Adam Henson has echoed calls for the Government to provide the hospitality and leisure industry with greater clarity about when it will be able to reopen.

Shower company produced essential ventilators Image

Shower company produced essential ventilators

Cheltenham-based Mira Showers showed its flexibility during lockdown when it switched its production rom showers to ventilators.

Call to reconsider parking proposals Image

Call to reconsider parking proposals

As shops reopen their doors across the county, a Cotswold councillor says now is not the the time to raise parking charges in the district.

Boohoo set to snap up high street fashion brands Image

Boohoo set to snap up high street fashion brands

Online fashion giant Boohoo is set to buy high street fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse, two months after the brands went into administration.

Cheaper petrol drives lower inflation Image

Cheaper petrol drives lower inflation

Inflation in the UK fell to its lowest level in four years, thanks largely to a record drop in fuel prices.

New man appointed to pilot GE Aviation Image

New man appointed to pilot GE Aviation

GE Aviation has named John Slattery as its new chief executive to replace the retiring David Joyce.

Is your business at risk of Legionnaires' disease? Image

Is your business at risk of Legionnaires' disease?

Businesses across Gloucestershire are being urged to carry out vital safety checks to their water systems to avoid increasing the risk of Legionnaires' disease.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to resume train services in August Image

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to resume train services in August

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has announced that it will resume some operations from August 15.

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Image

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have today visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Cheltenham’s Promenade to close for resurfacing Image

Cheltenham’s Promenade to close for resurfacing

The Promenade will be closed for six nights from tomorrow to enable roadworks to take place.

Grass is greener on the other side for Gloucester Carpet Outlet Image

Grass is greener on the other side for Gloucester Carpet Outlet

Gloucester Carpet Outlet has not let the grass grow under its feet during lockdown - thanks to a surge in the sale of artificial grass.

Gloucestershire braced for soaring unemployment as furlough time runs out Image

Gloucestershire braced for soaring unemployment as furlough time runs out

Latest figures have shown the extent of the damage done to the UK job market by the coronavirus pandemic - with warnings that the worst is to come.

Coming soon - Cineworld trails opening date Image

Coming soon - Cineworld trails opening date

Cineworld is planning to reopen its 99 cinemas across the UK on July 10.

Travis Perkins to axe 2,500 jobs Image

Travis Perkins to axe 2,500 jobs

Travis Perkins has announced plans to cut 2,500 job as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt.

Further £2.2m allocated for local coronavirus test and trace program Image

Further £2.2m allocated for local coronavirus test and trace program

Gloucestershire County Council has received £2.2million from the Government to support the test and trace service in Gloucestershire and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Joules predicts £3million loss Image

Joules predicts £3million loss

Fashion retailer Joules expects to end 2020 with an underlying loss of between £2million and £3million before tax.

Cheltenham's Arle Court Park & Ride to temporarily lose 60 spaces Image

Cheltenham's Arle Court Park & Ride to temporarily lose 60 spaces

The Park & Ride scheme at Arle Court is set to lose 60 car parking spaces to make way for a temporary construction compound as part of the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme.

Major Gloucester commuter route to benefit from £150m investment Image

Major Gloucester commuter route to benefit from £150m investment

The 1,889 metres long Cole Avenue in Gloucester is a popular and well used road for motorists.

Appeal to locate stolen transit van, trailer and mini digger Image

Appeal to locate stolen transit van, trailer and mini digger

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a transit van, trailer and mini digger were stolen from a farm in Twyning at the weekend.

Neighbourhood Policing operation launches as shops and businesses reopen Image

Neighbourhood Policing operation launches as shops and businesses reopen

Cheltenham's Neighbourhood Policing Team is running an operation this week as part of the reopening of non-essential shops and businesses.

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