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Builders merchant named as tenant for multi-million-pound Gloucester development Image

Builders merchant named as tenant for multi-million-pound Gloucester development

Developer Robert Hitchins Ltd has announced the arrival of the UK's largest independent builders' merchant to Kingsway Park in Gloucester.

Tech start-up partners with St James’s Place Image

Tech start-up partners with St James’s Place

Cirencester-based St James’s Place has teamed up with eSwapp to launch a skill swapping platform as part of its digital learning strategy.

Cotteswold Dairy closes in on £70m turnover Image

Cotteswold Dairy closes in on £70m turnover

Gloucestershire-based business Cotteswold Dairy has published its latest financial reports, which show the business is nearing a £70m turnover.

Cotswold brand scoops four medals at european awards Image

Cotswold brand scoops four medals at european awards

A Cirencester-based company has won a Gold Medal and three Silver Medals.

M&S acquires logistics firm in £145m deal Image

M&S acquires logistics firm in £145m deal

Marks & Spencer has acquired the firm which already provides the majority of its food logistics services, in a £145m deal.

Frasers Group expects even bigger profits for 2023 Image

Frasers Group expects even bigger profits for 2023

Frasers Group is forecasting big profits for 2023, after a successful 2022.

Government asks councils to consult on CCTV in taxis Image

Government asks councils to consult on CCTV in taxis

Should CCTV be mandatory in taxis?

Scrutiny Committee allows cabinet decision to close four care homes to proceed Image

Scrutiny Committee allows cabinet decision to close four care homes to proceed

The Adult Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee yesterday rejected the 'call in' to reverse a decision to close four Gloucestershire care homes.

Joint operation combats environmental crime Image

Joint operation combats environmental crime

A joint waste crime enforcement operation was undertaken to reduce the impact of environmental and rural crime.

Gloucestershire insurance workers tee-off second year of hospice fundraising Image

Gloucestershire insurance workers tee-off second year of hospice fundraising

The Insurance Institute of Cheltenham and Gloucester kicked off a second year of supporting Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice with a golf day.

Kier Group's order book jumps 26 per cent Image

Kier Group's order book jumps 26 per cent

With offices in Gloucester, construction giant Kier Group is expecting its order book to increase 26 per cent on the previous year.

College celebrates £5m T-level building with ceremony Image

College celebrates £5m T-level building with ceremony

Staff at Cirencester College have celebrated its £5m T-level building, with a topping out ceremony.

Albright IP expands with business acquisition Image

Albright IP expands with business acquisition

Independent Cheltenham-based intellectual property firm Albright IP has expanded its business with the purchase of a Bournemouth-based company.

ProCook appoints chief marketing officer Image

ProCook appoints chief marketing officer

Gloucester-based kitchenware retailer ProCook has announced the appointment of a chief marketing officer.

Renishaw launches new calibration tool Image

Renishaw launches new calibration tool

Spindle probes for CNC machine tools can be highly repeatable, but their performance relies on accurate calibration.

Mears Group secures a place on key government supplier framework Image

Mears Group secures a place on key government supplier framework

The Brockworth based company will be helping Crown Commercial Service save taxpayer money

What do you think of transport around Cotswold Water Park? Image

What do you think of transport around Cotswold Water Park?

Cotswold District Council are asking residents, visitors and employees using the Cotswold Water Park for their views on travel.

Petition against Tesco self service checkouts gains 220k signatures Image

Petition against Tesco self service checkouts gains 220k signatures

McCarthy started the campaign after the supermarket giant, which has stores across Gloucestershire, brought in new tills she said are "overwhelming" and "physically difficult" to use.

Currys to launch in-store racing car simulators Image

Currys to launch in-store racing car simulators

Electrical retailer Currys has signed an esports deal with Williams Racing, which will see racing car simulators in 52 stores across the UK.

Petrol and food prices stoke inflation Image

Petrol and food prices stoke inflation

Prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate for more than 40 years, driven by higher petrol and food costs.

Netflix loses almost a million subscribers Image

Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

The streaming giant revealed a loss of almost one million subscribers to its platform between April and July.

Deal sees Gloucestershire business valued at £1bn Image

Deal sees Gloucestershire business valued at £1bn

CVC Capital Partners has invested in Staverton-based medical equipment company Spectrum Medical Group.

Cheltenham firm agrees £750k deal with Three Counties Showground Image

Cheltenham firm agrees £750k deal with Three Counties Showground

Seasonal attraction Winter Glow has announced a new six-year agreement with Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Government awards consortium £9.5m to build world first advanced electric flight ecosystem Image

Government awards consortium £9.5m to build world first advanced electric flight ecosystem

A new consortium of British aviation companies have been awarded government funding to demonstrate the commercial and operational viability of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

Interest rates could hit 2 per cent next year Image

Interest rates could hit 2 per cent next year

Interest rates could hit 2 per cent next year, the highest level since 2008, according to a Bank of England official.

Cheltenham convenience store worker threatened with broken bottle Image

Cheltenham convenience store worker threatened with broken bottle

A man got so drunk that he kicked open the glass door of a convenience store and threatened to attack the shop worker.

10-year plan to halve number of serious accidents on Gloucestershire roads Image

10-year plan to halve number of serious accidents on Gloucestershire roads

A new road safety policy has been drafted, which aims to reduce the number of people killed.

Lloyds commits to support sustainable housebuilding Image

Lloyds commits to support sustainable housebuilding

Lloyds Banking Group has launched its Sustainability Finance Framework to complement new standards for UK housebuilders.

The Cotswolds emerging as 'business hotspot' Image

The Cotswolds emerging as 'business hotspot'

The Cotswold District is said to be becoming an increasingly attractive location for business according to a recent report.

Four new Innovation Labs to be opened by Gloucestershire Libraries Image

Four new Innovation Labs to be opened by Gloucestershire Libraries

Gloucestershire Libraries will be opening the doors to four more Innovation Labs in August.

Officers praised at Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Local Commander Awards Image

Officers praised at Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Local Commander Awards

Police have celebrated another group of officers and staff for going above and beyond to serve their communities.

‘Parcel firms must deal with complaints better’ Image

‘Parcel firms must deal with complaints better’

Parcel delivery firms must get better at handling complaints, regulator Ofcom has warned.

Gloucestershire dairy farmer wins M&S farming award Image

Gloucestershire dairy farmer wins M&S farming award

Cirencester dairy farmer, Austin Russell, was the winner of this year’s Farming with Nature Award in the M&S Select Farm Awards.

Fatal collision on A419 Image

Fatal collision on A419

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Made.com warns of big drop in profits Image

Made.com warns of big drop in profits

Homewares retailer Made.com has warned that profits will fall, blaming supply chain costs and low consumer confidence.

Forest of Dean District Council extends partnership to boost tourism Image

Forest of Dean District Council extends partnership to boost tourism

Forest of Dean District Council are extending their partnership until 2025.

Youths anti-social behaviour in dental surgery Image

Youths anti-social behaviour in dental surgery

Visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking at the best of times.

Gloucester site ripe for redevelopment goes up for sale Image

Gloucester site ripe for redevelopment goes up for sale

The former Fad and Fated vintage goods shop at 35 Worcester Street is up for sale, advertised as a rare opportunity for development in Gloucester city centre.

Gloucester pest control business sold Image

Gloucester pest control business sold

Norvestor VIII SCSp has purchased Terminix UK Limited from Terminix Global Holdings, forming a new Northern European pest control group.

Brooklyn Beckham axed as Superdry ambassador Image

Brooklyn Beckham axed as Superdry ambassador

Cheltenham-based fashion giant, Superdry, has ended its ambassador deal with Brooklyn Beckham.

Japanese restaurant in Cheltenham to close Image

Japanese restaurant in Cheltenham to close

Yogan is closing next week after just over a year of trading

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