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Theatre 'fighting for survival' as virus forces venues to close doors Image

Theatre 'fighting for survival' as virus forces venues to close doors

Theatres and other arts venues across Gloucestershire have closed their doors to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic with one theatre saying it now faces a fight for survival.

Enjoy classic pub grub while social distancing thanks to enterprising Gloucestershire pub Image

Enjoy classic pub grub while social distancing thanks to enterprising Gloucestershire pub

The Gloucester Old Spot is based on the A4019 just to the west of Cheltenham has launched a takeaway menu in an attempt to offer people a treat for a reasonable price.

BREAKING NEWS:  Work from home and stop non-essential contact, says Prime Minister  Image

BREAKING NEWS: Work from home and stop non-essential contact, says Prime Minister

Prime minister Boris Johnson has instructed people to work from home and stop non-essential contact with others in a bid to counter the upcoming peak in coronavirus.

Ten cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Gloucestershire  Image

Ten cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Gloucestershire

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed there are now 10 cases of the virus Covid-19 in the county.

Marketing Gloucester crisis: We're about to find out what's 'hidden under the rug' at the UK:DRIC Image

Marketing Gloucester crisis: We're about to find out what's 'hidden under the rug' at the UK:DRIC

Until now it has been impossible to know what skeletons are in the cupboard due to the fact that the limited company was registered without the knowledge of its sole shareholder.

Business fleeced out of £111,000 by staff member Image

Business fleeced out of £111,000 by staff member

A Gloucester business will have to wait until the autumn to hear if it will ever get back the full £111,000 stolen from it by a former staff member.

Electronics firm expands with multi-million pound takeover Image

Electronics firm expands with multi-million pound takeover

Just a month after it revealed it had landed a £600,000 contract related to electric cars the same Tewkesbury firm has expanded with a near £2.5 million acquisition.

24/7 road closure starts today for busy Gloucester commuter route Image

24/7 road closure starts today for busy Gloucester commuter route

Gloucestershire County Council’s highways crews have started essential maintenance work to the A38 Naas Lane Bridge in Gloucester.

Coronavirus closures set to cost Primark owner around £200million  Image

Coronavirus closures set to cost Primark owner around £200million

The owner of Primark has announced that enforced store closures across Europe is set to cost the company around £200million.

Improvement work underway at two busy Cheltenham town centre car parks Image

Improvement work underway at two busy Cheltenham town centre car parks

Work to improve two busy Cheltenham town centre car parks got underway this morning.

'Business as usual' at county arts venues...for now Image

'Business as usual' at county arts venues...for now

Major arts venues across Gloucestershire are keeping calm and carrying on in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Axe hangs over jobs at one of Gloucestershire’s biggest bicycle businesses Image

Axe hangs over jobs at one of Gloucestershire’s biggest bicycle businesses

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest cycle shops looks set to fall victim to its owner’s desire to move its business online.

Hotels hit by cancellations as Coronavirus starts to bite Image

Hotels hit by cancellations as Coronavirus starts to bite

Hotels across Gloucestershire are feeling the hit of coronavirus with room cancellations and future bookings also down amid a wave of uncertainty produced by the pandemic.

Coronavirus breaking news: Local elections postponed  to 2021; NHS Trusts restrict hospital visiting Image

Coronavirus breaking news: Local elections postponed to 2021; NHS Trusts restrict hospital visiting

Visiting restrictions have been introduced at Gloucestershire hospitals to add to the days other coronovirus news - including league football games postponed and Alex Chalk MP self-isolating in London.

Warning: Gloucestershire speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire speed camera locations revealed

This March, drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

Pandemic threatens to imperil UK-listed firms Image

Pandemic threatens to imperil UK-listed firms

Just how robust some of our listed big businesses might be in the face of the coronavirus has been thrown into question.

Why Gloucester City Council didn't keep a copy of Marketing Gloucester whistleblowing report Image

Why Gloucester City Council didn't keep a copy of Marketing Gloucester whistleblowing report

The content of that report is a key part of the puzzle when trying to stitch together the complete tale of why a council-owned, arms-length company went bust owing close to £1million.

There is a new Crew in charge of Moss Bros Image

There is a new Crew in charge of Moss Bros

Moss Bross has found a new owner in a £22.6million deal that will see the High Street tailor and suit hire business return to private ownership.

Bovis Homes’ rising star showcased in Government housebuilding report Image

Bovis Homes’ rising star showcased in Government housebuilding report

A rising star from Cheltenham has been featured in a national report on housebuilding – and he was invited to discuss his work with MPs at the launch event at the House of Commons.

Kids at Gloucester nursery raise more than £600 for Cheltenham-based charity Image

Kids at Gloucester nursery raise more than £600 for Cheltenham-based charity

Children from a private day care nursery presented Winston Bear – the mascot of the Winston’s Wish charity – with a cheque for more than £600 earned from fund-raising activities.

Staff member admits theft of thousands from bank Image

Staff member admits theft of thousands from bank

A Nat West bank worker began stealing from her employers on the day she started work - and by the time she was caught she had committed about two hundred thefts, a court heard yesterday.

Charity recognised for helping keep thousands happy every year in the Cotswolds Image

Charity recognised for helping keep thousands happy every year in the Cotswolds

It started as an effort to serve a little food and friendship to a few of the Cotswolds’ more elderly citizens - and now it caters for 2,000 annually.

Appeal for help after homophobic abuse at Cheltenham shop Image

Appeal for help after homophobic abuse at Cheltenham shop

Officers investigating an incident of homophobic abuse in Cheltenham have issued a CCTV image of a woman they would like to identify in connection with this.

Students at Berkeley Green on the trail of Bloodhound education Image

Students at Berkeley Green on the trail of Bloodhound education

School children and students from Gloucestershire enjoyed a treat this morning when they were allowed to try out the a new centre at Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.

PM calls Coronavirus

PM calls Coronavirus "worst health crisis in a generation" but schools stay open, for now

The "worst public health crisis for a generation" is here, but the UK government has so far refused to close schools and put a ban on large scale public events - for now.

Two further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Gloucestershire  Image

Two further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Gloucestershire

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed there are now six cases of Covid-19 in the county. It is receiving all necessary support and advice from PHE.

Hazlewoods Budget update: Rishi pickings Image

Hazlewoods Budget update: Rishi pickings

Rishi Sunak may have only been Chancellor for four weeks, but he has certainly started with a bang, writes Nick Haines.

Taxpayers lost more than £300,000 trying to bail out Marketing Gloucester Image

Taxpayers lost more than £300,000 trying to bail out Marketing Gloucester

Not only did Marketing Gloucester go bust owing close to £1million, it has now been revealed that more than £300,000 of taxpayers’ money has been lost down the black hole of its chaotic finances.

Funding approved and work to begin soon on all-ways access to  Junction 10 of the M5 motorway Image

Funding approved and work to begin soon on all-ways access to Junction 10 of the M5 motorway

The new junction and improvements to the A4019 will support areas of development to the north and west of Cheltenham, including the landmark Cyber Central scheme.

Job opportunity: Senior Journalist/ Marketing and PR Account Executive at Moose and Punchline Image

Job opportunity: Senior Journalist/ Marketing and PR Account Executive at Moose and Punchline

An exciting opportunity to join the Punchline team.

The Missing Link will be no more as £435million spend approved for new A417 in Gloucestershire Image

The Missing Link will be no more as £435million spend approved for new A417 in Gloucestershire

The so-called Missing Link will be missing no more as the final obstacle in the way of the new A417 link in Gloucestershire was successfully navigated.

MP vows to improve access for disabled people in Cheltenham Image

MP vows to improve access for disabled people in Cheltenham

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has vowed to help improve access around the town for disabled people, after hearing from the residents of the local Leonard Cheshire care home.

Coronavirus could cost WH Smith £130 million Image

Coronavirus could cost WH Smith £130 million

WH Smith has predicted that the Covid-19 pandemic could end up costing between £100 and £130 million in lost sales before the end of August.

European award win cements Cheltenham-based company's sustainability status Image

European award win cements Cheltenham-based company's sustainability status

A commitment to sustainability and social value has seen Cheltenham-based Commercial Group pick up a prestigious award.

'Pro-small business budget' praised by the Federation of Small Business Image

'Pro-small business budget' praised by the Federation of Small Business

The Federation of Small Business have praised a “pro-small business budget” and said the measures unveiled by the chancellor yesterday should “reinject optimism” into the small business community

Countryside pub chain wins prestigious 'Best Drinks Offer' accolade Image

Countryside pub chain wins prestigious 'Best Drinks Offer' accolade

A pub chain with three venues in Gloucestershire is celebrating an award win at the 2020 Publican Awards.

Fire chief denies fraud as his case is sent to Crown Court Image

Fire chief denies fraud as his case is sent to Crown Court

The former chief fire officer of Gloucestershire, Stewart Edgar, 52, has today been sent for crown court trial after he denied fraud by selling himself a brigade Landrover at a knockdown price.

Contractors sought for £400 million cyber park build  Image

Contractors sought for £400 million cyber park build

The search has begun for a development and investment partner for what is probably Gloucestershire’s biggest building project.

Strong results - and hope for beyond COVID-19 - from major employer Image

Strong results - and hope for beyond COVID-19 - from major employer

What is possibly Cheltenham’s biggest employer has reported “strong organic growth” - and forecast economic sunshine beyond the coronavirus.

School ski trip to Italy cut short and pupils set to self-isolate Image

School ski trip to Italy cut short and pupils set to self-isolate

Pupils from two Gloucestershire secondary schools were taken on a ski-ing trip to Northern Italy last Friday despite the Coronavirus crisis.

New management for Cirencester shopping centre Image

New management for Cirencester shopping centre

A Cirencester-based property consultancy has been appointed as the new property managers of Bishops Walk Shopping Centre.

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