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Pet shop giant in management buyout Image

Pet shop giant in management buyout

Kester Capital has backed a management buyout of Jollyes Retail Group, the pet shop chain.

New Aldi, Costa Coffee and offices planned on the edge of county town Image

New Aldi, Costa Coffee and offices planned on the edge of county town

Plans for a major new development including an Aldi food store, Costa Coffee restaurant and office blocks on the outskirts of Cheltenham have been revealed..

Double murder investigation: Police given more time to question man Image

Double murder investigation: Police given more time to question man

Police have been granted more time to question a 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother and daughter in Gloucester.

National award for county shopping centre Image

National award for county shopping centre

A Gloucestershire shopping arcade has won a national marketing award.

Why the race to host Gloucester City Marathon 2018 is lost Image

Why the race to host Gloucester City Marathon 2018 is lost

The business organising the Gloucester City Marathon has issued a statement explaining its decision to cancel this year’s event.

Producers of wonder material strike latest deal Image

Producers of wonder material strike latest deal

If there is anything that will not benefit from a sprinkling of the wonder material graphene we will let you know – but for the moment, here’s another deal.

A fitting tribute to school's brave Olympic cyclist Image

A fitting tribute to school's brave Olympic cyclist

The Cotswold School has announced details of an event in honour of former pupil and Olympic team member Sharon Laws.

Stroud’s garden waste scheme at capacity in some areas Image

Stroud’s garden waste scheme at capacity in some areas

Stroud District Council’s garden waste scheme has proved so popular that it has reached capacity in some parts of the district.

Business leaders aim to clean up waste collections Image

Business leaders aim to clean up waste collections

Meetings got underway today between businesses in Cheltenham and the borough council to look at waste collections in the town.

Students take over Wychwood Festival stage Image

Students take over Wychwood Festival stage

Fifteen student acts from the University of Gloucestershire have been chosen to perform at Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, this weekend (1st - 3rd June).

Hundreds of thousands of pounds to help Gloucestershire businesses Image

Hundreds of thousands of pounds to help Gloucestershire businesses

We are just days away from unveiling how hard-pressed businesses can get their hands on hundreds of thousands of pounds to help with rate relief.

Mears praised for promoting careers in housing for women Image

Mears praised for promoting careers in housing for women

Brockworth-based Mears Group has scooped two 24 Housing magazine Diversity in Housing Awards.

German construction specialist swoops for Gloucester software firm Image

German construction specialist swoops for Gloucester software firm

A Gloucester firm which works on some of the UK’s major construction projects has a new owner.

Office let shines spotlight on future of energy firm Image

Office let shines spotlight on future of energy firm

The future of one of potentially the most exciting businesses in Gloucestershire is in the spotlight again.

Council earmarks extra £4 million for roads Image

Council earmarks extra £4 million for roads

Gloucestershire County Council has allocated an extra £3.869 million to spend on highways work.

Double success for Gloucestershire product development company Image

Double success for Gloucestershire product development company

A county firm is celebrating following the success of two products it was instrumental in designing and bringing to market.

Barnwood Shopfitting team supports new Pied Piper charity shop - VIDEO Image

Barnwood Shopfitting team supports new Pied Piper charity shop - VIDEO

Barnwood Shopfitting, part of the Gloucester-based Barnwood Group, has helped Pied Piper launch its first charity store.

Call for online tax to help the high street Image

Call for online tax to help the high street

Tories are calling for a sales tax on internet giants like Amazon and eBay to support the UK's struggling high street.

Question mark hangs over jobs at mobile phone stores Image

Question mark hangs over jobs at mobile phone stores

Staff in Gloucestershire will not find the message from their new boss at Carphone Warehouse easy listening.

Council elects new leaders Image

Council elects new leaders

A new chairman and deputy chairman have been elected to Forest of Dean District Council.

Road closures ahead on busy A417 and A40 at Gloucester Image

Road closures ahead on busy A417 and A40 at Gloucester

If you are trying to travel via Over roundabout next week you should read this – it may not be as easy as it sounds.

On-line reviewers torn to shreds by tea room business Image

On-line reviewers torn to shreds by tea room business

A tea room in gentile Cheltenham has garnered plenty of attention (and perhaps a few fans) by hitting back in no uncertain terms at its critics on the ratings website TripAdvisor.

Jobs threat as a DIY chain is sold Image

Jobs threat as a DIY chain is sold

A major DIY chain has been sold for just £1 putting a question mark over jobs at stores in Gloucestershire.

Clean staff sweep up at awards Image

Clean staff sweep up at awards

Staff from a Cheltenham branch of a nation-wide linen and laundry business have walked away with national awards.

Pioneering new NHS care plan for Gloucestershire Image

Pioneering new NHS care plan for Gloucestershire

Health and care in Gloucestershire is to be provided by a pioneering new partnership between NHS trusts and the county council.

New garden will welcome ExFest 2018 revellers Image

New garden will welcome ExFest 2018 revellers

The line-up for the annual ExFest, held at The Exmouth Arms in Cheltenham next month, has been revealed.

Duchess of Cornwall labours on new Gloucestershire library Image

Duchess of Cornwall labours on new Gloucestershire library

The Duchess of Cornwall was in the Forest of Dean to officially open a new children’s library – turning her hand to a spot of bricklaying on the side.

Cirencester care home to provide specialist green space for dementia residents Image

Cirencester care home to provide specialist green space for dementia residents

Stratton Court nursing home was involved in the national campaign Dementia Action Week by putting in a Dementia Garden with the help of its residents.

Water refill scheme set to make a big splash Image

Water refill scheme set to make a big splash

Gloucester businesses are coming together with local organisations to launch a free water refill scheme to help tackle plastic pollution.

New jobs as supermarket signs as anchor tenant at Gloucestershire development Image

New jobs as supermarket signs as anchor tenant at Gloucestershire development

A major deal has been signed by a household name in the retail world which will transform a development near Cheltenham.

Team from Constructing Excellence wins at Kingsholm Image

Team from Constructing Excellence wins at Kingsholm

Those charged with driving the profile and agenda of the construction industry in Gloucestershire joined forces at the home of Gloucester Rugby to win hearts and minds.

New appointments at the top of Gloucestershire’s biggest business Image

New appointments at the top of Gloucestershire’s biggest business

A new chairman has been announced to head up what – by ‘turnover’ – is the county’s biggest business.

Shoe retailer reveals financial turnaround Image

Shoe retailer reveals financial turnaround

Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has reported a 233 per cent jump in pre-tax profits.

£74m prize money makes Fortnite gaming skills big business Image

£74m prize money makes Fortnite gaming skills big business

You may shake your head at those who spend all their time gaming – but they could be on to the biggest business opportunity of their lives.

Beast from the East causes B&Q sales downturn Image

Beast from the East causes B&Q sales downturn

Kingfisher has blamed the cold weather earlier in the year for a fall in footfall and sales at its B&Q DIY stores.

Pirates takeover Gloucester this weekend Image

Pirates takeover Gloucester this weekend

Join in the Gloucester Pirate Takeover this weekend - an exciting one-off pop-up pirate party.

Bank launches £100 million fund to help power plant contractors Image

Bank launches £100 million fund to help power plant contractors

Lloyds Bank has announced a fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities at the new Hinkley Point power plant.

New appointment at county surveyors firm Image

New appointment at county surveyors firm

A Cheltenham-based firm of planners, surveyors and disabled access consultants, has appointed a new chartered town planner.

Historic Mill Dene Garden opens to raise vital funds for local charity Image

Historic Mill Dene Garden opens to raise vital funds for local charity

Local medical charity Cobalt invite lovers of the outdoors to visit the historic Mill Dene Garden on Sunday 3 June 2018.

UK's biggest garden centre operator put on the market Image

UK's biggest garden centre operator put on the market

Wyevale Garden Centres have been put up for sale by Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Government's man explains real reason he has joined the board of county firm Image

Government's man explains real reason he has joined the board of county firm

Yesterday we reported how the Department for International Trade had placed one of its own into the management team at one of Gloucestershire’s most high profile plcs.

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