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Ribston Hall break ground on new £1.8m science facility Image

Ribston Hall break ground on new £1.8m science facility

Ribston Hall High School is laying the foundations for a STEM career, as it starts construction on a new £1.8m cutting-edge science facility.

Man banned from every restaurant in Gloucestershire  Image

Man banned from every restaurant in Gloucestershire

Dine and dasher man received the Criminal Behaviour Order last month and has continued to offend.

Crunch time for hospitality as customers return but staff don't Image

Crunch time for hospitality as customers return but staff don't

Skilled staff in hospitality are at home on furlough, just as businesses reopen and have to recruit new employees to fill the gap.

Huge potential in US market, Gloucestershire business reveals Image

Huge potential in US market, Gloucestershire business reveals

Gloucestershire businesses are being urged to look to the potential of the US market.

Animal relaunched as online-only brand Image

Animal relaunched as online-only brand

Surfwear brand Animal has been relaunched as an online-only retailer by new owner Mountain Warehouse.

Better council services for North Cotswold residents Image

Better council services for North Cotswold residents

Cotswold District Council is investing in the North Cotswolds to provide improved face-to-face services at its Moreton Area Centre.

Etsy to increase fees for sellers Image

Etsy to increase fees for sellers

Digital marketplace Etsy is to increase fees for sellers, following the introduction of the digital services tax.

Gloucestershire business finalist for best takeaway award Image

Gloucestershire business finalist for best takeaway award

Cleeve Fish Bar, in Bishops Cleeve, has reached the finals of the British Takeaway Awards (BTAs).

Gloucestershire’s reuse shops are back Image

Gloucestershire’s reuse shops are back

The Household Recycling Centres’ reuse shops at Fosse Cross and Oak Quarry have now reopened, following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

No commuters, no papers – Metro slump hits Mail profits Image

No commuters, no papers – Metro slump hits Mail profits

A lack of people travelling on public transport during lockdown has seen profits slump for the owners of the Daily Mail.

Punchline Magazine: Gloucestershire's 100 Biggest Employers flipped over - May 2021 Image

Punchline Magazine: Gloucestershire's 100 Biggest Employers flipped over - May 2021

The latest edition of Punchline's online magazine shines the spotlight on the 100 biggest employers in Gloucestershire.

Group sentenced for violent robberies which took place across four counties  Image

Group sentenced for violent robberies which took place across four counties

The five men and a teenage boy committed the offences during 2019.

Cheltenham Festival decision ‘bizarre’, Dominic Cummings tells MPs Image

Cheltenham Festival decision ‘bizarre’, Dominic Cummings tells MPs

The Prime Minister’s advisor, Dominic Cummings, told a select committee letting the Cheltenham Festival go ahead was based on ‘bizarre’ advice.

Gloucester cafe dig in Fred West probe concludes Image

Gloucester cafe dig in Fred West probe concludes

Excavation work at the Clean Plate café in Gloucester has ended after a police probe into possible links with serial killer Fred West.

Newland Homes development wins construction award Image

Newland Homes development wins construction award

Gloucester-based housebuilder Newland Homes development has won an award for high standards of construction and site management.

OPS-BOX make key appointment to facilitate business growth Image

OPS-BOX make key appointment to facilitate business growth

Due to continued business growth, business support services specialist OPS-BOX has announced the appointment of a head of sales operations.

Skills shortage as Gloucestershire hospitality bounces back Image

Skills shortage as Gloucestershire hospitality bounces back

The hospitality industry is facing a dramatic skills shortage as it bounces back from the pandemic lockdowns, a Gloucestershire recruiter says.

FGR Women announces Sports Direct partnership Image

FGR Women announces Sports Direct partnership

Stroud-based football club Forest Green Rovers' women's team has announced a new partnership with Sports Direct.

Pets at Home sales top £1bn for first time Image

Pets at Home sales top £1bn for first time

Pets at Home has seen a huge increase in profits and sales, as a result of an “extraordinary year”.

Changes to Cotswold District Council cabinet announced Image

Changes to Cotswold District Council cabinet announced

Cotswold District Council leader Councillor Joe Harris has announced his new cabinet for the coming year.

Better council services for North Cotswold residents Image

Better council services for North Cotswold residents

Cotswold District Council is investing in the North Cotswolds to provide improved face-to-face services at its Moreton Area Centre.

Punchline Talks - May 28 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks - May 28 line-up revealed

This week's business breakfast briefers and big interview have been announced.

Building trade hit by shortage of materials Image

Building trade hit by shortage of materials

Shortages of materials are hitting building firms in Gloucestershire. High demand, import issues and HS2 are blamed.

Marks and Spencer looks to close stores Image

Marks and Spencer looks to close stores

High Street giant Marks and Spencer – with major outlets in Gloucester and Cheltenham – is looking to close stores following losses of over £200 million last year.

Lettings agents are all heart with their charity fundraising Image

Lettings agents are all heart with their charity fundraising

The lettings team at estate agents Perry Bishop have shown they are all heart by choosing to raise funds for a local charity.

Housing market on course for busiest year since 2007 Image

Housing market on course for busiest year since 2007

The stamp duty holiday and the pandemic-led 'search for space' are set to lead to the highest level of homes changing hands for 14 years.

New Visitor Information Centre available in library Image

New Visitor Information Centre available in library

A new Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has been launched in Dursley and is based in the town’s library.

Covid spot checks on businesses continue  Image

Covid spot checks on businesses continue

As lockdown eases and more businesses reopen, council staff are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out spot checks and inspections.

Taking steps to raise funds for charity Image

Taking steps to raise funds for charity

This weekend starts a week long journey of walking for wellbeing to raise funds for the Pied Piper Appeal.

Positive pandemic trading for perfume specialist Image

Positive pandemic trading for perfume specialist

The Fragrance Shop has posted robust results for the last financial year, despite stores being closed for much of the year.

Nearly 500 shopworkers a day suffer violence or abuse in the workplace Image

Nearly 500 shopworkers a day suffer violence or abuse in the workplace

Nearly 500 shopworkers a day suffer abuse and violence from the public, according to new figures released today.

China overtakes Germany as UK's biggest import market Image

China overtakes Germany as UK's biggest import market

China has overtaken Germany to become the UK's biggest single import market for the first time since records began.

Tourist industry looks set for billions of pounds boost Image

Tourist industry looks set for billions of pounds boost

Tourist industry set to get billions of pounds worth of investment

Gloucestershire firm's first with graphene in concrete Image

Gloucestershire firm's first with graphene in concrete

Gloucestershire firm Versarien, which makes the innovative material graphene, in a world first for sustainable building.

Work set to start on Gloucester’s digital quarter Image

Work set to start on Gloucester’s digital quarter

Work is due to start on the first phase of The Forum in Gloucester city centre, after Gloucester-based construction firm E G Carter & Co Ltd was awarded the contract.

Hinkley Point C set to hire 1,700 more staff Image

Hinkley Point C set to hire 1,700 more staff

Nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C expects to hire 1,700 people in the next year, as spending with South West-based businesses hits £3.2 billion.

Gloucester Services included in cash boost for electric cars Image

Gloucester Services included in cash boost for electric cars

Gloucester M5 service station to get improved electric vehicle charging facilities.

New body to represent UK Cyber interests Image

New body to represent UK Cyber interests

A new organisation called UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) has been launched to support economic growth in the cyber security industry.

Matson man bombarded John Lewis staff with 94 emails Image

Matson man bombarded John Lewis staff with 94 emails

A 42-year-old Matson man who breached a restraining order by bombarding staff of John Lewis in Cheltenham with emails has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Gloucester Brewery announces major docks expansion Image

Gloucester Brewery announces major docks expansion

Gloucester Brewery has leased a new 2,500 sq. ft dockside warehouse to expand its brewing capacity and open a new taproom and shop.

M&S sees boost in women's fashion sales Image

M&S sees boost in women's fashion sales

Marks & Spencer grew its share of the online women's fashion market faster than any other fashion retailer last year.

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