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Committee must discuss city streetcare contract in public say Lib Dems Image

Committee must discuss city streetcare contract in public say Lib Dems

Discussions about Gloucester’s failing Amey streetcare contract must be held in front of press and public, says Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Jeremy Hilton.

Fasthosts supports around the world solo sailing challenge Image

Fasthosts supports around the world solo sailing challenge

Gloucester-based web hosting provider, Fasthosts, is a key sponsor for an around the world sailing challenge set to take place later this year.

Cotswold housing development named ‘Best in the West’ Image

Cotswold housing development named ‘Best in the West’

A Gloucester-based independent housebuilder's new Cotswold Edge development in Mickleton has been named as the Best Development in the West of England.

Cirencester company provides huge donation to families in need Image

Cirencester company provides huge donation to families in need

Cirencester-based company Spot-On-Supplies has made a massive donation to local families in need.

Bus company buys ticket to growth with takeover deal Image

Bus company buys ticket to growth with takeover deal

The biggest bus operator in Gloucestershire has been waiting for the right deal to come along to expand its services - and when it did it came complete with nine new vehicles.

HMRC vows to pursue Gloucester businessman until he returns stolen funds Image

HMRC vows to pursue Gloucester businessman until he returns stolen funds

He has been jailed already and is facing a further two years if he does not pay back at least £67,000, but the HMRC has vowed not to let up in the case of a Gloucester businessman.

“Hot” fashion retail brand closes Gloucester Quays store Image

“Hot” fashion retail brand closes Gloucester Quays store

A third fashion brand has announced its days at Gloucester Quays have come to an end, closing its store with immediate effect.

New road surface for A46 Painswick Image

New road surface for A46 Painswick

Gloucestershire County Council highways crews will be resurfacing a stretch of the A46 from Pitchcombe through Painswick village overnight.

Dedicated Sandra celebrates 40 years at Gloucestershire house builder Image

Dedicated Sandra celebrates 40 years at Gloucestershire house builder

Hardworking financier Sandra Bayliss received flowers and well-deserved tributes at a house builder in Gloucestershire, as colleagues celebrated her 40-year work anniversary.

Company agrees exclusive four-year sponsorship of Cheltenham Gold Cup Image

Company agrees exclusive four-year sponsorship of Cheltenham Gold Cup

Irish cider brands, Magners and Bulmers, will sponsor the Cheltenham Gold Cup under a four year agreement from March 2019.

Company gets go-ahead for extension Image

Company gets go-ahead for extension

A Hardwicke company has been granted planning permission for an extension by Stroud District Council.

Turnover up 50 per cent and Chinese deals in pipeline for Cheltenham firm Image

Turnover up 50 per cent and Chinese deals in pipeline for Cheltenham firm

Revenue has increased by more than 50 per cent to £9 million-plus for a fast-growing Gloucestershire engineering firm.

Supermarket has a Lidl way to go with recycling Image

Supermarket has a Lidl way to go with recycling

Nearly a third of plastic packaging used in supermarkets is either difficult to recycle or not recyclable at all, according to Which?.

Shopping is more important than spelling Image

Shopping is more important than spelling

As sophisticated as we like to think we are with our on-line ways – and in particular shopping – we are still struggling with our command of the English language.

Waste and recycling hero hailed for emergency help to elderly resident Image

Waste and recycling hero hailed for emergency help to elderly resident

When a waste and recycling worker arrived at a Stroud District Council sheltered scheme in Nailsworth to collect the weekly food waste, he leapt in to action after seeing a resident suffer a nasty fall.

Assets of Gloucester businessman seized after half a million pound theft Image

Assets of Gloucester businessman seized after half a million pound theft

A 'thoroughly dishonest' businessman who was jailed for three years for cheating the public purse of tax and VAT, spent the money on gambling, holidays and his own wedding, and benefited from his crimes by more than half a million pounds.

Fashion brand to close Gloucester store Image

Fashion brand to close Gloucester store

A popular high street fashion brand is due to close its Gloucester city centre store.





Fraud case involving Gloucester businessman comes to an end Image

Fraud case involving Gloucester businessman comes to an end

A 57-year-old company director who created fake invoices for a Gloucester businessman in order to force a multinational company to settle a ‘debt’, has received a conditional discharge.

Insolvencies on the high street jump by 60 per cent Image

Insolvencies on the high street jump by 60 per cent

After a tough few months for retail, which has seen many big names close stores or even disappear altogether, insolvencies on the high street are up by 60 per cent.

Sweet success for Hotel Chocolat Image

Sweet success for Hotel Chocolat

Luxury chocolate brand, Hotel Chocolat, has recorded a huge jump in annual revenue.

Businesses urged to save water (and money) as UK dry spell goes on Image

Businesses urged to save water (and money) as UK dry spell goes on

Businesses are being urged to be 'water wise' during the sustained spell of hot, dry weather and cut consumption as well as costs.

One million pounds helps preserve major Gloucestershire tourist attraction Image

One million pounds helps preserve major Gloucestershire tourist attraction

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Gloucestershire has benefited to the tune of £1million
thanks to a special scheme marking 100 years since the First World War.

Cyclists in Cotswolds challenge to help cancer charity Image

Cyclists in Cotswolds challenge to help cancer charity

A building society project manager is joining a five-strong cycle team in the Cotswolds to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Major investment revealed as PM praises Gloucestershire firm Image

Major investment revealed as PM praises Gloucestershire firm

When the Prime Minister committed to invest £300million in the UK aerospace industry at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow she also paid credit to an innovative Gloucester business.

£2.2 million of contracts up for grabs Image

£2.2 million of contracts up for grabs

A decision on how to award contracts worth almost £2.2 million could be made tomorrow as Gloucestershire seeks to improve how it supports carers in the county.

£700k boost for canal side cyclists and walkers Image

£700k boost for canal side cyclists and walkers

A popular canal towpath is set to get a major upgrade and its great news for walkers, cyclists and those who want to stay fit.

A look at what’s Next for former cinema site Image

A look at what’s Next for former cinema site

Midas Construction are busy transforming parts of the former cinema site off St Ann Way, Gloucester.

South West businesses optimistic of rise in job creation   Image

South West businesses optimistic of rise in job creation  

Businesses in the South West expect job creation to rise in the next 12 months, despite a backdrop of low confidence in the economy.

Aerospace sector welcomes commitment to invest in UK by PM Image

Aerospace sector welcomes commitment to invest in UK by PM

Aerospace firms have responded to a speech by Theresa May meant to underlining the Government's commitment to UK aerospace.

Signed England football shirt auctioned for local charity Image

Signed England football shirt auctioned for local charity

The World Cup may be over, but you could own your own piece of England history and support a local charity.

How to spot a star in the workplace Image

How to spot a star in the workplace

Business owners should look out for the top qualities amongst their workforce, in order to recognise and reward their very best employees.

Are you listening? Counselling skills school is launched Image

Are you listening? Counselling skills school is launched

Stroud-based Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) is giving people the chance to focus on developing effective listening skills.

Eight-month road closure for busy Gloucester junction Image

Eight-month road closure for busy Gloucester junction

Ambitious expansion plans for the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls' campus are on track, but access to and past the site for visitors and residents is problematic.

Boots Corner road layout could cost drivers from today Image

Boots Corner road layout could cost drivers from today

If anecdotal evidence is anything to go by Gloucestershire County Council could be about to start coining it in as motorists continue to ignore a new road layout in Cheltenham.

The face of man who attacked teenage girl Image

The face of man who attacked teenage girl

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him following an attack on a teenage girl.

Motorway roadworks speed limits may be raised Image

Motorway roadworks speed limits may be raised

The Government could increase the speed at which drivers are allowed to pass through motorway roadworks at certain times.

Firm puts energy into food processing expansion Image

Firm puts energy into food processing expansion

Plans to expand the little-talked about food side of a well-known Gloucestershire energy firm are on the menu.

High profile engineering firm announces head of research Image

High profile engineering firm announces head of research

One of Gloucestershire’s most high-profile businesses has announced a key appointment underlining its commitment to research and development.

Your chance to quiz the Police and Crime Commissioner Image

Your chance to quiz the Police and Crime Commissioner

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner is going on the road this summer to meet members of the public.

Could you help the vital work of this caring charity? Image

Could you help the vital work of this caring charity?

A healthcare charity which provides essential hospice care in the county is appealing for volunteers to help run two of its fundraising shops.

Hundreds of jobs at Gloucestershire engineering giant Image

Hundreds of jobs at Gloucestershire engineering giant

One of the nation’s most innovative engineering firms has revealed it has 350 jobs on offer.

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