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Business West chambers scoop top international honours

Business West Chambers of Commerce walked away as one of five champions at the World Chambers Competition.

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New partnership for Gloucester Rugby is green for GO

It’s all systems GO at Gloucester Rugby as it announces a new official sponsor and van partner.

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Cheltenham retailer celebrating after buying shop premises

A high end womanswear shop in Cheltenham has finally bought its premises, 16 years after moving in

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Electric-powered car race woos youngsters into the engineering world

Renishaw is hoping to race to success in an international event aimed at encouraging young people into a career in engineering.

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Toy store sees profits almost double

Smyths Toys have almost doubled their pre-tax profits in the UK, thanks to its range of popular branded children’s toys.

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Tobacco stashed in car is not top gear

Counterfeit tobacco worth an estimated £6,800 has been seized by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards team.

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PCC breaks pay cap with pledge to all staff

All Gloucestershire Police staff will receive an equivalent pay award to uniformed officers.

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MPs pledge to support cider industry

Two Gloucestershire MPs have pledge to support the UK’s cider industry, with Tewkesbury’s MP saying cider is ‘a vital part of the South West economy’.

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House of Fraser racks up significant losses and falling sales

It's been a challenging half year for House of Fraser, who have recorded losses of £8.6 million in their half-year report - a massive drop from last year's £900,000 profit.

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Small business confidence plummets - NEW COMMENT

Small business confidence has fallen to its lowest level since Brexit, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index (SBI).

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Fresh voices join to boost A46 improvement campaign

A partnership to upgrade one of Gloucestershire’s major road arteries has been boosted by a new addition.

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Major investment for The Speech House

The Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean will be able to host weddings and functions all year round, thanks to an EU grant.

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Double scoop for Gloucestershire company at national elearning awards

Europa Group in Thornbury is celebrating after winning two national awards for excellence in elearning.

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Record ticket sales helped make this year’s Gloucester History Festival the biggest and best ever

This year’s Gloucester History Festival exceeded all expectations as visitors poured into the city attracted by top names and quality events.

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Gloucestershire Family Awards celebrate best for families in county

An award-winning Gloucestershire blogger has joined forces with a local hospice charity to stage the first ever awards celebrating all things family in the county.

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New rehab facility celebrates opening

A new Gloucestershire rehab facility is opening its doors to the public on Saturday 23rd September.

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Satisfactory isn't good enough when it comes to Gloucestershire roads

Overall satisfaction in the state of Gloucestershire’s highways has doubled in two years – but that’s not as good news as you might imagine

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First ever students begin studies at new Berkeley GREEN college

As a new academic year begins, a college campus in Berkeley, The Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering and Nuclear (GREEN) Campus, has welcomed its first cohort of students.

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Renishaw robot makes appearance in the operating theatres of TV drama Holby City

Renishaw's neuromate stereotactic robot has featured in an episode of the BBC hospital drama Holby City.

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Banks battle it out with quiz for Gloucestershire charity

Staff from eight bank and building society branches put their knowledge to the test in a quiz to raise money for medical charity Cobalt.

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Thrilling Cotswold Team Chase raises funds for county charity

The running of the thrilling 41st Cotswold Team Chase comes to Gloucestershire again this October and is set to be bigger and better than ever.

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Campaign launched for life-saving equipment in Gloucester's pubs and clubs

A new scheme to provide life-saving equipment for every Gloucester pub and club has been launched.

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Time running out to enter Gloucester's Best Bar None awards

The deadline for Gloucester's licensed premises to enter the award-winning Best Bar None scheme is fast approaching.

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Autumn fayre raises £6,500 for hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s autumn fayre raised over £6,500 for the charity – which could pay for over 400 hours of specialist hospice care.

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Rural business grants up for grabs in Gloucestershire - but you'd better be quick

Tewkesbury Borough Council is offering development grants of up to £100,000 to businesses in the county that can demonstrate a benefit to rural communities.

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Alex Chalk hosts Cheltenham Ideal Retirement Fair

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, will be hosting a retirement fair, offering advice and support to older people on Thursday 28th September at Honeybourne Gate.

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Gloucestershire College skills training ‘invaluable’

Gloucester-based healthcare company, Flexicare, has praised the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme delivered by Gloucestershire College and Serco as invaluable in helping staff progress their careers.

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TK Maxx profits plummet

Profits at TK Maxx in the UK have tumbled, due to the costs of expanding the business.

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Companies should brush up on employee passwords or risk being hacked

British businesses are running the risk of being hacked and having confidential data leaked due to a laissez-faire attitude towards digital security.

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Gloucestershire businesses lose £2.7m through employee fraud

Gloucestershire businesses lost a total of £2,782,013 through employee fraud in 2016-17.

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VIDEO: Review of Gloucester History Festival 2017

Punchline editor Mark Owen caught up with TV presenter Anita Rani, Gloucester's MP Richard Graham and Historian Dr Janina Ramirez this weekend, to review this year's Gloucester History Festival.

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New Assistant Director for CBI South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new Assistant Regional Director in the south west.

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Gloucestershire charity marks 25 years of supporting bereaved children

Gloucestershire’s acclaimed bereavement charity Winston’s Wish is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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New campaign to address health and wellbeing of UK’s small businesses

The health and wellbeing of small business owners, the self-employed, and the staff of small employers is at the heart of a new campaign launched by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today.

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Is this game over for Toys R Us?

Toy retailer Toys R Us have called in lawyers to help restructure its massive loan, according to Bloomberg.

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Lee relishing ‘best job since leaving the Army’ with Bovis Homes

Lee Wines believes his career in the Army has served him well in his new role as assistant site manager with Bovis Homes.

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New agritech centre where growth and technology meet

Open Day provides exclusive glimpse behind the scenes at Farm491 Workshop

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Overnight closures as Elmbridge works near completion

Crews will be working through the night to ensure resurfacing at the Elmbridge Court roundabout stays on schedule.

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VIDEO: What does Dan Snow think of Gloucester?

Historian, TV presenter and broadcaster Dan Snow told Punchline editor Mark Owen what he thinks of the historic city of Gloucester.

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Small business owners sent to prison over business rates

One small UK business owner a week is going to jail over non-payment of business rates.

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R&D tax relief claims rise by 17% in the South West

Latest figures from HMRC show there was a 17 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development tax credits submitted by South West companies in 2015-16.

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