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Successful networking evening for local charity Image

Successful networking evening for local charity

A charity which offers supports to parents with young children at times of crisis hosted a successful networking evening last week.

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New homes get go-ahead despite opposition Image

New homes get go-ahead despite opposition

Plans for five new homes on a nursery site have been approved even though officers recommended refusal.

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Business leaders meet county MPs in Parliament for SME debate Image

Business leaders meet county MPs in Parliament for SME debate

Federation of Small Businesses members from across the region had a chance to put forward a variety of issues and concerns when they met five local MPs in Parliament

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Founder of Superdry Julian Dunkerton to wave goodbye Image

Founder of Superdry Julian Dunkerton to wave goodbye

Founder of iconic clothing brand Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, is set to leave the Cheltenham-headquartered retailer.

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Landmark city centre site set to become furniture reuse superstore Image

Landmark city centre site set to become furniture reuse superstore

One of Gloucester's best-known retail sites is to become one of the biggest furniture reuse superstores in the UK.

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Simply the best – Flexicare Home Services wins “outstanding” rating Image

Simply the best – Flexicare Home Services wins “outstanding” rating

A county care company is celebrating after being awarded a rare outstanding rating for the standard of service it provides.

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Renishaw supports centre dedicated to our finest engineer Image

Renishaw supports centre dedicated to our finest engineer

One of Gloucestershire's biggest employers is supporting a new museum dedicated to engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Small business confidence

Small business confidence "bounces back"

Confidence among small business owners in the South West is rising again, according to the latest survey from the FSB.

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Fast fashion chains under pressure Image

Fast fashion chains under pressure

H&M, the world’s second biggest clothing chain, has seen profits plunge in the three months to February.

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Deal to bring together Gloucester Quays and St Oswalds owners could be scuppered by French firm Image

Deal to bring together Gloucester Quays and St Oswalds owners could be scuppered by French firm

News that the owners of Gloucester Quays, St Oswalds Retail Park and the likes of Bristol's Cribbs Causeway and Cabots Circus are to become part of a new company could be about to change.

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Anti-bullying #BeNiceBus visits Cheltenham schools Image

Anti-bullying #BeNiceBus visits Cheltenham schools

A ground-breaking anti-bullying bus tour designed to encourage thousands of young people to be nicer online is visiting Cheltenham this week.

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WARNING: Overnight traffic diversions as road resurfaced Image

WARNING: Overnight traffic diversions as road resurfaced

A main road into Gloucester is being resurfaced from 3rd April as part of the county council's £150 million commitment to Gloucestershire's highways.

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Rise of electric cars to bring skilled jobs to Gloucestershire Image

Rise of electric cars to bring skilled jobs to Gloucestershire

Skills jobs are set to be created in Gloucestershire as electric vehicle manufacturers turn to the county to help develop their technologies.

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Road closures and diversions as essential repairs take place Image

Road closures and diversions as essential repairs take place

One of Gloucester's busiest routes, the A430, is to undergo improvements as part of the £150 million upgrade of the county's highways.

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A growing force in Gloucestershire's Commercial property market Image

A growing force in Gloucestershire's Commercial property market

Treating every customer as an individual and giving a highly personal touch is what makes Cheltenham commercial property agency 52 Degrees North different from their competitors.

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Rest in peace (but first unlock your tablet) Image

Rest in peace (but first unlock your tablet)

As more and more memories are stored digitally, bereaved families are struggling to access their loved ones’ phones and tablets.

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Japanese knotweed hasn’t disappeared, it’s just delayed  Image

Japanese knotweed hasn’t disappeared, it’s just delayed

Homeowners blighted by destructive Japanese knotweed may be hoping it has died when it fails to emerge from its winter hibernation as normal, about now.

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Three deals underway at new business centre Image

Three deals underway at new business centre

Interest is growing in the new Gabwell Business Centre adjacent to Waterwells Business Park in Quedgeley.

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Innovative new university partnership for the rural sector Image

Innovative new university partnership for the rural sector

A partnership between the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) and a college in the South East should help more students to be able to study land-based and agricultural courses while living at home.

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New Cotswold pie is no pie in the sky for chippy Image

New Cotswold pie is no pie in the sky for chippy

The quest to find a new pie is over, as Cirencester’s Malt and Anchor pie competition has come to an end and announced a winner.

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Cheltenham Beauty Week will give businesses a boost Image

Cheltenham Beauty Week will give businesses a boost

More than 1,500 people attended the launch of Cheltenham Beauty Week in Regent Arcade on Saturday.

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Judges decide whether Gloucester should get a Purple Flag Image

Judges decide whether Gloucester should get a Purple Flag

Gloucester was visited by judges at the weekend to decide whether the city should get a national safety award for its night-time economy.

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Junction 10 improvements move another step closer Image

Junction 10 improvements move another step closer

The government has announced that plans can move forward to allow traffic to join and exit the M5 in both directions at junction 10.

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Artificial grass pitch to bring world-class facilities to rugby club Image

Artificial grass pitch to bring world-class facilities to rugby club

Cheltenham RFC is the latest club to benefit from a new, RFU-funded artificial grass pitch, with work starting today (26th March).

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WARNING: One lane to temporarily close on the A40 Golden Valley Image

WARNING: One lane to temporarily close on the A40 Golden Valley

Gloucestershire County Council is improving the road signage along the popular commuter route next week.

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Shoplifting nearly doubles due to ‘effective decriminilisation' Image

Shoplifting nearly doubles due to ‘effective decriminilisation'

Reports of shoplifting have nearly doubled over the past year, as retailers blame new legislation which doesn’t pursue thefts of less than £200.

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High street crisis - what about the landlords? Image

High street crisis - what about the landlords?

With confirmation this week that New Look is to close 60 stores and will seek reduced rents on its remaining shops, it’s not just the retailers that are in financial trouble.

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It's here! The latest edition of Punchline-Gloucester.com has arrived Image

It's here! The latest edition of Punchline-Gloucester.com has arrived

The latest edition of Gloucestershire's essential business to business magazine Punchline-Gloucester.com is out today.

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Expanding Stagecoach West is holding a recruitment day tomorrow Image

Expanding Stagecoach West is holding a recruitment day tomorrow

Stagecoach West is looking for new people to join the rapidly growing bus company.

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Building company raises nearly £5,000 for homeless charity  Image

Building company raises nearly £5,000 for homeless charity

A Gloucester-based building company raised money for Gloucestershire Nightstop, one of its charities of the year, throughout 2017.

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Fantastic response as Punchline Editor bares all for charity - VIDEO Image

Fantastic response as Punchline Editor bares all for charity - VIDEO

What a generous lot you are! Mark Owen, editor of Punchline, stripped off and rolled in the snow for charity and the donations have been overwhelming.

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RAU event a success despite the snow Image

RAU event a success despite the snow

Lambing weekend at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) went ahead despite the icy weather.

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Easter recycling is eggs-tra easy! Image

Easter recycling is eggs-tra easy!

With the Easter weekend fast approaching, the Joint Waste Team at the Forest of Dean District Council is urging residents to reduce waste.

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Trains return to Broadway after 58 years Image

Trains return to Broadway after 58 years

The people who had sunk both money and elbow grease into the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's extension to Broadway saw their efforts rewarded this week.

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Plans unveiled to refresh High Street Image

Plans unveiled to refresh High Street

Businesses and residents in Cheltenham will get their first glimpse of how the refreshed High Street will look, when an exhibition goes live this weekend.

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County firm wins £4 million contract renewal Image

County firm wins £4 million contract renewal

A Gloucestershire transport operator has won a contract renewal with a manufacturer of paper for corrugated cardboard.

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Planning decision is a major milestone for engineering group Image

Planning decision is a major milestone for engineering group

A Stroud engineering group has welcomed a planning decision which will enable the company to move to new premises.

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More support for new option for A417 improvement scheme Image

More support for new option for A417 improvement scheme

The county’s economic growth joint committee has added its voice to the call for Highway England to fix the A417 missing link.

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Views welcomed on planning enforcement in Tewkesbury  Image

Views welcomed on planning enforcement in Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Borough Council is asking the public for feedback on how it protects the built and natural environment, through enforcing planning regulations.

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Dame Janet Trotter to be made Honorary Freewoman of the City Image

Dame Janet Trotter to be made Honorary Freewoman of the City

Dame Janet Trotter is set to be made an Honorary Freewoman of Gloucester.

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Shopping centre transformation is unveiled Image

Shopping centre transformation is unveiled

The owners of King's Walk shopping centre in Gloucester have today announced major investment plans.

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