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Car boot sale popularity accelerates in Dursley Image

Car boot sale popularity accelerates in Dursley

Many people spent lockdown having a spring clean or inherited items from deceased relatives, leading to wanting to sell those goods in car boot sales now that restrictions have ceased.

Shell aims at 50,000 electric charging sites Image

Shell aims at 50,000 electric charging sites

Shell is aiming to install 50,000 on-street electric vehicle charge posts across the UK by the end of 2025.

Boohoo has new major shareholder, Asos investor Image

Boohoo has new major shareholder, Asos investor

The company has an 11 per cent stake in rival ASOS and has now become one of the largest shareholders in Boohoo.

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations 1 - 10 September Image

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations 1 - 10 September

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19.

Supermarkets look to scrap Covid screens Image

Supermarkets look to scrap Covid screens

Retail bosses across the UK are reportedly in negotiations with contractors to remove plastic screens installed at tills.

Dangerous driving indirectly caused trucker’s death Image

Dangerous driving indirectly caused trucker’s death

A motorist crashed into a motorway sign and safety barrier - indirectly causing a trucker's death.

Appeal for witnesses following assault in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses following assault in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted.

Police officer commended for going above and beyond uncovering historic evidence Image

Police officer commended for going above and beyond uncovering historic evidence

A Gloucester Crown Court judge has presented a police officer with a special commendation.

Sharp rise in house prices Image

Sharp rise in house prices

House prices rose sharply in August with values now 13% above those before the Covid crisis.

Bishops Cleeve football club to get new pitch Image

Bishops Cleeve football club to get new pitch

The project will make a significant difference to the club and to the borough as a whole, allowing more local teams of all ages to participate.

Gloucestershire Constabulary launches anti drink spiking initiative Image

Gloucestershire Constabulary launches anti drink spiking initiative

The initiative aims to raise awareness of the issue and provide details on how to report concerns.

Honda and RFU announce long term partnership Image

Honda and RFU announce long term partnership

The vehicle giant has created a giant set of rugby goalposts from its fleet of new cars to celebrate the launch of the new partnership.

Gloucestershire hospitals set for £101m upgrade Image

Gloucestershire hospitals set for £101m upgrade

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has revealed a £100m-plus investment to modernising buildings, transforming services and providing better patient care.

Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate owner buys retail park Image

Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate owner buys retail park

The owner of Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate in the Forest of Dean has expanded its portfolio by purchasing a retail park.

Gloucestershire property developer secures £3.7m funding for new development Image

Gloucestershire property developer secures £3.7m funding for new development

Gloucestershire-based property developer Stonewood Partnerships has secured a £3.7 million funding package from Paragon Development Finance.

Cheltenham solicitor firm announces growth Image

Cheltenham solicitor firm announces growth

It has announced three new lawyers who have joined its team.

Asda owners plan to open more than 300 stores in petrol stations Image

Asda owners plan to open more than 300 stores in petrol stations

Billionaire owners of Asda are reportedly planning to open more than 300 Asda convenience stores across their EG Group forecourt estate.

Industrial land values 'go through the roof' Image

Industrial land values 'go through the roof'

Land and rental values in Gloucester continue to rise as the great logistics boom shows no signs of slowing.


Used car company to list on New York Stock Exchange Image

Used car company to list on New York Stock Exchange

The company was set up in 2018 to “make selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online today”.

Billion dollar Zoom as income rises Image

Billion dollar Zoom as income rises

Zoom – the videoconferencing platform – has recorded its first billion-dollar quarterly revenue.

South West business confidence increases Image

South West business confidence increases

Business confidence in Gloucestershire and the rest of the South West increased by slightly more than the national average in August.




Appeal following serious assault in Cotswolds Image

Appeal following serious assault in Cotswolds

Two arrests have been made.

Advice for rural communities following GPS system thefts Image

Advice for rural communities following GPS system thefts

Police are asking those in rural communities to be vigilant.

Co-op Travel looks ahead to increase in Autumn holidays Image

Co-op Travel looks ahead to increase in Autumn holidays

The green list for travel has increased and Covid-19 testing kits are getting cheaper.

Public meeting to be held on sustainable travel Image

Public meeting to be held on sustainable travel

Local speakers including the deputy mayor of Stonehouse will speak.

Record fines for data breaches  Image

Record fines for data breaches

The information watchdog issued record fines last year and took a total of 66 enforcement actions.




Takeaway apps going strong despite reopening Image

Takeaway apps going strong despite reopening

'Freedom day' was well over a month ago, but people are still consuming more takeaways than pre-pandemic.

Energy regulator's £450 million innovation fund Image

Energy regulator's £450 million innovation fund

Energy regulator – Ofgem - has launched a £450m fund aimed at promoting innovative environmental projects.

Another new venue for Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter Image

Another new venue for Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter

Plans have been submitted to Cheltenham Borough Council seeking permission for darts venue to open in the town.

Council launches £500k fund to help rural communities recover from pandemic Image

Council launches £500k fund to help rural communities recover from pandemic

Funding worth £500,000 is available to market towns in Gloucestershire to help them put on community events as part of their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gloucester packaging firm thinks outside the box Image

Gloucester packaging firm thinks outside the box

Good planning has helped a Gloucestershire family packaging business thrive despite supply chain issues.

Cheltenham trainee solicitor secures international secondment Image

Cheltenham trainee solicitor secures international secondment

One of Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors' trainees has secured a prestigious international secondment as a legal trainee at The UK Law Societies' joint Brussels office.

Gloucestershire circus halted by positive Covid tests Image

Gloucestershire circus halted by positive Covid tests

The circus won’t be coming to town - because the whole crew of the Gloucestershire-based entertainers Giffords have gone into self-isolation following a couple of positive Covid tests.

Pig farmers face 'unprecedented' crisis Image

Pig farmers face 'unprecedented' crisis

Pig farmers in Gloucestershire are facing an unprecedented crisis as labour shortages hit the meat processing industry.

Recruitment agency sees jobs bounce back Image

Recruitment agency sees jobs bounce back

Recruitment agency Hays – with a branch in Cheltenham – has benefitted from the bounce-back in the jobs market.

Virgin Money closes charity fundraiser Image

Virgin Money closes charity fundraiser

Virgin Money – which has a branch in Cheltenham - has announced that its charity fundraising website, Virgin Money Giving, will close.

New phone charging service takes off at Bristol Airport Image

New phone charging service takes off at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has become only the second UK airport to install a new power bank rental service, so passengers can charge their phones before they fly.

Gatwick airport has sky-high plans to use emergency runway regularly Image

Gatwick airport has sky-high plans to use emergency runway regularly

This is welcome news for the travel industry and those wanting to go abroad again.

Last call for charity photo competition Image

Last call for charity photo competition

It’s not too late to enter medical charity photography competition Capture a Moment for Cobalt.

Appeal for two men wanted in connection with serious assault in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for two men wanted in connection with serious assault in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for information to help locate two men.

83 per cent of UK department stores lost in five years Image

83 per cent of UK department stores lost in five years

Since the collapse of retail giant BHS, more than 80 per cent of department stores in the UK have been lost according to new research.

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