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Have your say on Cotswold District Council's budget Image

Have your say on Cotswold District Council's budget

Cotswold residents can have their say on their council's budget as it looks to ‘weather the storm’ of local government cuts in the face of rising costs.

Fairford residents invited to comment on development plans Image

Fairford residents invited to comment on development plans

Fairford Town Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan to Cotswold District Council that will shape the development of the town.

Punchline Talks – November 4 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – November 4 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss.

Sainsbury’s profits down in bid to keep prices low Image

Sainsbury’s profits down in bid to keep prices low

Sainsbury’s half-year profits have fallen, as it tries to support customers through the cost-living-crisis.

M&S to launch four-day working week Image

M&S to launch four-day working week

Marks & Spencer is set to offer store staff the option to work a four-day compressed week.

Savills forecasts 10 per cent fall in the average UK house price, but return to peak in 2026 Image

Savills forecasts 10 per cent fall in the average UK house price, but return to peak in 2026

With the Bank of England expected to increase Bank base rate later today (November 3), Savills has issued new five-year house price forecasts for both the prime and mainstream markets.

Gloucester Rugby renames 1873 lounge Image

Gloucester Rugby renames 1873 lounge

The change will mark a new business partnership for the club

Cheltenham construction company celebrates 20 years in business Image

Cheltenham construction company celebrates 20 years in business

A local construction firm started by a father and son in 2002 has just celebrated its 20-year anniversary.

Architects secure planning permission for former pub Image

Architects secure planning permission for former pub

Coombes:everitt architects is pleased to announce it has helped to secure planning permission for the Kings Head in Withington.

Aviation pioneer helping to bring zero-emission flights to Scotland Image

Aviation pioneer helping to bring zero-emission flights to Scotland

Gloucestershire-based aviation pioneer ZeroAVia and AGS Airports are collaborating on launching zero-emission routes in a first-of-a-kind partnership for the UK.

Open day at Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility Image

Open day at Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility

The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility will be hosting its next open day on Saturday, 12th November.

Gloucestershire McColl’s store to close Image

Gloucestershire McColl’s store to close

Morrisons is planning to close 132 loss-making McColl's convenience stores.

Best-selling author to share leadership advice at Cotswolds club  Image

Best-selling author to share leadership advice at Cotswolds club

Former RAF officer Peter Docker will speak in Fairford this month

Director at Business West steps down after two decades Image

Director at Business West steps down after two decades

James Durie will leave his role at the end of the year for “new challenges”

Daring abseilers raise over £13,000 for three charities Image

Daring abseilers raise over £13,000 for three charities

The Charity Abseil Challenge in Stroud has raised nearly £14,000 for three local charities.

£10,000 of Asian gold jewellery stolen in Cheltenham burglary Image

£10,000 of Asian gold jewellery stolen in Cheltenham burglary

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen during a burglary.

Witness appeal following collision between cyclist and van in Gloucester Image

Witness appeal following collision between cyclist and van in Gloucester

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a collision which injured a cyclist.

Sales rise for Next Image

Sales rise for Next

Fashion and homeware retailer Next saw a small rise in full-price sales in the last quarter.

Online retailer goes into administration Image

Online retailer goes into administration

Online furniture specialist Made.com has filed its intention to appoint an administrator.

FatFace launches own shopping channel Image

FatFace launches own shopping channel

FatFace is set to rival QVC with its own live shopping channel.

Postal workers set to strike on Black Friday Image

Postal workers set to strike on Black Friday

Royal Mail workers are set to stage two 48-hour strikes around Black Friday and Cyber Monday in a row over pay, jobs and conditions.

Barratt Homes teams up with RSPB to protect hedgehogs Image

Barratt Homes teams up with RSPB to protect hedgehogs

It has installed measures at its Gloucestershire developments to help prevent their extinction

New artisan food shops open at Dunkertons Image

New artisan food shops open at Dunkertons

La Boulangerie Artisan and Waghornes Butchers have just opened their doors at Dunkerton Park in Cheltenham.

Dale Vince halts Ecotricity sale Image

Dale Vince halts Ecotricity sale

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has revealed that he has shelved plans to sell his green energy company.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations in November 2022 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations in November 2022

The mobile speed detection vans operate at over 80 sites across Gloucestershire.

BBC local radio facing cuts to programming Image

BBC local radio facing cuts to programming

BBC local radio stations will have a significant number of programmes cut under new plans, the corporation has announced.

Changes proposed for former Gap store  Image

Changes proposed for former Gap store

The owner of the former Gap store in Cheltenham has applied to make changes to the Grade II listed building.

Landmark hotel has new name Image

Landmark hotel has new name

One of Gloucestershire’s best-known hotels has been rebranded.

Cheltenham firm acquires local company Image

Cheltenham firm acquires local company

Cheltenham solicitors have welcomed a Legal 500 leading employment lawyer to their team.

Broadcaster Jo Whiley to open flagship Dobbies in Tewkesbury Image

Broadcaster Jo Whiley to open flagship Dobbies in Tewkesbury

Broadcaster Jo Whiley will officially open Dobbies’ newest flagship store in Tewkesbury on Thursday (November 3) at 10am.

Gloucestershire childhood sweethearts fly high with clothing brand  Image

Gloucestershire childhood sweethearts fly high with clothing brand

Two childhood sweethearts from Nailsworth are flying high as sales soar at their online clothing brand, Goose & Gander.

Officers ask for witnesses to sexual assault in Coleford Image

Officers ask for witnesses to sexual assault in Coleford

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an assault which happened in Coleford.

Transit van stolen from work site Image

Transit van stolen from work site

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after a van was stolen.

Man jailed and banned from owning dogs after he illegally baited wild boar Image

Man jailed and banned from owning dogs after he illegally baited wild boar

He had been travelling to the Forest of Dean to commit the crimes.

Small business confidence hits new low Image

Small business confidence hits new low

Small business confidence in the South West has hit a new record low as fears grow about the rising costs facing local businesses.

Foundation groundworks mark next phase in global HQ redevelopment Image

Foundation groundworks mark next phase in global HQ redevelopment

Construction of a new extension to Spirax-Sarco Engineering’s Cheltenham headquarters is well underway in Charlton Kings.

Man to appear in court charged with manslaughter Image

Man to appear in court charged with manslaughter

A man is due to appear at court on Tuesday (November 1).

Business leaders enjoy 'positive' meeting at mosque Image

Business leaders enjoy 'positive' meeting at mosque

Punchline has once again teamed up with the local mosque to host a meeting of business leaders.

South West business confidence falls again Image

South West business confidence falls again

Business confidence in the South West fell four points during October to -4 per cent.

Ecclesiastical pays staff extra to help with cost of living rise Image

Ecclesiastical pays staff extra to help with cost of living rise

Staff at the Gloucestershire headquarters of the Ecclesiastical Insurance company are being paid a 'Financial Wellbeing Award'.

Asda completes £600m buyout of Co-Op petrol forecourts Image

Asda completes £600m buyout of Co-Op petrol forecourts

The investment is part of its strategy to enter the convenience retail space

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