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How ‘cool’ are the plans for landmark Cirencester development? Image

How ‘cool’ are the plans for landmark Cirencester development?

Whether the three proposals for a major new multi-storey building in the centre of Cirencester provide “wow factor” is as yet unclear.

Lifetime achievement award for Gloucestershire businessman Image

Lifetime achievement award for Gloucestershire businessman

Former England and British Lions Rugby Union player legend Rory Underwood has presented a Gloucestershire businessman with a ‘special recognition’ award.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on A40 in Gloucestershire Image

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on A40 in Gloucestershire

The incident involved a car and a lorry on a busy stretch of the A40 on Sunday morning.

Award-winning pizza on the menu at re-branded Gloucestershire shopping centre Image

Award-winning pizza on the menu at re-branded Gloucestershire shopping centre

Award-winning pizza is available again in the centre of Stroud after Fat Toni’s relaunched their new outlet in the Five Valleys Shopping Centre.

Woman who stole from Gloucester Quays given one final chance to avoid prison Image

Woman who stole from Gloucester Quays given one final chance to avoid prison

A woman who stole from three stores at Gloucester Quays shopping outlet while homeless has been given a chance by a Gloucester crown court judge to turn her life around.

Crikey! Boat named after Steve Irwin inspires design for Forest Green Rovers kit Image

Crikey! Boat named after Steve Irwin inspires design for Forest Green Rovers kit

Forest Green Rovers have taken to the seas for inspiration for a new third kit that will raise money for charity Sea Shepherd

Arrests made after knifepoint robberies across Gloucestershire  Image

Arrests made after knifepoint robberies across Gloucestershire

The incidents took place in Gloucester, Twyning and Cinderford between 6.45am and 2.45pm on Sunday

EDF announces delays to high profile nuclear project Image

EDF announces delays to high profile nuclear project

The Gloucestershire headquartered energy giant on whose shoulders the UK’s hopes of sustainable nuclear power sit has announced a setback to its ambitions.

Gloucestershire company fined £1million after explosion injures workers Image

Gloucestershire company fined £1million after explosion injures workers

The Stonehouse-based company has been given the huge fine after two workers were burnt.

Worker found dead at Gloucester Royal Mail delivery office Image

Worker found dead at Gloucester Royal Mail delivery office

The grim discovery was made by a Royal Mail worker early on Friday morning.

Busy Cheltenham road to be closed for a week for essential resurfacing work Image

Busy Cheltenham road to be closed for a week for essential resurfacing work

Essential resurfacing works will be carried out on one of Cheltenham’s main arterial routes next month leading to daytime closures of Coronation Square.

Cheltenham Town Football Club agree a new deal with former favourite  Image

Cheltenham Town Football Club agree a new deal with former favourite

The Hollie Gazzard Trust - set up by former Robins player Nick Gazzard - is the League Two club's new official charity partner.

New managing director for service company owned by Gloucestershire local authorities Image

New managing director for service company owned by Gloucestershire local authorities

Publica - part-owned by Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District and Forest of Dean District councils, has a new managing director.

Plan to link the 'missing mile' of Gloucestershire canal approved by county council Image

Plan to link the 'missing mile' of Gloucestershire canal approved by county council

The £4million plan to link the Stoudwater Navigation has been approved by the County Council cabinet.

Stroud-based firms burnt in the pocket for illegal bonfires Image

Stroud-based firms burnt in the pocket for illegal bonfires

Stroud District Council has successfully prosecuted three business for illegal burning, with nearly £10,000 raised in fines.

Police appeal for information after reports of knife being used to threaten Cheltenham revellers Image

Police appeal for information after reports of knife being used to threaten Cheltenham revellers

Police have issued CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with an incident in Cheltenham.

Exotic animals chill out in the heat Image

Exotic animals chill out in the heat

Feathered and furry friends at local attractions found new ways to chill out on the hottest July day on record.

Gloucester company shortlisted for a cool four awards  Image

Gloucester company shortlisted for a cool four awards

Awards season is hotting up for cold store specialists ISD Solutions, which is in the running for a host of industry titles this autumn.

Dragons’ Den star receives Honorary Fellowship from university  Image

Dragons’ Den star receives Honorary Fellowship from university

Dragons’ Den favourite Levi Roots has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) for his contributions to entrepreneurship and food.

National Express give 100 per cent rating to Gloucestershire coach company Image

National Express give 100 per cent rating to Gloucestershire coach company

Bennetts Coaches is the first National Express partner in the country to get a perfect score on its satisfaction survey.

Historic Gloucester pub will reopen on Saturday Image

Historic Gloucester pub will reopen on Saturday

The pints will be pouring again at Gloucester’s oldest pub on Saturday as Dick Whittington’s opens for the Rhythm and Blues Festival.

Gloucestershire restaurant success story expands thanks to help from county compatriots Image

Gloucestershire restaurant success story expands thanks to help from county compatriots

Award-winning Sri Lankan restaurant the Coconut Tree has expanded to a fifth site with help from Gloucester-based Target Catering Equipment

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Gloucestershire Constabulary are "inadequate" in recording crime data, says damning report

The force have commissioned a review into the report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

Major Gloucestershire road to be closed next weekend for resurfacing works Image

Major Gloucestershire road to be closed next weekend for resurfacing works

The A46 between Gloucester and Stroud will be closed during the day on Saturday and Sunday next weekend.

Heatwave is just what Gloucester's ice cream factory bosses needed after slump in sales Image

Heatwave is just what Gloucester's ice cream factory bosses needed after slump in sales

Unilever, who operate the ice cream factory in Barnwood say ice cream sales fell over the fist six months of 2019.

Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival starts this weekend Image

Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival starts this weekend

Gloucester City Centre will be alive with the sound of blues for nine days starting on Saturday July 27, running until Sunday August 4.

Half of UK business owners regret naive attitude towards cashflow in early days Image

Half of UK business owners regret naive attitude towards cashflow in early days

Nearly half of business owners fear they held back their business by having a naive attitude towards cashflow during their company’s infancy.

Gloucestershire building projects scoop prizes Image

Gloucestershire building projects scoop prizes

Four building projects in the county have come away with prizes from the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) West of England Regional Awards.

‘Cheltenham Remembers’ project shortlisted for top award Image

‘Cheltenham Remembers’ project shortlisted for top award

Cheltenham Remembers – a partnership project which commemorated the WW1 cenentary – has been shortlisted for a national award for Best Collaborative Working Initiative.

More than 3,000 empty homes in Gloucestershire Image

More than 3,000 empty homes in Gloucestershire

More than a quarter of a million (278,000) homes have sat empty across England, Scotland and Wales for longer than six months - and 3,323 of those are in Gloucestershire.

Safe taken after thieves break into Cheltenham shop Image

Safe taken after thieves break into Cheltenham shop

Police are investigating a burglary at a Cheltenham jewellers during which a safe was stolen.

 £85million Gloucester Quays development set to hit the market Image

£85million Gloucester Quays development set to hit the market

The latest in the long line of developments in Gloucester Quays is set to open with more than 400 new homes set to hit the market.

Developer fined £25,000 for carrying out unauthorised work on Cotswold listed building Image

Developer fined £25,000 for carrying out unauthorised work on Cotswold listed building

A property developer who carried out unauthorised work on a Grade II* listed building that houses a café in Stow-on-the-Wold have been hit with fines and costs of more than £25,000.

Gloucestershire district council earns cash boost from property purchase - in Oxfordshire Image

Gloucestershire district council earns cash boost from property purchase - in Oxfordshire

Forest of Dean District Council have made a £106,000 return on investment they made in an industrial estate – 60 miles away in Oxfordshire.

Gloucestershire pizza takeaway shut down after discovery of unwanted pepe-rodent-i special Image

Gloucestershire pizza takeaway shut down after discovery of unwanted pepe-rodent-i special

A rat ran across the feet of a food inspector while carrying out an inspection of a Gloucestershire pizza takeaway

Cirencester Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary Image

Cirencester Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary

Cirencester Growth Hub – created to help drive economic growth in the town and Gloucestershire – is celebrating its first birthday.

Notorious Gloucester criminal jailed AGAIN following drunken drive through city Image

Notorious Gloucester criminal jailed AGAIN following drunken drive through city

Barry Chambers, who has a list of 74 previous convictions, has been jailed for seven months for dangerous driving in Gloucester.

CBI responds to new Prime Minister announcement  Image

CBI responds to new Prime Minister announcement

Following the news yesterday that Boris Johnson has been elected as the new Conservative Party leader and will take office as Prime Minister this afternoon, the CBI has had its say.

Gloucestershire university teams up with business in £30,000 bursary scheme Image

Gloucestershire university teams up with business in £30,000 bursary scheme

Up to £30,000 funding will be offered to six prospective Royal Agricultural University students in a sustainable agriculture busurary.

Police appeal after homophobic hate crime in Gloucester Image

Police appeal after homophobic hate crime in Gloucester

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hate crime incident in Gloucester where a man was subjected to homophobic verbal abuse.

Boris Johnson will be the new prime minister Image

Boris Johnson will be the new prime minister

The former mayor of London and foreign secretary beats Jeremy Hunt in leadership election for the Conservative Party.

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