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Gloucestershire bodies earn share of £67m heritage fund Image

Gloucestershire bodies earn share of £67m heritage fund

Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Clearwell Caves are among heritage organisations and venues who have received a share of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Police training centre opened with virtual message Image

Police training centre opened with virtual message

Home Secretary Priti Patel paid tribute to the next generation of Gloucestershire police officers at the opening of the force's new training centre at Berkeley.

Gloucester Quays sales give reasons for optimism Image

Gloucester Quays sales give reasons for optimism

Gloucester Quays outperformed retail figures across the country in August with trading up by more than 40 per cent on pre-Covid levels.

Minister throws virtual weight behind Institute of Technology Image

Minister throws virtual weight behind Institute of Technology

The West of England Institute of Technology - which will fund facilities at Gloucestershire College - has been opened virtually by Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan.

Newland Homes secures development opportunity at former Stroud industrial estate Image

Newland Homes secures development opportunity at former Stroud industrial estate

Newland Homes secures further development opportunity at former industrial estate in Stroud.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill on the brink of collapse Image

Edinburgh Woollen Mill on the brink of collapse

Also owner of Peacocks and Jaeger, Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has filed a notice to appoint administrators.

Planning application submitted for Ashchurch bridge Image

Planning application submitted for Ashchurch bridge

The project to build a new road bridge over the railway in Ashchurch, a crucial part of the new Tewkesbury Garden Town, has progressed a stage further this week.

Gloucester firm wins award for creating charity base Image

Gloucester firm wins award for creating charity base

The conversion and extension of a property for the Barnwood Trust charity has been awarded the best small commercial project at the Local Authority Building Control West of England Awards.

Kevin Stadium among innocent ideas for Forest Green Image

Kevin Stadium among innocent ideas for Forest Green

Forest Green Rovers have announced the final nominations for the club stadium's new name after a sponsorship deal with innocent drinks - with one surprise contender.

HSBC staff raise more than £12,000 for Gloucestershire hospice  Image

HSBC staff raise more than £12,000 for Gloucestershire hospice

This Hospice Care Week, big hearted HSBC UK employees in Gloucestershire have announced they've raised more than £12,000 for a local hospice charity.

Ethical gifting company branches out into the business market Image

Ethical gifting company branches out into the business market

A Cheltenham company which started out by delivering wrapped Christmas stockings to time-poor parents, is branching out into the business market in time for Christmas.

Trio sentenced after pleading guilty to selling illegal tobacco Image

Trio sentenced after pleading guilty to selling illegal tobacco

Three people have been convicted of selling illegal tobacco from a shop in Gloucester.

Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded recovery funding Image

Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded recovery funding

Cotswolds Tourism has been awarded funding from VisitEngland for its successful Uncover the Cotswolds project.

Recycling firm invests £835,000 in helping the South West go green Image

Recycling firm invests £835,000 in helping the South West go green

Keenan Recycling is investing £835,000 in new depots across the South West of England.

Tewkesbury keeps Mop Fair charter alive Image

Tewkesbury keeps Mop Fair charter alive

The Royal Charter for Tewkesbury's Mop Fair, which dates back to 1610, will be kept alive on its traditional date - despite the enforced cancellation due to coronavirus.

Developers open The Forum for debate Image

Developers open The Forum for debate

The public is being asked to share views on The Forum development which forms part of the King's Quarter regeneration scheme in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week  Image

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020 Image

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020

Gloucestershire is going green and we feel this is the perfect time to celebrate that in the Green Issue of the Punchline magazine.

Gardners add town centre shop to garages Image

Gardners add town centre shop to garages

A family retail firm is moving on to its next generation - both in terms of personnel and its latest premises.

Gloucester at heart of Securitas expansion plans Image

Gloucester at heart of Securitas expansion plans

Securitas, the security services provider which bought Gloucester's Allcooper Group last year, has unveiled plans to double its global electronic security business by 2023.

Every crime matters at the heart of PCC plan Image

Every crime matters at the heart of PCC plan

The belief that ‘every crime matters, every contact counts’ is at the heart of the updated Police and Crime Plan for Gloucestershire.

Cavendish House owners warn of closure without rates change Image

Cavendish House owners warn of closure without rates change

The future of Cheltenham's Cavendish House has been cast into doubt with a fresh warning that House of Fraser shops could be forced to shut.

Hinkley Point C reaches major milestone Image

Hinkley Point C reaches major milestone

Balfour Beatty and EDF Energy have celebrated a major milestone at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

University lecturer named among the best Image

University lecturer named among the best

A lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire has been recognised among the most inspiring tutors and trainers for the next generation of journalists.

Artists to work on public art commission at Lydney Harbour Image

Artists to work on public art commission at Lydney Harbour

Artists Denman and Gould have been appointed to deliver two landmark public artworks for Lydney as part of the £2.1million Destination Lydney Harbour project.

Permanent make-up artist sees eye treatments double  Image

Permanent make-up artist sees eye treatments double

Since it became law to wear face coverings indoors - so only the top half of your face is visible - a Cheltenham permanent make-up artist has reported a 200 per cent increase in treatments that accentuate the eyes.

Award winners take centre stage at Literature Festival Image

Award winners take centre stage at Literature Festival

A trio of young volunteers are appearing at Cheltenham Literature Festival after winning prizes for their work in Gloucestershire libraries.

Knifepoint robbery in Shurdington  Image

Knifepoint robbery in Shurdington

Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery in Shurdington, near Cheltenham over the weekend.

Abercrombie & Kent relaunching African adventures Image

Abercrombie & Kent relaunching African adventures

A luxury travel operator from Cheltenham is resuming small group trips in Africa after the coronavirus pandemic - starting with a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Man sentenced following drugs investigation by Cheltenham officers Image

Man sentenced following drugs investigation by Cheltenham officers

A man has been sentenced following an investigation into drugs offences by the Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Stores at risk as Clarks launches CVA plans Image

Stores at risk as Clarks launches CVA plans

High street shoe retailer Clarks is planning to launch a CVA.

Council puts social value at heart of spending policy Image

Council puts social value at heart of spending policy

Communities will be placed at the heart of spending under Gloucester City Council's proposed Social Value Policy with the King's Square redevelopment set to become the first major project included.

Insolvency and business recovery firm opens Gloucester office Image

Insolvency and business recovery firm opens Gloucester office

Begbies Traynor Group has opened a new office in Gloucester.

Greene King call time on 800 jobs as restrictions bite Image

Greene King call time on 800 jobs as restrictions bite

Around 800 jobs are to be axed by pub chain Greene King after it announced 79 venues would remain closed - about one third of them permanently.

Mears celebrates fresh contract with council Image

Mears celebrates fresh contract with council

Mears has been appointed by Exeter City Council to deliver its new integrated asset management contract.

Steam and Santa coming to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Image

Steam and Santa coming to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has announced additional running days for 2020 as well as a series of 'Santa Experience' trains.

New state-of-the-art gritters will take to the roads this winter Image

New state-of-the-art gritters will take to the roads this winter

20 new state-of-the-art gritters will be patrolling Gloucestershire and the wider South West's motorways and major A roads this winter.

Police appeal for witnesses of incident in Gloucester where four were arrested Image

Police appeal for witnesses of incident in Gloucester where four were arrested

Officers are appealing for the drivers of two vehicles to contact police as they may have information relating to an incident in Gloucester over the weekend.

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020 Image

Punchline Magazine: The Big Green Issue - October 2020

Gloucestershire is going green and we feel this is the perfect time to celebrate that in the Green Issue of the Punchline magazine.

CCTV issued in connection with burglary at Nailsworth shop Image

CCTV issued in connection with burglary at Nailsworth shop

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary.

Bruton Knowles add firm to rural division Image

Bruton Knowles add firm to rural division

Chartered surveyor Bruton Knowles has expanded its rural division with the acquisition of a long-established Herefordshire company.

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