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More cycling could prevent thousands of life-threatening illnesses by 2040 Image

More cycling could prevent thousands of life-threatening illnesses by 2040

An estimated 34,000 cases of eight life-threatening conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression, would be prevented in seven major cities between 2017 and 2040.

£20 million factory motoring ahead Image

£20 million factory motoring ahead

Brexit continues to send jitters through industry but it does not appear to have changed the immediate plans of a major business operating in Gloucestershire.

Jail for pair who beat Cheltenham man to death Image

Jail for pair who beat Cheltenham man to death

Two men have been jailed for the killing 28-year-old Christopher "CJ" Hall in a sustained and brutal alleyway attack in Cheltenham last year.


Violent crime on the rise in Gloucestershire  Image

Violent crime on the rise in Gloucestershire

Violent crime in Gloucestershire has risen by 16 per cent in the past year, according to the latest Home Office figures.

Business Expert: Why is it so important for employers to follow the correct procedure? Image

Business Expert: Why is it so important for employers to follow the correct procedure?

Whether it is a workplace disciplinary or grievance, or even a redundancy procedure, none are pleasant experiences for either employers or employees.

Jenny Willis launches the HR Dept Gloucester Image

Jenny Willis launches the HR Dept Gloucester

A born-and-bred Gloucester human resources specialist is returning home to support local small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

Sign up now for new private landlord forum Image

Sign up now for new private landlord forum

Cotswold District Council is launching a new private landlord forum for all local landlords. The new forum follows key legislative and policy changes regarding the private rented sector.

Weird Fish attracts new prospects at Berlin trade show   Image

Weird Fish attracts new prospects at Berlin trade show

Tewkesbury-based leisurewear clothing brand, Weird Fish, is set to see the brand expand further into Europe, following its first European trade show in Berlin last week.

Tailor tackles Cirencester Rugby Image

Tailor tackles Cirencester Rugby

Cirencester Rugby has been given a style and sponsorship lift by the town’s tailor to the stars.

Cotswold Outdoor stores set to close Image

Cotswold Outdoor stores set to close

Cotswold Outdoor is set to close a significant number of stores, with the potential for hundred of redundancies.

Inspiring stories to turn the heads of business  Image

Inspiring stories to turn the heads of business

If businesses were expecting an ear-bashing for ignoring an estimated 125,000 of the county’s workforce on grounds of disability the opposite happened.

Two arrests in connection with serious assault Image

Two arrests in connection with serious assault

Two arrests have been made in connection with a serious assault which took place on Nettleton Road in Gloucester on Wednesday.

Company confirms 380 job losses Image

Company confirms 380 job losses

Large scale redundancies have been announced at what was once destined to become one of Gloucestershire’s biggest ever businesses.

Firm adds more than £2.5blln to its books – in one quarter  Image

Firm adds more than £2.5blln to its books – in one quarter

Business-watchers will have an inkling which firm we are talking about when we say a Gloucestershire business has added £2.6 billion to its balance sheet in a single quarter.

Gunfight at Gloucester prison Image

Gunfight at Gloucester prison

An invitation to a gunfight at a prison might not appeal at first glance, but bear with us - we think you might like this a lot.

Two new gyms for Cheltenham Image

Two new gyms for Cheltenham

With more money than ever being spent on keeping fit, two new gyms have decided that Cheltenham will be perfect destination to take advantage of this expanding market.

Appeal after assault leaves man with serious head injuries Image

Appeal after assault leaves man with serious head injuries

Officers investigating a serious assault in Gloucester yesterday (Wednesday 23 January) are appealing for information and dashcam footage.

Business West urges Government to listen after stark warning from Airbus Image

Business West urges Government to listen after stark warning from Airbus

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West comments on Airbus's Brexit statement that UK economy "stands at a precipice".

Brewery to raise a glass (or two) to £1 million expansion Image

Brewery to raise a glass (or two) to £1 million expansion

One of the county’s biggest breweries is gearing up to raise a glass or two to its new headquarters – in its new bar.

Glowing tribute to businessman, restaurant boss and legal expert Image

Glowing tribute to businessman, restaurant boss and legal expert

A restaurant boss and a key member of the trust re-building the Gloucestershire to Herefordshire canal is jumping ship.

Tourism students design new holidays for STA Travel Image

Tourism students design new holidays for STA Travel

University of Gloucestershire students are creating new holiday packages in partnership with a global travel organisation.

Joules profits buck retail trend Image

Joules profits buck retail trend

Fashion retailer Joules recorded sales and profit growth ahead of expectations in the first half of its financial year.

Tasty Christmas sales boost for Hotel Chocolat  Image

Tasty Christmas sales boost for Hotel Chocolat

High street chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, saw a 15 per cent rise in sales over the Christmas period.

Retirees think their own grandchildren are ‘snowflakes' Image

Retirees think their own grandchildren are ‘snowflakes'

The older generation are pulling no punches when it comes to opinions on their own grandchildren’s work ethic.

WH Smith sales boosted by airport and railway stores Image

WH Smith sales boosted by airport and railway stores

Sales at stationer and bookseller, WH Smith, were up six per cent in the 20 weeks to 19th January.

Crooked accountant ordered to pay back over £300,000 or face a further four years in jail Image

Crooked accountant ordered to pay back over £300,000 or face a further four years in jail

Accountant Bruce Pritchett, jailed for six years in 2015, has been told he must cough up more than £300,000 or face a further four years in jail.

Plans approved for 147 homes on former hospital site Image

Plans approved for 147 homes on former hospital site

After 14 years of failed proposals, Stroud District Council planners have approved an application to transform a derelict hospital site into a housing development.

Multi-million pound investment in Gloucestershire imminent Image

Multi-million pound investment in Gloucestershire imminent

Budgets totalling hundreds of millions of pounds, much of which is up for grabs for county businesses, are due to be decided.

Plans for new Lidl submitted Image

Plans for new Lidl submitted

Forty jobs could be created if it is allowed to build its new “sustainable” multi-million pound store in Gloucestershire, according to supermarket giant Lidl.

Bakery chain goes into administration Image

Bakery chain goes into administration

Patisserie Valerie has gone into administration, after it was unable to extend its bank facilities amid allegations of fraud.

Steam railway passengers up by 42 per cent Image

Steam railway passengers up by 42 per cent

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has enjoyed its best ever year by a considerable margin.

Santander to shut bank branches Image

Santander to shut bank branches

Santander is to shut 140 branches in the UK, putting 1,270 jobs at risk.

Three new senior appointments at law firm Image

Three new senior appointments at law firm

Law firm Lodders has appointed three new faces to senior positions.

£7.5 million plans to tackle commuter bottleneck edge forward Image

£7.5 million plans to tackle commuter bottleneck edge forward

Landowners alongside the major Gloucester artery that is Llanthony Road expect to hear soon on council plans for £7.45 million of improvements.

Stroud industrial estate to be redeveloped Image

Stroud industrial estate to be redeveloped

Planning has been approved to demolish and transform a dilapidated trading estate off Bath Road in Stroud.

Men jailed after attempted robbery and stabbing Image

Men jailed after attempted robbery and stabbing

Two men who stabbed a member of staff during an attempted to robbery of a business in Gloucestershire, have been jailed.

Business expert: Ssshhhush! Don’t mention GDPR, it might just all go away Image

Business expert: Ssshhhush! Don’t mention GDPR, it might just all go away

The General Data Protection Regulation arrived at our doors last year and it triggered a rush of activity in most organisations.

Authority rules on controversial Boots Corner road closure Image

Authority rules on controversial Boots Corner road closure

Objections from businesses, a petition signed by more than 5,700, and pressure from a packed public gallery failed to influence the minds of councillors in Cheltenham.

Enjoy 20% off tickets to Cocklebarrow Races -  January 27 Image

Enjoy 20% off tickets to Cocklebarrow Races - January 27

Cocklebarrow is the place to be for quality jump racing this Sunday, January 27.

Record Christmas for outdoor retailer Image

Record Christmas for outdoor retailer

You can’t go wrong with socks and gloves at Christmas, and outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse has proved it.

Drones eat into the bottom line for easyJet  Image

Drones eat into the bottom line for easyJet

Budget airline easyJet has made a strong start to the year, but it hasn’t all been plane sailing.

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