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Punchline Business and Community Champion: Pennant manufacturing and donating PPE Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Pennant manufacturing and donating PPE

Staverton-based Pennant has been manufacturing visors for the NHS and care homes in Gloucestershire and beyond.

Ackermann leaves Gloucester Rugby for Japan Image

Ackermann leaves Gloucester Rugby for Japan

Gloucester Rugby head coach Johan Ackermann is leaving Kingsholm after almost three years to take a new role in Japan.

PCC applauds wellbeing efforts for county's police force Image

PCC applauds wellbeing efforts for county's police force

The chief constable reassured PCC Martin Surl that the constabulary was "not complacent on anything to do with welfare."

Cheltenham communities to benefit from increased COVID-19 funding Image

Cheltenham communities to benefit from increased COVID-19 funding

Additional support for Cheltenham's community, voluntary groups and parish councils is being made available.

'Virtual' Beer Festival comes to Cheltenham Image

'Virtual' Beer Festival comes to Cheltenham

Enjoy a tipple (or six), alongside six of the most influential beer writers, all in the comfort of your own home.

Cotswold Household Recycling Centre to re-open Image

Cotswold Household Recycling Centre to re-open

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross, near Cirencester will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only.

Work re-starts on Stroud's Five Valleys shopping centre redevelopment Image

Work re-starts on Stroud's Five Valleys shopping centre redevelopment

Work has restarted this week on the major improvements to the Five Valleys shopping centre in Stroud.

Learn from coronavirus and make fashion more sustainable  Image

Learn from coronavirus and make fashion more sustainable

Luxury retailers have joined together to urge fashion retailers to rethink attitudes towards discounting, once the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Lib Dems question council's economic appointment Image

Lib Dems question council's economic appointment

Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have raised concerns about a conflict of interest for the councillor appointed to lead the city's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

New restaurant open for deliveries at Bakers Quay in Gloucester Docks Image

New restaurant open for deliveries at Bakers Quay in Gloucester Docks

A couple's 20-year dream to open a restaurant which crossed international borders and cultures is becoming a reality - despite the final major hurdle of coronavirus.

Power of sharing helps deal with grief Image

Power of sharing helps deal with grief

Longfield Hospice is encouraging people to talk about death and grief as part of Dying Matters Week, which runs until Sunday.

Glowing Ofsted report for county learning provider Image

Glowing Ofsted report for county learning provider

An independent Gloucester learning provider has been recognised for its positive work with disengaged young people.

Stay in and work out - council launches free home exercise classes  Image

Stay in and work out - council launches free home exercise classes

Stroud District Council is supporting the Sport England #StayInWorkOut campaign by launching a series of free online fitness classes next week.

Former Cheltenham pub landlady faces jail for stealing more than £70,000 Image

Former Cheltenham pub landlady faces jail for stealing more than £70,000

The former landlady of a Cheltenham pub has been warned by a judge that she is facing jail after she admitted stealing more than £70,000.

Has your pet got talent? Image

Has your pet got talent?

Proud pet owners are being urged to enter their talented pooches, clever cats and photogenic rabbits, into National Star's first ever virtual pet show.

Membership and income up at Cirencester Friendly Image

Membership and income up at Cirencester Friendly

A county-based income protection organisation saw membership and income rise during 2019, according to its annual report.

GE Aviation awarded £579million for engine production Image

GE Aviation awarded £579million for engine production

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by the US Air Force.

Officers appeal for witnesses to dangerous driving Image

Officers appeal for witnesses to dangerous driving

Officers in the Cotswolds are appealing for witnesses following an incident of dangerous driving.

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision in Chipping Campden Image

Appeal for witnesses to serious collision in Chipping Campden

Police were called to a serious single vehicle collision in Chipping Campden.

No walls in the way of construction work until 9pm Image

No walls in the way of construction work until 9pm

Councils have been urged to allow requests from contractors to work longer hours as they work to lay foundations for a relaunched construction industry.

In Pictures: Next phase of Bakers Quay gathers pace Image

In Pictures: Next phase of Bakers Quay gathers pace

Unsafe sections of a Gloucester Docks warehouse have been demolished in recent weeks, to make space a £20million redevelopment.

BuzzFeed cuts UK news operation Image

BuzzFeed cuts UK news operation

BuzzFeed has become the latest media outlet to feel the pinch of falling advertising revenues.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucester schoolboy 3D prints PPE for key workers Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Gloucester schoolboy 3D prints PPE for key workers

One Gloucester schoolboy has been running his 3D printer at home for 12 hours a day, seven days a week to produce much needed PPE for those in need.

Rainbow Day marks anniversary for vital hub Image

Rainbow Day marks anniversary for vital hub

Staff at Gloucestershire's two main hospitals have introduced a bit of colour into their day to mark an anniversary.

Big county employer gives upbeat trading statement Image

Big county employer gives upbeat trading statement

Coronavirus hasn’t been all doom and gloom for one of the county’s largest employers, Spirax Sarco, which has its headquarters in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire accountants offer free coaching to help your business through the crisis Image

Gloucestershire accountants offer free coaching to help your business through the crisis

Randall & Payne are offering peer-to-peer workshops for business leaders and free complimentary online courses for anyone wishing to improve their skills during this time.

Two men in custody for dealing drugs worth £400,000 Image

Two men in custody for dealing drugs worth £400,000

The two men have admitted dealing in cocaine.

Open for Business: Cullimore Group heading back out on the road Image

Open for Business: Cullimore Group heading back out on the road

Cullimore trucks are set to become a familiar site on Gloucestershire's roads once again as the haulage and aggregate extraction firm prepares for a phased return to work.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Festival fans raise nearly £3k for hospitals charity Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Festival fans raise nearly £3k for hospitals charity

After the cancellation of a Gloucestershire festival due to COVID-19, organisers set out to lift the spirits of fans and look onwards and upwards to next year's event.

Retail landlords say coronavirus will cause permanent changes Image

Retail landlords say coronavirus will cause permanent changes

Nearly one in eight retail property owners (79 per cent), who own more than 120million sq ft of UK retail space, believe COVID-19 will bring permanent changes to how retail property is leased.

Safety warning as country heads back to work Image

Safety warning as country heads back to work

England is starting to head back to work today with updated government coronavirus guidelines urging people who cannot work from home to return.

£14,000 worth of garden equipment stolen from maintenance business Image

£14,000 worth of garden equipment stolen from maintenance business

A burglar 'trashed' a Stroud man's garden maintenance business by stealing more than £14,000 worth of equipment from storage units.

Council approves funding to essential local charity  Image

Council approves funding to essential local charity

Cotswold District Council has approved £15,000 in grant funding to a Cirencester charity supporting vulnerable older people, families and unemployed people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twitter tells staff they can work at home forever Image

Twitter tells staff they can work at home forever

Gloucestershire company believes social media giant could be the first of many to change the way it works.

Applications open for self-employed grants Image

Applications open for self-employed grants

Self-employed people who have missed out on other government support during the coronavirus scheme can apply for grants from today.

Enjoy an evening with Michael Morpurgo Image

Enjoy an evening with Michael Morpurgo

The Barn Theatre have announced that they will stream an exclusive question and answer session with internationally best-selling author Michael Morpurgo this Saturday.

Plans for new Cheltenham school to be considered Image

Plans for new Cheltenham school to be considered

The county council will put forward its proposal for the new Cheltenham secondary school in Leckhampton at its planning committee tomorrow.

Chief constable thanks PCC for 'thriving hub' as Lydney Police Station re-opens Image

Chief constable thanks PCC for 'thriving hub' as Lydney Police Station re-opens

After years of careful planning, Lydney Police Station is open again, providing a more substantial police presence in the Forest of Dean.

Property market back in business as restrictions lifted Image

Property market back in business as restrictions lifted

Property viewings, removal firms and conveyancing can all resume in England from today as the Government relaxes coronavirus restrictions.

Furlough scheme extended for further four months Image

Furlough scheme extended for further four months

The Government has extended its furloughing scheme for workers until the end of October.

Opinion: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is hugely successful but how will it end? Image

Opinion: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is hugely successful but how will it end?

Business West director of policy Matt Griffith looks at the crucial next chapter for the furlough scheme.

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