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County ‘property developer’ avoids jail over benefits fraud Image

County ‘property developer’ avoids jail over benefits fraud

Cheating OAP Martin Oliver fraudulantly claimed almost £25,000 in State benefits.

B&Q profits fall  Image

B&Q profits fall

Profits at B&Q owner, Kingfisher, have fallen by 30 per cent.

Publica helps to clean up estuary Image

Publica helps to clean up estuary

Publica Group employees based in Coleford joined local volunteers to help clean up Beachley Slipway and Lydney Harbour recently.

Is Amazon the new champion of SMEs? Image

Is Amazon the new champion of SMEs?

One of the world’s biggest companies has launched a dedicated platform for small and medium-size companies (SMEs) to sell their products, in a bid to position itself as a champion of independent business.

MP: Government cash could unlock Cheltenham’s derelict sites Image

MP: Government cash could unlock Cheltenham’s derelict sites

Alex Chalk MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of £2bn to build new homes as a major opportunity for Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire firm in £8.5 million takeover Image

Gloucestershire firm in £8.5 million takeover

A well-established Gloucestershire firm which was founded by a former TV production sound recordist has been taken over.

Businesses lose tens of thousands of pounds during Over roundabout work Image

Businesses lose tens of thousands of pounds during Over roundabout work

A £2.756 million scheme aimed at improving a major roundabout junction north of Gloucester has costs businesses tens of thousands of pounds in lost trade.

'Hot tub' increases the temperature at Boots Corner Image

'Hot tub' increases the temperature at Boots Corner

Judging by the reaction the addition of a “hot tub” to Boots Corner in Cheltenham has received an ice bath might have been a better option.

Two hundred years in prison for those convicted ‘county lines’ drugs offences Image

Two hundred years in prison for those convicted ‘county lines’ drugs offences

Officers investigating dangerous drugs networks coming into Gloucestershire from big city areas have secure convictions totalling more than 200 years in prison time for those involved.

Ready Steady Cook! Hotel helps feed the homeless Image

Ready Steady Cook! Hotel helps feed the homeless

A hotel is helping the charity Cheltenham Open Door to provide food for the town's disadvantaged people.

Strong cheese sales helps dairy firm sniff out growth Image

Strong cheese sales helps dairy firm sniff out growth

A major dairy business and producer of one of the nation’s most popular cheeses expects a bigger slice of revenue and profits than expected at the end of the first half of its financial year.

Fast football fun at law firm's networking event Image

Fast football fun at law firm's networking event

Business people demonstrated their table football skills at a "Nosh and Becks" networking event.

Experts offer businesses help with overseas trade  Image

Experts offer businesses help with overseas trade

Export experts based in Gloucestershire are highlighting their services to county businesses to help them trade overseas with confidence.

It's official! Gloucestershire has a new university Image

It's official! Gloucestershire has a new university

A new university has been launched in Gloucestershire.

Delivery man jailed for driving dangerously Image

Delivery man jailed for driving dangerously

Pizza delivery driver Arturs Kepals, 29, was jailed for 15 months after a jury convicted him of driving dangerously when he smashed his car into a couple.

Raiders target jewellers shop Image

Raiders target jewellers shop

Police are hunting robbers who struck at a Gloucestershire jewellers.

Former Mercedes F1 team member at the wheel of coffee company Image

Former Mercedes F1 team member at the wheel of coffee company

A former member of the world-conquering Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing car team has been revealed at the man behind a coffee company bubbling away nicely in Gloucestershire.

MasterChef champion to launch Gloucestershire restaurant  Image

MasterChef champion to launch Gloucestershire restaurant

A year on from launching his first fine dining restaurant WOOD Manchester, MasterChef champion Simon Wood has announced his next venture WOODKRAFT.

Minister endorses work at Gloucestershire Airport Image

Minister endorses work at Gloucestershire Airport

The Government’s aviation minister set the spirits soaring of those who have invested in Gloucestershire Airport with a ringing endorsement.

Water bottle refill scheme will help save the planet Image

Water bottle refill scheme will help save the planet

Severn Trent is launching a new scheme to let people fill up reusable water bottles for free while they are out and about.

Cathedral in firing line over 'evil' zero hours contracts Image

Cathedral in firing line over 'evil' zero hours contracts

Gloucestershire Cathedral found itself in a row over the apparent ‘evils’ of zero-hours contracts, thanks to a speech by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Cotswold hotel goes on the market for £2.6m Image

Cotswold hotel goes on the market for £2.6m

A Seventeenth century hotel in the heart of one of the most visited Cotswold towns has been put on the market.

Boyracer in Cheltenham business park spared jail Image

Boyracer in Cheltenham business park spared jail

A 29 year 'boy racer' has avoided jail yesterday (Thursday 13 September) despite badly injuring two spectators while taking part in a hot-hatch 'cruise' gathering in Cheltenham.

Two AA Rosettes for county restaurant Image

Two AA Rosettes for county restaurant

A restaurant just outside Gloucester is celebrating being awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, after holding an AA Red Rosette for eight years.

Solicitors grows commercial team with new appointment Image

Solicitors grows commercial team with new appointment

BPE Solicitors, with its headquarters in Cheltenham, has appointed a new Senior Associate as part of its Commercial team.

This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in Gloucestershire this weekend Image

This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in Gloucestershire this weekend

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in September 2018.

Body found in search for missing Gloucester man Image

Body found in search for missing Gloucester man

A body had been found in connection with the search for a missing Gloucester man.

Police to crackdown on mobile phoning whilst driving Image

Police to crackdown on mobile phoning whilst driving

The warning comes as police prepare to get tough with drivers who use their mobile phones to call or text when at the wheel.

New cabinet member for environment Image

New cabinet member for environment

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Cllr Nigel Moor as its new cabinet member responsible for the environment.

Disappointing year for Dunelm Image

Disappointing year for Dunelm

Homeware retailer Dunelm saw profits fall for the second year in row, it reported this week.

Tragic death of footballer linked to former asbestos factory - inquest told Image

Tragic death of footballer linked to former asbestos factory - inquest told

Playing football as a youngster led to the death of David Rock half a century later - because the field where he played was close to an asbestos factory, an inquest heard yesterday.

Restaurant hoping for a taste of national success Image

Restaurant hoping for a taste of national success

A county restaurant is in the running for a prestigious national award.

Appeal for witnesses to fatal incident in Gloucester Image

Appeal for witnesses to fatal incident in Gloucester

Police are appealing for information about an incident in Gloucester in which an 89-year-old woman suffered serious injuries from which she later died.

Generosity, a lot of walking, baby sharks! Firefighters raise thousands for charity Image

Generosity, a lot of walking, baby sharks! Firefighters raise thousands for charity

If ever you doubted the power of team spirit and the generosity of the public trawl through the Twitter feed of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Almost 100 per cent drop in half year profits for John Lewis Image

Almost 100 per cent drop in half year profits for John Lewis

Revenue was up and gross sales were up, but retail experts were homing in on the near 100 per cent fall in profits for the brand name soon to become Cheltenham’s poster store.

Company fined for breaching discharge permits in county Image

Company fined for breaching discharge permits in county

A company with a facility in Cinderford has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to charges of breaching their trade effluent consent.

Boots Corner gets a new make-over Image

Boots Corner gets a new make-over

The controversial Boots Corner area of Cheltenham is being given a new look.

£460k tea room up for grabs Image

£460k tea room up for grabs

A unique tea room with retail business has been brought to the market.

Harbour Key raids local businesses to strengthen its tax team Image

Harbour Key raids local businesses to strengthen its tax team

Tax specialist and accountants Harbour Key has significantly expanded its team by appointing four new members of staff.

Local community help needed to improve waste reduction Image

Local community help needed to improve waste reduction

Forest of Dean District Council will soon be seeking input from the local community to influence our thinking on how we should be dealing with waste and recycling.

Council rejects plans for new gym Image

Council rejects plans for new gym

Plans to open a gym at a county business centre have been turned down by Stroud District Council.

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