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Asda owners plan to open more than 300 stores in petrol stations Image

Asda owners plan to open more than 300 stores in petrol stations

Billionaire owners of Asda are reportedly planning to open more than 300 Asda convenience stores across their EG Group forecourt estate.

Industrial land values 'go through the roof' Image

Industrial land values 'go through the roof'

Land and rental values in Gloucester continue to rise as the great logistics boom shows no signs of slowing.


Used car company to list on New York Stock Exchange Image

Used car company to list on New York Stock Exchange

The company was set up in 2018 to “make selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online today”.

Billion dollar Zoom as income rises Image

Billion dollar Zoom as income rises

Zoom – the videoconferencing platform – has recorded its first billion-dollar quarterly revenue.

South West business confidence increases Image

South West business confidence increases

Business confidence in Gloucestershire and the rest of the South West increased by slightly more than the national average in August.




Appeal following serious assault in Cotswolds Image

Appeal following serious assault in Cotswolds

Two arrests have been made.

Advice for rural communities following GPS system thefts Image

Advice for rural communities following GPS system thefts

Police are asking those in rural communities to be vigilant.

Co-op Travel looks ahead to increase in Autumn holidays Image

Co-op Travel looks ahead to increase in Autumn holidays

The green list for travel has increased and Covid-19 testing kits are getting cheaper.

Public meeting to be held on sustainable travel Image

Public meeting to be held on sustainable travel

Local speakers including the deputy mayor of Stonehouse will speak.

Record fines for data breaches  Image

Record fines for data breaches

The information watchdog issued record fines last year and took a total of 66 enforcement actions.




Takeaway apps going strong despite reopening Image

Takeaway apps going strong despite reopening

'Freedom day' was well over a month ago, but people are still consuming more takeaways than pre-pandemic.

Energy regulator's £450 million innovation fund Image

Energy regulator's £450 million innovation fund

Energy regulator – Ofgem - has launched a £450m fund aimed at promoting innovative environmental projects.

Another new venue for Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter Image

Another new venue for Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter

Plans have been submitted to Cheltenham Borough Council seeking permission for darts venue to open in the town.

Council launches £500k fund to help rural communities recover from pandemic Image

Council launches £500k fund to help rural communities recover from pandemic

Funding worth £500,000 is available to market towns in Gloucestershire to help them put on community events as part of their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gloucester packaging firm thinks outside the box Image

Gloucester packaging firm thinks outside the box

Good planning has helped a Gloucestershire family packaging business thrive despite supply chain issues.

Cheltenham trainee solicitor secures international secondment Image

Cheltenham trainee solicitor secures international secondment

One of Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors' trainees has secured a prestigious international secondment as a legal trainee at The UK Law Societies' joint Brussels office.

Gloucestershire circus halted by positive Covid tests Image

Gloucestershire circus halted by positive Covid tests

The circus won’t be coming to town - because the whole crew of the Gloucestershire-based entertainers Giffords have gone into self-isolation following a couple of positive Covid tests.

Pig farmers face 'unprecedented' crisis Image

Pig farmers face 'unprecedented' crisis

Pig farmers in Gloucestershire are facing an unprecedented crisis as labour shortages hit the meat processing industry.

Recruitment agency sees jobs bounce back Image

Recruitment agency sees jobs bounce back

Recruitment agency Hays – with a branch in Cheltenham – has benefitted from the bounce-back in the jobs market.

Virgin Money closes charity fundraiser Image

Virgin Money closes charity fundraiser

Virgin Money – which has a branch in Cheltenham - has announced that its charity fundraising website, Virgin Money Giving, will close.

New phone charging service takes off at Bristol Airport Image

New phone charging service takes off at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has become only the second UK airport to install a new power bank rental service, so passengers can charge their phones before they fly.

Gatwick airport has sky-high plans to use emergency runway regularly Image

Gatwick airport has sky-high plans to use emergency runway regularly

This is welcome news for the travel industry and those wanting to go abroad again.

Last call for charity photo competition Image

Last call for charity photo competition

It’s not too late to enter medical charity photography competition Capture a Moment for Cobalt.

Appeal for two men wanted in connection with serious assault in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for two men wanted in connection with serious assault in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for information to help locate two men.

83 per cent of UK department stores lost in five years Image

83 per cent of UK department stores lost in five years

Since the collapse of retail giant BHS, more than 80 per cent of department stores in the UK have been lost according to new research.

Regeneration event heads to Tewkesbury Image

Regeneration event heads to Tewkesbury

People in Tewkesbury will be able to find out more about plans to regenerate the town’s High Street at an event next month.

Drug dealer tried to escape police in Gloucester Image

Drug dealer tried to escape police in Gloucester

A drug dealer who tried to escape the police was found to have 53 'deals' of crack cocaine and heroin on him.

Cheltenham Zero Community Fund hopes to boost climate emergency fight Image

Cheltenham Zero Community Fund hopes to boost climate emergency fight

Energy, nature and transport projects across Cheltenham are benefitting from the borough's first ever community fund aimed at fighting the climate emergency.

GFirst LEP appoints four new board members Image

GFirst LEP appoints four new board members

Following on from the recent announcement of Ruth Dooley becoming the new chair of Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, four new Board members have also been appointed to the LEP Board.

Road safety team launches new speed camera locations Image

Road safety team launches new speed camera locations

Two new sites have been set up in Gloucester.

Car manufacturing lowest since 1956 Image

Car manufacturing lowest since 1956

Car manufacturing in the UK has hit the lowest level since 1956, research shows.


Fly tipper caught red handed by local resident Image

Fly tipper caught red handed by local resident

Cotswold District Council has successfully identified and fined an individual for fly-tipping.

Best and worst supermarkets for food freshness named Image

Best and worst supermarkets for food freshness named

A mystery shopper test by consumer group Which? has ranked UK supermarkets on their food freshness.

Chicken bake shortage hotly denied Image

Chicken bake shortage hotly denied

Rumours of a lack of chicken bakes are hotly denied. Fans of the Greggs bakery favourite can relax and smell the coffee.



Major food firm embraces hybrid working Image

Major food firm embraces hybrid working

The food producer behind Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto is embracing hybrid working.





Urban Outfitters set to launch resale app Image

Urban Outfitters set to launch resale app

Retailer Urban Outfitters is launching a resale marketplace, where anyone can buy or sell women's, men's and kids' clothing and accessories.

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Cheltenham Image

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Cheltenham

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Cheltenham.

Appeal following fatal collision on the A38 Image

Appeal following fatal collision on the A38

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Gloucestershire businessman launches all-electric automotive company Image

Gloucestershire businessman launches all-electric automotive company

A boss of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has launched a new multi-brand business, Innovation Automotive (IA).

Graphene sportswear gets Gloucestershire Uni testing Image

Graphene sportswear gets Gloucestershire Uni testing

Advanced materials group Versarien has commissioned the University of Gloucestershire to carry out trials on its graphene-coated sportswear.



 Stroud CAMRA Pub of the Year revealed Image

Stroud CAMRA Pub of the Year revealed

The Crown Inn at Minchinhampton has been named the best pub in the district, according to beer-drinking pros from Stroud CAMRA.

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