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Stagecoach West staff launch Christmas bus for charity

Bus drivers from Stagecoach West will be raising the roof this Christmas to help a deserving children's charity.

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Historic Wye bridge may be re-opened

Options are being considered for the restoration of a derelict 150 year old bridge over the River Wye.

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Time to talk trade with EU

The Federation of Small Businesses is keen to see EU talks move swiftly on to the next stage.

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Christmas cheer as Ecclesiastical hosts concert for charity

Four local charities will benefit when a Christmas carol concert is hosted by Gloucester-based specialist insurance company Ecclesiastical.

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Brexit negotiations blamed for UK construction slowdown

The drawn out negotiations over the UK's exit from the EU are reported to be hitting the construction industry.

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This is why your council tax is going up next year

Gloucestershire County Council has revealed details of its proposed £407 million budget for 2018/19.

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City road to close for essential repairs

A busy Gloucester road will be closed temporarily so improvements can take place.

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MP urges residents to get involved with boundary review

Gloucester MP Richard Graham wants residents to have their say on the latest Boundary Commission proposals.

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Investec forms charity partnership with local hospice

Investec Wealth & Investment has announced a charity partnership with the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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Record year for law firm

Commercial property transactions completed by real estate lawyers at regional law firm Lodders reached record levels in 2017.

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Urgent call out to contractors! Your chance to work on £18m project - VIDEO

County contractors will get the chance to work on one of Gloucester's most prestigious regeneration schemes next year.

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New moves to regenerate fire-hit hotel site

Gloucester City Council is looking for an investor to help bring the former Fleece Hotel site in Westgate Street back into use.

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Renishaw celebrates educational programme’s success

Gloucestershire-based company, Renishaw, has congratulated 12 young people taking their first steps on a career path in STEM.

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Loyal team is secret to longevity says law firm

A law firm can boast over 150 years' worth of combined service from long-standing staff as it reaches its 70-year milestone.

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Artificial pitches will kick start county's sporting activities

Two new artificial grass sports pitches have been officially unveiled at the University of Gloucestershire.

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New South West leader of business group

Susan Davy has been appointed as the new South West chairperson of the UK's largest business group, the CBI.

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Tewkesbury Borough Council votes in favour of Joint Core Strategy

A blueprint for the county's future housing developments has been backed by Tewkesbury borough councillors.

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Stroud one of the best parts of the country for social mobility

Stroud district is one of the best places in the country for disadvantaged children to grow up.

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Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in December

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

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Local charity receives £2000 Christmas gift

Local medical charity Cobalt celebrated Christmas early with a £2,000 gift from The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.

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Fun science show inspires Gloucestershire pupils

Pupils from across Gloucestershire were treated to a free science extravaganza, as part of the Gloucestershire Schools’ Christmas Lectures at the Bacon Theatre.

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Avoid the ‘mourning’ after: Choose zero if you’re driving

At the legal drink driving limit, you’re 10 times more likely to crash.

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Train prices to rise by 3.4%

The average cost of a train ticket will rise by 3.4 per cent in January.

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High street favourite Peacocks recovers

Sales are up at discount clothing chain, Peacocks, which faced administration in 2012.

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Businesses warned over gig economy minefield

An employment law specialist is urging local businesses who regularly use self-employed contractors to check their employment status.

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Plans to refresh Cheltenham’s High Street in full swing

Trees, signage, seating and new paving will start to transform Cheltenham’s High Street when work goes ahead next year.

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New business school nears completion

A ceremony to mark the completion of the new multi-million pound business school at the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls campus.

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Search for new owners for furniture store group

Staff at Feather & Black furniture store in Portland Street, Cheltenham are facing an uncertain future after the group went into administration.

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£60k raid is wake up call for illegal tobacco suppliers

Four men were woken from their beds during trading standards' biggest ever raid on illegal tobacco.

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Major changes for traffic system in Cheltenham

The next stage of the Cheltenham Transport Plan (CTP) aimed at improving the town's road layout will start in early 2018.

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Cinderella hour approaches at Stroud’s Museum in the Park

As the clock strikes midnight, staff at Stroud’s Museum in the Park will take on the role of Cinderella to clear the cobwebs and dust all the corners.

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A quarter of Toys ‘R’ Us stores set to close

Hundreds of jobs are set to go as Toys 'R' Us prepares to unveil plans to close a quarter of its UK stores.

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County towns blaze a trail for shopping

Gloucestershire towns are punching above their weight and blazing a trail for getting shoppers back to the high street, using digital marketing methods.

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Small businesses play big part in Britain's largest ever warship

Tomorrow we celebrate Small Business Saturday and SMEs have played a crucial role in the construction of the Royal Navy's biggest ever ships.

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New head of corporate and commercial department at Davies and Partners

Duncan Murray has become the new head of the corporate and commercial department of solicitors, Davies and Partners.

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Inspectors give outstanding rating to care agency

The Stroud office of Bluebird Care has been given a rating of "Overall Outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission

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Slimbridge offers 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players

National Lottery players are in for an early Christmas present as WWT Slimbridge is offering them 2 for 1 admission from December 11 to 15.

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Lawyers raise over £3,500 for hospitals charity

Solicitors at the Cheltenham office of law firm Lodders have raised over £3,500 for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity.

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Artificial sports pitches to be opened at university

Two new state-of-the-art 3G sports pitches at the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls sports centre will be officially opened next week.

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Can your pictures help promote this beautiful area?

Stroud District Council's tourism team have launched a photo competition to source new images that will help them promote the area.

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Change at council’s executive board level

A proposed new look senior leadership team for Cheltenham Borough Council is up for discussion later this month.

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