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Council promises to tackle pothole menace - but is it too little too late? - VIDEO Image

Council promises to tackle pothole menace - but is it too little too late? - VIDEO

There has been an outcry from motorists over the huge number of potholes on county roads- some extremely dangerous.

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The Art of Effective Communication Image

The Art of Effective Communication

The former head of Gloucester City Council's public relations team is one of a dozen experts from around the world who have contributed to a new book on effective communication.

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What does it cost to live here? Image

What does it cost to live here?

The average price of a home in Gloucestershire is nearly £280,000 – 10 times average earnings.

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Businessman committed for sentence for defrauding VAT authorities Image

Businessman committed for sentence for defrauding VAT authorities

A 31 year old Longhope businessman who defrauded the VAT authorities out of more than £46,000 has been committed to Gloucester Crown Court for sentence.

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Second profit warning for menswear retailer and carpet store still in trouble Image

Second profit warning for menswear retailer and carpet store still in trouble

Shares in suits retailer Moss Bros have plummeted nearly 30 per cent, after the company warned its full year profits would come in below expectations.

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Artist to officially open Pittville Student Village  Image

Artist to officially open Pittville Student Village

Renowned Gloucestershire artist, PJ Crook, is to officially open the University of Gloucestershire’s newest student accommodation next month.

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Sales slump at B&Q and Screwfix Image

Sales slump at B&Q and Screwfix

B&Q’s parent company, Kingfisher, has revealed falling sales and profits in its fourth quarter results, warning of an uncertain UK market.

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County business supports vital Cobalt work Image

County business supports vital Cobalt work

Cheltenham-based technology company IRESS is supporting medical charity Cobalt with a year-long partnership.

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Ex Trinity Mirror business editor joins Punchline-Gloucester.com Image

Ex Trinity Mirror business editor joins Punchline-Gloucester.com

Specialist business journalist Andrew Merrell has joined fast-growing marketing and PR agency Moose Marketing & PR.

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Fake car badges uncovered in trading standards raid Image

Fake car badges uncovered in trading standards raid

A large number of fake car badges and wheel caps worth almost £10,000 have been found in Gloucester.

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Shocking truth about Easter egg packaging - VIDEO Image

Shocking truth about Easter egg packaging - VIDEO

An average 25 per cent of the most popular Easter eggs we buy are made up of packaging.

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New manager appointed to county business centre Image

New manager appointed to county business centre

A Gloucestershire business innovation centre has a new manager.

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Well-known Cheltenham bar closes Image

Well-known Cheltenham bar closes

Cheltenham nightlife has suffered a blow with the sudden closure of a popular town centre bar.

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Join community litter pick to keep commons clear of rubbish Image

Join community litter pick to keep commons clear of rubbish

A beautiful spot in the Stroud district is set for a spring clean – and anyone can join in.

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How happy are workers on International Happiness Day? Image

How happy are workers on International Happiness Day?

Today (20th March) is the International Day of Happiness, but are UK employees actually happy in the workplace?

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TransFIORmers gather speed with Renishaw sponsorship Image

TransFIORmers gather speed with Renishaw sponsorship

Gloucestershire-based global engineering technologies company Renishaw has renewed its sponsorship of French Moto2™ team, TransFIORmers.

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Culture Minister visits county museum Image

Culture Minister visits county museum

Matt Hancock, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, made a special visit to The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham last week.

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Drivers face diversions as major improvements begin on county road Image

Drivers face diversions as major improvements begin on county road

Traffic will be diverted as a big road improvement scheme takes place on one of Gloucestershire's busiest routes.

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Gloucestershire town ranked in Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2018 list Image

Gloucestershire town ranked in Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2018 list

"Don't think it is bumpkin central" for one moment is how the Sunday Times introduced its readers to the Gloucestershire market town of Stroud.

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Fly tipper fined as council promises to get tough Image

Fly tipper fined as council promises to get tough

A Gloucester resident has been fined over £1,000 for fly tipping waste in the rear garden of a private house in Tredworth, Gloucester.

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Experts predict fall in profits at Next Image

Experts predict fall in profits at Next

High street fashion giant Next is expected to report an eight per cent fall in profits when its full-year results come out on Friday.

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New business pays it forward for the homeless Image

New business pays it forward for the homeless

A pop-up Caribbean food stall will be feeding the homeless tasty Caribbean food next month.

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Students showcase start-up businesses Image

Students showcase start-up businesses

Real ale, original watercolour prints, designer loafers and a vermin control company were just some of the businesses promoted by students-turned-entrepreneurs at the third Cirencester Youth Market.

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Cheesemaker Charles savours new role as High Sheriff Image

Cheesemaker Charles savours new role as High Sheriff

Champion cheesemaker Charles Martell has become the new High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.

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'Best option' to fix A417 Missing Link Image

'Best option' to fix A417 Missing Link

Cotswold district councillors have given their full support to what they believe is the best option to solve the A417 ‘Missing Link’ problem.

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Shopping under the influence costs Brits dearly  Image

Shopping under the influence costs Brits dearly

Nearly half of adults who drink have made drunk purchases.

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New £4 million housing contract Image

New £4 million housing contract

Stroud District Council has awarded a new housing maintenance contract.

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Millions lost in money transfer trick Image

Millions lost in money transfer trick

Victims of a fraud which leads people to transfer money to a con-artist are losing nearly £3,000 each, according to the latest figures.

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Moog opens new facility Image

Moog opens new facility

Tewkesbury-based hi-tech company Moog has opened a new factory.

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Kier construction group sees profits rise Image

Kier construction group sees profits rise

Kier construction which is working on some high-profile schemes in Gloucestershire has reported impressive profits of £48.8 million.

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Hartpury and British Rowing on the hunt for Olympic rowing hopefuls Image

Hartpury and British Rowing on the hunt for Olympic rowing hopefuls

Hartpury has teamed up with British Rowing to offer sportsmen and women an opportunity to become the next rowing champions.

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Omega agrees new 10-year lease at Bond's Mill Image

Omega agrees new 10-year lease at Bond's Mill

Recruitment specialist Omega Resource Group has signed a new 10-year lease at Bond's Mill in Stonehouse, which is owned by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

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A milestone for Spirax-Sarco as sales build up steam Image

A milestone for Spirax-Sarco as sales build up steam

The steam technology and pump specialists Spirax-Sarco saw revenue rising from £757.4 million to £998.7 million in 2017.

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Big county employer moves HQ out of UK Image

Big county employer moves HQ out of UK

One of Gloucestershire's major employers is closing its London HQ.

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Major restaurant chain reports £60m loss Image

Major restaurant chain reports £60m loss

There's more worrying news in the restaurant sector after the owner of food chains Bella Italia and Café Rouge posted a sharp increase in losses.

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Stagecoach West’s smoothest, safest driver  Image

Stagecoach West’s smoothest, safest driver

A bus driver from Cirencester has seen off competition from 600 colleagues, to be crowned as Stagecoach West’s safest driver.

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Unique chance to visit county's big developments Image

Unique chance to visit county's big developments

The public are being given the opportunity to look around some of the county's biggest development projects.

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The Growth Hub expands into Cheltenham Image

The Growth Hub expands into Cheltenham

Gloucestershire organisations are being invited to once again submit their interest as the Growth Hub expansion enters its next phase in Cheltenham.

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Council set to give go-ahead for new store and 130 homes Image

Council set to give go-ahead for new store and 130 homes

A Gloucestershire council is being recommended to approve a new foodstore and homes after the original plans were revised.

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Expanding health food company takes last space on business park Image

Expanding health food company takes last space on business park

Growing health food specialists Pulsin have taken the last available logistics space on a Gloucester business park.

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Health trusts appoint joint chief executive Image

Health trusts appoint joint chief executive

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust have appointed a joint chief executive for both organisations.

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