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Nearly 3000 jobs at risk as retailer goes into administration  Image

Nearly 3000 jobs at risk as retailer goes into administration

Women’s fashion retailer Bonmarche has gone into administration for a second time, putting 2887 jobs at risk.

Cross party support for county college  Image

Cross party support for county college

Stroud MP David Drew and Parliamentary candidates Siobhan Baillie and George James showed their support for further education this week by visiting South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS).

Cheltenham Borough Council leader wants Boots Corner closed for good Image

Cheltenham Borough Council leader wants Boots Corner closed for good

Cheltenham Borough Council leader Steve Jordan will throw his emphatic support behind the permanent closure of Boots Corner when the decision is made on whether to close it for good.

Major apprenticeship awards packs Kingsholm stadium Image

Major apprenticeship awards packs Kingsholm stadium

One of the most inspiration business awards in the county took place last night – with a major firm honouring and saluting the county’s next generation of talent.

New micropub for Cheltenham planned by ‘Angry’ landlord Image

New micropub for Cheltenham planned by ‘Angry’ landlord

If your idea of the perfect pub is no wi-fi, no TV screens, no pre-recorded music and little by the way of food – with all attention focused on the beer - the following could be worth toasting.

On time and on budget:  Council hails completion of roadworks on key Gloucester junction Image

On time and on budget: Council hails completion of roadworks on key Gloucester junction

The multi-million pound overhaul of Gloucester’s Cross Keys Roundabout has been completed on time and on budget, Gloucestershire County Council have announced.

Students get an insider view into Gloucestershire development Image

Students get an insider view into Gloucestershire development

Real estate students from a Gloucestershire university had insight into the process that goes into meeting the country's demand for new houses.

Stroud valleys cycleway being transformed thanks to 8,000 used car tyres Image

Stroud valleys cycleway being transformed thanks to 8,000 used car tyres

Recycled tyres are being used to transform a popular Gloucestershire pathway used by cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

Cotswold town's High Street to close for essential resurfacing work Image

Cotswold town's High Street to close for essential resurfacing work

Resurfacing work will see Moreton-in-Marsh High Street closed from 7pm for four nights at the end of the month.

Police appeal after woman dies in two-car collision near Cirencester Image

Police appeal after woman dies in two-car collision near Cirencester

Gloucestershire Police have confirmed that a woman driver died and her male passenger was left with serious injuries after a crash in the Cotswolds on Thursday night.

Future of former Maplin store revealed Image

Future of former Maplin store revealed

A retail unit once home to electronics and accessories specialist Maplin will soon have a new occupier.

Multi-million-pound agribusiness ploughs in still more investment Image

Multi-million-pound agribusiness ploughs in still more investment

When a major development threatened to bulldoze and close a 100-year-old business the family behind it were having none of it.

Video and website launched to aid Gloucestershire's police recruitment drive Image

Video and website launched to aid Gloucestershire's police recruitment drive

A video and website have been launched aimed at encouraging people to apply for one of the new roles with Gloucestershire Police.

Residents given a chance to shape the future of Stroud's Stratford Park Lido Image

Residents given a chance to shape the future of Stroud's Stratford Park Lido

It may not be the weather to think about an outdoor swim but that hasn’t stopped Stroud District Council asking residents about how the town’s much-loved Lido can be improved.
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£5m Allstone investment dramatically reduces the need for landfill Image

£5m Allstone investment dramatically reduces the need for landfill

It's a vision out of a child's cartoon, where a skip full of rubbish gets fed into a machine and after a few clunks, bangs and shakes it comes out of the other end sorted, sifted and ready for recycling.

BREAKING NEWS:  UK and EU agree Brexit deal Image

BREAKING NEWS: UK and EU agree Brexit deal

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK and EU have agreed a Brexit deal - but the drama is far from over.

Movers and shakers from development sector gather at Punchline Image

Movers and shakers from development sector gather at Punchline

Key figures from businesses which will help shape the future of Gloucestershire and beyond are currently in talks at Punchline and Moose Marketing’s headquarters.

Party marks opening of Lucky Onion’s latest pub and restaurant Image

Party marks opening of Lucky Onion’s latest pub and restaurant

If you were lucky enough to have had an invite then you will already be aware that last night was the opening party for the latest addition to the Lucky Onion boutique hotel and pub group.

Download Annual Report of The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner's for Gloucestershire Image

Download Annual Report of The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner's for Gloucestershire

The annual report from the OPCC for Gloucestershire can be viewed online and downloaded here.

Cotswold vineyard toasts five award wins Image

Cotswold vineyard toasts five award wins

When Tileri Charles-Jones had a chance conversation about an old vineyard in Gloucestershire, little did she know three years later she would be running it and winning awards for doing so.

Expansion and new ownership for popular Cheltenham tanning salon Image

Expansion and new ownership for popular Cheltenham tanning salon

New owners and a new development have made for an exciting time at one of Chetlenham’s most popular tanning salons.

Gloucestershire firms celebrate their perfect match by launching a grand competition Image

Gloucestershire firms celebrate their perfect match by launching a grand competition

Wolfys porridge from Stroud and Gloucester Business Park based WCD Group, who market the KettleTap have agreed a new partnership deal and you can be the big winner.

Gloucester's history 'to be kept alive' in new 10-year Heritage Strategy Image

Gloucester's history 'to be kept alive' in new 10-year Heritage Strategy

A new strategy that ensures Gloucester’s “history will be kept alive” has been launched by the city council.

Be part of December's apprenticeship champions edition of Punchline business magazine Image

Be part of December's apprenticeship champions edition of Punchline business magazine

Punchline magazine is putting together its Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Champions edition and it is calling on companies to contact them if they want to be part of it.

Cooler summer meant fewer ice creams sold, but revenues still rise at manufacturer Image

Cooler summer meant fewer ice creams sold, but revenues still rise at manufacturer

Unilever – who operate the huge ice cream factory in Barnwood – have announced a 5.8 per cent increase in turnover for the third quarter of 2019.

First phase of 1,500 home development in Brockworth earns council approval Image

First phase of 1,500 home development in Brockworth earns council approval

The first phase of the huge Perrybrook housing development in Brockworth can now go ahead after formal approval was received from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Firm spends £15million ahead of move into the USA Image

Firm spends £15million ahead of move into the USA

A £15million deal has seen three more beauty brands come under the umbrella of Brewery-based innovators SLG.

Innovation earns Cathedral a national nod of approval Image

Innovation earns Cathedral a national nod of approval

The interactive project that saw Gloucester Cathedral’s heritage brought into life has been rewarded with an Association of Heritage Interpretation Award.

Stroud teen who had £16,000 block of cocaine and stun gun hidden at his home learns his sentence Image

Stroud teen who had £16,000 block of cocaine and stun gun hidden at his home learns his sentence

When police raided the Stroud flat of a teenage drug-dealer’s heavily pregnant partner they found a £16,000 block of cocaine under a bed, a stash of knives and a stun gun, a court heard.

Primark issues extraordinary statement after its products appear for sale online at Amazon Image

Primark issues extraordinary statement after its products appear for sale online at Amazon

The High Street store - that does not have an online shop - issued a statement after reports circulated that products were on sale on the internet.

Housebuilder set to build 465 new Gloucestershire homes reports record results Image

Housebuilder set to build 465 new Gloucestershire homes reports record results

A national housebuilder responsible for delivering some of the biggest new developments across Gloucestershire has reported significant increases in revenue and profits for the year.

Gloucester MP Richard Graham admits to a change of heart on allowing fracking Image

Gloucester MP Richard Graham admits to a change of heart on allowing fracking

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has had a change of heart on fracking, the controversial method of extracting shale gas.

Growing Gloucestershire business event looks to the future Image

Growing Gloucestershire business event looks to the future

More than 120 county business people came together yesterday (Tuesday) in Cheltenham to discuss sustainability, connectivity and technology at this year's Growing Gloucestershire conference.

“Challenging” times fail to change Renishaw’s commitment to growth Image

“Challenging” times fail to change Renishaw’s commitment to growth

Renishaw, the global Gloucestershire-based engineering business, remains committed to growth and investment, despite “challenging” times.

Major fall in turnover hides pending glory of Rugby World Cup Image

Major fall in turnover hides pending glory of Rugby World Cup

If your eyes fix only on the near seventy per cent fall in profit for sports travel firm Mike Burton Group you have dropped the ball – as this is Rugby World Cup year.

Cheltenham Borough Council confirm replacement for £116,000 per year chief executive Image

Cheltenham Borough Council confirm replacement for £116,000 per year chief executive

The managing director of environmental services contractor Ubico has been appointed as the new chief executive Cheltenham Borough Council.

Lucky Onion reveals opening date for refurbished Cotswold pubs Image

Lucky Onion reveals opening date for refurbished Cotswold pubs

Readers of Punchline will be well aware of the work of the Lucky Onion business to bring back to life two Gloucestershire pubs.

Organisers hail biggest Cheltenham Literature Festival ever Image

Organisers hail biggest Cheltenham Literature Festival ever

This year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival was a record-breaker with more people than ever before attending, the organisers have announced.

Gloucester community scheme benefits from housebulder's £1million giveaway Image

Gloucester community scheme benefits from housebulder's £1million giveaway

Gloucester Athletics Track was one of three winners from the Severn Valley region in the Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign,

Gloucestershire estate agency named one of the best in the country Image

Gloucestershire estate agency named one of the best in the country

Gloucestershire-based estate agency Perry Bishop and Chambers have been named as one of the best in the country.

Cheltenham Borough Council agrees partnership deal to help fund small businesses Image

Cheltenham Borough Council agrees partnership deal to help fund small businesses

Cheltenham Borough Council has become the first local authority to sign-up to a programme that fives small businesses access to finance to support their ability to grow.

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