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Plans to be submitted for new Forest of Dean hospital Image

Plans to be submitted for new Forest of Dean hospital

The final stages of preparation are underway for the construction of a new community hospital in Cinderford, which is due to open in summer 2023.

Lettings boss voted vice president of national body Image

Lettings boss voted vice president of national body

The managing director of a Gloucestershire-based lettings agency has been voted vice president of the UK's leading organisation for letting agents.

Chinese-owned company takes over microchip factory Image

Chinese-owned company takes over microchip factory

A Chinese-owned technology company is in line to take over Britain’s biggest microchip factory based in Newport.

Heathrow to start fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals Image

Heathrow to start fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are set to trial the addition of fast-track lanes at Heathrow Airport for vaccinated arrivals.

Cotswold District Council launch new funding round for local projects Image

Cotswold District Council launch new funding round for local projects

Crowdfund Cotswold is an initiative that gives local residents, with an idea to improve their community, the opportunity to gain funding.

Dunelm to go glitter and plastic free this Christmas Image

Dunelm to go glitter and plastic free this Christmas

Dunelm is pledging to cut plastic waste and become more sustainable.

Consumers fed up with the 'Covid excuse' Image

Consumers fed up with the 'Covid excuse'

Customers are getting fed up with organisations that use ‘the Covid-19 situation’ as an excuse for lower standards of service.


Rise in online pension scammers Image

Rise in online pension scammers

Pension scammers have cost investors nearly a quarter of a million pounds so far this year as regulators warn of a rise in online fraud.




Gloucester bids to become the next UK City of Culture Image

Gloucester bids to become the next UK City of Culture

The county is bidding for City of Culture, with Gloucester leading the bid for the 2025 title.

Firm's remarkable success story during pandemic Image

Firm's remarkable success story during pandemic

A Gloucester office solutions firm which expected business to plummet during lockdown has defied the odds and just recorded its best-ever year.

Insurance firm relocates to bigger Gloucester office Image

Insurance firm relocates to bigger Gloucester office

Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance Brokers has moved to new offices at Arlingham House at Green Farm Business Park in Quedgeley.

Businesses 'desperate' for more detail on Covid unlocking plans Image

Businesses 'desperate' for more detail on Covid unlocking plans

Businesses in Gloucestershire and the rest of England still don’t have the full picture they desperately need to plan for unlocking after Covid restrictions, it's claimed..

House of Fraser to introduce zero-hours contracts Image

House of Fraser to introduce zero-hours contracts

House of Fraser is consulting staff over a move to zero-hours contracts, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Golf day drives more than £12,000 towards children's charity Image

Golf day drives more than £12,000 towards children's charity

Children across the county supported by the Pied Piper Appeal are set to benefit from more than £12,000 thanks to the generosity of Gloucestershire's business community.

Sainsbury's sales accelerate Image

Sainsbury's sales accelerate

Despite coronavirus restrictions lifting and eating out being legal from April 12th, many Brits are still eating the majority of their meals at home.

Jet2.com joins Bristol Airport Image

Jet2.com joins Bristol Airport

They flew their first flight from Bristol Airport on Friday 2nd July.

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July Image

Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in July

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Police appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in Gloucester Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in Gloucester

Police are appealing for information in connection with an incident in Gloucester.

£200,000 offered to fund digital community projects Image

£200,000 offered to fund digital community projects

Gloucestershire County Council has £200,000 worth of grants available to fund digital and technology-led initiatives for charities.

New car market recovery continues to be squeezed by supply issues Image

New car market recovery continues to be squeezed by supply issues

New car registrations in June grew 28 per cent year-on-year to 186,128, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)'s latest figures.

Christmas in July minibus joy for Gloucester project Image

Christmas in July minibus joy for Gloucester project

Last Christmas may be only a memory but the Rotary Club of Gloucester has just been spending money raised during the festive period on a new minibus for a project based at the Redwell Centre in Gloucester.



Fire station to become search and rescue charity’s new Cotswold base Image

Fire station to become search and rescue charity’s new Cotswold base

A growing partnership between Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) has led to the search and rescue charity being given a new base.

Engineering firm unveils £200k piece of kit Image

Engineering firm unveils £200k piece of kit

Major investment for engineering firm in the Forest of Dean.

Biffa given all clear for £126m acquisition Image

Biffa given all clear for £126m acquisition

Biffa PLC has said that UK watchdogs have given the go ahead for the acquisition of the collections business and other assets from Viridor Waste Management.

Companies House: ‘Enabler of illegal activity’ Image

Companies House: ‘Enabler of illegal activity’

Companies House is used to check the legitimacy of a business, yet an investigation has shown it may not be a reliable source.

Tewkesbury-based Weird Fish accelerates sustainability targets Image

Tewkesbury-based Weird Fish accelerates sustainability targets

Lifestyle and clothing brand Weird Fish has been able to bring forward sustainability targets by a year, thanks to swapping materials to eco-friendly ones, which schools of customers have embraced.

John Lewis plans to build homes Image

John Lewis plans to build homes

Department store giant John Lewis plans to branch out as a residential landlord.

Concerns raised about £100 contactless pay limit Image

Concerns raised about £100 contactless pay limit

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is permitting the contactless card payment limit to increase from £45 to £100, but consumers are worried.

Skills shortage and recruitment problems hold back South West economic recovery Image

Skills shortage and recruitment problems hold back South West economic recovery

The speed and extent of the South West’s economic recovery has been threatened by labour market tightness and recruitment issues, according a British Chambers of Commerce survey.

Cheltenham law firm cycle the Highlands for charity Image

Cheltenham law firm cycle the Highlands for charity

Partners at Cheltenham-based law firm, BPE Solicitors, have completed a mammoth cycle challenge around the north coast of Scotland

Man who defrauded councils and housing associations sentenced Image

Man who defrauded councils and housing associations sentenced

A man who made multiple false applications for social housing has been ordered to pay fines and costs by Cheltenham Magistrates.

VIDEO: Cheltenham businesses vote yes for BID's second term Image

VIDEO: Cheltenham businesses vote yes for BID's second term

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has been successful in securing the votes required for a second term, having received the overwhelming backing of businesses in the town.

Emergency services called to fatal collision in Brockworth Image

Emergency services called to fatal collision in Brockworth

A fatal collision took place on Whittle Way, Brockworth.

Man spotted selling hard drugs in Kingsholm tried in vain to escape police Image

Man spotted selling hard drugs in Kingsholm tried in vain to escape police

A 22 year old man spotted selling hard drugs near the Gloucester Rugby stadium tried in vain to escape police officers.

Business leaders encourage PM to call for return to office Image

Business leaders encourage PM to call for return to office

A group of more than 50 business leaders have called on the Prime Minister to outline what the easing of covid restrictions will mean for office workers.

Quartet of new recruits for Optimum Image

Quartet of new recruits for Optimum

With an office in Cheltenham, professional services company Optimum has appointed four new employees across its legal and accountancy divisions.

Higher demand for dog waste bin services, claim Cotswold District Council opposition Image

Higher demand for dog waste bin services, claim Cotswold District Council opposition

There have been calls to increase the number of dog waste bins at popular dog walking locations and local parks, whilst also increasing the frequency they are emptied.

£1.5m Cheltenham hotel on the market Image

£1.5m Cheltenham hotel on the market

A stylish nine bedroom hotel is up for sale in Cheltenham for £1.5m.

Gloucestershire pub owners look forward to England game Image

Gloucestershire pub owners look forward to England game

Publicans weigh in on how profitable the Euros matches have been for them and how Saturday's game is looking.

Family businesses crucial to pandemic recovery Image

Family businesses crucial to pandemic recovery

The rebound of family businesses post-pandemic will be critical to the rebuilding of the UK economy, a new report has shown.

Boots profits boosted by pharmacy sales Image

Boots profits boosted by pharmacy sales

Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has recorded an operating income of £796.7 million ($1.1bn) in the third quarter, compared to a loss of £1.2bn ($1.7bn) a year ago.

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