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Consultation closes for redevelopment of Gloucester playing fields Image

Consultation closes for redevelopment of Gloucester playing fields

Plans are now being finalised for a brand new sports facility in Gloucester, after a public consultation for the project ended last week.

Weapons and £630,000 in drugs seized in police raids Image

Weapons and £630,000 in drugs seized in police raids

A five day crackdown across Gloucestershire and the West Country saw organised gangs targeted

M&S ditching fruit and veg best before dates to cut food waste Image

M&S ditching fruit and veg best before dates to cut food waste

The change will roll out to all M&S UK stores from this week, including those in Gloucester and Cheltenham

Leadership hopefuls must show pro-enterprise credentials, say small firms Image

Leadership hopefuls must show pro-enterprise credentials, say small firms

The Federation of Small Business (FSB) has called for Tory leadership candidates to show pro-enterprise credentials as business confidence nosedives.

Cirencester sculptor turned skincare entrepreneur is shortlisted for five awards Image

Cirencester sculptor turned skincare entrepreneur is shortlisted for five awards

Joanna Walker founded ANI Skincare after turning her hobby into a business

Ride for Ryder raises tens of thousands for local hospice Image

Ride for Ryder raises tens of thousands for local hospice

More than 400 cyclists from across the country saddled up for the Ride for Ryder challenge last weekend.

Gloucester man charged with running drug dealing operation Image

Gloucester man charged with running drug dealing operation

A jury took less than an hour to reach a unanimous verdict.

Learn how to speak up when someone is being harassed Image

Learn how to speak up when someone is being harassed

Hollie Gazzard Trust is offering free training to businesses to give staff the confidence and skills needed to intervene

ZeroAvia has high hopes for its 'guilt-free' plane Image

ZeroAvia has high hopes for its 'guilt-free' plane

An aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells will take off from the Cotswold Airport next month.

Fire crews tackled blaze at five storey block of flats Image

Fire crews tackled blaze at five storey block of flats

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service crews attended a block of flats.

Tributes paid to 'a brilliant editor' Image

Tributes paid to 'a brilliant editor'

Tributes have been pouring in to award-winning newspaper and magazine editor Mike Lowe who has died aged 68 after a short illness.

Gloucester Guildhall to close for renovation work Image

Gloucester Guildhall to close for renovation work

Gloucester Guildhall is being renovated by Gloucester City Council from this Sunday (17 July) in a bid to keep the city’s culture thriving.

A fifth of businesses born out of jealousy Image

A fifth of businesses born out of jealousy

The figures were revealed in a poll commissioned by Start My Business, a business launchpad and advice platform

New awards to recognise local government support for small businesses Image

New awards to recognise local government support for small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses wants to highlight the work local government does to help firms flourish

Amazon to create 4,000 new jobs Image

Amazon to create 4,000 new jobs

Online retail giant Amazon is set to create more than 4,000 UK jobs this year.

Mira Showers continues partnership with Cheltenham Town Image

Mira Showers continues partnership with Cheltenham Town

Mira Showers has agreed a multi-year extension to its shirt partnership with Cheltenham Town FC.

Rapid reform needed to tackle crippling staff shortages Image

Rapid reform needed to tackle crippling staff shortages

New figures released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reveal firms’ recruitment struggles remain at record high levels. 

Crew Clothing profits rise Image

Crew Clothing profits rise

Fashion retailer, Crew Clothing, reported a big rise in sales for 2021.

National Lottery raised £46,116,169 for good causes in South West this year  Image

National Lottery raised £46,116,169 for good causes in South West this year

Since 1994, the National Lottery has sponsored £2,828,965,697-worth of projects in the South West.

Frasers working from home ban is not the answer say Gloucestershire business leaders Image

Frasers working from home ban is not the answer say Gloucestershire business leaders

Flexible working in the post-Pandemic era should not be one size fits all say experts

£1.3 million purchase to breathe new life into key town site Image

£1.3 million purchase to breathe new life into key town site

A key Stroud gateway is set to be redeveloped by Stroud District Council.

Behind the scenes at university’s new City Campus   Image

Behind the scenes at university’s new City Campus

University of Gloucestershire has today (July 14) released new images showing how work is progressing on its new City Campus.

Man remains in hospital after Cheltenham stabbing Image

Man remains in hospital after Cheltenham stabbing

A man remains in hospital with a punctured lung after allegedly being stabbed by Luke Beresford, 26, during a confrontation between six people in Cheltenham last Sunday (July 10).

Gloucestershire's innovations showcased in a new Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing proposition Image

Gloucestershire's innovations showcased in a new Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing proposition

The Invest in Gloucestershire initiative, led by GFirstLEP, is showcasing that the county is set to be at the centre of global green and digital innovation.

Big rise in sales for Poundland Image

Big rise in sales for Poundland

The owner of Poundland has posted a 17.1 per cent rise in third-quarter revenue.

JD Sports to open new outdoor stores Image

JD Sports to open new outdoor stores

JD Sports is set to open three more new outdoors stores this year.

Screwfix opens its 800th store in Bourton-on-the-Water Image

Screwfix opens its 800th store in Bourton-on-the-Water

Leading UK retailer Screwfix opened its 800th store yesterday (Wednesday) in Bourton-on-the-Water. 

New Welfare Charter to protect animals across the Forest Image

New Welfare Charter to protect animals across the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council has created a new Animal Welfare Charter to go above and beyond in their protection of animals.

Punchline Talks - July 15 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks - July 15 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Rishi backed by fourth Gloucestershire MP Image

Rishi backed by fourth Gloucestershire MP

A fourth Gloucestershire MP has thrown his weight behind Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest.

Solar farm proposal for Arlingham pushes forward Image

Solar farm proposal for Arlingham pushes forward

A full planning application has been submitted to Stroud District Council for the project which would see 120,000 solar panels installed on 150 acres of farmland near Milton End

Three new community organisations to benefit from Gloucester Services partnership Image

Three new community organisations to benefit from Gloucester Services partnership

Gloucestershire Gateway Trust hands out money made from non-fuel sales to local groups

Volunteers are restoring the canal at Malswick  Image

Volunteers are restoring the canal at Malswick

The 600 metre length is being rebuilt by The Hereford & Gloucester Canal Trust

Aqua Construction builds on success at Gloucester's Kings Quarter Development Image

Aqua Construction builds on success at Gloucester's Kings Quarter Development

Building firm Aqua Construction is working with Gloucester City Homes to deliver 25 affordable flats as part of the landmark Kings Quarter development.

Gloucestershire aerospace company goes into administration Image

Gloucestershire aerospace company goes into administration

A pioneering Gloucestershire aerospace firm - which helped build the world's fastest electric plane - has gone into administration.

Fast fashion retailer introduces returns fee Image

Fast fashion retailer introduces returns fee

Online fashion giant, Boohoo, has introduced a fee for customer returns, as the cost of shipping continues to increase.

Midcounties Co-operative sponsored charity walk Image

Midcounties Co-operative sponsored charity walk

Colleagues from The Midcounties Co-operative raised more than £2,000 for Cheltenham-based charity, the Aston Project.

Families save lives through organ donations Image

Families save lives through organ donations

Nine patients donated their organs after death at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last year.

Car repairers and motorists feeling strain of price rises Image

Car repairers and motorists feeling strain of price rises

Independent garages and franchise dealer workshops are feeling the strain from the cost of living crisis, while some motorists are cutting back on maintenance.

Tech entrepreneurs plan to sell parking app for £120m Image

Tech entrepreneurs plan to sell parking app for £120m

Harrison Woods and Charles Cridland have announced plans to sell their app Your Parking Space to its rival.

Medical centre to tackle unauthorised parking  Image

Medical centre to tackle unauthorised parking

GPs at St Paul’s Medical Centre in Cheltenham are appealing to members of the public not to use their car park unless they have a medical appointment.

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