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Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire Image

Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire

Three drivers have been successfully prosecuted for unlawfully plying for hire during Cheltenham Festival 2019.

Scandal fails to stop delivery of ‘robust fourth quarter results’ Image

Scandal fails to stop delivery of ‘robust fourth quarter results’

Despite a year of news headlines it would probably want to forget one of Gloucestershire’s wealthiest companies has proved the old adage – ‘money-begets money’.

Three jailed for a total of nine years and ten months for their involvement in 'county lines' Image

Three jailed for a total of nine years and ten months for their involvement in 'county lines'

A man seen 'reclining unusually' in a steamed up car with tinted windows led to police cracking a hard drug peddling ring.

Sales up at Unilever Image

Sales up at Unilever

Consumer goods giant, Unilever, has reported a modest rise in sales for 2019 and is cautiously confident for 2020.

More banks to close Image

More banks to close

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it is to close 56 bank branches between April and October this year.

Mountain warehouse to replace former Tewkesbury Superdrug store Image

Mountain warehouse to replace former Tewkesbury Superdrug store

When Superdrug closed its doors on Tewkesbury High Street a year ago - no one knew what the future would hold for the premises.

CM Downton appoints new managing director Image

CM Downton appoints new managing director

Leading Gloucestershire-based haulage and distribution company CM Downton is laying down the foundations for further growth with the appointment of a new managing director.

An investigation is underway into ‘financial irregularities’ at Marketing Gloucester  Image

An investigation is underway into ‘financial irregularities’ at Marketing Gloucester

Punchline can confirm that an investigation is underway into the financial irregularities of Marketing Gloucester, its former chief executive and its book keeper.

Technology company with Gloucestershire base sold for $3.3billion Image

Technology company with Gloucestershire base sold for $3.3billion

A technology company that employs more than 1,000 staff at its Gloucestershire base has been sold in a deal worth $3.3billion.

Man appears in court on attempted murder charges after Gloucester City centre stabbing Image

Man appears in court on attempted murder charges after Gloucester City centre stabbing

The incident caused the closure of Eastgate Street and Clarence Street on Sunday and left a man in hospital with serious injuries.

It’s nearly time to enter Gloucester 10k Image

It’s nearly time to enter Gloucester 10k

Entries open this week (Saturday 1st February) for this year’s Gloucester 10k on 5th July.

A new school proposed for Bishop's Cleeve Image

A new school proposed for Bishop's Cleeve

A cookery school could be coming to Bishop’s Cleeve if plans submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council are approved.

First traders to join Five Valleys new indoor market are announced Image

First traders to join Five Valleys new indoor market are announced

The team at Five Valleys Shopping Centre will welcome three fantastic local food-to-go traders to the brand new indoor market set to open later this year.

Top award for youth council members Image

Top award for youth council members

When two members of Stroud District Youth Council were invited to tell their story to the British Youth Council, they didn’t know that they would be walking away with an award.

Greggs submit plans for new Cirencester store Image

Greggs submit plans for new Cirencester store

National bakery chain Greggs has submitted plans to Cotswold District Council for a new outlet in Cirencester.

Southgate Street regeneration nearing completion as final properties set for overhaul Image

Southgate Street regeneration nearing completion as final properties set for overhaul

The five-year restoration scheme to regenerate the Southgate area of Gloucester is nearing completion with work beginning on the final three buildings to be overhauled.

Act now or PAYE later Image

Act now or PAYE later

New rules coming in this April could change the way your business pays contractors. If you are unsure how this could affect you, Hazlewoods can help.

Chinese firm to have limited role in UK 5G networks Image

Chinese firm to have limited role in UK 5G networks

The UK will allow Chinese firm Huawei to continue to be used in its 5G networks, despite US pressure to block the company.

See your business featured in Gloucestershire's Top 100 Biggest Employers Image

See your business featured in Gloucestershire's Top 100 Biggest Employers

Would you like your company to feature in Punchline business magazine's April edition?

Pub giant expands with purchase of seven new sites - including popular Gloucestershire watering hole Image

Pub giant expands with purchase of seven new sites - including popular Gloucestershire watering hole

Heartstone Inns has sold seven pubs to Punch Pubs, with the deal brokered by business property advisors Christie & Co.

Could Gloucestershire's Beeching Cut railways be reinstated thanks to £500million Government fund? Image

Could Gloucestershire's Beeching Cut railways be reinstated thanks to £500million Government fund?

A £500million pound fund could lead to Gloucestershire’s long-forgotten railway lines being opened up – with the old Kemble to Cirencester line at the front of the queue.

Planning approved for 34 new Cotswold homes Image

Planning approved for 34 new Cotswold homes

Work has started to build 34 new homes which will help unlock a project to bring forward a 300-seater arts centre for a Cotswold town.

Dog leads reminder from welfare experts after attacks Image

Dog leads reminder from welfare experts after attacks

Dog owners have been reminded to keep dogs under proper control, after several incidents involving aggressive dogs in the county in the space of a week.

Sales up at retirement developer Image

Sales up at retirement developer

Retirement community developer, McCarthy & Stone, has seen a rise in turnover over the last year.

250 square metre convenience store to replace garage on outskirts of Forest of Dean village Image

250 square metre convenience store to replace garage on outskirts of Forest of Dean village

A MOT centre and garage on the outskirts of Bream is set to be turned into a convenience store.

Lloyds announces new overdraft rates Image

Lloyds announces new overdraft rates

Lloyds is the latest bank to announces changes to its overdraft rates - and the City regulator said that seven out of 10 bank customers will be better off or unchanged as a result.

World-famous high-flying star is guest of honour at aviation fans wedding Image

World-famous high-flying star is guest of honour at aviation fans wedding

When you are a major fan of all things aviation there probably are not too many better places to stage your wedding celebrations.

Mortgage levels highest in a decade Image

Mortgage levels highest in a decade

The number of mortgages approved last year was the highest since 2009.

Cotswold venue splashes out £100k on spa face lift Image

Cotswold venue splashes out £100k on spa face lift

Upmarket De Vere Cotswold Water Park has revealed the extent of its investment in the refurbishment of its Spa6 - including a complete transformation of the gym.

Cheese thief banned from every ASDA and Aldi in Gloucestershire after shoplifting spree Image

Cheese thief banned from every ASDA and Aldi in Gloucestershire after shoplifting spree

A cheese thief has been banned from every ASDA, every Aldi and all branches of the Coop in Gloucestershire after pleading guilty to a series of shoplifting offences.

Cotswold shop could become flats Image

Cotswold shop could become flats

Plans are afoot to convert a former antiques shop in Stow-on-the-Wold into apartments.

Apology demanded over Marketing Gloucester bailout Image

Apology demanded over Marketing Gloucester bailout

Councillors are demanding that the former leader of Gloucester City Council apologise for the financial collapse of Marketing Gloucester.

Gloucester man charged with attempted murder following city centre stabbing Image

Gloucester man charged with attempted murder following city centre stabbing

Police have confirmed that one of two victims to a suspected stabbing is in a stable condition as a 29-year old man remains in police custody in relation to the incident.

10,000 retail jobs lost in 2020 Image

10,000 retail jobs lost in 2020

January isn’t even over yet, but already nearly 10,000 retail jobs have been lost in the UK since the start of the year.

Cheltenham man sentenced with forensic evidence from two burglaries Image

Cheltenham man sentenced with forensic evidence from two burglaries

A Cheltenham man has been sentenced for two burglaries that he was linked to following forensic enquiries.

Thumbs up for housing development on fields next to picturesque Gloucestershire village Image

Thumbs up for housing development on fields next to picturesque Gloucestershire village

Permission has been granted for a new development of nine new homes to be on the edge of a picturesque Cotswold village.

Jobs at risk at frozen food chain Image

Jobs at risk at frozen food chain

Iceland has launched a review of its management structure, which could put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Fourth care home acquired by Stroud-based group Image

Fourth care home acquired by Stroud-based group

Family-run care home business, JAMMAC Group, has added a fourth home to its growing portfolio of residential care facilities.

New arrival at Cheltenham Brewery Quarter as centre reveal record footfall figures Image

New arrival at Cheltenham Brewery Quarter as centre reveal record footfall figures

American street food will be on offer from the latest new restaurant to open at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter.

Living above the shop in Cheltenham Image

Living above the shop in Cheltenham

Under-used storage space is about to be converted into highly desirable residential accommodation on the upper floors of Cheltenham’s Radley store on the Promenade.

BBC to turn spotlight on incredible work of Gloucestershire charity Image

BBC to turn spotlight on incredible work of Gloucestershire charity

The incredible work of one of Gloucestershire's unsung charities is about to be told - as the BBC sets up a studio to share some of the residents' amazing stories.

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