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Forest of Dean social enterprise brings postcodes into the 21st century

A revolutionary way of helping businesses locate their customers more easily has been launched in the Forest of Dean.

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Traders help banish fake goods

Market traders in Gloucester are supporting a campaign to ensure shoppers are not sold fake goods.

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Wind farm deal 'underlines ambitions to grow our business'

EDF Energy has today announced that it has bought 11 wind farm sites.

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Showpiece event will raise money for new medical equipment

A Cheltenham-based medical charity is set to receive vital support in its bid to purchase a new MRI scanner.

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Owners of Havaianas no longer flopping after being bought for $1.1 billion

Famous flip-flop brand Havaianas has been sold for £850 million.

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Housing market hit by political turmoil

The growth in house prices has fallen to its lowest level since the Brexit vote and the current political uncertainty has been blamed.

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Bid to make Junction 9 the county's business power house

A campaign to develop a business power house around the Tewkesbury junction on the M5 was launched last night.

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Cheltenham financial advice company is shortlisted for awards

McCarthy Taylor is a finalist at the prestigious national Moneyfacts Investment Life and Pensions Awards for the sixth year running.

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Is the Government listening to businesses at last?

A business leader says a new report on the gig economy highlights the need for the UK to increase productivity levels to those of our European competitors.

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Gloucester-based developer in running for top prize

Newland Homes has been shortlisted for the title of Best Development at the acclaimed LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017.

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High street bank scraps fees for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group will no longer charge fees for unplanned overdrafts.

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Manufacturers urged to improve safety of fridge freezers

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national campaign calling for white goods manufacturers to make their products safer.

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Gloucestershire hospice reveals new sponsor

Staff at Capita in Bishop's Cleeve are helping a hospice charity to shine as the main sponsor of its Starlight Hike fundraiser.

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Watch out! Dinosaurs are heading to Gloucester

Ever wondered what a T-Rex ate for lunch? Or fancy walking through a dinosaur swamp? A new exhibition has the answers.

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Budget high street clothing store to close

Discount clothing company Store Twenty One has been liquidated, with a loss of 900 jobs.

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Alert: Motorists face diversions as repairs carried out on these roads

Repair work will take place on 25 roads around Gloucestershire this month to help prolong their lives.

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Vitruvius wins new gym deal

Vitruvius Management Services has won a further contract from gym group Anytime Fitness.

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'We're helping children get excited about engineering'

More than 100 STEM ambassadors at Renishaw are helping to inspire the engineers of the future.

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Ecclesiastical staff have a run-derful time doing ‘marathon’ walk for Longfield Hospice

Staff at insurance company Ecclesiastical have gone the extra mile to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

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Mypower celebrate national success over history-making project

Gloucestershire solar panel specialist Mypower has scooped a national award for its ground-breaking work at Gloucester Cathedral.

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Business leaders react to gig economy report

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has cautiously welcomed today's Taylor Report on the self-employed and the gig economy.

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Recovery is going as planned says M&S chief

The boss of Marks and Spencer says plans to deliver growth for the High Street giant are "on track" despite a fall in sales.

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Retail sales fired up by sunny spell

The recent hot weather helped to heat up sales of summer clothing and outdoor toys, new retail figures have confirmed.

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City shopping centre has new owners and bright future

A major shopping centre in Gloucester has been purchased by new owners who have pledged fresh investment.

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Safran backs photonics developer's international expansion

The parent company of a major business in Gloucestershire has today announced a multi-million pound investment in a technology specialist.

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'Businesses need confidence to press ahead'

More than two-thirds of businesses want a transition period of at least three years after the UK leaves the European Union, according to new research.

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Job vacancy: Senior Journalist/Marketing and PR Account Executive

An exciting opportunity to join the Punchline team has become available.

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Be prepared: road will be closed, diversions in place

Motorists are being warned to expect delays while a road in Cheltenham is closed for resurfacing work.

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Small firms demand better lending standards

Business leaders are calling for improved lending standards and an enhanced British Business Bank (BBB).

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Rendcomb College triumphs at prestigious awards ceremony

Rendcomb College has won the ICT Facility Award at the Education Business Awards Ceremony in London.

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Building society staff in pedal power fundraiser

Sporting staff at the Cheltenham branch of Nationwide Building Society are gearing up for a fundraising 151 miles cycle machine ride on Friday 28 July.

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Cyclists get into gear to use improved route

Commuters who cycle into work have received a major boost with the reopening of popular route in Gloucestershire.

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Sue Ryder launches appeal to refurbish only inpatient unit in Gloucestershire

A hospice in Gloucestershire has today launched a special appeal to help refurbish its specialist inpatient unit.

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Your chance to dine with the pride of the Lions - Hatherley Manor Hotel, September 27

After the British and Irish Lions clash with the All Blacks ended in a draw in New Zealand on Saturday, rugby fans will have a unique opportunity to meet Captain Sam Warburton later this year.

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Rising prices and skills shortage may be recipe for disaster for takeaways - NEW COMMENTS

The takeaway industry has today warned that it is facing a shortage of skills and battling rising costs.

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Ray of sunshine for high street sales

The fine summer weather helped boost June sales on the high street to the best for six years.

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Lakes Bathrooms reveals strong results

Lakes Bathrooms which specialises in bathroom fittings has announced continued growth and expansion.

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Homecare provider ends council contract

Brockworth-based Mears Group is withdrawing its homecare services for Essex County Council after 15 years because it says it is concerned over safety and pay conditions.

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Gloucester firm wins prestigious award for second time

Two county companies have won a prestigious design award for a new housing development.

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Government urged to end "shambolic delay" over rates relief

Business leaders want o speed up help for small firms facing unacceptable increases in their Business Rates.

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What's On: Battle commences at Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Reenactors, entertainers and traders from all over Europe are descending on Gloucestershire this weekend for the annual Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.

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