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Cost-saving store closure plan costs M&S two thirds of profits Image

Cost-saving store closure plan costs M&S two thirds of profits

Pre-tax profits have fallen by more than two thirds to £66.8 million for high street giant Marks and Spencer.

Is GDPR the most confusing legislation ever? Image

Is GDPR the most confusing legislation ever?

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on Friday May 25 and it seems that confusion still reigns supreme.

It’s all about building skills at Kingsholm today (May 23) Image

It’s all about building skills at Kingsholm today (May 23)

Those charged with driving the profile and agenda of the construction industry in Gloucestershire are due to stage a special event this afternoon.

Gloucestershire company helping to provide apprentices for housing sector Image

Gloucestershire company helping to provide apprentices for housing sector

Cirencester-based The Apprenticeship Management Group came under the spotlight at a Parliamentary reception held at the House of Commons.

Builders' merchants support campaign to help dementia sufferers Image

Builders' merchants support campaign to help dementia sufferers

Local businesses are getting behind a Gloucestershire initiative to support people with dementia.

University students' film to premiere at top documentary festival Image

University students' film to premiere at top documentary festival

A documentary created by a group of students at the University of Gloucestershire has been officially selected for a leading film festival.

Gloucester nursery sold Image

Gloucester nursery sold

A thriving nursery business in Gloucester is now under new ownership.

Plans for former Royal Mail sorting office in Gloucester approved Image

Plans for former Royal Mail sorting office in Gloucester approved

A landmark building on one of the gateways to Gloucester is to be transformed under new approved plans.

£3.5 million deal revealed by Gloucestershire law firm Image

£3.5 million deal revealed by Gloucestershire law firm

A law firm from Cheltenham has revealed its part in raising £3.5 million for a major player in the graphic arts sector.

Government official parachuted into fast-growing business Image

Government official parachuted into fast-growing business

Increasing activities in international markets of a Gloucestershire business have drawn the attention of Government – so much so it has decided to put one of its own on the board.

Council shuts recycling site because of fly-tippers Image

Council shuts recycling site because of fly-tippers

A council has decided to close a popular recycling facility because it is being constantly abused by fly-tippers.

Business leaders tell Prime Minister: It's time for action Image

Business leaders tell Prime Minister: It's time for action

The region's business leaders have backed a message to the Prime Minister calling for action on growth and investment.

Hospice team take tea with Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace Image

Hospice team take tea with Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

Staff from one of Gloucestershire's best-loved hospices are today enjoying His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in London.

Ban on letting fees backed by Cheltenham MP Image

Ban on letting fees backed by Cheltenham MP

Alex Chalk is supporting plans to scrap letting fees for tenants. The Cheltenham MP spoke out in Parliament when backing the Tenant Fees Bill in the House of Commons on Monday (21 May 2018)

M&S reveals hit list of 100 stores to close Image

M&S reveals hit list of 100 stores to close

Marks and Spencer staff in Gloucestershire now know if their stores are subject to the axe.

New factory gives golf company a shot at growth Image

New factory gives golf company a shot at growth

A cool £1 million investment in a new factory will give a golf trolley manufacturer from Gloucestershire a shot at doubling its turnover.

Wildlife exploration at free Cheltenham Park event Image

Wildlife exploration at free Cheltenham Park event

The University of Gloucestershire is holding a "BioBlitz" at Pittville Park, Cheltenham as part of the town's Science Festival (8 - 9 June).

Investigation: Millions of pounds for business rate relief unspent or out of reach Image

Investigation: Millions of pounds for business rate relief unspent or out of reach

Hundreds of thousands of pounds given to councils in Gloucestershire to help businesses with rate relief has been unallocated after a year.

Demands for derelict office block to be turned into flats Image

Demands for derelict office block to be turned into flats

Gloucester City Council is being urged to compulsory purchase a derelict office block so it can be turned into around 30 homes.

KP snaps up posh crisps brand Image

KP snaps up posh crisps brand

KP Snacks has taken over the Herefordshire hand- made crisps brand Tyrrells from The Hershey Company.

Repairs begin to make historic Wye bridge safe Image

Repairs begin to make historic Wye bridge safe

Work will start on ensuring a historic viaduct in the Forest of Dean is safe for both walkers and vessels beneath it on the River Wye.

Tougher MOT tests are harder to pass Image

Tougher MOT tests are harder to pass

Tougher MOT tests have just been introduced, with new categories under which a vehicle can pass or fail.

Paralympian and rugby legend add star names to business’s cycling team Image

Paralympian and rugby legend add star names to business’s cycling team

Staff at a county firm will put aside peddling their wares to pedal themselves around the Cotswolds as part of a charity cycling challenge sponsored by Sky no less.

Properties secured after police launch drugs raid Image

Properties secured after police launch drugs raid

Police have secured closure orders on properties in Gloucester after officers executed drugs warrants late on Friday night.

Road collision leaves cyclist fighting for life Image

Road collision leaves cyclist fighting for life

A pedal cyclist is in a critical condition after he was involved in a collision with a white Land Rover in Cheltenham.

Business rate refunds of £300m held  Image

Business rate refunds of £300m held

You may not think the big four supermarkets would be due any business rate refunds, but some £300 million could be heading their way.

Cyclists honour memory of local Olympian Sharon Laws Image

Cyclists honour memory of local Olympian Sharon Laws

Two Cotswold cycling events on 7 July and 16 June will honour the memory of Sharon Laws, the Olympic cycling champion.

Employment black hole looming for Gloucestershire Image

Employment black hole looming for Gloucestershire

A staffing crisis where Gloucestershire is short of 45,000 workers in a decade's time could be a real prospect if business leaders do not act.

Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend Image

Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend

Highways England has released information about current and planned roadworks taking place within 25 miles of Gloucester city centre this weekend.

Cheltenham Racecourse to host world-class snooker Image

Cheltenham Racecourse to host world-class snooker

Cheltenham will host a major snooker tournament for the first time in February 2019 when the World Grand Prix comes to the town.

Meghan and Harry burger is the taste of Cirencester Image

Meghan and Harry burger is the taste of Cirencester

Nothing says true love quite like a massive burger, so a Gloucestershire chef has come up with a tasty tribute to this weekend’s Royal Wedding by creating his ‘Burger Royale’.

MP: ‘Victory for reducing risk from gambling in our communities’   Image

MP: ‘Victory for reducing risk from gambling in our communities’

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has today welcomed the government announcement that they will be capping the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals from £100 to £2.

Man jailed for shotgun possession Image

Man jailed for shotgun possession

A Cheltenham man who sawed off a double shotgun that had been stolen from a North Cotswolds farm has been jailed for almost eight years.

Prison for jockey who resisted arrest Image

Prison for jockey who resisted arrest

A jump jockey who rode in this year's Grand National has been jailed, after a court heard that he panicked and drove off at high speed when police stopped him for a breath test.

Two Gloucester restaurants close  Image

Two Gloucester restaurants close

Prezzo in Southgate Street and Carluccio’s in the Quays have both closed their doors to customers.

County printer chosen to produce Harry and Meghan's programme Image

County printer chosen to produce Harry and Meghan's programme

A Gloucestershire printing firm will have a special reason for raising a glass to the royal wedding couple this Saturday.

Fancy owning an idyllic Cotswold pub? Now is your chance Image

Fancy owning an idyllic Cotswold pub? Now is your chance

AN award-winning 17th century Cotswolds inn is on the market for offers over £600,000 for the freehold.

New chair and vice chair at Gloucestershire county Council appointed Image

New chair and vice chair at Gloucestershire county Council appointed

Two new councillors have been named as chairman and vice chairman of Gloucestershire County Council.

Brewery preparing to begin building new £1.2 million home Image

Brewery preparing to begin building new £1.2 million home

Work is getting underway to build the new headquarters for one of the county’s celebrated and fast-growing breweries.

Trawl through planning applications hooks new fishing businesses Image

Trawl through planning applications hooks new fishing businesses

Anglers in Gloucestershire could soon have two new venues at which to test their skills.

Winners revealed: SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2018 Image

Winners revealed: SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2018

There is a new awards night in Gloucestershire celebrating business – and winners were revealed last night.

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