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EDF makes £6m payment for breach of reporting rules Image

EDF makes £6m payment for breach of reporting rules

EDF Energy has agreed to pay £6million for breaching roles concerning how it reported its power plant availability.

Founder to remain in top job with Superdry Image

Founder to remain in top job with Superdry

Co-founder Julian Dunkerton has been confirmed as the permanent chief executive officer of Superdry amid the latest changes at the fashion retailer.

School childrens' cards and letters bring Christmas cheer to the elderly Image

School childrens' cards and letters bring Christmas cheer to the elderly

After the challenges of lockdown and the loneliness and isolation it has caused, Abbeymead Primary School and Haresfield Primary School are keen to give back to the elderly in the community this Christmas.

Profits soar at Dixons Carphone Image

Profits soar at Dixons Carphone

Electrical retailer Dixons Carphone has seen a big rise in first half profit, with its strong online performance more than offsetting the forced closure of stores during Covid-19 lockdowns.

Travis Perkins to return government funds Image

Travis Perkins to return government funds

Travis Perkins is set to return business rates relief and job retention scheme money for its Wickes and Toolstation stores.

Jockey caught speeding in the Cotswolds Image

Jockey caught speeding in the Cotswolds

A National Hunt jockey has been banned from driving for a week and ordered to pay more than £500 in fines after he was caught speeding in the Cotswolds.

Moss Bros CVA given the go-ahead Image

Moss Bros CVA given the go-ahead

More than 80 per cent of creditors of formal menswear retailer Moss Bros have voted in favour of launching a CVA in a bid to secure rent reductions .

Gloucester man named 'Van Driver of the Year' Image

Gloucester man named 'Van Driver of the Year'

A Gloucestershire based van driver has beat off tough competition from employees across over 100 other depots, to be crowned "Van Driver of the Year".

Steam into the New Year on the GWSR Image

Steam into the New Year on the GWSR

There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a steam-hauled journey through the winter Cotswolds wonderland between December 27 and January 3, 2021.

Trust going the extra mile to complete canal project Image

Trust going the extra mile to complete canal project

The first stage of Cotswold Canals Trust's ambitious project to fill a "missing mile" and link up Gloucestershire's canal network has been completed.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Festive line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Festive line-up revealed

The festive season is just around the corner and the final Friday Business Briefing panel will meet to reflect for the final time ahead of Christmas.

Appeal after graffiti is caused at Bourton on the Water Cemetery Image

Appeal after graffiti is caused at Bourton on the Water Cemetery

Officers in the Cotswolds are appealing for information after damage was caused at Bourton on the Water Cemetery.

Two Cheltenham men found hiding in a Wendy House arrested  Image

Two Cheltenham men found hiding in a Wendy House arrested

Two men who were found hiding in a Wendy House were arrested after a member of the public reported seeing suspicious activity in the Benhall area of Cheltenham.

Police appeal for witnesses following the death of 15 sheep Image

Police appeal for witnesses following the death of 15 sheep

15 sheep were killed and 4 others seriously injured in what is believed to have been a dog attack.

Gloucestershire MPs meet with health secretary over tiers Image

Gloucestershire MPs meet with health secretary over tiers

Gloucestershire's MPs have met with health secretary Matt Hancock to discuss the coronavirus situation ahead of any potential changes to tier restrictions.

Women charged following Operation Kracker shoplifting arrests Image

Women charged following Operation Kracker shoplifting arrests

Three women from Cheltenham have been charged with shoplifting after being arrested Monday morning (December 14).

Gloucester Aldi store worker’s child chosen to appear on Mamia nappy packaging Image

Gloucester Aldi store worker’s child chosen to appear on Mamia nappy packaging

A Gloucester Aldi store worker is delighted after her two year old daughter was chosen to appear on the supermarket chain’s nappy packaging.

Cotswold estate owner seals London Olympia deals Image

Cotswold estate owner seals London Olympia deals

The regeneration of one of London's leading venues has taken a major step forward with the help of the co-founder of a private Cotswolds estate.

Cheltenham financial planners acquire London firm Image

Cheltenham financial planners acquire London firm

Cheltenham headquartered Attivo Group has revealed its first acquisition since the business paused its £80m growth program due to coronavirus crisis.

Property firm opens new Cirencester office after contract win Image

Property firm opens new Cirencester office after contract win

A firm of chartered surveyors is celebrating after opening a brand-new office in Cirencester and winning the contract to manage the town's Bishops Walk Shopping Arcade.

UK loses over 800,000 jobs since start of pandemic Image

UK loses over 800,000 jobs since start of pandemic

There were 819,000 fewer workers on UK company payrolls in November than before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest figures.

Construction firm builds Covid secure visitor rooms to enable care home visits this Christmas Image

Construction firm builds Covid secure visitor rooms to enable care home visits this Christmas

Over the last three weeks, Gloucester-based E G Carter & Co Ltd have constructed visitor rooms at 17 local care homes ready for family and friends to visit their loved ones over Christmas.

Gloucester reflects on cultural change Image

Gloucester reflects on cultural change

The future of an ambitious plan to make Gloucester a cultural hotspot is undergoing a consultation as it approaches its fifth anniversary.

H&M sales hit by coronavirus second wave Image

H&M sales hit by coronavirus second wave

Sales at the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, H&M, fell 10 per cent in its fourth quarter, with a significant slowdown in the final month as the second wave of coronavirus restrictions curbed spending.

Brunsdon Financial donates Christmas party funds to Gloucestershire charity Image

Brunsdon Financial donates Christmas party funds to Gloucestershire charity

Brunsdon Financial Services has revealed that money earmarked for this year's staff Christmas party has instead been donated to the Pied Piper Appeal to buy toys for disabled and sick children.

November lockdowns hinder Zara’s recovery Image

November lockdowns hinder Zara’s recovery

Zara owner Inditex said many of its stores worldwide were closed or operating with restrictions, as a new wave of Covid-19 lockdowns hindered its path to recovery.

Community Covid-19 vaccination programme to get underway this week Image

Community Covid-19 vaccination programme to get underway this week

GPs and community NHS teams in some areas of the county will start Covid-19 vaccination of priority groups from the middle of this week (subject to vaccine delivery), with other areas following very soon.

Funding for green and pleasant Gloucestershire Image

Funding for green and pleasant Gloucestershire

Projects across Gloucestershire will benefit from a share of £40million from the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

Appeal for information after man was seen with suspected stolen charity boxes Image

Appeal for information after man was seen with suspected stolen charity boxes

Police are appealing for information after a man was seen to be in possession of a number of charity boxes that are believed to have been stolen.

Shoplifters in Gloucester targeted in Christmas crack-down Image

Shoplifters in Gloucester targeted in Christmas crack-down

Police in Gloucester will be cracking down on shoplifters in the coming weeks.

Three women arrested as part of operation to tackle shoplifting, theft and ASB Image

Three women arrested as part of operation to tackle shoplifting, theft and ASB

Three women were arrested as part of Operation Kracker which aims to tackle shoplifting, theft and ASB as Christmas approaches.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 18 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 18

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

US giants eye Debenhams and Arcadia bid Image

US giants eye Debenhams and Arcadia bid

Potential buyers from both sides of the Atlantic are believed to be interested in troubled retailers Debenhams and Arcadia.

Morrisons to stand trial following death of Tewkesbury store worker Image

Morrisons to stand trial following death of Tewkesbury store worker

The Morrisons supermarket chain is to stand trial next Autumn on Health and Safety charges arising from the death of a 27 year old worker.

Regional building firm celebrates 25-year anniversary Image

Regional building firm celebrates 25-year anniversary

A construction company is celebrating a milestone 25 years in business.

Brexit talks extension adds hope and uncertainty Image

Brexit talks extension adds hope and uncertainty

Ongoing trade negotiations between the UK and EU are creating more uncertainty for British businesses. according to the British Retail Consortium.

Dream destinations top travel wishlist as shops reopen Image

Dream destinations top travel wishlist as shops reopen

Co-operative Travel said it is seeing a rise in "dream holiday" bookings in the run-up to Christmas after reopening its stories across Gloucestershire.

Police appeal for witnesses after 15-year-old stabbed Image

Police appeal for witnesses after 15-year-old stabbed

Police are appealing for witnesses following the stabbing of a teenager in Gloucester.

Council official to stand jury trial accused of fraud and theft Image

Council official to stand jury trial accused of fraud and theft

A council official is to stand jury trial accused of fraud and theft offences against two of the local authorities he worked for.

Sentence for Cheltenham man caught with £2,100 worth of cannabis Image

Sentence for Cheltenham man caught with £2,100 worth of cannabis

A 20 year old Cheltenham man who was caught with £2,100 worth of cannabis on him has been sentenced.

BPE Solicitors extends charity partnership with Severn Freewheelers Image

BPE Solicitors extends charity partnership with Severn Freewheelers

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has announced its partnership with blood bike charity Severn Freewheelers will continue throughout 2021 following an incredibly busy year for the charity.

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