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New Build Back Better market town funds Image

New Build Back Better market town funds

The second round of funding from Gloucestershire County Council’s Build Back Better – Market Towns fund has just been made available.

Work begins on state-of-the-art nursery school in Cheltenham Image

Work begins on state-of-the-art nursery school in Cheltenham

Construction work has begun at Cheltenham College Prep School to build a brand new, purpose-built Nursery School.

Further £4.8 million for care sector to prevent Covid spread this winter Image

Further £4.8 million for care sector to prevent Covid spread this winter

Gloucestershire County Council has said it will use additional government funding to ensure county care providers have the support they need to keep vulnerable people safe this winter.

Leisure centre revamp at forefront of council's decarbonisation plans Image

Leisure centre revamp at forefront of council's decarbonisation plans

Works are due to get underway at Cirencester's Everyone Active leisure centre in the next few weeks.

Charities share £15,000 donation Image

Charities share £15,000 donation

Stratford Food Bank, NetworkFour and Cheltenham Open Door have each been given a £5,000 boost thanks to donations made to them by the Lodders Charitable Foundation (LCF).

Saddle up, Deliveroo is riding into Cirencester Image

Saddle up, Deliveroo is riding into Cirencester

The bike delivery food service Deliveroo is coming to Cirencester.

Coleford pensioner death caused by asbestos-related lung cancer Image

Coleford pensioner death caused by asbestos-related lung cancer

Washing her husband's dusty work clothes once a week for more than thirty years could have caused the asbestos-related lung cancer.

Co-op removes plastic packaging from its Christmas wrapping paper range Image

Co-op removes plastic packaging from its Christmas wrapping paper range

Retailer Co-op has announced the launch of its plastic-free Christmas wrapping paper range.

Living wage goes up Image

Living wage goes up

More than 300,000 people who work for employers signed up to the so-called Living Wage will get a pay rise.

Man charged with the rape of an elderly woman in Gloucester Image

Man charged with the rape of an elderly woman in Gloucester

He is due to appear in court later today (November 15).

New directory for remote workers could boost Forest of Dean business Image

New directory for remote workers could boost Forest of Dean business

The directory will include businesses that welcome remote workers into their premises.

Covid-19 vaccine drop-ins Image

Covid-19 vaccine drop-ins

NHS leaders in Gloucestershire are encouraging people who are eligible for a Covid-19 booster to get jabbed at a drop-in clinic this month.

Managed pubs and restaurants show sales growth Image

Managed pubs and restaurants show sales growth

Sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups are up 3 per cent on pre-Covid levels.

Gloucester construction firm appoints next generation of managing directors Image

Gloucester construction firm appoints next generation of managing directors

Bristol Road-based E G Carter & Co Ltd has revealed that Joshua and Sam Carter will become managing directors of the fourth-generation family business on January 1, 2022.

'Proud moment' as Gloucester's ProCook floats on stock market Image

'Proud moment' as Gloucester's ProCook floats on stock market

ProCook – the Gloucester-based kitchenware company that started on a kitchen table at home – today floats on the stock exchange, valued at £158 million.



Brewery Quarter footfall figures show promise Image

Brewery Quarter footfall figures show promise

Footfall at Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter has made a strong recovery from the pandemic with many venues showing higher levels than in 2019.

How inclusive is your business? Image

How inclusive is your business?

A brand new series of inclusivity in the workplace webinars launches in Gloucestershire this month.

Housing association to make 92 new affordable homes available in Newent Image

Housing association to make 92 new affordable homes available in Newent

Gloucestershire-based Two Rivers Housing has agreed a contract to provide 92 new affordable homes on a site in Newent, just off the B4216.

Don't miss CGT's landlords evening conference Image

Don't miss CGT's landlords evening conference

CGT Lettings is holding a conference to help landlords and potential landlords understand their responsibilities.

Investors lose taste for meat subsitute Image

Investors lose taste for meat subsitute

Wall Street appears to have lost its taste for the meat-substitute Beyond Meat.

B&M warns of 'uncertain' second half despite revenues passing £2bn Image

B&M warns of 'uncertain' second half despite revenues passing £2bn

Discount retailer B&M has revealed a 1.2 per cent year-on-year increase in first half revenues, but warns of a challenging second half as profits dipped.

Johnson Matthey drops electric car battery plans Image

Johnson Matthey drops electric car battery plans

Johnson Matthey, the UK chemicals and sustainable technologies firm, has pulled out of developing electric car batteries.

The Works pays more to stock up for Christmas Image

The Works pays more to stock up for Christmas

Discount retailer The Works has experienced supply chain issues and had to pay over the odds to ensure enough stock for Christmas.

BAE Systems swoops on battle simulation firm Image

BAE Systems swoops on battle simulation firm

BAE Systems has struck a deal to buy an American battle simulation company.

Stroud couple pull on the harp strings Image

Stroud couple pull on the harp strings

A labour of love has turned into a flourishing business – in a tale that’s guaranteed to pull on the harp strings.

Gloucestershire food producer wins £10,000 investment Image

Gloucestershire food producer wins £10,000 investment

Gloucester-based, Wholly Gelato, has been awarded a £10,000 investment into its gelato business after being named the winner of The Midcounties Co-operative's Food Glorious Food competition.

Council appoints new director of Safeguarding and Care Image

Council appoints new director of Safeguarding and Care

Ann James has been appointed Gloucestershire County Council's new director of Safeguarding and Care for Children's Services.

Cheltenham firm launches £3m crowdfunding campaign Image

Cheltenham firm launches £3m crowdfunding campaign

Cheltenham-based Renewable Heat Holdings Limited (RHHL), an owner-operator of ground source heat pump systems, hopes to raise a total of £3 million in crowdfunding.

Cirencester Friendly strengthens senior management Image

Cirencester Friendly strengthens senior management

Insurance firm Cirencester Friendly has announced a key appointment to its growing Senior Management Team.

VIDEOS: Gloucester Rugby legend awarded testimonial year Image

VIDEOS: Gloucester Rugby legend awarded testimonial year

Gloucester Rugby legend Billy Twelvetrees has been awarded a testimonial year by the club after 10 years of sterling service. 

Former Royal Mail employee sentenced for stealing parcels Image

Former Royal Mail employee sentenced for stealing parcels

A former Royal Mail employee has been sentenced for stealing parcels containing designer sportswear.

Topping out ceremony for new Cheltenham school Image

Topping out ceremony for new Cheltenham school

Ten lucky pupils got to take part in a topping out ceremony for the new school at Leckhampton in Cheltenham.

Gloucester landlord fined almost £30,000 for health and safety failings Image

Gloucester landlord fined almost £30,000 for health and safety failings

Gloucester City Council is reminding private landlords of their responsibilities to maintain their properties after one landlord was fined almost £30,000.

Ted Baker back to growth but not to profit Image

Ted Baker back to growth but not to profit

Luxury clothing retailer Ted Baker – with a store at Gloucester Quays and an outlet at Cheltenham John Lewis – has returned to growth but not to profit.

Pets at Home boss hints at staffing struggles as more than 1,000 vacancies remain unfilled Image

Pets at Home boss hints at staffing struggles as more than 1,000 vacancies remain unfilled

Director of people partnering at Pets at Home, Jane Beresford revealed that the group currently has more than 1,000 vacancies available.

Stay away older drinkers give Wetherspoons a headache Image

Stay away older drinkers give Wetherspoons a headache

Older customers are still staying away from the pub, which has hit sales at the Wetherspoons chain with several pubs across Gloucestershire.

Sixth person pleads guilty in courier fraud conspiracy Image

Sixth person pleads guilty in courier fraud conspiracy

The investigation is led by Gloucestershire Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

Police investigate serious sexual assault in Gloucester Image

Police investigate serious sexual assault in Gloucester

An elderly woman was raped at her home in the early hours.

Economy slows in third quarter Image

Economy slows in third quarter

The economy slowed in the third quarter as consumer spending weakened and supply chain issues continued.

ITV revenue soars 28% on strong advertising Image

ITV revenue soars 28% on strong advertising

ITV saw its revenue soar by 28% for the nine months to the end of September.

Punchline Talks – November 12 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – November 12 line-up revealed

Each Friday, Punchline editor Mark Owen is joined by leading Gloucestershire business figures.

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