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Council leader announces cabinet and welcomes new Mayor Image

Council leader announces cabinet and welcomes new Mayor

Gloucester City Council leader Richard Cook confirmed his new cabinet at the council's annual meeting yesterday (May 24) which saw the city also welcome a new mayor.

Teacher takes on brutal Navy Seals challenge for charity Image

Teacher takes on brutal Navy Seals challenge for charity

A teacher from Wotton-under-Edge has completed a gruelling challenge to raise funds for the Gloucestershire hospice which cared for his mother.

Cotswold businesses speak to local leaders about the impact of COVID-19 Image

Cotswold businesses speak to local leaders about the impact of COVID-19

Local MPs and councillors are using English Tourism Week to visit local businesses to shine a light on how they’re recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

Debbie Hicks told she will stand trial twice for alleged pandemic breach offences Image

Debbie Hicks told she will stand trial twice for alleged pandemic breach offences

A Stroud woman who has allegedly claimed that COVID-19 is a hoax is to stand trial on two charges of contravening pandemic laws.

Vaccines ready for 32 and 33-year-olds Image

Vaccines ready for 32 and 33-year-olds

Around a million people across England aged 32 or 33 will have received a text from the NHS over the weekend, inviting them to book their Covid-19 vaccination.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 28 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 28

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

Major roads to close for 'biggest resurfacing scheme Gloucester has ever had' Image

Major roads to close for 'biggest resurfacing scheme Gloucester has ever had'

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is gearing up for some major resurfacing work in the south of the city during July.

Who made the Sunday Times Rich List 2021? Image

Who made the Sunday Times Rich List 2021?

Two businessmen associated with a Gloucestershire engineering giant have once again appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Taco Bell reveals plans for Gloucester drive-thru creating 60 jobs Image

Taco Bell reveals plans for Gloucester drive-thru creating 60 jobs

A site once home to restaurant chain Frankie and Benny's may soon have a new occupier.

Second-hand vehicle prices hit record levels Image

Second-hand vehicle prices hit record levels

Gloucester car dealer confirms second-hand car prices are soaring as buyers return to the market amidst a shortage of new cars.

What does the Western Gateway mean for the Forest of Dean? Image

What does the Western Gateway mean for the Forest of Dean?

An online forum on how the Western Gateway can support the means to the Forest of Dean took place this morning (24th May).

CBI calls for transformation of UK economy Image

CBI calls for transformation of UK economy

A ‘decarbonised’ economy and greater use of artificial intelligence among goals of new CBI plan.

Gloucestershire schoolboy nominated for industry award  Image

Gloucestershire schoolboy nominated for industry award

Nine-year-old son of a Gloucestershire coach operator has been nominated for an award after asking The Queen and the Prime Minister to save the industry sector.

Business West named one of best companies to work for by The Sunday Times Image

Business West named one of best companies to work for by The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times has named Business West as one of the top 20 best business services companies to work for in the UK.

New CEO for Cheltenham Borough Homes Image

New CEO for Cheltenham Borough Homes

Housing association Cheltenham Borough Homes has appointed a new CEO, with the full support of its board and Cheltenham Borough Council.

New cabinet roles and priorities are announced Image

New cabinet roles and priorities are announced

The leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cllr Rowena Hay, has announced new cabinet roles following the local election.

Gloucestershire couple charged with attempted murder Image

Gloucestershire couple charged with attempted murder

An estranged Gloucestershire couple have appeared in court today jointly charged with attempted murder.

Snapchat boosts e-commerce business offering Image

Snapchat boosts e-commerce business offering

Social media giant Snapchat has launched some all-new shopping features on its app, including an augmented reality try-on feature and new 'Screenshop' product discovery tool.

Appeal for witnesses to Cotswolds collision Image

Appeal for witnesses to Cotswolds collision

A pedestrian and Jaguar collided in Moreton.

Teenagers sentenced for drug dealing money making scheme Image

Teenagers sentenced for drug dealing money making scheme

A group of 17 year old youths who thought that getting involved in drug dealing would be a good way of making a living have now discovered the errors of their ways.

Travis Perkins sells plumbing and heating business Image

Travis Perkins sells plumbing and heating business

Building materials firm Travis Perkins, which has six branches in Gloucestershire, is selling its plumbing and heating distribution business to an American private equity firm.

New eBay fees reduce cost but take longer Image

New eBay fees reduce cost but take longer

A shake up of payment processing at eBay means it will cost Gloucestershire residents and businesses a little less to use the service but payment will take longer.

Cheltenham BID sets out proposed £2.8m investment plans  Image

Cheltenham BID sets out proposed £2.8m investment plans

Cheltenham BID has set out its priorities in support of more than 800 businesses and £2.8million worth of investment in the town centre.

Press pack praised for coverage of café excavation story Image

Press pack praised for coverage of café excavation story

As footage of excavations of "the most infamous café in the world" is released, Punchline's editor has been full of praise for the world's media covering the story.

Free online panel examines Western Gateway's impact on Forest of Dean Image

Free online panel examines Western Gateway's impact on Forest of Dean

What the Western Gateway means to the Forest of Dean is the topic of an online forum being hosted by Business West.

Queens Hotel Cheltenham unveils its historic façade once again Image

Queens Hotel Cheltenham unveils its historic façade once again

The long-awaited unveiling of the iconic Queens Hotel Cheltenham’s historic façade has taken place after over a year’s renovation work on the hotel.

Police raise awareness of County Lines drugs gangs Image

Police raise awareness of County Lines drugs gangs

Gloucestershire Police are raising awareness of County Lines drugs gangs so that people can be more aware and know the signs to look out for.

Poundland set to open convenience stores Image

Poundland set to open convenience stores

Discount retailer Poundland will open two new stores this weekend, in a pilot of its new convenience store format.

Stroud resident sentenced for council tax and benefit fraud Image

Stroud resident sentenced for council tax and benefit fraud

A Stroud woman who fraudulently claimed more than £11,000 from Stroud District Council in benefits and a reduction in her council tax has been convicted.

Warning after rogue traders target Cheltenham residents Image

Warning after rogue traders target Cheltenham residents

Gloucestershire Constabulary is asking residents of Cheltenham to be vigilant following reports of rogue traders targeting those living in the Wyman's Brook area.

Parkrun restart delayed again Image

Parkrun restart delayed again

Parkrun won’t be returning to your local park on Saturday 5th June as planned.

Amazon reveals plans for near 120,000 sq ft site in Gloucester Image

Amazon reveals plans for near 120,000 sq ft site in Gloucester

When plans for a distribution centre in Barnwood were approved last year by Gloucester City Council, details of its occupier remained under tight wraps.

Raging Bull to open at Gloucester Quays Image

Raging Bull to open at Gloucester Quays

Local rugby inspired lifestyle label Raging Bull is opening a store at Gloucester Quays tomorrow.

House prices see biggest growth in 14 years Image

House prices see biggest growth in 14 years

Average house price grew at the fastest annual pace in March since 2007, according to the latest figures.

Internet sensation Jackie Weaver joins Cotswold District Council LIVE Image

Internet sensation Jackie Weaver joins Cotswold District Council LIVE

Cotswold District Council LIVE returns on Tuesday, May 25, at 3pm for a special Q&A with none other than local democracy rising star Jackie Weaver.

Better rail services for the county promised in huge shake-up Image

Better rail services for the county promised in huge shake-up

Gloucestershire's rail network will soon be part of the biggest change to the railways in decades as the government unveils new plans to simplify and improve train services.

Punchline Talks - May 21 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks - May 21 line-up revealed

This week's instalment of Punchline Talks has got our taste buds racing, with the Big Interview staring the boss of an award-winning food manufacturer.

Black market cigarettes hit by lockdown Image

Black market cigarettes hit by lockdown

Lockdowns and travel restrictions have hit the trade in illicit tobacco, according to one cigarette manufacturer.

Dulux dog makes VIP appearance at new Cheltenham superstore Image

Dulux dog makes VIP appearance at new Cheltenham superstore

The famous Dulux dog, the star of TV paint ads, is set to make an appearance at the opening of a new store in Cheltenham.

Dunelm sales soar by 59 per cent Image

Dunelm sales soar by 59 per cent

Homeware retailer Dunelm said full-year profits are on course to smash expectations after a huge rise in sales following store reopenings.

Two charged for private hire vehicle fraud  Image

Two charged for private hire vehicle fraud

Cotswold District Council has successfully prosecuted two people for operating a vehicle without a private hire licence.

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