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Teenager in court over safe stolen from Cheltenham business Image

Teenager in court over safe stolen from Cheltenham business

A safe stolen from the Oak Furniture Land store in Cheltenham was found in the middle of a street surrounded by three youths in dark clothing.

H&M suffers smaller than expected sales drop Image

H&M suffers smaller than expected sales drop

Non-essential retailers across the board have seen sales plummet throughout the coronavirus crisis, but fashion retailer H&M is reporting a smaller decline than expected.

Businesses urged to resist pressure to cut costs Image

Businesses urged to resist pressure to cut costs

Pressure from bigger firms is building on their supply chain to cut prices, but industry experts have warned those facing tricky cost issues that quality remains the best long-term investment.

Charities take sales online to offset pandemic losses Image

Charities take sales online to offset pandemic losses

As charity shops reopen their doors this week, along with other non-essential retailers, more of them are moving services online to help survive the hit they have taken during the coronavirus crisis.

Plans move forward for first phase of Gloucestershire business park Image

Plans move forward for first phase of Gloucestershire business park

The new owners of the former Richard Read Transport site in the Forest of Dean have received planning permission for the first phase of the project.

WCD seals exclusive deal for face mask vending machines Image

WCD seals exclusive deal for face mask vending machines

The WCD Group has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with German vending firm Flavura for the sales and supply of mask vending machines and masks to UK businesses and local government.

Lloyds investigates reducing its properties Image

Lloyds investigates reducing its properties

Lloyds Banking Group is looking at ways it can reduce its property footprint in the wake of staff working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bensons for Beds heading for pre-pack deal Image

Bensons for Beds heading for pre-pack deal

Bensons for Beds could be reacquired by a specialist backer of troubled retailers in a pre-pack insolvency deal.

Queues form as shops reopen their doors Image

Queues form as shops reopen their doors

The optimistic song Wake Up Boo rang out through Gloucester Quays at 10am as shops around the county did exactly that with shoppers waiting in line outside the most popular.

More than 850 speeding drivers stopped as lockdown eased across Gloucestershire Image

More than 850 speeding drivers stopped as lockdown eased across Gloucestershire

The speeding drivers were stopped by police as part of a multi-agency speeding campaign.

Is AllSaints the next coronavirus retail casualty? Image

Is AllSaints the next coronavirus retail casualty?

It looks like fashion retailer AllSaints could be the next COVID-19 retail casualty, as it plans to launch a CVA this week.

Cheltenham law firm announces five solicitor promotions Image

Cheltenham law firm announces five solicitor promotions

A Gloucestershire law firm has announced five promotions across the business in June.

Cheltenham Help Hub residents express their thanks Image

Cheltenham Help Hub residents express their thanks

Nearly 1,000 Cheltenham residents have received direct support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Warning to dog walkers after suspected man-made trap is found in Cinderford Image

Warning to dog walkers after suspected man-made trap is found in Cinderford

Officers from the Rural Crime Team are asking dog walkers and owners to please be alert.

Support Local Business: Think small to help recovery Image

Support Local Business: Think small to help recovery

Shop small is the rallying cry from the Federation of Small Businesses as retailers across the country open their doors again after three months.

It could take business five years to recover from pandemic Image

It could take business five years to recover from pandemic

Four in ten small business owners believe it will take at least five years for the UK economy to fully recover from the impact of lockdown and COVID-19, according to a new poll.

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to trial new locations across Gloucestershire Image

Mobile coronavirus testing unit to trial new locations across Gloucestershire

Over the coming weeks, the mobile testing unit, previously at Oxstalls Tennis Centre in Gloucester, will be trialling new locations across the county.

Housebuilders to provide £5.7m investment as part of 465-home Churchdown development Image

Housebuilders to provide £5.7m investment as part of 465-home Churchdown development

The development is set to bring financial contributions totalling more than £5.7million to improve infrastructure and facilities in the area.

Gloucester Brewery expands into gin production Image

Gloucester Brewery expands into gin production

Gloucester Brewery is delving into a new market and has expanded its business to launch its own range of premium artisan gins.

Kier topping tables of signed construction contracts Image

Kier topping tables of signed construction contracts

Kier Construction has topped the tables of contract awards for May and the last 12 months.

Fastershire targeting more broadband connections across county Image

Fastershire targeting more broadband connections across county

The plan to bring ultrafast broadband to rural properties across Gloucestershire has expanded its target to 75,000.

Major milestone reached for The Little Jet Group Image

Major milestone reached for The Little Jet Group

Gloucestershire Airport based The Little Jet Group is celebrating a major milestone.

Parking update for Cheltenham Borough Council operated car parks Image

Parking update for Cheltenham Borough Council operated car parks

Now that some of the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, people are beginning to make use of Cheltenham’s car parks again.

Speed awareness courses going virtual Image

Speed awareness courses going virtual

Drivers caught breaking speed limits could be the next group to take part in online tuition in a bid to reduce a waiting list for speed awareness courses.

Gloucestershire police appeal for witnesses following church arson attack Image

Gloucestershire police appeal for witnesses following church arson attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack on a Cheltenham church.

Youth charity raises £10,000 during lockdown challenge Image

Youth charity raises £10,000 during lockdown challenge

A headteacher was top of the class as 50 supporters of The Door youth charity raised a total of £10,000 for its vital work in Gloucestershire.

Cotswold Young People scoops £290,000 Lottery investment Image

Cotswold Young People scoops £290,000 Lottery investment

Young people in the Cotswolds are set to benefit from a range of new opportunities and activities over the next three years thanks to a National Lottery application submitted by a partnership of youth organisations working in the Cotswolds.

Officers issuing warning about rogue traders targeting Gloucestershire residents Image

Officers issuing warning about rogue traders targeting Gloucestershire residents

Police are warning people to be wary of rogue traders and door to door sellers.

Appeal for further witnesses in connection with Chalford incident Image

Appeal for further witnesses in connection with Chalford incident

Investigating officers want to speak to occupants of a camper van and Land Rover.

Virtually trek the Grand Canyon to help provide hospice care in Gloucestershire Image

Virtually trek the Grand Canyon to help provide hospice care in Gloucestershire

Ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon? Well now you can while helping to raise money for Longfield Hospice at the same time.

Support Local Businesses - Back our campaign as shops prepare to reopen Image

Support Local Businesses - Back our campaign as shops prepare to reopen

Punchline is launching our Support Local Businesses campaign as shops across Gloucestershire prepare to open their doors for the first time in almost three months on Monday.

Gloucester insurer employees get physical to keep lockdown blues at bay Image

Gloucester insurer employees get physical to keep lockdown blues at bay

Staff at the Gloucester Business Park based business have been pounding the pavements in a bid to stay fit and healthy during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 12 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 12

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

Stewart Golf hits sweet spot as US trolley sales soar 886% Image

Stewart Golf hits sweet spot as US trolley sales soar 886%

Social distancing on golf courses in the USA has seen Gloucester firm Stewart Golf card some extraordinary sales figures.

Final planning application submitted for 88-home Cotswold development Image

Final planning application submitted for 88-home Cotswold development

Work on an 88-home Cotswold village neighbourhood could begin next year after a final application was submitted.

Council plans commission to deliver vision for Gloucester Image

Council plans commission to deliver vision for Gloucester

Gloucester City Council is looking to introduce a new body which will deliver a business plan for the next decade.

Funding secures future of Gloucestershire kitchen company and 25 employees Image

Funding secures future of Gloucestershire kitchen company and 25 employees

Parlour Farm Kitchens has used a six-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme loan to secure the future of the business.

Survey shows lack of confidence hitting investment Image

Survey shows lack of confidence hitting investment

Investment plans for the rest of the year have been downscaled amid growing uncertainty in UK business leaders.

Signs pointing the safe way forward in Gloucester Image

Signs pointing the safe way forward in Gloucester

Signs and stickers are appearing around Gloucester to help keep shoppers and workers safe as they begin returning to the city centre.

Cotswolds art and antiques dealers' shops and galleries reopening Image

Cotswolds art and antiques dealers' shops and galleries reopening

With its wealth of art and antiques for sale, in normal times the Cotswolds attracts collectors and visitors from around the world.

New Wash While You Shop service launches at Stroud's Five Valleys Image

New Wash While You Shop service launches at Stroud's Five Valleys

Visitors to Five Valleys shopping centre in Stroud can now enjoy a new car washing service which has just launched at the centre.

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