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One step closer to new £30m school

The county council has revealed its preferred location for a brand new secondary school in Cheltenham.

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Festive fun for young carers at Gloucestershire Airport

Staverton-based aviation charity, fly2help, will be throwing a truly memorable Christmas party for deserving young carers.

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Lost railway lines could be restored

Railway lines taken out of service in the 60s and 70s could be brought back, under new government proposals.

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Family firms face new tax crackdown

Family businesses could be the target of a multimillion pound tax crackdown set to begin next year.

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An easier way to pay council bills

People will be able to pay bills to Tewkesbury Borough Council by PayPoint and at the Post Office from December 4.

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Treasury committee seeks assurances on cash machine closures

Proposed changes to the way the UK’s cash machine system operates could hit small businesses and poorer communities hard.

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Digital survey provider gains major new contract

SmartSurvey, the provider of digital survey solutions, has won a three-year contract with the General Medical Council (GMC).

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City prepares warm welcome for US tourists as new funding agreed

Marketing Gloucester has become one of 13 destination partners to make a successful bid for a £500,000 grant to attract US tourists.

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Gloucestershire law student gets head start with award

A student from Gloucestershire is breaking her way into the legal industry after winning a nationwide award.

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ProCook breaks Black Friday record

ProCook is celebrating hitting a new high with its biggest Black Friday to date.

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Grants up to £170,000 available for businesses in rural Gloucestershire

Micro and small businesses and community organisations in rural areas of Gloucestershire can now access a new funding stream.

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Why we should all support small businesses this Saturday (and every day)

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and the engine of enterprise and prosperity.

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County road closed as improvement works take place

A county commuter route will close for three days whilst the road is resurfaced.

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Bus travel with Stagecoach West just became so much easier

A new faster and hassle-free payment method has now been rolled out on all Stagecoach West buses.

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Nursing home contract is catalyst for expansion along motorway network

Groundworks have started on a major extension at Hyperion House nursing home at Fairford.

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Gloucestershire company helps safeguarding children in sport

A Cheltenham firm is making its mark on the sports world with its club management software.

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Government pledges millions of pounds for new technology

Some £725 million is being invested in a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to promote future innovation and technology.

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UK's first Digital Retail Innovation Centre to open in Gloucester

Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, have announced a funding award of £400,000 to Marketing Gloucester to open a new national centre for digital retail innovation in the city.

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Jobs at risk through proposed newspaper office closure

More newspaper jobs are at risk in Gloucestershire with plans to close a weekly office.

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Autumn Budget Reaction-Accountants Hazlewoods ask business leaders what they think

It was of no surprise that there were no controversial measures announced in the Budget from the Chancellor of a minority Government, comments Hazlewoods.

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Citizen makes a welcome return

Business and community leaders have welcomed The Citizen's return to Gloucester, as the paper sets up its new home at the Quays.

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Free health and safety workshop for businesses

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) will be holding a series of workshops and presentations on the latest legal Health & Safety obligations for businesses.

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Prestigious award for museum

Staff at a Cotswold museum are celebrating after being presented with a prestigious award.

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Apprenticeship drop 'not just about levy'

A large fall in the number of apprenticeships is not just down to the introduction of a controversial levy.

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Winter Maze hopes to improve city's Christmas offering - VIDEO

Shoppers will be encouraged to lose themselves this Christmas at a Winter Maze in the heart of the city centre.

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New facilities for school in the Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy is set to get a £750,000 extension.

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Inspiring Agritech Innovation Programme Launches at CropTec

A programme of business support, providing vital skills for entrepreneurial success, is making its debut at the CropTec Show.

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Gift of free parking for city's Christmas shoppers - VIDEO

With Christmas just around the corner, Gloucester City Council is giving residents an early present of free parking at certain times.

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Budget 2017: Reaction

As the Chancellor closes his red box for another year, business organisations have been having their say on what the Budget will mean.

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Stars smash £55k for hospice

Walkers have raised an incredible £55,500 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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Maplin ramps up tech support

Maplin has announced a new partnership to ramp up tech support for customers.

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Prestbury resurfacing next month

Resurfacing will go ahead on Southam Road in Prestbury next month.

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Housing gap at the heart of today's Budget

The experts at Hazlewoods, the Gloucestershire based accountants and business advisers, give their verdict on the Chancellor's Budget today.

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dotdigital snaps up Cheltenham company for £11 million

Cheltenham-based Comapi has been bought by dotdigital Group for £11 million.

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Labour halts Sub-Rooms sell-off in Stroud - BREAKING NEWS

The Labour group on Stroud District Council has unanimously decided to recommend that the Subscription Rooms in Stroud remain in public ownership.

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Joules opens its doors at the Quays

Fashion favourite, Joules, has opened at Gloucester Quays just in time for Christmas.

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Channel 4 seeks Gloucestershire residents for a new series of Come Dine with Me

Over five days of filming, five strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other to win a £1,000 cash prize!

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Ecclesiastical to give £130,000 this Christmas – there’s still time to nominate your charity!

Gloucester-based insurer, Ecclesiastical, has already received more than 12,000 nominations for its 12 Days of Giving Christmas campaign and time is running out to vote for your charity.

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Many small businesses are yet to enter the digital age

Only 60 per cent of small businesses in the South West have basic digital skills and only 55 per cent are using social media, according to the latest Lloyds UK Business Digital Index.

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Countrywide to sell retail business to Mole Valley

Countrywide has agreed to sell its retail business to Mole Valley Farmers Ltd.

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New marketing organisation launched to promote Cheltenham

A new initiative gets underway in Cheltenham next week to drive the town forward as a visitor destination.

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