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Honda back in action after port delays Image

Honda back in action after port delays

Honda was resuming production at its plant in Swindon today after delays importing parts halted output last week.

Manufacturing warns of no deal

Manufacturing warns of no deal "knockout blow"

A no deal Brexit could deliver a "knockout blow" to a British manufacturing industry which is on the ropes, according to a major trade body which has cut its forecast growth for the next year.

Rightmove predicts modest rise in house prices for 2021 Image

Rightmove predicts modest rise in house prices for 2021

Property website Rightmove forecast house prices would rise by four per cent next year, maintaining momentum despite the looming end of a tax break and forecasts of rising unemployment.

Evans Jones 12 Charities of Christmas campaign passes halfway mark Image

Evans Jones 12 Charities of Christmas campaign passes halfway mark

The planning and property experts have been giving big to support Gloucestershire charities impacted by the coronavirus.

Operation Blitzen targets Christmas shoplifters Image

Operation Blitzen targets Christmas shoplifters

Police in Gloucester have arrested a number of offenders as part of a crackdown on shoplifters over Christmas.

Businesses

Businesses "hurting badly" as lockdown grants fall short

Government grants covered less than a quarter of overheads faced by businesses forced to close by coronavirus restrictions, according to the findings of a Business West survey.

Sentinel watching out to prompt good habits Image

Sentinel watching out to prompt good habits

Vaccinations are not the only breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus with a new product developed by a Gloucestershire company entering clinical trials.

2020 outlook worsens for Rolls-Royce Image

2020 outlook worsens for Rolls-Royce

British engineering company Rolls-Royce downgraded this year’s cash outflow forecast and warned of a challenging outlook as the slump in air travel continues.

Ecclesiastical joins fight against insurance fraud Image

Ecclesiastical joins fight against insurance fraud

Ecclesiastical Insurance has joined a group of leading companies to help tackle fraud which costs customers billions of pounds each year.

Allstone Charity Advent Calendar reaches £5,000 milestone Image

Allstone Charity Advent Calendar reaches £5,000 milestone

The Allstone-Speedy Skips Charity Advent Calendar has got off to a flying start with £5,000 donated to deserving Gloucestershire charities already this month.

Bright Nights brings colour, light and joy to Gloucester Image

Bright Nights brings colour, light and joy to Gloucester

Last night Gloucester came to light as the city launched a programme of light installations from December through to February.

Ambassadors set to help promote safe shopping in Cirencester Image

Ambassadors set to help promote safe shopping in Cirencester

A new team of town centre 'ambassadors' will hit the streets of Cirencester from Saturday in a bid to ensure a safe Christmas shopping environment for everyone.

100th community grant provides festive cheer Image

100th community grant provides festive cheer

A council in Gloucestershire has awarded its 100th Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund grant to a project dedicated to supporting families during the pandemic.

Appeal for witnesses in Stroud as police investigate mystery of teen’s injuries Image

Appeal for witnesses in Stroud as police investigate mystery of teen’s injuries

Police have released CCTV footage of three people they would like to speak to as they piece together the movements of a teenage girl.

December Punchline Magazine - Coming Soon Image

December Punchline Magazine - Coming Soon

The December countdown has begun - not just to Christmas, but also the next edition of the Punchline online magazine.

Royal Mail blames delays on volume of post Image

Royal Mail blames delays on volume of post

With just two weeks until Christmas, retailers including John Lewis, Boots and HMV have blamed Royal Mail for delivery delays.

Man’s death attributed to asbestos exposure during his career Image

Man’s death attributed to asbestos exposure during his career

A 66-year-old man was killed by the asbestos that he was exposed to in several different workplaces during his career.

Tree scheme planting greener outlook for pupils Image

Tree scheme planting greener outlook for pupils

Cheltenham Borough Council is working with schools to raise awareness and take positive action on the climate emergency by planting trees.

Cleeve Hill Hotel up for sale for £1.1m Image

Cleeve Hill Hotel up for sale for £1.1m

The business property adviser has brought to market Cleeve Hill Hotel, a luxury bed and breakfast situated in the exclusive suburb of Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham.

Malvern Tyres Group welcomes familiar figure as director Image

Malvern Tyres Group welcomes familiar figure as director

The Tyre Group, which includes Gloucester-based Malvern Tyres, has welcomed back a familiar face as a director.

Versarien founder takes on Forest of Dean development role Image

Versarien founder takes on Forest of Dean development role

Neill Ricketts, co-founder of graphene manufacturing pioneers Versarien, has been appointed to chair the Forest of Dean Economic Partnership.

Severn Bridge could take royal title Image

Severn Bridge could take royal title

The Severn Bridge is poised for a name change to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Cirencester firm expands operations in Europe and India to meet increasing demand Image

Cirencester firm expands operations in Europe and India to meet increasing demand

Gloucestershire based fibre optic specialist ProLabs has announced the expansion of their European and India operations as a result of significant new business.

New contracts move Kier back to top of table Image

New contracts move Kier back to top of table

Kier has topped the list of construction contracts for November to reclaim its place at the top of the annual table.

Care home staff feel ‘amazing’ as vaccination brings hope  Image

Care home staff feel ‘amazing’ as vaccination brings hope

Staff from a Cheltenham care home charity were among the first in the county to receive Covid-19 vaccines yesterday (9th December).

‘Exemplary work’ of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service recognised by minister Image

‘Exemplary work’ of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service recognised by minister

The crucial role played by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) during the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised by the government.

Eviction ban extension in

Eviction ban extension in "nick of time"

An extension to the ban on businesses being evicted for non-payment of rent until March has come in the "nick of time" according to a leading retail association.

Taxis given clear notice over coronavirus measures Image

Taxis given clear notice over coronavirus measures

Gloucester City Council has issued stickers to taxi drivers to wear face coverings while travelling in their vehicles.

Frasers looks at Arcadia brands as profits rise Image

Frasers looks at Arcadia brands as profits rise

Frasers Group has confirmed it is interested in buying brands from troubled retailer Arcadia after posting a rise in half-year profits of almost 30 per cent.

Finally...some Christmas cheer after a dismal year for theatre Image

Finally...some Christmas cheer after a dismal year for theatre

A Gloucestershire theatre is looking forward to providing some Christmas cheer at the end of a torrid year for the industry.

Gloucestershire looks at £480m council budget Image

Gloucestershire looks at £480m council budget

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet will discuss a draft 2012-22 budget of more than £480million - a net increase of more than £12million - when it meets next Wednesday.

New Tesco store planned for Cheltenham Image

New Tesco store planned for Cheltenham

Property investment and asset management business Addington Capital has secured a new letting at 111 High Street, Cheltenham, adjacent to John Lewis.

Contractor sought for A435 Charlton Hill repairs Image

Contractor sought for A435 Charlton Hill repairs

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet is being asked to approve plans to appoint a contractor to repair the A435 Charlton Hill and make it safe from landslips.

Lockdown lifestyles see demand for new-builds in Gloucestershire rise, says housebuilder boss Image

Lockdown lifestyles see demand for new-builds in Gloucestershire rise, says housebuilder boss

House buyer demand for new-build homes in Gloucestershire and parts of the West is at its highest level as people put a premium on spacious layout designs and good-size gardens.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing #8 - Line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing #8 - Line-up revealed

It may only be Wednesday, but Punchline is already looking forward to Friday and our weekly Punchline Talks videos.

Taxpayers urged not to miss Self Assessment deadline Image

Taxpayers urged not to miss Self Assessment deadline

With the busy festive season approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is calling on the South West's one million Self Assessment customers not to miss the 31 January deadline.

Pothole free road coming to Butterrow Hill Image

Pothole free road coming to Butterrow Hill

Gloucestershire County Council is laying a new road surface at Butterrow Hill, Stroud with a daytime road closure starting today.

Cheltenham confirms new council leader Image

Cheltenham confirms new council leader

Councillor Rowena Hay has been confirmed as the new leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, replacing Councillor Steve Jordan.

‘Spectacularly mean’ care worker stole iPad and iPod from a disabled student in Cheltenham Image

‘Spectacularly mean’ care worker stole iPad and iPod from a disabled student in Cheltenham

The care worker stole the items from his room after helping him to use them for a Skype call to his parents.

Lions seek support for life-saving project in Cheltenham Image

Lions seek support for life-saving project in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Lions Club's key project at present is to provide a defibrillator in a telephone box in Pittville Park, Cheltenham. 

Appeal to locate mountain and motorbikes stolen during burglary Image

Appeal to locate mountain and motorbikes stolen during burglary

Officers investigating a high value burglary near Gloucester are appealing for information that will help to locate a number of stolen mountain and motorbikes.

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