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£35 million turnover for Cheltenham wine trader Image

£35 million turnover for Cheltenham wine trader

A wine trader and wholesaler from Cheltenham has reason to raise a glass or two in celebration after turnover hit a record high.

Should county's Police and Crime Commissioner take over fire service? Image

Should county's Police and Crime Commissioner take over fire service?

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner has provoked controversy by suggesting he should also take control of the county's Fire and Rescue Service.

Cotswold pub and restaurant reveals expansion plans Image

Cotswold pub and restaurant reveals expansion plans

While some pubs are struggling others are doing very well – and a pub near Tetbury looks very much like the cat that got the cream (or something like that).

County engineering company in new agreement with China Image

County engineering company in new agreement with China

One of Gloucestershire's largest employers is continuing to expand its involvement in China.

Permission given to convert Stroud pub Image

Permission given to convert Stroud pub

Owners of a Stroud deli have now heard whether their decision to convert a former pub to house their business – before planning permission - was the right one.

Sales manager to walk 65 miles for Make-A-Wish Image

Sales manager to walk 65 miles for Make-A-Wish

Faucets area sales manager, Mike Hayward, hopes that donations will come pouring in for his 65 mile walk from Cheltenham to Pontypool.

Twelve jobs created by new gin bar Image

Twelve jobs created by new gin bar

A new bar inspired by memories of Britain’s colonial past has opened in Cheltenham creating 12 jobs.

Grab yourself unlimited fizz at South West’s Restaurant of the Year Image

Grab yourself unlimited fizz at South West’s Restaurant of the Year

An award-winning Gloucester restaurant is offering an extra-special celebration menu, just in time for Christmas.

Ram raiders grab thousands of pounds of stock Image

Ram raiders grab thousands of pounds of stock

A dramatic police chase ensued after ram raiders tore through the front of a Forest of Dean bicycle hire shop and café this morning stealing £20,000 of bikes.

Tewkesbury business plans expansion  Image

Tewkesbury business plans expansion

A warfare technology and cyber security firm has announced plans for a new base in Tewkesbury.

Snooker club burglar is jailed Image

Snooker club burglar is jailed

A Gloucester snooker club manager and her son were woken by loud banging and ceiling tiles falling in when a burglar raided the premises as they slept, a court heard.

Police return to city centre in £400,000 deal to surrender lease Image

Police return to city centre in £400,000 deal to surrender lease

The county's police have a permanent base in Gloucester city centre again after a three-year absence - and are £400,000 better off.

Electrical contractor branches out – creating 50 jobs Image

Electrical contractor branches out – creating 50 jobs

A major milestone will be reached by one of Gloucestershire’s biggest business success stories when it opens its twentieth branch this month.

Shopping centre transformation under way Image

Shopping centre transformation under way

The second phase has begun to transform Stroud's Merrywalks shopping centre with a major programme of investment and improvements.

County engineering company appoints new director Image

County engineering company appoints new director

A Gloucestershire based thermal engineering company has announced the appointment of a new director.

Major garden centre sold in multi-million-pound deal Image

Major garden centre sold in multi-million-pound deal

A multi-million pound deal has seen a handful of garden centres previously under the Wyevale brand changes hands.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in November Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in November

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in November.

118-house-development moves a step closer Image

118-house-development moves a step closer

Legal paperwork almost clearing the way for 118 new houses and flats to be built on green fields near a Gloucester business park has been agreed.

Insurance group spreads some Christmas cheer for 120 charities Image

Insurance group spreads some Christmas cheer for 120 charities

Gloucester based insurer Ecclesiastical is giving £120,000 to good causes as part of its annual 12 Days of Giving Christmas campaign.

County pub on the market for £350,000 Image

County pub on the market for £350,000

A popular Gloucester pub is up for sale for £350,000 after the price was reduced.

Burglars who terrorised Cheltenham couple are jailed Image

Burglars who terrorised Cheltenham couple are jailed

A pair of drug addled armed burglars who terrorised a Cheltenham couple in their own home have been handed lengthy jail terms at Gloucester crown court.

Versarien strengthens business opportunities in China Image

Versarien strengthens business opportunities in China

Cheltenham-based advanced materials engineering group, Versarien, is rapidly developing its business ties with China.

Traffic set to be diverted for road improvements Image

Traffic set to be diverted for road improvements

Gloucestershire County Council will be resurfacing a busy Tewkesbury road from next week.

New restaurant will create 50 jobs Image

New restaurant will create 50 jobs

A new bar and restaurant, which boasts creative cocktails, deli sharing boards and meat feasts, is set to open in Cheltenham.

Stagecoach West salutes the nation's servicemen and women with free bus travel Image

Stagecoach West salutes the nation's servicemen and women with free bus travel

Stagecoach West is supporting military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday by offering them free bus travel.

New supermarket to open in Gloucester Image

New supermarket to open in Gloucester

The German-owned discount supermarket, Aldi is set to open a new store in Hucclecote.

LIVE: Boots Corner protest - Demonstrators demand council scraps closure now Image

LIVE: Boots Corner protest - Demonstrators demand council scraps closure now

More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Cheltenham this lunchtime and demanded that the council ends the traffic ban at Boots Corner.

Award-winning packaging company powers ahead to a sustainable future Image

Award-winning packaging company powers ahead to a sustainable future

An award-winning Gloucestershire packaging company is making a major investment in its drive to use recyclable materials and reduce its carbon footprint through the use of renewable resources.

Illegal puppy breeder pleads guilty Image

Illegal puppy breeder pleads guilty

A former Lydney man has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the illegal sale of puppies and money laundering

Could a mini Ikea come to Gloucester? Image

Could a mini Ikea come to Gloucester?

The Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is hoping to open smaller city outlets across the UK.

Teenager sentenced for dangerous driving Image

Teenager sentenced for dangerous driving

Michael Twomey pleaded guilty at Gloucester crown court to dangerous driving.

VIDEO: Major new homes development will transform canal side area Image

VIDEO: Major new homes development will transform canal side area

Site preparations are now well under way for a massive new homes development in Gloucester.

Final chance to get £100,000 boost for your business Image

Final chance to get £100,000 boost for your business

Small businesses and organisations that benefit the local rural economy can apply for grants of up to £100,000 - but you need to be quick.

Talented photographer at Gloucestershire house builder celebrates published book Image

Talented photographer at Gloucestershire house builder celebrates published book

A nature lover who works at a Gloucestershire house builder has captured his passion for the county in a new photography book which has hit the shelves.

Leisurewear brand celebrates 25th anniversary in style Image

Leisurewear brand celebrates 25th anniversary in style

Tewkesbury-based lifestyle and leisurewear brand, Weird Fish, is marking its 25th anniversary with the revival of some of its classic designs.

'Hangar' café bar for sale in the Cotswolds Image

'Hangar' café bar for sale in the Cotswolds

A stylish café bar in the Cotswolds is on the market with Colliers International at £35,000.

Could you help fulfil final wishes of local families? Image

Could you help fulfil final wishes of local families?

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court has launched a recruitment drive so it can deliver more care to more people in Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham.

Stroud artist designs Christmas stamps  Image

Stroud artist designs Christmas stamps

You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Royal Mail launches its festive stamps - and this year there’s a Gloucestershire connection.

New nightclub for Gloucester Image

New nightclub for Gloucester

An application for a late-night drinks licence has been received by Gloucester City Council which could see a once popular former nightclub re-opened.

Catering firm has appetite for £1m turnover Image

Catering firm has appetite for £1m turnover

Twenty-five years in business is no mean feat – and the owner of Lauren’s Catering has lost none of his ambition.

New wave of interest sees tidal lagoon project re-emerge Image

New wave of interest sees tidal lagoon project re-emerge

Just when possibly the biggest sea-based energy project in recent years looked to be heading for Davy Jones’ Locker the tide could be turning.

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