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Business zone levy "must not become a stealth tax"

A Gloucester businessman says the city's new Business Improvement District (BID) must be kept completely independent of the city council.

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First fall in UK productivity since 2015

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has said that the output of labour productivity in the UK has fallen by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year.

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Cheltenham Festival of Cycling announces first sponsor

A Cotswold company is gearing up to become the first sponsor of Cheltenham’s first ever Festival of Cycling.

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Company makes two new appointments

A county waste management and secure shredding company has announced two new recruits.

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Countryfile presenter opens five new agritech workspaces

Over 100 visitors gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Farm491 Harnhill workspaces at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU).

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Gloucester Samaritans want you to shush and listen

A suicide prevention charity harnesses the power of listening in an awareness campaign in Gloucester.

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Major car manufacturer will be the first to go all electric

Volvo has announced that every car it builds in two years time will be electric powered.

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COMPETITION: Win a luxury summer hamper courtesy of Punchline

Kick start your summer with a fantastic hamper filled with everything you need for a picnic for two.

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New centre helps inspire engineers of the future

The community interest company, Cheltenham Science Group, has officially launched Gloucestershire's first hands-on science centre for children, families and schools.

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Key county roundabout closed while road resurfaced

A major county route is to be closed over several nights with diversions in place while road improvements take place.

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Henson the pig helps boost children's charity

The Pied Piper Appeal and two other well deserving causes are to benefit from the Royal Three Counties Henson Trail which has seen pig sculptures galore across the county.

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Cost of new nuclear power plant continues to rise

The cost of the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset has risen by £1.5 billion to £19.6 billion.

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Massive expansion planned for fast food chain

The sandwich shop group, Subway, intends to open a further 500 stores up to 2020, the BBC has reported.

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Haulage firm helps TV show build a dream

A county transport specialist has provided support for the popular BBC show, DIY-SOS: The Big Build.

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Report calls for better support for self-employed - NEW COMMENT

The Government is being urged to extend minimum wage legislation to protect the UK’s 4.8million self-employed workforce.

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Trio of US artists to star in Gloucester’s Rhythm and Blues Festival

The Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival returns on Saturday 22 July with more than 70 live performances for the nine-day celebration of the genre.

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Business leaders gather to drive the M5 growth zone

A special meeting has been called to discuss how business people can promote growth around Junction 9 of the M5 and the Tewkesbury area.

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Glimpse into future of former prison site

This is how the former Gloucester Prison site could look if redevelopment plans get the go-ahead.

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July roadworks round up

Motorists be warned- here is a list of this month’s major roadworks throughout Gloucestershire.

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Engineering group sees rapid rise in worldwide enquiries

Versarien, the advanced engineering materials group, says global interest in its products is growing fast.

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SuperGroup celebrates soaring sales

SuperGroup Plc, owner of the Superdry fashion clothing brand, has revealed strong end of year results for the 53 weeks to the end of April.

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Does your business qualify for business rate relief?

Cotswold District Council is writing to local firms that may qualify for business rate relief under proposals first announced in the March Budget.

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Workshops will highlight opportunities for European funding

GFirst LEP is hosting a series of workshops to look at the opportunities to win European funding for digital tech, export and low carbon innovation.

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New safer trading scheme to help businesses

A trading standard scheme to support local businesses and protect customers has been launched in Gloucestershire.

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Pizza Express losing a slice of the action?

It looks like Pizza Express has lost a slice of the action, with losses at the chain hitting £17 million before the departure of the company’s chief executive.

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Massive road changes planned - what do you think?

Businesses are being invited to have their say about a multi-million pound road improvement scheme aimed at removing one of Gloucestershire's most notorious congestion hotspots.

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Welcome! New Ted Baker store in Gloucester Quays is open for business

Global lifestyle brand Ted Baker was busy with enthusiastic shoppers at its new outlet store at Gloucester Quays following its eagerly-anticipated opening today.

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Gloucestershire business leader wins prestigious award

The managing director of Prima Dental Group has won a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the dental industry.

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What's On: Cotswold Show returns with action-packed arena

One of the county's most popular family events celebrating the great British countryside is taking over Cirencester Park this weekend.

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Students complete ambitious renovation project

A major house renovation project has been a big success for Construction and Building Services students from Gloucestershire College.

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Should cigarette breaks go up in smoke?

With an average of four smoking breaks per a working day, over 60% of office workers believe that these ‘unfair’.

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Shops set to make way for housing

Plans to build homes on the site of a former shopping centre in Cheltenham have been given the green light.

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Businesses back plans to invest in city centre

Proposals for a Gloucester Business Improvement District have won "overwhelming" support, it was announced today.

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“We need more money in the pot so no school loses out”

An MP has praised the work of schools in Cheltenham – but said they had been “significantly underfunded”.

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Energy giant bids to get planning decision overturned

Ecotricity has lodged an appeal after its plans to build a green gas plant were rejected.

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Warning: Don’t be conned into buying ‘phantom goods’

More and more people are being caught out by ‘phantom goods’ scams costing them an average of £1,100, Citizens Advice says.

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Almost every penny in Council Tax is paid to local authority

Cotswold District Council has achieved a Council Tax collection rate of virtually 100 per cent.

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EG Carter & Co Ltd celebrate massive contract win

A Gloucester construction company has been appointed to help build hundreds of new homes as part of a £1.5billion scheme.

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Announcement made over deal to build more commercial properties

A leading UK regeneration specialist has named the winner of a £1.6million building contract in Gloucestershire.

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Hartpury's sporting sides win support from kit and footwear specialist

Hartpury College students are set to benefit from a new partnership with XBlades Sports.

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Safran celebrates new agreement with satellite pioneer

The parent company of a major business in Gloucestershire has announced a deal with a multi-national aircraft, rocket and satellite manufacturer.

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