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PM promises wind of change is coming to power Image

PM promises wind of change is coming to power

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to make the UK "the world leader in clean wind energy" after outlining plans to power every home from wind farms by 2030.

Stroud delicatessen prepares for Five Valleys market move Image

Stroud delicatessen prepares for Five Valleys market move

Popular Stroud delicatessen Armadeli is joining the growing line up of high-quality artisan traders at the town's new Five Valleys Market.

Council to consider contracts to keep buses on time Image

Council to consider contracts to keep buses on time

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet will be asked to get on board with the search for a new Real Time Passenger Information service when it meets on October 14.

Detail and creativity needed for jobs, not rhetoric Image

Detail and creativity needed for jobs, not rhetoric

Chancellor Rishi Sunak left out the detail in his Conservative Party conference speech, according to one regional business leader.

35 million trees to be planted in the next 10 years Image

35 million trees to be planted in the next 10 years

Ambitious plans to plant 35 million trees in the next 10 years will be put to Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet next week.

Funding available for creative work with city communities Image

Funding available for creative work with city communities

A new partnership will collaborate with Gloucester organisations to deliver bold artistic work together, as a way to bring about social change.

BAE adds workers to Tempest jet fighter project Image

BAE adds workers to Tempest jet fighter project

BAE Systems is increasing the number of people working on the Team Tempest jet fighter project to 2,500.

Busy Cheltenham road to close for most of this week Image

Busy Cheltenham road to close for most of this week

Gloucestershire County Council's highways team are closing a road in Cheltenham town centre this week to investigate and repair subsidence.

Chancellor urged to give small businesses fuel to power economy Image

Chancellor urged to give small businesses fuel to power economy

The Chancellor must support for small businesses to drive the economic recovery and save jobs, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Cineworld to hibernate - with thousands of job losses Image

Cineworld to hibernate - with thousands of job losses

Cineworld is to mothball all of its UK cinemas until at least next spring, with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

Hospice Care Week sees the start of a new partnership Image

Hospice Care Week sees the start of a new partnership

Longfield Community Hospice in Minchinhampton is celebrating Hospice Care Week (October 5-11) by joining forces with The Long Table to ensure people in need have access to good quality and nutritious food.

Teenager arrested on suspicion of robbery Image

Teenager arrested on suspicion of robbery

A teenager has been arrested after armed police responded to an incident at a shop.

Government scheme looks to help coronavirus jobless Image

Government scheme looks to help coronavirus jobless

Gloucestershire is among the first counties in the UK to benefit from the launch of the Government's Job Entry Target Support.

Sentence for man who led police on a 50-mile pursuit around Stroud Image

Sentence for man who led police on a 50-mile pursuit around Stroud

A 50 mile pursuit on a motorway and main roads around Stroud is facing a jail term.

Rag'n'Bone Man announces Forest Live dates for next summer Image

Rag'n'Bone Man announces Forest Live dates for next summer

The artist has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series at Westonbirt Arboretum presented by Forestry England.

Blockbuster grant helps Sherborne Cinema Image

Blockbuster grant helps Sherborne Cinema

The Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester has been awarded almost £9,000 as part of a support package from the British Film Institute.

Speed camera locations in Gloucestershire this October Image

Speed camera locations in Gloucestershire this October

Throughout the pandemic lockdown and the subsequent return towards normal traffic flows, the Camera Enforcement Team (CET) have been visiting as many of the sites as possible.

Innocent explanation behind Forest Green name change Image

Innocent explanation behind Forest Green name change

Forest Green Rovers have signed a deal with innocent drinks for the naming rights to its stadium - with fans asked for ideas for the new name.

Poeton welcomes fifth generation of founding family Image

Poeton welcomes fifth generation of founding family

The fifth generation of the family behind a Gloucester engineering firm has joined the business.

E-scooter trial takes to county streets Image

E-scooter trial takes to county streets

Gloucester and Cheltenham are part of a year-long national trial into e-scooters.

Trade union treasurer faces trial for £5.8k fraud Image

Trade union treasurer faces trial for £5.8k fraud

A trade union branch secretary and treasurer is to stand jury trial.

Fans prime objective as Gloucester Rugby welcome support Image

Fans prime objective as Gloucester Rugby welcome support

Gloucester Rugby chief executive Lance Bradley has welcomed the prospect of a support package for Premiership Rugby, days after warning a further six months without fans could prove financially fatal.

CBI: Opportunity to deliver infrastructure revolution for South West Image

CBI: Opportunity to deliver infrastructure revolution for South West

Commuter habits in the South West have changed significantly as a result of coronavirus – and government investment in transport and infrastructure must evolve accordingly, says the CBI.

New technical director appointed for Kier  Image

New technical director appointed for Kier

Construction and infrastructure firm Kier has appointed Helen Samuels as technical director - a newly created senior role within its construction business.

Morrisons to keep paying small suppliers immediately Image

Morrisons to keep paying small suppliers immediately

Supermarket giant Morrisons has confirmed it will keep making immediate payments to its smaller suppliers until the end of January.

New free car parking app launched in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean Image

New free car parking app launched in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean

Parking in the the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean is now quicker and easier than ever thanks to a new app being launched by their district councils.

Flexible offices heading for Cheltenham  Image

Flexible offices heading for Cheltenham

Flexible serviced offices will be opening in Cheltenham before the end of the year.

GCHQ experts find no evidence of Chinese interference in Huawei flaws Image

GCHQ experts find no evidence of Chinese interference in Huawei flaws

Cyber security experts from GCHQ found concerns with equipment made by Huawei, but said it did not believe they were linked to Chinese state interference.

Speakers announced for CyNam 20.3 Image

Speakers announced for CyNam 20.3

Organisers of the latest CyNam event Staying Ahead of Cyber Criminals have revealed its headline speakers.

Severn Trent celebrates top environmental rating Image

Severn Trent celebrates top environmental rating

Severn Trent has been awarded the top grade for environmental performance by the Environment Agency.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 2 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 2

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

Holiday parks boss receives 14-year ban after £19m failed investment scheme Image

Holiday parks boss receives 14-year ban after £19m failed investment scheme

Harlow-based Simon Moir has been disqualified from acting as a director for 14 years, one year below the maximum term.

SOHO Coffee Co. expands into travel sector with new store at Bristol Airport Image

SOHO Coffee Co. expands into travel sector with new store at Bristol Airport

Cheltenham based SOHO Coffee Co. has announced the opening its first company store in an airport location.

BPE teams take step in Legal 500 rankings Image

BPE teams take step in Legal 500 rankings

BPE Solicitors again feature strongly in the Legal 500 annual rankings - improving its position in two categories while retaining them in another seven.

Full year profits up at Spirax Sarco Image

Full year profits up at Spirax Sarco

2019 turnover was up by £1.8 million (1.4 per cent), while profits increased by £1.16 million (12.9 per cent) at one of the county's biggest employers.

County lit up red in support of events professionals Image

County lit up red in support of events professionals

Events venues around the county were lit up red yesterday evening (30th September) in support of professionals affected by the shutdown of events during 2020.

VIDEO: New campaign invites locals and visitors to experience The Great Taste of Cheltenham Image

VIDEO: New campaign invites locals and visitors to experience The Great Taste of Cheltenham

A new campaign will celebrate Cheltenham's food and drink offering, providing a much-needed boost to the town's hospitality sector.

M&S cuts soya from animal feed Image

M&S cuts soya from animal feed

From today (1st October), Marks & Spencer will be using a more sustainable feed in its milk supply chain, as part of its pledge to tackle deforestation.

Police van becomes food delivery truck Image

Police van becomes food delivery truck

Gloucester Food Bank can now go the extra mile to support its local community, thanks to a new food delivery van provided to the charity by Gloucestershire Constabulary and the OPCC.

Government plans for unemployed rise as furlough winds down Image

Government plans for unemployed rise as furlough winds down

The Government is bracing itself for a surge in demand on the benefits system as the furlough scheme reaches its final month.

Stroud’s independent businesses joins in with Fiver Fest Image

Stroud’s independent businesses joins in with Fiver Fest

Stroud is joining over 100 independent high streets across the UK to put on special £5 offers across two weeks in October, in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest.

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