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Productivity and skills gap top the agenda for county's business leaders Image

Productivity and skills gap top the agenda for county's business leaders

Gloucestershire's leading business people met at Renishaw today to discuss how to boost productivity - and tackle the growing skills crisis.

New council leaders elected Image

New council leaders elected

Tewkesbury Borough Council has chosen a new leader and deputy leader.

Manufacturers must invest more in people and technology Image

Manufacturers must invest more in people and technology

The war for talent is hotting up among the region's manufacturers after new employment figures were revealed.

Is this the best business quiz team in Gloucestershire? Image

Is this the best business quiz team in Gloucestershire?

More than 150 competitors from the county’s leading businesses did battle for the honours at the annual Willans’ charity quiz night – raising £3,000 for Winston’s Wish in the process.

WARNING: Road works on major commuter route Image

WARNING: Road works on major commuter route

The A40 London Road, Sherborne, is the next road in our county to receive part of the county council’s £150 million promise to upgrade the highways.

New Gloucester Rugby logo causes mini stampede at Kingsholm Image

New Gloucester Rugby logo causes mini stampede at Kingsholm

If ever Gloucester Rugby had to brace itself for a big hit it might have thought it would come just after it threw the hot potato that is its new logo to fans.

New director joins county developers Image

New director joins county developers

Cheltenham-based developer Formal Investments has appointed a new development director.

Fashion brand to bring new store to Cheltenham Image

Fashion brand to bring new store to Cheltenham

A prime position in what is fast becoming one of Cheltenham’s retail hot spots is about to be filled by a trendy fashion brand.

Could the Cotswolds become a National Park? Image

Could the Cotswolds become a National Park?

Members of Cotswold District Council are to look into the benefits of designating the area as a National Park.

Fatal accident brings Gloucestershire roads to standstill Image

Fatal accident brings Gloucestershire roads to standstill

A fatal accident brought traffic to a stand-still in and out of Gloucester and Cheltenham this morning as commuters battled in its wake.

Jeremy Vine salutes 'the stars' of National Star Image

Jeremy Vine salutes 'the stars' of National Star

Fifty five thousands pounds was raised at a gala dinner to mark the end of the 50th anniversary year for National Star - the charity which supports young people with complex disabilities.

Giant one-off pop-up dress shop to appear in Cheltenham Image

Giant one-off pop-up dress shop to appear in Cheltenham

An incredible 738 dresses have been collected by Cheltenham-based mum and solicitor Anna Wood to raise money for a much-loved Gloucestershire charity.

Tewkesbury business park fully let Image

Tewkesbury business park fully let

Following the completion of a new lease for Unit 2, the Shannon Point business park, Tewkesbury is now fully occupied, the commercial agency team at KBW have announced.

Missing Gloucestershire girl found Image

Missing Gloucestershire girl found

A vulnerable 16-year-old girl reported missing from Cheltenham yesterday (Tuesday, May 15) afternoon has been found.

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Call for greater broadband connectivity

At tomorrow’s county council meeting, the leader of the Labour group at Gloucestershire County Council, will bring forward a motion highlighting the importance of broadband connectivity in today’s world.

“Savage” cull of senior staff at Debenhams Image

“Savage” cull of senior staff at Debenhams

Just a month after reports of an 84 per cent drop in profits Debenhams, a king pin at the heart of Gloucester city centre's retail offering, has begun a dramatic shake-up of senior staff.

Gloucester Rugby reveals new logo Image

Gloucester Rugby reveals new logo

Gloucester Rugby has just announced that it is rebranding.

County companies named as Britain's most inspiring firms Image

County companies named as Britain's most inspiring firms

Two Gloucestershire-based firms make the cut in the London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

Pressure on UK nuclear energy strategy puts focus on Gloucestershire firms Image

Pressure on UK nuclear energy strategy puts focus on Gloucestershire firms

Cracks in a Britain’s nuclear reactor and reports of an $18 billion payment to a Japanese firm have turned up the heat on the UK’s energy policy.

Celebrating a hairdresser’s son from Cheltenham who changed the world Image

Celebrating a hairdresser’s son from Cheltenham who changed the world

This week one of the county’s foremost engineering firms quietly marked what would have been the 100th birthday of one of its founders.

Business Boffin: Effective Cyber Security Image

Business Boffin: Effective Cyber Security

We live in a digitally enabled society, yet data protection is poorly managed and systems are hacked on a daily basis.

There's no room for complacency in modern retailing Image

There's no room for complacency in modern retailing

Keeping up with the latest in retail trends is the key to Cheltenham retailer Mark Davies' ongoing success.

Lib Dem leader demands apology from Police and Crime Commissioner Image

Lib Dem leader demands apology from Police and Crime Commissioner

A councillor accused of leaking proposals for a new courthouse by the county's Police and Crime commissioner says it is untrue and he wants an apology.

Council scraps pest control department Image

Council scraps pest control department

Forest of Dean District Council is closing down its pest control service

Free business clinics with SGS College Image

Free business clinics with SGS College

Interactive bite-sized workshops for business managers and decision makers are due to be staged by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Concern for missing 16-year-old girl from Cheltenham Image

Concern for missing 16-year-old girl from Cheltenham

Police are concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing from Cheltenham.

Unemployment rate lowest in over 40 years  Image

Unemployment rate lowest in over 40 years

The unemployment rate in Britain remains at a 40-year low, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Growth ahead for major engineering firm  Image

Growth ahead for major engineering firm

A world-wide engineering firm which employs hundreds in Gloucestershire has predicted world-wide growth, despite battling currency headwinds.

Police and Crime Commissioner reacts to new courthouse row Image

Police and Crime Commissioner reacts to new courthouse row

The county 's Police and Crime Commissioner has explained why he believes Gloucester's courts may have to move to Quedgeley.

University hosts county's first summit on productivity Image

University hosts county's first summit on productivity

The county's leading business people will talk at a University of Gloucestershire summit on productivity.

Man who was found with knives is given community order Image

Man who was found with knives is given community order

A 33 year old Gloucester man who was found with two knives, two pieces of metal piping and some 'police style' body armour in his car was freed by a judge.

Stagecoach West bring a touch of luxury to Park and Ride bus service - VIDEO Image

Stagecoach West bring a touch of luxury to Park and Ride bus service - VIDEO

Stagecoach West began operating Cheltenham's Arle Court Park and Ride Service today, providing a fleet of brand new buses with luxury and style.

Purple Flag signals economic boost for Gloucester Image

Purple Flag signals economic boost for Gloucester

A “major boost” to the night time economy of Gloucester has been announced which could make it the number one destination of choice in Gloucestershire.

Danny Cipriani signs for Gloucester Rugby Image

Danny Cipriani signs for Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby can confirm that the Club has made a significant signing.

Major upgrade for household recycling centre Image

Major upgrade for household recycling centre

Pyke Quarry household recycling centre at Stroud is being given a big overhaul.

Charity fund raising event goes with a bang Image

Charity fund raising event goes with a bang

A famous Gloucestershire castle was the historic setting for a sporting event and dinner which raised money for the work of a much-loved county charity.

£7.5m bus station arrives on time – next stop King's Square Image

£7.5m bus station arrives on time – next stop King's Square

A pre-Dark Age ritual honoured the rebuilding of one of the landmark entrances to Gloucester - as the next stage in the city's redevelopment was revealed.

Award winning care group's new home opened by Cotswold MP Image

Award winning care group's new home opened by Cotswold MP

Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown, Conservative MP for The Cotswolds, has officially opened the newly built nursing and care home at Stratton Court Village.

Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend Image

Be prepared: roadworks to watch out for this weekend

Highways England has released information about current and planned roadworks taking place across Gloucestershire this weekend.

Ancient ceremony will bless £7.5m landmark regeneration scheme Image

Ancient ceremony will bless £7.5m landmark regeneration scheme

A pre-Dark Age ritual will mark the rebuilding of one of the landmark entrances to Gloucester.

Which Gloucestershire business people are in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018? Image

Which Gloucestershire business people are in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018?

Sunday will reveal the richest businessmen (and unfortunately, they are all men) in Gloucestershire – but we can tell you in advance.

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