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Gloucestershire invests £78million in fracking Image

Gloucestershire invests £78million in fracking

Environmental groups are attempting to inject a little pressure onto fracking firms by publishing just how many millions of pounds local authorities are investing in their sector.

Rock falls force closure of major road for 10 weeks Image

Rock falls force closure of major road for 10 weeks

Gloucestershire County Council is being forced to close a main commuter route because of the danger of rock falls.

Race is on to tackle Gloucestershire construction crisis Image

Race is on to tackle Gloucestershire construction crisis

A new event taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse in November aims to find practical solutions to the county’s growing shortage of construction skills.

Motorists face diversions for night time road resurfacing Image

Motorists face diversions for night time road resurfacing

A busy Gloucestershire road is being closed for several nights to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Tesco to launch its own discount chain next week? Image

Tesco to launch its own discount chain next week?

It’s thought that Britain’s biggest retailer is on the verge of launching its own discount chain.

Sports retailer’s profits soar Image

Sports retailer’s profits soar

JD Sports has reported record results, with a 19 per cent boost in pre-tax profits.

Royal British Legion on front line at job centre  Image

Royal British Legion on front line at job centre

Figures might well put Gloucestershire in an area with the highest employment rate in the county, but it has not stopped job centres innovating in the battle to help still more back into work.

Council taxpayers will have to dig deep to foot policing bill Image

Council taxpayers will have to dig deep to foot policing bill

The cost of putting more police officers on the streets means council tax in Gloucestershire will go up again next year.

Car manufacturer begins production in Gloucestershire Image

Car manufacturer begins production in Gloucestershire

One of Britain’s once great car marques is due to start manufacturing cars again – in Gloucestershire – with prices starting from £269,000.

Closure of well-known employment law and HR firm explained Image

Closure of well-known employment law and HR firm explained

Mystery has surrounded the closure of one of the county’s best known and highly respected firm of legal and HR experts – until now.

Retailer urgently seeks £10million of funding Image

Retailer urgently seeks £10million of funding

Owners of a shop which will be known to the cycling fraternity of Gloucestershire have approached lenders for an urgent cash injection to their business.

Leading brand to open new outlet in Gloucester Quays Image

Leading brand to open new outlet in Gloucester Quays

A major brand has confirmed it is opening a store at Gloucester Quays designer outlet centre.

Winners of the 2018 Local Business Charity Awards revealed Image

Winners of the 2018 Local Business Charity Awards revealed

With a fitting theme of The Best of Gloucestershire - winners have been announced in this year’s Local Business Charity Awards 2018.

Police crackdown on untaxed cars Image

Police crackdown on untaxed cars

A vehicle which had not been taxed since January 2017 was among the first to be removed from the streets of Gloucestershire under new police powers.

Concern for man missing from Gloucester Image

Concern for man missing from Gloucester

Police are appealing for help to locate 37-year-old Russell Stuart who has been reported missing from the Gloucester area.

Troubled Debenhams calls in KPMG Image

Troubled Debenhams calls in KPMG

Dark clouds continue to hang over the fate of one of the most significant names in retail in Gloucester.

Business leaders raise the pressure over Boots Corner scheme Image

Business leaders raise the pressure over Boots Corner scheme

Those attempting to drive through the trial closure of Boots Corner in Cheltenham might well be wishing there was a quick route out.

Glasses raised as Cotswold inn wins New Pub of Year Award Image

Glasses raised as Cotswold inn wins New Pub of Year Award

A Cotswold inn which has undergone an extensive £300,000 investment has been named New Pub of the Year 2019 in the Good Pub Guide.

New student quarter opens for business and it's a big boost for Gloucester Image

New student quarter opens for business and it's a big boost for Gloucester

Students from the University of Gloucestershire have been moving into Gloucester's gleaming new student quarter.

Golfers swing into action to support county charity Image

Golfers swing into action to support county charity

A charity golf event has given a big boost to the work of a Gloucestershire charity.

How to grow your business: Neill Ricketts, founder and CEO at Versarien  Image

How to grow your business: Neill Ricketts, founder and CEO at Versarien

Throughout the last week, we have uncovered the tips and tricks of how to grow your business.

Firefighters take to the road to help battle cancer Image

Firefighters take to the road to help battle cancer

Members of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) pushed a hospital bed around the Cotswolds at the weekend to raise funds to help fight cancer.

Judge frees accountant who caused the death of Cotswold woman Image

Judge frees accountant who caused the death of Cotswold woman

A 71-year-old Yorkshire accountant who caused a popular Cotswold postwoman's death by failing to stop at a give way sign in the has walked free from court.

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time Image

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time

The assets of a crooked Cotswold art dealer who cheated rich and famous clients out of more than a quarter of a million pounds have dwindled to just £2,500, a judge heard.

Sting nets thousands of pounds of illegal goods Image

Sting nets thousands of pounds of illegal goods

Thousands of pounds worth of illegal goods heading for Gloucester businesses have been seized in a trading standards sting.

How to grow your business: Julian Dunkerton, entrepreneur Image

How to grow your business: Julian Dunkerton, entrepreneur

Throughout this week, join us as we uncover the tips and tricks of how to grow your business.

Dog owner fined for breaching control order Image

Dog owner fined for breaching control order

The owner of two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs which must be on a lead and muzzled in public after they attacked a cat and dogs last year, has been fined after they went for a small dog again.

Housing strategy for county set for public debate Image

Housing strategy for county set for public debate

How Stroud District Council will meet the Government-set challenge of finding room for 12,800 new homes in the next 20 years is set for public debate.

Gloucestershire holds its own in beer survey Image

Gloucestershire holds its own in beer survey

Beer lovers keen to know they are paying a fair price can now sup in Gloucestershire secure in the knowledge they have good value.

Mystery continues to surround filming at Cathedral Image

Mystery continues to surround filming at Cathedral

Filming is taking place again at Gloucester Cathedral today (September 7) which could see the county's iconic building once more on the big screen.

Good Food Guide lists 18 county restaurants – with two new surprises Image

Good Food Guide lists 18 county restaurants – with two new surprises

Two new restaurants have become part of the list of magic ingredients swelling the number of Gloucestershire eateries in the Good Food Guide 2018 to a tasty 18.

Police appeal following 'incident' in Gloucester car park Image

Police appeal following 'incident' in Gloucester car park

Police in Gloucester are investigating an incident in a car park in the early hours of this morning, Friday, September 7.

Jobs created as new store announced for Gloucester Quays Image

Jobs created as new store announced for Gloucester Quays

One of the world’s most popular sports brands is coming to retail hot spot Gloucester Quays.

Bungling betting shop raider brought terror to staff Image

Bungling betting shop raider brought terror to staff

A 29 year old Tewkesbury man who admitted a 'really amateurish' robbery of a bookie's cashier has been give six months to 'sort himself out'

Aerospace firm flying - with £9,500 million turnover Image

Aerospace firm flying - with £9,500 million turnover

A global aerospace business which is also one of the Gloucestershire’s biggest employers in the sector, has seen turnover rise to £9,506 million.

New Lidl store gets the go-ahead Image

New Lidl store gets the go-ahead

Planners have approved a new Lidl store as the German-owned discount chain continues to expand its reach in Gloucestershire.

Four held after £1m burglary of business entrepreneur's Cotswold mansion Image

Four held after £1m burglary of business entrepreneur's Cotswold mansion

Detectives have arrested four men following a burglary on the Bibury home of businessman, Sir Christopher Evans, in July.

How to grow your business: Simon Weston, CBE Image

How to grow your business: Simon Weston, CBE

Throughout this week, join us as we uncover the tips and tricks of how to grow your business.

Hold the front page - new Cheltenham shop puts up sign... Image

Hold the front page - new Cheltenham shop puts up sign...

Cheltenham held its collective breath as the latest announcement was made over the town's new John Lewis store.

Funding boost for county's homelessness Image

Funding boost for county's homelessness

Gloucestershire has been allocated an extra £271,980 from the Ministry of Housing to help entrenched homeless people.

Growth Hub figures in campaign Image

Growth Hub figures in campaign

If you have spotted mannequins on the county’s streets of late we are here to tell you what it is all about. And ‘yes’, it is business related.

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