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Barton Street stabbing victim dies in hospital Image

Barton Street stabbing victim dies in hospital

Gloucestershire Police are treating the death of the 35-year-old man as murder.

New boss sought for Superdry Image

New boss sought for Superdry

Returning to the board of Superdry may have looked like a close run thing, but investors have now made their feelings on the Julian Dunkerton-led coup crystal clear at this week’s AGM.

Gloucestershire entrepreneur at the heart of £500 million energy deal Image

Gloucestershire entrepreneur at the heart of £500 million energy deal

A businessman from the Cotswolds is at the heart of a major deal which will make him one of the most powerful men in the UK energy market.

Emergency services to take part in joint demo at Police Open Day  Image

Emergency services to take part in joint demo at Police Open Day

Emergency services will show how they work together at the scene of a serious collision, in a demonstration at the Gloucestershire Police Open Day tomorrow (Saturday 14 September).

Safeguarding family and friends against domestic abuse Image

Safeguarding family and friends against domestic abuse

At the Gloucestershire Police Open Day tomorrow (14th September), experts will be holding a session on safeguarding family and friends from domestic abuse.

Charging times for electric vehicles halved by Gloucestershire firm Image

Charging times for electric vehicles halved by Gloucestershire firm

New technology which will cut the time it takes to charge an electric vehicle in half has been revealed by a British engineering firm.

Record revenues reported by Wetherspoon Image

Record revenues reported by Wetherspoon

The pub chain posted sales of more than £1.8billion and say they account for 0.1 per cent of the UK's tax receipts.

First images released of new £60 million designer outlet village that is coming to Gloucestershire Image

First images released of new £60 million designer outlet village that is coming to Gloucestershire

Designer Outlet Cotswolds is being built by Junction 9 of the M5 motorway and will be direct rival to Gloucester Quays

Firm makes direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigate Image

Firm makes direct hit on £1.25bn contract to build Royal Navy frigate

A defence giant with two bases in Gloucestershire has landed a £1.25billion deal with the Ministry of Defence.

Decision to allow foreign students to stay in UK will benefit Gloucestershire economy Image

Decision to allow foreign students to stay in UK will benefit Gloucestershire economy

News that international students will be able to stay in Gloucestershire looking for work for up to two years post graduation will benefit the county culturally and economically.

£40 and his freedom - the cost of one Stroud man's trip to the toilet in Waitrose Image

£40 and his freedom - the cost of one Stroud man's trip to the toilet in Waitrose

Popping into Waitrose to use the loo cost a 41-year-old £40 and led to him being locked up, a court was told yesterday.

Gloucestershire breweries work together to support National Star with new brew Image

Gloucestershire breweries work together to support National Star with new brew

Beer lovers can discover Gloucestershire’s pub and brewery gems while supporting a county charity for young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Naked calendar girls to strut their stuff - fully clothed - in Cheltenham fashion show Image

Naked calendar girls to strut their stuff - fully clothed - in Cheltenham fashion show

Charity fashion show in Cheltenham's John Lewis will raise money for FOCUS the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre.

Agritech collaboration promises innovation boost to sector Image

Agritech collaboration promises innovation boost to sector

A county agritech innovation centre is joining force with a centre in Hertfordshire to help members drive growth in the agriculture sector.

Man attacked and head smashed through window of business Image

Man attacked and head smashed through window of business

Police are looking for a man in connection with an assault outside a Stroud business which saw the victim attacked and his head pushed through a window.

No-deal Brexit could hit John Lewis hard Image

No-deal Brexit could hit John Lewis hard

John Lewis, which opened its Cheltenham store less than a year ago, has seen profits fall and says a no-deal Brexit will have a significant impact on sales in the second half of the year.

Shop closures hit women hardest  Image

Shop closures hit women hardest

The death of the high street is having a disproportionate impact on women, according to a new report.

Gloucestershire entrepreneurs can win £10,000 for producing Food, Glorious Food Image

Gloucestershire entrepreneurs can win £10,000 for producing Food, Glorious Food

The Midcounties Cooperative have launched their second Food Glorious Food competition with a £10,000 prize available for the winner.

Just one month left to apply for your Christmas trading licence Image

Just one month left to apply for your Christmas trading licence

Traders are being reminded of the need to apply for new or extended licences in the run up to the Festive period.

Offices or residential? Historic Docks building up for sale Image

Offices or residential? Historic Docks building up for sale

One of the gateway buildings to Gloucester’s historic Docks is up for sale at an asking price just below £1 million after the current business decided to sell up.

Plans for 200-plus new homes in Gloucestershire revealed Image

Plans for 200-plus new homes in Gloucestershire revealed

After building 50-plus homes in Gloucestershire in the last year a county firm has revealed it aims to build four-fold that amount.

Gloucestershire is home to one of the top 10 Fish and Chip Restaurants in the country Image

Gloucestershire is home to one of the top 10 Fish and Chip Restaurants in the country

A Gloucestershire chippy has been included on the shortlist for the Fish and Chip Awards for the third successive year.

New senior partner at Alder King Image

New senior partner at Alder King

Property experts Alder King has appointed a new senior partner to replace Martyn Jones.

Superdry shares take a hit ahead of today’s AGM Image

Superdry shares take a hit ahead of today’s AGM

'Radical' is a word Superdry would probably more rather have applied to its clothing than the change necessary within to reverse its share price's direction.

WANTED: Gloucestershire-based candidates to take on the job of Santa Claus Image

WANTED: Gloucestershire-based candidates to take on the job of Santa Claus

A job advert has been posted that demands the candidates to be able to say "ho ho ho with enthusiasm."

Campaign group launches its own survey on A&E future Image

Campaign group launches its own survey on A&E future

Following Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust’s launch of its Fit for the Future engagement exercise, campaign group REACH has launched its own survey on the future of A&E services at Cheltenham General Hospital.

EDF investigating 'fitness for service' on their nuclear reactors following technical problems Image

EDF investigating 'fitness for service' on their nuclear reactors following technical problems

Shares in EDF have rebounded slightly this morning after falling by nearly 10 per cent yesterday following revelations about problems with welding and components in the firm’s nuclear reactors.

Small growth for the economy Image

Small growth for the economy

It’s hoped that a pre-Brexit recession can be avoided, after the UK economy recorded a growth of 0.3 per cent in July.

New Look not out of the woods yet Image

New Look not out of the woods yet

Fashion retailer New Look saw like-for-like sales plunge in its first quarter, although it insists its business restructure will make a positive difference in the long-term.

Exclusive: Gloucester Rugby fans' pub has served its last beer Image

Exclusive: Gloucester Rugby fans' pub has served its last beer

A pub in the shadow of Kingsholm Stadium and synonymous with Gloucester Rugby fans looks to have served its last pint.

Major road through Gloucestershire closing for three-week stint of roadworks TONIGHT Image

Major road through Gloucestershire closing for three-week stint of roadworks TONIGHT

One of the busiest roads in the north of Gloucestershire will be closed overnight for more than three weeks from this evening.

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base report record half-year profits and bid £1billion for rival Image

Housebuilder with Gloucestershire base report record half-year profits and bid £1billion for rival

Housebuilder Bovis have reported record profits before tax of £72.4million for the six months to June 2019 and have reopened their bid to buy Galliford Try for in excess of £1billion.

Architects reveal designs on growth Image

Architects reveal designs on growth

An architectural practice has revealed its grand designs for growth after relocating from to new headquarters in Gloucestershire.

Hats off to Beards – building work completed at Heritage Hub Image

Hats off to Beards – building work completed at Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub played host to a garden party at the weekend to celebrate the end of the refurbishment work, thanks to Beards Construction, who took over the build earlier this year.

New image released of Cheltenham High Street attack Image

New image released of Cheltenham High Street attack

Police investigating an assault in Cheltenham town centre have issued a CCTV image of two more men they would like to speak to.

Let's talk about suicide prevention Image

Let's talk about suicide prevention

On World Suicide Prevention Day today (10th September), Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) is launching an incentive to get as many people as possible to complete free online training that could help prevent a suicide.

Profits soar at sports fashion retailer Image

Profits soar at sports fashion retailer

JD Sports has defied tough trading conditions on the high street, with a big increase in like-for like-sales and a significant jump in profits.

Building site targeted by thieves Image

Building site targeted by thieves

Officers are appealing for witnesses after burglars targeted a building site in the Cotswolds.

Profits plunge at fast fashion retailer Image

Profits plunge at fast fashion retailer

Fashion retailer H&M has seen a massive drop in profits in the UK, but said the business has performed well in the light of tough trading conditions affecting the retail industry as a whole.

130 jobs saved after £20m turnover firm rescued from administration Image

130 jobs saved after £20m turnover firm rescued from administration

Jobs at a Gloucester firm with 130-plus staff and a £20 million turnover look to be safe after it was rescued from administration one a competitor.

Burgers are being flipped and bacon is being added to milkshakes as Gloucester's Five Guys opens Image

Burgers are being flipped and bacon is being added to milkshakes as Gloucester's Five Guys opens

The burgers have hit the grill, the fryers are churning out chips and fast-food lovers are deciding whether they want bacon in their milkshakes as Five Guys opens its doors at Gloucester Quays.

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