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Extra cash for care providers to help prevent spread of COVID-19 Image

Extra cash for care providers to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Gloucestershire County Council has received £7.7million from the government to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes and to protect those who receive care at home.

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Financial services firm achieves silver Investors in People accreditation

County based Cirencester Friendly has been awarded a silver accreditation by Investors in People.

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Sales and profits up at B&M

Discount retailer B&M has seen a rise in full-year profits, thanks to a steady sales growth, and strong sales at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Loan shark warning during pandemic

During Scams Awareness Month, everyone needs to be on the lookout for victims of loan sharks, who can have a detrimental impact on their victims financially, physically and emotionally.

Broadband provider creating 10,000 new jobs Image

Broadband provider creating 10,000 new jobs

Broadband infrastructure provider CityFibre says it will aim to attract more women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds among 10,000 news jobs.

Cotswold young people set to benefit from funding Image

Cotswold young people set to benefit from funding

Young people in the Cotswolds are set to benefit from a range of new opportunities and activities over the next three years, thanks to the National Lottery.

£375k boost for county mental health services Image

£375k boost for county mental health services

Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire's NHS have secured £375,000 in extra funding to help prevent suicide and improve the positive mental wellbeing of people in the county.

Government urged to rethink quarantine rules Image

Government urged to rethink quarantine rules

Business West has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in calling for a rethink in the Government's quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK.

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Calls to relax two-metre guideline to help business

Small businesses, pubs and Conservative backbench MPs have all called for the Government to relax the two-metre guideline for social distancing.

Cheltenham landlady jailed for stealing £70k from Christmas club Image

Cheltenham landlady jailed for stealing £70k from Christmas club

A pub landlady who stole almost £70,000 from a Christmas savings club she ran for friends and customers has been jailed for almost two years.

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Another three Debenhams stores to go

Debenhams has announced that three more stores won’t reopen after lockdown restrictions are eased next week.

BPE clean up with successful fundraising Image

BPE clean up with successful fundraising

BPE Solicitors advised specialist cleaning company REACT on a fundraising process which raised the company £1.25million.

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Cheltenham Borough Council applauded for fast-tracking changes

Cheltenham Borough Council has been applauded for its decision to accelerate applications for temporary changes to use for businesses.

Mitsubishi Motors UK appoints new sales and marketing director Image

Mitsubishi Motors UK appoints new sales and marketing director

Mitsubishi Motors UK, which has its headquarters in Cirencester, has appointed David Rodriguez as its new sales and marketing director.

Hovis sale set to make some dough Image

Hovis sale set to make some dough

Hovis will be up for sale later this year, as shareholders try to cash in on its improved financial performance during lockdown.

New concept store for homeware retailer Image

New concept store for homeware retailer

Homeware retailer Dunelm has opened its first high street store, bringing together bestsellers from its usual out-of-town stores.

Government emergency loans soar to nearly £35billion Image

Government emergency loans soar to nearly £35billion

Bounce back loans account for the biggest chunk of the growing cost of emergency government help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Report says Leyhill Prison

Report says Leyhill Prison "on the up"

Leyhill Prison has been handed a positive verdict in an annual report, despite concerns over some of its facilities.

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Do you have a property for let?

Tewkesbury Borough Council is looking to team up with local landlords to help those struggling with accommodation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gloucestershire OPCC supports Neighbourhood Watch Week

Neighbourhood Watch, the community support network says it's seen a surge in neighbourliness during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Shops prepare for Monday trading

Retailers are preparing to reopen their doors from Monday after the Government confirmed the next phased of relaxed lockdown restrictions.

Gloucester mobility service turns 30 Image

Gloucester mobility service turns 30

Shopmobility is celebrating its 30th birthday with a virtual look back at its history.

Housing market returns to pre-pandemic levels Image

Housing market returns to pre-pandemic levels

Property sales have bounced back close to pre-lockdown levels in most parts of England according to the website Zoopla.

Roads closed after fatal collision near Stroud Image

Roads closed after fatal collision near Stroud

Gloucestershire police are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision which happened on the A46 Bath Road in Barton End early this morning.

Fashion retailer sees huge online sales surge Image

Fashion retailer sees huge online sales surge

Online sales at fashion retailer Zara were up 95 per cent in April, as stores across Europe were closed during the coronavirus lockdown.

Landlord insists he is ready to open as pubs stay shut Image

Landlord insists he is ready to open as pubs stay shut

Gloucestershire publican Rob Collins believes he should be able to open his doors after after making changes to make his premises COVID-19 compliant systems to open now.

Route to Junction 10 upgrade reaches key landmark Image

Route to Junction 10 upgrade reaches key landmark

Plans for the long-awaited upgrade of Junction 10 of the M5 are set to take a major step forward with Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet asked to agree a contract for the scheme.

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Gloucester History Festival handed £40,000 grant

Gloucester History Festival has been awarded £40,000 from Historic England's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

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Help at hand to help Gloucestershire businesses Start and Grow

Having supported more than 600 ambitious businesses across Gloucestershire get off the ground since 2017, Start and Grow Enterprise has launched the second phase of its support programme.

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Gloucestershire housebuilder opens COVID-19 secure marketing suites

A Barnwood-based housebuilder has reopened the doors of its show homes and marketing suites across the South West in response to a phenomenal demand for new homes.

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TV extra jailed for leading 'remorseless' attack

A TV film extra who led an armed gang attack on a man in his own home has been jailed for nine years.

Gloucestershire canal towpath set for major upgrade Image

Gloucestershire canal towpath set for major upgrade

A towpath running alongside one of Gloucestershire's canals is in line for a major upgrade, to encourage sustainable travel and improve accessibility.

Cheltenham gears up for more cycling and walking Image

Cheltenham gears up for more cycling and walking

Cyclists and pedestrians have been placed at the heart of proposals for the future of transport in Cheltenham which will be considered by Gloucestershire County Council next week.

Prolific shoplifter banned from city centre after prison Image

Prolific shoplifter banned from city centre after prison

A prolific shoplifter has been sentenced to one year and four months in prison and banned from Gloucester city centre after pleading guilty to 12 offences.

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Cheltenham fast tracking applications for business changes

Cheltenham Borough Council is to become one of the first local authorities to accelerate applications for temporary changes to the use in a bid to help businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thousands log in for virtual Cheltenham Science Festival

More than 40,000 people logged on to the Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home, enjoying free virtual events exploring the wonders of everyday science.

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Advice for businesses reopening in Tewkesbury

As many non-essential retail stores prepare to open their doors next week, Tewkesbury Borough Council is on hand to support local businesses with preparations to reopen safely.

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Gap set to offer big discounts when it reopens

Fashion retailer Gap is preparing to reopen all of its English stores next week.

Discretionary grants applications open across Gloucestershire Image

Discretionary grants applications open across Gloucestershire

Businesses across the county can now apply for funding under the Government's business support grant scheme.

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New fund to tackle the plastics problem

Businesses in Gloucestershire can apply for a share in a fund to explore new ideas and innovations to bring change to the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns.

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Council cabinet recognises staff response to COVID-19

Gloucestershire County Council has seen many changes and increased demand for services over the past few months.

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