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Cinderford man jailed for violent abuse

A Cinderford man has been sentenced to 64 weeks in prison for threatening to kill his ex-partner and assaulting a police officer.

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Gloucester Citizen owner Trinity Mirror in talks to buy two national newspapers

Trinity Mirror, the publishing company which owns the Gloucester Citizen and Cheltenham Echo, is in talks to buy the Daily Express and Daily Star.

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Renishaw robot makes guest appearance in TV's Holby City

A robot developed by Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based world-leading engineering and scientific technology company, made a guest appearance in the operating theatres of Holby City.

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Agrii announces five-year support programme for farmers

A five-year programme to help the Farming Community Network (FCN) charity support farmers and their families through difficult times has been announced by Andoversford-based Agrii.

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Cheltenham MP wades into North Korean missile crisis debate

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has called on Boris Johnson to use UK influence to help resolve the current crisis over North Korea’s missile programme.

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One in six business owners become ill over financial worries, according to new study

The need for constant online connectivity and financial worries are making business owners ill, according to a new study.

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All the fun of the fair at Leckhampton Court hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is throwing open its doors for its annual autumn celebrations tomorrow (Saturday, September 9).

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Prolific Cheltenham burglar jailed after officers recognise his eyebrows from CCTV footage

A prolific burglar who was recognised by officers from CCTV footage due to his distinctive eyes and eyebrows has been jailed for four years today.

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Get ready to celebrate! Elmbridge Court roundabout is nearly finished

The Elmbridge Court roundabout scheme is almost complete, Gloucestershire County Council has announced.

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Serious students put academic success above partying

A majority of students rate academic success above partying, new research has revealed.

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Millennials choose SMEs over big business

More than twice as many of the Millennial generation prefer working for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), compared to working for big businesses, a survey has revealed.

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Road closures as city centre street gets a makeover

Northgate Street in Gloucester city centre is being spruced up with a new road surface.

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House builder will fix problems by the end of the year

House builder Bovis Homes has pledged to finish tackling the problems which have affected some of its new homes by the end of 2017.

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Restaurant listed amongst the best in national good food guide

A Cheltenham restaurant has been listed in the Top 50 of a guide to the UK's best eateries.

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County MP elected to Brexit watchdog

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has been elected by Conservative MPs to join the Select Committee for Exiting the European Union.

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Top writers explore our heritage at the Gloucester History Festival (September 2 - 17)

Queen Victoria's fascinating friendship and the great Dickensian stink are all explored at the Gloucester History Festival (September 2 - 17)

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Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in September

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in September.

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Games Workshop says profits and revenues 'well above' previous year

The recovery of miniature war-game retailer Games Workshop shows no signs of slowing as the company revealed that profits are "well above" the previous year, according to the Telegraph.

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Boundary changes may be dropped

The Government is set to shelve boundary changes which would have altered Gloucestershire Parliamentary constituencies, according to media reports.

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Extended summer events boost footfall at Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays outlet centre says its expanded summer events have helped to boost footfall.

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Expanding estate agents open new county branch

Estate agents Perry Bishop and Chambers have launched a new branch in Stroud.

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Brits in the South West protect their beloved pet over themselves

Brits in the South West are more likely to protect their pet than themselves, according to new research by Zurich UK.

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Confusion over business rates relief scheme

There's confusion in the Cotswolds over the Government's business rates relief scheme with one businessman at least receiving a court summons.

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Lodders advises on leading charities' merger

Two of the UK's leading farming and food educational charities have merged with advice provided by charity lawyers at local law firm Lodders.

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Win tickets to see Gloucester History Festival star Tony Robinson

The fantastic Gloucester History Festival (September 2 - 17) is now underway and is the biggest event so far.

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Man victim of serious assault

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a man in the Tuffley area of Gloucester.

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Baldrick to see Gloucester’s cunning plan to test the ale

Gloucester's historic Assize of Ale will take place this Saturday, September 9th.

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Regency building restored to former splendour

One of Cheltenham's finest Regency buildings has undergone a major refurbishment at Cheltenham College ready for new boarders.

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Plans unveiled for Lidl store and nearly 130 homes

Plans for a Lidl foodstore and nearly 130 houses and apartments off Dudbridge Road in Stroud have been revealed.

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Leading headteacher is to step down

One of Gloucester's longest serving and most respected headteachers is to retire.

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Roundabout routes will close overnight as improvements near completion

Routes around Gloucester's Elmbridge Court roundabout will close overnight this week as final improvements are completed.

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Yellow Pages to stop printing directory

Yellow Pages, the local business directory that famously helped JR Hartley find his book on fly fishing, is set to go out of print.

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Lane closures as road verges trimmed

On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, Amey will be cutting back verges along dual carriageways across the county throughout September.

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Manufacturing growth in the UK accelerates

Growth in the UK's manufacturing sector accelerated last month, according to a survey which showed output, orders and employment all picking up.

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Hazlewoods advise on sale of Gloucester manufacturer

The corporate finance team at Gloucestershire-based accountants Hazlewoods, led by Paul Fussell, recently advised the shareholders on the sale of Gantrail International.

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Crowds flock to Gloucester Day parades as biggest-ever History Festival gets underway

People lined the streets as colourful parades marked Gloucester Day at the launch of the 2017 Gloucester History Festival on Saturday.

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Drivers face diversions as major road works get underway

Motorists are being warned of road closures and diversions while essential repairs are carried out on one of the county's busiest routes.

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Time for a decision on future of tidal power

The Government is being urged to give the final go-ahead for the tidal power project being led by Gloucester Quays based Tidal Lagoon Power.

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Gloucester Day launches city's biggest ever History Festival

The most ambitious ever Gloucester History Festival gets under way this weekend with a fun-filled Gloucester Day on Saturday.

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MP welcomes new store opening by "Glosterpreneur"

Gloucester MP Richard Graham says the recent opening of a new men's clothing store in the city is further evidence that Gloucester is on the up.

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John Lewis offering to find customers electricians and decorators

People in Gloucestershire are being offered the chance to hire tradesmen and women from an unlikely source.

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