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New corporate partner at law firm Image

New corporate partner at law firm

A new corporate lawyer has joined a Gloucestershire law firm as an equity partner to “drive strategic growth” at the business.

JD Sports takes over rival Image

JD Sports takes over rival

In news that won’t surprise anyone, JD Sports has agreed to buy smaller rival, Footasylum, in a £90m deal.

Popular payment processing service sold to US company Image

Popular payment processing service sold to US company

A UK digital payment processing company has been sold in a deal worth $43bn (£32bn).

Stroud Subscription Rooms to temporarily close Image

Stroud Subscription Rooms to temporarily close

The entertainment venue in the centre of Stroud is temporarily closing its doors as the final planning is carried out to keep the venue in public ownership.

Ladies Day success for charity Image

Ladies Day success for charity

Local children’s charity, Pied Piper, raised a whopping £23,500 with a Ladies Day event at Cheltenham Races last week.

Firm reveals near £140 million takeover Image

Firm reveals near £140 million takeover

A major takeover deal involving one of Gloucestershire's biggest companies has been confirmed.

Major regeneration project transforms estate Image

Major regeneration project transforms estate

An estate in Wotton-under-Edge is the latest to be transformed as part of Stroud District Council’s multi million pound regeneration plans across the district.

Deal with one of world’s biggest phone screen makers revealed Image

Deal with one of world’s biggest phone screen makers revealed

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has moved a step closer to doing business with one of the world’s biggest mobile phone and computer screen manufacturers.

New MD for fast-growing Cheltenham firm Image

New MD for fast-growing Cheltenham firm

A new managing director has been named for one of the county’s best-known heating, plumbing and electrical specialists.

Cotswolds car park to close for three weeks Image

Cotswolds car park to close for three weeks

A Stow-on-the-Wold car park will be closed for three weeks next month.

Shareholders turn down rescue plan at one of UK's largest public service providers Image

Shareholders turn down rescue plan at one of UK's largest public service providers

The future of outsourcing giant Interserve is hanging in the balance as shareholders vote on a deleveraging plan designed to reduce “crippling debts.”

Man faces trial over company’s missing £21k Image

Man faces trial over company’s missing £21k

A 28-year-old man has denied stealing more than £21,000 from his employer.

Profits take a 18 per cent dive at Wetherspoons Image

Profits take a 18 per cent dive at Wetherspoons

Profits have taken a sharp dive at pub chain JD Wetherspoons with staff costs rising quicker than sales.

Wagamama boost not enough to increase sales at Restaurant Group Image

Wagamama boost not enough to increase sales at Restaurant Group

The restaurant chain that owns Frankie and Benny’s, Wagamamas and Chiquitos have reported a fall in like-for-like sales for the 2018 financial year.

A business that covers Gloucestershire Image

A business that covers Gloucestershire

After proving itself the perfect fit for the domestic market, a family firm is laying out plans to get under the feet of county businesses.

Punchline team to take on county's best in BBC Radio Gloucestershire quiz Image

Punchline team to take on county's best in BBC Radio Gloucestershire quiz

Are we capable of matching the best Gloucestershire has to offer for knowledge of our county and current affairs?

DECISION MADE: Final route of A417 'Missing Link' approved by the government Image

DECISION MADE: Final route of A417 'Missing Link' approved by the government

Traffic chaos at the infamous Air Balloon roundabout and through Nettleton Bottom will soon be a thing of the past.

Wheels to stop turning at Forest of Dean haulage firm after 73 years Image

Wheels to stop turning at Forest of Dean haulage firm after 73 years

Longhope-based company says it wants to "exit while we are ahead" in an emotional statement.

Dunkerton hits back at Superdry board as war of words escalates Image

Dunkerton hits back at Superdry board as war of words escalates

Founder accuses board of overseeing a "catastrophic decline" in company's performance as he seeks a place back on the board.

Cineworld profits soar Image

Cineworld profits soar

Profits at cinema chain, Cineworld, are up 125 per cent, thanks to its takeover of Regal Entertainment.

Capita profits ahead of expectations Image

Capita profits ahead of expectations

Capita profits were slightly higher than expected for 2018, its first year of a major restructuring programme.

Successful year for Savills  Image

Successful year for Savills

In a year that has seen many estate agents struggle, Savills has announced a big increase in sales and profit for 2018.

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary Image

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary

Plenty has changed in the property sector since 1989 – although there has been one constant on the Gloucestershire scene: ASH Chartered Surveyors.

Awards recognition for Publica Image

Awards recognition for Publica

Staff at Publica have been praised, after reaching the finals of a major awards scheme.

Sales growth for sofa retailer Image

Sales growth for sofa retailer

Homeware and furniture retailer, DFS, has bucked the retail trend, with growth in like-for-like sales across all of its brands.

Work begins on £1 million extension to Gloucestershire musuem Image

Work begins on £1 million extension to Gloucestershire musuem

One of Gloucestershire’s most popular visitor attractions has begun on a £1.2 million two-phase refurbishment.

Gloucester man jailed for peddling hard drugs Image

Gloucester man jailed for peddling hard drugs

A 20 year old Gloucester man caught peddling hard drugs in the city for a second time was jailed for just over three years yesterday, 13 March.

Work begins on million sq ft business park Image

Work begins on million sq ft business park

Developers have unveiled details of the first phase of a near one million square foot business park off the M5, expected to create 1,250 jobs.

Artists challenged to give King's Square a new identity Image

Artists challenged to give King's Square a new identity

Artists are being invited to help create a new identity and put King’s Square in the spotlight as part of the multi-million proposals to regenerate the area.

Howzat!...  for a way for council chairman to say thank you for support during cancer treatment Image

Howzat!... for a way for council chairman to say thank you for support during cancer treatment

Gloucestershire county council chairman Andrew Gravells, who has been battling lung cancer for four years, is organising a charity cricket match to say thanks for all his treatment.

Woman and husband found guilty of forging mother's will  Image

Woman and husband found guilty of forging mother's will

A woman who turned to forgery with her husband's help after they were cut out of her mother's will was warned today that they both face jail.

Sales up to £17.7billion as supermarket continues its turnaround Image

Sales up to £17.7billion as supermarket continues its turnaround

Supermarket chain Morrisons have recorded an increase in sales for a third consecutive year.

New director appointed at Two Rivers Housing Image

New director appointed at Two Rivers Housing

An industry expert with a decade of experience has joined Two Rivers Housing as their new director of resources.

Robots, Ribena and the future Image

Robots, Ribena and the future

Two firm which have invested millions in Gloucestershire, and a man who can see into the future, are to join forces to help connect businesses this month.

Cheltenham laundry helping African agriculture by donating towels Image

Cheltenham laundry helping African agriculture by donating towels

Old towels from a Cheltenham laundry are being given a second lease of life by being sent to Africa to aid charity projects.

Engineering firm begins search for apprentices Image

Engineering firm begins search for apprentices

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has opened the doors to its apprenticeship scheme to new recruits.

Record revenues of £20million at Gloucestershire firm Image

Record revenues of £20million at Gloucestershire firm

Revenue broke through the £20million mark at Staverton-based company last year.

First stage of work for a multi-story car park in Cirencester to begin Image

First stage of work for a multi-story car park in Cirencester to begin

The first phase of work that could see The Waterloo car park in Cirencester become a multi-story will begin on Monday.

Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500 Image

Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500

Software that will ensure that small businesses are ready to comply with Making Tax Digital legislation will set the average enterprise back £564.

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate Image

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate

A motor parts specialist has become the latest tenant to rent a trade counter unit at the recently acquired Chancel Close Industrial Estate.

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told Image

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told

Cannabis worth £1.4million was smuggled into Britain in a lorry load of Dutch flowers and the scent from the blooms completely masked the drug's telltale aroma, a court heard yesterday.

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