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Olympic horseman wins appeal against driving ban Image

Olympic horseman wins appeal against driving ban

Top Olympic horseman and trainer Jonathan 'Jonty' Evans, 49, has succeeded in an appeal against a six-month driving ban after he said it would wreck his equestrian business and could even cost him his home.

Inventor of Post-it note dies Image

Inventor of Post-it note dies

The inventor of the Post-it note has died at the age of 80.

EasyJet 'well placed to bounce back' after £700m loss Image

EasyJet 'well placed to bounce back' after £700m loss

No-frills airline EasyJet has reported a £701m loss for the first half of its financial year.

Specsavers Cheltenham helps Oxygen for India appeal Image

Specsavers Cheltenham helps Oxygen for India appeal

Staff at the two Specsavers stores in Cheltenham have donated £1,200 to help ensure vital oxygen supplies are available to those who need it in India.

Media besiege cafe as Fred West murder victim search begins Image

Media besiege cafe as Fred West murder victim search begins

The world’s media descend on Gloucester as excavations start at the Clean Plate café. Police are looking for possible remains of one of serial killer Fred West’s teenage victims.

Lister takes bite out of Apple as authorised reseller Image

Lister takes bite out of Apple as authorised reseller

Lister Unified Communications has been recognised for its expertise and commitment after being appointed as an Apple Authorised Reseller.

More businesses urged to apply for Restart Grants Image

More businesses urged to apply for Restart Grants

Stroud District Council has paid £4.1million in Restart Grants – and more businesses are urged to apply.

The WCD Group flowing in right direction with new Kickstart opportunities Image

The WCD Group flowing in right direction with new Kickstart opportunities

A Gloucester-based water firm has created five new work opportunities for young people as part of a Government initiative.

King's School Gloucester to hold Open Morning this Saturday Image

King's School Gloucester to hold Open Morning this Saturday

The King's School, next to Gloucester Cathedral, is holding an open morning this Saturday.

Gloucestershire County Council cabinet members revealed  Image

Gloucestershire County Council cabinet members revealed

At the first meeting of the new county council, following elections on May 6, Cllr Mark Hawthorne was re-elected Leader of the Council and the councillors who will be cabinet members were announced.

Proposals to expand special school  Image

Proposals to expand special school

Gloucestershire County Council is asking for views on plans to make changes to Heart of the Forest Community Special School, so that children can be supported locally.

Man caught on way to Gloucestershire with £1,000 worth of drugs Image

Man caught on way to Gloucestershire with £1,000 worth of drugs

A drug dealer who was on his way to sell his illegal wares in Gloucestershire was stopped on the M5.

Revenues fall at Shoe Zone after year 'like no other' Image

Revenues fall at Shoe Zone after year 'like no other'

Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has revealed a drop in sales and increase in losses for the six months to April 3.

Business leaders to debate future of economy ahead of G7 in Cornwall Image

Business leaders to debate future of economy ahead of G7 in Cornwall

Regional, national and global business leaders and influencers will gather for a conference ahead of the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall.

Stroud collision leads police to man carrying 10 inch knife Image

Stroud collision leads police to man carrying 10 inch knife

Police were called to a report of a single vehicle collision in Stroud.

Tale of two quarters for Topps Tiles Image

Tale of two quarters for Topps Tiles

Tile specialist Topps Tiles has posted its latest financial results and remains hopeful for economic recovery throughout 2021.

New figures show a fall in unemployment in the region Image

New figures show a fall in unemployment in the region

Latest Government figures show the number of people in work in the South West currently stands at 2.7 million.

Amazon eyes James Bond studios MGM  Image

Amazon eyes James Bond studios MGM

Amazon is said to be in talks to buy film company MGM Studios for $9 billion (£6.35 billion), according to entertainment magazine Variety. The move would help expand the retailer’s Prime Video service.

Worker shortage threatens Covid-19 recovery Image

Worker shortage threatens Covid-19 recovery

The UK's post-Covid recovery could be hit by a nationwide shortage of staff, according to reports.

More taxpayers choose to file returns early Image

More taxpayers choose to file returns early

Early bird tax returns are 'positive' sign says Gloucestershire tax accountant. First day filers treble in five years.

50 new jobs announced at fast food restaurant Image

50 new jobs announced at fast food restaurant

More than 50 new jobs will be created when Tim Hortons opens its first restaurant and drive-thru in Gloucester.

Lady Bathurst 'bullied' over charges plan for tourists to Cirencester Park Image

Lady Bathurst 'bullied' over charges plan for tourists to Cirencester Park

Lady Bathurst of Cirencester Park today issued an extraordinary Facebook post over an ongoing row about proposals to charge tourists entering the estate.

Rise in job vacancies triggers fears of staff shortages Image

Rise in job vacancies triggers fears of staff shortages

UK job vacancies have risen to their highest level since the start of the pandemic prompting concern among business leaders of staff shortages.

Excavation at Gloucester cafe in search for Fred West victim Image

Excavation at Gloucester cafe in search for Fred West victim

Excavation work is due to begin at the Clean Plate café in Gloucester this week as police investigate a possible link with one of serial killer Fred West’s teenage victims.

Exploring smart cities and cyber industry future Image

Exploring smart cities and cyber industry future

Virtual event from Cynam explores Internet of Things and Smart Cities

Bristol Airport hopes to resume flights to New York Image

Bristol Airport hopes to resume flights to New York

Bristol Airport wants to resume daily flights to New York and add two further long-haul destinations.

Full steam ahead: GWSR reopens Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway stations Image

Full steam ahead: GWSR reopens Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway stations

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has expanded its services as part of the easing of national lockdown restrictions.

Aldi trials soft plastic recycling Image

Aldi trials soft plastic recycling

Aldi is piloting soft plastic recycling in select stores in the North of England and East Midlands.

Baby retailer to open more Next concessions Image

Baby retailer to open more Next concessions

Maternity and baby retailer Mamas & Papas is set to open further concessions with Next.

Supermarkets to scrap social distancing? Image

Supermarkets to scrap social distancing?

Supermarket bosses are set to hold talks with the government over scrapping social distancing in stores.

Four year £6.4m contract for heating specialist Image

Four year £6.4m contract for heating specialist

Two Rivers Housing has awarded two four-year contracts to a social housing heating specialist.

Historic country house and wedding venue up for sale Image

Historic country house and wedding venue up for sale

Grade II listed Glewstone Court Country House is on the market through specialist business property advisers Christie & Co.

Cheltenham is back! Locals and visitors encouraged to 'Find Your Happy Place' Image

Cheltenham is back! Locals and visitors encouraged to 'Find Your Happy Place'

Cheltenham has launched a new ‘feel-good’ campaign aimed at local residents and visitors to showcase all that is great about the town, as the nation eases out of lockdown today (Monday, May 17).

UK set for £2.5bn hospitality sales bonanza Image

UK set for £2.5bn hospitality sales bonanza

Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues in the UK are set for a much-needed £2.5bn sales boom this week as indoor service resumes.

New role for Ian Mean  Image

New role for Ian Mean

Former Citizen editor, Ian Mean, has been appointed as regional chair of 12 hospital trusts for organ donation.

Gloucester man admits planning to sell fake car accessories Image

Gloucester man admits planning to sell fake car accessories

A Gloucester man was thwarted in his bid to sell nearly 1,000 counterfeit car badges by Gloucestershire trading standards officers.

Morrisons makes multi-million pound café investment Image

Morrisons makes multi-million pound café investment

Morrisons has invested over £16 million on updating the decor across all of its 406 cafés and increasing coronavirus safety measures ahead of welcoming customers back indoors today (Monday).

Moonpig launches 20 signature card Image

Moonpig launches 20 signature card

Online card retailer Moonpig has launched a new feature called Group Cards, which up to 20 people can sign online.

Online sales boost sports brand Image

Online sales boost sports brand

Sportswear brand Asics has seen strong sales over the past year, despite lockdown stores closures.

Ryanair announces record annual losses Image

Ryanair announces record annual losses

Ryanair, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, today reported a full year loss of €815m (£702m) for its last financial year.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 21 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 21

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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