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New head chef for Cheltenham’s StarBistro Image

New head chef for Cheltenham’s StarBistro

StarBistro has a new head chef, who previously worked at the Forest House Hotel in Coleford.

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Cheltenham company makes tracks for collaboration with Team Sky Image

Cheltenham company makes tracks for collaboration with Team Sky

Versarien plc, the advanced materials engineering group, has entered into a collaboration with professional cycling team, Team Sky.

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Over 100 affordable homes for the Cotswolds  Image

Over 100 affordable homes for the Cotswolds

A hundred and twenty-five affordable new homes in Moreton-in-Marsh are nearly ready for people to move into.

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Pupils have a special tour of new homes Image

Pupils have a special tour of new homes

Reception and Year 1 pupils from Twyning School were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at their neighbouring Newland Homes at Twyning Green development.

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Forest Green Rovers win new green award Image

Forest Green Rovers win new green award

Forest Green Rovers have beaten Manchester City and Lords Cricket Ground to be awarded the first ever ‘Green Heart Hero’ Sustainability in Sport Award, by the Climate Coalition at a ceremony in Parliament.

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High Street retailer close to collapse Image

High Street retailer close to collapse

Another High Street retailer is on the brink putting thousands of jobs at risk.

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Illegal tobacco recovered after car stopped Image

Illegal tobacco recovered after car stopped

A vehicle was seized and a large quantity of illegal tobacco seized during a joint operation by police and county trading standards officers.

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Police protect buses following attacks by yobs Image

Police protect buses following attacks by yobs

Plain clothed police officers have been riding on buses in Cheltenham following attacks by youths.

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Employers neglecting workers’ mental health Image

Employers neglecting workers’ mental health

Employers show a lack of interest in stressed-out employees, a new study claims.

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Two held after police probe alleged car crimes Image

Two held after police probe alleged car crimes

Gloucestershire police have arrested two people following an investigation into alleged vehicle crimes.

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Renationalisation would cause immense damage says business leader Image

Renationalisation would cause immense damage says business leader

Labour's plans to renationalising large parts of our economy would cause serious harm, a business leader has warned.

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Conversion will provide much-needed apartments in Cheltenham Image

Conversion will provide much-needed apartments in Cheltenham

Builders are pressing ahead with a major conversion project on a former office building in the centre of Cheltenham.

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Pair accused of aggravated burglary at construction site office Image

Pair accused of aggravated burglary at construction site office

Two Birmingham men were accused of staging an aggravated burglary, armed with an axe, at a construction company site office.

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They're off! Cheltenham welcomes army of punters for Festival Week Image

They're off! Cheltenham welcomes army of punters for Festival Week

Some 260,000 people are expected to flock to the Cheltenham Festival which starts tomorrow.

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Stagecoach West launches new round the clock service Image

Stagecoach West launches new round the clock service

Bus company Stagecoach West has launched a new 24 hours a day service between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

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Business leaders invited to become governors at Hartpury College Image

Business leaders invited to become governors at Hartpury College

Hartpury College is looking for members of the business community to join its governing boards at an exciting chapter in the education centre’s history.

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Minister for Apprenticeships visits Gloucestershire College Image

Minister for Apprenticeships visits Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College marked National Apprenticeship Week and International Women’s Day with a VIP visit from Anne Milton, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills.

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Revenue up £1m at aerospace company Image

Revenue up £1m at aerospace company

A Staverton company with customers around the world has seen revenue increase by nearly £1 million on the previous year and prospects are looking good for the future.

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Duchess opens school’s £6 million new accommodation Image

Duchess opens school’s £6 million new accommodation

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester has officially opened a new accommodation block at Wycliffe College.

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Which is the UK’s top brand? Image

Which is the UK’s top brand?

The strongest brands in the UK have been revealed.

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New UKIP leader coming to Gloucester Image

New UKIP leader coming to Gloucester

Gerard Batten MEP is to deliver a keynote address at Gloucester Guildhall in one of his first public meetings since becoming UKIP leader last month.

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Delivery driver admits £45,000 fraud Image

Delivery driver admits £45,000 fraud

A Yodel delivery driver who was part of a fraud involving £45,000 worth of computer equipment walked away from Gloucester crown court with a conditional discharge today.

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Major drug dealer put behind bars  Image

Major drug dealer put behind bars

A “Mr Big” drug dealer who organised and co-ordinated the supply of cocaine and heroin in Cheltenham from his home in London was jailed for 11 years today.

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How many more jobs will go in retail and service industries in Gloucestershire? Image

How many more jobs will go in retail and service industries in Gloucestershire?

It’s been a busy week in the world of retail and the service sector as we’ve watched one company after another collapse or announce closures or job losses.

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Countrywide Farmers goes into administration Image

Countrywide Farmers goes into administration

Rural goods chain, Countrywide Farmers, has collapsed, putting more than 700 jobs at risk.

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New homes will offer more than a room with a view  Image

New homes will offer more than a room with a view

Panoramic valley views from a new development in a Gloucestershire village will allow buyers to appreciate the full beauty of living in the Cotswolds.

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Insurance broker achieves Lloyd’s Broker status Image

Insurance broker achieves Lloyd’s Broker status

A Cheltenham-based specialist global insurance broker has successfully gained the prestigious Lloyd’s Broker status.

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No more Latin Tour? Image

No more Latin Tour?

A musician facing drugs charges has failed in a bid to have his bail conditions lifted - so he can go on a Latin American tour.

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Roadworks round up for Gloucestershire Image

Roadworks round up for Gloucestershire

The Punchline delivery team will be out in the county over the next couple of weeks so we have compiled a list of roadworks we may encounter.

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Bike club’s last ditch plea for land Image

Bike club’s last ditch plea for land

An educational off-road bike project funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner is appealing for land to host its sessions.

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Minister backs county's apprenticeship campaign  Image

Minister backs county's apprenticeship campaign

The minister for apprenticeships attended a major event in Gloucester to encourage young people to train as engineers.

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Nearly 1,000 New Look staff face redundancy  Image

Nearly 1,000 New Look staff face redundancy

Fashion retailer New Look plans to close 60 stores as part of a rescue deal to help it avoid going into administration.

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Amazing aerial photographs of city's transformation Image

Amazing aerial photographs of city's transformation

The huge steel structure being erected off of Black Dog Way shows major progression with the £14.6 million project in the heart of the Gloucester.

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Architects expand with new office and staff Image

Architects expand with new office and staff

A Gloucestershire firm of architects has expanded its practice with a 40 per cent increase in staff and a move to larger offices in Cheltenham.

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Massive increase in visitor spend in Gloucester Image

Massive increase in visitor spend in Gloucester

The growing importance of Gloucester's role as a visitor attraction has been confirmed by the latest economic figures for the city.

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Profits fall at UK’s largest estate agent  Image

Profits fall at UK’s largest estate agent

Shares in Britain's largest estate agent group have fallen more than 20 per cent, after it warned of tough times in the housing market.

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Ironman Scott picked for GB triathlon squad Image

Ironman Scott picked for GB triathlon squad

After suffering a near fatal heart attack, most people would think about easing off - but not businessman Scott Winnard.

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MP launches new fast-track cataract service Image

MP launches new fast-track cataract service

A new eyecare clinic will be officially opened in Gloucester tomorrow by the city's MP Richard Graham.

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Local chippy gives homeless a hot meal Image

Local chippy gives homeless a hot meal

A local chip shop made sure 50 homeless people in Cheltenham had a hot meal, when it donated portions of sausages and chips.

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Gloucester company expands across the Severn Image

Gloucester company expands across the Severn

A Gloucester company has opened up a new office in Llanelli, South Wales, to make the most of the changes to the Severn Bridge tolls.

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Join run club and be part of Team Incredible Image

Join run club and be part of Team Incredible

A local charity has launched its very own running club to help people train to take on the Cheltenham Half on 30th September.

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