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Council puts customers first with new online system Image

Council puts customers first with new online system

Tewkesbury Borough Council is set to transform the way it interacts with its customers online, after signing up with new digital platform, Liberty Create.

Properties selling at rapid rate since lockdown Image

Properties selling at rapid rate since lockdown

Properties are selling quicker as the market deals with pent-up demand following the coronavirus lockdown, according to new research.

Suspended sentence for stealing £7,000 of power tools from Gloucester business Image

Suspended sentence for stealing £7,000 of power tools from Gloucester business

A burglar who stole more than £7,000 worth of power tools from a Gloucester painting business has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence by Cheltenham magistrates.

Citizen and Echo editor leaves role among changes Image

Citizen and Echo editor leaves role among changes

Rachael Sugden has left her role as senior editor for Gloucestershire as part of a major restructuring by publishers Reach plc.

Lister survey reveals digital lockdown revolution Image

Lister survey reveals digital lockdown revolution

More than nine in 10 businesses have used video conferences since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions, according to a new survey.

Gloucestershire furlough figures paint 'increasingly scary' picture Image

Gloucestershire furlough figures paint 'increasingly scary' picture

Furlough numbers in Gloucestershire are "increasingly scary" according to a senior figure at Business West.

Doors open on £5m Cinderford health centre Image

Doors open on £5m Cinderford health centre

A £5million health centre has opened in Cinderford to replace the town's existing health centre.

Calls to leave Eat Out scheme on the menu Image

Calls to leave Eat Out scheme on the menu

Fresh calls have been made to extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme after official figures showed it had attracted more than 64 million diners it its first three weeks.

UK looks set to lose £22billion from missing tourists and visitors Image

UK looks set to lose £22billion from missing tourists and visitors

A staggering £22 billion looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to a new report.

Cotswold pub with new owners undergoes lockdown revamp Image

Cotswold pub with new owners undergoes lockdown revamp

Following the successful launch of their first pub The Stump in Cirencester last year, its owners have announced the opening of their second pub in Gloucestershire.

Schools revise plans to ease pupils' return Image

Schools revise plans to ease pupils' return

Pupils will return to schools across Gloucestershire next week with a few new lessons to be learned about daily life.

Council offers £10,000 funding for community groups Image

Council offers £10,000 funding for community groups

Community groups and organisations struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered the chance to apply for a support grant from Gloucester City Council.

Lockdown regrets see big rise in retail returns  Image

Lockdown regrets see big rise in retail returns

Research by the Royal Mail suggests many Brits regretted lockdown purchases, with retail returns in July up by 25 per cent on last July.

Cirencester fashion store to close Image

Cirencester fashion store to close

Phase Eight women’s clothing store will close in Cirencester next week.

Street artists to return to Cheltenham Image

Street artists to return to Cheltenham

Cheltenham Paint Festival will return next week (September 5-6), to give the public a chance to see spectacular new street art.

Recovered puppies are being cared for in a secured kennel Image

Recovered puppies are being cared for in a secured kennel

A number of puppies that were recovered during the arrest of a man on Saturday are healthy.

Three in four workers not victims of discrimination Image

Three in four workers not victims of discrimination

Ageism is the most common form of perceived discrimination in the workplace, according to new research.

Gloucester-based architects secure place on £500m contract framework Image

Gloucester-based architects secure place on £500m contract framework

A national architectural practice, which has an office in Gloucester, has secured a place in five regions of the Procure Partnerships Professional Services Framework.

Minster innovation centre clears planning hurdle Image

Minster innovation centre clears planning hurdle

Plans for an innovation hub which forms part of £3.1million project in the centre of Cheltenham have been approved.

Pedal4PiedPiper virtual cycling event raises £4000 Image

Pedal4PiedPiper virtual cycling event raises £4000

In place of its annual Sportive, the Pied Piper Appeal partnered with the Rotary Gloucester Quays team to run a virtual cycling fundraising event last month.

Is studying and earning at the same time the way forward post-Covid? Image

Is studying and earning at the same time the way forward post-Covid?

A Gloucestershire firm is among apprenticeship companies hoping for a surge in interest as GCSE with A-level results published.

Raytheon teams up with Navy charity to drive STEM learning Image

Raytheon teams up with Navy charity to drive STEM learning

Raytheon UK has launched a long-term charity partnership designed to drive the company's commitment to STEM learning.

Cheltenham College looks for innovation to create room Image

Cheltenham College looks for innovation to create room

Cheltenham College has lodged planning applications for an innovation centre and a nursery building.

Care home reopening doors to respite care Image

Care home reopening doors to respite care

A Cheltenham care home is poised to become one of the first specialist dementia facilities to reopen its respite care facility following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mental health services available for people needing support Image

Mental health services available for people needing support

Services to support people who have been struggling with their mental health as a result of the coronavirus crisis are still available.

John Lewis switches on Christmas website Image

John Lewis switches on Christmas website

The unveiling of John Lewis' Christmas advert has become one of the main signals the festive season is on its way - now the retailer has responded to a demand for festive products by opening up its online Christmas shop early.

Funding available for research into CO poisoning  Image

Funding available for research into CO poisoning

A charity has launched its call for grants for research into the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning.

DFS posts note of caution after surge in sales Image

DFS posts note of caution after surge in sales

DFS has reported a surge in revenue to kick off its new financial year after posting a loss over the previous 12 months.

Ex-player responds to rugby club's appeal for help Image

Ex-player responds to rugby club's appeal for help

Andy Bird, owner of Andrew Bird Hearing in Cheltenham, is repaying the cash-strapped club that nurtured his love of rugby.

CBI reveals worst year for jobs since 2009 Image

CBI reveals worst year for jobs since 2009

The last year has seen the largest loss of retail jobs in the UK since the financial crisis according to the latest figures.

Man sentenced to over three years for cuckooing vulnerable woman Image

Man sentenced to over three years for cuckooing vulnerable woman

Police making a welfare check on a vulnerable Cheltenham woman who had previously been 'cuckooed' by a drug dealer found another one in her home.

Legislation launches move for greener supply chains Image

Legislation launches move for greener supply chains

Businesses in the UK could be banned from using products from land which has been deforested illegally - and Unilever is partnering with a US tech company in a bid to tackle deforestation and environmental threats in its supply chains.

Former puppy farmer being forced to pay back ill-gotten gains Image

Former puppy farmer being forced to pay back ill-gotten gains

A puppy farmer who was jailed in 2018 for conning customers is now being forced to pay back his ill-gotten earnings.

Police arrest 17-year-old after Tesco robbery Image

Police arrest 17-year-old after Tesco robbery

A teenager is in custody on suspicion of robbery today following a speedy and co-ordinated response by Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Ecclesiastical 'resilient' despite £60m loss Image

Ecclesiastical 'resilient' despite £60m loss

Ecclesiastical Insurance said the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on long-term investments were to blame for a pre-tax loss of almost £60million.

"I'll keep going" says 90-year-old shopkeeper rocked by burglary

A 90-year-old shopkeeper has vowed to keep on trading, despite a burglary which left him feeling 'devastated'.

Build complete at £10.2m Gloucestershire business park Image

Build complete at £10.2m Gloucestershire business park

Industrial developer Chancerygate has achieved practical completion for its 94,000sq ft Furlong Business Park scheme near Cheltenham.

COVID-19 causes law firms to jump three years into the future Image

COVID-19 causes law firms to jump three years into the future

The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated many law firms three years into the future, according to a Cheltenham based audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe.

Travel needs help to keep moving warns ABTA Image

Travel needs help to keep moving warns ABTA

Travel industry trade body ABTA has called for "tailored support" to stem the flow of job losses.

Housing developer appoints new land director Image

Housing developer appoints new land director

Stonewood Partnerships have announced the appointment of a new residential land director, with plans to lift the company's site acquisition to a new level.

Two Rivers takes control of fresh properties Image

Two Rivers takes control of fresh properties

Two Rivers Housing has completed the handover of 12 new affordable home at Tutshill.

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