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Vision for future as Norville Group bought from administration Image

Vision for future as Norville Group bought from administration

The Norville Group has been saved after being bought out of administration by Bath-based Inspecs.

Ecclesiastical managing risk to head back on the road Image

Ecclesiastical managing risk to head back on the road

Insurer Ecclesiastical has undertaken a thorough risk assessment ahead of the return of its risk management team to field-based work.

Weird Fish reopened at Gloucester Quays  Image

Weird Fish reopened at Gloucester Quays

Lifestyle clothing brand Weird Fish is welcoming back shoppers to its store at Gloucester Quays with new health and safety measures in place.

Randall & Payne fills senior roles from within Image

Randall & Payne fills senior roles from within

Accountants Randall & Payne have announced a raft of promotions across the business.

Profits halve at Dixons Carphone Image

Profits halve at Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone will review future shareholder payouts after the impact of lockdown restrictions and the under-performance of its mobile division halved profits.

REACH outlines concerns over hospital safety Image

REACH outlines concerns over hospital safety

Campaigners for the return of emergency treatment at Cheltenham General Hospital has expressed concerns over the safety of arrangements for surgery in Gloucestershire.

Charity partnership off to a barking start Image

Charity partnership off to a barking start

A Cheltenham-based law firm has pledged to support a county charity and paid a visit to their furry friends this week.

Man avoids jail after scarring former friend for life Image

Man avoids jail after scarring former friend for life

A 28-year-old man has avoided jail despite scarring a former friend for life.

Fromage homage to French troops serving in Gloucester Image

Fromage homage to French troops serving in Gloucester

French soldiers serving in Gloucester have been thanked for their role during the ongoing coronavirus crisis – with a Double Gloucester cheese.

Fourteen-year sentence for shopping centre sex attack Image

Fourteen-year sentence for shopping centre sex attack

A man convicted of raping a 13-year-old boy in toilets of a Cheltenham shopping arcade has been jailed for 14 years.

Dunelm counting the cost of lockdown as profits fall Image

Dunelm counting the cost of lockdown as profits fall

Home furnishing retailer Dunelm has predicted a fall of as much as £21 million in annual pre-tax profit, as it counts the cost of store closures.

Huawei cut off from UK's 5G network Image

Huawei cut off from UK's 5G network

Mobile providers in the UK will be banned from buying new 5G equipment from Chinese firm Huawei after the end of the year due to security concerns.

New fleet to help keep people independent Image

New fleet to help keep people independent

Gloucestershire County Council plans to replace the vans that deliver vital equipment to support people to live independently at home.

800,000 behind on Council Tax payments Image

800,000 behind on Council Tax payments

Bailiffs employed to chase late Council Tax payers will soon have the right to start visiting homes again following the coronavirus lockdown.

£4.7 million package of support for young people in Gloucestershire  Image

£4.7 million package of support for young people in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is set to extend its youth support service until March 2022, if plans get cabinet approval next week.

£11m council ICT contract up for grabs Image

£11m council ICT contract up for grabs

Gloucestershire County Council is set to begin the search for a mixture of in-house and third party contractors to deliver a new and improved digital operating model for the council, if the cabinet gives the go-ahead next week.

Hygienic Handles open door on innovation grant Image

Hygienic Handles open door on innovation grant

A Cheltenham manufacturer has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop a range of hands-free doors and handles.

Drop in Gloucestershire burglaries saves more than £4m Image

Drop in Gloucestershire burglaries saves more than £4m

Burglaries fell by 900 across Gloucestershire in the year up to February - saving police and public more than £4million.

Lidl plans to create 1,000 jobs this year with new stores  Image

Lidl plans to create 1,000 jobs this year with new stores

Lidl has announced plans to open new shops at the rate of roughly one a week before the end of the year.

Council asked to back recycling contract extension Image

Council asked to back recycling contract extension

Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet will be asked to renew Ubico's contract to run its household recycling centres.

Solicitor returns to BPE Solicitors’ commercial team  Image

Solicitor returns to BPE Solicitors’ commercial team

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has welcomed the return of Matt Jackson to add to its growing commercial team.

Face masks to be mandatory for shopping Image

Face masks to be mandatory for shopping

Shoppers in England will face a fine of up to £100 if they do not wear a face mask in shops and supermarkets.

Proposed £20m rise for Gloucestershire highways budget Image

Proposed £20m rise for Gloucestershire highways budget

Gloucestershire County Council's investment in highways projects will increase by more than £20million if a proposal before cabinet is approved.

Bakers Quay adapts plans after coronavirus changes Image

Bakers Quay adapts plans after coronavirus changes

New images have been released for the proposed next phase of the Bakers Quay development in Gloucester.

Labour leader warns Gloucester faces £3m shortfall without help Image

Labour leader warns Gloucester faces £3m shortfall without help

Gloucester City Council's budget faces a shortfall in excess of £3million without Government help to cover its funding of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the leader of the Labour group.

Halfords earmarks 60 stores for closure  Image

Halfords earmarks 60 stores for closure

Halfords is set to close 60 of its stores as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Cheltenham signs up to champion tech diversity Image

Cheltenham signs up to champion tech diversity

Cheltenham Borough Council has committed to championing diversity within tech and digital employment by signing up to the national Tech Talent Charter.

Schools prepare for pupils' full return in September Image

Schools prepare for pupils' full return in September

At the end of a challenging academic year, schools are working with Gloucestershire County Council to prepare to welcome all children back to school.

Peel boss steps down from Intu board Image

Peel boss steps down from Intu board

The chairman of the Peel Group - owners of Gloucester Quays - has stepped down from the board of troubled property giant Intu.

Man wanted in connection with street sign theft Image

Man wanted in connection with street sign theft

Do you recognise this man? Gloucestershire Constabulary wants to speak to him in connection with suspected thefts.

£30k to stop Gloucestershire children going hungry over the summer Image

£30k to stop Gloucestershire children going hungry over the summer

Gloucestershire County Council has invested £30,000 as part of its Holiday Hunger programme to ensure no young person goes hungry during the summer holiday.

Eastgate Market stalwarts retire after over 50 years Image

Eastgate Market stalwarts retire after over 50 years

A couple who dedicated their life to running businesses at Gloucester’s Eastgate Market have called time on their long career.

Fall in cigarette sales wrapped in plain packaging Image

Fall in cigarette sales wrapped in plain packaging

The number of cigarettes sold in the UK has fallen by around 20 million a month since the introduction of new rules three years ago.

Angry Tom Kerridge says 'no-shows' putting jobs at risk Image

Angry Tom Kerridge says 'no-shows' putting jobs at risk

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge has launched an attack on people who failed to show up for bookings at one of his restaurants, saying they are putting jobs at risk.

Directors say they are not ready for Brexit Image

Directors say they are not ready for Brexit

The Government has launched an information campaign urging businesses to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period - amid a report saying three in four firms are unprepared for fully leaving the EU.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 17 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 17

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

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 10 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 10

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

Stroud firm looks to future after £120m PPE contract Image

Stroud firm looks to future after £120m PPE contract

A Stroud medical device company has secured its future after securing a £120million contract to supply half of the NHS supplies of face shields during the coronavirus pandemic.

Completely Motoring adds new site and brand amid record sales Image

Completely Motoring adds new site and brand amid record sales

Completely Motoring has bucked the trend during the coronavirus pandemic - adding a new business to the group, taking on a fresh brand and recording record sales figures.

Gloucester housebuilder welcomes stamp duty holiday Image

Gloucester housebuilder welcomes stamp duty holiday

This week's announcement of a stamp duty holiday on all property sales up to the value of £500,000 has been welcomed by Barnwood-based housebuilder Newland Homes.

BPE retains ranking for private wealth advice Image

BPE retains ranking for private wealth advice

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has retained its Tier Two ranking in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth directory of recommended lawyers.

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