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Homebase set for return to Cheltenham and create 30 jobs Image

Homebase set for return to Cheltenham and create 30 jobs

Home and gardens retailer Homebase is planning to open a new store and garden centre in Cheltenham occupying almost 50,000 sq ft.

Hollie Guard downloads surge past 200,000 Image

Hollie Guard downloads surge past 200,000

Hollie Guard, the personal safety app created following the murder of Hollie Gazzard in Gloucester, has topped 200,000 downloads after a surge in the wake of Sarah Everard's death.

St James's Place director leaves to chair rivals Image

St James's Place director leaves to chair rivals

St James's Place director Baroness Morrissey is leaving the company's board to join a rival wealth management company.

Greggs reveals first annual loss since 1984 Image

Greggs reveals first annual loss since 1984

Bakery chain Greggs has reported a £13.7m loss for 2020 after sales fell during the pandemic but says its well-placed for recovery.

Here comes summer for Gloucestershire recycling Image

Here comes summer for Gloucestershire recycling

Gloucestershire's household recycling centres are starting summer a week early due to high demand.

Cost of pandemic living in inflation basket Image

Cost of pandemic living in inflation basket

Changing habits during the coronavirus pandemic will be reflected in the goods used to calculate the cost of living.

Road to Cheltenham school cleared by end of legal challenge Image

Road to Cheltenham school cleared by end of legal challenge

A new school in Leckhampton has moved a step closer after a judicial review of the planning application was withdrawn.

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in March 2021 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile coronavirus testing unit locations in March 2021

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Scheme needs a kickstart with extension - CBI Image

Scheme needs a kickstart with extension - CBI

The deadline to apply for the Kickstart Scheme needs to be extended by six months to June 2022, according to the president of the CBI.

Year of pandemic forces 2,000 pubs to shut Image

Year of pandemic forces 2,000 pubs to shut

A year of coronavirus restrictions and closures have cost UK pubs £8.2billion in beer sales alone - more than two billion pints.

H&M reports 27 per cent drop in sales Image

H&M reports 27 per cent drop in sales

Fashion retailer H&M has revealed a decline in first quarter sales, but said this is less than expected and sales are now recovering.

Renishaw project secures £26m aerospace funding Image

Renishaw project secures £26m aerospace funding

A project spearheaded by Renishaw will benefit from a share of almost £90million of government funding for innovative aerospace projects.

OPS-BOX agrees finance partnership to expand offering Image

OPS-BOX agrees finance partnership to expand offering

Business support services specialist OPS-BOX has added a fresh string to its bow with a move into the commercial lending market.

Cheltenham expansion for accountancy and legal firm Image

Cheltenham expansion for accountancy and legal firm

A professional services company, combining law and accountancy under one roof, is expanding into Gloucestershire.

Gloucester business invests £1.3m in tech-for-good firm Image

Gloucester business invests £1.3m in tech-for-good firm

A socially-minded technology company set to transform the travel experiences of those with reduced mobility has secured investment in a funding round co-led by Brockworth-based Blackfinch.

Pret A Manger agrees deal with Tesco Image

Pret A Manger agrees deal with Tesco

International sandwich shop Pret A Manger has revealed a deal has been struck with Tesco, to sell its baked products in stores across the UK.

Amazon sets sights on pharmacy market Image

Amazon sets sights on pharmacy market

Amazon looks set to enter the UK pharmacy market after registering a trademark.

Businesses warned to act now and prevent deadly Legionella before re-opening Image

Businesses warned to act now and prevent deadly Legionella before re-opening

Stroud District Council's Environmental Health team is contacting businesses that have been shut during the pandemic with advice on how to identify the risk of Legionella so they can safely re-open when Government guidance allows.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 19 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 19

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

Ecotricity seals deal to power Electric Highway Image

Ecotricity seals deal to power Electric Highway

Ecotricity has agreed a deal with sustainable energy company Gridserve to speed up the development of its Electric Highway.

Quella fixed on becoming the one to watch Image

Quella fixed on becoming the one to watch

Quella Bicycle has come a long way since starting in a chicken shed nine years ago, but the Gloucester single speed bike specialists have done it all with a touch of style.

Bedfolk sleeps easy with record sales Image

Bedfolk sleeps easy with record sales

Bedding brand Bedfolk has risen to the challenge of consumers looking to upgrade their comfort during the pandemic, after seeing sales increase seven-fold in 2020.

Renishaw granted permission for R&D extension Image

Renishaw granted permission for R&D extension

Renishaw has been granted permission to build a new office building at its headquarters near Wotton-under-Edge.

Gloucester metal roofing and cladding company moves to employee ownership Image

Gloucester metal roofing and cladding company moves to employee ownership

Q & M Limited has enjoyed near year-on-year growth in its 30-year history.

Residential property investment topped £6billion in 2020 Image

Residential property investment topped £6billion in 2020

Despite a difficult year for the commercial property market, UK residential investment volumes matched 2018's all-time high, reaching £6.1billion in 2020.

Work begins on £5.3m affordable home scheme for Stroud Image

Work begins on £5.3m affordable home scheme for Stroud

Work has started on the next phase of Stroud District Council's plan to build new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in Nailsworth, Minchinhampton and Eastington.

Royal Mail taps into Sunday parcel deliveries Image

Royal Mail taps into Sunday parcel deliveries

Royal Mail has said it is introducing a Sunday parcel delivery service for major retailers.

3.2m households gained pets during lockdown Image

3.2m households gained pets during lockdown

More than three million homes in the UK have welcomed in a pet since the start of the pandemic.

Trevone House opens door on new era Image

Trevone House opens door on new era

The first young care leavers are settling into their new home in Gloucester which is providing groundbreaking specialist support and semi-independent accommodation.

Exports to EU fall as economy shrinks Image

Exports to EU fall as economy shrinks

The UK saw a huge drop in exports to the EU in January while the economy also shrank at the start of the year.

Lifeline grant for slice of Gloucester's history Image

Lifeline grant for slice of Gloucester's history

One of Gloucester's historic landmarks has received £25,000 for vital maintenance work.

Gloucester picks Ubico for waste contract Image

Gloucester picks Ubico for waste contract

Ubico will take over the contract to collect domestic waste in Gloucester from next year.

Perry Bishop finding the true value of your home Image

Perry Bishop finding the true value of your home

The lifting of coronavirus restrictions is on the horizon but you do not have to wait any longer to receive an accurate valuation on your home.

Cirencester firm announces £10m management buyout Image

Cirencester firm announces £10m management buyout

A provider of networking consultancy and managed services has completed a £10 million management buyout, thanks to investment from NVM Private Equity.

Debenhams deal will not see flats in Gloucester store Image

Debenhams deal will not see flats in Gloucester store

Gloucester's city centre Debenhams store will not be turned into flats after a deal was agreed for its sale, according to the city's MP

Cheltenham in line for £30m fibre network Image

Cheltenham in line for £30m fibre network

Cheltenham has been revealed as the next town in line for a multi-million pound investment in its digital infrastructure by CityFibre.

Rolls-Royce brought down to earth with heavy loss Image

Rolls-Royce brought down to earth with heavy loss

An "unprecedented" year with the global collapse in air travel has seen engine maker Rolls-Royce report a massive loss.

Marks & Spencer welcomes guest brands online Image

Marks & Spencer welcomes guest brands online

Marks & Spencer is to sell clothes from rival brands online as part of a plan to "turbocharge online growth".

Cotswold Water Park secures funding to develop a 150km cycle route network Image

Cotswold Water Park secures funding to develop a 150km cycle route network

The Cotswold Water Park Trust has been awarded a grant from Gloucestershire County Council’s Growing Our Communities Fund.

Website puts Gloucester in tourism window Image

Website puts Gloucester in tourism window

Visit Gloucester has launched a new website designed to inspire visitors to book trips to the city.

New accommodation for Gloucester’s homeless Image

New accommodation for Gloucester’s homeless

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) have launched 9 new units offering temporary accommodation.

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