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Gloucestershire University crowned Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year Image

Gloucestershire University crowned Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year

The Royal Agricultural University has taken the title of Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Volunteer board members sought to shape the future of landmark Gloucester site Image

Volunteer board members sought to shape the future of landmark Gloucester site

The trust that runs one of Gloucester’s historic gems is looking for fresh blood and fresh ideas who are capable of turning it into a thriving 21st century operation.

Funding from business makes Cheltenham town centre phone box a real life saver Image

Funding from business makes Cheltenham town centre phone box a real life saver

Telephone boxes in the centre of Cheltenham have become real life-savers thanks to funding from the town’s Business Improvement District.

Giant food court to replace restaurants in Cheltenham shopping centre Image

Giant food court to replace restaurants in Cheltenham shopping centre

A food court featuring 10 street food outlets, a coffee shop and fresh food market could replace plans for three new restaurants on the ground floor of the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham.

Controversial 180 home development in the Forest of Dean takes significant step forward Image

Controversial 180 home development in the Forest of Dean takes significant step forward

A controversial housing estate that will see 180 new homes built in the Forest of Dean has moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Extinction Rebellion is doing a "good job", says high profile Gloucestershire businessman

Dale Vince would accept Extinction Rebellion protestors blockading access to Forest Green Rovers’ New Lawn stadium if it helped raise awareness of their climate change message.

Lidl gets permission for new Gloucester store and it will be built by a county firm Image

Lidl gets permission for new Gloucester store and it will be built by a county firm

The 23,000 square foot Kingsway store has been approved despite Tesco lodging an objection.

Rugby club land could become major car park Image

Rugby club land could become major car park

Plans are afoot which could see Cirencester Rugby Club give up a sizable chunk of its land to car-driving commuters.

 Pizza Express calls in advisors over £1billion debt pile Image

Pizza Express calls in advisors over £1billion debt pile

Pizza Express could be the next high-profile High Street name to hit the buffers, according to reports

Dale Vince continues legal fight against prime minister Boris Johnson Image

Dale Vince continues legal fight against prime minister Boris Johnson

Dale Vince’s latest legal bid to ensure prime minister Boris Johnson doesn’t force through a no deal Brexit at the end of the month has been heard by a top court.

Plans lodged to build new homes next to Cheltenham Town Football Club's training ground Image

Plans lodged to build new homes next to Cheltenham Town Football Club's training ground

Trower Davies Architectural Consultants have submitted detailed plans on behalf of Cotswold Homes for the site on Brockhampton Lane in Swindon Village.

New King’s Walk store unveiled  Image

New King’s Walk store unveiled

If today’s opening was anything to go by King’s Walk’s newest store could end up creating more than the 11 new jobs it has already produced.

Eighty per cent of homes now sold at Maisemore development Image

Eighty per cent of homes now sold at Maisemore development

Housebuyers have been snapping up homes at the development in Maisemore, Gloucestershire.

Chocolatier tastes international success Image

Chocolatier tastes international success

Daring to change a product already worshipped by millions UK-wide as a heavenly and expecting customer to switch to it takes a brave entrepreneur.

Debenhams praised by Gloucestershire charity for move to welcome autistic customers Image

Debenhams praised by Gloucestershire charity for move to welcome autistic customers

In the headlines for its financial woes of late Debenhams’ partnership with the National Autistic Society puts it in the spotlight for very different reasons.

Extinction Rebellion: The global protest movement that started in a Stroud council house Image

Extinction Rebellion: The global protest movement that started in a Stroud council house

What started as a discussion in a council house in Stroud is set to become a headline-grabbing, chaos-causing movement that will hit major cities across the world.

Drug dealer avoids jail despite 'significant role' in street dealing Image

Drug dealer avoids jail despite 'significant role' in street dealing

A young Gloucester dad became a drug-dealer to raise money to pay for a legal battle to get access to his five-year-old daughter, a court heard.

Eight years for stealing just £8:  Woman jailed for knifepoint burglary on Gloucester family home Image

Eight years for stealing just £8: Woman jailed for knifepoint burglary on Gloucester family home

A woman who broke into a Gloucester home armed with a kitchen knife and terrorised the family who lived there has been jailed for eight years for aggravated burglary.

British banking giant to cut 10,000 jobs, according to reports Image

British banking giant to cut 10,000 jobs, according to reports

Banking giant HSBC are planning to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Devolved power will 'reignite the South West's economy', say CBI Image

Devolved power will 'reignite the South West's economy', say CBI

Devolving power from Westminster and into the South West will reignite the region’s economy, according to a report from the Confederation of British Industry.

Lucky Onion founders’ new business is booming Image

Lucky Onion founders’ new business is booming

When the Lucky Onion boutique hotel group first launched in Cheltenham it was not the name Julian Dunkerton it was synonymous with.

How's this for another use for a waste incinerator? Image

How's this for another use for a waste incinerator?

There is a striking similarity between Gloucester and Copenhagen - In both cities you are unable to see the waste incinerator from their dry ski slopes.

Cheltenham Borough Council makes move to prevent removal of iconic sculpture Image

Cheltenham Borough Council makes move to prevent removal of iconic sculpture

Cheltenham Borough Council has taken steps to ensure an iconic sculpture in the town remains in place – for good.

New senior appointments underline law firm's ambitions Image

New senior appointments underline law firm's ambitions

A new partner is among the appointments revealed at one of the Gloucestershire’s best-known law firms.

RAF air marshal named named as new patron of Gloucestershire aviation charity Image

RAF air marshal named named as new patron of Gloucestershire aviation charity

An air marshal who has held top posts with the Royal Air Force and NATO has been appointed as the new patron of Gloucestershire-based aviation charity fly2help.

Give back this Christmas at hospice's Winter Ball Image

Give back this Christmas at hospice's Winter Ball

A local hospice is asking Gloucestershire businesses to consider celebrating the best of the festive season with them.

Gloucester women ordered to pay £4,500 for Barton Street fly tipping Image

Gloucester women ordered to pay £4,500 for Barton Street fly tipping

Two women from Gloucester have been ordered to pay more than £4,500 in fines and costs after being convicted of fly tipping offences in the city.

College in Gloucestershire is first in the country to agree partnership deal with Microsoft Image

College in Gloucestershire is first in the country to agree partnership deal with Microsoft

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College have agreed a new partnership - with one of the world’s biggest companies.

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county of Gloucestershire.

Building firm wins £8.4m new waterside homes contract Image

Building firm wins £8.4m new waterside homes contract

The building firm that has won an £8.4 million contract to build 37 homes at a new waterside development has been named.

Man arrested on slavery charges Image

Man arrested on slavery charges

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in the Cotswolds on suspicion of conspiring to commit slavery, servitude and forced labour.

Traffic warning as contractor named to work on notorious road junction Image

Traffic warning as contractor named to work on notorious road junction

The contractor has been named to carry out work on the notorious Pitchcombe junction near Stroud – which comes with a traffic warning for motorists from next week.

Cheltenham-based law firm partner is named an 'elite leading lawyer' in latest legal rankings Image

Cheltenham-based law firm partner is named an 'elite leading lawyer' in latest legal rankings

A legal firm with a Gloucestershire base has been recognised for the expertise of its team following the release of the latest Legal 500 rankings.

Food and crafts from around the world on offer on iconic Cheltenham shopping street Image

Food and crafts from around the world on offer on iconic Cheltenham shopping street

Cheltenham’s Promenade will be a hub for food, drink and crafts from all over the world during the next four days.

New head of business banking for Gloucestershire and the West Image

New head of business banking for Gloucestershire and the West

Barclays has revealed the name of the person who will take on the new role of head of business banking for Gloucestershire and the West of England.

Stroud-based food producer lands contract in the USA Image

Stroud-based food producer lands contract in the USA

A Gloucestershire food supplier is celebrating a perfect 30th birthday present – by making it in America.

Appetite for growth remains strong at home of the Garbage Guzzler Image

Appetite for growth remains strong at home of the Garbage Guzzler

A business used to helping feed Olympic athletes has revealed some of the secrets it hopes will help fuel its own ongoing success.

Gloucestershire Young Carers receives £50,000 boost from major city firm's fund Image

Gloucestershire Young Carers receives £50,000 boost from major city firm's fund

Gloucestershire Young Carers is one of ten charities to receive £50,000 as part of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.

Bruton Knowles lands Heathrow contract Image

Bruton Knowles lands Heathrow contract

Property experts Bruton Knowles’ upwards trajectory looks to be continuing with the announcement it is to become involved in plans to expand Heathrow Airport.

Builder and housing association team up to bring affordable homes to Lydney Image

Builder and housing association team up to bring affordable homes to Lydney

National housebuilder Bellway has teamed up with Wyedean Housing Association to bring low-cost housing to Lydney.

Council funding boost puts Corinium Museum on solid ground Image

Council funding boost puts Corinium Museum on solid ground

The Corinum Museum in Cirencester is set to benefit from a £135,000 funding boost from Cotswold District Council to finance unforeseen work to ground below the shop area.

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