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Shops set to make way for housing

Plans to build homes on the site of a former shopping centre in Cheltenham have been given the green light.

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Businesses back plans to invest in city centre

Proposals for a Gloucester Business Improvement District have won "overwhelming" support, it was announced today.

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“We need more money in the pot so no school loses out”

An MP has praised the work of schools in Cheltenham – but said they had been “significantly underfunded”.

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Energy giant bids to get planning decision overturned

Ecotricity has lodged an appeal after its plans to build a green gas plant were rejected.

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Warning: Don’t be conned into buying ‘phantom goods’

More and more people are being caught out by ‘phantom goods’ scams costing them an average of £1,100, Citizens Advice says.

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Almost every penny in Council Tax is paid to local authority

Cotswold District Council has achieved a Council Tax collection rate of virtually 100 per cent.

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EG Carter & Co Ltd celebrate massive contract win

A Gloucester construction company has been appointed to help build hundreds of new homes as part of a £1.5billion scheme.

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Announcement made over deal to build more commercial properties

A leading UK regeneration specialist has named the winner of a £1.6million building contract in Gloucestershire.

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Hartpury's sporting sides win support from kit and footwear specialist

Hartpury College students are set to benefit from a new partnership with XBlades Sports.

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Safran celebrates new agreement with satellite pioneer

The parent company of a major business in Gloucestershire has announced a deal with a multi-national aircraft, rocket and satellite manufacturer.

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Councillors are united in campaign to keep fire service - NEW COMMENT

Attempts to transfer responsibility for the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have been strongly opposed by councillors.

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'Businesses must be compensated quickly over bank fraud'

A leading business organisation has said it is "simply unacceptable" that small firms are still awaiting compensation from one of the world's biggest banks.

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Exports are main driver of demand as car production falls

The number of cars being produced in May fell by nearly 10 per cent, an official report has revealed.

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Ex-MP brought in by retail group to help press for 'fair' Brexit deal

The British Retail Consortium has appointed a former MP to accelerate its research and further strengthen its voice on Brexit.

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Kier is preparing to take multi-million pound hit

One of the biggest construction companies in Gloucestershire is forecasting a £73million writedown in its annual results.

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New investment opens up path to "exciting" future

A women's fashion brand based in Cheltenham is the subject of a management buyout.

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Kitchen Garden release new products to help revive a slowing market

Multi award-winning Stroud-based producers Kitchen Garden are launching two new products into the competitive preserves and condiments market.

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Massive boost for the arts sector is unveiled

Two organisations in Gloucestershire are set to enjoy a share of £109million in new funding, Arts Council England has announced.

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Don't miss the chance to grow your business through Punchline magazine

The next edition of Punchline, the unique Gloucestershire business magazine, will be out soon and there is still time for you to be a part of it.

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Annual profits are laid bare on a downward road for some companies

Stagecoach and Carpetright have suffered a fall in annual profits - but Dixons Carphone is ringing up an increase in takings.

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Local businesses beware of this latest scam

Businesses have been warned today about a Council Tax scam.

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“Workers need urgent reassurances about their safety”

Millions of people need reassurances that their offices are safe to work in following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government has been warned.

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At last! Great news for drivers as roadworks come to an end

Motorists are set to breathe a huge sigh of relief as a major bridge project finally comes to an end.

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Renishaw engineer named as one of best in UK

A senior development engineer at Renishaw has been selected as one of the UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2017.

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Vital work gets under way to stop flooding

A flood alleviation scheme to protect businesses and residents from future flooding will start in Gloucestershire this week.

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'Google has denied consumers a genuine choice of services'

Google has today been fined £2.1billion for promoting its own comparison shopping service at the expense of its competitors.

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We're facing unpredictable times, warns High Street giant

One of the UK's best-known retailers has today warned of continuing market volatility in its latest trading update.

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New announcement over office suites in Cirencester

Property consultants Alder King have been appointed by UBC to market three second-floor office suites at its Cirencester Office Park facility.

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Shoe store walks to new location

Independent family owned shoe store Cotter’s Shoes in Gloucester is relocating to a larger store but remaining loyal to the city.

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Medical benefits of incredible technology will be highlighted at high-profile conference

Three surgeons will showcase implant technology from a Gloucestershire-based global engineering and healthcare technologies company.

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Green energy company tops poll again

A Gloucestershire company has been rated the best for customer service in a new survey.

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'Recruitment problems are highest in a decade'

The proportion of businesses facing difficulties in recruiting skilled employees has reached its highest for 10 years, according to a business study.

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MP: Terrorism laws need to be used more effectively

Sentencing for terrorist acts must be toughened up to protect the public, a Gloucestershire MP has warned.

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‘Builders’ tea brewed in support of Armed Forces

A Bishop’s Cleeve based house building company has been showing its support for the Armed Forces by taking part in the annual ‘Big Brew Up’ fundraising event.

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Russian billionaire buys well-known retail chain

A large health and wellness retail chain in Europe has been bought for nearly £2billion it has been announced.

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Independent logistics company wins contract from UK wholesale giant

A Gloucestershire-based transport operator has been awarded a major contract by the UK's leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler.

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Hinkley Point deal comes under fire from financial watchdog - NEW COMMENT

A multi-billion pound energy project that is expected to create thousands of jobs in the South West has been described as "risky and expensive" by the National Audit Office.

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Technology specialists will showcase ground-breaking work

A global engineering and scientific technologies company based in Gloucestershire will be the focus of attention at an important event in Wales.

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What's On: Tickets still available for Tom Jones concert in Gloucester

The legendary Tom Jones is returning to Gloucester for a highly-anticipated concert at Kingsholm Stadium this weekend.

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Parking changes lead to price cut for bus passengers

A bus company has today announced discounted fares to support businesses and their employees following changes to car parking in Cheltenham.

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Prospective properties could boost city council funds

A property investment board has been set up by a city council to boost funds by being able to make decisions about buying and selling properties.

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