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Cineworld profits soar Image

Cineworld profits soar

Profits at cinema chain, Cineworld, are up 125 per cent, thanks to its takeover of Regal Entertainment.

Capita profits ahead of expectations Image

Capita profits ahead of expectations

Capita profits were slightly higher than expected for 2018, its first year of a major restructuring programme.

Successful year for Savills  Image

Successful year for Savills

In a year that has seen many estate agents struggle, Savills has announced a big increase in sales and profit for 2018.

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary Image

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary

Plenty has changed in the property sector since 1989 – although there has been one constant on the Gloucestershire scene: ASH Chartered Surveyors.

Awards recognition for Publica Image

Awards recognition for Publica

Staff at Publica have been praised, after reaching the finals of a major awards scheme.

Sales growth for sofa retailer Image

Sales growth for sofa retailer

Homeware and furniture retailer, DFS, has bucked the retail trend, with growth in like-for-like sales across all of its brands.

Work begins on £1 million extension to Gloucestershire musuem Image

Work begins on £1 million extension to Gloucestershire musuem

One of Gloucestershire’s most popular visitor attractions has begun on a £1.2 million two-phase refurbishment.

Gloucester man jailed for peddling hard drugs Image

Gloucester man jailed for peddling hard drugs

A 20 year old Gloucester man caught peddling hard drugs in the city for a second time was jailed for just over three years yesterday, 13 March.

Work begins on million sq ft business park Image

Work begins on million sq ft business park

Developers have unveiled details of the first phase of a near one million square foot business park off the M5, expected to create 1,250 jobs.

Artists challenged to give King's Square a new identity Image

Artists challenged to give King's Square a new identity

Artists are being invited to help create a new identity and put King’s Square in the spotlight as part of the multi-million proposals to regenerate the area.

Howzat!...  for a way for council chairman to say thank you for support during cancer treatment Image

Howzat!... for a way for council chairman to say thank you for support during cancer treatment

Gloucestershire county council chairman Andrew Gravells, who has been battling lung cancer for four years, is organising a charity cricket match to say thanks for all his treatment.

Woman and husband found guilty of forging mother's will  Image

Woman and husband found guilty of forging mother's will

A woman who turned to forgery with her husband's help after they were cut out of her mother's will was warned today that they both face jail.

Sales up to £17.7billion as supermarket continues its turnaround Image

Sales up to £17.7billion as supermarket continues its turnaround

Supermarket chain Morrisons have recorded an increase in sales for a third consecutive year.

New director appointed at Two Rivers Housing Image

New director appointed at Two Rivers Housing

An industry expert with a decade of experience has joined Two Rivers Housing as their new director of resources.

Robots, Ribena and the future Image

Robots, Ribena and the future

Two firm which have invested millions in Gloucestershire, and a man who can see into the future, are to join forces to help connect businesses this month.

Cheltenham laundry helping African agriculture by donating towels Image

Cheltenham laundry helping African agriculture by donating towels

Old towels from a Cheltenham laundry are being given a second lease of life by being sent to Africa to aid charity projects.

Engineering firm begins search for apprentices Image

Engineering firm begins search for apprentices

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has opened the doors to its apprenticeship scheme to new recruits.

Record revenues of £20million at Gloucestershire firm Image

Record revenues of £20million at Gloucestershire firm

Revenue broke through the £20million mark at Staverton-based company last year.

First stage of work for a multi-story car park in Cirencester to begin Image

First stage of work for a multi-story car park in Cirencester to begin

The first phase of work that could see The Waterloo car park in Cirencester become a multi-story will begin on Monday.

Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500 Image

Making Tax Digital to cost the average small business at least £500

Software that will ensure that small businesses are ready to comply with Making Tax Digital legislation will set the average enterprise back £564.

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate Image

First refurbished unit let at Gloucester trading estate

A motor parts specialist has become the latest tenant to rent a trade counter unit at the recently acquired Chancel Close Industrial Estate.

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told Image

Scent of flowers masked £1.4 million haul of cannabis, court is told

Cannabis worth £1.4million was smuggled into Britain in a lorry load of Dutch flowers and the scent from the blooms completely masked the drug's telltale aroma, a court heard yesterday.

UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January Image

UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January

The UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in January 2019, the highest single-month rise for more than two years.

Small profit for struggling fashion retailer Image

Small profit for struggling fashion retailer

Sales at French Connection fell last year, as a result of the difficult trading conditions in the UK, but the company still made a small profit.

Superb sausage roll nets Lydney farm £10,000 prize Image

Superb sausage roll nets Lydney farm £10,000 prize

A superb sausage roll and a fabulous ‘foggy’ pasty have secured a Gloucestershire food producer a £10,000 reward.

BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General pours cold water on Prime Minister's

BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General pours cold water on Prime Minister's "legally binding" changes

The government is facing a second heavy defeat on its Brexit deal after the Attorney General poured cold water on the Prime Minister’s “legally binding” changes to the withdrawal agreement.

Dunkerton's return would be

Dunkerton's return would be "damaging" to Superdry, say board

The increasingly acrimonious battle for control of Superdry has taken another twist.

Illegal cigarettes found behind fake wall in Cheltenham shop Image

Illegal cigarettes found behind fake wall in Cheltenham shop

Canny trading standards officers from Gloucestershire County Council have rumbled a shop selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

It's open! Gloucester city centre road reopens to traffic Image

It's open! Gloucester city centre road reopens to traffic

More than a year after it closed to traffic a key route in Gloucester's city centre is open to traffic once again.

Brace yourselves: Those pesky Gloucester roadworks are about to get more chaotic Image

Brace yourselves: Those pesky Gloucester roadworks are about to get more chaotic

Progress on those pesky roadworks that are clogging up Cheltenham Road can now be monitored online.

Business property adviser retains 'Most Active' agent in the South West for nine years running Image

Business property adviser retains 'Most Active' agent in the South West for nine years running

A specialist business property adviser has won, for the ninth consecutive year, the award for the most active agents in the leisure and hotels category of a national competition.

How do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse? Let the bus do the work Image

How do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse? Let the bus do the work

It’s a question nearly 100,000 punters will be asking themselves today – how do I get to Cheltenham Racecourse?

Recruitment firm's quiz night raises thousands for charity Image

Recruitment firm's quiz night raises thousands for charity

Cheltenham-based Truly Tailored Recruitment hosted a fundraising quiz on February 7.

Kier make surprise debt restatement Image

Kier make surprise debt restatement

Construction giants increase net debt by £50million in surprise statement to the London Stock Exchange

Man who claimed benefits whilst working to find out how much of the money will be reclaimed Image

Man who claimed benefits whilst working to find out how much of the money will be reclaimed

A man who illegally claimed state benefits whilst working to find out how much of his ill gotten gains will be clawed back from him.

BREAKING NEWS:

BREAKING NEWS: "We may never leave the EU" - Prime Minister warns

The Prime Minister has warned that if her Brexit deal is rejected next week the UK “may never leave the EU.”

Has Debenhams found its saviour? Image

Has Debenhams found its saviour?

The Sports Direct owner and Newcastle United boss wants to replace all but one member on the Debenhams board.

Gloucestershire business Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary Image

Gloucestershire business Gillman’s celebrates its 50th anniversary

The owners and staff members of family business Gillman’s are proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

First football, now it's vegan school dinners on Dale Vince's plate Image

First football, now it's vegan school dinners on Dale Vince's plate

He’s already brought vegan food to football and now Dale Vince is tackling an another more challenging culinary crowd: School children.

Specialist autism school set to open and create 300 jobs Image

Specialist autism school set to open and create 300 jobs

A specialist autism school and residential home has opened with the promise of creating 300 jobs.

Three Forest of Dean Parks to benefit from £40,000 government cash boost Image

Three Forest of Dean Parks to benefit from £40,000 government cash boost

Three parks in the Forest of Dean are set to receive a significant cash boost from a government fund.

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