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New shopping centre proposed for expanding village

A new shopping centre is on the cards in Bishop's Cleeve after Badham Pharmacy confirmed it has now taken ownership of retail development land.

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County firms support community orchard project

Staff from two firms have volunteered their time to help out at Berry Hill Community Orchard, near Coleford.

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MP demands cheaper parking to help boost business

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk says it is essential to introduce cheaper parking in the town to support the local economy.

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New business units and homes planned for town centre

Details have been revealed for new business accommodation and homes on a gateway site in Coleford town centre.

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New app provides essential guide to Gloucester History Festival September 2-17

A new app is providing the latest essential information about this year's Gloucester History Festival from September 2 - 17.

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Police investigate drugs link between two Gloucester stabbings

Two recent stabbing incidents in Gloucester are linked and drugs related, police have confirmed.

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Countdown begins for big Tour of Britain event

As Cheltenham prepares to host a stage finish for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, details of how traffic will be affected have been announced.

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Taxpayers 'to subsidise planning application costs by £1 billion over next five years'

Local taxpayers will be forced to spend £1 billion covering the cost of planning applications by 2022, a report warns.

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Tasty Cotswold pub lunches are top treat for UK staycationers

Eating a pub lunch in the Cotswolds has emerged as the number one choice of 'happy places' for staycationers in a new survey.

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Council asks travellers to quit town centre car park

A number of travellers arrived overnight on Tuesday at the Beeches Road car park in Cirencester.

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Win tickets to The Demon Barbers - The Lock-In Remixed

Dance culture from across the decades is being celebrated in a high-energy show in Cheltenham featuring live music from award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers.

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Small business borrowing falls as Brexit uncertainty bites

Loans to small and medium sized businesses fell by £200 million last month, the Bank of England has reported.

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Public get a say on Forest of Dean council shake up

Major changes are likely in the way Forest of Dean District Council is run.

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VIP tickets on sale for Max Boyce Live in Gloucester

One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Max Boyce MBE, is coming to Gloucester for an exclusive live show.

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Co-op in talks to buy Nisa Retail

The Co-op Group is making moves to buy Nisa Retail, trumping its rival J Sainsbury in a battle to consolidate Britain's convenience store market.

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Call for ban on raising credit card limits of debt laden

New research has found that nearly 1 in 5 people struggling with debts have had their credit card limit raised without them requesting it.

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Accountancy firm is among the first in the UK to offer probate services

GCSD Accountants - the largest practice in the Stroud Valleys - is pleased to see its recently launched probate and estate administration growing fast.

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Time to end the scourge of late payments to small businesses

Small business leaders have welcomed today's new Government reforms aimed at making big businesses more accountable.

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Road closures planned as work carried out to reduce flooding risk

Roads will be shut or restricted around a county village as work takes place to help reduce flooding.

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Nightclub could be converted into apartments

A Gloucester nightclub could be closed down and turned into flats.

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Unique team-building packages could unlock business growth

How might a haunted house or prison help a business reach its full potential? Trapped Escape Rooms in Gloucester has the answers.

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MP helps students learn about democracy

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has hosted his fourth annual 'Politics Internship Week' to help young people learn more about local democracy and gain new skills.

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Six-year-old Kira steps out for Cobalt

A local charity has been bowled over by a six-year-old Cheltenham girl's act of kindness.

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Thirty three reasons for community to be happy

Gloucestershire County Council is helping to support a local community affected by recent changes to a bus service.

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Best locations to watch the Tour of Britain in Cheltenham

Pack a picnic and plan for a fun-filled day with the family when the OVO Tour of Britain races through Cheltenham on Saturday, September 9.

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Litter proves an unwelcome sight at county business park

Litter is creating an unwelcome eyesore at Newent Business Park, where visitors are greeted with it as soon as they enter the site.

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Shoplifter sentenced to nine months for supermarket thefts

A prolific shoplifter from Cheltenham has been jailed for nine months after pleading guilty to seven offences within five days.

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What's On: Witcombe Cider Festival returns with line-up of leading artists and DJs

Bank holiday weekend is here and what better way to celebrate than with a chilled cider and exhilarating music at one of Gloucestershire's liveliest festivals?

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Beer Week welcomes Gloucester for the first time

About 40 fun and informative events will take place at venues right across Cheltenham and (for the first time this year) Gloucester at Cheltenham & Gloucester Beer Week.

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Striking mural spells new beginning for Gloucester's oldest welding company

Gloucester’s oldest established welding company has also become its most forward thinking,
since it was taken over by its current owner two years ago.

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Signs are good for growing business

A Gloucester sign business has celebrated its 10th birthday by moving to bigger premises.

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Take a trip to ancient Egypt on the Gloucester Sphinx Trail

The mysteries of Egypt come alive at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum as visitors go on the search for hidden golden sphinxes as part of an eight-week summer trail.

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Leading drinks supplier doubles volumes with support from Downton

Gloucestershire-based distributors CM Downton’s partnership with Fever-Tree has proved a tonic to the soft drinks company with its business growing by more than 100 per cent this year.

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Trading Standards warning to county residents

Gloucestershire Trading Standards is reminding residents of their right to cancel a contract following several reports of pressurised sales in the Cheltenham area yesterday.

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New leaflet launched showcasing historic watering holes in Gloucester

Dropping into one of Gloucester’s older pubs offers customers a taste of history as well as their favourite tipple.

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Whole Foods shareholders back Amazon deal

Whole Foods shareholders have backed a bid by Amazon to buy the grocery chain for £13.7bn (£10.7bn).

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Car production in the UK ramps up

For the first seven months of the year, the amount of cars produced in the UK (four out of five of which are exported) went downhill by 1.6 per cent, but the numbers in July have risen by 17.7 per cent.

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Ecclesiastical staff adopts a ‘purr-fect’ cute cat

Five kittens named after buildings at the Gloucester offices of insurer, Ecclesiastical, will soon be looking for new homes after staff came to the rescue of their homeless mum.

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GFirst LEP donates computers to Gloucester Samaritans

Gloucester Samaritans have received an IT boost with the donation of new computers from GFirst LEP.

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Can we really afford the luxury of police horses?

Gloucestershire Constabulary has controversially decided to keep the police horses it has been using during a year-long trial.

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