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Police feared for lives when Gloucester man started shooting at them through his letterbox  Image

Police feared for lives when Gloucester man started shooting at them through his letterbox

Police feared for their lives when a man with an 'Aladdin's cave of weapons' in his Gloucester home started shooting at them - through his letterbox, a court heard.

Wetherspoons to celebrate Brexit by offering cheap drinks from European producers Image

Wetherspoons to celebrate Brexit by offering cheap drinks from European producers

He may have been one of the most outspoken Brexiteers around, but now Tim Martin, the chairman of JD Wetherspoon is offering a hand of friendship to Europe.

Air ambulance has busiest year yet Image

Air ambulance has busiest year yet

Sightings of a certain bright green helicopter in the skies above Gloucestershire are becoming a much more common occurrence.

A new Gloucestershire business was formed every two hours throughout 2019 Image

A new Gloucestershire business was formed every two hours throughout 2019

There were more than 4,000 new companies formed across the county in 2019, according to new research from the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

Seven-year catering contract revealed by college Image

Seven-year catering contract revealed by college

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest colleges has revealed details of a seven-year deal to provide its in-house catering services.

Don't miss Gloucestershire's biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event Image

Don't miss Gloucestershire's biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event

If you are considering a career in engineering, this event is not to be missed.

Tree-mendous effort by Cotswold Canal Trust volunteers Image

Tree-mendous effort by Cotswold Canal Trust volunteers

Volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust donned their wellies and high-vis vests to aid an environmental scheme run by Gloucester City Council.

Former Mitchelin star restaurant chef jailed for drug dealing in Gloucester Image

Former Mitchelin star restaurant chef jailed for drug dealing in Gloucester

A former Michelin star restaurant chef and a teenager who was 'thrown from the frying pan into the fire' in the drugs world, have been jailed for dealing drugs in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire Young Carers sets itself a challenge to mark Young Carers Awareness Day Image

Gloucestershire Young Carers sets itself a challenge to mark Young Carers Awareness Day

A challenge to visit 30 of the county’s schools in one day is one that is being taken on by the staff of Gloucestershire Young Carers to mark Young Carers Awareness Day.

Gloucestershire barrister chosen to make presentation to World Congress on Family Law Image

Gloucestershire barrister chosen to make presentation to World Congress on Family Law

A solicitor from a Gloucestershire law firm has been invited to make a presentation at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights.

Entrepreneur who sold his company for £140 million has a new business Image

Entrepreneur who sold his company for £140 million has a new business

An entrepreneur who created a successful financial advice website - and sold it for £140 million - has emerged with a new business venture.

Another big name to shut up shop on Cheltenham's Promenade Image

Another big name to shut up shop on Cheltenham's Promenade

Another big name is set to shut up shop and leave its prime position on Cheltenham’s promenade.

40-plus home development proposed Image

40-plus home development proposed

A housing developer has plans to more than double the number of properties is building in a Gloucestershire village.

Man from Cheltenham escapes jail despite admitting to exporting elephant and walrus ivory Image

Man from Cheltenham escapes jail despite admitting to exporting elephant and walrus ivory

A Cheltenham man who pled guilty to five charges of possession and exporting ivory from elephant and walrus tusks has escaped prison.

Gloucestershire College shortlisted for national award Image

Gloucestershire College shortlisted for national award

Gloucestershire College has announced that, for the third year running, it has been recognised in the national TES FE Awards.

Council staff volunteer to do their bit for the environment Image

Council staff volunteer to do their bit for the environment

Caring staff members from Stroud District Council rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their wellies to help prevent flooding and improve the natural environment.

Safer streets in Gloucestershire if taser bid sparks approval Image

Safer streets in Gloucestershire if taser bid sparks approval

Gloucestershire’s police could be better equipped if a funding bid for new tasers is granted by the government.

Panto raised record amount for charity - oh yes it did! Image

Panto raised record amount for charity - oh yes it did!

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is celebrating the end of another record-breaking pantomime season and raising over £10,000 for a local charity supporting young people with disabilities.

One of Gloucestershire's biggest employers raises £58k for charity Image

One of Gloucestershire's biggest employers raises £58k for charity

A Cheltenham-based shower manufacturer has entered the new decade on a high, by donating £58,330 to Alzheimer's Research UK.

Period 10-bedroomed mansion (plus three cottages) for sale for £2.9 million Image

Period 10-bedroomed mansion (plus three cottages) for sale for £2.9 million

A stunning 17th century farm house with views of the River Severn is on the market for close to £3 million.

Sales slump reported by Moss Bros Image

Sales slump reported by Moss Bros

Fashion retailer and suit hire specialists Moss Bros have reported a slump in sales.

Attacker of man left with a bleed on the brain after unprovoked nightclub attack jailed Image

Attacker of man left with a bleed on the brain after unprovoked nightclub attack jailed

A man who was punched in an unprovoked attack as he sat in a Gloucester night club suffered a bleed on the brain and could have died, a judge heard.

NASA Mars expert to return to his Gloucestershire school for anniversary celebrations Image

NASA Mars expert to return to his Gloucestershire school for anniversary celebrations

A former pupil who now works in a leading role on NASA’s exploration of Mars will be the guest speaker at an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of a Gloucestershire School.

Cheltenham Aldi to be built before 6,000 square metre business park Image

Cheltenham Aldi to be built before 6,000 square metre business park

Developers have won their fight with Cheltenham Borough Council to allow a supermarket to be built on the site of a proposed business park.

Married couple used Gloucester business to hide heroin, cocaine and huge quantity of cash Image

Married couple used Gloucester business to hide heroin, cocaine and huge quantity of cash

A husband and wife who used a Gloucester business to store class A drugs have been convicted as for drug dealing in the city.

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed

The sites have been revealed by the county's Road Safety Mobile Camera Enforcement Unit which is committed to reducing risks to road users caused by vehicles travelling at excessive speeds.

Metals specialist bashes out increase in profits Image

Metals specialist bashes out increase in profits

Profits are up more than 20 per cent at a Gloucester-based international metal recycling business.

Calling all runners: London Marathon spaces being offered by Gloucester charity Image

Calling all runners: London Marathon spaces being offered by Gloucester charity

A Gloucestershire charity who provide vital support to families of children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities are looking to attract Marathon runners.

Hospice nurses take on China trek to raise vital funds Image

Hospice nurses take on China trek to raise vital funds

Three hospice nurses are going on the adventure of a lifetime trekking along one of the Seven Wonders of the World to raise money.

Leading city architect welcomes Gloucester City Council plans to drive up architectural standards Image

Leading city architect welcomes Gloucester City Council plans to drive up architectural standards

Steps taken by Gloucester City Council to improve the design of new buildings in the city have been given a ringing endorsement by one of the city’s leading architectural firms.

Primark shows no signs of a halt in expansion of retail space and revenues Image

Primark shows no signs of a halt in expansion of retail space and revenues

Sales at UK Primark stores were up by four per cent over the busy Christmas period.

We love to ride (and buy) our bicycles, according to latest Halfords sales figures Image

We love to ride (and buy) our bicycles, according to latest Halfords sales figures

If the latest trading update released by Halfords is anything to go by, we Brits love to ride our bicycles.

Law firm’s foundation hands Cheltenham charity £3,000  Image

Law firm’s foundation hands Cheltenham charity £3,000

A Cheltenham charity dedicated to providing support to the town’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and lonely people, has been given a £3,000 boost.

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost Image

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

Ten charities based in Gloucestershire have won a £1,000 festive boost thanks to nominations from the public.

Council takes control of Marketing Gloucester budget and events including the Tall Ships Image

Council takes control of Marketing Gloucester budget and events including the Tall Ships

Following two independent reports which highlighted failings in overseeing the work of its wholly owned company, Marketing Gloucester, the city council has decided to bring the business in-house.

Phil Vickery serves up feast to lucky auction winners - with guest waiters from Gloucester Rugby Image

Phil Vickery serves up feast to lucky auction winners - with guest waiters from Gloucester Rugby

Staff from SN Engineering and Responsive Personnel were treated to a meal cooked by a World Cup winner and to service from two England internationals thanks to a successful auction bid.

Marketing Gloucester boss sacked Image

Marketing Gloucester boss sacked

The boss of Marketing Gloucester has been dismissed in the wake of a damning independent report into the publicly-funded city council-owned business.

Former Gloucester City Council offices WILL be turned into luxury hotel Image

Former Gloucester City Council offices WILL be turned into luxury hotel

The council have revealed that they are in talks with a preferred bidder to take over Herbert, Phillpotts and Kimberley Warehouses at Gloucester Docks

Gloucestershire's incinerator is fully operational and burning 20 tonnes of waste each hour Image

Gloucestershire's incinerator is fully operational and burning 20 tonnes of waste each hour

More than 500 tonnes of residual waste is being turned into electricity each day from the grandly-named Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility.

Report instigated by Police and Crime Commissioner points the way forward for tackling violent crime Image

Report instigated by Police and Crime Commissioner points the way forward for tackling violent crime

A research project instigated by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has identified improvements that can be made to help prevent violent crime.

Gloucestershire council looking to raise funds by letting office space to county companies Image

Gloucestershire council looking to raise funds by letting office space to county companies

Office space for rent in Stroud District Council’s Ebley Mill offices are helping to provide extra funds towards the authority’s bid for self-sufficiency.

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