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Profits up at niche retailer Image

Profits up at niche retailer

Games Workshop says it is in good shape, following an increase in its half year sales and profits.

Council tax in Stroud set to rise by less than 12p per week  Image

Council tax in Stroud set to rise by less than 12p per week

An average council tax rise of less than 12p per week is set to be considered by Stroud District Council.

Business vents its anger after humiliating Brexit vote Image

Business vents its anger after humiliating Brexit vote

Business calls for leadership - exasperated after the Government’s Brexit EU withdrawal defeat last night.

Firm’s accounts reveal £50 million increase in turnover Image

Firm’s accounts reveal £50 million increase in turnover

It is one of the county’s biggest private employers and is headed up by one of its most high-profile bosses, but it has not shouted about its latest set of accounts.

New café and bakery planned for Gloucester Image

New café and bakery planned for Gloucester

Thirteen jobs could be created if a new bakery and sandwich business goes ahead.

Manager’s £10,000 theft was to clear drugs debt Image

Manager’s £10,000 theft was to clear drugs debt

A manager of a betting shop in Gloucestershire stole nearly £10,000 from her employer to help settle her then boyfriend's drug debt, a judge heard.

Business expert: ‘If it’s too good to be true – then it probably is’ Image

Business expert: ‘If it’s too good to be true – then it probably is’

We have all received the leaflets through the post-box, promising free gifts and entries into a lottery with a guaranteed winning gift.

Taxi company owner prosecuted by council  Image

Taxi company owner prosecuted by council

A former taxi driver who was continuing to operate while being suspended has been prosecuted.

Albright IP ranks amongst the top UK attorneys Image

Albright IP ranks amongst the top UK attorneys

Cheltenham based IP attorney, Albright IP, has ranked in the top 50 of the country's IP experts.

Businessman avoids jail after assault Image

Businessman avoids jail after assault

A 46-year-old operations manager who assaulted another man outside a Tewkesbury pub during a Boxing Day brawl has been sentenced in court.

Lloyds’ overdraft fees criticised Image

Lloyds’ overdraft fees criticised

Lloyds Banking Group has been criticised for introducing new overdraft charges this week, ahead of a proposed crackdown later this year.

35-metre giant wheel to be bought to Cheltenham Image

35-metre giant wheel to be bought to Cheltenham

The giant observation wheel will be the focal point of an expanded Light Up Cheltenham in February.

Online sales soar at Matalan Image

Online sales soar at Matalan

Online sales and promotions helped boost Christmas trading at value fashion and home retailer, Matalan.

Sales rocket at Cornish fashion retailer Image

Sales rocket at Cornish fashion retailer

Cornish women’s fashion retailer, Seasalt, saw sales grow by over a third during the Christmas trading period.

Have your say on Brexit Image

Have your say on Brexit

With Theresa May about to put her Brexit withdrawal deal to a meaningful vote in Parliament we thought we would ask you what you think.


Gang who stole £500,000 of Land Rovers sentenced Image

Gang who stole £500,000 of Land Rovers sentenced

Five men have been sentenced for their part in a ‘sophisticated conspiracy’ stealing and selling-on high-value vehicles.

Appeal for witnesses following stabbing Image

Appeal for witnesses following stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in Cheltenham.

Record-breaking adventure park plans further expansion in 2019  Image

Record-breaking adventure park plans further expansion in 2019

Record-breaking attendance over the Christmas holiday was the icing on the cake for Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park, which is planning further expansion this year.

Business expert: Marketing your business - the process Image

Business expert: Marketing your business - the process

Following on from my last expert article on preparing your business for sale, I share our knowledge on how a business can be effectively marketed for sale.

It’s coming: Gloucestershire business magazine The Annual 2019 Image

It’s coming: Gloucestershire business magazine The Annual 2019

It is almost that time of year again – when Punchline-Gloucester.com releases The Annual – it’s biggest magazine of the year.

Funeral director celebrates epic journey for hospice Image

Funeral director celebrates epic journey for hospice

A funeral director has revealed how he completed an epic 1,500 mile journey on foot, bike and water, motivated by the work of a Gloucestershire hospice.

Bloodhound and cyber tech teams offer workshops to students Image

Bloodhound and cyber tech teams offer workshops to students

Gloucestershire’s newest secondary school and engineering college provides a curriculum to year 10 and 12 students with a passion for a science and technology.

Lib Dems urge Government to set up a bottle return scheme Image

Lib Dems urge Government to set up a bottle return scheme

Councillors in Gloucestershire are calling on the Government to set up a nationwide single-use bottle return scheme.

Sales boost for sports retailer Image

Sales boost for sports retailer

A popular high street sports chain has released strong trading figures for its run through the Christmas period.

First ever Cheltenham National Rubber Duck Day Races a quacking success Image

First ever Cheltenham National Rubber Duck Day Races a quacking success

Hundreds of families in Gloucestershire enjoyed a real ‘tweet’ this weekend, when rubber duck racing came to Pittville Park in Cheltenham, to mark National Rubber Duck Day.

Man wounded near Cotswold nightclub Image

Man wounded near Cotswold nightclub

A man suffered facial injuries after an assault near Cirencester nightclub at the weekend.

Clarity on energy firm's £20 billion project not on the horizon – yet Image

Clarity on energy firm's £20 billion project not on the horizon – yet

The parent company of a Gloucestershire headquartered firm is putting all its energy into high-powered Government talks - on which could rest its future and hundreds of jobs.

Decision made on new Dockside food quarter  Image

Decision made on new Dockside food quarter

Developers that wanted to radically change plans for a new waterfront food destination on the north side of Gloucester Docks have their answer.

£13m investment announced in Gloucestershire drinks firm Image

£13m investment announced in Gloucestershire drinks firm

A cool £13 million is to be poured into a county drinks maker – with £3 million expected to overflow into the pockets of ‘local contractors.'

Man on the run after £14k pub theft Image

Man on the run after £14k pub theft

A warrant was issued yesterday for the arrest.

Business Expert: Keep within your limits Image

Business Expert: Keep within your limits

Limitation periods often seem to attract little attention until it is too late.

£950k wildlife and visitors centre gets approval Image

£950k wildlife and visitors centre gets approval

The refurbishment and extension of the Dulverton Building has been given the thumbs up by planners.

Concern energy firm could scrap its £20bn nuclear power project Image

Concern energy firm could scrap its £20bn nuclear power project

Speculation continues to mount that the owner of a Gloucester-based energy firm could scrap its UK nuclear power plant project.

Contracts due to be exchanged on iconic Stroud building Image

Contracts due to be exchanged on iconic Stroud building

One of Stroud’s most iconic and best-loved buildings is due to finally change hands – for the headline figure of £1.

Attempted serious sexual assault in park Image

Attempted serious sexual assault in park

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an attempted serious sexual assault in Gloucester.

Supermarket deals for food firm's vegan fare Image

Supermarket deals for food firm's vegan fare

A savvy food producer from Gloucestershire has used the boom in vegan food to gain listings with “major supermarkets” for its latest products.

Jail for lead thieves Image

Jail for lead thieves

Two Bristol men were jailed today for stealing the lead from the roof of a Cheltenham independent school whilst the headmaster and his family slept inside.

Tall Ships sailing back to Gloucester Image

Tall Ships sailing back to Gloucester

The Tall Ships Festival is sailing back to Gloucester for 2019, with the fun taking place over the spring bank holiday weekend.

Businessman jailed following raid Image

Businessman jailed following raid

A trading standards raid on two businesses owned by a Gloucester man has resulted in a prison sentence and a £1,800 fine.

A40 traffic is a “furred up artery” which needs “unclogging” Image

A40 traffic is a “furred up artery” which needs “unclogging”

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has described the A40 as a "furred up artery" which needs "unclogging."

Appeal to find missing teenage girl Image

Appeal to find missing teenage girl

Police are appealing for help to locate a teenage girl from Gloucestershire missing for more than a week.

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