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Justice ministry backs county's stand on virtual court hearings Image

Justice ministry backs county's stand on virtual court hearings

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable have been given a virtual pat on the back by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

Full list of Gloucestershire's 200 speed camera sites revealed Image

Full list of Gloucestershire's 200 speed camera sites revealed

The number of mobile 'speed camera' locations have doubled in Gloucestershire, following representations to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Lorry driver dies on the M5 Image

Lorry driver dies on the M5

A lorry driver may have been distracted by police blue lights when he crashed.

Strong finish helps Spirax-Sarco results Image

Strong finish helps Spirax-Sarco results

Spirax-Sarco Engineering's chief executive said the company is "very pleased" with performance last year after a strong final quarter.

Search on to find developer for Stroud community Image

Search on to find developer for Stroud community

Stroud District Council has begun the search for a development partner to transform Brimscombe Port into a waterside community.

New operators for Cirencester hotel Image

New operators for Cirencester hotel

The historic Corinium Hotel in Cirencester has new operators following the sale of the leasehold of the Grade II listed three-star hotel.

Sales rise at Pandora despite lockdown store closures Image

Sales rise at Pandora despite lockdown store closures

Jewellery brand Pandora has revealed sales growth of 12 per cent in February, even though 25 per cent of its stores remained temporary closed due to lockdowns.

Cheltenham awarded £220k for leisure venues Image

Cheltenham awarded £220k for leisure venues

Cheltenham Borough Council has been awarded £220,000 to support the recovery of Leisure at Cheltenham and the Prince of Wales Stadium.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Line-up revealed, March 12 Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - Line-up revealed, March 12

Much of the news may have been focused on one story this week, but there are plenty more topics for this week's Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss.

Customer service recognised ahead of birthday Image

Customer service recognised ahead of birthday

A Gloucestershire mortgage and insurance specialist has collected a customer service award ahead of celebrating its 15th birthday this month.

Tesco to help Gloucester households recycle soft plastic Image

Tesco to help Gloucester households recycle soft plastic

Shoppers in Gloucester will now be able to recycle cling film, crisp packets and salad bags at their local Tesco store as the supermarket rolls out the biggest network of soft plastic collection points in the UK.

VIDEO: PCC makes pledge to victims ahead of new law Image

VIDEO: PCC makes pledge to victims ahead of new law

Victim's rights have been outlined in a new pledge released by Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Pet boom causing food pouch shortages Image

Pet boom causing food pouch shortages

British supermarkets are warning of a shortage of several dog and cat food product lines following a demand in pet ownership in lockdown.

Third rapid, regular testing site opens in the Forest of Dean Image

Third rapid, regular testing site opens in the Forest of Dean

Testing for people without symptoms is being extended across the county with the arrival of the third community testing site.

First work on the menu for Gloucester Food Dock Image

First work on the menu for Gloucester Food Dock

Work has begun on preparations for a long-awaited development in the heart of Gloucester.

Gardiner Brothers stride forward in St Modwen deal Image

Gardiner Brothers stride forward in St Modwen deal

Footwear specialists Gardiner Brothers will create up to 50 new jobs after agreeing a 10-year deal for a new home in Gloucester.

Approval paves way for Tewkesbury dairy to increase production Image

Approval paves way for Tewkesbury dairy to increase production

Planning permission has been granted for amendments to a scheme which will see Cotteswold Dairy hugely expand production.

Premier Inn target Moreton-in-Marsh for new hotel Image

Premier Inn target Moreton-in-Marsh for new hotel

As part of its latest Network Plan, hotel and restaurant group Whitbread has said it is focusing on the Cotswold town for a new hotel.

DFS sitting pretty on back of sofa sales Image

DFS sitting pretty on back of sofa sales

Furniture sales during lockdown helped DFS chalk up a 17.3 per cent increase in revenue during the second half of 2020.

Forest of Dean recycling site and car park to close temporarily Image

Forest of Dean recycling site and car park to close temporarily

The closure is to allow the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to use the overflow car park as part of its Covid testing programme in the Forest of Dean.

Fears over steel jobs as financial backers collapse Image

Fears over steel jobs as financial backers collapse

Fears have arisen over up to 5,000 jobs in the steel industry after the collapse of Greensill Capital.

GWSR appoints new marketing manager Image

GWSR appoints new marketing manager

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has appointed its first marketing manager in a paid position.

Four arrested following affray in Cheltenham Image

Four arrested following affray in Cheltenham

One man and three teenage boys are in police custody in connection with an incident in Cheltenham.

Cotswolds public art trail offers 21 exclusive host partnerships Image

Cotswolds public art trail offers 21 exclusive host partnerships

Gloucestershire businesses are being invited to partnership with the new Cotswold's Kingfisher Trail 2021 - the only leisure and tourism initiative taking place across the region this year.

Gloucester based pump supplier sold to Nordic group Image

Gloucester based pump supplier sold to Nordic group

A company that helped save Toddbrook Reservoir Dam from collapsing and flooding the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge in August 2019 has been sold to a Nordic group.

Gloucester landfill site to be recycled into energy park Image

Gloucester landfill site to be recycled into energy park

The first trees have been planted in a development which could turn Gloucester's former landfill site into a green energy park and wood.

OPS-BOX turns ONE Image

OPS-BOX turns ONE

OPS-BOX was born in March 2020 - just as most businesses were closing doors or moving operations online at the start of the pandemic.

Stroud company defrauded of more than £62,000 by former accountant Image

Stroud company defrauded of more than £62,000 by former accountant

An accountant who defrauded a Stroud company to finance his gambling addiction has been sentenced.

Shoe Zone finds right fit for top role Image

Shoe Zone finds right fit for top role

The boot is officially on the other foot for Shoe Zone after the retailer announced its new financial director.

Government calls time on red tape for outdoor drinking Image

Government calls time on red tape for outdoor drinking

Councils have been urged to get rid of red tape to help pubs and restaurants make the most of any outdoor areas when lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted next month.

Supermarkets see growth double in 2020 Image

Supermarkets see growth double in 2020

The number of new grocery store openings across the UK doubled last year, data from Local Data Company shows.

Dangerous pursuit across two counties Image

Dangerous pursuit across two counties

A man who led police on a dangerous pursuit across two Cotswolds counties that lasted for more than half an hour has received a suspended sentence.

Officers seize cannabis plants at address in Bourton-on-the-Water Image

Officers seize cannabis plants at address in Bourton-on-the-Water

Police have seized cannabis plants and drug-related equipment from a property in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 12 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, March 12

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

National business telecoms firm buys 9 Group Image

National business telecoms firm buys 9 Group

Business telecoms and cloud communications provider Onecom has added thousands of fixed line and cloud customers to its portfolio in a deal with Gloucestershire's 9 Group.

ISD Solutions parent company acquires Tysoe Holdings Image

ISD Solutions parent company acquires Tysoe Holdings

The P & M Group Limited, which includes Gloucester composite panel experts ISD Solutions, has acquired the business of coldstore installation specialist Tysoe Holdings.

Cheltenham gin and tea bar to launch a 'Pay it Forward' Crowdfunder Image

Cheltenham gin and tea bar to launch a 'Pay it Forward' Crowdfunder

Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar is launching a "Pay it Forward" style Crowdfunder campaign.

Gloucestershire College welcomes £4k apprentice incentive Image

Gloucestershire College welcomes £4k apprentice incentive

Incentives which will see businesses receive up to £4,000 for each new apprentice taken on before September have been welcomed by Gloucestershire College.

BAE Systems acquire electronics specialists Image

BAE Systems acquire electronics specialists

BAE Systems has purchased electronics developer and manufacturer Pulse Power and Measurement.

Police release efit of man following suspected robbery Image

Police release efit of man following suspected robbery

Police have released an efit of a man they would like to identify and talk to in connection with a suspected robbery in Gloucester.

"Near worthless" rates relief forces Frasers Group review

The owners of Cavendish House in Cheltenham have warned they will need to review its "entire portfolio" after the details of business rates relief were revealed in the Budget.

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