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Management buyout of farm consultancy business Image

Management buyout of farm consultancy business

Cheltenham-based law firm BPE Solicitors and accountancy firm Hazlewoods have acted for the management team on the buyout of FAI Farms Limited.

Man arrested on suspicion of the theft of puppies Image

Man arrested on suspicion of the theft of puppies

A man is in custody on suspicion of the theft of puppies.

Anti-drink and drug drive campaign reaches halfway point Image

Anti-drink and drug drive campaign reaches halfway point

More than 40 people have been arrested during Gloucestershire police's summer clampdown.

Driver attacked burger van owner after being asked to move Image

Driver attacked burger van owner after being asked to move

A lorry driver attacked a burger van operator with an iron bar after being asked to move from its regular spot.

Fresh backing for MP's jobs event Image

Fresh backing for MP's jobs event

Business West has become the latest organisation to back an event designed to combat an 'impending jobs crisis'.

Frasers Group buys part of DW Sports from administration Image

Frasers Group buys part of DW Sports from administration

Part of DW Sports has been bought out of administration by former rival Frasers Group.

Gloucester Rugby unveils new kit celebrating key workers Image

Gloucester Rugby unveils new kit celebrating key workers

Gloucester Rugby has launched its 20-21 season home kit with local key worker fans showcasing the new look.

Frasers Group cuts: Is Cavendish House in danger? Image

Frasers Group cuts: Is Cavendish House in danger?

More House of Fraser stores are expected to close in the coming months, so is Cheltenham’s Cavendish House in danger?

Furlough rates in the South West among highest in UK Image

Furlough rates in the South West among highest in UK

The South West has seen some of the highest employee furlough rates in the country

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations

A mobile coronavirus testing unit visits other sites around the county.

Night-time economy: 750,000 jobs at risk Image

Night-time economy: 750,000 jobs at risk

Nightclub owners have warned that three quarters of a million people could be out of work within weeks.

Big post-Covid loss for TK Maxx Image

Big post-Covid loss for TK Maxx

The owner of discount fashion retailer, TK Maxx, made a net loss of £160.8 million in its second quarter, as it continued to struggle with post-lockdown trading.

Makeup brand to cut 2,000 jobs Image

Makeup brand to cut 2,000 jobs

Wearing makeup hasn’t been a priority during lockdown and endless months of working at home, now cosmetics brand Estee Lauder says it needs to cut 2,000 staff.

Cotswold RDA launches first online Pooch and Pony fundraising show Image

Cotswold RDA launches first online Pooch and Pony fundraising show

Cotswold RDA’s annual fundraising dog show has launched online for the first time.

UK government debt hits £2 trillion for first time Image

UK government debt hits £2 trillion for first time

UK government debt has risen above £2 trillion for the first time.

Funding available for community groups across Tewkesbury borough  Image

Funding available for community groups across Tewkesbury borough

Community groups across Tewkesbury borough are being asked to express an interest for funds that could make a real difference to local projects in their community.

Police warn of dog snatchers in Gloucestershire Image

Police warn of dog snatchers in Gloucestershire

Police are warning pet owners to be alert.

Ban on landlords evicting tenants set to end Image

Ban on landlords evicting tenants set to end

A five-month ban on landlords evicting tenants in England and Wales ends this weekend.

Farmers set for major boost from new trade deals Image

Farmers set for major boost from new trade deals

Farmers across the South West will benefit from future Free Trade Agreements with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, opening up new opportunities to sell local produce overseas.

Stroud's wildflower meadow in full bloom thanks to volunteers  Image

Stroud's wildflower meadow in full bloom thanks to volunteers

A meadow of wildflowers blossomed at Capel's Mill this summer thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Stroud Valleys Project and Nailsworth Rotary Club.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 21 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 21

Our team will update this story throughout the day, to ensure that the latest important developments can be found in one - clickbait free - place.

County colleges to receive £2.6 million  Image

County colleges to receive £2.6 million

Three Gloucestershire colleges are among more than 180 colleges nationally to receive a share of £200 million from the government for repairs and refurbishments of their buildings.

VIDEO: Adam Henson on The Country Food Trust, buying British and chlorinated chicken Image

VIDEO: Adam Henson on The Country Food Trust, buying British and chlorinated chicken

Punchline editor Mark Owen caught up with the country's best-known farmer Adam Henson yesterday for a zoom chat to discuss all things farming.

Lloyds Bank support is perfect remedy for Stroud firm Image

Lloyds Bank support is perfect remedy for Stroud firm

A Stroud-based microbiome company has been able to resume normal operations following the coronavirus pandemic, with the support of a six-figure finance package from Lloyds Bank.

Engineering firm named as dealer for world's first fully electric skid steer loader Image

Engineering firm named as dealer for world's first fully electric skid steer loader

The company - which has been in business for 52 years and is based in Willersey, near Broadway - is adding to its burgeoning sales portfolio.

Investigation into serious sexual assault in Gloucester Image

Investigation into serious sexual assault in Gloucester

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a woman in a notorious underpass alongside Gloucester Railway Station.

Poets and locations announced for new project in Gloucester Image

Poets and locations announced for new project in Gloucester

The city of Gloucester will become the backdrop for poetry of epic proportions from Monday, August 24, as a major new artwork from international artist Luke Jerram opens.

Students celebrate GCSE results Image

Students celebrate GCSE results

Young people across the county have been receiving their GCSE results - in the year when none of them took a single exam

Pied Piper charity auction raises more than £16,000 Image

Pied Piper charity auction raises more than £16,000

The Pied Piper auction concluded in dramatic fashion with the star Tom Kerridge dine-in experience securing a winning bid of £12.500 in the closing minutes.

Thousands of teenagers to get access to pot of cash Image

Thousands of teenagers to get access to pot of cash

Teenagers across the county are set to benefit for the first time from money in Child Trust Funds (CTFs) which has been waiting for them since they were babies.

Fund steps in to help local organisations cope with Covid Image

Fund steps in to help local organisations cope with Covid

The Commissioner's Fund, established by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martin Surl, has stepped in to help a number of local organisations cope with Covid.

Gloucester Quays Victorian Market cancelled Image

Gloucester Quays Victorian Market cancelled

The annual Victorian Market at Gloucester Quays has been cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

New business park for Gloucestershire Airport Image

New business park for Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport has submitting a planning application for an expansion of its employment sites.

Cirencester College to build £4.48m Digital Skills Centre Image

Cirencester College to build £4.48m Digital Skills Centre

Cirencester College has received the go-ahead for a brand new £4.48 million Digital Skills Centre.

Cheltenham grooming brand celebrates big win with Boots Image

Cheltenham grooming brand celebrates big win with Boots

Hawkins & Brimble, the Cheltenham-based men’s skincare and grooming brand is launching eight of its products into selected Boots stores this month.

Cirencester based company launches iReceptionist Image

Cirencester based company launches iReceptionist

Digital patient flow specialist, Intouch with Health launches new centralised reception.

Local motor group awarded MG franchise for Gloucester  Image

Local motor group awarded MG franchise for Gloucester

A motor group which has been in the county since 1906 has been awarded the MG sales and service franchise for Gloucester.

Construction firm announces two-year charity partnership  Image

Construction firm announces two-year charity partnership

Kier construction has announced its new charity partner.

Gloucestershire hospitality establishments lead the way in Covid safeguarding Image

Gloucestershire hospitality establishments lead the way in Covid safeguarding

Gloucestershire hospitality establishments are among those leading the way in the fight to introduce safeguarding measures against Covid.

Campaign to clear Gloucestershire's 'dangerously unreadable' road signs Image

Campaign to clear Gloucestershire's 'dangerously unreadable' road signs

Gloucestershire Lib Dems have launched a campaign to get the county's road signs clear of dangerous foliage.

Asda online sales double Image

Asda online sales double

Online sales at Asda doubled in the last quarter, as the coronavirus crisis caused a fundamental shift in shopping habits.

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