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Live-in carer stole more than £16,000 from Cotswolds couple Image

Live-in carer stole more than £16,000 from Cotswolds couple

A 23-year old live-in carer stole more than £16,000 in cash and personal possessions from an elderly Cotswolds couple within just eight days of starting work for them.

Not all Poundland products are £1 Image

Not all Poundland products are £1

Around a tenth of Poundland products are no longer priced at £1, according to the discount retailer.

Report finds increased buyer appetite and a major rise in online pharmacy activity Image

Report finds increased buyer appetite and a major rise in online pharmacy activity

Business property adviser, Christie & Co, has today released its Pharmacy Review 2021 report, which analyses the pharmacy business property market during the pandemic.

Carbon neutral plans for Cheltenham take a step forward  Image

Carbon neutral plans for Cheltenham take a step forward

Cheltenham’s businesses, community groups and public sector will come together to help meet the town’s carbon neutral goals, as part of an innovative new partnership.

Police appeal for witnesses after man is injured in Tuffley Image

Police appeal for witnesses after man is injured in Tuffley

Police are appealing for information in connection with an incident in Tuffley, Gloucester where a man suffered injuries.

Appeal for witnesses to collision in the Cotswolds Image

Appeal for witnesses to collision in the Cotswolds

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which took place on the A40 between Sherborne and Northleach on Wednesday morning (June 23).

EE to reintroduce Europe roaming charges Image

EE to reintroduce Europe roaming charges

Mobile network provider EE has revealed it will charge new UK customers extra to use their mobile phone in Europe from January 2022.

Superdry on the hunt for new store location Image

Superdry on the hunt for new store location

Cheltenham-based fashion giant Superdry is reportedly looking for a new site for its London store, after ending the lease on its Regent Street premises earlier this month.

Local building firm to deliver Gloucester Rugby training facility Image

Local building firm to deliver Gloucester Rugby training facility

Gloucester Rugby Club has chosen a well-known local building contractor to deliver its brand-new training facility, which will be good news for local sub-contractors and construction workers in the city.

Lucozade producer reveals world's first endlessly recyclable plastic bottle Image

Lucozade producer reveals world's first endlessly recyclable plastic bottle

The promise of endlessly recycled PET plastic is one step closer today.

Lloyds to close Cheltenham branch Image

Lloyds to close Cheltenham branch

The Lloyds bank on Cheltenham’s Bath Road is one of 44 branches set to close before the end of the year.

John McAfee: famous son of the Forest of Dean found dead Image

John McAfee: famous son of the Forest of Dean found dead

A famous son of the Forest and computer genius John McAfee has been found dead in his prison cell in Spain.

More ultrafast broadband coming to Gloucestershire Image

More ultrafast broadband coming to Gloucestershire

More people in Gloucestershire to get ultrafast broadband as Openreach undertakes a major upgrade to infrastructure.

Gloucestershire retailers on 'price parity' for electric cars Image

Gloucestershire retailers on 'price parity' for electric cars

Gloucestershire car retailers support claims that electric cars will be as cheap as petrol and diesel vehicles by 2025.

Two Rivers on its way to a sustainable future  Image

Two Rivers on its way to a sustainable future

Newent-based firm Two Rivers Housing has been recognised as one of the 30 most sustainable housing providers in the UK.

Lidl opens 860th British store Image

Lidl opens 860th British store

Lidl has opened its 860th store in Great Britain and is on track to have 1000 stores by the end of 2023.

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Jojo Maman Bébé "severely damaged by the pandemic lockdowns"

Maternity wear and baby clothing retailer Jojo Maman Bébé has revealed a loss in its latest financial results, blamed on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Landscape architecture student wins top property prize Image

Landscape architecture student wins top property prize

A University of Gloucestershire student has been named as the South West regional winner of the 2021 National Women in Property Award.

Gloucestershire businesses fear inflation as supply issues hit prices Image

Gloucestershire businesses fear inflation as supply issues hit prices

Small businesses have ‘suffered enough already’ and need reassurance that interest rates won’t rise as inflation fears mount.


Punchline Talks – June 24 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – June 24 line-up revealed

This week's instalment of Punchline Talks will feature an interview with Chris Nelson, the recently elected police and crime commissioner.

Sale agreed for Gloucester advanced material firm Image

Sale agreed for Gloucester advanced material firm

Advanced material solutions supplier Permali Gloucester Limited has revealed its conditional sale to Diamorph, subject to regulatory approval.

Platform14 given green light to produce pain relief product Image

Platform14 given green light to produce pain relief product

A Stroud-based medical equipment company has been given special accreditation to produce and market a pain relief device in Britain and Europe.

Top Gloucester sandwich shop goes on the market Image

Top Gloucester sandwich shop goes on the market

One of Gloucester’s most popular sandwich shops is up for sale as the owners consider a change of lifestyle in light of Covid.

Top 20 award for Gloucester home care provider  Image

Top 20 award for Gloucester home care provider

Quedgeley-based domiciliary home care provider First4Homecare Ltd has been named in the top 20 providers in the South West.

Construction faces 'unprecedented' supply shortages Image

Construction faces 'unprecedented' supply shortages

The construction industry warns of acute problems with the supply of essential materials.

Online retailers increase their UK warehouse footprint by 614 per cent in just six years Image

Online retailers increase their UK warehouse footprint by 614 per cent in just six years

According to a new report, online retailers have increased their warehouse footprint in the UK from eight million to 60 million sq ft in the past six years.

GCHQ tribute to Turing marks new banknote Image

GCHQ tribute to Turing marks new banknote

GCHQ has unveiled a giant artwork of Alan Turing in the middle of its Cheltenham base to mark his appearance on the new £50 banknote.

Dean Close Foundation welcomes leading Cheltenham prep school Image

Dean Close Foundation welcomes leading Cheltenham prep school

The Dean Close Foundation has welcomed a new independent school into its thriving network of schools and nurseries.

Pied Piper Appeal opens second charity shop Image

Pied Piper Appeal opens second charity shop

The Mayor of Gloucester, Collette Finnegan, has officially opened The Pied Piper Appeal's children’s charity's second shop in Hucclecote.

Petition calls for demolition of derelict building Image

Petition calls for demolition of derelict building

A petition calling for the demolition of a derelict building from which a boy fell to his death has reached more than 2,000 signatures.

Appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery in Cheltenham last week Image

Appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery in Cheltenham last week

The Cheltenham Local Policing Team is appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery which took place in the town last week.

Proposed boundary changes could change who represents you in Parliament  Image

Proposed boundary changes could change who represents you in Parliament

Proposals which could see parliamentary constituency boundaries change are being consulted on – and everyone’s views are welcome.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 25 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 25

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

ProCook celebrates award win after successful year Image

ProCook celebrates award win after successful year

Gloucester-based ProCook is celebrating this week, after picking up an award for Best B2C Brand at the 2021 Direct Commerce Awards.

Gloucester engineering firm starts archaeological excavations for The Forum Image

Gloucester engineering firm starts archaeological excavations for The Forum

A Gloucester-based civil engineering company has started a new round of archaeological excavations at the site being brought forward as The Forum by Gloucester City Council and Reef Group.

Cotswold hotel reveals plans for new cocktail lounge Image

Cotswold hotel reveals plans for new cocktail lounge

A hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold has announced plans to transform its coffee shop into a 24-seater cocktail lounge.

McDonalds on hiring surge in Gloucestershire Image

McDonalds on hiring surge in Gloucestershire

McDonald’s is recruiting staff at its ten sites across Gloucestershire as part of a nationwide drive to fill 20,000 roles.

Bogus online car dealer costs buyers thousands Image

Bogus online car dealer costs buyers thousands

Car buyers are being warned to be on their guard against a bogus online retailer demanding full payment for vehicles which never arrive.

Struggle to recruit skilled staff could affect recovery Image

Struggle to recruit skilled staff could affect recovery

Recovery in Gloucestershire and the South West could be hampered by the challenge of recruiting and retaining skilled staff.


New owner for bedroom retailer Image

New owner for bedroom retailer

Bedroom retailer Sharps Bedrooms has changed hands, according to former owner Sun European Partners.

Drugs warrants executed in Cheltenham  Image

Drugs warrants executed in Cheltenham

This is part of a planned and intelligence-led operation.

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