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Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for December 2020 Image

Update on Gloucestershire's mobile testing unit locations for December 2020

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Nando’s cash boost to beat pandemic Image

Nando’s cash boost to beat pandemic

Restaurant chain Nando’s has raised £100 million from shareholders to help it survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sales slump for Joules  Image

Sales slump for Joules

Sales at quintessentially British fashion brand, Joules, have been hit by enforced store closures and increased discounting.

Council goes back to school for funding Image

Council goes back to school for funding

An additional £3million funding for a carbon neutral primary school in Bishop's Cleeve will be discussed by Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet next week.

Drop in passengers hits Stagecoach profits Image

Drop in passengers hits Stagecoach profits

Stagecoach saw pre-tax profits fall from £65.9million to £5.4million over the first six months of the financial year as the coronavirus pandemic saw passenger numbers tumble.

Honda stops production due to port delays Image

Honda stops production due to port delays

Honda has suspended work at its car plant in Swindon due a shortage of parts caused by transport disruption.

Food distribution club needs help for its move Image

Food distribution club needs help for its move

Organisers of a service helping people in a part of Gloucester struggling to put food on their tables have launched a Crowdfunder appeal as they move to a new base.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for December 2020 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for December 2020

Throughout the pandemic lock-down and the subsequent return towards normal traffic flows the Camera Enforcement Team (CET) have been visiting as many of the sites as possible.

Questions remain unanswered as Brexit clock keeps ticking Image

Questions remain unanswered as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Businesses still have insufficient official information about Brexit according to the British Chambers of Commerce - little more than three weeks before the end of the transition period.

Mears looks at profit after improved second half Image

Mears looks at profit after improved second half

Mears Group has said it expects to make a profit by the end of the year after a loss for the first six months as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

East Glos Club Cheltenham invests £250,000 in new racket sport Image

East Glos Club Cheltenham invests £250,000 in new racket sport

East Glos Club is introducing the fast-growing sport of padel to Cheltenham with a £250K investment and construction of three new courts.

Ikea writes new chapter by ending catalogue Image

Ikea writes new chapter by ending catalogue

Ikea is closing the book on its catalogue after deciding to stop printing after 70 years.

Opening the gateway to more Kickstart opportunities Image

Opening the gateway to more Kickstart opportunities

More than 700 small firms have offered placements through a gateway created by the Federation of Small Businesses under the Government's Kickstart programme.

Shire Hall is Building Project of the Year Image

Shire Hall is Building Project of the Year

It went from ugly to innovative and now Gloucestershire County Council’s headquarters, Shire Hall in Gloucester, has been named Building Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence South West (CESW) awards.

Cheltenham Ladies' College teacher wins James Dyson award Image

Cheltenham Ladies' College teacher wins James Dyson award

The private school in Cheltenham announced that its head of Engineering, Enterprise and Technology has won the James Dyson Foundation Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.

Stroud collaboration shines a light on grief and hope during pandemic Image

Stroud collaboration shines a light on grief and hope during pandemic

The Good Grief Project and The Sub Rooms are collaborating to honour those who are experiencing grief during the pandemic by lighting up the historic venue at the heart of Stroud.

Two additional men charged in connection with Gloucester wounding Image

Two additional men charged in connection with Gloucester wounding

An additional two men have been charged in connection with the wounding of a man in Gloucester on August 2.

Cheltenham shoppers carry on at their convenience with trial scheme Image

Cheltenham shoppers carry on at their convenience with trial scheme

Finding a toilet in Cheltenham has become a lot more convenient with the launch of a new pilot scheme for shoppers.

Gloucester residents invited to take part in Window Wanderland illuminated art trail Image

Gloucester residents invited to take part in Window Wanderland illuminated art trail

Gloucester City Council in partnership with Gloucester Culture Trust and GL4 have announced a brand new community art project for Gloucester taking place this December.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 11 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 11

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

Business West urges companies to get ready for Brexit Image

Business West urges companies to get ready for Brexit

With weeks to go until the end of the transition period, businesses across the South West are facing uncertainty about what type of deal - if any - will be reached between the UK and EU.

Frasers look for quick deal for Debenhams Image

Frasers look for quick deal for Debenhams

The Frasers Group, owners of Cavendish House in Cheltenham and Sports Direct, is in talks over a potential rescue package for Debenhams.

Ted Baker cuts staff as losses widen Image

Ted Baker cuts staff as losses widen

Fashion retailer Ted Baker has reported large losses due to the impact of the pandemic and has been forced to cut jobs as a result.

Maker of Lucozade challenges Gloucestershire businesses to make their move Image

Maker of Lucozade challenges Gloucestershire businesses to make their move

In the run up to Christmas, Coleford-based Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I is encouraging local businesses to join them on a 12 Days of Fitness Challenge.

Bosses sacrifice salaries to save firms Image

Bosses sacrifice salaries to save firms

In one of the toughest ever years for business, CEOs have been giving up their salaries to help their businesses and staff, according to a new study.

Savills appoints new head of lettings in Cheltenham Image

Savills appoints new head of lettings in Cheltenham

A residential lettings expert has been appointed as head of Savills specialist lettings team in Cheltenham.

Pubs call for help from repaid rent relief Image

Pubs call for help from repaid rent relief

B&Q owner Kingfisher has become the latest big retail name to repay business rates relief amid calls for the returned money to be used to help the beleaguered pub trade.

World's greatest airshow '50th' book set to fly off the shelves Image

World's greatest airshow '50th' book set to fly off the shelves

Over the past 50 years, millions of people from across the globe have marvelled at the incredible aviation spectacles that have seen the Royal International Air Tattoo grow to become the world’s greatest airshow.

Railway volunteers give extra help to Wye Valley Greenway Image

Railway volunteers give extra help to Wye Valley Greenway

Volunteer members of the Dean Forest Railway Society have completed their clearance of track and overgrown vegetation from part of the railway, ready for a new tourist attraction for the Forest.

Stone Age to Corinium galleries open in Cirencester Image

Stone Age to Corinium galleries open in Cirencester

In a small, and socially-distanced event, the new 'Stone Age to Corinium' galleries were officially opened at Corinium Museum in Cirencester on Saturday (December 5). 

Schoolchildren's Christmas drawings up in lights at Cheltenham hotel Image

Schoolchildren's Christmas drawings up in lights at Cheltenham hotel

At the Queens Hotel in Cheltenham, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. December 1st saw the launch of the Christmas advent projections on the hotel’s Georgian façade.

Gloucestershire company acquired by US firm Image

Gloucestershire company acquired by US firm

Mitcheldean baed safety, security, and logistics company Exploration Logistics Limited has been acquired by US business Exlog Global.

Appointment marks turning point in £31m fibre broadband project Image

Appointment marks turning point in £31m fibre broadband project

Nearly every home and business in Gloucester will gain access to next-generation broadband thanks to a major investment by CityFibre.

Evans Jones support 12 charities of Christmas Image

Evans Jones support 12 charities of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas, Evans Jones will give something a bit more useful to a charity than 12 drummers drumming.

New escape room opens in Cheltenham Image

New escape room opens in Cheltenham

Escape Hunt UK is opening its new escape room in Cheltenham today (4th December).

Electric switch lands award for Gloucestershire police Image

Electric switch lands award for Gloucestershire police

Leading the way in switching to electric vehicles has earned Gloucestershire Constabulary national recognition.

Festive fundraising for children’s charity Image

Festive fundraising for children’s charity

Gloucestershire children’s charity the Pied Piper Appeal has pulled out all the stops to keep funds and donations coming in during December to help support poorly children in hospital and SEND schools.

Lifetime ban for farmer who kept animals in squalid conditions Image

Lifetime ban for farmer who kept animals in squalid conditions

A farmer from the Forest of Dean pleaded guilty to 25 animal welfare offences.

Warrant for 'healer' who made fake claims over cure Image

Warrant for 'healer' who made fake claims over cure

A warrant has been issued for a 'holistic healer' after a jury took little more than a half an hour to convict her of advertising a fake cure for diseases including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and cancer.

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Think small to make big difference

The importance of shopping local this Christmas has been reinforced by a study into the impact of the coronavirus on our high streets ahead of Small Business Saturday.

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Estate agents kept busy by "South East exodus"

Changes sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have created an "exodus" from the South East to Gloucestershire, according to the managing director of a county estate agents.

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