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Energy firm to cut thousands of jobs Image

Energy firm to cut thousands of jobs

Npower is set to cut up to 4,500 job in the UK, in a bid to make the company more profitable.

Luxury retailer bucks retail trend Image

Luxury retailer bucks retail trend

Posh food shop Fortnum & Mason has seen profits soar by 26 per cent.

Five taxi drivers successfully prosecuted for illegal Cheltenham Festival pick-ups Image

Five taxi drivers successfully prosecuted for illegal Cheltenham Festival pick-ups

Five drivers have been successfully prosecuted for unlawfully plying for hire in Cheltenham during Cheltenham Festival 2019.

Give me back my shotguns, says Gloucestershire man after acquittal on assault charges Image

Give me back my shotguns, says Gloucestershire man after acquittal on assault charges

A Chipping Campden man who was found not guilty of an alleged assault on his partner has accused police this week of acting unfairly by not returning his shotgun licence after his acquittal.

Unlocking potential talent in Gloucestershire will be the subject of upcoming business breakfast Image

Unlocking potential talent in Gloucestershire will be the subject of upcoming business breakfast

The event hosted by Gloucestershire College will feature representatives from Gloucestershire County Council and Barnwood Constrcution and will take place at Llanthony Secunda Priory on Tuesday.

Killing left just three from county-lines drugs gang in court Image

Killing left just three from county-lines drugs gang in court

Three members of a 'county lines' drug supply operation whose ringleader has been killed in a drive-by shooting were jailed at Gloucester crown court yesterday.

Gloucester firm boosts fire safety expertise with second top qualification Image

Gloucester firm boosts fire safety expertise with second top qualification

Composite panel specialists ISD Solutions has further boosted its industry leading fire safety expertise with a second member of staff achieving a new qualification in passive fire protection.

Surprise as head announces resignation from Gloucester School Image

Surprise as head announces resignation from Gloucester School

Parents of children at Barnwood Park School in Gloucester - which recently started admitting boys for the first time - have been taken by surprise today by the resignation of head teacher Sarah Tufnell.

It all gets a bit heated at pre-election Curry Club Image

It all gets a bit heated at pre-election Curry Club

If you were looking for passion it was to be found at what is one of the county's longest-standing and most vibrant networking clubs.

Cheltenham-based manufacturing firm agrees partnership with global textiles giant Image

Cheltenham-based manufacturing firm agrees partnership with global textiles giant

Advanced materials producer Versarien have announced they have signed a commercial partnership agreement with textiles and apparel giant MAS.

Confirmed: Two Gloucestershire branches of TSB will close Image

Confirmed: Two Gloucestershire branches of TSB will close

Gloucestershire will lose two of its branches of TSB as part of the bank’s decision to close 82 of its outlets and concentrate on its digital offering.

Man pleads guilty to cannabis production Image

Man pleads guilty to cannabis production

When police were called to a drunken disturbance outside a Stroud flat they stumbled upon a £12,000 cannabis factory, a court was told.

Car manufacturing continues to decline Image

Car manufacturing continues to decline

The number of cars produced in the UK fell by four per cent in October, compared to the same month last year.

Climbing centre opens its doors for charity on Christmas Day Image

Climbing centre opens its doors for charity on Christmas Day

A number of staff will be volunteering their time to open Gloucester's climbing centre on 25th December, for anyone who wants some Christmas adventure, while raising money for the charity Climbers Against Cancer.

Ocado to open 150,000 square metre regional distribution centre for the South West Image

Ocado to open 150,000 square metre regional distribution centre for the South West

In what must be news to the ears of a certain sector of Gloucestershire folk, Ocado is about to increase its delivery options in the region.

Bonmarché set to be rescued by rival fashion chain Image

Bonmarché set to be rescued by rival fashion chain

Bonmarché, the womenswear retailer which went into administration in October, looks set to be rescued by a rival chain.

Gloucestershire's agricultural industry is showcased on the global stage Image

Gloucestershire's agricultural industry is showcased on the global stage

Gloucestershire was represented at the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural technology for the first time.

Report says Gloucester is heaven for pedestrians Image

Report says Gloucester is heaven for pedestrians

Gloucester is one of the most people friendly towns and cities in Great Britain according to a study that ranks it in third place for the number of pedestrian streets.

Trio of key appointments made by Cheltenham-based housebuilder Image

Trio of key appointments made by Cheltenham-based housebuilder

Cheltenham-based housebuilders Mactaggart and Mickel have made three key appointments as they look at expansion plans.

Demolition plans unveiled to kickstart Tewkesbury Mills regeneration Image

Demolition plans unveiled to kickstart Tewkesbury Mills regeneration

A Tewkesbury architectural practice have announced plans to demolish derelict buildings on an historic site in the market town.

Battle of Waterloo is over as Cotswold District Council chooses car park design Image

Battle of Waterloo is over as Cotswold District Council chooses car park design

The latest designs for the Waterloo car park project in Cirencester have been revealed at an open forum held by Cotswold District Council.

Gym, superstore and garden centre on old RAF site will help create jobs Image

Gym, superstore and garden centre on old RAF site will help create jobs

Construction has begun on a new gym and superstore at a site just south of Gloucester which will create 60 jobs.

Housing provider sells stock as it begins focus on building in Gloucestershire Image

Housing provider sells stock as it begins focus on building in Gloucestershire

A landlord and housing provider has sold its stock in two council areas as it continues to focus on Gloucestershire and plans to build hundreds of new homes.

Knifepoint robbery results in two and a half year jail sentence Image

Knifepoint robbery results in two and a half year jail sentence

Man who burst into a convenience store armed with a knife and tried to rob a shocked employee has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Former mayor joins Gloucestershire charity Image

Former mayor joins Gloucestershire charity

Former Cheltenham mayor, Klara Sudbury, has joined domestic abuse charity, the Hollie Gazzard Trust, as fundraising manager.

Old garage to be turned into haven for nature Image

Old garage to be turned into haven for nature

Wild flowers, trees and seating will transform a former Stroud District Council garage site, as part of a project to improve three canalside areas in Stonehouse.

Three people fined after ex-soldier injured in an

Three people fined after ex-soldier injured in an "unpleasant episode of public disorder"

Two men and a woman have been banned from the Rising Sun pub for a year and ordered to do unpaid community work.

Ikea to invest in green energy as profits fall Image

Ikea to invest in green energy as profits fall

Profits at homeware giant Ikea have dipped, despite a 50 per cent increase in online sales.

Twitter to delete inactive accounts Image

Twitter to delete inactive accounts

Twitter is set to begin deleting accounts that have been inactive for more than six months, unless they log in before 11th December.

Knife-wielding robber who terrorised staff and customers jailed Image

Knife-wielding robber who terrorised staff and customers jailed

A knife-wielding robber who terrorised staff and customers in a McDonald's restaurant, an Aldi supermarket, a Spar shop and a filling station has been jailed for eight years

Manager describes ‘horror’ as gang attack his business and end his career Image

Manager describes ‘horror’ as gang attack his business and end his career

A Cotswolds hotel general manager has told of the terrifying 'horror film' moment when three masked men smashed a window and jumped through to attack and rob him.

Major LGBTQ+ conference win will make Cheltenham swell with Pride Image

Major LGBTQ+ conference win will make Cheltenham swell with Pride

In what is being seen as a major coup for not just Cheltenham Racecourse but the county, 2020 UK Pride is coming to Gloucestershire.

Acclaimed Cotswold architectural practice takes on its first apprentice Image

Acclaimed Cotswold architectural practice takes on its first apprentice

An architectural practice which had a hand in designing one of the most famous and stunning private homes built in Gloucestershire in recent years has signed its first apprentice.

Muddy hell - M5 closure due to spillage causes traffic chaos on Gloucestershire's morning commute Image

Muddy hell - M5 closure due to spillage causes traffic chaos on Gloucestershire's morning commute

Queues of up to six miles built up on the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire during the morning rush hour after a large amount of mud was spilled onto the southbound carriageway.

Housebuilder praised for efforts to help staff who have Forces links Image

Housebuilder praised for efforts to help staff who have Forces links

A Gloucestershire based housebuilder has earned praise from one of its employees for the support it has offered her and her young daughter while her husband is serving with the Royal Air Force.

Support for SMEs sees Gloucestershire councils win FSB awards Image

Support for SMEs sees Gloucestershire councils win FSB awards

The work done by four local authorities across Gloucestershire to support small businesses has been recognised by the Federation of Small Business.

Robbery at Tuffley business Image

Robbery at Tuffley business

Staff at a business on the outskirts of Gloucester were threatened by a raider brandishing a weapon on Saturday.

Get stocked up for Christmas while helping Gloucestershire charity Image

Get stocked up for Christmas while helping Gloucestershire charity

Coffee, cake, presents and a slice of Christmas cheer will be on offer at a fund-raising event run by the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice next month.

Latest results show we are a nation of Pets at Home lovers Image

Latest results show we are a nation of Pets at Home lovers

We are a nation of pet lovers and if their latest set of financial results is to be believed we are also a nation of Pets at Home lovers.

Celebrate Prestbury businesses this Saturday Image

Celebrate Prestbury businesses this Saturday

Prestbury, the busy village on the Cotswolds side of Cheltenham, is launching its first official business open day this weekend.

Keane announce Westonbirt Arboretum forest gig Image

Keane announce Westonbirt Arboretum forest gig

Well-known English rock band Keane has announced an appearance as part of Forest Live 2020.

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