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E-scooter trial takes to county streets Image

E-scooter trial takes to county streets

Gloucester and Cheltenham are part of a year-long national trial into e-scooters.

Trade union treasurer faces trial for £5.8k fraud Image

Trade union treasurer faces trial for £5.8k fraud

A trade union branch secretary and treasurer is to stand jury trial.

Fans prime objective as Gloucester Rugby welcome support Image

Fans prime objective as Gloucester Rugby welcome support

Gloucester Rugby chief executive Lance Bradley has welcomed the prospect of a support package for Premiership Rugby, days after warning a further six months without fans could prove financially fatal.

CBI: Opportunity to deliver infrastructure revolution for South West Image

CBI: Opportunity to deliver infrastructure revolution for South West

Commuter habits in the South West have changed significantly as a result of coronavirus – and government investment in transport and infrastructure must evolve accordingly, says the CBI.

New technical director appointed for Kier  Image

New technical director appointed for Kier

Construction and infrastructure firm Kier has appointed Helen Samuels as technical director - a newly created senior role within its construction business.

Morrisons to keep paying small suppliers immediately Image

Morrisons to keep paying small suppliers immediately

Supermarket giant Morrisons has confirmed it will keep making immediate payments to its smaller suppliers until the end of January.

New free car parking app launched in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean Image

New free car parking app launched in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean

Parking in the the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean is now quicker and easier than ever thanks to a new app being launched by their district councils.

Flexible offices heading for Cheltenham  Image

Flexible offices heading for Cheltenham

Flexible serviced offices will be opening in Cheltenham before the end of the year.

GCHQ experts find no evidence of Chinese interference in Huawei flaws Image

GCHQ experts find no evidence of Chinese interference in Huawei flaws

Cyber security experts from GCHQ found concerns with equipment made by Huawei, but said it did not believe they were linked to Chinese state interference.

Speakers announced for CyNam 20.3 Image

Speakers announced for CyNam 20.3

Organisers of the latest CyNam event Staying Ahead of Cyber Criminals have revealed its headline speakers.

Severn Trent celebrates top environmental rating Image

Severn Trent celebrates top environmental rating

Severn Trent has been awarded the top grade for environmental performance by the Environment Agency.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 2 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, October 2

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

Holiday parks boss receives 14-year ban after £19m failed investment scheme Image

Holiday parks boss receives 14-year ban after £19m failed investment scheme

Harlow-based Simon Moir has been disqualified from acting as a director for 14 years, one year below the maximum term.

SOHO Coffee Co. expands into travel sector with new store at Bristol Airport Image

SOHO Coffee Co. expands into travel sector with new store at Bristol Airport

Cheltenham based SOHO Coffee Co. has announced the opening its first company store in an airport location.

BPE teams take step in Legal 500 rankings Image

BPE teams take step in Legal 500 rankings

BPE Solicitors again feature strongly in the Legal 500 annual rankings - improving its position in two categories while retaining them in another seven.

Full year profits up at Spirax Sarco Image

Full year profits up at Spirax Sarco

2019 turnover was up by £1.8 million (1.4 per cent), while profits increased by £1.16 million (12.9 per cent) at one of the county's biggest employers.

County lit up red in support of events professionals Image

County lit up red in support of events professionals

Events venues around the county were lit up red yesterday evening (30th September) in support of professionals affected by the shutdown of events during 2020.

VIDEO: New campaign invites locals and visitors to experience The Great Taste of Cheltenham Image

VIDEO: New campaign invites locals and visitors to experience The Great Taste of Cheltenham

A new campaign will celebrate Cheltenham's food and drink offering, providing a much-needed boost to the town's hospitality sector.

M&S cuts soya from animal feed Image

M&S cuts soya from animal feed

From today (1st October), Marks & Spencer will be using a more sustainable feed in its milk supply chain, as part of its pledge to tackle deforestation.

Police van becomes food delivery truck Image

Police van becomes food delivery truck

Gloucester Food Bank can now go the extra mile to support its local community, thanks to a new food delivery van provided to the charity by Gloucestershire Constabulary and the OPCC.

Government plans for unemployed rise as furlough winds down Image

Government plans for unemployed rise as furlough winds down

The Government is bracing itself for a surge in demand on the benefits system as the furlough scheme reaches its final month.

Stroud’s independent businesses joins in with Fiver Fest Image

Stroud’s independent businesses joins in with Fiver Fest

Stroud is joining over 100 independent high streets across the UK to put on special £5 offers across two weeks in October, in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest.

Appeal for food truck stolen in Cirencester Image

Appeal for food truck stolen in Cirencester

Officers investigating the theft of a food van in Cirencester have released images in a bid to locate it.

Police release e-fit following incident of racial abuse near Stroud Image

Police release e-fit following incident of racial abuse near Stroud

Police have released an e-fit of a man who they would like to speak to about an incident of racial abuse in Stroud.

Cotswold restaurant and takeaway on the market for £2.8m Image

Cotswold restaurant and takeaway on the market for £2.8m

After the previous occupier going into liquidation earlier this year, Savills is marketing the freehold of De La Hayes Restaurant in Bourton on the Water.

Developer appoints new CEO Image

Developer appoints new CEO

Regional commercial and housing developer St. Modwen has announced the appointment of Sarwjit Sambhi as its new chief executive officer.

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week Image

Gloucestershire mobile coronavirus testing unit locations this week

The testing locations from 30th September to 8th October have been revealed.

County events professionals join global day of action  Image

County events professionals join global day of action

Local event professionals will come together to hold a We Make Events Stand As One demonstration outside Cheltenham Town Hall this evening (30th September), where they will stand, socially distanced, for 30 minutes.

Council rejects government proposals for planning shake-up Image

Council rejects government proposals for planning shake-up

Cotswold District Council has unanimously voted across all parties to reject government proposals to alter the planning system.

Lockdown caused Easter loss for chocolatier  Image

Lockdown caused Easter loss for chocolatier

High-end chocolate retailer, Hotel Chocolat, swung to a loss after lockdown hammered its Easter sales.

Sentence for serial Stroud burglar Image

Sentence for serial Stroud burglar

A brave Stroud woman who confronted a serial burglar in her home was pinned against a stair post by him and then pushed to the ground.

Appeal for man in connection with an assault in Churchdown Image

Appeal for man in connection with an assault in Churchdown

Police would like to trace a man in connection to an assault in Churchdown.

Coleford man jailed for repeatedly breaching injunction Image

Coleford man jailed for repeatedly breaching injunction

A man from Coleford has been sentencedafter breaching an injunction against him for the fourth time in five months.

TSB to close five Gloucestershire branches Image

TSB to close five Gloucestershire branches

Highstreet bank TSB has announced that it plans to close 164 of its branches across the UK, including five within the county.

Executive director appointed for Adult Social Care and Public Health in Gloucestershire Image

Executive director appointed for Adult Social Care and Public Health in Gloucestershire

Sarah Scott was yesterday appointed the executive director of Adult Social Care & Public Health by Gloucestershire County Council's Appointments Sub Committee.

ProCook sells Gloucester HQ for £5.15 million Image

ProCook sells Gloucester HQ for £5.15 million

Kitchenware retailer ProCook has agreed a 20-year sale and leaseback deal on its Gloucester headquarters.

Growth Hub presses pause as grant applications flood in Image

Growth Hub presses pause as grant applications flood in

Applications for a financial package to help businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic were suspended after a little more than an hour due to the demand.

Public invited to give views on Gloucester’s latest redevelopment project Image

Public invited to give views on Gloucester’s latest redevelopment project

Members of the public are being invited to find out more, and give their views, about The Forum - a new social and digital campus for Gloucester.

Versarien creates panel to look at the future of graphene Image

Versarien creates panel to look at the future of graphene

Cheltenham-based Versarien Plc, the advanced materials engineering group, has formed the Versarien Graphene Advisory Panel (VGap) to commercialise the many opportunities of graphene.

County company acquires specialist French business Image

County company acquires specialist French business

Gloucester-based Advanced Insulation is strengthening its subsea division with the acquisition of Bardot, a French-based specialist.

Councillor Steve Jordan to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council Image

Councillor Steve Jordan to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council

The leader of Cheltenham Borough Council is to step down after more than a decade in the post.

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