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Four men charged in connection with shoplifting in Tewkesbury Image

Four men charged in connection with shoplifting in Tewkesbury

Four men have been charged in connection with an incident of shoplifting in Tewkesbury last week.

Museum in the Park’s Walled Garden is Good to Go Image

Museum in the Park’s Walled Garden is Good to Go

Stroud’s Museum in the Park Walled Garden is reopening to the general public tomorrow – and it's officially Good to Go.

Children invited to join the ‘Silly Squad’ with Gloucestershire Libraries Image

Children invited to join the ‘Silly Squad’ with Gloucestershire Libraries

Gloucestershire Libraries are calling for children to keep reading over the summer holidays by joining the ‘Silly Squad’ for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

No-deal Brexit would see food prices soar Image

No-deal Brexit would see food prices soar

The UK faces higher prices next if a tariff-free trade deal cannot be agreed with the EU, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Two charged and two released in connection with the theft of bikes in Cheltenham Image

Two charged and two released in connection with the theft of bikes in Cheltenham

Two men have been charged after being arrested by officers from the Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Appeal to identify owners of bikes seized by Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team Image

Appeal to identify owners of bikes seized by Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team

Officers are trying to locate the owners of a number of seized bikes that are believed to have been stolen.

Cirencester business park under new management Image

Cirencester business park under new management

A property consultancy based in the town has been appointed as the new property managers of all phases of Cirencester Office Park.

MD steps down as Cheltenham task force changes course Image

MD steps down as Cheltenham task force changes course

Jeremy Williamson is stepping down as managing director of the Cheltenham Development Task Force as it changes into a new organisation focused on recovery.

Japanese soul food stall opens at Stroud's Five Valleys Shopping Centre Image

Japanese soul food stall opens at Stroud's Five Valleys Shopping Centre

Japanese soul food trader Tomari-Gi is the latest company to open at the Five Valleys indoor market in Stroud.

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Community order for man who threatened partner with a bread knife

A 51 year old man's 'suggestive remarks' about a threesome with his partner and a neighbour led to him 'going berserk' with a bread knife and causing injury and damage, Gloucester Crown Court was told.

Council asks for your views on Forest of Dean town centre changes Image

Council asks for your views on Forest of Dean town centre changes

In recent weeks the Forest of Dean District Council has made a series of temporary changes to town centres in consultation with town councils, and now they want your thoughts.

Man sentenced after stealing over £1100 worth of valuables Image

Man sentenced after stealing over £1100 worth of valuables

A man has been jailed after he admitted to committing a burglary in Cheltenham.

Positive property market may not last warns report Image

Positive property market may not last warns report

The UK housing market saw a bounce during June as the country emerged from lockdown - amid warnings that it could quickly lose momentum.

Leading magazine editor teams up with Gloucestershire university Image

Leading magazine editor teams up with Gloucestershire university

Women's magazine editor Farrah Storr has been unveiled as the University of Gloucestershire's new Magazine Journalism & Production 'course associate'.

Police warning to be vigilant following lead thefts Image

Police warning to be vigilant following lead thefts

Police are warning people to be extra vigilant following an increase of reports of lead thefts across the county.

Libraries offering collection services announced Image

Libraries offering collection services announced

New services will enable customers to request books, DVDs and other available materials they would like to borrow as part of a phased reopening.

Nine out of 10 small businesses struggling with barriers to growth Image

Nine out of 10 small businesses struggling with barriers to growth

The number of small businesses struggling with barriers to growth has has jumped from 75 per cent to 91 cent in the last six months, according to new figures.

Chancellor unveils package to

Chancellor unveils package to "support, create and protect" jobs

A jobs retention bonus, kickstart scheme to create work for young people, £2,000 for businesses offering new apprenticeships, a temporary rise in the Stamp Duty threshold and a cut in VAT for hospitality and tourism were among the key points in the Chancellor's economic statement.

H&M plans to shut 170 stores as sales fall Image

H&M plans to shut 170 stores as sales fall

Fashion retail chain H&M is to shut 170 stores after seeing sales dive during the coronavirus pandemic in the last quarter.

Plans submitted to build 49 new homes in Brockworth Image

Plans submitted to build 49 new homes in Brockworth

Details of a housing estate planned for the outskirts of Gloucester have been revealed.

Cirencester's Waterloo car park postponed for a year Image

Cirencester's Waterloo car park postponed for a year

Development of a decked car park in Cirencester has been postponed for 12 months - as Cotswold District Council assesses the impact of coronavirus on demand.

Cheltenham Festivals scoop more than £200k from COVID-19 arts fund Image

Cheltenham Festivals scoop more than £200k from COVID-19 arts fund

The Arts Council has announced an investment of more than £33 million in 196 of its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs), including three in Gloucestershire.

Stroud told to get social and Shop Local  Image

Stroud told to get social and Shop Local

Stroud District Council has launched a Shop Local campaign - and wants people to spread the word about their favourite places in the area.

MonsterHeroes are coming to Gloucester – can you find them all? Image

MonsterHeroes are coming to Gloucester – can you find them all?

A digitally interactive trail is coming to Gloucester to encourage more people back into the city centre safely.

Paw-fect pets win prizes at animal shelter's online event Image

Paw-fect pets win prizes at animal shelter's online event

Cute kittens, p-awesome pups and gorgeous guinea pigs have wowed judges to win prizes at Cheltenham Animal Shelter's first online open day.

Police officer dragged six metres by fleeing vehicle Image

Police officer dragged six metres by fleeing vehicle

A special police constable was dragged when a driver tried to get away from him, a court heard.

Gloucester Cathedral launches free art packs Image

Gloucester Cathedral launches free art packs

The Cathedral has launched a new craft-based activity which can be downloaded via its website.

Kickstart scheme can make

Kickstart scheme can make "real difference"

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2billion "kickstart scheme" to create more jobs for young people.

Bounce back loans top one million Image

Bounce back loans top one million

More than one million loans have been approved under the Government's Bounce Back Loan Scheme.

Law firm makes raft of senior promotions Image

Law firm makes raft of senior promotions

Lodders Solicitors has announced ten senior promotions across its private client, agriculture, family, dispute resolution and real estate teams.

Citizen and Echo publishers cutting 550 jobs Image

Citizen and Echo publishers cutting 550 jobs

Reach, the publisher of the Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, has announced plans to cut 550 staff across the UK.

More than 130 jobs lost as Norville Group goes into administration Image

More than 130 jobs lost as Norville Group goes into administration

The Norville Group has entered administration - just days after the company's optician practices were sold.

Cheltenham estate agency Peter Ball & Co under new ownership Image

Cheltenham estate agency Peter Ball & Co under new ownership

One of Cheltenham's best-known bricks-and-mortar estate agents, Peter Ball & Co, has a new owner.

Green light for one of Gloucestershire's first modular housing schemes Image

Green light for one of Gloucestershire's first modular housing schemes

Plans for one of the county's first off-site modular housing schemes in Winchcombe have been given the go-ahead by Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Cheltenham ice rink plans delayed for another year Image

Cheltenham ice rink plans delayed for another year

The ice rink would have been sited at Imperial Gardens in front of the Queens Hotel.

Two wheels good for Halfords to help sales figures Image

Two wheels good for Halfords to help sales figures

Britain's biggest bike retailer Halfords has reported a jump in cycling sales during lockdown as people avoided public transport, but the boost was offset by a sharp fall in motoring sales.

Poundland to open more ‘shop-in-shop’ fashion stores Image

Poundland to open more ‘shop-in-shop’ fashion stores

Discount retailer Poundland is set to bring its Pep&Co shop-in-shop concept to another six shops over the coming weeks.

Ventilator Challenge makes final shipment to NHS Image

Ventilator Challenge makes final shipment to NHS

VentilatorChallenge UK - the consortium of businesses who switched production to helping the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic - has made its last shipment.

Hospitals ease restrictions on visitors Image

Hospitals ease restrictions on visitors

Restrictions on hospital visitors in Gloucestershire are being eased as part of the next phase of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Pubs issue wish list for Chancellor Image

Pubs issue wish list for Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to cut VAT, business rates and duty for brewers and pub businesses when he outlines his plans for the post-coronavirus economic recovery tomorrow.

Government plans £3billion green scheme Image

Government plans £3billion green scheme

Homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements as part of £2billion grant scheme.

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