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Shirtmaker to be saved from administration Image

Shirtmaker to be saved from administration

Menswear retailer, T M Lewin, is set to be saved by its main lender.

Happy accident as bridge near Stonehouse is christened by charity Image

Happy accident as bridge near Stonehouse is christened by charity

Boats are able to sail under the railway bridge at Ocean for the first time in 70 years after it was replaced earlier this year

Man due to be sentenced for knifepoint robbery has sacked lawyers Image

Man due to be sentenced for knifepoint robbery has sacked lawyers

This case featured on episode one of Channel 5 documentary Policing After Dark.

Former Lydney town councillor admits flouting court orders Image

Former Lydney town councillor admits flouting court orders

He imprisoned a woman in her home in Stroud for more than two hours.

Prison officer scalded as inmate poured a kettle of hot water over his head Image

Prison officer scalded as inmate poured a kettle of hot water over his head

A Midlands jail inmate has had extra time added to his sentence.

Officers praised at commander event for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Image

Officers praised at commander event for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury

Police celebrated officers and staff members who have gone above and beyond for their communities.

Gloucester Cathedral welcomes new Interim Dean Image

Gloucester Cathedral welcomes new Interim Dean

Canon Andrew Braddock will be formally commissioned as part of a service on Wednesday, April 13 in the Lady Chapel.

SBF GB&I’s LoveYourForest campaign boosts local pride Image

SBF GB&I’s LoveYourForest campaign boosts local pride

Over the last six years, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, has worked in partnership with a local charity to deliver the #LoveYourForest campaign.

Gloucestershire has two of the best places to live in the UK Image

Gloucestershire has two of the best places to live in the UK

A town and a village in Gloucestershire have made it into the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide.

VIDEO: Menswear store bounces back from pre-pandemic opening Image

VIDEO: Menswear store bounces back from pre-pandemic opening

A menswear and country clothing store in Cirencester which opened just a month before lockdown has experienced a tremendous bounce-back.

Oscar winner secures £1m funding for breastfeeding app Image

Oscar winner secures £1m funding for breastfeeding app

Dr Chen Mao Davies launched LatchAid, based in Cirencester, following her own struggles as a new parent.

Gender neutral children's clothes designer from Stonehouse featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair  Image

Gender neutral children's clothes designer from Stonehouse featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair

Alice Gardner launched Baby G Boutique in 2019 to fit around caring for her three children, who all have learning difficulties.

Half a million funding boost for rural businesses project Image

Half a million funding boost for rural businesses project

Researchers at University of Gloucestershire have secured 500,000 euros (£416,522) funding to improve knowledge exchange between rural businesses and communities in Europe.

Cotswold District Council wins bid for accessible toilet facilities Image

Cotswold District Council wins bid for accessible toilet facilities

Cotswold District Council has been awarded funding of more than £160,000 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

HMRC names avoidance scheme promoters for first time Image

HMRC names avoidance scheme promoters for first time

Tax avoidance schemes have been named for the first time by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), as users are warned they could face large tax bills.

Cotswolds police appeal for witnesses of supermarket thieves Image

Cotswolds police appeal for witnesses of supermarket thieves

Police in the Cotswolds have issued CCTV images.

Sales pass £3bn for Home Bargains Image

Sales pass £3bn for Home Bargains

Discount retailer Home Bargains has created more than 2,000 jobs as its sales have surpassed £3bn during its latest financial year.

Fatal collision in the Forest of Dean Image

Fatal collision in the Forest of Dean

A motorcyclist passed away at the scene.

Views sought on council's Inclusion and SEND Strategy Image

Views sought on council's Inclusion and SEND Strategy

Plans to improve the way children and young people are supported in their early years, schools years and into adult life are being shared for consideration.

UK house prices reach record high Image

UK house prices reach record high

The average house price has risen by 18.2 per cent since the start of the first lockdown, or £43,577 in cash terms.

Two new faces at BPE Solicitors Image

Two new faces at BPE Solicitors

Cheltenham-based law firm BPE Solicitors is welcoming two new solicitors to advise both businesses and individuals.

Rise in new businesses on eBay Image

Rise in new businesses on eBay

New businesses set up on eBay have gone up dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

House flooded following Stroud break-in Image

House flooded following Stroud break-in

A window is also missing following the burglary in Stroud.

Could major government bid attract first anchor tenant to Gloucester's £107m The Forum? Image

Could major government bid attract first anchor tenant to Gloucester's £107m The Forum?

The government has launched a bidding process for local authorities to put forward an expression of interest to host the headquarters of the newly created Great British Railways.

Batten & Allen announce £400,000 investment Image

Batten & Allen announce £400,000 investment

A Gloucestershire specialist in stamping, plating and the assembly of high precision parts is celebrating its 50th birthday in style after announcing a new £400,000 investment.

VIDEO: Business leaders gather for Twelvetrees testimonial Image

VIDEO: Business leaders gather for Twelvetrees testimonial

More than 100 local business people assembled at Kingsholm yesterday for the first major event of Gloucester and England rugby legend BIlly Twelvetrees' testimonial year.

Business is booming for Stroud food manufacturer Image

Business is booming for Stroud food manufacturer

Stroud-based food producer Kitchen Garden Foods, who own the Wolfys and NAFF food brands, says business is back on track with higher than pre-pandemic levels of sales.

Day of entertainment to launch Kings Square Image

Day of entertainment to launch Kings Square

A day of spectacular entertainment, music and family activities is set to mark the opening of the new Kings Square in Gloucester following its £5 million transformation.

Visitor information pod arrives in Cheltenham  Image

Visitor information pod arrives in Cheltenham

Visitors to Cheltenham town centre will notice a new addition to the High Street from this week, with the arrival of an information pod.

Bus funding setback Image

Bus funding setback

Gloucestershire’s bid for bus service improvement funding has suffered a setback this week.

HCR supports dealership growth Image

HCR supports dealership growth

Automotive specialists at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, which has an office in Cheltenham, have supported expansion of three businesses so far this year.

Cheltenham and Gloucester announce new joint marketing campaign Image

Cheltenham and Gloucester announce new joint marketing campaign

The tourism industry in Cheltenham and Gloucester received a welcome boost this week after learning they have been successful in their bid for a share of funding from VisitEngland.

Cotswolds gets its own Monopoly board Image

Cotswolds gets its own Monopoly board

A new official version of Monopoly has been released this week, featuring well-known Cotswolds landmarks.

Man found guilty of murdering his neighbour in Tewkesbury Image

Man found guilty of murdering his neighbour in Tewkesbury

He is due to be sentenced later this year.

Gloucestershire Tour of Britain route revealed Image

Gloucestershire Tour of Britain route revealed

Gloucestershire’s first-ever full stage of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s leading cycle race, will feature Tewkesbury, the Cotswolds and a finish alongside the historic Gloucester Docks. 

VIDEO: Duku leads the way with first accessible EV charge point Image

VIDEO: Duku leads the way with first accessible EV charge point

A Cheltenham-based product design consultancy has unveiled the UK’s first accessible electric car charger.

Mobile speed camera locations for April Image

Mobile speed camera locations for April

The mobile speed camera priority locations for April have been revealed.

Cirencester Friendly appoints new CEO Image

Cirencester Friendly appoints new CEO

Income protection specialist, Cirencester Friendly, has appointed Andy Morris as its new CEO.

BPE Solicitors and Crowe help to raise £50,000 for Ukraine  Image

BPE Solicitors and Crowe help to raise £50,000 for Ukraine

Two of Gloucestershire’s leading professional firms teamed up to support a special benefit evening at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Cotswold Canals Trust acquires a new work barge Image

Cotswold Canals Trust acquires a new work barge

Volunteers at The Cotswold Canals Trust (CCT) have taken receipt of the tenth work boat to join the restoration project’s fleet. 

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