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Could you shape the future of Gloucestershire Airport?

Gloucestershire Airport is on the lookout for three non-executive directors, including a chair of the airport Board.

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Manufacturing orders strongest for nearly 30 years

Growth in UK manufacturing output accelerated in the three months to November according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

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Award-winning children's author stepping back to Roman Cirencester

Award-winning children’s author Caroline Lawrence will be revealing her writing secrets when she visits Cirencester on Friday.

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Freeman Homes wins Best Small Housebuilder Award

Forest of Dean's Freeman Homes has won Best Small Housebuilder in the 2017 WhatHouse? Awards.

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Bonmarche profits soar

Value womenswear retailer Bonmarché’s has seen half year profits soar.

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A417 improvement scheme shifts up a gear

Highways England will ask Gloucestershire drivers for their opinions on the A417 ‘missing link’ project early next year.

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Project Pilgrim works near completion

Next month will see the completion of major improvements to the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.

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Chancellor may target self-employed in Budget

Is the Chancellor Philip Hammond going to shake-up the tax system for the self-employed in Wednesday's Budget?

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County's top primary schools are named

Three Gloucestershire primary schools have been included in a list of the best in the country

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Time for a bold Budget from the Chancellor? Don't hold your breath

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to tackle the housing crisis in Wednesday's Budget.

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Renishaw strengthens education outreach programme

Renishaw has launched a new dedicated section of its website to support its popular education outreach programme.

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Regeneration on the way for city's key retail area

More details have been announced about exciting plans for the former BHS store and the regeneration of the Kings Walking shopping centre in Gloucester.

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University honours business leaders

Leading business people will be amongst those honoured at the final University of Gloucestershire 2017 graduation ceremonies.

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Weird Fish gears up for Black Friday

Sales are up at Cheltenham-based Weird Fish, which is gearing up for Black Friday week with its winter collections.

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Freelancers echo calls for tax clampdown on big businesses

Ninety-five per cent of UK freelancers and contractors believe more must be done by the Government to clampdown on suspected tax avoidance from large corporations.

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Gloucestershire College wins national apprenticeship award

Gloucestershire College has received national recognition for its innovative apprenticeships programme.

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Chancellor urged to help small housebuilders thrive

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Chancellor to spark a small housebuilders' boom in his autumn Budget next Wednesday to help solve the UK's housing crisis.

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Stagecoach West's Kieran wins champion accolade

An employee from Gloucester-based Stagecoach West was among the winners at the annual Stagecoach Group Champions Awards.

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Credit pushed on millions who can't pay

People who don't think they can pay their debts are being given thousand of pounds of credit they haven't asked for, Citizens Advice warns today.

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Tesla unveils first electric articulated lorry

American electric car maker Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road.

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Safran signs deal with Gulf Air

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers has signed an agreement with Gulf Air to equip its newest planes.

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SGS College celebrates continued Ofsted success

Staff and students at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) are celebrating today after formally receiving the results from their recent Ofsted inspection.

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Lowering VAT threshold would drain small firms of time and money

Small businesses across the UK are spending a working week every year complying with their VAT obligations.

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Holidays aren't coming

It’s been a favourite event on the festive calendar for the last few years, but it seems that this year the Coca Cola lorry will be steering clear of Gloucester.

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Christmas party etiquette

Love it or hate it, it’s not long until the work Christmas party. When the drinks are flowing, making sure you behave appropriately can become a minefield.

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Free counselling training for Bishops Cleeve community

Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) is offering a free training course to the people of Bishops Cleeve.

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Sales grow at budget card store

Sales at budget greetings card chain, Card Factory, rose by 6.7 per cent.

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New £11 million mill development goes to planners

Stroud district councillors are to decide whether to approve a £11 million mixed residential and business development.

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Three new board members join GFirst LEP

GFirst LEP, the private-public business partnership, has appointed three new board members.

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How GAINS can help your business grow

An exciting new business initiative which will help Gloucestershire SMEs grow was launched yesterday.

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Are you putting lives at risk on Gloucestershire's roads?

This road safety week, a local crash survivor has bravely stepped forward to share how his speeding caused a near-fatal collision.

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UK unemployment falls but wages lag behind

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 59,000 to 1.42 million.

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University shows its green credentials

The University of Gloucestershire has received first class honours and jumped up to second place in the 2017 People & Planet University League.

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Tesco’s Booker takeover gets provisional go-ahead

Tesco's £3.7bn takeover of Booker has got the provisional OK from the UK's competition regulator.

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County school in special measures

A county school has pledged to make improvements, after Ofsted inspectors rated it inadequate.

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Boat trip makes canal history

Restoration of the Cotswold Canals has taken a huge leap forward with the first boat journey between Stonehouse and Bowbridge for over 80 years.

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Ikea’s UK sales top £1.8 billion

Everyone’s favourite flatpack furniture store saw UK sales rise to £1.814bn in the UK.

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Stonemasons carve out their future at Gloucester Cathedral graduation

The future of Britain’s cathedrals looks to be in safe hands after the latest generation of skilled craftsmen and women graduated from the Gloucester Cathedral workshop.

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Builders under threat from ‘cowboy clients’

We’ve all heard of cowboy builders, but builders themselves are under threat - from cowboy clients.

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Books, CDs and DVDs more popular than digital

Physical media is making a comeback, with more people choosing books, CDs and DVDs over the last year.

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Fresh funding for youth activities in the Forest of Dean announced

A new round of applications for funding to help finance activities for youngsters in the Forest of Dean is underway.

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