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Shortage of bin lorries as drivers get better offers Image

Shortage of bin lorries as drivers get better offers

Waste collections in Gloucester are being hit by a shortage of lorry drivers as council employees seek more lucrative employment elsewhere.

BPE Solicitors advises on big healthcare acquisition Image

BPE Solicitors advises on big healthcare acquisition

Cheltenham-based solicitors BPE advised on a major takeover of a healthcare firm involved in detecting cancer.

Hazlewoods named 'Advisory Firm of the Year'  Image

Hazlewoods named 'Advisory Firm of the Year'

Cheltenham-based Hazlewoods was last night crowned Advisory Firm of the Year at the South West Business Leader Awards.

New ways to pay in Tewkesbury and Winchcombe car parks Image

New ways to pay in Tewkesbury and Winchcombe car parks

Paying for parking has become easier and more convenient in Tewkesbury Borough Council’s car parks following the installation of new, flexible payment meters.

Gloucestershire health officers advise on new allergy labelling Image

Gloucestershire health officers advise on new allergy labelling

Environmental health officers in Gloucestershire are working with local businesses to help them comply with new allergy labelling.

GFirst LEP reveals latest film project Image

GFirst LEP reveals latest film project

Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP) has released its latest film project.

Gloucestershire village named best UK neighbours Image

Gloucestershire village named best UK neighbours

A Gloucestershire village has been named as neighbourhood of the year in a national award scheme.

National summit needed to save 'Christmas supplies' Image

National summit needed to save 'Christmas supplies'

The government should convene a national summit to tackle supply chain issues in order to save Christmas, a business group says.

Eighth win in a row for travel agency Image

Eighth win in a row for travel agency

Your Co-op Travel agencies in Gloucestershire are celebrating an eighth consecutive win in an industry award.

Community invited to submit thoughts on Cinderford Northern Quarter Image

Community invited to submit thoughts on Cinderford Northern Quarter

The Forest of Dean community and organisations can put forward ideas on the future of Cinderford Northern Quarter.

Gloucestershire's mobile Covid-19 testing unit locations announced Image

Gloucestershire's mobile Covid-19 testing unit locations announced

Gloucestershire County Council has published the latest list of mobile testing units available at locations across the county.

Phase one of Burrow's Field improvement works complete Image

Phase one of Burrow's Field improvement works complete

Phase one pitch improvement works to Burrow's Field in Leckhampton have now been completed.

Council wants your views on how to build a greener, fairer, better Gloucester Image

Council wants your views on how to build a greener, fairer, better Gloucester

Gloucester City Council wants to hear your views on its future plans for the city up to 2024.

Images show what Gloucester's old Primark store could become Image

Images show what Gloucester's old Primark store could become

Speculative CGI images have been released showing what Gloucester's soon-to-be former Primark site could look like after redevelopment.

DFS breaks billion pound sales Image

DFS breaks billion pound sales

Sales for furniture store DFS – with a branch in Cheltenham - exceed £1 billion.

Cake-flavoured birthday cards launch Image

Cake-flavoured birthday cards launch

Online greetings company Moonpig has launched a collection of edible cake-flavoured birthday cards.


Multi-million pound Gloucestershire property scheme director banned for nine years Image

Multi-million pound Gloucestershire property scheme director banned for nine years

A property boss has been disqualified by the courts after two companies took more than £4.7 million from investors in a Gloucestershire redevelopment scheme.

Ding Dong - Avon embraces online future Image

Ding Dong - Avon embraces online future

Avon - the door-to-door cosmetics brand - has been forced to revise its sales model in light of Covid.

Super-fast home delivery is back at Sainsbury’s Image

Super-fast home delivery is back at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is bringing back its ‘super-fast home delivery’ service, which was paused during the pandemic.

Hazlewoods advises on top electrical firm sale Image

Hazlewoods advises on top electrical firm sale

Hazlewoods' corporate finance team has successfully advised on the sale of a leading UK electrical component supplier to an international company.

Superdry boosts sustainability with Oxfam partnership Image

Superdry boosts sustainability with Oxfam partnership

Superdry is set to team up with Oxfam, in an effort to get shoppers to donate more pre-loved clothes to charity.

Punchline Talks - September 24 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks - September 24 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Gloucestershire company director jailed for £250,000 VAT fraud Image

Gloucestershire company director jailed for £250,000 VAT fraud

A Tetbury company director who lied about supplying windows for new build houses has been jailed for two years for a £251,000 VAT fraud.

St. Modwen Park Gloucester welcomes two new tenants Image

St. Modwen Park Gloucester welcomes two new tenants

St. Modwen Logistics has revealed the addition of two new occupiers to its business park in Gloucester.

Construction award for BPE solicitor Image

Construction award for BPE solicitor

A solicitor in the construction and engineering team at Cheltenham-based BPE has been highly commended in recent awards.

Arrest made after man assaulted in pub attack dies Image

Arrest made after man assaulted in pub attack dies

An arrest has been made following the death of a man who sustained serious injuries after being assaulted outside a Cotswold pub last month.

Cheltenham BID appoints new chief executive Image

Cheltenham BID appoints new chief executive

The board of Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the appointment of Heath Gunter as their new chief executive.

Taxman's 'lucrative' stamp duty income Image

Taxman's 'lucrative' stamp duty income

The Treasury has taken in a ‘lucrative’ £7.6 billion in Stamp Duty this year despite the Covid tax holiday.

Pret A Manger expands to transport hubs Image

Pret A Manger expands to transport hubs

Pret A Manger – with a store in Cheltenham - is planning 200 new shops away from commercial centres.

Covid loans that won't be repaid Image

Covid loans that won't be repaid

The Treasury is expecting a default on nearly £21 billion of government-backed Covid loans.



Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 24 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 24

The ongoing coronavirus situation is constantly changing with announcements being made about businesses and services.

Gloucester insurance broker set for growth following MBO Image

Gloucester insurance broker set for growth following MBO

Investment by JMG group has facilitated a management buyout at Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance by North West insurance broker, Butterworth Spengler, for an undisclosed sum.

Consultation launched for 376,000 sq ft expansion of Gloucestershire business park Image

Consultation launched for 376,000 sq ft expansion of Gloucestershire business park

Developers heading up the expansion of Brockeridge Business Park at Junction 1 of the M50 are launching a public consultation for the project.

Cheltenham pursues climate ambition and improved accessibility for taxis Image

Cheltenham pursues climate ambition and improved accessibility for taxis

Cheltenham Borough Council pledged today (September 21) to bring its wheelchair accessible vehicle policy for taxis in line with its 2030 climate ambition.

Gloucestershire Day backing local business Image

Gloucestershire Day backing local business

Today is Gloucestershire Day - the start of a month-long campaign that backs local business as they continue on their road to recovery.

More shops to close if rates not reduced Image

More shops to close if rates not reduced

More than four fifths of retailers say more stores will close if business rates are not reduced.

County shoppers donate over 15,000 meals  Image

County shoppers donate over 15,000 meals

Generous Tesco shoppers in Gloucestershire donated 15,430 meals to children and families over the summer.

Former manager ordered to pay back almost £6k after defrauding Cheltenham business Image

Former manager ordered to pay back almost £6k after defrauding Cheltenham business

A former branch manager of a Cheltenham company has been ordered to pay back all the money he gained from fraudulently selling its scrap metal.

Hospice managers to walk over hot coals  Image

Hospice managers to walk over hot coals

Managers at Longfield Community Hospice will show their commitment to patients, families and carers by taking part in their first ever firewalk next week.

DIY boom boosts B&Q profits Image

DIY boom boosts B&Q profits

B&Q group rode the DIY boom in the first half of the year, smashing the £7 billion pound sales mark.



Hundreds speeding during safety campaign week Image

Hundreds speeding during safety campaign week

Hundreds of speeding motorists were caught by police officers in Gloucestershire last week, during a national campaign to make the roads safer.

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