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Haulage contractor CM Downton is sold Image

Haulage contractor CM Downton is sold

One of Gloucestershire's best known and most successful family-run firms, CM Downton, has been taken over.

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Bigger and better - Gloucester History Festival 2018 - VIDEO Image

Bigger and better - Gloucester History Festival 2018 - VIDEO

A new charity has been launched to run Gloucester History Festival in 2018 which promises to be the most exciting so far.

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Cheltenham Cocktail Week set to return Image

Cheltenham Cocktail Week set to return

The second Cheltenham Cocktail Week will be held in bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the town in May.

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Who in Gloucestershire made the Forbes Rich List 2018? Image

Who in Gloucestershire made the Forbes Rich List 2018?

Punchline delved into the newly released Forbes Rich List to find out if any Gloucestershire businessman or women made their mark.

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Former Cleeve School pupil died to save wife Image

Former Cleeve School pupil died to save wife

A former Cheltenham man died saving his wife from a rock fall, an inquest has heard.

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Coca-Cola to launch first alcoholic brand Image

Coca-Cola to launch first alcoholic brand

The world’s most popular soft drink is to launch an alcoholic version for the first time in its 125-year history.

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‘Commissioner’s Fund’ is Police Service of the Year  Image

‘Commissioner’s Fund’ is Police Service of the Year

A group of small memory clubs in the Cotswolds has spread countywide and now gives reassurance to people with disabilities and their families across the county.

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Will Gloucester's Debenhams store be taken over? Image

Will Gloucester's Debenhams store be taken over?

Debenhams, which runs one of Gloucester's most iconic stores, is the subject of speculation about its future.

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Battle to save Stroud Sub Rooms - latest Image

Battle to save Stroud Sub Rooms - latest

The public are being invited to have their say on the latest proposals for Stroud Subscription Rooms.

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Big increase in enrolment for pensions Image

Big increase in enrolment for pensions

Eleven thousand more people in Gloucester are now saving for a pension than in 2012, since the new auto enrolment workplace pension was introduced.

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County estate agent to open second office Image

County estate agent to open second office

A Cheltenham-based estate agent is set to open an office in Gloucester.

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MP raises concerns over future of community transport provider Image

MP raises concerns over future of community transport provider

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has praised the “remarkable” work of “fantastic” local community transport provider Community Connexions in Parliament.

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Insolvencies set to rise Image

Insolvencies set to rise

Britain will suffer the second largest increase in business failures of any leading global economy this year.

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The ‘Can’ Film Festival Image

The ‘Can’ Film Festival

The Oscars may be over for another year, but a prestigious Gloucestershire cinema event is just beginning.

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Call to Forest businesses to forge new group to plug security gap Image

Call to Forest businesses to forge new group to plug security gap

A gap in the market usually means a business opportunity. But a hole in online defences could be exploited by cyber thieves.

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Private sector growth exceeds expectations Image

Private sector growth exceeds expectations

Growth in the UK’s private sector picked up in the three months to February, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.

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Citizen and Echo owner to change name Image

Citizen and Echo owner to change name

The owner of The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, Trinity Mirror, is set to change its name to one which better reflects its business.

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Free parking for shoppers during race week Image

Free parking for shoppers during race week

Parking in all council run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, from 1pm onwards during Cheltenham race week.

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New Associate at Bruton Knowles Image

New Associate at Bruton Knowles

Company further strengthens its Land Development team.

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A third of job hunters have lied on their CVs - and they'd do it again! Image

A third of job hunters have lied on their CVs - and they'd do it again!

Job hunters are no strangers to slight exaggeration on their CVs. But there is a difference between stretching the truth and telling an outright lie.

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Female property role models must become more visible Image

Female property role models must become more visible

Women currently make up 14 per cent of the construction workforce and on International Women’s Day (8th March), the RICS is calling for them to become more visible in the industry.

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88 year old bids to become world record breaking wing walker Image

88 year old bids to become world record breaking wing walker

Cheltenham gran hopes to make it into the Guinness World Record Books.

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Gloucester Rugby legend joins Ecclesiastical staff  Image

Gloucester Rugby legend joins Ecclesiastical staff

A Gloucester Rugby legend joined staff from Ecclesiastical as they tackled a fundraising challenge aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in Gloucestershire.

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Carluccio’s seeks support Image

Carluccio’s seeks support

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has hired advisers to look at its options, as the crisis continues among UK restaurant chains.

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Major Cheltenham hotel on the market Image

Major Cheltenham hotel on the market

A Grade II listed hotel in Cheltenham town centre is on the market.

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Land Rover thefts at business parks Image

Land Rover thefts at business parks

More charges are likely in a major police investigation, centred on two business parks, a court was told this week.

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A perfect retail storm Image

A perfect retail storm

Restaurants in the county are set to lose thousands of pounds this weekend, due to the snow and ice.

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Husband calls for safety improvements following tragedy Image

Husband calls for safety improvements following tragedy

A showbiz agent's personal assistant, who died in a fall from her horse was not wearing her inflatable safety vest on that fateful day, an inquest heard yesterday.

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Thank you for keeping us safe! Image

Thank you for keeping us safe!

It’s been a challenging few days of weather in the county and across the UK and we haven’t seen the last of it just yet.

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Common sense has prevailed Image

Common sense has prevailed

After days of warnings and on-off snow flurries, the Beast from the East and Storm Emma have hit the county hard.

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Sign up for family fun run

The Rotary Club is on the lookout for people of all ages and abilities to sign up for a family fun run, in aid of local charities.

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Seeking EU funding for Gloucestershire businesses Image

Seeking EU funding for Gloucestershire businesses

A lending platform for local and rural businesses will host events this month to help Gloucestershire businesses access EU funding.

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Gloucester BID and city council fund taxi marshals Image

Gloucester BID and city council fund taxi marshals

The Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) have stepped in to fund the city's taxi marshal scheme.

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PSU celebrates 20 years of BSI accreditation Image

PSU celebrates 20 years of BSI accreditation

Cheltenham-based PSU Technology Group is celebrating after achieving new accreditation as well as some unexpected recognition for their commitment to quality management.

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Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in March Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in March

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout the county in March.

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Don't let your business be caught out by the Beast from the East Image

Don't let your business be caught out by the Beast from the East

As the late winter blast threatens to bring the county to a halt, Cathy O'Donoghue of HR Champions has some timely advice for businesses.

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Building firm pays hefty price for lane blocked with waste Image

Building firm pays hefty price for lane blocked with waste

llegal tippers blocked a narrow country lane with builders’ waste, but left behind crucial clues which brought the case to court.

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Gloucestershire’s Commissioner’s Fund shortlisted for two national awards Image

Gloucestershire’s Commissioner’s Fund shortlisted for two national awards

How do you stop youngsters from re-offending? A Stroud based social enterprise appears to have the answer.

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The Sunday Times names best places to work Image

The Sunday Times names best places to work

For the fourth year in a row a South West organisation has been named as one of the best places to work.

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Would you dare go on Gloucester’s giant zip wire? Image

Would you dare go on Gloucester’s giant zip wire?

Gloucester is to play host to one of the biggest temporary zip wires ever seen in a UK city centre, for just three days over the summer.

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Prezzo to close 100 restaurants Image

Prezzo to close 100 restaurants

The Italian restaurant chain Prezzo plans to close up to a third of its outlets across Britain, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

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