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Asics sprints to strong profits Image

Asics sprints to strong profits

The company has had revenue increases across its UK and EMEA markets.

Jack Wills founder bringing back another menswear brand with help of Next Image

Jack Wills founder bringing back another menswear brand with help of Next

Peter Williams is planning to bring back a brand he shelved in 2008.

Improved canal towpath to be officially opened by MP Image

Improved canal towpath to be officially opened by MP

The Canal & River Trust has completed a major programme of improvements to a well-used 6.5km stretch of towpath connecting Gloucester Docks to Sellars Bridge (in Quedgeley) along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Cheltenham lido predicts wave of funding with new lease Image

Cheltenham lido predicts wave of funding with new lease

Sandford Parks Lido, which has been open since 1935, is owned by Cheltenham Borough Council but run by a charitable trust.

FoDDC invites businesses and residents to help build Local Plan for future of the Forest Image

FoDDC invites businesses and residents to help build Local Plan for future of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting local residents, groups and businesses to take part in new engagement forums to help plan for the future.

Gloucestershire 16 and 17 years olds to receive vaccine invitation soon Image

Gloucestershire 16 and 17 years olds to receive vaccine invitation soon

they will receive an invitation from local NHS services to book in for their vaccination soon.

Man charged in connection with stabbing in Gloucester Image

Man charged in connection with stabbing in Gloucester

A man has been charged in connection with an incident in Barton Street, Gloucester.

Two people severely injured by drunk driver in the Cotswolds Image

Two people severely injured by drunk driver in the Cotswolds

A pedestrian and a car passenger were both severely injured when a drunk driver jumped over red lights.

First fall in average house prices this year Image

First fall in average house prices this year

Average property prices fell slightly for the first time this year, with a cooling in the higher end of the market, but other prices are still rising.



Communities in the Cotswolds have raised over £280,000 for local projects Image

Communities in the Cotswolds have raised over £280,000 for local projects

"Crowdfund Cotswolds' aims to make a greener, more connected and healthier Cotswolds.

Leafy new look for Stonehouse Image

Leafy new look for Stonehouse

Stonehouse Station, in Gloucester, could soon be looking a bit more leafy, thanks to a grant from railway company GWR.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 20 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 20

Punchline is committed to trying to keep you up to date with all the news that matters to you and your business.

Morrisons formally denied charges arising from death of Tewkesbury store worker Image

Morrisons formally denied charges arising from death of Tewkesbury store worker

The supermarket giant formally denied four health and safety charges arising from the death of a 27-year-old employee.

Ribena and Lucozade sparkle after lockdown ends Image

Ribena and Lucozade sparkle after lockdown ends

Lucozade Energy and Ribena, have both seen strong growth.

Sushi bar opens in Stroud Image

Sushi bar opens in Stroud

Stroud has a new sushi bar, serving authentic Japanese and Korean food.

Exceptional GCSE results pave the way for future success at Ribston Hall Image

Exceptional GCSE results pave the way for future success at Ribston Hall

For the first time, national results days for A-levels and GCSEs take place during the same week in 2021, so Ribston Hall has double cause for celebration this week.

Gloucester-based Mears returns to profit Image

Gloucester-based Mears returns to profit

Gloucester-based Mears Group, which provides a variety of services to the UK’s housing sector, has returned to profit, its latest interim results reveal.

Food supplies in Gloucestershire hit by lorry driver shortage Image

Food supplies in Gloucestershire hit by lorry driver shortage

Food distribution in Gloucestershire is feeling the effects of a lack of lorry drivers, with one leading expert saying it’s a situation that’s likely to get worse.



Cinema ticket prices up 40 per cent Image

Cinema ticket prices up 40 per cent

Does this mean we have to remortgage our houses to go watch the new Bond film?

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 13 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 13

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

Frampton man stands trial for drug and firearm offences Image

Frampton man stands trial for drug and firearm offences

A 50 year old Fretherne man is to stand jury trial on August 19th.

Police arrest man and woman in connection with suspected stabbing in Gloucester Image

Police arrest man and woman in connection with suspected stabbing in Gloucester

The incident took place in Barton Street.

World mountain biking champion backs Forest anti-litter campaign Image

World mountain biking champion backs Forest anti-litter campaign

Environmental charity Hubbub is calling on mountain bikers to significantly reduce litter along popular bike trails this summer as part of its ongoing #LoveYourForest campaign.

Rogue traders target elderly in Cheltenham Image

Rogue traders target elderly in Cheltenham

Officers in Cheltenham are appealing for information.

Serious incident in Cheltenham Image

Serious incident in Cheltenham

Officers are appealing for footage and witnesses.

Gloucester Tesco customers help provide more than 3 million meals to poorer children Image

Gloucester Tesco customers help provide more than 3 million meals to poorer children

It has been part of the Buy One to Help a Child scheme.

Babcock sells its Frazer-Nash Consultancy for £293 million Image

Babcock sells its Frazer-Nash Consultancy for £293 million

Frazer-Nash is an engineering and technology firm that provides services to the marine sector.

Punchline Magazine's The Grey Pound - August 2021 Image

Punchline Magazine's The Grey Pound - August 2021

Punchline-Gloucester.com's latest online publication is out now, focusing on the power of the Grey Pound.

New Growth Hub aids Forest of Dean bid to be 'business bastion' Image

New Growth Hub aids Forest of Dean bid to be 'business bastion'

The latest Growth Hub business support centre, set to open in the Forest of Dean, will establish the area as a ‘business bastion’.

Gloucestershire farmer jailed Image

Gloucestershire farmer jailed

A farmer from the Forest of Dean has been sentenced.

Perseverance and determination get King’s pupils the top grades Image

Perseverance and determination get King’s pupils the top grades

Pupils at the King's School, Gloucester celebrated the school's best ever GCSE results.

Cotswolds housing regeneration Image

Cotswolds housing regeneration

A former sheltered housing scheme in Gloucestershire is being turned into 18 new homes for ‘social rent’ in a regeneration project.

Economic growth but Gloucestershire 'not out of the woods' Image

Economic growth but Gloucestershire 'not out of the woods'

Gloucestershire’s economy is ‘not out of the woods’ yet despite encouraging statistics on economic growth nationally.

Local business owners fund life-saving defibrillators in town centre Image

Local business owners fund life-saving defibrillators in town centre

The owners of two local businesses in Cheltenham have funded two new defibrillators.

Cheltenham techie rowing 3,000 miles for 50 days for beach clean up charity Image

Cheltenham techie rowing 3,000 miles for 50 days for beach clean up charity

Life's A Beach, the charity formed by Gloucestershire-based ProCook founder Daniel O'Neill to raise awareness of the damage single-use plastics do to our beaches

Accountancy firm's bonus bonanza Image

Accountancy firm's bonus bonanza

The average pay for partners in leading accountancy firm PwC has risen by 25%.

GCC takes the plunge to clean Gloucestershire’s rivers Image

GCC takes the plunge to clean Gloucestershire’s rivers

Gloucestershire County Council has held the inaugural meeting of the group tasked with cleaning our county's rivers.

EasyJet and Bristol Airport join forces to achieve net zero operations Image

EasyJet and Bristol Airport join forces to achieve net zero operations

Bristol Airport and EasyJet have today announced a new collaboration to align on their important strategic goals around sustainability.

Fashion retailer Boohoo to create 5,000 jobs Image

Fashion retailer Boohoo to create 5,000 jobs

This is on the back of a £500 million investment programme.

Punchline Talks – August 13 line-up revealed  Image

Punchline Talks – August 13 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers.

Industrial recovery boosts half-year growth for Spirax Sarco Image

Industrial recovery boosts half-year growth for Spirax Sarco

Cheltenham-based steam engineering firm Spirax Sarco has revealed revenue growth of 13 per cent for the first half of 2021, to £643.7m.

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