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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. 

Concerns adding calories to menus could put people off going out Image

Concerns adding calories to menus could put people off going out

From today restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 staff must print how many calories are in meals on their menus, websites, and delivery platforms.

Half a million jobs at risk as small businesses face

Half a million jobs at risk as small businesses face "double whammy" of costs

Research predicts 19,000 businesses are likely to fail by 2024 - the highest number of corporate insolvencies in a decade.

New affordable homes in Bishop's Cleeve Image

New affordable homes in Bishop's Cleeve

Thirty families have found a new affordable home in Bishop's Cleeve thanks to Evesham-based Housing Association, Rooftop Housing Group, and building contractor Speller Metcalfe.

M&S joins kidswear resale market Image

M&S joins kidswear resale market

M&S Kidswear is partnering with the UK’s first fully circular kidswear marketplace where parents can sell, donate and recycle children’s clothes.

Prolific burglar returns to jail after reoffending Image

Prolific burglar returns to jail after reoffending

A prolific burglar from Cheltenham has been sent back to prison.

Models combine glamour with garbage at Costa Rica beach clean Image

Models combine glamour with garbage at Costa Rica beach clean

They were part of a team from Tewkesbury-based fashion retailer Weird Fish who scoured the shoreline in Santa Teresa.

New car registrations plunge to lowest level since 1998 Image

New car registrations plunge to lowest level since 1998

The UK automotive sector suffered its worst March in more than two decades with registrations declining by 14.3 per cent year-on-year to 243,479.

Active Building Centre announces new chief executive Image

Active Building Centre announces new chief executive

The Active Building Centre (ABC) has announced the appointment of its new CEO.

GE to test hybrid turboshaft under U.S. army contract Image

GE to test hybrid turboshaft under U.S. army contract

GE Aviation will develop and test a megawatt-class hybrid-electric powerplant under a £3.89m contract from the U.S. Army.

Restoring the stone that inspired Tolkien Image

Restoring the stone that inspired Tolkien

Work is underway to restore and renovate the ancient Four Shire Stone which is said to have inspired the Lords of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Police offer advice following rise in reports of catalytic converter thefts Image

Police offer advice following rise in reports of catalytic converter thefts

Police are offering advice to motorists following a recent rise in catalytic converter thefts with incidents being reported across the county.

Firm celebrates 30th anniversary with fundraising challenge Image

Firm celebrates 30th anniversary with fundraising challenge

2022 is a big year for Gloucester-based communications provider RHM Telecom. 

The Works hit by cyber attack  Image

The Works hit by cyber attack

Value book and craft retailer, The Works, has been forced to close some of its stores after a cyber attack.

Forest Lottery supports Dean Heritage Centre through uncertain times Image

Forest Lottery supports Dean Heritage Centre through uncertain times

Residents who take part in the Forest Lottery have helped to raise more than £1200 for the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley.

Name change for Gloucester-based insurance brokers Image

Name change for Gloucester-based insurance brokers

Brunsdon Insurance Brokers of Gloucester have taken the business decision to change their name.

Speller Metcalfe appoint new managing director Image

Speller Metcalfe appoint new managing director

Regional contractor and family-run business Speller Metcalfe has announced the appointment of current pre-construction director James Speller to the role of managing director.

First tenants of new Gloucestershire EcoPark revealed Image

First tenants of new Gloucestershire EcoPark revealed

Entrepreneaur Dale Vince said vegan food business The Devil's Kitchen and Skydiamond will move to the new business hub

Fraud warning: Is that really your boss on a video call? Image

Fraud warning: Is that really your boss on a video call?

A clever new fraud is being targeted at staff – where criminals impersonate their boss on a video call to steal from the business’s bank account.

Revolution in divorce laws welcomed Image

Revolution in divorce laws welcomed

A 'revolution' in the divorce laws coming into force this week has been welcomed by a family lawyer based in Gloucester.

Smart Home Sounds to open new showroom in Gloucester Image

Smart Home Sounds to open new showroom in Gloucester

Gloucester-based business Smart Home Sounds is opening a new, purpose designed showroom.

Plans approved for Minchinhampton GP and dental surgery Image

Plans approved for Minchinhampton GP and dental surgery

Stroud District Council has approved proposals to build a new combined GP and dental surgery on a greenfield site in Minchinhampton, despite objections.

Pharmacist drove dangerously causing head-on crash in the Cotswolds Image

Pharmacist drove dangerously causing head-on crash in the Cotswolds

A pharmacist who drove dangerously and caused a head-on collision has been spared.

Gloucestershire hot sauce brand reaches new heights Image

Gloucestershire hot sauce brand reaches new heights

A Gloucestershire-based producer of hot sauces and seasonings has increased its production from 13,000 bottles a year to 166,000.since its partnership with a local business consultancy.

HSE inspectors to target woodworking businesses Image

HSE inspectors to target woodworking businesses

The UK's workplace regulator is carrying out inspections to protect the respiratory health of workers in the woodworking industries.

Belvoir Group reports record breaking £29.6million in sales Image

Belvoir Group reports record breaking £29.6million in sales

The UK property franchise and financial services group, which has an office in Gloucester, saw revenue increase by 37 per cent in the year ending December 2021.

Covid jabs to be offered to 5 to 11 year olds Image

Covid jabs to be offered to 5 to 11 year olds

Covid-19 vaccinations will be offered to all children aged 5 to 11 from early April.

Sofa Workshop goes into administration Image

Sofa Workshop goes into administration

Sofa Workshop has gone into administration, blaming supply chain disruption.

Recipes to change for crisp and oven chips as UK faces sunflower oil shortage Image

Recipes to change for crisp and oven chips as UK faces sunflower oil shortage

The taste of crisps, oven chips and cereal bars are set to change soon, as brands rethink their recipes amid an oil shortage caused by the war in Ukraine.

Coleford man sentenced for breaking public servant’s arm in drunken attack Image

Coleford man sentenced for breaking public servant’s arm in drunken attack

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced.

Tewkesbury resident handed environmental crime custodial sentence Image

Tewkesbury resident handed environmental crime custodial sentence

A Tewkesbury resident has received a custodial sentence after being reported for a serious environmental crime within the borough.

Free digital boost to get more Stroud businesses on social media Image

Free digital boost to get more Stroud businesses on social media

Tech company Maybe* has given them a year’s free access to a new digital toolkit as part of an initiative with Stroud District Council.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ecotricity founder on why he's stepping down to pursue politics Image

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ecotricity founder on why he's stepping down to pursue politics

Dale Vince said of selling the green energy company he built from scratch: "Sometimes you can achieve more by letting go."

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