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Media company faces legal action by staff Image

Media company faces legal action by staff

Journalists at Reach plc, parent company of gloucestershirelive.co.uk are considering legal action against the company.

Thousands of small companies in danger of going bust Image

Thousands of small companies in danger of going bust

As we enter our 11th week of lockdown, thousands of Gloucestershire’s smallest companies find themselves at risk of going out of business.

Ribena owner invests £500,000 in hunt for new climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties Image

Ribena owner invests £500,000 in hunt for new climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties

The business has invested over half a million pounds in a five-year project to develop new varieties of climate-resilient blackcurrant.

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Safran working to get new seats off the ground

Safran has signed an exclusive partnership to bring new airline seat technology to the market.

New partnership for county company Image

New partnership for county company

Gloucester-based CKF Systems has announced a brand new partnership with Global AGV, a leading supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles to the logistics industry.

Scheme ensures no point in crying over spilled beer Image

Scheme ensures no point in crying over spilled beer

A cross-industry platform has been created to helped brewers and pubs manage the disposal of the beer which is unsellable after spending weeks sat in cellars.

Fashion retailer in urgent talks with landlords Image

Fashion retailer in urgent talks with landlords

Fashion chain New Look has started crunch talks with landlords in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Come fly with Weird Fish and new fundraising T-shirts Image

Come fly with Weird Fish and new fundraising T-shirts

Cheltenham-based casual clothing brand, Weird Fish, has launched its latest range of T-shirts for the RSPB.

New appeal after teenage girl was grabbed by man in Stroud Image

New appeal after teenage girl was grabbed by man in Stroud

Police officers investigating an incident where a teenage girl was grabbed by an unknown man in Stroud have issued a renewed appeal.

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Free advice for businesses

Free advice for businesses now available from Gloucestershire Trading Standards

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £1million fund Image

Gloucestershire charities scoop share of £1million fund

Fourteen Gloucestershire charities have received donations of £1,000, as part of the Movement for Good awards.

Fundraising challenge continues - For Ben  Image

Fundraising challenge continues - For Ben

It’s been over two weeks since teams set off on a virtual walk or run to Istanbul, in memory of 22-year-old Ben Brown.

Gloucester 10k goes ahead - virtually Image

Gloucester 10k goes ahead - virtually

Gloucester 10k, due to take place in July, has had to be cancelled, but organisers are hoping runners will sign up for a virtual race.

Man collapsed after pleading not guilty Image

Man collapsed after pleading not guilty

A 62-year-old man on hunger strike in prison collapsed yesterday (June 3).

New man steps up to pilot Raytheon Image

New man steps up to pilot Raytheon

Raytheon UK has appointed a new chief executive and managing director.

All systems go for new £4.9m medical centre Image

All systems go for new £4.9m medical centre

Work on a new medical centre in Stroud town centre could get underway later in the year following the exchange of contracts between two GP surgeries and the developer.

Planning for Recovery: Expert advice to get on the right track Image

Planning for Recovery: Expert advice to get on the right track

An expert panel from Ops-Box Group, Hughes Paddison and Harper Sheldon gave advice to businesses on planning for recovery after the coronavirus pandemic in an online session.

Fresh £8.9m bid for canal restoration funding Image

Fresh £8.9m bid for canal restoration funding

A bid for £8.9million to complete the restoration of the Stroudwater Canal has been submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

David Humphreys leaving Gloucester Rugby Image

David Humphreys leaving Gloucester Rugby

David Humphreys is leaving as director of rugby at Gloucester after six seasons.

Cheltenham hospital becomes minor injury unit in virus changes Image

Cheltenham hospital becomes minor injury unit in virus changes

Temporary changes to services at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals will help ensure better and safer care for patients during the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic, according to clinicians.

Warning over dangers of taking the plunge Image

Warning over dangers of taking the plunge

Swimmers have been issued a clear warning not to cool off in open water during the hot weather.

Mayor of Cheltenham to continue for another year Image

Mayor of Cheltenham to continue for another year

Mayor of Cheltenham Cllr Roger Whyborn and deputy mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday will continue in their roles for another year.

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Visitors welcome back at Slimbridge from next week

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be reopening on Wednesday, June 10, but everyone must book their place in advance.

Tributes pour in as paraglider killed in crash named Image

Tributes pour in as paraglider killed in crash named

Paragliding fanatic Wayne Seeley was named today as the man who crashed to his death near his Cotswolds home yesterday.

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Council facing £2.5m coronavirus shortfall

Cotswold District Council says it is facing a shortfall of £2.5 million, due to additional costs and loss of income caused by the coronavirus pandemic - unless it can secure further government funding.

Millions of households facing lockdown energy bill shock Image

Millions of households facing lockdown energy bill shock

Almost 14 million households are heading for a £288 million energy bill shock, as months of increased power use during lockdown is belatedly added to bills.

Industry targets plan to get cars on the road Image

Industry targets plan to get cars on the road

The Government is believed to be in talks with representatives of the UK automotive industry over a package to stimulate the coronavirus-hit market.

New coronavirus testing centre for Gloucester Image

New coronavirus testing centre for Gloucester

Gloucester will have a new COVID-19 testing centre from later this week.

VIDEO: Major milestone reached for Hinkley Point C nuclear power project Image

VIDEO: Major milestone reached for Hinkley Point C nuclear power project

Workers building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station have completed the 49,000-tonne base for the station's second reactor on schedule.

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to the stars Image

Cheltenham Science Festival looks to the stars

Professor Brian Cox is among the big names appearing on the opening day of the Cheltenham Science Festival which starts today.

Housing prices hit by biggest fall since 2009 Image

Housing prices hit by biggest fall since 2009

House prices fell by the largest amount since the financial crisis in 2009 during May.

Retail sees 31 per cent jump as restrictions ease Image

Retail sees 31 per cent jump as restrictions ease

The latest relaxation of the Government's coronavirus restrictions sparked a large increase in shoppers across the country.

Gloucester Academy joins new learning trust Image

Gloucester Academy joins new learning trust

The Painswick Road based school has 825 pupils aged between 11 and 16.

Railway raises £250,000 in 10 weeks Image

Railway raises £250,000 in 10 weeks

They may not be able to jump on board for a ride, but supporters of a vintage railway have ensured a campaign to raise funds for crucial repairs has steamed beyond its destination well ahead of schedule.

University expert judging best of the crop Image

University expert judging best of the crop

Some of the stars of agriculture will be judged by an expert from Hartpury University in the British Farming Awards.

Card retailer sees sales soar in lockdown Image

Card retailer sees sales soar in lockdown

Online sales have more than tripled since the coronavirus lockdown forced Card Factory to close its doors.

Severn Trent urges the public to save water - or risk losing it Image

Severn Trent urges the public to save water - or risk losing it

New figures revealed by the water company show that Gloucestershire received an average of just 5.6mm of rain in May.

Consumers asked to support farmers as industry launches online event Image

Consumers asked to support farmers as industry launches online event

British consumers are being invited to throw their support behind the country's farmers in the biggest online agricultural event.

Warning after spate of break-ins overnight Image

Warning after spate of break-ins overnight

Police are warning van owners to be vigilant after a number of break-ins were reported overnight.

Suspended sentence for shining laser at police helicopter Image

Suspended sentence for shining laser at police helicopter

Joel Martin, who shone a laser beam into the eyes of a police helicopter pilot in Gloucester, has been handed a six-month suspended prison term after admitting he had been foolish.

Alex Chalk: Cheltenham MP faces questions from business Image

Alex Chalk: Cheltenham MP faces questions from business

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk told an online Q&A session a new-look high street, greener transport and major infrastructure investment can shape a buoyant post-coronavirus town.

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