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Council boss responds to criticism over repurposing of former Lidl site in Cheltenham Image

Council boss responds to criticism over repurposing of former Lidl site in Cheltenham

The story has been met with some criticism that the site could have been better utilised.

Gloucester apprentice wins national flooring award Image

Gloucester apprentice wins national flooring award

A Bristol business is celebrating after one of its trainees was named national Flooring Apprentice Of The Year.

Tennis ace nets funds for local hospice Image

Tennis ace nets funds for local hospice

A 17-year-old student organised a charity tennis tournament last month at Painswick Tennis Club.

Soldier died during military dive training Image

Soldier died during military dive training

An inquest jury has found there were 'significant points of failure'

Police dog handler turned landscaper wins two national awards Image

Police dog handler turned landscaper wins two national awards

Goldenstones has been recognised for its garden and patio designs

Stressful hospital discharges flagged in new report Image

Stressful hospital discharges flagged in new report

Healthwatch Gloucestershire gathers feedback from the public to help improve NHS and social care services in the county

Norville owner sets sights on growth as revenues hit £200m Image

Norville owner sets sights on growth as revenues hit £200m

The Bath-based business, which saved Norville's manufacturing business from administration in 2020, saw a rise in revenue and operating costs in 2021

Tewkesbury one of the fastest growing areas in the UK Image

Tewkesbury one of the fastest growing areas in the UK

The first published data from the 2021 census results for England and Wales has identified Tewkesbury borough as one of the fastest growing regions in the UK.

Cheltenham road to close next week Image

Cheltenham road to close next week

Crews will be resurfacing next week.

Versarien celebrating graphene re-certification Image

Versarien celebrating graphene re-certification

Versarien, the Gloucestershire-based advanced materials engineering group, has successfully been re-certified under The Graphene Council's "Verified Graphene ProducerTM" programme.

Local journalists may strike over pay Image

Local journalists may strike over pay

Journalists at the UK’s largest regional publisher are set to vote on possible strike action.

Challenges ahead for UK food standards Image

Challenges ahead for UK food standards

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have launched a major review of UK food standard.

'Robust trading' continues for Mears Image

'Robust trading' continues for Mears

Gloucester-based social care provider Mears Group said that the "positive trends and robust trading" seen during the first four months of its financial year have continued.

Big rise in sales for H&M Image

Big rise in sales for H&M

Sales were up by 20 per cent in the six months to May 31 at H&M Group.

Costco hits £3bn UK sales Image

Costco hits £3bn UK sales

Membership warehouse retailer, Costco, saw a 14.4 per cent increase in UK sales.

No Child Left Behind celebrates 75th Community Agreement sign-up Image

No Child Left Behind celebrates 75th Community Agreement sign-up

Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce has become the 75th sign up to the No Child Left Behind community agreement.

Laura Ashley signs partnership with baby brand Image

Laura Ashley signs partnership with baby brand

Furnishing and fashion brand Laura Ashley has confirmed a new global partnership with Mamas & Papas.

Punchline Talks – July 1 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – July 1 line-up revealed

Each Friday, Punchline editor Mark Owen is joined by leading Gloucestershire business figures.

YouFibre celebrates 10,000th customer Image

YouFibre celebrates 10,000th customer

Internet provider YouFibre has today announced it has connected its 10,000th customer, who lives in Cheltenham.

VIDEO: McMurtry car makes motorsport history Image

VIDEO: McMurtry car makes motorsport history

Gloucestershire-based electric car manufacturer McMurtry Automotive has made motorsport history.

Gloucestershire firm appoint six new invested directors Image

Gloucestershire firm appoint six new invested directors

A Gloucestershire law firm has appointed six directors to invest in the future of the business.

Overnight price increases and gap in payments crippling Gloucestershire construction industry firms Image

Overnight price increases and gap in payments crippling Gloucestershire construction industry firms

Bosses are struggling to cope with rapid price rises while maintaining cash flow and standards

New CEO of Gloucestershire charity Image

New CEO of Gloucestershire charity

Sandy Hore-Ruthven joins the sustainability charity after 15 years as CEO of Creative Youth Network

Judges announced for inaugural Gloucestershire Foodie Awards Image

Judges announced for inaugural Gloucestershire Foodie Awards

The first line-up of judges and further sponsors have been announced for the inaugural Gloucestershire Foodie Awards.

Mosque visit to 'break down barriers' Image

Mosque visit to 'break down barriers'

Punchline teamed up with Imam Hassan, spiritual leader of the Masjid e Noor Mosque in Gloucester, to organise a visit by a group of local business leaders.

B&M sales fall Image

B&M sales fall

Discount retailer B&M has posted a 2.2 per cent fall in sales for its first quarter.

Forest school is first in UK to use new wellbeing resource  Image

Forest school is first in UK to use new wellbeing resource

Five Acres School in the Forest of Dean is the first in the UK to trial and use 10:10, a new wellbeing resource.

Ofsted: Ribston Hall High School continues to be a good school  Image

Ofsted: Ribston Hall High School continues to be a good school

Ribston Hall High School in Stroud Road, Gloucester, is celebrating after receiving an overwhelmingly positive Ofsted report.

Domestic abuse charity says go purple for a day Image

Domestic abuse charity says go purple for a day

The Hollie Gazzard Trust is asking us all to wear purple on Friday July 8, in memory of Hollie Gazzard.

EXCLUSIVE: 4D video of how Gloucester's £107m development The Forum will take shape Image

EXCLUSIVE: 4D video of how Gloucester's £107m development The Forum will take shape

Punchline-Gloucester.com readers can get an exclusive view of a 4D video of how The Forum development in Gloucester will take shape.

Renishaw to invest over £50 million in UK manufacturing site Image

Renishaw to invest over £50 million in UK manufacturing site

Gloucestershire-based global engineering company Renishaw is to invest over £50 million at its Miskin site in South Wales.

New storage concept on former Lidl site Image

New storage concept on former Lidl site

Redundant retail space in Cheltenham’s former Lidl supermarket on Grosvenor Terrace is being transformed into a storage hub.

Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire: More workshops announced Image

Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire: More workshops announced

The Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire (S4GG) programme has already provided grant funding and training to 60 businesses in the county.

Shoe retailer to launch ‘mini me’ range Image

Shoe retailer to launch ‘mini me’ range

Footwear retailer Dune London is launching a children’s shoe range, featuring kids’ versions of its best-selling styles.

Big profits for cake retailer Image

Big profits for cake retailer

Egg-free cake brand, Cake Box, saw a big uplift in full year sales and profit.

Stroud charities launch abseil challenge Image

Stroud charities launch abseil challenge

This September, four local charities are joining forces to take a leap of faith and they’re asking the people of Stroud to join them.

Gloucester woman assaulted traffic warden and sped away Image

Gloucester woman assaulted traffic warden and sped away

A woman drove off at speed with three police cars in pursuit after she assaulted a traffic warden who was booking her for a parking offence.

Forest of Dean councillor on trial Image

Forest of Dean councillor on trial

A Forest of Dean district councillor has gone on trial.

Management buyout at Gloucester electrical contractor Image

Management buyout at Gloucester electrical contractor

Clarkson Evans, the UK’s largest electrical contractor serving the new-build housing sector has secured a seven-figure finance package to support a management buyout and diversification into the renewable energy sector.

Campaigners make final push as voting for Gloucester BID closes this week Image

Campaigners make final push as voting for Gloucester BID closes this week

City centre businesses have until Thursday, June 30 to cast their ballot over whether to renew the organisation for another five years

Versarien launches new superparamagnetic material Image

Versarien launches new superparamagnetic material

Versarien, the advanced engineering materials group, has launched a new hybrid nanomaterial that has superparamagnetic properties.

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