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Main route from Stonehouse to Standish to close for three weeks Image

Main route from Stonehouse to Standish to close for three weeks

Diversions in place as popular route set to close overnight whilst resurfacing takes place as part of the £150 million investment into Gloucestershire's roads.

Contact with asbestos lead to construction worker's death Image

Contact with asbestos lead to construction worker's death

A huge Gloucester Rugby club fan died from contact with asbestos during his lifelong career in the construction industry.

Record profits expected at Gloucestershire-based housebuilder Image

Record profits expected at Gloucestershire-based housebuilder

The newly-named Vistry Group – Bovis Homes until the first week of 2020 – has said that it expects to deliver another year of record profits.

 Charity trustees who paid themselves £300,000-plus banned Image

Charity trustees who paid themselves £300,000-plus banned

Two trustees who ran a children’s charity and paid themselves 23 per cent of its takings have had the book thrown at them.

Building and groundworks firm invests millions in new machinery Image

Building and groundworks firm invests millions in new machinery

A multi-million pound investment in new equipment (and that’s just part of it) has revealed a family-run building and groundworks specialist in the ascendency.

Engineering icon linked to possible 'secret' electric car project Image

Engineering icon linked to possible 'secret' electric car project

That an electric car could be being developed in a Gloucestershire shed by one of engineering’s most brilliant minds is an intriguing thought.

First look at the proposed masterplan for Cheltenham's Cyber Central development Image

First look at the proposed masterplan for Cheltenham's Cyber Central development

New documents show the first glimpses of how the 'pioneering' development close to GCHQ would look.

Passenger numbers at Gloucestershire stations increase by a quarter-of-a-million Image

Passenger numbers at Gloucestershire stations increase by a quarter-of-a-million

The number of people using Gloucestershire’s railway stations has increased by more than a quarter of a million in the past year, according to figures released by the Office of Rail and Road.

More than 1,200 mourners gather for funeral of Nell Gifford Image

More than 1,200 mourners gather for funeral of Nell Gifford

Film star Helena Bonham-Carter joined 1,200 mourners today at the funeral of circus founder and performer Nell Gifford.

Gloucestershire pubs on the shortlist for national award Image

Gloucestershire pubs on the shortlist for national award

Four pubs in the Cotswolds are part of a group of Inns to be shortlisted in a national competition highlighting the best of the best in the UK pub industry.

Gloucester MP welcomes ban on online gambling with credit cards Image

Gloucester MP welcomes ban on online gambling with credit cards

A ban on online bookmakers being able to take bets on credit card will be introduced in April.

Government considering ways to help beleaguered airline Flybe Image

Government considering ways to help beleaguered airline Flybe

A cut in Air Passenger Duty could help the regional carrier out of its current financial predicament.

Boutique fashion brand launches Gloucester studio Image

Boutique fashion brand launches Gloucester studio

A businesswoman more familiar with serving the needs of customers in London’s ever fashionable and exclusive Jermyn Street has opened a new venture in Gloucester.

Kingsholm sports bar goes up for sale Image

Kingsholm sports bar goes up for sale

Hundreds have already made it their favourite pre-Gloucester Rugby match watering hole – but just weeks after opening the city’s newest bar is up for sale.

Gloucestershire food producer launches new vegan lines onto GWR trains Image

Gloucestershire food producer launches new vegan lines onto GWR trains

Stroud-based Kitchen Garden Foods have secured a new listing with GWR trains for their vegan range.

Secret weapons revealed tackling crime and antisocial behaviour Image

Secret weapons revealed tackling crime and antisocial behaviour

Hundreds of ‘secret weapons’ in the fight against crime and antisocial behaviour in Gloucestershire have been primed from a £1 million fund.

40 mile diversion through Gloucestershire and Herefordshire due to work on 1.3 mile stretch of road Image

40 mile diversion through Gloucestershire and Herefordshire due to work on 1.3 mile stretch of road

A mile-long section of the A417 in Gloucestershire will be closed overnight for four nights later this month – with the official diversion route coming in at a whopping 40 miles.

Three housing schemes revealed for the Forest of Dean Image

Three housing schemes revealed for the Forest of Dean

Three housing developments for the Forest of Dean could see historic buildings saved for future generations.

High profile equal pay case prompts special business seminar by law firm Image

High profile equal pay case prompts special business seminar by law firm

BBC presenter, Samira Ahmed’s victory in her equal pay case in the employment tribunal seems to have sent ripples through Gloucestershire's business community.

Is it GAME over for Gloucester video game retailer? Image

Is it GAME over for Gloucester video game retailer?

A “store rationalisation programme” will see up to 40 branches of video game retailer GAME close their doors over the coming months.

Flybe seeks to reassure customers amid reports of financial collapse Image

Flybe seeks to reassure customers amid reports of financial collapse

Flybe has moved to reassure customers that they can “travel as planned” despite reports that the regional airline is in danger of collapse.

Brewhouse just the tipple as it celebrates boost in 'experience-led' sales Image

Brewhouse just the tipple as it celebrates boost in 'experience-led' sales

A brewpub with venues in both Cheltenham and Gloucester has reported a hugely successful festive period.

Student's 11-metre high design takes pride of place on wall of Stroud shopping centre Image

Student's 11-metre high design takes pride of place on wall of Stroud shopping centre

An 11-metre high living wall sculpture, designed by a Stroud College pupil has been installed on the walls of the Five Valleys Shopping Centre.

Major Gloucester road set to be closed for evening rush hour due to fallen tree Image

Major Gloucester road set to be closed for evening rush hour due to fallen tree

Drivers are being advised to avoid to seek alternative routes due to the road being closed.

Gloucester City Council splashes the cash to buy Eastgate Shopping Centre Image

Gloucester City Council splashes the cash to buy Eastgate Shopping Centre

Less than two months after they were confirmed as the new owners of a huge out-of-town retail park, Gloucester City Council have announced they’ve bought a city centre shopping complex.

Lorry overturns and closes major artery onto Cheltenham's Arle Court roundabout Image

Lorry overturns and closes major artery onto Cheltenham's Arle Court roundabout

A lorry overturned near to the A40 Arle Court roundabout in Chetlenham on Friday morning, forcing a busy road to be closed for around four hours.

First building unveiled on £85 million waterfront development  Image

First building unveiled on £85 million waterfront development

Opening of the first building on the £85 million canal-front development at Gloucester Quays was given extra fanfare by dignitaries from the city.

Superdry shares slump after Cheltenham-based fashion brand issues profit warning Image

Superdry shares slump after Cheltenham-based fashion brand issues profit warning

Shares in Superdry lost almost one sixth of their value this morning after the Cheltenham-based fashion brand issued a profit warning.

VIDEO: Your company could be carved into history on Gloucester Cathedral Image

VIDEO: Your company could be carved into history on Gloucester Cathedral

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your name or that of your company quite literally carved into the history of Gloucester Cathedral is still open to the businesses of Gloucestershire.

Victim of Cotswold serious assault calls on witnesses to come forward Image

Victim of Cotswold serious assault calls on witnesses to come forward

A man who sustained serious facial injuries after being assaulted has called for anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward.

New appointment at Cheltenham law firm Image

New appointment at Cheltenham law firm

A new face has joined the wills, trusts and probate team at one of Cheltenham’s highest profile law firms, Willans.

Students named for finals of Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2020 Image

Students named for finals of Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2020

Five teenage students have made it through to the finals of the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2020.

Bishop of Gloucester named as president of Gloucestershire charity  Image

Bishop of Gloucester named as president of Gloucestershire charity

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek has been named as the new president of Gloucestershire charity The Nelson Trust.

£150,000 fund-raising target to enhance cancer care at Gloucestershire hospitals Image

£150,000 fund-raising target to enhance cancer care at Gloucestershire hospitals

New appeal to create a dedicated chemotherapy suite to help cancer patients keep their hair during treatment.

Plans revealed for former Cheltenham nightclub Subtone Image

Plans revealed for former Cheltenham nightclub Subtone

The future of a once prominent Cheltenham bar and nightclub could be secured.

Hundreds of jobs could go at major engineering firm Image

Hundreds of jobs could go at major engineering firm

A programme of 200 compulsory redundancies is being considered by one of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers.

£90k per year council director says sorry after re-writing 'Three Lions' to mock waste contractor Image

£90k per year council director says sorry after re-writing 'Three Lions' to mock waste contractor

The £90,000 per year corporate director wrote spoof version of the hit Three Lions that blasted Amey - the council's current waste contractor.

Law firm's staff gift money to Cheltenham hospice as thanks for care of family of staff member Image

Law firm's staff gift money to Cheltenham hospice as thanks for care of family of staff member

Staff from a law firm have made a five-figure donation to a Cheltenham hospice as a thank you for the “amazing care” given to the husband of one of their lawyers.

Council appoints first members of team charged with making harbour a tourist destination Image

Council appoints first members of team charged with making harbour a tourist destination

A new team is on place to turn Lydney’s Harbour into a destination from tourists from around the county and country.

Police appeal for witnesses to suspicious farm fire Image

Police appeal for witnesses to suspicious farm fire

Officers in Tewkesbury are appealing for witnesses to a fire which took place at a farm in at the end of last month.

Profit warning issued by John Lewis with partnership bonus in doubt Image

Profit warning issued by John Lewis with partnership bonus in doubt

Sales at John Lewis stores were down over the Christmas period leading the partnership to say that profits will be “substantially down on last year.”

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