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Hospice and parish council join forces on Global Day of Action Image

Hospice and parish council join forces on Global Day of Action

As world leaders meet in Glasgow at COP26, a Gloucestershire hospice and parish council are inspiring action on climate change in their own community.

Collision on M5 leads to closure on southbound carriageway Image

Collision on M5 leads to closure on southbound carriageway

Emergency services attended the scene.

Police appeal for witnesses of serious collision in Gloucester Image

Police appeal for witnesses of serious collision in Gloucester

Officers are appealing for witnesses of a serious collision.

Better than predicted profits for Pfizer Image

Better than predicted profits for Pfizer

Pfizer – the American drug company behind one of the Covid jabs - is predicting better than expected profits.

Average home now above a quarter of a million pounds Image

Average home now above a quarter of a million pounds

The cost of the average home has gone above a quarter of a million pounds for first time.

Women’s safety app creator awarded by PM Image

Women’s safety app creator awarded by PM

A father from Gloucestershire, who created a safety app in memory of his daughter, has received Boris Johnson’s daily Points of Light award.

Accountants fined £700,000 over botched audit Image

Accountants fined £700,000 over botched audit

An accountancy firm has been fined more than £700,000 for the botched audit of a client.


89% of builders forced to delay jobs Image

89% of builders forced to delay jobs

The majority of builders have had to delay or cancel jobs because of a lack of skills or materials.

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for November 2021 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for November 2021

The expectation is that each of the following locations will be visited at least once per week.

Average UK tradesperson loses more than £1,300 a year due to bad weather Image

Average UK tradesperson loses more than £1,300 a year due to bad weather

UK tradespeople lose more than £1,300 a year due to bad weather, new research has revealed, with the average person having to miss a week's worth of work every 12 months.

£1.6 million expansion set for Forest of Dean school Image

£1.6 million expansion set for Forest of Dean school

Gloucestershire County Council is set to approve £1.6 million funding to expand a special school in the Forest of Dean.

IoD appoints Steve Hill as South West chair Image

IoD appoints Steve Hill as South West chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Steve Hill to lead its South West region.

Housing boss joins Two Rivers board Image

Housing boss joins Two Rivers board

Jonathan Higgs, chief executive of the Raven Housing Trust, has joined Newent-based Two Rivers Housing as a non-executive director.

Gloucestershire residents challenged to take on the December Daily Dash for Sue Ryder Image

Gloucestershire residents challenged to take on the December Daily Dash for Sue Ryder

This winter, people in Gloucestershire are being encouraged to take on a ‘daily dash’ to keep active and raise funds for a good cause.

Chip shortage blamed for Jaguar Land Rover sales dive Image

Chip shortage blamed for Jaguar Land Rover sales dive

Jaguar Land Rover blames the worldwide shortage of microchips for a pre-tax loss of £302 million in the second quarter, as sales in the UK slump.


Warning after fraudsters try and scam Gloucestershire residents Image

Warning after fraudsters try and scam Gloucestershire residents

Two incidents have been reported to police.

Teenager denies manslaughter charges Image

Teenager denies manslaughter charges

The teenage youth on trial accused of murder has now also denied a new alternative charge of manslaughter.

Online clothing sales set to overtake high street Image

Online clothing sales set to overtake high street

Online clothing sales are set to overtake in-store sales next year, according to a new report.

Cirencester drug runner spared jail Image

Cirencester drug runner spared jail

A judge has spared a man from jail so that he can take up a job offer.

Changes to the Tewkesbury Borough Plan - what do you think? Image

Changes to the Tewkesbury Borough Plan - what do you think?

An important consultation about planning development in Tewkesbury Borough has launched.

More than 400,000 businesses still stuck in  “No Man’s Land” over business rates appeals Image

More than 400,000 businesses still stuck in “No Man’s Land” over business rates appeals

More than 400,000 businesses who paid their full rate bills during the pandemic, despite the disruption to their businesses, and are stuck in No Man's land.

Gloucestershire Day Centre to support young people set to open Image

Gloucestershire Day Centre to support young people set to open

Gloucestershire County Council is set to open a Day Centre at Trevone House to support care assisted young people.

DF Legal incorporates Madge, Lloyd & Gibson solicitors Image

DF Legal incorporates Madge, Lloyd & Gibson solicitors

Gloucestershire law firm DF Legal LLP Solicitors has from today (Monday) incorporated the business of Madge Lloyd & Gibson.

Versarien teams up with sportscar maker Image

Versarien teams up with sportscar maker

Versarien, the advanced engineering materials group, headquartered in the Forest of Dean, is teaming up with a sports car manufacturer to make next generation batteries.

ProCook announces share price Image

ProCook announces share price

ProCook – the Gloucester-based kitchenware retailer – is set to announce the price range for its share offering later today.

Gloucestershire accountants promote staff and add new team member Image

Gloucestershire accountants promote staff and add new team member

Azets has announced several promotions across their Cheltenham and Gloucester offices, as well as a new appointment.

Cirencester company broadens portfolio with luxury Cotswolds waterside retreat Image

Cirencester company broadens portfolio with luxury Cotswolds waterside retreat

Cirencester-based firm Barnsdales is the new managing agent of Waters Edge luxury waterside holiday homes in the Cotswolds.

Gloucestershire executive jet firm busier than ever Image

Gloucestershire executive jet firm busier than ever

An executive jet company, based at Gloucestershire Airport, is expanding its operation.

Cement price rise to hit construction Image

Cement price rise to hit construction

The construction industry faces a shockwave as cement prices go through the roof.

South West business confidence levels fall Image

South West business confidence levels fall

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed a marked fall in levels of business confidence among South West SMEs.

Ryanair set to discount fares in battle for winter passengers Image

Ryanair set to discount fares in battle for winter passengers

The prospect of cheaper tickets on Ryanair looks likely as the airline battles to keep passenger numbers up during the winter months.

UK commercial investment volumes set to hit £50 billion by year end Image

UK commercial investment volumes set to hit £50 billion by year end

Commercial real estate investment volumes stood at £42 billion at the start of October 2021, according to Savills.

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Knight Frank "shows its true colours" during pandemic

Knight Frank have posted record profits in "one of the most extraordinary years in its 125-year history".

Hayman-Joyce wins two International Property Awards Image

Hayman-Joyce wins two International Property Awards

The Cotswold property firm walked away with two awards from the International Property Awards 2021.

Primark to open before Christmas Image

Primark to open before Christmas

At long last, Primark has confirmed an opening date for its brand new Gloucester store.

VIDEO: Cheltenham restaurant open to diners after £150,000 investment Image

VIDEO: Cheltenham restaurant open to diners after £150,000 investment

An entrepreneurial chef has taken on a new challenge by opening his own restaurant in a popular part of Cheltenham.

VIDEO: Next door shops for husband and wife in Gloucester Image

VIDEO: Next door shops for husband and wife in Gloucester

A husband and wife in Gloucester now have next door shops with the launch of a new lighting and homeware store.




Cirencester garden clothes business booms Image

Cirencester garden clothes business booms

A retired university lecturer has seen her Gloucestershire-based garden clothes business boom during lockdowns.

Find out more about flagship cycle route Image

Find out more about flagship cycle route

Gloucestershire County Council will be holding a virtual event next week about the flagship cycle route between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Big banks coin it in Image

Big banks coin it in

Banks are really coining it in, despite the world being in the grip of a Covid crisis and the economic woes in its wake, with Nat West the latest to report big profits.

Regeneration of brownfield sites provides affordable homes  Image

Regeneration of brownfield sites provides affordable homes

A new regeneration scheme in Leaholme Court, Cirencester is set to provide 44 new flats at affordable rents.

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