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Dean Close Foundation welcomes leading Cheltenham prep school Image

Dean Close Foundation welcomes leading Cheltenham prep school

The Dean Close Foundation has welcomed a new independent school into its thriving network of schools and nurseries.

Pied Piper Appeal opens second charity shop Image

Pied Piper Appeal opens second charity shop

The Mayor of Gloucester, Collette Finnegan, has officially opened The Pied Piper Appeal's children’s charity's second shop in Hucclecote.

Petition calls for demolition of derelict building Image

Petition calls for demolition of derelict building

A petition calling for the demolition of a derelict building from which a boy fell to his death has reached more than 2,000 signatures.

Appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery in Cheltenham last week Image

Appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery in Cheltenham last week

The Cheltenham Local Policing Team is appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery which took place in the town last week.

Proposed boundary changes could change who represents you in Parliament  Image

Proposed boundary changes could change who represents you in Parliament

Proposals which could see parliamentary constituency boundaries change are being consulted on – and everyone’s views are welcome.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 25 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 25

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

ProCook celebrates award win after successful year Image

ProCook celebrates award win after successful year

Gloucester-based ProCook is celebrating this week, after picking up an award for Best B2C Brand at the 2021 Direct Commerce Awards.

Gloucester engineering firm starts archaeological excavations for The Forum Image

Gloucester engineering firm starts archaeological excavations for The Forum

A Gloucester-based civil engineering company has started a new round of archaeological excavations at the site being brought forward as The Forum by Gloucester City Council and Reef Group.

Cotswold hotel reveals plans for new cocktail lounge Image

Cotswold hotel reveals plans for new cocktail lounge

A hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold has announced plans to transform its coffee shop into a 24-seater cocktail lounge.

McDonalds on hiring surge in Gloucestershire Image

McDonalds on hiring surge in Gloucestershire

McDonald’s is recruiting staff at its ten sites across Gloucestershire as part of a nationwide drive to fill 20,000 roles.

Bogus online car dealer costs buyers thousands Image

Bogus online car dealer costs buyers thousands

Car buyers are being warned to be on their guard against a bogus online retailer demanding full payment for vehicles which never arrive.

Struggle to recruit skilled staff could affect recovery Image

Struggle to recruit skilled staff could affect recovery

Recovery in Gloucestershire and the South West could be hampered by the challenge of recruiting and retaining skilled staff.


New owner for bedroom retailer Image

New owner for bedroom retailer

Bedroom retailer Sharps Bedrooms has changed hands, according to former owner Sun European Partners.

Drugs warrants executed in Cheltenham  Image

Drugs warrants executed in Cheltenham

This is part of a planned and intelligence-led operation.

70 greenhouses vandalised at allotments in Gloucester Image

70 greenhouses vandalised at allotments in Gloucester

The Gloucester Neighbourhood Policing Team is appealing for witnesses to criminal damage.

Gloucestershire families get extended support with food and utility bills Image

Gloucestershire families get extended support with food and utility bills

Families in Gloucestershire will receive extra support with food and utility bills, thanks to the final extension of the Government’s Covid Local Support Grant.

Green contest for new name for New Lawn Image

Green contest for new name for New Lawn

Forest Green Rovers is offering eco-friendly businesses the chance to have the stadium named after them.


Trial delayed as 35 police personnel isolate Image

Trial delayed as 35 police personnel isolate

A judge was forced to delay a trial at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday (June 21) after being told that 35 police personnel are currently self-isolating.

Gloucester tower block to be demolished Image

Gloucester tower block to be demolished

The city's skyline is set to change, after plans have been announced to close and demolish the Clapham Court high-rise sheltered housing scheme on Alvin Street in Kingsholm.

Rugby legend Phil Vickery plans restaurant expansion Image

Rugby legend Phil Vickery plans restaurant expansion

England and Gloucester Rugby legend Phil Vickery is looking to expand his restaurant in Cheltenham.

All change at Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate Image

All change at Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate

Following the recent purchase of Lydney Harbour Industrial Estate by Mercia Estate, a new team have been brought in to help attract new tenants to the site.

Sewer project worth £8.5 million gets underway in the Cotswolds Image

Sewer project worth £8.5 million gets underway in the Cotswolds

Construction of a major new sewer pipeline has begun in Gloucestershire.

The Little Jet Company expands fleet Image

The Little Jet Company expands fleet

Gloucestershire Airport-based The Little Jet Company has welcomed another aircraft to its fleet and now has a base at a second UK airport.

Randall & Payne's acquisition masterclass Image

Randall & Payne's acquisition masterclass

Following Randall & Payne's recent acquisition of Gloucester-based Little and Company, Punchline editor Mark Owen caught up with two of their partners to talk about the deal and acquisitions in general.

Funding available for digital recovery for Gloucestershire businesses  Image

Funding available for digital recovery for Gloucestershire businesses

The Growth Hub is releasing a new grant scheme to support Gloucestershire businesses that have been affected by the Covid pandemic.

New property lawyer at Converse Law Image

New property lawyer at Converse Law

Cheltenham-based legal firm Converse Law has welcomed a new property lawyer to its team.


Ride for Ryder is back with more riding than ever before Image

Ride for Ryder is back with more riding than ever before

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is announcing the 'Return of the Ride' with its much loved Cotswolds charity cycling event, Ride for Ryder.

Woman who brought £100,000 worth of drugs into Gloucestershire sentenced Image

Woman who brought £100,000 worth of drugs into Gloucestershire sentenced

A woman supplying drug users in Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham has been sentenced.

Gloucestershire school puts itself on the map Image

Gloucestershire school puts itself on the map

Pupils at a Gloucestershire school have been putting their local area on the map.

Teenage boy died after falling from building in Stroud  Image

Teenage boy died after falling from building in Stroud

A 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites Image

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites

A £20 million bid to help regenerate Gloucester city centre and create hundreds of new jobs has been submitted to the Government under its 'Levelling Up' scheme.

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean Image

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean

Leading Gloucestershire innovation firm Versarien has found the 'perfect place' for its next stage manufacturing and research facility - the Forest of Dean.

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years  Image

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years

Cheltenham-based Mira Showers is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.

Perry Bishop launches competition to find most attractive property front Image

Perry Bishop launches competition to find most attractive property front

The Cheltenham branch of Gloucestershire estate agency Perry Bishop is launching a competition to thank NHS staff for their tireless work during Covid.

Nearly half of employers regularly check employee social media Image

Nearly half of employers regularly check employee social media

With the average person spending 145 minutes a day on social network sites, virtual and professional lives are likely to overlap

Norville owner swings to loss Image

Norville owner swings to loss

New owners of Norville's manufacturing arm, Inspecs Group Plc, has revealed a loss in its latest financial results.

Two men due in court in relation to alleged courier fraud scams Image

Two men due in court in relation to alleged courier fraud scams

Two men are due to appear in court after being charged with offences relating to alleged courier fraud scams.

Franchise association grows rapidly despite pandemic Image

Franchise association grows rapidly despite pandemic

The Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ), a not for profit trade association that supports the franchising community, has reported significant growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crime prevention advice issued following recent rise in vehicle thefts  Image

Crime prevention advice issued following recent rise in vehicle thefts

Offenders are predominantly targeting the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury areas.

Spirax-Sarco sets new sustainability targets Image

Spirax-Sarco sets new sustainability targets

Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering has launched its refreshed Sustainability strategy and announced new targets designed to accelerate sustainability performance.

Gloucestershire charges ahead to power electric vehicles Image

Gloucestershire charges ahead to power electric vehicles

New electric vehicle charging points could be coming to the streets of Gloucester and Cheltenham, if the county council’s cabinet approves plans.

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